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x68000:installing_games_to_hard_drive [2014/05/30 18:26]
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x68000:installing_games_to_hard_drive [2014/12/07 08:30]
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 How to install games to hard drive and make them run. How to install games to hard drive and make them run.
  
-==== Chapter 1: The Fundamentals ====+====== Chapter 1: The Fundamentals ​======
  
  You will need X68000 with 2MB of ram and a keyboard. It is possible to run some small games with 1MB as well, but the majority of them require 2MB. Download the latest English version of DiskExplorer here:  You will need X68000 with 2MB of ram and a keyboard. It is possible to run some small games with 1MB as well, but the majority of them require 2MB. Download the latest English version of DiskExplorer here:
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 This will save you the trouble of setting up a working environment. Open the downloaded image with DiskExplorer,​ have a look around. This will save you the trouble of setting up a working environment. Open the downloaded image with DiskExplorer,​ have a look around.
  
-==== Chapter 2: HumanOS vs MS-DOS ====+====== Chapter 2: HumanOS vs MS-DOS ​======
  
  Lucky for us the HumanOS is very much like ye good old MS-DOS. Now let me explain what happens when X68000 tries to boot from hard drive:  Lucky for us the HumanOS is very much like ye good old MS-DOS. Now let me explain what happens when X68000 tries to boot from hard drive:
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 http://​www.vector.co.jp/​soft/​win95/​util/​se151106.html http://​www.vector.co.jp/​soft/​win95/​util/​se151106.html
  
-==== Chapter 3: Writing !Start.bat files ====+====== Chapter 3: Writing !Start.bat files ======
  
  Upon booting, the X68000 executes files from config.sys and usually they have X or SYS extensions.  Upon booting, the X68000 executes files from config.sys and usually they have X or SYS extensions.
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-==== Example #1 - Installing Fantasy Zone and running it from Hard Drive ==== +====== Example #1 - Installing Fantasy Zone and running it from Hard Drive ====== 
  
   * Make a directory in Games2 and call it FantasyZone   * Make a directory in Games2 and call it FantasyZone
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-==== Example #2 - Installing Star Cruiser and running it from Hard Drive ====+====== Example #2 - Installing Star Cruiser and running it from Hard Drive ======
  
   * Make a directory in Games2 and call it StarCruiser   * Make a directory in Games2 and call it StarCruiser
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   * Run !Start.bat   * Run !Start.bat
  
-==== Example #3 - Installing Dragon Buster and running it from Hard Drive ====+====== Example #3 - Installing Dragon Buster and running it from Hard Drive ======
  
   * Make a directory in Games2 and call it DragonBuster   * Make a directory in Games2 and call it DragonBuster
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-==== Example #4 - Installing Namachuukei 68 and running it from Hard Drive ====+====== Example #4 - Installing Namachuukei 68 and running it from Hard Drive ======
  
 Download ADDDRV.X from here: Download ADDDRV.X from here:
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-==== Example #5 - Installing Pipe Dream and running it from Hard Drive ====+====== Example #5 - Installing Pipe Dream and running it from Hard Drive ======
  
  This method uses 2HDSIM.X to mount XDF floppy image files and DRIVE.X to assign drive letters A and B for them. It was discovered by Caius and is the next preferred method after SUBST.  This method uses 2HDSIM.X to mount XDF floppy image files and DRIVE.X to assign drive letters A and B for them. It was discovered by Caius and is the next preferred method after SUBST.
  
-Download ​2HDSIM.X and DRIVE.X from here: +Download ​[[http://​nfggames.com/​x68000/Misc/​HardDisk/​Tools/​2hdsim_drivex.zip|2HDSIM.X and DRIVE.X]]
-http://​nfggames.com/​X68000/​Misc/​2hdsim_drivex.zip+
  
   * Make a directory in Games and call it PipeDream   * Make a directory in Games and call it PipeDream
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 |All image files must be defragmented (one continuous block).| |All image files must be defragmented (one continuous block).|
-|Use [[http://​nfggames.com/​X68000/Misc/liner.zip|Liner]] to defragment the images when required.|+|Use [[http://​nfggames.com/​x68000/Misc/HardDisk/​Tools/​LINER001.LZH|Liner]] to defragment the images when required.|
  
 Syntax example: Syntax example:
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 |Image files must be 1261568 bytes long. Sometimes while copying them with DiskExplorer their original size changes to 1263616.| |Image files must be 1261568 bytes long. Sometimes while copying them with DiskExplorer their original size changes to 1263616.|
-|Use [[http://​nfggames.com/​X68000/​PC_Tools/​jsplit.zip|JSplit]] to cut off the excess and restore their original size. If that does not help, reimport the original image files.|+|Use [[http://​nfggames.com/​x68000/PC_Tools/Disk/​jsplit.zip|JSplit]] to cut off the excess and restore their original size. If that does not help, reimport the original image files.|
  
-==== Example #6 - Installing Undeadline and running it from Hard Drive ====+====== Example #6 - Installing Undeadline and running it from Hard Drive ======
  
  This method is similar to Example #5, was also discovered by Caius and can be very efficient with three or more floppy games which are immune to SUBST. In this example the first floppy disk is mounted as floppy drive 0:, the second and third as floppy drive 1:. The game rotates disk two and three automatically when needed.  This method is similar to Example #5, was also discovered by Caius and can be very efficient with three or more floppy games which are immune to SUBST. In this example the first floppy disk is mounted as floppy drive 0:, the second and third as floppy drive 1:. The game rotates disk two and three automatically when needed.
 
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