This is a retail patch that takes Brothers in Arms to v1.11. This update improves the overall online performance of the game.
BROTHERS IN ARMS(r) ROAD TO HILL 30? January 9th, 2006 Version 1.11 Thank you for your purchase of Brothers in Arms, Road to Hill 30TM. This Readme file contains the most recent information and updates regarding Brothers in Arms, Road to Hill 30TM, for PC. Table of Contents 1. System Requirements a. Minimum System Requirements b. Multiplayer Requirements c. Important Notes 2. Performance Options a. Shadows b. Reflections c. Decals Limit d. Grass Detail e. Soft Lighting f. Texture Detail 3. Play It On Ubi.com 4. MP Hints 5. Technical Support 6. Other 7. Addendum 1 - Version 1.02 updates 8. Addendum 2 - Version 1.03 updates 9. Addendum 3 - Version 1.10 updates 10. Addendum 4 - Version 1.11 updates 1. System Requirements Minimum System Requirements: - 100% Windows(r) 2000/XP compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for DVD drive, video card, sound card and input devices) - US version of Microsoft? Windows(r) 2000/XP operating system - Intel Pentium(r) III or AMD Athlon(tm)1.0 GHz processor (2.5 GHz Pentium IV or AMD Athlon recommended) - 512MB RAM (1 GB or more recommended) - DVD drive - 3 GB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files, plus 512MB for Windows(r) swap file. - DirectX(r) 9.0c or higher (included on disc) - 100% DirectX(r) 8.0 compatible 32MB video card and drivers (64 MB recommended)* - 3-D Hardware Accelerator must support pixel shaders 1.0 or higher* - 100% DirectX(r) 8.0 compatible sound card and drivers (EAX recommended) - 100% Microsoft(r)-compatible mouse & keyboard Multiplayer Requirements: - Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP and IPX) play supported - Internet play requires a 100% Windows? 2000/XP 56 Kbps modem or LAN connection (broadband with 64KBps upstream recommended) * Brothers in Arms TM has been tested on many but not all of the major cards incorporating support for pixel shaders 1.0: - ATI(r) Radeon 8500, 9600XT, 9600Pro, 9700Pro, A9800XT, AX800XT, x300SE, x800 - NVidia(tm) GeForce 4Ti, 4200, FX 5600, 5700, 5900, 5950, 6800, 6800GT For an up-to-date list of supported chipsets, please visit the FAQ for this game on our support website at: http://support.ubi.com. Important Notes: In addition to the Minimum System Requirements for Brothers in ArmsTM, it is required that your system meet Microsoft's requirements for your chosen operating system. This product uses Microsoft DirectX? technology, which requires your system to have the latest Windows? 2000/XP drivers (for DVD-ROM, video card, sound card and input devices.) Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% Windows? 2000/XP compliant drivers. NOTICE: This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD-RW, DVD-RW, and virtual drives. 2. Performance Options Shadows - Projected - Highest level of detail, higher performance impact - Blob - Medium level of detail, average performance impact - Off - No Shadows, no negative impact on performance Reflections - True - Highest Quality reflections on water, higher performance impact - Cube - Normal Quality reflections on water, normal performance impact Decals Limit - High - Decals used for maximum effect, higher performance impact - Medium - Normal decal usage, normal performance impact - Low - Low usage of decals, minimal performance impact Grass Detail - On - Normal foliage detail with some performance impact - Off - No foliage detail with no negative impact on performance Soft Lighting - On - Soft lighting with some performance impact - Off - No soft lighting with no negative impact on performance Texture Detail - High - High resolution textures with a significant performance impact - Low - Low resolution textures with a normal performance impact (Note: Many of the textures for Brother's in Arms (r) have high resolutions but come at a significant memory and performance cost. Select Low if your system is near the min spec and have most of the other options on high settings.) 3. Play It On Ubi.com(tm) Play it on Ubi.com(tm) Play Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 online! Ubi.com is an Internet gaming community where you can create a permanent gamer identity, set up a friends lists with other players, see when they're online, and invite them to play. Connecting to Ubi.com Before you can use ubi.com, you need to connect your computer to the Internet and sign up for the ubi.com service. You can find more information about the ubi.com service at www.ubi.com. After reading and accepting the User Agreement, enter your ubi.com account name and password. Click the Save Password option if you want the game to remember your password. Validate the Auto-Login option to automatically log in to the game using this ubi.com account. Use the New Profile and Account Management options to create a new account or to change your current account settings. Note: You may encounter some trouble connecting to ubi.com if you're using a firewall on your computer. Here are the ports you'll have to open to play on ubi.com: [TCP] 40000-43000 included [UDP] 44000 inbound-outbound [UDP] 45000 inbound-outbound [UDP] 45001 inbound-outbound 4. Multiplayer Hints - Press and hold the Switch Team/Fall-In key (by default bound to SHIFT) to call in reinforcements if you have lost all of your squad mates. Every fire team that enters the battlefield uses one reinforcement. If your teammate leaves the battle before it is over, you will receive his unused reinforcements. - Use the situational awareness view to help track enemy movements, but remember that the multiplayer game doesn't pause when you are in SA view. Your teammate and his fire team are always visible to you - use this to coordinate your attacks. - When you are killed, you can cycle through candidates to Field Promote a surviving soldier to the new squad leader. - The yellow arrows on the compass indicate destination objectives. The orange arrows on the compass indicate item objectives. The grey arrows on the compass indicate possible item objectives that haven't been discovered yet. - Watch the Mission Timer in the upper left hand corner - it will start flashing when there is only one minute left to complete your objectives. - If your fire team becomes suppressed, issue a fire command to rally them out of it. - Signs designate team insertion areas. You can not enter an enemy team's insertion area. 5. Technical Support TECHNICAL SUPPORT Before contacting Ubisoft's Technical