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Here is the official MX Vs ATV Unleashed readme file.

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MX Vs ATV Unleashed
README
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INSTALLATION & SET UP:
1. System Requirements
2. CD Key Issues
3. DirectX(R) Detection & Installation
4. Windows(R) Installer Updates

TROUBLESHOOTING:
1. Video Issues
2. Sound Issues
3. Motherboard Drivers
4. Keyboard / Input Issues
5. Multiplayer and Internet Issues
6. Operating System Specific Issues
7. Customer Support Contact
OTHER:
1. Basic Racing Controls
2. EULA

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INSTALLATION & SET UP
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Please note that MX Vs ATV Unleashed does not support Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 95/NT.

1. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM
Windows(R) 2000/XP
DirectX 9.0c (included on disc)
1.2Ghz Pentium III or equivalent AMD Athlon XP processor
256 MB RAM (512 MB required for 6-player multiplayer games)
1.2 GB free hard drive space
4x CD-ROM
GeForce 2 – ATI 7500 or better with at least 32 MB of Video RAM (64MB required for the Unleashed Editor)
DirectX(R) 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
Keyboard, Mouse

RECOMMENDED
2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
512 MB System RAM (required for 6-player multiplayer games)
nVidia GeForce 3 or ATI Radeon 8500 or equivalent with 64 MB of Video RAM.

REQUIRED FOR MULTIPLAYER
1 disc/player per computer
Internet: Broadband, or 56k connection for online multiplayer play
Network: TCP/IP compliant network

2. CD KEY ISSUES

When installing MX Vs ATV Unleashed you will be prompted to enter your CD authentication key. The authentication key appears on the CD packaging. It is important that you enter the key string in its entirety exactly as it appears on the CD package. The MX Vs ATV Unleashed Authentication Server verifies the CD key each time you connect for online play.

3. DIRECTX(R) DETECTION AND INSTALLATION

The MX Vs ATV Unleashed installer will check your computer for the currently installed version of DirectX(R). If it detects an older version of DirectX (R), it will prompt you to install DirectX(R) 9.0c. THQ recommends allowing the installer to proceed with the DirectX(R) 9.0c installation, even if you think you may have 9.0c installed. Re-installing DirectX(R) 9.0c will not harm your DirectX(R) configuration. MX Vs ATV Unleashed requires DirectX(R) 9.0c to install and play.

4. WINDOWS(R) INSTALLER UPDATES

The Windows(R) Installer may need to be updated. If this is the case, the MX Vs ATV Unleashed installer will update the Windows(R) Installer, reboot the machine, then continue normally.

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TROUBLESHOOTING:
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1. VIDEO ISSUES

MX Vs ATV Unleashed only supports ATI or NVIDIA video cards. The latest drivers are required:

For best performance and video quality, please make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card when running MX Vs ATV Unleashed. If you have an ATI or NVIDIA video card, you can find drivers on their websites.
http://www.ati.com/
http://www.nvidia.com/

MX Vs ATV Unleashed does not support on board video cards. If you using a computer with the video chipset on the motherboard then you may experience and number of problems running the game.

2. SOUND ISSUES

Latest drivers required

Please make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card when running MX Vs ATV Unleashed.

3. MOTHERBOARD DRIVERS

MX Vs ATV Unleashed requires the latest video card AND motherboard drivers to be installed, as there have been significant issues in recent, but not the latest, drivers. Please make sure you are running the latest drivers available for BOTH your video card and motherboard.

Often motherboard drivers are overlooked when updating systems, and as a result most computers are running very old versions that simply do not work properly and may cause very noticeable slow downs and stability issues.

4. KEYBOARD / INPUT ISSUES

If you are having input difficulties please ensure you have the latest service pack for the operating system you are using.

5. MULTIPLAYER & INTERNET ISSUES

***NOTE***: THQ Customer Support does not support playing multiplayer through firewalls or shared connections.

A. Login fails with a connection error

You may be experiencing problems connecting to the GameSpy chat server or it may be down.
- Verify that your internet connection is functioning correctly.
- Verify that you can ping peerchat.gamespy.com, as the server may be down.
- See the PORTS and FIREWALLS sections for details on how to correctly configure your system to allow online play.

B. When logging in you get an error saying that you nickname or password is not valid.
- MX Vs ATV Unleashed has its own "namespace", which means that nicknames registered outside of MX Vs ATV Unleashed will not work and will have to be registered inside the game using the "Create Account" feature. If you've forgotten the password but can remember the email address you used to register the nickname, you can go to www.GameSpyID.com to retrieve the password.

C. When logging in a message appears saying "Error using CD authentication system."
- It may be that you cannot connect to the CD Key authentication server. Check your internet connection and follow the instructions in the FIREWALLS and PORTS sections.

D. When logging in a message appears saying "CD authentication failed."
- Your CD key might not have been properly detected during installation of the game. Please re-install MX Vs ATV Unleashed and take special note that you enter your CD key correctly.

E. When creating an account you receive an error about the email address and password
- The email address has been used to create an account in the GameSpyID system before. Go to www.GameSpyID.com to retrieve the password or chose a new email address with which to register the account.

F. You can see games listed but you cannot join them, OR you can host a game but nobody can join the game
- See the PORTS and FIREWALLS sections for details on how to correctly configure your system to allow online play.

H. You can host a game but after a few seconds you get an error saying that the game could not be registered with the online lobby system.
- Check that you can ping peerchat.gamespy.com, as the server may be down.
- See the PORTS and FIREWALLS sections for details on how to correctly configure your system to allow online play.

I. You get disconnected from the online lobby system after joining a game in the lobby or shortly after loading the game
- If you have a Netgear router, try disabling the SPI Firewall under the WAN settings.

