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TDU1 - Test Drive Unlimited 1 - Readme
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TDU1 - Test Drive Unlimited 1 - Readme
ENGLISH

FRANCAIS

DEUTCH

ITALIANO

ESPANOL





ENGLISH
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Test Drive Unlimited PC
ReadMe File
26th of January 2007
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Thank you for purchasing Test Drive Unlimited PC.

This readme file contains last minute information that did not make it into the manual, more detailed information on various features already covered in the manual, gameplay hints, performance improvement tips, and troubleshooting suggestions to help you should you encounter problems.
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0. CONTENTS
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1. System Requirements
2. Installation
3. Last Minute Manual Updates and Gameplay Tips
4. Gameplay Performance Improvement Tips
5. Multiplayer
6. Connection Related Issues
7. Known Issues
8. Troubleshooting
9. Compatibility Notes
10. Dual-Core Processor Support
11. Contact Information
12. End-User License Agreement
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1. System Requirements
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OS (Operating System): Windows 2000/XP/Vista
CPU (Processor): Intel P4 @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon 2800+
GPU (Video Cards): ATI Radeon 9800 256MB VRAM or Nvidia 6600 GT with 256 MB of VRAM. Video Cards with vertex/pixel shaders 2.x and above are recommended
SPU (Sound Cards): DirectX 9.0-compatible Sound Card
System Memory (RAM): 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
HDD free space(Hard Disk): 8 GB
DVD drive: 8x minimum
DirectX: DirectX 9.0C (included)
Multiplayer: Internet (TCP/IP) play supported 128 Kbps DSL/Cable Broadband Internet connection required for online play
Input: Keyboard, Mouse


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2. Installation
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To install Test Drive Unlimited you will need approximately 8GB free hard disk space, plus space for saved games. We recommend that you have an additional 500 MB of free space available after installing the game for save games and Windows file caching.

Also included on this product's game disc is an electronic version of the game's Instruction Manual in .pdf format, located in D:\Extras, as well as Adobe Reader 8.0 (which enables you to view the manual in .pdf format) located in D:\Extras where D:\ is your DVD drive.

If AutoPlay is enabled, a title screen should appear once the game has been inserted into your DVD-ROM drive. If AutoPlay is not enabled, or the installation does not start automatically, click on the Start button on your Windows taskbar, then on Run.

You will then type D:\setup and click on OK in order to begin installation. If your DVD-ROM drive is assigned to a letter other than D, substitute that letter.


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3. Last Minute Manual Updates and Gameplay Tips
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Menu Options/Controls/Menus tab:

- The "Option 1" key is represented by a BLUE icon throughout the game

- The "Option 2" key is represented by a YELLOW icon throughout the game

- "Option 3" and "Option 4" are not used in-game


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4. Gameplay Performance Improvement Tips
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I. If you are suffering from poor performance, you might want to disable the HDR feature that can be accessed by accessing Options>Video in the game. The game world might not look as beautiful as with HDR enabled, but it should run at a smoother rate for you to enjoy the game.

II. You also may want to disable the Anti-Aliasing feature as this will lighten the load on your video card and your CPU a lot.

III. You may also reduce the resolution, and/or use the level of detail slider in video options.


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5. Multiplayer
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Test Drive Unlimited offers a number of multiplayer features that can cater to your current needs:

I. Instant Challenge: If you are cruising around in the game world and come across another player, you can instantly challenge them to a race by flashing your headlights at them (by default, the Enter key on the keyboard).

II. Multiplayer Challenge (Race and Speed): As you discover more roads on the island, you will unlock Multiplayer Challenge Locations. You can enter any of these locations and host a challenge for others to join or search for already hosted challenges.

III. Club Challenges (Intra Club and Inter Club): Once you become a member of a club, you can take part in Intra Club challenges against your own club members or Inter Club challenges against other clubs in order to go up in the Rankings.


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6. Connection-Related Issues
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Dial-Up, and some DSL users, generally need to establish a connection to the Internet before starting any multiplayer game. Cable modem users are generally connected automatically when Windows starts.

The following items are known to be sources of connection issues and the information may be helpful if you are having problems connecting or staying connected to Game. We understand that some of these devices or technologies may have been in place for periods of time and have only recently begun having problems. We suggest that you try these troubleshooting tips.


I. You Need an Account with a Broadband ISP to Play on the Internet

You must have a connection to a Broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP) through a computer meeting the minimum system requirements to connect with other players through GameSpy. This includes Dial-Up, Cable Modem service, xDSL service, and Direct Corporate Connections. If you need help configuring your computer to use the Internet, contact your ISP's technical support. Such Internet connections may require additional fees. You are responsible for all applicable Internet fees.


II. Firewall, Proxy, or Anti-Virus Software

While an important part of home computer security or a way to provide connection sharing, these technologies can interfere with game connectivity. If you are having connection problems and are using one of these types of software you may need to temporarily disable it, and then try connecting to the game. If the issues cease while this software is disabled, please refer to the section Configure Your Firewall or Router for Internet Play below. Please refer to the GameSpy Firewall support webpage located at http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml for further information on how to use GameSpy with firewalls.


III. Configure Your Firewall or Router for Internet Play

Firewall software is designed to prevent hostile action from outside your computer or network from affecting files on your hard drive. Internet gaming activity can seem like such action to this type of software. You may encounter problems trying to connect to a multiplayer game if your computer is behind a firewall. Please refer to your firewall documentation for suggestions on how to allow specific programs to operate through it if you do not intend to temporarily take it down, or ask your network/system administrator for assistance. In addition, many routers designed to share one Internet connection among more than one computer have firewalls built into them. Please refer to the GameSpy Firewall support webpage located at http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml for further information on how to use GameSpy with firewalls.


