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Caesar's original requirements:

MS-DOS 5.0 or greater
386SX minimum
2x CD-ROM
2 MB RAM
3 MB Hard drive space
VGA
SoundBlaster or ADLib
Mouse

 

Installation Problems

Before Impressions was disbanded, they stopped providing technical support for Caesar I, since the game was re-released as freeware. To manually setup the game to run in DOSBox:

  1. Mount a "C:" drive and a floppy drive (for your install files)
     
  2. Change to your mounted floppy drive and run "INSTALL.EXE" (install program will create a directory and unpack all the game files into it. The default directory is "C:\Caesar".
     
  3. Change to installed directory and run "SETUP.EXE" to configure your hardware.
     
  4. Run "CAESAR.BAT" to play the game. (You need caesar.bat to start it. The batch file starts the executable and sets the parameters).

Audio Problems

Audio problems are common in the later Sierra DOS games. There's no single fix for all these games.

Problem - Poor Quality / No Sound (Win9x and XP):
The game has no sound or the music is of poor quality.

Solution 1 (preferred):
Play the game in DOSBox. It also will work with the MT-32 sound module, if you are fortunate to have one.

Solution 2:
Use VDMSound. The game work well with VDMSound. The sound will be as good as your audio hardware, and as with DOSBox, it works with the MT-32 sound module.

Solution 3 (DOS/Win9x):
Install DOS drivers for your soundcard. Without DOS drivers installed you won't have sound in a DOS window in Windows 9x. If you can't find DOS drivers for your soundcard, there is an alpha (developmental) version of VDMS that you can try.


Speed problems

As with many of the Sierra VGA games, some of the games in the Space Quest Collection Series have a few speed bugs. These bugs can also be avoided by playing the game in DOSBox. If you can't or don't want to use DOSBox, you can try using a Slowdown Utility.

Here is a list of problems with solutions/workarounds.

Problem - :
 

Solution #1 (preferred):
Play using DOSBox. Even the Windows version can be played in DOSBox if you install Windows 3x in it, first.

Solution #2:
Use a Slowdown Utility.


 


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