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As WP's managing editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.


'Mashed' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on July 23, 2004 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT

Get the Mashed demo off WP (55mb)

Mashed - PC-CDROM
Readme File 10-June-2004


1. Minimum / Recommended System Specs
2. Known Issues / Workarounds
3. Graphics Card Compatibility
4. Virtual Memory
5. Technical Support

1. Minimum / Recommended System Specs

Minimum PC Spec:

O/S Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Processor 1 GHz Pentium 3 or AMD equivalent
Memory 128MB (256MB for Windows 2000/XP)
Graphics Card 32MB
Sound Card DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Controller Keyboard

Recommended PC Spec:

O/S Windows XP
Processor 2GHz Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent
Memory 512MB
Graphics Card 128MB DirectX 9
Sound Card DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Controller 4 x USB Gamepads

2. Known Issues / Workarounds

Windows 98/ME

The 'Taunts' feature currently does not work on Windows 98/ME. There will be
a patch available soon to fix this problem, please check the Empire Interactive

website for further details.

If you receive the following error message while trying to install the game:

"The file 'OLEAUT32.DLL' is out of date"

Please install the latest version of Internet Explorer from the Microsoft

Keyboard Issues

If you are using a keyboard to play Mashed and you are finding you can't
perform some moves in the game, this is likely to be a keyboard buffer
problem. This means too many keys are being held down at the same time and
some commands are not being recognised. This can be resolved by redefining
the keys to something other than the default set-up. This will have to be done

through trial and error until a suitable combination is found.

Performance Issues

If you are experiencing slow down issues, this could be down to the sound card

installed in your machine. The problem has been identified with a Creative
Sound Blaster Live! card but could also happen on other cards. To fix the
problem click on the START button in Windows, select RUN, and then type
dxdiag into the box. The DirectX diagnosis program will appear after a few
seconds. Select the Sound tab from the top menu then adjust the slider bar
one notch down (Standard Acceleration). Exit the dxdiag program and then run

3. Graphics Card Compatibility

Mashed has been designed to play on Graphics Card with 32MB or more of memory.

Please ensure your graphics card meets the minimum memory requirement.

The following card(s) have known issues

Matrox Parheila - The car shadows in-game are drawn as white shadows rather
black. Unfortunately there is no fix or work-around for this problem other than

turning the shadows OFF from the configuration screen.

4. Virtual Memory

Please ensure you have enough free hard disc space to enable the Windows
Memory to perform optimally. Typically you should have about 500MB of free
on your hard disc.

5. Technical Support

For assistance you can reach Empire Interactive Support staff by:

Phone: 020 8343 9143 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 6.00pm


Technical support is available at:

Official Game Website

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