What you will need: - the newest Version of DosBox (http://www.dosbox.com/) (i used 0.72 here) - The Toonstruck CDs - some time
- Install DosBox - Insert the Toonstruck CD 1 - locate the "dosbox.conf" -> C:UseryournameAppDataLocalDosBoxdosbox.conf or -> in the folder you installed DosBox to -> if you don't find it just use the Search Function.
- Scroll down to [Autoexec] -> now write:
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mount c c:GamesToonstruck (Installation folder of the game) mount d d: -t cdrom (d: = your CD Drive)
- perhaps you have to edit under [cpu]
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- and if you want to play the game in fullscreen just change it to:
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Fullscreen = True
- Save and close it.
-Now open Dosbox and type: d: and hit Enter
- type install and hit Enter
Just let it install in default place, which is BurstToonstrk
When you get to the Sound and Video configuration: - For Sound choose just Soundblaster, DevicePort = 0x220, DeviceIRQ = 7, DeviceDMA = 1 - For Video let it test and find it itself. Don't be alarmed by the warnings, just go through with it all. (It could take a few minutes so don't be afraid about a blackscreen)
Now you can exit the installation.
Close Dosbox again and open/edit the dosbox.conf again.
Scroll to [Autoexec] and change it to this one:
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[Autoexec] mount c c:Games mount d d: -t cdrom
c: cd bursttoonstrk toonstrk
Save and close it.
Next time you open Dosbox, it will start Toonstruck
Tip: If you have problems with the WACME Machine (that it is too fast) just change the "cycles" under the [CPU] Area to: "cycles=4000" now the game runs really slow and lags a little bit but after you have beaten the WACME Machine just save the game and change the cycles configuration back to "cycles = max"
Annotation: If you want to play Toonstruck with better graphics, try to change the "output" under the [SDL] Area to: "output=opengl" If your PC supports this mode, Toonstruck will look much better than with "output=surface".
And if you would like to play it in a bigger window (especially if you have a big monitor with a high resolution) you have to change these things:
[SDL] fullscreen=false output=opengl windowresolution=1024x768(or any other resolution you want)
Another Tip: If you don't want to change the CDs all the time, or just don't want 2 CDs seperately, you can easily put the two CDs on one DVD. If you do so you won't have to change the CDs and can use the config file from above. Just copy everything from the first CD (CD1) on your hard drive. Then copy the second CD (CD2) into the same folder and overwrite every file if your asked for. now just burn this Folder onto a DVD.
If you don't want to use a DVD, you can also just play the game from your Hard Drive. The only thing you got to do is change this line in the [autoexec] Area of the DosBox config File:
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[Autoexec] ... mount d d:Testfolderallinone -t cdrom (just enter the path of the Folder you copied the 2 CDs to) ....
I'm getting flickering on the characters (esp Flux) and on the text (speech and labels). I'm using DosBox 0.73 under Vista SP2. I'm using the all-in-one method rather than the physical cd drive. I've tried windowed and fullscreen.
The video detection crashed dosbox the first time, but Toonstruck picked that up on the second pass and switched off UniVBE. I tried opengl, but that wouldn't let me into the game.