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Platforms:   Windows 9X
System Requirements:
  • Windows 95/98
  • DirectX/DirectShow 6.1 or Better
  • Pentium 233MHz
  • 32MB RAM
  • 4MB 3d card (DirectX compatible)
  • 8x CD-ROM
System Recommended:
  • Pentium 266
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 8x CD-ROM
Installation Tips: Default Install Directory: C:\Program Files\Computer Artworks\Evolva\

To Install Game:
Windows 95/98 Installation -
  1. Insert the CD into your CD-Rom drive.
  2. The auto-run screen should appear within a few seconds.
    • If the auto-run screen appears:
      1. Simply follow on-screen installation instructions.
    • If the auto-run screen DOES NOT appear:
      1. Double click on the MY COMPUTER icon on your desktop.
      2. Double click on your CD-ROM drive icon.
      3. Double click on the SETUP.exe file.

To Start Game:
In Windows 95/98 -

  1. Insert the cd into your CD-ROM drive.
  2. Click on Start
  3. Choose Programs
  4. Choose Evolva
  5. Choose Evolva

To Quit:

  1. You can exit by selecting EXIT from the main menu..

Q: I am getting strange video/audio/input problems or getting an error about a missing DLL file.
A: The game requires that you have the current version of DirectX installed. You will want to install DirectX from the CD before attempting to play the game. If you did not install it when prompted during the games installation, you may install it by double-clicking on the DXSETUP file found within a DirectX folder on the CDROM. You may also download the newest end-user version of DirectX from the following address:

Please reference our DirectX troubleshooting guide if you continue to experience troubles with DirectX.

Q: The game is crashing when I attempt to run it.
A: This could actually be caused by a few different reasons. You will want to check the following (in the order listed):

Q: I am getting an error when the installer is attempting to copy files onto the hard drive.
A: This can be caused for a couple of different reasons. You will want to do the following:

  1. Make sure no DOS based cdrom driver is loading before Windows starts. If you are unsure you may want to consider contacting your system manufacturer to make sure.
  2. You will want to change the read-ahead on your cdrom drive to "no read-ahead". This may done as follows:
    • Right click on "My Computer"
    • Select "Properties"
    • Click on the "Performance" tab
    • Click on "File System"
    • Clcik on the "CD-ROM" tab
    • Under "Optimize access pattern for" select "No Read Ahead"
    • Click on "OK"
    • Click on "CLOSE"
    • The system will want to restart for these changes to take effect. Click "YES" to restart.
  3. Once restarted, you will want to close all background applications as follows:
    • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL. This will bring up a "Close Program" box.
    • The only items listed should be Explorer and Systray
    • Highlight any other item listed
    • Click on End Task
    • Continue back with step 1 until Explorer and Systray are the only items listed.
  4. Reinstall the game
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