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Die spielbare Demo zum Action-Rennspiel Crashday enthält ein Wrecking Match, eine Stunt Show und funktioniert auch im LAN oder Internet. Die Demo kann allerdings nur 50-mal gestartet werden.

This demo is based on a work in progress version. It does not reflect final game quality.

Crashday - ReadMe

Stay up to date and join the Crashday community at http://www.atari.com/crashday

If you want to know more about Atari and their other titles, please visit http://www.atari.com/

Copyright by moon byte Studios / Replay Studios. "Crashday" is a trademark of moon byte Studios. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, rental, public performance, or broadcast of this game is a violation of applicable laws.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

2. INSTALLATION & SETUP

a - System Requirements
b - Installing the Game
c - Starting the Game
d - Default Control Assignments

3. TROUBLESHOOTING

a - Performance Tips
b - Graphics Issues
c - Network Issues
d - Other Issues

4. SUPPORT INFORMATION

a - Instruction Manual
b - Installing Adobe® Reader® 6.0
c - Trademarks and Copyright

5. HINTS

6. SPECIAL THANKS

1. INTRODUCTION

Thanks for having installed "Crashday" demo and welcome to the readme file!

This readme contains additional information and last-minute changes on the game that appeared too late to be integrated into the manual. It shall also help you solving any problems you might have running Crashday properly.

It's Crashday - Enjoy!

2. INSTALLATION & SETUP

a - System Requirements

Before attempting to install Crashday, please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements listed below.

Minimum requirements:
Processor: 1.5 Ghz
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Memory: 512 MB RAM
DVD-ROM Drive: X6
Harddisk Space: 1 GB
Video: 64MB DirectX 8.1 compatible graphics card (GeForce 3/Radeon 8500/similar with pixel shader and vertex shader support)
Audio: DirectX compatible sound card
Direct X 9.0c (included on DVD)


To run Crashday in highest detail settings and high framerate, please verify that your computer meets the recommended requirements listed below.

Recommended requirements:
Processor: 2.5 Ghz
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Memory: 1024 MB RAM
DVD-ROM Drive: X6
Harddisk Space: 1 GB
Video: 256MB DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card
Audio: DirectX compatible sound card
Direct X 9.0c (included on DVD)

Please guarantee, that all other applications (especially CPU and memory consuming real-time or graphics applications, anti-virus software or other games) are being closed prior to launching the game to guarantee for a maximum of performance.

TIP: If your computer is equipped with only 512 MB of RAM and it has been running since a long time, restarting your computer can often free up some system memory.

b - Installing the Game

1. Insert the DVD of Crashday into your DVD-ROM Drive.
2. If Autoplay is enabled on your system, the setup of Crashday will launch automatically. If nothing happens after inserting the DVD into the drive, click on "My Computer", double-click on the DVD-ROM drive icon, then double-click on "Setup". Setup will now be launched.
3. Once setup is running, follow the on-screen instructions.

In order to play back videos properly, you will need to have the Windows Media Player 9 codecs installed. These codecs will automatically be installed during setup. If you experience problems playing back videos, please refer to the troubleshooting section.

c - Starting the Game

1. Insert the Crashday Disc into your DVD-Rom Drive.
2. If you answered "Yes" when the installer asked you whether you wanted to create a desktop shortcut, double click on the desktop shortcut to launch Crashday.
If you did not create a desktop shortcut, click on the Start Menu, then select "Programs" (or "All Programs" in Windows XP), then select "Atari", then "Crashday", then click on the "Crashday" icon to launch Crashday. 

d - Default Control Assignments

The default key control assignments are listed below. To reassign them, start the game, go to "Options" and then "Controls".

