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Welcome to the Take On Helicopters Pre-Order Beta!

Accessing the beta program is very simple; once you pre-order Take On Helicopters from one of our official Digital Download partners you are officially registered for the Take On Helicopters beta program!

Customers who’ve pre-ordered will receive a CD-Key via email, this CD-Key unlocks the Pre-Order beta as well as the full retail game, when it’s released on Thursday, October 27th.



The Pre-Order Beta offers a generous variety of content, including:

  • A 30x30km section of our Seattle terrain (full size ~60x60km)
  • Three singleplayer scenarios
  • Three Time Trial courses
  • Three Tutorials
  • An MP scenario
  • Our powerful 2D Mission Editor

For more details on there features, check out our official website

It almost goes without saying that this is the Pre-Order Beta build. The final Version will have more content, fixes, and optimisation! The Pre-Order Beta is similar to the Community Preview in that we aim to update the data when we can, partly based upon your feedback!


Below we've included a copy of the read me, which includes the latest 'known issues'. We look forward to receiving your feedback in this section of the forums, where you can discuss many different aspects of the game.

The Community Issue Tracker (CIT) is also kindly providing a project category to post issues to directly, which is useful for identifying/keeping a track of known issues.

The CIT is a community-organised and led initiative, which we've been able to use as a focus for identifying and fixing bugs for years, as always, our thanks and respect go to them for helping to provide and maintain this support!


***** Take On Helicopters *****



Copyright © 2011 Bohemia Interactive. All rights reserved.

>>> www.takeonthegame.com <<<

Beta Contents


For detailed information about the contents of the pre-order Beta version, please visit: http://takeonthegame.com/take-on-pre-order-beta/

Please use English, even though other languages may be listed as available. Translations are currently in progress.

Known issues:

* Ambient road traffic may appear and disappear at crossroads

* A black circle on the terrain sometimes follows the player's position

* Sometimes Checkpoints are not triggered when flying through them

Please visit our community forums for troubleshooting any issues you may have, leave feedback or generally discuss the game: http://forums.bistudio.com/



System requirements:


• Intel Dual-Core 2.4 GHz or AMD Dual-Core Athlon 2.5 GHz or faster

• 2 GB RAM

• NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or ATI Radeon 4850 with Shader Model 3 and 512 MB VRAM or faster

• Windows XP / Vista / 7

• DVD (Dual Layer compatible) for DVD version, 10 GB free HDD space

• DirectX®: 9.0c

Autorun (DVD version only)


When you place the Take On Helicopters™ DVD in your PC’s disk tray and close it, the Autorun application should start.

If it does not, you can find it on your DVD drive’s root folder (Autorun.exe). The Autorun menu gives you

several options, such as viewing the readme file, visiting the Bohemia Interactive website and of

course installing the game.



To install the game, please follow the instructions provided in the setup process (TKOH_Pre-Order_Beta.exe).



If you encounter a problem installing DirectX during the installation, please update DirectX manually. DirectX February 2010 is required in order to run the game, you can find it at http://www.microsoft.com/directx



Useful links:


Main website: www.takeonthegame.com

Developed by: www.bistudio.com

Forums: forums.bistudio.com (English Only)

Community wiki: community.bistudio.com (English Only)

Installation problems:


- Please, make sure that you have the original DVD.

- Uninstall Take On Helicopters completely from the Startmenu.

- Manually erase all data found in the installation folder of Take On Helicopters

- Install Take On Helicopters from scratch again.

If at any point during a mission you become stuck, or the mission does not progress it is recommended that you restart the mission from the beginning.

If the mission looks too hard for you, restart it as well with lower difficulty or try a different approach. Missions can be played differently every time.

If you encounter any sound or graphical issues while running the game, please make sure you have installed the latest versions of your hardware drivers and try to tweak your audio and video options.


Copyright © 2011 Bohemia Interactive. All right reserved.

Full end user license agreement is found in the game manual.


Updates to the 'vanilla' Pre-Order Beta are available; however, they are limited to Sprocket users only, and are classes as 'experimental'. Read more about them here.

Check back here to track any new updates, but for now, we hope you enjoy Taking On Helicopters! :cool:

Edited by RoyaltyinExile

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