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DRIV3R

INSTALLATION & SETUP:

Minimum System Requirements
Installing the Game
Starting the Game

TROUBLESHOOTING:

General system issues
Video issues
Display issues
Sound issues
Peripheral Issues

MANUAL ERRATA AND ADDENDUM:

Manual Errata

SUPPORT INFORMATION:

Instruction Manual
Installing Adobe� Reader� 6.0
Atari Web Sites
Trademark and Copyright

INSTALLATION & SETUP

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System: Windows� 2000/XP
Processor: Pentium� 4 2 GHz or AMD Athlon� 2 GHz
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 5.5 GB Free
DVD-Rom Drive: 4X Speed or Faster
Video: 64 MB Hardware T&L-compatible video card* : ATI RADEON�
8500 or superior, NVIDIA� GeForce� 3 or superior.
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card*
DirectX�: DirectX� version 9.0c (included) or higher

* Indicates device should be compatible with DirectX� version 9.0c or higher.
Hardware T&L video cards that do not support shaders, such as the GeForce 4MX or
Intel Extreme Graphics family, are not supported.

This game will be enjoyable on all of the minimum specification hardware listed,
but we have worked with NVIDIA in an effort to provide the best out-of-box
experience possible on NVIDIA hardware.

Installing Driv3r

Prior to Installing the Game

Before attempting to install Driv3r please verify that your computer meets the
minimum requirements listed above. If you are uncertain if your computer meets the
minimum requirements please contact your system vendor.

We also recommend preparing your hard drive for installation by running ScanDisk
and Disk Defragmenter prior to installation. These utilities are part of Windows
and can identify and resolve problems with your disk drive, which could hinder
installation and/or playing of the game.

To launch these programs and optimize your hard disk drive:

1. Open "My Computer".
2. Right-click the disk drive you wish to install the game onto (usually C:)
3. Select the "Tools" tab.
4. Click "Check Now" to launch Scandisk.

When Scandisk has completed, follow steps 1-3 and click "Defragment Now" to launch
Disk Defragmenter. Note that defragmenting your disk drive can take a long time.
It's a good idea to start disk defragmenter and let it run overnight.

Installing the Game

To install Driv3r
1. Insert Disc One of Driv3r (the "Install Disc") into your DVD-Rom Drive.
2. If autoplay is enabled on your system, a window will appear, giving you the
option to install the game. If nothing happens when you insert the DVD into the
drive, you will need to open "My Computer", double-click your DVD-Rom Drive
letter, and then double-click Setup.exe.
3. Once the setup process begins, follow the on-screen prompts to install the
game.

DirectX� Detection & Installation

During the installation of Driv3r, your system will be scanned to determine
whether you have DirectX� 9.0c or later installed. If you do not, you will be
asked whether or not you wish to install it. Note that DirectX� 9.0c or later is a
minimum requirement
for running Driv3r. If you decline to install it during the installation process,
you will not be able to run the game until you have installed it.

Starting the Game

There are a few ways to start the game.
1. Insert Disc Six of Driv3r (the "Play Disc") into your DVD-Rom Drive.
2. If you answered yes when the installer asked you whether you wanted to create a
desktop shortcut, you can double click that shortcut.

or

1. Insert Disc Six of Driv3r (the "Play Disc") into your DVD-Rom Drive.
2. Click on the Start Menu, then select "Programs" (or "All Programs" if you're
running Windows XP), then select "Atari", then "Driv3r ", then select the "Driv3r�
icon.

TROUBLESHOOTING

General system issues

Optimizing gameplay on slower computers
If you are experiencing slowdown, try turning the detail levels for all graphical
options down to the minimum, and then adjusting them one by one until you achieve
an acceptable balance between visual quality and game performance.

This table describes the differences between detail levels:

Note that disabling shadows has the greatest impact on the game's performance, so
this option is a good place to start when tuning the game's performance.

Video Issues

General Video Card Troubleshooting.

Outdated or incorrect video drivers are the cause of the majority of video issues.
Before contacting support, ensure you have the latest production (release) drivers
for your video card.

* ATI Technologies (http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html)
* Matrox (http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/home.cfm)
* NVIDIA (http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp)

Card Issues / Workarounds

ATI Radeon 7200 * Un Supported Card
ATI Radeon 7500 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82810 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82815 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82830M Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82852 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82855 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82915G GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82910GL GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82915GV GMA 900 Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Intel 82855GM Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82865G Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Intel 82865GV Extreme Graphics 2 * Un Supported Card
Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS Express Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Mobile Intel 910GML Express Integrated Graphics * Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 2MX * Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 2GTS * Un Supported Card
Nvidia GeForce 4MX * Un Supported Card
SiS Xabre series video cards * Un Supported Card

* If you have any of the non-supported video cards please contact your system
vendor for assistance in upgrading your video card.

I get a message that says "Unable to initialize DirectX." when I try to launch the
game.

Possible solutions to this problem include:
1. Make sure you have DirectX 9.0C or greater and that it is working properly.
2. Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your video card.
3. Try running Driv3r in Safe Mode (use the Driv3r - Safe Mode shortcut on the
start menu).

If you have a Geforce FX series video card, such as a Geforce FX 5200, you may
encounter a situation where if you enable all graphical options you will notice
poor performance. To resolve this go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced
Video Card Settings and turn off Shadows, Advanced Shaders, and Anti-Aliasing
which will improve performance.

During gameplay you may encounter a situation where, depending upon the viewing
angle and distance from the car you are driving a black box will appear around
your steering wheel. This is a known issue.

During gameplay you may encounter a situation where, if you have shadows enabled
and are standing in a shadowed area on a daylight level, the muzzle flash from
your selected weapon will not be present while it is present during nighttime
levels. This is a known issue.

