GAMES:Threat

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Works under Dosbox0.72 in Ubuntu 9.04, but with some issues which are described below.

Game description can be found on these sites:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/threat
http://www.uvlist.net/game-162780-Threat

Keyboard

Because of hardware keyboard limitations, multiple keypresses are a problem in all games.

The theory is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollover_(key) Some more info: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=378053

To workaround in Threat, use modifier keys, such as ctrl and shift for the player controls. An example key mapping is:

Player1:

Function Key
forward '/?' key
backward ';' key
left right ctrl
right right shift

Player2:

Function Key
forward caps lock
backward left shift
left left ctrl
right left alt

Also, dosbox doesnt seem to properly recognise the IBM z60t keyboard, at least under Ubuntu, so with CTRL-F1, must remap other keys (such as scrlck, F10,F11,F12) to the arrow keys.

Sound

Using Soundblaster1, sound works, but have noticeable lag, and is choppy.