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im using the one from dosbox.com i think its version 0.72

Its stupid but im desperate to play Full Throttle on my vista laptop but it doesnt like dos very much, i can mount the c drive fine to the files required but im stuggling with what to do to get the game to boot off the harddrive and not look for the cd.

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Best bet then is to give that D-Fend Reloaded a shot, it makes life much, much, much easier.

(mind you, I have no idea if it'll solve your problem...)

Could you not just find a crack for the game to stop it from looking for the CD?

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the problem is dos not the game. even if i get a cracked version it will require this programme to run it in dos mode and ill still have to mount drives for it, i think anyway.

How the hell can it be so much trouble to run a 2.99 game on a 500 laptop.

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What game is it?

I have dosbox set up to automatically run cannon fodder and space crusade. Both are seperate dosboxes though, it's just easier that way.

Space Crusade? That was the thing with the Games Workshop gubbins in it yeah? Space version of Hero Quest :)

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What game is it?

I have dosbox set up to automatically run cannon fodder and space crusade. Both are seperate dosboxes though, it's just easier that way.

full throttle....

basically this is what ive done so far:

mount c c:\oldgames (which is the folder ive saved all the files off this disk on)

then: cd throttle to change the directory

then i installed the game and it says all i have to do is type THROTTLE to make it work but it says i need the cd.

I have managed to get it to run off the cd by typing mount e e:\throttle but it crashes heaps so what i want to do is boot it straight off the harddrive so it doesnt need the cd at all but im a bit unsure how to mount my cd drive as a file on the harddrive.

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full throttle....

basically this is what ive done so far:

mount c c:\oldgames (which is the folder ive saved all the files off this disk on)

then: cd throttle to change the directory

then i installed the game and it says all i have to do is type THROTTLE to make it work but it says i need the cd.

I have managed to get it to run off the cd by typing mount e e:\throttle but it crashes heaps so what i want to do is boot it straight off the harddrive so it doesnt need the cd at all but im a bit unsure how to mount my cd drive as a file on the harddrive.

When I installed my games I extracted all the files from disk into a folder, then installed dosbox into the same folder, then in the dosbox config file at the bottom of that file put

[autoexec]

mount c c:\Games\SpaceCrusade

c:

crusade

- that's just an example, obviouslly you'd just put in your folders and the run commands and if ALL the files are there from the disc it should just run.

Hope that's vaguely helpful.

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Jesus, no, no, no. Don't bother with that - the thing I linked to makes it much, much easier. You can set individual preferences from within Windows (it's a front end, no need to mess about with command line options) and...well, it makes life much easier.

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