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Run programs requiring a CGA card on a Hercules Graphics adapter. This emulator allows such programs as PC-Paint, Printmaster, Flight Simulator and many others to run with no visible difference. MAHJONG is a Chinese gambling game which arrived in the West in the early 1920's. The origin of the game is unclear but its development has touched on astrology, chess, gambling and, oddest of all, the Earth's magnetic field. It is a fast moving, dynamic game that becomes addictive with its excitement and intrigue. The basic premise is a card game with 136 cards (or "tiles" as they are called in MAHJONG) requiring both skill and luck. Four players receive 13 tiles each and then pick up and discard tiles as they try to obtain four complete sets and a single pair of tiles. The game is interesting because of the many combinations possible and the skill required to increase your score. To add further excitement, the fast pace provides little chance for contemplation -- thus developing an "instinct" rarely seen in other games. Three levels of play are provided: beginner, advanced and professional. An entertaining game for the whole family.
IBM-PC MAHJONG Version 2.12B 1/1/1989 Copyright (C) Peter E. King, 1986-1989 ADDRESS: PROCON SOFTWARE P.O. Box 43 Essendon Victoria, 3040 AUSTRALIA. Requirements: IBM-PC or compatible (100%) with DOS version 2.0 or higher. 128K bytes of memory, one disk drive and graphics card - CGA, EGA or Hercules graphics card. Copying and distribution: PROCON's MAHJONG may be copied and distributed as a SHAREWARE program. That is the disk may be copied as is* and distributed to others provided that ALL files on this disk are copied unmodified. It may only be distributed on BBS if all files* are downloaded in ONE transfer (see Jim Button for details). The program may NOT be used as a value added product and NO fee can be charged except for a disk and handling charge of up to $10 Australian or $6 U.S. *NO ALTERATIONS TO THE DISK MAY BE MADE WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. IT MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED ALONG WITH OTHER PROGRAMS WITHOUT PERMISSION. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! The copyright notices are to preserve my options, and to protect you from the untoward modifications of others. It is NOT intended to prevent the public distribution of the IBM-PC MAHJONG disk, subject to the above limitations. If you are a subscriber (Bless your little hearts), I'll gradly answer any questions that you may have. If NOT (Oh Dear!) then please send a stamped S.A.E. and I'll try to get back to you. Please note, HERCULES.COM may be separated from disk provided that HERCULES.DOC accompanies it. It may be used by other P.D. programmers BUT MUST NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL (GOVERNMENT) PURPOSES WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT. (C) 1989, ProCon Software, P.O. Box 43, Essendon, 3040, AUSTRALIA
Disk No: 641 Program Title: MAHJONG version 2.12B PC-SIG version: 2.3 MAHJONG is a Chinese game which arrived in the West in the early 1920's. Its Chinese origin, in the game's present form, can only be traced back to the Ching Dynasty, around 1870. However the true origin of the game goes back much further as it belongs to that genus of games which includes cards, dominoes and dice. Its historical pathway is unclear, but its development touches upon astrology, chess, gambling, and, oddest of all, the Earth's magnetic field. MAHJONG is a fast moving, dynamic game that becomes addictive with its excitement and intrigue. It's basically a card game with 136 cards (or TILES as they are called in Mahjong) forming a game of both skill and luck. The aim of Mahjong is deceptively simple with four players each receiving 13 tiles and then picking up and discarding tiles as they try to obtain FOUR complete sets of tiles (called PUNG, KONG and CHOW) and a single pair. The game is interesting because of the many hand combinations obtainable and the skill required to gain points To add further excitement, the fast pace provides little chance for contemplation--thus developing an `instinct' rarely seen in other games. Usage: Entertainment. Special Requirements: CGA card, you can run the program on a HERCULES card with the color emulation program also on this disk. How to Start: Type GO (press enter). Suggested Registration: $20.00 File Descriptions: C1987 DOC Copyright Notice. AUTOEXEC BAT This file makes the disk self booting if MS/PC-DOS is added. HERCULES COM Color Graphics Emulator for Hercules Graphics Adapter. HERCULES DOC Documentation for HERCULES.COM. HMAHJONG BAT Batch file to run MAHJONG on Hercules Graphics Adapter. MA A File needed by MAHJONG. MA B File needed by MAHJONG. MA C File