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{Resolved} Zip game installation

Discussion in 'Games' started by ascension15, Sep 10, 2000.

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  1. ascension15

    ascension15 Thread Starter

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    I downloaded an old arcade game and it is a zip file. So when I run the ZIP program it says that I can view documentation and when I click next it will install the game. The problem is that when I click 'install' the game is installed but when it finished a medium sized DOS box appeared saying "Type RAIDEN to run." However if I hit any key I get a message saying the DOS box has terminated. There is a cursor but I can't type anything.

    So how do I find the executable to run it? I suppose I have to go into DOS, but how do I zip it in DOS? And why install in Windows in the first place?
     
  2. Kirkland

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ascension15:
    I downloaded an old arcade game and it is a zip file. So when I run the ZIP program it says that I can view documentation and when I click next it will install the game. The problem is that when I click 'install' the game is installed but when it finished a medium sized DOS box appeared saying "Type RAIDEN to run." However if I hit any key I get a message saying the DOS box has terminated. There is a cursor but I can't type anything.

    So how do I find the executable to run it? I suppose I have to go into DOS, but how do I zip it in DOS? And why install in Windows in the first place?
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    I have a Zip 250 (100 disk capabilities). I understand the Zip 250 disk must be "fixed" using Iomega's "Make Non-removable" tool. Once done, the computer recognizes the Zip disk as a hard drive and can install from there.
    *I've never used a Zip 250/100 disk in that configuration.
    *I think a Zip drive can only access DOS based programs from the "non-removable" configuration. Someone with more experience with the Iomega "Make non-removable" tool can help both of us.
    *I own some DOS based games I have not run on Windows98 computers. I'd like to know the specific technical answer to your question myself.
    *But if you have the capability to use the "Make non-removalbe" feature, you might try from there.

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  3. EAFiedler

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    Post the URL for the gamesite, I will download it and see if I experience the same thing.
     
  4. ascension15

    ascension15 Thread Starter

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    Nevermind, I found the solution. I simply had to modify around it as an executable, and I found out how. Thanks anyways [​IMG]
     
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