Discussion Starcraft on Switch ()

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by Torina, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. chillyshackk

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    Well I just found my next thing to try when I have some free time! Great work!
     
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  2. solidsnake2

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    I try another .iso of win98 - error 0004 disappeared))
    But now i get a black screen after formatting disk C:\ in Qemu's win98 installation
     
  3. solidsnake2

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    I try another .iso of win98 - error 0004 disappeared))
    But now i get a black screen after formatting disk C:\ in Qemu's win98 installation
    I wait installation process all day - still black screen
    Try many other .iso
     
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  4. Torina
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    So basically you booted, got through few installation steps then black screen after formatting...So the ISO seems good.

    What size is your W98.img ? I put 4Go, that was enough.
    Reduce the allocated RAM from 512 to 128 and tell me what happens.

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    You're welcome.
    Come back here to share what game you tried :)
    It can even be Excel97, I won't judge you (it had a nice flight simulator though).
     
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  5. solidsnake2

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    i choose
    i photo_2019-07-07_01-27-31.
    boot from CDROM
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    he ask - for start install windows press ENTER
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    ready space on drive?
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    the drive most 512 mb
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    reboot and insert dikette to A drive
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    formatting disk
    and next - black screen! Whats wrong?

    Maybe you can give me your .iso of win98? (my size of win98 iso is 537 mb)
    Or, if you upload your .img98? Please can you give me link with ready for use .img virtual image of qemu with installed windows 98 and Starcraft?
     
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  6. Torina
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    I used this one W98 second edition in french from there:
    http://www.le-grenier-informatique....s-du-grenier/les-systemes-os-microsoft-1.html
    https://mega.nz/#!0IYwhSTR!N956YWFbQsr2ahmbwy4sd90rA3xAVMZmpMiwbkEOhAc

    Something that should help you, add the qcow2 argument when creating the img, full tutorial here:
    https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/QEMU/Windows_98

    Besides, I use a 32Gb SANDISK memory card. I hope not, but the MC you use could be related to your format problem.
    We don't have a lot of feedback on this project :)
     
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  7. solidsnake2

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    I did it!! But with help by... PS4! I install arch Linux, and install Qemu, and then make W98.img (I asked you upload yours for me))) and then I follow your instructions for Switch. Win 98 installed, and I successfully install Starcraft. Grab my SD for switch and connect to the PS4 and copy on this SD W98.img with installed win 98 and Starcraft by Quemu for PS4!))) Back my SD card to switch and run Quemu, and it’s works! But stay last problem, Starcraft won’t run - need drivers for VGA card with 256 colors, I have only 16 color drivers. How can I make install drivers for qemu’s VGA card with 256 colors for run Starcraft anyway!))
     
  8. Torina
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    Sorry, I didn't had time to upload such a big image file.
    Using PS4 ? Dang, well done !

    You're almost there.
    The VGA drivers you need are linked in my post and in the wiki I sent you.
     
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  9. solidsnake2

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    I hope this is the last question from me))
    From here http://www.bearwindows.boot-land.net/vbe9xru.htm download last driver at Release version beta
    02.14.2014?
    Where get audio drivers? (i heard - sound seems works an without this))
    And need to find direct x5 and all of this throw to .iso?
     
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  10. solidsnake2

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    It works, but laggy in full screen - in window mode all ok in 256 colors. I try to install direct x5 - system tell: you have installed DX6 later)))
     
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    CONGRRRRRRATULATIONSSSSSS


    You've come a long way baby.
    To make the game more enjoyable, I modified the Joycon configuration, the file is in the thread.
     
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  12. solidsnake2

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    Big thanks for you!
     
  13. bitteorca

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    Can you try HOMM3 (Heroes of Might and Magic 3) and see how well that plays on your Win98 QEMU? Also does the touch screen still work?

    Are you using DOSBox for Dungeon Keeper or QEMU?
     
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  14. Torina
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    Heroes 3 ?
    Oh my, why didn't I tried it sooner ?! I'll see what I can do, but I don't think it should be too problematic.

    Yes, touchscreen works.

    For Dungeon keeper, I used QEMU, it is installed on W98 and runs pretty well.


    You're welcome.

    Thinking about it, the joycon pairing is what I hate the most about L4T (redoing it after every reboot).
    The Switch lite won't have bluetooth contraptions, which will make L4T the experience waaaay better :)

    I know it won't have RCM access but, well...Life always find a way :mthr:
     
  15. bitteorca

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    delete
     
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  16. bitteorca

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    So I looked into this for the past few days, have you tried QEMU-i386 as a binary translator + Wine? Or have you heard of Exagear? I'm going to try these approaches out and give you an update once I've made some progress.

    En Taro Tassadar!
     
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