The latest official patch for the North American release of Chris Sawyer's Locomotion.
############################### Welcome to the Chris Sawyer's LOCOMOTION UPDATE 1 README FILE! ############################### Nov 10, 2004 For best results, view this README file with Word Wrap enabled. Don't forget to visit www.ATARI.com for the latest information about Chris Sawyer's LOCOMOTION! INSTRUCTION MANUAL Included on this product's game disc is an electronic version of the game's Instruction Manual in .pdf format, Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 (which enables you to view the manual in .pdf format), and an Install Guide file explaining how to access and use these features. Please refer to the Install Guide file by clicking on the Start button on your Windows® taskbar and then selecting Programs > Atari > Locomotion > Install Guide. This file contains helpful information, late-breaking news and a description of certain functions which were not implemented when the On-Line Help feature and manual were created. I - SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS II - FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS III - KNOWN ISSUES AND WORK AROUNDS IV - AUDIO LEVELS V - DIRECTX AND COMPATIBILITY VI - VIDEO CARD CAPABILITY VII - DISK CAPACITY VIII - SUPPORT IX - END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT X - TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT I - SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS ----------------------- MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Operating System: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP Processor: 500 MHz Intel® Pentium III or equivalent Memory: 128 MB RAM Hard Disk Space: 85 MB Free CD-ROM Drive: 8X speed Video: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP-compatible video card* Sound: Windows® 98/Me/2000/XP-compatible sound card* DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0b (included) or higher Network/Internet: 56 Kbps or faster connection required for Internet play. * Indicates a device that is compatible with DirectX® version 9.0b or higher. II - FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS --------------------------- This update fixes or improves the following issues: * Tutorial 1 road vehicle failed to start at end of tutorial (only affected US V4.02.168). * Vehicles would occasionally overtake even if road wasn't clear (could also cause 2 player game to go out of sync). * Using scenario editor to generate large worlds with high number of large cities resulted in industries failing to animate. * Removing a broken-down power car from trains with multiple power cars could leave train in permanently broken down state. * Routing problems with trains approaching multiple-track stations. * Entering blank name when setting station name caused crash. * Ships and aircraft could be sold while broken down. * Displaying town list or industry list window in scenario editor and then generating new landscape could cause crash. * "Please insert your CD" message not translated (German only). * Trains wouldn't unload and load if breakdown on approach to station. * Construction possible while quit confirmation window displayed and game paused. * Gridlock possible if both aircraft and helicopters used at large airport. * Certain combinations of train vehicles could cause trains to be automatically removed from track when train is reversed. * Sea level option in scenario editor caused inconsistent results at values over +28 - Fixed (now restricted to +28). III - KNOWN ISSUES AND WORK AROUNDS ----------------------------------- * 2-player games unable to connect if one game has been updated to V4.02.176 and one hasn't. Solution: Make sure both games have been updated to V4.02.176. * Road vehicles getting lost on complex road systems. Solution: Add waypoints to the route. * Road vehicles driving through rail crossings when train approaching. Known issue - doesn't affect gameplay. * Non-player companies mis-placing road vehicles on wrong road. Known issue - Company will eventually remove vehicle if can't locate stations. * Off-road vehicles (e.g. hovercraft) get lost and go in circles. Solution: Add waypoints for the vehicles. IV - AUDIO LEVELS ------------------ Volume levels have been adjusted optimally for game play. Note however, that if you experience offset levels adjustments can be made using the windows sound system. From the desktop, select Start / select Programs /select Accessories / select Entertainment / select Volume Control. V - DIRECTX AND COMPATIBILITY ---------------------------------- Chris Sawyer's LOCOMOTION requires Microsoft DirectX 9.0b drivers installed and correctly functioning on your system. If you experience difficulty with DirectX 9.0b, contact your sound or video card manufacturers to obtain their latest drivers. VI - VIDEO CARD CAPABILITY ------------------------- Chris Sawyer's LOCOMOTION must be played on a video card capable of 640x480 screen resolution at bit depth setting of at least 256 colors. The card and software drivers must be DirectX 9.0b compatible. If you experience problems or difficulty with graphics, contact your card manufacturer for the latest documentation and drivers. VII - DISK CAPACITY AND SWAPFILE SPACE -------------------------------------- Regardless of your installation choice it is mandatory that you have at least 200MB free space on your hard drive before running the game. If disk space is low, you may experience crashing and/or graphics drop outs. For best performance, ensure that you have at least 200MB free space before launching "Chris Sawyer's LOCOMOTION". VIII - SUPPORT -------------- ATARI WEB SITES To get the most out of your game, visit us at: http://www.us.atari.com To send e-cards to your friends, download wallpapers, or get access to other free stuff, visit our Freebies section at: www.us.atari.com/freebies If you would like to chat with other gamers, as well as developers, visit our Community Forum area at: www.ataricommunity.com Kids, check with your parent or guardian before visiting any web site. Chat Messages: Atari does not monitor, control, endorse, or accept responsibility for the content of chat messages. You are strongly encouraged not to give out identity or other personal information through chat message transmissions. Kids, check with your parent or guardian if you are concerned about any chat you receive. 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Windows and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. This product contains software technology licensed from GameSpy Industries, Inc. © 1999-2004 GameSpy Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. UPDATE 1 Readme v1
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