The First FAQ for Lego Racers (It Is Also The Best) PC

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Contents:
1. Read Me File 
2. Walkthrough
3. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
4. Cheats
5. Hints
6. Ratings
7. End Notes
8. FAQ List
9. Credits
10. Junk I Donít Care About
11. ------king kid------






Read Me File


LEGO RACERS V.1.000

Published by LEGO Media International 1999

README file for PC version (Windows95/98)
		
*******************************
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
*******************************

Computer required:	100% Windows 95/98 DirectX 6.1 Compatible Computer 
			Game not compatible with Windows NT, OS/2, Linux or 	
			Windows emulated operating system.

CPU:			Pentium 166 MHz required.

Memory:			32MB RAM Required.   

Video:			4MB PCI or AGP Direct3D compatible graphics accelerator 
card.

CD-ROM:			Quad speed (4x) or faster CD-ROM / DVD drive required.

Sound Card:		100% Windows 95/98 DirectX compatible 16-bit sound card 

Input Device required:	100% Windows 95/98 compatible joystick, mouse and keyboard 
	   
Joystick/Gamepad:	Recommended.
 
DirectX
Microsoft DirectX 6.1 is included on this CD and must be installed to play LEGO 
Racers. Please refer to this Troubleshooting Guide or the Technical Reference 
Manual for more information about DirectX.

Note
Your system may require the "latest" Windows 95/98 drivers for your particular 
hardware.
The LEGO Racers CD-ROM has to be present in the CD-ROM / DVD Drive for the Game to 
run.

Installation
Installation requires 210MB free hard drive space. (Uncompressed)*

* Uncompressed means that the hard drive has not been subjected to any form of file 
compression that allows the hard drive space to be increased. For example under 
Windows 98 the option that would usually be used to perform this function would be 
DriveSpace.
        
Multiplayer Option
2 player split screen. (No networking / modem option available) Joystick / game pad 
recommended.

*********************************
ABOUT THIS README FILE
*********************************

This file contains last-minute information that may not be in the manual.
If you are having a particular problem with the game, please see the section 
below, "Troubleshooting".

Please note:

LEGO Media International Limited does not accept any responsibility for any 
problems / issues encountered regarding the use of information contained within 
this readme file or the Technical Reference Manual.

**************************
BASIC INFORMATION
**************************

Q: How do I install the game?

A: Place the LEGO Racers CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
The installation help screen will become active after a few seconds.
Follow the instructions that are displayed and you will be informed when the 
installation is complete.

Alternate installation instructions are provided in the Technical Reference Manual.

Note:   If the autorun option does not active then this could be linked to 
the "Auto insert notification" function being disabled on your system. 
See "Troubleshooting" or the Technical Reference manual regarding this.

Q: Should I have other programs running in the background of Windows.

A: Generally, we have found that it is not a good idea to run any other programs 
while running this game. Please turn off any active screen savers while running 
LEGO Racers, as they may interrupt the game and cause problems. 
Various video, sound, or memory issues may occur if other programs are running, 
including virus-detection utilities. This includes items that start from your 
StartUp folder which were added to load programs automatically when Windows is 
started, such as the Microsoft Office Toolbar. Some of these programs display icons 
on your taskbar. If you have icons on your taskbar, right-click on each of them and 
select the option to disable or close them before running LEGO Racers. The next 
time you start your computer, these items will load once more and the icons will 
return. If you cannot disable them from the taskbar and you experience problems 
running LEGO Racers you may want to remove the program shortcuts from the StartUp 
folder. For information about how to do this, please consult your Windows manual or 
your computer manufacturer.
       
Q: How do I run the game?

A: It is advisable to restart your computer if you have been running any other 
applications, apart from the setup program. The game should always be played with 
as few other applications running as possible, and it is best to wait for hard disk 
activity to stop before running the game.
To run the game, click Start, Programs, LEGO MEDIA, LEGO RACERS, LEGO RACERS. CD-
ROM has to be present in the CD-ROM / DVD Drive for the game to run.

Q: How do I uninstall the game?

A: It is advisable to uninstall the game using the LEGO Racers Uninstall option. 
To uninstall the game, click Start, Programs. LEGO MEDIA, LEGO RACERS, UNINSTALL 
LEGO RACERS.

Note:	Any saved games regarding LEGO Racers will not be removed by using the 
uninstall option. These will have to be removed manually as follows: -

Double click with left-hand mouse button on "My Computer" icon
Double click on "C Drive" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Program Files" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "LEGO Media" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Games" icon with left-hand mouse button
Click on "LEGO Racers" icon with right-hand mouse button
Select "Delete" 
Choose "Yes" to confirm delete.

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TROUBLESHOOTING
*************************

Q. How do I check that the Screen Resolution is correct for this game?

A. Place your mouse pointer on a clear area within the Windows desktop screen and 
using the right hand mouse button click once. A menu will be displayed from which 
you need to select, using your left-hand mouse button, the "Properties" option. 
The "Display Properties" option folder is now shown and you need to select 
the "Settings" tab. Ensure that High Colour 16 bit option is set with the minimum 
recommended resolution area of 640 x 480. Apply any changes and re-start your 
machine.
  
