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Privateer 2: The Darkening - Origin (1996)
Tested By: skaffman

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
100% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.74 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
100% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.72 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
90% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.70 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
64% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.65 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
63% (playable)
  DOSBox version: 0.63 (playable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
90% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.62 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
90% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.61 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
0% supported
  DOSBox version: 0.58 (broken)


Privateer 2 The Darkening Joystick Troubleshooting (2012-01-15 10:05) b1gd0g
If you are having trouble getting your joystick going , firstly try going to your DosBox installation directory and opening the DosBox options/configuration file [DOSBox 0.74 Options]. Scroll down to the [Joystick] section and change timed to true. You might want to try changing the joystick type to reflect whatever joystick you are using as well. My Configuration file looks like this.

joysticktype=4axis
timed=true
autofire=false
swap34=false
buttonwrap=false

Save the file.

Now you must open the file in the DosBox directory [Reset KeyMapper].

Run Privateer 2 in DosBox again, if go in the options menu and configure the joystick in game, you might get it working. If its not quite right, its still not flying stright when the joystick is centered you can try opening up the configuration file [dark.cfg] in the Privateer 2 installation directory and putting in the joystick values manually.
Privateer 2 The Darkening Troubleshooting (2012-01-15 10:03) b1gd0g
Privateer 2: The Darkening works perfectly in DosBox 0.74. I had to change a few things to get it working nicely as I will document below.

If you the game goes to a black screen and freezes after the introduction movies, choose Soundblaster 16/Pro for your music card instead of general midi, this worked for me. A good tutorial on installing can be found here.
http://www.wcnews.com/techsupport.shtml#p2
Not really functional (2011-03-29 18:57) matrices
I am a relative newbie to Dosbox so perhaps I'm off the mark, but my experience dovetails with a couple other posts here. This game is unplayable in Dosbox because, when you approach a planet or large ship, your framerate dives terribly. You can manually ratchet up your cycles to compensate, but throws your joystick calibration out of whack, so you lose either way.

I suppose you could play with the mouse and fiddle with cycle rate all the time, but who really wants to replay the game with a mouse?

Maybe there are some tricks to set in the .conf file that I don't know about that would mitigate this issue. (For reference, I'm running an Intel i5 at 3.8ghz.)

One silver lining is that you can straight up install and run this game in Windows 7 (64-bit) with the W95 version (Google to see how to turn DOS version into W95). Then you need a tool like CPU Killer to kill the hyperspeed, and the speed patch you can find on WC CIC. Between these two, you can sort of run the game at a playable level.
Inconsistent frame rates & Joystick re-calibration issue (2011-03-20 00:50) motto
@meier49:

You're right, constant cycles make the game slow down when approaching planets or when your tailing an enemy closely. What CPU settings (machine, core, cputype, cycles) work best for you?

I am still new to DOSBox and not familiar with those setting. But I remember playing this game - back in the day - on a 90MHz Pentium with one of the first Graphic Accelerator cards at very consistent frame rates.

Also tried disabling 'High-resolution' mode in-game but it didn't change much.

Further I noticed the "timed" setting in the joystick category. Will have to play with that to see if it's a possible solution to our Joystick trouble.

Other than that I am super excited that DOSBox exists and that I get to play one of my all-time favorite games again. Good job DOSBox team!!!
Check this out (2010-08-17 12:57) Flyer
Windows 7, quad-core 2.3gb, 512mb ram and DosBox 0.74 with Tubo Dos Box front end. Set CPU cycles to 16000. Everything runs smoother. Cut scenes play. Landing on a planet is quicker and less jerky. An optical mouse at this speed works better than a joystick did on a Pentium. Still need CD in though.
Cutscene trouble (2010-07-12 15:17) liltorch
Trouble is, there aren't any--the screen flashes a couple times and suddenly I'm in the bar. Can anybody help me out? I downloaded it from classic-pc-games.com
Joystick (2009-12-03 21:34) meier49
While the game itself runs fine there IS a Joystick problem. If cycles are increased/decreased the joystick calibration gets out of alignment i.e. has to be recalibrated. Running the game with constant cycles is no option, as it is way to fast with few ships but gets way to slow with many ships/planets.
I've tried both joystick methods the non-default does not work at all.
I don't see any way to resolve this aside from playing with mouse (the mouse control sucks......)
Version 0.73 - Running problems (2009-06-05 10:12) Xerosch
The game doesn't continue after the introduction cutscene. My monitor stays black after fading out.
Joystick issues (2007-07-08 00:52) Jimbot
I tried this in .70 and it couldn't recognize my USB joystick (Saitek Cyborg Evo), but this joystick works fine in .65. To calibrate in .65 I had to avoid going to the extreme top, or it would set crazy bounds (like 6 digits long). Alternatively, manually edit the file dark.cfg in the game directory with the following settings:

