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#1 Guest_Owen_*

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 11:40 AM

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While trying to install Xcom: Terror From The Deep (the Collectors Edition) on my computer running Windows 2000 I recieve a window saying:


C:\WINNT\system32\cmd.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the Application.

|close| |ignore|


Obviously, close just closes it but ignore does the same thing. I didn't see anything that covered this in the FAQ section. If you can offer any help it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

#2 Gurluas2000

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 11:54 AM

guess what?
i have the exact same problems with any dos file...
any idea how to fix this??

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Posted 27 March 2005 - 04:12 PM

i now how guys serch for autoexec.nt on your pc and make a copy of id as a backup,looks like from win 2000 and even xp dont uses dos so all insite the file is
REM,hmm,i found over the windows search,copyed to system32 folder
then played a favorite game of mine,next day try to run it same error hmm
looks like that windows deletes autoexec.nt on the start,so the best thing do
do to have a backup file somewhere on hardisk and copy and past each
time when windows loads into system32

works for me :D
is 2000 and xp version of autoexec.nt same version and size?
i have it on my pc i can post it here as attachment

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 06:35 AM

i guess try... i wanna play apoc and dos games again

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 10:48 PM

If you could post a copy of it that would rock. Thanks.

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 01:45 AM

yeah this is balony i want a fix:)

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Posted 29 March 2005 - 11:14 AM

yeah this is balony i want a fix:)

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I guess a good fix is to get the DOS version instead of CE version, and play it with DOSBOX. I heard the sounds are better in the DOS version, anyway

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:19 AM

I got DosBox but I completely forget how to run it. I swear I wouldn't cry if you guys could help me remember how to run MS-Dos

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 08:27 AM

Actually, with DosBox 0.63 (latest version) you can run actually everything ^_^
I will be able to help you if you want, but you should first READ THE WHOLE README FILE CAREFULLY! That's what I've done, and I was able to configure it properly :D

Give it a try! If you can't make it work, reply again and I will post you some links and some tips :)

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:35 AM

GAH! I got it to work but it's running horribly. I tried changing the speed and frameskip and no matter what it just wasn't good. It was either so slow that it wasn't fun or was fast and so choppy it wasn't like playing TFTD. I guess I just need to get an old computer with Windows 98.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:41 AM

post that autexec.nt i want to run my dos progs without dosbox.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 10:56 AM

GAH! I got it to work but it's running horribly. I tried changing the speed and frameskip and no matter what it just wasn't good. It was either so slow that it wasn't fun or was fast and so choppy it wasn't like playing TFTD. I guess I just need to get an old computer with Windows 98.

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Actually you should get a good computer. On a 3 GHz P4 it's going really smooth. You're saying it was too fast and choppy and you couldn't find the right number of cycles and frameskips? Well, keep practicing until you get happy with the results. How fast your computer is?

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 11:55 AM

I don't really know all the specs of my comp (my friend built it) but I know that I can run Half-Life 2 and a lot of other big games with no problem at all. So I don't think that my comp is the problem.

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 12:00 PM

I don't really know all the specs of my comp (my friend built it) but I know that I can run Half-Life 2 and a lot of other big games with no problem at all. So I don't think that my comp is the problem.

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OK. Then how many cycles is reported on the Dosbox window when you run TFTD and it's choppy? Did you try many? No improvement at all? How about if you remove the sound (temporarily)?

P.S. I guess I put too many questions. But really, if you say you have a good computer and if you have the DOS (not CE) version of the TFTD, with a small amount of tinkering to find the best numbers for "cycles" and "frame skips" you can have a lot of fun playing TFTD. It's not probably going to be perfect, but still enjoyable :) There's a big pain to try to play some DOS games straight in XP, so Dosbox is perfect for the job. So perfect that I use it even in Win98

Edited by dan2, 30 March 2005 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2005 - 12:46 PM

So, any luck yet with Dosbox? :fingerscrossed:

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Posted 30 March 2005 - 03:00 PM

Try to copy this one in your dosbox.conf file. It MAY be a good start, but in order to find the perfect settings, it's really up to YOU. Just read the readme file, and you will do fine! ^_^

I'm running a P4 @ 2GHz, 1GB DDR-SDRAM, 128MB All-in-Wonder Radeon 9700 Pro, and (unfortunately) WinXP.

