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Noctropolis Installation Problems

Posted at 04:09 on April 19th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hi,

I know this question has been asked before but I have looked through the other threads posted here but still can't manage to get noctropolis to install. I am running the latest version of Dosbox and have tried mounting a virtual cd image from Daemon as the D: drive using the -t cdrom switch, and I have also burnt the cd image onto a cdrom using MagicISO, again using the -t cdrom switch.

I mount the root of C: in dosbox using mount c c:

I can run the installation file ok, follow the prompts using new installation directories, and I have tried with ones that exist but then I get a screen that says please insert CD#1 to continue the installation process but when I click on continue nothing happens.

When burning the CD should I have created it with a serial or something so that the program recognises it as the installation CD?
Posted at 06:10 on April 19th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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No, there's no trick to it. First of all, which language version are you trying to install? Second, the devil's probably in the details, so could you list the exact commands you typed within Dosbox?
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Posted at 15:09 on April 19th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Ok, installing the english version as downloaded from goodolddays.net

Here is step by step to what I am doing using a CD that I have burned from the ISO file using Nero.

Opening DOSBox v0.65 (downloaded 2 days ago so assume its the most recent version)

Mount c c:
mount d d: -t cdrom
d:
Install
(Welcome screen pops up saying about installation process)
Click on Continue
Select drive C: and continue
installation directory set as c:
octrop (which does not already exist) continue
Installation ready to begin, confirm directory, continue
Pop up headed "New Disk" says Please insert CD # 1 to continue the install process
Click continue but nothing happens and thats as far as I can get!!!
Posted at 05:18 on April 20th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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That looks alright. Anything went wrong during the download (did you resume it?) or while extracting the archive? What's the hash value (md5) of the ISO file?
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Posted at 14:12 on April 20th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by Mr Creosote at 13:18 on April, 20th 2006:

That looks alright. Anything went wrong during the download (did you resume it?) or while extracting the archive? What's the hash value (md5) of the ISO file?


No, no problems with the download or extraction. Hash value? Sorry don't know what you mean there
Posted at 14:38 on April 20th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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It's like a checksum to check the integrity of a file. See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Md5sum.
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Posted at 07:20 on April 21st, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Thanks,

Ok the hash number for the downloaded .rar file is:
2a7f91f55455b43d47117479bbe1f892

and for the iso file is:
90004887a452964beda01fe677e7da49

Hope this is what you were after
Posted at 11:23 on April 21st, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yes, this is exactly what I meant. Unfortunately, the hashes match the ones I have here, so it's definitely not a download-related problem. The only two options which come to my mind now are these:
-something went wrong burning the image
-incompatibility with Dosbox

Edit: Just tried it with Dosbox 0.63. Absolutely no problems there.

Edited by Mr Creosote at 20:03 on April, 21st 2006
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Posted at 12:48 on April 21st, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Well I tried burning the cd again using nero this time but still no luck, was using my DVD-R Drive so changed to DVD drive still no joy, but when I copied the contents of the CD to a directory on C: and mounted that directory as a CD Drive it has worked!!!

Thanks for all your help,

Now to get back into a game I love!!!
Posted at 12:57 on April 21st, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Glad you got it to work after all :)
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Posted at 11:19 on June 2nd, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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moved cd content into c:dark
mounted with dosbox 0.63 the folder
mount c c:dark
c:
install

the installation ran fine..installed the game into c:dark
octrop
opened dosbox
mount c c:dark -t cdrom
c:
cd noctrop
dark
it ran saying installing symphonix general midi emulator..
after that the game exited..
what am i doing wrong here?

Edited by toprit at 19:32 on June, 02nd 2006
Posted at 11:49 on June 2nd, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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ok fixed it..just copied the install.cfg from c:dark
octrop to c:dark and run the game from c:dark with dosbox..
mount c c:dark -t cdrom
c:
dark

just this...
Posted at 15:11 on June 2nd, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Well, do we see a problem there? If you had the game on a physical CD in your drive, would you try installing both from and to it, too? Or are you just entering commands without the faintest clue what they mean?
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Posted at 09:32 on June 3rd, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I would prepare it this way.

Using D: as the real CD-Rom reader and C: as the real hard-disk. Using c:games as the virtual hard-drive.

mount c c:games
mount d d: -t cdrom
d:
install

Then you would simply go to the folder where it has been installed and run it.
Posted at 11:50 on June 10th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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dud i cant get how to do this i try but it keeps on saying that i need to install cfg? how do i do that?
Posted at 16:12 on June 10th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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That means you didn't install the game, but you're trying to run it directly from the CD. Just do exactly what Wandrell or gard said, not toprit's version.

Edited by Mr Creosote at 00:22 on June, 10th 2006
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Posted at 21:02 on June 11th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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ok man i found it! i found the game noctropolis, my brother had it put away some where but i have the actuall disk and its in perfect condition .... but i try to install it and it tells me that i have the wrong number of params? nut there are to install icons. one says installn which is also telling me that (WinExec(c:NOCTROPdoc32inst32.exe)failed; error code 3) and the other ionstall icon is the one that im sure all you guys hvave seen with the flashpoint page that opens up in blue. help please!
Posted at 03:30 on June 12th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Are you using DosBox?
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/
Posted at 00:29 on June 15th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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i tried dosbox but it wasent working. The real game installation isnt working either.... this sucks
Posted at 12:10 on June 15th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted by link at 08:29 on June, 15th 2006:

i tried dosbox but it wasent working. The real game installation isnt working either.... this sucks
What a great error description!
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