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 Hellfire Palm OS® Products 
Current released version: 1.00.04 - 28th April, 2004
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Andy Wilton ([email protected])
Game Info: http://www.palmgear.com/software/showsoftware.cfm?prodID=59044

Recent update headlines: First Public Release!

Copyright 2003, 2004 Andy Wilton. Pazzazz and Pazzazz Games are trademarks of Pazzazz Games. Published by Astraware Ltd. - www.astraware.com
All rights reserved.

Introduction

Revolutionary helicopter arcade combat action that will take you on a worldwide tour of duty.

Climb aboard your very own Apache Longbow or Mi-24 Hind helicopter and start to make a difference in this Cold War inspired arcade combat simulator from Pazzazz, the same development team who brought you GTS Racing Challenge.

Experience 16 missions of adrenalin fuelled combat action in a global theater of war, with full realtime 3D rendered environment and realistic pre-rendered player helicopters with realistic weapon loadouts and capabilities.

Hellfire Features:

How To Install

Use an extractor program such as WinZip on the PC or Stuffit Expander (on the Mac) to get at the Hellfire 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 Hellfire and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Hellfire 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.

Quick Start!

Follow these instructions to get straight into the cockpit!

Controls

Hellfire features fully reconfigurable controls on all devices (including support support for the Sony GC-10), so it is highly recommened that you visit the Options menu and define a set of controls that most suit you and your device. There is a basic mapping of the controls which will be functional on most devices, but given the many different physical configurations and internal button identifcations, you may find that not all functions work with the default mapping as expected.

Landing

If you have not assigned a separate button to landing, you can land by choosing the "Mode: Airborne" item from the weapons selection, and then press Fire to land. Once you have landed, this will change to "Mode: Landed", press Fire again to take off.

You can also assign a button to land, allowing you to land or take off simply by pressing this button. Note: If a button has been assigned to Land, then the "Mode: " option will no longer appear in the weapon selection menus

Graffiti Controls

It is possible to fly the helicopter by moving the stylus around the graffiti area. Centre of the visible graffiti area (not necessarily the same as the line dividing letters from numbers) is the "neutral" point, where it will not affect the motion of the helicopter at all. Moving the stylus forward from this point will accelerate your forwards, and moving it backwards from this point will decelerate and then start moving the helicopter backwards. Turn left and right by moving the stylus left and right on the graffiti area.

Hints and Tips

As any good helicopter pilot knows, you have to fly very low to avoid enemy radar and high flying patrols. This means you are going to have to go around those trees pilot, rather than over them!

The USSR MiL Mi-24 Hind has a much larger bay for carrying equipment and passengers than the AH-64A/D Apache Longbow. This means that the Hind may carry up to six rescued personnel at once, whereas the Apache can carry only 4 at once. You may have to make more than one trip to get everyone!

If you crash while carrying any personnel, they will not be lost, but will instead appear with your replacement helicopter.

Registering

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 Hellfire 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!

Registering Online:

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 http://www.astraware.com/palm/hellfire/ for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running Hellfire, 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.

Release Revision History!

Release 1.00.04 : 28th April, 2004

Feedback

If you've got suggestions about how to improve Astraware Hellfire, or with reports of any problems you've had, then please contact us!

Hellfire enquiries/feedback: [email protected]
Registration problems: [email protected]
General Astraware enquiries: [email protected]  

Contributors

Design, Programming, Graphics Compatibility Testing Beta Testing
Many thanks go to Greg, Antonio, Dana, Hiroshi, XCool, Avi, Jeffrey, Eric, Jim, Scott, Scott F, Randy, Diana, Angela, Cheryl and all other contributors to the beta testing community!

Software License Agreement

This is a legal agreement between you, the end user, and Astraware Limited. Read this agreement very carefully. If you do not wish to accept this agreement, you may not use Hellfire on a device or software emulator.
  1. Grant Of License
    This License permits you to use Hellfire on any single computer, provided the software is installed on only one handheld device at any time.

  2. Copyright
    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, dissasemble or otherwise attempt to discover the code and algorithms of the software.

  3. Other Restrictions
    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.

  4. No Warranty
    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.

Legal

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 Hellfire. Hellfire is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Hellfire is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s 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) 

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