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 Installing Zoo Tycoon 2 Downloads
Mr.Weasel
Posted: Oct 17 2009, 05:30 PM


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I've dedicated some of my time to creating this short, and easy to follow "newbies" guide to installing Zoo Tycoon downloads. Each step has been typed in a simple format for easier understanding.

Note: This tutorial is mainly based on Windows XP, but the principles will probably be the same for Windows Vista or any other operating system.

Let's get started!

Firstly, it'd be a good idea to get your hands on an archive manager such as WinRAR. I'll be using WinRAR in this tutorial. You can download WinRAR here.

Download Types:

There are two common download types:

- A single .ztf file which look's something like this:

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Note:
My icon is the Marine Mania icon because Marine Mania was the last expansion I installed. Yours will probably either be the same, or the Extinct Animals one.

- Shell file (.rar), which looks something like this:

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Installing a .Z2F file

The most common method of installing a .z2f file is as follows...

1. Once you have downloaded the .z2f file, navigate to your Zoo Tycoon directory, which is commonly located at:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2

2. Place the .ztf file within your Zoo Tycoon directory and then you're done!

Installing a Shell-based Download

1. Download your desired download to your Desktop.

2. Once you have downloaded your .rar file (the download), right-click on it and select "Extract here".

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3. A folder should be extracted to the desktop. Inside that folder is a .DL file and another folder. Within that second folder is the download itself.

4. Navigate to your downloads folder. The downloads folder is commonly located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2\downloads

5. Drag the folder you extracted onto your Desktop and drop it into your downloads folder which is (commonly) located at:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft Games\Zoo Tycoon 2\downloads

Then you're all done!

Copyright

This tutorial was created by Mr.Weasel for the Zoo Tycoon: Designing Centre. Please do not copy this tutorial onto another site without Mr.Weasel's given permission.


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