I’ve just started playing Gateway II-Homeworld. I downloaded it as abandonware and just dropped it in DOSBox, as is recommended by DOSBox itself.
The first hiccup was that part of the intro wouldn’t play. No biggie, I just pressed the spacebar and got on with the game.
Now I discovered that I cannot save my progress.
Here’s the error-message and some tech-speak from the site I downloaded from:
For the start-up hiccup: [Unable to open file ‘C:\gateway2\RESTART.DAT’]
For the save-error: [Unable to open file ‘C:\gateway2\HOME_001.SAV’]
On the website, under the heading “how to run the game”, is this text:
“The game works in WinXP, albeit without sound. It works well in either DOSBox or VDMSound, so either of those is recommended. The game should be run from C:Gateway2 (if you don’t like that you can change it in the Legend.ini file).”
Surely this must have something to do with the problem, but my literary-minded brain can’t understand it. Some babysteps-assistance with what would be a trivial problem for many of you would be much appreciated.
(I thought about just playing the entire game in one sitting, but you can die in Gateway 2, and beginning from scratch every time that happens would be just a bit too frustrating).