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#206 Amulet of Yendor doesn't show attributes.

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2012-09-07
2004-12-06
Ben Shadwick
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Would be nice if there were some improvement to the
ANSI.SYS (or even better, one of the extended spinoffs
like NNANSI) support/emulation in DOSBox for those old
text mode games that use it.

Specifically, I'm having trouble with a game called
Amulet of Yendor (
http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?id=3954 ). After
choosing a race, your base attribute values are
invisible. During the game, typing MAP shows a map for
only a millisecond or two and then it disappears.

Discussion

  • Peter Veenstra
    Peter Veenstra
    2004-12-08

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    The game doesn't use ansi at all.

    the base attributes aren't invisible, they aren't there at
    all. I'm not sure if they should be there. but they aren't
    (noticed after inspecting the video memory at that location.)
    I'm not sure why they are missing.

     
  • Ben Shadwick
    Ben Shadwick
    2004-12-09

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    Sorry about that! I don't know how I got the idea into my
    head that it used ANSI. What I do know is that it's been
    almost 20 years since I've played the game, and it either
    runs differently now, or this version is buggier than the
    one I had back then.

    It's worth noting that the game behaves exactly the same
    under a WinXP command prompt, so the buggy behavior is most
    likely not DOSBox's fault.

    Thanks for taking the time to look into it and for posting a
    reply.

     
  • Peter Veenstra
    Peter Veenstra
    2006-02-12

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    changed summary and type.

    Still broken btw.