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WORMS WORLD PARTY EUROPEAN SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION 3rd November 2000 Version 1.0 Worms World Party and WWP Copyright © 2000 Team17 Software Ltd All rights reserved Worms World Party official web site at http://wwp.team17.com Note: All website support documentation is in English language only. All Trademarks / Registered Trademarks comprised within this document are fully acknowledged CONTENTS 1.0 1.1 1.2 General Issues Introduction Installation 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 DirectX Issues Dir
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  WORMS WORLD PARTY EUROPEAN SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTATION 3 rd  November 2000 Version 1.0 Worms World Party and WWPCopyright © 2000 Team17 Softare !td  ll rights reservedWorms World Party offi#ial eb site at http:!!p.te #1$.%o#Note:   ll ebsite s$pport do#$mentation is in %nglish lang$age only&  ll Trademar's ( )egistered Trademar's #omprised ithin this do#$ment are f$lly a#'noledged CONTENTS1.0&ener ' Iss(es1.1Intro)(%tion1.*Inst '' tion*.0Dire%t+ Iss(es*.1Dire%t+ Intro)(%tion*.*D+ Di ,nosti%s*.-Dire%tDr !*.Dire%tSo(n)*./Dire%tInp(t-.0Net!or Iss(es-.1&ener '-.*LAN-.-Internet.0C(sto#is tion Iss(es.1Spee%h.*L n)s% pes.-&r estones 4.4 2' ,s 4.5 We pon Pri%es  1.0&ener ' Iss(es1.1Intro)(%tionWe'%o#e to Wor#s Wor') P rt3  Than' yo$ for p$r#hasing Worms World Party *WWP+ from Team17 Softare !td and Tit$s Softare& Whilst e prefer o$r game do#$mentation to be as a##$rate as possible, it is $navoidable that late modifi#ations are made and therefore e need to bring yo$ $p to date ith this do#$ment& -t is re#ommended that yo$ read this do#$ment f$lly to get the most re#ent information abo$t 'ey iss$es related to r$nning WWP& This ill enable yo$ to get the ma.im$m en/oyment from the game and ens$re that yo$ have tro$blefree play&-f theres a parti#$lar item that isnt #overed and yo$ need f$rther help, then please #ons$lt yo$r printed man$al do#$mentation for lo#al area #onta#t details& -f possible, please try brosing o$r eb site initially for f$rther information prior to emailing or #onta#ting $s dire#tly& Note:  WWP has been developed and tested $nder the Windos  ( 4 platform& -t is not g$aranteed to be f$lly #ompatible $nder Windos 5e and Windos 2000 d$e to #$rrent individ$al hardare driver availability and ( or re6$irements& -f yo$ are e.perien#ing problems r$nning WWP on Windos 2000 it is re#ommended that yo$ $pdate yo$r operating system and install Servi#e Pa#' 1& Please #onta#t yo$r softare vendor or 5i#rosoft dire#tly regarding servi#e pa#' availability& WWP $tilies 8ire#t9 7 and is not #ompatible ith Windos NT& 1.*Inst '' tionS3ste# Re4(ire#ents -f yo$ are e.perien#ing any form of problem hatsoever ith WWP please ens$re that yo$r #omp$ter system #omplies ith the minim$m re6$irements for the program listed belo& Mini#(# Spe%i5i% tion ã -:5 PC -ntel Penti$m 󰂮  1005h and #ompatibles& ã 5i#rosoft 󰂮,  Windos 󰂮 , Windos4 󰂮, Windos5e 󰂮  or Windos2000 󰂮 operating system& ã 5i#rosoft 󰂮  8ire#t9; 7 or later& ã 325b System ) 5& ã <05b =ard 8rive Spa#e& ã 5i#rosoft 󰂮  8ire#t8ra; #ompatible 25b video #ard& ã 5i#rosoft 󰂮  8ire#tSo$nd; #ompatible 1<bit so$nd#ard& Re%o##en)e) Spe%i5i% tion ã -:5 PC -ntel Penti$m 200 or faster& ã 5i#rosoft 󰂮 , Windos 󰂮 , Windos4 󰂮, Windos5e 󰂮  or Windos2000 󰂮 operating system& ã 5i#rosoft 󰂮  8ire#t9; 7 or later& ã <>5b System ) 5& ã <05b =ard 8rive