Ok. I will try once again to run this game in Virtual PC with Windows 98.
So as you can see, even though I have the (1) VESA graphic card, and the (2) original driver (not the Virtual PC one), I get this error.
I get the EXACT same message if I try to run in MS-DOS mode.
(3a) Note that I had to use the "-nosound" parameter, otherwise the VM just hangs up.
Also if I use the (4) Virtual PC's S3 driver, the (3b) VM hangs up on initializing sound for a little while, and then there's the same story as before.
(1) You mean the VPC "emulated" one?
(2) The one(s) from the FTP site?
(3a/3b) Did you "install" the Correct Drives for it? (same FTP site, btw)
(4) Virtual PC does NOT have Drivers - you are using the DEFAULT ones supplied with Win98.
(*) You will HAVE to allow resizing of the Screen in VPC
(*) Did you notice that VPC also has a couple of "extras" to allow accelerations?
-- -- in folder "Program Files\Microsoft Virtual PC\Virtual Machine Additions"
-- VMAdditions.iso <--for Windows (DID YOU INSTALL THIS?)
-- DOS Virtual Machine Additions.vfd <--for DOS (DID YOU INSTALL THIS?)
(5) I note the "errors" and the info you just provided indicate that it's a Pure DOS 16-bit game. IOW, suitable to run on (e.g.) MS-DOS 5.0, so... Did you REALLY use XP's "DOS" and actually change screensize? AND have sound? Did you have to use ANY other drivers other than those supplied with XP on the REAL PC?
-ALSO in the FIRST screen - that's NOT a VESA driver.
Why is it I have a VPC DOS/Win3.11 AND a VPC Win98SE and both work just fine? BTW, I DID get the files from the site I gave and use them. I can ALSO use the Emulated Network Card in DOS and even PRINT to my... SHARED USB PRINTER. I can do ANYTHING in VPC that I could do if it were a "real" PC. That's where I do ALL of my testing.
Point of interest - VPC (like any other Virtual Machine software) just EMULATES hardware - you MUST supply the CORRECT drivers. The fact that the "game" works on a REAL machine (with XP installed) indicates that you MUST have installed CORRECT drivers for the "game" to function. This is NO DIFFERENT than a VM. Seriously!
I figured out the GAME you're having a problem with ("Dragon Ball Z MUGEN Edition 2: Freeware 2D combat game featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z"). I'll see what I can do for you. (you could ALSO help me help you by answering the above questions).
OR... just try MagicAndre1981's suggestion...
I had found a BETA one (doesn't work after 2000).
M.U.G.E.N supports most Sound Blaster-compatible soundcards.
To run this beta release, you will need a VESA 1 or VESA 2 compatible
video card. VGA is NOT supported.
Which means you need the VESA drivers.
BWAHAHAHAH!!!! I'm leaving all of the above but DID find this
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I downloaded Mugen Editon 2 and when I tried to play it, I got an error. It says cannot change video mode...What do I do?
CHANGE THE CFG! Do NOT use the Screen Size you clearly are trying to use (ref. screen shots). INSTALL THE VM ADDITIONS (the ISO). ADD THE LINES FOR SOUND IN THE AUTOEXEC.BAT!