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Gangland

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

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'Gangland' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2004 @ 11:52 a.m. PST

Get the Gangland MP demo off Worthplaying (120mb)

This demo contains one 2 player conquest and one 6 player shootout. Notice that you can play "skirmish" in the conquest but have to find some human opponents in the shootout. Players will only be able to play against other players using the Multiplayer demo.

This demo only contains a portion of the Gangland full game. In the complete game players must build blooming business empires by intimidating local merchants in order to gain access to ammunition and weapons and to produce resources like liquor and stolen goods. Players will need to marry strong women and get children who are imperative for any Don who wants a large powerful family. Players must also establish good relationships with the "International Connections" in order to secure access to Super Units and Super Vehicles and will need to gain XP with their hero in order to survive the street fights in Paradise City.

The full game contains a total of 16 conquest and 12 challenge missions. Not to mention 24 multiplayer maps ranging from 2 to 8 players.

Rotating and Panning

To rotate, hold down the ALT key or the middle mouse button (if you use a three-button mouse), while moving your mouse towards the angle you want to view. Keys “V” and “B” are by default assigned to rotating the camera 90 degrees clockwise or counter clockwise.

Scrolling on the Map

Move the cursor to the edge of the map to scroll in that direction, for alternative scrolling, hold down “Spacebar” while moving your mouse.

USING THE MINI MAP

Place the cursor over the mini map, at the location on the map you want to go to, and then press the left mouse button to change the world view to
the selected location.

Selecting a Unit

You can select a unit by left-clicking on it with your mouse cursor. You can select multiple units by holding down the shift key and left-clicking on the units or you can hold down the left mouse button and drag a frame around the units.

Moving Units

Left-click to select the unit(s), then right-click on any point in the world or in the mini map, and the unit(s) will move to that point. Click once to walk and twice to run!

Talking

To talk, select the main character and right-click on any other character. A talk icon will appear when you can talk.

Attacking (and other actions)

Select the unit(s) and right-click on any target. An icon willappear on the mouse cursor to indicate what the default action will be depending on the situation and the
target. You can always force the units to attack the target by holding down the Ctrl key. All actions are carried out either by right clicking on a target, or by using
the function keys to use med-kits, reload, sit/stand etc.

STEERING THE VEHICLES

You select a vehicle by left-clicking on it while someone is inside. The vehicle cannot be selected if there is no unit inside. In addition, vehicles cannot be selected or grouped together with other units. While the vehicle is selected, the camera will be fixed on it. To free the camera you must deselect the vehicle either by selecting another unit, or left-clicking on the ground.

Please refer to the in-game menus for a complete list of controls and settings. Use the profile menu to change keyboard controls and the options menu to change sound and graphic options.

For more information on how to pick up your copy of Gangland please check us out on the web: http://www.whiptailinteractive.com

Minimum PC Configuration

In the event of any problems, please ensure that your PC meets the minimum specification as stated below.

Operating System Windows(r) 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP
Processor Pentium 3 or Athlon CPU, 600MHz or faster
Memory 128 MB
Videocard Nvidia Geforce 2 or higher, ATI Radeon 7000 or higher,
32 MB VRAM
HDD Space 700 MB
CD ROM Speed 8 Speed
Soundcard Sound Card with DirectX8.1 or higher compatible Drivers

DirectX DirectX8.1 or higher.
Peripherals Mouse, Keyboard.

Supported Video Card Chipsets:
Nvidia Geforce, Nvidia Geforce2, Geforce3, Geforce4, Geforce FX series,
ATI Radeon Series (7000, 7200, 7500, 8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800)

Hosting an online game

To host an online game make sure ports 2302, 6073 are open for incoming traffic. Ports 26900, 27900 and 28900 needs to be open for outgoing traffic.

To join you may need the same ports (stated above) open depending on what software or hardware firewall you have setup.

Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with running Gangland on your system, please check the following:

  1. Make sure your system meets the minimum specifications for the program (look above).
  2. If you are running Windows 2000 or XP, you must install and run the game as the Admin user.
  3. Check to make sure you have sufficient free hard disk space. If you do not have at least 200 MB free space before installing the game, you may
    encounter problems.
  4. Make sure to shut down all background applications before launching the game, to eliminate any possible conflicts.

It is strongly recommended to turn off all background applications when running graphically intensive programs. Many applications can cause errors such as GPFs, color scrambling, loss of sound effects or music, etc. Taking a minute to turn off these applications can save you the trouble of rebooting later. Background applications include such things as System Agent, Norton Utilities, internet chat utilities, virus checkers and screen savers. Crash guard programs such as First Aid for Windows can also cause problems.

In Windows 98/ME:
To close your background applications, press CTRL+ALT+DEL once. This will bring up the Close Programs dialog box. To End Task on a program, highlight its name in the list and click the End Task button. End Task on all but Explorer and Systray. If a window pops up saying a program is not responding click End Task.

Note that you are not Deleting any programs with this procedure, you are merely disabling them temporarily. They will be reloaded the next time you start your machine.

In Windows 2000/XP:
First, press CTRL+ALT+DEL once. This will bring up the Windows Security dialog box. Click on the Applications button. In Applications screen, highlight one of the entries, then click on the End Task button to close the program. Repeat until this list is empty.

Next, look in the lower right hand corner. Right click on any of the icons and select the Quit/Exit option. Do this to all of the icons that have a quit option.

You can shut them down also by using MSConfig.
1. Go to Start, Run, and type in "msconfig".
2. Click OK
3. On the General Tab, choose Selective Startup. Uncheck the option to Load
Startup items.
4. Click Apply, then Ok, and restart the system when prompted.

4.1 Specific Issues:

4.1.1. I get an error about a missing FMOD.DLL file when I try to launch the game.

This will occur if you installed the game to a different directory than the default, and used non-alphanumeric characters in the name of the directory. Uninstall
the program, and reinstall using the default directory.

4.1.2. When I run the game, I get a message that my processor is not fully compatible with Intel Pentium.

This message will be displayed if your processor is below the minimum specifications required to run the game.You may experience issues with game performance and graphics, if the game functions properly at all. Please refer to the minimum system specifications required to run the game.

4.1.3. The game is unstable or often produce visual bugs (e.g. the user interface disappears).

The videocard-drivers currently installed might be outdated. Install the latest version to solve the problem. Here is a list of driversites for common videocards:

S3 : http://www.viaarena.com/?PageID=34
Ati : http://mirror.ati.com/support/driver.html
Nvidia : http://www.nvidia.fr/view.asp?PAGE=windows_driver_downloads
Intel :
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/Product_Filter.asp?ProductID=798
SiS : http://download.sis.com/sisdlc/driver_select.jsp
3Dlabs - http://fr.europe.creative.com/support/drivers/welcome.asp
Leadtek - http://www.leadtek.com/
Matrox - http://www.matrox.com/
VIA Technologies - http://www.viatech.com/

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