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23-07-2009, 07:55 AM

I know I shouldn't be whining about this, after getting everything for (almost) free, but I just don't get the ISO cellar. When I want to download a game I get a list of files and I don't know

1) which one(s) to download, and

2) what to do with them after downloading.

3) I have a "Disc emulator" program called Magic Disc that would be nice for me to use, but first I have to understand how to get an actual ISO file out of the Cellar...

I appreciate any help I can get!

23-07-2009, 10:08 AM
There are several possibilities, depending how the image was created.
It's impossible to post them all in one post , so some general instructions:

Download all listed files, be sure to save them in the same folder.
(Avoid 'desktop', create a special folder for your downloads).
You will need an unarchiver, 7zip usually does a good job and is freeware.
When all your files are downloaded click on the first one, 7zip should open (if installed correctly) and will show the file that's in the archives, can be an *.ISO, *.BIN/CUE, ..... something.
Unzip in the SAME folder.( \ISO\ or something)

For Dosgames:
ISO and BIN/CUE images can be mounted directly in dosbox using imgmount ( ->dosbox readme)
Other (CCD....) can be mounted in magicdisk, then you can mount that virtual drive in dosbox as CDdrive D: ( -> dosbox readme)

Mount the image in magic disk, will behave as a real CDdrive.

As said those are general instructions, will suffice for 90% of the CD images.

If you need more specific help post in
Troubleshooting (http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/forumdisplay.php?f=11)
After all, this sub is meant as help sub, and you will get faster help there.

Do NOT open the ISO files themselves (WinRAR, 7zip ... can open them files).
This would make them useless for use.