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ActiMates: Barney Under the Sea Contents of Readme.txt

Article ID: 175073

Article Last Modified on 12/4/1999



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  • Microsoft ActiMates Barney Under the Sea



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SUMMARY

This article contains a copy of the contents of the Barney Under the Sea Readme.txt file, which is located in the root folder of the Microsoft Barney Under the Sea compact disc.

MORE INFORMATION

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Readme File for Microsoft Barney Under the Sea
                 June 1997
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(C) Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides late-breaking or other information that supplements
the manual and Barney.hlp file for the Barney Under the Sea CD-ROM title.

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How to View This Document
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To view the Readme file on-screen in Windows Notepad, maximize the Notepad
window and click Word Wrap on the Edit menu. To print the Readme file, open
it in Notepad or another word processor, and then click Print on the File
menu.

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CONTENTS
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1. INSTALLING AND RUNNING THE SOFTWRE

2. VIDEO CARD ISSUES

3 TURNING THE SOUND ON AND OFF

4. USING THIS SOFTWARE WITH MICROSOFT ACTIMATES BARNEY

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PART 1: INSTALLING AND RUNNING THE SOFTWARE
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>> To set up Barney Under the Sea:

1. Insert the compact disc in the CD-ROM drive. The Setup program should
   start automatically. If Setup does not start automatically, open
   Windows Explorer, click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click Sea.exe.

2. Follow the Setup instructions on your screen.

>> To start Barney Under the Sea:

If your computer supports CD AutoPlay, the software will start as soon as
you insert the compact disc in the CD-ROM drive. Otherwise:

   - Click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, point to
     Microsoft Barney Software, and then click Barney Under the Sea.

     -or-

   - Open Windows Explorer, click the CD-ROM icon, and then double-click
     Sea.exe.

STRUCTURE:
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Autorun.inf  - Automatically runs Sea.exe when the compact disc is
               inserted.

Barney.hlp   - Contains information to help you configure your computer's
               external MIDI/game port for use with Microsoft ActiMates
               Barney and the ActiMates PC Pack Transmitter.

Barney.cnt   - Table of contents for Barney.hlp.

Readme.txt   - This Readme file.

Sea.exe      - Launches Setup if this software has not been installed.
               Otherwise, launches Barney Under the Sea.

Ensoniq      - Folder with updated Windows 95 drivers for Ensoniq sound
               cards.

MSInfo       - Folder containing technical support files.

Sb           - Folder with updated Windows 95 drivers for Creative Lab's
               SoundBlaster sound cards.

Setup        - Folder containing setup and CD-ROM title files that are
               installed on the user's hard drive.

Title        - Folder containing files need to run this CD-ROM title.

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PART 2: VIDEO CARD ISSUES
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To run the Barney software, your computer’s screen resolution must be
set to 800 x 600, with 256 colors or higher. For most video cards, the
Barney software will automatically switch your computer to the correct
resolution setting. However, for some computers and video cards, you may
need to change this setting yourself.

1. From the Windows Start menu, click Settings, and then click Control
   Panel.

2. Double-click Display, and then click the Settings tab.

3. Under Desktop Area, drag the slider until the setting reads 800 by
   600 pixels.

4. Under Color Palette, select the setting for 256 colors.

If you are unable to change your settings manually, your video card
may not have enough video RAM to support this Barney software title.

Make sure you have the latest video drivers for your video card. You can
download the latest drivers from your video card manufacturer’s Web site
or bulletin board service (BBS).  For more information, see the Microsoft
ActiMates Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/actimates/.

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PART 3: TURNING THE SOUND ON AND OFF
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The * key on the numeric keypad turns the software's sound on and off. If
you notice that the sound isn't working, press the * key on the numeric
keypad to turn the sound back on.

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PART 4: USING THIS SOFTWARE WITH MICROSOFT ACTIMATES BARNEY
===========================================================

Microsoft ActiMates Barney and the ActiMates PC Pack Transmitter are
low-powered radio devices, much like an AM/FM radio or a cordless phone.
Radio interference may occasionally cause ActiMates Barney to stutter of
miss a word.

Close other programs while the Barney software is running. If you find
that ActiMates Barney stutters or misses words frequently, see the
troubleshooting tips in the Getting Started manual for the ActiMates
PC Pack.
                

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