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Robocop 3 manual

                       - ROBOCOP III DOCS -
                         ****************

LIST OF CONTENTS
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PG.2  - LOADING INSTRUCTIONS
PG.3  - ARCADE SECTION SCENARIO
PG.4  - MOVIE SECTION SCENARIO
        ROBOCOP OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS
PG.5  - DRIVING [ROBOCOP TURBO CRUISER]
PG.12 - FLYING [ROBOCOP GYROPACK]
PG.17 - URBAN PACIFICATION
PG.21 - CLOSE QUARTER FIGHTING
PG.23 - QUICK KEY CONTROL GUIDE

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LOADING
-------
Amiga 500,1500,2000,3000
------------------------
Insert disk A into drive A and turn on the computer, the program will
then load automatically. Follow any on screen instructions for further
loading. If you have any other disk drives, insertion of disk B into
any other drive will prevent disk swapping.

Amiga 1000
----------
Insert the kickstart disk. When the workbench hand appears insert the
game disk A. The program will then load automatically. If you have any
other disk drives, insertion of disk B into any other drive will
prevent disk swapping. A minimum of 512k is required on the Amiga
1000.

PAGE 3
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"MEDIABREAK NEWS" is loaded up and the player is presented with the
night's headlines. Each headline is a different type of game section.
This allows the player instant access into different sections [these
sections are totally different from the game].

MEDIABREAK KEYS
---------------
SPACE - Skip to next line of text
ESC   - Skip rest of mediabreak

NOTE : While loading Mediabreak hold down ESCAPE to abort loading.

ARCADE SECTION 1 : DRIVING
--------------------------
The police force is on strike as Detroit becomes a 'no go' zone. On
the highways Robocop is attempting to apprehend runaway drivers &
stolen vehicles.

ARCADE SECTION 2 : STREET FIGHT
-------------------------------
The back streets of the city are plagued by punks who bring terror to
the neighbourhood. Robocop is about to clean up !

ARCADE SECTION 3 : HOSTAGE SITUATION
------------------------------------
OCP tower is in the hands of a terrorist faction who are holding the
executives hostage for a billion dollar ransom...
Nobody plans on paying it. So robocop must penetrate the tower &
destroy all the terrorists.

PAGE 4
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ARCADE SECTION 4 : FLYING
-------------------------
Security concepts are proud to present the latest addition to the
robocop inventory, a gyropack! A trail combat situation has been
arranged against the military over the skies of old Detroit.

ARCADE SECTION 5 : HAND TO HAND COMBAT
--------------------------------------
A new robotic ninja has been created by Hanemetsu industries who are
keen to impress the world of it's superior combat facilities. Only one
person is up to the job...Robocop !

After the section has been completed you then return to the main
arcade selection menu. If you are eliminated or fail to complete your
mission, you return to Mediabreak, then a high score table.

                   The story so far...

It has been 6 months since the announcement of the delta city project;
OCP are now in a desperate situation as they stand to lose billions of
dollars if work does not commence within the week. The citizens of old
Detroit have been reluctant to move from their homes so OCP has hired
a special army group called THE REHABS. They are urban rehabillitation
officers, who are routing people from their homes...

        ROBOCOP IS DRAWN INTO A BATTLE AGAINST THE AUTHORITIES
         AS THE CONSTRUCTION OF DELTA CITY MOVES EVER CLOSER.

PAGE 5
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The movie section of the game runs like an adventure. Like all
adventures it has many twists and turns, so it is difficult to give an
accurate flow of how the game will run. So we are not attempting to do
so! Media break is used to provide an update of the events so far and
creates the back drop to the game.

SPACE - Skip to next line of text
ESC   - Skip rest of mediabreak

NOTE : While loading mediabreak hold down ESCAPE to abort loading.

                        DIRECTIVES:

                   1.PROTECT THE INNOCENT
                   2.UPHOLD THE LAW
                   3.SERVE THE PUBLIC TRUST
ROBOCOP cannot violate these prime objectives - any violation will
result in shut down. In the game Robocop is able to function in all
environments. He is capable of walking,flying,driving & all forms of
combat.

