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Article ID: 101876

Article Last Modified on 12/8/1999



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Dinosaurs 1.0 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q101876

SUMMARY

This article provides instructions to manually install Microsoft Dinosaurs version 1.0.

MORE INFORMATION

These instructions assume:

  • Your hard disk is drive C
  • Your destination folder is C:\Msdinos
  • Your Windows folder is C:\Windows
  • Your CD-Rom drive is drive D

If your hard disk drive, destination folder, Windows folder, or CD-ROM drive letters are different, replace the drive letters and folder names throughout this article with the drive letters and folder names on your computer.

NOTE: The following instructions discuss copying, editing, and modifying folders and files. For more information about accomplishing these tasks in Windows, see your Windows printed documentation or online Help.

Steps for Windows or Windows for Workgroups, Versions 3.x

If you are running Microsoft Windows 3.x, follow these steps. When copying files, exit Windows and copy from the MS-DOS command prompt. Allow MS-DOS to overwrite any files it finds already on your hard drive.

  1. Create a folder on your hard drive named C:\Msdinos.

    For example, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and press ENTER at the end of the line:

    md c:\msdinos

  2. Copy the following files from the D:\Xfiles folder to the C:\Msdinos folder:
    • Msdinos.exe
    • Msdinos.the

      For example, to copy Msdinos.exe, type the following at the MS-DOS command prompt and press ENTER at the end of the line:

      copy d:\xfiles\msdinos.exe c:\msdinos

  3. Copy the following file in D:\Xfiles folder to the C:\Windows\System folder:
    • Vbrun200.dll
  4. Copy all the files from the D:\Xfiles\Drivers folder to the C:\Windows\System folder. The files are:
    • Msacm.drv
    • Mmp.dll
    • Mciavi.drv
    • Dispdib.dll
    • Msadpcm.acm
    • Msvidc.drv
    • Msvideo.dll
    • Mcimmp.drv
    • Indeo.drv
    • Iccvid.drv
  5. Use a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad, to make the following changes to the Msdinos.ini file, which is located in the Windows folder. If the Msdinos.ini file does not already exist, create one in the Windows folder with these entries:

       [DINOS]
       CD=D:
       COMMAND=C:\MSDINOS\MSDINOS.THE
       DIRECTORY=C:\MSDINOS\ 
       UNCPATH=
       VIDEOINWINDOW=0
       FIRSTVIDEOINWINDOW=0
       WINDOW=80,60
                            
  6. Use a text editor to make the following changes to the Windows information files, which are located in the Windows folder:

    Changes to the Win.ini File


       [MCI EXTENSIONS]
       avi=avivideo
                                

    Changes to the System.ini File


       [Drivers]
       wavemapper=msacm.drv
       vidc.msvc=msvidc.drv
       vidc.cvid=iccvid.drv
    
       [MSACM]
       install=msadpcm.acm
    
       [MCI]
       avivideo=mciavi.drv
                                
  7. Add the Dinosaurs icons to Program Manager by following the instructions at the end of this article.
  8. Exit Windows and restart the computer. The installation is now complete.

Steps for Windows 95 or Windows NT

Follow these steps if you are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows NT. When copying files, DO NOT overwrite ANY existing files.

CAUTION: Allowing the system files to be overwritten in Windows 95 or Windows NT may cause improper system performance.

  1. Create a folder named C:\Msdinos on your hard drive.
  2. Copy the following files from the D:\Xfiles folder to the C:\Msdinos folder:
    • Msdinos.exe
    • Msdinos.the
  3. Copy the following file in located in the D:\Xfiles folder to the C:\Windows\System (System32 in NT) folder:
    • Vbrun200.dll
  4. Copy the following files from the D:\Xfiles\Drivers folder to the C:\Windows\System (System32 in NT) folder:
    • Mmp.dll
    • Mcimmp.drv
  5. Use a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad, to make the following changes to the Msdinos.ini file, which is located in the Windows folder. If the Msdinos.ini file does not already exist, create one in the Windows folder with these entries:

       [DINOS]
       CD=D:
       COMMAND=C:\MSDINOS\MSDINOS.THE
       DIRECTORY=C:\MSDINOS\ 
       UNCPATH=
       VIDEOINWINDOW=0
       FIRSTVIDEOINWINDOW=0
       WINDOW=80,60
                            
  6. Add the program icons or shortcuts using the appropriate section below as a guide.

Create the Start Menu Shortcuts

If you are using Windows 95, add Dinosaurs to the Start Menu by following these instructions:

  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click the Taskbar.
  2. Click the Start Menu Programs tab.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Type the following in the Command Line box, and then click Next:

    c:\msdinos\msdinos.exe

  5. In the Select Program Folder dialog box, click on the Microsoft Multimedia folder to select it, and then click Next.

    NOTE: If Microsoft Multimedia is not listed, create it as follows:
    1. Click New Folder
    2. Type in the following, and then click Next:

      Microsoft Multimedia

  6. In the Select A Title For The Program dialog box, type the following, and then click Finish:

    Microsoft Dinosaurs

Create Program Manager Icons

If you use the Windows Program Manager, create the Dinosaurs icons as follows:

  1. Open the Microsoft Multimedia group. If this group does not already exist, create it as follows:
    1. On the File menu, click New.
    2. Click Program Group, and then click OK.
    3. In the Description box, type the following, and then click OK:

      Microsoft Multimedia

  2. On the File menu, click New.
  3. Click Program Item, and then click OK.
  4. Type in the Description and Command Line as listed below, and then click OK:

       Description:       Microsoft Dinosaurs
       Command Line:      c:\msdinos\msdinos.exe
                            



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