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I see a lot of people abandoning the idea of running their old favorite DOS games because of the frustration of running them on XP or Vista. When it comes to Under a Killing Moon this pretty much can’t be done without an emulator. I spent a lot of time figuring out how to get it running via this method and with a few exceptions it now runs better than it ever did. One of the key perks of running it now is that it can be seen in all its graphical glory (as long as you have a newer computer with the proper horsepower). Even more importantly though is that I found a way so that you don’t have to swap disks anymore! If you want to revisit this old classic you are in for a totally seamless experience. Without further ado let’s begin:
First Download & Install Dosbox:
Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)
Next: Run the Downloaded Installer file. Install Dosbox on your C:\ drive when asked and finally when finished rename your Dosbox folder Moon.
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.
Next: Now with the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:
mount c c:\moon
mount d d:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0
(note: replace the second d with whatever letter your CD drive happens to be, mine happens to be e)
After this save and close the config file, insert Under A Killing Moon (Disk 1) and run Dosbox.
At: The command prompt (Z:) type d: and press enter, then type install and press enter again. The install screen for Under a Killing Moon should come up, click Install Software.
Next: Select the c: drive and click ok. After installation is done you should see the message “Installation Complete”, click continue. At this point you should be returned to the c:\moon prompt. Type exit and press enter (this should close Dosbox).
First: Go to your Moon Folder and change the name of the Dosbox program file to Under A Killing Moon (optional).
Next: Create four folders and name them DISK1, DISK2, DISK3 & DISK4
Next: Copy the contents of Disks 1-4 into each folder. So the contents of the UAKM disk 1 would go in the DISK1 folder, the contents of the UAKM disk 2 would go into the DISK2 folder and so on. Its as easy as copying and pasting into each.
Next: We need to Modify the Dosbox Config File Again
First: Go to the dosbox config file and scroll to the [autoexec] section at the bottom. Below the text we have already added copy and paste the following. Then go to save and exit the config file.
mount e c:\moon\DISK1 -t cdrom -label DISK1
mount f c:\moon\DISK2 -t cdrom -label DISK2
mount g c:\moon\DISK3 -t cdrom -label DISK3
mount h c:\moon\DISK4 -t cdrom -label DISK4
It should look like this.
Next: Click the Under A Killing Moon file (formally the dosbox program). Follow the on screen instructions to configure your sound settings. If you have trouble try using the auto detect feature.
Finally: When you reach the screen after the sound config change the settings of each drive as seen and press ok.
Disk 1 = E:
Disk2 = F:
Disk3 = G:
Disk4 = H:
Well that should do it. Now you can revist this old classic and do it without the headache of disk swapping, enjoy!
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