THE FULL DOCUMENTATION FOR TOP GEAR2

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THE FULL DOCUMENTATION FOR

TOP GEAR 2

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GETTING STARTED

Commodore Amiga Floppy disk (1200 and 500/600)

1.Insert the Top Gear disk 1 into the default disk drive. 2.Plug in your Joystick(s)
3.Turn on your computer and monitor. The game will now load automatically/ Follow any on-screen loading instructions.

INSTALLING TOP GEAR 2 ONTO AN AMIGA HARD DISK (1200 and 500/600)

1.Boot your machine so that you are in the workbench screen. 2.Insert disk 2 in your disk drive.
3.Click on the disk 2 icon. A window will open with an Install Top Gear 2 icon, click on the icon.
4.The install program will now load.
5.Follow the deailed on screen instructions. 6.After theinstall program has finished Top Gear 2 will be installed on your hard drive.

HARD DRIVE TROUBLESHOOTING

If after clicking on the Top Gear 2 icon, an Iconx window opens with the message "Top Gear 2: Not enough memory available" ; then reset the machine. Hold both mouse buttons down, you will then boot into the Amiga Early Startup Control Panel. Select Boot with No Start Up Sequence. Your machine will now boot into the CLI shell. Once this has happened you will see a blank screnn with a prompt (1>).

  1. Type "cd games:" (or the name of the drive the game is installed into, e.g. "cd dh0:" or "cd games:")
  2. Press return
  3. Type "Topgear2" or if you have renamed the directory yourself, type that name
  4. Press return
  5. type "Topgear2.exe"
  6. Press return.

The above problem is caused by not having enough free "graphic memory" if you follow the above procedure each time you play Top Gear 2 the problem should be rectified. Having several windows open at the same time will use up your machines memory. To avoid this problem keep the number of windows open at one time down to a minimum, also ensure any external devices such as printers are disconnected.

CONTROL FUNCTIONS

During game options screen, set up mode and parts and body shop. Use joystick to toggle between the on-screen choices and press any button to select.

When the Top Gear 2 title screen appears, use your joystick to toggle between the following choices.

  1. Choose 1 or 2 players.
  2. Choose to select SFX or music and the level of difficulty for the race. Use up and down to toggale between choices on the highlighted feature, press any button to return to the Top Gear 2 title screen.
  3. Chooseto enter a password or select a country, both of these options will let you conitinue racing from where you last left off.

CONTINUE MENU SCREEN

Use joystick to toggle and press any button to select. Everytime you successfully complete all four races in a country the game will display a password. Write this password down carefully so that you may enter it again if you want to continue racing in that country.

PASSWORD SCREEN

Entering the correct password will allow you to continue racing in a country you`ve completed. Entering an incorrect password will give you an invalid message, enter the correct password or press ESC to return to the main title screen.

COUNTRY SELECT SCREEN

This screen allows you to select the country in which you wish to race. All the countries you`ve raced in will be highlighted, you`ll need a password for those that are not highlighted. This feature allows you to go back and race in countries you`ve raced before. Press ESC to return to the main title screen.

JOYSTICK CONTROLS

Use any button on the joystick as the accelerator. Move the joystick left/right to steer the car. Double clicking on the accelerator button will fire a Nitro. If you are using a manual gear box, hold down the accelerator button and move the joystick up or down to change gear. To brake, take your finger off the accelerator button and push the joystick down.

Please note: We have included a keyboard option for this version of Top Gear 2, player one can use the keyboard while player two uses the joystick. The keys are as Follows:

Up and Down cursor keys to change gear.

Left and right cursor keys to steer the car.

CTRL acts as your accelerator.

LEFT SHIFT key for the brakes.

SPACE to activate the Nitro

START YOUR ENGINES!

After setting up the game to your preferences and choosing Race Game in GAME SET UP MODE there are several screens of information to proceed through before the actual race.

PLAYER OPTIONS SELECT MODE

Player One enters information on the top screen, while Player Two enters information on the bottom screen. Player One and Player Two may enter on their screens at the same time. On this screen you are presented with four options.

