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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2020, 06:33:05 am »
"Illegal command: l2-fix."

Put the attached L2-FIX.COM into the Lemmings 2 folder (that also contains L2.EXE).

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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2020, 12:47:44 pm »
The folder appears to already contain a file (MS-DOS application) called "L2-FIX.COM".

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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2020, 02:07:19 pm »
Also, ericderkovits, Lemmings 2 & 3 are the only ones I'm concerned about because conversions of all of the other games can easily be downloaded directly from the NeoLemmix website (and then of course there's Lemmings Redux). I don't know whether Lemmings 2 & 3 will somehow eventually be converted to NeoLemmix in the probably distant future.

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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2020, 08:40:45 pm »
The folder appears to already contain a file (MS-DOS application) called "L2-FIX.COM".

That's good. Now we need more information:
  • Does Dosbox print any errors before "illegal command"? E.g., did the mount fail?
  • Where exactly does L2 sit on your harddisk?
  • What folder is mounted when Dosbox starts? If you followed Kieran's instructions, you can show what you wrote into the options text file.
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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2020, 10:27:04 pm »
Well first of all I think I've gotten this to work before (except the sound wasn't working for whatever reason) but unfortunately I can't remember how. Anyways, assuming I understand your questions correctly:

1. It doesn't look like it.
2. Well I keep it in my "Downloads" folder (which I think is where it was last time as well).
3. Well I mounted it as drive C. I don't know if this helps but the bottom of the text file looks like this (with a single space before it):

mount c C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\lemmings_2_dos
c:
l2-fix

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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2020, 10:48:07 pm »
Also, ericderkovits, Lemmings 2 & 3 are the only ones I'm concerned about because conversions of all of the other games can easily be downloaded directly from the NeoLemmix website (and then of course there's Lemmings Redux). I don't know whether Lemmings 2 & 3 will somehow eventually be converted to NeoLemmix in the probably distant future.

There's also Lemmings 3D, don't forget.

Anyway - no, L2, L3 and L3D will never be ported (at least, not without significant differences) to NL, because there's no intention of supporting L2's skills or L3's unique mechanics (or L3D's 3D-ness, but that one was obvious).

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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2020, 12:35:06 am »
1. It doesn't look like it.

I assume the mount succeeds, then, and Dosbox prints something like:
Drive C is mounted as local directory C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\lemmings_2_dos

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3. Well I mounted it as drive C. I don't know if this helps but the bottom of the text file looks like this (with a single space before it):

mount c C:\Users\Chris\Downloads\lemmings_2_dos
c:
l2-fix

This looks fine.

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2. Well I keep it in my "Downloads" folder (which I think is where it was last time as well).

Does lemmings_2_dos not contain L2.EXE and L2-FIX.COM, but instead contains another folder that contains L2.EXE and L2-FIX.COM? Then edit the mount line in the Dosbox config and add the inner folder.

Or does lemmings_2_dos directly contain L2.EXE and L2-FIX.COM? Then it's possible that Downloads, a special Windows folder, messes with Dosbox's path resolution. Move the Lemmings 2 folder out of any special folder. For example, create a new folder C:\dosgames\, move the Lemmings 2 folder inside, and change the Dosbox config to:
mount c C:\dosgames\lemmings_2_dos
 
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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2020, 02:13:16 am »
It was the former; it contained another folder named "Lemm2". I then did what you said accordingly and that did the trick (though oddly I don't remember having to do either that or pressing Enter to get the game to actually start before). Then after that my sound wasn't working (same as before) so I followed the earlier instructions to fix that and it looks like it's all good now. Thanks!

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Re: How to play Lemmings 2 in DOSBox
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2020, 02:51:23 am »
All right, cool, thanks for the feedback!

I've clarified Kieran's original post to avoid the problem with the extra inner directory.

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