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Installing, Uninstalling and Trouble-shooting

Windows
Installing the Software
  1. Start Windows® and place the Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb™ disc in the CD-ROM drive, label side up. Close the CD-ROM tray and the Inherit the Earth Installer will automatically launch. If the installation does not occur, double-click on the CD-ROM icon under My Computer and double-click on RunSetup.exe. Once the main window of the Installer appears, select the Install button to begin the installation process.
  2. To install the software you must agree to the Software License Agreement. Please read the Agreement before clicking on the Agree button, as you will be bound by the Agreement's terms.
  3. Choose the installation location and type. For most people the default installation location will be perfectly fine, but those with unusual system configurations may want to specify an alternate location. There are two installation types: each copies all the game files from the CD-ROM to your hard drive except the large voice-over file, which is only copied if a "full" installation type is selected. We recommend the full installation if hard disk space allows; otherwise, the Inherit the Earth disc must be in the CD-ROM drive during play.
  4. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the installation. You can read the on-disk Game Manual once the installation finishes.
Uninstalling the Software
  1. Find the Inherit the Earth folder in the Windows Start menu and select the Uninstall Inherit the Earth icon. This will start the uninstall program.
  2. Confirm you want to uninstall the game. You can choose to keep the configuration and saved game files, or you can have those deleted along with the game program and its data files.
  3. The uninstall will not be complete until you restart your system. You will be given that option before the uninstall program exits.

Mac OS X
Installing the Software
  1. Start your computer and place the Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb™ disc in the CD-ROM drive, label side up. When the "ITECD" icon appears, double-click on the icon to show the disc's contents.
  2. To perform a full install, drag both the "Inherit the Earth" and "Inherit the Earth Voices" icons to your Applications folder (or any other folder where you want to put the game). By performing a full install you will not need the game CD-ROM to play. A full install requires 490MB of hard disk space.
  3. You can perform a minimum install by just dragging the "Inherit the Earth" icon to your hard drive. You will have to keep the game CD-ROM in a drive while playing the game. A minimum install requires 70MB of hard drive space.
  4. Start the game by double-clicking on the "Inherit the Earth" icon on your hard drive. The first time you do this you will be asked to agree to the Software License Agreement. Please read the Agreement before clicking on the Agree button, as you will be bound by the Agreement's terms.
  5. Configure the game settings and begin your adventure.
Uninstalling the Software
  1. Drag the "Inherit the Earth" and "Inherit the Earth Voices" from your hard drive to the Trash. You can also delete your saved games by dragging the "Inherit the Earth Data" folder found in your Documents folder into the Trash.

Linux
Installing the Software
  1. Start Linux® and X-Windows.
  2. Open a terminal window to obtain a shell prompt.
  3. As an optional step become root by typing su at the shell prompt, followed by the root password. Although this step is optional, you must be root to install the game in a system directory like /usr/local/games.
  4. Insert the Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb™ disc. Be sure that the disc is mounted. Some distributions can auto-mount a CD, while others require you to manually mount discs. Typing mount /mnt/cdrom or mount /cdrom will manually mount the CD on most systems. See your distribution's documentation if needed.
  5. Once the disc is mounted type sh /mnt/cdrom/setup.sh at the shell prompt to begin the installation process. (Once again, the CD's mount point may be /cdrom or another location.)
  6. To install the software you must agree to the Software License Agreement. Please read the Agreement before clicking on the Agree button, as you will be bound by the Agreement's terms.
  7. Choose the installation location and type. For most people the default installation location will be perfectly fine, but those with unusual system configurations may want to specify an alternate location. There are two installation types: each copies all the game files from the CD-ROM to your hard drive except the large voice-over file, which is only copied if a "full" installation type is selected. We recommend the full installation if hard disk space allows; otherwise, the Inherit the Earth disc must be in the CD-ROM drive during play.
  8. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete the installation.
Uninstalling the Software
  1. Start Linux and X-Windows.
  2. Open a terminal window to obtain a shell prompt.
  3. If you took the optional step of installing the game as root, become root again by typing su at the shell prompt followed by the root password.
  4. Type itegame uninstall at the shell prompt. The game will be uninstalled.
Trouble-shooting

Question: When I try to run the install, an error is reported and then a text-based (non-graphical) installation program starts? Is this OK?

Answer: What has probably happened is that the graphical installer cannot find one of two dynamic link libraries it requires (libglade and libxml to be exact). Most Linux distributions come with these libraries, but a customized Linux system may not. A text-based installer is supplied to cover this case. The game can be set-up using the text-based installer and still run correctly in X-Windows.


Question: When I try to run the game in Full Screen mode, the display appears as a small rectangle in the middle of a black screen? How do I get the game to fill the screen?

Answer: Your Linux distribution's installer did not properly configure your X-Windows to allow for 640 by 480 pixel screens. Check you distribution's documentation on how to either change to a compatible display depth that supports 640 by 480 pixel screens or add a new allowed resolution to an existing display depth.

Alternately you can hand edit the X-Window configuration file XF86Config to add the required information for a 640 by 480 pixel screen. Editing this file is not for the novice. A HOWTO on configuring an X-Windows system can be found at the Linux Documentation Project.


Question: The audio in the game is choppy. What's wrong?

Answer: The game uses the Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) library to play audio. On most computers SDL will support multiple audio drivers, and the default driver for your computer may be having problems buffering the game's audio. You can tell SDL to use an alternate audio driver. Try running the game using one of the following command lines:
SDL_AUDIODRIVER="esd" itegame
or
SDL_AUDIODRIVER="alsa" itegame
or
SDL_AUDIODRIVER="artsc" itegame
See our Linux Support page for any updated information.


Question: Can the game be run without X-Windows, on a PowerPC system, or under FreeBSD?

Answer: Not currently, but we are looking into expanding support to these options. The latest status of the Linux version can be found on our Linux Support page.

 

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