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Redneck Rampage: Rides Again

Platforms:   Windows 9X
System Requirements:

  • DOS, Windows 95/98 *Not Compatible with Windows XP or 2000*
  • Pentium TM 90 processor
  • 16 MB of RAM
  • 220 MB Hard Disk Space Required
  • 2x CD-ROM drive
  • SVGA 640x480 or 800x600 video
  • LocalBus or PCI required
  • 1MB SVGA video card
  • Sound Blaster TM or 100% compatible sound card
  • System Recommended:
    Installation Tips: >Default Install Directory: C:\INTRPLAY\RIDES

    To Install Game:
    DOS Installation -
    1. Type D:\INSTALL (Or substitute a different letter for "D" if your cd-rom drive is a different letter.)
    2. Follow on-screen instructions.

    Windows95 Installation -

    1. Insert the cd-rom disk and click "INSTALL" to begin.
    2. If you need to install again, from Windows 95 double-click "My Computer" then double click the CD-ROM icon, then double-click the "Install" icon.
    3. Follow on-screen instructions.

    Game Executable: RA.EXE

    To start Game:
    In DOS -

    2. Then type AGAIN

    In Windows95 -

    1. Click on the START button.
    2. Click on the RUN item.
    3. Type in "C:\INTRPLAY\RIDES\PIGHEAD" (Substitute C:\INTRPLAY\RIDES if you have it installed in a different location).

    To Re-run the Setup: SETUP.EXE

    FAQ: 1. Problem: The games sound doesn't appear to be working with my sound card on DMA 0

    Solution: We have experienced a certain amount of compatibility troubles with sound cards on DMA 0. You will want to change the DMA to a more standard value for a sound card such as 1.

    2. Problem: Getting the error message "IPX & NetBIOS not detected"

    Solution: Before you set up a network game for the first time, your computer needs IPX drivers installed before you begin. An IPX driver is an optional component of Windows 95 installation, and DOS IPX drivers are also available in the Novell NetWare client. You will have to obtain these drivers from another source; they are not included on this CD-ROM and we can't assist you in getting IPX drivers or configuring your network.

    3. Problem: The sound and animation is *very* jerky.

    Solution: This will happen if you run Windows 95 and have only 16MB RAM. On a few systems with Windows 95, it will happen no matter how much RAM is in your machine. It may also happen on computers running plain DOS (without Windows 95) if some other program like SMARTDRV.EXE is taking up a lot of memory. The first thing to try, as mentioned in the printed reference card, is to restart your computer in MS-DOS mode before you play. You can do this automatically by double-clicking the "Rampage" shortcut located in the "Redneck" directory on your hard disk. The additional memory freed up by the absence of Windows 95 should let the game play much faster.

    4. Problem: When I restart my computer in MS-DOS mode and try to play the game, I don't get any sound.

    Solution: If this happens, it means your computer wasn't configured properly at the factory to make use of your CD-ROM drive, sound card, or mouse. You will want to contact the manufacturer of your sound card to get updated DOS drivers and any installation help you may need.

    5. Problem: I launch the game but it just displays a black screen and locks up.

    Solution: This happens on the ATI Mach32 video card with certain versions of ATI's VESA driver software. If you have a Mach32, try using the VESA video driver that came with the video card. (We have seen problems using newer versions of the VESA driver.)

    If you have a different video card, contact the video card company to obtain a VESA driver. This is usually available on video card companies' World Wide Web and BBS sites.

    6. Problem: This game is too dark!

    Solution: Adjust your monitor first, *then* press ESC and choose Options and then adjust the screen brightness.

    7. Problem: My network game is giving lots of out-of-sync errors.

    Solution: First, turn monsters off. Then try fewer players (6 is very fun and seems optimal).

    Network problems can be caused by many different things. Below are some troubleshooting tips that may help you with your problem:

    * Our network games require that IPX protocol network drivers be loaded. Make sure that your IPX protocol network drivers are installed and working properly. These drivers are normally provided along with the network card on a floppy diskette, and can easily be installed to the hard drive. If you do not have any IPX network drivers, you will need to contact your network card manufacturer to receive those drivers.

    * Make sure that you have the latest IPX protocol drivers. If you are not sure, or haven't updated your drivers within the last 3 months, check the network card manufacturer's Internet site or contact your manufacturer directly to find out if there are any more recent drivers for your network card.

    * Make sure that all of the network cables are firmly connected and that there is no problem with those cables, i.e., there is no damage to the cables, etc. Check the plugs on the back of your computer, specifically the ones running to/from your network card.

