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How to Install 3D Pinball Using Windows 98 CD-ROM

This article was previously published under Q188204
SUMMARY
This article describes how to use the Pinball.inf file included withWindows 98 to install the 3D Pinball game included with Microsoft Plus!for Windows 95.

Note that the instructions in the Mtsutil.txt file on the Windows 98CD-ROM for installing 3D Pinball are incorrect. You should use theinstructions in this article instead.
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To use the Pinball.inf file to install 3D Pinball from Plus! for Windows95, use the appropriate steps.

Using Plus! for Windows 95 CD-ROM in CD-ROM Drive D

If you are using the Plus! for Windows 95 CD-ROM in CD-ROM drive D, followthese steps:
  1. Locate the Pinball.inf file in the Tools\Mtsutil folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
  2. Copy the Pinball.inf file to your hard disk. For information about how to copy a file, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type copying files, and then double-click the "Copying files, folders" topic.
  3. Remove the Windows 98 CD-ROM and insert the Plus! for Windows 95 CD-ROM in CD-ROM drive D.
  4. If you receive a warning message stating that Plus! cannot be removed, click Cancel.
  5. Right-click the Pinball.inf file you copied to the hard disk, and then click Install.
After you follow these steps, you can start 3D Pinball by clicking Start,pointing to Programs, pointing to Accessories, pointing to Games, and thenclicking Space Cadet Table.

Using Plus! for Windows 95 Floppy Disks or CD-ROM in Drive Other Than D

If you are using the Plus! for Windows 95 floppy disks, or the CD-ROM ina CD-ROM drive that is not drive D, follow these steps:
  1. Locate the Pinball.inf file in the Tools\Mtsutil folder on the Windows 98 CD-ROM.
  2. Copy the Pinball.inf file to your hard disk. For information about how to copy a file, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type copying files, and then double-click the "Copying files, folders" topic.
  3. Right-click the Pinball.inf file on the hard disk, click Properties, click to clear the Read-Only check box, and then click OK.
  4. Double-click the Pinball.inf file on the hard disk.
  5. In the [Version] section of the file, locate the following line:
          layoutfile = d:\pluslayt.inf 						
    The "d" in this line represents the drive containing the Plus! files.
  6. Change the line so that it references the drive you are using for the Plus! disks or CD-ROM.
  7. On the File menu, click Save, and then quit Notepad.
  8. Right-click the Pinball.inf file on the hard disk, click Properties, click to select the Read-Only check box, and then click OK.
  9. Insert the Plus! for Windows 95 disk or CD-ROM.
  10. Right-click the Pinball.inf file on the hard disk, and then click Install. If you are prompted to insert the Plus! for Windows 95 CD-ROM, click OK.
  11. When you receive a dialog box stating that the Font.dat file cannot be found, type the correct drive letter for the drive containing the Plus! files, and then click OK.
After you follow these steps, you can start 3D Pinball by clicking Start,pointing to Programs, pointing to Accessories, pointing to Games, and thenclicking Space Cadet Table.
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Article ID: 188204 - Last Review: 01/23/2007 15:44:10 - Revision: 1.2

  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Plus! 95 Standard Edition
  • kbhowto kbsetup KB188204
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