Q: My mouse does not operate within the game.

A: The game requires a Windows 95/98 compatible mouse and driver. It would be 
advisable to re-install the mouse using the Microsoft drivers for the mouse 
supplied with the Windows operating system or contact the mouse manufacturer for 
compatible Windows drivers.

Q. Autorun installation of game not activated when LEGO Racers CD-ROM is placed in 
CD-ROM drive.

A. The Auto insert notification for your CD-ROM drive must be set as active.
     To check that this option is activated see the following:
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "My Computer" Icon 
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Control Panel" Icon
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "System" Icon
     Select "Device Manager" Tab
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "CD-ROM Option" 
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "CD-ROM drive"
     Select the "Settings Tab"
     Ensure that the Auto insert notification box has a tick in it.
     To confirm settings click onto "OK" option with left-hand mouse button.
  
Q. How do I check to ensure that all of my DirectX 6.1 drivers are certified?

A. Windows 95/98 with DirectX 6.1. With DirectX 6.1, you can check for a successful 
DirectX set-up by doing the following: 

Double click with left-hand mouse button on "My Computer" icon
Double click on "C Drive" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Program Files" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "DirectX" folder with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Setup" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "DXDIAG" with left-hand mouse button
(Blue circle with yellow cross within it) 

The screen that appears has multiple tabs along the top. You will want to click on 
the DirectX Drivers tab. All of the drivers are listed separately and you will find 
a "Notes" field along the bottom. Within the notes field any problems encountered 
will be listed. If one or more of the items are listed as uncertified, this is most 
likely causing the problem you are having. Most often, the drivers that are not 
certified are either the Primary Display Driver and/or the Audio driver. Most 
manufacturers of video cards and sound cards are releasing updated drivers for 
Windows 95/98 to meet the DirectX standard. You will want to contact the 
manufacturer of any component that is not supported and ask them about obtaining 
drivers that support DirectX.

Q: DXSetup Error -7 or -8

A: You may see the error DXSetup Error -7 or DXSetup Error -8 during the 
installation of DirectX if you do not have Audio Compression, Sound Recorder or 
Volume Control installed on your computer prior to installing DirectX 6.0 this 
could cause this error to appear.

Adding Sound Recorder, Volume Control and Audio Compression. The Sound Recorder, 
Volume Control and Audio Compression are necessary components of Windows when using 
DirectX 6.1 If they were not installed when Windows was set up, you will want to 
add them before installing LEGO Racers. DirectX will ask for your Windows CD during 
installation if it does not find these components, which may cause the DirectX 
installation to be incomplete and you may see the error DXSetup 
Error -7 or DXSetup Error -8 after changing to the Windows CD. If this happens, 
reboot your computer and follow these steps.

     To add these Windows components:

     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "My Computer" Icon 
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Control Panel" Icon
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Add/Remove Programs"
     Select "Windows Setup" Tab
     Scroll down to Multimedia and select Details.
     Check the boxes next to Audio Compression, Sound Recorder and Volume 
     Control.
     Click OK, then OK again to close both of these windows. 
     You will be prompted for your Windows CD.

When these steps are complete, you may continue with the installation of DirectX 
6.1.

Q: What is DirectX?

A: The DirectX platform provides an environment that allows developers to use a 
standardised format when programming an application. This makes it easier to 
support a wide variety of different hardware features. Prior to DirectX, developers 
were forced to write hardware-specific code (With a specific driver for each 
different piece of hardware). DirectX is a library provided by Microsoft to run 
inside the operating system and provide programmers with seamless access to all of 
the hardware features available today.

NOTE:

We have found that some older systems may contain hardware that may not be fully 
DirectX compatible. For optimum performance in LEGO Racers, your system must fully 
support DirectX. Fortunately, many manufacturers are releasing updated drivers. 
If you are unsure whether or not your system will support DirectX, please contact 
the manufacturer of your system for more information.

DirectDraw

DirectDraw allows programmers to directly access video hardware and memory. This 
improves performance while still maintaining compatibility with Windows.

Direct3D

Direct3D provides direct access to 3D hardware. Direct3D is designed to work with 
the majority of 3D cards on the market, giving programmers an easier interface to 
your 3D hardware. Using Direct3D with your 3D accelerator can provide speed 
improvements as well as better image quality.

DirectSound

DirectSound is the wave-audio part of DirectX, which provides full functionality 
and hardware acceleration to the sound device. This allows for all the features of 
audio hardware to be used, including support for 3D positional and interactive 
sound.

DirectInput

DirectInput provides support for input devices including mice, keyboards, joysticks 
and other game controllers. Direct Input gives faster access to input data by 
communicating directly to the hardware driver rather than relying on Windows to do 
so.

DirectPlay

This is the multiplayer gaming module in DirectX, which provides access to 
networking functionality for gaming. DirectPlay supports direct serial connections, 
modem play, LAN play and Internet Play. 

