Mortal Kombat II under Virtual PC

Mortal Kombat II under Virtual PC

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Ah the joys of computer game sequels.  Like most sequels, Mortal Kombat II was basically like Mortal Kombat - with a few tweaks and enhancements.  Mortal Kombat II has Shang Tsung, the bad guy mastermind from Mortal Kombat as one of the fighters - which is kind of fun.

The technical differences in Mortal Kombat II include a lot of graphical cleanup (the characters no longer look like cardboard cut outs on a computer generated background) and the addition of 'babalities' (where you turn your opponent into a baby) and 'friendships' (where rather than killing your opponent you spare their life).  Frankly I prefer the fatalities over these two.

Mortal Kombat II also added a number of arenas which you could interact with, and uppercut your opponent off the stage, or push them into spikes / acid / etc...

Mortal Kombat II under Virtual PC   Mortal Kombat II under Virtual PC   Mortal Kombat II under Virtual PC

All in all a lot of fun.  For more details checkout: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_II

Cheers,
Ben

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  • I love how you can run these games under virtual pc but how do you install them under virtual pc?  My email is flyinsampson@hotmail.com.  I'm trying to run jedi knight: dark forces 2 and have installed the virtual pc program but am lost trying to get it too work, any ideas?
  • Hi Eric -

    I was able to do this with no special tricks.  Check: http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/04/27/412418.aspx

    What problems are you seeing?

    Cheers,
    Ben
  • I guess I'm lost when I try and install it, everytime I get to the main window, it says "reboot and select boot device"  I guess I'm wondering how I'm supposed to get it to recognize my jedi knight directory so I can run the game right away.  How do I get the jedi knight directory into a vhd?
  • I finally figured out how to get the virtual hard disk working.  I linked it to my C:\ drive which is where jedi knight is, but when i load up my virtual machine, i just get a blank screen.  How do I get it to read a certain program from my program files?  I guess I'm wondering how I'm supposed to get it to find the jedi knight executable file so it can start the game?
  • I hate this game, it's far too hard to beat the computer even on novice. Sux bigtime
  • Wow, I keep coming to all these realizations by myself, but you can correct me if I'm wrong.  Once I get the virtual hard drive going, I suppose I have to install Windows 95 if I want to run Windows 95?  I thought Virtual PC emulated it, but I guess it just runs a different OS in the program and you have to install that OS first in order to play Windows 95 games.  Does that sound about right?
  • Eric -

    You are right.  You need to install an OS in the virtual machine - and then install the game.

    Cheers,
    Ben
  • Hi,

    I have a quick question about running DOS games in Virtual PC 2004 SP1.

    I'm using MS-DOS 6.22 and trying to load up an old DOS game called "Gender Wars". I've used "SET BLASTER" line in Autoexec.bat, and the CD-ROM is setup correctly such that I can install and setup the sound in this game without trouble.

    The problem is when I execute it, I get a blank screen. How does one find out what's causing the issue?

    What's your method of handling such DOS apps?

    The game runs in an emulated environment (DOSBox), but its PAINFULLY slow, when you play the game...Even on a Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 that is overclocked to 3.6GHz!

    So you can see why I'm trying out MS-DOS in Virtual PC. :)
  • Have you set core=dynamic and cycles=auto in DosBox.conf?

    Have you tried increase the cycles (ALT+F12) at all?
  • Ok, I have Win95 install CD.  Now, I have a boot disk, but everytime I use it, it loads up the CD and the hard drive, which is the A:\ drive?  I load up fdisk, but when i try to create a partition, it won't let me do it.  So, I can't format the hard drive to install the OS, any ideas of what I'm doing wrong?
  • I did it like this:
    I grabbed an old MS-DOS 6.22 bootdisk and started the Virtual Machine. After MS-DOS 6.22 loaded I was at the A:\ prompt. I then typed "fdisk".

    In fdisk I did:
    1 -> Create DOS partition or logical drive
    1 -> Create primary partition
    Select "yes" and let the machine reboot (again from the diskette).

    After MS-DOS loaded again (again you get the A:\ prompt), I typed "format c:" and "y" to let it remove all data + format. I kept an empty label (press enter when asked for it).

    After this I copied all files of the CD to the newly created c:\Win95 folder (using xcopy) and ran setup from there.

    After Windows was installed I ran "Install or Update Virtual Machine Additions" to install drivers.

    After this I configured Autoexec.bat & Config.sys.

    My config.sys:
    DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM I=B100-B7FF I=C600-C7FF I=CC00-CFFF I=E600-EFFF FRAME=D000
    DOS=HIGH,UMB
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\VMADD\CDROM.SYS /D:IDECD001
    LASTDRIVE=Z

    My autoexec.bat:
    DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
    DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE RAM I=B100-B7FF I=C600-C7FF I=CC00-CFFF I=E600-EFFF FRAME=D000
    DOS=HIGH,UMB
    DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\VMADD\CDROM.SYS /D:IDECD001
    LASTDRIVE=Z

    Now I fall back to DOS from Windows & run the Tyrian2000 setup.exe, but my sound won't work. The music works fine tough. It is quite fast; a lot faster than dosbox 0.65.

    Anyone got an idea how to get sound to work tough?
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