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===================================================================== Company of Heroes Readme ===================================================================== TABLE OF CONTENTS 1) INSTALLATION & SET UP: 1.1 System Requirements 1.

2 Supported Video Cards 1.3 DirectX(R) Detection & Installation 2) TROUBLESHOOTING: 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Installer/Patch issues Video issues Sound issues Motherboard drivers Operating system specific issues Multiplayer & Internet issues AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor issues Rare known issues with certain video cards

3) HOTKEYS 4) IMPROVING PERFORMANCE 5) END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT 6) CUSTOMER SUPPORT CONTACT 7) COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ===================================================================== 1) INSTALLATION & SET UP ===================================================================== Please note that Company of Heroes does not support Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 95/9 8/NT/2000. 1.1 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM Windows XP or Vista 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Athlon XP or equivalent Windows XP 512 MB RAM with dedicated memory video cards (1GB RAM required for sh ared memory video cards) Windows Vista 1GB RAM 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB video card with Pixel Shader 1.1 support or eq uivalent and latest manufacturer drivers (see supported chipsets below) DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card DVD-ROM drive Keyboard, Mouse 10 GB of uncompressed free hard drive space (We recommend having 1 gigabyte of o f free space after installation) RECOMMENDED

Direct3D 9: 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent 1 GB RAM 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or better Direct3D 10: 3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent 2 GB RAM 640 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or better REQUIRED FOR MULTIPLAYER: 1 set of discs per computer For 6-8 player multiplayer or skirmish matches, the Recommended System Requireme nts are strongly suggested Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported. Internet play requires broadb and connection and latest drivers. LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers. 1.2 SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS ATI Radeon 9500 series ATI Radeon 9600 series ATI Radeon 9700 series ATI Radeon 9800 series ATI Radeon X300 series ATI Radeon X550 series ATI Radeon X600 series ATI Radeon X700 series ATI Radeon X800 series ATI Radeon X1000 series ATI Radeon X1100 series ATI Radeon X1300 series ATI Radeon X1600 series ATI Radeon X1800 series ATI Radeon X1900 series ATI Radeon HD 2400 series ATI Radeon HD 2600 series ATI Radeon HD 2900 series, or better with latest manufacturer drivers. NVIDIA GeForce3/Ti series NVIDIA GeForce4/Ti (excluding the GeForce4MX series) NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 series NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 series NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900 series NVIDIA GeForce 6200 series NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series NVIDIA GeForce 7300 series NVIDIA GeForce 7600 series NVIDIA GeForce 7800 series NVIDIA GeForce 7900 series NVIDIA GeForce 8400 series NVIDIA GeForce 8500 series NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series NVIDIA GeForce 8700 series NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or better with latest manufacturer drivers.

1.3 DIRECTX(R) DETECTION AND INSTALLATION The Company of Heroes installer will check your computer for the currently insta lled version of DirectX(R). If it detects an older version of DirectX(R), it wil l install DirectX(R) 9.0c and 10 automatically. The installation of DirectX(R) w ill not harm your DirectX(R) configuration. Company of Heroes requires DirectX(R ) to install and play.

===================================================================== 2. TROUBLESHOOTING ===================================================================== 2.1 INSTALLER/PATCH ISSUES A. Interference from Anti-Virus Programs It is recommended that any anti-virus programs be disabled when attempting to in stall Company of Heroes. Anti-virus software can often interfere and corrupt the installation process of new software. B. Modifications Any modifications to Company of Heroes may result in the inability to patch succ essfully. Before applying any modifications we suggest backing up the affected files and replacing them before applying any patch. Not doing so may result in the need to re-install the game. 2.2 VIDEO ISSUES A. Latest drivers required For best performance and video quality, please make sure you have the latest dri vers for your video card when running Company of Heroes. If you have an ATI or N VIDIA video card, you can find drivers on their websites. http://www.ati.com/ Driver: Catalyst 7.8 or newer http://www.nvidia.com/ Driver: ForceWare Graphics Driver Version 162.18 or newer (93.71 or newe r for GeForce 3 and GeForce 4Ti) Preliminary tests with out-of-date ATI drivers have shown some graphic corruptio n while playing Company of Heroes. Upgrading to the latest ATI drivers can solv e the problem for most users. Preliminary tests with out-of-date NVIDIA drivers have shown lower performance a nd missing objects. Upgrading to the latest NVIDIA drivers can solve the proble m for most users. B. Exeeding recommended Auto Settings for Graphics Options Exceeding the recommended Auto Settings for Graphics Options can result in undes ired performance degradation and graphical errors because the settings are excee ding the capabilities of yourhardware. If you are experiencing graphical issues after installing the latest graphics card drivers, ensure Auto Settings is selec