Support Department, please first read through the manual and the README file (on the game CD). Also browse through our FAQ listings or search our support database at our website, http://support.ubi.com. Here you will find the most recently updated information since the game's release. Also please make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements, as our support representatives will be unable to assist customers whose computers do not meet these criteria. Whenever you contact the Technical Support Department, please include the following information or have it available if you are calling: - Complete product title (including version number). - Exact error message reported (if applicable) and a brief description of the problem you're encountering. - Processor speed and manufacturer. - Amount of RAM. - Operating system. - Video card that you are using and amount of RAM it has. - Maker and speed of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. - Type of sound card you are using. Support Over the Internet: This is the best way to find answers to common issues seen with our games. Our Frequently Asked Questions list is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and contains the most up-to-date Technical Support information available, including patches that can be downloaded free of charge. We update the Support pages on a daily basis, so please check here first for solutions to your problems: http://support.ubi.com. Contact Us by webmail: Due to high volumes of spam, viruses, and other non-support-related contacts, we no longer offer support via standard email. However, we do provide something better, webmail. By taking your questions directly through our website, we have completely eliminated all spam contacts. As a result, we are able to respond to your questions much more quickly than we could through standard email. To send us a webmail simply log into our site at http://support.ubi.com. From this site, you will be able to enter the Ubisoft Solution Center, where you can browse through our lists of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), search our database of known problems and solutions, and send in a request for personal assistance from a Technical Support representative by using the Ask a Question feature on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Most webmail contacts are responded to within two business days. Contact Us by Phone: You can also contact us by phone by calling (919) 460-9778 (for our customers in Quebec, we provide French language support at (866) 824-6515). Please note that this number is for technical assistance only. No gameplay hints or tips are given over the Technical Support line. When calling our Technical Support line, please make sure you are in front of your computer and have all of the necessary information listed above at hand. Be advised that our Technical Support representatives are available to help you Monday through Friday from 9 am-9 pm Eastern Time (French language support available from 7 am -4 pm EST). While we do not charge for technical support, normal long distance charges apply. To avoid long distance charges, or to contact a support representative directly after these hours, please feel free to browse our Frequently Asked Questions lists or to send us a webmail. Webmail questions usually receive a response within two business days. Contact Us by Standard Mail: If all else fails you can write to us at: Ubisoft Technical Support - 3200 Gateway Centre Blvd. - Suite 100 - Morrisville, NC 27560 Return Policy: Please do not send any game returns directly to Ubisoft before contacting Technical Support. It is our policy that game returns must be dealt with by the retailer or online site where you purchased the product. If you have a damaged or scratched CD, please visit the FAQ listing for your game and get the latest replacement policy and pricing. We will not accept unsolicited returns/exchanges without prior approval and an RMA (Return Materials Authorization) number from a support representative 6. Other Brothers in Arms(r) Road to Hill 30 TM is the first game in the Brother's in Arms(r) game series by Gearbox Software(r). Look for future titles in this series. Brother's in Arms(r) is also available PlayStation(r)2 and Xbox(r). The PlayStation(r)2 and Xbox(r) versions of Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 also support split screen as well as online multiplayer game modes. 7. Addendum 1 - Version 1.02 updates Version 1.02 of Brothers in Arms is a release day update to enhance various aspects of Ubi.com online matchmaking support. Future updates will be documented in this readme with more specific details on enhancements and fixes. 8. Addendum 2 - Version 1.03 updates - Added player kick feature to the MP lobby. Syntax: /kick <name> - Added "player quit" message to multiplayer - Added in-game screenshot functionality, bound to function key F9 - Added functionality to update profiles when changing localized versions - Improved general performance and stability - Improved Ubisoft game service performance and stability - Implemented 24 character limit on server names - Updated profiles to include performance options - Updated karma physics to prevent potential issues with certain AMD CPUs - Debriefing lobby chat line clamped to 399 characters - Fixed MP debriefing client freeze during extended play sessions - Included game service registry entries in uninstaller - Game displays correct error when second CD key is detected online 9. Addendum 3 - Version 1.10 updates - Fix for mouse clicks activating menu items under movies - Submachine guns now play stereo sounds in multiplayer - Updated OpenAL .dll - Added new audio options - Fix player slot changes not properly updating while a client is viewing a menu on top of the lobby - Fix improper formatting of message of the day and ESRB text boxes. - Implemented robust mutator support, including a menu to select mutators and a multiplayer screen to show server mutators. 10. Addendum 4 - Version 1.11 updates No details available. (c) 2005 Gearbox Software, LLC.All Rights Reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from Gearbox Software, LLC. Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 is a trademark of Gearbox Software and used under license. Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Gearbox Software and the Gearbox logo are registered trademarks of Gearbox Software, LLC. -GBX/SH,SP,MW
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