Heavy Metal FAKK 2 Demo

Ritual Entertainment has released a playable demo of Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2, allowing you to try this third-person action/adventure game. Please note that a 3D-Graphics Accelerator w/OpenGL support is required to play the demo. Download:
  • Heavy Metal FAKK 2 Demo (72 MB)
  • This document contains the latest information regarding "Heavy Metal: FAKK2". Table of Contents: I. Minimum System Requirements II. Known Video & Sound Card Issues III. General Troubleshooting IV. Last Minute Changes to the Manual V. Technical Support VI. Special Thanks to. I. Minimum System Requirements 3D Graphics Accelerator* - A 100% Windows 95/98 compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for CD-ROM, video card, sound card and input devices). - 300 MHz Pentium IIr Processor. - 64 MB of RAM. - US Version of Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or Windows 2000 Operating System. - Requires DirectX 7.0 (included) or higher. - Requires 30MB of uncompressed disk space plus an additional 96MB for the Windows Swap File for the Minimum Install. A Full Installation will require 400MB of uncompressed disk space for game files, plus an additional 96MB for the Windows Swap File. - Quad Speed CD-ROM drive (600KB/second sustained transfer rate). - 100% DirectX 7.0 or higher compatible sound card. - 100% Microsoft compatible mouse and driver. IMPORTANT: * 3D-Graphics Accelerator w/OpenGL support required. A 100% DirectX 7.0 or higher compliant 3D video card driver is required. Heavy Metal: FAKK2 has been tested on many but not all of the major video cards. Some 3D accelerator card brands utilizing the chipsets whose logos appear on the box may not be fully compatible with the 3D acceleration features of Heavy Metal: FAKK2. If your 3D card is not the list, please visit godgames.com/ for the latest information. Heavy Metal: FAKK2 supports the following: 3DFX Voodoo 3 nVidia Riva TNT2 Matrox G400 3DFX Voodoo 4 nVidia GeForce 256 ATI Rage Fury MAXX 3DFX Voodoo 5 nVidia Riva TNT Please Note: Heavy Metal: FAKK2 does not support "beta", "special purpose", "reference", or "release candidate" drivers. These drivers are to be used at the discretion and risk of the end user. Gathering of Developers Customer Support does not support any of these types of drivers. Heavy Metal: FAKK2 uses Microsoft DirectX 7 technology, and requires that your system have the most updated Windows 95/98 DirectX 7 compatible drivers for CD-ROM, video card, sound card, and input devices. II. Known Video & Sound Card Issues Video: Windows 2000 w/dual displays Heavy Metal: FAKK2 is not supported Windows 2000 with dual displays. Nvidia Riva 128 and 128ZX The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> Download and install the Riva drivers. This is an older generation card and may have some minor visual quality issues as a result. These particular drivers are incompatible with Windows 95. Windows must be in 16bpp desktop color mode for 3D-hardware acceleration to work on these chipsets. Please use the display control panel to switch your color depth to 16bpp if you want 3D acceleration. If you experience problems with launching the display control panel, you may have parts of a older version of the drivers still installed. Try uninstalling GLSetup and the older version of the drivers, then reinstalling GLSetup. Nvidia Riva TNT, TNT2, TNT2Ultra The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> Download and install the Detonator drivers. We know that the drivers included in GLsetup, in most instances, will work very well with these cards. In addition, make sure that your system is getting plenty of ventilation. There have been numerous reports from users that have remedied their lockup problems by simply moving their PC to better accommodate airflow. You might also want to purchase an internal fan for your system and make sure that the fan(s) that you have a working properly. There are some issues with all three of these cards on Windows 95 systems. The TNT on a Windows95 crashes intermittently and other times can run incredibly slowly in 16bpp mode. Changing the display depth to 32bpp sometimes fixes the performance problem. If you experiencing any of these problems, you might try the link to Nvidia's drivers listed above. One last issue that we have been getting reports on involves the TNT2 and TNT2Ultra on Intel LX chipset motherboards. It appears that there is a compatibility issue with the two resulting