Configure DOSBox to run at max cycles to prevent lag

By pidgezero_onepidgezero_one. Last updated

Set your CPU cycles in DOSbox to 100% for best performance. This game is RTA which means you'll have to deal with any slowness incurred by not following these instructions!

Firstly CLOSE DOSBOX IF IT IS RUNNING!

For Windows users, you can find dosbox-0.74.conf in C:\Users\<your Windows login>\AppData\Local\DOSBox

Open the file in a text editor, and find the line that starts with "cycles=". Change it to "cycles=max".

Now anytime you launch it will say in the titlebar that cycles are at 100%.

Now extract the contents of the CC game zip file to any directory of a PC you like.

YOU ONLY HAVE TO DO THOSE STEPS ONCE =) However, you must do the following any time you want to play:

Assuming you already have DOSbox open:

In DOSbox, choose a letter (I use "C" just because). Type "mount C <full directory of the folder containing the files you just unzipped>".

For example, I keep my CC1.exe and such in "C:\dos", so I would write "mount C C:\dos".

Then just type "C:\" to load your folder.

Then just type "cc1", "cc2", or "cc3" to run whichever.