English demo from Traveller's Tales for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, an adventure game based on the Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media film capturing the renown and beloved book series from author C.S. Lewis.
NUPAD1 LEFT_ANALOG_LEFT NUSTICK1_AX1HIGH LEFT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUSTICK1_AX1LOW LEFT_ANALOG_UP NUSTICK1_AY1HIGH LEFT_ANALOG_DOWN NUSTICK1_AY1LOW RIGHT_ANALOG_LEFT NUSTICK1_AX2HIGH RIGHT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUSTICK1_AX2LOW RIGHT_ANALOG_UP NUSTICK1_AY2HIGH RIGHT_ANALOG_DOWN NUSTICK1_AY2LOW NUPAD_RUP NUSTICK1_B1 NUPAD_RRIGHT NUSTICK1_B2 NUPAD_RDOWN NUSTICK1_B3 NUPAD_RLEFT NUSTICK1_B4 NUPAD_LLEFT NUSTICK1_HAT_UP NUPAD_LRIGHT NUSTICK1_HAT_DOWN NUPAD_LUP NUSTICK1_HAT_LEFT NUPAD_LDOWN NUSTICK1_HAT_RIGHT NUPAD_L1 NUSTICK1_B7 NUPAD_L2 NUSTICK1_B5 NUPAD_R1 NUSTICK1_B8 NUPAD_R2 NUSTICK1_B6 NUPAD_START NUSTICK1_B9 NUPAD_SELECT NUSTICK1_B12 NUPAD_L3 NUSTICK1_B10 NUPAD_R3 NUSTICK1_B11 NUPAD2 LEFT_ANALOG_LEFT NUSTICK2_AY1HIGH LEFT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUSTICK2_AY1LOW LEFT_ANALOG_UP NUSTICK2_AX1HIGH LEFT_ANALOG_DOWN NUSTICK2_AX1LOW RIGHT_ANALOG_LEFT NUSTICK2_AY2HIGH RIGHT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUSTICK2_AY2LOW RIGHT_ANALOG_UP NUSTICK2_AX2HIGH RIGHT_ANALOG_DOWN NUSTICK2_AX2LOW NUPAD_RUP NUSTICK2_B1 NUPAD_RRIGHT NUSTICK2_B2 NUPAD_RDOWN NUSTICK2_B3 NUPAD_RLEFT NUSTICK2_B4 NUPAD_LLEFT NUSTICK2_HAT_UP NUPAD_LRIGHT NUSTICK2_HAT_DOWN NUPAD_LUP NUSTICK2_HAT_LEFT NUPAD_LDOWN NUSTICK2_HAT_RIGHT NUPAD_L1 NUSTICK2_B7 NUPAD_L2 NUSTICK2_B5 NUPAD_R1 NUSTICK2_B8 NUPAD_R2 NUSTICK2_B6 NUPAD_START NUSTICK2_B9 NUPAD_SELECT NUSTICK2_B12 NUPAD_L3 NUSTICK2_B10 NUPAD_R3 NUSTICK2_B11 NUKEY1 LEFT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_A LEFT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_D LEFT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_W LEFT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_S RIGHT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_A RIGHT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_D RIGHT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_W RIGHT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_S NUPAD_RUP NUKEY_K NUPAD_RRIGHT NUKEY_J NUPAD_RDOWN NUKEY_U NUPAD_RLEFT NUKEY_H NUPAD_LLEFT NUKEY_1 NUPAD_LRIGHT NUKEY_2 NUPAD_LUP NUKEY_INSERT NUPAD_LDOWN NUKEY_DELETE NUPAD_L1 NUKEY_SPACE NUPAD_L2 NUKEY_G NUPAD_R1 NUKEY_LCONTROL NUPAD_R2 NUKEY_RETURN NUPAD_START NUKEY_RETURN NUPAD_SELECT NUKEY_ADD NUPAD_L3 NUKEY_Z NUPAD_R3 NUKEY_X NUKEY2 LEFT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_LEFT LEFT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_RIGHT LEFT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_UP LEFT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_DOWN RIGHT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_DIVIDE RIGHT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_COMMA RIGHT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_J RIGHT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_M NUPAD_RUP NUKEY_NUMPAD3 NUPAD_RRIGHT NUKEY_NUMPAD2 NUPAD_RDOWN NUKEY_NUMPAD5 NUPAD_RLEFT NUKEY_NUMPAD1 NUPAD_LLEFT NUKEY_Q NUPAD_LRIGHT NUKEY_NUMPAD7 NUPAD_LUP NUKEY_3 NUPAD_LDOWN NUKEY_NUMPAD9 NUPAD_L1 NUKEY_NUMPAD0 NUPAD_L2 NUKEY_NUMPAD3 NUPAD_R1 NUKEY_RCONTROL NUPAD_R2 NUKEY_5 NUPAD_START NUKEY_NUMPADENTER NUPAD_SELECT NUKEY_0 NUPAD_L3 NUKEY_N NUPAD_R3 NUKEY_M NUMOUSE1 LEFT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_W LEFT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_S LEFT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_A LEFT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_D RIGHT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_RMENU RIGHT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_RMENU RIGHT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_RMENU RIGHT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_RUP NUKEY_E NUPAD_RRIGHT NUMOUSE_RIGHT NUPAD_RDOWN NUKEY_Q NUPAD_RLEFT NUMOUSE_LEFT NUPAD_LLEFT NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_LRIGHT NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_LUP NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_LDOWN NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_L1 NUKEY_SPACE NUPAD_L2 NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_R1 NUKEY_RETURN NUPAD_R2 NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_START NUKEY_P NUPAD_SELECT NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_L3 NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_R3 NUKEY_RMENU NUMOUSE2 LEFT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_LEFT LEFT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_RIGHT LEFT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_UP