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10. January 2015

Retro game Ignition / Bleifuss Fun under Windows 7 using DOSBox

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , , , — Christopher Kramer @ 15:37

Remember this retro game?

bleifuss fun

When I was a child, I used to play this with my friends in split screen, which is fun 😀

I just found the old CD and wanted to get it running. This is the way that worked out:

  1. Download and install DOSbox
  2. Create an directory somewhere, e.g. “C:\Users\foo\dosbox”
  3. Start DOSbox
  4. Insert the Bleifuss Fun / Ignition CD into your CD drive (say it has drive D:)
  5. Mount the CD in DOSBox:
    mount d d:\ -t cdrom
  6. Mount the directory you created in step 2 as c:
    mount c c:\Users\foo\dosbox
  7. Switch to the CD-Rom by typing:
  8. Start the installation by typing:

  9. Go through the installation by pressing Enter, leaving the default location (C:\BLEIFUSS.FUN\ will end up in C:\Users\foo\dosbox\BLEIFUSS.FUN on your drive)
  10. Go into the installation directory
  11. Switch into Fullcreen: ALT + Enter
  12. Start the game by typing


You can switch back from fullscreen with Alt + Enter and kill dosbox with CTRL + F9

You can increase the screen resolution under options to 800 x 600 to get the graphics a little better.

Next time you run the game, start Dosbox, insert the CD, mount it, mount c, go into the installation directory and start the game:


If you don’t want to insert the CD every time or don’t have a CD drive anymore, you can create an image of the CD using Daemon Tools and mount this into a virtual CD drive and mount this in DOSBox.

Of course this should work on any OS where DOSBox is running.

Have fun!


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9. June 2014

Windows 7: On a multi-screen setup, place windows at one half of a screen

Filed under: Windows — Tags: , , , , , , , — Christopher Kramer @ 11:08

With Windows 7, you can easily move windows on one half of the screen by dragging them to the left or right edge of the screen. This is called “Snap” and is very handy. Watch Microsoft’s video on Snap if you don’t know it yet.

But on a multi-screen setup with two screens side-by-side, you can only place a window at the right half of the right screen or the left half of the left screen with Snap. You cannot place a window at the left half of the left screen because there is no “magic edge” there. Of course you can move and resize it manually. But there is a faster way:

[Windows-Key] + [Left arrow]

This places the window at these positions:

  1. Left half of left screen
  2. Right half of left screen
  3. Left Screen
  4. Left half of left screen
  5. Right half of right screen
  6. Right screen

Just press [Windows]+[Left] again to move it to the next position listed above. You can press [Windows] + [Right arrow] to move it the other way round (starting to the right half of right screen).

I don’t know if any other Windows version supports this as well, I guess at least Windows 8 supports it as well (in desktop mode).

Happy window-moving! 🙂