Installing Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! and running with or without the CD

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This Guide will show you how to install and run your original CD version of Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! in Dosbox with or without the CD which will avoid skipping and audio related issues with dosbox. Guide Written by me (SierraMultimedia).

(Please note I am using the Leisure Suit Larry: Collection Series which contains Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! on the second disc.)

Edit: Since writing this guide, sierrahelp.com have released the Leisure Suit Larry 6 for DOSBox Installer (Works with either floppy or CD version.)

Please click here to view the link

http://www.sierrahelp.com/Patches-Updates/NewSierraInstallers.html#LSL6CD

or have fun using my guide below. Thank you.

First we need to to download the lastest Dosbox program (0.72 to date) to run the game from http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1 and install (and check the add shortcut to desktop in the setup).

Next find the folder where Dosbox was installed too and double click on “dosbox.conf” and select “Select program from list” and highlight notepad and press OK.

Now you are in the configuration file of Dosbox. Scroll down to find the following lines in the [Dosbox] section:

language=
machine=vga
captures=capture
memsize=16

Change memsize to 64 as shown below

language=
machine=vga
captures=capture
memsize=64

then scroll down to the [autoexec] section and find the following lines at the end of the document

[autoexec]
# Lines in this section will be run at startup.

and add the following 3 lines underneath. (please note: “E” refers to the drive letter of your CD drive. If yours is something else, use that letter instead)

mount E E:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0
mount C C:\sierra
C:

to get the following

[autoexec]
# Lines in this section will be run at startup.

mount E E:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0
mount C C:\sierra
C:

Now Save your “dosbox.conf” file and exit.

Go to your C drive and create a new folder called sierra. This is where Dosbox will now install all games too.

To install Leisure Suit Larry 6 insert Disc 2 into your cd/dvd drive (please note if your copy of LSL6 only comes on one disc insert that CD instead).

Run dosbox (if you created a shortcut on the desktop select that and The program will load, initialize the CD drive and give you a C:\ prompt. If it doesn’t, your CD drive may be a different letter than D:\, or you made a mistake somewhere above.

Type e: (if thats you drive letter) and press enter. You should now have a flashing E:\ prompt

Next type dir /w after the flashing E:\ and you should see the Directory of E:\ (the files on the CD)

Most Windows programs run “setup.” and most DOS programs ran “install.” With DOSBox, you must “install” programs. Look for “install.exe

At the flashing E:\ prompt type install and enter. Now at the Installation choices screen select your Music, Audio and Dierctory (change to C:\LSL6CD) then select Accept these choices and begin installation.

Next select if you would like to choise (F)aster to run the game faster (give up 20meg of hard drive space) or (S)maller (giving only 15.000 bytes). Recommend is the Faster opition.

When the installation is finished type C: and press enter. At the flashing C:\ prompt screen type lsl6cd and press enter again. The game will now start. To enter the game in fullscreen press Alt-Enter.

In games that do not need CD support, open the dosbox.conf file and insert a # in front of this line to disable CD support:

mount D D:\ -t cdrom command

Running the Game Without the CD

Now we have installed the game and is running using the CD lets hack it to play without the CD.

First make sure your LSL6 CD is still in the CD/DVD drive. Open your CD drive and highlight all files on the CD (or press Ctrl-A to auto select all the files). Next right click and copy files.

Find the install folder to the game “C:\sierra” and double click on the LSL6CD folder “C:\sierra\LSL6CD” and paste files into this folder.

You will be prompted to overwrite files like “RESOURCE.000″ and other files just select Yes to All.

Next we need to edit the “resource.cfg” file by going to C:\sierra\LSL6CD and opening the file in notepad.

you should see the following

videoDrv  = VESA.DRV
soundDrv  = MT32.DRV
audioDrv  = DACBLAST.DRV
joyDrv    = NO
directory = \LSL6CD
mouseDrv    = NONE
memoryDrv    = NONE
cd        = YES
cmd        = LSL6CD
minmemory    = 2M

resAUD    = E:\aud
resSFX    = E:\sfx
patchDir  = C:\LSL6CD;E:\hires\patches
audiosize = 32768

and change to

videoDrv  = VESA.DRV
soundDrv  = MT32.DRV
audioDrv  = DACBLAST.DRV
joyDrv    = NO
directory = \LSL6CD
mouseDrv    = NONE
memoryDrv    = NONE
cd        = NO
cmd        = LSL6CD
minmemory    = 2M

resAUD    = C:\LSL6CD\aud
resSFX    = C:\LSL6CD\sfx
patchDir  = C:\LSL6CD;C:\LSL6CD\hires\patches
audiosize = 32768

Save and exit. Load Dosbox and run game (remember type lsl6cd)

dosbox_lsl6_playing

Now you dont need the CD anymore and avoid skipping and audio related issues.

This hack can be done on other Sierra related CD games but the setting may vary.

Enjoy.

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