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Prisoner of Ice - Crash Problem
I have done Google searches already and it seems this is a known problem, but I still cant fix it.
The game crashes as soon as it attempts to auto save - straight after the tentacle escapes from the box and drags a crew member into the room.
A fatal 02 error appears with the word’TEST’ after it
I thought I had sorted everything out with my mounted drives as it locates the saved games to load up (previously was not doing so)however the error persists
mount c: /xxx/xxx/Games
mount d /xxx/xxx/Games/POI (this is the folder that is created when you start the game)
cd prisoner (where game files are)
I have tried adding -t cdrom after mount d - even adding mount e linking to the prisoner game directory - nothing!
Hope someone can help
For some reason, it is essential that the directory in which the executable is be seen as a CD-ROM. Otherwise, you’ll get that crash.
Let’s say you put your dosbox games in /xxx/xxx/Games.
1) Delete all the Prisoner of Ice stuff you have under /xxx/xxx/Games
2) Make a new directory: /xxx/xxx/Games/POI (or whatever other name you want to give it)
3) Copy the contents of the game CD to this new subdirectory
4) Edit /xxx/xxx/Games/POI/__ICE__.PAR with a text editor. Change the second line to:
OPTIONS_PATH=C:\POI\SAVE\ (supposing you copied the files to /xxx/xxx/Games/POI)
5) Start DOSBox
6) mount c /xxx/xxx/Games
7) mount d /xxx/xxx/Games/POI -t cdrom (supposing you copied the files to /xxx/xxx/Games/POI)
That works, I’ve just tested it.
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Kudos points to you Sir!
Worked a treat thanks to your simple to follow instructions.
Many many thanks