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Johnny Castaway won't load

Followed instructions to install on Windows 10 x64, but when I click on the DOSBox version 0.74-3, DOSBox opens then closes but no Johnny.

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Dale Cummins2 months agoWindows 10 x64, Google Chrome

3 replies

  • Hello Dale,

    When this happens, there will usually be some error message in the DOSBox window to tell you what went wrong, but because DOSBox closes quickly it's hard to see. To fix that, go back into the DOSBox options file, scroll down to the bottom where you added several lines under "[autoexec]", and then place a # in front of the line that reads "exit" to disable it, then save the options file (Control+S or File > Save).

    Now start DOSBox again. This time, it shouldn't automatically exit. Have a look at the text that appears in the DOSBox window. Are there any errors visible?

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)2 months ago

  • Thanks for the reply, I had to move the files it created in c: drive (DosBox and inside that another DosBox folder along with other files, so I moved 2nd DosBox folder to the main C: and it worked. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get the sound working, but at least it works by clicking on desktop shortcut of DosBox, and now I can also chose as a screensaver with program link in provide .

    Dale Cummins2 months ago

  • More people seem to be struggling with the sound these days, it seems. I don't have a solution for that yet, unfortunately. Glad you got the screensaver working!

    Thanks for reporting back, and enjoy Johnny's antics!

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)2 months ago

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