From: Covington LA via Montreal!
Greetings fellow players, and Alfred! I've decided to join the living again and have taken up a game with an old friend in the UK and we are using the latest version, 26. HOWEVER, I have 26a loaded and he has 26b so I get a note before opening the game saying there are differing versions and do I want to continue! Well so true and I do! Given that my version is "older" I decided to upgrade and gee... guess what, it will NOT work. I downloaded the zip file, unzipped it into the game folder (I put the unzipped exe file into a number of places) launched the exe file and it said "installed"!!! But when I open the game, it still says version 26a no matter WHERE I install the exe file. Obviously I don't know what I'm doing, or indeed what I'm doing wrong so I thought I would ask for some guidance. I have read about a beta2 folder but don't understand what that is and why I would need it. Also I'm not sure if I need to create a new short cut to launch the new version from my desktop. Clearly the game is running, as the difference between the two updates is minor (and of course I'm beating my opponent's butt, as we are on turn 3 and he has already begged my to allow him to surrender), HOWEVER I would like to understand what I'm doing wrong. My computer is old with Windows 7 Pro. I keep it "old" just for WITP!!!! I'm sorry to reappear with this boring message, I wish it could have been something more entertaining like the announcement of the birth of my first grandchild, however as I've never knowingly fathered ANYTHING or ANYONE, no grandkids are on the menu. Thus this will have to do. And greetings Alfred, I'll be in touch if you're still on with the manual. Cheers all and happy gaming. Hal