Author Topic: Outpost 1.5  (Read 5561 times)

Offline AndreaM

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« on: January 29, 2007, 07:01:08 AM »
I own the original Sierra Outpost 1.5 disk.  My old computer finally died irretrievably and I bought a new HP with XP on it.  Every time I try to install Outpost, it says there is an error, integer divided by 0, and stops.  I've tried running in compatability and I can't find a patch directory on the disk.   Any ideas?  I'm think I'm going into withdrawals.     :'(

Andrea
« Last Edit: January 29, 2007, 07:02:27 AM by AndreaM »

Offline Mez

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 10:06:49 AM »
Don't know

Sounds like a driver issue to me. Considering that its a new PC, I can only assume that your hardware/software combination is now incompatible with such an old game (Although I could be wrong).

Offline Savant 231-A

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 12:51:02 PM »
There is a solution however. Try to use DOSBox, or try to find any other emulator.

DOSBOX usually make op1 work for me fine.
 
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Offline BlackBox

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 02:15:45 PM »
DOSbox won't run windows 3.1 apps as far as I know.

There used to be an emulator package up for download but that file seems to have fallen off of the edge of the earth :P

It was slow however, I might compile a new emulator package using VMware Player which should run a _lot_ faster sometime.

Offline BinaryMan

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 03:40:03 PM »
Get Virtual PC 2004 here. (18 MB)

I havel uploaded the VHD file (virtual hard drive) to my website, and you can just load it right in with Windows 3.11 and outpost pre-installed and boot up :)

http://www.bmfusion.com/outpost/outpostvhd.zip (31 MB expands to 110 MB)

Trouble? The help files of Virtual PC should get you started.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2007, 03:50:08 PM by BinaryMan »

Offline White Claw

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 06:51:59 PM »
I just haven't bothered to upgrade. I reluctantly had to move up to Win2000 because of school...  :find: My comp was nice and stable and ran like a champ with Win98. Now a bunch of my old games are broke... (Mostly driver issues.)

Offline BinaryMan

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2007, 11:13:48 PM »
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I just haven't bothered to upgrade. I reluctantly had to move up to Win2000 because of school...  :find: My comp was nice and stable and ran like a champ with Win98. Now a bunch of my old games are broke... (Mostly driver issues.)
Virtual PC is designed to run on 2000/XP so you can run/play older operating systems and games. It even similates old video cards and drivers so that they will work. Give it a try :)

Offline White Claw

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007, 07:32:13 AM »
That's awesome. I will! Thanks for the tip. It's good to see a new face here that likes OP1 more than me...   :P