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This article describes how to obtain a copy of the software manual for the Microsoft games that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

To order a copy of a printed manual from Microsoft, contact the Microsoft Order Desk at 1-800-360-7561.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
326246 How to replace lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware

To download manuals, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://microsoftgamesinsider.com/pcmanual.htm
To obtain the manual from the software CD-ROM, use one of the following methods.

Note You must use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view several of the software manual files. The Adobe Acrobat Reader software is included in some of the software packages.

Microsoft Dungeon Siege, Version 1.0

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Dungeon Siege Disk 1 CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Manuals\DSManual.pdf file.
  3. When the manual file is open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click Print on the File menu, and then click OK.

Microsoft Train Simulator, Version 1.0

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Train Simulator CD-ROM.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Games, point to Train Simulator, and then click Train Simulator Manual.
  3. When the manual file is open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click Print on the File menu, and then click OK.

Combat Flight Simulator 3

  1. Locate the following file:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Combat Flight Simulator 3\manuals
  2. Double-click the Fs.pdf, Mow.pdf, or Utaw.pdf files.

    These are the Flight School Handbook, Machines of War Handbook, and Understanding the Tactical Air War Handbook respectively.
  3. When the manual file is open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click Print on the File menu, and then click OK.

    If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, double-click the Disc 2:\ADOBE\RP505ENU.EXE file, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater, Version 1.0

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Combat Flight Simulator 2 Disc 1 CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Manual folder.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Flight Simulator 2002 CD-ROM Disk 1.

    If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, double-click the CD drive:\Extras\Ar405eng folder, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Games, and then click Flight Simulator 2002.
  3. Click Flight Simulator 2002 Manual.

    Other Flight Simulator 2002 manuals and information, such as the Quick Reference Card and Key Commands, are located in the hard disk drive:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\FS2002\Help folder.
  4. When the manual file is open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click Print on the File menu, and then click OK.

Microsoft Zoo Tycoon 1 and 2

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Zoo Tycoon 1 CD-ROM.

    If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Goodies\Ar500ENU folder, and then follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Manuals\English.pdf file.

    For Marine Mania, double-click the Mardino.pdf or the Zooty.pdf file.
  3. This will open the manual with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    If Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, for your convenience, its installation program may be found in the CD or DVD drive:\Goodies folder.
  4. Zoo Tycoon 2, the manual can be found in the CD or DVD drive :\Manuals folder.

Microsoft Links 2001

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Links 2001 CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Manuals\English.pdf file.
  3. When the manual file is open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click Print on the File menu, and then click OK.

Microsoft Freelancer Version 1.0

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Freelancer CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Extras\MANUAL\English.pdf file.
  3. When the manual file is open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click Print on the File menu, and then click OK.

Microsoft Rise of Nations

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Freelancer CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Goodies\mnlengl.pdf file.
  3. When the manual file is open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, click File, click Print, and then click OK.
For information about how to obtain Adobe Acrobat Reader, visit the following Adobe Web site:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html

Microsoft Rise of Nations: Gold Edition

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert the Disc 1 CD.
  2. Open My Computer, right-click the CD or DVD drive, and then click Open.
  3. Open the Manual folder, and then double-click to open the manual in the language that you want.

Microsoft Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert the game's CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Manual\RiseofNationsXPackManual_English.pdf file.

Microsoft Age of Mythology

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Age of Mythology CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\AOM\DOCS\AOMSTA_1.PDF file.

Microsoft Age of Mythology: Gold Edition

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Age of Mythology: Gold Edition CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\aom\files2\docs folder.
  3. Open the game manual PDF file.

Microsoft Age of Mythology: The Titans

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Age of Mythology: The Titans CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\aom\docs\aomxp__3.pdf file.

Microsoft Links 2003

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Links 2003 CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\Manuals\English.pdf file.

Microsoft Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna

  1. Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you insert your Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna Disc 1 CD-ROM.
  2. Double-click the CD or DVD drive:\MANUALS\DSLOA\DSLoaENG.pdf file.
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

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Article ID: 329564 - Last Review: April 27, 2013 - Revision: 22.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Age of Mythology
  • Microsoft Age of Mythology Gold
  • Microsoft Age of Mythology: The Titans
  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater
  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege
  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Freelancer
  • Microsoft Links 2001 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Links 2003
  • Microsoft Links 2003 Championship Edition
  • Microsoft Rise of Nations
  • Microsoft Rise of Nations: Gold Edition
  • Microsoft Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots
  • Microsoft eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs 1.0
  • Microsoft Zoo Tycoon: Marine Mania
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