Can someone help me install Warlords 3: DLR on Windows 7 64 bit?
I had a quick look at my version and as you are probably aware the problem is that while the game is 32bit the installer is 16bit and therefore you cant install the game on any 64bit OS. The file causing the issue is located on your cd in the setup folder and is called IS_SETUP
To get around this issue all you need to do is identify the version of install shield used (in this case version 3) and replace the file with a 32bit version of the required release of installshield. You can find one for installshield 3 by doing a google search for Is3Engine and going to the toastytech site. I would have put a link here but the GOG forum is removing it along with all filename extensions for some reason.
To install the game copy the contents of the game cd to a folder on your hard drive, delete the original IS_SETUP in the setup folder of the copy you just created on your HD, extract the above zip file you downloaded from toastytech into the setup folder, and rename the file you extracted to IS_SETUP . EXE (without the spaces, as I said GOG forum keeps removing file extensions from my post)
You can now run this new exe and have the game proceed with install. This will work with both W3 ROC and DLR and any other game that has a 16bit installer that uses version 3 of installshield. I havnt tested any further than getting the install to run but as any issues past this point are game related they are another story all together.
One thing to note is that some modern system process can hang the installer, one example being logitechs khalscroll. If this is the case you will see the installer in your task manager but nothing will be happening. Just kill the conflicting process and the installer will proceed.
This procedure will also work with games that use a 16bit installshield version 5 but you will need the other zip file from toastytech.