Spa#e& ã 5i#rosoft 󰂮  8ire#t8ra; #ompatible >5b video #ard&  ã Netor' ( 5odem #onne#tion for net play&-f this is not the #ase yo$ ill most li'ely e.perien#e severe performan#e problems d$ring and after the install pro#ed$re& Team17 #annot be held responsible for any damage s$stained to yo$r system softare if installation on a non#ompliant ?S, softare or hardare #onfig$ration is performed as a #onse6$en#e& Per5or# n%e I#proe#ent Re%o##en) tions   s ith the ma/ority of entertainment softare titles that r$n $nder the s$ite of Windos operating systems, yo$ sho$ld ens$re that yo$ have the ma.im$m amo$nt of system reso$r#es available& -f yo$ e.perien#e any form of performan#e problem please #ons$lt the re#ommendations list o$tlined belo@  Play WWP dire#tly after initialising yo$r system&  -n#rease yo$r amo$nt of system ) 5&  8efragment yo$r hard drive prior ( post installation of WWP&  %ns$re yo$r hard drive has eno$gh free spa#e available postinstall sho$ld Windos need it to #reate virt$al memory& We re#ommend that a minim$m of 3005b of spa#e be freely available for this p$rpose&  Ase a video #ard that has a minim$m of 25b ) 5, or >5b or more of memory for playing WWP, espe#ially henplaying in higher detail or resol$tion modes&  Set yo$r Windos des'top at a loer resol$tion and #olo$r depth& The minim$m re6$irement for this is 2< #olo$rs at <>0.>40 resol$tion&  )ed$#e in game detail to a loer setting&  )ed$#e so$nd 6$ality to a loer setting&  )ed$#e the level of f$ll s#ene antialiasing *BS + if yo$r video #ard s$pports this option&  %ns$re that yo$r monitor display and ( or refresh rate is set #orre#tly ithin Windos&  8o not install and r$n the game on a #ompressed hard drive and ( or partition&  8o not r$n the game hile other appli#ations are r$nning& Problems may o##$r espe#ially ith softare that p$ts high demand on system reso$r#es or has s#hed$ling options s$#h as dis' s#anners, dis' optimiser programs or vir$s #he#'ers& -t is also advisable to disable the a#tive des'top, if this option is enabled on yo$r system, or alternatively any s#reen savers prior to #ommen#ing play&  8o not r$n the game ith ba#'gro$nd tools resident that either generates a toolbar on yo$r Windos des'top or alternatively has an i#on ithin yo$r Windos system tray& Bor e.ample if yo$r system has the 5i#rosoft ?ffi#e toolbar enabled please #lose this don prior to #ommen#ing play&  8o not minimise or sit#h tas's d$ring play and 6$it o$t of the game sho$ld yo$ re6$ire a##ess to the f$ll reso$r#es available on yo$r system& WWP is not designed to r$n at the same time as other ma/or Windos titles and appli#ations& Contin$ally minimising and tas' sit#hing beteen the game and other appli#ations may lead to system problems d$e to the amo$nt of reso$r#es re6$ired& & #e S e 2i'es -f for any reason yo$ ish to $ninstall WWP, all #$stom made save files s$#h as terrain, option and so$nd s#hemes ill be retained ithin their respe#tive designated folders and ill have to be removed man$ally& The WWP $ninstaller ill only remove program #omponents that are spe#ified ithin the srcinal install pro#ed$re&  Note:  Aninstalling WWP ill not remove any installed 8ire#t9 #omponents and these are retained as an e.tension to yo$r e.isting Windos system& L ptop S3ste#s :e#a$se of the limitations of laptop system hardare #onfig$rations e #annot therefore g$arantee f$ll #ompatibility ith all types that are #$rrently available&  Post Inst '' S3ste# 6 r)! re Mo)i5i% tion When any alteration is made to yo$r