Joan O Arc
Joined: 05 Nov 2001
Posted: 16 Mar 2002 16:30
Wow! I remember feeding quarters into a arcade machine to play this years ago.
I took a look at the version here - you'll have to run this oldie in pure DOS. Running it in a DOS box via Windows just won't do. Ran fine for me in DOS, no problems. What a blast from the past!
Just unzip the download to an empty directory on your hard drive. Might be best to keep the directory name length to 8 characters or less, just to be safe. (I used \qix).
*Don't* worry about unpacking the .LZH files. Just leave them be.
Run QIX.COM to start the game.
Here's a couple things not mentioned in the manual:
- Run SETUP.BAT to configure graphics, sound and input devices. I chose Adlib for sound and music ran fine, but I have a "legacy" card from the Sound Blaster family so it may not work on the Adlib setting for others. You may have to set sound "off" if you encounter problems.
- and some keys:
- F1 = Toggles Pause off/on
- F3 = Toggles sound
- F9 = Back to the Title Screen
- F10 = Quit
Hope this helps you out.