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Deus Ex Manual v6

Deus Ex Manual v6

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Installing & Starting....................2
System Requirements....................2Starting the Game ........................2Main Menu ..................................2Pausing the Game..................3Saving & Loading ..................3
Combat Difficulty Level ..............3Character Creation......................3
Appearance............................4Skills ......................................4
Greetings, Agent Denton............4
Passive Readouts ..........................4Damage Monitor....................4Active Augmentation..............5& Device IconsItems-at-Hand ........................5Information Screens ......................5Inventory................................6Health....................................6Augs (Augmentations)............7Skills ......................................8Goals/Notes ..........................8Conversations ........................8Images ..................................9Logs ......................................9Looking Around ............................9Focusing ................................9Vision Enhancements..............9Text & Readouts ..................10Movement ..................................10Stealth (Crouching & ..........11Crawling)Using Equipment ........................11Nanokeys ............................12Self-Powered Items ..............12Inventory Management........12Weapon Upgrades................12Communicating..........................13Combat ......................................13Aiming ................................13Weapon Types......................14Reloading & Ammunition ....14Booby Traps ........................15Damage & Healing ....................15Taking Damage....................15Healing ................................15Energy ........................................16Spy Stuff ....................................16Lockpicking..........................16Electrical Intrusion................16
The World..................................17
Long-Range Transport ................17Moving & Throwing....................17Containers ..................................17Computer Terminals....................17Credit Chits & ATMs ..................17Security Stations..........................18
Settings......................................18
Keyboard/Mouse..................18Controls ..............................18Game Options......................19Display ................................19Colors ..................................20Sound ..................................20Previous Menu ....................20Technical Support insideback cover 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Note.
All references in this playguide to a “click” refer to a 
left
mouse click.Right-clicks are referred to as “right-clicks.” 
 
2
INSTALLING &STARTING
To install
Deus Ex 
, insert the game CDinto your CD-ROM drive. After a fewseconds, the Launch Panel will appear.Click Next to begin the install, andfollow the onscreen prompts.In the event the Launch Panel does notappear when you insert the CD, double-click on the
MY COMPUTER
icon, then the
CD
-
ROM
icon, and then the
SETUP
.
EXE
fileto bring up the Launch Panel.You will be asked to select the compo-nents you wish to install. The game willrun more smoothly with less load time if the Game Content, Maps and Speechfiles are installed to the hard drive.
Dono
uncheck
DirectX 
unless you areabsolutely sure you have alreadyinstalled
DirectX 
7.0a on your machine.If you install
DirectX 7.0a 
, you willneed to reboot your computer beforeyou begin playing the game.
System Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
* 300 MHz Pentium
TM
II or equivalent* Windows 95/98* 64 MB RAM*
DirectX 
7.0a compliant 3D acceler-ated video card*
DirectX 
7.0a compliant sound card*
DirectX 
7.0a (included) or higher * 4X CD-ROM drive* 150 MB uncompressed hard drivespace, plus space for save games* Keyboard and mouse
Recommended Requirements:
* AMD Athlon
TM
or Intel Pentium
TM
IIIprocessor * 128 MB RAM* 3D accelerator with 16 MB VRAM* 8X CD-ROM Drive* 750 MB uncompressed hard drivespace, plus save game space* EAX-compliant audio card
NOTE: 
A 3D accelerated video card is required; 3Dfx Glide and Direct3D are supported. It may be necessary to update your hardware drivers before playing.
Starting the Game
To play
Deus Ex 
, make sure the gameis installed and your computer isbooted to the Windows desktop. Goto the Windows
START
menu and clickon
PROGRAMS
/
DEUS EX
/
PLAY DEUS EX
.
Main Menu
The first thing you see when
Deus Ex 
loads will be the Main Menu, whichhas the following options.
New Game.
Begins a completely newgame, starting with difficulty leveland character creation.
Save Game
(only active if you go tothe Main Menu from gameplay). See
Saving & Loading
, p. 3.
Load Game.
See
Saving & Loading
,p. 3.
Settings.
A variety of options whichallow you to fully customize your controls and settings. For moredetails, see
Settings
, p. 18.
Training.
Takes you to an introducto-ry tutorial training mission. It is notnecessary to complete the trainingmission before playing
Deus Ex,
buttraining is strongly recommended for first-time players.
Play Intro.
Replays opening cinematic.
Credits.
Displays the game’s credits.
Back To Game.
Returns you to your game in progress. This button is onlyactive if you go to the Main Menufrom gameplay.
Exit.
Closes the game and returnsyou to your Windows desktop. Youwill be prompted to confirm thisselection before the game closes.
You can return to this screen at anytime during play, by hitting
q
.
 
Pausing the Game
If you wish to pause the game with-out quitting, hit
p
. Hit it again toreturn to the game.You can also use
q
to call the MainMenu or 
1
or 
2
to call theInformation screens. The game willremain paused as long as the MainMenu (or one of its sub-menus) or aninformation screen remains up.
Saving & Loading
You can save or load a game from theMain Menu. The Save Game option isonly active when you enter the MainMenu from gameplay. You won’t beable to save your game during a con-versation or InfoLink message.
NOTE.
You can have as many saved games as you want in
Deus Ex
. If you like to save frequently, it is recommend-ed that you periodically delete some of your older saved games, in order tosave hard drive space. You can alsoconserve drive space by overwriting existing saved games, rather than cre-ating new ones.
The Save/Load windows have thefollowing options.To the left of the screen is a scrollablelist of all the currently saved games, list-ed chronologically with the most recentat the top. The saves are identified byname and date/time of save. Thedefault name of a save is its in-gamelocation, but you can rename any saveby clicking on it to highlight the name,then just typing in a new one.Click on a save in the list to select it,so that you can load it, delete it or save a new game over it. Rename thenew save game, if you want it tohave a different name.If you don’t highlight an existing savebefore pressing Save, the game willcreate a new save at the top of the list.To the right of the screen is a windowthat includes a small, monochromeimage of your view at the time of thesave, and the location of that save.At the bottom are three buttons:
Delete.
Deletes a selected save, eras-ing it from your hard drive.
Save/Load.
Depending on the screen,tells the game to go ahead and load or save the selected game.
Cancel.
Returns you to the Main Menu.There is a built in Quick Save/Load fea-ture which allows you to save your game using hot keys. Use numpad
+
to Quick Save, and numpad
-
toQuick Load while in-game.
Note: 
Pressing Quick Save will overwrite your previous Quick Save.
CombatDifficulty Level
When you start a new game of 
Deus Ex 
, the first thing you have to do isselect the Combat Difficulty Level for your new game. There are four settings— Easy, Medium, Hard and Realistic. Athigher difficulty levels you will takesignificantly more damage in combat.There are no other differences betweendifficulty levels. Once you select a diffi-culty level, you cannot change itwithout starting a new game.
CHARACTERCREATION
Before beginning play, you must com-plete your game character. You areautomatically taken to the Character Creation screen any time you start anew game.You may replace the name in the“real name” field by clicking on thename menu and typing a new name.This will become your “real” namein the game, but you will still usu-
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