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Here is the official DARKSIDERS readme file.

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DARKSIDERS READ ME v1.0
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Last Updated: September 09, 2010

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IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor issues
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Some Windows® XP users with AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processors may notice reduced video performance if they do not have the AMD Dual-core Optimizer installed.

The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can be found here:
http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/dyna...ID=153&lang=us
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) INSTALLATION & SET UP:

1.1 Minimum System Requirements
1.2 Recommended System Specifications
1.3 Steam Client Installation and Account Creation
1.4 DirectX® Detection & Installation


2) TROUBLESHOOTING:

2.1 Installer/Patch issues
2.2 Video issues
2.3 Sound issues
2.4 Operating system specific issues
2.5 Known issues

3) HOTKEYS AND CONTROLS

4) IN-GAME OPTIONS

5) IMPROVING PERFORMANCE

6) BONUS CONTENT

7) END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT

8) CUSTOMER SUPPORT CONTACT

9) COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

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1) INSTALLATION & SET UP
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Please note that Darksiders does not support Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/NT/2000, Beta/Release Candidate versions of Windows 7, or 64-bit versions of any operating system.

1.1 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

- OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7
- Processor: AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ 2.4Ghz or better, Intel Pentium 4 530 3.0Ghz Processor or better
- Memory: 1GB XP, 2GB Vista / Windows 7
- Graphics: NVIDIA (GeForce 8800/GeForce GT220) 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon X1900 256MB graphics card or better (must support pixel shader 3)
- DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 12GB
- Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound
- Online Steam account
- DVD ROM (Physical Copy)


1.2 RECOMMENDED SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

- OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7
- Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Dual Core 2.60Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Dual Core 2.13Ghz
- Memory: 2GB XP, 3GB Vista / Windows 7
- Graphics: NVIDIA (GeForce GTS 240) 256MB graphics card or better, ATI Radeon HD3870 256MB graphics card or better (must support pixel shader 3)
- DirectX: DirectX 9.0c
- Hard Drive: 12GB
- Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound
- Online Steam account
- DVD ROM (Physical Copy)


1.3 STEAM CLIENT INSTALLATION AND ACCOUNT CREATION

The Darksiders installer will check your computer for an existing installation of the Steam Client. If it detects that no Steam Client is installed, it will automatically begin an installation of the Client. If it detects an older version of the Steam Client the installer will update that version to the most current.

Following the Steam Client installation and/or update, the installer will prompt you for your Steam Account login information. If you do not already have a Steam Account, you will create an account at this time.

For further information on Steam, please see their Support page at https://support.steampowered.com/ or their New Users page at https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7141-OPGX-5121


1.4 DIRECTX® DETECTION AND INSTALLATION


The Darksiders installer will check your computer for the currently installed version of DirectX®. If it detects an older version of DirectX®, it will install DirectX® 9.0c and 10 automatically. The installation of DirectX® will not harm your DirectX® configuration. Darksiders requires DirectX® to install and play.


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2) TROUBLESHOOTING
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2.1 INSTALLER/PATCH ISSUES

A. Interference from Anti-Virus Programs
It is recommended that any anti-virus programs be disabled when attempting to install Darksiders. Anti-virus software can often interfere and corrupt the installation process of new software.

B. Modifications
Any modifications to Darksiders may result in the inability to patch successfully. Before applying any modifications we suggest backing up the affected files and replacing them before applying any patch. Not doing so may result in the need to re-install the game.

C. Install
The installation of the game is made up of two parts. The first installer installs the game manual, comic, soundtrack, and third party installers. The second installer utilizes the Steam installer to install the game. If the install process is interrupted, additional steps may be required to successfully install the game and its contents. The install process consists of the following.

1. Installation of the Comic/Soundtrack and miscellaneous files.
2. Special check for XP users lacking the Microsoft hot fix "WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86".
3. Installation of DirectX.
4. Installation of Steam if not already present.
5. Connection to Steam for authentication, updates, and additional installs if necessary.
6. Installation of the game through Steam.

For any problems regarding the installation of Darksiders, refer to the section 2.5 Known Issues.

D. Uninstall
The uninstall process for Darksiders is made up of two parts. The actual game, which is uninstalled through Steam, and the miscellaneous files, which are uninstalled through the Add or Remove programs. Uninstalling through Steam will still call upon the "DarksidersInstaller" program to perform the uninstall. If the "DarksidersInstaller" is removed before performing an uninstall of Darksiders then Steam will reinstall "DarksidersInstaller" in order to perform the uninstall of Darksiders. The "DarksidersInstaller" must then be uninstalled through the Add or Remove Programs in order to remove miscellaneous files like the game manual, comic, soundtrack, and third party installers.


