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Has anyone here been able to run System Shock in dos

by arion Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:22 pm

I've never been able to get enough conventional memory to run it. Even after messing around with the config.sys and reading countless guides on how to free up memory. It still won't work.

This is why i found the portable version the other day so i can at least try it but it still irks me not being able to meet the requirements for the game to run as it was originally intended.

So has anyone gotten it to run in dos and if so how the heck did you do that ?

Also it has to be said it is really annoying how the game wont immediately tell you if you don't have enough memory as it will play the intro video and lets you start a new game only to crash on you.
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Re: Has anyone here been able to run System Shock in dos

by CRTGAMER Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:37 pm

DOS 6.22 MEMMAKER.EXE does the trick pretty well.

A lot of older DOS games need HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE.
Too lazy to copy my DOS boot files, here's Wiki examples.

Wiki wrote:CONFIG.SYS
[menu]
menuitem=WIN, Windows
menuitem=XMS, DOS with only Extended Memory
menudefault=WIN, 10
[common]
device=c:\dos\himem.sys
dos=high,umb
shell=c:\dos\command.com c:\dos /e:512 /p
country=044,437,c:\dos\country.sys
[WIN]
device=c:\dos\emm386.exe ram
devicehigh=c:\windows\mouse.sys
devicehigh=c:\dos\setver.exe
[XMS]
device=c:\dos\emm386.exe noems

AUTOEXEC.BAT
@echo off
prompt $P$G
PATH=C:\DOS;C:\WINDOWS
set TEMP=C:\TEMP
set BLASTER=A220 I7 D1 T2
lh mouse.com /Y
goto %CONFIG%
:WIN
lh smartdrv.exe
win
goto END
:XMS
powrmenu.exe
goto END
:END
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