Old 386 running Dos 6.22 crashes on Copy Protect of LOTLL

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Old 386 running Dos 6.22 crashes on Copy Protect of LOTLL

Postby comradesean » Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:54 pm

besides just removing the encryption, does anyone know what would cause the system to just freeze on the copy protect check w/ a barebones dos 6.22 install without sound card installed?

This is an original diskette of v1.00 int2.44 in near perfect condition and installed fine.
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Re: Old 386 running Dos 6.22 crashes on Copy Protect of LOTL

Postby Collector » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:13 pm

Do you mean the age check or the CPC check? If CPC is the floppy light on when it locks up?
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Re: Old 386 running Dos 6.22 crashes on Copy Protect of LOTL

Postby comradesean » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:42 pm

Collector wrote:Do you mean the age check or the CPC check? If CPC is the floppy light on when it locks up?

Yeah, CPC check. It lights up and you can hear it read the disk, but then the drive sound stops and num lock becomes unresponsive. FDD light is still lit along w/ hdd read light.
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Re: Old 386 running Dos 6.22 crashes on Copy Protect of LOTL

Postby Collector » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:01 am

Remember that for CPC it needs pretty low level access. That is why CPC games do not work on modern Windows. I would suspect something wonky with the floppy drive. One other possibility is a corrupted game file that copies the file without CRC errors. Check the contents of the AGI, CPC.COM and AGIDATA.OVL. You can compare it against an AGI game that does run.

Also try the AGI Disk Free! Decryptor. It won't modify any of the files, it just writes a replacement launcher (AGI.EXE). You will have to do that under Windows, but you can just drop the new file in the game's folder on your DOS machine and start the game with it. If it runs then something about that drive does not like the "bad" track or a corrupt AGI or CPC.COM files.
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