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* Multimedia Pentium computer
* SVGA or higher graphics capabilities (set at 800x600 recommended)
* Colour set to 16 bit or more.
* 32 MB RAM
* 15 MB of free hard disk space
* Sound-card and loudspeakers
* CD-ROM drive with 150k+ bps transfer rate (Quad speed+ recommended)
* Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows NT4
Insert the RulesMaster CD into your CD-ROM drive. Windows Autorun will launch the setup dialogue. If no dialogue appears, from the Start menu, choose Run and type D:\SETUP.EXE (Substitute the correct letter for your CD drive). Alternatively, open Windows Explorer, then open the drive containing the RulesMaster CD and double click on the file SETUP.EXE. Either way will launch the RulesMaster installation program, and you can follow the prompts on the screen as they appear. Once installation is completed you can start playing RulesMaster Pro by selecting the program in the Windows Start Menu, or by selecting the icon on your desktop.
You can access this Readme file after installation by using the Start Programs menu.
Note that the setup program installs only the RulesMaster program files on your hard drive. The RulesMaster Pro CD must remain in your CD drive in order for the program to operate.
RulesMaster keeps records for up to three users. All but one are accessed from within RulesMaster by way of the 'ScoreCard'. In addition a text file 'Your Name'.txt is kept within the Records Folder within The RulesMaster program file. This can be opened by Notepad, and printed at any time.
If you find that RulesMaster Pro runs slowly or if you encounter errors, then the application probably doesn't have access to enough memory.
Consider doing the following to improve your computer's performance:
* Close all unnecessary applications.
* Make sure you have at least 32MB of RAM. (Right click the My Computer icon on your Desktop, then select Properties to check this.)
Also be sure you do not rename or move any of the files inside the RulesMaster Pro program directory.
If you encounter problems installing or running RulesMaster Pro, please first consult the 'Frequently Asked Questions' section of this document, or for the most up to date list, go to www.rulesmaster.com. If this doesn't work, email support@Rulesmaster.com. Explain the problem, quote the date and place of purchase, the model computer, amount of RAM, free hard disk space, type of video driver, and any other pertinent details.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS______________________________
Q: How can I reinstall RulesMaster Pro, but keep my user records?
A:Your records will remain intact, even after you have uninstalled the program. All user records are kept in a folder called 'Records' which is normally inside the RulesMaster Program folder (i.e. C:\Program Files\RulesMaster\Pro\Records).
Q: How do I get the Windows 95/98 taskbar off the screen in 640x480 mode?
A: In the Windows 95/98 Start Menu, select Settings/Taskbar, then click the Options tab, then checkmark 'Always on top' and 'Auto hide' and click OK. To get to the taskbar after this, move the mouse pointer to the edge of the screen where the taskbar used to be and it will pop up.
Q: The graphics on my screen look odd. Why are there weird coloured patches
here and there in the window?
A: If your Windows system colours are set to 256 you will experience this. Change your settings to display 16 bit colour (sometimes called 'High Color') or more. (Go to Control Panel, open Display click on the Settings tab, and set colours to 16 bit or more.)
Q: Can I make the RulesMaster panel appear larger on my screen?
A: The RulesMaster display area is 640X480 pixels, so if your screen's Display Area is set too high, you may find the display too small. Open your Windows Control Panel and select 'Display'. Click the Settings tab, and adjust the Display Area to a suitable level. Usually 800X600 works best.
Q: How do I use other programs while playing RulesMaster Pro?
A: RulesMaster products are designed to occupy the entire screen so as to take best advantage of your monitor's capability and ensure that you can see all of RulesMaster's multimedia elements and controls. However, if you need to open up another program quickly, the following Windows key commands may help:
Alt-F4 terminates the active program immediately.
Ctrl-Esc (and the Windows key on many keyboards) switches the focus to the Windows Start Menu, or to other active programs.
Q: I am using RulesMaster Pro as part of a course. How do I forward quiz responses
to my instructor?
A: RulesMaster Pro keeps records of your scores of all quizzes undertaken as part of your lessons. They are stored as a folder called 'Records' which is normally inside the RulesMaster Program folder (i.e. C:\Program Files\RulesMaster\Pro\Records). Note that records of your practice sessions (QuickQuiz and FlashCards) are not stored.
Q: How can I uninstall RulesMaster Pro?
A: You can simply Go to Control Panel, select "Add/Remove Programs" then select "RulesMaster Pro" on the "Install/Uninstall" tab of the Add/Remove Programs Properties" dialogue box. This will launch the RulesMaster Pro uninstall program. If you want to delete your user records you have to do this manually. They are stored as a folder called 'Records' which is normally inside the RulesMaster Program folder (i.e. C:\Program Files\RulesMaster\Pro\Records).
Q: I have been using RulesMaster FlashCards and have just purchased RulesMaster
Pro. Should I uninstall RulesMaster FlashCards?
A. RulesMaster Pro and RulesMaster FlashCards are installed separately on your computer, and they will coexist quite happily. However, since RulesMaster FlashCards is a component of RulesMaster Pro, there is no need to have two separate versions of the program!