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### Default device is "C:"
 
### Default device is "C:"
 
### Default directory is "SHANNARA"
 
### Default directory is "SHANNARA"
INSTALL.BAT
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CALL INSTALL.BAT
 
### INFO: (BUG?)
 
### INFO: (BUG?)
 
### The autoexec stop after the start of the "INSTALL.BAT".
 
### The autoexec stop after the start of the "INSTALL.BAT".
 
### The command "GOTO PLAYGAME" don't work! Why?
 
### The command "GOTO PLAYGAME" don't work! Why?
### I don't know why.
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### I don't know why. -> Because you need to "call" the bat file.
 
### Enter "SHANNARA.EXE" to start the game or restart your DOSBox.  
 
### Enter "SHANNARA.EXE" to start the game or restart your DOSBox.  
 
GOTO PLAYGAME
 
GOTO PLAYGAME

Latest revision as of 19:32, 7 September 2015

Shannara is an adventure game for the IBM PC based on the Shannara series of the first three books.

Windows

How to install with CD

Mounting the game CD-Rom drive. E.g. where "D:\" is your local drive.

Z:\>MOUNT D D:\ -t cdrom

Mounting a folder from your harddrive for the game installation. E.g.

Z:\>MOUNT C D:\DOSGAMES\SHANNARA

Change into the folder D:\SHANNARA\ and execute the INSTALL.EXE. Follow the installation steps. You should use a minimal installation and the installation drive for the game is C:. The default installation folder is SHANNARA. Finish the sound setup and change into the folder C:\SHANNARA\. Start the game.

C:\SHANNARA\SHANNARA.EXE

How to install with an ISO

Mounting the game ISO. E.g.

Z:\>IMGMOUNT D D:\DOSGAMES\SHANNARA\ISO\Shannara.iso -t iso

Mounting a folder from your harddrive for the game installation. E.g.

Z:\>MOUNT C D:\DOSGAMES\SHANNARA

Change into the folder D:\SHANNARA\ and execute the INSTALL.EXE. Follow the installation steps. You should use a minimal installation and the installation drive for the game is C:. The default installation folder is SHANNARA. Finish the sound setup and change into the folder C:\SHANNARA\. Start the game.

C:\SHANNARA\SHANNARA.EXE

How to install without CD/ISO

Copy the SHANNARA folder from CD to your local drive e.g. D:\DOSGAMES\. Change into the folder D:\DOSGAMES\SHANNARA\ and open the LEGEND.INI file with a text editor.

Original LEGEND.INI file:

MOUSE=MOUSE
PICDATA=.\
VOCDATA=.\VOC
SAVEDATA=C:\
FLCDATA=.\FLICS

To play the game without CD make the following modifications.

Modified LEGEND.INI file:

KEYBOARD=NORMAL
MOUSE=MOUSE
PICDATA=C:\
VOCDATA=C:\VOC\
SAVEDATA=C:\
FLCDATA=C:\FLICS\

Mounting the game folder from your harddrive.

Z:\>MOUNT C D:\DOSGAMES\SHANNARA

You should execute SETSOUND.EXE at first to start the configuration for the sound card.

C:\>SETSOUND.EXE

Then you can start the game via SHANNARA.EXE.

C:\>SHANNARA.EXE

Making it work

If you want to play the game in full screen mode you should change the output parameter in the [sdl] section of your config file.

Default output parameter:

output=surface

Modified output parameter:

output=ddraw

This fixes an issue with all fading transitions in the game and enhances the image quality in a few cutscenes.

Read on in the Dosbox.conf for further informations about possible parameters.

DosBox config file example using an ISO

# This is the configurationfile for DOSBox 0.73 and 0.74.
# Lines starting with a # are commentlines.
# They are used to (briefly) document the effect of each option.

[sdl]
#       fullscreen: Start dosbox directly in fullscreen.
#       fulldouble: Use double buffering in fullscreen.
#   fullresolution: What resolution to use for fullscreen: original or fixed size (e.g. 1024x768).
# windowresolution: Scale the window to this size IF the output device supports hardware scaling.
#           output: What video system to use for output.
#                   Possible values: surface, overlay, opengl, openglnb, ddraw.
#         autolock: Mouse will automatically lock, if you click on the screen.
#      sensitivity: Mouse sensitivity.
#      waitonerror: Wait before closing the console if dosbox has an error.
#         priority: Priority levels for dosbox. Second entry behind the comma is for when dosbox is not focused/minimized. (pause is only valid for the second entry)
#                   Possible values: lowest, lower, normal, higher, highest, pause.
#       mapperfile: File used to load/save the key/event mappings from.
#     usescancodes: Avoid usage of symkeys, might not work on all operating systems.

fullscreen=false
fulldouble=false
fullresolution=original
windowresolution=original
output=ddraw
autolock=true
sensitivity=100
waitonerror=true
priority=higher,normal
mapperfile=mapper.txt
usescancodes=true