in frequent lockups. There are no known workarounds for this problem. Nvidia GeForce 256 The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> Download and install the Detonator drivers. There have been reported instances of the GeForce drivers on Windows 95 failing to render any 3d. This is a known issue and if you are running Windows 95, we recommend sticking with GLSetup as it will install older, but working, drivers for your card. Ati Rage 128 and 128pro The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> The Rage 128 drivers do not run (or even boot) on the original version of Windows95. They do run on Win95 OSR2 and Win98. Ati Rage Pro The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> This is an older generation card and may have some minor visual quality issues as a result. The Rage Pro OpenGL sometimes fails to load in high-resolution mode if your card doesn't have a lot of memory. If you get a failure to load Heavy Metal FAKK 2, try setting your desktop in a lower resolution mode. S3 Savage 4 The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> Follow this link and select the video card that corresponds with the one you own. There are some known issues with these drivers and the Heavy Metal FAKK 2 Tools. Intel i740 GLsetup has the latest drivers for this card. Glsetup is included on the product CD. You can download GLsetup free at <> 3dfx Voodoo 3 The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> There are several different areas to choose from on this page. Follow the link that corresponds to your video card and operating system. There are some known issues with these drivers that 3dfx is looking into. There is also some compatibility issues with these drivers and the Heavy Metal FAKK 2 Tools. 3dfx Voodoo 2 The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> We recommend downloading and installing the reference drivers located on this page. Follow the link that corresponds to your operating system. You do not need to bother with the Mini GL located on that page. There are some known issues with these drivers that 3dfx is looking into. 3dfx Voodoo Graphics The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> We recommend downloading and installing the reference drivers located on this page. Follow the link that corresponds to your operating system. You do not need to bother with the Mini GL located on that page. There are some known issues with these drivers that 3dfx is looking into. 3dfx Banshee The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> We recommend downloading and installing the reference drivers located on this page. Follow the link that corresponds to your operating system. You do not need to bother with the Mini GL located on that page. There are some known issues with these drivers that 3dfx is looking into. There is some known compatibility issues with these drivers and the Heavy Metal FAKK 2 Tools. Matrox Millennium G400 The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> There are some known issues with these drivers and the Heavy Metal FAKK 2 Tools. Matrox Millennium G200 The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> There are some known issues with these drivers and the Heavy Metal FAKK 2 Tools. Rendition Verite 2200 The latest compatible drivers can be found here: <> We have seen some flickering display problems with these drivers. If you are experiencing problems with these drivers, we recommend completely removing all video drivers, rebooting, and reinstalling them. 3Dlabs Permedia 2 and Permedia 3 The latest drivers can be found here: > Sound: MX400 If you experience static noise, follow the instructions to correct this: 1. Open the Windows Control Panel. 2. Double click on the Multimedia icon. 3. Select "Advanced Properties" in the Playback section on the Audio tab. 4. Select the "Performance" tab. 5. Move the "Hardware acceleration" slider to the 2nd notch from the left (Basic Acceleration). 6. Move the "Sample rate conversion quality" slider to the middle notch (improved sample rate converter). 7. Click OK. SoundBlaster Live! and other Creative Labs cards If you do not hear all the sounds play, try the following: 1. Open the Windows Control Panel. 2. Double click on the Multimedia icon. 3. Select "Advanced Properties" in the Playback section on the "Audio" tab. 4. Select the Performance tab. 5. Move the "Hardware acceleration" slider to the 2nd notch from the left (Basic Acceleration). 