9780764533730

Computer Gamer's Bible

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764533730

  • ISBN10:

    0764533738

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-03-01
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

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Summary

Chambers offers a comprehensive guide to peripherals, controllers, 3D sound and video, Windows 98/DirectX, Internet and multiplayer network connections, and all the latest gaming-related software. Understand the technology, evaluate your needs, install it then troubleshoot it with this unique and encompassing book.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Part I: Hardware Basics 1(206)
Getting Started with Computer Games
3(22)
Choosing a Controller
25(38)
Selecting a Graphics System
63(34)
Computer Audio for Gamers
97(30)
CD-ROM and DVD for Gamers
127(38)
Power Gaming Hardware
165(16)
Building or Upgrading a Game Machine
181(26)
Part II: Other Gaming Worlds 207(114)
Gaming on Macs, Linux, and Laptops
209(34)
Nultiplayer Network and Modem Gaming
243(34)
Internet and Web-Based Gaming Sites
277(44)
Part III: Advanced Gaming Topics 321(148)
DirectX and Other Devious Devices
323(16)
Troubleshooting Hardware and Software Problems
339(22)
Using Patches, Levels, Cheats, and Walkthroughs
361(16)
The Wonderful World of Game Emulation
377(24)
Shopping for Hardware and Software
401(8)
DOS Gaming Tips
409(24)
Gameplay Tips and Tactics
433(20)
Gaming Hardware Upgrades for the Future
453(16)
Appendix A: The Game Compendium 469(88)
Appendix B: Gaming Hardware and Software Manufacturer List 557(4)
Appendix C: What's on the CD-ROM? 561(26)
Appendix D: Best Games to Play on Your Venerable PC 587(8)
Appendix E: Getting Social 595(8)
Glossary 603(18)
Index 621(21)
End-User License Agreement 642(4)
CD-ROM Installation Instructions 646

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