IV. GameSpy Firewall Ports

When you play on a system that is behind a firewall or proxy, certain ports may need to be opened to connect to multiplayer games.
You must be able to access these external ports:
UDP 8880->8889
UDP 8890
UDP 27000->30000
TCP 6667
TCP 27000->30000
You have to open the following local port: TCP8889
Ports 17475 and 9961 (TCP/UDP) must be opened.

Please consult your network administrator or your router manufacturer for information on how to set up these ports. You should also install the latest firmware available for your router from the manufacturer.

For more information regarding the network ports used when playing on GameSpy hosted servers, please refer to the following webpage: http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml


V. Routers

In general, you should be able to connect to the game without modifications needed to the router. However, if you are experiencing connection problems and are using a router, we suggest bypassing the router and connecting directly to your connectivity device. If your problems cease while bypassing the router you can try these things:

- Try resetting your router to its default settings.

- Check your router manufacturer's website for any available Firmware updates. If available, download and install those.


VII. PPPoE Connections

Some PPPoE connections require a login and password, as well as a phone number, to dial into the connection. Please make sure you make note of this information so that when the time comes to input it you will have it available to use without having to contact your ISP.


VIII. Getting Disconnected After Starting Game

You may be disconnected from your ISP connection while playing if your Internet Options in the Windows Control Panel is set to automatically disconnect after a certain period of inactivity. We recommend that you disable this option before playing to prevent being disconnected while in game.


IX. Internet Performance Issues

The time of day can have an impact on your connection quality. If you have trouble playing over your Internet connection during peak hours, you might try playing later at night or at other times of the day to get a better quality connection.

- Dropped Packets: Each piece of data that is sent over a network or the Internet is called a packet. It is important for all of these packets to be delivered intact and in a timely manner for a smooth multiplayer experience. The Internet can frequently drop packets (lose them) depending on the quality of your connection and the amount of traffic on the Internet itself. If packets can't get through between a player and the game servers due to a poor connection, some issues may occur.

- Latency: Latency is a measure of the time (in milliseconds) that it takes for data to travel round-trip from one computer to another over a Network or the Internet. On the Internet, high latency can cause game performance to degrade severely. When playing any game over the Internet, it is important to have a low latency connection. High latency will contribute to poor multiplayer performance and decreased stability.

- Connection Problems: If you are consistently having trouble with dropped packets or latency, we recommend that you disconnect and reconnect to your ISP. If these issues continue, we recommend that you contact your ISP Technical Support for assistance.


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7. Known Issues
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I. Vehicles with digital dashboards do not update the digital dashboard dynamically.

II. In case of a crash, it is advised to reboot your PC before launching the game again, to avoid further potential stability issues due to driver/hardware misbehavior.

III. Some sound glitches with some Video and Sound Card associations may occur, especially with ATI X800/850 and SoundBlaster Live!. No solution to this issue has been found as of this writing.


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8. Troubleshooting
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I. Component Transfer Error

You may see a Feature Transfer Error message when installing the game. If this occurs, you may have purchased a defective DVD, the disc may be dirty and/or damaged, or the DVD may be incompatible with your Optical Drive. Please try running the installer on another system to assure that the disc is functioning properly.

If you find that the DVD is dirty and/or damaged please follow the steps listed under 'DVD-ROM Access Error'.


II. "Ran out of virtual memory"

If you encounter the following message in an error dialog, "Ran out of virtual memory", you will need to free up additional hard drive space to continue installation.

Installation requires hard drive space on your C:\ drive even when you are installing to a different hard drive. This is due to a specification in InstallShield, which requires uninstall information to be stored on the C: drive. Because of this, you may see an error during installation stating that you do not have enough free space to install the game when there is ample room available in the install directory.

If this occurs, you will need to free at least 50 MB on the C:\ drive prior to installation. Please contact your system vendor should you require assistance doing this.


III. DVD-ROM Access Error

A DVD-ROM access error might be a symptom of one of these problems:

- You may have a dirty or scratched DVD.

- Your DVD-ROM drive may be having trouble reading the disc.

- Your DVD-ROM drive may be getting old or worn.

- Your DVD-ROM drive may not be properly installed in Windows.

First, check your DVD for any dirt, fingerprints, smudges or scratches. To clean your DVD, wipe it gently with a soft cloth, moving in smooth strokes from the center hub to the outer edge of the DVD. If your DVD looks fine, replace it in the drive and see if you continue to have this problem. If the problem persists, try testing the drive with a different DVD.


IV. Unable to Launch the Game after Installation

If you are experiencing problems trying to launch the program after a successful installation, please try the following:

- Re-boot the system and try launching the program again.

- Make sure you have the game disc in your DVD-ROM Drive.

- Close all other running applications, especially things such as: Clean Sweep, anti-virus software, ZoneAlarm, and DVD burning software (for example: Nero or EZ CD Creator).

- If you have more than one local DVD drive, try all drives.

- If you have a Virtual DVD Drive installed, make sure it is disabled.

- Make sure you have updated drivers for your optical (DVD-ROM) drive AND that you have the latest motherboard drivers available.

- Make sure you wait for the disc authentication after the program launches. It can take up to one-half minute or more for initial disc authentication. Your mouse pointer may change into a spinning disc pointer while the disc is authenticating.

If you have tried all of the above and are still having trouble, please generate an analysis file for submission to the SecuROM Technical Support group so we may be of further assistance. The analysis file contains important information to help us analyze the program launch issues you are experiencing. After successfully creating the file, the necessary data will be exported and stored in an 'AnalysisLog.sr0' file. Please perform the following steps:

- Make sure you have the game disc in your DVD-ROM Drive.

- You will need to locate the game executable. This file is located in the game folder which is in the Atari directory where you installed your game.

- Right click (right mouse button) on the executable and a dialog window will appear.

- Choose 'Launch Analysis' from the menu and release the mouse button.

