there any patches or updates to Zillions of Games?
latest version is Zillions of Games 2.0.1, which was released in
May 2003. You can upgrade from Zillions of Games 2.0 with a free
can upgrade from any version of Zillions of Games 1.x to version
1.3.1 with a free patch from here. Upgrading
to Zillions of Games 2.0 is a paid
I try to install Zillions, the installer won't get past the "Destination
Folder" screen. Clicking the "Next" button
has no effect.
installer may fail like this if you don't have enough free space
on your hard disk. Try deleting some files and starting the installer
I run the installer I get an error call "Isset_se: An error
has occurred in your program. etc..." and the program terminates.
turning off virus checking, which may affect installations in general.
(In this case, disabling the Norton virus checker did the trick.)
all else fails, instructions for a
manual install are here.
installation of DirectX can't complete because it runs out of
is cool and useful to have, so we do recommend that you free up
enough space on your hard-disk to allow the installation of DirectX.
The space requirements for the installation of DirectX are high,
much more than DirectX will take up on your hard-disk after installation.
The Microsoft DirectX support site says,
55 megabytes (MB) of available space for installation. Once
installed, you can delete the installation files. The remaining
DirectX files use approximately 15 MB of hard drive space.
If you had an earlier version of DirectX installed on your computer,
you will see little difference in used space on your hard drive.
DirectX 8.1 will overwrite the earlier versions.
downloaded the DirectX from Microsoft, but I get the message:
file failed. It is most likely caused by low memory
(low disc space for swapping file) or corrupted Cabinet file."
I run it.
you really do have enough space, the problem really is corruption.
Corruption can occur if there was a communication error while you
were downloading or the download didn't complete properly. There's
nothing to do but re-download the file from Microsoft and try again.
DirectX be uninstalled?
because Microsoft considers DirectX part of the operating system.
In fact, if you've bought a machine in the last few years, you'll
have DirectX pre-installed. From the Microsoft DirectX FAQ:
8.1 is a system component and cannot be uninstalled. If there is
a problem with the DirectX installation, it can normally be resolved
by shutting down all running applications and reinstalling. As mentioned
previously, DirectX 8.1 is fully backward-compatible with titles
written for previous versions of DirectX. If you are having other
problems after installing DirectX 8.1, these can often be resolved
by installing updated drivers for your display card, audio card,
or input device.
get a message like one of these:
have some old Windows files and need to install Zillions before
you can run it."
"You have an old version of system file Zillions needs (COMCTL32.DLL)..."
I start Zillions under Windows98.
don't have a recent enough version of the necessary system file
COMCTL32.DLL. COMCTL32.DLL implements the Windows Common Controls.
You can download the latest COMCTL32 install now from this
Microsoft web page. Either "401comupd.exe (x86)" (which
installs version 4.72) or "50comupd.exe (x86)" (which
installs version 5.80) will work.
OVER THE INTERNET
get the message:
Failed initializing IDirectPlay8Peer"
I try to access "Join/Host Session" from the Net
don't have DirectX 8 or higher installed, which is required for
net-play. DirectX is is a set of core gaming technologies that are
part of Windows. DirectX 8.1 is available on the Zillions CD-ROM
and the latest version can also be downloaded
for free from Microsoft's site.
don't see Zillions in my "I want to..." list in MSN/Windows
need to have run Zillions of Games at least once prior on the computer
to register itself with the system as a DirectPlay 8 application.
Zillions of Games..." may appear as a choice in the Actions
menu. Use it from there instead and next time it may appear in the
"I want to..." section as well.
on "More" at the bottom of the "I want to..."
list to see other choices.
have problems with Net-Play!
you need to use
a newer version of DirectX, which Zillions uses to communicate during
net-play. DirectX is a set of Microsoft technologies dealing with
games and multimedia. Zillions' net-play will not work unless
DirectX 8 or later is installed on your machine.
CD-ROM includes an installer for DirectX 8.1. The latest release
of DirectX is always available on the web from Microsoft's
Windows download page. So you can check for newer versions as
they become available. For more information on DirectX, visit the
User Guide Area on Microsoft's
NATs (including many routers), and Proxies can interfere
with net-play by blocking ports or hiding IP addresses needed for
communication. Products from different vendors may be more or less
compatible with the peer-to-peer DirectPlay protocol that Zillions
can often be turned off temporarily. If you need to be using a firewall
while running Zillions and your firewall blocks ports, make sure
that at least port 2302 is left unblocked.
Zillions one person hosts a gaming session while another player
joins. A good rule of thumb is that the player behind a firewall
or NAT should be joining the game rather than hosting it.
detailed advice can be found in the Zillions documentation (Help
Topics under the Help menu) under Playing Over a Network - Common
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