Gunman Chronicles


Main menu

Gunman Chronicles' Main Menu can be accessed during the game by hitting the Escape key. Use your mouse or the up and down arrow keys to navigate the menu selections. Hit the Escape key to go to the previous screen.

New game - Whe you start a new game, you'll be asked to choose a level of difficulty.
- Easy: Enemies are weak and are easy to kill
- Medium: Enemies do more damage but are easy to kill
- Difficult: Enemies do more damage and are difficult to kill.

Replay intro - Replay opening movie

Configuration - Set game options, optimize video and audio settings for your system, and customize keyboard controls to your liking. After setting your configurations, hit the Done button apply your settings and return to the main menu. See details below.

Load game - Select and start a previously saved game.

Multiplayer - Join a multiplayer game on the internet, chat with other players, set up your own LAN, or customize your player character. See More information below.

View readme.txt - Gunman's ReadMe file contains basic information on system performance, product features, and troubleshooting.

Previews - View preview movies and get information on upcoming Sierra Studios releases.

Quit - Exit Gunman Chronicles. Don't forget to save your game before quitting your session.

If you access the main menu while playing the game, the main menu choices will also include:

Resume game - choose this to return to the action.

Save/Load game - Save your game or load a previously saved game. You may also save your game quickly from within the game screen by pressing quicksave (default: F6). Load the most recent quicksaved game by pressing quickload (default: F7). Only your most recent quick-saved game can be selected from the save-load menu. Gunman Chronicles also auto-saves the game upon entering a new game area.


Set game options, optimize video and audio settings for your system, and customize keyboard controls to your liking. After setting your configurations, hit the Done button apply your settings and return to the main menu.


The grid shown in the controls dialog box lists the default keyboard and mouse configuration. Customizing your controls to suit your particular playing style and preferences is simple. Simply click on an action in the first column, press Enter, then press the key you wish to associate with that action. If you want to make an action accessible by more than one key or button, select an alternate in the right-hand column.

Click on the Advanced Controls to change the following settings:

Crosshair - Adds a crosshair symbol to help you aim your weapon.

Reverse mouse - reverses the up/down (Y axis) movement of the mouse (push the mouse forward to look down, and pull back to look up).

Mouselook - Changes the mouse function from controlling your movements to controlling your ability. Note that checking Mouselook disables Look Spring and Look Strafe.

Look Spring - Automatically "springs" your view to center screen when you begin moving.

Look strafe - In combination with your mouse look modifier (;), this causes left-right movements of the mouse to strafe rather than turn. It also returns your view to center screen when you begin moving.

Joystick - Enables joystick input (see readme.txt for more information).

Auto-aim - Automatically aims your weapon, making it easier to hit the target.


Game sound volume - Adjusts the volume of the game's sound effects

High quality sound - If the speed of your computer is 233Mhz or faster, check this box for even richer, higher quality sound.

To hear Gunman Chronicles' music, you must have the CD in your CD drive. To adjust the volume of the music, go to Start/Menu/Programs/Accessories/Multimedia, and select the Volume Control applet.


Video options - Set video options such as screen size, gamma and glare reduction. Changes made to these controls will be reflected in the sample image window.

Screen size - Controls the amount of screen space the game uses. Reducing the screen size can improve performance. Note that you can not adjust screen size if you are using hardware acceleration.

Gamma - Adjusts the game's color balance to best suit your monitor.

Glare reduction - Adjusts darker colors to reduce glare on your monitor.

Video modes -Adjust video modes, choose video drivers. Gunman Chronicles will check your system for the presence of OpenGL and Direct3D video drivers. It may ask you to verify the results of this check. If you have one or both drivers currently installed on your system, they will appear as choices at the top of the screen. You can also choose to run Gunman in software mode. If you do not have these video drivers installed, Gunman will default to software mode.

Display mode - Gunman Chronicles evaluates your system's graphics adapter and automatically lists the display modes available for your computer. Selecting a higher resolution mode generally results in better quality images, but can lower game performance.

Content Control

Turn off visuals inappropriate for younger players and disables multiplayer. This is a password-protected feature, designed to let parents and guardians to control the level of violence. You will need to re-enter your password to turn effects on again.


Receive updates of the latest Gunman Chronicles code, including new hardware drivers and bug fixes, if necessary. You will be able to see if a new update is available before you connect.