Argus Financial Software
According to the Argus Technical Support, Argus Financial Software
must be run from an uncompressed drive.
If you install DoubleSpace when Argus Financial Software is installed,
the copy protection "key" is left on the uncompressed host drive. To
work around this problem, reinstall Argus Financial Software on the
uncompressed host drive. Before you do this, you may need to reduce
the size of your compressed drive. For more information, see "Using
DoubleSpace to Manage Compressed Drives" in the "User's Guide."
WARNING: Argus Financial Software must be reinstalled back to the
original diskettes before it can be installed to the host drive. If
the software is deleted from the hard drive, it is not recoverable.
For more information, contact Argus Financial Software.
Complete PC Software
According to a Complete PC Technical Support, any Complete
Communicator software that uses voice files may need to be stored on
an uncompressed drive.
For more information, query on the following words in the Microsoft
complete and communicator and voice and doublespace
When you install Empire Deluxe, the installation program asks several
questions and requests you to enter a password included in the manual.
It then writes this information out to a configuration file. After the
initial setup, you should never have to reenter any of this
information, including the password.
On a compressed drive however, the installation program is unable to
correctly read this file and always asks for the password when you
start the program.
Epic Megagames' Zone66 and Ken's Labyrinth
Both games ship with a HELPME.DOC file that tells you the game should
be installed on an uncompressed drive. Also, the system must be
clean-booted to work with the games. (If you are using MS-DOS 6.0 or
6.2, you can use the F5 key; use a boot disk with earlier versions of
MS-DOS.) According to the HELPME.DOC file, these games are also
sensitive to memory managers and terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR)
Informix (a relational database package from Informix, Inc.) has
problems when it resides on the compressed drive. The .EXE files are
affected, but the data itself is unaffected. Error messages, such as
"DOS unexpected interrupt," may also be displayed.
Links and Links 386
According to Access Software, the publisher of Links and Links 386, if
you run either Links game on a drive compressed with DoubleSpace or
any other disk compression utility, your system may stop (hang). This
occurs because some of the files within the Links game are compressed
and decompressed during game play.
To work around this problem, you need to reinstall the Links program
after you compress the drive.
Lotus 1-2-3 Version 2.01
The copy protection scheme used by Lotus 1-2-3 version 2.01 (called
SuperLock) is incompatible with DoubleSpace. When you run Lotus 1-2-3
after installing DoubleSpace, you receive the following error message:
You can work around this problem by obtaining the Lotus Value Pack,
which allows you to use Lotus 1-2-3 without the copy protection. Lotus
Value Pack contains a non-copy protected 123.EXE file to replace the
Lotus Value Pack is available by calling Lotus Development Customer
Service. You can also download Lotus Value Pack from the Lotus
Development bulletin board service (BBS). When you log onto the BBS,
choose the menu option "1-2-3 2.x Series" and download VALUE.PK1 and
Movie Master Version 4.0
According to Comprehensive Video Technical Support, Movie Master
version 4.0 is copy-protected and the authorization code must be
executed from an uncompressed drive. To work around the problem move
the entire program to the uncompressed host drive.
For more information, contact Comprehensive Video Software.
MultiMate Versions 3.3 and 4.0
According to Borland Technical Support, you may have problems running
MultiMate versions 3.3 and 4.0 on compressed drives.
This problem commonly appears as a "divide overflow" error.
To work around this problem, move the software to the host drive or an
Quicken (MS-DOS-Based Version)
Intuit Technical Support has confirmed that Quicken for MS-DOS may not
work properly on a compressed drive. To work around this problem, move
Quicken to an uncompressed drive or the DoubleSpace host drive.
Tony LaRussa Baseball II
Tony LaRussa Baseball II must be run from an uncompressed or host
Also, this game does not work if EMM386.EXE is loaded with the RAM or
NOEMS parameter, but it does work if EMM386.EXE is loaded as an
expanded memory services (EMS) provider only.
You cannot run Zsoft PhotoFinish from a compressed drive when the
PhotoFinish virtual memory option is enabled. For more information, see the
PhotoFinish user's guide.
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products' performance or reliability.