From the rear cover: "Let the Games Begin! Installing your games is often more difficult than winning them. Finally, here is your complete , no-nonsense guide for loading and running PC game software. This definitive sourcebook for troubleshooting every game-running dilemma provides quick, practical solutions to issues of purchasing, loading, memory, video, sound, storage, and much more!
COMPUTER GAMER'S SURVIVAL GUIDE lets you easily load game software and quickly recover from irritating malfunctions. You'll learn many little-known and undocumented DOS and Windows techniques to assist you in all software-loading situations, including multimedia applications. Now you can:
-optimize memory configurations, device drivers, and patch programs
-identify video cards, load video drivers, and troubleshoot video problems
-configure Windows for sound
-troubleshoot CD-Rom drive operation
-test and troubleshoot mouse and joystick operations
-prepare for disk compression programs
-optimize game programs for Windows
-get the most from technical support
Plus, an extensive reference section provides easy access to PC game makers, online services, shareware programs, and a wide variety of other sources to which you can turn for help."