MechVM-2009-11-29

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MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Skyfaller » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:31 pm

A new MechVM version is available for download here.

Changes:
- BattlePack installer works
- Added installer for MW2:31stCC, NetMech edition
- All games are again installed into the games subdirectory, DosBox mounts that directory as necessary
- Ability to create reports for undetected CD's

There are a lot changes that are currently experimental or incomplete, but may be stable enough for release in a few weeks, but I absolutely can't make any promises on that.
Detailed Test notes
Tests under Windows 7, 64 bit:
31stcc-dos: install ok, Play button ok, MechVM Shell OK
31stcc-win95: Cannot launch into sim
31stcc-netmech-dos: install ok, Play Button ok, MechVM Shell
31stcc-bp: ok, crashes after some time in the sim
31stcc-tt-8bit: ok
31stcc-tt-16bit: ok

gbl-dos: install ok, Play Button ok, MechVM Shell OK
gbl-win95: Cannot launch into sim
gbl-bp: install ok, crashes after some time in the sim
gbl-tt-8bit: ok
gbl-tt-16bit: noch testen

Mercenaries-dos: install ok, import ok, Play Button ok, MechVM Shell incomplete
mercs-win95: Cannot launch into sim
mercs-tt-8bit: ok, crashes after some time in the sim
mercs-tt-16bit: ok

Win95+BP+TT versions: play button does not work
Win95 versions: Cannot launch into simulation

Under Windows 7, the play button does not work (elevation problem)

Tests under WinXP, 32 bit:
31stcc-DOS: cannot launch into sim if using Virtual CD 5.0.4, otherwise ok
31stcc-win95: ok
31stcc-netmech: ok
31stcc-bp: no play button installed, rest ok
31stcc-tt-8: play button not ok, rest ok
31stcc-tt-16: ok

gbl-DOS: ok
gbl-win95: ok
gbl-bp: no play button installed, rest ok
gbl-tt-8: play button not ok, CD not recognized outside MechVM
gbl-TT-16: ok

Mercs-DOS: OK
Mercs-Win95: not ok
mercs-tt-8: play button not ok, rest ok
mercs-tt-16: ok

MechVM shell does not work under XP: tries to launch missions through DosBox
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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Joker_1124 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:17 am

Hello!

New here so please pardon me, if this is the wrong place to ask. I have tried to get my Mechwarrior 2 and GBL disks to work with MechVM. found out they won't install, And I should make a disc report. Problem is, I don't know how to get them to you.

BTW My Mercs Disc Works Swimmingly. Very Awesome Program You Have Here. Thank you for your Help. ;)

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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Skyfaller » Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:50 am

If the game was installed, but doesn't run, please post install-report.txt from the game's directory, <MechVM path>\games\<your game>. If MechVM does not offer to install it, use the report CD button, highlighted in the picture below.
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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Joker_1124 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:33 am

Ok i'm going to upload the files I have for you here. They are the CD Contents Report. I hope this is ok.
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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Terminus-Est » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:50 am

Hi,

I recently picked up a second hand copy of MW2 from a Game Store's clearance bin, and attempted to use MechVM-2009-11-29 to install and run MW2.

It appears to have installed successfully, but I am receiving a 'Process ended with code 0' result on the panel when I try to start the game; in the command window, it says:

fatal error (1007): can't find file C:\DOCUM~1\[Name of Computer]\DESKTOP\MECHVM~1\GAMES\MW2-31~1\DOD to load
Process ended with code 0

The closest file to 'DOD' that I can see in the 'MW2-31stcc' folder is 'DOS4GW', so I am wondering if there is some sort of error in the program and is there a patch for it? Or is there any way I can get it to "see" DOS4GW, as I assume that that is the file it's trying to acquire?

I am using Windows XP and the MechVM has identifed that the disc I have is MW2 (DOS); the disc bears the label "Version 1.1"

Thanks in advance!

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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Skyfaller » Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:24 am

Hello Terminus-Est,

Welcome to mech2.org.

Your post leaves me with a number of questions:
  • What operating system do you use?
  • You are trying to launch the game through MechVM's "Play Game" button, right?
  • Does the game run if you start it from Windows Explorer, by double-clicking _mw2-31stcc.bat?
I am currently testing a new edition of MechVM, which will allow you to run the game using DosBox.
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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Terminus-Est » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:19 am

Skyfaller wrote:Hello Terminus-Est,

Welcome to mech2.org.

Your post leaves me with a number of questions:
  • What operating system do you use?
  • You are trying to launch the game through MechVM's "Play Game" button, right?
  • Does the game run if you start it from Windows Explorer, by double-clicking _mw2-31stcc.bat?
I am currently testing a new edition of MechVM, which will allow you to run the game using DosBox.

Hi there, and thanks for the welcome :)

In answer to your questions:

1). Windows Xp Professional (2002) w/ Service Pack 3; Pentium 4 CPU (~2.8GHz x2), 512MB of RAM (in case that has any bearing on the matter)
2). That is Correct
3). No; When I did, a blank Command Window appeared and remained on screen for about a minute, then command lines appeared; but a split second later after they did the window closed, so I don't know what it had listed/written on it. When I attempted to run it again, nothing happened at all.

Hope that helps - let me know if there's any more info that you need, and thanks for your time :)

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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Skyfaller » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:29 am

I am currently testing a new release which will allow using DosBox even if you are running Windows XP. That will probably work better for you. It is possible that MW2 cannot deal with the long path - reinstalling MechVM in a dir like c:\temp or directly under C:\ may help. What graphics card are you using? Did you try running MercsWin.exe?
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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Terminus-Est » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:05 am

Skyfaller wrote:I am currently testing a new release which will allow using DosBox even if you are running Windows XP. That will probably work better for you. It is possible that MW2 cannot deal with the long path - reinstalling MechVM in a dir like c:\temp or directly under C:\ may help. What graphics card are you using? Did you try running MercsWin.exe?
1). I just reinstalled MechVM directly into the C:\ directory; I now have the new error message of the "Mechwarrior 2 CD-ROM not being found", so it was maybe the long path name that was confounding it. I'll be searching to see if there's a fix for the No CD found issue now (unless a solution is already known for it).

2). Sorry, I guess I should have pointed out that I'm using a Toshiba Satellite P-20 laptop, that utilises a NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 card

3). I don't have Mercenaries; I only have MW2 (DOS).

Thanks for your continued help, it's greatly appreciated!

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Re: MechVM-2009-11-29

Post by Skyfaller » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:22 am

Terminus-Est wrote: I don't have Mercenaries; I only have MW2 (DOS).
Sorry. On my system, I needed to patch version 1.0 to 1.1 to get the game running in XP.
Terminus-Est wrote: Thanks for your continued help, it's greatly appreciated!
My pleasure.
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