I hope people here dont mind if I revive this ancient thread, but I'm having trouble updating the game using the instructions posted here.
Zombie, on 05 February 2006 - 08:48 PM, said:
Okay, here's what you do. Since you have the floppy version, I won't have to go through all the steps.
After downloading the 2.1 patch, look in the TFTD_v2.1 folder. You are going to need these items:
- TFTDHD folder
Extract or copy these items into your TFTD directory.
Next, double click on the TFTDHD.EXE icon. This will extract the contents of the TFTDHD folder to your TFTD directory. Now you will see a few more files there like GEOSCAPE.EXE, TACTICAL.EXE, a README file and OBDATA.DAT. I'm unsure if this is necessary, but move OBDATA.DAT into your GEODATA folder. This should replace the contents of the old OBDATA.DAT file.
Get yourself into a DOS screen with a command prompt. Navigate your way to your TFTD directory. Type the following at the command line: UPDATE HD. If successful, a screen should come up saying "FILES HAVE BEEN UPDATED". Keep hitting any key until the readme info has been shown. This brings you back to the DOS prompt.
That should be it. Double click on the Terror From The Deep executable to play the game with the updated changes.
I followed these instruction and they would probably have worked fine if not for one problem.
The files are not 64 bit compatible, obviously.
When I run the TFTDHD.exe file in windows I get a message saying its not compatible with my windows version.
Its then suggested I look in some system information to see if I need a 32 bit or 64 bit version.
Its a problem I have encountered with many older games, where I am unable to run 32 bit binaries on a 64 bit system.
I also tried running the update.exe from the command prompt wihtout running the TFTDHD.exe first.
This gave me an error saying the file is incompatible with my 64 bit system and to look for a 64 but version.
Basically it sounds to me like I need a 64 bit version of the update, unless there is a workaround for this.
Does anyone know if there is a way to solve this?