DirectX Driver Issues

We suggest using the DirectX 6.1 drivers that are recommended during the 
installation of DirectX unless you experience problems after installing DirectX. 
The only time that this does not apply is when a section in this troubleshooting 
guide that pertains to your hardware specifically tells you to use a different 
driver. This is particularly true for video card drivers.

Effects of Video Card Driver Installation by DirectX
  
When DirectX is being installed, some video card utilities may be disabled, such as 
Diamond Multimedia's In Control Tools, STB Vision95, or Creative Labs Graphics 
Control utilities. You may no longer be able to access them through their taskbar 
icon and the options for changing your video properties may change back to stock 
Windows options. 
DirectX may not recommend changing the driver for your card at all because you may 
be using these utilities to customise your desktop display and removing them may 
have adverse effects on your computer.

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3D-HARDWARE DRIVERS
*******************************

Q: What is a 3D-hardware driver?

A: Also known as a 3D-card driver, it is part of the software interface that this 
game uses to communicate with the 3D-hardware in your computer. You may need to 
update your driver if the game is not running properly, e.g. if you see an error 
box when running the game, or the game doesn't run very smoothly, or the graphics 
appear to flicker.

Q: I need the latest driver for my 3D-hardware. How do I get it?

A: The best way is to download it using the Internet. Alternatively you could 
contact your 3D-hardware manufacturer, and they should be able to send you a disk 
containing the latest driver.

Some sites for 3D-hardware drivers are:

http://www.drivershq.com 
http://www.download.com
http://www.3dfx.com (for 3dfx based cards)

More site information is shown under "Web Site Addresses"

***********************************
SUPPORTED 3D-HARDWARE
***********************************

This game uses Direct3D to support most recent 3D-hardware chipsets.
All of the following 3D-chipsets have been tested:

3DFX I, II, III
PowerVR

Your card must have at least 4Mb of memory on your 3D card.
Most recent cards qualify for this, although for details you will have to refer to 
your system documentation or 3D-hardware documentation.

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GRAPHICS CARDS.
************************

LEGO Racers has been tested against the following graphic cards.

Note:

All of these cards had the latest manufacturers drivers installed.

See web site addresses for manufacturer Internet address.

ATI Graphics Pro (Mach 64) PCI
Cirrus Logic 5434
Tseng 4000/W32P
S3 Trio 64+
S3 Virge
ATI Graphics Xpression
Voodoo Banshee PCI / AGP 16MB
Cirrus Logic Laguna GD5465
Diamond Fusion 16MB
ViewTop Permedia 2 8MB
Asus V2740 (Intel 740i)
Matrox Productiva G100
Matrox Millenium I
Diamond Stealth 64
Matrox Millenium II
STB Velocity 128 (PCI)
Viewtop Permedia 2 8MB
Number 9 Revolution 3D
ATI Rage Fury 32MB
ATI Xpert at Play
SiS 6205
Cirrus Logic 5446
Tseng 6000
Diamond Viper 550
Matrox Mystique
Video Logic GrafixStar 700
Trident 9750 4MB
Diamond Speedstar A50 AGP
Videologic Power VR 

***********************
NETWORK GAMES
***********************

No Networking / Internet option available within this game.

******************
OTHER ISSUES
******************

If you are having a major difficulty with the game:

1) Please make sure you have tried:

   - Restarting your PC
   - Closing as many other applications as possible
   - Waiting for hard disk activity to stop
   - Ensure that you have all of the latest drivers
   - Ensure that all of your DirectX drivers are all certified
   - Uninstall and reinstall the Game.

2) Please make sure you have thoroughly read the "TROUBLESHOOTING" section above.

3) If you are still having problems, please see the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" section 
below.

****************************
KNOWN ISSUES 06/10/99
****************************

Grainy Graphics - some cards that we support do not have the capability to do 
transparency. They "fake" it by stippling the transparencies. This happens by 
drawing every other pixel on a transparency to emulate the effect. This means that 
what you see may look 'grainy' if your card emulates the transparency effect.

Black Blocks - some cards do not support the transparency effect at all and will 
leave a black block behind various graphics on the screen. Most card manufacturers 
have developed or are developing drivers that emulate the transparency effect that 
may resolve this problem. Please consult your card manufacturer for further 
details. Using the command -transalpha in the same manner as noted below in Blocky 
Graphics may fix this problem.

Blocky Graphics - some cards may not be recognised by LEGO Racers and the game may 
attempt to emulate the accelerated version. To force the game to recognise your 
video card, an extra command can be added which will call up a video card selection 
menu. Create a shortcut from the LEGO Racers.exe file and add the command -select3d 
to the end. To create a shortcut, right click on the LEGO Racers.exe file and 
select Create Shortcut. Right click on the Shortcut you have just created and 
select Properties. In the text box titled Target add the -select3d command as shown 
in the following example.
"C:\Program Files\LEGO Media\Games\LEGO Racers\LEGORacers.exe" -select3d
Click on Apply and then exit the Properties window. Double Click on the LEGO Racers 
shortcut and after the videos have been displayed, the video card selection menu 
will appear. Select the card you wish to use and set it to run in Microsoft D3D 
Hardware acceleration.

