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How Things Work in Busytown - Novotrade (1994)
Tested By: noisyparker

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


Part 2 of setup howto (tested on WinXP and Win7) (2012-11-10 01:13) noisyparker
6) I copied the shortcut to my desktop and renamed it to "HTW Busytown"
7) Click the shortcut to run the game
8) The first time you run it, it will prompt you for some settings. Use the down arrow to highlight the Sound System setting (it starts as "No Sound" by default), use the right arrow to select "Sound Blaster 16". Arrow down to OK and select that. On the next screen, just select OK to take the defaults. This will create a HTW.PRE file in your Busytown folder (so that you will not need to be asked about the sound card in the future).
9) The game starts. BTW, you can use the Esc key as a shortcut to exit things in the game.

NOTE: I think the game looks better -not- in fullscreen, but fullscreen is probably a better play environment for a wee one than windowed mode.

If you tweak your dosbox.conf in a way that makes things run/look better, be sure to update with your improvements! :)
Note: (2012-11-10 01:12) noisyparker
(I'll paste my setup howto in two comments)
Part 1:
1) Copy the HTW folder from the install CD into C:/Games/
2) I copied HTW.ICO from the install CD into my copied HTW folder
3) In the directory I have DosBox installed in, I opened the options file (which brought it up in Notepad), and then saved that as dosbox.conf file in my C:GamesHTW folder.
4) I opened the Busytown dosbox.conf with Notepad and...
4a) Changed these values:
fullscreen=true
cycles=10000
4b) Added these lines to the end (in the [Autoexec] section:
mount c c:Games
c:
cd HTW
htw
exit
4c) Saved the file and exited Notepad
5) I created a shortcut to dosbox.conf, right-clicked on that, and opened Properties...
5a) In the General tab, I Changed the "Opens with" to point to the DosBox Emulator
5b) In the Shortcut tab, I used Change Icon to set it to the one in the HTW.ICO file.


Game directory (browsing from H)
Game: Year:   Version:   Status: runnable - playable - supported
Hacker 1985   0.60   supported 100% (supported)
Hacker 2 1986   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Halloween Harry (aka Alien Carnage) 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Halloween Hijinks 1993   0.60   playable 63% (playable)
Hammer Boy 1991   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Hammer of the Gods 1994   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Hamsters 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Hannibal 1992   0.72   supported 90% (supported)
Hanse 1988   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Hanse Die Expedition dt 1995   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Hard Drivin' II 1992   0.63   playable 63% (playable)
Hard Hat Mack 1984   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Hard Nova 1990   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Hardball 2 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Hardball 3 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
HardBall 4 1994   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Hardball 5 1995   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
Hare Raising Havoc 1991   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Harley Davidson: Road to Sturges 1989   0.63   supported 85% (supported)
Harpoon 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Harpoon - Signature edtion 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Harrier Combat Simulator 1988   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Harrier Jump Jet 1992   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Harvester 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Hat Trick 1987   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Höhlenwelt Saga, Die 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Headline Harry 1991   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Heart of China 1991   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Hearthlight PC 1994   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Heat Wave 1991   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Heaven & Earth 1992   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Heaven's Dawn 1995   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Heavy Barrel 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Heavy Metal 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Heimdall 1991   0.70   supported 95% (supported)
Heimdall 2 1994   0.70   supported 95% (supported)
Heimdall 2 -Into the Hall of Worlds 1994   0.61   supported 95% (supported)
Heirs to the Throne 1992   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Helicopter Simulator 1987   0.74   supported 97% (supported)
Hell: a Cyberpunk Thriller(CDPower) 1994   0.70   supported 96% (supported)
Hellfire Zone 1995   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
Helter Skelter 1986   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Ride 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Hero's Quest 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Heroes of Might and Magic 1995   0.72   supported 64% (supported)
Heroes of Might and Magic II 1997   0.74   playable 60% (playable)
Heroes of the 357th 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Heroes of the Lance 1988   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
HeroQuest 1991   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Hexen: Beyond Heretic 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Hexen: Deathkings of the Dark Citad 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Hexuma 1993   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
HEXX: Heresy of the Wizard 1994   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Hexxagon 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Hexxagon 2 1993   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Hi-Octane 1995   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
Hidden Agenda 1988   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
High Command 1993   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
High Rollers 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
High Seas 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
High Seas Trader 1995   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Highway Fighter 1994   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Highway Hunter 1992   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Hilfe für Amajambere 1994   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Hillsfar 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
HIND: The Russian Combat Helicopter 1996   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Hired Guns 1993   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
History Line 1914-18 1992   0.63   runnable 1% (runnable)
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy 1984   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Hockey League Simulator 2 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
hocus pocus 1994   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Hocus Pocus v1.1 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Hocus Pokus 1990   0.60   supported 100% (supported)
Hole In One 1995   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Hole in One Miniature Golf 1989   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Holiday Lemmings '93 1993   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
Holiday lemmings '94 1994   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
Hollywood Hijinx 1986   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Hollywood Pictures 1990   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Hollywood Squares 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Home Alone 1991   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Homey D Clown 1991   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Hook 1991   0.74   supported 65% (supported)
Horde, The 1993   0.70   supported 90% (supported)
Horké Léto 1998   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Horror Zombies from the Crypt 1991   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Hostage 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Hostages 1989   0.60   playable 60% (playable)
Hound of Baskervilles 1993   0.60   runnable 5% (runnable)
Hounded 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
House of Cards 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
hovertank 3-d 1991   0.60   supported 95% (supported)
How Things Work in Busytown 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Hoyle Classic Card Games 1993   0.60   supported 90% (supported)
Hoyle's Volume 1 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Hoyle's Volume 2 1990   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Hoyle's Volume 3 1991   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Hugo 1 1995   0.74   broken  
Hugo II, Whodunit? 1991   0.74   broken  
Hugo III, Jungle of Doom! 1992   0.72   runnable 18% (runnable)
Humans 1992   0.72   supported 99% (supported)
HX Win32 DOS extender 2004   0.70   supported 75% (supported)
Hyper 3D Pinball 1995   0.61   supported 70% (supported)
Hypercycles 1995   0.74   supported 95% (supported)
Hyperspeed 1991   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Höhlenwelt Saga, Die 1994   0.61   supported 95% (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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