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Done the steps, does not run

I have done all the steps that you had described in order to run the program but it is still not running? When I launch the DOSBox, nothing happens

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Dumisa Mabula3 months agoWindows 10 x64, Google Chrome

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  • Hello Dumisa,

    Does absolutely nothing happen? Or does DOSBox start and immediately exit?

    It can help to temporarily disable or remove the lines under [autoexec] in the DOSBox configuration file, as described in the last paragraph of step 4. You can then manually enter the commands from step 4.2 to see where things go wrong.

    If you encounter any errors with those commands, usually the problem is that the files aren't in the correct place. In that case, please have another look at step 2.

    Please let me know if you need further assistance.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)3 months ago

  • I wrote the code, manually, save it still does not show the screen.
    Dosbox starts save immediately closes

    Dumisa3 months ago

  • It's important that you disable the code under [autoexec] in the DOSBox configuration file, for example by putting a # sign in front of the lines (shown below). That way, DOSBox will not execute those commands when it starts.

    DOSBox configuration file with autoexec lines commented out

    As a result, DOSBox should start normally, which should look like this:

    DOSBox command line

    Manually entering the commands will look like this:

    Entering commands manually into the DOSBox command line interface

    (You can ignore the line starting with "SET BLASTER".)

    A moderator edited this post 3 months ago.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)3 months ago

  • Ok,
    When I type in the cd windows line, it sayd thsy it is unable to change to windows

    Dumisa3 months ago

  • That suggests something went wrong with unpacking the file to your hard drive in step 2 of the tutorial. I would suggest repeating that step, but first deleting the "dosbox" folder from your computer using the File Explorer.

    In the File Explorer, look for "This PC", expand it if needed and then find "Local drive (C:)" (or something similar). Click on that, then find the "dosbox" folder in the list of files and folders, right-click it and choose "Delete".

    Now you'll have to repeat step 2 of the tutorial. Once you've downloaded the file, open it and you will be presented with a screen like this:

    File Explorer showing the contents of the file

    Click "Compressed Folder Tools" at the top, then click "Extract all":

    File Explorer showing the Extract All button of the Compressed Folder Tools

    This will prompt you to enter the path where you want to extract the files to:

    Selecting a destination folder for the dosbox folder

    Change the default path to "C:\" (without quotation marks), then click "Extract".

    The files should now be in the right place. Try opening DOSBox again, enter the commands as you did before, and hopefully you won't get the same error.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)3 months ago

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