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  • Added on: Nov 25 2012 05:20 PM
  • Date Updated: Dec 17 2013 03:17 PM
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How to Combine Files

Getting Multiple Part file games/apps to work

Posted by waves on Nov 25 2012 05:20 PM
Some people have problems getting some of my things to work as they do not know how to use 7-zip etc to combine files to get ports to work. You can use a program like jdownloader, and usually it combine and extract the files for you.

Alternatively, follow this guide.

Here is an example on how to do this - we are using Lands Of Lore for this: http://portingteam.c...ans-of-destiny/

Step 1: Download all file parts. So For Lands of Lore you need all 9 parts - you should have waveslol2.7z.001 - waveslol2.7z.009
*Note if you are on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion you may or may not need to turn off Gatekeeper*

Step 2: Move your files to your application folder from your download folder.

Step 3: Open 7-zip or an equivalent such as Mac Hacha or Split and Concat, etc - a good 7-zip port can be found here: http://portingteam.c...ile/5804-7-zip/ or a native version can be found here: http://download.cnet...50_4-89405.html

Step 4: Move down to where it says waveslol2.7z.001 - click to highlight - see photo - Posted Image

Step 5: Right click it will says 7-zip - select that it will give you a bunch of options - Select Extract to Folder waveslol2 - it will start extracting like this: Posted Image

Step 6: Go your application folders and open the waveslol2 file - you will see a dmg - mount it (just click on it it should open up with disc mounter etc): Posted Image

Step 7: After it is mounted drag the game to application folder (this will copy the files to your hard drive): *Never run a program from the mounted image. It will not work properly, and you will not be able to save, etc. Posted Image

Step 8: Eject the disc image

Step 9: Optional: Delete the dmg and 7.zip files from your computer you do not need them anymore - or you can back them up whatever.

Step 10: Open your application folder and click the Lands of Lore II.app the game will boot up and you can play!
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Images showing the game running in windowed mode (alt+enter to switch between full screen and windowed):

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16 Comments
Thank you very much for this tutorial! I believe it will be helpful for many people and porters even, who can link to this tutorial in their ports. Nice job!
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PS. You could, however, use the Mac native 7zX to extract the files.
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Thanks. - It was a question I was asked often via PM etc.

Good idea including the native mac 7zX.  I included a link for it.
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hey um i gots a problem when i do the 7-zip extract to the folder it opens the progress window and then it has a error bar thing and there is 1 error and the % wont go up its stuck at 0, please have an answer i really want to play
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I assume it is a bad download? But I would need more information, your are not really clear, on what you mean.
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How to save games (Police Quest in DOSbox)? It says disk is full or write protected?
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Easy you did not follow step 7 - and are running the game off the mounted image. You need to install the files on to your computer by dragging them to your Application Folder.

Running games of a mounted image is like running a game off a floppy disc or CD - you can not save to a mounted image or add files to it. (adding files would be your new save game file in this case).

Step 7: After it is mounted drag the game to application folder (this will copy the files to your hard drive): Posted Image
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Hey where can I find a good disc mounter?
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Toast Titanium - or use the default disc imager that comes preinstalled on Mac OS X.
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How come the playing screen is so small? Can i make it bigger??? it's hard to move around the screen.. is there simpler controls to scroll that small screen?
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WarcraftAddict84, on 14 September 2013 - 09:53 AM, said:

How come the playing screen is so small? Can i make it bigger??? it's hard to move around the screen.. is there simpler controls to scroll that small screen?

What are you talking about? Dos games? Alt + Enter is full screen. Which it says in the tutorial.
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So "step 8: eject the disk image" means delete the mounted image you mentioned in step 7, right?

Thanks!
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I feel stupid. I have downloaded VI and VII Kings Quest a million times and cannot figure this out. I'm on a Mac OS X. I have 7-zip. I follow the steps all the way to #6. They show up as folders in my applications not mounted apps.
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I was able to extract talkie 1 but for some reason talkie 2 isn't working...?
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this doesn't seem to work with OS X 10.10
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Yes it still works on Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11
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