LEFT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_DOWN RIGHT_ANALOG_LEFT NUKEY_RMENU RIGHT_ANALOG_RIGHT NUKEY_RMENU RIGHT_ANALOG_UP NUKEY_RMENU RIGHT_ANALOG_DOWN NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_RUP NUKEY_NUMPAD5 NUPAD_RRIGHT NUKEY_NUMPAD3 NUPAD_RDOWN NUKEY_NUMPAD2 NUPAD_RLEFT NUKEY_NUMPAD1 NUPAD_LLEFT NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_LRIGHT NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_LUP NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_LDOWN NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_L1 NUKEY_NUMPADENTER NUPAD_L2 NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_R1 NUKEY_ADD NUPAD_R2 NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_START NUKEY_NUMPAD0 NUPAD_SELECT NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_L3 NUKEY_RMENU NUPAD_R3 NUKEY_RMENU NU_PCRESW 800 NU_PCRESH 600 NU_PCREFRESH 60 NU_PCPIXDEPTH 32 NU_PCVOLUME 10 NU_PCMUSICVOLUME 6 NU_PCSOUNDVOLUME 8 NU_PCMOUSEMODE 0 NU_PCMOUSESENSE 20 NU_PCANTIALIAS 0 Disney and Walden Media present The Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Disney THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, NARNIA, and all book titles, characters and locales original thereto are trademarks of C.S. Lewis Pte Ltd. and are used with permission. DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. and WALDEN MEDIA, LLC. All rights reserved. (Demo Version 1.0) System Requirements Minimum System Configuration: If your system does not meet any one of the following minimum system requirements, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe demo will not run properly. Microsoft Windows 2000, XP Pentium 4 class processor, 1.5 GHz 256MB RAM DirectX 9-compatible, 64MB or TurboCache Direct 3D card with Vertex Shader v1.1 AND Pixel Shader v1.1 Support (NVIDIA GeForce 3 or equivalent) DirectX 9-compatible Sound Card DirectX 9.0c USB Joystick or Game Pad (optional) NOTE: DirectX 9.0c is not included in this demo. You must install DirectX prior to installation of this product. If you do not have it installed, you may download the current version of DirectX from the Microsoft web-site at the following address: ****://www.microsoft.com/directx/homeuser/downloads/default.asp IMPORTANT! In addition to meeting the Minimum System Requirements, it is highly recommended that you ensure that your computer's components are utilizing the most recent software drivers. Recommended System Configuration: Buena Vista Games Customer Support recommends the following system specifications for your computer to run The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe demo with the best possible performance. Pentium 4 class processor, 2 GHz or faster 512MB RAM MICROSOFT WINDOWS 2000/XP DISCLAIMER: Although this program will install and run on a system running Microsoft Windows 2000/XP, users with "Limited User" privileges will encounter difficulties. This program's installer is not designed to work around the upgraded security features that Windows 2000/XP provides. Administrative Privileges are required to install and uninstall the program. Depending on your system configuration, you may also be required to have Administrative Privileges to play this program. Please refer to your Windows 2000/XP documentation for information about "Administrative Privileges." Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and in other countries. GeForce, NVIDIA, the NVIDIA Logo, The Way It's Meant to be Played Logo and TurboCache are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and other countries. Program Management Installing the Program Before installing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe demo, exit all open applications (including background applications such as anti-virus software and pop-up blockers). When all other applications have been closed, double-click on the Narnia Demo Setup icon. Getting Started From the Windows Taskbar, click on Start and point to Programs (Windows 2000) or All Programs (Windows XP). From the Programs sub-menu, point to Buena Vista Games, select The Chronicles of Narnia demo folder, and then click on the Launch Narnia Demo program icon. Uninstalling the Program Prior to uninstalling The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, make sure that you have exited all associated applications. To uninstall the program, click on Start and point to Programs (Windows 2000) or All Programs (Windows XP). From the resulting sub-menu, point to Buena Vista Games, select the The Chronicles of Narnia demo folder, and then click on the Uninstall Narnia Demo icon. Game Details Game Controls Default Controls This game can be played with one or two players, using the keyboard or a USB game pad or joystick