No sound in DosBox?
MeltedPineapple last edited by
I currently have a raspberry pi 4 running Retropie 4.6.7
I installed dosbox not too long ago so I could play the Oregon Trail, and it worked great. However, when I tried to play “The secret of monkey island” the game has been working fine, but there is no sound. Keep in mind however, that The Oregon Trail had sound and worked great. The secret of monkey island has three files when I click on the folder, each named different things they are INCLOGO, MONKEY, and RUNME. RUNME, as you can guess, ran the game but without sound. MONKEY also runs the game, just constantly types /, which will end up terminating the game as it fails the piracy check. INCLOGO![alt text](image url) boots up as well, but when you type a key it either crashes or terminates the game, I don’t know which. The actual file itself has a bunch of files in it, but I don’t feel like writing them all down right now. If you guys need them, I can deliver
Also, When I tried to play Indiana Jones and the last crusade, it used an installer and I don’t know where to install the game. I know which drive, but don’t knows the correct files. Sorry if I missed something you need. Thanks in advance!
The DOS version of "The secret of monkey island" has some parameters to choose the sound system - run
monkey.exe /?to see the available options. Try starting the game with only PC-Speaker support (
monkey.exe i), SoundBlaster support seems finicky with this game.
Also, When I tried to play Indiana Jones and the last crusade, it used an installer and I don’t know where to install the game.
How did you start the installer ?
nemo93 last edited by nemo93
@MeltedPineapple hello! I suspect you're having an eXoDOS version of the game. @mitu is correct in saying there are parameters to help you configure your setup. To have the
dosbox.conf(or any conf file or commands) you did use to launch the game would help a lot! Off top of my head here are some parameters you can use to run the game:
c:\> monkey.exe r <- enable Roland MT-32 (requires specific files and setup) c:\> monkey.exe i <- enable internal speaker c:\> monkey.exe a <- enable Soundblaster and Adlib (most compatible) c:\> monkey.exe v <- force VGA
You can use a combination as well:
c:\> monkey.exe a v <- enable Soundblaster and VGA
Search for Monkey Island reference card for DOS on the Web to get more keyboard shortcuts and interesting info. The most interesting shortcut for you would be
Ctrl + Swhich turns on / off the sound (only working for Internal Speaker though).
Note: my recommendation would be for you to give a try to ScummVM for anything Lucasfilm games/LucasArts related. Very easy to use and you'll get the best experience possible. Check Retropie docs here for installation and ScummVM wiki to properly configure the games.