Joy cx 63
Joy cy 63
Joy lx 0
Joy ly 0
Joy rx 127
Joy ry 127

works for mine, at least. Unfortunately in .65 there is no support for swapping the 3rd and 4th axis, so I still have to use the kb for throttle.

On the plus side my old analog joystick works in .70, but swapping the 3rd and 4th axis didn't work.

I found gameplay and audio very smooth in both versions. No stability issues so far.
Joystick issues finally resolved (2007-04-10 19:14) cattack
I tried this on .65 and back then it was un-playable due to joysticks not being able to calibrate. Re-checked in .70 and it works now. One problem....my joystick center constantly shifts in dosbox so I am re-calibrating very often and the dead zone settings in game have little effect (infact they will cause your craft to go into an un-stopable spin down and right if changed very much). The effects of this are easly counterable with slight constant pressure away and left on the joystick though sometimes in combat it can result in sticky situations in combat with allies arround. I have only had one crash of the program since I started using the new version. Very Stable otherwise.
Status: supported (2004-02-28 15:06) Sarky
Tested with 0.61 and runs perfectly except some random flickering during the video sequences.


Game directory (browsing from P)
Game: Year:   Version:   Status: runnable - playable - supported
P 47 1989   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Pac Pc 1995   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pac-Girl 1982   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pac-In-Time 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pac-Man 1983   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
pacific general 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pacific Islands 1992   0.63   supported 98% (supported)
Pacific Strike 1994   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Pacific War 1995   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pacifist 1998   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Packman 1983   0.72   supported 99% (supported)
Pacmania 1990   0.73   supported 90% (supported)
Paganitzu - Part 1 1991   0.60   supported 100% (supported)
Paganitzu Trilogy 1991   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Pal (仙劍奇俠傳) 1993   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Palace of Deceit: Dragon's Plight 1991   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Paladin 1988   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Paladin 2 1991   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Pang 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Pangea Return to Planet Earth 1993   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Pango 1983   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Panza's Kickboxing 1990   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Panzer Battles 1988   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Panzer General 1994   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Paperboy 1988   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Paperboy 2 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Paragliding 1992   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Paranoia 1993   0.70   supported 90% (supported)
Paratrooper 1982   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Parlor Games with Laura Bow 1992   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Patience 10 1990   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Patriot 1992   0.70   supported 85% (supported)
Patrizier 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Patton Vs Romel 1986   0.70   supported 66% (supported)
PC Autodefinidos 5.0 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PC Basket (aka PC Basket 1.0) 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PC Basket 2.0 1994   0.74   supported 64% (supported)
PC Basket 3.0 1995   0.74   broken  
PC Basket 4.0 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PC Basket 4.5 1997   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pc Calcio 1995   0.60   supported 90% (supported)
Pc Calcio 4.0 1996   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
PC Calcio Scudetto 95-96 1995   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
PC Foreplay 1994   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
PC Futbol 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PC Futbol 3.0 1995   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
PC Futbol 4.0 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PC Rally 1995   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
PC-Man 1982   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
PC64 V1.22 (Personal C64 Emulator) 1997   0.74   supported 98% (supported)
PCBert 1997   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PcFutbol 5.0 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PCGAMES 1987   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
PCjr Sampler 1983   0.74   broken  
Pea Shootin' Pete 1994   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Peach the Lobster 1994   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Pee & Gity Special 1994   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
pehistorik 2 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Penthouse Electric Jigsaw 1990   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Penthouse Hot Numbers 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pepper's Adventures in Time 1993   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Pepsi Virtaul Reality Game 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Per.Oxyd 1997   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Perestroika 1990   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Perfect Assassin 1997   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Perfect General II 1994   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
Perry Mason 1985   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Personal Nightmare 1989   0.60   supported 90% (supported)
Pet of the Year Play-Off 1993   0.70   broken  
Pete Rose Pennant Fever 1988   0.61   runnable 10% (runnable)
Peter Pan & Robin Hood Faery Tale F 1992   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
PGA European Tour 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
PGA Tour 486 Gold Edition 1994   0.74   supported 95% (supported)
PGA Tour Golf 486 1994   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Phantasie 1987   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Phantasie 3: Wrath of Nikademus 1989   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Phantasmagoria 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh 1996   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Pharaoh 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pharaoh's Pursuit 1990   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Pharaoh's Tomb 1990   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Pharaoh's Tomb Vol.1 to 4 1990   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
PHM Pegasus 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Pictionary 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
PICTOR 1988   0.63   supported 75% (supported)
Picture edit 1997   0.70   supported 90% (supported)
Pilgrim Quest 1991   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Pinball 2000 1994   0.74   supported 96% (supported)
Pinball Construction Set 1985   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Pinball Dreams 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pinball Dreams 2 1995   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Pinball Fantasies 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pinball Fantasies Deluxe 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pinball Illusion 1995   0.73   supported 90% (supported)
Pinball Magic 1990   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Pinball World 1995   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Pipe Dream 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Pipe Mania 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pirada I 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pirada II 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pirada III 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Piranha 1996   0.74   supported 98% (supported)
