Sierra Championship Boxing

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Sierra Championship Boxing

Post by envisge0ne » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:07 pm

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I agree. There is definite satisfaction in installing some of these old games. Sometimes it's not easy to setup. Even in DOSBox. Like Super Street Fighter II Turbo. I had to fight with it for a while to finally get it to run. I'm currently struggling with Sierra Online's Boxing. Sometimes it runs fine, other times it crashes when you try to start a boxing fight. So I need to see if there's a way to fix the crashes. Fun stuff lol

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Re: Sierra Championship Boxing

Post by Tawmis » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:43 am

envisge0ne wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:07 pm
I'm currently struggling with Sierra Online's Boxing. Sometimes it runs fine, other times it crashes when you try to start a boxing fight. So I need to see if there's a way to fix the crashes. Fun stuff lol
Question - when it crashes - is it because you're using a custom fighter rather than one of the pre-generated (what? 55?). If so, I've seen the same issue.

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Re: Sierra Championship Boxing

Post by envisge0ne » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:34 am

No. I tried just using one of the fighters that you can select from the list

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Re: Sierra Championship Boxing

Post by Tawmis » Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:50 am

envisge0ne wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:34 am
No. I tried just using one of the fighters that you can select from the list
Interesting. So if I pick a normal boxer before my custom; it tends to work.
If I pick my custom first, when I do "19" to start the match I get:

Fatal Error: Cannot find BOXING.WR
Fatal Error: Abnormal termination of BOXING.OVR
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But the file it can't "find" is there; and weird it works one way but not another.
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Re: Sierra Championship Boxing

Post by Qbix » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 am

you wrote .WR but the screenshot shows .WB

But would be interesting to debug.

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Post by goatmeal » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:00 pm

Qbix wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 am
you wrote .WR but the screenshot shows .WB
Maybe that's why DOSBox can't find it! :lol:

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Re: Sierra Championship Boxing

Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:30 am

.WB means a Warner Brothers file.

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Re: Sierra Championship Boxing

Post by Tawmis » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:40 pm

Qbix wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:50 am
you wrote .WR but the screenshot shows .WB

But would be interesting to debug.
Holy crap.

It wasn't a typo. The error does say BOXING.WR
And there is no Boxing.WR in the directory!

So I wonder when I yanked the files - if it's one of those hidden files that didn't copy. (I've long, long, long since lost my originals).

If I remember correctly, Sierra Championship Boxing was also one of those boot up disks (like the old KQ1 EGA I'd played).

EDIT: To be fair, now that I think of it, because of moving files off and on external drives, I have to be honest and say - now I am not entirely sure if these are from my own copy, or one of the times I yanked it down from elsewhere.

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