Appendix A. About the CD

In This Appendix

  • Meeting or exceeding system requirements

  • Using the CD with Windows and Mac

  • Finding out what's on the CD

  • Troubleshooting

This appendix describes the system requirements your computer needs to meet so that you can use the CD. It also shows you how to install the demo version of Manga Studio EX, as well as access the included sample art files.

System Requirements

Make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements shown in the following list. If your computer doesn't match up to most of these requirements, you may have problems using the software and files on the CD. For the latest and greatest information, please refer to the ReadMe file located at the root of the CD-ROM.

  • A PC running Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT4 (with SP4 or later), Windows Me, or Windows XP. (Manga Studio has some issues with Windows Vista at the time of writing.)

  • A Mac running Apple OS X version 10.2.8, 10.3.9, 10.4.1, or later.

  • A minimum system processor speed of 500 MHz.

  • A minimum of 256MB of RAM (512MB for the Mac). Realistically, you need 1GB (or more) of RAM to run Manga Studio smoothly.

  • A CD-ROM drive

If you need more information on the basics, check out these books published by Wiley Publishing: PCs For Dummies, by Dan Gookin; Macs For Dummies, by Edward C. Baig; iMacs For Dummies, by Mark L. Chambers; Windows 2000 Professional For Dummies, Windows XP For Dummies, and Windows Vista For Dummies, all by Andy Rathbone.

Using the CD

To install the ...

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