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1. Installing game a) From Windows 95 i) Using Autorun ii) Using Setup.exe b) From DOS i) Using Install.exe 2. Missing Options on Windows 95 Install screen after install 3. Direct X a) Install does not auto-detect the presence of DirectX b) Installing DirectX directly from CD (if you skipped it during game install) c) DirectX 2.0 and supported hardware i) Sound cards ii) Video cards 4. Uninstalling game a) in Windows '95 b) in DOS 5. Are you experiencing network connect problems in FIFA '97? 6. Memory requirements a) DOS b) WIN95 c) Running the game under stressful WIN95 conditions 7. Running the game with EMM386. 8. Running the game on an IPX network with routers. 9. Improving game speed (frame-rates, etc.) 10. Hot-keys. 11. Modem initialization strings 12. Modem baud rates 13. Keyboard, joystick and mouse functionality 14. CD-ROM drives and MSCDEX (Microsoft CD Extension) -------------------- 1a. Installing game from Windows 95 using Autorun The simplest method of installing FIFA '97 is to use the "Autorun" feature in Windows '95. Simply insert the FIFA '97 CD into your CD-ROM drive and sit back. After the video segment plays, the game will bring you to the FIFA '97 Install Screen. If for some reason your "Autorun" feature is disabled (It may have been disabled by another program, or the "Auto insert notification" may be disabled on your CD), you can install the program by running SETUP.EXE directly from the root directory of the CD. 1b. Installing game from DOS To install the game from DOS, type... X:
CD\ INSTALL where "X" is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive (usually D or E) and is your "Enter" key. (sometimes called a "Return" key) ***Note*** The DOS version of the game will NOT run under Windows '95 and vice-versa. You MUST install the game under the operating system you intend to run the game in. 2. New options on Windows 95 Install screen after install After you've successfully installed the game in Windows '95, you may notice that some of the buttons that were visible on the Install screen (the "Install" button, for example) are no longer visible, while others (the "Play" button) are now available. This simply reflects the new options that are available. If you would like to re-install the game (you may have accidentally deleted some files, or possibly changed your mind about loading the play-by-play files), simply uninstall the game and then re-install. See section 4 for details. 3a. Install does not auto-detect the presence of DirectX The Windows '95 version of FIFA '97 requires that DirectX version 2.0 or higher be installed. FIFA '97 comes with DirectX 2.0 and will ask if you'd like to install it. Currently, FIFA '97 neither auto-detects the presence of DirectX nor the version number. If you think that you already have DirectX installed or that you have a newer version of DirectX (2.0 is the latest version as of the writing of this readme file) you may skip the DirectX portion of the install. When starting up the game, if you receive an error message that DirectX has not been installed, you can install it manually by following the directions below. 3b. Installing DirectX directly from CD (if you skipped it during game install) FIFA '97 comes with DirectX 2.0 and will prompt you to install it during installation. If you would like to install it manually, make sure the FIFA '97 CD is in the CD-ROM drive and run... "My Computer/FIFAPCCD/REDIST/DIRECTX/DXSETUP.EXE" 3c. DirectX 2.0 and supported hardware We recommend that FIFA '97 be run with DirectX compatible sound boards and video cards. While FIFA '97 will run with non-DirectX compatible hardware, you may find that: i) Sound quality suffers ii) The game runs slightly slower. If your sound board or video card do not support DirectX, please contact your vendor. 4a. Uninstalling FIFA '97 in Windows '95 The simplest method of uninstalling FIFA '97 is to use the Uninstall button on the FIFA '97 install Screen. (this is the Autorun screen that pops up when you insert the FIFA '97 CD into the CD-ROM drive) You may also use the uninstall shortcut in the Start Menu. This can be found with the game icon on the Start Menu. ( usually "Start Menu/Programs/EA Sports/FIFA Soccer '97 ) Windows '95 also has an "Add/Remove Programs" Icon in the Control Panel that you can use to uninstall the game. ***Note*** To conform with Microsoft's Windows '95 guidelines, FIFA '97 will delete all files EXCEPT save-games and other user configuration information. These files must be deleted manually. 4b. Uninstalling FIFA '97 in DOS To uninstall FIFA '97 from DOS, simply delete the directory that you installed FIFA '97 into. (usually C:\FIFA97\) 5. Are you experiencing network connect problems in FIFA '97? We have identified some problems associated with the network software that ships with Windows '95. Microsoft offers a free replacement for this file. The update is available at... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/software/krnlupd.htm If you are experiencing any other problems with network play, please contact your network administrator. 6a. Memory requirements in DOS The DOS version of FIFA '97 requires a minimum of 8MB of RAM to run. While there is no performance increase to be gained from having more memory, you may find that you experience more sound effects and that the game loads faster. 6b. Memory requirements in Windows '95 The Windows '95 version of FIFA '97 requires a minimum of 16MB of RAM to run. If there is more memory available, you should experience better game performance in all areas. 6c. Running the game under stressful Windows '95 conditions We at Electronic Arts strive to bring you the best in graphics, audio and gameplay. We are always pushing the envelope of computer performance. While we have made every effort to ensure that FIFA '97 multi-tasks with all Windows '95 applications, we recommend that you shut down other applications and run FIFA '97 by itself when possible. 7. Running the game with EMM386 We recommend that EMM386 be disabled. EMS memory is not required to run FIFA '97. At the very least we suggest that EMM386 be configured for "NOEMS". For more information on EMM386, please see your DOS manual. 8. Running the game on an IPX network with routers In order for the game to function across a router, IPX networks with routers must be configured to route SAP. Also, the machine operating as the game server must not be running any other software which is an SAP service (TSRs under DOS, some file sharing, print sharing, or other servers under Windows '95). Once again, we recommend that you contact your network administrator if you are experiencing problems. 9. Improving game speed (frame-rates, etc.) We've implemented a few ways to speed up the game-play. "-" (the minus key) reduces the size of the screen "y" toggles field detail "t" toggles stadium detail See "Hot Keys" section below for more details. 10. Hot Keys We've implemented various hot-keys to access certain functions more quickly. ESC - Pause Menu F1 - Telecam F2 - Sideline Cam F3 - Cable Cam F4 - End Zone Cam F5 - Stadium Cam F6 - Shoulder Cam F7 - Ball Cam F8 - (Ingame) Tower Cam, (Interface) Toggles Sound F9 - Chat F10 - Hangup/Disconnect F11 - Quit FIFA '97 F12 - Quit Current Game 1 - Controller Select 2 - Team Management 3 - Substitution 4 - Statistics 5 - Option 6 - Replay 7 - Scoring Summary 8 - Foul Summary 9 - Network Breakdown T - Toggles Stadium detail Y - Toggles Field detail =/+ - Increase screen size - (minus) - decrease screen size 11. Modem initialization strings If you change the modem initialization string at the Modem Setup screen, the changes will be saved when you exit. If for any reason you would like to go back to the original initialization strings, simply copy the MODEMS.CFG file from the MODEM directory on your CD into the MODEM directory in your game directory on your hard drive. Example. (in DOS) COPY X:\MODEM\MODEMS.CFG C:\FIFA97\MODEM Where "X" is the drive letter of your CD-ROM. 12. Modem Baud Rates Under most circumstances users should set the modem connect speed to 57,600 in the Modem Setup Screen. While this should work with most modems, you may have to experiment to find the optimum setting. 13. Keyboard, joystick and mouse functionality While we've made every effort to allow the user to navigate the game interface using a keyboard and/or joystick, in some cases we have had to make decisions to limit the functionality of both. For this reason, we recommend that you use a mouse to access the interface. In-game, however, we recommend the use of a good joystick/gamepad. In fact, we HIGHLY recommend the use of a digital, 6-button game-pad. We have done our best to ensure that once you are in a game, you do not have to put down the joystick/gamepad again until the game is over and you are back in the Front End (interface). 14. CD-ROM drives and MSCDEX (Microsoft CD Extension) To optimally run FIFA '97 from DOS, we require that your CD-ROM buffers be set to 15 or higher. To check this, follow the steps listed below: 1. Open up your C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT in any simple text editor (e.g. EDIT C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT) 2. Find the line that contains: DEVICE=drive:\path\MSCDEX /M:x (where "drive:\path\" is the drive letter and path where MSCDEX can be found - usually C:\DOS\) and "x" is a number. 3. If the number ("x" in the line above) is below 15, change it to 15. If it's already 15 or higher, just leave it as is. Do NOT change any other information. 4. If you changed the number, save the file, then exit. Otherwise, exit without saving.
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