Video Intros won't play - If the program is not running the introduction videos, 
and you recive an error message or get a blank screen, they can be deactivated by 
adding the command -novideo in the same manner as described for the -select3d 
command noted above.

ATI Rage Pro - It has been noted that some cards are losing textures when firing 
projectile power ups. The latest drivers from ATI Technologies fix this problem.

S3Virge - It has been noted that some cards are not being recognised by the game 
which is switching into hardware emulation. This can currently be resolved by 
following the 'Blocky Graphics' solution text noted above.

Keyboards locking up - Some keyboards have been noted to briefly lock up when 
multiple keys are pressed simultaneously. This is a hardware limitation found on 
various keyboards. It is recommended that you redefine your control setup in the 
Options menu of LEGO Racers. Certain keys work better with others although this is 
dependant on your type of keyboard. It is recommended that you experiment until you 
find a configuration that suits you best.

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WEB SITE ADDRESSES
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3Dfx Interactive		www.3dfx.com
Acer				www.acer.com
Alliance Semiconductor		www.alsc.com
Asus				www.asus.com
ATI Technologies		www.atitech.com
Aureal Semiconductor		www.a3d.com
Aztech Labs			www.aztechca.com or www.aztech.com.sg
Canopus				www.canopuscorp.com
Cirrus Logic			www.cirrus.com
Compaq				www.compaq.com
Creative Labs			www.creativelabs.com
Crystal Semiconductor		www.crystal.com
DELL Computer			www.dell.com
Diamond Multimedia		www.diamondmm.com
Elsa				www.elsa.com
Ensoniq				www.ensoniq.com
ESS Technologies		www.esstech.com
Gateway 2000			www.gateway2000.com
Guillemot			www.guillemot.com
Hercules			www.hercules.com
Hewlett Packard			www.hp.com
IBM				www.ibm.com
Intel				www.intel.com
Intergraph			www.intergraph.com
Jaton				www.jaton.com
Matrox				www.matrox.com
Media Vision			www.svtus.com
MediaSonic			www.mediasonic.com
Number Nine			www.nine.com
Oak Technology			www.oaktech.com
OPTi				www.opti.com
Orchid				www.orchid.com
Packard Bell			www.packardbell.com
Real 3D				www.real3d.com
Rendition			www.rendition.com
STB Systems			www.stb.com
Trident				www.tridentmicro.com
Turtle Beach			www.tbeach.com
Yamaha				www.yamaha.com

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT
***************************

Technical Support:		800-366-6062
Fax:				860-763-7850
Email:				[email protected]
Support Times:			Monday - Friday - 8:00am - Midnight (EST)
				Saturday - Sunday - 8:00am - 8:00pm (EST)
				(Excluding Major Holidays)

World Wide Web:			www.legomedia.com

Mailing address:		Technical Support
				LEGO Media International Inc.
				P.O. Box 1650
				Enfield, CT 06083-1650


In the unlikely event of a software fault or incompatibility with your hardware 
please return the complete package, with your receipt, to the original place of 
purchase.

If you do telephone, please be sitting in front of your computer and be sure to 
provide us with as much information as possible. Make sure to note the exact type 
of hardware that you are using in your system, including but not limited to:

- Speed and Manufacturer of your Processor.
- Make & Model of your Sound Card.
- Make, model and RAM of your video card/graphics accelerator card.
- Make & Model of your CD-ROM or DVD Drive
- Amount of RAM in your system.
- Any additional hardware and Peripherals.
- And the exact error (if applicable).

Note: If you have any problems in obtaining any System Information please consult 
your System supplier.

-End-LEGO RACERS V.1.000

Published by LEGO Media International 1999

README file for PC version (Windows95/98)
		
*******************************
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
*******************************

Computer required:	100% Windows 95/98 DirectX 6.1 Compatible Computer 
			Game not compatible with Windows NT, OS/2, Linux or 	
			Windows emulated operating system.

CPU:			Pentium 166 MHz required.

Memory:			32MB RAM Required.   

Video:			4MB PCI or AGP Direct3D compatible graphics accelerator 
card.

CD-ROM:			Quad speed (4x) or faster CD-ROM / DVD drive required.

Sound Card:		100% Windows 95/98 DirectX compatible 16-bit sound card 

Input Device required:	100% Windows 95/98 compatible joystick, mouse and keyboard 
	   
Joystick/Gamepad:	Recommended.
 
DirectX
Microsoft DirectX 6.1 is included on this CD and must be installed to play LEGO 
Racers. Please refer to this Troubleshooting Guide or the Technical Reference 
Manual for more information about DirectX.

Note
Your system may require the "latest" Windows 95/98 drivers for your particular 
hardware.
The LEGO Racers CD-ROM has to be present in the CD-ROM / DVD Drive for the Game to 
run.

Installation
Installation requires 210MB free hard drive space. (Uncompressed)*

* Uncompressed means that the hard drive has not been subjected to any form of file 
compression that allows the hard drive space to be increased. For example under 
Windows 98 the option that would usually be used to perform this function would be 
DriveSpace.
        
Multiplayer Option
2 player split screen. (No networking / modem option available) Joystick / game pad 
recommended.

