Zork Grand Inquisitor

Setup Walkthrough

by KM3K 




Note: While this walkthrough is made for and tested on the DVD version of Zork Grand Inquisitor, this idea will work for the CD version of the game. Go to the bottom of the page for more info about getting the CD version to work in XP.

If you have installed Zork: Grand Inquisitor and have tried to play it only to get a black screen with the error "Please insert DVD Zork Grand Inquisitor", the following is a work around which just may work for you. It is also useful for those who don't want to keep the DVD in the DVD-ROM drive in order to play the game. The following allows you to play the entire game from your hard drive.

 



Note: This method assumes that you have at least 2.88 Gig of hard drive space available. This also should work with Windows 98 as well as XP.

 



The first portion of Inquis.zix should now look like this:
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0 C:\Program Files\Activision\ZGI_DVD\DVD ' Zork Grand Inquisitor DVD
----------------------------
DIR: .
DIR: .\cursor.zfs
DIR: .\scripts.zfs
DIR: .\subtitle.zfs
DIR: .\death.zfs
DIR: .\zgi_mx
DIR: .\DVD\zgi_e\zgi_mx
DIR: .\DVD\zgi_e\zgi_mx\minmax
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\global
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\portfooz
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\jail
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\monast1
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\underg1
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\lucyqst
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\griffqst
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\castle
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\global
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\monast2
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\underg2
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\dmlair
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\grueqst
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\guetech
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\hades
DIR: .\DVD\zassetse\eng_anim
DIR: .\DVD\zassetse\eng_pix
DIR: .\DVD\zassetse\eng_aud
DIR: .\DVD\eng_mpeg
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc
----------------------------


The first portion of Inquisc.zix should now look like this:
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0 C:\Program Files\Activision\ZGI_DVD\DVD ' Zork Grand Inquisitor DVD
----------------------------
DIR: .
DIR: .\cursor.zfs
DIR: .\scripts.zfs
DIR: .\subtitle.zfs
DIR: .\death.zfs
DIR: .\zgi_mx
DIR: .\DVD\zgi_e\zgi_mx
DIR: .\DVD\zgi_e\zgi_mx\minmax
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\global
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\portfooz
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\jail
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\monast1
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\underg1
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\lucyqst
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\griffqst
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets1\castle
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\global
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\monast2
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\underg2
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\dmlair
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\grueqst
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\guetech
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc\zassets2\hades
DIR: .\DVD\zassetse\eng_anim
DIR: .\DVD\zassetse\eng_pix
DIR: .\DVD\zassetse\eng_aud
DIR: .\DVD\engmpegc
DIR: .\DVD\zassetsc
DIR: .\DVD\eng_mpeg
----------------------------

 

 

Good Luck! 

Info on CD Version of ZGI:


One of our readers, Angus Oliver has submitted a script to do all the work of copying files and editing the zix file for you. This script works for the CD version only and can be downloaded
here. Thanks Gus!



 




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Copyright7/2004 Kevin Becker
This page modified from Mordack's Zork Nemesis Installation Walkthrough..
Originally Written for Inferno's XP Compatibility List