(See below for guide)
Track: Amazon Delta Turnpike
Vehicle: KD-1 Speeder
Team: Mad Medicine
Hi-Octane is definitely one of the 5 games of the 90's that I loved most. I was thrilled when I found out about DosBox, but disappointed to find that it wasn't as easy as it seemed! So I've been trying to get this to work for a while now, and with the help of DosBox 0.70, I got it to work.
What you need:
- The game
- DosBox 0.70 (or higher?)
OK, installing the game is your own business, it depends on where you got it/where you put it. Installing DosBox is easy, but do remember where you put it (1), you'll find your config file there! The only thing you'll get from me is an extract from my config file (dosbox.conf) (2). All you need to do is replace the lines in it with the current values (Note that you should NOT copy the stuff between double brackets, that's just information!) (3/4):
Here's some pictures of the process, hope it makes it all a bit easier to understand:
[cpu] ((This one is VERY important!))
[mixer] ((The sound and MIDI settings are just to optimalise, they're optional, but not required))
[Autoexec] ((Also a luxury edit, what this does is automatically make a mount for you))
@Mount h c:\hioctane\ ((Or wherever you put Hi-Octane))
@echo H: = Hioctane
#EDIT: Thanks for user entropai for bringing this up (The function was unavailable at the time). If the game is too fast with these settings, you can also try instead:
core=simple instead of automatic and change cputype to 486 [...] it may still require fine tuning with the cpucycles though.
#EDIT2: If you want to run the game on 640x480, it will require a lot more resources. If this makes your system run slower than usual try setting the relevant settings of your config file to the following:
Thanks to verwondermee for testing this.