The control configuration screen can be accessed from the Options menu. Movement Controls Player 1 A,D,W,S Player 2 Left, Right, Up, Down Arrow Keys Activate Player 1 U Player 2 Numeric Keypad 5 Normal attack Player 1 H Player 2 Numeric Keypad 1 Power Attack Player 1 J Player 2 Numeric Keypad 2 Form Team up Player 1 K Player 2 Numeric Keypad 3 Target/Block Player 1 Space bar Player 2 Numeric Keypad 0 Character select Player 1 Left CTRL key Player 2 Right CTRL key Start/Pause Player 1 Enter Player 2 Numeric Keypad Enter Customize the Controls Use the Arrow keys to navigate the list of controls. Use the Left and Right Arrow keys to switch between the controls for Player One and Player Two. * Highlight the control that you wish to change, and press the Enter key followed by the keyboard key or controller button that you wish to assign to the control. * To save your changes, and exit the menu, press ESC. * To abandon any changes you have made without saving, press F1. * To restore the controls to their default settings, press F2. Mouse Controls - Highlight this option and press the Enter key to toggle through using the mouse with Player One, Player Two or disabling the mouse. When the mouse is enabled for a player, the movement controls work differently. Character direction is controlled by moving the Mouse Left and Right, while walking and running are controlled using the Left and Right Movement Controls, respectively. The Pevensie Children Each of the Pevensie children has a unique set of skills that expand through their travels. Review the Controls section for control details. Peter The oldest and strongest of the Pevensie children, Peter is the natural leader of the group. Peters strong arms are good for smashing through doors and other obstructions. As Peter becomes more confident and skilled in battle, you will find that his mastery of the sword is strong enough to knock the armor off enemies. With a sword in hand, he has the power to defend his family and friends from the dark allies of the White Witch. Attack Power Hit / Smash Enemy Armor Block / Parry Susan Susans maturity and patience is best expressed through her careful aim. Although she can defend herself in a close fight, her real strength lies in her ability to strike down enemies and obstructions from a far and much safer distance. Attack Target Throw Snowball / Shoot Arrow Play Pan Pipes / Use Ivory Horn Target Edmund Edmunds athleticism and desire to succeed makes him a strong ally and formidable adversary. With a stick, sword or his fists, Edmund will defend his family against even the largest of foes. His natural agility allows him to climb and his lightweight build enables him to cross paths that his older siblings cannot. Attack Power Hit Block / Parry Lucy Lucy is the youngest of all the children; it is her adventurous spirit that first brings the group to Narnia. Her empathy and desire to do what is right make her the natural healer of the group. With the help of her First Aid ability and, later, the Fire Flower Cordial, Lucy will not only be fighting alongside her siblings, but she will also be able to heal them when they get hurt. One of the benefits of being the smallest means that Lucy can climb into small caves. Watching Lucy master a wolf is a sight to behold. Attack Use First Aid / Use Fire Flower Cordial Teaming Up In addition to each of the childrens individual skills, they can help each other through Narnia by teaming up. When the children team up, they gain access to powerful abilities that allow them to defeat enemies and get past obstacles.These team up abilities only work in Narnia. In order to Team Up, the player must first take control of one of the children that is to be part of the team. When this child is moved next to the second child of the team to be formed, purple rings will appear around the feet of both children. When the rings appear, pressing the Team Up will initiate the team up. Once the children have teamed up, they will stay teamed until you press Team Up again or until they become tired from excessive use of their special team up abilities. Peter & Edmund Tap Attack to have Peter swing Edmund around, and Edmund will powerfully kick anything in his path. Edmund & Lucy With a tap of Attack, Edmund will fling Lucy and bowl enemies over or smash through barriers. Peter & Susan Peter carries Susan on his back, giving her a greater height to throw projectiles. Tap Attack to have Susan fire projectiles at distant targets without needing to aim. Peter & Lucy Peter carries Lucy on his back, allowing him to defend her from attacking enemies by pressing Attack to power hit anything that gets too close. Susan & Edmund Tap Attack to have Susan swing Edmund around, and Edmund will powerfully kick anything in his path. Susan & Lucy With a tap of Attack, Susan will fling Lucy and bowl enemies over or smash through barriers. Team Up Upgrades Upgraded Team Up abilities can be purchased from the Inventory. Once purchased, they can be triggered by pressing Power Attack. Cooperative Play A second player may join a current game at any time during gameplay. Press the Start/Pause control for Player 2 to enter the game. A second HUD, containing the statistics for the second player, will appear at the top right corner of the screen. From this point on, both players will be able to play cooperatively until one of the players decides to drop out of the game. To drop out, press Start/Pause and select Drop Out from the option menu. The remaining player will then resume control over all of the children. Weapons and Collectibles Replenish First Aid Collect these green health crosses to refill Lucys First Aid ability Health A Heart restores health to the character that collected it. A full heart restores full health, and a hollow heart restores half health. Coins Collect Silver and Gold Coins to spend in the Inventory, where you may purchase weapon upgrades, skills and other items. Statues By hitting the frozen statues of Narnian inhabitants, they become marked so that Aslan can free them from the White Witchs evil spell. Stick This most primitive of objects is used by Peter and Edmund as both a torch and as a weapon. The stick may be lit with the help of any existing fire. You may also use the burning stick to light bonfires, dry brush, stick bundles and other objects. Sword Throughout the course of the adventure, Peter and Edmund will acquire and use a variety of sword classes. In addition, they will also learn special sword fighting skills that will help them defeat even the most aggressive of foes. Bow & Arrow Arrows are more powerful than Snowballs. However, Susans quiver is not a bottomless pit. Collect arrows to keep her loaded and ready to fight. Main Menu New Game Start a new adventure from the beginning. Load Game Select your saved game from one of three available slots. After loading your game, you may return to any level that has been unlocked. The panels of the Wardrobe are your portals to each level. Use the Movement Controls to highlight a level panel, and then press the Enter key to select. Options Music Volume Adjust the music and cut scene volume. SFX Volume Adjust the sound effects and in-game dialogue volume. Video and Control Configuration Adjust the screen resolution, as well as review and modify the game's control map. Widescreen Turn this option "ON" to set the screen to a widescreen "letterbox" format. Difficulty Change the difficulty between Normal and Hard. The Options screen is accessible from the Main Menu and the Pause Menu. Credits Review a list of all the talented people that worked on the creation of this game. Exit to Windows Quit the game and return to Windows. Checkpoints and Saving You may only save your game after completing a level. If you exit that game, you will start from the point of your last save. Checkpoints are used within levels to mark your progress. If you are unable to successfully complete the level or reach the next checkpoint, you will not have to start from the beginning of the level. You can continue from the last Checkpoint. Inventory After entering Narnia, the children will be able to purchase upgrades using the coins that they have collected. During each level, a variety of individual and Team Up upgrades will become available in the Inventory. You may purchase upgrades from the Inventory at any time during the level by pressing Start/Pause and selecting Inventory from the pause menu. The Inventory contains a list of the all of the upgrades that have been purchased or are available for purchase. Each child has their own section. Use the Movement Control Left and Right to scroll to each of the children. Pressing Activate while on a particular childs screen will access that childs upgrade list. New upgrades are unlocked in each level. Use the Movement Control Up and Down to browse through the list. When an upgrade is highlighted, a description is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Where appropriate, a purchased upgrade will display the button combination that is required to activate it. Upgrades that have not been purchased will display the number of coins needed to purchase it. The number of coins that are available to spend is displayed in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 1. Character Portrait - This shows the child that upgrades are being purchased for. 2. Coin Count - Depicts the number of coins collected. 3. Purchased Upgrades - The top part of the list shows all of the upgrades that have been purchased. 