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SUPERSCAPE (TM) --------------- PUBLIC DOMAIN INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATION V1.1 -------------------------------------------- March 1991 INTRODUCTION ------------ This software is a demonstration of Superscape Virtual Reality software specifically produced for PC compatible VGA systems. It should be noted that complete Virtual Reality Solution Systems are superior to this demonstration in respect of screen resolution, degree of detail, control interface and speed of screen update. This demonstration will, however, allow an insight into the possibilities and experiences of interacting within a virtual reality. LOADING ------- System required - IBM PC or compatible with VGA (386 or 486 recommended). Mouse optional. Insert the disk into the current drive and type DEMO <return> The software will now load and run. A key press will bypass the initial loading and text screens once loading is complete. USING THE DEMONSTRATION ----------------------- This demonstration will allow you to interact in real time within a small environment or "virtual world". When the demonstration has loaded, use the "O" key to move your viewpoint forwards into the environment, the "Q" key to turn your view to the left and the "W" key to turn to the right. These keys, and others as detailed below, may be used to view, explore and alter locations and objects within the virtual world. Viewpoint Keys -------------- CHANGE VIEWING DIRECTION Q Look left P Look up W Look right L Look down N Tilt view left Kpad Home,7 Face forward M Tilt view right U U-turn MOVE VIEWPOINT O Move view forward J Move view right K Move view backward R Move view up H Move view left F Move view down Viewpoint Options (then use Viewpoint Keys to move) ----------------- F1 Outside viewpoint. Looking into industrial park. F2 Outside viewpoint. Low position. F3 Inside view of simple office. F4 Overhead view of entire industrial park. Control Object Keys (when controlling an object - keys F5 to F9) ------------------- Up Arrow,Kpad 8 Accelerate object Down Arrow,Kpad 2 Decelerate object Left Arrow,Kpad 4 Turn object left Right Arrow,Kpad 6 Turn object right Kpad - Make object ascend vertically Kpad + Make object descend vertically Kpad 9 Pitch object up Kpad 3 Pitch object down Kpad 0 Brake object to stop A Re-enable auto route (red car only) Control Object Options (then use: Control Object Keys to control ---------------------- object, Viewpoint Keys to move viewpoint) F5 Control Superscape man (rear, overhead view). F6 Control red car (view from inside car). F7 Control red car (overhead view). F8 Control blue car (rear, overhead view). F9 Control helicopter (side view). Reset ----- F10 Resets all objects to their original positions. Your viewpoint defaults to that on key F1. Miscellaneous keys ------------------ I Information on most commonly used keys D Cycle detail level (less detail, but faster screen update) B Buffer clear/horizon on/off V Mouse on/off (install mouse driver before loading demo) S Change step size for viewpoint movement (shown on screen) T Change turning step size (shown on screen) > Zoom in < Zoom out X X rotation lock on/off (when controlling an object) Y Y rotation lock on/off ( " " " " ) Z Z rotation lock on/off ( " " " " ) BACKSPACE Pause (any key to restart) SHIFT + F1-F9 Save current viewpoint and any controlled object to function key ESC Exit to DOS Activate Object --------------- Place mouse pointer over object and click left mouse button (or key pad *). Some of the active objects include: Superscape man's head and legs Radioactive source (initially inside office) Computer in office (switch on side) Office doors and chair NOTICE ------ This program is public domain. Free distribution is permitted and encouraged. This software and accompanying documentation relative thereto is supplied by Dimension International as proprietors of all Intellectual Property Rights therein and may only be duplicated and freely distributed provided no charge is made and the software thereon is not altered or detached in any way. Public display is permitted. DIMENSION INTERNATIONAL New Dimension International Ltd Zephyr One Calleva Park Aldermaston Berkshire RG7 4QW UK Tel: (0734) 810077 International: + 44 734 810077 Fax: (0734) 816940 Fax: + 44 734 816940 SUPERSCAPE VIRTUAL REALITY SOLUTIONS ------------------------------------ We can turn your ideas, plans or products into virtual worlds. You, your customers, and, in fact, anyone can then walk through and interact with these environments in real time. We will supply a complete solution, comprising a customised 486 IBM PC compatible, with a high resolution display and a six axis controller which will alleviate the need for many of the keyboard functions. It will also include the Superscape software running your virtual world to your specifications. The potential uses of these solutions are many and varied, but include simulation, visualisation and presentation, for the purpose of sales, marketing, training etc. It should again be noted that these solutions are top end, professional, high resolution systems with considerably enhanced performance, resolution and detail than this VGA demonstration. For further information on Superscape Virtual Reality Software and Solutions, please contact our sales department. 3D BENCHMARK ------------ Also available is the 3D benchmark disk, for VGA PC compatibles. This software has been placed into the public domain to establish a reference point for comparing the performance of PC compatible VGA systems. The 3D benchmark is arrived at by timing one cycle of a continuous 3-dimensional Superscape demonstration and then calculating the average number of screen updates the computer system has achieved in one second (frames per second). The higher the benchmark, the greater the performance. Please send 2.50 (or US $5) to cover media, postage, handling etc to our mail order department, specifying the disk size you require. (Payment by Access/Mastercard and Visa also accepted.) 3D CONSTRUCTION KIT - Freescape II ---------------------------------- In simultaneous development, our sister company, Incentive Software, has created the 3D Construction Kit, which allows you to build as well as interact within your own virtual world. This product uses the predecessor to Superscape - the Freescape II system - and is due for release in April 1991. UK and European distributor - Domark 081-780-2222 North American rights now available for licence - contact Andy Tait at Incentive on UK (0734) 817288, International +44 734 817288 SUPERSCAPE is a trademark of Dimension International.
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To run the demo, type: RUNVGA DEMO.RUN With that out of the way, this is a demo of Virtual Reality Studio; in fact, this is the demo VR supplied in the package. It's a full-fledged adventure game in which your goal is to get off the planet. The controls at the bottom of the screen are pretty straight-forward. Click them with the left mouse button and they'll do what they should (i.e. go forward/backward/left/right, turn left/right, look up/down/level). Using the right mouse button accelerates most functions, but changes the meaning of a few: back becomes turn around and look up/down becomes stand up/crouch. Clicking the left button with the cursor in the viewport fires your laser. Clicking the right one activates whatever it's on (i.e. opens doors, picks up objects, etc.). Escape restarts; Shift-Escape exits to DOS. If you like its capabilities, Virtual Reality Studio lists for $90, but most stores carry it for about $70. You need a 286 or better with 640k and CGA, Tandy, EGA, or VGA graphics. Supports joystick and mouse and AdLib sound. Also available for the Amiga (its original platform).
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