Table Of Contents
1. Minimum PC Configuration
5. Video Configuration setup
6. Troubleshooting Video / 3D cards
8. Trouble Shooting
}} متطلبات التشغيل1. Minimum PC Configuration
In the event of any problems, please ensure that your PC meets the minimum specification as stated below.
Operating System Windows(r) 98/2000/ME/XP
Processor Pentium III 733MHz or comparable
Videocard 32MB D3D With Hardware T&L* capable Video Card with DirectX8.1 or higher Compatible drivers
HDD Space 650MB
CD ROM Speed 4 Speed
Soundcard Sound Card with DirectX8.1 or higher compatible Drivers
DirectX DirectX8.1 or higher
Transform and Lighting is the performing of transform (moving and manipulating shapes in 3D space) and lighting effects on your graphics card's GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), rather than the CPU (Central Processing Unit). Games programmed specifically with hardware T&L support free up valuable CPU cycles, thus benefit from the extra efficiency and speed provided by the optimal design of today's GPU's.
NOTE: Freedom Fighters will only install and run on machines installed with Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
1. Start your machine and wait for the Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating system to load.
2. Place the Freedom Fighters CD in the CD drive.
3. Windows will automatically detect the CD and begin the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Freedom Fighters. If you need to install DirectX8.1, you can do this as part of the installation.
4. The installation program adds a program group called Freedom Fighters under EA Games to your Start/Programs, and a shortcut to your desktop. Click on this shortcut or alternatively click on the start button on your Windows task bar. Under Programs/Freedom Fighters select Freedom Fighters to play.
Note: If the Auto insert notification feature has been disabled or the CD is not recognised, run Setup.exe from the root directory of the CD to begin the installation program.
For your convenience, we have included DirectX8.1 on the Freedom Fighters CD.
a) Installing DirectX8.1 directly from CD (if you skipped it during game install)
Freedom Fighters comes with DirectX8.1 and will prompt you to install it during installation. If you would like to install it manually, make sure the Freedom Fighters CD is in the CD-ROM drive and browse to the following folder.
and click on DXSETUP.EXE
b) DirectX8.1 and supported hardware
We recommend that Freedom Fighters be run with DirectX compatible sound cards and video cards. While there is a chance that Freedom Fighters will run with non-DirectX compatible hardware, you may find that:
i) Sound quality suffers.
ii) The game runs slower.
iii) The game does not run at all.
If your sound card or video card does not support DirectX, please contact your vendor.
To uninstall Freedom Fighters go to Programs/ EA Games /Freedom Fighters in the Start menu and click on Uninstall to proceed. Alternatively, click on the Start menu, select Settings and then Control Panel. Now find Add/Remove Programs and click to run. Scroll down the list until you see Freedom Fighters, select it and click on Add/Remove to uninstall.
5. Video configuration setup
A configuration utility is installed with Freedom Fighters. You may wish to run “Configuration" to confirm the default selection or alter resolution settings for higher/lower graphic quality/performance. Generally, most users will find the default selection a satisfactory compromise.
Whenever you install or remove video devices, do not run Freedom Fighters again without first running “Configuration" from the Start Menu or splash screen. The configuration utility shortcut is located at Programs/EA Games/Freedom Fighters/Configuration in the start menu. “Configuration" will test your system for the presence of supported video devices and make sure that any settings will work correctly with the game (this may be accompanied by a black screen flash on your monitor). At the Configuration screen, select the resolution desired and click 'Test', if the test is successful click 'Save and Launch' to save your settings and start the game.
6. Troubleshooting Video / 3D cards
Video cards with hardware T&L (see minimum PC configuration for details) support will perform faster and allow for more on screen detail due to the optimized nature of the game code, and as such older cards without this feature are not supported, below is a list of popular video cards that do not contain Hardware T&L as a feature and are not supported by the title:
NVIDIA TNT and TNT2
ATI Rage 128
ATI Mobility Radeon VE
ATI Radeon 7000
ATI Radeon VE
Kyro I (Prophet 4000)
Kyro II (Prophet 4500)
Kyro II SE (Prophet 4800)
3DFX cards (see below also)
Video cards that use the 3DFX chip (Voodoo brand etc.) no longer have driver support for DirectX libraries 8 and above. As Freedom Fighters requires DirectX8.1 or higher and Hardware T&L these video cards are not supported.
Due to varying technology, features and driver versions of video cards for laptops, we cannot guarantee that this game will be compatible with laptop systems.
If you are experiencing graphical or sound problems please make sure you have the latest drivers for your hardware installed. These can be downloaded from your hardware manufacturers website or may be obtained from the hardware manufacturer’s Technical Support hotline.
Freedom Fighters supports Microsoft Windows-compatible keyboards and Mice.
8. Trouble Shooting
Note for Windows XP users:
Windows XP has a feature called Fast User Switching; this allows multiple users sharing the same computer to have individual profiles and to swap their current work spaces without logging off. Freedom Fighters does not support this feature and it is not accessable during gameplay.
If the above does not resolve your problem then please use the EA Technical Help file situated in Start Menu/Programs/EA Games/Freedom Fighters/Technical Support.
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