The official installation fix which resolves issues with the SafeDisc copy protection, but retains the CD check.
WESTWOOD STUDIOS EMPEROR INSTALL FIX 1.0 (C)2001 ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED THIS UPDATE WILL WORK FOR ALL VERSIONS OF EMPEROR A small group of our players using certain types of CD/DVD/CDR drives have experienced trouble installing EMPEROR: BATTLE FOR DUNE. The attached files and these instructions should resolve any hardware incompatibilities found during the installation procedure. 1. If you have more than one CD (or DVD/CDRW) drive, make sure Emperor disk 1 is in the first CD drive (the one with the lowest alphabetical drive letter). a. From your desktop, double-click the "My Computer" icon. b. You will see a list of drives followed by a drive letter indicator, e.g. EMPEROR1 (E:) c. Make sure the EMPEROR1 disk is in the lowest alphabetical CD drive. 2. Copy the "setup" folder from the root of Emperor disk 1 onto your desktop. a. From your desktop, double-click the "My Computer" icon. b. Right-click on the "EMPEROR1" disk icon and select "Open". c. Right-click on the "setup" folder and drag it to your desktop. d. Choose the "Copy Here" option when prompted. 3. Open the new setup folder on your desktop and copy the replacement file "setup.exe" into the folder. 4. Double-click the setup.exe in the desktop setup folder - this will start the installation procedure. 5. Once the installation procedure has completed, you will need to copy the replacement file "emperor.exe" into the folder where you installed Emperor. The default installation is c:\westwood\emperor. a. From your desktop, double-click the "My Computer" icon. c. Double-click the "C:" drive icon. d. Double-click the "Westwood" folder icon. e. Double-click the "Emperor" folder icon. f. Copy the replacement "emperor.exe" into this folder. 6. Now you should be all set. To run Emperor, you can double-click the "Emperor - Battle For Dune" icon on your desktop, or run the game from the Autoplay screen that appears when you insert an Emperor game disk into your CD drive.
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