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Offline leeor_net

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Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« on: February 16, 2016, 10:11:19 AM »
It just occurred to me that not everybody knows to look into some of the other threads to find this.

A few months ago me and Lev talked about how to make it easy for people to get Outpost working on modern 64-Bit systems. I put together a package that uses DOSBox and Windows 3.11 that works on all modern versions of Windows:

http://outpost2.net/files/op1/outpost1.5_emu.zip

Basically, just extract the archive and run either of the two batch files in there. The 'High Performance' batch file is for newer computers that can run at higher clock cycles vs the plain one which is designed for older machines (like my laptop).
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 12:38:06 PM by leeor_net »
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 04:04:26 AM »
I recently re-found this gem of a game, and went with your Download and Run version cause it made it really simple.  Now however I've run into a problem that has me a little ticked.

I cannot seem to be able to save!

Both the Save and Save As... buttons are greyed out and unclickable in the game, and I cannot figure out why.  Any help would be great!

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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 07:34:50 AM »
Odd... I don't have that issue with the download.

Did you extract it to a non-secured part of the hard drive? (e.g., not in Program Files)? Only reason I can think of that the save functions won't work is because the virtual hard drive setup in DosBox isn't working so I'd start there and make sure a VHDD is available to DosBox.

EDIT:

I checked it out on one of my work computers and, as you can see in the screenshot, the save/save as functions are working normally.

Make sure the folder 'vhd' is not flagged as Read Only and also ensure that you've saved the game to a user directory like the desktop or a plain directory/folder on your hard drive like C:\Games\Outpost.
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 01:33:30 PM »
I have done all of that, but it is still greyed out.  I cannot leave DOSBox open all the time, cause it is really stingy about that issue, so I'm kinda stuck banging my head at the moment.


Edit 1:  Okay, I got it to work.  I kept right clicking inside the selection screen by accident and thus it wouldn't come up properly.  Thanks for the help!  I did end up moving the entire folder to my C:\Games folder and making sure it was not set to read-only before it would work.
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 03:09:50 PM »
Really glad you got it to work! This is one of my favorite old games despite all it's flaws and after upgrading to Windows 64 bit I was pissed at being unable to play it again. This at least lets us continue to play this game in an environment much closer to what it was originally designed for.
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 08:08:04 AM »
How do I get it to go fullscreen?

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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2017, 09:09:56 AM »
Alt+Enter should do the trick.
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 11:16:39 AM »
Alt+Enter should do the trick.
Wow, that was a quick response, thank you very much!!! I've been missing this game for so long. I used to play it when I was a kid and I remember a colony I built that ended up with over 70k colonists. My dad was dumbfounded as to how I had accomplished that.

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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 11:49:41 AM »
A lot of things were great. A lot of things weren't. All together though we all enjoy the game. :)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy that package! It runs fairly well but you can tweak the configuration a bit more if you have a more powerful computer to run it on (set cpu cycles higher or lower).

Enjoy!
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 03:11:21 PM »
I seem to having some trouble making the VHD file read only. Whenever I uncheck the read only box and hit apply and ok, it just resets the folder to read only. I've even tried on the desktop, and the contents of the entire folder as well  :-[

Welp, nevermind. I forgot that I can only save it at the beginning of a turn. Its working now.
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 10:30:40 PM »
Glad you got it working as well!
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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2017, 03:02:14 PM »
I gotta give a big shout-out to you for making the original available for us Outpost junkies.  I can't wait for Outpost HD to arrive, but in the meantime I can still get my fix.  Thanks again.

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Re: Outpost 1.5 Download & Run
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2017, 06:51:57 PM »
Glad you guys are finding this useful! Happy to help whenever I can! :D
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