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Fred the Fop
05 September 2001, 06:43
This is your freindly neighborhood grognard here. I am having trouble installing Risk AGA on my WinUAE HD. when i open the icon, I get the message shown. what is "Can Do"??
I have uploaded the INFO. file and the folder to the ADF Zone.
05 September 2001, 07:49
hehe. CanDO is a multimedia programming language on the Amiga.
Try assign Cando: to whichever directory the thing you are running is in.
05 September 2001, 09:29
Well, I downloaded the game before I even saw this thread. Got the game to work first time I tried. You need to know a bit about assigns and system dirs to get it to work. That may or may not be in the docs, as I just looked at About and then closed it.
There's two ways to get this game to work from your Amiga Workbench. First we will examine the way I loaded it. I moved the files from the Risk/ dir into ram:, which left me the root files, the Resources dir, the libs dir and the c dir. Resources is fine as long as it's in the same path as the game you launch. In the c dir is the file Informer, so the game looks for that file in c:, and the libs dir has some libraries for music and CanDo resources (to prevent the programmer from having to compile the library into the executable). These three files will also be looked for in the libs: dir. When it asks for these files, it checks c: and libs:, which are on your sys: (system disk) - in this case, your Workbench. The files aren't there, so it's next looking for the CanDo disk that the programmer used when creating it. That's why you get the error message. Now the fix.
I just typed these two lines into the CLI shell:
assign c: ram:c add
assign libs: ram:libs add
By using 'add', the program will check both places for the files it needs. Much better than a standard assign to the dirs in ram: and losing the files in the sys: folders.
If all that is just too much to be bothered with, then just copy the files from the libs dir that came with the game to libs: and the file in c to c:, and then when the program looks for them, they will be there.
05 September 2001, 09:37
I was just about to reply to this, but it seems Twistin beat me to the punch
The best way is to do what Twistin said
just copy the files from the libs dir that came with the game to libs: and the file in c to c:
That's all. Once you've done that, it will work.
In case you're wondering :
C: is DH0:C/ where DH0: is whatever drive workbench is installed on
Libs: is DH0:Libs/ where DH0: is whatever drive workbench is installed on
05 September 2001, 10:05
Yes, you are right. After I posted that, I looked again at Fred's screen capture and based upon the icon structure, he has the game installed to whatever his HD games dir is called. My method of just testing the game wouldn't apply here. In Fred's case, he should just move those files to his HD's c and libs dirs.
Fred, your system palette reminds me of pea soup. :cheese
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