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Spearhead readme (demo)

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Medal of Honor Allied Assault(tm) Spearhead Multiplayer Demo Version 1.0
Read Me File
October 24, 2002
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Thank you for downloading the Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead
Multiplayer Demo.

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Installation Instructions
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To install the Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo:
1) Browse to the file you downloaded and extract its contents.
2) One of the extracted files is "Setup.exe".
3) Double mouse-click "Setup.exe".
4) Follow the instructions that appear, to install the demo.

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Uninstalling Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo
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Windows 95,98, and ME

To uninstall the Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu.
2) Choose "Settings".
3) Choose "Control Panel".
4) Choose "Add/Remove Programs"
5) Highlight "Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo" and
click the "Add/Remove..." button in the lower right.
6) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.

You can also uninstall the following way:
1) Bring up your Start Menu.
2) Choose "Programs".
3) Choose "EA GAMES".
4) Choose "Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo"
5) Click on "Uninstall MOHAAS Multiplayer Demo"

Windows XP: Home Edition and Professional

To uninstall the Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Net demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu.
2) Choose "Settings".
3) Choose "Control Panel".
4) Choose "Add/Remove Programs"
5) Highlight "Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo" and
click the "Remove" button below its name.
6) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.

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Gameplay Instructions
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All controls are available and customizable from the "Controls" Menu accessible
from the Main Menu. Here is a breakdown of the default controls.

FUNCTION: KEY/MOUSE USED
Primary Attack: Left mouse button
Secondary Attack: Right mouse button
Reload: r
Move Forward: w
Move Backward: s
Strafe Left: a
Strafe Right: d
Use: e
Jump/Stand Up: Space
Crouch: Left Ctrl
Turn Left: Move mouse left
Turn Right: Move mouse right
Look Up: Move mouse up
Look Down: Move mouse down
Run/Walk: Left Shift
Next Weapon: Mouse Wheel Up
Previous Weapon: Mouse Wheel Down
Holster Weapon: q
Pistol (Colt 45): 1
Rifle (Springfield): 2
SMG (Thompson): 3
MG (BAR): 4
Grenade: 5
Heavy (Panzerschreck): 6
Binoculars: 7

Important Notes:
-Health Packs
Make sure to either walk into or center your view on and activate the "use"
key on these items when in need of health. Health packs are rectangles with a
red cross and restore a large amount of health. They appear next to dead bodies
in multiplayer.
-Mounted Machine Gun
There is a mounted machine gun that you can walk up to and activate with
the "use" key. To stop using this mounted gun, type the "use" key again.
-Secondary Attack
Most weapons use the secondary attack. Sniper Rifle zooms and grenades are
thrown a much shorter distance with secondary attack. Other weapons bash as a
secondary attack.

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System Requirements
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MINIMUM CONFIGURATION

Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, or Windows 95 (Windows 2000 and Windows NT
are not supported)
450 MHz Intel Pentium II or 500 MHz AMD Athlon processor
128 MB RAM
8x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
135 MB free hard disk space (additional space required for Windows swap-file,
DirectX 8.0 installation and GameSpy installation).
16 MB OpenGL capable video card using an Nvidia GeForce3, Nvidia GeForce2,
Nvidia GeForce 256, Nvidia Riva TNT2, Nvidia Riva TNT, ATI Radeon, ATI Rage 128
Pro, ATI Rage 128, PowerVR3 Kyro II, or PowerVR Kyro chipset with OpenGL and
DirectX 8.0 compatible driver
DirectX 8.0 compatible sound card
Keyboard
Mouse

RECOMMENDED
700 MHz or faster Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon processor
32 MB or greater supported OpenGL capable video card with OpenGL and DirectX
8.0 compatible driver
GameSpy Arcade (to locate servers to play on)

The following 16MB or greater 3D accelerators are not fully supported and do
not work properly with the game:

-3Dfx Voodoo 4 and 5
No intro movies play. Various textures are corrupted. Breakable windows
are opaque until broken. Once broken they have a corrupted texture.
-3Dfx Voodoo 3
Various textures are corrupted. Breakable windows are opaque until broken.
Once broken they have a corrupted texture. Transparent red bomb placements are
invisible.
-3Dfx Voodoo Banshee cards
-Matrox G400 and G450
Frame rate is often below 10 frames per second even at the lowest video
settings. Level load times are longer than normal.
-Nvidia Vanta
These older cards yield a frame rate that is often below 10 frames per
second even at the lowest video settings.
-PowerVR NEON 250 cards:
Video Logic PowerVR Neon 250
-S3 Savage 2000 cards:
Diamond Viper II
-S3 Savage 4 cards:
Diamond Stealth III S540
Diamond Stealth III S540 Extreme
-SiS 300 cards
The following sound card isn't supported:
-Ensoniq SoundScape PNP
The following sound cards have known problems:
-Diamond Monster Sound MX 400
Requires turning off "DirectSound Acceleration" in the driver. See the
detailed explanation under "Troubleshooting."
-Creative Labs Audigy
Currently hardware acceleration for this card does not work correctly.

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Hard Drive Space
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135 MB of free hard drive space is required to install the demo. Additionally,
Windows will require its own free hard drive space for its operating system
(virtual memory). The amount of space required varies from 100 MB to 250 MB. If
you have less than 250 MB free space you may encounter the following message in
an error dialog:
"Ran out of virtual memory"
If you encounter this message, free up some hard drive space.

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Installing GameSpy Arcade
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GameSpy Arcade allows you to easily find and connect to servers running Medal
of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo games. To install, go to
the location you installed the multiplayer demo and look inside the following
folder "redistgamespy" and run the file located within called
"ArcadeInstallMOHAAD108fEA.EXE". Simply follow the instructions that appear.

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Running Demo with GameSpy Arcade
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How to Play Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo in GameSpy
Arcade:

You can play Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo online
through GameSpy Arcade, which comes conveniently bundled with the demo. Once
you have installed GameSpy Arcade (see section directly above if you have not
done so yet) do the following:

Launch GameSpy Arcade and go to the Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead
Multiplayer Demo Room: Click on the GameSpy Arcade link in your Start Menu.
When the software starts, youll see a list of games and more along the
left-hand side. Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo Room
will appear on the left under the Demos heading. Theres plenty to do, but
theres time for that later: Click on the Medal of Honor Allied Assault
Spearhead Multiplayer Demo button on the left to enter the Medal of Honor
Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo room. It will appear under the DEMOS
listings.

Find and Join a Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo
Server: Once youre in the Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer
Demo room you can meet or greet other players and find servers. The top half of
the application will list all of the available servers, including the number of
people playing and your connection speed (measured by something called ping.
The lower your ping, the better.) Double-click on a server of your choice to
join. Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo will launch and
automatically connect you to the server you selected. Let the fun begin!

Problems?
If you have problems using Arcade, whether installing the program, registering
it, or using it in conjunction with Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead
Multiplayer Demo, consult our help pages, located at
http://www.gamespyarcade.com/help/ or e-mail us by using the form located at
http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/contact.shtml.

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Additional Features
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Multiplayer Feature

You now have the ability to kick team killers from the multiplayer games via
vote. In a multiplayer game when friendly fire is turned on you can call for a
vote to kick same team killers off of the server.

Resetting the Sound Quality

If you reset the sound quality in the Sound Options section they will not take
place until you exit the game and restart.

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Improving Gameplay Performance
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Some machines will benefit from experimenting with your video/sound options:

- From the Main Menu choose the "Options" menu signified by some electronic
equipment towards the left side on the table. Then select the "Video" menu,
select "Texture Detail" and choose "LOW".

- Also from the "Video" menu uncheck the "WALL DECALS" check box. This will
prevent the game from creating bullet marks on walls and should improve
performance.

- Try reducing your video resolution to 640x480 or even 512x384 in your "Video"
menu. The lower the resolution, the easier it is for your computer to run the
game.

- From the "Video" menu you can try lowering your color depth from 32 to 16
bit.

- Video cards with less than 64MB Video memory cannot set texture detail to
high and texture color depth to 32 bit simultaneously. These cards can get
very poor performance at times, so lower your texture detail and/or lower your
texture depth to 16 bit.

- From the "Advanced" menu under the "Options" menu try turning the "SHADOWS"
down to "simple" or "none". Note that on some machines setting to Complex will
cause your frame rate to drop by up to one half.

- In Advanced Video Options you can change your View Model. This allows one to
choose how much of their own player model is shown.
NONE means player's arm and weapon will not appear.
GUN ONLY means the gun and not the arms of the player will appear.
FULL means that you will see both the hands and the weapon you are holding
during gameplay. The less that is showing, the faster the game should run.

