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Here is the official DRIV3R readme file.

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DRIV3R


INSTALLATION & SETUP:

Minimum System Requirements
Installing the Game
Starting the Game

TROUBLESHOOTING:

General system issues
Video issues
Display issues
Sound issues
Peripheral Issues

MANUAL ERRATA AND ADDENDUM:

Manual Errata

SUPPORT INFORMATION:

Instruction Manual
Atari Web Sites
Trademark and Copyright



INSTALLATION & SETUP

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows® 2000/XP
Processor: Pentium® 4 1.5 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 1.5 GHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB Free
CD-Rom Drive: 4X Speed or Faster
Video: 64 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card*
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card*
DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0c (included) or higher

* Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX® version 9.0c or higher. Hardware T&L video cards that do not support shaders, such as the GeForce 4MX or Intel Extreme Graphics family, are not supported.

This game will be enjoyable on all of the minimum specification hardware listed, but we have worked with NVIDIA in an effort to provide the best out-of-box experience possible on NVIDIA hardware.

Installing Driv3r

Prior to Installing the Game

Before attempting to install Driv3r please verify that your computer meets the minimum requirements listed above. If you are uncertain if your computer meets the minimum requirements please contact your system vendor.

We also recommend preparing your hard drive for installation by running ScanDisk and Disk Defragmenter prior to installation. These utilities are part of Windows and can identify and resolve problems with your disk drive, which could hinder installation and/or playing of the game.

To launch these programs and optimize your hard disk drive:

1. Open "My Computer".
2. Right-click the disk drive you wish to install the game onto (usually C:)
3. Select the "Tools" tab.
4. Click "Check Now" to launch Scandisk.

When Scandisk has completed, follow steps 1-3 and click "Defragment Now" to launch Disk Defragmenter. Note that defragmenting your disk drive can take a long time. It's a good idea to start disk defragmenter and let it run overnight.

Installing the Game

To install Driv3r
1. Insert Disc One of Driv3r (the "Install Disc") into your CD-ROM Drive.
2. If autoplay is enabled on your system, a window will appear, giving you the option to install the game. If nothing happens when you insert the CD into the drive, you will need to open "My Computer", double-click your CD-ROM drive letter, and then double-click Setup.exe.
3. Once the setup process begins, follow the on-screen prompts to install the game.

DirectX® Detection & Installation

During the installation of Driv3r, your system will be scanned to determine whether you have DirectX® 9.0c or later installed. If you do not, you will be asked whether or not you wish to install it. Note that DirectX® 9.0c or later is a minimum requirement
for running Driv3r. If you decline to install it during the installation process, you will not be able to run the game until you have installed it.

Starting the Game

There are a few ways to start the game.
1. Insert Disc Six of Driv3r (the "Play Disc") into your CD-ROM Drive.
2. If you answered yes when the installer asked you whether you wanted to create a desktop shortcut, you can double click that shortcut.

or

1. Insert Disc Six of Driv3r (the "Play Disc") into your CD-ROM Drive.
2. Click on the Start Menu, then select "Programs" (or "All Programs" if you're running Windows XP), then select "Atari", then "Driv3r ", then select the "Driv3r” icon.


TROUBLESHOOTING

General system issues

Optimizing gameplay on slower computers

If you are experiencing slowdown, try turning the detail levels for all graphical options down to the minimum, and then adjusting them one by one until you achieve an acceptable balance between visual quality and game performance.

This table describes the differences between detail levels:

Note that disabling shadows has the greatest impact on the game's performance, so this option is a good place to start when tuning the game's performance.

Video Issues

General Video Card Troubleshooting.

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)
* Matrox (http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/home.cfm)
* NVIDIA (http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp)





Card Issues / Workarounds


ATI Radeon 7200 * Un Supported Card
ATI Radeon 7500 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82810 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82815 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82830M Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82852 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82855 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82915G GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82910GL GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82915GV GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82855GM Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82865G Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82865GV Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS Express Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Mobile Intel 910GML Express Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 2MX * Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 2GTS * Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 4MX * Un Supported Card
SiS Xabre series video cards * Un Supported Card

* If you have any of the non-supported video cards please contact your system vendor for assistance in upgrading your video card.

I get a message that says "Unable to initialize DirectX." when I try to launch the game.

Possible solutions to this problem include:

1. Make sure you have DirectX 9.0C or greater and that it is working properly.
2. Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your video card.
3. Try running Driv3r in Safe Mode (use the Driv3r - Safe Mode shortcut on the start menu).

