is the process of copying a file (such as a program) from one computer to
another across the internet. When you download a program from our web site, it
means you are copying it from our web server to your own computer. This allows
you to install and use the software on your own machine.
Here's how to download a file using Internet Explorer and Windows
2000. If you're using a different browser such as Netscape Navigator or a
different version of Windows, your screens may look a little different, but the
same basic steps should work.
Once you've gone to our software updates page, just click on one of
the links. If you've received the link via email, you may either click on the
link if your email program highlights it for you; otherwise, just copy and
paste the link into your web browser.
You may be asked if you want to save the file or run it from its
current location. If you are asked this question, select "Save." If not, don't
worry -- some browsers will automatically choose "Save" for you.
You will then be asked to select the folder where you want to save
the program or file, using a standard "Save As" dialog box. Pay attention to
which folder you select before clicking the "Save" button. It may help you to
create a folder like "C:\Download" for all of your downloads, but you can use
any folder you'd like.
The download will now begin. Your web browser will keep you updated
on the progress of the download by showing a progress bar that fills up as you
download. You will also be reminded where you're saving the file. The file will
be saved as "C:\Download\QCSSetup02330107.exe" in the picture below.
Note: You may also see a check box labeled
"Close this dialog box when download completes." If you see this check box, it
helps to uncheck this box. You don't have to, but if you do, it will be easier
to find the file after you download it.
Depending on which file you're downloading and how fast your
connection is, it may take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to
download. When your download is finished, if you left that "Close this dialog
box when download completes" option unchecked, you'll see a dialog box like
Now click the "Open" button to run the file you just downloaded. At
this point the installation program for the file will launch, so just follow
the on-screen instructions from there to install the game on your computer. If
you don't see the "Download complete" dialog box, just open the folder where
you saved the file and double-click on the icon for the file there.