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'Chrome' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2003 @ 1:58 p.m. PST

Get the Chrome multiplayer Demo Off Worthplaying (190mb)


MS Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
256 RAM
32 MB video card compatible with DX 8.1 (GeForce 2MX or ATI Radeon 7000
DX 8.1 compatible sound card
400MB free HDD space
DirectX 8.1
56k Modem (for Internet multiplayer)


Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
P4 1.5 GHZ
512 RAM
64 MB video card compatible with DX 9 (GeForce 4 or ATI Radeon 9000 chipset)
DX 9 compatible sound card
400MB free HDD space
Directx 9
Broadband internet connection (for Internet multiplayer)


To install Chrome Multiplayer Demo:
1. Double mouse-click "Chrome Multiplayer Demo" executable.
2. Choose destination folder and click "ok" button.


Forward - W
Backward - S
Strafe left - A
Strafe right - D
Jump - SPACE
Crouch - LSHIFT
Prone - LCTRL
Walk/Run - CAPS LOCK

Aim/Alternate attack - MOUSE BUTTON 2
Select Weapon - 1...5
Reload - R
Drop Weapon - BACKSPACE

Use Item - E
Action - F
Inventory mode - I
Map mode - M
Implant system - J
Targetting assistance - 1 NUMPAD
Eye scope - 2 NUMPAD
Adrenaline processor - 3 NUMPAD
Dermal armor - 4 NUMPAD
Muscle improver - 5 NUMPAD
All implants off - 0 NUMPAD

Exit to Menu - ESC

Zoom in - =
Zoom out - -

There are additional keys available to configure but this what is set as


The safe mode should be used when the game won't run on a your machine - it
alters the default settings to lower settings and turns EAX off, this will then
allow you to boot up the game and tweak the options for your machine.


Q: My Multiplayer Server is too slow when hosting a MP game?

A: General rule of thumb for hosting faster multiplayer games is that the better the computer you are hosting it on, the better the game will run. Another alternative for running faster multiplayer games is to use the Dedicated Server function within the game. This allows you to serve a game for others to play, but you will not be able to play on this machine, only host the game. This option is in the "Create Game" server section or once you have selected your options you can choose to run a dedicated server from the windows start menu, again selecting this will make the server faster as there is no game engine whatsoever running in the background. As well as this another thing that will restrict the speed of the multiplayer game is the bandwidth of the line you are playing the game on, the faster the bandwidth the faster the game will be.

Q: I can't join internet games and people can't join my internet servers?

A: You will need to check that your firewall (if you're running one) is setup to allow Chrome through it, the ports that need to be opened for this are ports: 2048 and 2049 for the master server and 2176 is the game server by default, although this can be set in the server settings section of the game.

Q: Can I sort internet servers?

A: Yes - choose 'server filter option' to sort game servers, or click on server name, ip, ping to sort by these fields.


If the framerate of your game seems slow, try lowering some of the video settings to rectify the problem.


In all cases check you have installed the latest drivers from your hardware manufactorers website.

-NVIDIA cards
Some problems have been found in case of Detonator 40.** drivers. We recommend the installation of the latest versions, e.g. 41.09.

-GeForce 4 MX 440
On some PC's with this GFx card you may experience problems with slowdown, if this is the case try lowering the detail levels in the options to improve things.

-S3 Pro Savage
The game may display the sky as a white box on some configurations.

-Matrox G550
There are some configurations where corrupt textures may be present in-game

-Matrox G400 DualHead
The game may display some corrupt textures as well as poor performance in certain configurations.

-Hercules Prophet 4500
In some configurations the game may have corrupt graphics as well as poor performance.

As always make sure you check the Chrome website for the latests FAQ's and Patches before contacting the Tech Support.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is an error message displayed while executing the demo?

A: Make sure you have the latest video drivers on your computer. They are usually available for download from the vendor's website.

Q: Why doesn't the game start?

A: Make sure there is DirectX 8.1 or higher installed on your computer. If not, install DirectX 8.1
A: Check the BIOS settings if the AGP Fast Write Control is set to Disabled and the Graphics Aperture Size is set to Minimum 64MB.

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