I knew I forgot something. It's the one where you launch and you hear the engine but the game doesn't play. I don't have an onboard sound card. I tried repairing the disc (to no avail) and I pressed the space-bar as recommended. What I haven't tried is the acceleration, can you tell me how to get to that in XP?ChrisReid said:For someone who was going to the chase, you managed to not tell us what the problem was. What always happens? This is what I was referring to in my PM. Does it lock up? Do you get some sound error? Screwy colors? We need this sort of information if we're going to figure out what's going on. Onboard sound cards are generally bad for compatibility, so that very much could be the problem. Did you try turning down the directx acceleration features? Getting Privateer 2 to detect the CD in DOSBox is easy. Did you follow our Tech Support guide? https://www.wcnews.com/techsupport.shtml#p2
You can also prevent some crashes, lockups, and video problems by disabling DirectX 3D acceleration in the DXSETUP program. You might also be able to avoid problems by turning down your hardware acceleration. To adjust your hardware acceleration:
Click on the Windows 95 'START' button, then on 'Settings', then on 'Control Panel'.
Double-click on the 'System' icon in this window, then click on the 'Performance' tab at the top.
Click on the 'Graphics' button and then adjust your hardware acceleration to 'None'.
Click on 'OK', then on 'Close', and let Windows 95 restart your machine.
When you are back up to Windows 95, try to run the game.
I'll try that dxdiag and I've already tryed copying that stuff there.ChrisReid said:Also type dxdiag in your run box and try disabling or enabling different effects. Have you tried copying space.iff, spacegeo.iff and spacetex.iff to Privateer 2's install directory?
Unregistered said:Has anyone actually beaten this problem?
Master Katarn said:Well, that's not really going to work with me, as I don't have the DOS version of the game at all, just the windows version.