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"Best Adventure Game of E3"
Please read before using this game or allowing your children to use it.
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1.1 - Minimum system requirements:
Pentium II 350 MHz processor
16 MB compatible Direct3D (DirectX 7) 3D graphics card
64 MB RAM
400 MB free on hard disk
16X CD-Rom drive
DirectX 7 compatible sound card
Recommended system requirements:
Pentium III 500 MHz processor
32 Mb compatible Direct3D (DirectX 7) 3D graphics card
128 Mb RAM
1.2 - Installing the game
WARNING: Make sure all other applications are closed before starting the set-up program.
Place CD-ROM 1 in your CD player. If set-up does not run immediately, double click on "My Computer",
then on the CD-ROM player icon and run the Setup.exe program. Or click on the Start button in Windows
and select the Run option. Type D:\SETUP in the dialogue box (if "D" is the letter representing your CD-
ROM player) and click on "OK".
Once the set-up program is launched, follow instructions displayed on the screen.
Syberia will install itself, by default, into the C:\Program Files\Microids\Syberia\ directory.
You may select another directory during set-up if you wish.
1.3 - Starting the game
You may start the game by:
Y Double clicking on the game icon on your PC desktop;
Y Clicking on the Windows Start menu, and selecting \Programs\Microids\S yberia\;
Y Double clicking on the Syberia.exe icon in the directory where Syberia has been installed.
2 - The Main Menu
At the start of Syberia you have several options:
2.1 - New game
When you play for the first time, a cutscene is launched automatically explaining your context at the start of
2.2 - Load game
Each saved game is represented by a picture and is dated the day and hour of saving. To resume a saved
game, click with your left mouse button on the corresponding image.
This option enables you to view the cutscenes that you have already played in the game.
2.4 - Credits
This option displays the game's credits.
2.5 - Options
This sub-menu enables you to adjust the various graphics and sound options of the game.
This option halts the game and returns you to Windows.
3 - Options
3.1 - Sub-titles (Yes / No):
To display (or not) the game's sub-titles at the bottom of the screen.
3.2 - Level of detail (High / Low):
Use this option to adjust the graphic quality of the game according to your computer's performance. Setting
Level of detail to High enables you to get the most out of the visual effects of the game and will enhance
your immersion in it. Setting Level of detail to Low will disable some of the optional visual effects
3.3 - Screen depth (16 bits / 32 bits):
This option offers another way of adjusting the quality of the game's graphics to suit your computer. In 32-
bit mode, the game will use a wider range of colors and therefore the display will be optimal. On the other
hand, in 16-bit mode you will improve performances but your color range will be more limited. 16-bit mode
is particularly recommended for PCs with graphics cards lower than 32 Mb.
The game should be re-booted for this option to take effect.
3.4 - Anti-aliasing (Yes / No):
This option enables you to soften the characters' contours and enhance their graphics. We recommend that
you do not activate this option if your computer has limited capacities, as this may be detrimental to
The game should be re-booted for this option to take effect.
3.5 - Sound volume:
This menu enables you to adjust the volume of sound effects and voices.
3.6 - Music volume:
This menu enables you to adjust the volume of the background music.
4 - How to play
It is possible to play Syberia entirely with the mouse.
Y = Left click for movement and actions.
Y Right click to view the game menu, use an object from the inventory, consult documents
or use your cell phone.
Y = To jump a cutscene or a line in the dialogue, press the Esc button or right click with your
Y = Torun, double left click on your mouse.
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Talk to character Q Zoom in on a zone
[Ss Zoom out
in (of close up or reading of document)
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Turn the pages of a document
6 - Menus and controls
6.1 - The inventory menu
To reach the end of your mission, you have to collect objects that will
be automatically placed in your inventory. Right-click to access your
To select an object, click on it with the left mouse button. The object
selected will appear on the bottom left of the screen. To leave the
inventory without selecting an object, right click on it with your
To use an object, select it then click on the zone or the character on which you wish to use it. If the object
selected cannot be used, the No Action Possible icon will appear.
When Kate receives a telephone call, she will reply automatically.
To call someone, click on the telephone icon in your inventory. The
Cell Phone interface will open. Dial the 8 figure telephone number of
the character to whom you wish to speak. There are also numbers in
the telephone's repertoire that you may consult by clicking on the up
and down arrows (c.f ®). When the 8 numbers have been entered or
you have selected a number in the inventory, press the Call/Answer
button (c.f ®). When you have finished your call and you do not want
to make any others, click on the Off button (c.f ®).
To consult or use your documents, click on the Documents icon
of your inventory.
To consult a document, click on the eye icon, then click on the
document of your choice.
To use a document, click on the hand icon, then click on the
document of your choice. Documents are accessed in the same
way as objects.
6.4 - Dialogues
If you direct the pointer at a character and it turns into a "Talk
to character" icon, you can converse with a character. To engage
in conversation with a character, click the left button of your
mouse. Some characters have more to say than others.
You can structure your conversations using the Dialogue
notebook that appears on the left of the screen. There are various
themes in the notebook. You can thus tackle themes relevant to
your progression by clicking on them in the Dialogue notebook.
When you want to bring the conversation to a close, click on the
arrow at the bottom of your notebook.
New and different themes will be added to your list as the adventure goes along. You will be notified of their
availability by a sound and a notebook icon, which will appear for several seconds at the bottom left of the
Dominic Mercure, Patrik Méthé
Texture Art /
Audio Production / Sound Design /
Music / Recordings / Localizations
KBP - Paris
Artistic Direction, Cast &
& lead sound engineer
Nick Varley, Dimitri Bodiansky
Audio Post production
Karoll Cafardy, Nick Varley
Voice talents (FR)
Francoise Cadol, Luc Gentil,
Caroline Daparo, Danielle
Hazan, Marie Vincent,
Claire Guyot, Céline Monsarrat,
Cédric Dumond, Manu Garijo,
Marc Moro, Christian
Fisher-Naudin, Hubert Drac,
Nick Mead, Michel Barbey;
Jackie Berger, Stéphane Godin,
Localization Team Manager
Véronique Neégre, Julia Lenze
Giorgio Papetti (Jingle Bell),
Alessandra Neve (Jingle Bell)
Packaging & Printed
Chantal Couture, Martine
Nicolas Augustin, Franscisco
Cabrita, Vincent Brisebois,
Maryse Bouchard, Jeff Roberts.
Syberia, produit par
Microitds Canada inc.
Uses Bink Video. Copyright
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