Red Baron Help

Red Baron's original requirements:

MS-DOS 5.0 or Windows 3.0 or greater
286 or better
640 KB RAM
19 MB Hard drive space
CGA, EGA, MCGA 4-color, Tandy/PCjr, VGA
Adlib, PC Speaker, PS/1 Audio Card, Roland MT-32 (and LAPC-1), Sound Blaster, Tandy DAC (TL/SL), Tandy / PCjr
Joystick (Analog), Keyboard, Mouse


Audio Problems

Audio problems are common in the later Sierra DOS SCI games. There's no single fix for all these games.

Problem - Poor Quality / No Sound (Win9x and XP):
The game has no sound or the music is of poor quality.

Solution 1 (preferred):
Play the game in DOSBox. It also will work with the MT-32 sound module, if you are fortunate to have one.

Solution 2:
Use VDMSound. The game work well with VDMSound. The sound will be as good as your audio hardware, and as with DOSBox, it works with the MT-32 sound module.

Solution 3:
Play the game with FreeSCI, a third party Interpreter for Sierra's early SCI games.

Solution 4 (DOS/Win9x):
Install DOS drivers for your soundcard. Without DOS drivers installed you won't have sound in a DOS window in Windows 9x. If you can't find DOS drivers for your soundcard, there is an alpha (developmental) version of VDMS that you can try.

Speed problems

As with many of the Sierra VGA games, Red Baron has a speed bug. This bug can also be avoided by playing the game in DOSBox. If you can't or don't want to use DOSBox, you can try using a Slowdown Utility.

Problem - Poor Joystick Response:
 Poor Joystick Response on faster systems.

Solution #1 (preferred):
Apply this patch. Improves joystick response in Red Baron (VGA version only.) NOTE: This archive contains patches for both the 3.5" and 5.25" version of the game. All CD versions of the game have already been updated with this patch. You may still want to play the game in DOSBox.

Solution #2:
Play using DOSBox. Even the Windows version can be played in DOSBox if you install Windows 3x in it, first.

Solution #3:
Use a Slowdown Utility.


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