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7th Guest .... Cannot get it to run ....Hopless with DOS

 
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bonniescot
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 8:22 am     Post subject: 7th Guest .... Cannot get it to run ....Hopless with DOS Reply with quote

Dear Gamers

Please can somebody help me. I just spent money on The 7th Guest, by Virgin, however, was not till I got home, that I noticed it was a DOS based game. I can never get any of my DOS games to run as I'm completely hopeless.

Anyway, I gave it my best shot and got the game installed without a hitch, but when it came to running the game from the DOS prompt (like it says in the book), I followed the instructions to the letter, but I just keep on getting....Bad Command Or Filename.

I run Win98 and the bloke at the computer shop says it will run on my machine, easy to say that when you know what your doing.

The only other thing I can tell you is that, when it asked me to enter a directory for the game during setup, I did not know what that meant, so I typed in windows for the directory.

Please can someone help me out here, I'm desperate and about to toss what looks like a great game into the bin.

I DO have it on the hard drive, so is there any other easy way of running this game. If not could I please have some SIMPLE and easy to follow instructions for DOS with this game.

Mind you have followed the manual's instructions to the letter and it's easy to follow.

Any help and/or tips would be great

Thanks in advance
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486 player
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 6:05 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Startup/Programs/MS-DOS prompt

Followin line's typed text. Press Enter after it.

dir *.exe

Pick one, which sounds like 7th Quest and type it. (And press Enter.)

It's recommended to simply press Enter when program suggestes installation directory onless thou wanna install it to another directory.


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bonniescot
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 8:55 am     Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks for you help, I'll give that a try Happy
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John The Ax
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 10:52 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you installed it into your "windows" folder. This is generally a mistake, not deadly, but generally you want things in a seperate folder. When it said "directory", it meant the folder you wanted it in. You should (if you reinstall it) type in "7thguest" or something. If you use windows explorer, you can see your folders. Basically, just follow 486's advice. It's just a basic problem with lack of DOS prompt intelligence. Don't worry. You'll learn eventually.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 4:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

youch!! put the disk into your computer and do an uninstall (if possible) if not, re-install the program into a new drive. Do a find for all the files in the new directory and delete any douplicate files that come up.

When you install it into a new folder C:\program files\7th guest just go into explore (right click on the START icon) and go to the new directory. To access your game, simply double click on the .exe file that looks like the one to run the game (prolly called either 7, 7th, guest, 7th guest, or run)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2002 4:29 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, this is the wrong forum, and needs moved. Someone should do that, I can't.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2002 4:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but I can.
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procerus
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2002 8:57 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi bonniescot,

like they say above it would be best to install the game to some other folder or directory than the Windows one.

The bad command or file name message means that DOS can't find the file you have typed in. Usually this is just because you haven't "navigated" the DOS prompt to the place where the game is installed. For example if you installed the game to a folder/directory you called "7guest" and the game's program file is called "guest" you would need to first navigate to that folder and then type the command.

To do this you need to start at the C:\> prompt. If there's anything after the "C:\>" then type in "CD\" (without the quotes) and hit the enter key. This will take you to the basic prompt.

Then type in the path and the file name you want to use. So in our example above you'd type in "c:\7guest\guest" and hit enter.

Of course since it is likely that you're running the game inside Windows you could always open My Computer and then open the C: drive, double-click the folder and then double-click the game's program (executable) file. This would work just as well.

Indeed, if that did work, you could just use the left mouse button to hold and drag the file to the Start Menu on the Taskbar or perhaps to the Desktop. You could then run the game by clicking the shortcut this creates.

Hope this is what you meant. Post again if you still have trouble.
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Mike_ray7
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:37 pm     Post subject: 7th Guest in Windows Reply with quote

Do a search for the Windows update for 7th Guest I understand it works with XP however I KNOW it works well in Win98. Plays much faster, is stable and runs in windows.
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Mike77
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:44 pm     Post subject: 7th Guest in Windows Reply with quote

Here is the link to play 7th Guest with DirectX:
http://www.tbyte.com/downloads/

I was told that the 7th Guest works with XP. I only tried W98 which worked better then DOS. Now if I could only get the 11th Hour to stop crashing back to the desktop with XP......
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Mike77
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:34 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

bonniescot
Did you the DirectX update for 7th Guest yet? just put the two files in with the other 7th Guest and start the game with the new .exe file. (I forget the name)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:49 pm     Post subject: Re: 7th Guest in Windows Reply with quote

Mike77 wrote:
Here is the link to play 7th Guest with DirectX:
http://www.tbyte.com/downloads/

I was told that the 7th Guest works with XP. I only tried W98 which worked better then DOS. Now if I could only get the 11th Hour to stop crashing back to the desktop with XP......


That link doesn't work anymore. Any ideas where else I can get the updates from?
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Calc
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 5:45 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone no of somewhere that I can actually find this game?
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