Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : WA-132.ZIP
Filename : UPGRADE.TXT

Output of file : UPGRADE.TXT contained in archive : WA-132.ZIP

(C) Copyright 1991,1992 by Douglas Summers


Upgrading from an older version of WIZARD'S ARENA is pretty easy.
Just unzip the distribution ZIP file on top of your existing
installation -- but DON'T unzip the DATABASE.ZIP file that results
(unless you want to reset the database). Keep DATABASE.ZIP around,
anyway, as at some point you'll almost certainly want to reset
the game.

Then just run WA-UTIL.EXE in the directory that your databases are in;
they'll be quickly upgraded to the latest format.

If you're upgrading from 1.26 or earlier, and have a copy of DAY.EXE
or UPGRADE.EXE, you can just erase them. You shouldn't use them,
as their functions are noe performed by WA-UTIL. If you do the
daily maintenance off-line, you should change the line whch runs
DAY to run WA-UTIL instead.

It is vitally necessary that you block anyone from trying to
run the game while you're running WA-UTIL. If someone enters
the game while the program is running, you'll almost certainly
destroy the databases.

WA-UTIL will show that it is "Upgrading from 1.xx to 1.xx", and
will work its way to the current version. Don't be alarmed if
there are several.

You can also delete the old GENERIC.SYS, if you like -- the newer
version of the game uses the DOOR.SYS file instead.

  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : WA-132.ZIP
Filename : UPGRADE.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: