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Game details
Ultrabots - EA/Novalogic (1993)
Tested By: HunterZ

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
80% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.61 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
0% supported
  DOSBox version: 0.60 (broken)

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


Xenobots not running (2004-10-02 09:05) Mandingo
the game is know as Ultrabots/Xenobots.
I have the 'Xeno' version and it crashes under both 0.61 and 0.62 (tried with and without sb)

0.61 says invalid opcode
0.62 says write rom xxx

the game runs fine (without sound) under WinXP
any hint??

The Slow fades (2004-07-02 12:49) Spudd86
When the game asks you for your cpu, I think it configures the fades, because if I drop the cpu cycles they slow down, and if I speed up the cpu cycles the fase slows down, while the rest of the game remains normal. So it's not DosBox, it's the game, You can force it to use a cpu settting where the real machine of that cpu would have a clock speed closer to what dosbox is running at.

Speeds that seem to work well for me and what I told the game my cpu is.
80188/80186 - 1000 - works with faster speeds as well, but music gets really slow after the intro stops, sound is disabled.

286 - 1400 - music problem from above, game does not run well, 1500 seems to mess up the fades

386 - can't seem to get a good setting, seems to be somwhere arount 3000

486 - 7300 - no problems noted
Works in 0.61 (2004-07-02 12:00) Spudd86
About the above Fade effects, that sounds like what happebd to me after I managed to get it working under Win98 (NOT in dos mode), everything else was fine, but the fades took about 20-30 seconds, under 0.61 it seems to work fine, I haven't tested it much.

BTW is there any way I can get DosBox to give me midi out from a SoundBlaster driver? I realise that this may not make sense, but really haven't a clue about what programs give to the OPL2 chip, is it enough info to make a midi file?

I ask because I like the intro music, and would like to hear it on a good wavetable synth:)
broken (2003-10-16 18:08) JuniorXL
HunterZ's comments must refer to an older version of DOSBox since the game doesn't work in 0.58 or 0.60 at all. Error: "Unhandled CPU opcodes"
Note: (2003-04-01 10:05) HunterZ
http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId=1399/

Runs playably well. Music and PC speaker sounds are emulated well. May need to lower cycle setting and raise frameskip for proper speed. Fading effects seem too slow.


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U. S. Marine Fighters 1996   0.58   broken  
U.S. Navy Fighters 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
U.S. Navy Fighters GOLD 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
U.S.S John Young 1992   0.63   broken  
U.S.S. John Young 1992   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
UFO - The Card Game 1994   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
UFO: Enemy Unknown 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Ugh! 1992   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Ulises 1989   0.65   supported 80% (supported)
Ultima 1987   0.72   supported 90% (supported)
Ultima 1 1987   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Ultima 2 1989   0.73   supported 90% (supported)
Ultima 3 1983   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Ultima 4 1987   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Ultima 5 1988   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Ultima 6: The False Prophet 1990   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Ultima 7 1990   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Ultima 7 1990   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Ultima 7 Part 2: The Serpent Isle 1993   0.74   supported 92% (supported)
Ultima Collection 1997   0.74   supported 94% (supported)
ultima i 1982   0.72   supported 80% (supported)
Ultima Underworld 1992   0.74   runnable 28% (runnable)
Ultima Underworld 1 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Ultima Underworld 2 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Ultima VIII - Pagan 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Ultimate Backgammon 1994   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Ultimate Blackjack 1993   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Ultimate Body Blows 1994   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Ultimate Cards 1992   0.63   supported 80% (supported)
Ultimate Gin 1994   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Ultimate Soccer Manager 1995   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Ultimate Soccer Manager 2 1996   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Ultimate TK v1.21 2001   0.61   playable 63% (playable)
Ultrabots 1993   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
UltraSlot 1991   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Ultris 1992   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Umoria 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
UMS 1987   0.63   runnable 25% (runnable)
UMS 2 - Nations at War 1991   0.63   supported 80% (supported)
Uncharted Waters 1 1988   0.63   supported 80% (supported)
Uncharted Waters 2 1995   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Under a Killing Moon 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Undersea Adventure 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Uninvited 1987   0.63   supported 80% (supported)
Universe 1994   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Universe 1 1987   0.63   runnable 20% (runnable)
Universe 3 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Unlimited Adventure 1993   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Unnatural Selection 1993   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Unnecessary Roughness 1993   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Unreal 1991   0.74   supported 75% (supported)
UnReal World 1994   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Urban Runner 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Uridium 1986   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Urthwurm 2002   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
USM 2 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Utopia 1992   0.73   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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