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[Civ2] Can't install Civ 2 Expansions, computer thinks they're audio CDs

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Technical Support' started by Endless Rain, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Endless Rain

    Endless Rain Chieftain

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    I've been trying to install Civ 2 Conflicts in Civilization and Fantastic Worlds, but I can't even get them to install. My computer, for some bizarre reason, thinks they are audio CDs. I can't manually copy the scenarios to the Civ II directory, since I need to run the installer to access the scenario files. (I mainly just care about the scenarios in the expansions, so I don't care if I can't install CiC and FW as long as I can get the scenarios running.) I already have Civ 2 running on my PC via the patches here; I just can't install the expansions.
     
  2. darbyjack

    darbyjack Chieftain

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    Because the installer files are 16-bit files and is impossible to be opened by a modern computer, unless you are running a 32-bit version of Windows.

    I had the same problem and had to install a virtual machine, then mount the files to a virtual disk in order to install the scenarios and get the files. It's a pain in the ass, but was the only way I could do it.
     
  3. Endless Rain

    Endless Rain Chieftain

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    I used my old Windows XP laptop to install the games, and then copied the files over to my main PC. It worked.
     

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