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Name: George
Posted: 3/25/2009 9:22:00 AM

Dear Visitors,

FreeGameEmpire is a webpage dedicated to playing classic old games. We have developed a game system
that allows you to play the games instantly from your web browser without the need of complex user-unfriendly
emulator settings. All games on our page are tested and prepared to be run by a single CLICK for your maximal
game experience. The Emulator Starter application used to run the games uses Dosbox DOS emulator to run
the old games. The FreeGameEmpire webpage contains many forums dedicated to the games or the general
discussions.  We're bringing you the best games in the best quality. When you experience a problem with any
game on our website, you can use the forums dedicated to the technical issues or feedback form to report the
problem immediately.

Technical Requirements

To run the games directly from your browser you need the following :
  • Windows OS (tested on W2K, XP, Vista and 7)
  • .NET Framework 2.0

Currently supported web browsers:
       Internet Explorer
  Firefox     Mozilla Firefox (Only with FFClickOnce plug-in. Get it here.)
Google Chrome (Only with ClickOnce extension. Get it here. )

Running The Game

When you choose to play a game just click "Play NOW" button.  To play the game, you need to install the
Emulator Starter application. The application brings no harm to your computer and can be removed any time.

First Run

When you meet the technical requirements, the notification window about connection checking appears.

When you clicked the button for the first time, information about installing new software "Emulator starter" appears:

If you want to play the games, you need to install it. Program can be uninstalled any time without any harm
to your PC. For additional information about Uninstalling see the Emulator Uninstall section.

The following picture notifies about EmulationStarter application beeing downloaded. The application is
downloaded only once and when a new version is available.

The game is downloaded to your Hard Drive cache so you do not need to download it again later and
also any saved games persists. The following picture shows the downloading window :

After downloading finishes configuration window for a selected game appears. You can choose
the quality of emulation and optional fullscreen mode. Your preferences for a selected game will
be saved when you press the Save button.

When playing the game you can use following prepared hotkeys:
  • SHIFT+TAB+F1 - Capture/Release mouse cursor
  • SHIFT+TAB+F10 - Instantly quit the game
  • SHIFT+TAB+Enter - Switch to/from the Fullscreen mode
If you have any additional questions about a game, check the game forum for more information.

Emulator Uninstall

When you choose to remove the EmulatorStarter application permanently from your computer, you
can do this simply in your Control Center->Add/Remove Applications section.  Just select EmulatorStarter
from the list and click Change or Remove. The uninstall dialog appears :

Game Performance

Some games require more system resources and can run slowly on some older machines. To improve the
performance of a game decrease the quality of the emulation in the Emulator settings window. When you
experience strange behaviour of the game, please report the issue to Us through the Forum or Feedback form.

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