ted in the Graphics Options page of the game's Main Menu. C. Black squares rendering on screen in place of expected graphical effects As per above, exceeding recommended Auto Settings for Graphics options can reslt in undesired graphical corruption. One known issue involves black squares spawn ing on screen in place of expected graphical effects. For most users, the proble m can be rectified by lowering the detail settings or, alternatively, increasing your AGP aperture size if you're using an AGP-based Video Card. 2.3 SOUND ISSUES A. Latest drivers required Please make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card when running Co mpany of Heroes. B. The sound stutters while playing Make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card. If stuttering persist s try reducing Hardware Acceleration. From your Windows(R) desktop, click Start, then Run, type "dxdiag", then hit Enter. This brings up the "DirectX(R) Diagnos tic Tool". Click the Sound tab and try reducing the "Hardware Sound Acceleration Level" slider. C. Excessive sound static from speakers during movie playback Some users may notice excessive sound static coming from their speakers during m ovie playback if their motherboard uses on-board audio. The ASUS A8N32-SLI has b een identified as one motherboard with this problem. To prevent the interference : i) From your Windows(R) desktop, click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Sou nds and Audio Devices ii) Then, on the Volume Tab, click Advanced iii) Under the Options menu, select Properties and click the box to the left of 'PC Speaker' to display it in your Volume Control panel. Click OK. iv) Mute the PC Speaker by clicking the Mute box directly below the PC Speaker v olume control The interference should now be gone. D. Audio during cinematic sequences out of sync after using Microsoft(R) shortcu t keys. Using Microsoft(R) shortcut keys like Alt-Tab, Alt-Esc, Ctrl-Esc, Ctrl-Shift-Esc , and Ctrl-Alt-Del during non-interactive cinematic sequences will cause the aud io to go out of sync. The audio should return to normal once interactive gamepla y resumes. 2.4 MOTHERBOARD DRIVERS Company of Heroes requires the absolute latest video card AND motherboard driver s to be installed, as there have been significant issues in recent, but not the latest, drivers. Please make sure you are running the latest drivers available f

or BOTH your video card and motherboard. Often motherboard drivers are overlooked when updating systems, and as a result most computers are running very old versions that simply do not work properly an d may cause very noticeable slow downs and stability issues. 2.5 OPERATING SYSTEM-SPECIFIC ISSUES A. Windows(R) Key Interrupts Game If the Windows(R) key is pressed during game play, the Start the game. Should this happen, simply press the Escape (Esc) nu and return to the game. Unfortunately, there is no way to appening again except by being careful not to hit those keys Menu will interrupt key to close the me prevent this from h while playing.

B. Administrator Privileges Needed To Install On Windows(R) XP and Vista. You must have Administrator privileges to properly install the game. You do not, however, require Administrator privileges to play the game after it has been in stalled. For information on how to change your user settings to obtain Administrator priv ileges, please refer to your Windows(R) documentation, or click the Start button and select Help and Support . C. Alt-Tab to Switch Applications Some drivers do not support the Alt-Tab switching between Company of Heroes and other applications. It is highly recommended that you do not use Alt-Tab to swit ch to another program while Company of Heroes is running. If you wish to switch programs, first close Company of Heroes. Using Alt-Tab while Company of Heroes i s loading can result in loss of all sound when returning to the game. D. Windows(R) Vista 32bit Virtual Memory Limitations The original version of Windows(R) Vista can consume too much virtual memory whi le running Company of Heroes with high graphics options. This can cause the gam e to crash. Please consult Microsoft Knowledge Base article KB940105. 2.6 MULTIPLAYER & INTERNET ISSUES ***NOTE***: THQ Customer Support does not support playing multiplayer through f irewalls or shared connections. A. You can see games listed but you cannot join them, OR you can host a game but nobody can join the game, OR The game freezes in the lobby screen, when trying to host a game or when joining a game. - If you have a firewall it may be blocking Company of Heroes but the firewall p opup window is not showing in front of the game. Quit the game or bring up the t ask manager and end the Company of Heroes task. Go to your firewall settings and correctly configure them for Company of Heroes. - If you have a firewall such as ZoneAlarm or Norton Personal Firewall, then you need to make sure that you have given Company of Heroes permission to access th e internet and to accept connections from the internet. - If you have the Windows Firewall enabled, you need to make sure that Company o

f Heroes is listed and selected in the "Exceptions" section of the firewall opti ons. To do this open the 'Control Panel', double-click the Network Connections i con, and right-click on your internet connection. Select 'Properties', then 'Adv anced'. You should now see the 'Settings' button for the Windows Firewall. Click the button and make sure that the firewall is turned off, or that ' RelicCOH.ex e' is selected in the 'Exceptions' tab of the Windows Firewall dialog box. - If problems persist try disabling the firewall. - Company of Heroes uses the following ports to connect to the lobby, host games and accept connections: UDP UDP 6112 30260