- Shortly, a disclaimer window will appear.

- To proceed, please click on the 'Yes' button.

- The application will now generate an AnalysisLog.sr0 file within the root of your C:\ partition (hard drive).

- Another dialog will appear to signify the successful generation of the analysis file. Click the 'OK' button to finish.

- If you have access to a compression utility program such as WinZip, please compress the file (some email programs will corrupt the .sr0 file during transmission).

- Please email the .sr0 file or zip file with a description of your issue with as much detail as possible. Be sure to include things you have already tried. Please submit this information by attaching the file and replying to [email protected]

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please accept our sincerest apology for any inconvenience you have experienced. Our goal is to solve your launch issues as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Disclaimer: The ability to generate the analysis file has been developed with your personal interest in mind to check for possible hardware and/or software incompatibility on your PC. To shorten the analysis time, system information is collected (similar to Microsoft's msinfo32.exe program). Data will be compared with the SecuROM knowledge base to determine hardware and/or software conflicts. Submitting the analysis file is voluntary. The collected data is for evaluation purposes only and is not used in any other manner.


V. What Should I Do If My Computer Goes to a Black Screen or Locks Up?

If you end up at a black screen or the game appears to lock up, please press ESC before trying anything else. If this fails, press CTRL-ALT-DEL once, click Task Manager, and then choose END TASK on "TestDriveUnlimited.exe". If you do not see a dialog box after pressing CTRL-ALT-DEL, press ENTER twice and this should take you back to the desktop. Then restart your computer and try running the game again.


VI. Should I Have Other Programs Running in the Background?

Generally, we have found that it is not a good idea to run any other programs in the background during gameplay. Please disable any active screen savers while running this game, as they may interrupt the game and cause problems. Various video, sound, or memory problems may occur if other programs are running, including virus-detection utilities.

You may need to disable or close programs that start automatically when Windows is started. Some of these programs display icons on your system tray. If you have icons in your system tray, right-click on each of them and select the option to disable, unload, exit, or close them before running your game. The next time you start your computer, these items will load once more and the icons will return. If you cannot disable them from the taskbar and you experience problems running your game, we recommend that you consult Windows Help for information on how to remove shortcuts or how to keep other programs from running in the background.


VII. Power Management

If your computer is equipped with a Power Management feature, you may want to disable it. Please consult your computer's documentation or the manufacturer for assistance in doing this. When Power Management is enabled, the following problems may occur:

- The game may crash or go to a blue screen when sleep mode activates. The Windows mouse cursor may not appear when the computer returns from sleep mode.

- The monitor may go to a black screen while you are playing or when sitting at one screen for long periods of time.


VIII. Administrative Rights

Some steps noted in this Troubleshooting Guide require you to make adjustments to your system, such as setting up your monitor. These steps will not be possible to complete unless you are logged onto the system with Administrative rights. Without these rights, you may be unable to select an option because it is grayed out.

Administrative rights allow a user to make changes to a computer, its settings, access rights, files, user accounts and are required to update DirectX. Before installing the game, you should consider whether a minor or other user should be granted local Administrative rights because of these capabilities. You do not need to grant these rights to be able to play the game.


IX. Playing the Game in a Limited (Restricted) User Account

You will be able to play your game on a Limited, Restricted, or Power User account after the Administrator has installed the game. However, a shortcut may not appear on the Desktop or Start Menu. Please see “Shortcut Does Not Appear on the Desktop” for assistance in creating a shortcut.


X. Keyboard Functionality

Pressing ALT, CTRL or SHIFT multiple times during Gameplay may bring up a Windows dialog box while playing the game. This is a function of Accessibility options. For information regarding disabling this feature, please consult Windows Help.


XI. Shortcut Does Not Appear on the Desktop

You will be prompted to create a shortcut to your game on your desktop during installation. The shortcut to the game may not be displayed on your desktop after installation if your system is configured for multiple users, with each person using a separate profile. If this occurs, you will need to navigate to the Windows Desktop folder and copy the shortcut to your current desktop or copy the shortcut from the Start Menu to your desktop.


XII. Windows Firewall

With the release of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP Microsoft added the Windows Firewall which can sometimes conflict and/or cause abnormal behavior during installation or gameplay. To add your game to the Windows Firewall exception list please do the following:

- Click Start and then click Control Panel.

- In the control panel, click Security Center, and then click Windows Firewall.

- Open the Exceptions tab, located under Programs and Services, and click the Add Program button. In the Add a Program dialog, click Browse and locate the application you wish to allow.

- Verify your game is listed in the Programs and Services list and press the OK button to accept the changes and dismiss the dialog. Press OK on the network connection's "Properties" dialog to apply the changes. Your new firewall exceptions will take effect immediately.


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9. Compatibility Notes
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I. Laptop/Notebook Video and Audio Chipsets

Integrated laptop video chipsets are not officially supported for several reasons:

* Laptop/Notebook video chipsets generally provide very limited or no DirectDraw or DirectSound acceleration.

* Laptop/Notebook vendors, such as Dell or Gateway, do not typically test their systems for game compatibility.

* Laptop/Notebook device drivers are not as frequently updated to address graphical and/or game-specific issues compared to desktop video cards. In addition, device drivers are usually tailored specifically to a particular laptop/notebook by the manufacturer working closely with the chip maker compared to desktop video card device drivers being created for the chip itself.

* Laptop/Notebook graphics chipsets are designed for low power consumption and generally use a small amount of embedded RAM; using system RAM to make up any differences. Comparatively, desktop video cards in general have a larger amount of embedded RAM and do not resort to using system RAM.

* With some exceptions, such as the Radeon Mobility 9200 or GeForce FX Go 5200, notebook "3D" graphics chips do not support the advanced OpenGL and Direct3D features that have become standard on desktop 3D video cards.

