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  • Al ex
    Keymaster

    Look here.

    These images are heavily modified, a bit crash-prone, and the desktops are ugly, but you can reset most to default, and they should work out of the box. I’d suggest Version 3 (Windows 95), because it works best. If you need Win98, download Version 2 (with ISO support); if it’s too unstable, simply don’t run Daemon Tools after boot, so no need for the further stripped down Version 1.

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3795
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    Glad you got it up and running! You know, you want to smash your phone against the wall sometimes during the process, but the moment when it’s finally working – that’s really satisfying, isn’t it!?
    ??

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3791
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    Remove these two lines:

    mount c: /mnt/sdcard/
    c:

    (under “@Echo Off”). That’s where you mount your C drive for the first (superfluous) time.

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3787
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    You mounted drive C twice. At least that’s what it says. But apart from that, you seem to be pretty close. ?

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3785
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    Dude, your Windows 95 installation is broken. This has nothing to do with Dosbox, and you’ll have to dig a bit deper to get things running, I fear.

    OK, try this:

    1. Use a Windows/Linux PC to set this all up first, because it’S much easier to handle! Once you got it running, copy the files to your phone/tablet.

    2. Visit Roland Deschain’s xda-site

    3. Download one of the 3 versions; to start with, I’d suggest version 3.0 (Win95-based); click on the sentence “2)c] Version 3.0 runs slightly faster since its based on win95 but only has DX8.0 support and therefore doesn’t run as many games as V1.0.
    Use this version to play games on a slower device that don’t require DX9C support.”

    4. scroll down the page a bit further, and you’ll see the correct mountings for the hdd images. As you can see, I’m using the 512 MB setting for my C drive (Win95 installation only), and the 2GB settings for my D drive (ISO images and game installation folder.

    5. Download this file, and unzip either the 1GB or 2GB hdd image. Be warned that although the download is very small (500 kb), it’s only because these images are empty. When you unzip the 2GB image, it will be 2GB in size!

    The reason why I’m using a seperate D drive is, that I can copy/install ISO files/games to multiple D drive images, and exchange them.

    Good luck! 🙂

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3783
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    Try this: http://www.techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/1347/
    Should be the right one. Or use the Roland Deschain image, that one’s already configured.

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3781
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    Set your graphics adapter to “S3 Inc. Trio 32/64 PCI”. That’s the one that’s being emulated by Dosbox, and it supports up to 8 MB of VRAM.
    You probably need the drivers, you can either find them on your Win95 cd, or in the Win95 thread on the official Dosbox forums. Or simply google “S3 Inc. Trio 32/64 PCI windows 95 driver”. ?

    Put them somewhere in your image file where you can find them. I’d suggest UltraISO for editing .img-files, you can do all you need with the unregistered free version.

    And check your mounting commands. Take a look at Roland Deschains guide on xda-developers, he’s also offering pre-configured images (Win95 & Win98lite).

    It’s a Dosbox Turbo thread, but DTurbo is buggy as hell, and these images also work with MagicDosbox. ?

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3778
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    I haven’t uploaded them anywhere, and I’m at work, so I can’t share them atm. But there’s no need for that anyway: you can simply use your own mountings along with the rest of my settings. They were working before, so they should do now.
    The bug cannot be caused from bad mountings, so you can simply copy/paste my settings without the [autoexec] section and insert them into your profile.
    I’d suggest you take a look at your Win95 display properties, too. Sometimes, Win95 is running at 640×480, 16 colors. In this case, you need to set it to 256 colors first, or most games won’t run.

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3776
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    It starts in 800×600, so you need to set manual mouse correction accordingly (Fix: msmouse, resolution 800×600)

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3775
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    :-)

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3774
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    This may be a stupid question, but have you set the colour depth in Win95 display properties to 256 or Hi-Color?

    AoE starts fine on my phone with these settings:

    [dosbox]
    machine=svga_s3
    memsize=32
    vmemsize=8

    [render]
    frameskip=2

    [cpu]
    # valid core are: normal, simple, full, auto, dynamic
    # dynamic is the fastest and optimized for the ARM processor + works with Win9x
    core=dynamic
    # new paging methods from MB6 & Ykhwong SVN introduce new cputype settings:
    # valid cputypes are: 386, 486, 386_prefetch (*), 486_prefetch (*), pentium, pentium_mmx
    # (*) = requires normal core setting instead of dynamic
    cputype=pentium
    cycles=max 105%
    cycleup=500
    cycledown=500
    isapnpbios=true

    [sblaster]
    sbtype=sb16
    mixer=false
    oplmode=auto
    oplemu=fast
    oplrate=22050

    [mixer]
    rate=22050
    blocksize=512
    prebuffer=5

    [dos]
    xms=true
    ems=false
    umb=true
    keyboardlayout=auto

    [ipx]
    ipx=false

    [joystick]
    joysticktype=none
    timed=false

    [midi]
    # Only enable MIDI if you have the necessary MT32 ROM files
    mpu401=none
    mididevice=none

    [speaker]
    pcspeaker=false
    tandyrate=8000
    tandy=false
    pcrate=8000
    disney=false

    [gus]
    gus=false

    [autoexec]
    @Echo Off
    imgmount c /storage/9C33-6BBD/Games/PC/Win95/c.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,32,520
    imgmount d /storage/9C33-6BBD/Games/PC/Win95/2GB_AoE1.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,64,1023
    boot -l c

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3772
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    Strange, it should work. I’ll try it and get back to you.

    in reply to: Age of empires 1 not working because of low vram #3770
    Al ex
    Keymaster

    In expert settings, try this!

    [dosbox]
    machine=svga_s3
    memsize=63
    vmemsize=8

    I can set screen mode to Hi-Color (16 bit) with no problems.

    Al ex
    Keymaster

    Try this config file.

    – check the mountings. They all point to my own DOS Games directory still.
    – remove the imgmount a[…] line. It’s only in there because I’m using a floppy image to store backups of my Win95 savegames, in case the hdd image gets corrupted. I’m a bit paranoid there.?

    This setup runs fine for me. Of course, Win95 itself is a crash-prone POS, but it’s runnimg much better in MagicDosbox than it did on my real PC 20 years ago.?

    Oh, and for optimal performance (assuming you’re rooted), set governor=performance.
    Sadly, our Snapdragon cpu is quite sluggish when it comes to DOS emulation, but this helps a bit. Even my old Exynos Note 2 was faster…?

    Al ex
    Keymaster

    I’ve got a Note 4 N910F, which is pretty much the same phone as yours, with the same chipset/cpu.
    I have no troubles at all running Win95. But it’s a custom Win95 installation. I remember having incredibly annoying freezing and crashing issues with the Win95 & Win98lite installations from Roland Deschain’s xda site. Are you by any chance using one of these versions? If so, then they are to blame. Try a clean Win95 install from a Win95 CD, that should work.

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