Hocus Pocus Help

This page lists questions and links to solutions for various problems we've encountered for our Hocus Pocus game.

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For any errors relating to blaster statement

The error that you are getting is because the Sound Blaster line that is in your Autoexec.bat is too advanced for Hocus Pocus.

There is an easy fix for this:

Note: When you see <ENTER> that means press the enter key, do not type in enter.

First from a DOS prompt (at any directory) type in : SET <ENTER>

This will give you a list of different commands that is in your environment at the time. The one that we want is the :

BLASTER=AXXX DX TX Etc.... Write that line down on something. We will be using it in just a second.

Now to fix the problem. Change into the Hocus Directory (If you installed it to the defaults you will need to type in cd\hocus <ENTER> )

Your Prompt will read c:\hocus\> (or what ever the directory that you installed it to)


This will bring you to a blue screen with nothing on it. Now the Fix. On the first line you will need to type in the New set command this is a smaller version of the one that you wrote down. You need the A D and I parts of it.

So if your real blaster line is: blaster=a220 i5 d1 h5 p330 t6 then the line that you need to type is: SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 T4 (Note leave the T4 in regardless of what yours reads.)

Next you need to type in : HOCUS

Then type in the SET BLASTER statement that you wrote down. So it should now look like this:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6

Now hit ALT-F and go down to Exit. It will ask you to save and exit. Say yes. Now when you
want to run the program you need to type in:

cd\hocus <ENTER> h <ENTER>

This will let the program run then set everything back the way that it was.