J. The game freezes in the lobby screen, when trying to host a game or when joining a game.
- If you have a firewall it may be blocking MX Vs ATV Unleashed but the firewall popup window is not showing in front of the game. Quit the game or bring up the task manager and end the MX Vs ATV Unleashed task. Go to your firewall settings and correctly configure them for MX Vs ATV Unleashed. See the FIREWALLS section for more details.

K. In multiplayer, the game crashes shortly after loading the level and you have a Linksys BEFSR41 v1 or v2 router.
- There have been reports of problems with certain firmware versions for these routers. Try updating to the latest version from the Linksys website or downgrading to 1.45.7, which can be found here: www.linksys.com

L. Firewall Issues
- If you have a firewall such as Zone Alarm or Norton Personal Firewall, then you need to make sure that you have given MX Vs ATV Unleashed permission to access the internet and to accept connections from the internet.
- If you have Windows XP and have enabled the Windows Firewall, or if you have Windows XP Service Pack 2, you need to make sure that MX Vs ATV Unleashed is listed and selected in the "Exceptions" section of the firewall options. To do this open the 'Control Panel', double-click the Network Connections icon, and right-click on your internet connection. Select 'Properties', then 'Advanced'. You should now see the 'Settings' button for the Windows Firewall. Click the button and make sure that the firewall is turned off, or that 'MXvsATV' is selected in the 'Exceptions' tab of the Windows Firewall dialog box.
- If problems persist try disabling the firewall.

M. Ports
- MX Vs ATV Unleashed uses the GameSpy NAT negotiation system to enable most people to play online without configuring their routers, but you may need to manually open ports to play.
- GameSpy can require the following ports to be opened:

UDP 6500
TCP 6667
UDP 27900
UDP 27901
TCP 28910
TCP 29900
TCP 29901
UDP 29910
TCP 29920

- MX Vs ATV Unleashed uses the following port to host games and accept connections:
UDP 6112
- Check your router documentation for instructions on how to open ports. The process is very different for different brands and even for different models from the same maker.
- You could also try putting your computer in your router's DMZ. Again, check your router documentation for details on how to do this.

6. OPERATING SYSTEM-SPECIFIC ISSUES

A. Windows(R) Key Interrupts Game in 2000/XP

If the Windows(R) key is pressed during game play, the Start Menu will interrupt the game. Should this happen, simply press the Escape (Esc) key to close the menu and return to the game. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent this from happening again except by being careful not to hit those keys while playing.

B. Administrator Privileges Needed To Install On Windows(r) 2000 or XP

If you are running Windows(R) 2000 or Windows(R) XP, you must have Administrator privileges to properly install the game. You do not, however, require Administrator privileges to play the game after it has been installed.

For information on how to change your user settings to obtain Administrator privileges, please refer to your Windows (R) documentation, or click the Start button and select ‘Help and Support’.

C. Alt-Tab to switch applications

Some drivers do not support the Alt-Tab switching between MX Vs ATV Unleashed and other applications. It is highly recommended that you do not use Alt-Tab to switch to another program while MX Vs ATV Unleashed is running. If you wish to switch programs, first close MX Vs ATV Unleashed.

7. CUSTOMER SUPPORT CONTACT
Support web address: www.thq.com/support
E-mail Address: support@thq.com
Phone (US/Canada): 818-880-0456

Mailing address:
THQ Customer Service
29903 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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OTHER
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1. BASIC RACING CONTROLS

Function Key Joystick
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Throttle Spacebar Button 1
Brake LCTRL Button 2
Clutch C Button 3
Preload Up/Down cursor Forward/Back
Steer Left/Right cursors Left/Right
Reverse LCTRL+Spacebar
Change Camera F
Pause Menu ESC

You can remap any controls in the main menu of the game from: Options->Control Settings->Control Mappings

2. End User Licence Aggrement (EULA)

THQ Inc. Software License Agreement

1.READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE ON YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER. THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (AN INDIVIDUAL OR A SINGLE ENTITY "YOU") ON THE ONE HAND, AND THQ INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS "THQ") ON THE OTHER HAND, FOR THE SOFTWARE PRODUCT ENTITLED "MX VS. ATV UNLEASHED," WHICH INCLUDES COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND ANY ASSOCIATED MEDIA, PRINTED MATERIALS, AND/OR "ONLINE" OR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION (TOGETHER CALLED THE "SOFTWARE"). BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE (OR, IN THE EVENT YOU HAVE PURCHASED THE SOFTWARE AS CONTAINED ON A CD-ROM, BY OPENING THE PACKAGING MATERIALS THEREOF), YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. THE SOFTWARE IS LICENSED, NOT SOLD, TO YOU FOR USE ONLY UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE AND DELETE ALL COPIES IN YOUR POSSESSION.

2.THQ grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use one copy of the Software in the country in which you acquired the Software for your own personal, non-commercial use, but retains all property rights in the Software and all copies thereof. All other rights are expressly reserved by THQ. You may: (i) use the Software on any supported computer configuration, provided the Software is used on only one (1) such computer; and (ii) permanently transfer the Software and its documentation to another user provided you retain no copies and the recipient agrees to the terms of this Agreement. You may not transfer, distribute, rent, sub-license, or lease the Software or documentation, except as provided herein; or alter, modify, or adapt the Product or documentation, or any portions thereof.

3.You acknowledge that the Software in source code form remains a confidential trade secret of THQ. You agree not to modify or attempt to reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

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5.This Agreement is effective upon your installation of the Software and shall continue until revoked by THQ or until you breach any term hereof; upon termination you agree to destroy and/or delete all copies of the Software in your possession.

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