DRIVING SECTION
---------------
As a member of the metropolitan police force of Detroit, the security
concepts ROBOCOP will be provided with a police turbo cruiser for
active patrol duty.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD
------------------------
1.Active Patrol Area [also refer to map of Detroit]
All of Detroit's precincts are within the jurisdiction of Robocop from
up north & west to the interstate and south and east to the seaway and
Canada. A restraining device has been fitted to the vehicle so the
city boundaries are not violated.

Robocop has also been provided with full geographical data of the
city, complete with map displays, radars and location pointers to aid
navigation around the city.

The city is split into different urban areas:
1.Downtown business district complete with skyscrapers and modern
ultra
                 tech show case buildings.
2.The surburbs, the outskirts of the city with nice housing, tree's &
                       shopping mall.
3.The docks, an industrial area showing signs of decay as the
recession
                         bites hard.
4.The inner city of old Detroit, the run down slum area of Detroit
where
  the site of Delta city is to be laid [This area is now sealed off
with
                  an electrified perimeter fence].

On the map, particular attention has been put to the main areas
involved in the game. At various times during the game, you may need
to visit some of these locations :-

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1. Rocket Motors - Abandoned disused car factory.
2.   OCP Tower   - The HQ of OCP.
3.   Metro South Police HQ.
4.   Twenty-four hour hotel.
5.   Church

In some driving sections, when you arrive at any of these locations
the computer automatically takes over the game as the player see's a
graphic backdrop with the 3D superimposed over it. From this point,
Robocop will be on foot.

Whilst on patrol Robocop will recieve mission orders,reports and
updates from police HQ. This data will be printed across Robocop's
visor. It is through this system that mission orders will be conveyed
to Robocop. Missions will include apprehending stolen "411" vehicles
and the capture or destruction of criminals.
It is likely, during patrol, that gunfire will be aimed from these
vehicles; great care should be taken to avoid the unneccesary gun-
fire.

DRIVING PARAMETERS
------------------
The turbo cruiser is a fast efficient police car, it is able to
accelerate to 60mph in 8 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph.
It is able to pull hard at fast speeds & decelerate rapidly for
turning corners, making it less hazardous.

PAGE 8
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The vehicle's Turbo boost cuts in at 30mph up to 80mph, which is very
useful for overtaking and for accelerating out of tight corners.

DISPLAYS
--------
The car dashboard has a speedometer mounted in the middle of the
console and a map on the left hand side. On the steering wheel a small
white display dot shows how far the steering wheel is turned and in
what direction it is pointing. The car is also fitted with flashing
police lights; these lights are automated and will flash automatically
during arrest mode.

The car has an active moving map display to show the player the
location of any adversaries and himself in relation to the world. This
is essential during high speed chases. Due to the map resolution it is
split into 4 sections for the North East, South East, South West,
North West areas of the city. Your vehicle is indicated by a GREEN
square, the suspect vehicle with a RED square.

DAMAGE & EFFICIENCY
-------------------
The car is able to withstand a great deal of damage, although the more
damage the car recieves the less responsive & more difficult it may
become to control. During the driving section, Robocop's efficiency
reading is dedicated to the car & not Robocop.

The effieciency reading shows the overall turbo cruiser efficiency.
When Robocop is in action this reading will diminish due to the effect
to weapons which can damage Robocop i.e. Head on collisions with
buildings and other vehicles or heavy gunfire can destroy the turbo
cruiser and light gunfire can slowly wear down the efficiency reading.

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Any reading below 30% will show a warning as the vehicle will have
sustained a large amount of damage. It also may prove more difficult
to drive and may incur loss to power and reaction due to the damage.
The turbo cruiser will be destroyed when effieciency is reduced to
zero.

The player's score is calculated on the following :-

How quick the mission is achieved.
How much efficiency Robocop has remaining.
An overall mission score.
Score for the individual number of those eliminated.

NOTE : It is possible to get a negative score if Robocop shoots any
innocent people whilst on duty i.e. women & children. If a negative
score is achieved at the end of the mission it is likely that the
player will be decommisioned from the force and deactivated.

