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Aero_Shodanjo
03-25-2005, 03:06 PM
A week ago I downloaded LucasArt's Their Finest Hour: Battle of Britain DOS game from an abandonware site (www.oldware.net (http://www.oldware.net) - if Im not mistaken) just for some nostalgia. Ive also downloaded a program/emulator (DOSbox) to make it run under Windows. However, everytime I start the game it always ask for the 2nd floppy disk while there's nothing in the readme or in the site where I downloaded it mentioned about the 2nd disk, Im lost...

Anyone can help this?

Aero_Shodanjo
03-25-2005, 03:06 PM
A week ago I downloaded LucasArt's Their Finest Hour: Battle of Britain DOS game from an abandonware site (www.oldware.net (http://www.oldware.net) - if Im not mistaken) just for some nostalgia. Ive also downloaded a program/emulator (DOSbox) to make it run under Windows. However, everytime I start the game it always ask for the 2nd floppy disk while there's nothing in the readme or in the site where I downloaded it mentioned about the 2nd disk, Im lost...

Anyone can help this?

BelaLvgosi
03-25-2005, 05:08 PM
I'll try, just a sec!

BelaLvgosi
03-25-2005, 05:24 PM
Ooook, se that PI.arj? You must create a folder called PI and uncompress it there.
Also there's that SCREENS dir with only one arj inside, you must uncompress that arj directly to \screens , only then you can play the game.

The problem is that when I'm inside a cockpit, it will drop it and ask for a radio cypher (code protection) lol.

edit: bleh, nevermind, inside DOSBOX I could continue inside the cockpit

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v624/hostinghere/bob.jpg

PS: HEY, NO SHIFT F1!!!!!

flyingscampi
03-25-2005, 06:36 PM
Top tip: If you hold down the Alt key when you press the PrtScrn button it only copies the active window to the clipboard http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BelaLvgosi
03-25-2005, 06:51 PM
Tnx for the tip! Usually crpop what I need but I was too lazy this time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

civildog
03-25-2005, 09:03 PM
That was one of the best games I have ever played! I loved the scramble missions when you had to get your Spitfire or Hurricane off the ground fast - while you could see the oncoming bombers approaching and begin dropping bombs on your base.

Wish our scrambles in this game were like that.

Aero_Shodanjo
03-25-2005, 09:21 PM
Lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif thanks Bela and fellas http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
That game was the best for sure.

73GIAP_Milan
03-26-2005, 08:15 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif ahhh those screens bring back memories...

i've had months of continous fun with BOB Their Finest Hour..
I still have a copy on my comp but can't get it to run under Win2K http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

can i just google that emulator you're using?? or a better question: anyone recommend me a win2k capable emulator please http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

I FEEL LIKE PLAYING !!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

BelaLvgosi
03-26-2005, 08:35 AM
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net

That's the maing page of that project.
To run the game, you must extract it as I pointed above and run dosbox.
After your start it, you'll need to mount a drive, simply do "mount c c:\games\finest" or any other dir where you have the game. Then you'll only need to go to c:\ and run bob.exe in VGA. Beware that sometimes the game pops up it's copy protection scheme asking for codes on manual...

73GIAP_Milan
03-26-2005, 08:39 AM
EDIT: http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif WHOOW it works http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif omg, i'm getting hooked who needs il2 anyway?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Aero_Shodanjo
03-26-2005, 09:18 AM
Err... The game asked for radio frequency in mid-flight http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif ... I wonder does anyone still have the manual/codes?

One more thing, IIRC the manual also includes a map of the English channel area. That was another cool feature IMHO.

Wilburnator
03-26-2005, 02:36 PM
I used to play that game on the Tandy 1000 I inherited when my Dad passed away several years ago. I think I still have those floppies in a box somewhere. What a goof to see that SS, it brings back memories of fun an frustration!

Wilburnator
03-26-2005, 02:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aero_Shodanjo:
Err... The game asked for radio frequency in mid-flight http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif ... I wonder does anyone still have the manual/codes?

One more thing, IIRC the manual also includes a map of the English channel area. That was another cool feature IMHO. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Included in the game was a little cardboard wheel/decoder thingy. I Forget it's purpose (getting old) but you dialed in certain info and looked in the proper box and there was your frequency, or something like that. I actually just went hunting for mine to remind myself how it works, but I can't find it. I believe it is required to play the game properly... could be wrong though.

Von_Rat
03-26-2005, 02:56 PM
i bet the spits overmodeled.

Longjocks
03-26-2005, 04:39 PM
Yet further inspiration to unpack my Amiga. This game was the main reason I got the extra 512k memory for the Amiga as this game needed it to be able to play audio.

robotech
03-26-2005, 07:43 PM
hahaha!! I still have that game with the box(that was a cool looking box btw), manual, that code wheel. Not to mention red baron (with the maps of the front there were included), secrets weapons of luftwaffe and battlehawks 1942. Teehee memories from old http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Using a stuka to dogfight a spitfire and winning!! Good ol' days

MarkGos
03-28-2005, 08:43 PM
Ah BOB, SWOTL, BattleHawks 1942. The good old days. I wish Lucasarts would do another Flight Sim.

I'm still annoyed at them though becasue they say the patch is coming out soon - 2 weeks to be sure!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif