Blast from the Past – The Journeyman Project Turbo Readme

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted anything on, in, like, one and a half years. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bit busy, to say the least. But anyways, I’ve just found and purchased The Journeyman Project Turbo 2 : Buried in Time, a sequel to The Journeyman Project, a game that I’ve played when I was a kid back in the day. Much to my surprise, when I opened the box, I found both Buried in Time and the original game! Awesome.

One of the memories I have of it was, strangely enough, the readme file. Just for laughs and giggles, I’ve decided to post the readme file. I’ve (in)appropriately bolded and italized all the old technology references. Times have most certainly changed…

 Welcome to The Journeyman Project Turbo

Please take a minute to read over the following information. It has been 
provided to help you configure an optimized system for playing the game.

The Journeyman Project Turbo is a very memory-intensive game. With the 
amount of graphics that Journeyman will be sending to your screen, it needs 
every bit of CPU time that it can have. In order to have an enjoyable 
experience, you should quit any other applications that you have running 
before playing. If you are getting Insufficient Memory Errors, try increasing 
the size of your Windows swapfile.  To increase the size of your swapfile, 
click on the "386 Enhanced" icon in the Windows Control Panel and select 
"Virtual Memory".  A general guideline to follow is to make your swapfile 
at least twice the size of the amount of physical memory installed in your 
system. See your Windows documentation for more detailed information.

The Journeyman Project Turbo makes extensive use of Video for Windows.  
We have provided the latest version of the Video for Windows Runtime, 
1.1a on this CD in the WINVIDEO subdirectory for your convenience.  
Enhanced video card drivers that provide Video for Windows acceleration 
are highly recommended.  Conversely, if you are having speed or reliability 
problems with the game, updated video card drivers may solve your problem.  
Contact your video card manufacturer for availability of updated video 

A special note for Compaq ProLinea users.  The on-board VGA adapter will not 
work with Video for Windows 1.1a in 640x480 resolution.  To solve the problem, 
simply change your video mode to 800x600 or 1024x768.

This application uses a great deal of digitized sound.  If you are experiencing 
popping when sound is playing, you will need to increase the amount of 
memory that MCI will use to buffer sound.  To change this, select Drivers in 
your Control Panel, and select "[MCI] Sound" from the list of drivers 
presented.  The default setting is enough memory for 4 seconds of audio.  It is 
suggested that you increase this setting to 9 seconds of audio.

Journeyman Turbo has been fully optimized to run as fast as possible. 
However, there will still be points at which your computer will need to load 
large amounts of data off of the CD-ROM. When this happens, you will not be 
able to move. How will you know? Watch for these signs...
     - The cursor may disappear or change to an hourglass
     - The red arrow movement button may be lit
     - The access light on your CD-ROM may light up
Any of these signs is a signal telling you to wait. As soon as the computer has 
finished its loading process, you will be ready to adventure again.

If the game seems unbearably slow, it may be because you have a slow 
CD-ROM drive. An access time of 350ms or faster, and a sustained data transfer 
rate of 150K per second are recommended (call your drive manufacturer if 
you have questions). Even though Journeyman Turbo is over three times 
faster than the original, there may still be significant lag times if your drive 
cannot meet these specifications.

If you want to see Journeyman perform as fast as possible, and if you (by some 
fortunate alignment of the planets) happen to have 540 free MB of hard drive 
space, you can copy the entire game to your hard drive for optimal load time 
performance. You will need to keep the same directory structure under the 
SUPPORT directory, and you will need to modify JMAN.INI in your 
Windows subdirectory to point to the new path instead of the CD.  When you 
do this, you will be able to really scream through the environments.

As a general rule, SAVE YOUR GAME OFTEN. There are many ways to die 
during the course of the game. The average player will find enough of them 
to make it worth while to learn how to save their game early.

Technical support for The Journeyman Project Turbo is provided by Sanctuary 
Woods Multimedia.  Call 415-286-6110 between 8:30 and 5:30, Pacific Time.

From everyone at Presto Studios and Sanctuary Woods, thank you for 
purchasing The Journeyman Project Turbo. We hope that you have as much 
fun playing the game as we did creating and publishing it. If you have any 
creative comments or questions relating to Journeyman or future Presto 
products we would love to hear from you. Presto Studios can be reached at...

Presto Studios, Inc.
PO Box 262535
San Diego, CA 92196-2535

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