[dosbox]
# language: Select another language file.
#  machine: The type of machine tries to emulate.
#           Possible values: hercules, cga, tandy, pcjr, ega, vgaonly, svga_s3, svga_et3000, svga_et4000, svga_paradise, vesa_nolfb, vesa_oldvbe.
# captures: Directory where things like wave, midi, screenshot get captured.
#  memsize: Amount of memory DOSBox has in megabytes.
#             This value is best left at its default to avoid problems with some games,
#             though few games might require a higher value.
#             There is generally no speed advantage when raising this value.

language=
machine=svga_s3
captures=capture
memsize=16

[render]
# frameskip: How many frames DOSBox skips before drawing one.
#    aspect: Do aspect correction, if your output method doesn't support scaling this can slow things down!.
#    scaler: Scaler used to enlarge/enhance low resolution modes. If 'forced' is appended,the scaler will be used even if the result might not be desired.
#            Possible values: none, normal2x, normal3x, advmame2x, advmame3x, advinterp2x, advinterp3x, hq2x, hq3x, 2xsai, super2xsai, supereagle, tv2x, tv3x, rgb2x, rgb3x, scan2x, scan3x.

frameskip=0
aspect=false
scaler=normal2x

[cpu]
#      core: CPU Core used in emulation. auto will switch to dynamic if available and appropriate.
#            Possible values: auto, dynamic, normal, simple.
#   cputype: CPU Type used in emulation. auto is the fastest choice.
#            Possible values: auto, 386, 386_slow, 486_slow, pentium_slow, 386_prefetch.
#    cycles: Amount of instructions DOSBox tries to emulate each millisecond. Setting this value too high results in sound dropouts and lags. Cycles can be set in 3 ways:
#              'auto'          tries to guess what a game needs.
#                              It usually works, but can fail for certain games.
#              'fixed #number' will set a fixed amount of cycles. This is what you usually need if 'auto' fails.
#                              (Example: fixed 4000)
#              'max'           will allocate as much cycles as your computer is able to handle
#            
#            Possible values: auto, fixed, max.
#   cycleup: Amount of cycles to increase/decrease with keycombo.
# cycledown: Setting it lower than 100 will be a percentage.

core=auto
cputype=auto
cycles=auto
cycleup=500
cycledown=20

[mixer]
#   nosound: Enable silent mode, sound is still emulated though.
#      rate: Mixer sample rate, setting any device's rate higher than this will probably lower their sound quality.
#            Possible values: 22050, 44100, 48000, 32000, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
# blocksize: Mixer block size, larger blocks might help sound stuttering but sound will also be more lagged.
#            Possible values: 2048, 4096, 8192, 1024, 512, 256.
# prebuffer: How many milliseconds of data to keep on top of the blocksize.

nosound=false
rate=22050
blocksize=2048
prebuffer=10

[midi]
#     mpu401: Type of MPU-401 to emulate.
#             Possible values: intelligent, uart, none.
# mididevice: Device that will receive the MIDI data from MPU-401.
#             Possible values: default, win32, alsa, oss, coreaudio, coremidi, none.
# midiconfig: Special configuration options for the device driver. This is usually the id of the device you want to use. See README for details.

mpu401=intelligent
mididevice=default
midiconfig=

[sblaster]
#  sbtype: Type of sblaster to emulate.
#          Possible values: sb1, sb2, sbpro1, sbpro2, sb16, none.
#  sbbase: The IO address of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 220, 240, 260, 280, 2a0, 2c0, 2e0, 300.
#     irq: The IRQ number of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 7, 5, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12.
#     dma: The DMA number of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 1, 5, 0, 3, 6, 7.
#    hdma: The High DMA number of the soundblaster.
#          Possible values: 1, 5, 0, 3, 6, 7.
# sbmixer: Allow the soundblaster mixer to modify the DOSBox mixer.
# oplmode: Type of OPL emulation. On 'auto' the mode is determined by sblaster type. All OPL modes are Adlib-compatible, except for 'cms'.
#          Possible values: auto, cms, opl2, dualopl2, opl3, none.
#  oplemu: Provider for the OPL emulation. compat or old might provide better quality (see oplrate as well).
#          Possible values: default, compat, fast, old.
# oplrate: Sample rate of OPL music emulation. Use 49716 for highest quality (set the mixer rate accordingly).
#          Possible values: 22050, 49716, 44100, 48000, 32000, 16000, 11025, 8000.

sbtype=sb16
sbbase=220
irq=7
dma=1
hdma=5
sbmixer=true
oplmode=auto
oplemu=default
oplrate=22050

