Installing WinPaw

WinPAW Adventure Writing System

I have installed WinPaw on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

The most important thing to remember when doing the istall is: you must have the security privileges to install files in the Windows/System directory. Every time I could not complete an install, it was because I did not have those privileges.

One other problem I encountered during intallation was:

Several times I was told that a certain file would not install during the second phase.
In most cases I OKed this and the program still worked.

Normal Installation steps using a complete set of files, not an update

Simply unpacking the CAB file to a directory MIGHT work, but using the setup program will be sure everthing is installed correctly.
  1. Install the Windows Data Access Access Routines (mdac_typ.exe) if they are not already installed.
  2. Unpack the Zip file to a temporary directory
  3. Read the .README file for the program
  4. Run the setup.exe that is in the temporary directory.
  5. If you do not have all the files in the Windows/System directory that the program needs, It will tell you that the system files need updating and copy them to that directory and register them if necessary.
  6. The default Directory for WinPaw will be your Program Files directory under WinPawIDE or WinPawEng.
  7. You will also get an entry for WinPawIDE or WinPawEng in Start > Programs.
  8. Any questions you have on program operation should be covered in the Help. There is a complete Technical Manual and 2 tutorials in Help.
  9. The program will have to be registered if you want to use it for more than 30 days. Registration just lets me know you are interested in the program and approximately where you live. You will not get any spam by registering. The only email you get when you register is the registration information and notification of updates.

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