Tagged: dune, Magic Dosbox, no sound
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12. October 2020 at 12:12 #8355
I recently wanted to try this gem and thought it would be cool to play it on mobile. I got everything installed and even the controls are working fine. But I get no sound no matter what I do. The games own settings are set to soundblaster and I tried all of the soundblaster versions available. I tried with PC speaker on and off, I even installed a soundfont to try if midi works. Funny thing is, whenever I manually change the settings using the install.exe I hear a short “click” as confirmation sound but as soon I start the game there is silence. I’m not sure what I am doing wrong.12. October 2020 at 15:55 #8356
Kind of my default answer by now ?, but it’s working fine for me.
Creating a new, empty layout, then I simply add dune2.exe as main and setup.exe as setup file. Run setup, configure sound to Sound Blaster Pro, save. Then launch the game.
Are you using a special version of the game?12. October 2020 at 15:56 #8357
Np wait, ignore my reply! I was testing Dune 2. ? Let me check on Dune…12. October 2020 at 16:03 #8358
OK, found the solution here: https://forum.dune2k.com/topic/21510-problem-solution-dune-in-dosbox-without-sound-what-to-do/
1. in your profile’s Software settings, select duneprg.exe as Main program
2. click the small cogwheel icon, and paste the following line: ENG VGA SDB2207 EMS 386
3. make sure you’ve set the sound config to Soundblaster for music & sound (or configure it accordingly)
4. run the game
That’s my test profile: http://www.mediafire.com/file/55jfkowa6dkpiml/Dune.mgc/file
Just adjust the path settings, and you should be good to go.12. October 2020 at 17:57 #8359
Thank you very much! I tried your solution and added the line for dunerpg.exe but it didn’t work. I then did it manually in the dune.bat file like suggested in the forum you linked. That worked. But only if I manually start dune in dos after starting install.exe. If I only start it from the main menu there is no sound.
Btw, I derped in the title, too. I wanted to make it clear that I mean the first dune and put 1992 in parenthesis not thinking about the fact that both titles came out in 1992.12. October 2020 at 18:15 #8360
Not your fault, it clearly says “Dune” in the title, not “Dune 2”. ?
Have you tried my profile?12. October 2020 at 19:10 #8361
Not yet. This is the first time I’m using magic dosbox so I started of with the free version where profiles are not allowed to be imported.12. October 2020 at 20:31 #8362
Ah, alright. ?
Here’s how to do it, and please forgive the crude markup, I’m fascinated by my phones screen recording feature. ?
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ri1ev0jh8kd3c2d/Screen_Recording_20201012-202554_Magic_DosBox.mp4/file12. October 2020 at 20:32 #8363
Oh, and welcome! ?13. October 2020 at 19:34 #8364
Thanks for the video. Unfortunately that’s exactly what I did and it doesn’t work. I apparently have to live with starting the game through the install.exe. I tried the CD version now since I had the non-voiced version before but it’s the same there.15. October 2020 at 9:52 #8372M4sterm4geParticipant
I just found this Magic Dosbox to use old Dos games.
And the first game that came to mind was Dune.
I played this a ton back in the day.
I grabbed the Iso from:
[link removed due to copyright violation]
(Which is legal, I hope)
Mounted the cd in Magic Dosbox.
Ran the setup. Choose the soundblaster for sound.
Then everything worked and with sound when I started the game. With voices and all.
Be sure to check the box of the mounted CD in the settings of the game in Magic Dosbox.
Because the sound is located on the CD. Only settings and saves are stored on the “disk”.
This game works great on my Galaxy Tab 2 10 inch with stock android 4.4.
I would also suggest to use the absolute mouse setting and adding a ‘esc’ button (so you can skip the intro’s if you wish).
Hope this helps!15. October 2020 at 10:03 #8373
Unfortunately, I had to disable the link. Game downloads are illegal unless the game has been officially been released as freeware. Even if they’re labelled “abandonware”, it’s technically still piracy. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
But thanks for providing help. 🙂15. October 2020 at 12:34 #8374M4sterm4geParticipant
No problem. I think it is freely available now. But I understand.
But enabling the cd/iso was key for me to get the sound up and running. I hope it helped.15. October 2020 at 12:41 #8375
I think Dune 2 is free now, but I’m not sure about that either. Most likely noone even would even care, but better safe than sorry. 🙂
Anyway, maybe your fix will work, thanks for that!
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