- If you are using the Nvidia GeForce chipsets, it is recommended that you set
your Digital Vibrance setting to low or medium dependent on preference. By
doing so, there is much more of a contrast to the colors which, in turn, adds a
lot to the ambience. Results: the lighting really pops out and adds increased
production value.

You can set your Digital Vibrance by doing the following:
-Right click on your desktop
-Choose Properties
-Choose Settings
-Choose Advanced
-Choose Color Correction
-Digital Vibrance is located at the top of the Color Correction box
The best results were viewed by setting this on low.

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Troubleshooting
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DirectX 8.0

-MOHAAS requires that you have DirectX 8.0 or higher to run the game. As this
is known to resolve a number of video card and other issues. Previous versions
of DirectX are not fully supported. You can get DirectX through Microsofts
website.

Windows XP

-If you are using Windows XP, you must have administrator rights to install and
run Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo. If you have
administrator rights, and wish to give a "limited user" administrator rights,
you can do this in "Users" section of the Windows XP Control Panel.

Video Card Drivers

-Some video card drivers do not support OpenGL correctly. Typical problems
that may occur with these drivers include:
- Crashing on starting up
- Crashing when changing video resolutions
- Corrupted textures
- Garbage artifacts on screen
- Unexpected bright flashing on screen
- Unusually slow performance.
The solution is to go to your video card manufacturer's website and download
updated drivers for your card. It is highly recommended that, given an option,
you download and install Microsoft-certified (WHQL) drivers.

-Video Resolution of 1600x1200
A resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels is not fully supported and has been
found to have problems with various video cards. If the game crashes you can
run in safe mode and adjust your resolution back to a stable and desirable
setting.

-Video Resolution of 1152x864
A resolution of 1152 x 864 pixels has been found to have problems with
various video cards. In this resolution the program may appear to be running in
a windowed application. If this is unacceptable please adjust your resolution
back to a stable and desirable setting.

-Win95 OpenGL Fix
Users of Windows 95 and Windows 95a may get a missing dll error. The error
message occurs when starting the game on either of these operating systems
stating, "Error Starting Program - A required .DLL file, GLU32.dll, was not
found." This is a result of the OpenGL runtime libraries for Windows95 not
being bundled with the earlier versions of Windows 95. There is an OpenGL v.1.1
patch available for Windows 95 and is called "opengl95.exe". Once this OpenGL
update is installed the game will run fine on Windows 95 and Windows 95a.

-Dual Monitors
Dual monitors are not supported. Disabling the secondary video card will
allow the game to run with dual monitors.

Sound Card Drivers

-Diamond Monster Sound MX 400
How to fix the MX 400 for use by Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead
Multiplayer Demo:
1) Exit from Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo if
you are running the game.
2) Open up the "Diamond Monster Sound" utility from the toolbar; this is a
small red and white icon near the clock.
3) Make sure the "Enable DirectSound Acceleration" checkbox is off.
4) Click on the "Apply And Exit" button. You should be able to run Medal of
Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo without a problem.

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Other Issues
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Multiplayer:

-The IPX Protocol is not supported, only TCP/IP is.
-Players can, on rare occasion, turn invisible in multiplayer. You may see
another player's model appear over a spawn point stuck in mid-stride. That
player will be able to move around and will appear invisible to you although he
may be visible to other players. Simply disconnect and re-connect to the server
to fix this.

Dedicated Server:

- We have included a stand alone dedicated server executable with this
demo. It is located in the demo directory and is called:
moh_spearhead_server.exe.

- To assist you in running a dedicated server, there is a default server
configuration file named server.cfg also located in the demo directory and is
commented. Please consult this file if are interested in customizing the
dedicated server settings.

Keyboard Controls:
-Some PC keyboards cannot recognize certain combinations of 3 or more
simultaneously pressed keys. This is an inherent problem unrelated to Medal of
Honor Allied Assault Spearhead Multiplayer Demo.

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Useful Web Sites
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http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
Keep your Windows installation up to date.
http://www.cmohs.org
The official site of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

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Legal Information
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Electronic Arts Copyright
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Software and Documentation Copyright © 2002 Electronic Arts Inc.
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