- Check your router documentation for instructions on how to open ports. The pro cess is very different for different brands and even for different models from t he same maker. B. NOD32 Virus Checker users: - NOD32 scans the network activity of the programs on your machine. You need to configure NOD32 to exclude Company of Heroes from scans as it will drastically d egrade online performance. In the IMON setup, under the Miscellaneous tab, press the edit button within the Exclusion box/zone. Press the Add button in the Excl ude Application dialog and find the RelicCoH.exe on your hard drive to add it to the exclusion list. C. NetLimiter users: - This program restricts bandwidth used by programs and may be limiting Company of Heroes if you have not correctly configured it. Make sure that Company of Her oes (RelicCoH.exe) is allocated enough bandwidth, if you experience issues in th e Relic Online lobby or in game while online, try increasing the bandwidth allow ed for Company of Heroes. D. Belkin Router Model #F5D5231-4 unsupported: - This router does not connect to online multiplayer games. 2.7 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor issues Some Windows XP users with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processors may notice reduce d video performance if they do not have the AMD Dual-core Optimizer installed. The AMD Dual-Core Optimzer can be found here: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_871_13118,00.ht ml 2.8 RARE KNOWN ISSUES WITH CERTAIN VIDEO CARDS ******************************************************************************** ***************************** *NOTE: Overclocked GPUs can overheat and are usually responsible for the graphic al corruptions listed below.* ******************************************************************************** ***************************** A. Visual corruption on certain NVIDIA video cards

Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 6800 GT Display Memory: 256.0 MB This rare corruption occurs in a few ways: - Terrain composite texture becomes corrupted with rainbow colours - The user interface textures become corrupted - Destructible buildings develop extreme geometry shapes This problem can be fixed by simply pressing Alt-Tab on your keyboard to reset b ack to Windows and then pressing Alt-Tab once more to return to Company of Heroe s. B. Shadows do not render properly Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 7800 GT Display Memory: 256.0 MB This rare issue manifests itself in the form of large corrupted shadows that dis play in ways that are not proportional to the objects contained in the scene. Re starting Company of Heroes completely resolves this problem for most users. C. User interface minimap shows corrupt textures Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 7800 GTX Display Memory: 512.0 MB This extremely rare occurrence can be rectified by resizing the display window. Some users may play Company of Heroes in windowed mode (whereby you can still se e Windows(R) XP in the background) and resizing this window can alleviate this p roblem. D. Terrain texture corruption Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 7800 GTX Display Memory: 512.0 MB Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 7900 GTX Display Memory: 512.0 MB On rare occasions, some users may notice certain corrupted ground textures. Pann ing the camera away from the corrupted area and then panning back should allevia te the problem for most users. E. Corrupt effects during Mission 3 cinematic Of the Liberation of Caen Campaign . Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Series GPU

Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 6800 Ultra Display Memory: 512.0 MB An extremely small percentage of players may notice some graphical corruption in the special effects of the final cinematic of Mission 3 when playing with this exact video card after an extended play session of several hours.

===================================================================== 3. HOTKEYS ===================================================================== SYSTEM COMMANDS Escape Accept Queue Commands Pause System Menu Enter Commander Tree Focus Camera on Selection Rotate Camera vement TACTICAL MAP COMMANDS Enter Tactical Map Exit Tactical Map Reset Camera Rotate Camera vement UNIVERSAL TASKBAR COMMANDS Cycle through Workers Cycle through Infantry Cycle through Vehicles Manage Manage Manage Manage Manage Manage 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Advanced Structure Structure Structure Structure Structure Structure = Comma = Period = Slash = = = = = = F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 = = = = Numpad0 Numpad0 Backspace ALT + Mouse Mo = = = = = = = = Escape Enter Shift Pause F10 Control+Z Apostrophe ALT + Mouse Mo

Cue through events GLOBAL COMMANDS Attack-Move Retreat Repair Reinforce Attack Ground Halt

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A T E R G H

Rally Unload Ping - Attack Location (Tactical Map) Ping - Defend Location (Tactical Map) Ping - Capture Location (Tactical Map) Cancel Construction Retire GLOBAL BUILD Build Build Build Build Build Build Structure Advanced Structure Sand Bags Land Mines Barbed Wire Tank Traps