needed by MAHJONG. MA INS File needed by MAHJONG. MA P File needed by MAHJONG. MA S File needed by MAHJONG. MAHJONG EXE MAHJONG for color computers. MAORDER DOC Registration order form. MAREAD DOC A short explanation of the program and the game of MAHJONG. NEW DOC Documentation. PC-SIG 1030D E Duane Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1987,88,89 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #641 MAHJONG >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To print the documentation type MANUAL (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start the CGA program type MAHJONG (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start the Hercules program type HMAHJONG (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
HERCULES Version 1.00 Copyright (C) Peter E. King, 1987 Requirements: Hercules or Mono-graphics card with graphics paging capability (64K bytes RAM). Your computer should be hardware and software (BIOS) compatible with the IBM-PC. The program works by redirecting the video interrupt (INT 10H) and the timer interrupt (INT 8H) and installing a new video parameter list (INT 1DH). The program maps the 640x200 CGA screen into the 720x340 hercules screen, thus providing a smaller display area - This is normal! WARNING: Not all programs will be compatible with HERCULES, try to test them one at a time, particularly other memory resident programs. This program will, however, allow many CGA colour or black & white programs such as PC-PAINT, PRINTMASTER, PICTURES, FIGHT SIMULATOR (minus the Esc screen) and many PUBLIC DOMAIN programs to execute with little noticeable difference. Copying and distribution: ProCons HERCULES may be copied and distributed as a SHAREWARE program. That is the program file may be copied and distributed to others provided that the documentation file (HERCULES.DOC) accompanies it. The program may NOT be used as a value added product and NO FEE MAY BE CHARGED. If distributed along with other P.D. software a maximum charge of $10 Australian or $6 U.S. must apply for copying and handling. The copyright notices are to preserve my options, and to protect you from the untoward modifications of others. It is NOT intended to prevent the public distribution of the HERCULES program, subject to the above limitations. If you are a subscriber (Bless your little hearts), I'll gradly answer any questions that you may have. If NOT (Oh Dear!) then please send a stamped S.A.E. and I'll try to get back to you. If you would like the latest version of HERCULES.COM, it is provided only on ProCon's MAHJONG games disk. Please send a personal cheque or money order for $30 U.S. ($35 Australian) to the address shown below. The latest version now provides keyboard control of the screen update rate and affects program execution speed less. Will work with some versions of GWBASIC. Please note, HERCULES.COM may only be separated from disk provided that HERCULES.DOC accompanies it. It may be used by other P.D. programmers BUT MUST NOT BE USED FOR COMMERCIAL OR INSTITUTIONAL (GOVERNMENT) PURPOSES WITHOUT WRITTEN CONSENT. (C) 1987, ProCon Software, P.O. Box 43, Essendon, 3040, AUSTRALIA
MAHJONG By P.E.KING =================== If you like the game and would like to receive the full documentation (details are given on game strategy, scoring and saving/restoring a game) and the latest version of the program (which provides additional help for beginners and extra colour for those with EGA capability), then send $30 U.S. ($35 Australian) to the address below. This price includes packaging and AIRMAIL postage to anywhere in the world. Payment by personal check in your local currency is accepted (See your newspaper for the current exchange rate). Payment is also accepted by VISA card. Please allow two weeks for delivery to the U.S.A. Longer for other countries. Send To: Peter E. King P.O. Box 43 Essendon, 3040 Melbourne AUSTRALIA ----------------------------------------------------------------- ORDER FORM ----------------------------------------------------------------- YES, I like this MAHJONG game and would like to subscribe fully with the author of the game. I enclose a check/money order* Bankcard/Visa No. for $[ ], being for [ ] subscription(s). MY NAME: _____________________________________ MY ADDRESS: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ BANKCARD/VISA: _____________________________________ EXPIRY DATE: _____________________________________ SIGNATURE: _____________________________________ STATS: My Computer is a ____________________________________. I run DOS version _____. I have MAHJONG version 2.12B. I obtained my copy of MAHJONG from ___________________. I am a BEGINNER [ ], ADVANCED [ ] PRO [ ] player. * Payable to: PROCON SOFTWARE, Box 43, Essendon 3040, Australia. -----------------------------------------------------------------
