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ReadMe File for DINK SMALLWOOD(tm) Apr 21st, 1998 
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        Thanks for buying our game. Over one year of design and development went into the making of 
        Dink SmallWood. Have fun playing it!  Dink SmallWood is more than just a game, it has been
        designed so that others can create new worlds and adventures for it!


CONTENTS -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
        COMPATIBILITY/SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
        INSTALLATION
        CONTROLS
        COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
        DMOD'S/DINKEDIT
        TECHNICAL SUPPORT
	TROUBLESHOOTING


SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

        THIS COMPUTER PROGRAM IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT LAW AND INTERNATIONAL TREATIES. 
        UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS PROGRAM, OR ANY PORTION OF IT, 
        MAY RESULT IN SEVERE CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES, AND WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE 
        MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER THE LAW.

        This Software License Agreement (the "Agreement") is a legal agreement between you, the 
        end-user, and Iridon Interactive, ("Iridon").  By continuing the installation of this game 
        program entitled DINK SMALLWOOD(tm), by loading or running the game program, or by placing or 
        copying the game program onto your computer hard drive, computer RAM or other storage, 
        you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. 


COMPATIBILITY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Minimum System Requirements:

        * Pentium 100MHz or 100% compatible
        * 16 MB RAM
        * 4x CD-ROM
        * 70 MB free hard drive space
        * DirectX 5 compatible video and sound card
        * Windows 95

        Recommended:

        * Pentium 166MHz or 100% compatible
        * 32 MB RAM
        * 10x CD-ROM
        * 170 MB free hard drive space
        * DirectX 5 compatible video and wavetable-sound card
        * Windows 95
	* Gamepad

        The game may install without a sound card but it will not run properly.


INSTALLATION -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        
        If  you have "Autorun" enabled, the game will automatically initiate setup when the CD is
        inserted into your CD-ROM drive. If you do not have "Autorun" enabled, click the "Start" button,
        select "Run", and type "D:\setup.exe" (where D is the letter of your CD-Rom drive). 

        The installation procedure will prompt you to install the following onto your machine:
        - Dink SmallWood (Normal or Maximum installation)
        - DirectX 5.0 (only prompted unless already installed)

        If you have a slow CD-ROM drive, we strongly suggest that you choose "Maximum Installation",
        otherwise you will experience slow or choppy videoplayback.


CONTROLS -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        
        Keyboard controls

                <ARROW KEYS>   Makes Dink walk/push
                <CTRL>         Attack/Use equipped item/Select option
                <SPACE>        Talk/Examine/Manipulate
                <SHIFT>        Use equipped magic
                <ENTER>        Inventory/Equip screen
                <ESC>          Options
                <M>            Display map (if you have one)

        Keyboard controls: Inventory/Equip screen

                <ARROW KEYS>   Highlight Item/Weapon or Magic
                <CTRL>         Select highlighted Item/Weapon or Magic
                <ENTER>        Exit inventory screen


        Joystick/Gamepad controls

                <ANY DIR.>     Makes Dink walk/push
                <BUTTON 1>     Attack/Use equipped item/Select option
                <BUTTON 2>     Talk/Examine/Manipulate
                <BUTTON 3>     Use equipped magic
                <BUTTON 4>     Inventory/Equip screen
                <BUTTON 5>     Options
                <BUTTON 6>     Display map (if you have one)

        Joystick/Gamepad controls: Inventory/Equip screen

                <ANY DIR.>     Highlight Item/Weapon or Magic
                <BUTTON 1>     Select highlighted Item/Weapon or Magic
                <BUTTON 4>     Exit Inventory/Equip screen


        Other

                <Alt-M>        Stop playing current MIDI song
                <Alt-Q>        Quick quit to Windows


COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS (HOW TO RUN DINK FROM THE DOS PROMPT FOR PROS) ---------------------------------

        dink.exe -debug            Creates a debug.txt file in the Dink/Dink directory
        dink.exe -nosound          Disables Direct Audio
        dink.exe -game <DMOD dir>  Run add-on (known as DMOD's)
        dink.exe -nomovie          Skip introductional movies
   

DMOD'S/DINKEDIT ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        DMOD's

        Add-ons for Dink SmallWood are called DMOD's (Dink MODules). There are numerous DMOD's 
        available for download from our webpage. 