= Y = U = Control+A = Control+D = Control+C = Escape = Delete

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B V S M W T

GLOBAL ABILITIES Cut Wire Camouflage Hold Fire Mortar Barrage Mortar Smoke Barrage SELECTION HOTKEYS Focus on Primary Selection Select Next Primary Selection Select Previous Primary Selection Focus Unit Group Selection Crop (cut) Selection GROUP HOTKEYS Set Set Set Set Set Set Set Set Set Set Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Group Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey Hotkey to to to to to to to to to to 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Control+0 Control+1 Control+2 Control+3 Control+4 Control+5 Control+6 Control+7 Control+8 Control+9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 = = = = = Control+Tab Tab Shift+Tab Control Shift = C = C = F = B = S

Select Select Select Select Select Select Select

Hotkeyed Hotkeyed Hotkeyed Hotkeyed Hotkeyed Hotkeyed Hotkeyed

Group Group Group Group Group Group Group

Select Hotkeyed Group 7 Select Hotkeyed Group 8 Select Hotkeyed Group 9

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AMERICANS GLOBAL AMERICAN ABILITIES Throw Grenade Fire Up HEADQUARTERS Build Engineer Research Demolitions ENGINEER Build Observation Post Build Medic Station Build Machine Gun Nest Build Howitzer Build Build Build Build Build Build Barracks Weapon Support Center Motor Pool Tank Depot Supply Yard Triage Center = P = N = E = H = = = = = = B W M T S C = E = D = N = F

Upgrade Flamethrower Upgrade Minesweeper Plant Demolition Charges 105mm HOWITZER Howitzer Barrage BARRACKS Build Riflemen Build Jeep Research Grenades Research Stickybombs Research BAR RIFLEMEN Throw Sticky Bomb

= F = M = D

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= R = J = N = S = B

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Suppression Fire AIRBORNE Upgrade Recoilless Rifle Throw Satchel Charge RANGERS Upgrade Thomson SMG WEAPON SUPPORT CENTER Build Mortar Team Build Heavy Machine Gun Team Build Sniper HEAVY MACHINE GUN TEAM Armor Piercing Burst MOTOR POOL Build M3 Halftrack Build M8 Armored Car Build 57mm Anti-Tank Gun M3 HALFTRACK Upgrade Quad .50 cal Maxson Mount M8 ARMORED CAR Upgrade M2HB .50 cal Machine Gun Upgrade Armor Skirts Mine Drop 57mm ANTI-TANK GUN Armor Piercing Shells TANK DEPOT Build M10 Tank Destroyer Build M4 'Crocodile' Sherman Build M4 Sherman Upgrade M1A1C 76mm Gun Upgrade Defensive Smoke Screen

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SHERMAN FLAMETHROWER Upgrade Bulldozer Lower/Raise the Bulldozer M4 SHERMAN Upgrade Crab Mine Flail Upgrade M2HB .50 cal Machine Gun Fire Smoke Canister Toggle Mineclearing CALLIOPE Fire Calliope Barrage SUPPLY YARD Upgrade to Level 1 Production Upgrade to Level 2 Production = U = U = B = C = U = S = M = B = B

WEHRMACHT GLOBAL WEHRMACHT ABILITIES Medical Kit Assault Fire Panzerfaust HEADQUARTERS Build Pioneer Escalate to Skirmish Phase Escalate to Assault Phase Escalate to Battle Phase PIONEER Build Observation Post Build Bunker Build 88mm Flak Build Build Build Build Build Wehrmacht Quarters Krieg Barracks Sturm Armory Panzer Command Kampfkraft Centre = P = B = F = = = = = W B S P K = P = E = E = E = K = S = P

Upgrade Minesweeper Upgrade Flammenwerfer Salvage Wrecks BUNKER Build Goliath Upgrade to MG42 Heavy Machine Gun Upgrade to Aid Station Upgrade to Repair Station GOLIATH Detonate Goliath WEHRMACHT QUARTERS Build Build Build Build Motorcycle Volksgrenadiers MG42 Heavy Machine Gun Sniper

= M = F = S

= G = M = A = R

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M V H S

VOLKSGRENADIERS Upgrade MP40 Sub-Machine Gun KRIEG BARRACKS Build Build Build Build HALFTRACK Upgrade Flammenwerfers Upgrade Walking Stuka Rocket Barrage GRENADIERS Upgrade Panzerschreck Upgrade MG42 Light Machine Gun Throw Grenade STURM ARMORY Build Sdkfz 234 Armored Car = P = P = U = N = F = S = B Sdkfz 251 Halftrack Grenadiers Gr. 34 8cm Mortar Team Pak 38 50mm Anti-Tank Gun = = = = H G M P = U

