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=== HIGHWAY HUNTER: From Safari Software ===
A fast, frantic and furious arcade blast
fest! Guide your advanced assault vehicle,
THE MASTER, through roads of destruction
and carnage. 256-color parallax-scrolling
graphics, huge boss tanks and hot powerups
make Highway Hunter one of the best shooters
on the PC! Shareware version 1.0 from
Safari Software and Omega Integral Systems.
Contents of the HELPME.DOC file
Highway Hunter v1.0
* Instructions/Troubleshooting Info *
Fast 386 or better CPU
570K free RAM
2 Megs HD space
VGA card and monitor
Joystick or Mouse
To start Highway Hunter
1. Switch to the drive where the game is installed (C:)
2. Switch to the subdirectory where the game is installed (CD \HH)
3. Type "Start"
Playing the Game
ARROW keys move your vehicle around.
CTRL keys fire your current weapon.
P pauses the game.
ESC Quits the game.
If you want to use Highway Hunter with a joystick, you need
to select JOYSTICK SETUP from the Main Menu, then follow
the instructions given.
During the game, try to collect upgrade modules that come your
way by running into them with your vehicle. Each type of module
serves a special purpose that will increase your chances of
completing the game.
C = Executes a massive photon pulse that does damage to
all of the enemies on the screen.
O = Gives you temporary invincibility.
U = Gives you more weapon units. If you exceed the weapon
units for your current weapon, your vehicle will be
upgraded to the next available weapon type.
Highway Hunter has 9 available weapons. As you find weapon upgrades,
your current weapon increases in power. If you exceed the amount of
power your current weapon can handle, your weapon will be upgraded to
the next available weapon. Weapon upgrades require a lot of energy.
This energy is depleted as it is used. If your upgrade runs out of
energy, your weapons system will revert back to the next lower weapon.
Shield upgrades are also available during the game. For a limited time,
they will protect your vehicle from mines and oncoming enemy attack. You
obtain different shields by running your vehicle over shield modules on
the highway. Each shield type serves a different purpose and a different
method of helping you. Hint: After you understand how different shields
work, try to select of the type of shield best suited to your play style.
NOT ENOUGH FREE MEMORY
If you run Highway Hunter, and the game refuses to start and gives
me the message "You need (amount) of free memory to run this program",
you need to free up more main (conventional) memory.
Here are some solutions:
1. If you are trying to run Highway Hunter from Windows, completely exit
Windows and try running it from DOS.
2. If you are trying to run Highway Hunter from "DOSSHELL" or any other
menu program, please exit from the menu program. Then, run Highway
Hunter from the DOS prompt. Menu programs often occupy enough memory
that there won't be enough left for Highway Hunter.
If neither #1 or #2 solves the problem, do the following:
1. From the DOS prompt, type "MEM" and press Enter.
2. You'll see a lot of information about your computer's memory. Look at
the number after the words "Largest Executable Program Size". This is
the amount of memory you currently have available.
Now you need to free up more main memory. Here are some tips:
1. You may need to modify your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files
in your root directory. This can be done in any version of DOS.
Rewrite your CONFIG.SYS file to contain the lines:
EMM386.EXE NOEMS HIGHSCAN
2. We also recommend that you clean out all other TSR's and memory
managers from CONFIG.SYS by either removing the line, or by typing
"REM" before the command.
3. Once your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files have been changed, you must
restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Do this by
pressing the CTRL-ALT-DEL keys simultaneously.
4. A handy program for MS-DOS 6.0+ users is MEMMAKER. This file will
help you optimize your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files to allow
you optimal memory conservation.
5. Please read the manual that came with DOS for more information about
Highway Hunter was designed to work with Sound Blaster and
100% compatible sound cards.
The first time you run Highway Hunter, you will be asked to configure
your sound card. After you choose the type of sound card you have,
the setup program will ask you for specific information regarding
your sound card. If the SET BLASTER environment is found, Highway
Hunter will read the needed information from this command. Otherwise,
the port address, IRQ, and DMA channel must be entered manually.
Consult the manual that came with your sound card for further
details on the SET BLASTER command and sound card configuration.
RUNNING UNDER Windows OR OS/2
This game should work properly under Windows and OS/2 if you turn all
sound card support OFF when configuring the game. However, if you want
to hear music or sound through your Sound Blaster card, you must run
Highway Hunter through DOS.
More Windows and OS/2 tips:
1. Even though Highway Hunter will work under Windows with sound card
support turned OFF, the graphics will run more smoothly under plain DOS.
2. If you try to run Highway Hunter through Windows or OS/2 with sound card
support ON, you'll get unpredictable results - Highway Hunter will not
3. If you encounter any problems running through Windows or OS/2, exit and
run Highway Hunter through plain DOS instead! This will likely solve any
problems you are encountering.
4. Running Highway Hunter through the "MS-DOS Shell" in Windows (or the
OS/2 DOS box) is NOT the same as running it straight from DOS. For
best results, you need to completely exit from Windows or OS/2 and run
Highway Hunter from the DOS prompt.
If you find that Highway Hunter runs too fast on your computer, change
the SPEED setting in the main menu of the game to a lower speed.
- CONTACTING Safari's TECH SUPPORT -
If you need further assistance, please call our tech support department
at 301-738-2349 between 9AM and 5PM Eastern Standard Time, or fax us
at 301-299-3841. You can also contact us on-line:
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