Ok, so let's get you rolling
Mode 1: VPA with more than 50 targets support.
Dosbox: : http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox/ ... e/download
VPA: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vpa/fil ... P/download
 C:\games\vgaplan -> Everything planets related
 C:\games\vgaplan\planets -> Install folder for DOSPlan
 C:\games\vgaplan\planets\game1 -> Game files go here (xyplan.dat, .rst, etc)
 C:\games\vgaplan\PCC2\ -> Location for PCC2 files
Install Dosplan from your disks into  and run it once on any game  to make sure the file "fizz.bin" appears there.
This file contains your registration info and is needed for program to work.
Extract all files from the VPA zip file into 
Ectract all files from PCC2 into 
In location , create a batch file called "game1.bat" and fill it with the code below.
# is the race number you play, don't forget to substitute it.
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CD /D C:\games\VGAPlan\planets
IF EXIST game1\player#.rst C:\games\VGAPlan\PCC2\c2unpack -w # C:\games\VGAPlan\planets\game1
IF EXIST game1\player#.rst DEL game1\player#.rst
"C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74\DOSBox.exe" -conf "C:\games\VGAPlan\Planets\game1\dosbox-game1.conf" -noconsole -exit
CD /D C:\games\VGAPlan
In location , copy the Dosplan conf file there and rename it "dosbox-game1.conf" and add to the conf file under the [autoexec] header:
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# Lines in this section will be run at startup.
# You can put your MOUNT lines here.
mount c: C:\games\vgaplan\planets
vpa # game1
Now everytime you want to play the game, just run the game1.bat
PCC2 will unpack your RST, VPA will be used to make your turn, and PCC2 will be used to pack your TRN.
Fortunately PCC2 will change the TRN file into a VGAP 3.5 file, so the host will see you have a 3.5 version running and will send you the additional 50+ target support that DOSPlan cannot handle.
I hope this is understandable. I'll try to make a single ZIP, which can just be downloaded and run after putting in your own planet registration.