Build Officer Build 150mm Nebelwerfer Rocket Battery Build Stug IV PUMA Upgrade Puma 50mm Gun OFFICER Observed Fire Supervision Force Retreat NEBELWERFER Nebelwerfer Barrage PANZER COMMAND Build Build Build Build STORMTROOPERS Upgrade MP44 Sturmgewehr Throw Bundled Grenade KAMPFKRAFT BATTLESCHOOL Veteran Infantry Squads Crack Infantry Elite Infantry Veteran Weapon Teams Crack Support Units Elite Support Units Veteran Vehicles Crack Vehicles Elite Vehicles Veteran Tanks Crack Tank Crew Elite Tanks Knight's Cross Holders Ostwind Flakpanzer Panzer IV Panther

= L = N = S

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K O Z P

= U = N

= I = I = I = S = S = S = V = V = V = T = T = T

COMMONWEALTH GLOBAL COMMONWEALTH HOTKEYS

Set Up Truck Mobilize Truck Secure Resource Upgrade Speed Governers Maintain Command Range Forward Observation Barrage Retreat to Captain Build Slit Trench Build Radio Tank Commander Hull Down Flanking Speed Tank Shock Creeping Barrage Overwatch Barrage Counter Battery HEADQUARTERS Build Armoured Command Truck Build Infantry Command Build Infantry Section Build Lieutenant Build Bren Carrier INFANTRY SECTION Upgrade Rifle Grenade Upgrade Recon Element Upgrade Bren Light Machine Gun Throw Smoke Grenade Deploy Marksman Button Vehicle Build Vickers Machine Gun Emplacement Build 3" Mortar Emplacement Build Casualty Clearing Station BREN CARRIER Convert to MMG Carrier Armor Piercing Burst LIEUTENANT Heroic Charge

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MORTAR EMPLACEMENT 3" Mortar Bombardment HOWITZER EMPLACEMENT 25 Pounder Barrage CASUALTY CLEARING STATION Medical Supplies INFANTRY HEADQUARTERS Build Sapper Squad Build Captain Build Stuart Tank SAPPER SQUAD Upgrade to Expert Engineer Upgrade to Disposal and Detection Section Upgrade to PIAT Set Demolition Charge PIAT Ambush Build 17 Pounder AT Gun Build 25 Pounder Howitzer Gun Build Bofors 40mm Cannon STUART LIGHT TANK Fire Canister Round CAPTAIN Victor Target ANTI-TANK GUN EMPLACEMENT Armor Piercing Rounds Face Weapon ARMOURED HEADQUARTERS Build Cromwell Tank Build Cromwell Command Build Sherman Firefly GLIDER = C = T = F = P = F = V = F = X = D = P = D = P = A = H = B = S = C = T = M = B = B

Build Commandos COMMANDOS Use Concealing Smoke Throw Grenade Set Demolition Charge TETRARCH GLIDER Build Tetrarch TETRARCH Littlejohn Adapter Fire Smoke Shell GLIDER HEADQUARTERS Build HMG Commandos Build Mortar Commandos Build PIAT Commandos PRIEST Priest 105mm Howitzer Barrage CHURCHILL AVRE Fire Petard Mortar Round CHURCHILL INFANTRY TANK Mine Plow

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PANZER ELITE GLOBAL PANZERELITE HOTKEYS Build Build Build Build Build Build Logistik Kompanie Kampfgruppe Kompanie Panzer Jager Kommand Panzer Support Kommand Teller Mine Road Blocks = = = = = = = = = = L K J S M R K N Y C

Throw Anti Tank Grenade Throw Incendiary Grenade Set Booby Trap Scorch Earth

Sprint HEADQUARTERS Build Panzer Grenadiers Build Kettenrad Research Incendiary Grenade Research Defensive Operations PANZERELITE GRENADIERS Upgrade Gewehr43 Upgrade MP44 Upgrade Panzershreck Suppression Volley LOGISTIK COMPANIE Build Scout Car Build Munitions Halftrack Build Funkwagen Vampire Halftrack Research Increase Squad Size Research Anti Tank Grenade SCOUT CAR Logistik Upgrade MUNITIONS HALFTRACK Maintain Support Range Build Goliath VAMPIRE HALFTRACK Steal Resources KAMPFGRUPPE COMPANIE Build Halftrack Build Mortar Halftrack Build Tankbuster Research Increase Grenadier Capture Rate Upgrade Kampfgruppe Kompanie Research Advanced Repair MORTAR HALFTRACK Mortar Bombardment

