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strange signs in text - 8/12/2005 8:18:44 PM   
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there are strange signs as text together with normal
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RE: strange signs in text - 8/12/2005 10:34:04 PM   
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Others have had this complaint, and it's usually one of two things. PacWar uses ancient DOS EGA text, and some modern computers can't handle that mode well. You might want to contact technical support for your computer. The second issue is not quite enough free DOS memory (the first 640K). Check to see what the largest executable program size is under DOS in your machine, using the "mem" command.

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/12/2005 10:38:48 PM   
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He could run it under DOSBox as well. Works for me...

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/13/2005 6:58:12 PM   
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Thats 1048576 extended memory

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/13/2005 11:22:54 PM   
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PLEASE HELP ME

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/15/2005 1:49:45 AM   
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Exactly what kind of video do you have in your computer -- is it a video card, or on-board video circuitry? If a card, is it a PCI, AGP, or some other type? Who is the manufacturer?

Second, what operating system are you using? Windows 9X, 2000, or XP?

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/15/2005 4:39:03 AM   
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The second important question is - have You played with the scenario / save files ?

Could You specify where those strange signs appearing ?

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/15/2005 11:05:38 AM   
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IT'S A SIS card with xp

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could someone send to me another version - 8/15/2005 9:11:45 PM   
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could someone please send me another version, thanx

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/17/2005 3:11:24 AM   
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What kind of SIS card ?
OnBoard Video or separate card ?
Driver version used ?

Where/when do these signs appear ?
Have you tried Dosbox ?

Have you read the fixed topic in this forum section ?

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/17/2005 9:45:44 AM   
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I DOnt know evereything never mind.

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/17/2005 9:57:42 AM   
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a sis 651c and i dont know how dosbox is used can you explain it to me in simple english. by the way i'm from Holland today holland-germany

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/17/2005 11:12:15 AM   
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Bah, just soccer

Btw, I had problems with strange signs when I played PacWar on a computer with an onboard video card (i.e. the video card is integrated in the motherboard, not an individual card sitting in a slot of the motherboard). I've asked for help on this forum and the gentle people here kept telling me it's a memory issue, but I had a memory configuration optimized for PacWar and still it didn't help. I simply learned to play with über-FOW .

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/17/2005 11:29:45 AM   
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so you accepted the problem largeslowtarget?

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/17/2005 12:05:14 PM   
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Had no choice, since I found no solution. Got a new computer soon afterwards and the problem solved itself .

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/17/2005 10:22:17 PM   
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quote:

I've asked for help on this forum and the gentle people here kept telling me it's a memory issue, but I had a memory configuration optimized for PacWar and still it didn't help.


That's one of the problems of having the forum open so long: solved problems get moved to the back of the line, and nobobdy can remember the solution when the problem comes up again. When this issue occurs with an on-board video system, most often the solution is to update the BIOS to a version that correctly supports the ancient EGA graphics. (I was fortunate enough to be able to guide a questioner to the Compaq site where BIOS upgrades could be downloaded.)

Unfortunately, MAARTENR's machine seems to use a plug-in card. It is possible he could find an updated driver from SiS that could solve the problem, but I'm not sure whether EGA is handled by the video card or the BIOS in his system. It is also possible that he is having memory problems, unlike LST. My advice is to open up a DOS window ("MS-DOS prompt") and type in:

mem /c

This command will tell you how much free DOS memory you have, and what the largest size program is that can be executed. If it is less than 600 KB, this is likely to be the problem.

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/18/2005 10:14:19 AM   
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IT'S DOSX 128 Pitty but i will try mine 3,5inch to copy to cd. thanx all

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/21/2005 1:47:14 AM   
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You do not need DOSX to run Pacific War under Windows 2000 or XP. In fact, it's a bad idea, because it takes up a lot of the precious DOS memory. You can create custom AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files to use with Pacific War: see the "sticky" thread at the top of this forum. It is, however, a bit complicated.

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RE: could someone send to me another version - 8/21/2005 6:12:16 PM   
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How do i create autoexec.bat and config.sys i cant find them could you please helpe mate

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AUTOEXEC and CONFIG files - 8/21/2005 11:26:45 PM   
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First, go to the "sticky" thread at the top of the Pacific War forum, the one titled: Win XP, Win2000... Pacific War works!!! Read how!!!

In there you will find a post from me labeled 1/20/2003. The important thing is that it has a downloadable file at the bottom, Attachment (1). Download the attachment. Unzip the two files ("AUTOEXEC.GAM" and "CONFIG.GAM") in the attachment to your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 directory.

Next, using Windows Explorer, select the "PAC.EXE" file and then click your right mouse button and select "PROPERTIES" from the menu that pops up. Go to the program sheet. There select "ADVANCED". The two editable lines should read:

%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT

%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\CONFIG.NT.

Change these to point to the new "CONFIG.GAM" and "AUTOEXEC.GAM" files.

I do not by any means guarantee that this will fix your text problem, but it will give you more free memory for DOS games. (Remember that each game has to have the "PROPERTIES" tab edited as above.)

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RE: AUTOEXEC and CONFIG files - 8/22/2005 12:19:32 PM   
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M8 thanx for your help but it doesnt work

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RE: AUTOEXEC and CONFIG files - 8/23/2005 3:06:26 PM   
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You should probably try DosBox emulator then, it should do the trick.

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RE: AUTOEXEC and CONFIG files - 8/23/2005 7:28:51 PM   
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i've tried dosbox but it doesnt work

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i've got dosbox - 8/25/2005 9:38:38 PM   
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i've got dosbox but how does it works and what to do.

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/25/2005 10:23:23 PM   
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how can i send a turn to you?

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RE: strange signs in text - 8/26/2005 9:03:15 PM   
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I've got also dosbox 0.63 could anyone please help.

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resolved - 11/4/2005 9:51:44 AM   
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i had help someone through dosbox and another program now it works only now i get a white and a black cursor.

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