1. Get VMWare from www.vmware.com and install it on Win2K.
2. Run VMWare and create a virtual machine named DOS.
3. On that virtual machine, install DOS 6.22. I happen to have a copy of this antique on one CD and a bootable Win98 CD, so this step was kinda difficult for me. I hope you can do it less painfully.
a) Boot with Win98 CD and get CD drive support in command prompt.
Run setup in DOS 6.22 to create a bootable floppy.
c) Copy config.sys, autoexec.bat, CD driver and MSCDEX.EX to the floppy from the RAM drive created by Win98 CD.
d) Boot with the floppy; fdisk drive C; reboot; format drive C; sys drive C.
e) Copy config.sys, autoexec.bat, CD driver and MSCDEX.exe to drive C; setup CDROM support.
f) Reboot from hard disk. Install entire DOS 6.22.
g) Install Apoc from CD.
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1
in autoexec.bat and
sound.virtualDev = "sb16"
in the configure file of the virtual machine, i.e. My Documents\My Virtual Machines\DOS\DOS.vmx.
5. Power off the virtual machine and power on it to load new settings. (Reset didn't work for me.)
6. Run setup in Apoc directory and get sound work.
7. Run xcomapoc.exe and enjoy burning aliens. :-)
Actually, it shouldn't matter what OS you have now. As long as VMWare can run on you machine and you can setup DOS, you will be able to get Apoc running. I tried Win98, but it didn't work with Apoc. Maybe somebody can try Win95 and let us know.
Edited by macroxue, 05 August 2003 - 06:11 PM.