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= G = K = N = D

= G = M = P = V

= S = M = V = I = A

= L

= M = G

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Incendiary Mortar Round Disable Free Fire PANZER-JAGER COMMAND Build Assault Grenadiers Build Armoured Car Build Marder III Tank Hunter Research Group Zeal Upgrade Jager Kommand ARMORED CAR Overdrive MARDER III Site Main Gun PANZER-SUPPORT COMMAND Build Light AT Halftrack Build Panzer IV Infantry Support Tank Build Bergetiger Repair and Recovery Vehicle Upgrade Support Command Research Veteran Sergeant LIGHT AT HALFTRACK Tread Breaker Focused Firing PANZER IV STUBBY Upgrade Armour Skirt Upgrade MG42 Gunner Rapid Fire BERGETIGER Recover Wreck HUMMEL Rapid Fire Hummel Barrage FALLSCHRIMJAGER

= N = F

= G = C = T = Z = U

= R

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= H = P = B = U = V

= B = F

= S = M = R

= R

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Fire Panzerfaust Upgrade FG42 Assault Rifle Throw Building Incendiary Device PANZERELITE LUFFTWAFFE CREW Build Flakvierling 38 20mm AA Build 88mm Flak 36 AT/AA PANZERELITE LOGISTIK CAR Secure Sector PANZERELITE HETZER Spotting Scope VETERANCY Defensive Bonus I Defensive Bonus II Defensive Bonus III Offensive Bonus I Offensive Bonus II Offensive Bonus III

= P = M = N

= V = F

= S

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= D = D = D = O = O = O

===================================================================== 4. IMPROVING PERFORMANCE ===================================================================== There are several ways to improve the performance of Company of Heroes on min an d mid-spec systems, all accessible through the Options menu: Choosing the Auto selection in the options menu will adjust the settings to best fit your hardware. If that does not work try some of the following: - Reduce the - Reduce the nu. - Reduce the nu. - Reduce the m the menu. - Reduce the - Reduce the resolution -- Select a lower resolution from the drop-down menu. Texture Detail -- Select a lower Texture Detail setting from the me Terrain Detail -- Select a lower Terrain Detail setting from the me level of Shadow detail -- Select a lower Shadows Detail setting fro Model detail -- Select a lower Model Detail setting from the menu. FX detail -- Select a lower FX Detail setting from the menu.

===================================================================== 5. End User License Agreement ===================================================================== COMPANY OF HEROES ONLINE LICENSE AGREEMENT ("AGREEMENT")

BEFORE DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THIS SOFTWARE PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWI NG AGREEMENT. BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING, OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE PROGR AM, 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 THE SOFTWARE OR PROMPTLY DELETE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM. Nothing in this Agreement, shall be interpreted as granting you any rights or pr ivileges of any kind with respect to Company of Heroes online. The Company of Heroes online game is provided on an "as is" "as available" basis and THQ makes no warranty to you of any kind, express or implied. The Company of Heroes software program and any files that are provided to you (v ia on-line transmission or otherwise) including to 'patch,' 'update,' or otherwi se modify the software program, as well as any on-line or electronic documentati on (the "Documentation"), and any and all copies and derivative works of such so ftware program and materials (collectively, with the Software defined below, the "Game") are the copyrighted work of THQ, ("THQ"). All use of the Game is govern ed by the terms of this Company of Heroes Online Agreement (the "License Agreeme nt" or "Agreement"). Any use, reproduction or redistribution of the Game not exp ressly authorized by the terms of the License Agreement is expressly prohibited. The Game may only be played by obtaining access from THQ to the Company of Hero es online multi-player service (the "Service") which is subject to a separate Te rms of Use agreement (the "Terms of Use"). In consideration of THQ's authorization for you to participate in the Game you a gree to be bound by the following terms and conditions: 1. Agreement and Terms of Use. You must accept this Agreement and the Terms of U se in order to access the Service to play the Game. 2. Grant of a Limited Use License. The Game installs computer software (hereafte r referred to as the "Software") onto your hardware to allow you to play the Gam e through your account with the Service (your "Account"). THQ hereby grants, and by installing the Software you thereby accept, a limited, non-exclusive license and right to install and use one (1) copy of the Software for your personal use on one (1) or more computers which you own or are under your personal control. 3. Ownership. All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in an d to the Game and all copies thereof (including but not limited to any titles, c omputer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialog, cat ch phrases, locations, concepts, artwork, character inventories, structural or l andscape designs, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audio-visual effects , methods of operation, moral rights, any related documentation, storylines, cha racter likeness and "applets" incorporated into the Game) are owned or licensed by THQ. The Game is protected by the copyright laws of the United States, intern ational copyright treaties and conventions and other laws. All rights not expres sly granted by THQ under this Agreement are reserved by THQ. The Game may conta in certain 3rd party licensed materials and licensors of those 3rd party materia ls may enforce their rights in the event of any violation of this License Agreem ent by You. 4. Responsibilities of End User. A. Subject to the Grant of License herein, you may not, in whole or in part, cop y, reproduce, translate, reverse engineer, derive source code, modify, disassemb le, decompile, or create derivative works based on the Game, except as provided in this section 4A, or remove any proprietary notices on the Game. Failure to co mply with the restrictions and limitations contained in this Section 4 shall res ult in the immediate, automatic termination of the license granted hereunder and may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties. You may create derivative

