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Installation of Fanciful Navigator |
Configuration of Fanciful Navigator
If you have not yet
downloaded Fanciful Navigator either (1) download the Fanciful
Navigator from http://www.fanciful.org/wcnav.htm
using your web browser; or (2) connect to Fanciful Online via
telnet (online.fanciful.org) using your telnet client, and download
Fanciful Navigator using the "Z" option on the main menu. (In these
instructions, we're going to assume you select FNAV.EXE to download, although if you're
viewing this in a web browser on your own machine, you'll probably want to choose one of
the versions that doesn't include a web browser. In any case, substitute whatever version
you downloaded for FNAV.EXE throughout these instructions). If your web browser asks you
what to do with the file you clicked on, tell your browser to save the file and show it
where on your hard drive you would like it to be saved. Likewise you may have to tell your
telnet client where to save the file you download.
To install Fanciful
- From File Manager (or My Computer for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 users) locate the
FNAV.EXE file on your drive, and double-click on it to run it. This will begin the
installation process. You will be asked the directory into which to install Fanciful
Navigator ... use the default (C:\FANCIFUL) unless you are familiar with
installing programs and prefer to use a different directory.
- When the installation is complete, you should have 3 new icons created for you. Click on
the readme icon for important information about the program, the uninstall icon if you
ever want to remove the program from your computer, or the Tom Lebens' Fanciful Online
program any time you want to connect to Fanciful Online. You should now be ready to run
the Fanciful Navigator program and begin the configuration, as explained on our Configuration page.
- When there are updates to the Navigator software, you will be notified when you log onto
Fanciful Online and asked if you want the new version. If you select Yes, your Fanciful
Navigator program will be upgraded automatically, usually with no need for any special
actions from you. However, it is possible that Fanciful Navigator may ask you to copy a
file from your C:\FANCIFUL directory into your C:\WINDOWS
or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. It may also ask you to quit the
Connection Manager entirely and then restart Fanciful Navigator. If it asks you to do
either, please follow the instructions so that your software may be updated successfully.
- If you are running Windows 3.1x, make certain you have virtual memory installed. To
check this, go to your Control Panel, select 386 Enh, click on the Virtual
Memory button, and look at what it says. You should be using a permanent swap file,
not a temporary swap file or none. The size may vary, but should be at least 4,000K.
Recommended values are typically 8000K-10000K. This is not necessary for
Windows 95 or Windows NT users.
- If you are running Windows 3.1 (not Windows for Workgroups) then you may have to add
SHARE.EXE to your autoexec.bat file. The setup program may not run properly if this isn't
already installed. You probably don't have to worry about this step if the setup program
finishes successfully. The line you need to add to your autoexec.bat file should look
something like this: LH C:\DOS\SHARE.EXE If you are not comfortable
editing the autoexec.bat file yourself, get someone to assist you. This step will
not be necessary for Windows 95 or Windows NT users, should not be necessary
for Windows for Workgroups users, and may not be necessary for all Windows 3.1