[sdl]
# fullscreen -- Start dosbox directly in fullscreen.
# fulldouble -- Use double buffering in fullscreen.
# fullfixed -- Don't resize the screen when in fullscreen.
# fullresolution -- What resolution to use for fullscreen, use together with fullfixed.
# output -- What to use for output: surface,overlay,opengl,openglnb,ddraw.
# hwscale -- Extra scaling of window if the output device supports hardware scaling.
# autolock -- Mouse will automatically lock, if you click on the screen.
# sensitiviy -- Mouse sensitivity.
# waitonerror -- Wait before closing the console if dosbox has an error.
# priority -- Priority levels for dosbox: lower,normal,higher,highest.
#          Second entry behind the comma is for when dosbox is not focused/minimized.
# mapperfile -- File used to load/save the key/event mappings from.

fullscreen=false
fulldouble=false
fullfixed=false
fullresolution=1024x768
output=surface
hwscale=1.00
autolock=true
sensitivity=80
waitonerror=true
priority=higher,normal
mapperfile=mapper.txt

[dosbox]
# language -- Select another language file.
# memsize -- Amount of memory dosbox has in megabytes.
# machine -- The type of machine tries to emulate:hercules,cga,tandy,vga.
# captures -- Directory where things like wave,midi,screenshot get captured.

language=
machine=vga
captures=capture
memsize=128

[render]
# frameskip -- How many frames dosbox skips before drawing one.
# aspect -- Do aspect correction.
# scaler -- Scaler used to enlarge/enhance low resolution modes.
#        Supported are none,normal2x,advmame2x,advmame3x,advinterp2x,interp2x,tv2x.

frameskip=0
aspect=false
scaler=normal2x

[cpu]
# core -- CPU Core used in emulation: simple,normal,full,dynamic.
# cycles -- Amount of instructions dosbox tries to emulate each millisecond.
#        Setting this higher than your machine can handle is bad!
# cycleup -- Amount of cycles to increase/decrease with keycombo.
# cycledown    Setting it lower than 100 will be a percentage.

core=dynamic
cycles=31000
cycleup=500
cycledown=20

[mixer]
# nosound -- Enable silent mode, sound is still emulated though.
# rate -- Mixer sample rate, setting any devices higher than this will
#      probably lower their sound quality.
# blocksize -- Mixer block size, larger blocks might help sound stuttering
#              but sound will also be more lagged.
# prebuffer -- How many milliseconds of data to keep on top of the blocksize.

nosound=false
rate=22050
blocksize=2048
prebuffer=200

[midi]
# mpu401      -- Enable MPU-401 Emulation.
# intelligent -- Operate in Intelligent mode.
# device      -- Device that will receive the MIDI data from MPU-401.
#                This can be default,alsa,oss,win32,coreaudio,none.
# config      -- Special configuration options for the device.

mpu401=true
intelligent=true
device=default
config=

[sblaster]
# type -- Type of sblaster to emulate:none,sb1,sb2,sbpro1,sbpro2,sb16.
# base,irq,dma,hdma -- The IO/IRQ/DMA/High DMA address of the soundblaster.
# mixer -- Allow the soundblaster mixer to modify the dosbox mixer.
# oplmode -- Type of OPL emulation: auto,cms,opl2,dualopl2,opl3.
#            On auto the mode is determined by sblaster type.
# oplrate -- Sample rate of OPL music emulation.

type=sb16
base=220
irq=7
dma=1
hdma=5
mixer=true
oplmode=auto
oplrate=22050

[gus]
# gus -- Enable the Gravis Ultrasound emulation.
# base,irq1,irq2,dma1,dma2 -- The IO/IRQ/DMA addresses of the
#            Gravis Ultrasound. (Same IRQ's and DMA's are OK.)
# rate -- Sample rate of Ultrasound emulation.
# ultradir -- Path to Ultrasound directory.  In this directory
#          there should be a MIDI directory that contains
#          the patch files for GUS playback.  Patch sets used
#          with Timidity should work fine.

gus=true
rate=22050
base=240
irq1=5
irq2=5
dma1=3
dma2=3
ultradir=C:\ULTRASND

[speaker]
# pcspeaker -- Enable PC-Speaker emulation.
# pcrate -- Sample rate of the PC-Speaker sound generation.
# tandyrate -- Sample rate of the Tandy 3-Voice generation.
#              Tandysound emulation is present if machine is set to tandy.
# disney -- Enable Disney Sound Source emulation.

pcspeaker=true
pcrate=22050
tandyrate=22050
disney=true

[bios]
# Nothing to setup yet!


[dos]
# xms -- Enable XMS support.
# ems -- Enable EMS support.

xms=true
ems=true

[modem]
# modem -- Enable virtual modem emulation.
# comport -- COM Port modem is connected to.
# listenport -- TCP Port the modem listens on for incoming connections.

modem=false
comport=2
listenport=23

[directserial]
# directserial -- Enable serial passthrough support.
# comport -- COM Port inside DOSBox.
# realport -- COM Port on the Host.
# defaultbps -- Default BPS.
# parity -- Parity of the packets. This can be N, E or O.
# bytesize -- Size of each packet. This can be 5 or 8.
# stopbit -- The number of stopbits. This can be 1 or 2.

directserial=false
comport=1
realport=COM1
defaultbps=1200
parity=N
bytesize=8
stopbit=1

[ipx]
# ipx -- Enable ipx over UDP/IP emulation.

ipx=false

[autoexec]
# Lines in this section will be run at startup.


