Installation

Installation instructions for The Digital Field Trip to The Desert can be found in the booklet that accompanies your copy of the CD-ROM.

Optimizing

The Digital Field Trip to The Desert will work best on any Windows machine under the following conditions:

  • 32 MB of available RAM or more
  • All other applications are closed
  • Do not switch between applications while running The Digital Field Trip to the Desert
  • Virtual Memory is set to the Default Windows Setting
  • All screen saver programs are disabled
  • If Microsoft Office is installed, the Control Bar is turned off

Updating

The Digital Field Trip to The Desert can receive updates directly from the internet.

To ensure that you have the latest updates, make sure you have an active internet connection. Then, from within the application, select Preferences from the Toolbar in the upper left corner. Next, click on Internet update, then on Synchronize. Updates, if any, will be downloaded automatically and placed in your Windows/cache-cache/The Desert/ folder.

Networking

The Digital Field Trip to The Desert does not ship with a license to run on a network. A network license must be purchased from Digital Frog International or one of our distributors.

Server

  • 10 Mb/s network connection or better
  • 450 MB of free hard drive space for The Digital Field Trip to The Desert application and media

Client Machines

  • Pentium 120MHz processor or better
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Windows 95 or better
  • VGA /SVGA displaying 640 x 480, 16-bit color

If you encounter problems while running one of Digital Frog International's software titles on your network, please email us for more help.

Troubleshooting

Listed below are some of the more common problems you may encounter in running the Digital Field Trip to The Desert. If you encounter any problems not covered here, you can contact us at support@digitalfrog.com or phone (519) 766-1097.

The text appears jagged
The Digital Field Trip to The Desert uses system services to smooth fonts on the screen. This may not work on some Windows machines.

Some of the animations and movies are slow and choppy
If the videos and animations are slow and/or appear choppy, you can change your preferences to run the videos in a smaller window. To do this: select Preferences from the toolbar and uncheck the Play movies at double size box.

The program appears in a box surrounded by black
The Digital Field Trip to The Desert was designed to run at a screen resolution of 640 x 480. To use the program full-screen, you may need to change the screen resolution. This can be done with the "Displays" settings in your system's "Control Panels".

If you encounter a problem that isn't covered here, please email or contact us us for more help.