posted December 14, 1999 03:42 PM
There are a few areas to check:
1. Interference from other programs
Run it in windowed mode. [Hit "F7", as soon as the intro screen starts.]
If it runs OK in windowed mode you'll need to check and turn off virus scanners and any other utilities... e.g. auto disc-scanners etc.
2. video card drivers.
We recommend GLSetup which you can get from www.GLSetup.com
When you run it it will install the latest drivers for your video card.
Even though GLSetup may be referred to as a "Beta", the drivers it installs are very stable, and almost always better than the drivers provided on the installation CD-Rom with your graphics hardware. We use GLSetup on all our Windows 95/98 systems here, and strongly recommend you do the same.
3. Audio problems
Go into the config.cfg file in the DXBall2 folder.
It's a text file....so open it with "Note Pad".
First set the PlaybackBits = 8 to 16 ...If that doesn't work
try setting ForceWaveOut =0 to 1
4. 3rd party boards
We've had a few problems reported which have turned out to be caused by 3rd party boards. [Most have caused no problems.]
We recommend that you install a second copy of DX-Ball 2 in a separate directory or hard drive. Use one copy for official board-packs and use the other copy for any other boards. It will be easier to identify problems if they occur.