Is anybody else having trouble using AGIMouse? I find it difficult to use because the ego doesn't respond to commands with the mouse the way I expect it to. For instance, in DG I'm moving the mouse up and clicking the left mouse button but the ego moves down!|
This problem has been bugging me with Robin's new game Naturette 2 as well. I can't for the life of me figure out how to select the English version -- I don't think there's supposed to be an ego arrow, so how do you select it?
|Sami_Tervo||perhaps you got malfunction mousie?|
Actually.. I get the same troubles. |
It's not very useful.. but have you tried under dos with a dos mouse driver?
As the author of Naturette 2 and DG: agimouse, I didn't experimented this problem.
I have win98 not win xp.
You may play naturette 2 using nagi, but you'll need to modify a file unless Nick makes a newest version of nagi.
Where could I find a DOS mouse driver? Stupid question, I know, but I really don't know where to look. |
I normally have to open a DOS shell anyway whenever I play AGI games, whether it be under Sierra's interpreter or NAGI, because for some odd reason Windows 2000 won't run the interpreter within Windows, but it will run the interpreter if I open it within a DOS shell.
I knew that Windows 2000 emulates DOS badly, but sheesh...
You'll find mouse.sys at the windows directory. Put it on the config.sys file. You'll need a disk boot to use this driver.|
Also, you may have a mouse driver on diskette if you've bought a mouse recently. The name may differt.
Go to http://www.bootdisk.com to get all your boot disks and mouse drivers.|
It seems that WindowsNT(2000/XP) doesn't work totally with AGI Mouse. Why? Because WindowsNT runs the NT OS, not DOS. They are completely different! Every DOS-related thing NT runs is in emulation, and since Microsoft doesn't like DOS, they don't care about compatibility.
The best thing to do would be to use a DOS boot disk or run an good emulator like Virtual PC.
Have you played Naturette 2 yet using nagi?
Actually, I have a really hard time running NAGI at all under Windows 2000. That's why I stick with the original Sierra interpreter. |
This is the error I get while running NAGI (which only appears while running a Command Prompt window, otherwise does not run and returns to Windows):
Unable to create video surface: DirectDrawSurface3::Lock: DirectDraw is still dr
What I'm thinking of doing is putting together a boot disk with a REAL copy of DOS, plus sound and mouse drivers. Either that or I'll wait until I figure out why the BIOS for my second hard drive aren't working. When I get that 40 Gig puppy running, I'll install Windows 98 on that (which ran NAGI nicely until I replaced 98 with 2000 a while back)
Is there was a NAGIMouse adaptation? I didn't think there was.
Check to see that you have the newest version of DirectX installed. I think your problem is with DirectX and not with NAGI.|
Also you can change the settings in nagi.ini so that it won't use DirectX. Try doing this if you already do have the latest version of DirectX installed and it still won't work.
To play Naturette 2 under Nagi, be sure the Nagi is in the same directory than Naturette 2 if you're using agistudio to play this game.|
Otherwise, Nagi works once only and the other times, Nagi loads and exits the game without warning.
But if you click on nagi without agistudio, you can play a game from a list nagi has made.
I'm using win98.
Sorry I haven't replied lately. The last 2 days I have endeavored to learn more about NAGI in general, and I have to tell you Nick - It's awesome! (if you had any concerns about NAGI having legality issues - I'm sure Sierra is more worried about games being pirated than a bunch of fans hacking and improving upon their 15 year old interpreters, as long as it's not with their Half-Life engine, that is!)|
I have the latest version of DirectX installed (Version 8.1 I think, I do know it's the XP version). I tried your idea about removing the line with DirectX, and I AM SUCCESSFUL at getting NAGI to work! :D The flip side is that NAGI won't work with DG or Naturette 2. :)
So, I'm stuck with my original problem, which is how do I work the mouse? NAGI seems to be not registering my mouse commands at all, but in all other respects it works perfectly (Windows 2000 still doesn't like it though; Windows hangs whenever I try to close NAGI).
Robin, I was able to get your game running once in English with the Sierra interpreter. It looks great.. but I still have a hard time getting around. Must be me, I guess.
Thanks again all!