4. Upgrades for Sale - The bottom part of the list shows all of the upgrades that are available for purchase. 5. Upgrade Description - This gives a basic description of the upgrade that is currently highlighted. HUD (Heads Up Display) You can switch between any of the children visible on the screen by pressing Character Select. When you do, the Heads Up Display (HUD) at the top left corner of the screen changes to display that childs information. The HUD contains the following information: 1. Health - When you run out of health or fail at an objective, the level will restart from the last checkpoint. If no checkpoint has been passed, the level will restart from the beginning. The health meter surrounds a portrait of the currently selected character. 2. Energy Meter - This meter becomes depleted when the children use their special abilities. Peter/Edmund This represents how much energy Peter and Edmunds attacks have. Performing special moves and power hits will cause the bar to deplete faster. Performing multiple hits (3+ or higher) against enemies will cause the bar to regenerate faster. Susan For Susan, the energy bar represents how much ammo she currently has to throw or fire. When Susan receives her Gift Bow from Father Christmas, the arrow quiver will slowly replenish itself over time. Lucy This reflects how much healing power Lucy has for her First Aid ability and Fire Flower Cordial. The energy bar is depleted each time she uses her healing abilities. Lucy must collect green crosses to replenish the First Aid Kit. The Fire Flower Cordial will slowly replenish itself over time. 3. Coins - Depicts how many coins have been collected, which can be used in the Inventory to purchase upgrades. 4. Character Icon - Many enemies and obstructions require specific skills to defeat. In these cases, an icon will appear in the center-top of the screen that displays an image of the enemy, obstruction or required item. If a Team Up ability is required, the symbol for the Team Up ability will appear within the icon. 5. Team Up Charge Meter - Team Up Upgrades purchased from the Inventory screen require time to charge before they can be used. When you team children that you have already purchased an upgrade for, a charge meter, will appear on the HUD. Once the meter has fully charged, press Power Attack to perform the upgraded Team Up move. Once activated, the meter will be reset to zero and begin to recharge. 6. Bonus Shields - Depicts how many Bonus Shields have been collected. Collecting all of the Bonus Shields for each level unlocks bonus Items, which can be found in the drawer at the bottom of the Wardrobe on the Level Select screen. 7. Statues - Depicts how many statues have been collected. Statues are used to purchase reinforcements for the final battle against the White Witchs army. 8. Second Player HUD - The Health, Character Portrait, Energy Meter and Team Up Charge Meter for the second player will appear in the top-right corner of the screen. Using the Environment Throughout the adventure, the children will interact with the environment in a variety of ways, both for offensive and defensive purposes. Snowballs Lucy can balance on top of snowballs and roll them with her feet. This allows here to get items normally out of reach. Peter, Susan and Edmund can roll snowballs from place to place. Stick Bundles Use these to smash through enemies and obstructions. Set them on fire to do even more damage. Pushing and Pulling Large Objects Peter and Susan can push and pull large objects to block off or gain access to areas.Hiding Sometimes the best thing that the children can do is hide. Find the specially marked spots and press Activate to hide. Creatures of Narnia Ankle Slicers Small, quick and wicked, Ankle Slicers brandish long, sharp blades that they use to slash with as they tear about at high speed. Minoboars The Minoboar is a stocky opponent that shares a similar resemblance to the Minotaur. When faced with an adversary, the Minoboar will attempt to gore and then attack swiftly at very close quarters. Minotaurs The Minotaur is a fearsome opponent. It wields a huge sword, which it uses to scythe through its foes, and it is clad in thick armor that must be smashed before the Minotaur can be damaged. It will also use its head to charge at opponents, sending them flying when hit. Ogres Though slow and dim-witted, Ogres are large and powerful opponents. They wield huge clubs that create shockwaves when smashed into the ground and they throw boulders at enemies that are too far away to be clobbered. Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Basics There are several things you can do to make sure that your computer system realizes the full potential of the program. 1. Determine if any changes have been made to the system. A frequent source of conflict between hardware and software is a system configuration change. If an error occurs after making a change to the configuration of your system (i.e., adding new hardware, updating drivers, installing another program), then that system change is a likely source of the problem. Refer to the manufacturers instructions to verify that the proper installation procedure was used and note any incompatibility issue or system modifications listed in the documentation. 2. Isolate the source of the problem. The program itself does not necessarily cause errors that occur when running a software program. These errors may be caused by the operating system, a conflict between hardware settings, another program running in the background, or an obsolete driver, which has not been updated to work with the systems newer components. Determine exactly when and where the problem occurs, and whether or not the problem also occurs with other software programs. Also determine what other system activities are taking place when the problem occurs. Determining the exact circumstances under which a problem occurs often points to a solution. 3. Determine if the error can be reproduced. Restart the program and test for the error. If the same error occurs in the same location, uninstall the program, reinstall the program, restart the system, and then run the program again. If the error recurs, determine if a similar error occurs with other software programs. If it does, the source of the problem may be one of the systems hardware components. Refer to your hardware documentation or contact the manufacturer to determine if an updated driver or system modification will resolve the issue. 4. Verify that your system meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements of the program. If your system does not meet any one of the minimum requirements, the program will not run properly. 5. Verify that all external cables and connections are secure. Also ensure that power, settings, and option controls for all system components are set appropriately. Refer to your hardware documentation or consult your hardware manufacturer for additional information. 6. Exit all other programs and applications when installing or running the program. Exit any active screen savers, utility programs, anti-virus programs, or shell programs to ensure that the maximum amount of RAM is available for your system to run the program as quickly and smoothly as possible. Also exit any automatic power saving utilities or other timing programs like an anti-virus program that scans your hard disk every hour or a power management utility that shuts down all non-essential system functions during idle periods. If a timing program or screen saver activates during installation or during play, the program may crash or experience other technical difficulties. Frequently Asked Questions A. What can be done to ensure that my sound card will play the programs audio files with the best possible performance? 1. Change Supplemental cache size or the Optimize access pattern for settings. * If the program locks up or other performance issues occur in Windows 2000, adjust the Supplemental cache size or the Optimize access pattern for settings from the File System Properties CD-ROM tab in the Performance window of System Properties. Make only one change at a time, so that the source of the problem can be isolated. After making a change, restart the program and test for the error. If the error recurs, continue selecting alternate settings, until the conflict is resolved. If the error cannot be eliminated, restore your original settings and contact your hardware manufacturer. Refer to your hardware documentation for the most complete information on making system modifications to your particular computer. B. What can be done to ensure that my video card will display the programs video, animations, and graphics with the best possible performance? 1. Verify that Windows 2000/XP is managing Virtual Memory. * Right-click on the My Computer icon, and select Properties from the resulting menu. * Click on the Advanced tab to bring it forward, and then select the Settings button within the Performance section. * In the Performance Options window, click on the Advanced tab to bring it forward, and then select the Change button in the Virtual Memory section. Check that "System managed size" is selected. 2. Verify that the configuration of each system component does not conflict with another system component. * Click on the Start button and point to Settings, then select Control Panel. In the Control Panel window, double-click on System then click on the Device Manager tab to display a list of system components. If there is a conflict, a warning icon will appear next to the component with the conflicting setting. Select the component, and then click on the Properties button for more information. If there are no conflicts, make sure that Windows is running with optimum performance by clicking on the Performance tab and reading the system evaluation. If there are conflicts or your system is not running with optimum performance, refer to your hardware documentation or contact your computers manufacturer. 3. Verify that there is plenty of free disk space on your hard drive. * In addition to the hard drive space needed to install program and support files, Windows and other programs need enough free hard drive space to use for virtual memory, temporary files, and other system activities. Delete any files or programs that are no longer used and archive any files or programs that are used less frequently to another storage volume. You should also delete any orphaned temporary files to maximize free hard disk space and ensure that your system is operating smoothly and efficiently. Orphaned temporary files are usually created when the computers power switch is turned off, without first exiting Windows. Refer to your hardware documentation for the most complete information on making system modifications to your particular computer. C. What can be done to ensure that my system will run the program with the best possible performance? 1. Verify that the latest version of your video cards proprietary driver is properly installed on your system. * Video card and computer system manufacturers are constantly updating their video card drivers so that their hardware can play the latest software programs with the best possible performance. If you have not updated your video card driver recently, you may want to consider doing so to ensure that your system runs all programs with optimum performance. 2. Maximize the available free memory * Exit all programs that appear in the Task List (except Explorer and Systray) and disabling any utilities that load at startup. Programs that run in the background, like anti-virus programs, screen savers, energy savers, or other programs that may not appear to be open, can activate when you are installing or running the program and lock up the system or take away system resources. 3. Lower the Hardware Acceleration setting * If the problem continues, lower the Hardware Acceleration setting within the Advanced Graphics Settings window in the Performance tab of System Properties. After making a change, restart the program and test for the error. If the error recurs, continue selecting alternate settings until the problem is resolved. If the error cannot be eliminated, restore your original setting and contact your hardware manufacturer. 4. Enable AGP Texture Acceleration * Check the DirectX AGP Texture Acceleration in the DirectX Diagnostics Tool and make sure that it is enabled. For instructions, please refer to the DirectX section of this eManual. Refer to your hardware documentation for the most complete information on making system modifications to your particular computer. Display Issues In order to run this program properly, verify that your video display is set to the correct color depth of at least High Color (16 bit). Also, ensure that the Display Resolution is set to the optimal setting of 800 by 600 pixels. See below for instructions on changing your display settings. Changing the Display Settings To open the Display Properties window, right-click on the Desktop and select Properties from the list of options. 1. Click on the Settings tab to bring it forward. 2. Change the Color Palette or Colors to High Color (16 Bit) or higher. 3. Move the Screen Area slide bar until the setting reads 800 by 600 pixels. 4. Click Apply to enact the change. NOTE: On some systems, if the display settings were changed, you will be prompted to restart the computer for the change to take effect. If prompted, follow the on-screen instructions to restart your computer. 5. If you were not prompted to restart or did not need to make any changes, click OK to close the Display Properties Control Panel. DirectX Troubleshooting This program is designed to use Microsoft's DirectX 9.0c or higher technology, which provides components and drivers to enhance every aspect of high performance applications. In order to run this program with the best possible performance, your video card and sound card should be DirectX 9.0c-compatible with certified DirectX 9.0c drivers properly installed. If you experience sound or display difficulties, a likely source of the issue is an outdated or incompatible driver. To verify that you have DirectX 9.0c certified drivers installed on your system, run the DirectX Diagnostics (DXDIAG) program