Up - Accelerate
Down - Brake/Reverse
Left/Right - Steer left/right
Spacebar - Handbrake
V - Use nitro
B - Fire minigun
N - Fire missile
C - Change camera view
R - Recover vehicle
Tab - Look back
H - Use horn
X - Send chat message
Page down - External camera
Delete - "Freeze mode"

3. TROUBLESHOOTING

a - Performance Tips

To adjust the graphics setup, start the game, go to "Options" and then "Graphics".

CPU speed and/or graphics card:
old configuration - "very low" to "medium" detail setup
medium configuration - "medium" to "high" detail setup
high end configuration - "very high" detail setup

Graphics card memory:
64 MB - use "low" or "medium" textures
128 MB - use "medium" or "best" textures
256 MB - use "best" textures

TIP: If you are running on a low memory system with 512MB RAM and you are experience strong interruptions during gameplay, reducing texture resolution by one level can help improving performance.

TIP: Reducing the screen resolution always improves the general framerate. On low memory graphics cards this can also free up more graphics card memory to allow for higher resolution textures.

TIP: Sound costs a significant amount of computation time in Crashday; especially if your computer is equipped with an onboard sound chip. If you experience heavy performance problems, turning off sound can help improving the performance (not recommended for gameplay quality).

b - Graphics Issues

Outdated or incorrect video drivers are the cause of the majority of video issues. Before contacting support, ensure you have the latest production (release) drivers for your video card.

* ATI Technologies (http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html)
* NVIDIA (http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp)

Crashday requires at least a DirectX 8.1 graphics card with vertex and pixel shader support to run. Some graphics cards do not meet these requirements even though they might have the required video memory available. Here is a non-exhaustive list of video cards that are not supported:

Intel 82810 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82815 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82830M Integrated Graphics
Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics
Intel 82852 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82855 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82915G GMA 900 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82910GL GMA 900 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82915GV GMA 900 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82855GM Extreme Graphics 2
Intel 82865G Extreme Graphics 2
Intel 82865GV Extreme Graphics 2
Matrox P750
Matrox Parhelia
Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS Express Integrated Graphics
Mobile Intel 910GML Express Integrated Graphics
Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 440
Nvidia GeForce 4 420 Go
Nvidia GeForce 4 440 Go
Nvidia GeForce 4 460 Go
SiS Xabre series video cards
XGI Volari V3 series video cards
XGI Volari V8 series video cards

Graphical issues were noticed in the menu interfaces on very few graphics cards. Flickering grey triangles or a "foggy" blueish appearance were being observed. These effects only happened on the first run of Crashday before driving the first race. These issues did not come up again until the graphics card was removed from the motherboard and plugged back in.

c - Network Issues

"I cannot play multiplayer mode at all."

- If you are using an Internet firewall (such as the default software firewall of Windows XP), please verify that either the application executable (.exe file) or the port numbers used by the game are enabled for incoming and outgoing connections.

"Other players cannot join my games."

- If you are connected to the Internet through a router from inside a local network, please verify that the router properly forwards incoming messages to your computer. For some routers it is required to configure "port forwarding" to redirect the ports used by the game to your local computer's IP address. Please consult your router manual how to set up port forwarding. If incoming requests are blocked or not forwarded properly, other players might not be able to join your games.

To find out which port numbers are used by Crashday, start the game, go to "Multiplayer", then go to "Network Settings".

d - Other Issues

"The game does not start." / "I cannot play back to game intro videos."

- If you experience that no videos are played back at game start-up, please make sure that the Windows Media Player 9 codecs are installed properly. If you cannot identify the problem, repeat installation of Crashday and make sure the Windows Media Player 9 codec installation during setup succeeds. If a reinstall does not solve the problem, right-click on the desktop shortcut of Crashday or right-click on the start menu entry of the Crashday application, then select "Properties" on the context menu, then select tab "Shortcut", then click on the "Link target" field and, at the end of the line, add the parameter "-skipvideo" to skip any videos.