* The simplistic audio chip in notebooks is designed for basic multimedia functions like playing music DVDs or business presentations. The standard audio for games is Microsoft DirectSound. DirectSound requires a high-performance sound architecture that is able to do real-time mixing of multiple sound samples.


II. Anti-Aliasing

Anti-Aliasing is considered an advanced feature, which requires extra processing power and resources from your graphics card. If you experience low performance or other unanticipated results when this feature is enabled, we recommend that you set Anti-Aliasing to Off in the Video Options menu.


III. Sound and Video Drivers

The list below is provided to assist you in finding the latest drivers for your sound and/or video hardware. Please check your hardware manufacturer's web site for updated drivers for your specific card.

ABIT Computer Corporation http://www.abit-usa.com
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) http://www.amd.com
ASUS http://www.asus.com
ATI Technologies Inc. http://www.ati.com
C-Media Electronics Inc. http://www.cmedia.com.tw
Compaq http://www.compaq.com
Creative Labs Ltd. http://www.creativelabs.com
Crystal Semiconductor http://www.cirrus.com
Dell Inc. http://www.dell.com
Gateway, Inc. http://www.gateway.com
Guillemot Corporation http://www.guillemot.com
Hercules http://www.hercules.com
Hewlett-Packard http://www.hp.com
IBM http://www.ibm.com
Intel Corporation http://www.intel.com
I/OMagic Corporation http://www.iomagic.com
Kensington http://www.kensington.com
Linksys http://www.linksys.com
Logitech http://www.logitech.com
Matrox http://www.matrox.com
Microsoft Corporation http://www.microsoft.com
Micro-Star International, Ltd. http://www.msi.com.tw
NETGEAR http://www.netgear.com
NVIDIA Corporation http://www.nvidia.com
Saitek http://www.saitek.com
S3 Graphics Company, Ltd. http://www.s3graphics.com
Turtle Beach, Inc. http://www.tbeach.com
VIA Technologies, Inc. http://www.via.com.tw
XGI http://www.xgitech.com


IV. Supported Video cards

As is noted in the minimum requirements not all video cards have hardware vertex and pixel shader 2.0 support even though they have the required video memory available. Here is a non-exhaustive list of video cards that we have tested and are supported:


ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and XT
ATI Radeon X300 series
ATI Radeon X600 series
ATI Radeon X700 series
ATI Radeon X800 series
ATI Radeon X1300 series
ATI Radeon X1600 series
ATI Radeon X1800 series
ATI Radeon X1900 series

Nvidia GeForce 6600
Nvidia GeForce 6800
Nvidia GeForce 7300
Nvidia GeForce 7600
Nvidia GeForce 7800
Nvidia GeForce 7900
Nvidia GeForce 8800

Here is a non-exhaustive list of video cards that are not supported:

ATI Radeon 7200
ATI Radeon 7500
ATI Radeon 8500
ATI Radeon 9000
ATI Radeon 9200
ATI Radeon 9500 Pro
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro and XT
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro

Intel 82810 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82815 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82830M Integrated Graphics
Intel 82845G Integrated Graphics
Intel 82852 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82855 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82910GL GMA 900 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82915G GMA 900 Integrated Graphics
Intel 82915GV GMA 900 Integrated Graphics

Intel 82855GM Extreme Graphics 2
Intel 82865G Extreme Graphics 2
Intel 82865GV Extreme Graphics 2

Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS Express Integrated Graphics
Mobile Intel 910GML Express Integrated Graphics

Nvidia GeForce 2MX
Nvidia GeForce 2GTS
Nvidia GeForce 4MX
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
Nvidia GeForce FX 5600
Nvidia GeForce FX 5700
Nvidia GeForce FX 5800
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900
Nvidia GeForce 6200

SiS Xabre series video cards

S3 Graphics DeltaChrome S8
S3 Graphics Chrome S25
S3 Graphics Chrome S27

XGI Volari V3
XGI Volari V8

If you have any of these video cards please contact your system vendor for assistance in upgrading your video card.


V. Peripherals, Gamepads, and Steering Wheels

These devices are not officially supported by Test Drive Unlimited. However, DirectInput-compatible devices can have their functions mapped to functions inside of the game by going into the Options panel. The following DirectInput-compatible devices have been tested:

Thrustmaster RGT PRO Clutch Edition (3 pedals)
Thrustmaster Rally GT PRO Force Feedback
Thrustmaster F1 Force Feedback
Thrustmaster NASCAR Pro Force Feedback 2
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT 2-in-1 Rumble Force
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT 2-in-1 Force Feedback
Thrustmaster ENZO Force Feedback
Thrustmaster ENZO 2-in-1 Racing Wheel (Note: No Force Feedback on this wheel)
Thrustmaster ENZO Wireless Racing Wheel (Note: No Force Feedback on this wheel)

Thrustmaster Dual Trigger Wireless PC
Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 2-in-1 Wireless Rechargeable
Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 2-in-1 Rumble Force
Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 2-in-1
Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Analog Version 1, 2, 3, 3.2 and 4 (Note: No Force Feedback on these gamepads)
Thrustmaster Firestorm Dual Power Version 1, 2, 3, 3.2 and 4
Thrustmaster 360 Modena Force UPAD
Thrustmaster T-Mini 2-in-1
Thrustmaster T-Mini 2-in-1 Rumble Force
Thrustmaster T-Mini Wireless 2-in-1
Thrustmaster T-Mini Wireless 2-in-1 Rumble Force
Thrustmaster Run’N’ Drive 3-in-1
Thrustmaster Run’N’ Drive 3-in-1 Rumble Force

Logitech Rumblepad 2
Logitech MOMO Force
Logitech MOMO Racing
Logitech G25

Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

Saitek P880
Saitek P990
Saitek P2600
Saitek P2900
Saitek R220 Digital

Please note that rumble may not be present on some of these devices, such as the Saitek P2600 or Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, due to these devices not supporting Immersion’s I-FORCE SDK.


