These instructions are taken directly from the Circle of Eight Modpack 5.5.0 Release Notes. Installation is now extremely simple: follow these six simple steps and you'll be on your way to happy gaming.
INSTALL THE TEMPLE OF ELEMENTAL EVIL GAME
Use your game CDs to install the game. If you already have it installed, uninstall it first via Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs. After you have done that, navigate to your Atari game directory and delete the Temple of Elemental Evil subfolder. These steps are necessary to ensure that your installation is 'clean.' Installing the Co8 5.5.0 Modpack overtop a wrongly installed game will result in errors.
INSTALL ATARI PATCH 1
Atari's ToEE patch 2 includes all the fixes from Atari's ToEE patch 1, but there have been reports from people who experienced problems when they skipped patch 1. Therefore, we recommend installing it first, just to be on the safe side. After downloading, simply double-click the patch and it will install automatically. It is available here:
INSTALL ATARI PATCH 2
After installing Atari patch 1, install Atari patch 2. After downloading, simply double-click the patch and it will install automatically. It is available here:
DO NOT INSTALL ATARI PATCH 3
You SHOULD NOT install Atari's patch 3, since it's not compatible with this mod. The only additional feature patch 3 contains anyway is a fix for the infamous DirectX 9.0c looting bug. But this particular issue is also addressed by the CO8 modpack. If you have installed patch 3 already and want to get rid of it, just install patch 2 overtop of it.
INSTALL MICROSOFT .NET FRAMEWORK VERSION 2.0
Microsoft's .NET Framework Version 2.0 is required for Agetian's Temple of Elemental Evil Front-End X (see below). Get .NET Framework Version 2.0 here, if it isn't installed already:
Most modern systems should already have this installed. To check if it's already installed on your system, go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs and look for 'Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.'
INSTALL CO8 MODPACK 5.5.0
After you have completed the above steps, open the Circle of Eight Modpack 5.5.0 BETA winRAR archive by double-clicking it. At the top is a row of buttons. Click the second button from the left, which is called 'Extract To.' In the popup box that appears, navigate to your ToEE root directory, which is normally C:\Program Files\Atari\Temple of Elemental Evil. Then, make sure that 'Extract and replace files' is selected under 'Update mode.' Then click OK and the extraction will occur. Wait for it to finish.
When the extraction is finished, open Windows Explorer and navigate to this same directory. Inside you'll find an application called 'TFE-X,' which is the CO8 front end utility. Double click the icon and TFE-X will perform the necessary operations to convert your installation for use with the CO8 modpack. Be patient; this can take some time. When TFE-X is finished, it will report the status to you in a popup window and ask if you'd like to create a desktop shortcut.
Afterwards, you may customize various options through TFE-X and launch the game. Be sure to always launch the game through TFE-X.
We hope you enjoy the Circle of Eight Modpack 5.5.0 BETA!
- The Circle of Eight team
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