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|GTS Racing Challenge||Palm OS® Products|
Copyright 2002-2004 Andy Wilton. Pazzazz and Pazzazz Games are trademarks of Pazzazz Games. Published by Astraware Ltd. - www.astraware.com
All rights reserved.
The fastest, the sharpest, the most exciting Palm OS racing game ever!
Engines roar, tyres screech. Pulses pound as the drivers push their cars to the limit, all to be the first past the chequered flag.
Choose between the thrill of a sports car, the style of a coupe or the raw power of a racing car, in the Palm of your hand. Eight different race tracks all with stunning backdrops, eight frenzied competitors with you on the track, and at the end of the day, just one winner. Can you meet the GTS Racing Challenge?
And its 3, 2, 1... GO!!!!! GTS Racing Challenge gives you the adrenaline charged, motor sport experience that you been waiting for in a Palm OS game!
GTS Racing Challenge Turbo Edition features:
Use an extractor program such as WinZip or Stuffit Expander to get at the GTS Racing Challenge files. Install the game by double-clicking the .prc file, which opens the Palm Install Tool program.
Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld. If you have a handheld with an expansion card, you can then move the game over to it. Do this before you register the game!
Now run GTS Racing Challenge and tap the screen to play the game!
If you've got any queries about GTS Racing Challenge or the registration process, first check out our knowledge base on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at [email protected]. If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.
Follow these instructions to get into the game and get driving!:
GTS Racing Challenge has two car control methods, Buttons (uses the buttons on the bottom of your Palm) and Graffiti (uses the stylus in the Graffiti area).
On installation, the game defaults to the "Button" system. If you want to change to use the Graffiti system instead, use the Car Controls menu (Options->Settings->Car Controls). You can also change in game, simply pause the game by tapping on the screen or the menu button and choose the Options menu
By default, GTS Racing Challenge will have a set of button controls pre-defined that will be comfortable on the majority of devices. However, if you wish to change the button controls, you have complete freedom to do so. From the Options Menu, select "Controls", and you can assign a different set of buttons to steering, acceleration and changing gears.
Each car can be driven with either an automatic or a manual transmission, selectable from the "Transmission" menu (Options->Settings->Transmission). There are three options here, "Automatic", "Manual" and the default, "Auto + Revs", "Auto + Revs" gives an automatic transmission but still displays the rev counter and currently selected gear.
If you get stuck against the edge of the track, you may find it helpful to use reverse gear. How you engage reverse gear depends on the control method and the transmission type:
The camera and car are both free to rotate through 360 degrees: together with the photo-realistic track and horizon textures, this give GTS Racing Challenge even more freedom and realism.
Game sound can be adjusted from the sound options menu (Options->Settings->Sound Volume). The default setting is "100%", and you can change this by tapping on the bar or on the "+" and "-" icons either side of the bar. Tapping "Cancel" will return you to the Settings menu without saving your changes, and tapping on "Enter" accepts and stores the change.
Tapping on "Off" or "Max" sets the volume level to 0% or 100% respectively, allowing quick setting of the most common volume choices.
Palms don't have the kind of specialised display hardware that modern console or PC racing games like Mario Kart rely on, so GTS Racing Challenge has to use the CPU to create all elements of the display. This is a very tall order for the Palm's Dragonball processor, and required radical coding methods to get game-quality performance. The heart of the software renderer, the DDA (Differential Digital Analyzer) module, was built from over 30,000 lines of assembly language, mechanically generated by a special-purpose compiler.
The result is a game engine that can display a high-definition texture-mapped track with scaled car and tree sprites, scrolling background and onscreen instruments, at 18-20 frames per second on a Palm m130.
If you downloaded the game straight from the internet, from Astraware's web pages, or from one of the popular handheld download sites, then your copy is in 'Demo' form. Demo means that you can play free for a while, and then decide whether to register it or not.
In Demo form, you can play GTS Racing Challenge for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After each time you play, the program will display a short message asking you to register or purchase a full version!
For those that like the speed and convenience of buying of the internet, when you register for the game, you'll get a key which will unlock the game and remain valid for future upgrades. Go to the web page at www.astraware.com/palm/gts/ for more details.
You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running GTS Racing Challenge, and selecting "Register" from the "Options" menu item. Your HotSync ID (or username) will be filled in for you. You can also find it by tapping on the "HotSync" icon of your Palm, and looking in the top right hand corner of the screen.
When you register, Astraware will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of you registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.
You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for mobile platforms by visiting our website at www.astraware.com.
