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  • Getting it to run

    Registered User
    Posts: 1090
    (7/2/01 4:50:27 am)

    Some people have reported problems with this (It seems to be picky about the sound setup/support)

    So if you are having problems getting this to run try these:

    The first option is on the download page, but people seem to miss it.

    1. First option:
      • In Windows: create a shortcut to hamgam.exe and use Z as a command line switch.
      • In DOS type
        hamgam z 

      Either of these will/should start the game, but without the intro and sound.

    2. The second option: This is Windows only. (It will not work if you try to play the game in Real DOS). Copy Hammer.bat to a safe place, in case things go wrong. Start Notepad. "Open" the file called... Hammer.bat <(p>

      Find these 2 lines in that file...

      INTRO\HAMINT Z %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
      HAMGAM Z %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

      type in

      CD .. 
      between those two lines so that it looks like this...

      INTRO\HAMINT Z %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
      CD ..
      HAMGAM Z %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9

      Don't change anything else. Save the file. From Explorer DblClick on Hammer.bat to start the game.

      You could also create a desktop shortcut to hammer.bat

    Good Luck!


  • Step by Step Installation

    Joan O Arc 
    Registered User
    posts: 729
    (12/18/00 3:13:36 am)

    [EDIT Update - A new self-extracting version of this game was uploaded by Raithun so the parts of the instructions below regarding unpacking the archive no longer apply -Deb].

    I don't have any problems saving... I just click on the blue disk icon > Click Save > Type in the name I want the game called > And hit the Enter key. (Clicking on OK doesn't do it- you gotta hit Enter.)

    The review page for Holiday Island mentions the CLASS.NFO file and UNRAR in the Technical Notes section.Did you unrar the game according to the CLASS.NFO file? I saw your previous post where you had other problems. This may be because you didn't unrar with the directories intact. The .cfg file sets up the game in the default directory of \holiday and there are sub-directories that need to be off of it. Here's what I did-

    1. The download has 4 smaller .zips inside it. Unzip the download into a temporary directory. Unzip the 4 .zips into same temp directory.

    2. At the MS-DOS prompt (in Windows), change to the directory you unzipped the files into. by typing-


    3. The download comes with a copy of UNRAR.EXE so type-

      UNRAR x -r -v HOLIDAYI.RAR 

    4. If you're using Win9.x go to Windows Explorer and find the Holiday folder. Start the game with HOLIDAY.EXE.
      If you're using Win 3.1 open File Manager, find the Holiday directory and run HOLIDAY.EXE

    The information about using UNRAR is in a file CLASS.NFO that you can read with notepad. Hope this helps. I read somewhere that in this God Sim you can sabotage your competitors by putting piranhas in their swimming pools!! haha

    gazishark, I know this may be more information than you need, but I'll post it here encase someone else needs it, and we can point to it later. My original post on this fell off.
    Have fun


  • MMSYSTEM Error

    Joan O Arc 
    posts: 1817
    (5/26/01 10:31:43 am)

    I see this is your first post. Welcome to HOTU.

    I haven't had this problem [receiving a MMSYSTEM error with new buildings], but others have had success getting past this error by turning off the sound in the options menu.


  • Step by Step Installation

    Joan O Arc
    Tech Goddess

    The subst method won't work with this game, so get out 2 blank floppys and label them disk1 and disk2.

    • Unzip the download to an empty temporary directory. There are 2 .zip files inside the download ( and
    • Unzip the onto floppy disk1 and onto floppy disk2.
    • Insert disk1 and run INSTALL.EXE. Follow the prompts to complete installation.
    • Change to the directory you installed the game into and run SNDCON.EXE to configure sound & music. If you need to reconfigure later just run SNDCON.EXE again.
    • Run HOMEY.EXE to start the game.

    Use the mouse to click on the screen to move Homey around and interact with objects/people on screen.

    Items you pick up (click on) can be placed in you inventory on the bottom right. If you have more objects than can be shown, use the arrow keys to scroll your inventory window.

    Clicking on the "G" next to the inventory brings up the Game Menu: You can Save, Load, and Quit the game from here.
    Clicking on the "O" brings up the Options Menu: You can Toggle sound or music off/on.

    It runs fine on my system in either DOS or Windows 95. Your mileage may vary.

    There ya go.



  • Step by Step Installation

    Joan O Arc 
    posts: 1298
    (3/19/01 1:31:13 pm)

    Hi All
    The Tech Notes on the review page of The Horde do say to use the floppy method, BUT there can be problems with doing it this way.

    First, the copy has been passed around so many hackers that they have packed the .zips with their signature files so that they are too large to fit on a floppy: so if you want to unzip to floppys, you will have to unzip only pertainent files, and not put the sig files on them.
    Secondly, the installation program for this oldie expects the floppys to be in Drive B: and there is no option to change it.

    So the thing to do is use the Subst command (known around here as "Hartmann's Multi-Purpose Multi-Disk Suggestion tm")

    1. Create an empty temporary directory. Let's call it \Tmphorde. Unzip the download into it. There are 6 .zips inside the download ( through Unzip these 6 .zips into the \Tmphorde directory too.

    2. Go to the DOS prompt (MS-DOS prompt in Windows is fine) and type:

      subst B: C:\Tmphorde 
      install C: 
      The installation will begin. Whenever it asks you to insert disks, just hit Enter. The game creates and installs the game into a directory called Horde.
      When the installation is finished be sure to remove the drive substitution with:
      subst b: /d 

    3. After the installation is complete, put a copy of the file that is in the Tmphorde directory into the \Horde directory with the game files. Then run to crack the game. You only have to do this once.

      Run the HORDE.EXE file that's in the \Horde directory to start the game.

    The game ran fine for me in DOS, but I should note that the music files in the game didn't work well with my sound card. There does not seem to be any configuration program or command line perimeters to change sound card settings. So if you have the same annoying noise do this: once you're past the title screens and the game starts, you can hit F3 to access the Game options. Toggle through them with the arrow keys and turn the Music off.

    NOTE that if you've made previous attempts to install the game and they failed, check to see if the directory called Horde was created You'll need to delete the Horde directory and start over using one of the methods above.

    Hope this helps. Have fun! :-)


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