Uru Demo

Ubi Soft has released a playable demo for Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, allowing you to try out this imminent 3D adventure game by Cyan Worlds. The demo offers "only a very small portion of what awaits you; a brief doorway into what lies beneath - a vast and complex world in which endless Ages are waiting to be rediscovered by today's world." Gamer's Hell Local Download:
  • Uru: Ages Beyond Myst Demo (109.5 MB)
  • Welcome to Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version). This document contains helpful information, late-breaking news and a description of certain functions or issues with the Uru Demo. More information can be found on our website at http://uru.ubi.com Contents: I. System Requirements and Recommendations II. Installing Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version) III. Known Hardware Compatibility Issues IV. License Information V. Contact Information ------------------------------------------ I. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ------------------------------------------ Minimum Requirements: ------------------------------- - Windows XP/Me/2000/98SE - 800Mhz Pentium III or AMD Athlon - 256 Mb RAM - 4x CD ROM Drive - Video Card: 32 MB NVIDIA(r) GeForce(tm) 1, 2, 3, 4, or FX; ATI(r) Radeon(tm) 7000-9800 or better - DirectX 8.1b or higher compatible Audio Card - DirectX version: 8.1b or higher - 2 GB Hard Disk space Free - 800x600 16 bit display - Mouse and keyboard Recommended System: ---------------------------- - Windows XP - 1.4Ghz Pentium IV or AMD Athlon - 512 Mb RAM - 4x CD ROM Drive or faster - Nvidia GeForce 3 or ATI Radeon 8500 or higher Video Card - DirectX 8.1b or higher compatible Audio Card, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 series, EAX Advanced HD - 2 GB Hard Disk space free - 1024 x 768 32 bit displays - Mouse and keyboard ----------------------------------------------------- II. INSTALLING URU(tm): AGES BEYOND MYST(r) (Demo version) ----------------------------------------------------- To install Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version), follow these simple steps: 1. Close all running programs. 2. Double Click on "UruDemo.exe". 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to Install the game. 4. After you have finished installing the game, you can start Uru from your computer's Start menu. Note: You need to have Administrator rights in order to install Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version). If you do not have Administrator rights, please contact your network admin. To uninstall Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version), follow these simple steps: 1. Close all running programs. 2. Go in your computer's Start menu, in your Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version) folder and choose "Uninstall Uru: Ages Beyond Myst". 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to Uninstall the game. --------------------------------------- III. KNOWN HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES --------------------------------------- Please update to the newest drivers available for your hardware. Uru uses the latest technology to give you the best game experience possible. We have outlined some compatibility issues below. If you still encounter problems, please visit our website support at http://support.ubi.com, or contact the manufacturer. Video ------- Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version) requires video drivers that are DirectX 9.0 (or higher) compliant. The game's default settings are based on the hardware that was detected. Raising or lowering the settings may create unexpected results. Onboard Geforce 2 users may need to update their drivers to version 6.14.10.4523 from NVIDIA if you are experiencing problems in game. Matrox Parhelia users who encounter graphic issues should turn off Anti-Aliasing in the graphics setting in the launch menu. Sound -------- Uru(tm): Ages Beyond Myst(r) (Demo version) requires Audio drivers that are DirectX 9.0 (or higher) compliant. The game's default settings are based on the hardware that was detected. Raising or lowering the settings may create unexpected results. Win2k users should make sure that their system audio hardware acceleration slider is set to Full or 100% in order to get EAX effects to show up as available in URU Setup, i.e. to get EAX to work at all. This is found in Control PanelSounds and Audio Devices Properties. Click on the Audio tab and select Advanced. Then select the Performance tab and move the Hardware Acceleration slider all the way to the right. Creative Audigy 2 Issues: Issue: Crackling and squealing on Windows ME and 98. Fix: Turn down audio hardware acceleration via Sound control panel, or completely off via Uru Setup. Also, try moving the card to a PCI slot that is not adjacent to the video card. Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Issues: Issue: Some sounds are inaudible. More Info: http://www.turtlebeach.com/site/kb_ftp/5854044.asp Fix: Turn down, or off, audio hardware acceleration. Issues with DirectX games - Turtle Beach recommends that the user makes sure that they have the latest drivers. If the user does have the latest drivers and is still experiencing problems then they should lower the audio hardware acceleration in the audio control panel through the desktop. This is also an issue on Win2K. Using the 4161 drivers with audio hardware acceleration turned all the way up makes some sounds inaudible. By turning the audio hardware acceleration down in the audio control panel, or turning hardware acceleration off in client setup, sounds become audible again. Getting the latest Microsoft non-certified drivers 4193 could also solve this problem. SoundBlaster Live! Issues: Sounds may not play correctly if you are using the default drivers for the Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live Cards. Please upgrade your drivers as soon as possible. Dell SoundBlaster Live 5.1 issues: Issue: Some sounds cutout briefly and or popping from some sounds that play. This card causes some streaming sounds to cutout briefly. This seems to happen across all operating systems. While Creative manufactures this card, they do not support it. If problems occur, Dell recommends that the user reinstall the audio card drivers. If that does not work, turning audio hardware acceleration down or off should fix this problem. More Info: http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=dim_audio&message.id=39953 Fix: Turn down, or off, audio hardware acceleration. Aureal Vortex 2 users on Windows XP who experience choppy sounds and/or other sound problems should use the drivers supplied by the O/S. Drivers for all Vortex-based audio products are included with the Windows XP operating system - both Home and Professional versions. It is recommended that you use these drivers. However, it is not recommended that you use this card with Win2K or XP, since Aureal went out of business before releasing official drivers for Win2K or XP. The built-in drivers seem to be buggy. For users playing with EAX enabled who occasionally notice what sounds like microphone feedback and/or oscillating low-frequency hum, try turning down your 'Number of Sounds' slider. Otherwise, you may have to turn off EAX altogether, via URU Setup. --------------------------------------- IV. LICENSE TO USE THE MULTIMEDIA PRODUCT --------------------------------------- Please read this License carefully before installing the game ("Multimedia Product"). This License is an agreement between you, the "User", and Cyan Worlds inc. ("Cyan"), which grants the User the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the Multimedia Product. This License is valid in USA, United Kingdom and Canada. 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