Installing Cascon on Windows 3.1
Cascon Version 4.1
Welcome to Cascon, the Computer-Aided System for Analysis of Conflicts. This edition of the Cascon software and database is included with the book Managing International Conflict: from Theory to Policy by Lincoln P. Bloomfield & Allen Moulton, published by St. Martin's Press (New York), ISBN: 0-312-13675-7.
Cascon provides computer support for using the conflict model and analytic methodology explained in the book. To make effective use of Cascon it is essential to understand the conceptual material presented in the book, especially Chapters 7-10, which cover the dynamic phase model of conflict and the Cascon methodology.
The material in this document covers issues related to using Cascon on the older Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups operating systems via the Microsoft Win32s extensions. If you have any of the newer Windows 95, 98, or NT 4.0 operating systems, please refer to the installation notes for those systems.
On Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups:
A 15" or larger monitor and SVGA 800 x 600 or higher resolution is especially helpful if you want to keep most of Cascon's windows visible at the same time.
The Cascon SETUP program will install the following files in the Cascon folder / directory:
CASCON.CDB Cascon historical conflict database CASCON.EXE Cascon software CASCON.HLP Cascon help file CASCON.HTM Internet page with Cascon links (this file) CASCON.INI Cascon initialization file PRO1.CAS Profile case #1 PRO2.CAS Profile case #2 PRO3.CAS Profile case #3 README.TXT Installation and release notes SAMPLE.CAS Sample user case for an example in Chapter 10 USERFORM.CAS Model form for entering a case offline
Cascon is a 32-bit Windows application, designed for the latest Windows 95/98 and Windows NT technology. For Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups users, Microsoft provides an extension to Windows, called Win32s, which supports 32-bit software like Cascon. You may already have Win32s installed by another software package.
The Cascon SETUP program checks to see if you have an adequate level of Win32s. If not, the Cascon SETUP program will offer to install a limited subset of Win32s necessary for Cascon. To obtain and install a complete copy of the latest version of Win32s from Microsoft use one of the procedures described below. Also described below, in case you need them, are the steps needed to remove Win32s from your computer.
Win32s requires Windows 3.1 or later in 386-enhanced mode with virtual memory enabled. You must have a 386 or better computer with at least 8 MB of RAM memory and preferably 16 MB.
Win32s also requires either SHARE or VSHARE. For Windows 3.1, you must run the MS-DOS program SHARE.EXE before starting Windows. This is often done in AUTOEXEC.BAT. Be sure that the L and F parameters are at least as large as the following:
SHARE /L:500 /F:5100
For Windows for Workgroups (or the Windows 3.11 upgrade) you do not need to run the MS-DOS SHARE program. Just be sure that the [386Enh] section of your Windows SYSTEM.INI file contains a line reading:
Cascon SETUP will check for SHARE or VSHARE before proceeding with installation of Win32s. If you get a message saying that SHARE is not loaded, exit Windows and execute the SHARE command as above. Then restart Windows and proceed with Cascon installation again.
Win32s is an extension of the Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups operating system. The SETUP program will install files into your Windows System directory, modify your SYSTEM.INI file, and then restart Windows to complete the installation of Cascon.
The SYSTEM.INI file is modified by adding the following line to the [386Enh] section:
A VMCPD line is added to the [386Enh] section (or corrected) to read:
Also "winmm16.dll" is added to the following line in the [Boot] section:
The following files are installed in the Windows System directory:
CTL3D32.DLL OLECLI.DLL W32SYS.DLL WIN32S16.DLL WIN32S.INI WINDOWS.HLP WINHLP32.CNT WINHLP32.EXE WINHLP32.HLP WINMM16.DLL
Additional files are placed in a new WIN32S subdirectory in the Windows System directory.
Cascon has been tested extensively on Windows 3.1 computers using Win32s. Win32s problems are usually traceable to the either of two causes: resource limitations and conflict with files installed into the Windows System directory by other applications. The Windows 3.1 generation of operating system has a variety of resource limitations. To correct such a problem follow the usual procedures published in many "Tips" books and other publications. Alternatively, you can upgrade to Windows 95/98 that was designed to remove many of those limitations.
File conflicts can result from other installations of different versions of Win32s or CTL3D32.DLL in your Windows System directory. Files from different versions are incompatible. The best approach is to remove Win32s following the directions below and reinstall. You may also wish to download the complete and most up to date version of Win32s from Microsoft. Upgrade instructions and an Internet link for downloading are provided below.
For more information about Win32s, the best source of information is Microsoft itself at http://support.microsoft.com on the Internet. Microsoft maintains a Knowledge Base with answers to questions about their products, including the Win32s FAQ.
If you have trouble reaching the Microsoft site, look at our saved copy of the Microsoft Win32s FAQ.
The following articles from the Microsoft Knowledge Base may be helpful:
You can also check the Cascon Project home page at http://web.mit.edu/cascon for updates and links to additional information.
Note: if you have Windows 95, 98 or Windows NT, see the instructions for those operating systems. Do not download or install this file. It is only for the older Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups.
You can obtain a complete copy of the latest version of Win32s (version 1.30c) from Microsoft by downloading the PW1118.EXE self-extracting file from the Microsoft site.
PW1118.EXE requires about 2.5 MB of disk space to download. You will also need about another 6 MB temporarily during installation for the files that are extracted out of PW1118.EXE. When installed, the full version of Win32s requires about 5 MB on your Windows System disk.
Installing Win32s from PW1118.EXE
After you have downloaded the PW1118.EXE file, the files that are contained within it must be decompressed to proceed with installing Win32s. To decompress the files from the self-extracting PW1118.EXE file, do the following:
Follow these five steps to remove Win32s. The symbols <WINDOWS> and <SYSTEM> refer where the Windows and System directories are located, respectively. In a networked installation, the System directory may be located on a remote shared disk.
to the following (remove winmm16.dll):
OLECLI.DLL W32SYS.DLL WIN32S16.DLL WIN32S.INI WINDOWS.HLP WINHLP32.CNT WINHLP32.EXE WINHLP32.HLP WINMM16.DLL
If you have installed the complete Win32s, also delete any of the following files found in the same directory:
COMPOBJ.DLL OLE2.DLL OLE2.REG OLE2CONV.DLL OLE2DISP.DLL OLE2NLS.DLL OLE2PROX.DLL STDOLE.TLB STORAGE.DLL TYPELIB.DLL
Note: It may not be possible to delete W32SYS.DLL while Windows is running. This occurs if you have run some Win32 application. It is recommended that you exit windows and remove Win32s while in MS-DOS, not from a Windows MS-DOS box.
NOTE: <WINDOWS> refers to the windows installation directory. On a
networked Windows installation, the <SYSTEM> directory may be located on a
remote shared disk. If you are only removing Win32s from your machine in a networked
installation, then you do not need to remove the shared files in <SYSTEM>
and <SYSTEM>\WIN32S). Before removing these files from the network shared
disk, make sure that all users that use Win32s have removed the references to Win32s from
the SYSTEM.INI file as described above.
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