6. Click OK. SoundBlaster Live! cards in Windows 2000 Loud/Distorted noise: With the current SB Live drivers (under Windows 2000), setting 3D sample volumes does not work properly. This is required for Heavy Metal: FAKK2 to function correctly. Creative Labs should be releasing new Win2000 drivers to fix this problem in the next few weeks, until this time, change the sound driver in the game to software to fix the problem. Sound Drivers: For all Creative Labs cards: For Montego Sound cards: For Diamond Multimedia MX300: For Diamond Multimedia MX400: III. General Troubleshooting *** How do I install the game? *** If the Windows Autoplay feature is enabled on your computer, the Heavy Metal: FAKK2 Splash screen will automatically appear when you insert the Heavy Metal: FAKK2 Install CD (CD #1) into your CD-ROM Drive. Simply click on Install and follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation. If the Autoplay is disabled, you can begin the installation by doing the following: 1. Go to the Start Menu and select Run. 2. Type "D:Setup.exe" (assuming "D" is your CD-ROM drive letter) and press Enter. -or- 1. Double click on the My Computer icon. 2. Double click on your CD-ROM drive icon. 3. Double click on "Setup.exe". *** I installed the game with my CD-ROM, which is on the D: Drive. Can I now play the game with any other CD-ROM drive on my system? *** Only if you selected the Typical install option which copies all the game files to your hard drive. *** How can I improve performance in the game? *** There are several things that you can try to improve in-game performance: 1. Turn off all unnecessary programs which may be running in the background. Prior to launching the game, press CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up a window, which lists all the programs that are running at this time. Select all unnecessary programs by clicking on them and then using the "End Task" button on each. In our experience, the only programs that you will need are "Explorer" and "Systray". PLEASE NOTE: If you are a novice user, please contact TalonSoft Customer Support in this procedure. 2. Perform a Maximum install. 3. Have the most up-to-date DirectX 7 compatible drivers for your CD-ROM, video card, sound card, and input devices installed on your system. 4. Change the Display options in the game which is accessible from the Main Menu. Try using a lower resolution and color depth like 640 x 480, High Color 16-bit. You can also try adjusting the Detail Level to Low or Very Low. 5. Turn down the "Effect Detail" in the Advanced Options. *** My screen saver operates slowly while the game is running. What can I do? *** Because the game makes heavy use of the system resources, screen savers may hinder game performance. We highly recommend disabling your screen saver when playing the game. To disable: 1. Right click the desktop and select "Properties". 2. Click the "Screen Saver" tab. 3. Set the Screen saver pull down menu to "None". *** When my computer goes into Sleep mode, the game freezes. *** Disable the power saver function on your computer to avoid this issue. To disable sleep mode: 1. Right click on the desktop and select Properties. 2. Click on the Screen Saver tab. 3. Click on the Settings button. 4. Set all of the power saver settings to "None" and then click on apply. *** Where do I go for game updates and/or patches? *** You may check Gathering of Developers' web page for updates at: m/ If you are uncertain of a game update and/or patch, please E-mail all questions to our internet mailing address at: support@godgames.com Please note, this service is provided in English only. *** The game is not recognizing the CD but it is in my CD ROM Drive. *** 1. Make sure that the CD-ROM is running 32 bit CD ROM drivers. You may have older 16-bit CD-ROM drivers which need to be replaced with newer 32 bit drivers. To check, go to the Windows control panel and select SYSTEM, then PERFORMANCE. If it doesn't say "32-bit" next to FILE SYSTEM, you should update your drivers. To do so, contact the manufacturer of your computer or of your CD-ROM. 2. Turn off all background programs just in case there is a conflict. Use CTRL-ALT-DEL keys and End task on all programs except "Explorer" and "Systray". Make sure that the CD can play music. 