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Shields, Knights and Heraldry
     Free software for kids to make their own shields (coats of arms). Learn about the Middle Ages, feudalism, knights and chivalry while making a coat of arms.

Directions to Download, Install, and Run
     Shields, Knights and Heraldry requires a PC running Windows Vista, 3.1, 95 or 98 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 page of instructions for making your medieval shield:

Go to Making Your Shield

Download Instructions:
     Click on the Download link above.  If your browser offers you the choice of Opening the program (HERINST.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 Shields, Knights and Heraldry is already installed and you may skip this portion.  If you saved the installation program, HERINST.EXE, to your hard disk then it needs to be run.

Windows 95, 98:  use Explorer to navigate to the folder where you saved the installation program.  (You can use START, 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 Shields, Knights and Heraldry 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 Shields, Knights and Heraldry. You will be prompted for a folder to install Shields, Knights and Heraldry 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, 98:  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 Shields, Knights and Heraldry.  Click Shields, Knights and Heraldry 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 Shields, Knights and Heraldry.  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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