Privateer gold errors!

LanceKnight

Spaceman
Hello, i just got Privateer gold edition and i have a problem. I can't run it at all, i can't even install it. when the auto run comes up i click on install and it doesn't do anything. then i go to dos and type in E:\install (E being my CD-rom) and it says invailed drive. i had the floopy version awhile back but i kept having the jemm errors and that other one. Also is there anyway to get my Microsoft flightstick pro to work? i think it won't work either..


i know pretty much nothing about dos and im pretty sure i have no drivers in dos.

can anyone help?


thank you
 

Kain

Spaceman
just got P1 today,i installed it on dos but
when ever i type in the command my computer
restarts...help me
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Stinger

Vice Admiral
LanceKnight: You'll find my response in e-mail.

Kain: Give me the output of MEM /C. To do that, restart in DOS (using the same configuration you do for Privateer) and type MEM /C > MEM.TXT. This will create a new file (MEM.TXT) that contains the output of MEM /C. Just copy its contents into your next message.
 

Kain

Spaceman
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stinger:

Give me the output of MEM /C. To do that, restart in DOS (using the same configuration you do for Privateer) and type MEM /C &gt; MEM.TXT. This will create a new file (MEM.TXT) that contains the output of MEM /C. Just copy its contents into your next message.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

i restarted in DOS mode and punched in the
"cd/privater,PRIV code" and the JEMM unloaded cd not found message came up.

now for the.. mem/c output...
 

Kain

Spaceman
heres the important text i got from the mem/c

MS DOS is resident in the high memory area

emm389 is using to ems as needed.
 

Kain

Spaceman
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stinger:
Give me the whole output, please.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

WIN 2,288 (2K) 2,288 (2K) 0
vmm32 25,056 (24K) 25,056 (24K) 0
COMMAND 7,232 (7K) 7,232 (7K) 0
Free 565,936 (553K) 565,936 (553K) 0

Memory Summary:

Type of Memory Total Used Free
---------------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Conventional 655,360 89,424 565,936
Upper 0 0 0
Reserved 0 0 0
Extended (XMS) 67,043,328 ? 99,246,080
---------------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Total memory 67,698,688 ? 99,812,016

Total under 1 MB 655,360 89,424 565,936

Total Expanded (EMS) 67,108,864 (64M)
Free Expanded (EMS) 16,777,216 (16M)
Largest executable program size 565,920 (553K)
Largest free upper memory block 0 (0K)
MS-DOS is resident in the high memory area.
 

Stinger

Vice Admiral
Even this isn't quite the whole output; some of it scrolled offscreen. That's why I asked you to output to a file.

Also, you should do this from DOS, using the same configuration as you do for Privateer, not Windows.

Here's the command again: MEM /C &gt; MEM.TXT

This will create a text file called MEM.TXT that has the information I want. Give me the contents of that file.
 

Kain

Spaceman
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stinger:
Even this isn't quite the whole output; some of it scrolled offscreen. That's why I asked you to output to a file.

Also, you should do this from DOS, using the same configuration as you do for Privateer, not Windows.

Here's the command again: MEM /C &gt; MEM.TXT

This will create a text file called MEM.TXT that has the information I want. Give me the contents of that file.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do you type in mem/c at cd\privater?

well that's what i did and it seemed to work
but nothing shows up,where is the flie created?
 

Kain

Spaceman
got it,

Modules using memory below 1 MB:

Name Total Conventional Upper Memory
-------- ---------------- ---------------- ----------------
MSDOS 17,440 (17K) 17,440 (17K) 0 (0K)
HIMEM 1,168 (1K) 1,168 (1K) 0 (0K)
EMM386 9,856 (10K) 9,856 (10K) 0 (0K)
DBLBUFF 2,976 (3K) 2,976 (3K) 0 (0K)
IFSHLP 2,864 (3K) 2,864 (3K) 0 (0K)
WIN 3,744 (4K) 3,744 (4K) 0 (0K)
vmm32 23,456 (23K) 23,456 (23K) 0 (0K)
COMMAND 7,472 (7K) 7,472 (7K) 0 (0K)
Free 586,128 (572K) 586,128 (572K) 0 (0K)

Memory Summary:

Type of Memory Total Used Free
---------------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Conventional 655,360 69,232 586,128
Upper 0 0 0
Reserved 0 0 0
Extended (XMS) 67,043,328 ? 99,377,152
---------------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Total memory 67,698,688 ? 99,963,280

Total under 1 MB 655,360 69,232 586,128

Total Expanded (EMS) 67,108,864 (64M)
Free Expanded (EMS) 16,777,216 (16M)
Largest executable program size 586,112 (572K)
Largest free upper memory block 0 (0K)
MS-DOS is resident in the high memory area.
 

