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ozzoright
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« on: February 08, 2005, 10:41:31 pm »

I download Crystal Space and when I try to open it it says I have to select from a program list because it does not know what kind of file it is.
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2005, 11:42:51 pm »

What is the exact file name of what you downloaded?
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ozzoright
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2005, 04:32:54 am »

I downloaded it from the website and it was called, "cs98_004.tar".
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2005, 05:26:50 am »

You should get winRAR (I'm assuming you're using Windows).  It can open many compresion types including .tar.

http://www.download.com/WinRAR/3000-2250-10007677.html?part=dl-winrar&subj=dl&tag=button

It says that some features will be disabled after the 40-day trial ends, but I doubt anything you need will be disabled.  After the trial is over, however, you do get a prompt reminding you to register every time you use the program.  But it's not any worse than what winZip does, so it's cool.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2005, 09:43:19 am »

Alternativly if you wished to use Open source software, 7zip is a nice alternative.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/sevenzip/
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ozzoright
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2005, 03:27:00 pm »

I did all those things but I still can't install Crystal Space.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2005, 11:31:43 am »

cant "install" ? pehaps we need something a bit more specific (those programs should open that file)
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ozzoright
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2005, 04:22:01 pm »

I can open it with Win-RAR and 7-Zip, but when I do it takes me to a bunch of strange words and numbers, (I think I got the wrong thing or something).
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2005, 05:00:19 pm »

Those programs are used to extract the contents of the file. You extract it all to a directory then compile it using a C++ compiler, that will create the executables for the demos provided with the engine for you to run.
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Anonymous
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2005, 09:27:35 pm »

Is there a suitable walk-through for this?  Perhaps I'm such a newbie that I'm missing the obvious.

I appreciate ANY help...
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Anonymous
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2005, 09:28:28 pm »

Is there a suitable walk-through for this?  Perhaps I'm such a newbie that I'm missing the obvious.

I appreciate ANY help...
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2005, 03:55:38 pm »

What documentation have you read on the site(s) so far?
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Astro1derboy
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2005, 06:20:49 pm »

Does the CS download have any built-in installers?  Aparently not.  What compiling engine should I download?  Is that what the WinGS or MSYS (or whatever they're called) are?

Thanks for your patience with all of us rookies.
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2005, 06:55:04 pm »

Quote from: Astro1derboy
Is that what the WinGS or MSYS (or whatever they're called) are?.

yes.
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2005, 05:46:36 am »

If you want to download Crystal Space, just download it through the CVS.
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