[s-cars] ETKA 7 install instructions

Eric Renneisen racingiron at comcast.net
Wed Jan 17 22:49:41 EST 2007

Thanks for the instructions, Ian!  I pulled my copy off of eMule.  The
install worked out OK, but a bit different from yours.  My messages were
in English (it let me choose English as the install language), but I
only got a couple of errors (good ol' Hardlock).  Seems to run fine
despite them, though.  Still had to change the language after starting
the program.

FYI, you could probably use the subst command rather than sharing and
mapping a network drive.  It's quicker to do and might provide faster
access, too.  Like others, I just used Alcohol 120% to mount a virtual
DVD drive from the ISO.

One new feature I especially like is that the ATP now works with N
###... part numbers.  Should be handy when you order a bunch of hardware
bits, and the bags are marked with the superceeded numbers rather than
the number you ordered.

Eric R.
'86 urq
'93 urS

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Assumptions for these instructions:
● Windoze XP Pro. Other flavors of Windoze will be similar.
● Plenty of free disk space.

● A download or DVD of ETKA 7.
● A user account with admin rights.

There are (at least) two ways to install, one from a file structure
extracted to your hard drive from a download, the other from a DVD
either supplied by a friend or burned from the download.

If you downloaded it, you'll probably end up with some sort of
compressed archive, like a .rar file. I suggest getting a current
copy of ZipGenius (http://zipgenius.it).

Extract whatever you downloaded to some temporary spot on your hard
drive. Somewhere in this will be a big ISO file. ISO files are disk
images, in this case an image of the installation DVD.

At this point you can either use ZipGenius to extract the contents of
the ISO file to a temporary place on your hard drive, from which you
can install, or you can burn the ISO to a DVD if you have that
capability. If you burn it to DVD, once the DVD is ready you can skip
on down to INSTALLATION.

If you've extracted the contents of the ISO file, you've got
something like 2.2GB of over 42,000 files. Lets say you extracted
them to, for example, C:\temp\etka, from which the install file tree
branches out.

So let's make that C:\temp\etka install tree a place from which you
can actually install! What a concept. Open Windows Exlorer, and right
click on C:\temp\etka (or wherever you extracted the ISO file
contents), and pick “Sharing and Security”, and click on “Share
this folder on the network”. It may bark at you, whining about all
kinds of security risks, but prove that you are the higher being and
assure it that everything will be OK. Give your share a name.

Once you have the install tree shared, now map it as a network drive.
In Windows Explorer, in the “Tools” pull down menu, pick “Map
Network Drive”. Pick the lowest drive letter you can that is above
C, for example E. Do not pick B. Click on the “Browse” button to
pick the Folder, and navigate to the share name you created above.
You can probably do this by picking “Entire Network”, then
“Microsoft Windows Network”, then your workgroup, then your
computer, then the share you created. Once you've highlighted the
share name you created above, agree to everything, and you should end
up with a new (virtual) drive, from which the install should work.

You will start with the ETKA installation screen. You get this either
by inserting the DVD, or by completing the map network drive above.
If inserting the DVD or mapping the network drive doesn't
automagically start the setup, navigate to the root of your DVD or
new network drive, and click on “setup”.

Pick the drive on which you want your installation to reside, and
click on the button “Installieren”

You will be harassed by a number of “setup” dialog boxes,
complaining in German that they cannot copy a .ini file. You'll get
as many as nine of these; just click on the “OK” button each time
to get past them.

Click “OK for U.S. English, then deselect (get rid if the check) in
the “Only program installation, no database refresh”, and click
“Next”, prolly three times, until it starts copying files. Go get
a cup of coffee and a case of donuts, as it will be copying for a while.

Once the copying is done, it should report a successful installation.
In German. Bummer.

Open up your new ETKA 7, and pick the lower left box of the intro
screen, “ETKA STARTEN”.

Once it starts, look for the menu boxes at the right of the banner at
the top of the screen. The lower left of these looks like a scrolling
menu, and the rollover text for it says “Liste der Funktionen
anzeigen”. Click it, the pick the choice “Sprachauswahl”, then
“Chinesisch” (unless you are a monolingual American like me, then
you'd pick “Englisch”).

At this point, you should be in business. No hardlock problems with
the copy I found and installed, unlike earlier versions. Also no need
for 1280 x 1024 screen resolution, and no need for a US and a Euro
version, as they're both here.

Good luck, have fun,

- -Ian Duff.
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