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#897132 - 06/26/13 04:15 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: Draclvr]
Darleen03 Offline
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duh It is a zipped file.....Thats what I got...

You can't run a game unless its installed on your hard drive....

Drac... Are you taking about Gray Matter or another game.... GM is a large file thats why I am assuming its a zipped download..


Edited by Darleen03 (06/26/13 04:26 PM)
Edit Reason: forgot something
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#897145 - 06/26/13 05:39 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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Jenny, no it doesn't. It says run, then it goes to a fi file on my computer. I saw the folder GM and opened it up and I clicked "setup" and that's when I get that message. O also went to programs and I didn't see it in the program files at all. Kim


Edited by exalthim2 (06/26/13 05:41 PM)
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#897147 - 06/26/13 05:54 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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You won't see it in your program files, because its not installed on your computer...

You might want to delete all the folders, and start all over....

After the DL did you have to unzip the folder?

Sounds like you have a corrupted DL....Do a search for Gray Matter, and GM...Delete all the folders that is associated with the game, and re DL,,,You can't uninstall anything cause nothing is really installed on your HD..


Edited by Darleen03 (06/26/13 06:00 PM)
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#897150 - 06/26/13 06:06 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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Kim,

Just in case you didn't realize it, the folder icon with a zipper on it means it's a zipped file, and you have to unzip it before you can run any game installer that's inside. Clicking on a zipped file may show you the files that are inside the zipped file, but it won't let you actually "run" anything -- instead you'll get an error message of some sort.

If you see something like this, it's a zipped file
http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/word2007_2010/images/unzip/downloaded_zip_file.gif

That's from this page, which tells how to unzip (extract) from zipped files.
http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/word2007_2010/s6p1.html

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#897151 - 06/26/13 06:07 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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It's for Dark Arcana which is not a large file - it's only about 677 MB. I'll bet you're right about the issue being that Kim's download is a large file.
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#897156 - 06/26/13 06:13 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: Draclvr]
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It is a Large file...

But heres the thing if she see's a folder GM that means she must of unzipped it...Cause the Setup Icon is in the folder only after it was unzipped...
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#897159 - 06/26/13 06:29 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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If you double-click on a zipped file, it will show you the contents of the zipped file -- but it doesn't automatically extract it unless you've installed a program that extracts files by default. Although Windows is able to extract zipped files, you have to right-click and choose "extract."

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#897160 - 06/26/13 06:40 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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I'll try to download it again but the file wasn't zipped. The file icon for GM was just a regular file folder, no zipper.
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#897161 - 06/26/13 06:43 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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Have you tried emailing vive?
With my problem they sent me a link to a download that worked.


Edited by Winfrey (06/26/13 06:43 PM)
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#897162 - 06/26/13 06:52 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: Winfrey]
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Ok...Thats your problem..The game is Downloaded in a zipped file.....

Your DL was corrupted...If you try to DL again, and it still doesn't work....The UL for the DL might be the problem....So try what Winfrey suggested also...
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#897165 - 06/26/13 07:25 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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Ok so I don't know what happened but I think we all talked it into working after the 6th DL try. dance I finally got the zipped file, extracted it and we're good to go. Thank you guys so much for your help. urock

Kim
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#897168 - 06/26/13 07:32 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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Glad to hear you finally got it going... sometimes the download is an adventure in itself. :-)
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#897169 - 06/26/13 07:33 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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WOOHOO... So Happy for you... bravo

I had to DL three times on the third try it worked....

Have Fun happydance
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#897171 - 06/26/13 07:37 PM Re: downloading a game [Re: exalthim2]
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Kim, happy to see you are OK with the game. dance

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