FAQs about Design Your Own Home 3D Walkaround for Windows
Design Your Own Home® 3D Walkaround™ (Windows)
Date: 16-Jul-1999 Part No:0106-30  

Q:.. I’ve installed 3D WalkAround. When I try to run it, I get an error message saying that it can’t find bwcc.dll. When I search my system for this file I find multiple copies of it. If this is the case, why do I get a message telling me that the file doesn’t exist?

A:.. This problem occurs when WalkAround can’t find the correct version of bwcc.dll. This is a very common file and a lot of programs use it. Over the time that you’ve had your system, more than one program you’ve installed has placed this file on your system. WalkAround is finding the file, but it’s an older version than what it wants. The first place it looks for this file is the Windows directory. If it doesn’t find it there, it will look in the Windows\System directory. To fix the problem, do a search of your entire system for bwcc.dll. Note the dates on each of the files that you find. Write down the exact location of the newest file as you will need to replace the current one in the Windows directory with it. On most systems, you will not be able to do this from within Windows. You will need to shut your system down to a DOS prompt and type the following command:
NOTE: Do not type what is in the brackets

copy [space][location path of the file you want to copy]\bwcc.dll [space] c:\windows [or substitute whatever directory you placed Windows in][hit return or enter key].

When asked if you wish to overwrite the existing file, answer ‘yes’. You should see a message that says, ‘1 file copied’. You may now type exit to return to Windows. 3D WalkAround should now work.

Design Your Own Home® 3D Walkaround™ (Windows)
Date: 16-Jul-1999 Part No:0106-30  

Q:.. Sometimes when I open a 3D window, it doesn’t show up. There’s a button on my task bar that says there’s a 3D window open but I can’t get it to show up on my screen. How do I fix this?

A:.. The fix for this problem lies in the program’s .ini file. Click on your Start button and select Find. You’ll want to search for a file named, ‘abracad.ini’. The finder should locate this file in the Abra\3Dwalk folder. Double click on this file with the left mouse button. It should launch Notepad and bring up the document. If a dialog opens that asks you what program you wish to open this file with, select Notepad and then click the OK button. Once you have the file open, this is what you will see:

[Design Your Own Home]
LastWalkerPos=(3000,3000,3000,3000) **** Change these numbers to (200, 200, 200, 200)
On the line that reads, ‘LastWalkerPos=(3000,3000,3000,3000)’, change the numbers to 200 for each setting. Note: These numbers may or not be identical to the ones above but they will most likely be in the thousands. These are screen coordinates that tell the program where to place the 3D window on your screen. The actual values that you see will depend on your current screen resolution. Once you change these numbers, click on File, then Save. Now, exit Notepad and start up 3D WalkAround. Open a 3D window. The window should now show up but will be small on the screen. Resize it to whatever size you want it. This will change the numbers to the proper settings in the abracad.ini file.