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   - change the line ''INSTALL_PATH='' in the file ''keeper.cfg'' so that it contains the installation directory instead of the CD.   - change the line ''INSTALL_PATH='' in the file ''keeper.cfg'' so that it contains the installation directory instead of the CD.
  
-From now on DK no longer asks for the CD because it searches and finds on the hard disk.+From now on DK no longer asks for the CD because it searches and finds its requirements on the hard disk.
 ==== Win Vista and newer ==== ==== Win Vista and newer ====
 The game can no longer be played under Vista or newer Windows with on-board resources. But there is [[http://keeper.lubiki.pl/html/dk_keeperfx.php|KeeperFX]]. This tool has many nice features. You can change the resolution of the game, you can change the language and apparently there is also a TCP connection implemented for the network game. But it still requires the original data. So no KeeperFX without the original game. All you have to do is unpack their archive, use the launcher in it and specify the directory ''KEEPER'' on the CD. And you can play DK again. The game can no longer be played under Vista or newer Windows with on-board resources. But there is [[http://keeper.lubiki.pl/html/dk_keeperfx.php|KeeperFX]]. This tool has many nice features. You can change the resolution of the game, you can change the language and apparently there is also a TCP connection implemented for the network game. But it still requires the original data. So no KeeperFX without the original game. All you have to do is unpack their archive, use the launcher in it and specify the directory ''KEEPER'' on the CD. And you can play DK again.
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 +The alternative is to install into [[DOSBox]]. As the game was written for DOS, it runs well on DOSBox. With active [[IPX]] setting you can even play a network game online, provided all participants are connected to the same IPX server.
 ==== Linux ==== ==== Linux ====
 Under Linux DK can be played at least with KeeperFX under Wine. It is necessary to adjust the resolution accordingly and start it in window mode via the launcher. But then it works surprisingly well (Tested under Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with Wine 1.7.55). The frame rates look a bit worse. Especially if you increase the frame drop with ''CTRL'' + ''+'' or ''CTRL'' + ''-'', the game is noticeably slower than it would be on the same computer under Windows. Under Linux DK can be played at least with KeeperFX under Wine. It is necessary to adjust the resolution accordingly and start it in window mode via the launcher. But then it works surprisingly well (Tested under Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with Wine 1.7.55). The frame rates look a bit worse. Especially if you increase the frame drop with ''CTRL'' + ''+'' or ''CTRL'' + ''-'', the game is noticeably slower than it would be on the same computer under Windows.
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 +Here also DOSBox could come in handy.
 ===== Network ===== ===== Network =====
-The game requires [[IPX]]. However, the original ''*.exe'' file cannot be used to create an IPX network game. you can fix this with the IPX patch. Just replace the installed ''*.exe'' file with the one from the archive. You can play DK in your network, now. This also works with [[DOSBox]]. With KeeperFX it is also possible to play the game over a TCP connection and also in [[Coop]] under Windows. This is however (at least in version 0.4.6.1670) still very buggy. Although the actual game starts and you can usually also play for quite some time however, the game crashes reliably as soon as one PC opponent was defeated. Sometimes this happens also rather randomly.+The game requires [[IPX]]. However, the original ''*.exe'' file cannot be used to create an IPX network game. You can fix this with the IPX patch. Just replace the installed ''*.exe'' file with the one from the archive. You can play DK in your network, now. This also works with [[DOSBox]]. With KeeperFX it is also possible to play the game over a TCP connection and also in [[Coop]] under Windows. This is however (at least in version 0.4.6.1670) still very buggy. Although the actual game starts and you can usually also play for quite some time however, the game crashes reliably as soon as one PC opponent was defeated. Sometimes this happens also rather randomly.
  
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