works based on the Game using only the Worldbuilder tool and the Moviemaker tool . Derivative works based on any other tools or 3rd party software are strictly prohibited. B. The Game is licensed to you as a single product. Its component parts may not be used, either together or apart, on more than one computer. C. You agree that you shall not, under any circumstances: (i) sell, grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions of the Game to other parties in any way not expressly authorized herein, nor shall you rent, le ase or license the Game; (ii) transfer, sell or disclose to any person or entity other than THQ any CD-ke y, serial number, activation code, or other unique identifier or means of authen tication provided to you by THQ; (iii) exploit the Game or any of its parts, including but not limited to the Sof tware, for any commercial purpose including, but not limited to, use at a cyber caf, computer gaming center or any other location-based site. (iv) host, provide or develop matchmaking services for the Game or intercept, em ulate or redirect the communication protocols used by THQ in any way, including without limitation through protocol emulation, tunneling, packet sniffing, modif ying or adding components to the Game, use of a utility program or any other tec hniques now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose including, but not lim ited to unauthorized network play over the Internet, network play utilizing comm ercial or non-commercial gaming networks or as part of content aggregation netwo rks; or (v) create or maintain, under any circumstance, any unauthorized connections to the Game or the Service. All connections to the Game and/or the Service, whether created by the Software or by other tools and utilities, may only be made throu gh methods and means expressly approved by THQ. Under no circumstances may you c onnect, or create tools that allow you or others to connect, to the Game's propr ietary interface or interfaces other than those expressly provided by THQ for pu blic use. 5. Term. The Game is an 'on-line' game that allows you to play the Game over the internet through the Service. THQ may, at any time and in its sole discretion, terminate this Agreement and/or discontinue the Service with or without notice. 6. Termination. This License Agreement is effective until terminated. You may te rminate the License Agreement at any time by: (i) removing the Software from you r hard drive; and (ii) notifying THQ of your intention to terminate this License Agreement. THQ may terminate this License Agreement at its sole discretion for any reason or no reason. In such event, you must immediately destroy the Game an d remove the Software from your hard drive. Upon termination of this Agreement f or any reason, all licenses granted herein shall immediately terminate. 7. Export Controls. The Software may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the U.S . has embargoed goods or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department list of Speci ally Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders . If you do not meet these criteria or are not sure, do not install the software . If you live in such a country, no license is granted hereunder. 8. Patches and Updates. THQ may deploy or provide patches, updates and modificat ions to the Game that must be installed for the user to continue to play the Gam e. THQ may update the Game remotely, including without limitation the Software r

esiding on the user's machine, without the knowledge or consent of the user, and you hereby grant to THQ your consent to deploy and apply such patches, updates and modifications to the Game. 9. Limited Warranty. THE GAME, SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION(S) ARE PROVIDED "AS IS " WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LI MITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF CONDITION, DEFECTS, USE, MERCHANTABILITY, FI TNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THE ENTIRE RISK ARISI NG OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE GAME, SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION(S) REMAINS WITH THE USER. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED W ARRANTIES OR LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 10. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER THQ, NOR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILI ATES SHALL BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM TH E USE OF THE GAME INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES. ANY WARRANTY AGAINST INFRINGEMENT THAT MAY BE PROVIDED IN SECTION 2-312 (3) OF THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND/OR IN ANY OTHER COMPARABLE STATE STATUTE IS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. FURTHER, THQ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THE LOS S OR DAMAGE TO PLAYER CHARACTERS, ACCOUNTS, STATISTICS OR USER PROFILE INFORMATI ON STORED BY THE GAME AND/OR THE SERVICE. THQ SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY I NTERRUPTIONS OF SERVICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ISP DISRUPTIONS, SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE FAILURES OR ANY OTHER EVENT WHICH MAY RESULT IN A LOSS OF DATA OR DI SRUPTION OF SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL THQ BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INC IDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow t he exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limi tations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. 11. Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that THQ would be irreparably damaged i f the terms of this License Agreement were not specifically enforced, and theref ore you agree that THQ shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this License Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as THQ may otherwise have available to it under applicable laws. In the event any litigation is brought by either party in connection with this License Agreement, the prevailing party in such litigation shall be entitled to recover from the other party all the costs , attorneys' fees and other expenses incurred by such prevailing party in the li tigation. 12. Indemnity. At THQ's request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmles s THQ, its subsidiaries, affiliates, contractors, officers, directors, employees , agents, licensors, licensees, distributors, developers, content providers, and other users of the Software, from all damages, losses, liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising directly or indirectly from your ac ts and omissions to act in using the Software pursuant to the terms of this Lice nse Agreement or any breach of this License Agreement by you. THQ reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any ma tter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder, and in such event, y ou shall have no further obligation to provide indemnification for such matter. 13. Modification. This Agreement may be amended, altered or modified only by an instrument in writing, specifying such amendment, alteration or modification, ex ecuted by both parties; provided, however, that THQ may, at its sole discretion, change, modify, add to, supplement or delete any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time effective upon prior notice as follows. THQ will pos t any revised Agreement on the Company of Heroes website, and may provide such o ther notice as THQ may elect in its sole discretion, which may include email, po stal mail or pop-up screen. If any future changes to this Agreement are unaccept

