GAMES:MechWarrior

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I just created this page to try and get some help running MW1 on DosBox. After my first battle the game will not load the next screen. Has anyone else had this problem?


edit - 2009-12-04 by knarrenheinz: hey dude, I encountered the same problem.

I found this note from User "glut" from http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=397&letter=M:

"Make sure that in dosbox.conf, under [midi] that mpu401=uart or mpu401=none. If you have mpu401=intelligent then after each battle the game will hang."

Cheers Knarrenheinz

edit - 2009-12-23:

Just wanted to confirm Knarrenheinz's fix. Going into dosbox.conf and changing the mpu401 value to uart worked. The game doesn't hang when switching from the battlefield to the main game area.

sound

some people (including me) had trouble with the music in this game. This is the solution, from my comment here.

glut is right about the mpu401 setting. As for the music, my guess is that the game detects a soundblaster card and then decides not to play it. You can force the sound card with the following options:

A - AdLib
T - Tandy MT-32
R - Roland
S - PC Speaker

so to make it use adlib sound you do

MW A

adlib sound worked for me and made the music play.

There are also graphic options

1 - EGA
2 - Tandy
3 - CGA

the game should automagically pick EGA which is the best graphic option, but you can force that, too. The two can be mixed:

MW 1 A

Rifter 19:14, 1 March 2010 (UTC)