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#134918 - 07/17/03 01:01 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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You can edit Nemesis.zix using Notepad.

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#134919 - 07/17/03 05:20 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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I never would have believed you could use Notepad but it worked! Hate to be an ignorant pest but now how do I keep the files that way? I changed every file to a DIR but when I went back, they had all changed back to their original lettering.

Tried saving but that did not work unless I did it wrong, tried a find and replace feature but that did not work either.

I am missing something here?
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#134920 - 07/17/03 10:17 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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You save the changes before you exit.

You may have to remove a read-only property before you can do this. In Win98, you can check if the file is read only by by right-clicking the file, choosing Properties, and checking to see if the box next to read-only has a check in it. If it does, you'd need to remove the check. If not, you should be able to change the file. That's in Win 98 anyway.

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#134921 - 07/18/03 11:50 AM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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Ok Jenny understand and will follow through. Won one battle anyway - finally got my PC to recognize the disk in the drive in this game. Had been told that you play a disk from the drive where you install it. I always install on my DVD - never thought a burner would do installation.

Had installed ZN on my DVDRom drive and for some reason out of desperation I guess, I put the disk in the burner driver - lo and behold the game started right up!!!! This is on WinXP.

Of course still have the other problems of fast panning and disk changing but at least have some answers for those - just remains for me to struggle along with them. smile
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#134922 - 07/18/03 02:21 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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You shouldn't need to change the disks if you've edited the file correctly.

I never noticed if this is true for Zork Nemesis, but some games (eg - In Cold Blood and Gold and Glory) require that you always play from the drive with the lower drive letter, no matter which drive you install from.

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#134923 - 07/18/03 06:43 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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Have a lot to learn about games, drives and installing yet I can see.

And are you ready for the big party?!!!! With your help and R. Gault I now have ZNemesis running on WinXP and playing away!!!!!!!

I did the changes of the zix. file, and I disable all the dx acceleration. These two things now have me playing without any disks, and no need to change disks and the fast panning has become manageable!!!!!

It has been a long hard learning struggle to get to this point and I owe it to you and Gault for the final finishing touches. Thanks so much for your patience, time and tips that enabled me to reach this point.
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#134924 - 07/21/03 01:33 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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Have been playing ZorkN successfully up until the castle Irondune where I am in the lab trying to get Kaine's symbol made into metal. Have followed the WT word by word and get the message the metal is at optimum processing mode but cannot get the arm and fan to work so that the mold will turn into a metal. I followed Gault's procedure re putting all files on hard disk and altering some of them. Have had no problems up until now. Anyone have a clue here as to how I can proceed?
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#134925 - 07/21/03 02:16 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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I think this may be a Hints problem rather than a Glitch problem. I remember having trouble at this point too, but I don't remember how I solved it.

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#134926 - 07/21/03 02:54 PM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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Hmmmmm well will keep on a truckin' and check out more sites for hints. Don't think it is in the temp guage place because I get the go ahead message to process the ore to metal symbol. If I learn anything will post - for others.
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#134927 - 07/22/03 06:41 AM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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Our HINTS forum has had some threads about this very problem. It is a real tricky part, but when you get it done it is also a "DUH!!!' moment.
If you are running out of time, hop the elevator up and back down and the timer starts again.
Did you put the mold into the cauldron tray? Then solve the Reactor Cooling Pool Puzzle,(a BELL sounds when it is right) press the ARM button, when the hot iron comes out, press the FAN button, take the iron.
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#134928 - 07/22/03 10:47 AM Re: Zork Nemesis complete install to hard drive
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Hello desertlilac,
I liked the start of this thread,ZN full install.
I played this game two years ago on my WIN98. I thought that I would try the WINxp. I loaded up the game,downloaded the patches. I set comp.mode at WIN95 and 16bit graphic and started playing.
I forgot all about Jenny100 and full install.
I am now at the Conservatory playing instruments.
I should be to Irondune by this evening. I have scraps of notes that I made before. I also used the help lady and the subtitles are nice. Also,
to slow the fast side pan,I used the left/right arrow keys and mouse for left click foreword.
Best Wishes,
Rick
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