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'Men of Valor' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PST

Vivendi has a singleplayer demo for 2015's Vietnam based FPS Men of Valor. The demo features one mission where you have to infiltrate a village and clear 7 "hooches," looking for Vietcong after which you need to locate a camera crew. Read more for download links ...

Get the Men Of Valor SP demo off WP (430mb)

Thank you for downloading the Men of Valor Single Player Demo. This readme file contains last minute information.

System Requirements

DirectX® 9.0c-compliant 64 MB 3D video card with hardware T&L and pixel shader support
Microsoft® Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP operating system
1.3 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ processor or equivalent
256 MB RAM
590 MB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files
DirectX® 9.0c (included)
DirectX®-compatible sound card and speakers or headphones
4X CD-ROM drive
Microsoft®-compatible mouse, keyboard
Broadband/LAN, DSL or faster Internet connection for online play

Microsoft® Windows® XP
ATI® Radeon™ 9600 or NVIDIA® GeForce 5700 DirectX® 9.0c compliant 128 MB 3D video card with hardware T&L and pixel shader support or equivalent
2.8 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ or faster processor
512 MB RAM or more
24X or faster CD-ROM drive
For Dedicated Multiplayer Server: Broadband connection for 12 player maximum, T1 connection for 24 player maximum.

The following 32MB or greater 3D accelerators are not fully
supported and do not work properly with the game:

-Nvidia MX series
These older cards yield a frame rate that is often
below 10 frames per second even at the lowest video
settings. It has no support for pixel shaders.
-Nvidia Quadro series
-Matrox Parhelia cards:
Video Logic PowerVR Neon 250
-S3 Savage 2000 cards:
Diamond Viper II
-S3 Savage 4 cards:
Diamond Stealth III S540
Diamond Stealth III S540 Extreme
-SiS Sabre cards

The following sound card isn't supported:
-Ensoniq SoundScape PNP

The following sound cards have known problems:
-Diamond Monster Sound MX 400
Requires turning off "DirectSound Acceleration" in the
driver. See the detailed explanation under
-Creative Labs Audigy
Currently hardware acceleration for this card does not work correctly.
The latest version of the Audigy2 drivers ( cause several serious audio issues (extreme panning, sounds cut out abruptly

Hard Drive Space

590 MB of free hard drive space is required to install the game.

Additionally, Windows will require its own free hard drive space for its operating system (virtual memory). The amount of space required varies from 100 MB to 250 MB. If you have less than
250 MB free space you may encounter the following message in an error dialog:

"Ran out of virtual memory"

If you encounter this message, free up some hard drive space.

Installing DirectX 9.0c

If you declined to install DirectX 9.0c when initially installing Men of Valor, you can install at a later time by simply running mov_spdemo_en.exe again and choosing to install directx.

Improving Gameplay Performance

Some machines will benefit from experimenting with your video/sound options:

- From the Main Menu choose the "Options" menu. Then select the "Video" menu, select "Texture Detail" and choose "LOW".

- Try reducing your video resolution to 640x480 in your
"Video" menu. The lower the resolution, the easier it is for your computer to run the game.

- Try Flipping the "High Detail World" toggle to the off position.

- Try Flipping the "Character Shadow" toggle to the off position.

- Try Flipping the "Trilinear Filtering" toggle to the off position.


DirectX 9.0c

-It is highly recommended that you install DirectX 9.0c as this is known to resolve a number of video card and other issues. Previous versions of DirectX are not fully supported.

Windows XP

-If you are using Windows XP, you must have administrator rights to install and run Men of Valor. If you have administrator rights, and wish to give a "limited user" administrator rights, you can do this in "Users" section of the Windows XP Control Panel.

Video Card Drivers

-Dual Monitors
Dual monitors are not supported. Disabling the secondary video card will allow the game to run with dual monitors.

Sound Card Drivers

-Diamond Monster Sound MX 400
How to fix the MX 400 for use by Men of Valor:
1) Exit from Men of Valor if you are running the game.
2) Open up the "Diamond Monster Sound" utility from the toolbar; this is a small red and white icon near the clock.
3) Make sure the "Enable DirectSound Acceleration" checkbox is off.
4) Click on the "Apply And Exit" button. You should be able to run Men of Valor without a problem.

Other Issues

Keyboard Controls:

-Some PC keyboards cannot recognize certain combinations of 3 or more simultaneously pressed keys. This is an inherent problem unrelated to Men of Valor.

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