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Armies of Exigo

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Electronic Arts

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'Armies Of Exigo' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 19, 2004 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT

Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.

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Readme File – September 1, 2004

Thank you for playing the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo. This document provides helpful tips, late-breaking news and general information for the single player demo version of Armies of Exigo. Further information can be found by going to the official website at:

http://www.aox.ea.com

NOTE: This Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo is 'work in-progress', thus does not fully reflect the quality of the finished game. If you experience technical difficulties please see the troubleshooting section in this Readme file, no other support is provided for this demo.

CONTENTS:
A. System Requirements
B. Installation
C. DirectX
D. Uninstall
E. General Strategies
F. Controls
G. Troubleshooting
H. Help
I. Warranty Notice

A. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The minimum required system specifications to run the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo are as follows:

- OS: Windows XP/Me/2000/98SE
- CPU: 1.2 Ghz Pentium™ III or equivalent AMD Athlon™
- RAM: 512 MB
- CD/DVD-ROM SPEED: 4X
- HARD DRIVE SPACE: 500Mb
- VIDEO CARD: 64Mb NVIDIA® GeForce™ 3; ATI® Radeon™ 8500 or equivalent Direct3D-capable card
- AUDIO CARD: Any DirectX 9.0-compatible card
- DIRECTX: 9.0b or higher
- INPUT: Mouse and Keyboard

The recommended system specifications to run the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo are as follows:

- OS: Windows XP
- CPU: 3Ghz Pentium™ 4 or AMD Athlon™ 64
- RAM: 768Mb or higher
- CD/DVD-ROM SPEED: 8X
- HARD DRIVE SPACE: 500Mb
- VIDEO CARD: 128Mb NVIDIA® GeForce™ 4; ATI® Radeon™ 9600 or better Direct3D-capable card
- AUDIO CARD: Any DirectX 9.0-compatible card
- DIRECTX: 9.0b or higher
- INPUT: Mouse and Keyboard


B. INSTALLATION

Please follow these steps when installing the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo:

1) Double-click on the demo executable or setup file.
2) Follow the rest of the on-screen instructions provided with InstallShield in order to finish installing the game.


C. DIRECTX

1) This demo requires DirectX 9.0b or higher to be installed. DirectX is not included with this demo, but can be downloaded from Microsoft at the following internet address:

http://www.microsoft.com/directx/

2) DirectX 9.0b and supported hardware

While there is a chance that the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo will run with non-DirectX compatible hardware, you may find that:

i) Sound quality suffers.
ii) The game runs slower.
iii) The game does not run at all.

If your sound card or video card does not support DirectX, please contact your vendor.


D. UNINSTALL

Windows 98 and ME
To uninstall the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu.
2) Choose "Settings".
3) Choose "Control Panel".
4) Choose "Add/Remove Programs"
5) Highlight "Armies of Exigo – Single Player Demo" and click the "Add/Remove..." button in the lower right.
6) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.

Windows 2000
To uninstall the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu.
2) Choose "Settings".
3) Choose "Control Panel".
4) Choose "Add/Remove Programs"
5) Highlight "Armies of Exigo – Single Player Demo" and click the "Change/Remove" button below its name.
6) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.

Windows XP: Home Edition and Professional
To uninstall the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo:
1) Bring up your Start Menu.
2) Choose "Control Panel".
3) Choose "Add or Remove Programs"
4) Highlight "Armies of Exigo - Single Player Demo" and click the "Change/Remove" button below its name.
5) Follow the instructions that appear, to uninstall the demo.


E. GENERAL STRATEGIES

The world of Exigo can be both an amazing and dangerous place to explore. You’ll encounter beautiful forests, ruthless enemies, powerful magic and numerous other surprises. To further increase your chances of surviving, we’ve come up with some useful tips that will help you out.

