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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 

You need the following minimum equipment to run the MCAS system: 

* A computer with a Pentium 75MHz processor or 486 DX/4 100MHz processor 

* 5 megabytes of RAM (4M SHOULD work if you choose to disable the "CD buffering" feature described in the "DISABLING CD BUFFERING" section below, but I have not tested this) 

* Hard drive (to withstand the shock of riding around in a car, the hard drive should have a minimum of 10Gs of OPERATING shock. Most modern hard drives should have this, and Seagate makes a 13 gigabyte drive that can handle 63Gs! (that's what I'm using :) 

* Sound card (Sound Blaster 16 recommended, but also works with Window Sound System, Gravis UltraSound, Sound Blaster Pro, ESS, Crystal, Yamaha, and MIDAS sound cards) 

* If your car stereo does not have a "line in" jack, buy a cassette to 1/8"-jack adapter from Radio Shack. This will get the sound card's output into your car stereo system. However, you'll have better sound quality if you can use a "line in" feed instead. 

* Numeric keypad (or keyboard) 

The following equipment is not required, but REALLY nice to have: 

* 20x4 LCD display (wired to the parallel port for data and joystick port for power, which is described later in this manual) 

* CD-ROM drive (for adding songs & playing CDs) 

Currently, MCAS onlys supports one hard drive and one CD-ROM drive. If you need to have multiple drive support (such as partitioned hard drives, removable hard drives, or Zip disk support), tell me! I can probably be bribed to add this feature to the next version of MCAS. :)


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