3. Insert a music CD into your CD ROM drive, and make sure that music can be played with the CD Player (to access the CD Player, just go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> CD Player). If you are not able to play any music then your CD-ROM is not configured properly to play CD music and the game will not work as a result. *** When I'm playing the game and I insert an Autoplay enabled CD, Autoplay doesn't run. Why? *** This is by design. In order to prevent the operating system from starting another application when you insert an Autoplay CD, Heavy Metal: FAKK2 disables Autoplay while it is running. If you have Autoplay turned on , your system will run Autoplay CD's again when you exit Heavy Metal: FAKK2. *** Can I install the game to a compressed hard drive? *** We do not recommend installing this program to a compressed drive. Please install to a non-compressed drive and run the program from there. *** I have a AMD K6 processor, and I am experiencing problems during installation. *** Heavy Metal: FAKK2 is optimized for Intel Processors. The game has not been tested on AMD K6 processors and is not supported by Gathering of Developers Customer Support. *** I have a Cyrix 6x86 (or other Cyrix processor), and Heavy Metal: FAKK2 won't run, or performs poorl.y *** Heavy Metal: FAKK2 is optimized for Intel Processors. The game has not been tested on Cyrix processors and is not supported by Gathering of Developers Customer Support. *** I have a NexGen Pentium compatible processor, and Heavy Metal: FAKK2 won't run, or performs poorly. What do I do? *** There are no NexGen Processors that are within the minimum system requirements for this game. *** Will a virus checker affect the way Heavy Metal: FAKK2 installs? *** Due to a large number of files in the game installation, users of Norton AntiVirusr and other virus checking programs may experience extremely long install times if the virus checking program is active when installing the game. If this is the case, then (1) you can scan the CD for viruses (for your peace of mind), then (2) disable your virus checker, then (3) install Heavy Metal: FAKK2, and then (4) re-enable your virus checker. *** I have gotten stuck in the game. How can I skip past it? *** If you have gotten to a point and are stuck, or a bug is preventing you from getting to the next level, you can skip on to the next level of the game by following this procedure: 1. In the game, go to the Audio / Video -> Advanced menu, and check the Console option. 2. Press "Apply Changes". 3. Press the tilde (~) key to pull down the console. 4. Type in "map " where is replaced by the name of the level you want to go to. 5. Type in "exec " where is replaced by the name of the level you want to go to. The levels in Heavy Metal: FAKK2 are as follows: fakkhouse - Julie's House training - Julie's training area homes1 - Eden Homes landersroost - Landers Roost creeperpens - Creeper Pens homes2good - Eden Marketplace towncenter_good - Town Center under - Eden Underground over - Eden Underground 2 shield - Eden Shield Generator home2evil - Eden Market under siege! otto - Otto's Shop towncenter_evil - Towncenter Attacked! cliff1 - Outskirts of Eden cliff2 - Eden Cliffside swamp1 - Mooagly Swamps swamp2 - Deep Mooagly Swamps swamp3 - Swamps confrontation gruff - Billy Goats Gruff cemetery - We Cemetery fog - The Wind of Spirit water - The water of Purity blood - The Sanctity of Blood oracleway - The Bridge of reason oracle - Tomb of the WE *** I've run into some problems with my video display. What should I do? *** We suggest that you run GLSetup from the Heavy Metal: FAKK2 CD-ROM. It is recommended that you use the drivers in GLSetup because they have been tested with the game. If you download the latest drivers from a hardware manufacturer it is not guaranteed that they will work correctly. *** The sound doesn't appear to be working correctly. What can I do to fix this? *** There are many reasons why your sound system may not be performing the way that it should. We suggest that you try the following: Make sure that the Windows Driver Sound Settings are set to the correct speaker type. In Windows 98; 1. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel. 2. Double click the Multimedia icon. 3. On the "Audio Tab" in the "Playback" section, click "Advanced Properties". 