@@ @@ @@@@ @@ @@ @@@@@@ @@@@ @@ @@ @@@@ @@@ @@@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@@@@@ @@@@@@ @ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@@ @@@@ @@ @@ @@@@ A DOWN-UNDER PRODUCT/BY PETER E. KING This program is distributed under the SHAREWARE concept. You are encouraged to copy and pass on this program to friends, relatives and countrymen alike [see C1987.DOC for restrictions]. This program is not a demonstration, it is a complete working program provided on a 'try before buy' basis. I sincerely hope that you enjoy the game, but remember, the Australian author of this program receives absolutely nothing for writing this program unless you decide to register your copy. There are benefits in doing so, however. You will receive the latest version of the program together with full documentation and user support. Plus you will be encouraging authors to write more quality programs which are not copy-protected at a price you can afford. WORLD-WIDE USER COMMENTS Here is a selection of comments about this program from the people who really count - YOU THE USER. I hope that it will encourage you to take the time to learn how to play MAHJONG: 'I purchased the program thinking it would be like the Shanghai game but I found it to be much more challenging and fun. Thanks for a good program.' Alexandra Orazi, CA. USA. 'It is especially exciting to see my 70-year-old mother-in-law in front of the computer and having fun too!' Linda Woo, WA. USA. 'I've never played the game before, but now I'm hooked' Pat Clark, South Australia. '... the wife is driving me crazy - she is well and truly hooked on it!' John Cairns, New Zealand. 'Thanks for your excellent game MAHJONG. I've become an addict!' Leo Koreman, Holland. '... one of the best games I've come across' R.O'Brien, Australia INTRODUCTION Mahjong is a popular gambling game originating from China but adapted and modified by many people throughout the world. Its exact origin is unclear, however its development touches upon; astrology, chess, gambling and, surprisingly, the Earths magnetic field. Wherever the Chinese have settled around the world you will find this game played passionately. If you walk the back streets of Hong Kong and listen for the familiar clicking of the tiles (the playing pieces in mahjong are called tiles) you will see the fascination and excitement of this game. For those of you that take the time to learn it, I hope that you will discover the thrill and joy that so many have un-covered before you. THE TILES Study the various tiles carefully before playing the game. There are three suits; Characters, Circles and Bamboos. Each is numbered from 1 to 9. The special tiles are the 4 winds (East, South, West and North) and the 3 dragons (White, Green and Red). There are four of each tile, making a total of 136 tiles in all. DEFINITION OF TERMS CALL A player is one tile away from declaring 'Mahjong'. CHOW Is a run or sequence of three suit tiles. Example: 5-6-7 of Bamboo, 1-2-3 of Circles. EAST WIND The person who is East Wind always starts first, pays and receives double and remains East Wind should they win the hand. HAND There are 4 hands per round. If a draw occurs, then it is called a DEAD HAND and the hand is repeated. KONG A set of 4 identical tiles. Example: Four 1s of Characters, four West Winds, four Red Dragons. PUNG A set of 3 identical tiles. Example: Three 6s of Bamboo, three South Winds, three White Dragons. ROUND There are four rounds per game: East, South, West and North (NOTE: 2 rounds only for beginners). HOW TO PLAY You have 3 opponents; LOWER, OPPOSITE and UPPER. You, the PLAYER, are given thirteen tiles which are displayed at the bottom of the screen. Your opponents are also given thirteen tiles each, however these remain hidden from you and only their discarded tiles are shown on the screen. Each player in turn is given a tile and then they throw-out or discard one. When your turn arrives, you will be given a tile on the right. You may either discard this tile by pressing the SPACE BAR or keep it and discard another by pressing the letters A to N. In the beginners game, you must then press the SPACE BAR. The aim of the game is to collect four sets of PUNG, KONG or CHOW and a single PAIR of tiles, you may then DECLARE 'Mahjong'. To declare, you must have at least 14 tiles (four sets of three and a pair). The last tile may be given to you when your turn arrives (SELFDRAW) or you may CLAIM the tile from any discard. Watch-out! Your opponents may do the same! Look at your opponents declared hands and see the SPECIAL HANDS display for valid combinations of tiles for 'Mahjong'. A penalty may be suffered if you declare on an invalid hand. BEGINNERS should start by collecting sets of three only. These