Also get this error
'Memory: Original Current Used
'NEAR 29516 28986 530
'FAR 376252 341020 35232
'HIGH 3456384 3495840 -39456
Error Code: D002-FFFF
Program halted by code. (numbers and code different though)
I know this is caused by the soundcard, I even figured for some strange reason my SoundBlaster 16 was set to Soundblaster in the Privateer setup utility. The SB16 is fully installed, all drivers present. So I changed it back to SB16, which it should have stayed since I last time turned off my Wing Commander Gaming PC (tm)
The PC itself is a Pentium Pro 133 Mhz
96 MB RAM
It is the same configuration I have always used for DOS computers until my last old 486 PC's mainboard battery died and got irreplaceable, so I got the Pentium Pro, which I can slow down easily by disabling cache, games load slow then, but work. Or sometimes I use MOSLO.
It worked fine last time I played. I have limited the EMS to 16384 MB, as I found that if you let DOS or QEMM (I use multiple boot options) use a larger amount (like 32+ MB) the game started but it was very slow (some kind of memory overflow)... ok... back to topic...
The game starts... all fine... speed is also ok, not too fast, not too slow, without disabling processor cache or MOSLO or anything... all fine... until I launch off the base... I know this has to do with sound... but I don't understand why this problem happens... The disc is ok, only minor scratches, not used very often. I can make a new copy from clean image files I stored on a DVD, but I don't think it is the disc...
Anybody having an idea how I can resolve this? I know my computer, I know the problem, it didn't appear earlier, all settings correct, what else can it be? The only logical thing seems to be the disc, but it really was only used rarely... I think I will reinstall Privateer... maybe then it will work...
Will try to copy the disc to HDD with this computer but I don't think it will cause any read errors...