[gus]
#      gus: Enable the Gravis Ultrasound emulation.
#  gusrate: Sample rate of Ultrasound emulation.
#           Possible values: 22050, 44100, 48000, 32000, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
#  gusbase: The IO base address of the Gravis Ultrasound.
#           Possible values: 240, 220, 260, 280, 2a0, 2c0, 2e0, 300.
#   gusirq: The IRQ number of the Gravis Ultrasound.
#           Possible values: 5, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12.
#   gusdma: The DMA channel of the Gravis Ultrasound.
#           Possible values: 3, 0, 1, 5, 6, 7.
# ultradir: Path to Ultrasound directory. In this directory
#           there should be a MIDI directory that contains
#           the patch files for GUS playback. Patch sets used
#           with Timidity should work fine.

gus=false
gusrate=22050
gusbase=240
gusirq=5
gusdma=3
ultradir=C:\ULTRASND

[speaker]
# pcspeaker: Enable PC-Speaker emulation.
#    pcrate: Sample rate of the PC-Speaker sound generation.
#            Possible values: 22050, 44100, 48000, 32000, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
#     tandy: Enable Tandy Sound System emulation. For 'auto', emulation is present only if machine is set to 'tandy'.
#            Possible values: auto, on, off.
# tandyrate: Sample rate of the Tandy 3-Voice generation.
#            Possible values: 22050, 44100, 48000, 32000, 16000, 11025, 8000, 49716.
#    disney: Enable Disney Sound Source emulation. (Covox Voice Master and Speech Thing compatible).

pcspeaker=true
pcrate=22050
tandy=auto
tandyrate=22050
disney=true

[joystick]
# joysticktype: Type of joystick to emulate: auto (default), none,
#               2axis (supports two joysticks),
#               4axis (supports one joystick, first joystick used),
#               4axis_2 (supports one joystick, second joystick used),
#               fcs (Thrustmaster), ch (CH Flightstick).
#               none disables joystick emulation.
#               auto chooses emulation depending on real joystick(s).
#               Possible values: auto, 2axis, 4axis, 4axis_2, fcs, ch, none.
#        timed: enable timed intervals for axis. (false is old style behaviour).
#     autofire: continuously fires as long as you keep the button pressed.
#       swap34: swap the 3rd and the 4th axis. can be useful for certain joysticks.
#   buttonwrap: enable button wrapping at the number of emulated buttons.

joysticktype=auto
timed=true
autofire=false
swap34=false
buttonwrap=true

[serial]
# serial1: set type of device connected to com port.
#          Can be disabled, dummy, modem, nullmodem, directserial.
#          Additional parameters must be in the same line in the form of
#          parameter:value. Parameter for all types is irq.
#          for directserial: realport (required), rxdelay (optional).
#                           (realport:COM1 realport:ttyS0).
#          for modem: listenport (optional).
#          for nullmodem: server, rxdelay, txdelay, telnet, usedtr,
#                         transparent, port, inhsocket (all optional).
#          Example: serial1=modem listenport:5000
#          Possible values: dummy, disabled, modem, nullmodem, directserial.
# serial2: see serial1
#          Possible values: dummy, disabled, modem, nullmodem, directserial.
# serial3: see serial1
#          Possible values: dummy, disabled, modem, nullmodem, directserial.
# serial4: see serial1
#          Possible values: dummy, disabled, modem, nullmodem, directserial.

serial1=dummy
serial2=dummy
serial3=disabled
serial4=disabled

[dos]
#            xms: Enable XMS support.
#            ems: Enable EMS support.
#            umb: Enable UMB support.
# keyboardlayout: Language code of the keyboard layout (or none).

xms=true
ems=true
umb=true
keyboardlayout=auto

[ipx]
# ipx: Enable ipx over UDP/IP emulation.

ipx=false

[autoexec]
# Lines in this section will be run at startup.
ECHO OFF
### German keyboard layout
KEYB GR
### My ISO location. Mount to device "D:"
IMGMOUNT D D:\DOSGAMES\SHANNARA\ISO\Shannara.iso -t iso
### My Game data location. Mount to device "C:"
MOUNT C D:\DOSGAMES\SHANNARA\DATA
### Very simple check. The game must installed to "C:\SHANNARA"
IF NOT EXIST C:\SHANNARA\DIG.INI GOTO INSTALL
IF NOT EXIST C:\SHANNARA\MDI.INI GOTO INSTALL
:PLAYGAME
C:
CD SHANNARA
SHANNARA.EXE
EXIT
:INSTALL
D:
### Default device is "C:"
### Default directory is "SHANNARA"
CALL INSTALL.BAT
### INFO: (BUG?)
### The autoexec stop after the start of the "INSTALL.BAT".
### The command "GOTO PLAYGAME" don't work! Why?
### I don't know why. -> Because you need to "call" the bat file.
### Enter "SHANNARA.EXE" to start the game or restart your DOSBox. 
GOTO PLAYGAME