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Just Cause

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Eidos
Developer: Avalanche

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'Just Cause' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT

Just Cause offers the freedom to tackle your assignment however you want: play the island's factions off against one another; incite a rebellion among the masses; or build alliances with rebel forces and drug cartels. The incredibly detailed game world consists of 1,225 sq. miles of mountains, jungles, beaches, cities and villages which can be explored by land, sea and air. And you will have at your disposal one of the most varied and exciting array of vehicles, planes and watercraft ever seen in a video game.

Get the Just Cause Demo off WP (550mb)

Please read through this document. It contains vital information to successfully run Just Cause Demo on your system.

1.1 DirectX

This game is optimised for Microsoft's DirectX 9.0c. In order for you to play the game, you must have DirectX 9.0c compliant drivers for your video card and sound card. Please note that although DirectX 9.0c is installed with the game, your video and sound card drivers will not be upgraded to DirectX 9.0c drivers.

You will need to obtain the latest DirectX 9.0c drivers from your card manufacturer or PC supplier. These drivers cannot be supplied by Eidos.

1.2 Memory and Performance

While the game will run fine in 512 Mb of RAM, your playing experience will be smoother if you have at least 1024 Mb.

Regardless of how much memory you have, you can maximize your available memory and increase the overall performance of the game engine by doing the
following:

Closing any open windows
Shutting down all other programs, including menu-bar programs and other
applications running in the background.
Defragmenting your hard drive

Eidos recommends that you have no other programs running at all while playing Just Cause Demo. Other programs, including virus checkers, system utilities and screen savers can cause system degradation when playing games software and may conflict with the game for system resources, potentially resulting in instability and crashes.

1.3 Drivers

Important: Ensure you have the latest drivers installed before starting the
game.

ATI Technologies: www.ati.com
nVIDIA: www.nvidia.com

1.4 Installation

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements are as follows:

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
CPU:
Pentium 4 1.4Ghz or Athlon XP Equivalent
RAM:
512MB
GRAPHICS:
100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64 MB 3D Accelerated Card with TnL (GeForce4
ti4200 / Radeon 9 series)
SOUND:
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c
-compatible)
DVD-ROM:
Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
HARD DRIVE:
799MB free disk space
INPUT DEVICES:
100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard


The recommended system requirements are as follows:

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows 2000, XP
CPU:
Pentium 4 2.8Ghz or Athlon Equivalent
RAM:
1024MB
GRAPHICS:
100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 256 MB 3D Accelerated Card (Nvidia GeForce 7
series / Ati X-1800)
SOUND:
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9.0c compatible)
DVD-ROM:
Quad-speed (4x) DVD-ROM drive
HARD DRIVE:
799MB free disk space
INPUT DEVICES:
100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse and keyboard

Preparing Your Hard Drive

To ensure that your installation is trouble free, you should check to see that your hard drive and file system are both tuned for optimum performance. Windows comes with two utility programs that find and fix any errors and optimise your hard drive performance. The first of these programs is called scandisk. Scandisk will check your hard drive for problems and can fix any that it finds. You can run scandisk by clicking on the Start button from the Windows Taskbar, followed by Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, and finally scandisk.

Once scandisk has finished running, you should next optimise your hard drive's performance by running a program called Disk Defragmenter. You can run Disk Defragmenter by clicking on the Start button from the Windows desktop, followed by Programs, then Accessories, then System Tools, and finally Disk Defragmenter.

Installing Just Cause Demo

You will be prompted to select the path and directory to which you wish to install the game on your hard drive. The default is

C:Program FilesEidosJust Cause Demo

You may change this if you wish to.

At some point, the Microsoft DirectX 9.0c install prompt will appear if you do not have it on your system already. Please read the on-screen information before selecting an option. You may either choose to install or not install at this time. If the Just Cause Demo installer detects an active version of DirectX 9.0c on your system, we encourage you to not reinstall DirectX. If the installer does not detect DirectX 9.0c, you must install it before you are able to play Just Cause Demo (please refer to the next section of this guide before proceeding).

Starting/Loading The Game

Once the install has finished the Launch Panel will appear on the screen.

Simply click on the Play button to start the game.

You may also:
Click on the ReInstall button to recover a damaged installation.
Click on the Install DirectX 9.0c button to install the required version of
DirectX.
Click on the Game Setup button to change the game settings.
Click on the View Readme button to view the readme file.
Click on the Exit button to exit the Launch Panel.

Uninstalling Just Cause Demo

Click on the Start button.
Choose Programs from the pop-up menu.
Drag your mouse to the right and click on Eidos from the list
Click on Just Cause Demo from the list.
Click on Uninstall from the ensuing pop-up menu and follow the onscreen
instructions.

OR

Go to the Control Panel and choose Add/Remove Programs. Click on Just Cause Demo from the pop-up panel to follow, select the Add/Remove button, and follow the onscreen prompts.

1.5 FAQ

When I start Just Cause Demo, my mouse cursor disappears and my computer locks-up.

Chances are your installed audio card drivers are not compatible with DirectX. The only solution is to get a DirectX 9.0c -compatible driver from your audio card manufacturer.


When I start Just Cause Demo, I receive the following error message:

"The application JustCauseDemo.exe referenced memory at address xxxx:xxxx that
can't be read from."

Its likely that your installed video card drivers are not compatible with DirectX. The only solution is to get a DirectX 9.0c -compatible driver from your video card manufacturer.

The Installer keeps stopping when a certain percentage is complete.

There are three likely causes:

You may have run out of free space on your hard drive. Please remove unwanted programs to free up additional space for the game, and then reinstall Just Cause Demo.

Files are possibly being copied to a corrupted area of your hard drive. If this is so, you'll need to run the scandisk program and make sure to use the Thorough option (see previous). After scandisk has finished running and has informed you that your drive is free of errors, try to re-install.

There may be dirt or fingerprints on the DVD-ROM disc itself. Examine the bottom of the disc; if you see any fingerprints or dirt, carefully clean the disc using a clean, soft, lint-free cloth by wiping from the centre of the disc (near the hole) towards the outer edge in a straight line.

Just Cause Demo is crashing to the desktop with no error messages.

This problem can be caused by several different things. Here's a list of the most common culprits associated with these crashes:

Make sure the CD-ROM (If applicable) is clean (check for both scratches and smudges on the reading surface of the CD-ROM).

Make sure the game has been installed properly.

Make sure DirectX 9.0c has been installed properly.

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card and that they are DirectX 9.0c -compatible.

Make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card and that they are DirectX 9.0c -compatible.

Make sure Virtual Memory is enabled on your system.

Run Scandisk.

Run Disk Defragmenter.

Try exiting the game, rebooting your machine, and re-entering the game.

Note: That if your system crashes to the desktop while playing Just Cause Demo, you should probably reboot your computer before starting a new play session. Otherwise, DirectDraw or DirectSound may be in a locked state, and the game will be unable to use your sound or video hardware.

1.6 Additional Support

Eidos Interactive maintains a web page with links to all major video and audio card manufacturers, which is a good first stop if you are looking to upgrade your drivers. You can reach this page at:

UK: www.eidos.co.uk/support/index.html
US: www.eidos.com/support.html

Further technical information and drivers for Windows-based PCs can also be found at http://www.windrivers.com/

Thank you and we hope you enjoy playing Just Cause Demo

Eidos 2006.

http://www.eidos.com

http://www.justcausegame.com


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