§This file applies to RulesMaster Racing versions 1.00 and 1.01. It has been updated from that provided with the CD. New/changed content is bounded by §.
Version 1.00 was sold in Australia only between June and September 2005. Version 1.01 was released worldwide in September 2005, and includes a new high quality narration and some typo corrections and bug fixes. If you purchased version 1.00 after June 1st then you are entitled to a no charge CD exchange to version 1.01. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details (include your name and address, and place and date of purchase).§
Thank you for exploring RulesMaster Racing.
Pentium 800 computer or faster
or higher graphics capabilities or better Colour
set to 32 bit • RAM:at least the recommended RAM for your operating system, preferably 500Mb
on a Windows XP system • ~130MB of free hard disk space • Sound-card
and loudspeakers • Internal
CD-ROM drive with 300k+ bps transfer rate (20 speed+ recommended)
- Windows 2000 or Windows XP
- Most users prefer using a mouse rather than a touchpad or trackpoint
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 RulesMaster Racing 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 does not install all
program files on your hard drive.� If you have a CD version of the product, then the
RulesMaster Racing CD must remain in your CD drive in order for the program
to operate. Some older anti-virus programs may cause error messages
to appear when you attempt to install the program.� In this case, disable your anti-virus program and then try again.�
(In most cases you can find your anti-virus program icon on your
task bar.� Simply right-click the
icon, and then click Disable.)
be logged on with Administrator privileges when installing RulesMaster
RulesMaster Racing contains only a few measures aimed to
discourage improper use and copying of the product. Our policy is to provide
affordable and effective products, designed for easy operation, and rely
on our customers to do the right thing. We respectfully ask that you abide
by the terms of the licence agreement. In particular, unless you have
our prior permission, you should not loan the CD to anyone else. Thanks.
RulesMaster Racing keeps records of your score for each of
the quizzes associated with a guide for up to five users.� You can see your records by way of the 'ScoreCard'
(access ScoreCard from the main menu, or from the 'Options' menu within a
guide).� In addition, your score records can be printed or copied to your desktop from a command within 'ScoreCard'.
If you find that RulesMaster Racing 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
- Close all unnecessary applications.
- Make sure you have the recommended amount of RAM for your operating
system. (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 Racing program directory.
If you encounter problems installing or running RulesMaster
Racing, 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 email@example.com.�
Explain which product/version you are using, details of the problem, the
model computer, amount of RAM, free hard disk space, type of video driver,
Q: Can I make the RulesMaster panel appear larger on my
The RulesMaster display area is 800 by 600 pixels, so if you have a
high resolution monitor, you may find the display too small.� For most computers RulesMaster can automatically adjust for full screen mode when you start/quit the program. You will see
this feature when you first log on, and under the 'Options' menu.
If you need to adjust screen resolution yourself, open your Windows
Control Panel and select 'Display' (or right click on a blank area of
the Windows desktop and select 'Properties').� Click the Settings tab, and adjust the Display
Area to a suitable level.� Usually
800 by 600 works best.
Q: I am
using full screen mode. How do I get the Windows task bar
off the screen?
In the Windows Start Menu, select Settings/task bar, then click the
Options tab, then checkmark 'Always on top' and 'Auto hide' and click
OK.� To get to the task bar after this, move the
mouse pointer to the edge of the screen where the task bar used to be
and it will pop up.
graphics on my screen look odd.� Why
are there weird coloured patches here and there in the window?
If your Windows system colours are set to less than 32 bit color (Truecolor) you will experience this.� Change your settings to display 32 bit colour
(sometimes called 'Truecolor').� (Go to Control Panel, open Display, click on the Settings tab, and
set colours to 32 bit or more.)
Q: I can't
hear any audio when I use RulesMaster Racing.�
Most likely it's because your system is not playing audio files properly.� First of all check the obvious things like
the volume control on your loudspeakers, and the volume control in your
windows task bar (click on the speaker icon).�
Most computers have more than one sound device (e.g. WAV and
MIDI) and you will need to open the Master OUT volume controls (usually
this opens if you double click on the speaker icon in the task bar).� Make sure that the checkbox under Wave is NOT checked, and that
the Wave volume and Master volume sliders are set to at least the midpoint.�
You can check this by opening the .wav file in the Oops folder on your RulesMaster Racing CD.�
If you double click on this file you will see it play using the
media player installed on your system.� If it doesn't play properly, you know that
there is a problem with your system.
do I use other programs while playing RulesMaster Racing?
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:
- Ctrl+Esc (and the Windows key on most keyboards)
switches the focus to the Windows Start Menu.
- Alt+Tab switches the focus to other active programs.
Alt+F4 terminates the active program immediately.
If your screen resolution is greater than 800 by 600 pixels the
program uses a background cover. You can disable this by selecting
Preferences under the Options menu. This will make it easier to see
other items on your desktop.
can I reinstall RulesMaster Racing, but keep my user records?
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 within
a folder named RulesMaster\RRS\Records within the the local user's
Application Data directory: in Windows 2000/XP it's usually C:\Documents and Settings\[local user name]\Application
How can I uninstall RulesMaster Racing?
You can simply go to Control Panel, select 'Add/Remove Programs' then
select 'RulesMaster Racing' on the
the Add/Remove Programs dialogue.�This will launch the RulesMaster Racing uninstall
program. If you want to delete your user records you have to do this
manually.� They are stored as
a folder 'RulesMaster\RRS\Records' which is normally within
the the local user's Application Data directory: in Windows 2000/XP this
is usually C:\Documents and
Settings\[local user name]\Application Data.