The ReadMe File The SCRABBLE® Online CD-ROM game has a ReadMe file where you can view both the License Agreement and updated information about the game. We strongly encourage you to take the time to read this file in order to benefit from changes made after the manual went to print. To view this file, double-click on it in the SCRABBLE Online directory found on your hard drive (usually C:\Program Files\Atari\Scrabble Online). You can also view the ReadMe file by first clicking on the Start button on your Windows® taskbar, then on Programs, then on Atari, then on Scrabble Online, and then on the ReadMe file.
Operating System: Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium® II 400 MHz or faster
Memory: 128 MB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 600 MB Free
CD-ROM Drive: 8X Speed
Video: 4 MB Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP-compatible SVGA video card*
DirectX®: DirectX® version 9.0 (included) or higher
Multiplayer: For online play via GameSpy: 56 Kbps connection or faster and Internet access
For LAN Play: Ethernet card and LAN with TCP/IP protocols
For Voice Chat: Headset with microphone
* Indicates that device should be compatible with DirectX®version 9.0 or higher.
SETUP AND INSTALLATION Start Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP.
Insert the SCRABBLE Online CD-ROM game disc into your CD-ROM drive.
If AutoPlay is enabled, a title screen should appear. If AutoPlay is not enabled, or the installation does not start automatically, click on the Start button on your Windows® taskbar, then on Run. Type D:\Setup and click on OK. Note: If your CD-ROM drive is assigned to a letter other than D, substitute that letter.
Follow the remainder of the on-screen instructions to finish installing the SCRABBLE Online CD-ROM game.
Once installation is complete, click on the Start button on the Windows® taskbar, choose Programs/Atari/Scrabble Online.
Note: You must have the SCRABBLE Online game disc in your CD-ROM drive to play.
Installation of DirectX®
The SCRABBLE Online CD-ROM requires DirectX® 9.0 or higher in order to run. If you do not have DirectX® 9.0 or higher installed on your computer, click “Yes” to accept the DirectX® 9.0 License Agreement. This will then launch the DirectX® 9.0 Install.
INSTALLING ADOBE® READER™ 6.0
After the game installer finishes copying files to your hard drive, you may wish to install Adobe® Reader™ 6.0. This program is needed to read the electronic game manual.
Adobe Reader 6.0 requires the following:
Intel® Pentium® processor
Microsoft® Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT® 4.0 with Service Pack 6, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, Windows XP Professional or Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended)
60 MB of available hard-disk space
Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5, 6.0, or 6.1
To install Adobe Reader, double-click on the icon labeled My Computer. Then right-click on the icon for your CD-ROM drive (which is usually D:) and choose Explore from the pop-up menu. If the AutoPlay menu is visible, you may simply explore the CD by clicking on the Explore CD button. Double-click on the Adobe Reader folder. Then double-click on the setup.exe file to install Adobe Reader. Click on the Finish button to exit the Adobe Reader installer.
VIEWING THE ELECTRONIC GAME MANUAL
The instruction manual for the SCRABBLE Online game has been placed on the game CD-ROM in Adobe Reader format. Use Adobe Reader to read and print the documentation.
Insert the SCRABBLE Online disc into your CD-ROM drive.
Close the program window if the AutoPlay window appears.
Double-click on the icon labeled My Computer. Then right-click the icon for your CD-ROM drive (which is usually D:) and choose Explore from the pop-up menu. Next double-click on the Manual folder and then double-click on the SCRABBLE Online manual.pdf file to view the manual.
To print the game manual, select “Print” from the File menu. Choose the pages you wish to print and click the OK button.
Adobe Reader Help File
For more instruction on using Adobe Reader, you can read the help file that comes with the program. Select “Reader Help” from the Help menu.
Other Adobe Reader Tips You can move through a document one page at a time by pressing the RIGHT ARROW key to advance to the next page or the LEFT ARROW key to back up one page.
You can move through a document one screen at a time by pressing the PAGE DOWN key to scroll down one screen or the PAGE UP key to scroll up one screen.
To increase text visibility, click on the magnifying glass in the toolbar.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT (U.S. & Canada) Help Via the Internet
Up-to-the-minute technical information about Atari products is generally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet at:
Through this site you’ll have access to our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) documents, our FTP (File Transfer Protocol) area where you can download patches if needed, our Hints/Cheat Codes if they’re available, and an E-Mail area where you can get help and ask questions if you do not find your answers within the FAQ.
Note: In the event we must send you a Hint Sheet, FAQ document, patch or update disc via E-mail, we may require verifiable consent from a parent or guardian in order to protect children’s privacy and safety online. Consent Forms are available at the web site listed above.
Help Via Telephone in the United States & Canada
For phone assistance, call AtariTechnical Support at (425) 951-7108. Our Interactive Voice Response system is generally available 24/7, providing automated support solutions immediately.
Great News! We’ve improved our Automated Systems so that you can get product-specific Troubleshooting help more quickly. All you need to do is enter the product’s Part # when prompted to do so. This will take you directly to all of our known issues and solutions for this title. The product’s Part # is located in several places (on the CD label, package and/or plastic disc case) and is usually identified by a number such as 04-12345. When prompted by the Automated System, enter the last five digits of your product’s Part #. (For example, Part # 04-12345 would require that you enter the “12345” portion of the number for that product.) Note: Some products simply feature a five-digit Part # without an “04-” prefix.
Live support is generally available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM (Pacific Time). Note: We may be closed on major holidays.
Before making your call, we ask that you be at your computer, have the following information available, and be ready to take notes:
System Make and Model
Operating System, including version number if possible (such as Windows® 98; Windows® Me)
Any screen or error messages you’ve encountered (and where)
Product Return Procedures in the United States & Canada
In the event our technicians at (425) 951-7108 determine that you need to forward materials directly to us, please include a brief letter explaining what is enclosed and why. Make sure you include the Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA#) supplied to you by the technician, and your telephone number in case we need to call you. You will receive the mailing address when the technician gives you the RMA#. Any materials not containing this RMA# will be returned to you unprocessed.
Warranty Policy in the United States & Canada
If our technicians determine that the product storage medium is found to be defective within ninety (90) days of original purchase, (unless otherwise provided by applicable law), Atari will replace the item free of charge, to the original purchaser, if the item is accompanied by the original dated receipt and packaging.