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I get nothing. On Lords2 i was able to find a file other than setup (dosinst.exe) and i was able to choose from a list of soundcards. On Lords1 not so much. I just ran setup.exe from windows and i get no option on soundcards. There must be another install program i am missing then. May i ask which program you used to install lords1? Looks like you had better luck than me!

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I get nothing. On Lords2 i was able to find a file other than setup (dosinst.exe) and i was able to choose from a list of soundcards. On Lords1 not so much. I just ran setup.exe from windows and i get no option on soundcards. There must be another install program i am missing then. May i ask which program you used to install lords1? Looks like you had better luck than me!

Try running the setup.exe file in DOSBox, not Windows. You'll get soundcard options that way (pick one of the Soundblasters, as they work well).

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I have tried that and i get"illegal command: win". This disk is a part of Lords Royal Collection. It may be a later version. Windows xp or win 7 & 8 will not run it. When i was younger I had a copy of this on 3.5" and ran it with either dos or win 3.1 or whatever windows was called back then.(i want to say it was deltree?) I will look online for another copy of Lords1 and see what happens. Thanks!

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Is there more than one type of executable in there? The first game in the Royal Collection should still use DOS, but it might also have a Windows executable to go with the DOS one. I will say this though; if there's only one executable that actually starts the game, and it's giving you the "win" error, then it's a Windows executable that won't run under DOS, or in DOSBox, at all.

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