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DRIVING CONTROLS
----------------

JOYSTICK
--------
Forward - accelerate
Back    - decelerate
Left    - Turn steering wheel left
Right   - Turn steering wheel right

KEYS
----
Cursor up    - accelerate
Cursor down  - decelerate
Cursor left  - turn steering wheel left
Cursor right - turn steering wheel right

ESC       - quit
R         - Robovision
SPACE     - slow down quickly

VIEWS
-----
F1 - Front internal with dash
F2 - Left side view
F3 - Right side view
F4 - Extend fixed camera views
F5 - Aerial plan view
F6 - Front full screen [Robovision]
F7 - External tracking of turbocruiser
F8 - View of suspect vehicle
F9 - Intelligent camera view [It always sets up angles to view
                             turbocruiser and suspect vehicle]

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GAMEPLAY HINTS & TIPS FOR DRIVING
---------------------------------
"Your adversary is intelligent so treat him with respect."
"Keep on the road......although you can drive on sidewalks & open
areas
 it will damage your vehicle & wear down efficiency."
"Keep an eye on the brake lights as you know if your chase vehicle is
 about to slam on the brakes or turn rapidly."
"When in pursuit of a vehicle, don't get too close as it is likely
that
 it's doors will swing open with machine guns firing at you. Also look
 out for people shooting at you from the roadside or other vehicles."
"To apprehend a vehicle it is best to choose your moment , e.g. when
on a long straight section of road use your turbo acceleration to move
up
 to the side of him and run into him."
"It could take several collisions to force the vehicle off the road,
 during this you may also be under fire."
"Watch out for obstacles in the road such as oil spills, destroyed
 vehicles and debris."
"On turning, use full width of the road, but don't oversteer."
"Squealing tires will let you know if you are cutting it to fine."
"When in pursuit of faster vehicles you will struggle to keep up with
 them let alone overtake them, so use your powers of judgement to find
 an alternative shortcut/route. Many roads lead into one."

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FLYING SECTION
--------------
The latest addition to the Robocop Amoury is a GYROCYCLE. This is a
specially adapted jetpack which allows Robocop to achieve full flight.
The GYROCYCLE is interfaced to the Robocop software as a new helmet
mounted display called the HUD.
On the helmet mounted display mission directives are printed and also
data which may be relevant. Below this the efficiency reading is
printed permanently.

EFFICIENCY
----------
The efficiency reading shows the overall Robocop efficiency. When
Robocop is in combat this reading will diminish due to the effect of
weapons which can damage Robocop i.e. *helicopter fire can blow
Robocop out of the sky, and ground gunfire can slowly wear down the
efficiency reading.

Any reading below 30% will show a warning as Robocop will have
sustained a large amount of damage. It also may prove more difficult
to fly and may incur loss of power and reflexes due to the damage.
Robocop will be destroyed when efficiency is reduced to zero.

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WEAPONS
-------
Whilst in flight Robocop is fitted with a multi-weapon arm which is
capable of firing cannon and rapid machine gun fire. The weapon
selected and the amount of ammunition remaining is printed on the
bottom of the screen. The cannon is more powerful than the multi-
weapon machine gun. The cannon is able to knock out heavy armour such
as tanks and helicopters much more efficiently than the machine gun.

Robocop's avionic software has a new target acquisition system similar
to fighter aircraft where a lock can be achieved which will allow the
weapons to bear. It is up to the player to then fire when ready.

COUNTER MEASURES
----------------
1. Altitude bar - this is the left hand indicator bar. A warning will
           appear if the altitude level is to low.
2. Thrust bar - this is the right hand indicator bar showing the
thrust
     of the jet pack. The greater the thrust the greater the velocity
                            obtained
3. Radar - the central area of the display shows a radar display of
    various threats relevant to your position. Objects are split into
                     three colour codes...
1 - RED is an aerial threat i.e. helicopter.
2 - GREEN is for friendly i.e. police cars.
3 - BLACK shows the location of important relevant buildings
                      e.g.OCP Tower
4 - YELLOW indicates a ground-based threat i.e. ED209,tanks.
5 - Horizon bar indicator - this toggles with the radar to show the
             pitch and roll in relation to the horizon.
6 - Target lock indicator [used with cannon]: When a valid target is
    within the HUD, a green target 'lock' appears. When within range
to
    fire, a red target circle will overlap; wwhen they meet each
other,
    you can fire.

