Walkthrough to Install and Operate the Hydrologic Evaluation of Landfill Performance

(HELP) Model v3.07

HELP v3.07 is a DOS executable program, meaning it does not run in a Windows or iOS
environment. The 16-bit program will not natively work with 64-bit systems (i.e., most Windows
7 and more recent systems). Therefore, a 3rd party emulator is required. This walkthrough will
describe how to use a DOS emulator to install the HELP model. HELP v3.07 will run natively on
32-bit systems, through the Windows Command line. For 32-bit systems, unzip the program and
double-click INSTALL.exe, following the walkthrough from Step 7. To check if your PC is 32
or 64-bit, navigate to the Start menu (may be a Windows icon), Click Computer, Click System
Properties (or similar). A window with your Windows Edition and System Information will
appear. System type will display either 32 or 64-bit Operating System.

If you have difficulties with installation of HELP, contact Thabet Tolaymat for troubleshooting:
tolavmat.thabet@epa.gov

Updates will be posted to:

https://www.epa.gov/land-research/hvdrologic-evaluation-landfill-performance-help-model

Instructions for software installation begin on the following page.
Instructions to load HELP after a successful installation begin on page 10.

Last updated: June 16, 2017


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Installing the HELP software

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Download a copy of HELP v3.07 from
EPA's HELP model webpage. It is an
executable (.exe) in the form of a zip
folder (.zip).

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To operate HELP on a 64-bit system,
you must first download and install a
DOS emulator. Search "DOS
emulator" in your preferred search
engine and download the software of
your choosing. EPA cannot
recommend specific software. This
walkthrough uses the DOS emulator
DOSBox v0.74.

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Navigate to your Downloads folder or
wherever the zipped HELP folder is
located.

The file is called: zHELP3P.zip

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Files will be extracted to this folder:

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Right-click and Extract All.

For convenience, we are saving to the
C: drive in a new folder called
"HELP".

File path is C:\HELP\

NOTE: Some computers may have
administrator privileges that prevent
saving directly to the C: drive or other
locations. Find a suitable location for
these files.

Click Extract.

Navigate to C:\HELP

Right click on the Executable file
zhelp3p.

Right-click and Extract the files from
the EXE. Clicking Open on the EXE
in a 64-bit system will result in an
error message.

The HELP folder will populate with
several executables, folders, and
zipped folders.

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Find the INSTALL executable.

Drag and drop INSTALL to the DOS
emulator desktop shortcut.

The emulator will be used to install
HELP files.

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We will now go through the prompts
to install HELP.

There are many files which are
required for proper operation. Pay
careful attention to the prompts.
Generally, you will want to Type "y"
for yes. Starting with the first prompt:
Do you want to continue installation?

Typey

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For convenience, use the suggested
directory.

NOTE: This does not install files or
programs to C:\HELP3.

It will install to wherever in the C: drive
you have the INSTALL file.

In our case it is:

C:\HELP\HELP3

In your case it may be embedded within
several folders, e.g., C:\...\...\HELP3

Another NOTE: It is important to keep
track of where these files and folders are
located. To run the software later, you
will need to type the file path into the
user interface. It will not let you browse
for the folder (like most modern
programs do).

Press Enter



Uersion 3.07 1 November 1997

Install to drive C: in directory SHELP3

USAE Waterways Experiment Station
Uicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6199

for

USEPA Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268

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Do you want to install the version that
requires a math coprocessor?

(The version requiring a math coprocessor
runs more than 10 times faster and uses
more precision in its computations than the
•version not requiring a math coprocessor.)

Enter Y for yes or N for no.

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The test should be successful.

If not, there may be an issue with the
downloading process and the model
may not operate properly.

For installation troubleshooting,
contact Thabet Tolaymat:
tolaymat.thabet@epa.gov

If the test was successful,

Typey

If the test was not successful,

Type n

Was the test successful? If so, enter Y. _

If a 4001 error uas produced, enter N and the
no math coprocessor version will be installed.

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Uicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6199

for

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Do you want to install default
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Do you want to install it on the hard disk?
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Press the [Enter] key to continue._

Developed by
Environmental Laboratory
USAE Waterways Experiment Station
Uicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6199

for

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Cincinnati, Ohio 45268

When was the last time you saw a
floppy disk?

All of the required files are contained
within the zip file.

Press Enter

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In our case it is:
C :\HELP\HELP3\EXAMPLES

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Press Enter and let the credits roll...

