Dawn Patrol - Instructions
TECHNICAL SUPPLEMENT and USER GUIDE ADDENDUM - COMMODORE AMIGA
Empire Interactive wish to thank you for purchasing Dawn Patrol. Please be sure
to register it with us within fourteen days - For more information please see the
enclosed Registration/Support Card.
Before you begin, please take time to read the important information and
appendices within this guide.
Section 1 - Important Notes.
Memory, Making a User Disk, On Disk Protection and Addendum.
Section 2 - Getting Started.
Appendix A - Controls.
Controlling the Interactive Book and In Flight Controls.
Appendix B - Saving & Loading
Preferences and Pilot Biographies.
Appendix C - Trouble Shooting.
Keyboard Reference Guides.
SECTION 1 - IMPORTANT NOTES
Dawn Patrol requires at least 1 MB of memory to run successfully.If your machine
has only 1 MB of memory, you will not be able to make use of any additional disk
drives. (Simply disable/disconnect). If your machine has more than 1 MB, you may
be able to take advantage of the MUSIC option on the Preferences screen.
Before playing Dawn Patrol,ensure that the power for your Amiga has been off for
at least a minute. This will minimise the chance of your Dawn Patrol disks
becoming infected with a virus and should effectively clear/defragment the
MAKING A USER DISK
Before playing Dawn Patrol from floppy disk, you are advised to make a USER disk
to save Preferences and Pilot Biographies - See Appendix B of this guide.
The enclosed disk 1 of 3 is copy-protected. If you intend to play the game from
a floppy-drive, please ensure that you use your original disk 1 when booting the
game. You may however, make a single user copy of disk 2 and 3 since these are
accessed frequently for individual parts of the game.
USER GUIDE ADDENDUM
The enclosed User Guide is based on the IBM PC version of the game however much
of the information is essential to the Amiga version also. Please ignore
references to IBM PC/CD-ROM - These will include the following:-
Video Replay & Video Editlng Suite - Page 15, 18, Section 6 (39-43)
Joystick Controls & Input Devices - Refer to Appendix A in this guide
Amiga Preferences Screen - Refer to Appendix B in this guide
Chase View (Page 24-25) Not on Amiga Version
No Mouse/Joystick Sensitivity on Amiga Version (Page 30)
Seperate Rudder (Page 31) Not on Amiga Version
SECTION 2 - GETTING STARTED
HARD DISK USERS
To install Dawn patrol to Hard Disk, simply load Workbench and insert disk 1.
Double click the 'Dawn Patrol Disk1' icon and then the 'HD-Install' icon. Soon
after this you will be presented with the Installation Window.Using the keyboard
and the mouse, change the Hard Disk partition and path to read your desired
Once the program has successfully installed, follow the on-screen prompts to
begin the game.
FLOPPY DRIVE USERS
Insert your original Dawn Patrol disk 1 and follow the on-screen instructions.
The program will prompt you to insert other disks when required.
APPENDIX A - CONTROLS
CONTROLLING THE INTERACTIVE BOOK
The interactive book in Dawn Patrol can be controlled using your mouse and/or
keyboard - The TAB key (and SHIFT TAB) will move between the selectable items
and the RETURN/ENTER key (left mouse button) can be used to make your
selections. The joystick is not available as an option for this part of the
Options for in flight control are listed below and are obtainable by selecting
the Preferences screen or by pressing F10 in-flight. Additional keys will be
required for in flight views and options. These keys are listed as a chart on
pages 6-8 of this guide.
Gravis (Mouse stick) - Remember to have the Mouse stick in Port one of your
Analogue - This will allow you to configure your Analogue joystick. Once this
option is selected you will not need to select it again, unless you have
restarted Dawn Patrol.
Recalibrate - This option allows you to change your previous Analogue joystick
settings. It can be selected as many times as you wish.
Some keys have been duplicated for the A600 machine.
Rudder left = ALT + <
Rudder right = ALT + >
Rudder clear = ALT + /
Full Rudder deflection, Left = CTRL <
Full Rudder deflection, Right = CTRL + >
The fire key has also been duplicated on the left and right Amiga keys.
APPENDIX B -SAVING/LOADING
If you intend to play the game from the floppy drive, you are strongly advised
to make a USER disk before booting the game. This will enable you to save and
restore Pilot Biographies and Preferences, however, it is not essentlal to play
To create a USER disk simply format a disk using Workbench and rename the disk
as USER.This name is essential for Dawn Patrol to recognise it for this purpose.
The SAVE and LOAD selections can be made on the following pages of the
Page 1 - Contents Page
Page 94 - Pilot Biographies Page
Page 159 - Preferences Page
Clicking on SAVE or LOAD on any one of these three screens will account for both
Pilot Biographies and Preferences. You do not have to save or load these
If you are running the game from a Hard-Disk, you will not be prompted for a
The following options are available on the Preferences Screen.
Distant 3D On/Off
The options below may not be available if your Amiga does not contain enough
free memory or a 68020 or higher.
