Parrot, here is the install instructions: I suggest it go at the end of the EQM manual. It is a pain, every time one goes to look something up, and they have to wade thru the install instructions to get to the content they are looking for.
eWIP > Setting Up Your Install of ElementalQuest Master (EQM)
1 – Download zip file.
2 – Unpack zip file.
3 – Follow prompts.
4 – tell ElementalQuestMaster where your elemental game is installed.
5 – Happy quest designing.
Installing ElementalQuestMaster (hereafter ”EQM”)
Short version: just follow the prompts.
Download zip file to folder of your choice. Suggest you create a folder for all your quest editing, and move the zip to that folder. Unpacking zip creates three items: [folder] “Application files,” [button] “Elemental Quest Master, “ and [application set up button] –“setup” looks like old vinyl records/disk.
Click on ‘setup.’ Dialog window opens, click ‘agree’ to terms. FYI: NET is software needed by many windows based programs, comes ‘free’ from Microsoft, and has been around for years, is OK. When finished installing NET, dialog box opens, hit, ‘install.’
Run EQM by clicking [elemental quest master] button. Dialogue window will open directing you to use the OPTIONS menu [one of three tabs at top left of application window] to edit the location WQM will look for Elemental FE/LH. You are telling EQM where to look for your specific installation of FE/ EH. If your E:FE/LH is installed on the C: drive, you may have to access administrator level access.
Suggestion: create a folder named something like “archives first setup” inside the same folder as your quest editor. Move the setup [button] and the zip package named ‘Elemental Quest Master’ into this folder. This gets all your set up items into one place, safely away from your workspace, and easily available for a reinstall later, if you need/want to.
Funny caution: If you don’t tell EQM the correct location of your game, quest editor won’t work properly. Maybe even spawn ‘the creature that ate Sheboygan' ‘ who will jump out of your screen, commence eating your PC, then your home. j/k
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