Example: "C:\Program Files\Atari\Crashday\Crashday.exe -skipvideo"

4. SUPPORT INFORMATION

a - Instruction Manual

The instruction manual for Crashday has been placed on the game DVD-ROM in Adobe Reader format. Use Reader to read and print the documentation.

To read the game manual:

1. Insert the Crashday disc into your DVD-ROM drive.
2. Close the program window if the AutoPlay window appears.
3. Double-click on the icon labeled "My Computer", right-click on the DVD-ROM drive icon, choose "Explore", then double-click on the manual folder and then double-click on manual.pdf file to view the manual.

b - Installing Adobe® Reader®

After setup finishes copying files to your hard drive, you may wish to install Adobe® Reader® 6.0. This program is needed to read the electronic game manual.

Adobe Reader 6.0 minimum requirements:

- Intel® Pentium® processor
- Microsoft® Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows® Millennium Edition, Windows® NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 6, Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows® XP Professional or Home Edition, Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
- 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended)
- 60 MB of available hard-disk space
- Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, 6.0, or 6.1

To install Reader:

1. Insert the Crashday disc into your DVD-ROM drive.
2. Close the program window if the AutoPlay window appears.
3. Double-click on the icon labeled "My Computer", right-click on the DVD-ROM drive icon, choose "Explore", then double-click on the manual folder and then double-click on AdbeRdr60_enu_full.exe file to install Reader.

c - Trademark and Copyright

Windows and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

5. HINTS

- Whenever you start a game, helpful tips will be displayed during loading

- To play all cars, tracks or weapons for Single Events or Multiplayer mode, unlock them in the career game

- Share your tracks with friends or over the Internet: go to the Crashday installation directory, then click on the "trkdata" folder, then click on the "tracks" folder. There you will find the listing of all your tracks installed (file with "trk" extension)

6. SPECIAL THANKS

Crashday credit list will be available in the retail game.

Thanks to the community and to all of our supporters since the first days!

Thanks to all of the innumerous people that offered their support and helped making "Crashday" possible!

Kommentare

bogus77 schrieb am
nachdem ich eure kommentare gelesen hatte, wollt ich meine vorbestelltung stornieren. hab mir dann doch die demo gesaugt.
das spiel rockt! wer nen würdigen stunts-nachfolger sucht wird mit crashday glücklich werden.
spassfaktor 100%
aber echt, dass ihr ständig nur rumkotzen könnt. macht\'s doch selber mal besser!
einziges manko: französicher mediaplayer suckt. brauch das teil zwar net, sollte aber dennoch nicht sein.
haldolium schrieb am
Durandal hat geschrieben:Und was haldolium übersieht ist, dass das spiel schon 8 jahre in der Entwicklung ist. Was soll sich denn jetzt kurz vor der veröffentlichung da noch gross ändern?
Das gemeine bei deisem game ist auch noch der ironische name....

6 jahre, ich überseh garnichts da ich kontakt mit den entwicklern habe.
Nekras schrieb am
Also das Duke Nukem Forever unter den Rennspielen. *rofl*
johndoe-freename-90823 schrieb am
Und was haldolium übersieht ist, dass das spiel schon 8 jahre in der Entwicklung ist. Was soll sich denn jetzt kurz vor der veröffentlichung da noch gross ändern?
Das gemeine bei deisem game ist auch noch der ironische name....
Nekras schrieb am
Das haben wir bei DTM3 ja gesehn wieviel Wert sowas ist. Demo1 war mies, Demo2 besser aber immer noch recht mies, Finalversion technisch identisch nun völlig identisch zur Demo2. Work in progress ist vond aher doch der absolute Running Gag.
Davon abgesehn ist Crashday, um wieder zum eigentlich Thema zu kommen auch spielerisch eine saftige Gurke. Bietet nichts neues und macht auch nicht wirklich Spaß. Da kann ich auch Destruction Derby oder Demolition Racer nochmal aus der Kiste rauskramen. Die hatten wenigstens saugeiles Gameplay.
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