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Here is the official Damnation readme file.

Damnation™ Readme - 26/03/09

Thank you for purchasing Damnation™! This document contains last minute information about Damnation™, along with useful troubleshooting advice. Please read through it if you are experiencing any difficulties running the game.


- I. System Requirements
- II. Supported Hardware
- III. Supported Controllers
- IV. Installation Instructions
- V. Known Issues/Troubleshooting
- VI. Saved Games
- VII. Further Troubleshooting
- VIII. Useful Websites

I. System Requirements

Minimum Specifications:

-Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
-DirectX 9.0c
-2.8 Ghz Pentium or AMD™ equivalent
-Graphics Card: GeForce 7600 / Radeon X1300 or above
-DirectX Compatible Sound Card
-Dual layer DVD-ROM Drive
-10 GB Hard Drive Space

Recommended Specifications:

-Windows XP/Vista. (if running Windows Vista SP1 is recommended)
-DirectX 9.0c
-Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz or Athlon X2 3800+
-Graphics card: GeForce 8800GTX or above, or Radeon 3800 series or above
-Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card.
-Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
-11 GB Hard Drive Space

II. Supported Hardware

ATI Radeon x1300, x1600, x1800, x1900, x1950, HD2400, HD2600, HD2900, HD3450, HD3470, HD3650, HD3850, HD3870. HD4850, HD4870, HD4870X2

NVIDIA Geforce 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8500, 8600, 8800, 9600, 9800, 9800GX2, GTX260, GTX280

Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc.Laptops)

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III. Supported Controllers

We recommend the following controllers for the best game play experience:

-Microsoft X360 controller for Windows

Damnation™ provides default configurations for the above, meaning that you should be able to plug-and-play, with no tweaking required.

IV. Installation Instructions

It is advisable to close down all applications before either starting the installation or running the game. Not doing so may cause the game to lose focus or run poorly.

Place the Damnation™ disc into your DVD drive and close the disc tray. If you have Autorun enabled on your PC, the game should launch automatically – simply click ‘Install’ to continue.

If Autorun is disabled, open up ‘My Computer’ from the desktop or start menu. From there, double click on the icon for your DVD drive to explore the contents of the disc. Locate the file called ‘Setup.exe’ and double click it to begin installation.

Damnation™ requires the presence of DirectX 9c on your system in order to run. Your version of DirectX will be automatically updated (if required) during installation. The directx 9.0c redistributable is also available on the game disc.

Once you have launched the game you can alter your audio and input device settings from within the Options Menu.

V. Known issues/Troubleshooting

I) The game won’t install!

If you find that you are getting ‘file not found’ errors (or other similar messages) during installation, it may be that your DVD drive is malfunctioning. There are several simple tests you can perform to verify this:

• Does the same disc install correctly on a different PC?
• Does the same disc install on your PC using a different DVD drive?
• If you browse the DVD manually, can you locate the ‘missing’ file?
• Try copying the contents of your disc directly onto your hard drive – do you get a standard Windows
‘Insert disc’ error (or similar) whilst copying?

If any of the above tests succeed, then it is highly probable that there is an issue with your DVD drive. Such problems may not manifest themselves with all discs, so even if other games appear to install correctly then this may still be the case.

To install or uninstall the game you will need administrative privileges within Windows. On Windows Vista, simply enter the administrator password if and when you are prompted for it. On Windows XP, log on as an administrator before running Setup.

II) Problems running the game

To play Damnation™ you must have administrative privileges.

On Windows Vista, launch the game from the shortcut in the games explorer which can be found in the start menu. If requested enter the Administrator password.

On windows XP, running the game as a non-admin user can cause errors and is not recommended. Instead, log on
as the system administrator and run the game from the shortcut on the Desktop or Start Menu.

III) How do I switch between Full screen and Window mode?

To switch between window mode and full screen hold ALT and press ENTER.

IV) Visible shearing/tearing

You may experience tearing across the picture. This will occur if you have forced V-sync to off in your graphics card control panel (see Poor Frame-Rate to access this panel).

V) Poor Frame-Rate

If the game runs at an unsatisfactory frame rate, try lowering the game resolution in the options menu aswell as disabling any advanced features such as: post process quality and character detail.

Advanced users may also want to tweak the settings in your ATI or Nvidia control panel. For ATI this is accessed by right clicking the desktop then choosing Catalyst™ Control Centre. For Nvidia users right click the desktop and choose Nvidia Control Panel.

VI) I receive the message “Your system is low on virtual memory...”

You do not have enough ram available to run the game and/or virtual memory. Please check you have the minimum amount of ram required to run the game according to your operating system and/or increase the virtual ram.

VII) Why can’t I choose a higher screen resolution?

The resolutions available in the options menu will depend on what your monitor is capable of displaying. Generally if the resolution is not present then the game has detected your monitor does not support the resolution.

VIII) Is ATI’s Crossfire or NVIDIA’s SLI supported?

Unfortunately, we do not currently support this feature. Please disable SLI/Crossfire if graphical corruption appears.

IX) My Xbox 360 Controller does not vibrate

Please make sure you have the latest Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows drivers installed. In the options menu under Controls make sure Vibration is set to ON.

VI. Saved Games

When you start a game in Damnation™, an autosave is created and stored in your documents folder. Any configuration data is also saved in this location. Each user account on the PC has its own save and configuration data.

You should have no need to edit these files on your system, but for advanced users they can be found in the following default locations:


...\Documents and Settings\<user name>\My Documents\My Games\Damnation\...


...\Users\<user name>\Documents\My Games\Damnation\...

Moving these files between users and systems however is not encouraged or supported.

VII. Further Troubleshooting

If you are still experiencing problems then please contact our customer support where we will be more than happy to help. Details can be found in your Damnation™ manual or on the Codies website. You can also see if other users are experiencing similar problems by visiting the Damnation™ forums which are accessible from the main Codemasters website.




From within the UK: 0870 75 77 881

From outside the UK: 0044 1926 816044


Codemasters Software Co.
PO Box 6
Leamington Spa
CV47 2ZT

VIII. Useful Websites

Codemasters website:
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