Running Stonekeep in DOSBox
This is about playing the game from a CD not the GOG version.
This is using the latest make of DOSBox. To avoid old hoary games playing in a tiny-assed window on my monitor, I changed the relevant lines in
dosbox.conf to read:
You cannot resize the window (apart from alt-entering it to fullscreen), if output is set to surface. Setting it to opengl (assuming you’re using manufacturer’s drivers, not OS native ones – this is important!) allows you to resize it, which I’ve done by replacing the default window resolution setting to 1024×768. This works like a charm for Stonekeep. Alt-entering it makes it looks awful, pixellates it, and if you’re using a widescreen monitor, it stretches it unnaturally.
Stick your Stonekeep CD in the drive. Install and start DOSBox being mindful of the suggestions above.
Mount your hard drive and CD drive by doing:
mount c c:\dir where dir is the directory on your hard drive you want to mount. For the sake of this tutorial I installed Stonekeep on my D: drive (hence the line on the above screenshot). Your mileage may vary.
Mount the CD by doing:
mount d d:\ -t cdrom where d is your CD’s drive letter.
Install Stonekeep, switching to the CD by doing
install. Do not install it in the default location it puts there. Change it to something simple like
c:\SK. Let it do its thing. The
verifying copied files dialogue may take some time to get through, and it may appear it’s hung. It hasn’t – let it go – it’ll pass it. Once to the setup screen, configure digital and normal sound and movie resolution. Then exit.
Then navigate to where you installed Stonekeep (i.e
c:\sk) and type
Enjoy that kick-ass intro and the retro gaming.