After my recent guide for the game Under A Killing Moon I though it would only make sense to add a guide for the Pandora Directive. So without further ado:
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 and install Dosbox in a folder on your C:\ drive when asked. Finally when finished rename your Dosbox folder Pandora.
Next: Open the Pandora folder and then locate and run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.
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.
mount c c:\pandora
mount d d:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0
(note: replace d with whatever letter your CD drive happens to be, mine happens to be e)
Next Install the Game The Pandora Directive:
Next Modify The Pandora Directive Game Files:
First: Go to your Pandora Folder and change the name of the Dosbox program file to Pandora Directive (optional).
Next: Create six folders and name them PANDORA1, PANDORA2, PANDORA3, PANDORA4, PANDORA5, & PANDORA6
Next: Copy the contents of Disks 1-6 into each folder. So the contents of the first Pandora game disk would go in the PANDORA1 folder, the contents of the second Pandora disk would go into the PANDORA2 folder and so on. Its as easy as copying and pasting into each.
Next: Modifying The Pandora Directive Dosbox Config File Again:
First: Go to the dosbox config file and scroll to the [autoexec] section at the bottom. Next below the text we have already entered copy and paste the following.
mount e c:\pandora\pandora1 -t cdrom -label PANDORA1
mount f c:\pandora\pandora2 -t cdrom -label PANDORA2
mount g c:\pandora\pandora3 -t cdrom -label PANDORA3
mount h c:\pandora\pandora4 -t cdrom -label PANDORA4
mount i c:\pandora\pandora5 -t cdrom -label PANDORA5
mount j c:\pandora\pandora6 -t cdrom -label PANDORA6
It should look like this.
Next: Insert Disk 1 again and run the game. Follow the onscreen instructions to configure your sound settings. If you have trouble try using the auto detect feature.
Finally: When you reach the screen below change the settings of each drive as seen below and press ok. If this option isn't given to you during installation simply open the configuration section and click on the CD-ROM tab.
Well that should do it. Now you can revist this old classic game and do it without the headache of disk swapping, enjoy!
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