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Build a Medieval Castle
    Make your own model medieval castle -- a learning activity that teaches about history, feudalism and life in the Middle Ages.
Directions to Download, Install, and Run

     Make a Village requires a PC running Windows Vista, XP, 98,  95 or 3.1 with an Inkjet, Laser or Dot Matrix printer.  Vista or XP will need a computer administrator user account.  A limited user account cannot install software.

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     We have a web page of instructions for putting your medieval castle together:

Read 'Putting Your Castle Together'
you can print these

Download Instructions:
     Click on the Download link above.  If your browser offers you the choice of Opening the program (CASTINST.EXE) or Saving it to Disk you should try Opening it.  If things go right the installation program will run.  If your browser will not open the program then choose the option Save to Disk to save it to your hard disk.  Remember which folder or directory you save it in.

Installing the software on your computer:
     If your browser ran the installation program then Build a Medieval Castle is already installed and you may skip this portion.  If you saved the installation program, CASTINST.EXE, to your hard disk then it needs to be run.

Windows 95:  use Explorer to navigate to the folder where you saved the installation program.  (You can use FIND, FILES OR FOLDERS to locate the installation program if necessary.)   Double click on the installation program to run it.  You will be prompted for a folder to install Build a Medieval Castle into and a Program Group for the icon to appear in.  The default choices that you are offered in the dialog boxes are recommended.

Windows 3.1:  Use File Manager to navigate to the directory where you saved the installation program.  Double click on the installation program to install Build a Medieval Castle. You will be prompted for a folder to install Build a Medieval Castle into and a Program Group for the icon to appear in.  The default choices that you are offered in the dialog boxes are recommended.

Running the Program:
Windows 95:  After the program is installed there will be a folder in START, PROGRAMS with the name chosen in the installation program.  The default name is "Owl and Mouse".  Click on the folder and you will see Build a Medieval Castle.  Click Build a Medieval Castle to run the program.

Windows 3.1:  After the program is installed there will be a Program Group in Program Manager with the name chosen in the installation program.  The default name is "Owl and Mouse".  There will be an icon in the program group for Build a Medieval Castle.  Double click on the icon to run the program.

     When you run the program you will see a list of parts you can print.  Click on one and click the print button.  You will see a dialog box that allows you to select your printer and the number of copies.  When you click OK the part will print.

 

   

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