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10. Dual-Core Processor Support
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With the release of dual-core processors, such as the AMD Athlon X2 or the Intel Core Duo, some titles that were designed for single-core processors are having issues. These issues can manifest as the following:

- Choppy and/or stuttering performance, sometimes manifesting as random pausing, during gameplay

- Gameplay performing at hyper speeds making it impossible to play.

These issues are being caused due to the timestamp counter not always being read correctly (more specifically, different timestamp counters in the system may contain different values) by the game. As time goes on these issues will disappear however here are some solutions should you run into these issues:


I. AMD Dual-Core driver

If you have an AMD dual-core processor installed please be sure to download the latest drivers from AMD's website at http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Tech...8,00.html.

Please note that Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 will be required before you will be able to install these drivers. If you do not have Service Pack 2 installed you will need to go to Microsoft's Windows Update site or you may download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/detai...layLang=en

After installing these drivers, please test the game to see if this has resolved the issue.


II. Dual-Core Power Management support under Windows XP

>From Microsoft's website at http://support.microsoft.com/?id=896256

'Computers that are equipped with multiple processors that support processor power management features, such as Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor performance states, require Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). Without these updates, computers that are equipped with these power management-capable, mobile, dual-core processors may experience decreased performance or unexpected behavior.
If you are still experiencing problems, you will need to obtain a hotfix from Microsoft.'

Users will need to currently call Microsoft to receive the fix. A list of contact numbers may be found here:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Note: The hotfix is only needed for the 32-bit OS, the issue is not occurring on the 64-bit OS.


III. Processor/Thread Affinity

If none of the above steps have helped, or if you have an Intel Pentium D or an Intel Core Duo processor, you can try setting what is called the thread affinity for your game. To do this please do the following:

a. Start your game.

b. Once you have reached the main menu press ALT+TAB (press and hold the ALT key while pressing the TAB key) which should then minimize your game to a window on your taskbar.

c. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up your Windows Task Manager.

d. Click the tab 'Processes' and locate the executable file for your game. Typically this will be named after the game you are running.

e. Select the application by moving your mouse pointer and pressing your right-mouse button.

f. This should then bring up a menu and select 'Set Affinity'. From this window make sure that only CPU 0 is selected and no others and click 'OK'.

g. Once this is completed press ALT+TAB to return to your game. Should your game crash during this process your settings will still be saved and you should be able to re-launch the game without an issue.


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11. Contact Information
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For information on this subject, please consult the Test Drive Unlimited manual.


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12. End-User License Agreement
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IMPORTANT! READ CAREFULLY: Please be sure to carefully read and understand all of the rights and restrictions described in this End-User License Agreement ("EULA").

AGREEMENT
This document is an agreement between you and Atari, Inc. and its affiliated companies ("Company"). The enclosed software game disc(s), cartridge or Game Pak ("Software") and any accompanying printed materials are licensed to you only on the condition that you accept all of the terms contained in this EULA.

By opening this package and installing or otherwise using the Software you agree to be bound by the terms of this EULA. If you do not agree to the terms of this EULA you may not install or use the Software and within 15 days of purchase you must contact Customer Support at http://www.atarisupport.com.

You will be given a Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA #). You then have 15 days from the date of this contact to return the Software in its protective covering, the Manual and the original sales invoice to the address supplied to you. If this is a PC product, when you install the Software you will be asked to review and either accept or not accept the terms of the EULA by clicking the "I Accept" button. By clicking the "I Accept" button you acknowledge that you have read the EULA, understand it and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.

COPYRIGHT
The Software is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. All title and copyrights in and to the Software (including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations, video, music, text and "applets" incorporated into the Software) and any printed materials accompanying the Software are owned by the Company or its Licensors.

GRANT OF LICENSE
The Software is licensed and not sold to you and its use is subject to this EULA. The Company grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive license to use the Software in the manner described in the user documentation. The Company reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in this EULA.

PERMITTED USES
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FRANCAIS
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Test Drive Unlimited (PC)
Fichier Lisez-moi
23-01-2007
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Merci d'avoir acheté Test Drive Unlimited pour PC.

Ce fichier Lisez-moi contient des informations de dernière minute n'ayant pu être insérées dans le manuel, des informations plus détaillées sur divers éléments présentés dans le manuel, des astuces de jeu, des conseils pour améliorer les performances et des suggestions pour vous aider à résoudre vos éventuels problèmes.
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0. SOMMAIRE
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1. Configuration requise
2. Installation
3. Mises à jour de dernière minute du manuel et astuces de jeu
4. Conseils pour améliorer les performances
5. Multijoueur
6. Problèmes de connexion
7. Problèmes connus
8. Dépannage
9. Notes de compatibilité
10. Prise en charge des processeurs à double coeur
11. Contacts
12. Accord de licence pour utilisateur final
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1. Configuration requise
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Système d'exploitation : Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Processeur : Intel P4 à 2,4GHz ou AMD Athlon 2800+
Carte graphique : ATI Radeon 9800 avec 256 Mo de RAM ou Nvidia 6600 GT avec 256 Mo de RAM. Une carte graphique gérant les vertex/pixel shaders 2.x (ou supérieur) est recommandée.
Carte son : Carte compatible DirectX 9.0
Mémoire vive : 512 Mo (1 Go recommandé)
Disque dur : 8 Go d'espace libre requis
Lecteur de DVD : Vitesse minimum de 8x
DirectX : DirectX 9.0c (inclus)
Multijoueur : Une connexion Internet (TCP/IP) par câble ou ADSL (débit minimum de 128 Ko/s) est requise pour jouer en ligne.
Connectivité : Clavier, souris


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2. Installation
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Pour installer Test Drive Unlimited, vous devez disposer d'environ 8 Go d'espace libre sur votre disque dur. De l'espace supplémentaire sera requis pour les sauvegardes. Après l'installation du jeu, nous vous conseillons de garder 500 Mo d'espace libre pour les sauvegardes et le cache des fichiers de Windows.