If you have a Geforce FX series video card, such as a Geforce FX 5200, you may encounter a situation where if you enable all graphical options you will notice poor performance. To resolve this go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced Video Card Settings and turn off Shadows, Advanced Shaders, and Anti-Aliasing which will improve performance.

During gameplay you may encounter a situation where, depending upon the viewing angle and distance from the car you are driving a black box will appear around your steering wheel. This is a known issue.

During gameplay you may encounter a situation where, if you have shadows enabled and are standing in a shadowed area on a daylight level, the muzzle flash from your selected weapon will not be present while it is present during nighttime levels. This is a known issue.

During gameplay, if you have all other video options enabled except for advanced shaders, you may encounter a situation where your character's hands and legs appear white. To resolve this go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced Video Card Settings and enable advanced shaders.


Display Issues

If you have a LCD display you may encounter a situation where during all introduction movies, before selecting a profile, the picture is offset to the left or to the right and auto-adjustment does not help. To resolve this issue, once you have created a profile go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced Video Card Settings and adjust your resolution to 800x600 or higher.


Sound Issues

If you are experiencing sound problems, including volume issues, missing audio channels (i.e., no sound comes through your center speaker channel), crashes, or any other audio issues, we recommend switching your sound driver to the default MILES Fast 2D Driver.

If you have a Sound Blaster PCI 16/64/128 sound card you may encounter a situation where if you hit ESC when firing a fully automatic weapon, such as the M16, the audio will stutter for a few seconds before entering the menu.

If you have a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1, Sound Blaster Audigy, Sound Blaster Audigy LS, or ADI AD1980 sound card you may encounter a situation where with 5.1 speakers selected, in third-person camera view, any in-game effects, such as gunfire, only come from the center channel. This is normal behavior.

If you have a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, Sound Blaster Live! 5.1, Sound Blaster Audigy LS, or Realtek ALC650 sound card you may encounter a situation where in the game menu and during cutscenes, regardless of audio settings, with 5.1 speakers selected, no sound is produced by the center channel. This is normal behavior.

If you have a Sound Blaster Extigy sound card you may encounter a situation where during gameplay, regardless of audio settings, with 5.1 speakers selected, the front left and right speakers only produce audio. This is normal behavior.



Peripheral Issues

Driv3r does not support non-analog gamepads, such as the Microsoft Sidewinder, Gravis Gamepad Pro, or Logitech Precision gamepad. You will need to obtain an analog controller, such as the Logitech Dual-Action gamepad or Logitech Wingman Rumblepad if you wish to play Driv3r with a gamepad.


MANUAL ERRATA AND ADDENDUM

Manual Errata

The Following options have been removed from the Manual and Game.

Show Crosshairs On/Off
Show Overlays and Minimap On/Off

Location: Game options (Options -> Settings -> Game)

The Following options have been added to the Manual and Game.

Advanced Shaders On/Off - Supports Pixel Shader 2.0 on compatible cards
Anti-Alias On/Off - Creates smoother blending on diagonal surfaces

Location: Advanced Video Card Settings (Options -> Settings -> Display -> Advanced Video Card Settings)


SUPPORT INFORMATION

Instruction Manual

Included on this product's game disc is an electronic version of the game's Instruction Manual in .pdf format, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 (which enables you to view the manual in .pdf format), and an Install Guide file explaining how to access and use these features. Please refer to the Install Guide file by clicking on the Start button on your Windows® taskbar and then selecting Programs > Atari > Driv3r > Install Guide.

This file contains helpful information, late-breaking news and a description of certain functions that were not implemented when the On-Line Help feature and manual were created.






ATARI WEB SITES

To get the most out of your new game, visit us at:

http://www.atari.com
http://www.us.atari.com/

To send e-cards to your friends, download wallpapers, or get access to other free stuff, visit our Freebies section at:

http://www.us.atari.com/freebies

If you would like to chat with other gamers, as well as developers, visit our Community Forum area at:

http://www.ataricommunity.com/

Kids, check with your parent or guardian before visiting any web site.

Chat Messages: Atari does not monitor, control, endorse, or accept responsibility for the content of chat messages. You are strongly encouraged not to give out identity or other personal information through chat message transmissions.

Kids, check with your parent or guardian if you are concerned about any chat you receive.

Use of Atari web sites is subject to terms and conditions, which you can access at:

http://www.us.atari.com/terms_of_service.asp


Trademark and Copyright


DRIV3R © 2004-2005 Atari, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Created and developed by REFLECTIONS Interactive Limited,
an Atari studio. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Uses Bink Video Technology. Copyright © 1997-2005 by RAD Game Tools, Inc.

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.
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