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dime city - how to install from original cd?

Posted at 16:09 on May 21st, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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YESSSSS!!! i finally found my original "dime city" - cd and it still works! of course i tried to install it on my pc (win xp), mounting the cd and the destination path using dos box. unfortunately it doesn't work. :(
i can start the installation file but this error msg appears after i have chosen what kind of installation i want (minimum/normal/vollständig):


Fehler bei Dateizugriff
(I/O Error 5)
(Opening Dime.cde)
Line 171 Col. 21

any suggestions how i can install that game with little efforts? :)
google wasn't that helpful (install a virtual machine)


aside from my problem:

as far as i know starbyte doesn't exist anymore. are you interested in that game? i could make a disc image if you want to and if this distribution is legal (german law).
Posted at 16:58 on May 21st, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Could be many things, but it does look like your CD is actually unreadable / scratched. You should get an error when you try making an image, so maybe test it that way.

The easiest way is probably to get a pre-installed version and play that instead.

Originally posted by calmi at 16:09 on May 21st, 2009:
as far as i know starbyte doesn't exist anymore. are you interested in that game? i could make a disc image if you want to and if this distribution is legal (german law).

It's definitely illegal, no matter whether the company still exists or not. Not that we really care about that here. If you're willing to provide the game along with a review, just submit it to the site - always welcome!
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Posted at 10:57 on May 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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there was no error while i was creating an image. btw i just uploaded it. ;)
Posted at 13:38 on May 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Um.... where did you upload it? I would try it out to see if I can reproduce the error, but I can't see it at the moment...
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Posted at 13:54 on May 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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on your mainpage ("dateien hochladen")!?
Posted at 14:05 on May 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Sorry, can't find it there. Could you please try again and look out for error messages?
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Posted at 16:25 on May 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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sure! btw it's a rar file, not a zip. but i guess this doesn't matter.
Posted at 16:30 on May 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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File type doesn't matter for the upload :)
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Posted at 06:53 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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well upload #2 and #3 didn't finish, so i'm creating a rs-link atm. ;)
Posted at 08:56 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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http://rapidshare.com/files/236954273/DIME_CITY.rar.html
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Edited by calmi at 08:57 on May 25th, 2009
Posted at 17:56 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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does it work?
Posted at 18:28 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The image (after converting to regular, non-proprietary ISO-9660 format) works fine for me in Dosbox. Installs and runs without a glitch. How did you mount the CD in Dosbox? Did you use the -t cdrom switch? What about -usecd and -ioctl?
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Posted at 18:49 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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alal, i didn't mount the cd-drive correctly. uh uh uh uh....

btw which program did you use for conversion?
Posted at 18:52 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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So you got it working now? Great!

Originally posted by calmi at 18:49 on May 25th, 2009:
btw which program did you use for conversion?

mdf2iso, though if you've got the CD, you can just make an ISO image directly, can't you?
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Posted at 19:03 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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YAY IT WOOOOOOORRRRRRKKKKKKSSSSSSS!!!!!! :D


THIS IS JUST G R E A T !!! i think i was 16 when i played it for the last time. this is thirteen years ago! if only i could remember what exactly to do, but i'll find out for sure. :)

iso images... well until now i never had to create some. i use win xp and ubuntu jaunty. i have no idea if brasero has an option. using windows i only have nero and and older version of alcohol. nero proposed me some obscure *.nrg format so i switched to alcohol. if you can provide an (non-propretary)alterative, just tell me. maybe i can provide more games that are not listed yet. ;)
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Edited by calmi at 19:05 on May 25th, 2009
Posted at 19:14 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Waiting for you to submit the game to the site after you've played it a again then :D

As for disk image formats and their creation, the appropriate FAQ covers that. Before you go uploading lots and lots of stuff, though, please bear in mind that the vast majority of games not on the site aren't on the site not because nobody has them, but because nobody bothered adding them - for lack of time or interest. If you want to make them publically available, great, but the way to go is to give them a review yourself.
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Posted at 19:29 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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i think i had that point in mind and i'll do a review as soon as possible. ;) for now a problem occured. i started a game, but if i scroll downwards (or upwards again) the game freezes and i get graphic glitches. :(
Posted at 19:36 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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None of these here, I don't think I have any special settings. Try playing around with the CPU cycles a little maybe?
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Posted at 19:46 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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i did! to random values...

all i get ist this:

Image
Posted at 20:11 on May 25th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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All I can do is show you my config file...

Code:
[sdl]
fullscreen = false
fulldouble = true
fullresolution = 640 x 480

[dosbox]
captures = /home/standard/Images/Screenshots/
memsize = 32
machine = vga

[render]
scaler = normal3x

[cpu]
cycles = 20000

[mixer]
nosound = false 

[midi]
mpu401 = true

[sblaster]
irq = 5

[gus]
gus = false

[speaker]
pcspeaker = false

[ipx]
ipx = true

[autoexec]
mount a /mnt/temp
mount c /home/standard/Games/PC/
mount g /media/cdrom -t cdrom -usecd 0 -ioctl
C:
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