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Re: STICKY: Nol's Installation Guide for FRUA Newbies
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2015, 06:34:57 AM »
I have the GOG installation of FRUA. I downloaded UAShell and extracted the files into the Unlimited Adventures folder. When I tried to run the .bat file, I got a message about being incompatible with Windows 64 bit OS.

Is there a guide to get UAShell up and running on a Windows 7 machine?

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Re: STICKY: Nol's Installation Guide for FRUA Newbies
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2015, 09:18:39 AM »
I have the GOG installation of FRUA. I downloaded UAShell and extracted the files into the Unlimited Adventures folder. When I tried to run the .bat file, I got a message about being incompatible with Windows 64 bit OS.

Is there a guide to get UAShell up and running on a Windows 7 machine?

UAShell is made for DOS and should be run from within DOSBox. Attempting to run it via Windows leads to heartache and frustration.

Ah, I was afraid of that. I'll try from DOSBox then. Thanks.

edit: Amazing, I got it to work! Thanks for the instructions. Started up the hacked design Borderlands, to test it, running through DOSBox.

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Re: STICKY: Nol's Installation Guide for FRUA Newbies
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2015, 10:51:34 PM »
Anyone have clear instructions for installing toolbox? The instructions for setting it up in the archive text file are a bit confusing and unclear.

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Re: STICKY: Nol's Installation Guide for FRUA Newbies
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2015, 01:46:14 AM »
I think you just put it in the toolbox folder in the FRUA folder and run the BAT.
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Re: STICKY: Nol's Installation Guide for FRUA Newbies
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2015, 06:27:23 AM »
I think you just put it in the toolbox folder in the FRUA folder and run the BAT.

If you are running UA Shell that is not recommended per the text file.

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If you *don't* use UA Shell, you should run this program from your main
 UA directory (where the Unlimited Adventures CKIT.EXE file is located).
 The enclosed art templates can be placed in your UA\Art subdirectory
 (or wherever you find them most helpful). :>

   If you *do* use UA Shell, you should install Toolbox by unzipping the
 contents of this archive into the UA\DOWNLOAD directory, then start
 UA Shell.
   -- UA Shell users will also need Itamar Havivi's TLB Utilities programs --
 (http://www.readynet.net/frua/pc/misc/tlbutil2.zip) in order for UA Shell
 to make backup copies of the necessary files prior to running Toolbox.

   If you use a version of UA Shell prior to v8.80, you'll *also* need the
 Toolbox Editor support files, which can be found at:
 http://members.aol.com/uashell/editors/utoolbox.zip

I think I was perhaps too tired when looking at the above. I have UA Shell v9.20 so the past paragraph doesn't apply. I'll find TLB Utilities and install that along with Toolbox in a DOWNLOAD directory.

 

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