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#1 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:20 PM

Hello. I just recently installed the DOS version of Lemmings on my PC. There is supposed to be sound, but I do not hear any. Why? Am I missing a sound card plugin or something? Does Windows XP run sound in DOS applications? Please help. And yes I have ALL volumes up.

Edited by Bowser N64, Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:27 PM.


#2 Impaler_26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:42 PM

Try using DOSBox.

#3 Royalshin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:58 PM

Your not alone.

Lemmings basically a DOS program will either use the built in speaker ( the one that makes the telephone noise when you use AOL ) or your PC sound card. Basically all, if not most DOS programs uses AWE Sound Blaster card, and speaker setups ( somebody please expand on this ). There is a varity of simular cards and Lemmings ( if I remember ) should have built in settings for this. Meaning you could program lemmings to use special settings for your sound card also.

In short you can never run lemmings on a XP machine that is not properly setup with it's sound card. You can never hear the sound if the built in DOS emulator does not know what sound card you are using.

So here is a long shot. Maybe you can get sound but since it is built on NT/ME/2000 technology the sound will dissapear after awhile. This is what occured with my ME machine and when I was using a computer that had differnt DMA settings then the one
that DOS was specified for.

Okay here it is from the get go. Windows XP and it's command is not DOS. It only mimics DOS. Remember 98 is built on DOS so various if not all DOS games will run on 98.

I suggesting searching the MSFN forums for help also. They are the place to go for PC problems with DOS sound in XP.

I am lucky to have a dedicated DOS machine on the side in case I want to mess around with DOS games.

Edited by Royalshin, Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:59 PM.


#4 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:58 PM

Ha ha. Royalshin, you are MORE than lucky to have dedicated DOS machines. And thanks for the help. There are so many ways to attack the sound problem that it is likely I can fix it. Thanks also to Impaler. I'll try DOS box first.

Edited by Bowser N64, Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:00 AM.


#5 the maddestman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:24 AM

DOSBox is probably the best bet, and you might find that D-Fend Reloaded - http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/ - makes things a lot easier in combination with DOSBox.

The other thing you could try is VDM Sound - http://sourceforge.n...jects/vdmsound/ - which provides a way of many older DOS based games to get sound working under 2K/XP/Vista.

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Posted Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:08 AM

Was very recently playing Holiday Lemmings and everything worked great through DOSbox.. Also using XP

#7 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:55 AM

Yeah. I have DOS Box but how do I open Lemmings with it? Do I need to configure it for sound?

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Posted Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:07 PM

All I do is drag the Lemmings .bat file onto the DOSbox icon on my desk top.. Then the game opens up.. ALT-Enter makes the game full screen

#9 the maddestman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:50 PM

Yeah. I have DOS Box but how do I open Lemmings with it? Do I need to configure it for sound?

That's why I suggested D-Fend Reloaded - it makes it all so much easier :)

#10 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:08 AM

thanks guys! Sound works now! It seems to skip though. I try D-Fend Reloaded now.

#11 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:21 PM

Now, how do I get D fend to run sound?

#12 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:49 AM

?

#13 Royalshin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:22 AM

Well I have this idea I heard from MSFN forums. Maybe you could run a dos boot from your USB port and run the game from there?

#14 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:06 PM

Hmm. I tried similar idea, but in a floppy disk drive. DOS Box runs Lemmings with sound, but the sound is all skippy. Tetris is the same as well.

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Posted Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:52 PM

I always hoped that the DOS version would have the same music as the Macintosh version... I've heard I was wrong though.

#16 Bowser N64 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:58 AM

Yeah that would be nice. It is great music either way.

Edited by Bowser N64, Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:08 AM.


#17 oky2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:10 AM

Hello. I just recently installed the DOS version of Lemmings on my PC. There is supposed to be sound, but I do not hear any. Why? Am I missing a sound card plugin or something? Does Windows XP run sound in DOS applications? Please help. And yes I have ALL volumes up.


OK surprised nobody told you this but just get the Windows 95 version of Lemmings 1. Sound will work, and you won't need to use crappy DOSBox ;)

I got the Win95 copy of Lemmings to play on my Tablet PC and it's a great game for Tablet PCs

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Posted Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:30 PM

I love lemmings, but for the same reason I never play mine (it's OK, but the music was what pulled you into it, I could listen to it for hours (and drovve people crazy in the process :lol ) )

If I ever get around to getting Dosbox set up, this is definalty one of the games I have that will be most played :D




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