Land Detail High/Medium/Low
3D Type 16 Colour/32 Colour
The Amiga Preferences screen does not contain the following:
Auto Window Option
Further details for Pilot Biographies can be obtained on Page 17 of the user
APPENDIX C - TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem: 'Failed to install CIA timer interrupt. Please refer to technical
Solution: If you have an Amiga CD-ROM drive on your machine, it is likely you
have installed driver software on your hard disk to run it. You will
have to remove this software before you can run Dawn patrol. If you
are unsure how to do this please contact the Empire Interactive
technical support line.
Problem: 'Memory has become too fragmented to continue...'
Solution: This problem should only ever occur if you have been playing for
several hours. It would then be neccessary to reset your machine as
detailed in the 'Important Notes' section of this guide.
Problem: After inserting disk One, the game fails to load.
Solution: Please ensure that your Amiga has 1Mb or FREE memory and that you are
using your original copy of disk 1. If the disk still fails to load,
this is likely to be caused by a defective disk. In this case, please
return the offending disks only to our customer services department.
The address can be found on your warranty card.
Empire Interactive Technical Support & Customer Services - 0181-343-9143
KEYBOARD REFERENCE GUIDE
In Flight Keys By Subject
ESC Change viewee to your aircraft
SHIFT ESC View of players aircraft maintaining last viewpoint
F1 Zoom in
ALT F1 Zoom out
CTRL F1 Reset zoom
F2 Rotate vertically around viewee
ALT F2 Rotate vertically around viewee in opposite direction to F2
CTRL F2 Reset to default vertical view angle
F3 Rotate horizontally around viewee
ALT F3 Rotate horizontally around viewee in opposite direction to F3
CTRL F3 Reset to default horizontal view angle
SHIFT F2 View of launched missile
SHIFT F3 View of nearest friendly aircraft
SHIFT F4 View of nearest enemy aircraft
SHIFT F5 View of object you have been assigned to attack according to on-
SHIFT F7 View of object that last message refers to
SHIFT F8 View of currently assigned ground target
SHIFT F9 View of nearest possible ground target
SHIFT 9 View of your wingman
F5 Outside view - camera maintains absolute heading and pitch
ALT F5 Outside view - looking out from viewee messages
F6 Track view - camera pitches and turns with the aircraft
ALT F6 Track view - looking out from viewee
F7 External satellite view
ALT F7 View below viewee
F8 View across your aircraft to the viewee (outside lock)
ALT F8 View looking from in front of your aircraft to the viewee
CTRL F8 Lock view from behind the viewee to your aircraft
F9 View from your aircrafts cockpit of the viewee (inside lock)
ALT F9 View from in front of the viewee to your aircraft
5 View the rear of your aircraft from the inside
6 View the left of your aircraft from the inside
7 View the front of your aircrafts cockpit from the inside
8 View the right of your aircraft from the inside
9 View the rear of your aircraft from the inside
0 Return to cockpit from an outside viewpoint.
BACKSPACE Inside combat lock - lock onto nearest enemy (see manual)
Q Toggle between fixed and free viewpoints of viewee
R Decrease rate of rotation for F2 & F3 keys
ALT R Increase rate of rotation for F2 & F3 keys
CTRL R Reset rate of rotation for F2 & F3 keys and reset view angle
[ Look up (see gun sights if looking forward)
] Look down (see instrument panei if looking forward)
ENTER Outside combat lock (lock onto nearest enemy from outside view)
ALT F Select the next nearest viewee [fixed mode only]
CTRL F Reset fixed viewpoint to current nearest viewee
SHIFT F Toggle between fixed and free viewpoints of viewee
Z Impact viewpoint - switch view to target when hit
X Missile viewpoint - switch view to launched bullet
SHIFT 8,4, 6, 2 View directions
TAB Speed up time (turns off when any key pressed or mission event
SHIFT TAB Uninterrupted time speed up
ALT F10 Decrease time speed-up
CTRL F10 Increase time speed up
W Wheel brake
SPACE Fire (Also Left and Right Amiga Keys)
T Auto gunfire (only if autopilot ON)
U Unjam machine gun
J Increase rate of gunfire
K Decrease rate of gunfire
A Autopilot (toggle indication on instrument panel)
1 Increase the keyboard flight control sensitivity
2 Decrease the keyboard flight control sensitivity
[NUM KEYPAD] END Full rudder deflection, left
[NUM KEYPAD) PG DN Full rudder deflection, right
[NUM KEYPAD] INS Gradual rudder deflection, left
[NUM KEYPAD] DEL Gradual rudder deflection, right
[NUM KEYPAD](8, 4, 6, 2) Flight directions
CURSOR Right, Left, Up, down. Fiight directions
B Air brake toggle
, Minimum power setting
. Maximum power setting
[NUM KEYPAD] - Decrease RPM by single, large steps
[NUM KEYPAD] + Increase RPM by single, large steps
SHIFT- Decrease RPM in large steps
SHIFT + Increase RPM in large steps
[NUM KEYPAD] SHIFT - Decrease RPM by standard amount
[NUM KEYPAD] SHIFT + Increase RPM by standard amount
- Decrease RPM continuously, in small steps
+ Increase RPM continuously, in small steps
F10 Configuration menus
ALT X Exit flight
S Sound toggle (off, no engine sounds or with engine
MAPS and WAYPOINTS
M Map screen (ESC to return to flight)
; Step back through waypoints
' Step forward through waypoints
SHIFT ; Cycle through position information
Typed by SHARD - N&B