Posted May 12 2018 - 12:38 PM
Bob, thank you for your interest. To directly answer your questions: I have not even been able to get to the point of installing GEM+ or using the 55 mod installer. I am currently stuck at the point of installing the 55 mod-specific tracks like Buenos Aires. To clarify, the information in my original post about an earlier install of GPL (including GEM+ 2.5.9) was simply to establish that my old Windows 98SE computer is capable of running GPL mods as well as GEM+. I am trying to install the 55 mod on a new install of GPL, following the directions from the mod’s website at 55f1.gplworld.de. Using the GPLPS Installer (version 1.08 as recommended by the 55 mod website), I put my GPL disk in the computer, tried to start the installer and got the following error message, “This program does not support the version of Windows your computer is running.” To bypass the installer, I installed GPL manually and updated it to GPL 188.8.131.52. As recommended by the 55 mod website, I also installed Nigel Pattinson’s rasterizers, created a new player to use with the 55 mod, adjusted the desktop resolution and game controls and then confirmed that GPL worked. According to the 55 mod website’s directions, the next step is to install the 55 mod tracks. I started with the Buenos Aires track. Clicking on the track .exe I got the same Windows error message as I got the same Windows error message I got when I tried to use the GPLPS Installer. At this point I suspect I may get similar Windows error messages if I ever get to the point of running the 55 mod installer and trying to install GEM+ 2.5.32. Any questions or suggestions? In response to my help request, Pavel wrote that he believes the current track and mod installers don’t work in Windows 98. He suggested installing the 55 mod on a later system and copying all the mod files to my Windows 98 system. I do have access to a Windows 7 computer and could install the 55 mod on it. Could I then just copy the entire Windows 7 GPL-55 mod folder and put it on my Windows98 computer, or is it a case of taking specific files from the Windows 7 GPL-55 mod installation and putting them in specific spots on the Windows 98 GPL-55 mod installation? If it’s the case of specific files in specific places, what files would I put where? Thanks ahead of time for your help.