I wanted to download the Forgotten Honor Expansion for Forgotten Hope, but I am having some problems doing so. At the main FH website, they have two places to download it from. One is FilePlanet, and if you're not a member of that, you can't download it. The other is a file, but when I try to open the file, a screen comes up that says this is a compressed rar. file, and looks like it is non-compatible with Windows software. I have Microsoft Windows.:confused: Basically, you need to buy some sort of software to open the file in order to downloaded it, and it looks like it may cost around $35.00 U.S. Can you tell me more about this rar. file stuff?? I don't know anything about it really, nor understand it. Also, is there anywhere else that I can download the Forgotten Honor: FH Expansion Pack without spending $$$$$$????
It is a .rar file, it is a common way to pack more than one file and distribute over the internet... you have .rar and .zip. This is .rar. You can download WinRar here: WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
Or you can extract it with winzip which I believe is included in XP, try to right-click and choose "open with..." and choose "compressed folders" or WinZip Im not sure what its named in english... (the icon looks like a folder with a zipper on it..)
Fileplanet is free so you can also be a member there.
All host sites distribute the same file. An advice is, figure out how to uncompress .rar files, the internet is quite useless if you are unable to open compressed files.
One reason for distributing .rar instead of just .exe is that people dont like open .exe files, virus can easily affect them...
Think about it like going to the store and buy a CD.. would you like it if they gave you just the CD in your hand? It could be dirty, have fingerprints on it etc, and you didnt get a sleeve or a case for it.. The rar is like a CD-case.. you get a manual in color + some nice screenshots and also a readme.txt file...
I seriously hope you manage to open it. Good luck! :)
hey once you download the rar. what or where do you extract the file to? Every time i try to downlad a rar (besides single maps) i never know where it goes so it acually works for me to install it.