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Castles

Platforms:   DOS
System Requirements:

  • DOS 2.1 or newer *Not Compatible with Windows XP or 2000*
  • IBM/Tandy compatible
  • Color monitor
  • Supports mouse, most sound boards.
  • System Recommended:
    Installation Tips: To Install Game:
    DOS Installation -
    1. Insert DISK 1 into drive A: (or B:)
    2. Type MD\CASTLES and then hit the ENTER key.
    3. Type CD\CASTLES and then hit the ENTER key.
    4. Type COPY A:\*.* (or COPY B:\*.*) and then hit the ENTER key.
    5. Repeat step above 4 for all of the disks.
    6. Type SETUP and then the hit ENTER key.
    7. Put in your hardware devices here to complete the installation process.
    Windows 95 Installation -
    1. Click on START.
    2. Click on SHUTDOWN.
    3. Select RESTART IN MSDOS MODE.
    4. Follow instructions above for installing with the DOS installation.

    Game Executable: CASTLES1.EXE

    To Start Game:
    In DOS -

    1. Type C: (or appropriate hard drive) and then hit the ENTER key.
    2. Type CD\CASTLES and then hit the ENTER key.
    3. Type CASTLES and then hit the ENTER key.
    In Windows 95 -
    1. Click on START.
    2. Click on SHUTDOWN.
    3. Select RESTART IN MSDOS MODE.
    4. Follow instructions above for starting with the game in DOS.

    FAQ:


    1. Problem: Game continues to ask that the setup program be run.
    2. Problem: Game locks up on some machines.
    3. Problem: Setup program crashes when saving configuration.
    4. Problem: Can't recruit even though you have enough material requirements.
    5. Problem: System locks up when trying to run game.
    6. Problem: Workers leave during the winter.
    7. Problem: Can't go on to build next castle.
    8. Problem: Restored games screwed up. Missing fighters, missing castle walls.

    1. Problem: Game continues to ask that the setup program be run. Solution: Update to latest version.


    2. Problem: Game locks up on some machines. Solution: Update to latest version. Increase to BUFFERS=40 or better in CONFIG.SYS file. Disable Smartdrive.


    3. Problem: Setup program crashes when saving configuration. Solution: Setup must be run from a backup copy or the hard disk drive and not the originals.


    4. Problem: Can't recruit even though you have enough material requirements. Solution: Make sure your castles are large enough, and you have enough territories.


    5. Problem: System locks up when trying to run game. Solution: Remove or REM out SETVER.EXE from CONFIG.SYS file.


    6. Problem: Workers leave during the winter. Solution: They will leave if there is no food. Re-hire them after winter is over.


    7. Problem: Can't go on to build next castle. Solution: Current castle is not complete. All walls must be uniform height and width. Click on each piece and verify that it is complete. Verify castle has a keep, completed walls, and that towers are connected to walls. Towers can't be off by themselves.


    8. Problem: Restored games screwed up. Missing fighters, missing castle walls. Solution: Update to latest version. Boot clean and re-install. Check available conventional memory. Game requires 565K or better conventional memory.

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