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Akalabeth (from Ultima Collection) - Origin (1980)
Tested By: Tamentis

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
50% (playable)
  DOSBox version: 0.74-3 (playable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
25% (runnable)
  DOSBox version: 0.73 (runnable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
25% (runnable)
  DOSBox version: 0.70 (runnable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
25% (runnable)
  DOSBox version: 0.65 (runnable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
25% (runnable)
  DOSBox version: 0.63 (runnable)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
25% (runnable)
  DOSBox version: 0.58 (runnable)


An alternative to re-stubbing executables (2011-04-20 09:49) ripsaw8080
The game crashes when *any* DPMI server being used supports the DPMI 1.0 extensions. The Windows NTVDM, for example, does not support the extensions; which suggests why the problem exists.

The game files include CWSDPMI.EXE (r4) for the default 32-bit DPMI server, and using the later (r5) version with its option to "disable DPMI 1.0 extensions" allows the game to work without problems on real hardware and in DOSBox. There are two ways to disable the extensions: 1) pre-load CWSDPMI.EXE with a -x command line parameter, 2) use CWSPARAM.EXE to change the run option flags from 0 to 4 (the parameters are written into CWSDPMI.EXE).
works after applying wdosx (2011-04-11 22:51) xenus_uk
see comment below, crashes unless stubit (wdosx utility) used on ak.exe then works.
Used with ak.exe version 2 in Ultimate Ultima collection.
Using dosbox 0.74 in Ubuntu
Dosbox v0.74 (2010-06-03 19:22) Stachel
Thx @ nudgegoonies, great hint.
Runs stable.
Dosbox v0.73 (2009-10-28 15:38) Cespenar
game still crashes in 0.73
Does not crash with other dosextender (2008-03-24 21:34) nudgegoonies
http://tippach.business.t-online.de/wdosx/ and then run stubit.exe on ak.exe and setup.exe and delete cwsdpmi.exe as you don't need it anymore.
Still crashes (2007-03-03 03:15) red_avatar
Ultima0: Akalabeth still crashes - do note that this is a ported version which has been included with the Ultima Collection. There's a DOS remake around too (which is also freeware) which DOES work and has improved graphics and sounds.
Crashes (2006-12-10 10:51) red_avatar
Game still crashes in 0.65 - you can avoid the character creation crash by picking "journey onwards" which also lets you make a new character but then the crash occurs when you fight a monster in dungeons too. No fix as of yet.
Crash while generate a character in 0.63 (2005-12-12 20:37) Dunbine
Same as above, the game crashes right after I input the random number used for generating a character, and while you encounter a monster in the dungeon. However, it works in my Windows XP... My Akalabeth is from the Ultima Collection.
crash 0.61 (2004-08-24 14:45) HeX
See detail on crash here http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=6234

Could someone help?



Compatibility statistics (3884 games in database)
Version: Games broken: Games runnable: Games playable: Games supported:
DOSBox 0.74-3 (975) 26 (2.67%) 21 (2.15%) 37 (3.79%) 891 (91.38%)
DOSBox 0.73 (620) 14 (2.26%) 13 (2.10%) 13 (2.10%) 580 (93.55%)
DOSBox 0.72 (708) 40 (5.65%) 20 (2.82%) 28 (3.95%) 620 (87.57%)
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 (715) 35 (4.90%) 26 (3.64%) 39 (5.45%) 615 (86.01%)
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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