* Additional documentation to *
* ALBION *
* English version (7/29/1996) *
Here you can find information that we
were unable to include in the manual.
NOT ENOUGH RAM?
If ALBION reports it does
not have enough memory or that
memory is too fragmented please
check the following.
Remove programs from your
configuration (CONFIG.SYS and
AUTOEXEC.BAT) which are not essential,
such as SMARTDRV.EXE and sound
If you type ALBILOW instead of ALBION,
ALBION will run in a low memory mode.
The program will however run slower
because your hard drive is being used
as "virtual memory".
Please note that you need at least 16
megabytes of free space on your hard
drive to use ALBILOW.
TIP: WINDOWS 95
Start the ALBION shortcut (the icon
with the MS-DOS symbol) instead of the
TIP: WINDOWS 95 with 8MB RAM
Although the game works with this
configuration, you may want to try
playing the game in MS-DOS mode.
Windows 95 employs virtual memory
which slows the program down.
We recommend you play ALBION using
DOS instead of Windows 3.11.
In most cases ALBION works fine with
HARD DRIVE SPACE
ALBION runs almost completely from CD
and requires only a little hard
drive space. However, a saved game can
grow to about 300 kilobytes in size.
If you save a lot of games this can
take up quite a large amount of space
on your hard drive. You can delete
any old saved games (in the SAVES
subdirectory), if you need room on
your hard drive.
The options menu contains volume
controls for music and sound effects.
It also allows you to set the size of
the 3D window, as well as controls
that allow you to customize the
COMBAT DETAIL LEVEL influences what
the combat spells look like. If some
effects slow down your computer, you
can adjust the level of detail down
COMBAT TEXT DELAY adjusts how long
the texts during the combat rounds are
shown. By changing this you change the
duration of the entire combat round.
ASKING PARTY MEMBERS TO LEAVE
If you want a member of your party to
leave (possibly because you want to
take someone else with you), you can
ask him or her to leave during a
However, not everyone will leave at
any time during the game, many party
member are necessary to complete
parts of the game. This means
the option is not always presented in
the dialogue screen.
WORD LIST DURING DIALOGUES
To help you remember which words you
have already asked about in a
dialogue, already chosen words are
shown in SILVER. The words you
have not asked about yet are shown in
GOTO-POINTS IN CITIES
Please remember that you must have
entered a location before a goto-point
appears. It's not enough to have
"seen" the location in the automap.
A goto-point allows you to simply
click on a location and "jump"
there if you have already been there.
SPELLS "BOASTING", "SHOCK" & "PANIC"
To successfully use these spells you
should know two things: first of all
the effect depends not only on the
spell's strength, but can also be
improved by casting it more than once.
Second, hitting a monster (any
monster) helps to increase the
intimidating effect of these spells.
IF PROBLEMS SHOULD OCCUR
We have tested ALBION for hundreds of
hours. However, if a problem occurs,
the program will play a tone on your
PC's internal speaker.
If the problem is not critical you
will be notified when you leave the
game. If the problem does not stop
you from playing, ignore it.
If the program ends automatically,
or the problem stops you from playing,
you will find a file called ERROR.LOG
in the ALBION directory. An error
report is written in this file.
In this case contact our hotline
847-539-7934 and pass them the
information in the error log file.
DEMOS ON THE ALBION CD
On the CD you will find several demos
and movies of upcoming Blue Byte
products. The videos are stored in
the AVI (Video for Windows) format.
To watch the videos, start Windows and
run the program NEWS.BAT in the
root directory on the CD. This
program will create a program group
and several icons. Double-click on an
icon to watch a video.
To watch the videos, Video for Windows
must have been installed on your PC.
For your convenience we have included
a Video for Windows installation
program in the /news/vfw directory.
Simply run setup to install Video for
To install the demos click on the
appropriate icon to start the
Battle Isle 2220 will create a program
group called Battle Isle 2220 Demo.
Click on the BI 2220 Shadow of the
Emperor icon and play.
Settlers II will not create any
windows program groups since it is a
DOS application. To start the demo
exit to DOS;
type: CD\BLUEBYTE\SET2DEMO and enter.
And most of all,