system hardare spe#ifi#ations, e re#ommend a reinstall of both WWP and 8ire#t9& This ill ens$re that no s$bse6$ent errors o##$r d$e to possible in#$rred hardare #onfli#ts& Po!er S in, Mo)es Some systems may in#orporate poer saving f$n#tions that #o$ld inadvertently interfere ith the r$nning of WWP& -t is therefore re#ommended to disable s$#h f$n#tions prior to playing the game& *.0Dire%t+ Iss(es *.1Dire%t+ Intro)(%tion 8ire#t9 from 5i#rosoft is basi#ally a program interfa#e for #reating and managing graphi# images and m$ltimedia effe#ts in games s$#h as WWP and is a re6$ired reso$r#e for the game to r$n #orre#tly& The 8ire#t9 installation program is s$pplied ith WWP to ens$re that yo$r #omp$ter system #omplies ith the minim$m re6$irements of the game&8ire#t8ra and 8ire#tSo$nd *#omponents of 8ire#t9+ are $tilised by WWP to handle 28 display and so$nd devi#es respe#tively& -f yo$ en#o$nter any video or so$nd related problems ith the game then please #onfirm initially that yo$are $sing the very latest available drivers to ens$re #omplete #ompatibility& Please refer to the 89 8iagnosti#s se#tion later in this do#$ment for information on ho to a#hieve this& *.*D+ Di ,nosti%s The 8ire#t9 8iagnosti# Atility *898iag+ that is #omprised ithin 8ire#t9 7 ill enable yo$ to establish individ$al hardare #omponents ithin yo$r Windos system in order to verify their #ompatibility& -f any #omponents are non#ompliant please #onta#t yo$r hardare man$fa#t$rer primarily for possible softare driver $pdates& -n all sit$ations e re#ommend that yo$ $pdate any system drivers for yo$r devi#es dire#tly from the g$idelines that are indi#ated by yo$r hardare man$fa#t$rer& -t is also possible to perform basi# 8ire#t9 driver tests on the main hardare #omponents ithin yo$r #omp$ter& Brom the Windos start bar@   Sele#t Start&  Sele#t )$n&  Sele#t ?pen and in the te.t bo. type Dd.diagE&  Sele#t ?F&  When 898iag has eval$ated yo$r system yo$ ill see a te.t bo. detailing yo$r system information&  !o#ate the gadget DSave ll -nformationE and #li#' on it to save the data as a te.t file *yo$ ill be prompted for a name to assign to this file and a destination folder+&  Gie the file $sing the Notepad program lo#ated ithin yo$r Windos ST )T H P)?I) 5S H CC%SS?)-%S s$bmen$&  -n the 898iag te.t file the 8isplay 8evi#es se#tion indi#ates the version and date of yo$r video#ard drivers& -f these indi#ate B-N ! )%T -! or C%)T-B-%8 respe#tively it is 8ire#t9 #ompliant& Please note that if yo$r system has to independent display devi#es yo$ may have to determine this in the 8isplay2 se#tion to mat#h yo$r WWP display devi#e sele#tion&  -n the 898iag te.t file the So$nd 8evi#es se#tion indi#ates the version and date of yo$r so$nd#ard drivers& -f these indi#ate B-N ! )%T -! or C%)T-B-%8 respe#tively it is 8ire#t9 #ompliant&  -n the 898iag te.t file the -np$t 8evi#es se#tion indi#ates the version and date of yo$r game #ontroller drivers& -f these indi#ate B-N ! )%T -! or C%)T-B-%8 respe#tively it is 8ire#t9 #ompliant&  -f yo$r #omponents are #ompliant and yo$ are still e.perien#ing problems it is most probable that the error is not 8ire#t9 related& Please #onta#t Team17 te#hni#al s$pport for f$rther advi#e in this #ase& *.-Dire%tDr ! The 8ire#t8ra #omponent of 8ire#t9 determines ho 28 graphi#s are displayed in WWP& -f yo$ are e.perien#ing video problems ith yo$r video #ard there is a possibility that the #hipset or drivers are not f$lly #ompliant ith
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