Instructions for Macintosh Users

Macintosh worlds are compressed in .sit format. You will need a program to decompress (or "unstuff") the worlds you download before you can use them. The odds are that you already have such a program, and the worlds you download will be automatically unstuffed for you. But if this is not the case, you can download StuffIt Expander for free.

Once you have unstuffed the downloaded world, place it in the "Worlds" folder inside your X Ball folder. The location of your X Ball folder depends on where you put it after you originally downloaded the game. If you can't locate this folder, do a search for "X Ball" by typing command-F while in the Finder.

After the unstuffed world is in your "Worlds" folder, you are all set. Just launch X Ball and choose "Change The World" from the X Ball main menu screen. Select the world you downloaded and then click "Save The Human Race" as if you were starting a regular game.

If you have any questions with this process, please feel free to ask me.

 Instructions for Windows Users

Windows worlds are compressed in .zip format. You will need a program to decompress (or "unzip") the worlds you download before you can use them. The odds are you already have such a program, but if you don't you can download the free 7-zip here.

Once you have unzipped the downloaded world, you will need to place the unzipped world in the "Worlds" folder in your "X Ball" folder. Unless you changed the default install directory during setup, your "X Ball" folder will be in your "Program Files" folder on your C drive. In this case, you can choose "My Computer" from the Start menu, and then double click on your C drive, and then your "Program Files" folder, and then the "X Ball" folder in order to get to the "Worlds" folder. Then place the downloaded world file into the "Worlds" folder.

After the unstuffed world is in your "Worlds" folder, you are all set. Just launch X Ball and choose "Change The World" from the X Ball main menu screen. Select the world you downloaded and then click "Save The Human Race" as if you were starting a regular game.

If you have any questions with this process, please feel free to ask me.