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Will Rock

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

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'Will Rock' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT

Get the Will Rock demo off Worthplaying (110mb)

With the aid and powers of the titan Prometheus, Will Rock rrampages through Lost Olympus, seeking the safe return of his love, Emma, and revenge for the murder of his mentor, Dr. Headstrong. Prometheus, fusing his spirit into Will's able body, seeks to wage a bloody vendetta against the god Zeus, who robbed him of physical form long ago. Half mortal, half Titan, Will Rock will stop at nothing short of toppling the pillar of the gods to wreak vengeance of mythic proportions, and to save a terrified woman in the name of love. They don't have much time, though—on the eve of the next thunderstorm, Zeus will be able to take a new wife—and this time his sights are set on a mortal: Emma Headstrong.

Features :

  • 15 unique enemies each with multiple variations, including four huge bosses such as the gigantic cyclops.
  • 11 powerful weapons including flaming crossbow, nuclear atomic gun and acid gun.
  • Revolutionary shatter technology – all objects are broken realistically in real-time (no animations).
  • Revolutionary morphing technology – allows for real-time melting, inflating, and desiccation.
  • 10 single-player levels - each ending with an exciting event such as a boss or puzzle to solve, plus six multiplayer levels for up to eight bloodthirsty competitors.
  • Multiplayer modes including CTF, Deathmatch, and Treasure Hunt. (2-8 players)

Here is the Minimum Required Machine Specification:

Pentium III 800 MHz or Equivalent
128MB of RAM
32 MB video card or higher such as Geforce 2 or ATI Radeon or better
Video card must support hardware transform and lighting (T&L)
Windows Direct X 9 compatible sound card
Windows 98/ME/2000 or XP Operating System
Direct X 9 Required (included with demo)
220MB of free hard drive space

Here is the Recommended Machine Specification:

Pentium IV 1ghz or Equivalent
256MB of RAM or higher
64 MB video card such as Geforce 3 or ATI Radeon or better
Windows Direct X 9 compatible sound card
Windows 98/ME/2000 or XP Operating System
Direct X 9 Required (included with demo)
220MB of free hard drive space

Default Controls:

Forward: W
Backward: S
Strafe Left: A
Strafe Right: D
Shoot Weapon: Left Mouse button
Crouch: C
Reload: R
Jump: Spacebar
Use: Enter
Zoom Crossbow: Right Mouse button
Main Menu: ESC
Change Weapons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0, -
Next Wpn: Mouse wheel up or [
Previous Wpn: Mouse wheel down or ]
Pause Game: Pause

Technical Issues:

1. Will Rock will only run on video cards with 32MB of RAM and Hardware Transform & Lighting support.

(Most video cards released in the last 3 years with 32MB or higher support Hardware Transform & Lighting) Here is a list of cards that do NOT support Hardware Transform & Lighting will NOT work with Will Rock:

3DFX Voodoo series of cards
Kyro II
Nvidia TNT series
ATI Rage series (and earlier cards)
SiS Graphics Chips/Cards
Intel Graphics Chips/Cards
Matrox 450 and Matrox 550 (and earlier cards)

Again, Will Rock is not compatible with any of the cards listed above.

2. If you cannot see a LAN game, please check the Internet Connection Firewall.

Choose StartControl Panel
Right click on Lan Area Connection
Select Advanced
Uncheck Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) to turn it off.
(Note: You may want to check this feature (ICF) back on for security reasons after play)

If you cannot connect or host a game over the Internet, check to see if you have a firewall or router. You may have to open a port or DMZ channel to play Will Rock. Check your documentation that came with your firewall software or router.

3. If you are using a GeForce 2 or equivalent card, be sure to turn off FSAA, projected shadows, and detailed textures and run the game in 800x600 screen resolution.

4. Please note that if you are experienceing visual problems and/or extreme slowdowns when enabling advanced video features (e.g., full screen anti-aliasing), please update to the latest drivers. Some card and driver releases do NOT offer reliable support for advanced graphics features. It is likely that the card does NOT support certain advance features if you experience visual problems and/or extreme slowdowns. Please turn down/off the advanced graphic features to fix the visual problems or speed up game play.

Tips on increasing performance:

  1. Only the fastest machines (P4 1.4 GHz and Athlon 1700 XP+ and higher) with high end video cards (e.g., Geforce 4200 and Radeon 9000 series) should play with all graphics settings on high and all features on (e.g., Full Screen Anti-aliasing).
  2. Update to the latest Microsoft certified drivers from your video card manufacturer.
  3. Do not run any other applications in the background when playing the game.
  4. Defragment your hard drive. (See Windows manual for instructions)
  5. Increase the RAM in your machine. The game will take advantage of additional RAM above 128MB.
  6. Always use the fastest machine to host a multiplayer game.

The recommended minimum machine for hosting is a 1GHz machine.

Hosting Internet games with a WinXP machine

In order to host an Internet game on a machine that is running Windows XP, you must first disable the built-in firewall. To do this open the Start Menu, go to Settings and then to Control Panel, and double click on Network Connections. Double click on the connection type that you are using. When the window comes up, click on the Properties button and then click on the Advanced tab on the next window. There is a box under Internet Connection Firewall. Uncheck this button and re-boot your computer. Don't forget to re-check it when you're done playing and remember that none of the changes take place until you re-boot your system.

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From this site, you will be able to enter the Ubi Soft Entertainment Solution Center where you can browse through our listings of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), search our database of known problems and solutions, or, for fastest e-mail response, you can send in a request for Personal Assistance from a Technical Support Representative. It may take up to 72 hours for us to respond to your e-mail depending upon the volume of messages we receive.

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