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--[[User:Xan|xan]] 11:47, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
--[[User:Xan|xan]] 11:47, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
== Does Not Work (Windows XP Pro SP2) ==
I tried the "Short Version" and it does not work!
Here's what's in my "target" line:
"D:\DOSBox v0.72\dosbox.exe" :D:\millebrn\millebrn.exe"
After clicking on the shortcut, I get the Z: prompt, which is the same thing I get when I type DOSBox.
(This shortcut method is missing the MOUNT command and the change to the C drive!)
The only thing I have changed from the original conf file is the screen resolution!
I checked the conf file and did not see any MOUNT command!
If I use the command line to type each required command (MOUHT, change to C drive; run executable) it works fine!
So I guess the answer is NOT this, but some type of batch (?) file to run the commands???

Revision as of 01:35, 25 September 2008

I'm using Ubuntu and I tried the linux way but that doesn't work either. If I do what the tutorial says dosbox start to mount c again for some weird reasons.


  • When you follow the technique I've described, I believe what happens is this: DosBox scans the path you give it as the last argument, automatically attempts to mount the drive / root folder which the game exe is on, then changes to the directory containing the game exe before executing it. As far as I am aware you can't mount the same drive / directory more than once, or mount a sub folder of an already mounted drive. This is probably the root of your problem. As mentioned in the bold sectat at the start of the windows tutorial, you will need to either remove any existing mount commands from the [autoexec] section of the default dosbox.conf file, or use a custom .conf file when using shortcuts like this, which doesn't have any mounts in it. I'll add that warning comment to the start of the linux tutorial section too. :) - thanks for pointing this out d^^. --xan 15:14, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

08 July 2008, 12:41

I've written a new tutorial for creating DosBox tutorials (windows only), and deleted the original as it didn't seem to work. Hope this helps! I apologise if anyone objects to me culling the original page and its introduction!

--xan 11:47, 8 July 2008 (UTC)