Mechanized Assault & eXploration Reloaded



#1 Jul 12, 2013 10:24 pm
Sal Sal Offline
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Subject: How-to run M.A.X more than 150 turns
original author nonsinn !

M.A.X. >150 turns


First of all, i know there are some information here and somewhere else on the internet, but everywhere just 'a part of a greater whole'. So I just wanna gave you a (little and short) HOW-TO-summary here and hope you save the hours I needed to get all information …and btw I saw this possibility while I looked around in the developers area Have a look-around )

I used some variables and hope, that some day in future for every expander a solution would be available Smiling .
Sources of information:
Stuff you need:
  • PMWBIND.EXE (you'll find this nice executable in the pmw133.zip from the PMODE/W-Page and some information on wikipedia PMODE
  • any DOS-EXTENDER
  • okay, I'll use the
    • <new-DOS-Extender>
    • so you should have a <file-name>.
  • a (dfend-)DOSBOX… maybe you read the How-to use M.A.X. with modern OS…. I'll describe the solution with dfend + dosbox + settings of the …modern OS-Topic… (and meanwhile a solution without dfend) Wink
What are we doing (and why)
  • extract the LE from MAXRUN.EXE {'LE' = line executable} (a file, you can run with DOS-Extender)
  • get some other DOS-Extender (avoid some crashes with the original one…)
  • running M.A.X. with the <new-DOS-Extender> (you should know why Angel )
  • copy PMWBIND.EXE and your <new-DOS-Extender> into your M.A.X.-directory. (We need it there to work with)
  • you don't have to change your expander label!
  • enjoy gaming ^^
made a LE from M.A.X.
  • (start dfend),
  • run the DOSBox DOS,
  • cd (change directory) to your M.A.X.-dir,
  • run pmwbind.exe /u maxrun.exe (image *the-work.png*)
Little fix for the new Expander
there is a MAXRUN.BAT in your M.A.X.-dir, open it and replace the original stuff

Maxrun.exe -fD:\MAX\MAX

with

<new-MAXRUN.BAT>

Continue with *changed-dfend-settings.png*

Don't change the expander label so we maybe can help you if you need some help, and add a screeny like the *changed-dfend-settings.png* (below the line) to your *it won't work* reply Wink .

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A.H.
- easy logic -
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#2 Jul 12, 2013 10:52 pm
Sal Sal Offline
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Registered since: Jun 07, 2004
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Subject: Re: How-to run M.A.X more than 150 turns
addition by nonsinn

using DOS/4G v.2.01a:

=> you need »DOS4G.EXE«
content of the bat:
DOS4G MAXRUN.LE
pros and cons:
Yes able to continue old games…
No sometimes game closed without any message…

(…for the lazy about typing and searching…)
A.H.
- easy logic -
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