*********************************
ABOUT THIS README FILE
*********************************

This file contains last-minute information that may not be in the manual.
If you are having a particular problem with the game, please see the section 
below, "Troubleshooting".

Please note:

LEGO Media International Limited does not accept any responsibility for any 
problems / issues encountered regarding the use of information contained within 
this readme file or the Technical Reference Manual.

**************************
BASIC INFORMATION
**************************

Q: How do I install the game?

A: Place the LEGO Racers CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
The installation help screen will become active after a few seconds.
Follow the instructions that are displayed and you will be informed when the 
installation is complete.

Alternate installation instructions are provided in the Technical Reference Manual.

Note:   If the autorun option does not active then this could be linked to 
the "Auto insert notification" function being disabled on your system. 
See "Troubleshooting" or the Technical Reference manual regarding this.

Q: Should I have other programs running in the background of Windows.

A: Generally, we have found that it is not a good idea to run any other programs 
while running this game. Please turn off any active screen savers while running 
LEGO Racers, as they may interrupt the game and cause problems. 
Various video, sound, or memory issues may occur if other programs are running, 
including virus-detection utilities. This includes items that start from your 
StartUp folder which were added to load programs automatically when Windows is 
started, such as the Microsoft Office Toolbar. Some of these programs display icons 
on your taskbar. If you have icons on your taskbar, right-click on each of them and 
select the option to disable or close them before running LEGO Racers. The next 
time you start your computer, these items will load once more and the icons will 
return. If you cannot disable them from the taskbar and you experience problems 
running LEGO Racers you may want to remove the program shortcuts from the StartUp 
folder. For information about how to do this, please consult your Windows manual or 
your computer manufacturer.
       
Q: How do I run the game?

A: It is advisable to restart your computer if you have been running any other 
applications, apart from the setup program. The game should always be played with 
as few other applications running as possible, and it is best to wait for hard disk 
activity to stop before running the game.
To run the game, click Start, Programs, LEGO MEDIA, LEGO RACERS, LEGO RACERS. CD-
ROM has to be present in the CD-ROM / DVD Drive for the game to run.

Q: How do I uninstall the game?

A: It is advisable to uninstall the game using the LEGO Racers Uninstall option. 
To uninstall the game, click Start, Programs. LEGO MEDIA, LEGO RACERS, UNINSTALL 
LEGO RACERS.

Note:	Any saved games regarding LEGO Racers will not be removed by using the 
uninstall option. These will have to be removed manually as follows: -

Double click with left-hand mouse button on "My Computer" icon
Double click on "C Drive" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Program Files" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "LEGO Media" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Games" icon with left-hand mouse button
Click on "LEGO Racers" icon with right-hand mouse button
Select "Delete" 
Choose "Yes" to confirm delete.

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TROUBLESHOOTING
*************************

Q. How do I check that the Screen Resolution is correct for this game?

A. Place your mouse pointer on a clear area within the Windows desktop screen and 
using the right hand mouse button click once. A menu will be displayed from which 
you need to select, using your left-hand mouse button, the "Properties" option. 
The "Display Properties" option folder is now shown and you need to select 
the "Settings" tab. Ensure that High Colour 16 bit option is set with the minimum 
recommended resolution area of 640 x 480. Apply any changes and re-start your 
machine.
  
Q: My mouse does not operate within the game.

A: The game requires a Windows 95/98 compatible mouse and driver. It would be 
advisable to re-install the mouse using the Microsoft drivers for the mouse 
supplied with the Windows operating system or contact the mouse manufacturer for 
compatible Windows drivers.

Q. Autorun installation of game not activated when LEGO Racers CD-ROM is placed in 
CD-ROM drive.

A. The Auto insert notification for your CD-ROM drive must be set as active.
     To check that this option is activated see the following:
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "My Computer" Icon 
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Control Panel" Icon
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "System" Icon
     Select "Device Manager" Tab
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "CD-ROM Option" 
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "CD-ROM drive"
     Select the "Settings Tab"
     Ensure that the Auto insert notification box has a tick in it.
     To confirm settings click onto "OK" option with left-hand mouse button.
  
Q. How do I check to ensure that all of my DirectX 6.1 drivers are certified?

A. Windows 95/98 with DirectX 6.1. With DirectX 6.1, you can check for a successful 
DirectX set-up by doing the following: 

Double click with left-hand mouse button on "My Computer" icon
Double click on "C Drive" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Program Files" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "DirectX" folder with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "Setup" icon with left-hand mouse button
Double click on "DXDIAG" with left-hand mouse button
(Blue circle with yellow cross within it) 

The screen that appears has multiple tabs along the top. You will want to click on 
the DirectX Drivers tab. All of the drivers are listed separately and you will find 
a "Notes" field along the bottom. Within the notes field any problems encountered 
will be listed. If one or more of the items are listed as uncertified, this is most 
likely causing the problem you are having. Most often, the drivers that are not 
certified are either the Primary Display Driver and/or the Audio driver. Most 
manufacturers of video cards and sound cards are releasing updated drivers for 
Windows 95/98 to meet the DirectX standard. You will want to contact the 
manufacturer of any component that is not supported and ask them about obtaining 
drivers that support DirectX.