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SCORING
-------
The player's score is calculated on the following :-

How quick the mission is achieved.
How much efficiency Robocop has remaining.
An overall mission score.
Score for the individual number of those eliminated.

NOTE: It is possible to get a negative score if Robocop shoots any
innocent people whilst on duty i.e. women, children and other police
officers. If a negative score is achieved at the end of the mission it
is likely that the player will be decommisioned from the force and
Robocop will be deactivated.

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CONTROLS FOR FLYING SECTION
---------------------------

JOYSTICK
--------
Forward      - tilt forwards
Back         - tilt backwards
Left         - bank left
Right        - bank right
Fire         - fire weapon
Fire back    - slow down
Fire forward - speed up

MOUSE
-----
Forward      - tilt forward
Back         - tilt backwards
Left         - bank left
Right        - bank right
Left mouse button  - speed up / fire weapon
Right mouse button - slow down

KEYS
----
Cursor up    - tilt forwards
Cursor backwards - tilt backwards
Cursor left  - bank left
Cursor right - bank right
Space bar    - fire weapon
   -         - increase thrust
  - -        - decrease thrust
   R         - Toggle HUD between horizon & radar
   D         - toggle HUD drop shadow on / off
RETURN       - toggle weapon
ESC          - quit

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VIEW
----
F1 - front internal with HUD
F2 - external with fixed position
F3 - external rear tracking view
F4 - external rear tracking view with movement inertia

Use '1' and '2' to alter distance on external views, 1 - to zoom in
                                                     2 - to zoom out

Keep low! Although susceptible at this altitude to small arms fire
which will slowly lower your efficiency it is far less dangerous than
large AAA and helicopter gunfire. Also at high altitudes missiles
prove very effective.

The helicopters are perhaps the most dangerous adversary so should be
avoided. Tactics suggest that all aerial threats should be eradicated
before ground engagements. It is therefore feasible to deal with the
helicopters immediately. Try to conserve fuel as full thrust will
deplete fuel rapidly. Keep thrust low during evasive manoeuvres
allowing quicker reaction. Chaff should be launched as soon as a
missile is launched.

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Robocop was primarily designed around the use of urban pacification
which includes heavily built up areas. Robocop has fully functions
around all environments and can penetrate almost any building. Robocop
is able to map a zone he enters and is able to use weapons in a closed
environment against anything hostile. He is able to walk through
doors, or punch down closed doors, and with the use of his targeting
system is able to operate elevators by using the up or down cursors on
the keyboard.

WEAPONS & TARGET ACQUISITION
----------------------------
Robocop has an advanced target acquisition system which is able to
detect anything hostile.

The player must position the target cross hairs over a valid target,
Robocop's software will automatically designate and lock on to the
target, and the player is then able to fire weapons.

The target will flash green for an instant for confirmation.

Robocop is now fitted with a detachable multi-weapon arm. This arm has
a built in heavy calibre cannon and a rapid fire machine gun.

PAGE 18
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EFFICIENCY
----------
The efficiency shows the overall efficiency. When Robocop is in action
this reading will diminish due to the effect of weapons which can
damage Robocop i.e. bombs or heavy gunfire, which can cause severe
damage, and light gunfire which can slowly wear down the efficiency
reading.

Any reading below 30% will show a warning as Robocop will have
sustained a large amount of damage. It also may prove more difficult
to move and may incur loss of power and reaction due to the damage.
Robocop will be destroyed when efficiency is reduced to zero.

The cross hairs are also used to direct the motion of Robocop. When
using a mouse if the cross hairs are pushed to the top or side of the
screen Robocop will change direction accordingly.

This will not however interfere with the target lock system as the
cursor is able to be positioned over any target within the screen
allowing Robocop to be accurately positioned for a shot.

