"Frugal Video Poker"
by Wolf Gaming Software
"Finally, a truly
complete video poker software program: it will both tutor you and
generate strategy charts - plus it has many new and unique features."
- Jean Scott
The software is known to require the following minimum tested
- Windows 9X, ME, XP, NT 4.0+
- Pentium 100MHZ, 8 MB RAM
- SVGA 640 X 480 @ 256 Colors
- CD-ROM Drive
- Keyboard and Mouse
- Maximum Disk Space for Full Install of DirectX (usually less, if
any) - 15 MB
- Disk Space for Frugal Video Poker - 9 MB
- Music is supported via DirectMusic
- Sound is supported via DirectSound
- DirectX 6.1 Sound and Music (supplied during installation)
- In order to view the Jean Scott MPEG or AVI video, you will need a
media player (standard with most operating systems)
■A conflict can occur between multi-media engines during installation. To
resolve this, boot your computer in "Safe Mode" and re-attempt the
installation. You do this by pressing the F8 key and resetting the computer,
continuing to press the F8 key as your system boots up. A menu will appear.
Select "Safe Mode" and install the game.
■There is a problem with the Windows
SP2 update that corrupts that "autoexec.nt" file. The error that appears
states that the "system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Windows
applications". The easiest way to fix this is to download and run a freeware
file available on this web site. Click here
to download. If you prefer, you can try Microsoft's directions on fixing
by following this link.
DIRECTX TECHNICAL NOTES
■NT users should not try to
install DirectX, as it is incompatible with that system. Music will not play
on NT, but the sound effects and all other features of the software will be
■If you have any trouble playing FVP,
click on the audio menu. Click the "Troubleshoot Sound and Music" button.
Click "Disable DirectX". Click "OK" and exit the game. Re-enter the game and
your problem should disappear.
DirectX, DirectSound and DirectMusic are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
VIEWING THE JEAN SCOTT VIDEO
Windows tells FVP which program on your PC is the default video
viewer, and we try to open the video in that program. This usually works
fine within the program, but for a few people, their default viewer can't
open the video.
If this is the case, you can manually open the video in Windows Media
Player, which is standard on Windows operating systems. It is usually found
from the "Start" button, then follow "Programs->Accessories", or
"Programs->Accessories->Entertainment". If you can't find it, do a search.
Once in Media Player, go to "Files->Open" and select the "FVP_JS.MPG"
file from the "Video" directory on the CD. The video will now play.
Frugal Video Poker