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Mission Critical via DOSBOX

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I’m using DOSBOX to run Mission Critical. Very modern machine and I use DOSBOX to run a bunch of other stuff flawlessly but Mission Critical is giving me an issue. I’m using DFEND Reloaded as a front end but I even tried just doing it via DOSBOX and manually mounting drives etc and same issue.

It launches fine, video runs fine, starts the actual game fine.

However, before it asks for Disc 2 it says “CAN’T OPEN C:\MISSION\RESTART.DAT”

Then, when I try to save my game it says “CAN’T OPEN C:\MISSION\MC000.SAV”

So I can’t save.

I’ve never had this issue with other games.

Any ideas?

     
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Do these files already exist in the game directory? Could they be write-protected, for some reason?

Also, are the game data files actually in <directory_mounted_as_C>\MISSION? (Those sound like silly suggestions, but you never know…)

I was also going to suggest that you look on VOGONS, but I see you’ve already asked there, so I don’t know what more to tell you…

     

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Yea, it’s really weird. No it’s set up okay, and RESTART.DAT does already exist since Mission Critical installs it.

The weird thing is, I have now launched DOSBOX by itself, without the front end, and I can get it to work. It doesnt argue about RESTART.DAT and I can save.

Problem is manually inputting all the IMGMOUNTS and stuff is annoying and I’d rather just launch it via the front end but I don’t know what would be causing it to have an issue from just launching via the front end.

     
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Sigh.. okay I solved it. Apparently Mission Critical is very fussy about the directory and normally I just associate C with the game directory but it didn’t like that, it wants to be associated with the root, which is understandable. Works fine now that I made that change.

I’m dumb.

Carry on Smile

     
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I’m not familiar with D-FEND, so I can’t help with that. But you can put all your mount commands in the [autoexec] section of dosbox.conf to automate that part.

EDIT: Too late. And I can’t delete my post. Oh well.

     

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Yeah, thanks for the help. It took me awhile to figure out what was different between just manually doing it and launching it with a front end and I knew it shouldn’t be anything to deal with sound or graphics. As I said, I’m just dumb Smile

I really like the front end, makes it easy to tweak each game to your personal liking as some are better with a little faster cycles, some are better with sound buffering tweaks, etc etc. Not to mention mounting CD images and such.

I’m working through an enormous backlog of DOS adventures I either never played, never finished, or have forgotten.

I should probably start a thread as a means of discussing all of these old adventures, could be fun.

     
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I hope the strategy mini-game runs fast enough for you in DosBox. It didn’t for me some years ago. Which is a shame because it’s actually really fun! Had to skip it. Frown

     

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