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  • Upgrading from HOP 1.x? Please read this first.
  • To download additional HOP related files (e.g. color maps), click here.
  • If you want to download HOP 2.0 (build 990109), read on.
Be sure to follow these steps before downloading HOP:
1. In principle, HOP can run on PCs under DOS, Windows 3.x/95/98, or OS/2. But HOP is a DOS program. This means: maybe HOP will run on your computer, maybe not. For more details about compatibility, read this.

April 2006 - Good news:
Long time Hop user Roberto Morassi has found a freeware DOS emulator that enables many operating systems to open a DOS window. (Hop runs fine under that emulator on my XP machine.) Try it if you use an operating system which normally would not allow DOS.

2. We recommend to download and run this small compatibility test (HOPVTEST.EXE, 26 k) before downloading HOP itself to find out if HOP will cooperate with your computer's video hardware. Store the test file somewhere on your harddisk (e.g. in a TEMP directory), then
3. Run HOPVTEST.EXE, the test program you've downloaded in step 2. It is important to run it in full-screen mode, not in a window.
If the test program can successfully display graphics, this means that HOP will probably run on your PC. If not, it won't - in this case, don't continue (if you're really interested, try this: boot with a DOS (not Windows) boot disk and rerun the test program - maybe it'll work under pure DOS).
4. Could the test program successfully display graphics? Good. Video compatibility is one prerequisite for HOP - another one is at least 525k of free conventional memory. Open a DOS session and type MEM or CHKDSK to check this. If your PC appears to have less conventional memory, there are ways to free some more. If you don't know how, please consult your computer dealer how to do this.
5. If all systems are still go, let's continue.

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