- Your resources are limited, and you’ll come under immediate and constant attack once you begin to build a base. Conserve your strength and concentrate your fire on the most powerful enemy units.
- Maximize your resource collection efficiency – build your castle as close as possible to the gold fields and the gem mine, so your peasants will spend less time running back and forth and more time gathering supplies.
- You can garrison Ranger units into towers in order to increase your defenses. Towers can also be upgraded so that they will attack enemy units automatically, even when a unit isn’t garrisoned in them.
- Across the river from your base is a small Beast encampment. If Alric and his followers can take this outpost out early, the extra resources there can be exploited, and the number of attacks against your own base will be reduced.
- Destroy the Phoenix Orb, before attempting to attack the main Beast base to the Southwest. The phoenixes that join your side will be of great help against the Wyverns and invisible units!
- There is a neutral building somewhere in the forest: the Azure Tower. Take control of this building in order to gain access to a powerful offensive spell.
- In-game tips and help can be found by holding your mouse pointer over any button or menu item in the demo.


F. CONTROLS

Mouse Controls

Select Unit: Click on Unit with Left Mouse Button
Select Multiple Units: Hold Down Left Mouse Button and Drag Cursor Over Units
Move Unit: Select Unit and Right Click on a Location
Have Unit Attack: Select Unit and Right Click on a Target

Hot Keys

Most keyboard hot keys can be discovered by utilizing the demo’s Tool Tips. However, to get you started, here are a few of the more useful hot keys in the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo:

Groups:
Create Group: Ctrl + (1-9)
Select a Created Group: 1-9
Create Supergroup: F1-F4 + Right Click a Group
Select Supergroup: F1-F4

Basic Commands:
Attack: A
Stop: S
Repair: R
Garrison: G
Build: B
Cancel: Esc
Patrol: P
Hold Position: H
 
Windows:
Options: F8
Quest window: F9
Menu: F10
 
Game Control:
Last event: Space
Pause: Pause
Change Map: TAB
Multiple Commands to Units: Shift + Basic Command
Show all HP Lines: ALT
 
Camera:
Camera Scroll: Arrow Keys
Camera Rotate: Home, End
Camera Tilt: Page Up, Page Down
 
Peasant:
(Build command: B)
Town Hall: T
Barrack: B
House: H
Blacksmith: L
Scout Tower: S
Elven Sanctuary: E
Gnome Workshop: W
Temple: M
 
Special Abilities:
Pikeman Rum: Q
Phoenix Nova: Q
Alric Protective Aura: Q
Alric Fury of Ancients: W
Priest Heal: Q
Priest Bless: W
Priest Resurrection: E
Dryad Seed: Q
Dryad Windwalk: W
Dryad Enchant: E
Dryad Call of the Wild: R
 
Building Productions:
 
Town Hall:
Peasant: P
Upgrade to City Center: Z
 
City Center:
Peasant: P
Improved Farming: I
Fortify: F
 
Barrack:
Swordsman: S
Elf Ranger: E
Pikeman: I
Priest: P
Upgrade to Advanced Barrack: Z
 
Advanced Barrack:
Swordsman: S
Elf Ranger: E
Pikeman: P
Priest: R
Expert Pathfinding: X
Elf Bow: L
 
Blacksmith:
Hard Steel Sword: Q
Edged Arrow: W
Scale Mail: A
Hard Leather Armor: S
 
Gnome Workshop:
Catapult: C

Temple:
Priest: P
Resurrection: R
 
Elven Sanctuary:
Dryad: D
Phoenix: P
Call of the Wild: C
Windwalk: W

 
G. TROUBLESHOOTING

VIDEO CARD DRIVERS
- It is highly recommended to go to your video card manufacturer's website and download updated drivers for your card.

SOUND CARD DRIVERS
- It is highly recommended to go to your sound card manufacturer's website and download updated drivers for your card.

Windows 2000 Users
- There is a known bug that occurs when you hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and attempt to return to the Armies of Exigo Single Player Demo. If you do hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, please restart the demo before you continue to play.

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