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    [retro]Settlers II tech help needed!

    I posted this in an abandonware forum, but thought I would also try here as a lot of you seem to be very knowledgeable...

    Hi,

    I have settlers II running on Windows XP Pro, with the use of VDMSound to get the sound working. It all works great.

    However, we bought a serial mouse to hook it up and play split-screen two player mode. When we try and start the game, a message comes up in the 'dos' prompt saying 'unknown mouse interrupt' and then it launches into the game. When we choose two-player, the first player's mouse works, but the second player's mouse does next-to-nothing. If you move the mouse around on your mousemat then every 5 seconds it may move an inch, but thats about it. It's obviously detecting the mouse in some respect, but I cant get it to work. Please help, and I will be eternally grateful!

    System is:

    PIII 800
    256MB RAM
    Windows XP Pro
    VDMSound
    Settlers Gold version
    one mouse in PS/2 socket
    other in Com1/com2.

    Thanks

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    I have also tried this and had a problem getting the the mouse working and i'm not sure where to put it or what to do, i would also be interested in what is suggested
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    You could try changing the settings for the serial ports in the bios on PC startup, assign different IRQ to them and see if that works

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    I tried changing it to auto. Made no difference. Will try changing them manually. Are there any methods on what to put for the settings?

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    Just try going through the different manual settings, I know its a bit of a mess about constantly restarting and running the game, but if it works great. You could maybe try doing it through the Windows Device manager (Its in System in the Control Panel under the Hardware Tab when the system opens up) Occasionaly Windows will let you change IRQ's. I would definately try doing it through the bios first though, make sure you set it to an IRQ that isnt being used by something else in the system.

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    Does the mouse work in windows?

    if so, its nota driver or IRQ issue.

    I would try a USB mouse.
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    I can only assign either IRQ 3 or 4 to them. Doesnt make any difference to the way the mouse responds (although crashed on one of them). It also states something like "mouse driver 8.000" when I load the game, but I dont think thats the driver my mouse is installed with (windows says my mouse driver is 5.1.26 - the default driver with windows xp). With Settlers II, you have to have one mouse driver installed (I have the PS/2 mouse driver on here) and one without (mouse that goes into COM2). It's the one that goes into the COM port that's the difficult one.

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