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Internet Games for Dummies
     

Internet Games for Dummies

by John Kaufeld
 

Whether you take the wheel of an Indy race car, grab the cockpit controls in a huge robot, or bluff your opponents into folding their hands, the Internet offers the most incredible game experiences out there -- provided, of course, you know how to cajole, convince, and connive it into working. Internet Games For Dummies will provide all the information you

Overview

Whether you take the wheel of an Indy race car, grab the cockpit controls in a huge robot, or bluff your opponents into folding their hands, the Internet offers the most incredible game experiences out there -- provided, of course, you know how to cajole, convince, and connive it into working. Internet Games For Dummies will provide all the information you need to get hooked up, find games for your individual taste, chat with fellow gamers, discover great online competitions, and more!

Inside, find helpful advice on how to

  • Get hooked up to find and play the hottest games through the Net's game services
  • Chat with fellow gamers in pre- and post-game chat rooms and locate worthy opponents
  • Find, join, and enjoy the online gaming communities inside America Online and CompuServe
  • Figure out how to download and set up essential game software
  • Unlock the secrets of tricking commercial games into working through the Internet
  • Discover which tweaks, tuning, and upgrades turn your computer into a great game machine
  • Take the kids out for an evening of online entertainment at the Net's family-oriented game centers

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Library Journal
If you ever needed a reason to go out and upgrade your old 486, then here it is. No one needs a Pentium 2 for writing a letter in WordPerfect, but it sure makes playing multiplayer versions of Diablo or Quake 2 a lot more fun. Kaufeld begins with upgrading your machine and choosing a game provider, then looks at dealing with technical problems, family-oriented games, general game information, and tricks to staying alive online. Public libraries would do well to stock multiple copies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764501647
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.87(d)

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