Damn! Where is the "Disable Smilies"-Option? Everywhere the ":\"-Smiley is shown ": \" is meant, of course without the break in between!
This is a Guide for those of you who do also enjoy playing the fantastic first part of the NFS-Series: The Need for Speed.
I got myself a copy of "The Need for Speed Special Edition", which unlike the actual "The Need for Speed" features "Windows 95" compatibility. But neither on Vista nor on XP I was able to install it. So I used DOSBOX.
This is how you get it running:
1. Files needed
DOXBOX CVS 0.72 http://ykhwong.x-y.net/cvs/frame.html
UNIVBE.EXE The file I attached
2. Install DOSBOX
3. Under Windows, create a folder you want to install NFS in and Put UNIVBE.EXE in to it. I chose "C:\OLDGAMES
4. In the Folder you installed DOSBOX to, open "DOSBOX.CONF" using Notepad.
In the [dosbox] Section change machine=XXXXX to machine=svga_et4000.
Furthermore add the following lines to the end of the file below:
# Lines in this section will be run at startup."
MOUNT C C:\OLDGAMES Instead of C:\OLDGAMES you should use the path to the directory you created before.
MOUNT D X:\ -t cdrom with X being the letter of your CD/DVD-ROM drive your NFS-CD is in.
Save and close DOSBOX.CONF
5. Run dosbox.exe
Type in D:\INSTALLD.EXE
Install TNFS following the instructions.
6. Now close DOSBOX using the command exit. Do not try to run the game yet!
7. Open DOSBOX.CONF again and add the following lines to the end below the "Mount blabla" stuff.
Save and Close DOSBOX.CONF
8. Start DOSBOX! It will execute NFS automatically after installing UNIVBE.To run DOSBOX in Fullscreen Mode, hit ALT+ENTER
-You can also use the standard version of DOSBOX found under www.dosbox.com
, but TNFS will have problems running ingame videos such as Showroom Movies etc. TNFS does have problems with S3 Graphic Chipsets, and the S3 chipset is the only one that is emulated by standard DOSBOX.
The Daum-Version is patched with the "Multiple SVGA Chipset patch" which allows you to use other VGA- and SVGA-Chipsets. That's why you have to change machine=s3 to machine=svga_et4000 in the config-file.
-Without that UNIVBE.EXE thingy the game-screen will become dramatically oversized. To be honest I have no idea what it does, but it works! :-)
-Advanced users may also operate DOSBOX by themself, but some DOS-Knowledge is needed (cd: change directory, dir: directory). I wrote this guide for people not keen with DOS. For information on mounting drives and DOSBOX in general have a look at: http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Basic_Setup_and_Installation_of_DosBox
- I have tested this on Windows XP and Vista and it runs great on both!
- I have tested this only with "The Need for Speed Special Edition", but I don't see any reason why it shouldn't run with the standard version.