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Hooray for Dosbox!
11/05/2017, 04:55:41

    Peter2 writes:

    I haven't been able to play World of Xeen (i.e. MM4 and MM5 on the same drive) for years, because the DOS shell on my old (and now defunct) computer didn't have enough low memory to cope. However, I installed Dosbox, and I've just completed Clouds of Xeen. The only flaw in the game was that the Thieves throne in the northern sphinx refused to confer the "Prince of Thieves" title on my dwarf ninja

    I'm having to take a break for work just now, but I've started on the Darkside, and Castleview has been cleared. To be continued . . .





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Wonderful news. Enjoy!
11/05/2017, 22:15:37

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Thanks, Bones I am enjoying it, believe me!
11/06/2017, 05:13:11

    Peter2 writes:

    I'm not sure Carol's enjoying the bands and squeaks that echo down the stairs, though. I'll have to turn the volume down while I'm playing!




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I'm glad it works for you!
11/10/2017, 08:44:50

    Ramillies writes:

    (You see, that was what I meant when I was telling you that DOSBox would solve your problems! )

    Also, if you would have any problems with it or would like to set up something, feel free to ask me, I use it quite a lot.





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Many thanks!
11/10/2017, 19:13:01

    Peter2 writes:

    You probably remember Zedd (gone to join the great game in the hereafter, and still much missed) he was an expert with Dosbox, and knew exactly which version went best with which game.

    I'm not as digitally dextrous as I was, and I much prefer these days to play turn-based games and not real-time ones.





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No, sadly he passed away before I came.
11/11/2017, 12:40:12

    Ramillies writes:

    Dosbox is quite mature now, so I guess you shouldn't have any problems using just the newest one (and I never met a game which would make troubles being run in dosbox sometimes you can make the experience better by tweaking some settings, but that's it).




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These days, time really does fly by.
11/12/2017, 05:51:33

    Peter2 writes:

    I'd have guessed that Zedd passed on 34 years ago, but I've checked back and it was 7 years. He left us round about Christmas 2010, about 2 years after Flamestryke.




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Yes, that would match. I came somewhen around 5-6 years ago, IIRC.
11/12/2017, 06:44:14

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I'm one of the older hands, although not the oldest
11/12/2017, 17:41:59

    Peter2 writes:

    Good to see you here. I've not been here quite since the beginning people like Bones and Chlala predate my presence in the Taverns but after a friend introduced me to MM3 I bought Clouds of Xeen when it was first released in 1992. I joined the Taverns as a regular about 6 months after MM6 was released, which I reckon would be in late 1998. And I've been here ever since , basically since I first got a broadband connection.

    The only reason I wasn't here earlier was that before I got the broadband link, I had to pay for connect time, and because of my job, my monthly 'phone bill was 300 400, which is about 380 510 in today's money. I really didn't want to push my expenses any higher than I had to





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