In some urban areas, Robocop can use an active Sonar Homing Device to
locate a person. The audio bleep will accelerate as he gets closer to
the source. This device works automatically.

JOYSTICK
--------
Up    - Move forward
Left  - Move / turn left
Right - Move / turn right
Fire  - Fire gun

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MOUSE
-----
Right button to move forward
Left button to fire gun
Right button and move right to turn right
Left button and move left to turn left
S     - Toggle sound on / off
ESC   - Quit
M     - Toggle music on / off
Cursor up/down - operate elevator

VIEW
----
F1 - Internal robovision
F2 - External view behind / above
F3 - External view behind / below

SCORING
-------
The player's score is calculated on the following :-

How quick the mission is achieved.
How much efficiency Robocop has remaining.
An overall mission score.
Score for the individual number of those eliminated.

NOTE: It is possible to get a negative score if Robocop shoots any
innocent people whilst on duty i.e. women, children and other police
officers. If a negative score is achieved at the end of the mission it
is likely that the player will be decommisioned from the force and
Robocop will be deactivated.

PAGE 20
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HINTS & TIPS
------------
Caution should be taken at all times as danger lurks around every
corner. You should always take extreme caution when turning corners
and be prepared to fire.

Always aim for a body shot to achieve an accurate target lock.

        AVOID INNOCENT CIVILIANS AT ALL COSTS !

Targets should be chosen carefully, e.g. if there are 3 baddies
attacking you, figure out who is the most dangerous. A man about to
throw a grenade is far more dangerous than a man with a hand gun...
Attack the man with the grenade first before he has a chance to throw.

If a grenade is thrown, you still stand the chance to destroy it with
your gun, as the damage sustained will then be greatly reduced.

It is very easy to become lost so pay attention to any particular land
marks or signs. Many alleyways and corridors have countless doors,
many of them lead no where. Exploring every doorway will only waiste
time; many of them are booby trapped so care must be taken.

Make a note of the direction baddies are coming from as they may lead
you to your overall mission objective.

If you shoot women and children, it may result in system shut-down.

PAGE 21
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To operate elevators, simply walk inside and press cursor-up or
cursor-down key on keyboard.

CLOSE QUARTER COMBAT
--------------------
In an urban environment, an enforcement droid is likely to encounter
all different modes of attack. Weapons such as a machine gun are not
always avaliable, and only a minimum amount of force may be required
to perform an arrest.
Robocop is able to manipulate limbs for use in mind in unarmed combat.
He is able to punch low and high, block on coming thrusts, perform
evasive manouevres and is able to recover himself from the ground.

CONTROL
-------

JOYSTICK
--------
Forward - walk forward
Back    - kneel down
left    - walk left
right   - walk right
fire    - punch [or if gun is drawn]

KEYS
----
Shift   - block
Return  - draw gun
Space   - fire gun

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VIEWS
-----
F1 - internal robovision
F2 - external north facing
F3 - spin around Robocop at ground level
F4 to F7 - Camera views [fixed]
F8 - drawn backdrop view
F9 - rotating aerial view
F10 - intelligent camera view

HINTS & TIPS FOR CLOSE QUARTER COMBAT
-------------------------------------
Otomo is a highly advanced machine and in many ways far superior to
Robocop and is able to out manouevre Robocop at any level of combat.
Some of the basic rules of engagement:

DO NOT get trapped in a corner, and wait for Otomo to move on you, do
not run straight into him.

Otomo may seem to far away to strike but be careful, he is able to
leap great distances with flying kicks.

If otomo moves close in and starts punching, don't slug it out in hand
to hand fighting because he is able to quickly pull his sword out and
strike a deadly blow. So keep your distance and move away.

Only draw out your gun when Otomo is in a position not to attack. When
he has his sword out is best as he has to put it away before he can
kick or punch it out of your hand.

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NOTE: 'P' can be used at all time to pause the game. 'J' can be used
to toggle between joysticks and mouse control. [Amiga only].
'M' can be used to toggle for music on / off.

