Instaling PC games for beginners

#1. Post Posted: 10-30-2018, 09:53 AM
Simple general guide for Installing PC games using "Deamon Tools Lite"virtual drive program :

1.Find and download game ( place all parts of game if download is in parts in same download folder ) , make sure that you check will game will work for you by checking uploader info and comments of on what OS game will work and on what will not work . Also make sure all parts are downloaded completed and without errors . In case of troubles , try some other browser , check your connection , turn off things that may disturb download ( like you browsing lot of things , watching movies , playing some hardware demanding game , etc , all that can disturb downloading process ) .

2.Extract download using programs like 7-zip or WinRar ( or part 001 or part 1 if download is in parts ) until you get ISO ( image of game), some games are double packed so if you get like parts 01-50 , just extract part 01 again .

3.Start Deamon Tools and click on "add image" ( icon that looks like CD and + ) and find Image you want to install and double click on it .

4. Once image shows up in "image catalog" in Deamon Tools , left click on image then click on "mount" ( icon that looks like play on VCR/DVD ) and you will get game install options, so install game flowing in-game build installation guide .
If you install game from more than one ISO , mount first ISO until install program ask for second disc , then go to Deamon Tools , un-mount first ISO , mount second , then go back to install program and click continue .

5. After game is installed don't start it yet !" First find crack folder for game ( usually provided in download either easy to find or hided in ISO , in which case you can find it by exploring ISO ) , copy everything in side crack folder and paste it all on same place game is installed ( yes , overwrite original exe ) , which will fool anti-pirating measures that you use originals . If you start game before crack is installed then try to ad crack later , game may work fine , or it may report error so in which case you have to un-install game completely , then install it again from beginning . 

6. Start game .

Additionally some tips :

Some games install game completely so ISO is no longer needed , while some only partially install games and Mounted ISO is needed every time you play game . 
To test do you need ISO , after game is installed and tested that work correctly , unmount ISO from Deamon tolls and start game . If EVERYTHING works correctly , you can erase ISO ( to save space on HDD ) , but if there is no music , some errors report in , some glitches show , or game cant play at all , just exit game , again mount same ISO again on same way , and start game again , it will work without any error . 
Have fun and enyoj the ride !
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#2. Post Posted: 03-01-2019, 04:55 AM
You might want to mention that some games will require you to run as adminstrator in the setup of the first disc because when I didn't I got missing .dll errors. The other thing is to try to run their shortcut on desktop in compatibility mode or some games tell you run me as administrator. If that fails then you must search for official patches on the internet to get your game to boot correctly.
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#3. Post Posted: 03-01-2019, 02:57 PM
^ nice tips, no need to include them in tutorial now tough, since your post is right below tutorial . Never cross my mind to mention them, since i auto install all games as administrator.
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#4. Post Posted: 03-01-2019, 03:43 PM
Tip : If a game comes as a CUE/BIN Combo and Daemontools refuses to load the image after trying to double click on the CUE file,
Make a shortcut on desktop for NOTEPAD (A Very handy tool!)
Now drag the CUE file to the NOTEPAD ICON and let go.
Notepad should open with some text displayed

EXAMPLE - Something like this

FILE "GAME1.bin" BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE2/2352 < These lines change just example Smile
INDEX 01 00:00:00

(Maybe some Audio START and STOP Places below this or multiple bin files)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The line "FILE "GAME1.bin" BINARY" basically is the name of the BIN FILE. They must match

So, for instance, your bin image is named

MYGAME1.BIN

But the CUE file says "GAME1.BIN"

You have 2 options

1. Rename the BIN file to whatever is within the " <> .bin" line
or
2. Enter the name of the BIN file into the CUE sheet and saving it

so

MYGAME1.bin becomes GAME1.BIN to match the cue

or

GAME1.BIN gets changed to "MYGAME1.bin" in the first line of the CUE file and saved

From this point, the names match and the image should mount with Daemontools Smile
So now you'll never have issues with a CUE file again Smile

ZX81v2 - R Tape Loading Err0r
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#5. Post Posted: 03-05-2019, 01:04 AM
(03-01-2019, 03:43 PM)ZX81v2 Wrote: Tip : If a game comes as a CUE/BIN Combo and Daemontools refuses to load the image after trying to double click on the CUE file,
Make a shortcut on desktop for NOTEPAD (A Very handy tool!)
Now drag the CUE file to the NOTEPAD ICON and let go.
Notepad should open with some text displayed

EXAMPLE - Something like this

FILE "GAME1.bin" BINARY
 TRACK 01 MODE2/2352 < These lines change just example Smile
   INDEX 01 00:00:00

(Maybe some Audio START and STOP Places below this or multiple bin files)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The line "FILE "GAME1.bin" BINARY" basically is the name of the BIN FILE. They must match

So, for instance, your bin image is named

MYGAME1.BIN

But the CUE file says "GAME1.BIN"

You have 2 options

1. Rename the BIN file to whatever is within the " <> .bin" line
or
2. Enter the name of the BIN file into the CUE sheet and saving it

so

MYGAME1.bin becomes GAME1.BIN to match the cue

or

GAME1.BIN gets changed to "MYGAME1.bin" in the first line of the CUE file and saved

From this point, the names match and the image should mount with Daemontools Smile
So now you'll never have issues with a CUE file again Smile

ZX81v2 - R Tape Loading Err0r
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