Broken Sword 3 Demo

THQ has (finally) released the playable demo of Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon, allowing you to try out this recent adventure game developed by Revolution Software. While downloading the demo, be sure to read our recent review to see why you MUST try this great adventure game. Gamer's Hell Local Download:
  • Broken Sword 3 Demo (German) (241.2 MB)
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  • BROKEN SWORD - THE SLEEPING DRAGON README TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.SYSTEM SPECS 2.DEFAULT CONTROLS 3.GRAPHICS CARD COMPATIBILITY 4.DISPLAY SETTINGS 5.SUPPORTED GAME PADS/JOYSTICKS 6.TROUBLESHOOTING 7.KNOWN PROBLEMS 8.CUSTOMER SUPPORT 9.LICENSE AGREEMENT 1.SYSTEM SPECS Minimum Hardware Specification: Pentium III 750 Mhz 128 MB Ram 8x CD-ROM drive Direct X 8.1 Windows 98/2000/XP Sound Card GeForce2 64 MB or equivalent 2 GB Hard Disk space Recommended Hardware Specification: Pentium III 1.2 Ghz 128 MB Ram 8x CD-ROM drive Direct X 8.1 Windows 98/2000/XP Sound Card with 5.1 Surround Sound support GeForce4 Ti 4200 or equivalent 2 GB Hard disk space 2.DEFAULT CONTROLS In Game: (default keys) Arrow keys Control movement of character, Scroll through inventory, Scroll through conversation topics. Left Shift Run when moving character. Left Ctrl Crouch / Creep when moving character. Space Display Inventory / Hide Inventory. Page up / down Cycle between multiple highlights. Esc Pause game - enter Pause Menu. A key Special actions as indicated by the action-map. S key Primary action as indicated by the action-map. D key Special actions as indicated by the action-map. W key Special actions as indicated by the action-map. Please note that in the full version of the game, the keys can be redefined from the Options at the Main Menu. In Menus: (default keys) Arrow keys Navigate menu options. ENTER Select an option. ESC Go back to the previous menu screen Please note that in the full version of the game, the keys can be redefined from the Options at the Main Menu. Character Movement & Interaction: Your character can be moved around the environment using the four Arrow keys. The game employs a unique hybrid system which allows you to precisely control the direction of movement. So, for example, UP arrow moves the character up the screen. Press the LEFT or RIGHT arrows to alter the direction of movement tap the arrows to change the direction slightly, keep pressed to significantly change the direction. As an object or person is approached, with which your character can interact, a highlight appears over that object, and icons on the action-map indicate what actions are possible. The action-map, which appears in the bottom right of the screen, maps to four keys on your keyboard (Default to W, A, S, D). A specific action can be selected by pressing the appropriate key. 3.GRAPHICS CARD COMPATIBILITY It is very important that you install the latest drivers for your card before running BROKEN SWORD - THE SLEEPING DRAGON. You can download current drivers from the manufacturer websites, as follows: nVidia - http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp ATI - http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html Matrox - http://www.matrox.com/mga/support/drivers/home.cfm Xabre - http://www.xabre.com/download/index.html S3 - http://www.s3graphics.com/drivers.html BROKEN SWORD - THE SLEEPING DRAGON has been tested on the following cards: nVidia GeForce3 64MB nVidia GeForce3 Ti 200 64MB nVidia GeForce3 Ti 500 64MB nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4400 64MB nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 64MB nVidia nForce2 64MB nVidia GeForce4 MX 420 64MB nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 64MB nVidia GeForce4 MX 460 64MB nVidia GeForce4 Go 64MB nVidia GeForce FX 5200 nVidia GeForce FX 5700 nVidia GeForce FX 5800 nVidia GeForce FX 5900 ATI Radeon 7200 ATI Radeon 7500 ATI Radeon 8500 ATI Radeon 9000 ATI Radeon 9200 ATI Radeon 9500 ATI Radeon 9600 ATI Radeon 9700 ATI Radeon 9800 Other DirectX 8.1 cards above the minimum specification may work but have not been tested and are not directly supported. 4.DISPLAY SETTINGS When you first run BROKEN SWORD - THE SLEEPING DRAGON it will launch with a resolution of 800x600. Within the game the option is available to increase / decrease the resolution of the game. Provided that your system has a properly configured video card and a properly configured monitor, only video modes supported by your system should be offered to you for selection. Should a video mode be selected that either your video card or your monitor does not support, a Video Safe Mode version of the game is available in the BROKEN SWORD - THE SLEEPING DRAGON folder on your computer. Use the Video Safe Mode version of the game to select an alternative resolution, then exit and restart the normal version of the game. 5.SUPPORTED GAME PADS/JOYSTICKS The following game pads and joysticks have been tested with BROKEN SWORD - THE SLEEPING DRAGON: Creative Gamepad Cobra Gravis PC Gamepad Logitech Wingman Logitech Wingman Rumblepad Microsoft Dual Strike Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Microsoft Sidewinder Gamepad Pro Microsoft Sidewinder Plug and Play Gamepad Other DirectX DirectPlay peripherals may work with the game but have not been tested and are not supported. Please ensure that you have the latest drivers installed for your game pad or joystick and that it has been correctly configured in Windows before running the game. 6.TROUBLESHOOTING Within the game the option is available to increase / decrease the resolution of the game. Provided that your system has a properly configured video card and a properly configured monitor, only video modes supported by your system will be offered to you for selection. Should a video mode be selected that either your video card or your monitor does not support, a Video Safe Mode version of the game is available in the SWORD - THE SLEEPING DRAGON folder on your computer. Use the Video Safe Mode version of the game to select an alternative resolution, then exit and restart the normal version of the game. 7.KNOWN PROBLEMS 1) The environmental sound sometimes drops out on the Hercules Maxisound fortissimo sound card. Updating to the latest drivers should resolve this issue. 2) When installing the game on Windows 98 with certain types of CD-ROM drive, the game disc will eject at the end of the installation causing a blue screen and requiring a reboot. In this case, the game usually installs correctly and can still be played. 3) When playing the game with a Creative SoundBlaster 512 sound card, the background music sometimes loops continuosly. No fix available for this problem at this time. 8.CUSTOMER SUPPORT UK: If you are experiencing technical problems with this game, please contact UK technical support: Online Visit the www.thq.co.uk website and click on Help Telephone +44 (0) 870 608 0047 (national/international call rates apply) Mon - Fri 08:00 to 19:00 GMT Sat - 09:00 to 17:00 GMT For us to be able to help you better, please try to be at your computer screen with the computer switched on and details of your computer's specifications to hand. AUSTRALIA: Technical support and Games Hotline: 1902 222 448 (Call cost $1.80 +GST per minute - higher from mobile/public phones) or email: feedbackaustralia@thq.com 9.LICENSE AGREEMENT Your use of the file is evidence of your agreement to be bound by the terms. 1. OWNERSHIP. 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