Ripley's Believe It Or Not! The Riddle of Master Lu

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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! The Riddle of Master Lu
Developer Sanctuary Woods
Publisher Sanctuary Woods
Released September 30, 1995
Status Works well
Tested on
Tested game version Unknown
Links Compatibility List
Commands
Executable
Installer N/A
Setup
DOS Extender
DOS4GW.EXE Unknown
Works with DOS32A N/A

Ripley's Believe It or Not!: The Riddle of Master Lu is a point and click adventure game based on Robert Ripley, the creator of Ripley's Believe It or Not!.

Making it work

Install the game. The default path will be C:/Riddle. If you use a different location for games, install to there. After installing you will be prompted to configure the sound and music cards. I chose "Soundblaster and 100% compatible sound cards" for voice and sound effects and "Soundblaster 16" for music (midi). For each one double click on your choice, then double Click on Configure Automatically If the game recognizes your choice it will tell you. Then click on OK. Do this for both, then double click on done. After this, down arrow to done and enter. Your sound card is now configured for the game.

Open up Windows Explorer (Start-Programs-Accessories- Windows Explorer) and go to the DOSBOX Directory. Double Click on that to open it and on the right hand side you'll see a folder that says DOSBOX with Conf. file underneath. Right Click on this and Click on the "Edit " option.

Scroll Down to the bottom of this where it says "autoexec". Underneath there, type the following: (Be sure to put in the spacing as I have it.)

mount C: C:\

This is telling DOSBOX that the game is installed in your C:\ drive. If you installed the game in another drive letter type that in instead.

Now let's get DOSBOX to recognize your CDROM Drive

Note: if your CD-ROM Drive is letter 'E', then replace the 'D:' below with 'E:'. Be sure to put in the spaces where I have them


mount d: d:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0 -ioctl

Click on "File" on top and then "Save" and "Exit".

Scroll Down to where it says

Fullscreen=false

and change to

Fullscreen=true

This will run Dosbox in fullscreen mode.

Next look for :

Cycles=3000

Change this to:

Cycles=7050

Save and Exit as before.

Note: If the sound is choppy or the game is running slow you might try

Cycles=9050

It all depends on the speed of your processor.

Click on "File" on top and then "Save" and "Exit".

On the Right hand side you'll see the DOSBOX. EXE. file (just says DOSBOX with a square icon before it), Right Click on this and then Click where it says "Send To" then Click on Desk Top. This will create a DOSBOX Icon on your Desk Top.

Double Click on the DOSBOX Icon on your Desk Top and this will open up the DOSBOX Screen.

At the bottom of the screen you will see a Z:\ prompt. Type in the letter of your CDROM Drive that you put into the Dosbox config (ex. if it was D you would type in D: You will now see the Z:\ prompt change to D:\. Next type in install and you will see: D:\install and the game install screen will come up.

The default path will be C:/Riddle. If you use a different location for games, install to there. For instance, I have a game folder in my G: Partition so I installed the game to G:/games/riddle.

After installing you will be prompted to configure the Sound and Music Cards. choose FM (Soundblaster, 16, Pro) for music card setting. For Music port type in 330 for digital audio port 220,Digital Audio IRQ 7 and Digital audio DMA 1. Then select Soundblaster16 for your Digital Sound card. Next type in your CDROM drive letter and then click on the "Done" button on the right hand side of the setup box. Your sound card is now configured for the game.

Double click on your Dosbox icon on your desktop to open it up and at the "Z:\>" prompt type C: ( If you installed the game in another directory type that letter, ex G:). Then Press the Enter Key. The screen will now change to

C:\> (or which ever letter you typed)

Next type "cd riddle"

This is the default directory path for the game. If you used anything different you'd change the above to that.

(at this point make sure the game disk is in your cdrom drive).

Now right at the bracket type Riddle again so the line will look like this:

C:\Riddle>Riddle

Press Enter and the game will start to play. Remember: To get out of DOSBOX at any point (ex. saved game and you want to quit) after exiting the game as normal you'll have the DOSBOX Screen still open. To get out simply type:

exit

and then Press the Enter Key.

Note: The sound may be a little choppy and the game may play a little slow. If this is the case hold down your "CTRL" Key while continually tapping your F12 Key. This will increase the DOSBOX Run Cycles and things should start improving. If you find that all of a sudden the sound starts breaking up again after it was getting better you probably increased the cycles too much. So do the same as before but this time, keep tapping the F11 Key till things even out (first try changing the cycles to cycles=9050 in the DOSBOX.config file)