    * Make sure that the network card is firmly seated on the motherboard.

    * Other drivers may be running that cause problems with the network interrupts. These conflicts may not emerge when performing other LAN tasks that either don't use IPX or have layers of error-checking. Try removing unneeded drivers from your CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files, and running with a completely clean configuration.

    * Try running the network card diagnostics program(s) to make sure that there are no IRQ conflicts, or similar conflicts. Also, doing this will help you to determine if there are any problems with the network card itself.

    * If you have another separate network card you can swap with the network card in the computer, try swapping them to make sure there is no problem with the network card you are currently using.

    If you are still having problems at this point, you may want to contact the manufacturer of the network card for further troubleshooting help. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

    8. Problem: The game plays too slowly.

    Solution: Make sure that in the SETUP program you set the screen size to be 640x480. If you set the screen to a higher resolution (like 640x480) then the game will run much slower.

    Within the game, press "-" repeatedly to shrink the size of the game window. This will speed up play quite a bit.

    9. Problem: I do not receive CD Audio from the Redneck Rampage disc or any other CD.

    Solution: There is a problem with Mitsumi CD ROMS. If you are playing in Windows 95 we suggest that you take advantage of the CD Player in Windows. If you are in DOS we suggest that you launch the CD utility that comes with most major sound cards.

    10. Problem: Sometimes the game acts strangely in co-operative play.

    Solution: Co-op play tends to work best with four players or less. With more players you might experience bizarre side-effects, like weapons disappearing, players not exploding when hit by dynamite, keys not spawning, etc. Two player co-op is highly recommended as optimal, but four can play co-operatively with few side-effects. Anything above four players is undertaken at your own risk.

    11. Problem: The game seems slow and choppy.

    Solution: If you are experiencing slow game play, there are some options we can disable, or adjust that should help.

    **Try running SMARTDRV.EXE in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Make sure you add the option for caching the harddrive you installed Redneck Rampage to. Here is an example of the Smartdrv.exe line in the Autoexec.bat file for a system using Windows 95. If you have DOS only, please replace C:\WINDOWS with C:\DOS.


    If the game still runs too slow, try using 4096 instead of 2048. This number represents the amount of memory Smartdrv will use. If this is set too high, your system may not have enough free memory to run the game. If you experience any memory errors, please adjust the Smartdrv cache to a lower setting. Also, the C: represents the harddrive letter you want smartdrv to cache.

    **If the cd is not in the drive while the "8 track player" is enabled, the video may experience pauses. If you disable the 8-track player in options you do not have to have the cd in the drive.

    **Try turning the Ambience Off in the Sound Options from the Main Menu. This will turn off the extra sounds you hear when you are walking around and should help speed things back up.

    **If the above does not help, you can try running the SETUP.EXE utility located in the Redneck directory, select SOUND SETUP and setup your sound device, then adjust these options:
    NUMBER OF VOICES: select 4 or less.
    NUMBER OF MIXING BITS: choose 8-bit
    MIXING RATE: select 8 Khz

    When using these settings for sound, the game should run faster on your system.

    **You may also need to run at a lower screen resolution. We recommend using 640x480, but if the game still runs slow at this setting, you may need to run at 320x200 for best performance.

    **If you still experience troubles, try installing the game from DOS rather than installing it from autoplay window in Win95.

    12. Problem: When starting the game, the screen scrolls and is unreadable.

    Solution: If you know what kind of video card you have, you may want to contact your video card manufacturer and request a VESA 1.2 compliant driver. However, if you don't know what kind of video card you have, you may go ahead and contact the company that manufactured your computer.

    Another source where you can find a generic VESA driver is at SciTech Software's Web Site on the Internet. There you can get a preview VESA driver (called SciTech Display Doctor) that may help you with your problem. Their address is:

    Once you download it, you can run the executable to install the driver. Make sure that you only install the UniVBE VESA driver, and not the UniPOWER and the VBE/AF Accelerator driver. (Note: If you have the ATI Mach 64 video card, the Scitech VESA driver will not work. You will need to contact the video card manufacturer at
    WWW.ATITECH.COM to get a Vesa 1.2 compliant video driver and installation help for it).

    13. Problem: When loading a multi-player the game locks up or does not load them.

    Solution: The save game feature only works with single player games. For multi-player games, you are instead given the option to choose which episode and level you wish to start at.

    14. Problem: I have an ATI video card using the M64VBE driver and am having video troubles with the game.

    Solution: Try running the M64VBE with the following switches: