[s-cars] ETKA 7 install instructions

Ian Duff iduff at comcast.net
Thu Jan 18 17:33:37 EST 2007

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When I can't get a computer to do my bidding, I just start pushing  
buttons until it acquiesces. Must be why I have a PhD. Push here,  
Dummy. I seem to remember getting the fatclient error early on in my  
effort to instal, but persistent and mindless button pushing seems to  
have gotten me past it. In the "install" folder are a couple of  
files, running one might get you past your fat client error. Try  
running "Etsetup_ets_fat.EXE", then try the install. Might work,  
might not. If not, try running "Etsetup.EXE", then run setup. Good  
luck, YMMV....
- -Ian Duff.

On  18 Jan 2007, at 5:04:46PM, Mike Fitton wrote:

> Okay, I've been fiddling with this for days.  I've tried both  
> mounting the folder as a network drive and burning to a DVD, and  
> I'm still getting the fatclient error.
> Removed my two older copies, including the hardlock driver...still  
> getting the fatclient error.
> I don't normally consider myself a complete n00b, but this is  
> starting to make me feel like one.  I followed Ian's instructions  
> to the letter.  What am I doing wrong?
> -Cheers!
> Mike
> Ian Duff wrote:
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>> Assumptions for these instructions:
>> ● Windoze XP Pro. Other flavors of Windoze will be similar.
>> ● Plenty of free disk space.
>> Prerequisites:
>> ● 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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