Posted by Chainsaw on 2014-10-15 03:19:19
You tried dosbox?
Posted by Tymless on 2014-10-15 03:22:08
I said I was using dosbox in the beginning my friend.
Posted by keggiemckill on 2014-10-15 03:24:50
man, that is so 1995. I didn't learn how to use a Computer until 1997. Well if don't count my Atari Computer from 1984. I only play video games on it....... Shoot, 30 years later and guess what............ That is all Im using my computer for now. :(
Posted by Fortis on 2014-10-15 03:52:41
It's to do with the install settings that are default on the game. You need to make sure when you mount a folder to C: you mount whatever the folder the game folder is under.
You also need to make sure the folder the game is in is called "blood"
So if for example you have put the game in D:\games\oldgames\bloodbowl you will first need to change the name of the folder to blood instead of bloodbowl, then when you mount a folder to C: in dosbox you want to mount c: d:\games\oldgames not the full path.
Hope that makes sense.
Posted by Gadfly on 2014-10-15 04:18:00
Yeh, what Fortis said.
I've played the old "dos box" version of the game on & off for a while.
It gave me a bit of grief when I first tried to use it. You MUST have the game mounted as C:Blood in dos box. The folder you put the game in needs to be a standalone folder in c:. When you unzip the file you put the game in this folder on c:. Not for example c:games/blood or c:unzip/blood.
When you're in dos box read info about mounting, then mount c:. Dos box will say something like "are you sure about mounting c:", or, "mounting c: is bad", just confirm, & away you go.
Posted by Balle2000 on 2014-10-15 04:24:29
I played that game back in 95. Had to get my "hacker" friend to come around to install it, cause it was weird back then too. As I recall it was also pretty awful and laced with bugs.
Posted by Tymless on 2014-10-15 04:35:06
Posted by BillBrasky on 2014-10-15 05:51:57
Well it works fine for me, but....
Holy monkey, why would you????
The AI is terrible. And not much of a long term potential.
I always played flings.
But after a few seasons you run out of people to hire, even with a perfect record.
Posted by Garion on 2014-10-15 08:17:56
Still better than cyanide
Posted by howlinggriffon on 2014-10-15 11:57:31
I remember playing this head to head via modem with my buddy who lived next door. Fantastic.
Posted by sann0638 on 2014-10-15 16:15:10
HG - if only there were some other way of playing with someone in close physical proximity :)
Posted by Wreckage on 2014-10-15 18:00:00
I absolutely agree sann... the old dos game just wasn't that good for it... we once tried it with two board games in the same room and all the movements you'd made on your own board the other coach would then copy for the opponent team on his. That's probably about the best you can do.
But it was so exhausting. The best way to play is still online.
Posted by Tymless on 2014-10-16 00:30:32
Was just doing it for the remembering factor. I didn't really get into it back then and I have been checking out old games and reading a lot of downloaded Ad&d books. and I thought of the nostalgic game of blood bowl would go with the three old Eye of the Beholder games.