Q: DXSetup Error -7 or -8

A: You may see the error DXSetup Error -7 or DXSetup Error -8 during the 
installation of DirectX if you do not have Audio Compression, Sound Recorder or 
Volume Control installed on your computer prior to installing DirectX 6.0 this 
could cause this error to appear.

Adding Sound Recorder, Volume Control and Audio Compression. The Sound Recorder, 
Volume Control and Audio Compression are necessary components of Windows when using 
DirectX 6.1 If they were not installed when Windows was set up, you will want to 
add them before installing LEGO Racers. DirectX will ask for your Windows CD during 
installation if it does not find these components, which may cause the DirectX 
installation to be incomplete and you may see the error DXSetup 
Error -7 or DXSetup Error -8 after changing to the Windows CD. If this happens, 
reboot your computer and follow these steps.

     To add these Windows components:

     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "My Computer" Icon 
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Control Panel" Icon
     Double click using your left-hand mouse button on the "Add/Remove Programs"
     Select "Windows Setup" Tab
     Scroll down to Multimedia and select Details.
     Check the boxes next to Audio Compression, Sound Recorder and Volume 
     Control.
     Click OK, then OK again to close both of these windows. 
     You will be prompted for your Windows CD.

When these steps are complete, you may continue with the installation of DirectX 
6.1.

Q: What is DirectX?

A: The DirectX platform provides an environment that allows developers to use a 
standardised format when programming an application. This makes it easier to 
support a wide variety of different hardware features. Prior to DirectX, developers 
were forced to write hardware-specific code (With a specific driver for each 
different piece of hardware). DirectX is a library provided by Microsoft to run 
inside the operating system and provide programmers with seamless access to all of 
the hardware features available today.

NOTE:

We have found that some older systems may contain hardware that may not be fully 
DirectX compatible. For optimum performance in LEGO Racers, your system must fully 
support DirectX. Fortunately, many manufacturers are releasing updated drivers. 
If you are unsure whether or not your system will support DirectX, please contact 
the manufacturer of your system for more information.

DirectDraw

DirectDraw allows programmers to directly access video hardware and memory. This 
improves performance while still maintaining compatibility with Windows.

Direct3D

Direct3D provides direct access to 3D hardware. Direct3D is designed to work with 
the majority of 3D cards on the market, giving programmers an easier interface to 
your 3D hardware. Using Direct3D with your 3D accelerator can provide speed 
improvements as well as better image quality.

DirectSound

DirectSound is the wave-audio part of DirectX, which provides full functionality 
and hardware acceleration to the sound device. This allows for all the features of 
audio hardware to be used, including support for 3D positional and interactive 
sound.

DirectInput

DirectInput provides support for input devices including mice, keyboards, joysticks 
and other game controllers. Direct Input gives faster access to input data by 
communicating directly to the hardware driver rather than relying on Windows to do 
so.

DirectPlay

This is the multiplayer gaming module in DirectX, which provides access to 
networking functionality for gaming. DirectPlay supports direct serial connections, 
modem play, LAN play and Internet Play. 

DirectX Driver Issues

We suggest using the DirectX 6.1 drivers that are recommended during the 
installation of DirectX unless you experience problems after installing DirectX. 
The only time that this does not apply is when a section in this troubleshooting 
guide that pertains to your hardware specifically tells you to use a different 
driver. This is particularly true for video card drivers.

Effects of Video Card Driver Installation by DirectX
  
When DirectX is being installed, some video card utilities may be disabled, such as 
Diamond Multimedia's In Control Tools, STB Vision95, or Creative Labs Graphics 
Control utilities. You may no longer be able to access them through their taskbar 
icon and the options for changing your video properties may change back to stock 
Windows options. 
DirectX may not recommend changing the driver for your card at all because you may 
be using these utilities to customise your desktop display and removing them may 
have adverse effects on your computer.

*******************************
3D-HARDWARE DRIVERS
*******************************

Q: What is a 3D-hardware driver?

A: Also known as a 3D-card driver, it is part of the software interface that this 
game uses to communicate with the 3D-hardware in your computer. You may need to 
update your driver if the game is not running properly, e.g. if you see an error 
box when running the game, or the game doesn't run very smoothly, or the graphics 
appear to flicker.

Q: I need the latest driver for my 3D-hardware. How do I get it?

A: The best way is to download it using the Internet. Alternatively you could 
contact your 3D-hardware manufacturer, and they should be able to send you a disk 
containing the latest driver.

Some sites for 3D-hardware drivers are:

http://www.drivershq.com 
http://www.download.com
http://www.3dfx.com (for 3dfx based cards)

More site information is shown under "Web Site Addresses"

***********************************
SUPPORTED 3D-HARDWARE
***********************************

This game uses Direct3D to support most recent 3D-hardware chipsets.
All of the following 3D-chipsets have been tested:

3DFX I, II, III
PowerVR

Your card must have at least 4Mb of memory on your 3D card.
Most recent cards qualify for this, although for details you will have to refer to 
your system documentation or 3D-hardware documentation.

