NewDeal Technical Support Document 228
CD-ROM MANAGER, SONY AND NEC
How to upgrade your Geoworks Sony or NEC CD-ROM
Manager software to NewDeal software
Any CD-ROM drive can be used with NewDeal software. The drive will
be accessible from the desktop or in NewManager just like any other
The CD-ROM drivers
There are drivers (special software
programs) that control your CD player. When you initially installed
the Geoworks CD Manager software, these drivers were placed in
the \GEOWORKS\CDROM directory. If you delete this directory, you
delete the CD drivers. If you would like to delete the old GEOWORKS
directory, you will need to either copy the CD-ROM drivers
to a new directory or reinstall them to a different directory.
To set up the drivers, you have the following
options. If you aren't familiar with DOS, we recommend you find
someone who is to assist you with either option.
- Copy the files from the C:\GEOWORKS\CDROM
directory to another directory, such as C:\NEWDEAL. Then edit
your CONFIG.SYS file, pointing the TSLCDR or
SLCD lines to the NEWDEAL directory instead of the
\GEOWORKS\CDROM directory. Also check your AUTOEXEC.BAT file
for the path to MSCDEX.EXE and make sure that it points to
the location of the correct version of MSCDEX.EXE.
- Or re-install the floppy disk portion
of the CD Manager setup. When the setup program prompts you for
a directory name, enter C:\NEWDEAL (or the directory where you installed
NewDeal). Don't run the second portion of setup
(the CD portion).
Launchers for the CDs
To create launchers for your CDs in NewManager, use the Create Launcher
option in the Utilities menu. There are no plans to upgrade the CD
Integrator utility, since you can do the same thing
with the Create Launcher option in NewManager.
Audio CD Player
The Audio CD Player that came with your NEC or Sony CD
Manager is not compatible with NewDeal. NewDeal software now
includes its own CD Player for playing music CDs.
Last Modified 17 Feb 1999