Overlord Demo Readme
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"OVERLORD" Demo ReadMe - 05/06/07 - v1.0
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I. Introduction - Specifications
II. Installation
III. Running the Game
IV. Controls
V. FAQ's
VI. Performance Issues
VII. Known Issues
VIII. Useful Web Sites


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I. Introduction:
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Thank you for playing the OVERLORD Demo. This file contains detailed technical information so please read it through carefully.


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Minimum Specification:
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- Windows XP
- DirectX 9.0c
- CPU: Pentium 2.4 GHz or Athlon XP 2400+
- 512 mb RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce FX5900 / Radeon 9500 or above
- DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
- 1.2 Gb Hard Drive Space

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Recommended Specification:
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- Windows XP / Vista
- DirectX 9.0c
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2
- 1Gb RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card
- 1.2 Gb Hard Drive Space

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Supported Graphics Cards:
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ATi Radeon 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
nVidia GeForce FX5900, FX5950, 6600, 6800, 7100, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8800

Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).


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II. Installation
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To install and run the game you must be logged into the PC as an Administrator.

Place the OVERLORD DVD in your DVD drive. If you have Autorun enabled, the game should
automatically start the installation process. If it doesn't start automatically, then
browse to 'D:\' (where 'D' is the drive letter of your DVD drive) and double-click
'setup.exe'.
To continue installation simply follow the on screen prompts.


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III. Running the Game
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During installation you will be asked if you would like a desktop shortcut to be created, double-click this to start the game.

Alternatively you can start the game by going to:
Start Menu -> Programs -> Codemasters -> Overlord Demo -> Overlord Demo.


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IV. Controls
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KEYBOARD - DEFAULT CONTROLS
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Move Overlord: W, A, S and D
Overlord Action: Space
Send Minion: Left mouse button
Callback minion: Right mouse button
Sweep: Left + Right mouse button
Cast spell: E
Guard Marker: Q
Target Lock: Left Shift
Previous/Next target: Shift + Z/C
Camera zoom: Move mouse forward/backwards
Center Camera: F
Prev/Next Minion type: Mouse scroll wheel
Select Minion type: 1 - 4
Select all Minions: `
Select spell: F1 - F12


You can change the default keys by running the Overlord configuration tool
- Run Start Menu -> Programs -> Codemasters -> Overlord Demo -> Config
- Select the Controls tab
- Select “Mouse & Keyboard”
- Change the key / mouse settings using the lists next to each action
- Click “Save & Play”


GAMEPADS
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Overlord is designed to support the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. To ensure it is set up correctly.
- Run Start Menu -> Programs -> Codemasters -> Overlord -> Config
- Select the Controls tab
- Select “Gamepad”
- Click “Save & Play”

Many other gamepads are also compatible, however they must have at least two analog sticks, and 15 distinct button inputs.
You will also need to configure the gamepad before play.
- Run Start Menu -> Programs -> Codemasters -> Overlord -> Config
- Select the Controls tab
- Select “Gamepad (Configurable)”
- Now click the “Configure” button. A new window will appear which allows you to select a button for each of the actions
- Click the button to the left of the action you wish to Configure (it will now say “Scanning”)
- Press the gamepad input that you want to perform that action
- Repeat this for all actions
- Click “Ok” to return to the main Overlord Config tool
- Click “Save & Play”


NOTES:
- You may need to update your gamepad drivers in order to map all the buttons on your controller.
- You may not be able to map all the buttons to your controller. In this instance you can leave them blank, however you will not be able to use them in game. “Pause Menu” is a good one not to map, as the ESCAPE key has the same function in game.


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V. FAQ's
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VI. Performance Issues
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Overlord requires at least 512 MB of RAM and a 2.4 Ghz processor. The performance of the game will improve if you have more RAM, a faster processor and graphics card. Regardless of your machine specs, you can maximise your available memory and increase the overall performance of the game by doing the following:

• Shut down all non-essential Windows programs especially online
chat programs, virus checkers and screen layout utilities.
• Regularly defragment your hard drive.
• Increase your amount of free hard drive space.


If you are experiencing poor performance on a low-end graphics card (see the ordered list of cards above)...

• Reduce the game resolution in the Overlord Configuration program to 800x600 or lower.
• Select "Custom" in the Video tab of the Overlord Configuration program and
turn off or set to Low the various options, particularly:
Shadows
View Distance
Soil Cover
• Turning these options on again one by one will reveal which are causing the problems, and
this will allow you to get the most from your card.


Always ensure you are using up-to-date drivers for your graphics card:

• For ATi cards, download drivers from: www.ati.amd.com/drivers
• For nVidia cards, download drivers from: www.nvidia.com/drivers


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VII. Known Issues
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Using low-end graphics cards (in particular the ATi Radeon 9600 SE) you may experience graphical issues on certain levels when playing using the default settings. To fix these issues use the custom detail settings in the Overlord Configuration tool: set all options to Low or Off, and ensure the screen resolution is set to 800x600 or lower.


Always ensure you are using up-to-date drivers for your graphics card:

• For ATi cards, download drivers from: www.ati.amd.com/drivers
• For nVidia cards, download drivers from: www.nvidia.com/drivers


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VIII. Useful Web Sites
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Codemasters
http://www.codemasters.com/

If you are having problems running the game, you may want to try updating your graphics card drivers from one of the following web sites before contacting technical support:

ATI Technologies
http://www.ati.com/

Creative Labs
http://www.creative.com/

NVIDIA
http://www.nvidia.com/


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