So, you want a hot tip, huh? Okay, try some of these:
- Shockwave Flash by Macromedia. Our site makes extensive use of the Flash plug-in. Please visit our installation instructions for more details.
- At least a 486/100Mhz processor running Windows95, or a Macintosh PowerPC. For best results, use a 28.8 modem (a transfer rate of 3.0K/sec is optimal).
Microsoft Internet Explorer Users, please note: If you do not already have Shockwave Flash installed, you may receive a security alert when your browser attempts to download Flash. To install Flash, you can either get the Microsoft Authenticode 2.0 upgrade or set your browser security level from high to medium (under Options, Security, Safety Level).
- Shockwave Flash relies on the speed of your computer to display images, text, and animation. If you reduce the size of your browser window, Flash will have to do less work, and things will run faster.
- Shockwave Flash content "streams" (loads a bit at a time while letting you view it during download). If you have a slow internet connection, the content may not always be ready for you to view as you explore the site. To compensate, you may want to wait for all or most of the Shockwave Flash content to download before you look around.
- If you're using a Macintosh, allocate as much memory as possible to your web browser.
- Shockwave Flash allows you to view files in "High Quality" or "Low Quality". Low quality Flash content displays more quickly. To try viewing the site with low quality, right-click (Windows) or cmd-click (Macintosh) anywhere in the Flash content, and un-check "High Quality".