4. Make sure that the "Speaker Setup" information is correct. If you are using EAX, EAX2 or A3D and it is not working, you can try updating your drivers, or run the game using software mode. *** I'm running a Windows NT 4 machine. When I change the color depth in Heavy Metal: FAKK2, the game slows down. What should I do? *** You may want to exit and restart Heavy Metal: FAKK2. Sometimes NT4 systems will slow down after switching your color depth, but this goes away after restarting the game. *** Help! I used to be able to play Heavy Metal: FAKK2, but I changed a feature in the game, and now it won't start. *** You may want to try running the "Safe Mode" version of the game. ***I've got two video cards in my system, a 3dfx Voodoo2 based card and another 2d/3d card. How do I pick which one Heavy Metal: FAKK2 will use?*** You need to go into the "Advance Options" menu in Heavy Metal: FAKK2, and select 3dfxVoodooGL for Voodoo 1 and 2 based cards, or OpenGL for other cards. ***Where can I get the latest drivers for my sound card?*** For all Creative Labs Sound Blaster drivers: ww.creative.com/support/files/download.asp For Montego cards: ww.voyetra-turtle-beach.com/site/sales_support/ftp.asp For Diamond Multimedia's MX300: t=Monster_Sound_MX300 For Diamond Multimedia's MX400: Monster_Sound_MX400 ***I have an Aureal Vortex sound card. Where can I get the latest drivers?*** Aureal Vortex Drivers: At the time of this writing, Aureal is in a state of transition. If you need Aureal reference drivers, or drivers for a sound card which is based on the Aureal Vortex or Vertex 2 chipset, the best source would be the sound card manufacturer's site. You may also wish to try looking at: Please be aware that this site is not run by, or affiliated with Ritual Entertainment, Gathering of Developers, or Aureal. It is an independently operated website, and we can not be held accountable for their actions, or any services or software which they provide. ***Which version of the SoundBlaster Live! drivers were you using during development?*** For Windows 98 systems, we were using LiveWare 3 with the latest driver update . IV. Last Minute Changes to the Game Manual You can not turn on monkey bars. V. Technical Support If you have a technical problem concerning the operation of our software, please contact our technical support staff. When you call or write, be at your computer if possible and have the following information ready: computer type, available hard drive space, total RAM, type of video card, and a list of options you chose when you installed the game. TECHNICAL SUPPORT 1-410-933-9191, M-F 9-5pm, EST TalonSoft, P.O. Box 43730, White Marsh, MD 21236 If you would like to contact us on-line, you will find us at: http://www.talonsoft.com E-mail us at talon@talonsoft.com VI. Special Thanks Ritual Entertainment would like to extend thanks to the following groups and individuals. Without their help, we could not have made this game. FAKKING Crew: Julie Strain, Simon Bisley, Kevin Eastman Gathering of Developers: Jim Bloom, Matt Burton, Joey Carr-Brown, David Eddings, David Gershik, William Haskins, Jenny Jemison, Frederick Jones, Lori Mezoff, Harry Miller, Doug Myers, Bill Nadalini, Terry Nagy, Andrea Schneider, Jeff Smith, Rick Stults, Mike Wilson, Devin Winterbottom, Pyro . The people who helped us test: Kevin Burrows, James Canady, Jay Carter, Matthew DeLoach, Ben Donges, Dennis Dunn, Brian Eiserloh, Darren Frances, David Gaspar, Steve Gibson, Matthew Hemby, Melvin Hodges, Simon Hodgson, Ron Johnson, Wyeth Johnson, David Kirsch, Jamie Leece, Jason Lochhead, Paul Magyar, Josh Martel, Sean Martin, Chris Mate, Lisa Nawrot, Matthew Offield, Brian Peacock, James Rawlinson, Jah Raphael, Aaron Rigby, Bob Rost, Phil Santiago, Jimmy Sieben, Steven Ward. Additional Thanks: ADV Films, Stuart Atkins, Mark Anders, Laurence Ballard, Dennis Bateman, Scott Burns, Brian Burleson, Dave Cail, Andrew Collins, Aaron Corcoran, Edward Doarms, Lee Dotson, Epoch Ink., Harald Frankel, Maarten Goldstein, Zach Hall, Erik Hanson, Kathleen Harris, Steve BaDmAn Hessel, Steven Hutchins, Incite Crew, Reid Kimball, Don MacAskill, Jack Mathews, John Mueller, Old Man Murray, Brandon Riza, Robert Selitto, Paul Smith, Rob Smith, Joel Thomas, Charlie Wiederhold, but most importantly wives, kids, girlfriends, friends and families. Almost forgot to mention, Ray, Paul and our other friends at the Dallas Police Department. Web sites we love: www.ritual.com www.fakkyou.com www.godgames.com www.heavy-metal.net www.ritualistic.com www.hm2kmusic.com www.fakk2central.com www.thethreshold.com www.KNAC.com www.restless.com www.billyidol.com www.sinthemovie.com Ritual Entertainment: Scott Alden, Beau Anderson, Robert M. Atkins, Zak Belica, Joel Braby, Ron Dimant, Jim Dos&sbquo;, Mark Dochtermann, Berenger Fish, Michael Hadwin, Darrin Hart, Patick Hook, LEVELORD, Tom Mustaine, Steven Peeler.