The Simpsons Hit & RunÔ Read Me
October 15, 2003
This document provides useful information regarding The Simpsons Hit & RunTM. Please review it carefully. For further support, please visit our website at http://support.vugames.com.
1. Minimum System Requirements
2. Recommended SystemRequirements
3. Multiplayer Issues
5. Technical Support
1. Minimum System Requirements
· 100% DirectX compliant 3D video card with 32 MB VRAM
· Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating system
· Pentium III 700 MHz processor or equivalent
· 192 MB RAM
· 100% DirectX 8.1 or higher compatible sound card and drivers
· 4X Speed CD-ROM drive
· 100% Microsoft-compatible mouseand keyboard
· 2.2 GB of uncompressed hard disk space
2. Recommended System Requirements
The recommended specification is exactly the same as the minimum specification with the following changes:
· 100% DirectX compliant 3D video card with 64 MB VRAM
· Pentium III 1 GHz processor or equivalent
· 256 MB RAM
· 100% Windows 98/ME/2000/XP-compatible 6 button, dual stick analog gamepad
The Bonus Game in The Simpsons Hit & Run allows play for one to four players. If you have multiple gamepads or joysticks, they are assigned to each player in order. For example in a two player game, if a gamepad is plugged into DirectX or USB slot 3, and another gamepad is plugged into DirectX or USB slot 8 then the gamepad in slot 3 will be assigned to player 1, while theone in slot 8 is for player 2.
Up to 2 players can use the keyboard in the Bonus Game. When using the keyboard, the keyboard will always be assigned to the highest player number(s) not using a gamepad. So in a two player game, if one player is using a gamepad, then that will be assigned to player 1, while the keyboard will be assigned to player 2. In a four-player game, with two gamepads,players 3 & 4 will be assigned to opposite sides of the keyboard.
As noted in the troubleshooting section, some keyboard hardware may experience problems with registering too many key presses at once. This may create issues when more than one player uses the keyboard.
1. If your game does not start, your video card may not be supported. Please check your video cardagainst the list of supported video cards.
The Simpsons Hit & Run has been tested on most, but not all of the major video cards incorporating the following chipsets:
· ATI® Radeon
· ATI® Radeon 7200
· ATI® Radeon 8500
· ATI® Radeon 9000
· ATI® Radeon 9700
· NVidia™ GeForce 2 GTS
· NVidia™ GeForce 3/Ti series
· NVidia™ GeForce 4 MX
· NVidia™ GeForce 4 series
The following graphics cardchipsets are not supported by The Simpsons Hit & Run, or exhibit known problems:
· Intel Extreme Graphics 845/865
· ATI Radeon 7500 – exhibits severe rendering artifacts with drivers dated prior to April, 2003
· ATI Radeon 8500 – exhibits minor rendering artifacts with drivers dated prior to April, 2003
· Matrox Parhelia – exhibits rendering artifacts on shadowswith drivers that are not up-to-date
· ATI Radeon & All-In-Wonder 9000 & 9200 – exhibits minor rendering artifacts
You may also experience difficulties if your graphics chipset is integrated on the motherboard.
If you are experiencing difficulties with your video card, please try upgrading to the latest drivers available for your card.
2. Do not connect or disconnect a USB device whilethe game is running.
3. Disc 1 of The Simpsons Hit & Run needs to be in your CD-ROM drive at all times while you are playing. Do not remove the disc from the drive during the game.
4. If your car becomes stuck while playing the game, you can press the reset button to reposition your car on the nearest road.
5. If you experience problems with extremely slow installation of the game, or...