able to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with this Agreement, you must terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 6 hereof. The continued use of the Game by you following notice of changes to this Agreement (as set forth in this Section) will mean you accept any and all such changes. THQ may change, mod ify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Game at any time. THQ may also im pose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or all of the G ame without notice or liability. You have no interest, monetary or otherwise, in any feature, content or availability of the Game. 14. 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 r esolved in accordance with the laws of California without regard to its conflict s of law provisions. You agree that any claim asserted in any legal proceeding b y one of the parties against the other shall be commenced and maintained in any state or federal court located in the State of California, County of Los Angeles , having subject matter jurisdiction with respect to the dispute between the par ties. In the event that any provision of this License Agreement shall be held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such p rovision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining po rtions of this License Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. This Lic ense Agreement constitutes and contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior oral or writ ten agreements; provided however, that this agreement shall coexist with, and sh all not supersede, the Terms of Use. To the extent that the provisions of this A greement conflict with the provisions of the Terms of Use, the conflicting provi sions in the Terms of Use shall govern. Sections 9, 10, 11 and 14 hereof shall s urvive the termination of this Agreement. You hereby acknowledge that you have read and understand the foregoing License A greement and agree that the action of installing the Software is an acknowledgme nt of your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of the License Agre ement contained herein.

2008 THQ Inc. Developed by Relic Entertainment. Uses Miles Sound System. Copy right 1991-2007 by RAD Game Tools, Inc. DivX is a registered trademark of DivX, Inc., in the USA and other countries. Havok.comTM; Copyright 1999-2007 Havok.c om Inc. (and its Licensors). All Rights Reserved. See www.havok.com for detail s. Portions of this software are copyright 2006 The FreeType Project. MPEG Lay er-3 playback supplied with the Miles Sound System from RAD Game Tools, Inc. MP EG Layer-3 audio compression technology licensed by Fraunhofer IIS and THOMSON m ultimedia. THQ, Relic Entertainment, Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts and thei r respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of the ir respective owners.

===================================================================== 6. Customer Support Contact ===================================================================== North America: Support web address: www.thq.com/support E-mail Address: support@thq.com Phone (US/Canada): 818-880-0456 Mailing address:

THQ Customer Service 29903 Agoura Road Agoura Hills, CA 91301 United Kingdom: If you are experiencing technical problems with this game, please contac t UK technical support: - Online Register your game at www.thq-games.com <http://www.thq-games.com> for FAQs and full online support - Email Email our technical support staff at eursupport@thq.com <mailto:eursuppo rt@thq.com> - Telephone +44 (0) 870 608 0047 (national/international call rates apply) Mon - Fri 08:00 to 19:00 GMT Sat - 09:00 to 17:00 GMT ===================================================================== 7. COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ===================================================================== 2008 THQ Inc. Developed by Relic Entertainment. Uses Miles Sound System. Copy right 1991-2007 by RAD Game Tools, Inc. DivX is a registered trademark of DivX, Inc., in the USA and other countries. Havok.comTM; Copyright 1999-2007 Havok.c om Inc. (and its Licensors). All Rights Reserved. See www.havok.com for detail s. Portions of this software are copyright 2006 The FreeType Project. MPEG Lay er-3 playback supplied with the Miles Sound System from RAD Game Tools, Inc. MP EG Layer-3 audio compression technology licensed by Fraunhofer IIS and THOMSON m ultimedia. THQ, Relic Entertainment, Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts and thei r respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of the ir respective owners.