It should be in the same folder as all the other files.
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:01am

If you "cd" into the extracted folder and then open "qb xmas2021" it should use the ".MAK" file to open the dependencies.

If that didn't work, you can use File->Load File to add "helpers.bas" and". To see the .BI file, you'll need to enter "*.BI" in the file name and hit enter. Then it should show up in the list.

If QB is in another directory and you're opening it from there (ex: c:\qb45\qb.exe), then your working directory will be wrong and the game won't be able to find all the external files. Adding your QB directory to your PATH in your autoexec.bat file will allow you to open xmas2021.bas from the extracted dir and the files should all be found.

I don't remember if DOSBox comes with an autoexec.bat file, if not you can just add one and put "PATH=C:\QB45" or something in it. Then restart DOSBox and it'll pick it up.

    • Can't find file XMASCOM.BI - Joe, Tue Jan 11 2022 9:08pm
      Okay help me troubleshoot through this, I'm new to running QB on DOSBOX
      • It should be in the same folder as all the other files.- Erik_, Wed Jan 12 2022 12:01am
    • The game engine is done. Wow. - Puckdropper, Sat Jan 08 2022 2:59pm
      Yes, there's a few spots where the 16x16 block touch detection got me, but what can you do? I really like how blend doesn't burn energy when standing, it adds to the strategy. It's also kinda neat how Blend hides Santa when a Snooper passes him, making him MORE invisible. Document it and it's a f... more
      • I like the idea of a default high score table. - Erik_, Wed Jan 12 2022 12:07am
        Something easy but not so easy that getting to level 2 will knock the top record off. Yeah, the "trick"iness of falling in that spot has sort of become a problem I'll need to fix now that I'm creating more levels. It makes falling through a one tile hole hit or miss depending if the player was r... more
        • Have you tried playing level 3 by going down first? - Puckdropper, Wed Jan 12 2022 12:00pm
          Is that even possible, within the limits of Christmas Spirit? At least if the fall doesn't work, the level is still winable. Exactly my thoughts on the high score table. Maybe #10 should be past level 1 and one gift delivered and the top should be about halfway through level 3. A different en... more
          • No, haven't tried that yet. - Erik_, Thu Jan 13 2022 2:36pm
            I can see that way with blending taking most/all of your spirit. I think I might have the fall issue fixed... or better than it was. I'll need more testing. So far, this definitely works fitting from a to z (and the opposite dir) "x"s are the floor sprites. xxxxxxxxx ....x..A. ....x.x... more
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