Sur le disque de ce jeu, vous trouverez aussi une version électronique de son manuel d'instructions au format .pdf. Elle se trouve dans D:\Extras, avec le logiciel Adobe Reader 8.0, qui vous permet de lire les fichiers au format .pdf. Notez que D:\ désigne par défaut votre lecteur de DVD.

Si l'option Exécution automatique est activée, un écran de titre s'affiche normalement à l'insertion du jeu dans votre lecteur de DVD-ROM. Si cette option est désactivée ou si l'installation ne débute pas automatiquement, cliquez sur le bouton Démarrer de la barre des tâches de Windows, puis sur Exécuter.

Tapez ensuite D:\setup et cliquez sur OK afin de lancer l'installation. Si une lettre autre que D désigne votre lecteur de DVD-ROM, remplacez D par la lettre correspondante.


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3. Mises à jour de dernière minute du manuel et astuces de jeu
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Onglet Menus/Commandes/Options des menus :

- L'Option 1 est représentée par une icône BLEUE dans tout le jeu.

- L'Option 2 est représentée par une icône JAUNE dans tout le jeu.

- L'Option 3 et l'Option 4 ne sont pas utilisées durant le jeu.


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4. Conseils pour améliorer les performances
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1. Si les performances du jeu sur votre machine sont mauvaises, essayez de désactiver l'option HDR en allant dans Options>Vidéo. L'environnement sera moins beau qu'en laissant cette option activée, mais vous devriez bénéficier d'un affichage plus fluide pour jouer.

2. Vous pouvez aussi désactiver l'option Anti-crénelage, qui augmente considérablement la charge du processeur et de la carte graphique.
3. Vous pouvez également réduire la résolution et/ou régler le niveau de détails dans les options vidéo.


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5. Multijoueur
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Test Drive Unlimited propose différentes options multijoueur pour répondre à vos besoins du moment :

1. Défi immédiat : si en explorant le monde vous croisez un autre joueur, vous pouvez le défier instantanément à faire une course en lui faisant des appels de phares. Par défaut, la touche Entrée du clavier sert à cela.

2. Défi multijoueur (Course et Vitesse) : en découvrant des routes de l'île, vous débloquerez des spots de défis multijoueur. Vous pouvez rejoindre n'importe lequel de ces spots pour héberger un défi que d'autres pourront rejoindre ou chercher des défis déjà créés.

3. Défis de club (Intra Club et Inter Club) : une fois membre d'un club, vous pouvez affronter les autres membres de votre club dans des défis Intra Club ou les membres d'autres clubs dans des défis Inter Club pour monter dans les classements.


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6. Problèmes de connexion
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Avant de commencer une partie multijoueur, les utilisateurs disposant d'un modem à composition automatique, et certains disposant d'un modem ADSL, doivent généralement établir une connexion à Internet. Les utilisateurs disposant d'un modem câble sont généralement connectés automatiquement au démarrage de Windows.

Les éléments ci-dessous peuvent créer des problèmes de connexion et les informations fournies pourront vous être utiles si vous avez des problèmes pour vous connecter au jeu ou pour y rester connecté. Nous réalisons que vos problèmes avec les matériels ou technologies mentionnés peuvent être nouveaux, alors que vous les utilisez depuis longtemps. Nous vous conseillons de suivre les conseils de dépannage ci-dessous.


I. Vous devez être abonné à un FAI haut débit pour jouer par Internet

Pour vous connecter à d'autres joueurs via le service GameSpy, vous devez disposer d'un ordinateur avec la configuration minimum requise et d'une connexion Internet haut débit auprès d'un fournisseur d'accès à Internet (FAI). Cela comprend les connexions directes et celles par modem à composition automatique, modem câble ou service xDSL. Si vous avez besoin d'aide pour configurer votre ordinateur afin d'utiliser Internet, contactez l'assistance technique de votre FAI. Ce type de connexions Internet peut entraîner des frais supplémentaires. Tous les frais de connexion à Internet sont à votre charge.


II. Pare-feu, proxy et antivirus

Même si ces technologies sont essentielles pour protéger un ordinateur personnel ou permettre le partage d'une connexion, elles peuvent empêcher la connexion au jeu. Si vous rencontrez des problèmes de connexion en utilisant un logiciel de ce type, désactivez-le temporairement, puis essayez de vous connecter au jeu. Si la désactivation du logiciel permet de résoudre les problèmes, reportez-vous à la rubrique "Configurer un pare-feu ou un routeur pour jouer par Internet". Pour savoir comment utiliser GameSpy avec un pare-feu, consultez la page d'aide consacrée à ce sujet sur le site de GameSpy : http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml.


III. Configurer un pare-feu ou un routeur pour jouer par Internet

Un pare-feu est un logiciel conçu pour empêcher les actions hostiles, lancées depuis un autre ordinateur ou réseau, d'affecter les fichiers sur votre disque dur. L'activité des jeux par Internet peut-être identifiée comme une action de ce type par un tel logiciel. Si vous tentez de vous connecter à une partie multijoueur avec un ordinateur protégé par un pare-feu, des problèmes peuvent donc survenir. Si vous ne voulez pas désactiver temporairement votre pare-feu, consultez sa documentation pour savoir comment autoriser l'exécution de certains programmes à travers lui, ou demandez de l'aide à votre administrateur réseau/système. Par ailleurs, beaucoup de routeurs conçus pour partager une connexion Internet entre plusieurs ordinateurs ont un pare-feu intégré. Pour savoir comment utiliser GameSpy avec un pare-feu, consultez la page d'aide consacrée à ce sujet sur le site de GameSpy : http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml.


