CB missing disk issue

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CB missing disk issue

Postby Zapher » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:09 am

i was trying to get the colonel's bequest working using the DOSBox installer. all went well but once i started the game it keeps asking for me to insert the disk =\ any suggestions?
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Collector » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:27 pm

Run the diagnostic tool and attach the results here.
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Tawmis » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:22 pm

Zapher wrote:i was trying to get the colonel's bequest working using the DOSBox installer. all went well but once i started the game it keeps asking for me to insert the disk =\ any suggestions?


Did you use the installer found on this site?
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Zapher » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:36 am

alright, ran the diagnostic tool and this is what i got



The Colonel's Bequest diagnostic information:


=================================== System Info ===================================

Windows 7 HomePremium (6.1.7600.2) 64-Bit, English
Service Pack : None
Account type : Administrator
UAC status : Off

CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, ~2664 Mhz
Memory : 4092MB RAM
Graphics Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 w/ 256MB of memory.
Screen Resolution : 1680 x 1050, 32 bit color
DirectX Version : DirectX 9.0c, DirectX 11
CD-ROM Drive(s) : D:\ ; E:\ ; G:\ (DAEMON Tools Lite is installed.)



==================================== Game Info ====================================

Game = Laura Bow 1
Game Version =
Game Path = C:\SIERRA\LauraBow1
Installer Version = 2.0
Start Menu Directory = Sierra\The Colonel's Bequest
UninstallString = C:\Sierra\LauraBow1\uninst.exe


============================= Game Configuration File =============================

RESOURCE.CFG

videoDrv = EGA320.DRV
soundDrv = ADL.DRV
kbdDrv = IBMKBD.DRV
mouseDrv = YES


=================================== DOSBox Info ===================================

DOSBox Path = C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox\DOSBox.exe
DOSBox version 0.74

Your version of DOSBox is up to date.


=================================== dosbox.conf ===================================

[sdl]
output= overlay
fullresolution= 0x0
windowresolution= 800x600
fullscreen= false
autolock= false

[DOSBox]
machine= svga_s3
captures= C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Local\DOSBox\capture

[render]
aspect= true
scaler= normal3x

[cpu]
core= normal
cycles= 10000

[autoexec]
cls
@ECHO OFF
mount c "C:\Sierra\LauraBow1"
c:
cd \
SCIV.EXE
exit


================================= Game Files List =================================

ADL.DRV
BELLTOWR.PNG
CB.BAT
CGA320M.DRV
CMS.DRV
Conf.exe
CSM1.DRV
DiagnosticTool.exe
dosbox.conf
EGA320.DRV
FB01.DRV
GAMEDAT.SHP
HERCMONO.DRV
IBMKBD.DRV
IMF.DRV
INSTALL.EXE
INSTALL.HLP
Installer License.txt
JOYSTICK.DRV
JR.DRV
LauraBow1.ico
LauraBow1HR.ico
MCGA320.DRV
MT32.DRV
MT540.DRV
New Installer README.txt
README.TXT
RESOURCE.001
RESOURCE.002
RESOURCE.003
RESOURCE.004
RESOURCE.CFG
RESOURCE.MAP
SCIV.EXE
SCRIPT.052
SCRIPT.414
STD.DRV
TANDY320.DRV
TANDYKBD.DRV
TEXT.052
The Colonel's Bequest.lnk
uninst.exe
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Collector » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:16 am

The only thing that see missing is the VERSION file, but that would not cause any trouble. It may be that you have a different version from the one that the installer was written for. Run this from the folder where you have your floppy files so I can see the file layout of your install files.

http://sierrahelp.com/download.php?file ... hPaths.exe

Edit: I just noticed that you have both the 3.5" and 5.25" disks. Which set did you use for the install files?
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Zapher » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:23 am

alright, done!

RESOURCE.001
RESOURCE.002
RESOURCE.003
RESOURCE.004
SCRIPT.052
TEXT.052
SCRIPT.414
CB.BAT
RESOURCE.CFG
dosbox.conf
EGA320.DRV
FB01.DRV
CSM1.DRV
TANDYKBD.DRV
STD.DRV
HERCMONO.DRV
IBMKBD.DRV
IMF.DRV
CMS.DRV
CGA320M.DRV
TANDY320.DRV
JOYSTICK.DRV
JR.DRV
ADL.DRV
MT540.DRV
MCGA320.DRV
MT32.DRV
SCIV.EXE
Conf.exe
DiagnosticTool.exe
uninst.exe
INSTALL.EXE
INSTALL.HLP
LauraBow1HR.ico
LauraBow1.ico
The Colonel's Bequest.lnk
RESOURCE.MAP
BELLTOWR.PNG
GAMEDAT.SHP
New Installer README.txt
README.TXT
Installer License.txt
diagnostic_log.txt
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Collector » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:27 am

That looks like the installed folder. I already had the file list from the diagnostic tool for that folder. I need a list of the files from your floppy disks.
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Zapher » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:01 am

d'oh my mistake

RESOURCE.001
RESOURCE.002
RESOURCE.003
RESOURCE.004
RESOURCE.005
RESOURCE.006
RESOURCE.007
RESOURCE.008
RESOURCE.009
RESOURCE.010
TEXT.052
SCRIPT.052
SIERRA.BAT
RESOURCE.CFG
EXISTS.COM
SIERRA.COM
MCGA320.DRV
JR.DRV
MT540.DRV
PCJR320.DRV
IBMKBD.DRV
MT32.DRV
IMF.DRV
TANDY320.DRV
TANDYKBD.DRV
FB01.DRV
JOYSTICK.DRV
EGA320.DRV
CSM1.DRV
CMS.DRV
CGA320M.DRV
HERCMONO.DRV
STD.DRV
ADL.DRV
INSTALL.ex$
INSTALL.exe
LauraBow1ForDOSBox.exe
SCIV.EXE
RESOURCE.MAP
config\cb1\save_0\state
config\cb1\save_0\CB1.id
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Collector » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:33 pm

OK, I see the problem. Looks like you used the 5.25" floppy files, which has the resources split differently. I need to add in support for the 5.25" copy of the game. Give me some time and I'll have a new installer with the added support.
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Zapher » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:51 pm

Collector wrote:OK, I see the problem. Looks like you used the 5.25" floppy files, which has the resources split differently. I need to add in support for the 5.25" copy of the game. Give me some time and I'll have a new installer with the added support.

wow awesome thank you very much :D
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Collector » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:55 pm

New version is up. Go download it from the installer page. Let me know how it works out.
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Zapher » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:05 am

sorry about the late reply, the Installer is working like a charm and once the game opened i couldn't stop playing it XD thank you very much for the help
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Collector » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:45 am

Good to know that it works for you. When the installers fail it usually because the user has another version than what the installer was written for. This is why I like it when users report when an installer doesn't work. The TCB installer is one of the earlier installers that I wrote before I got an old 5.25" drive. My copy of the game came with both 3.5" and 5.25" sets, but at the time could only read the 3.5". This also reminded me that I had not archived the files on the 5.25" disks.
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Re: CB missing disk issue

Postby Zapher » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:54 am

ok cool, ill let you know if i come across any other problems when i get to the other games!
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