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Old November 10th, 2000, 06:10 PM

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Default Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

The Game arrived this morning.

How do I print this HTML Manual thing out in B&W ?

Do you have any idea what it would cost _us_ to print this 350 page manual in color, especially on a black bockground, in HTML.

I, and I think everyone else, want something to read and refer to, not "pull up" on screen.

I`m gunna be more then a little ticked if this manual cnnot be provided in a text based format as SE III was, especially since you never mentioned the HTML format while talking about the manual.
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Old November 10th, 2000, 07:18 PM

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Hi there,

is the manual only in html, not in printed form ?

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Old November 10th, 2000, 07:24 PM

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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

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Hi there,

is the manual only in html, not in printed form ?

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The Game comes with a 45 page printed manual to get you started. ( and for the most part refers you to the CD Manual )

The large, detailed, and very necessary Game Play manual is on the CD in HTML format.



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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

I just got the game today and, yes, the full manual is ONLY in HTML format!!! I understand the need to include the real manual electronically, however I was really hoping it would be a PDF file so those of us who want to print it, can. Printing HTML pages is terrible! I sue hope they put out a downloadable PDF Version of the manual. I will get it as soon as it's available.

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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

Ditto here. A PDF file would be great for those of us that like to have a "game binder" open on our desk while playing the game.
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Old November 11th, 2000, 01:23 AM
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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

Sorry guys I just got back from being out of town on business.

The choice of html format was Malfador's but...

I will look into setting up a pdf manual for download. Just depends on how big it is.

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Old November 11th, 2000, 06:17 PM

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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

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Sorry guys I just got back from being out of town on business.

The choice of html format was Malfador's but...

I will look into setting up a pdf manual for download. Just depends on how big it is.



Thanks for the fast response Richard...your Quality Guys !! This is, at least for me, a major issue.

I just received a somewhat simular EMail response from Arron Hall stating that if "enough folks were interested he would provide a Word Copy ".

You might want to co-ordinate this with him to save effort....but it really is a necessary thing IMHO, and I would urge others to pipe up, here and to Malfador if they felt the same.

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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

Piping up. It is disapointing whenever I don't get a printed manual, but it's not so bad if I can just hit alt-tab and read what I need. Thing is, HTML was just a bad choice....

And why can I get a 263 page, sprial bound manual with Baldur's Gate II, and pay the same $39.95? 4 CDs, teriffic manual, same price. Tops out at only about 200 hours of gameplay, though......SE4 is infinite....


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Old November 11th, 2000, 10:21 PM

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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

Errm, I politely disagree.

I have no trouble at all with the HTML format, I can Alt-Tab back and forth just fine, and I *hate* PDF. For my money, HTML is a far superior cross-platform format for documentation
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Default Re: Game Manual in HTML Format ??????

As an owner of a HP2200, I'd love to print out a colour .pdf manual for SE4.

For the record, my mailman is late on the day I expect to get SE4. Guess I'll have to print out a stamp for $6.18 and find something massing 70 pounds to sit by my mailbox. Maybe some bricks.

Oops. *whack* Veteran's Day. All the people with their mail flags up and garbage out threw me. It took a look at the date on the newspaper to remind me. Of course, the huge "Veterans Celebration" headline helpd, too.

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