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|Bang Bang||Backyard blasting fun|
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|ChromaGames||Great triple pack of classic games|
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|Dynomite||Get prehistoric with this dino egg-citing game!|
|Elixir||Collect valuable elixir from a stack of capsules without upsetting the balance in this ultra addictive game from Trixiam Studios.|
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|Eye of Horus||Unleash your magical powers with this Astraware puzzle game.|
|Family Fun Pack CD||Fruit, Fish, Frogs and an Ark-load of animals adds up to fun for all the family!|
|Family Games Pack||Six great games for the whole family|
|Fireworks||Completely free fireworks display!|
|Fish Tycoon||Breed fish in LDWs sequel to the fantastic Plant Tycoon!|
|Fruit Frolic||It's time to get fruity with this new game from Pyrogon!|
|Galaxy Ranger||Be a Galaxy Ranger, Save the Universe!|
|Gamebox Gems||GameBox Gems is a collection of eight highly addictive puzzle games to keep your mind stimulated and your stylus tapping!|
|Gem Drop||Gem dropping, jewel matching fun|
|Glinx||Make chains of gems as long as you can!|
|GTS Racing Challenge||Bring the power of high speed car racing to the Palm of your hand!|
|Hedgehog||Tile matching fun from Deluxeware|
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|Link Letters||Form chains of words by altering single letters in Astraware's version of a classic word linking game|
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|T-Blaster||Practice your graffiti/text entry by blasting aliens!|
|TacTic||A twist on the classic Tic-Tac-Toe game pits you against the brain|
|Tantric||It's a race against time as you attempt to fill in the puzzle pieces before the descending bar of doom!|
|Text Twist||Juggle letters to make as many words as you can in a limited time!|
|TipTop||TipTop is a swinging new action puzzle game with plenty of Fifties style and Vegas pizzazz.|
|Toucan Tango||Puzzle fun in the Jungle! Switch eggs to make groups before they pile too high, and rescue the baby hatchlings!|
|Tradewinds||Build your empire through swashbuckling sea combat and trade|
|Tradewinds CD||Far East trading and adventure in the Nineteenth Century. It's your adventure... you choose how to play it!|
|Tycoon Twin Pack||Plant Tycoon and Fish Tycoon in one great pack!|
|What Word||Word finding fun on your palm|
|Word Mojo||Misplaced your mojo? Just say the word!|
|Zap!2000/2016||Arcade gaming on the Palm has never looked so good!|
If you've got suggestions for Astraware GTS Racing Challenge, or wish to report any problems you've had, then please contact us!
GTS Racing Challenge enquiries/feedback: [email protected]
Registration problems: [email protected]
General Astraware enquiries: [email protected]
Design :Andy Wilton, Florence Pirotais
Programming : Andy Wilton
Graphics: Florence Pirotais
Quality Assurance: Graham Harrison, Kieren Smith, Tom Berman, Roland Glew, Steven Carrie, Paul Klosowski
Conner, Avi, Hiroshi, Gavin, David, Ray, Jason, Roman, Tobias, Ivan, Scott, Dennis, Chris, Kevin, Steve, James, Moishe, Zac, Cheryl, Len, Frank, Roger, John, and all other contributors to the Astraware beta testing community!
Grant Of License
This License permits you to use GTS Racing Challenge on any single computer, provided the software is installed on only one handheld device at any time.
The software is owned by Astraware Limited and is protected by United Kingdom copyright laws, international treaty provisions, and all other applicable national laws. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the code and algorithms of the software.
You may not rent or lease the software, but you may transfer your rights under this license agreement on a permanent basis provided you transfer all copies of the software and all written materials and the recipient agrees to the terms of this license.
The software is delivered as is and Astraware Limited makes no warranty as to its use or performance. Astraware Limited does not, and cannot warrant the performance or results you may obtain by using the Software or its documentation. Astraware Limited makes no warranties, express or implied, as to noninfringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose. In no event will Astraware Limited be liable to you for any consequential, incidental or special damages, or for any claim by any third party.
Astraware Limited takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using GTS Racing Challenge. GTS Racing Challenge is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. GTS Racing Challenge is licensed, not sold.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.
Astraware´┐Żs and its suppliers´┐Ż entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware´┐Żs option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.
Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. You may link to the product specific page, but not directly to the files (as these will change and as the programs are updated)
Copyright 2002-2004 Andy Wilton. Pazzazz and Pazzazz Games are trademarks of Pazzazz Games. Published by Astraware Ltd. - www.astraware.com.
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