Hello. I tried to get Wing Commander III run on my Computer:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice @ 1800 MHz
Nvidia GeForce 7900 GT 256 MB
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium with Realtek (Yamaha) AC97 7.1 Sound OnBoard
2048 MB DDR-RAM 400 MHz
First off, I tried to use VDMSound. But, as many others, I get the "FILES=25" error message and to this point I don't understand why this happens. Already configured the Config.sys part of the vpl file with FILES=40 but it still won't run at all.
Due to this, I tried DosBox to get this game run after all ... at least in a poor but playable quality. Well, game install works fine, except for having input delay, thus meaning when ever I push a button DosBox won't react but seconds later.
After all I managed to get the game configured and run after all. Video is very smooth, no problems except a few small moments of skipping video and sound, but after that the video runs well, sound works properly. But after the intro video, when I try to use the mouse, the complete DosBox crashes, telling me that an error has occured and DosBox would have to be closed now. I tried again, believed my joystick to be the problem, set the game control to keyboard only and removed the joystick from my computer. This time I managed to get the talk done with Hobbes and played even a complete sim mission. When I tried to use the mouse to select another sim mission, the complete DosBox crashed again.
I have no idea, what I should do now.
DosBox Config is as follows: (DOSBOX 0.71)
mount c d:\spiele
mount d h:\ -t cdrom