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  • in reply to: Dungeon Mapper #8819
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    Colossal Cave Adventure? Nice, it doesn’t much more retro than that. 🤓👍
    I like your ideas, they all sound really useful.

    in reply to: How do I set up proper keyboard controls #8773
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    Maybe you should just go full nostalgia, and embrace the limited controls. Mouse control wasn’t really a thing back then, so the controls are by default very clumsy. You can get used to it though, because the games were designed around these limitations, which means you don’t need free mouse look to beat them.

    in reply to: How do I set up proper keyboard controls #8769
    Al exAl ex
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    Have you tried both? The Duke 3D profile and the GoG patch?

    in reply to: How do I set up proper keyboard controls #8766
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    I don’t think SW Dark Forces was even designed to be played with KBM. You might have suceess with mapping mouse movement to swipe controls in Magic Dosbox, but I’m not sure if any of this could be translated to a Chromebook w/ external mouse in a playable fashion.

    I found this though: https://www.gog.com/forum/star_wars_dark_forces_series/dark_forces_plus_basically_vanilla_mouse_look_an_alternative_to_darkxl/page1
    Seems to add some kind of mouse support to the game, so maybe this can help?

    in reply to: Mouse sensitivity #8750
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    255 probably is the threshold, being Dosbox’s highest setting. The rest is handled by the game itself.
    Descent is very old and one of the first 3D games to offer some kind of mouse support, so quirks like this maybe are to be expected. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    in reply to: Benchmark #8746
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    Thank you very much, I’ve added your score to the list. 🙏

    in reply to: Mouse sensitivity #8741
    Al exAl ex
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    I found this on the GoG forum: https://www.gog.com/forum/descent_series/way_to_increase_mouse_sensitivity_past_max_d1_2
    According to the last post, Descent has a fixed turn rate. Mouse acceleration only reduces the time until that turn rate is reached (which is almost immediately anyway). Hence you see now real difference between sensitivity 100 and 1000.

    If that’s really the case, then it’s an issue with the game itself, and can’t be fixed with Dosbox mouse settings. 😕
    I’d have to test it on a real pc though for comparison.

    in reply to: adapter type is incorrect display #8714
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    When exactly do you get this message? When you launch Windows 95/98? Or when you launch any DOS game?

    in reply to: Fluidsynth #8577
    Al exAl ex
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    You’re welcome. If you run into any trouble, feel free to ask. ??

    in reply to: Fluidsynth #8575
    Al exAl ex
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    Looks like this in my expert settings:

    [midi]
    mpu401=intelligent
    mididevice=synth
    synth.sample-rate=48000
    synth.gain=2
    midiconfig=/storage/emulated/0/.MagicBox/MidiROM/GeneralUser_GS_FluidSynth_v1.47.sf2

    It’s important to set the sample rate t at least 44 kHz, because the sound quality suffers badly at anything below. 22.5 kHz sounds really horrible. 🙂

    in reply to: Benchmark #8547
    Al exAl ex
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    Thanks, added to the list. ?

    in reply to: .mgc MASTER LIST #8538
    Al exAl ex
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    Done, thanks! ??

    in reply to: Dungeon Mapper #8529
    Al exAl ex
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    Nice teaser, great looking tool! ??

    Merry Xmas everybody! ?

    in reply to: Win98 Need for Speed II SE #8512
    Al exAl ex
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    Seems to be a genetal Dosbox issue, not Magic Dosbox related. Windows support, especially Wim98, is highly experimental, and can lead to all kinds of weird behaviour.
    Win95 is more stable than win98 though, so you might want to try that, too.

    in reply to: Windows 95 #8504
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    That shouldn’t really make a difference. I doubt they made any changes to such an ancient file format.

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