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Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

The 3rd game in the Tex Murphy series. This was the first game to ship on CD and feature full motion video. The story is set in a post World War III San Fransisco. Image a sort of 20's film-noir world mixed with some elements of the Blade Runner universe. You play Tex Murphy, a Private Eye, who quite literally stumbles (and bumbles) his way into a "Save The World" epic. Along the way, he deals with the down-and-out troubles of his everyday life. The game uses a very impressive 3D 1st person view engine. This engine pushed computers to their very limits back in 1991. My first computers could not handle running it at full detail.
Newman Rating: 4 Star 4 Star
System: PC PC
Format: CD-ROM CD-ROM
Region: United States United States
Category: Adventure Games
Publisher: Access
Includes: Game Box, Game Manual
Condition: Complete in Box
Date Added: October 21, 2005
Last Updated: February 20, 2019

Tips & Tricks

CONTROLS
MOVEMENT
Mouse Forward walk forward
Mouse Backward walk backward
Mouse Left turn left
Mouse Right turn right
Left Button + Mouse Left slide left
Left Button + Mouse Right slide right
Cursor Up Arrow tilt view up
Cursor Down Arrow tilt view down
Tab cancel tilt & return to level
Left Shift raise your eye level
Control lower your eye level
E return to normal eye level
HOT KEYS
F1 bring up the help system
F2 display the movement mode graphics in high resolution
F3 display the movement mode graphics in med resolution
F4 display the movement mode graphics in low resolution
F5 turn captioning(text) on or off
F7 set the tilt control to normal (up arrrow keys tilts up and the down arrow tilts down)
F8 set the tilt control to reverse (up arrow key tilts down and the down arrow key tilts up)(as in most flight simulators)
F10 set slow walking speed
F11 set med walking speed
F12 set fast walking speed
Spacebar switch between movement mode and interactive mode
Any Key bypass a movie sequence or voice over
P pause a movie sequence or voice over(press any key to continue)
INTERACTIVE MODE
N bring up the hint system
V bring up the travel system
I avtivate the inventory system
Page Up go the the preious page of inventory items or ask about topics
Page Down go to the next page of inventory items or ask about topics
bring up the combine screen (inventory
must be active)
E examine an inventory item (inventory
must be active)
- go to the previous page of text in the text window
+ go to the next page of text in the text window
AUXILLIARY PANEL
P open the auxillary panel
C close the auxillary panel
N start a new game
L load a saved game and resume play
S save a game
O go to the configuration screen
I run the intro sequence
R run the credits
E exit to dos
CONVERSATION
A select response attitude a
B select response attitude b
C select response attitude c
SIZE WINDOWS
1 size the action window to 240x180
2 size the action window to 320x240
3 size the action window to 400x300
4 size the action window to 432x324
5 size the action window to 480x360
6 size the action window to 560x420
7 size the action window to 640x480
8 size the action window to 640x240
9 size the action window to 240x420
0 size the action window to 280x480
COMMANDS
L select the look command if available
G select the get command if available
M select the move command if available
O select the open command if available
T select the talk command if available
F select the on/off command if available
VIEW
A look left 30 degrees
S look right 30 degrees
Z look to the rear
Q look left 90 degrees
W look right 90 degrees
D look down 30 degrees
F look up 30 degrees
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