Trying To Run WC In OS/2 Warp
Man, that McDowell cast is creepy. Anyhow, akula65 has discovered some interesting settings for Wing Commander buried in the OS/2 Warp operating system. More than just a compatibility mode for running old games, there are preset configurations included for specific titles.
Similar profiles exist for Wing Commander 1 through Academy. If you use OS/2 and need some help running older Wing Commander games, you might want to look into this. I suppose this would fall into the "Other" category in our current Poll.
I recently re-installed IBM's OS/2 Warp Version 3 on an old machine with a 486 motherboard, and I found out that this version of OS/2 Warp has some interesting support for the DOS versions of early Wing Commander games. OS/2 Warp Version 3 has a built-in DOS/Win3.1 application settings database what is installed as part of the OS. If an application is installed which is listed in the database, then the OS automatically uses the settings listed under that game for execution in a DOS session. Here is the excerpt from the settings database file C:\OS2\INSTALL\DATABASE.TXT for the Wing Commander games:Wing Commander II Special Operations 1 Origin NAME SO1.EXE TITLE Wing Commander 2 TYPE DOS ASSOC_FILE WC2.CFG DEF_DIR \WING2 SESSION_MODE FULLSCREEN DOS_BACKGROUND_EXECUTION OFF DOS_HIGH ON IDLE_SECONDS 60 IDLE_SENSITIVITY 100 HW_ROM_TO_RAM ON HW_TIMER OFF INT_DURING_IO OFF VIDEO_RETRACE_EMULATION ON FOLDER GAMES
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