        DinkEdit

        DinkEdit is a development tool that let's you create your own DMOD's, keep in mind that DinkEdit
        requires atleast some programming experience (preferably in C++). 
        Problems resolving from DinkEdit or Dink scripts are not covered under technical support. If you 
        are keen on creating your own Dink add-ons, please visit: http://www.rtsoft.com/dink/ or check 
        out the Develop dir on the CD.


TECHNICAL SUPPORT --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        If you are having problems installing or running the game, please contact       
        Iridon Interactive using any of the services below:
                
        Prior to contacting us, please be sure your system meets the above system 
        requirements and have the following information ready:

        * A DETAILED description of the problem
        * The name of the computer manufacturer and model
        * The speed and type of CPU
        * How much RAM is installed in the computer
        * Type of sound card
        * Type of video card
        * Your current Windows version (this can be obtained by typing "VER" from the MS-DOS prompt)
        * Amount of free harddrive space

        Contacting Iridon Interactive

                Technical Support FAX:          +46 (0)303 148 92
                Technical Support via e-mail:   [email protected]
                Online:                         http://www.iridon-interactive.com

        Contacting RTsoft
                Online:                         http://www.rtsoft.com/dink/

        Microsoft Contact Information
                        
                If you are having problems with Direct X or your Microsoft operating system, 
                please contact microsoft at: http://www.microsoft.com


TROUBLESHOOTING ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        The game won't start

                Make sure all application programs in Windows 95 (word processor, spreadsheet, game or
                any other program) have been shut down. If any program remain activated, play may become
                extremely slow, you may generate system malfunctions and your computer may crash. 

                If you use such programs that start running automatically when Windows 95 is loaded as
                anti-virus programs, screen savers or sound utilities, be certain you shut them down. If
                them remain activated, the game may not operate properly. 

                The Dink SmallWood CD is required to be inserted for the game to work properly. Also 
                make sure that you have proper DirectX 5 drivers installed for your video and sound
                card. 


        The game stopped and kicked me back to Windows

                Certain network programs (such as Mirabilis ICQ(tm) may crash Dink SmallWood. Bad memory
                management may be another cause - make sure that your hard drive has enough free space,
                and that it�s not fragmented (use Microsoft Defrag to check fragmentation).


        The game pauses occasionally

                This is due to the fact that Windows 95 simulates memory on the hard drive when there
                is not enough physical memory is available. Check your Windows 95 virtual memory
                configuration or install more RAM in your PC (32 MB is recommeded).


        CD-ROM access error
        
                A blue screen CD-ROM access error might be a symptom of one of these problems:

                * Dirty or scratched CD
                * Removal of the CD from the computer while Dink SmallWood was running or paused
                * A CD-ROM drive having trouble reading the disc (make sure that your CD-ROM drive is not 
                  defective)

                First, check your CD for any dirt, fingerprints, smudges or scratches. To clean your CD,
                wipe it gently with a soft cloth (move in smooth strokes from the center to the outer
                edge of the CD). If your CD looks fine, then replace it in the drive and see if the 
                the problem persists.  If you are still having problems, you may have a bad copy
                of the disc, a CD-ROM drive that is having trouble running the game, or your CD-ROM is 
                not properly installed in Windows 95.

        CD detection error

                If you have more than one CD-ROM drive installed in your computer, or if you are using a
                CD-ROM changer, the game will NOT detect the CD if it isn't residing in the first or 
                primary CD-ROM drive or CD-ROM changer slot. This problem is due to the way Windows 95 
                handles and plays "redbook" CD music. Windows 95 is not able to play CD music unless you 
                play from the primary or first CD-ROM drive.

        Other known problems

                Older Genius mouse drivers do not work properly with with Direct X. Please check the
                Genius website for updated mouse drivers.

                Some systems may exhibit strange behaviour such as MIDI loss or screen flicker if the
                game is started without the Dink SmallWood CD in the CD-ROM drive, if this is the
                case, please restart Dink and make sure the CD is properly inserted.

                Videoplayback may not work correctly with BETA versions of Windows 98. In this case, we
                advise that you run Dink from the command prompt with the -nomovie parameter.


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        Copyright (c) 1998 RT Soft, Inc. and Iridon Interactive AB.
        All Rights Reserved.