that is copied to your hard drive when this program is installed. This program displays version and status information for your sound and display drivers, as well as all other DirectX components installed on your system. To open the DirectX Diagnostics Tool, proceed as follows: 1. From the Windows Taskbar, click on Start and select Run. 2. In the Open: field, type DXDIAG. Click on OK or press the Enter key on your keyboard. The program will begin to gather information about your system and the Diagnostics Tool will open with the System tab in the foreground. NOTE: If your system is unable to locate a copy of DXDIAG, it most likely means that a recent version of DirectX is not installed on your computer. You may download a recent version of DirectX from the Microsoft web-site at the following address: ****://www.microsoft.com/directx/homeuser/downloads/default.asp When DXDIAG starts, the following tabs will be displayed: System, DirectX Files, Display, Sound, Music, Input, Network, and More Help. The System tab contains system information about the computer and specifies the version of DirectX installed on your computer. The system information includes: system date, computer name, operating system version and language, processor type, memory, swapfile size, and DirectX version. The DirectX Files tab contains the filenames and version numbers for all DirectX files installed on the computer. If DXDIAG detects any problems with any DirectX files, a warning will be displayed in the Notes box. The Display tab contains detailed information about your display settings, and allows you to disable hardware acceleration for DirectDraw, Direct3D, and AGP Texture. On this tab, you can also test DirectDraw, Direct3D, and AGP Texturing. If DXDIAG detects any problems with any display settings or driver files, a warning will be displayed in the Notes box. Be sure to note the Name of your video card and the amount of video RAM that it contains. The Sound tab contains detailed information about the sound card settings and driver. On this tab, you can test DirectSound and lower the Sound Hardware Acceleration Level. If DXDIAG detects any problems with the sound card or driver files, a warning will be displayed in the Notes box. The Music tab contains the current MIDI settings. On this tab, you can test DirectMusic. If DXDIAG detects any problems with any MIDI settings, a warning will be displayed in the Notes box. The Input tab contains the input devices (Joystick, Gamepad, Steering Wheel) connected to the computer and the input drivers installed on the computer. The Network tab contains a list of the Network drivers installed and running on the computer. From this tab you may test DirectPlay. At any time during the troubleshooting, the DirectX information can be saved to a text file by clicking on the Save All Information button. NOTE: If your sound and display drivers are not listed as Certified, contact your computer manufacturer to verify that the drivers currently installed on your system are the latest available and that they are compatible with DirectX. If Certified drivers are not available, drivers that are compatible, but not certified, should run the program with an acceptable level of performance. If your sound and video card drivers are not compatible with DirectX, the program may not run properly. Updating Drivers Installing the latest available driver for your video card, sound card, and CD-ROM drive can result in a variety of benefits, including increased system performance, new component features, or the elimination of a technical problem. If your computer locks up, the video appears choppy, or the screen goes black, an updated video driver may solve the problem. An updated sound driver may result in crisper, clearer sound. A new CD-ROM driver can add new features while eliminating lockups and error messages. Computer system and component manufacturers are constantly updating their drivers so that their hardware can play the latest software programs with the best possible performance. If you determine that your system is not using the latest driver, or your current driver is dated earlier than one year prior to todays date, you should consider obtaining an updated driver. If your video card, sound card, and CD-ROM drive were included with your system at the time of purchase, contact the manufacturer of your computer system about obtaining the latest version of a driver. If you have purchased a system component separately from your computer system, contact the component manufacturer to obtain the latest version of the driver. Updated drivers are frequently available from the Internet. Refer to your hardware documentation for contact information. Please be aware that charges may be incurred.