Games - Installation Instructions
Please note: You
will need the full version of Zillions to run these games, which you can get at the
Unzip the .zip archive preserving paths, since the archive
was built with a ready-to-use directory hierarchy.
To do this in
WinZip, make sure "Use Folder Names" is checked in the
Extract dialog. To do this in pkzip use the "-d" switch,
i.e. pkunzip -d
After unzipping the archive, double-click the included game (zrf file)
and start playing!
Alternatively, run Zillions of Games and choose "Open
Game Rules..." from the File menu. Select the new
game from where you unzipped it to and start playing!
that you might find using add-on games more convenient if you've
done a "complete" install of Zillions to your hard disk.
You could then place the new game files (*.zrf) inside Zillions' /Rules
directory. When you "Open Game Rules..." you'll be in
the right location to open the new game without navigating. This
is best done with games like Teeko, which only use existing Zillions
graphics. If the game uses it's own graphics, you'll have to make
sure that the graphics can still be found, either by moving the
graphics underneath the /Rules folder or, if all else fails, by
editing the .zrf itself!
a free game with the Zillions installation (optional)
Better yet, most games can be merged neatly into the Zillions installation: put the
contents of the downloaded /Images directory (which is typically a directory with the same
name as the game) into Zillions' /Images directory, the contents
of /Audio into Zillions' /Audio, etcetera. All *.zrf files go into
Zillions' /Rules directory, even if they're not inside such a directory
within the downloaded package.
To illustrate, here are partial views in Windows Explorer, the top
showing the unzipped GreatFreeGame.zip you just downloaded, while
the bottom shows the Zillions installation folder:
Note you're only dropping items (a file and some folders) into the Zillions
installation that carry the name of the new game! This means that you should
get a dialog asking you to replace something, unless you're updating
a previously merged download. If in doubt, don't replace and cancel the dialog.
Some submissions are designed to share images and/or sound files.
In that case, the names of the subfolders inside the "images" and "audio" folders
are more generic and they could already be present. But, again, replacing
should not be necessary, so cancel the dialog unless instructed
otherwise by the author.
If you're having trouble finding where you installed Zillions, remember
that the default location for installation is
C:\Program Files\Zillions Development\Zillions of Games