Contents of the README.TXT file
DuckHunt 1.0 can be registered On-Line on Compuserve, GO SWREG #1445
To start playing DuckHunt 1.0, create a directory to store the game.
Then unzip DUCK.ZIP into the directory you created.
Using FILE RUN
Type DUCKHUNT to play.
NOTE: I HIGHLY recommend removing ANY wallpaper. Also minimizing your shell
(ie. Program Manager, Norton Desktop, etc.) after starting up the game.
This should help to improve graphics speed some, and prevent any palette
shifts that other graphics may cause to DuckHunt 1.0
NOTE: I tried to make the game playable for most machines ( 386-SX thru 486DX2 )
I check for CPU speed and I also do a Video display test. To determine
how fast, or slow your video card may be, and ajust the ducks flying speed
accordingly. The video test occurs when 1 duck passes across the screen
from right to left before you begin a game.
NOTE: You can ajust the Ducks Flying Speed also. From the Options and Configurations
screen use the scroll bar to increase the flying speed, or decrease the flying
speed. I put this configuration in because it was very difficult to check for
video card speeds. The initial video test should set the flying speed pretty
close to what it should be. To test your setting, click on the test button to
see if you like that flight speed for the ducks. When you have a flight speed
that you like click on GO HUNTING. I was hesitant to allow the user to set the
duck flying speed, because you can really use it to cheat by slowing the ducks
down. On the other hand you can always increase the speed for harder levels of
play, and most importantly ajust to your video card display speed. This gives
everyone a chance to enjoy the game.
NOTE: There is a MIDI file that plays in the background, if you don't hear the MIDI
music, you may need to load the MIDI Mapper drivers found in Windows Control Panel.
I have gotten it to work on most machines by changing the MIDI Mapper settings.
If you don't get MIDI sound try using the ADLIB drivers, or the General, or Extended
DUCK.ZIP contains these files:
duckhunt.exe - MAIN DUCKHUNT EXECUTABLE
REQUIRED VISUAL BASIC CUSTOM CONTROL FILES
REQUIRED SOUND FILES:
jammin.mid -- Midi Sequencer file -- recorded for FM synth.
license.wri - LICENSING INFORMATION
orderfrm.wri - ORDER FORM FOR REGISTERING DUCKHUNT
problems.wri - KNOWN INCOMPATIBILITIES AND PROBLEMS
duckhunt.wri - DUCKHUNT HELP AND PLAY GUIDE
I can be reached via E-Mail on Compuserve @ 72202,2453
DUCKHUNT 1.0 can be registered On-Line on Compuserve -- GO SWREG -- Registration Number 1445
ALSO REQUIRED BUT NOT INCLUDED IS:
VBRUN300.DLL - VB RUNTIME DYNAMIC LINK LIBRARY
(VBRUN300.DLL is available on most BBS's and CompuServe)
NOTE: Be Sure to Copy ALL .VBX and .DLL files to your WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory
NOTE: Registered Version DOES contain VBRUN300.DLL on the diskette.