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30. November 2016 at 4:49 #4053MoromillasParticipant
Just tried Half-Life with my GOTY copy, both on virtual box and magic dosbox. Same result. It doesn’t recognise a resolution lower than 640×480. The best I could do was to add “-window -w 320 -h 200” to the shortcut properties. But it seems to be prone to crashing, and the fullscreen version won’t stretch out the image to fit the screen.
I found others talking about the resolution as well; where they too remember setting it to 320×200 back in the day, and how they couldn’t now. So I’m not going crazy or anything. Those resolutions are just lost to us, though I’m not sure why.
I did find a video, where someone found some sort of experimental port of Half-Life for android:
Thought I’ve not tried it yet.30. November 2016 at 10:14 #4059
Xash isn’t experimental at all. There’s a 100% working port on Google Play, and there’s even a VR version. This one is insanely ingenious. ??30. November 2016 at 11:56 #4060
And while you’re at it, make sure to check out Beloko Games’ site. He posted all his ports for free after he got banned from Google Play (for using copyrighted images? I don’t know). Jedi Outcast & Jedi Academy in particular are still incredibly good games today, better than any native mobile game. And he made Quake 1-3 ports, as well as Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
And if your want some really serious action, check out DIII4A: that one’s a Doom 3 port (!!!) for Android. With a little tweaking, I was able to run it full speed on my old Note 2, and on my S7, it’s running smoothly with Ultra Detail. ??
As with Half-Life, you’ll need the original game files for all these ports. They all have great, completely configurable touch controls, so they’re all worth playing.25. February 2017 at 20:42 #4287Someone321Participant
It’s probably too late to say this but anyways, you can play Half Life and CS 1.6 with Xash, it has mod support and multiplayer too! So you don’t need any emulators for that… And surprisingly CS 1.6 Multiplayer works perfectly without any problems on my bad phone, I tried custom maps too, it runs perfectly too… Great to see someone ports these games to Android!25. February 2017 at 22:00 #4288
Yeah, it’s great. Have you tried Jedy Outcast & Academy? Both should work great on your phone, too.?4. May 2017 at 15:30 #4401
Hello, i have the following problem.
I’m trying to launch Sid Meyer’s Alpha Centauri on my Galaxy Note 5.
It works great if I disable sound, but once I enble sound the game crashes right after planetfall.
Tried to launch through differnt versions of Windows (95 and 98), tried to install different codecs, DirecX versions, tried even to emulate Gravis Ultrasound, everytime the same result.
The sound in Alpha Centauri is the part of the game athmosfere, it would be really cool to play it with adio effects.
Can anybody help me with this?4. May 2017 at 18:09 #4402adminKeymaster
Ok hard to say now. I must try it. But, maybe you can try switch to second core “SVN”. Is result the same?4. May 2017 at 21:50 #4403
Will try switching to SVN.
But seems that it is not Magic Dosbox app issue. Just tried Desktop Dosbox and have the same error. Seems that it is dosbox core issue.5. May 2017 at 15:22 #4404
Hm, some DirectSound thing perhaps? I’m not 100% sure, but isn’t there an option to reduce hardware acceleration in Windows 95 somewhere?5. May 2017 at 22:45 #4405
No, sorry. Doesn’t work. I’ve disabled hardware sound acceleration completely in dxdiag, but the game still crashes.
Changing to SVN core doesn’t help, either.
Vanilla PC Dosbox crashes, ykhwong’s build even enters a BSOD.
Maybe another soundcard config, like SB2? Or maybe try Windows 98?
Windows 95 is an evil bastard… ?5. May 2017 at 23:35 #4406
Tried win 98, tried sb2, always the same result. So, playing wthout sound.6. May 2017 at 0:04 #4407
OK, obviously a general Dosbox issue. But you can play Starcraft instead, that one’s working perfectly. ?15. September 2017 at 19:07 #4900
Windows 3.1 is super easy you dont even need to make an image just copy windows 3.1 to wherever you designated as the root of dosbox, navigate to the directory and run windows.bat, then enjoy the 16 bit goodness that only the late 80s early 90s can provide.15. September 2017 at 19:14 #4901
Does this build support legacy plug and play ? (isapnpbios). If so do i just manually insert it into cpu category
This ^^^ is where i think it would go at least this is where ive seen the setting before. If not is there a work around ? (Maybe a w95/98 driver)15. September 2017 at 19:24 #4902
Did it crash dosbox, windows, or just the game (my assumption is the game but never hurts)Did it give you an error message upon crash e.g the application has (your game) caused an illegal operation and was shut down (error code)? If so what was the reason and code if applicable for crash. Its audio so im thinking file your needing or missing is .wav
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