During gameplay, if you have all other video options enabled except for advanced
shaders, you may encounter a situation where your character's hands and legs
appear white. To resolve this go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced
Video Card Settings and enable advanced shaders.

General: Performance

If you have a machine matching the minimum specifications (or nearly the same) to
obtain best performance, go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced Video
Card Settings and set all options to off, or the minimum available. As every
machine is different however you can also experiment leaving some options turned
on, or try a bigger resolution.

If you have a high specification machine, you can try to increase the resolution
of the game, or turn on graphic options that will enhance the visuals. Go into
Options - Settings - Display - Advanced Video Card Settings. The different
settings available can be experimented with to obtain optimum performance.

Display Issues

If you have a LDVD display you may encounter a situation where during all
introduction movies, before selecting a profile, the picture is offset to the left
or to the right and auto-adjustment does not help. To resolve this issue, once you
have created a profile go into Options - Settings - Display - Advanced Video Card
Settings and adjust your resolution to 800x600 or higher.

Sound Issues

If you are experiencing sound problems, including volume issues, missing audio
channels (i.e., no sound comes through your center speaker channel), crashes, or
any other audio issues, we recommend switching your sound driver to the default
MILES Fast 2D Driver.

If you have a Sound Blaster PCI 16/64/128 sound card you may encounter a situation
where if you hit ESC when firing a fully automatic weapon, such as the M16, the
audio will stutter for a few seconds before entering the menu.
If you have a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1, Sound Blaster Audigy, Sound Blaster Audigy
LS, or ADI AD1980 sound card you may encounter a situation where with 5.1 speakers
selected, in third-person camera view, any in-game effects, such as gunfire, only
come from the center channel. This is normal behavior.

If you have a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz, Sound Blaster Live! 5.1, Sound Blaster
Audigy LS, or Realtek ALC650 sound card you may encounter a situation where in the
game menu and during cutscenes, regardless of audio settings, with 5.1 speakers
selected, no sound is produced by the center channel. This is normal behavior.

If you have a Sound Blaster Extigy sound card you may encounter a situation where
during gameplay, regardless of audio settings, with 5.1 speakers selected, the
front left and right speakers only produce audio. This is normal behavior.

Peripheral Issues

Driv3r does not support non-analog gamepads, such as the Microsoft Sidewinder,
Gravis Gamepad Pro, or Logitech Precision gamepad. You will need to obtain an
analog controller, such as the Logitech Dual-Action gamepad or Logitech Wingman
Rumblepad if you wish to play Driv3r with a gamepad.

MANUAL ERRATA AND ADDENDUM

Manual Errata

The Following options have been removed from the Manual and Game.

Show Crosshairs On/Off
Show Overlays and Minimap On/Off

Location: Game options (Options -> Settings -> Game)

The Following options have been added to the Manual and Game.

Advanced Shaders On/Off - Supports Pixel Shader 2.0 on compatible cards
Anti-Alias On/Off - Creates smoother blending on diagonal surfaces

Location: Advanced Video Card Settings (Options -> Settings -> Display ->
Advanced Video Card Settings)

SUPPORT INFORMATION

Instruction Manual

The instruction manual for the DRIV3R game has been placed on the game DVD-ROM in
Adobe Reader format. Use Reader to read and print
the documentation.

Viewing and Printing the Electronic Game Manual
To read the game manual:

1. Insert the DRIV3R disc into your DVD-ROM drive.
2. Close the program window if the AutoPlay window appears.
3. Double-click on the icon labeled My Computer. Then right-click on the icon
for your DVD-ROM drive (which is usually D:) and
choose Explore from the pop-up menu. Next double-click on the Manual
folder and then double-click on the DRIV3R manual.pdf
file to view the manual.

To print the game manual, select �Print� from the File menu. Choose the pages you
wish to print and click on the OK button.

Reader Help File
For more instruction on using Reader, you can read the help file that comes with
the program. Select �Reader Help� from the Help menu.

Other Reader Tips

4. You can move through a document one page at a time by pressing the RIGHT
ARROW key to advance to the next page or the
LEFT ARROW key to back up one page.

5. You can move through a document one screen at a time by pressing the PAGE
DOWN key to scroll down one screen or the
PAGE UP key to scroll up one screen.

� To increase text visibility, click on the magnifying glass in the toolbar.

Included on this product's game disc is Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0
(which enables you to view the manual in .pdf format).

INSTALLING ADOBE� READER� 6.0

After the game installer finishes copying files to your hard drive, you may wish
to install Adobe� Reader� 6.0. This program is
needed to read the electronic game manual.

Adobe Reader 6.0 requires the following:

� Intel� Pentium� processor
� Microsoft� Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows� Millennium Edition, Windows�
NT� 4.0 with Service Pack 6, Windows� 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows� XP
Professional or Home Edition, Windows� XP Tablet PC Edition
� 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended)
� 60 MB of available hard-disk space
� Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, 6.0, or 6.1

To install Reader, double-click on the icon labeled My Computer. Then right-click
on the icon for your DVD-ROM drive (which is usually
D:) and choose Explore from the pop-up menu. If the AutoPlay menu is visible, you
may simply explore the DVD by clicking on the
Explore DVD button. Double-click on the Manual folder. Then double-click on the
AdbeRdr60_enu_full.exe file to install Reader.
Click on the Finish button to exit the Reader installer.

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Trademark and Copyright

DRIV3R � 2004-2005 Atari, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Created and developed by
REFLECTIONS Interactive Limited,
an Atari studio. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Uses Bink Video Technology. Copyright � 1997-2005 by RAD Game Tools, Inc.

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.