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Eragon Demo

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Game: Eragon
Platform: PC
File type: Demo
Date added: Dec 11, 2006
Downloads: 25543

This demo lets you try the adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira.

Demo details:

Eragon™ PC DEMO README
----------------------
9/18/2006


TABLE OF CONTENTS
------------------

I: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
II: DIRECTX®
III: RUNNING THE GAME
IV: MACHINE SPECS
V: CHARACTER CONTROLS (GAMEPAD)
VI: CHARACTER CONTROLS (KEYBOARD)
VII: KNOWN ISSUES
VIII: END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT


I: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
----------------------------
Double-click on the eragon_demo_en.exe file and follow the on-screen
instructions to install this demo.


II: DIRECTX®
--------------
DirectX® 9.0c or higher is required in order to run this demo. If you do not
already have it installed on your computer, you can download it from
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.mspx.


III: RUNNING THE GAME
---------------------
When the Eragon PC Demo is installed, there is a short cut placed in the
Windows® Start Menu if you selected that option during install. Click on the
"Eragon Demo" shortcut to begin the game.


IV: MACHINE SPECS
-------------------
Operating system: Windows® 2000/XP (Windows x64 NOT supported)
DirectX: 9.0c, or higher
CPU: 1.4 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent AMD® Athlon™ or
faster processor
RAM: 512 MB RAM or more
Hard drive: 270 MB of free drive space, or more
Optical drive: CD-ROM
Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce®, ATI® Radeon®, or equivalent DirectX®
9.0c-compliant, 128 MB 3D video card with Hardware Transform and Lighting
capability and pixel shader support
Audio card: DirectX 9-compatible audio card
Mouse: Windows compatible mouse
Keyboard: Windows compatible keyboard
Gamepad: Windows-compatible USB gamepad with eleven buttons and dual
analog sticks (Recommended)


V: CHARACTER CONTROLS (GAMEPAD)
---------------------------------
Any DirectX or Xbox 360™ compatible joystick, with at least an analog stick and
eleven buttons, will work.


VI: CHARACTER CONTROLS (KEYBOARD)
---------------------------------
Not recommended! These are the keyboard gamepad mappings that will activate
when a gamepad is not detected:

Function Key
-------- ---
Pause RETURN/ENTER
Move Forward W
Move Backward S
Move Left A
Move Right D
Quick Attack J
Strong Attack (Grab) K
Block (Evade) L
Jump I
Bow Mode LEFT SHIFT
Magic Mode SPACEBAR
Fury Mode Q


VII: KNOWN ISSUES
-----------------
* The Character Controls can be customized at any time by simply selecting the
Controls option from either the Main Menu or in-game Pause Menu. Note: when
entering the Controls Setup screen, the end user may experience a brief pause
as the game detects the available controllers to customize.

* Problem: If you select a resolution in game that your monitor doesn't support
the screen goes blank and will not revert back.

Solution: The default Graphics Settings can be restored by simply navigating to
the Eragon root directory and deleting the Eragon Configuration Settings file.
Upon restarting the game, a new Eragon Configuration Settings file will be
created and the user will be able to return to the Graphics Screen to customize
their display settings.

* When using the keyboard, there are two keys that will pause the game: ESC and
ENTER. This is because ESC will always pause the game no matter what controllers
the players use, and ENTER acts like the START button on player 1 keyboard.

* Problem: Resetting to recommended automatically defaults to High texture
resolution no matter what system the game is installed to

Solution: The actual size of the textures is a function of both the resolution
and the texture setting. The resolution scaling is setting an effective
maximum texture size, anything more than this would be too much detail and
cause sparkling artifacts in addition to just being inefficient. On top of
this, the texture setting can specify even smaller textures in those cases
where the player desires a higher framerate at the expense of detail. After
hitting Recommended the setting will read High which is more properly "The
Highest texture size which will work for the given resolution". If you changed
the resolution, then the actual texture size may have changed even though the
text reads the same."

* Problem: Installing the Logitech® driver instead of the stardard Windows
driver will cause the player to get stuck in the controller config menu.

SOlution: The Logitech driver places controllers into Digital Mode when it
installs; the fix is to press the Mode button to flip back to Analog Mode,
after which all controls behave correctly. On a Rumblepad 2, the Mode button
has a light next to it--this light should be off for Eragon to function 100%
correctly.

* Problem: There are known performance issues encountered when running Eragon
with a Matrox® Parhelia™ card installed.

Solution: This video card is not officially supported and your performance may
vary.

* Problem: When using a gamepad/controller, tutorial text button assignments
are flickering

Solution: This issue is inherent to Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1. To
resolve this issue, please apply Service Pack 2.

* Problem: When changing game resolution from maximum setting to minimum
setting, gameplay becomes distorted.

Solution: Please use the recommended game resolution, and avoid switching game
resolution in this manner.

* Problem: After installing Eragon into the Program Files/Startup folder, all
applicable Eragon files will run upon subsequent restarts of the computer.

Solution: This is intended Microsoft Windows functionality. Please reinstall
Eragon and install to a different directory if desired.

* Unplugging all controllers in any menu/options section results in control pad
UI commands remain even though keyboard is only controller active.

* In COOP gameplay, if a player with keyboard dies, to continue is the key j
instead of enter on the keyboard

* Switching from the highest (1280x1024 LB) to the lowest (640x480 LB) screen
resolution results in a distorted (squashed) display format.

* If Hardware Sound Acceleration is disabled, user may encounter sound
performance issues. For best performance, use Full Hardware Sound
Acceleration


VIII: END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
--------------------------------

YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE
INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE PROGRAM. BY INSTALLING, COPYING, OR OTHERWISE USING
THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF
YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT INSTALL OR OTHERWISE
USE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM

This software program and any files that are provided by Sierra Entertainment,
Inc., to you by on-line transmission or otherwise to 'patch,' 'update,' or
modify the software program, as well as any printed materials, on-line or
electronic documentation, and any and all copies and derivative works of such
software program and materials are the copyrighted work of Twentieth Century
Fox Film Corporation and/or, its licensors, licensees and suppliers
(collectively referred to herein as "Licensor"). All use of the Program is
governed by the terms of the End User License Agreement which is provided below
("License Agreement"). The Program is solely for use by end users according to
the terms of the License Agreement. Any use, reproduction or redistribution of
the Program not in accordance with the terms of the License Agreement is
expressly prohibited.

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1. Limited Use License. Licensor hereby grants, and by installing the Program
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otherwise exported into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which
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as to place a duty upon Licensor or its licensees to provide Customer Service
or Technical Support for this demonstration version product.

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destroyed in the event of your Transfer of the Program, the Termination of this
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12. Miscellaneous. This License Agreement shall be deemed to have been made and
executed in the State of California, and any dispute arising hereunder shall be
resolved in accordance with the law of California. You agree that any claim
asserted in any legal proceeding by one of the parties against the other shall
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I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understand the foregoing License
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License Agreement contained herein. I also acknowledge and agree that this
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Eragon ™ & © 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
Twentieth Century Fox, Eragon, and their associated logos are registered
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Vivendi Games logo are trademarks of Vivendi Games, Inc. Windows is a trademark
or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other
countries. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. The ratings
icon is a registered trademark of the Entertainment Software Association. All
other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 
 
   

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