************************
GRAPHICS CARDS.
************************

LEGO Racers has been tested against the following graphic cards.

Note:

All of these cards had the latest manufacturers drivers installed.

See web site addresses for manufacturer Internet address.

ATI Graphics Pro (Mach 64) PCI
Cirrus Logic 5434
Tseng 4000/W32P
S3 Trio 64+
S3 Virge
ATI Graphics Xpression
Voodoo Banshee PCI / AGP 16MB
Cirrus Logic Laguna GD5465
Diamond Fusion 16MB
ViewTop Permedia 2 8MB
Asus V2740 (Intel 740i)
Matrox Productiva G100
Matrox Millenium I
Diamond Stealth 64
Matrox Millenium II
STB Velocity 128 (PCI)
Viewtop Permedia 2 8MB
Number 9 Revolution 3D
ATI Rage Fury 32MB
ATI Xpert at Play
SiS 6205
Cirrus Logic 5446
Tseng 6000
Diamond Viper 550
Matrox Mystique
Video Logic GrafixStar 700
Trident 9750 4MB
Diamond Speedstar A50 AGP
Videologic Power VR 

***********************
NETWORK GAMES
***********************

No Networking / Internet option available within this game.

******************
OTHER ISSUES
******************

If you are having a major difficulty with the game:

1) Please make sure you have tried:

   - Restarting your PC
   - Closing as many other applications as possible
   - Waiting for hard disk activity to stop
   - Ensure that you have all of the latest drivers
   - Ensure that all of your DirectX drivers are all certified
   - Uninstall and reinstall the Game.

2) Please make sure you have thoroughly read the "TROUBLESHOOTING" section above.

3) If you are still having problems, please see the "TECHNICAL SUPPORT" section 
below.

****************************
KNOWN ISSUES 06/10/99
****************************

Grainy Graphics - some cards that we support do not have the capability to do 
transparency. They "fake" it by stippling the transparencies. This happens by 
drawing every other pixel on a transparency to emulate the effect. This means that 
what you see may look 'grainy' if your card emulates the transparency effect.

Black Blocks - some cards do not support the transparency effect at all and will 
leave a black block behind various graphics on the screen. Most card manufacturers 
have developed or are developing drivers that emulate the transparency effect that 
may resolve this problem. Please consult your card manufacturer for further 
details. Using the command -transalpha in the same manner as noted below in Blocky 
Graphics may fix this problem.

Blocky Graphics - some cards may not be recognised by LEGO Racers and the game may 
attempt to emulate the accelerated version. To force the game to recognise your 
video card, an extra command can be added which will call up a video card selection 
menu. Create a shortcut from the LEGO Racers.exe file and add the command -select3d 
to the end. To create a shortcut, right click on the LEGO Racers.exe file and 
select Create Shortcut. Right click on the Shortcut you have just created and 
select Properties. In the text box titled Target add the -select3d command as shown 
in the following example.
"C:\Program Files\LEGO Media\Games\LEGO Racers\LEGORacers.exe" -select3d
Click on Apply and then exit the Properties window. Double Click on the LEGO Racers 
shortcut and after the videos have been displayed, the video card selection menu 
will appear. Select the card you wish to use and set it to run in Microsoft D3D 
Hardware acceleration.

Video Intros won't play - If the program is not running the introduction videos, 
and you recive an error message or get a blank screen, they can be deactivated by 
adding the command -novideo in the same manner as described for the -select3d 
command noted above.

ATI Rage Pro - It has been noted that some cards are losing textures when firing 
projectile power ups. The latest drivers from ATI Technologies fix this problem.

S3Virge - It has been noted that some cards are not being recognised by the game 
which is switching into hardware emulation. This can currently be resolved by 
following the 'Blocky Graphics' solution text noted above.

Keyboards locking up - Some keyboards have been noted to briefly lock up when 
multiple keys are pressed simultaneously. This is a hardware limitation found on 
various keyboards. It is recommended that you redefine your control setup in the 
Options menu of LEGO Racers. Certain keys work better with others although this is 
dependant on your type of keyboard. It is recommended that you experiment until you 
find a configuration that suits you best.

****************************
WEB SITE ADDRESSES
****************************

3Dfx Interactive		www.3dfx.com
Acer				www.acer.com
Alliance Semiconductor		www.alsc.com
Asus				www.asus.com
ATI Technologies		www.atitech.com
Aureal Semiconductor		www.a3d.com
Aztech Labs			www.aztechca.com or www.aztech.com.sg
Canopus				www.canopuscorp.com
Cirrus Logic			www.cirrus.com
Compaq				www.compaq.com
Creative Labs			www.creativelabs.com
Crystal Semiconductor		www.crystal.com
DELL Computer			www.dell.com
Diamond Multimedia		www.diamondmm.com
Elsa				www.elsa.com
Ensoniq				www.ensoniq.com
ESS Technologies		www.esstech.com
Gateway 2000			www.gateway2000.com
Guillemot			www.guillemot.com
Hercules			www.hercules.com
Hewlett Packard			www.hp.com
IBM				www.ibm.com
Intel				www.intel.com
Intergraph			www.intergraph.com
Jaton				www.jaton.com
Matrox				www.matrox.com
Media Vision			www.svtus.com
MediaSonic			www.mediasonic.com
Number Nine			www.nine.com
Oak Technology			www.oaktech.com
OPTi				www.opti.com
Orchid				www.orchid.com
Packard Bell			www.packardbell.com
Real 3D				www.real3d.com
Rendition			www.rendition.com
STB Systems			www.stb.com
Trident				www.tridentmicro.com
Turtle Beach			www.tbeach.com
Yamaha				www.yamaha.com

