The main program of TavernMaker
(which includes all files for fantasy tavern generation under the English
(A)D&D setting) comes as self-installing, executeable file.
- Download the file and store it anywhere
on your hard disk
- Run the file = double-click the icon
- Read and accept the TeamWare
- Select the path to install to. (The default path
is the standard windows program path.)
- Press the install button.
- Wait, until setup is completed. (Be
patient while the main installation is unpacked!
Especially the message "Please wait while reading package information
may last long!)
A program called
"TavernMaker Update" is automatically launched.
If it is not shown in front of your screen, bring it into the front
by windows program-bar.
Continue the installation with the next
(All needed packages for the main installation are automatically selected.)
- You may optionally create a link to the program
on your desktop. Continue with the next button.
- The next page shows you all packages which are going to be installed
together with their information.
Click the install button.
- WAIT until the installation is completed. The first
installation may take quite long time on slower machines, as approximately
are installed/extracted. The message window "Please wait while installing
will close automatically, once everything is installed.
After the installation, all installed packages
are listed again and you quit the installation by the finish
- Don't be impatient! A user, having a AMD Athlon
1800+ reported that the installation took 13 minutes!
- However, on my machine (which is also an AMD Athlon 1800+) it takes
I guess it might have to do with optional virus-scanner
software which might check all files during extraction...
The TavernMaker Update program will close, but a DOS screen will
shortly flash up, because some files are now renamed using a bat-file.
Anyway, the installation is now completed, but in case of any troubles
you should check that the following folder-tree was correctly generated
in your installation directory:
If you did not get this folder-tree then there are installation-problems
and you should contact the project leaders! You may use the alternative
(bigger! 12MB!!) download
as a ZIP-archive to
extract it manually into any installation folder.
start TavernMaker, run the TavernMaker (TavernMaker.exe) file within
your chosen installation folder, or use the (optional) link on your
Important for VISTA users: Tavernmaker needs to write files in its own folders. Therefore one has to run Tavernmaker.exe with administrator rights. Alternatively, install the program into a folder within a user profile rather than the default programm location.
You can now use TavernMaker! To enter your registration key, use the
registration in the options menu.