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Do you want to install the HELP Model source code?
(optional)

Enter Y for yes or N for no.

If yes, the files will be installed on your hard disk
in a subdirectory called C:\HELP3\S0URCE.

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Please insert disk 2.

Press the [Enter! key to continue.

Developed by
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for

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Press Enter

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Do you want to install the user guide and
engineering documentation? (optional)

Enter Y for yes or N for no.

If yes, the reports will be installed as
PDF files in subdirectory C:\HELP3SD0C.
Use Adobe Acrobat 3.0 Reader
to view and print the files.

| USEPA Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio 45268

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Please insert disk 2.

Press the [Enter! key to continue

Developed by
Environments1 Laboratory
USAE Waterways Experiment Station
Uicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6199

for

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Comments

The User's Manual and Engineering
Documentation are now available
separately here:

https://nepis.epa.gov

The web documents are identical to
the installed copies.

Type y or n

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Installation completed.

Type HELP3 at the DOS prompt
in C:\HELP3 subdirectory
to start the program.

Press [Enter] to end.

Uicksburg, Mississippi 39180-6199

Congratulations! You have mastered
the latest in 1980s technology

We can now run HELP.

Press Enter

To operate HELP immediately: The
emulator has the HELP directory
already mounted.

Type HELP3 in the command line.

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Once HELP is installed you will
line. We will mount the C: drive
navigate to and run the program.
To am HELP after it is installed

use a DOS emulator to start the program using the command
(or whichever drive your folder is located in). Then we will

on your computer:

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First, navigate in Windows Explorer
(the folder system) to your HELP files.

In this example, the directory is on the
Desktop in a HELP parent folder >
HELP307 > HELP3 subfolder

Look to the left, if you see zip folders
and a HELP3 folder, you need to go
into that HELP3 folder.

Double-click the HELP3 folder.

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Look for a SOURCE folder. Now we
are in the right location. This folder
(HELP3) is the folder we will point to
(mount) in the DOS emulator.

Note: You will not see all the other
folders. Those are created by the user.
The EXAMPLE folder has the example
files from the installation which may
be helpful.

DOC contains the user manual and
engineering document.

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Note the file path of this location by
clicking in the Explorer bar
(highlighted).

You will want to write it down as there
is not a simple way to copy/paste to the
emulator.

Note the EPA username has been
censored for security purposes.

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Open your preferred DOS emulator.

The command line will read a virtual
drive (Z:\> or similar).

We will mount directly to the HELP
folder where all the HELP working
files are and where your data will be
saved.

In this example HELP is located on the
C: drive so we will mount the C: drive.

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;:\>mount C: C:\users\desktop\help\lielp307\help3s

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Type:

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You cannot paste, so write carefully.
Press Enter.

If successful, the emulator will tell you
the C: drive has been mounted.

If the directory is incorrect, the
emulator will notify you. Look to the
left for an example.

We've mounted the C: drive directly to
the HELPS folder but the directory will
still be pointing to the Z: drive

Type: C:

Press Enter

The directory will now be pointing to
the C: drive.

IMPORTANT: The emulator displays
C:\ but really the drive is directly
pointing to the file path you specified.
So whenever you see C:\ in later in the
HELP program it is really to the
HELP3 folder.

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CD IR	> Directory Uieu.

CCD	> Displays/changes the current directory.

CCLS	> Clear screen.

CCOPY	> Copy files.

CDEL	> Removes one or more files.

(EXIT	> Exit from the shell.

CMD	> Hake Directory.

CRD	> Remove Directory.

CREH	> Renames one or more files.

CTYPE	> Display the contents of a text-file.

CUER	> View and set the reported DOS version.

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You may be tempted to type HELP.

But that will give you the help menu
for the Emulator (of course).

With the C:\> directory mounted
Type HELP3
Press Enter

HELP is now loaded and ready for use!

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Press any key to continue...

One last quick note about functionality:

We recommend creating a new folder
for each HELP simulation in Windows
Explorer before you create new files in
HELP.

When you go to save the files in HELP,
because you mounted the C:\ drive
directly to the HELP3 folder, you don't
need to reenter the whole file path. Just
the new folder name.

C:\SANDffiGO in HELP
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Also, the print functionality within
HELP is not recommended for printing
the output files.

Locate the output file (*.OUT) and
open with your preferred text editor for
printing or saving as PDF.

You may want to resize the text for it
to display properly.

Questions can be directed to:
tolaymat.thabet@epa. gov

Happy HELPing!

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