IV. Ports de pare-feu GameSpy

Quand vous jouez sur un ordinateur protégé par un pare-feu ou un serveur proxy, certains ports doivent être ouverts pour permettre la connexion aux parties multijoueur.
Vous devez pouvoir accéder aux ports externes suivants :
UDP 8880->8889
UDP 8890
UDP 27000->30000
TCP 6667
TCP 27000->30000
Vous devez ouvrir le port local suivant : TCP 8889
Les ports 17475 et 9961 (TCP/UDP) doivent être ouverts.

Renseignez-vous auprès de votre administrateur réseau ou du fabricant de votre routeur pour savoir comment configurer ces ports. Pensez aussi à mettre à jour votre routeur avec le dernier firmware disponible du fabricant.

Pour en savoir plus sur les ports réseau utilisés pour jouer sur des serveurs hébergés par GameSpy, consultez la page Internet suivante : http://www.gamespyarcade.com/support/firewalls.shtml.


V. Routeurs

En règle générale, vous devriez pouvoir vous connecter au jeu sans avoir à modifier votre routeur. Toutefois, si vous rencontrez des problèmes en utilisant un routeur, nous vous conseillons d'établir une connexion directe, en supprimant le routeur. Si les problèmes cessent en supprimant le routeur :

- Essayez de rétablir les paramètres par défaut de votre routeur.

- Regardez sur le site Internet du fabricant de votre routeur si des mises à jour de son firmware sont disponibles. Si c'est le cas, téléchargez-les et procédez à leur installation.


VII. Connexions PPPoE

Certaines connexions PPPoE nécessitent un identifiant et un mot de passe, ainsi qu'un numéro de téléphone pour établir la connexion. Pensez à noter ces informations pour les avoir toujours sous la main. Ainsi quand vous devrez les saisir, vous n'aurez pas à contacter votre FAI.


VIII. Déconnexion en cours de partie

Votre connexion Internet peut être interrompue si vous avez configuré vos Options Internet dans le Panneau de configuration de Windows pour être déconnecté automatiquement après une certaine période d'inactivité. Pour éviter les déconnexions intempestives en cours de partie, nous vous conseillons de désactiver cette option avant de commencer à jouer.


IX. Problèmes de débit

La qualité de votre connexion peut varier en fonction de l'heure. Si vous avez du mal à jouer par Internet aux heures de pointe, essayez de jouer plus tard dans la nuit ou à un autre moment de la journée pour bénéficier d'un meilleur débit.

- Paquets perdus : chaque ensemble de données transmis sur un réseau ou par Internet est appelé un paquet. Il est important que tous ces paquets soient livrés intacts et rapidement pour assurer la fluidité des parties multijoueur. En fonction de la qualité de votre connexion et du trafic sur Internet, un nombre plus ou moins important de paquets peut être perdu durant les échanges. Si des paquets ne peuvent être échangés entre un joueur et les serveurs de jeu en raison d'une mauvaise connexion, des problèmes peuvent se produire.

- Latence : la latence mesure le temps nécessaire (en millisecondes) pour envoyer et recevoir des données d'un ordinateur à un autre sur un réseau ou par Internet. Une latence élevée peut réduire considérablement les performances des parties en ligne. Pour toute partie en ligne, il est important que la latence de la connexion soit faible. Une latence élevée cause des problèmes de performances et réduit la stabilité du jeu.

- Problèmes de connexion : si vous avez constamment des problèmes de latence ou de paquets perdus, nous vous conseillons de couper votre connexion à votre FAI et de vous reconnecter. Si les problèmes persistent, prenez contact avec l'assistance technique de votre FAI.



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7. Problèmes connus
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I. Le tableau de bord des véhicules équipés d'un tableau de bord numérique n'est pas mis à jour de façon dynamique.

II. Si votre PC plante, redémarrez-le avant de relancer le jeu. Autrement, de nouveaux problèmes de stabilité pourraient être provoqués par le dysfonctionnement de pilotes ou de matériel.

III. L'utilisation simultanée de certaines cartes graphiques et de certaines cartes son peut provoquer des problèmes de son. C'est le cas notamment avec les cartes ATI X800/850 et SoundBlaster Live!. Aucune solution à ce problème n'a pour l'heure été trouvée.


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8. Dépannage
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I. Erreur de transfert d'élément

Durant l'installation du jeu, le message "Feature Transfer Error" (erreur de transfert d'élément) peut s'afficher. Si cela arrive, le DVD que vous avez acheté peut être défectueux, ou bien sale et/ou endommagé. Il est aussi possible qu'il ne soit pas compatible avec votre lecteur. Essayez de lancer l'installation sur une autre machine pour vous assurer que le disque fonctionne bien.

Si vous vous apercevez que le DVD est sale et/ou endommagé, suivez la procédure décrite à la rubrique "Erreur d'accès au DVD-ROM".


II. Mémoire virtuelle insuffisante

Si le message d'erreur "Ran out of virtual memory" (mémoire virtuelle insuffisante) s'affiche dans une boîte de dialogue, vous devrez libérer plus d'espace sur le disque dur pour poursuivre l'installation.

De l'espace libre doit être disponible sur votre disque dur C:\, même si vous installez le jeu sur un disque dur différent, car une spécification d'InstallShield veut que les informations de désinstallation soient enregistrées sur le disque C:\. Pour cette raison, un message d'erreur indiquant que l'espace libre est insuffisant pour installer le jeu peut s'afficher durant l'installation, alors qu'il y en a largement assez dans le répertoire d'installation.

Si cela se produit, vous devrez libérer au moins 50 Mo sur le disque C:\ avant l'installation. Contactez le revendeur de votre machine, si vous avez besoin d'aide pour cela.


