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Checkered Flag - Atari Jaguar - Atari     HTML Manual   

Checkered Flag
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FORGET ABOUT BRAKING!
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Race for the Checkered Flag behind the wheel of a turbo-powered speedway racer 
in real-time, 3D-action. Choose from 10 high-performance tracks and see the 
speedway from 6 distinct views. Alter features and attributes on your racer to 
improve your times or even change the weather conditions. You'll swear you feel 
the wind in your hair as your tires screech around the curves. Just keep your 
sweaty palms on the controller!


GETTING STARTED
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1 Make sure your Atari Jaguar is OFF.

2 Insert the Checkered Flag cartridge into the Jaguar.

3 Turn the Jaguar ON.

4 You should see the Checkered Flag Title screen.

5 Press the A, B, or C Button to go the Options Screen.


CONTROLS
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A Button ................ Accelerate
B Button ................ Brake
C Button ................ Cruise Control (while held down)
Button 1 ................ Driver View 1
Button 2 ................ Driver View 2
Button 3 ................ Driver View 3
Button 4 ................ Driver View 4
Button 5 ................ Driver View 5
Button 6 ................ Driver View 6
Button 0 ................ Music ON/OFF
JOYPAD UP ............... Manual Transmission Shift Up
JOYPAD LEFT ............. Steer Left
JOYPAD RIGHT ............ Steer Right
JOYPAD DOWN ............. Manual Transmission Shift Down
* and # ................. Resets Game


OPTIONS SCREEN
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To get to the Options Screen, press the A, B or C Button at the Title screen.
Move the Joypad LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN to make a selection from the Options Screen.

YOU MAY CHANGE:

COLOR	Red/Black (default)
	Blue/Yellow
	White/Green
	Red/White
	Green/Blue
	White/Orange

WEATHER Sun (default)
	Rain
	Fog

AIRFOIL Low (default)
	High

TIRES	Dry (default)
	Wet

GEARING Auto5 (default)
	Man6

DRONES	1 to 5 (default)

RACE	Single Race (default) - Choose the number of laps and the track and 
        race against the competition and the clock in a signle track race.

        Free Practice - Hone your racing skills by choosing the number of laps 
        and the track you want to practice on - it's just you and your machine 
        against the clock.

        Tournament - It's the ultimate race for the checkered flag! Take on 5 
        tough competitors in a full racing season on all 10 treacherous tracks.
        Your starting position is based on your previous race result so you'd 
        better burn some rubber, baby.

NOTE: In Tournament Mode, the weather is fixed, so you will need to adjust your 
      tires and airfoil to suit track conditions.

LAPS	1-99
	10 (default)

TRACK	The Hole (default)
	Green Valley
	River Mouth
	Desert Pass
	Deep Wood
	Island Hop
	The Gorge
	Concrete Canyon
	Sunset Strip
	Arctic Run

Press the A, B or C Button to start or press the Option Button to go to the 
Configure Screen.


CONFIGURE SCREEN
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The Configure Screen lets you change the default Joypad controls to the 
controller configuration you'd prefer. It also lets you change the Track Map or
Tachometer Display.

Press OPTION to move to and from the Configure Screen. Press the Joypad 
UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT to select the configuration options you want.

To begin the game, press the A, B or C Button.

CHANGE THE CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION

	  ACCELERATE  BRAKE

default		A	B	C
                A       C       B
                B       A       C
                B       C       A
                C       A       B
                C       B       A

CHANGE THE TRACK MAP

Spinning (default) 
Static
OFF

CHANGE THE TACHOMETER DISPLAY

ON (default)
OFF


MEMORY SAVE FEATURE
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The Memory Save Feature lets you keep the Music and SFX volume settings, best 
lap times per track, your car color and transmission type, and top five 
tournament results. It also lets you keep your selected track and number of 
laps (except if you were in tournament mode), as well as the button 
configuration and track map/tachometer settings. The cartridge will store up to 
100,000 changes. After 100,000 changes have been recorded, no more changes will 
be retained. To clear the currently saved changes, press *, Option and # while 
on the Checkered Flag Title Screen.


VOLUME ADJUST FEATURE
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To adjust the volume:

1 Press PAUSE during gameplay.

2 Press A to access Music Volume Indicator
  Press the Joypad LEFT and RIGHT to adjust.
  
3 Press B to access SFX Volume Indicator.
  Press the Joypad LEFT and RIGHT to adjust.


GAME SCREEN
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1 SPEED
  How many miles per hour (MPH) you're racing.

2 GEAR
  Your current gear number (1 through 5 if automatic, 1 through 6 if manual).

3 TACHOMETER
  Shows the engine RPM.

4 POSITION
  Your current status compared to the other racers.

5 BEST LAP TIME
  Your current fastest time for a lap on this particular track.

6 CURRENT LAP TIME
  The current fastest lap time.

7 TRACK MAP
  Shows the position of all cars on the track, with your car circled.

8 LAP COUNTER
  The number of laps finished already.


MANEUVERING
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STEERING Steering velocity follows a shallow bell form and with practice can be
         anticipated for successful turns.
         
         While holding the Joypad down, the car will turn a small amount at 
         first, then will turn more sharply before lessening again.
         
WHEEL MEMORY Wheel memory retains your vehicle's wheel position at the 
             beginning of a curve.


HINTS
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Use wet tires in rain or fog.

Choosing manual transmission gives you a higher top speed.

A low airfoil gives your car less drag but it will have less downforce. You'll 
want to use it on fast tracks.

High airfoils are especially good on curvy tracks.

Avoid the roadsides and pit areas. They will slow you down and cost you time.

You have less traction in the fog.


CREDITS
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Developer:	Rebellion
Producer:	John Skruch
Coordinator:	Jason Kingsley
Programmer:	Robert Dibley
Graphics:	Justin Rae
Music:		Will Davis, Alex Quarmby, Nate Brenholdt, James Grunke
Lead Tester: 	Andrew Keim
Testers:	Lance J. Lewis, Dan McNamee, Scott Hunter, Martin Mueller,
		Tom Gillen, Joe Sousa, Hank Cappa, Stewart Wilson,
		Toby Harrison-Banfield, Tal Funke-Bilu

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