How to install
[a game installation guide]

Aug
05

Having a mobile phone is nothing much for you now, but remember when you first bought it! You were most likely pleased with your acquisition and you had to check it at least several times of day. After some time like all of us the monotony kicks in. Boredom sets in.. You get tired of it and you start changing themes, backgrounds. Most likely you would already have tried lots of new ringtones by now and even some stickers or cover changes.

Nowadays most mobile phones have integrated java support with JAVA MDP and with this in mind you can turn your mobile phone into the ultimate spy gadget or entertainment gizmo.

Getting new software or games for your mobile phone is not that hard, not costy either. There’s no need to buy java applications when you have some free alternatives. I would recommend at least one particular website called Get Jar (easy to remember as .jar is the extension of a java application, actually it is a compressed format that hold the actual application but you can remember by this term).

Get Jar home page: http://getjar.com .

Go to this website and carefully select your mobile phone version and brand. This is an important step as some java applications are compatible only on specific systems and not all mobile phones have the same system. After this look through the pages and find the mobile phone application game or software that you like. Search the entire database as like I said there are some neat applications like some to recored your every call, to secretly record sound as a spy recorder would. Some other cool applications: to fake caller id, to fake someone calling you at a specific time, turn your mobile in a webcam for your laptop or desktop, encrypt sensitive data, etc.

As for games you have lots of games to choose from and although most are demo you will never get tired of your mobile phone now, at least for a while.

To install a java application there are two ways:

  • have internet enabled on your mobile phone and use your favorite browser to download the jar file. The mobile phone will ask if you want to install it, Choose yes
  • have the mobile phone connected to a pc with internet access. Use the pc to download the jar file and send it to the mobile phone. After this step clck on the received file and choose to install it.
Jul
13

Diablo 2 Game:

Once you buy Diablo 2 , which is an awesome game from Blizzard (can’t wait to get my hand on Diablo 3 ), you will have three of these:
Diablo 3 cd cover

and of course the expansion from Diablo 2 : Lord of Destruction (if you also bought it):

Lord of Destruction Diablo 2

How to install Diablo 2

Nothing easier. Just insert the first Diablo 2 cd (the installation cd, it says so right on Diablo 2 cd cover). Autorun from Diablo 2 will start. It should look like the picture below:

Installation of Diablo II
(picture with autorun with setup from Diablo 2)

You will see as in the screenshot provided above, that there are only three installation options for Diablo 2. These are:

Single Player (this is a small install, meaning 500Mb small – it will install only what is necessary for the game to run off the hard drive),

Multiplayer (the so called medium installation size: 900 Mb . Choose this option and the setup will install everything to the hard disk, all without the cinematic. For this you will be asked for the cinematics disc), and

Full (full installation at only 1.5 Giga Bytes – Installs everything you need to play the game, however you will still be asked for the CD for authentication purposes ).

Choose whatever fits for you. Enjoy Diablo 2.

Jun
18

Installing older games can have its benefits. Although an old game ( a.k.a. abandonware ) can not be compared with the amazing 3d computer games from nowadays it has advantages like:

  1. It’s free
  2. Older games are small in size
  3. If you get bored by playing an older game you can try a new one (still old though)
  4. You don’t need a super computer to play it

Also get an older game and play it for old time sakes, we shouldn’t ignore older games that we grew up while playing them. The nostalgia is still there! Believe me

Installing a dos game

Dos games are often incompatible with xp versions and not to speak about Windows Vista where such games are obsolete. You can see the conspiracy right? We are forced by the bigger companies like Microsoft to leave old software and games behind. We shouldn’t be! Would it have been that hard to implement an emulator to play these games ? No

Running the setup
Start the dos like game setup interface and write an install path. Install it and almost all old games have an auto configuration second setup file that will detect your adlib compatible sound card. Run the game. If it doesn’t work because of microsoft then right click on it on properties and under emulate choose windows xp. if necessary choose disable theme styles and run in 256 color mode.

Most games that refuse to start will run well after this configuration. Play your old game and remember abandonware is out there and it is free. Share it !

Jun
16

Goin' Downtown cover

First a short review:

In this short action thrilling racing game you are this good looking charismatic hero named Jake. You will have to earn your living by patrolling the streets as a frustrated cop in the year 2072.

As the story goes one morning as you walk through your home neighborhood you get to stumble across an unconscious and knock down woman. She is a very attractive woman that doesn’t remember a thing about the past.

Having this Thrilling story play this captivating racing game full with Real-time lighting effects and an Atmospheric soundtrack.

To install this game:

Take the dvd of this game. This should look like the dvd cover above. Put the dvd into your dvd rom drive. First check the configuration of your system to see if you meet the minimum requirements of the game Going Downtown.

Goin’ Downtown requires at least a Windows XP operating system and a personal computer with a cpu of Pentium 4 with 2,0 GHz or greater, 512 MB RAM, at least 2 GB free hard disk space, a 64 MB video card.

The autoplay of the dvd should start just as you insert the disk. Everything else is actually straight forward. Choose to install the game, use another install path or go with the default one. The installation will start and it will even create a desktop shortcut. Play the game Goin Downtown and remember to keep the dvd in while you play as the game needs it even after installation.

Jun
14

I am going to guide you step by step on how to download, install and play a game from Alawar (a great website full of cool games)

Downloading the game

Go to http://alawar.com/game/xenoassault/
Click on the “Download Now” button
The download dialog should appear. Download the game and run the setup

Installing the game

Install the game in c:\program files\ or c:\games\ and make a folder for Xeno Assault.
Run the game “Xeno Assault” and play it

Screenshot:
Xeno Assault

Jun
13

Put the Fifa 2008 DVD into your dvd-rom. The auto-play should start. If not then manually start the auto play menu from Windows Explorer.

Choose to install Fifa 08. The following setup screen should appear on your screen and you will follow the installation process. At all times you will be informed about the installation progress by a progress bar like in the Fifa 2008 install screenshot presented below:

Fifa 2008 installer

After installation start Fifa 2008 by using the icon created on the desktop. Before you start Fifa 08 make sure the dvd you used in order to install Fifa 08 is still in the dvd-rom drive as the game will ask for it.

Jun
13

As my blog title is suggesting I recommend you to install each and every game you like and try it. Installing a game is not that difficult and although it might seem this way at first , I am going to guide you through the process of installing a game in a nice and easy way.

Bookmark this website and find installation guides for beginners for the most popular games out there and feel free to request installation instructions for your favorite games.

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