Pirates ! 1987   0.74   runnable 10% (runnable)
Pirates 2 2000   0.60   supported 95% (supported)
Pirates of the Barbary Coast 1987   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Pirates! Gold 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pit(EGA Terminal), The 1990   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Pit, The 1990   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Pit-Fighters 1991   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Pitirita 1985   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pitstop 2 1984   0.58   supported 100% (supported)
PixelShips 2000   0.60   playable 35% (playable)
Pizza Connection 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pizza Tycoon 1994   0.74   broken  
Pizza Worm 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pizza Worm 2.1g 1995   0.70   playable 40% (playable)
Plan 9 from outer space 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Planet Football 1994   0.74   supported 87% (supported)
Planet of Lust 1989   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Planet's Edge 1993   0.73   supported 90% (supported)
Platoon 1987   0.70   supported 95% (supported)
Playmaker Football 1991   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Plundered Hearts 1987   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
PM2 1990   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Pocahontas 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Pocket Rockets 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Polanie 1996   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Polda 1 1998   0.74   supported 97% (supported)
Pole Position 1984   0.72   supported 97% (supported)
Pole Position 2 1988   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Pole-Position 1996   0.65   supported 95% (supported)
Police Quest (VGA) 1991   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Police Quest 1 1987   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Police Quest 1: VGA 1991   0.58   supported 100% (supported)
Police Quest 2 1988   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Police Quest 3 1991   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Police Quest 4: Open Season 1993   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
PONG 1997   0.63   supported 99% (supported)
Pong Kombat 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pong V 6.0 1997   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pool of Radiance 1988   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pools of Darkness 1991   0.72   runnable 10% (runnable)
poop on a stick 1976   0.58   supported 100% (supported)
Popcorn 1988   0.60   supported 98% (supported)
Popeye 2 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Populous 1989   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Populous 2 1992   0.70   supported 95% (supported)
Portal 1986   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Ports of Call 1989   0.73   runnable 28% (runnable)
Postman Pat 3 1992   0.61   playable 50% (playable)
Powball 1995   0.65   playable 63% (playable)
Power Dolls 1994   0.70   supported 81% (supported)
Power Dolls 2 1995   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Power Drift 1990   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Power Drive 1994   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Power Struggle 1988   0.61   playable 60% (playable)
Powerdrome 1990   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Powermonger 1993   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Powerslave 1996   0.60   supported 80% (supported)
Powerslave aka Exhumed 1996   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Pray for death 1997   0.73   supported 95% (supported)
Predator 1990   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Pref Club 1991   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Prehistoric 1991   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Prehistoric 2 1991   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Prehistorik 1991   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Prehistorik 2 1992   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Premier Manager 3 1995   0.58   broken  
Press your Luck 1988   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Presumed Guilty 1993   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Primal Rage 1995   0.73   supported 90% (supported)
Prince of Evil 1993   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Prince of Persia 1989   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Prince of Persia (4D) 1994   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Prince of Persia 2 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Princess Maker (Japanese) 1991   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Princess Maker (Trad Chinese) 1992   0.62   supported 90% (supported)
Princess Maker 1 1990   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Princess Maker 2 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Princess Maker 2 (English Beta) 1995   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Princess Maker 2 (Japanese) 1994   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Princess Maker 2 (Trad Chinese) 1996   0.61   supported 90% (supported)
Prisoner of Ice 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Privateer 1993   0.73   supported 95% (supported)
Privateer 2: The Darkening 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Privateer: Righteous Fire 1993   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Pro League Baseball 1992   0.61   runnable 20% (runnable)
Pro Manager 1985 Edition 1984   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Pro Pinball: Big Race USA 1998   0.74   supported 91% (supported)
Pro Pinball: The Web 1996   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Pro Pinball: Timeshock 1997   0.70   supported 75% (supported)
Pro Tennis Tour 1989   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Pro Tennis Tour 2 1990   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Profitania Deluxe 1999   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Prohibition 1987   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Project Nomad 1993   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Project Paradise 1997   0.72   broken  
Project X 1992   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Project: Space Station 1987   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Prokleti Eridenu 1991   0.61   supported 85% (supported)
Prophecy 1 - The Fall of Trinadon 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Prophecy 1 - The Viking Child 1991   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Prophecy of the Shadow 1992   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Protocos 1996   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Protostar 1993   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Prototype 1996   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Prowler 1987   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Pssst 1999   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Psychic Detective 1995   0.61   supported 75% (supported)
Psycho 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Psycho Pinball 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
PT-109 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Pub Pool 1987   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Puppen, Perlen und Pistolen 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Purple Saturn Day 1989   0.63   supported 90% (supported)
Pushover 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
PUZZLE 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Puzzle Fun-Pack 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Puzzle Gallery 1990   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
PUZZLE II 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Puzzle Master 1991   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Puzzle v1.0 1996   0.74   playable 60% (playable)
Puzznic 1990   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pyramids of Egypt 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Pyro ][ 1990   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Pyrotechnica 1995   0.70   supported 100% (supported)

