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Whenever I try to run the install program it gives me a fatal error message regarding a missing "INSTALL.TXT" (file is present). Is there a way around this or am I stuck with the default settings?

Thanks.
This question / problem has been solved by gdonosoimage
I was having the same issue. Turns out the current GOG distribution is missing the file "INSTALL.HLP", which is necessary for the install program to run and enable configuration changes.

After contacting support, the missing file was provided. After placing it in the installation folder, I was able to run the install program and change the settings.
Post edited September 25, 2018 by gdonoso
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gdonoso: I was having the same issue. Turns out the current GOG distribution is missing the file "INSTALL.HLP", which is necessary for the install program to run and enable configuration changes.

After contacting support, the missing file was provided. After placing it in the installation folder, I was able to run the install program and change the settings.
The game still seems to be missing the file. How about attaching it here so others can get the missing file too, without having to separately ask for it from GOG support?
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gdonoso: I was having the same issue. Turns out the current GOG distribution is missing the file "INSTALL.HLP", which is necessary for the install program to run and enable configuration changes.

After contacting support, the missing file was provided. After placing it in the installation folder, I was able to run the install program and change the settings.
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timppu: The game still seems to be missing the file. How about attaching it here so others can get the missing file too, without having to separately ask for it from GOG support?
Sorry for taking so long to respond. I tried attaching the file, but GOG seems to only allow pictures to be attached to posts. If someone wants a more straightforward solution instead of asking support, I would suggest that if you have other Sierra games from that same time period, do a search for the INSTALL.HLP file in their respective folders. I noticed that Gabriel Knight and Quest for Glory VGA seem to include essentially the same file.
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gdonoso: Sorry for taking so long to respond. I tried attaching the file, but GOG seems to only allow pictures to be attached to posts. If someone wants a more straightforward solution instead of asking support, I would suggest that if you have other Sierra games from that same time period, do a search for the INSTALL.HLP file in their respective folders. I noticed that Gabriel Knight and Quest for Glory VGA seem to include essentially the same file.
As long as the file is not too big, you can rename the "appendage" of it from .hlp to .jpg or .png, and then attach it to the message. You know, fooling GOG to think it is a picture, while it is not.

By default stupid Windows hides those file types, so you have to enable it from File Explorer options before you can see them, and change them.

I actually have the original Red Baron floppy version (bought back in the early 90s) which is installed in my DOSBox, and I did earlier check it to get that file. The problem is, at least my floppy version doesn't have that INSTALL.HLP file. Not sure what the GOG version is based on, some CD-ROM version? There is INSTALL.COM which is normally used for configuring the audio options. but I am not sure to which file it saves the configuration.

I didn't think to check other Sierra (Dynamix?) games though, I didn't know the same file can be used from other games.
Post edited February 25, 2019 by timppu