for installing the game! Here is some info to get up and running.
For the latest news and info visit the TLM
Page at rtsoft.com.
see what's new in this version, click here.
turn - Hold down WHILE turning and you will
turn much sharper. If your keyboard doesn't register the
V key while arrow keys are already being pressed you may
need to move power turn to another key. (some laptops
need this) Note: This is KEY to controlling the mower,
get used to using this! It's the only way to play!
your lawn mower. No real reason to do it but hey, it's
between different views. On some levels you may wish to
choose the "far away" view to see rocks and
things coming better.
||Shortcut to change resolutions. This is also available on the options menu.
usually brings up a menu anywhere in the game. Sometimes
during a story sequence hitting escape will do nothing,
in this case finish the sequence and try again later.
will toggle the framerate display.
||During 3D gameplay mode will activate the Weed Killer item.
locking the camera. Feels like you're driving an RC car
when you do that. Whee.
is fully supported. Buttons are preconfigured for Microsoft
Sidewinder style gamepads. If multiple gamepads are
plugged in, all will be functional.
Buttons 7 and 8 (the triggers on the side/underneath
on most gamepads) function as "Power Turn".
Other buttons will change camera view and activate the weed killer item. Gamepad controls are not reconfigurable like the keyboard ones.
conversations the following keyboard equivalents can be used
instead of the mouse.
the highlighted option up or down
Enter or Right Control
the option. (also clicks "ok" on dialog boxes)
text up and down. Only functional if you see the blinking
your mowing adventures there are many items that can be picked
up. Here are a few of them, the rest you'll have to experiment
you are having problems running TLM the first thing to check
is to make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card
the latest version of DirectX
you get this message, it means you do not have a recent
version of Directx installed. New games need this! You
can grab and install the latest version from here.
requires a 600mhz speed processer or better and a 16 meg+
3d graphics card. A trick to getting more speed out of
the game is hitting F2 after a level starts and choose
a lower resolution or bit depth for gameplay.
and most important: Install the LATEST version
and also the latest version of your video card drivers!!!
This will fix 98% of the problems, no joke.
you run the game like this: "mow.exe -debug"
it will spit out a debug.txt file. Check the debug.txt
and the errors.txt file for clues.
you would like to try the game with no sound to isolate
the problem, run with the parm "-nosound".
You can also use "-nojoy" to disable the joystick
If all else fails, email those files with a description
of the problem as well as your system specs (computer
brand, memory and computer speed as well as video card
model) to firstname.lastname@example.org
we'll do our best to help ya out and fix the problem!
you should able to easily see the mowed areas are a
much lighter green like
this. If not, you need to update the driver
on your graphics card.
If it's an NVIDIA card (Geforce, etc), go here.
Neil Haran (for his 3d tutorials)
Robert Dunlop (blitting tutorials)
NSIS Installer by Nullsoft, Inc.
Steven P Gargolinksi
The whole #gamedev gang
Dan Della Paolera
John T. Downey
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