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'Chrome' - MP Patch & Updated MP Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST

Get the Chrome v1.2.0.0 Update Off Worthplaying (44mb)

Get the Chrome 2004 Demo Off Worthplaying (267mb)

The Chrome MP update and the MP demo are NOT available on the North American servers as of yet. Strategy First, the North American publisher of Chrome is currently testing the update and the demo and will make them available to the public via a formal announcement as soon as testing is completed.

Chrome by Techland - retail v1.1.3.0_v2 -> v1.2.0.0 patch

Notes:

1. This update requires version 1.1.3.0 of Chrome (all language versions besides Russian (ru)).
2. All source files (*.java) will be overwritten.
3. Game modifications done by users may cause the update to fail.
4. You need to close Chrome before update initialization.

Patch 1.2.0.0. introduces:

  • New heavy walker equipped with rockets;
  • The ability to use stationary cannons of 2 types:
    • Energetic cannon effective against vehicles
    • Rotation gun very good against infantry
  • The ability to change places inside vehicles
  • Automatic voice messages informing about the battlefield situation
  • Changes in HUD giving the player better control over his location and orientation on battlefield

Additionally the patch features 3 new multiplayer maps:

- Loomia2 - modified Loomia designed for 8-32 players and Team Domination mode with the use of terrain vehicles, speeders, armored transporters and walkers
- Narrow - dense forest with walkers and speeders designed for 4-12 players in Team Domination mode
- Trench3 - a map for 2-16 players in Team Domination mode

Besides the 1.2.0.0 update separates the single and multiplayer modes by introducing 2 separate executable files for both modes. We encourage to downloading the file and checking all new features of Chrome multiplayer.

Chrome MP Demo 2004 1.2.1.0

Please remeber that both the server and client must be of the same game version (1.2.x.x) in order to connect.

Chrome MP Demo 2004 contains the best 5 (among them 3 new) out of 19 multiplayer maps from the newest full version of the game (1.2.0.0) and is fully compatible with it. The demo allows for playing on the existing full game servers and setting up players' own servers - this will let every new player try his skills against experienced Chrome players. By running the game the players will feel the taste of original, tactical but also dynamic multiplayer competition in the worlds of Valkyria system. They will also be able to make use of all newest game features such as:

- New heavy walker equipped with rockets;
- The ability to use stationary cannons of 2 types
- The ability to change places inside vehicles
- Automatic voice messages informing about the battlefield situation

The demo features the following maps:
- Loomia2 - modified Loomia designed for 8-32 players and Team Domination mode with the use of terrain vehicles, speeders, armored transporters and walkers
- Narrow - dense forest with walkers and speeders designed for 4-12 players in Team Domination mode
- Skirmish - classic Team Deatch Match for 2-16 players
- Soilent - no-vehicles map for CTF mode with 2-16 players
- Trench3 - a map for 2-16 players in Team Domination mode

Techland ensures that for the time of activeness of Chrome MP Demo 2004 all dedicated servers hosted by the developer will use the maps supplied with the
demo.

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MS Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
PIII 900MHz
256 RAM
32 MB video card compatible with DX 8.1 (GeForce 2MX or ATI Radeon 7000
chipset)
DX 8.1 compatible sound card
450MB free HDD space
DirectX 8.1
CD-ROM
56k Modem

RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
P4 1.5 GHZ
512 RAM
64 MB video card compatible with DX 9 (GeForce 4 or ATI Radeon 9000 chipset)
DX 9 compatible sound card
450MB free HDD space
Directx 9
CD-ROM
Broadband internet connection


III INSTALLATION

To install Chrome MP Demo 2004:
1. Double mouse-click "Chrome MP Demo 2004" executable.
2. Choose destination folder and click "ok" button.


IV DEFAULT KEY SETTINGS

Forward - W
Backward - S
Strafe left - A
Strafe right - D
Jump/Change seat - SPACE
Crouch - LSHIFT
Prone - LCTRL
Walk/Run - CAPS LOCK

Fire - MOUSE BUTTON 1
Aim/Alternate attack - MOUSE BUTTON 2
Select Weapon - 1...5
Reload - R
Drop Weapon - BACKSPACE

Use Item - E
Action - F
Inventory mode - I
Map mode - M
Implant system - J
Targetting assistance - 1 NUMPAD
Eye scope - 2 NUMPAD
Adrenaline processor - 3 NUMPAD
Dermal armor - 4 NUMPAD
Muscle improver - 5 NUMPAD
All implants off - 0 NUMPAD

Exit to Menu - ESC
Zoom in - =
Zoom out - -

There are additional keys available to configure but this what is set as default.

CHROME SAFE MODE

The safe mode should be used when the game won't run on a your machine - it
alters the default settings to lower settings and turns EAX off, this will then
allow you to boot up the game and tweak the options for your machine.

MULTIPLAYER INFORMATION

Q: My Multiplayer Server is too slow when hosting a MP game?
A: General rule of thumb for hosting faster multiplayer games is that the better the computer you are hosting it on, the better the game will run. Another alternative for running faster multiplayer games is to use the Dedicated Server function within the game. This allows you to serve a game for others to play, but you will not be able to play on this machine, only host the game. This option is in the "Create Game" server section or once you have selected your options you can choose to run a dedicated server from the windows start menu, again selecting this will make the server faster as there is no game engine whatsoever running in the background.
As well as this another thing that will restrict the speed of the multiplayer game is the bandwidth of the line you are playing the game on, the faster the bandwidth the faster the game will be.

Q: I can't join internet games and people can't join my internet servers?
A: You will need to check that your firewall (if you're running one) is setup to allow Chrome through it, the ports that need to be opened for this are ports from 27005 to 27025, although this can be set in the server settings section of the game.
A: If you are using two network interfaces (i.e. one for LAN card and modem for Internet connection) you have to disable the one that is not responsible for Internet connection in order to connect to Master Server and join Internet games.

Q: Can I sort internet servers?
A: Yes - choose 'server filter option' to sort game servers, or click on server name, ip, ping to sort by these fields.

GAME PERFORMANCE

If the framerate of your game seems slow, try lowering some of the video settings to rectify the problem.

KNOWN COMPATIBILITY ISSUES

In all cases check you have installed the latest drivers from your hardware manufactorers website.

-NVIDIA cards
Some problems have been found in case of Detonator 40.** drivers. We recommend the installation of the latest versions, e.g. 41.09.

-GeForce 4 MX 440
On some PC's with this GFx card you may experience problems with slowdown, if this is the case try lowering the detail levels in the options to improve things.

-S3 Pro Savage
The game may display the sky as a white box on some configurations.

-Matrox G550
There are some configurations where corrupt textures may be present in-game

-Matrox G400 DualHead
The game may display some corrupt textures as well as poor performance in certain configurations.

-Hercules Prophet 4500
In some configurations the game may have corrupt graphics as well as poor performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is an error message displayed while executing the demo?

A: Make sure you have the latest video drivers on your computer. They are usually available for download from the vendor's website.

Q: Why doesn't the game start?
A: Make sure there is DirectX 8.1 or higher installed on your computer. If not, install DirectX 8.1
A: Check the BIOS settings if the AGP Fast Write Control is set to Disabled and the Graphics Aperture Size is set to Minimum 64MB.


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