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Battle Mages

Platform(s): Arcade, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo DS, PC, PSOne, PSP, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: RPG/Strategy

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'Battle Mages' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2003 @ 12:11 p.m. PST

Get the Battle Mages demo off Worthplaying (200mb)

"Battle Mages" - is a high-scale modern game that combines tactical strategy, quality role-playing system and original adventure elements. The game takes place in a classic fantasy world, where different races and nations live side by side. Each of them has its own culture and traditions, which are carefully guarded from external interference. But none of them realizes that soon it will cease to matter. All the old conflicts will seem insignificant in the face of new global threat that will turn the world upside down.

So put on the mages cloak and learn how it feels to be an ordinary wizard. You will have to find the strength to right the wrong, to unite various races against common enemy. Dive into the wonderful world, spoiled by insidious traitors and avid ideas.

Remember, you and your character are not the centre of the universe, the world doesnt go around you. No. The world lives by its own laws, with its own cares
and problems, and you are just an ordinary wizard, no different from anyone else. But you have a chance to change everything and you have to go for it.

2. System requirements

Minimal system requirements
- PentiumIII 733 MHz
- 128 Mb RAM
- nVidia GeForce 2 / ATI Radeon 7500 class video card with 32 Mb RAM
- 900 Mb of hard disk space
- Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP
- DirectX 9

Recommended system requirements
- PentiumIV 1800 MHz
- 512 Mb RAM
- nVidia GeForce 4 of higher
- 900 Mb of hard disk space
- Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP
- DirectX 9

3. Installation/Uninstallation

To install the game insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive and run bm-setup.exe
from its core directory (if the autorun doesn't work).

If you need to UNINSTALL Battle Mages, click on Uninstall Battle Mages from the
"Buka/Battle Mages" pop-up screen in your program menu.

4. Game setup

After launching the game, pick Options from the Main menu, then select:
- Game setup to change specific game settings
- Video setup to change screen resolution
- Details to turn on/off additional effects
- Screen setup to adjust brightness, gamma and contrast
- Audio setup to adjust sound and music volume
- Network setup to tune up multiplayer options

5. Game controls

Game camera may operate in two modes:
1. Attached to the troop
2. Free flight

Controls vary in these modes.
To switch to free ride mode press one of the following buttons: W,A,S,D.

When attached to the troop:

LEFT/RIGHT - rotate camera around the troop.
UP/DOWN - change the camera angle. The camera will always look to where the troop is.

When in a free flight:

LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN - move camera over the land.

In both modes:

MOUSE1 - Select troop. Target magic.
MOUSE2 - On land: walk
On enemy: attack
On your troop: attach camera to the troop
MOUSE3 or CTRL - Hold it down and move mouse to rotate camera
MOUSE WHEEL UP/DOWN - Zoom camera in/out

Double left-click on spell icon to cast the spell.
For the spell to work, select target by left-clickilng on land, enemy troop or
your own troop (or its icon).

Left-click on the troop icon to select it.
Left-click on the troop icon while holding down CTRL to select several troops.
Right-click on the troop icon to attach camera to it.

Ctrl + [number] - Memorize selected group
[number] - Select memorized group
Ctrl + A - Select all troops
[number][number] - Go to the selected group

Alt - View information on the object that the cursor is pointed at.

HOT KEYS:

'C' - Character screen
'B' - Player spellbook
'I' - Troop inventory (switch between units by pressing TAB)
'J' - Merge troops (only works if two similar troops are selected)
'M' - Map
'L' - Log
'P' - Switch between first/third person view
'Q' - Quests log (click on quest name to see its description)
'T' - Initiate dialog with a town (when near one)
F5-F9 - Cast quick spells
F10 - Cast Magic Spirit spell

INTERFACE COMMANDS:

Attack
Stop
Walk

While holding down SHIFT
- Walk and attack
- Hold position

After selecting a command, give order with the left mouse button.


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