And Gurluas, why don't you like Dosbox? If you want dos, install dos v7 or FreeDOS in your old P1 :P (http://www.freedos.org/)

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 06:59 AM

Well Dan I had put in the original post that I have Collectors Edition. And regular UFO works fine. I've gone all the way to the slowest speed and lowest frames up to the something really high and mixed them and still wasn't good.

BUT! I love X-Com so much that I'm just going to install 98 underneath 2000 and when I wanna play I'll just restart my computer. So I guess problem solved but thanks for all the help.

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:57 AM

dosbox is wierd... and cant open any dos progs...
beside i cant run setup on many games anymore.
not only dos progs are the problem...
i need a new autoexec.nt

beside owen said he cant INSTALL tftd.
the installation program is no dosfile.

Edited by Gurluas2000, 31 March 2005 - 08:58 AM.


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Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:57 AM

dosbox is wierd... and cant open any dos progs...
beside i cant run setup on many games anymore.
not only dos progs are the problem...
beside owen said he cant INSTALL tftd.
the installation program is no dosfile.

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About the setup part I disagree.
So you launch Dosbox. Will have the prompt "z:>"
Enter the command: "mount c c:\games\xcom2" where "c:\games\xcom2" is the path to xcom2 (if not, adjust to fit).
Then command "c:"
"setup" then you choose whatever you want. Save and exit setup.
Then "terror" and it should start.
Enter the game and spin the Earth. If it's too slow, press Ctrl+F12. Spin again. It will get faster, but at some point it will begin to slow down again.
After you find the optimum number of cycles, if it's still too slow, then play with Ctrl+F8 to increase the "frameskips" only if necessary.
After that you can go to full screen by pressing "Alt+Enter".

About installation, you're telling me you couldn't find an installer that works?

About autoexec.nt, yes, you'll have to wait for somebody who knows about it better. If you would ask for autoexec.bat, that would be easy, but I have no idea how it's supposed to be autoexec.nt :huh?:

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:07 AM

not the sound setup... i mean the installation setup.
its windows program not a dos program...

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 12:08 PM

not the sound setup... i mean the installation setup.
its windows program not a dos program...

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Look, I love when people play TFTD instead of being frustrated trying to install it.
So, while you're waiting for someone to help you install your CE version on XP, wouldn't be a good idea to play the DOS version under DOSBOX?
I see you're anxious to use your CE version, and that's perfectly fine with me, but think of Dosbox as a temporary solution. As soon as you have your TFTD CE installed, you can delete it in an instant. Till then, why don't you try using Google to find the DOS installer for TFTD? You own the CE copy, so it shouldn't be any legal problems when you attempt to play something you already own, isn't it? :)

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 12:12 PM

Well Dan I had put in the original post that I have Collectors Edition. And regular UFO works fine. I've gone all the way to the slowest speed and lowest frames up to the something really high and mixed them and still wasn't good.

BUT! I love X-Com so much that I'm just going to install 98 underneath 2000 and when I wanna play I'll just restart my computer. So I guess problem solved but thanks for all the help.

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So, are you -Owen-?
I'm glad you joined the forums and once you install win98 and you're able to play TFTD, I hope I'll be more helpful if you have any questions.
Anyway, have fun playing (and forget about the installing nightmare) :)

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 02:38 PM

I think autoexec.nt is updated with SP2, but, if you already have SP2, that's "another story".... :\

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:37 AM

well the sting dude said he could post it...
as a matter of fact anyone with a working autoexec.nt can... so post it please someone.

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 08:56 AM

Thanks Dan and thanks for the helpl. I haven't played TFTD in about 4 years so I'm excited... now I just have to find my 98 install disk.....

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 09:24 AM

tftd is a nice game... and can be even nicere... www.ufopedia.org try searching under my data corruption and look at all the research ive done... however ive also found interesting stuff for ufo... look into ufo goodies topic...
and btw... i still need autoexec.nt -_-

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 01:15 AM

I have found a odd and unlikely solution I don't know the pats for Win2K but all Win NT based OSs use autoexec.nt, command.com and config.nt to control and configure the "pretend DOS" subsystem. I had this problem with WinXP what worked for me was I need to go to command propt and expand the three files the following commands are for WinXP but you'll need to change the path for the Win2K version:

expand D:\i386\config.nt_ c:\windows\system32\config.nt
expand D:\i386\autoexec.nt_ c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt
expand D:\i386\command.co_ c:\windows\system32\command.com

Where D:\ equals my restore partition letter basically what these commands do is replace the damaged, lost, or disfunctional autoexec.nt, command.com, and config.nt files I did it and it worked for me you might have to switch around the paths depending how you have things set up and you would input the letter of your CD-ROM drive I used the letter of my restore partition because thats where all my OS file backups are. Once you do this you may have to reinstall the game but I doubt either way try accessing the game again if it fails to give you the error it worked. Word of advice when testing this out DO NOT load programs like DOSbox or VDSM as that might force the program into a workable mode and thus making it hard to tell if this was sucessful.



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