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#1 kiome

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:54 AM

Hi.

I've installed X-Com apocalypse on my old laptop runing under Windows 98 (not SE).

I can play the game but there is no sound, so i tried to launch setup.exe but i don't startup : i've only a empty black dos window with a flickering underscore on the top left corner... And nothing happen...

If i press 2 keys from the keyboard, the program get closed.

WTF

Can anyone help me?

Thanks

#2 NRN_R_Sumo1

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:41 PM

unfortunately mine is 7.77 mb which is more than the allowed upload size of 5.08, otherwise Id allow you to try mine ]:

Ive never found it to be an overly huge issue not playing with sound in Apocalypse, I normally turned the music off anyways, but the gunshots are a nice thing to hear ^^'
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:05 PM

No sounds? how incredibly boring v_v
The lack of music is also a dire issue <_<

#4 kiome

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:47 AM

Hi.

I've checked your file and it's the same of mine.

But i noticed that on my "modern" computer (an Athlon XP 2000+ with Windows XP), setup.exe is ran correctly, whereas on my old laptop it can't be run. I think it's a problem with Dos or Windows 98, but i'm not sure...

Can anyone help me?

Thanks

PS : i've already played X-Com Apocalypse on a old computer and it's great with sound and music :D

PS2 : i've x-com apocalypse from an original CD, it's not downloaded or whatever...

Edited by kiome, 28 March 2008 - 03:48 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:09 PM

I have the exact same problem. Does anyone know in what file holds the data about the settings? If it's possible, maybe someone who had already made the change through setup.exe could upload that file for people's use. My guess would be that it's in options.dat or xcom3.cfg. I'm dying to play this with sound so if someone is willing to put those up there I would be very grateful. T_T

#6 traver02

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:52 AM

hi,
some problem for me.
No music and no way to run SETUP.EXE.

I have tried even with DosBox.
A good workaround could be to get the configuration files from someone that as run setup.

Any idea? the game is running but no sound and no music.

#7 mikebrown

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:54 AM

hi,
some problem for me.
No music and no way to run SETUP.EXE.

I have tried even with DosBox.
A good workaround could be to get the configuration files from someone that as run setup.

Any idea? the game is running but no sound and no music.


I can run the setup...

The file that it modifies is sound/sound.cfg

I am looking into decoding the file, but it is hex... I will get back with more info when I am successful.

#8 mikebrown

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 12:13 PM

ok, I got it

To edit this file, you need a hex editor.

it is 14 bytes long, and is set up as follows:
0011 2233 4455 6677 8899 aabb ccdd <- this line is just for reference, it is not in the file
xye0 xyvw xyvw xyvw 0000 0000 0000
Card|Port|Irq |Dma |filler........|<- this line is just for reference, it is not in the file

the bytes are stored in a little endian fasion
(you swap the bits) ie
1000 => 0010
0220 => 2002
0536 => 3605

for the irq block, ffff = -1 (or none)
otherwise, enter the value normally

here are the possible card values.
xy:card
=========================
00:Sound blaster
01:Sound blaster pro
18:Sound blaster 16
0b:Microsoft Sound System
19:ess audiodrive
02:soundmaster 2
05:pro audio spectrum
20:ensoniq soundscape
23:gravis ultrasound
27:gravis ultrasound max

therefore, if I want to have a:
soundblaster
port 220
irq 5
dma 1

I would first convert those values to little endian

port 220 => 2002
irq 5 => 0500
dma 1 => 0100

and then I would look up my sound card
sound blaster => 00

then I would fill in the values using a hex editor:

00e0 2002 0500 0100 0000 0000 0000

the resulting file should replace your SOUND.CFG file in the sound directory.


I have attached an example version of the file that fits the above setup. rename it SOUND.CFG and put it in your sound directory. modify it as needed and you are good to go.

(I had to upload it with the name sound.cfg.txt cause the form did not let me upload it as a cfg file)

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