2.2 VIDEO ISSUES

A. Latest drivers required
For best performance and video quality, please make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card when running Darksiders. If you have an ATI or NVIDIA video card, you can find drivers on their websites.

http://ati.amd.com/
Driver: Catalyst 10.8 or newer

http://www.nvidia.com/
Driver: ForceWare Graphics Driver Version 258.96 or newer

Preliminary tests with out-of-date ATI drivers have shown some graphic corruption while playing Darksiders. Upgrading to the latest ATI drivers can solve the problem for most users.

Preliminary tests with out-of-date NVIDIA drivers have shown lower performance and missing objects. Upgrading to the latest NVIDIA drivers can solve the problem for most users.

B. Playing on below minimum specification requirements.
Preliminary tests with video cards below the minimum specification have shown grey screens and immediate crashes.


2.3 SOUND ISSUES

A. Latest drivers required
Please make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card when running Darksiders.

B. The sound stutters while playing
Make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card. If stuttering persists, try reducing Hardware Acceleration. From your Windows® desktop, click Start, then Run, type "dxdiag", then press Enter. This brings up the "DirectX® Diagnostic Tool". Click the Sound tab and try reducing the "Hardware Sound Acceleration Level" slider.

C. Headphones
Plugging in headphones while the game is running does not work. Please be sure to start the game with headphones plugged in as the game may not detect headphones plugged in after the game has started.

D. Keyboard Volume Controls
Volume controls on some keyboards may not work for Darksiders.


2.4 OPERATING SYSTEM-SPECIFIC ISSUES

A. Windows Shortcuts have been disabled
Shortcuts like Windows+D, Ctrl+Shift+Esc, Ctrl+Esc have been disabled to prevent conflicts with the software.

B. Administrator Privileges
You must have Administrator privileges to properly install the game on Windows® XP and Vista® and Windows 7®. 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® 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 Darksiders and other applications. Although Alt+Tab is functional it is highly recommended that you do not use Alt+Tab to switch to another program while Darksiders is running as this may affect game stability. Using Alt+Tab while Darksiders is loading can result in loss of all sound when returning to the game. It can also cause desync between subtitles and audio during cutscenes and random graphic distortion and corruption. If you wish to switch programs, it is recommended that you first close Darksiders.

2.5 KNOWN ISSUES

A. CRASHES

There are various out of memory crashes that can occur under various situations. Restarting the game or avoiding these situations should allow you to move past them. These instances may include or relate to being in the Shadow Realm/Arenas, fighting with the Phantom General in Scalding Gallow, minimizing and maximizing the game with Alt+Tab, changing resolution settings during gameplay without restarting the game, loading saves made in Eden and saving shortly after obtaining Ruin.

B. Saving/Loading

Saving and Loading at various instances before, during or immediately after gameplay action sequences and auto save events can result in undesirable game play behavior.


C. Gameplay

1. Players may notice a treasure chest icon in a building in the Drowned Pass area of the game world that cannot be obtained. There is no actual treasure chest here.

2. Players may experience trouble advancing in the Black Throne area of the game world when a door fails to open. If this occurs, try loading a previous save.

3. Players may experience camera jitter when swimming in some zones. This can be corrected by turning Vertical Sync off.


D. Inability to start the game

1. "Game is Currently Unavailable" message after Installation
If you are attempting to run Darksiders for the first time after installing and it does not run or Steam states that the game is currently unavailable, this may resolved by installing the DirectX 9 and/or the Microsoft VCredistributable. Even when running with DirectX 10 or higher, it may not include the necessary files that come with DirectX 9. These can be found in the "Steam\SteamApps\common\darksiders" folder. For directX 9 run the "dxwebsetup.exe". For the Microsoft redistributable run the "vcredist_x86_sp1_atl_4053.exe"

2. Inability to Install Steam to a custom directory
If you are running Windows® XP without having installed Steam before and the installer automatically installs Steam to its default location, this can be resolved in one of two ways. You can install Steam first by downloading the Steam client from their website http://store.steampowered.com/ and using their client choose where you want to install it. Or you can install the Microsoft hot fix file "WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe" located in "C:\Program Files\THQ\Darksiders".

3. Verify Integrity of Game Cache
Steam's "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" feature identifies and replaces corrupted/missing Steam cache files. Using the "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" Steam feature for Darksiders will cause it to run the "DarksidersInstaller" program first prior to verifying the game cache files. Cancelling the ‘’DarksidersInstaller’’ process at this time will not affect the verification of the game cache files. The process of performing a verification of the Game Cache Files(GCF) is as follows:

1. Load Steam.
2. From the Library section, right-click on the game and select Properties from the menu.
3. Select the Local files tab and click the VERIFY INTEGRITY OF GAME CACHE... button.
4. The ‘’DarksidersInstaller’’ program will launch. (Cancelling this will not stop the process)
5. Steam will verify the game's files - this process may take several minutes.
6. Once the process is completed, the Check Window will automatically exit.

