Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness Demo Readme


Contents



1. About the game
2. System requirements
3. Installation/Uninstallation
4. Game setup
5. Game controls
6. Links

(c) Targem Games, 2005.
(c) Buka Entertainment, 2005.

1. About the game



"Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness"- Is an exciting adventure in the
world of original Battle Mages game. Four campaigns will emerge
you to the times, when the world was still young. You will learn
the mysteries of chaos, lead orcs into the battle and feel the
treachery of elves. And, of course, you will witness evil to rise
the Sign of Darkness over the green hills of Daenmor.

A mixture or RPG/RTS genres will allow you to build and command
armies and to develop your character skills and learn powerful
spells. So put on the mages cloak and learn how it feels to be a
wizard.


2. System requirements



Minimal system requirements
- Pentium III 1000 MHz
- 256 MB RAM
- nVidia GeForce 2 / ATI Radeon 7500
- 1350 MB of hard disk space
- Windows 98/Windows ME/Windows 2000/Windows XP
- DirectX 9

Recommended system requirements
- Pentium IV 1800 MHz or more powerful
- 512 MB RAM
- nVidia GeForce 4 Ti 4200 / ATI Radeon 9600 or more powerful
- 1350 MB of hard disk space
- Windows 98/Windows ME/Windows 2000/Windows XP
- DirectX 9


3. Installation/Uninstallation



To install the demo run Battle_Mages_Sod_demo.exe If you need to
UNINSTALL the game, click on Uninstall Battle Mages - Sign of Darkness
demo from the Buka/Battle Mages - Sign od Darkness demo folder in
your program menu.


4. Game setup



After launching the game, pick Options from the Main menu, then select:

- Game setup to change specific game settings
- System to change screen resolution and to to turn on/off additional effects
- Controls to redefine keys
- Audio setup to adjust sound and music volume


5. Game controls



5.1 Camera

Game camera may operate in two modes:

1. Attached to the troop (To switch to this mode right-click the troop icon).

2. Free flight

(To switch to this mode press one of the following buttons: W,A,S,D.).
Hold down Ctrl or mouse wheel to rotate camera.
You can zoom in/out by rotating the mouse wheel.

5.2 Giving orders

LEFT MOUSE BUTTON - select troop;
RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON
On land: walk;
On enemy: attack;
On your troop: attach camera to the troop.
LEFT MOUSE BUTTON + Shift - Set a sequence of commands;
Ctrl + [number] - Store selected group;
[number] - Recall selected group;
[number][number] - Go to selected group.

You can also give orders to your troops by clicking the main interface icons:

- Stop
- Attack
- Walk
- Guard (increased armor, decreased damage)
- Berserk (increased damage, decreased armor)

5.4 Using spells

1. Left-click the spell icon in the spellbook or quick spells panel to select a
spell;
2. Move the cursor over the land or your troop (or its icon) or enemy troop;
3. Left-click to cast spell.

5.5 Hot keys

'C' - Character screen
'B' - Player spellbook
'E' - Repeat last spell
'I' - Troop inventory (switch between units by pressing TAB)
'J' - Merge troops (only works if two similar troops are selected)
'M' - Map
'N' - Encyclopedia
'L' - Log
'P' - Switch between first/third person view
'Q' - Quests log (click on quest name to see its description)
'T' - Initiate dialogue with a town (when near one)
'Y' - Towns list
F5-F9 - Cast quick spells
F10 - Cast Magic Spirit spell


6. Links



www.buka.com - Buka Entertainment web-site
www.targem.ru - Targem web-site
www.battle-mages.com - official game's site




(c) Targem Games, 2005.
(c) Buka Entertainment, 2005.



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