Compatibility statistics (3864 games in database)
Version: Games broken: Games runnable: Games playable: Games supported:
DOSBox 0.74 (927) 34 (3.67%) 20 (2.16%) 34 (3.67%) 839 (90.51%)
DOSBox 0.73 (618) 13 (2.10%) 13 (2.10%) 13 (2.10%) 579 (93.69%)
DOSBox 0.72 (709) 40 (5.64%) 20 (2.82%) 28 (3.95%) 621 (87.59%)
DOSBox 0.71 (151) 28 (18.54%) 5 (3.31%) 7 (4.64%) 111 (73.51%)
DOSBox 0.70 (944) 21 (2.22%) 13 (1.38%) 30 (3.18%) 880 (93.22%)
DOSBox 0.65 (714) 35 (4.90%) 26 (3.64%) 39 (5.46%) 614 (85.99%)
DOSBox 0.63 (912) 75 (8.22%) 43 (4.71%) 45 (4.93%) 749 (82.13%)
DOSBox 0.62 (391) 54 (13.81%) 24 (6.14%) 27 (6.91%) 286 (73.15%)
DOSBox 0.61 (998) 87 (8.72%) 58 (5.81%) 68 (6.81%) 785 (78.66%)
DOSBox 0.60 (768) 109 (14.19%) 67 (8.72%) 72 (9.38%) 520 (67.71%)
DOSBox 0.58 (1141) 263 (23.05%) 14 (1.23%) 19 (1.67%) 845 (74.06%)






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