DRIVING CONTROLS
----------------
[RECOMMENDED CONTROL IS JOYSTICK]

JOYSTICK
--------
Forward - accelerate
Back    - decelerate
Left    - turn steering wheel left
Right   - turn steering wheel right

KEYS
----
Cursor up    - accelerate
Cursor down  - decelerate
Cursor left  - turn steering wheel left
Cursor right - turn steering wheel right
ESC   - quit
SPACE - slow down quickly

VIEWS
-----
F1 - front internal with dash
F2 - left side view
F3 - right side view
F4 - external fixed camera views
F5 - aerial plan view
F6 - front full screen [Robovision]
F7 - external rear tracking view of turbocruiser
F8 - view of suspect vehicle
F9 - intelligent camera view [it always sets up angles to view
                             turbocruiser and suspect vehicle]

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CONTROLS FOR FLYING SECTION
---------------------------
[RECOMMENDED CONTROL:MOUSE]

JOYSTICK
--------
Forward - tilt forwards
Back    - tilt backwards
Left    - bank left
Right   - bank right
Fire    - fire weapon
Fire back    - slow down
fire forward - speed up

MOUSE
-----
Forward - tilt forward
Back    - tilt backwards
Left    - bank left
Right   - bank right
Left mouse button  - speed up / fire weapon
Right mouse button - slow down

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KEYS
----
Cursor       - tilt forwards
Cursor down  - tilt backwards
Cursor left  - bank left
Cursor right - bank right
Space bar    - fire weapon
 -           - increase thrust
- -          - decrease thrust
R            - toggle HUD drop shadow on/off
RETURN       - toggle weapon
ESC          - quit

VIEWS
-----
F1 - front internal with HUD
F2 - external north facing
F3 - external fixed rear tracking view
F4 - external rear tracking view with movement inertia

Use '1' and '2' to alter distance on external views. 1 - to zoom in
                                                     2 - to zoom out

The cross hairs are also used to direct the motion of Robocop. When
using mouse if the cross hairs are pushed to the top or side of the
screen Robocop will change direction accordingly. This will not
however
interfere with the target lock system as the cursor is able to be
positioned over any target within the screen allowing Robocop to be
accurately positioned for a shot.

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MOVEMENT & CONTROLS
-------------------
[MOUSE IS RECOMMENDED CONTROL]

JOYSTICK
--------
Up    - Move forward
Left  - Move/turn left
Right - Move/turn right
Fire  - Fire gun

MOUSE
-----
Left button to fire gun.
Right button to move forward.
Right button and move right to turn right.
Right button and move left to turn left.
S     - toggle sound on/off
ESC   - quit

VIEWS
-----
F1 - internal robovision
F2 - external with fixed positions
F3 - external with fixed positions
Cursor up / down - operate elevator

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JOYSTICK
--------
Forward - walk forward
Back    - kneel down
Left    - walk left
Right   - walk right
Fire    - punch

KEYS
----
Shift   - block
Return  - draw gun
Space   - Fire gun

VIEWS
-----
F1 - internal robovision
F2 - external north facing
F3 - spin around Robocop at ground level
F4 to F7 - Camera views [fixed]
F8 - drawn backdrop view
F9 - rotating aerial view
F10 - intelligent camera view

MEDIA BREAK KEYS
----------------
SPACE - Skip to the next line of text
ESC   - Skip rest of mediabreak

NOTE: While loading Mediabreak hold down ESCAPE to abort loading.

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--HI TO : DEVISTATOR & THE REST OF THE END OF CENTURY MOB !!!
        PARASITE,SIDEWINDER,TORCH of LSD!!
        COSY of NEMESIS - HUTCH of UNREAL.

END OF CENTURY 1999 are looking for ELITE coders. If you think you are
of a reasonable standard contact : DEVISTATOR
                                 35 POPLAR ROAD,
                                    HERNE HILL,
                                    LONDON
                                    SE24 OBN

OR if you just want to swap,etc  : CYBORG
                                   2 WIDFORDBURY HOUSE,
                                   WIDFORD,
                                   NR WARE
                                   HERTS
                                   SG13 8RL

                   EVERYONE WILL GET A REPLY !!!
                     UNTIL THE NEXT TIME !!!
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