RACE: When you are ready, choose this option to begin racing. PLAYER: Choose this to enter your name. To enter your name, use the box cursor to select the appropriate letters, then press any button on your joystick to enter the letters one at a time. Use the "_" options to leave a space between characters (eg. GREM_ONE). Choose the "<-" to backspace and erase unwanted characters. Move to "end" and press any button to enter your name and return to the Player Options Select Mode screen. NOTE: Entering new letters doesn`t automatically delete the existing name that is shown on the screen. GEARS: Choose this option to select whether your car will have Automatic (computer shifts gears) or Manual (player must shift gears) transmission. If you are using a manual gear box, hold down the accelerator button and move the joystick up or down to change gear.
SPEED: Choose between MPH or KM/H speed readout.

RACE INFORMATION SCREEN

This screen shows you the current country and city you will be racing in, the length of the circuit and the number of laps in the race, as well as the weather conditions and the time the race begins. Take note of this information when setting up your car and planning a race strategy.

CAR SET UP MODE

This sequence allows you to purchase equipment and set up your car to race. Remember the information supplied on the RACE INFORMMATION SCREEN when setting up your car.

PLAY SCREEN DETAILS

  1. Fuel Gauge: Indicates the amount of fuel in your tank.
  2. Car Damage Meter: This meter indicates damage caused to your car by collisions during a race. Green is good, yellow is bad and red means your armour is totally destroyed, crashing will cause your car to slow down. If this happens, your car will run at a slower rate for the rest of the race.
  3. Nitros: This gauge indicates the number of nitro Boosts left for you to use during a race.
  4. Gear Indicator: Use this to keep track of what gear you are in.
  5. Tachometer: This gauge shows how fast your engine is running (RPM). When racing in manual transmission, and the gauge is in the red shift to a higher gear!
  6. Track Diagram: This map indicates your current location on the race track, as well as the location of your opponent when you are racing in 2- player mode. When racing in 1 player mode the diagram indicate your position and the race leader`s location.
  7. Stopwatch: Indicate the amount of time that has elapsed during the race.
  8. Speedometer: Gives you an accurate speed read-out in MPH or KPH.
  9. Lap counter: This tells you which lap you are on out of the total laps in this race.
  10. Place indicator: Indicates what position you`re in.

PARTS AND BODY SHOP

ENGINES

Stock V-6
A high revving lawn mower engine that`s economical to run.

Roarin v-8
Silky smooth power with adequate performance describes this engine`s output.

Screamin v-12
Stump pulling torque and limitless horse power... The ultimate in high tech speed!.

Thumpin v-10
Raw torque and exhilarating power for muscle car enthusiasts.

GEARBOXES: Manual transmissions

4-speed standard
The bottom of the barrel transmission. Go for it, Gear Grinder!

5-speed overdrive
The extra gear will help your top speed a bit if you`re running the V-6, but you`ll need something with more power to really take advantage of it.

6-speed Tranny
A precision transmission for the tru professional driver.

6-speed Close Ratio
Now you`re Talking!

GEARBOXES: Automatic Transmissions

Standard
Taken directly from your dad`s car.

Special
A little more money, a little more performance

Kemco racing auto-clutch system
Can you really afford this high tech gear change?

Slick Shift 150 (oo-er!)
Smooth, limited slip power transfer.

WET TYRES

Generic all season
Are you really going to racce in these re-moulds ?

Spinner High-performance Radials
Good performance tyres.

Kemco Rain Slicks
State of the art slicks for high speed wet track handling.

Stick`em race compound
Expensive high grip rubber.

DRY TYRES

Generic Radial
Stop taking stuff off your dad`s car!

Spinner high-performance Radials
Adequate dry weather traction

Kemco Racing slicks
Racing tyres for the automotive performance connoisseur

Stick `em soft compund
Nice choice.

NITROUS INDUCTION SYSTEMS

Boost 300
standard issue boost system.

Super boost 400
More Psi, more speed and more expensive.

Total Boost 600-r
Guranteed to leave skidmarks all over the road. Should be illegal.

Rad Boost 500
Even more "bang per buck". Almost illegal

FRONT ARMOUR

Single Sheet Steel
Minimum required chassis protection.

Double Sheet reinforced steel
Offers more protection but at a heavier weight.

Total rebound, triple-strength kevlar
Heavy duty paint protectant.

Shock Mounted Titanium
professional calibre racing protection.

