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Date: August 16, 2002
Name: Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer Demo
Size: 130.2 MB (136,512,494 bytes)
Source: Electronic Arts
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Description:
Battlefield 1942(tm) Wake Island Demo v1.0
Read Me File
August 9, 2002

Thank you for playing the Battlefield 1942 multiplayer demo. This readme file contains information that will help you fully enjoy this demo.

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System Requirements
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Minimum:
500 MHz CPU
128 Megabytes of RAM
3D accelerated 32 MB video card or equivalent with HW-T&L (Hardware Transform & Lightning) and 24-bit z-buffer
160 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games (additional space required for Windows swap-file and DirectX 8.1 installation)
16X Speed CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
DirectX 8 Compatible Sound Card
MS compatible mouse
Keyboard

Recommended:
800 MHz CPU
256 Megabytes of RAM
3D accelerated 32 MB video card or equivalent with HW-T&L (Hardware Transform & Lightning) and 24-bit z-buffer
160 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games (additional space required for Windows swap-file and DirectX 8.1 installation)
16X Speed CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
DirectX 8 Compatible Sound Card
MS compatible mouse
Keyboard

Required Operating Systems:
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP or Windows 2000
Note that Windows 95 is not supported.

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32 MB video cards with HW-T&L will be supported and should work. If you do have such a card and experience problems please report type of card and drivers used.

These are known to have issues:
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Hercules Prophet FDX 8500 LE AGP 64MB ATI Radeon 8500

Nvidia GeForce2 Integrated GPU AGP 32MB Nvidia nForce (nForce)

ATI Radeons
- Some cards in the Radeon family may have graphical issues such as texture flicker and some drop-out. By the time you read this the latest drivers form ATI should be available to address these issues.

SETTING 16-bit
- Setting the color depth to 16 bits will give you more flickering (z-buffer errors).

- When playing the game with 16-bit you might experience flickering on the buildings if LIGHTMAPS under video options is turned on.

- VIDEO SETTINGS
Read the section Improving Gameplay Performance below to help minimize some of the above video card issues.

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Cards that are not HW-T&L compatible will not be supported!


==================================================================
Hard Drive Space
==================================================================

160 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games (additional space required for DirectX 8.1 installation)

In addition to the installed game, Windows will require additional free hard drive space for its operating system (virtual memory).

If you encounter the following message in an error dialog:

"Ran out of virtual memory"

Free up some more hard drive space.

==================================================================
Installing DirectX 8.1
==================================================================

DirectX 8.1

Make sure that you have DirectX 8.1 installed on your system. Latest version of DirectX can be downloaded from: www.microsoft.com\directx Previous versions of DirectX are not fully supported.


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Installation Instructions
==================================================================

To install the Battlefield 1942 demo:
1) Double mouse-click "Battlefield 1942 Multiplayer Demo" executable.
2) Follow the instructions that appear to install the demo.


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Game play Instructions
==================================================================

CONQUEST MODE
The goal of CONQUEST mode is to reduce your opponent's tickets to zero. The current numbers of tickets are shown above the MINIMAP. These tickets are a pool of lives shared by everyone on the same team. There are two ways to reduce an opponent's pool of tickets: kill enemy soldiers or capture control points.
Requirements:
(Minimum)
(Recommended)

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