III. Erreur d'accès au DVD-ROM

Une erreur d'accès au DVD-ROM peut se produire si :

- Le DVD est sale ou rayé.

- Votre lecteur de DVD-ROM n'arrive pas à lire le disque.

- Votre lecteur de DVD-ROM est trop ancien ou usé.

- Votre lecteur de DVD-ROM n'est pas correctement installé dans Windows.

Avant toute chose, vérifiez qu'il n'y a pas de poussière, de traces de doigts ou de rayures sur votre DVD. Pour nettoyer votre DVD, frottez-le doucement avec un linge doux, en allant toujours du centre vers le bord. Si vous ne voyez rien de spécial sur votre DVD, replacez-le dans votre lecteur. Si le problème persiste, essayez de lire un autre DVD avec votre lecteur.


IV. Lancement du jeu impossible après l'installation

Si vous ne parvenez pas à lancer le programme après l'avoir installé sans problème :

- Redémarrez votre ordinateur et réessayez de lancer le programme.

- Assurez-vous que le disque de jeu est inséré dans votre lecteur de DVD-ROM.

- Fermez toutes les autres applications actives, en particulier les logiciels comme Clean Sweep, ZoneAlarm, les antivirus et les logiciels de gravure (Nero ou Easy DVD Creator, par exemple).

- Essayez tous vos lecteurs de DVD locaux, si vous en avez plus d'un.

- Désactivez votre lecteur de DVD virtuel, si vous en avez installé un.

- Assurez-vous que vous disposez des derniers pilotes pour votre carte mère ET que vous avez mis à jour les pilotes de votre lecteur de DVD.

- Attendez bien l'authentification du disque après le lancement du programme. Cette authentification peut prendre jusqu'à 30 secondes, voire plus. Durant ce temps, le pointeur de votre souris peut prendre la forme d'un disque en rotation.

Si vous avez fait tout ce qui est indiqué ci-dessus, mais que le problème persiste, créez un fichier d'analyse pour l'équipe d'assistance technique de SecuROM, qui pourra mieux vous aider. Le fichier d'analyse contient des informations importantes pour nous aider à analyser vos problèmes pour lancer le programme. Une fois la création du fichier réussie, les données nécessaires seront exportées et enregistrées dans un fichier appelé "AnalysisLog.sr0". Suivez la procédure suivante :

- Assurez-vous que le disque de jeu est inséré dans votre lecteur de DVD-ROM.

- Vous devrez trouver l'exécutable du jeu. Ce fichier est situé dans le dossier de jeu du répertoire Atari où vous avez installé votre jeu.

- Cliquez avec le bouton droit de la souris sur l'exécutable. Une fenêtre de dialogue apparaîtra.

- Choisissez "Launch Analysis (Lancer l'analyse)" dans le menu et relâchez le bouton de la souris.

- Peu après, une fenêtre d'avertissement s'affichera.

- Pour continuer, cliquez sur le bouton "Oui".

- L'application créera alors un fichier AnalysisLog.sr0 à la racine de votre partition C:\ (disque dur).

- Une nouvelle fenêtre de dialogue apparaîtra pour vous signaler que la création du fichier d'analyse a réussi. Cliquez sur le bouton "OK" pour terminer.

- Si vous disposez d'un utilitaire de compression comme WinZip, compressez le fichier. Certains clients de messagerie peuvent corrompre le fichier .sr0 durant son envoi.

- Envoyez le fichier .sr0 ou l'archive .zip par e-mail en décrivant votre problème le plus précisément possible. Pensez à indiquer ce que vous avez déjà tenté pour le résoudre. Envoyez ces informations sans oublier de joindre le fichier à l'adresse suivante : [email protected]

Merci pour votre coopération et votre compréhension. Nous vous prions d'accepter toutes nos excuses pour tous les désagréments causés. Notre but est de résoudre vos problèmes de lancement avec un maximum de rapidité et d'efficacité.

Avertissement : la fonction de création du fichier d'analyse a été développée en pensant à votre intérêt personnel afin de détecter les éventuelles incompatibilités logicielles/matérielles sur votre PC. Pour réduire la durée de l'analyse, des informations système sont collectées, comme le fait le programme msinfo32.exe de Microsoft. Les données seront comparées avec la base de connaissances de SecuROM pour déterminer les conflits matériels et/ou logiciels. Vous soumettez volontairement le fichier d'analyse. Les données collectées ne le sont qu'à des fins d'analyse et ne seront utilisées d'aucune autre façon.


V. Que dois-je faire si mon PC affiche un écran noir ou se bloque ?

Si un écran noir s'affiche ou si le jeu semble bloqué, appuyez sur la touche Echap avant d'essayer quoi que ce soit d'autre. Si cela ne marche pas, appuyez une fois sur Ctrl+Alt+Suppr, cliquez sur l'onglet Applications, sélectionnez "TestDriveUnlimited.exe", puis cliquez sur "Fin de tâche". Si aucune fenêtre ne s'affiche quand vous appuyez sur Ctrl+Alt+Suppr, appuyez deux fois sur la touche Entrée. Cela devrait vous ramener sur le bureau. Redémarrez ensuite votre ordinateur et essayez de relancer le jeu.


VI. Puis-je laisser tourner d'autres programmes en arrière-plan ?

Nous avons remarqué que ce n'est généralement pas une bonne idée de jouer en laissant tourner d'autres programmes en arrière-plan. Désactivez votre écran de veille avant de lancer ce jeu, car il peut l'interrompre et causer des problèmes. Divers problèmes de son, de graphismes ou de mémoire peuvent survenir si d'autres programmes, antivirus compris, sont en cours d'exécution.

Il se peut que vous deviez désactiver ou fermer les programmes qui se lancent automatiquement au démarrage de Windows. Certains d
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