El-Fish is a fish tank "game", where you have virtual fish on your screen. The game has no goal, it's more like an interactive screen saver.
I got my version from a number of different sources, one was Vetusware, but since no copy I got worked, I tried a number different ones - however literally none of them worked in the end.
I'm trying to install El-Fish on an MS-DOS 6.22 VM (Virtualbox). The VM otherwise works fine, including Windows (for work groups) 3.11, networking, CD-ROM, sound, etc.
When running the
install.exe from whatever install media, it hangs, doesn't read any of the drives, and just sits there. When I remove the install media drive, it brings up an error message that
install.prg cannot be found (that file is in the root directory of the install media, right next to
I was wondering if this is a known issue, and whether there's a trick I could use to install the game/screensaver without going through the installation routine.
file elfish.pkd on my Linux host it returns:
elfish.pkd: Biosig/Heka Patchmaster. So, some sort of archived directory structure, I assume?
install.prg file, is some sort of script file, similar to an NSIS install script, as far as I can tell. Since it's an ASCII text file, I've uploaded the text here (paste binned): https://0bin.net/paste/raBfhFIfDBj7l05W#HnJnyE9RnJ0q8aJhFqL-/C8B4HGx2thxY8LztFf4XTd
The goal here, is to get the software unpacked and installed, if I can just get the files to decompress, I can simply copy the files over to the target MS-DOS computer or VM, respectively.