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Virtual Pool 3

Platforms:   Windows 9X
System Requirements:
  • Pentium 233 MHz or higher
  • Windows 95/98/00/ME
  • DirectX 7 (included)
  • 32MB RAM
  • Approximately 200MB Hard Drive Space
  • 4X or faster CD-ROM drive
  • DirectX certified sound card and video card
  • 100% Microsoft compatible mouse and keyboard
System Recommended:
Installation Tips: Default Install Directory: C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERPLAY\VIRTUAL POOL 3

To Install Game:
Windows 95/98/00/ME Installation -
  1. Insert CD #1 into your CD-Rom drive.
  2. The auto-run screen should appear within a few seconds.
    • If the auto-run screen appears:
      1. Left click on the INSTALL VIRTUAL POOL 3 words.
      2. The game will now begin the installation process.
      3. If you do NOT have DirectX 7 installed on your computer, make sure you first install DirectX 7 by left clicking on the line with the words INSTALL DIRECTX.
      4. If you have an older version of DirectX, you will want to have the game update your computer to DirectX 7.
      5. Depending on how much of an updated was needed or if DirectX was installed for the first time, you may be prompted to reboot the system after the installation is completed.
    • If the auto-run screen DOES NOT appear:
      1. Double click on the MY COMPUTER icon on your desktop.
      2. Double click on your CD-ROM drive icon.
      3. Double click on the AUTORUN.EXE file.
      4. The game will now begin the installation proceedure.
      5. If you do NOT have DirectX 7 installed on your computer, make sure you left click on the words INSTALL DIRECTX before installing the game.
      6. If you have an older version of DirectX, you will want to have the game update your computer to DirectX 7.
      7. Depending on how much of an updated was needed or if DirectX was installed for the first time, you may be prompted to reboot the system after the installation is completed.
      8. If you have DirectX 7 on your computer, left click on the words INSTALL from the autorun.exe file.


Game Executable: Autorun menu PLAY option or VP3.EXE

To Start Game:
In Windows 95/98/00/ME -

  1. Insert the Virtual Pool 3 cd into your CD-ROM drive.
  2. On the autorun menu click on the PLAY button.
    1. If the AUTORUN screen does not come up for your game, try removing and then re-inserting the Virtual Pool 3 cd back into your cd-rom drive.
  3. If that does not help, make sure you have AUTOINSERT NOTIFICATION turned ON.
    1. To turn on or off the AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION,
      • Go to the START button,
      • Select SETTINGS, then
      • CONTROL PANEL,
      • Double click the SYSTEM icon,
      • Select the DEVICE MANAGER TAB,
      • Locate CD-ROM, and double click it.
      • Then click on the information that appears below CD-ROM and select
      • PROPERTIES.
      • Select the SETTINGS TAB,
      • look for the AUTO INSERT NOTIFICATION option, click on the box next to this option to put a check mark in the box if you want the auto insert notification turned on.
      • Click on the APPLY button, then click on OK.

NOTE: Auto insert notification, when turned on, causes the games autorun menu to appear on your monitor when you insert a cd into your cdrom drive that has an AUTORUN menu on it. This is normally a convenient way to start a game.

To Re-run the Setup: N/A

FAQ:

Q: I closed Virtual Pool 3 by using an End Task. The next time I ran it I received an error that said:
Preference data damaged. Restoring default user preferences. What's that mean and why is my preferences data getting damaged?

Solution: If Virtual Pool 3 is terminated without properly exiting the game, it cannot properly de-initialize and save off user preferences. The game installation is OK and is not damaged, the preferences were not saved properly. Always remember to exit out of pool from within the game window or File menu.

My system will only run in software mode. Why can't I use my 3D hardware acceleration?
Solution: Try setting the "Hardware Acceleration" in the Settings/Graphics menu. If you still can't get hardware acceleration, your 3D video card is probably not DirectX 7 compatible.

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