4. Microsoft Hot Fix
If the Microsoft hot fix is required to be applied to an XP machine and the option to not restart the PC is checked, an error message may appear stating, "Error 1719. Windows Installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personnel to verify that it is properly registered and enabled." Restarting the PC should resolve this. If the Microsoft hot fix is cancelled during installation, it will not prompt a second time and will require manual installation of that particular hot fix file.


E. Graphical Effects Missing or Corrupt

1. Visual Effects
Some visual effects like the Scythe's "Death's Rage" ability or blood trails from slain enemies can sporadically disappear. This may be caused by having Vertical Sync turned off. Turning it on can correct many instances of disappearing visual effects.

2. Textures
After running the game for prolonged periods of time, visual memory may run low and could cause textures to disappear or "flicker." In this case, the game should be saved, exited and restarted.

F. Black Screen Or "Out Of Range"

If after starting Darksiders the game appears black or the monitor states an "Out of Range" message, there is a chance that the resolution is set to a range that is higher than your monitor supports. To correct this, the "options.dopt" file needs to be deleted. To do so, open up a Windows Explorer, select Tools/Folder Options, click on the View tab and check the option "Show hidden files and folders".
After that, the file can be found on XP in this location.
C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Local Settings\Application Data\Darksiders
For Vista and Win 7 it can be found in this location.
C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Local\Darksiders
Once they have been deleted, Darksiders will start up using the default resolution.


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3. HOTKEYS AND CONTROLS
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3.1 Default Keyboard and Mouse Controls

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Move W, A, S, D / Arrow Keys
Jump Space Bar / Enter
Camera Mouse
Primary Attack Mouse 1 (Left Click)
Secondary Attack Mouse 2 (Right Click)
Use Gear Item Mouse 3 (Middle Click)
Aim Mode Q
Drop Down Left Control
Action / Quick Kill E
Block Left Alt
Dash Left Alt + Direction (WASD)
Toggle Draggables R
Walk Toggle B
Focus on Enemy Shift (Hold) / F (Toggle)
Switch Secondary Tab
Wrath Power Mode Caps Lock (Hold) / Mouse 4
Use Wrath Power 1 Caps Lock + 1
Use Wrath Power 2 Caps Lock + 2
Use Wrath Power 3 Caps Lock + 3
Use Wrath Power 4 Caps Lock + 4
Select Gear 1 1
Select Gear 2 2
Select Gear 3 3
Next/Previous Enemy Mouse Wheel Up/Down (During Focus)
Summon Watcher ~
Chronicle / Map O / F1
Pause / Inventory I / Esc
Summon Ruin C
Chaos Form V
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3.2 Default keyboard and Mouse Controls for Redemption

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Primary Fire Mouse 1 (Left Click)
Alternate Fire Mouse 2 (Right Click)
Melee Mouse 3 (Middle Click)
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3.3 Default keyboard and Mouse Controls for Fracture Cannon
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Primary Fire Mouse 1 (Left Click)
Alternate Fire Mouse 2 (Right Click)
Melee Mouse 3 (Middle Click)
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3.4 Default keyboard and Mouse Controls when riding Angelic Beast
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Aim Reticule Mouse
Primary Fire Mouse 1 (Left Click)
Alternate Fire Mouse 1 (Hold Down)
Paint Targets Mouse 1 (Hold Down and Mouse Over)
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3.5 Default keyboard and Mouse Controls for Environmental Objects
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Light Melee Mouse 1 (Left Click)
Strong Melee Mouse 2 (Right Click)
Throw Mouse 3 (Middle Click)
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3.6 Default keyboard and Mouse Controls for Swimming
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Swim Up Space Bar
Swim Down Left Control
Underwater Dash Left Alt
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3.7 Assigning Gear Items, Wrath Powers and Consumables with keyboard and mouse
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Assign: Highlight Gear Items, Wrath Abilities or Items using the Mouse to select the item, then mouse over the slot you wish to assign the item to and click the mouse to assign.
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3.8 Map Navigation
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When navigating through the Local Map in the Chronicle Menu, use arrow keys to pan around the map and the Page Up & Page Down keys to navigate through the upper & lower levels.
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3.9 Xbox 360 Controller
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The Xbox 360 Controller is supported and usable with the PC version. In order to use the Controller, it must first be plugged in before the game is started up. The listing of the controls are on page 3 of the PDF Manual for every language.
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4. IN-GAME OPTIONS
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In-Game Options are accessed by pressing Esc when in game.

4.1 AUDIO OPTIONS

Music - Adjust volume of music in-game.
Sound - Adjust volume of sound effects in-game.
Voice - Adjust volume of dialogue in-game.
Video - Adjust volume universally for all audio within cutscenes.
Defaults - Restores all audio options to their default settings.

4.2 VIDEO OPTIONS

Brightness - Adjust brightness level for Darksiders.
Defaults - Restores brightness to its default settings.

4.3 AIM SENSITIVITY

Aim X - Adjust aim sensitivity for X axis (horizontal) on controller.
Aim Y - Adjust aim sensitivity for Y axis (vertical) on controller.
Defaults - Restores all aiming options to their default settings.

4.4 GAME OPTIONS


Key Mapping - Enter the key mapping options screen.
Vibration - Toggles the vibration setting for the controller on or off.
Invert Y-Axis - Toggles Invert Y-Axis on or off.
Invert X-Axis - Toggles Invert X-Axis on or off.
Subtitles - Toggles dialog subtitles on or off. Affects cutscenes and in-game dialog.
Game Tips - Toggles the display of in-game tips on or off. Tips can still be viewed in the Chronicle.
Advanced Options - Enters the advanced PC options screen.

4.5 ADVANCED OPTIONS

Resolution – Adjust the in-game screen resolution.
Mouse Sensitivity – Adjust the mouse sensitivity for movement and aiming.
Defaults – Restores the mouse sensitivity to its default setting.
Vertical Sync – Toggles Vertical Sync on or off. Turning this on may decrease performance, but it can fix screen tearing. In order to turn Vertical Sync on or off a restart is required for the setting to take effect.


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5. IMPROVING PERFORMANCE
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Ensuring you have the latest drivers installed.
Disabling anti-virus scanners.
Shutting down software running in the background.
Playing on lower resolutions.
Turning off Vertical Sync, which can improve performance, but it can also cause screen tearing and missing graphical effects.


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6. Bonus Content
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A Soundtrack, Comic, & PC Manual are included when you install the game. By default they are installed to the C:\Program Files\THQ\Darksiders directory, which is separate from the game directory through Steam. When uninstalling the game, these files will remain behind and must be uninstalled separately if so desired. To do so, go to "Add or Remove Programs" and select to remove the "DarksidersInstaller".


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7. END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
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THQ Inc. PC Software License Agreement

1. READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE ON YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER OR CONSOLE GAME FOR ONLINE USE. 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 "DARKSIDERS," 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 DVD-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.

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(b) Using language, selecting names or creating any other content that is racially, ethnically or religiously offensive, sexually abusive, obscene or defamatory, and any content that is commercial in nature such as advertisements, solicitations and promotions for goods or services;
(c) Using a player name that is the real name of any other person;
(d) Violating any local, state or national law including but not limited to laws related to copyright, trademark, defamation, invasion of privacy and identity theft.

16. GENERAL PROVISIONS. You may not use, copy, modify, sublicense, rent, sell, assign or transfer the rights or obligations granted to You in this Agreement, except as expressly provided in this Agreement. Any assignment in violation of this Agreement is void. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and such decision shall not affect the enforceability of: (i) such provision under other circumstances, or (ii) the remaining provisions hereof under all circumstances. THQ's failure to enforce at any time any of the provisions of this Agreement shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provisions, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by THQ of any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, no default, delay or failure to perform on the part of THQ shall be considered a breach of this Agreement if such default, delay or failure to perform is shown to be due to causes beyond the reasonable control of THQ. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States without regard to its conflicts of laws rules and You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County, California. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this Agreement. This Agreement represents the complete agreement concerning this License Agreement between You and THQ.

© 2010 THQ Inc. Developed by Vigil Games. Darksiders uses Havok™: © Copyright 2009. Havok.com Inc. (or its licensors). All Rights Reserved. See www.havok.com for details. FMOD Sound System, copyright © Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd., 1994-2010. Uses Scaleform GFx © 2010 Scaleform Corporation. All rights reserved. Darksiders, Vigil Games, THQ and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of THQ Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners.


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8. Customer Support Contact
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A. North America:
Support web address: http://support.thq.com
E-mail Address: support@thq.com
Phone (US/Canada): 818-880-0456

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

B. United Kingdom:
If you are experiencing technical problems with this game, please contact UK technical support:

Online
Register your game at www.thq-games.com <http://www.thq-games.com> for FAQs and full online support

Email
Email our technical support staff at eursupport@thq.com
<mailto:eursupport@thq.com>

Telephone
+44 (0) 870 608 0047 (national/international call rates apply)
Mon - Fri 08:00 to 19:00 GMT
Sat - 09:00 to 17:00 GMT


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9. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
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© 2010 THQ Inc. Developed by Vigil Games. Darksiders uses Havok™: © Copyright 2009. Havok.com Inc. (or its licensors). All Rights Reserved. See www.havok.com for details. FMOD Sound System, copyright © Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd., 1994-2010. Uses Scaleform GFx © 2010 Scaleform Corporation. All rights reserved. Darksiders, Vigil Games, THQ and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks
of THQ Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners.
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