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Postby retro-user » Mon May 29, 2006 9:26 pm

I'm having trouble installing the MS-DOS version of Sierra's word processor, Homeword Plus, on a Win XP machine. The Spelling Checker application works fine. But when I run the word processor itself, I get the following error message: "You have discovered an error in HomeWord. Error location is 0:ADC3." There are two executable files on the disk: "hw.exe" and "_hw.exe". I seem to remember there was a procedure of copying files onto a working copy disk, but the manual is long gone and I've forgotten how this worked. Any suggestions?
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Postby MusicallyInspired » Mon May 29, 2006 9:53 pm

Most likely it's not working because WinXP doesn't support DOS games or applications (though I thought applications would work fine). As weird as this sounds, I recommend using VDMSound or DOSBox. Unless there's another way.
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Postby Maxor127 » Wed May 31, 2006 2:56 am

Nostalgic feelings for a 20 year old word processing program or are you trying to access really old files made with it?
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Postby retro-user » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:09 pm

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