Kain

Spaceman
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Stinger:
Run the command again; this time, from pure DOS, not a Windows DOS box.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Modules using memory below 1 MB:

Name Total Conventional Upper Memory
-------- ---------------- ---------------- ----------------
MSDOS 17,440 (17K) 17,440 (17K) 0 (0K)
HIMEM 1,168 (1K) 1,168 (1K) 0 (0K)
EMM386 9,856 (10K) 9,856 (10K) 0 (0K)
DBLBUFF 2,976 (3K) 2,976 (3K) 0 (0K)
IFSHLP 2,864 (3K) 2,864 (3K) 0 (0K)
WIN 3,744 (4K) 3,744 (4K) 0 (0K)
COMMAND 7,456 (7K) 7,456 (7K) 0 (0K)
COMMAND 7,392 (7K) 7,392 (7K) 0 (0K)
APINIT 1,888 (2K) 1,888 (2K) 0 (0K)
Free 600,352 (586K) 600,352 (586K) 0 (0K)

Memory Summary:

Type of Memory Total Used Free
---------------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Conventional 655,360 55,008 600,352
Upper 0 0 0
Reserved 393,216 393,216 0
Extended (XMS)* 99,614,720 2,939,904 96,674,816
---------------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Total memory 100,663,296 3,388,128 97,275,168

Total under 1 MB 655,360 55,008 600,352

Total Expanded (EMS) 33,947,648 (32M)
Free Expanded (EMS)* 33,554,432 (32M)

* EMM386 is using XMS memory to simulate EMS memory as needed.
Free EMS memory may change as free XMS memory changes.

Largest executable program size 600,336 (586K)
Largest free upper memory block 0 (0K)
MS-DOS is resident in the high memory area.
 

klaus

Spaceman
Two COMMAND.COMs? That doesn't look normal to me. And from a cold boot at command prompt it souldn't show that WIN line. That's Windows for all I know.

Probably adding RAM to the EMM386 line in CONFIG.SYS would help...

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Stinger

Vice Admiral
Having two COMMAND.COMs actually makes sense, assuming that he used a shortcut to reboot. It's the following entries I'm concerned about:

DBLBUFF
IFSHLP
WIN

The first two I can explain as a result of not using NOAUTO in the DOS= line of CONFIG.SYS. That last shouldn't be there unless he's still inside Windows. Also, the size listed for COMMAND is unusually small; only the second one should be that small. Kain: are you doing this from a DOS box in Windows?

If not, then your problem may stem from having too much expanded memory available to the game. Privateer can only reliably handle 16MB of expanded memory. To fix this, change the EMM386.EXE line in the config.sys you use for Privateer to look like this:

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM 16384

Also, can you dump the configuration you use for Privateer in your next message? Sorry this has taken so long.
 

klaus

Spaceman
I remember the HIGH, and UMB parameters. But the NOAUTO I don't remember. What does it do?

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Stinger

Vice Admiral
NOAUTO prevents the operating system from loading certain drivers into memory that Windows needs in order to operate. Since Windows needs them, you should never have this parameter active in your actual config.sys file, but it's a good thing to have when booting to DOS.
 

Kain

Spaceman
i am just lost now
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"Also, can you dump the configuration you use for Privateer in your next message?"

as in what? what i put in install or Config.SYS?

the thing is that it can't find the CD in
pure Dos with the message JEMM unloaded.
 
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Kain

Spaceman
hmmmm i put in the "DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM 16384"
code as soon as i loaded it from dos this
came up.


Ems386 not installed-protected mode software
running

(the name of my sound blaster)

invaild drive specification (this twice there)

can't find Jemm overlay file.
 

Stinger

Vice Admiral
As in config.sys and autoexec.bat. I hope you're using a shortcut or a boot disk; be sure to give me the configuration of whichever one you're using. To get the configuration of a shortcut, right-click on the shortcut and hit Properties. Then, hit the Program tab, followed by the Advanced button.
 
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