To install The Literary Machine 2000, you must first "unzip" (i.e., extract, unpack) the installation package you downloaded. You will need an unzipping program like WinZip to do this. If you do not have such a program, you can download a free trial of WinZip at http://www.winzip.com/ddchomea.htm. If you are comfortable running a DOS program, we recommend INFO-Zip's UnZip, which you can download free at http://www.info-zip.org. For instructions on how to use your unzipping utility, see that program's documentation.
We recommend that you start by reading and printing the on-line copy of the LM
2000 ReadMe file. Keep it handy while you install the program.
Before installing ANY software, make sure no other programs are running, including virus checkers.
|The picture at left shows WinZip displaying the contents of an installation package. Extract these files to a temporary
installation folder. That's just a place to put these files while you use them as the material from which to create
the program on your machine. For more information, see your unzipping program's documentation.|
Now go to this temporary installation folder and find the installation program, Setup.exe (highlighted in the picture at left). Double-click this file to run it. The installation will begin.
Follow the onscreen directions.
To start The Literary Machine, click Start > Programs > LM.exe.
LM gives you many program options, but only two are essential to getting started. To set them, open LM and click the Installation menu.
Why? LM's browser uses your system's default browser as a helper application. In the step above, you connect the two so that LM's browser can work.
When you're familiar with LM, other options can be set in the program's INI-file.