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Hi, I'm new to TAW, but hopefull that I can get it going. I didn't see a topic for installation/setup so I'm putting this here; hope it's ok.

I downloaded 216a over the weekend and tried installing it. Not a successful outing. First there was a (seemingly) endless series of .col files not found in the .\colours directory. They were all available in other directories so I copied them in, but a different one was missing every time I started the program so it took a while.

After that I thought everything was ok, but at the end there was an error "clearing the front buffer" while starting a mission and the program exited. Can someone point me to a step by step walkthrough of how to get up and running? I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit with ATI Radeon HD3870 X2. My monitor has a native resolution of 1600x1200. Sorry, but I'm clueless about Glide, 3DX and all the rest... I really need a cookbook.

All advice and pointers will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob

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Hi, I'm new to TAW, but hopefull that I can get it going. I didn't see a topic for installation/setup so I'm putting this here; hope it's ok.

I downloaded 216a over the weekend and tried installing it. Not a successful outing. First there was a (seemingly) endless series of .col files not found in the .\colours directory. They were all available in other directories so I copied them in, but a different one was missing every time I started the program so it took a while.

After that I thought everything was ok, but at the end there was an error "clearing the front buffer" while starting a mission and the program exited. Can someone point me to a step by step walkthrough of how to get up and running? I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit with ATI Radeon HD3870 X2. My monitor has a native resolution of 1600x1200. Sorry, but I'm clueless about Glide, 3DX and all the rest... I really need a cookbook.

All advice and pointers will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Bob

Sorry I can't as I have no understanding of Win7 and 64bit, being an XP user. But others here will.

However I prefer to call it TAW2.0 as TAW was the original boxed edition. That's me just being pedantic again, :lol: but it does help.

I assume you've downloaded 215, 216 and 216a? You may have to rename them as .exe or even rename them totally with their correct name. [i downloaded a beta upgrade the other day with at least 50 characters its name :blink: but it worked fine when renamed correctly].

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Hi You have to DL and Install all 3 in order:

1. Downlad 215b and install

2. Download 216 and install

3. Download 216a and install

Hi, thanks. Yes, I followed those instructions, which is what led to my first post; nothing worked as expected after that. I believe the issue I had was because of my video card (ATI Radeon 3870 X2) but I'm not sure that's true and I don't know what to do about it if it is...

I have seen discussions of Glide and other technologies required for various configurations, but I don't know which to choose or how to proceed after choosing one of them.

I am looking for a cookbook to get me going on my hardware/software configuration.

Happy New Year!

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Hi, thanks. Yes, I followed those instructions, which is what led to my first post; nothing worked as expected after that. I believe the issue I had was because of my video card (ATI Radeon 3870 X2) but I'm not sure that's true and I don't know what to do about it if it is...

I have seen discussions of Glide and other technologies required for various configurations, but I don't know which to choose or how to proceed after choosing one of them.

I am looking for a cookbook to get me going on my hardware/software configuration.

Happy New Year!

The Gooroo here is Home Fries. Be patient, he might be having a few days off. It'll be worth the wait. ;)

Edit: To help him give him a full list of you're hardware and relevant software (bit like what's in my signature). Also have a read through "known issues and bugs thread".

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The Gooroo here is Home Fries. Be patient, he might be having a few days off. It'll be worth the wait. ;)

Edit: To help him give him a full list of you're hardware and relevant software (bit like what's in my signature). Also have a read through "known issues and bugs thread".

Thanks for the tip on configuration. Here's mine:

CPU: Intel X9770 3.2GHz Quad Core/8.0Gb RAM

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate/64bit

Video: ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2/ViewSonic VP201mb (1200x1600 native)

Awaiting word from the GooRoo,

Bob

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Apologies, gents, but my attention to all matters TAW will be severely limited at least through this coming week. That said, Bob's configuration looks to be fairly standard. With the Radeon, I recommend using Zeckensack's glide wrapper upscaled to 1600x1200. Instructions are in the TAW 2.0 Manual Addendum (PDF found with the download), and I also recommend checking the Known Issues sticky thread, which covers most of the common occurrences getting a win95 program to run with today's OS's.

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Apologies, gents, but my attention to all matters TAW will be severely limited at least through this coming week. That said, Bob's configuration looks to be fairly standard. With the Radeon, I recommend using Zeckensack's glide wrapper upscaled to 1600x1200. Instructions are in the TAW 2.0 Manual Addendum (PDF found with the download), and I also recommend checking the Known Issues sticky thread, which covers most of the common occurrences getting a win95 program to run with today's OS's.

Thanks HF. :thumbsup: Hope all is well. I still have my double vision problem, but see my special man on the 10th.

OK Bob. suggest you do as the Master directs (sorry I've been "re-reading" with Talking Books "The Twin Towers") and have fallen into Samwise Gangee tongue. :lol:

You should now be able to be more specific about each as issue as they arise.

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