Azreal's Tear
Setup Walkthrough

486DX/2 75MHz or better processor 
Microsoft-compatible mouse. 
Sound Blaster-compatible sound card 

Azreal's Tear
Copyright (c)1993-6 Intelligent Games Ltd.
Original Design Copyright (c)1993 Ken Haywood 

The Setup really isn't all that 
difficult, just extremely tedious. So, let's get to it.

The General Drill

updated printable version

First let's take a look at the "General Drill"

Whenever I start a new game, especially an "older one"; I have always 
made it a habit to make sure my system is clean. (So let's clean house) Our cleaning products?? No, I'm not talking about special Orange Sprays or Pine smelly disinfectants! I'm referring to the "3 Musketeers" of WINTEL Systems. They are: "Disk Clean Up", Check Disc (the old Scan Disc in pre XP Windows based systems) and Defrag. 

First, Let's do a Disk Clean Up (Don't know how?) GO to--> Start--> All Programs--> Accessories--> System Tools-->Disk Clean Up. Empty out what you don't need ( you'll be surprised at what you can accumulate!) Shut down all extra programs. (for those of you who know how to do this part...just skip onto the next area of the "Setup".) For those of you who don't, the easiest way to terminate your TSRs (terminated but staying resident programs, also known as "background applications") is to right click on each of the little icons in the lower right portion of your "Tool Bar" (located near your clock), As you right click on each of them you will get the option to either "exit", "close" or "unload". Do this for each of them. Then, if you have a Screensaver go ahead and disable it. 

If you haven't done the "Ole' Scan Disk"...(in XP it's called "Check Disk") and Defragged recently here is a good time to do it. Go to-->My Computer-->Local Disc "C"  ("C" is mine but your Local Disc maybe assigned another letter)-->Right Click--> Properties--> Tools-->"Check Now..." ->Make sure that both boxes are checked--> 1.)Automatically fix file system errors and 2.)Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.-->Click Start. You can follow this same path to locate your Defrag program as well. Or use Start-->All Programs -->Accessories-->System Tools-->Defrag Hard Drive. 

Check your system by doing a "Ctrl, Alt & Delete", this will bring up 
"The Task Manager", If you have closed out all Windows Programs, the field under "Applications" will be blank. 

(Leave the field marked "Processes" alone. Yep, I know there are lots of interesting files in there...but your really better off not touching 
anything in there unless you really know just what you are doing.)

You might want to check on your Video and Audio Acceleration at this time, make sure you set the video at the 3rd notch from the right --> and audio should be set to the 2nd notch from the right as well (I find that this is the best setting for this adventure on MY system. Yours may be different, but this is always a good place to start and you can increase or lower them as you see fit after the game is installed.)á

I know this seems like a bother, but if you take the time to make sure 
your system is sparkling on the inside, you'll have fewer headaches later. Remember a healthy XP is a happy one. 

Because this games does require "Vesa" and SoundBlaster support in order to runáeffectively; make sure that you have VDMSound/ +VDMS Launchpad installed. Keep in mindáthat when running this particular utility, it will lend a certain amount of "Vesa" support to NTVDM (XP's 
own Virtual DOS Machine). If you don't have a "Vesa" driver, check the Utilities section of "My XP Compatibility Page" and further  information can be found in "The Library".

Keep your resolution as is. 

note* You want to make sure that you've done the necessary "prep" work for your system before you look at the rest of the "Setup" for Ripper. This is a Graphically intensive game, replete with plenty of FMV.  Make sure that you have read and utilized the following points from the General Drill:

When these points are completed make sure that you have restarted your system and then perform: The Task Manager Step

Before you do anything else (and to save any destruction of Windows XP Systems world wide) you'll need a few utility programs to get this lil' sucker up to speed. 

The Setup






Compatibility mode-->

Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5) 

Display Settings-->

check-->256 colors
check-->disable visual themes

input settings-->

check-->turn off advanced text services for this program



uncheck "allow screensaver


You are now ready to begin the install. I told you this would be tedious.  









note* The error message is just to let you know that the system can't write to the CD and create a VDMS shortcut for it. That's OK we don't care at this point.  













;Miles Design Audio Interface Library V3.02 of 18-Jan-95

DEVICE Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 or AWE32
IO_ADDR 220h
DMA_16_BIT 5



;Miles Design Audio Interface Library V3.02 of 18-Jan-95

DEVICE General MIDI (Roland MPU-401 interface or 100% compatible)
IO_ADDR 330h
DMA_16_BIT 1





That's it....enjoy!


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