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Follow the DOSbox networking guide to enable IPX network connections and let the BloodBath (tm) begin!
 
Follow the DOSbox networking guide to enable IPX network connections and let the BloodBath (tm) begin!
  
Note that the game was not designed to run in the server/client mode. Every player has to synchronize their game before it could be started eventually.
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Note that the game was not designed to run in the server/client mode. Every player has to synchronize his game before it could be started eventually.
  
 
If the networking session ever runs out of sync, try running the setup (used to start BloodBath matches) with one of the following command line parameters
 
If the networking session ever runs out of sync, try running the setup (used to start BloodBath matches) with one of the following command line parameters
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== General ==
 
== General ==
If the game pauses during startup, displaying error message stating that there is too little memory, try the following. By default, DOSbox allocates only 16 MB of RAM, which is a bit too little for Blood. To avoid seeing the message informing you of such condition, open your ''dosbox.conf'' configuration file, find section ''[dosbox]'' and alter the value of the ''memsize'' parameter to be at least 38.
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If the game pauses during startup, displaying error message stating that there is too little memory, try the following. By default, DOSbox allocates only 16 MB of RAM, which is a bit too little for Blood. To avoid seeing the message informing you of such condition, open your [[dosbox.conf]] configuration file, find section ''[dosbox]'' and alter the value of the ''memsize'' parameter to be at least 38.
  
 
Furthermore, here is what seems to be optimal setting for Blood:
 
Furthermore, here is what seems to be optimal setting for Blood:

Revision as of 06:32, 8 May 2009

Sound

Your soundcard works perfectly! (tm: Warcraft sound setup)

If the game ever complains about missing CD Audio tracks (or crashes unexpectedly, displaying text over the graphics), try running it with the command line parameter

-nocd

Video

Works flawlessly, even in high resolutions thanks to the DOSbox VESA support.

Network

Follow the DOSbox networking guide to enable IPX network connections and let the BloodBath (tm) begin!

Note that the game was not designed to run in the server/client mode. Every player has to synchronize his game before it could be started eventually.

If the networking session ever runs out of sync, try running the setup (used to start BloodBath matches) with one of the following command line parameters

-broadcast
-masterslave

or try to reconfigure your graphic options to decrease the CPU load (e.g., choose lower resolution, minimize the use of details and gore).

General

If the game pauses during startup, displaying error message stating that there is too little memory, try the following. By default, DOSbox allocates only 16 MB of RAM, which is a bit too little for Blood. To avoid seeing the message informing you of such condition, open your dosbox.conf configuration file, find section [dosbox] and alter the value of the memsize parameter to be at least 38.

Furthermore, here is what seems to be optimal setting for Blood:

memsize=64 (example value, see above) 
core=dynamic (anything else makes the game crawl, even on powerful machines)
cycles=max (being pretty much advanced game, Blood requires quite a horsepower to run smoothly)
scaler=none (since you would want to set the high resolution in-game)
output=overlay (or surface, using opengl makes the game unreasonably fuzzy and hard-to-read)

To further tweak and measure game performance, use the RATE in-game cheat code, that will force displaying the framerate on-screen.