REAR ARMOUR

Single Sheet Steel
Slightly better than nothing.

Double sheet reinforced steel
This will protect you from low speed read enders.

Total rebound, triple strength kevlar
Sunday driver proof

Shock Mounted Titanium
Expensive, but worth every penny

SIDE ARMOUR

Single sheet steel
Better safe than sorry.

Double sheet reinforced steel
good protection

Total Rebound, triple strength kevlar
Space shuttle technology reinforced protection.

Shock mounted titanium
Tough high end protection.

PAINT SHOP

Customise your car`s paint colour for each race. Choose from the following colours:

Radical Rocket Red Kemco Cobalt Blue

Pearly white Screamin` pyscho yellow

Gremlin racing green Too cool black

Gun Metal grey Luscious lavender

All paints are lustrous, high quality poly-carbo-tetra-hydro-urethane, and are guranteed for the life of your vehicle (provided of course, you never drive your car, hand wax and detail it every day, and keep it stored in a hermetically sealed enviroment).

TRACKS AND COUNTRIES

Blast through the following countries:

Australasia Britain Canada Egypt

France Germany Greece India

Ireland Italy Japan Scandinavia

South America Spain Switzerland USA

Each of the sixteen countries maintains 4 race tracks for a total of 64 totally different circuits.

ON TRACK ITEMS

Scattered on the race track are power-upps that will help you race faster or longer. you can obtain these power-ups by driving your car over them as you race. Following are brief descriptions of the available power-ups:

NITRO
Refill your nitro tanks by picking these up off the track, 1 nitro blast per pick up.

SPEED UP
Run over these to instantly propel your vehicle to whiplash-inducing speeds for a short period of time!

MONEY
Obtaining these will boost your bank account

THE END..

Anthropomorphic Greetings go to the following mortals:

Axen..Mad Dan..DreaM WarrIor..DreaM ScaPe..GoRdon..SchwabenPoWer.. SMM..The BlaCk CaT..Mr SolO..TcB..GaLaHad..TrOLL..TrOOps..MdR..... LooSE MarbLEs..ZooL..JbM..HoGsTer..SaMIr..Mok..PolAris..ChroNos... STaB..LibRarIan..Fish <><..ScooTer..Da LOOns..SuGGs..BoB Da God... ThE Cl?IrVoyant..BaNdit..........................................!

I AM HE THE BORNLESS ONE
THE FALLEN ANGEL WATCHING YOU
BABYLON THE SCARLET WHORE
I`LL INFILTRATE YOUR GRATITUDE DON`T YOU DARE SAVE YOUR SON KILL HIM NOW AND SAVE THE YOUNG ONES BE THE MOTHER OF A BIRTH STRANGLED BABE BE THE DEVILS OWN

CHARON IS MY NAME!!!!!!!

TOP GEAR 2 FULL DOCUMENTATION you can obtain these power-ups by driving your car over them as you race. Following are brief descriptions of the available power-ups:

NITRO
Refill your nitro tanks by picking these up off the track, 1 nitro blast per pick up.

SPEED UP
Run over these to instantly propel your vehicle to whiplash-inducing speeds for a short period of time!

MONEY
Obtaining these will boost your bank account

THE END..

Anthropomorphic Greetings go to the following mortals:

Axen..Mad Dan..DreaM WarrIor..DreaM ScaPe..GoRdon..SchwabenPoWer.. SMM..The BlaCk CaT..Mr SolO..TcB..GaLaHad..TrOLL..TrOOps..MdR..... LooSE MarbLEs..ZooL..JbM..HoGsTer..SaMIr..Mok..PolAris..ChroNos... STaB..LibRarIan..Fish <><..ScooTer..Da LOOns..SuGGs..BoB Da God... ThE Cl?IrVoyant..BaNdit..........................................!

I AM HE THE BORNLESS ONE
THE FALLEN ANGEL WATCHING YOU
BABYLON THE SCARLET WHORE
I`LL INFILTRATE YOUR GRATITUDE DON`T YOU DARE SAVE YOUR SON KILL HIM NOW AND SAVE THE YOUNG ONES BE THE MOTHER OF A BIRTH STRANGLED BABE BE THE DEVILS OWN

CHARON IS MY NAME!!!!!!!