***************************
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
***************************

Technical Support:		800-366-6062
Fax:				860-763-7850
Email:				[email protected]
Support Times:			Monday - Friday - 8:00am - Midnight (EST)
				Saturday - Sunday - 8:00am - 8:00pm (EST)
				(Excluding Major Holidays)

World Wide Web:			www.legomedia.com

Mailing address:		Technical Support
				LEGO Media International Inc.
				P.O. Box 1650
				Enfield, CT 06083-1650


In the unlikely event of a software fault or incompatibility with your hardware 
please return the complete package, with your receipt, to the original place of 
purchase.

If you do telephone, please be sitting in front of your computer and be sure to 
provide us with as much information as possible. Make sure to note the exact type 
of hardware that you are using in your system, including but not limited to:

- Speed and Manufacturer of your Processor.
- Make & Model of your Sound Card.
- Make, model and RAM of your video card/graphics accelerator card.
- Make & Model of your CD-ROM or DVD Drive
- Amount of RAM in your system.
- Any additional hardware and Peripherals.
- And the exact error (if applicable).

Note: If you have any problems in obtaining any System Information please consult 
your System supplier.

-End-







Walkthrough


                                                 
Now all that junk up there is long gone we can start (I did the read me file 
because dumb people donít know how to find it on there &%$# computer.)
OK now without further ado my walkthrough...


To start off you should build your own custom racer so click BUILD.  Next go to NEW 
RACER.  Then you can pick a top, head, body, and legs.  After, pick a snapshot and 
name him your name.  Next you should pick a car (my favorite is the space one) then 
if you want it to look hot do quick build (You can do build, too.)  Test drive if 
you want.  Now go to circuit race then pick Captain Red beardís race area.  Then 
pick your character (or any other, but I think you should use yours.)
Get ready to race at 4 different areas!  Try to win Captain Red Beardís car set by 
coming in first in at least 3 of the 4 races.  If you win his car set build it.  
Now do the same thing with King Whatís-his-name.  Then with Basil The Bat lord.  
Then with cowboy Loser (thatís what I call him, anyway.)  Then with mad scientist 
(thatís what I call him, anyway.)  Then Space Freak (thatís what I call her, 
anyway.)  Then with ROCKET RACER (You win the game now (yay).)
   




FAQ
Any questions?
Mail me at [email protected]
I will try to answer your questions.


Q. Why is the game so short?  A. Because People get bored of racing games after 
awhile I donít but maybe you do.





Cheats
New cheats?
Mail me:
[email protected]

OK time for the best part:

In some courses there are short cuts (rumor has thereís even a short cut in the 
test drive track!)



RESULT			NAME 

Rocket car FLYSKYHGH
Reversed Rocket Racer Run track	LNFRRRM
Turbo mode FSTFRWRD
Maintain speed off track NSLWJ
All pick-ups are always at maximum MXPMX
All pick-ups are grapple RPCRNLY
All pick-ups are green (Fast-forward)PGLLGRN
All pick-ups are yellow (Oil) PGLLYLL
All pick-ups are red (Bombs) PGLLRD
No driver NDRVR
No wheels NWHLS
No chassis NCHSSS
Disable all cheats NMRCHTS


Enter MXPMX as a name for a driver.  Now use him (or any other driver) in test 
drive.  Collect a green Lego brick.  Go up to a wall, but donít hit it then use 
your greenÖ
Cool huh?
Try collecting other bricks just before you enter the wall but after you use the 
green brick.  Then use the other color while your in the freaky placeÖ
Cool huh? 







Hints


(If you mail me any hints I will not publish them so donít bother.)

I have 4 hints
If you get a green and 3 whites donít hesitate to use it.
When you get Rocket Racer build him as soon as possible.
If you build someone without a top piece they will go slightly faster.
Stay away from people who have blue legos.



Ratings


Coolness Ė B+
Toughness Ė B
Music Ė C+
Graphics Ė A-
Overall Ė B







End Notes


My 4th FAQ is a great success. One more thing... I have my own Trade mark now it is 
Gotta Love That FAQ ģ






FAQ List


My FAQ list is a list of my past, present, and future FAQs so here it is:

1. Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 (PC)
2. Krazy Racers (GBA)
3. Mario Party 3 (N64)
4. Lego Racers (PC)

My next FAQ is going to be for a mysterious secret in Super Mario 64...










Credits


Well of course LEGO MEDIA and ME and lastly HIGH VOLTAGE






Junk I Donít Care About


© Of king kid or Andrew M.
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