Voyeur II

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Voyeur II

Post by dunc90 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:08 pm

Hi,

The article in retro Gamer on the CDI says that there is a version of Voyeur II disc one in the CDI community. Does anyone have a copy? I've not seem anyone comment on it so I must have missed that. Does anyone have any info?

I own the PC version but could never get it to run under WinXP. Is the CDI version available to download anywhere? :wink:

Thanks

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Post by Bas » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:13 pm

nono, no download! Rare, yes, we love rare CD-i titles ;) Welcome here, dunc!

[spam]You'll find more info early next year here![/spam]

However, you mean this one:

click here! (that's another topic in our Games List.)

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Watch the videos (they're inside) and see the CD-i version would easily top the CD-ROM version. This would have been a two-cd experience.....

I'm sorry we're not handing out copies, that would strike the oath we have with all our contacts. That's because, without them, we wouldn't have the prototypes in the first place.... We can overload you with info however ;)

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Post by dunc90 » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:29 pm

Thanks, thats a shame I really wanted that game. :cry:

Anyone got any ideas how to get the PC version running under WinXp? I think it needs Win95 to work.

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Post by Bas » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:32 pm

Don't you have certain Win95 emulators for XP..... I'm not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised. Anyone else? I'd try google on this one......

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Post by Philipscdi.com » Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:22 pm

You can rightclick on the executable, select properties, go to the compatibility tab and choose Windows 95 as compatibility mode!

Give it a try and let me know if it works! I still have that CD-Rom somewhere too...

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Post by dunc90 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:52 pm

No luck. When I try to run the setup file I get this error:

16 bit Windows Subsystem

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows Applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Any ideas? I remember trying lots of different things before and never got anywhere. Shame... :cry:

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Post by WindowsKiller » Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:30 pm

Wasn't Voyeur II still made for MS-DOS? If so, give DOSBox a try.

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Post by Ruekov » Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:19 am

Is a MSDOS app running under Windows.

I don't found the form to play it with NT systems or DOSBOX. :(

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Post by dunc90 » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:34 pm

It doesn't work with Dosbox, it gives me an error and says that the game needs windows to run. I guess it only works with Windows 95...

I remember that other Philips PC titles had similar problems when I tired to play them under Win XP.

If anyone ever gets it working please let me know.

Thanks

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Post by Ruekov » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:21 am

dunc90 wrote:I remember that other Philips PC titles had similar problems when I tired to play them under Win XP.
**error**

The dame was Loaded (frenchs version) works under DosBox :)

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Post by Philipscdi.com » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:35 am

I found my Voyeur II last week. I'm taking it to work today to have some people check out how to make it run under XP or Vista.

I'll let you know how it went!

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Post by Philipscdi.com » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:49 am

DosBox is the way to make it work indeed. Not just a dos-box under Windows, but the dos-emulator called 'dosbox'. You can find it at http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/

Install VoyeurII with setup.exe and ignore any errors.
On the C:\ drive, a folder "VoyeurII" is created

Install the DOSBOX application
Run DOSBOX
in the DOSBOX command prompt, type:
mount c c:\
mount d d:\ -t cdrom (where d is the drive you installed Voyeur2 from)

type
c:
type
cd voyeurII (to go to the voyeur folder)
type
setsound

- Select & configure digital audio driver
- Creative Labs Sound Blaster or 100 % Compatible
- Attempt to configure sound driver automatically
- Device detected successfully => OK
- Done

Type
V2

Depending on the type of computer you're using, you might want to play around with some settings in the config file of DOSBOX or try using the Ctrl-F12 and Ctrl-F11 commands to overclock the CPU, or use Ctrl-F8 and Ctrl-F7 to change the 'skip frames' setting. Read the readme file for more info.

The sound seemed to lag a bit on my pc, so it was a bit like watching a Bruce Lee movie...

Good luck.

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Post by Ruekov » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:50 pm

What Dos-Box version?

I have installed the version 0.61 :oops:

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Post by WindowsKiller » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:55 pm

The current official one is 0.65.

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Post by Philipscdi.com » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:12 pm

And that's the one I used...

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