Computer Gamer's Bible [With CDROM] [ePub]

by Mark L. Chambers

Discover how to make your PC the ultimate gaming machine ... Take your gaming experience to the next level This one-of-a-kind reference examines the latest hardware and software, explains how to improve your current system, and provides step-by-step instructions for installing a video card, programming a joystick, and more. From the hottest new games to peripherals, sound and video cards, 3D controllers, and multiplayer network connections, the Computer Gamer's Bible delivers all you need to make your games look, sound, and play better. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of computer game software and hardware
Learn about the hottest gaming technologies for PCs and Macs
Find more than 20 do-it-yourself projects to optimize, augment, or upgrade your system
Pinpoint the ideal system specs for the kinds of games you play
Select the best controller, video card, and sound card for your system
Pump up the volume with surround-sound software, speakers, and subwoofers
Go three-dimensional with 3D glasses, goggles, and gadgets
Play to win with other gamers on a network or over the Internet
Optimize your gaming system with DirectX and DirectSound from Microsoft
Get inside your games with patches, levels, cheats, and walkthroughs
Hot demos on CD-ROM, including:
Need for Speed: High Stakes
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation, Homeworld
Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire
Age of Empires II: Age of Kings, Unreal Tournament
Plus gaming utilities and 3 other hot game demos
Shareware programs are fully functional, free trial versions of copyrighted programs. If you like particular programs, register with their authors for a nominal fee and receive licenses, enhanced versions, and technical support. Freeware programs are free, copyrighted games, applications, and utilities. You can copy them to as many PCs as you like—free—but they have no technical support. System Requirements: Pentium 200 class PC running Windows 95/98; 32MB RAM; 100MB disk space; 4MB Direct3D compatible video; Microsoft Direct-X 6.1; Internet access



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