sets may be completed within your hand and are called HIDDEN PUNGs or CHOWs. The third tile may also be claimed from anothers discard. These sets must be laid on the table and are EXPOSED to the other players. Exposed tiles are shown on the bottom-right of the screen. NOTE: The third tile for a CHOW may only be claimed from the UPPER player. (The registered version actually indicates the tiles that may be claimed by you). To CLAIM a tile, you must first press the 'Tab' key. Then select the option 'F1' to DECLARE, 'F2' for CHOW, 'F3' for PUNG or 'F4' for KONG. Should you decide not to claim the tile then press the 'Esc' key (above the 'Tab' key) to continue the game. Scoring is determined by adding up the number of points obtained and then doubling this base score. The number of doubles obtained depend on whether certain tiles or combination of tiles are held in the hand. E.g. A pung of dragons, scores a double, also an all pung hand or all chow hand. A hand with all tiles in the one suit scores three doubles! The total score (limited to 1,000 points) is then deducted from each player (remember East pays and receives double) and given to the winner of the hand. PAUSE the game by pressing 'F10'. QUIT the current game by pressing Crtl-break or Crtl-C. This returns to the main menu. Strict time delays control each stage of the game. If you fail to respond within this time the game will automatically continue. The challenges of the game are numerous. You may try to establish a new high-score, you may try to obtain a higher score than a friend, you may try to come out ahead or you may simply aim not to be last! Final scores of over 9,000 at the professional level are possible. The large number of combination of tiles, together with the possible strategies and speed required, makes Mahjong an ever- increasing challenge of both skill and luck. To illustrate this challenge, the following combination of 13 tiles in one suit provides the maximum possiblility for 'Mahjong'. Any tile from 1 to 9 can complete the hand! Can you see all the PUNGs and CHOWs? 1-1-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-9-9 (C) 1986-1989 PROCON SOFTWARE, BOX 43, ESSENDON 3040, AUSTRALIA
PROCON SOFTWARE =============== ProCon is solely owned and run by yours truly, Peter King. I am a professional engineer with many years experience with micro- computers. New products are continually being developed and released, here is just a few: MAHJONG Version 2.24 is a games program which provides an easy means of learning this Chinese game with complex terminology and scoring. It can also improve your speed and skill in the game if you are an experienced player. Cost $35 AUS ($30 U.S.), requires CGA, EGA or Hercules graphics card. ================================================================= HERCULES USERS! Provided on the mahjong games disk is the latest version of 'hercules.com', this is a memory resident program which allows many C.G.A. programs to run on the Hercules graphics card. Yes! Even GWBASIC runs using this program. The latest version provides keyboard control of the screen update rate - so program execution speed is less affected. ================================================================= PROCON FORTUNE Version 2.10 is a program which provides an analysis of personality based on Western astrology, Chinese astrology and numerology. Ideal for parties and people who need an instant analysis based on a person's name and date of birth. Send $10 U.S. for SHAREWARE version. PROCON CONTROL Version 1.00 is a remote control program utilizing any printer port you can control up to eight relays for robot or model control, switch a radio or tape recorder on and off and SO MANY other things. A memory resident program allows you to switch these eight outputs whilst running other programs. AND a BASIC program allows you to switch them at ANYTIME - with DATE and TIME programmed. $10 for SHAREWARE version, $30 to register. PROCON UTILITIES Version 1.10 is a collection of useful utilities with instructions on how to use them. Includes on-screen clock (can be turned on and off and works in all CGA modes), screen blanking program (works with MGA, HGA, CGA), real-time clock routines to replace TIMER, programs for dual-screen systems (also explains how to install two screens) and many more. Send $10 for SHAREWARE version, $20 to register. Soon to be released: PROCON BASICaides Version 1.0 is a collection of useful assembler coded routines and BASIC programs to make your BASIC programming easier and faster. Cost: TBA. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Please note: 10% of all monies received go to help local and overseas charities. ProCon is also dedicated to providing assistance to the physically handicapped by developing programs to make the IBM-PC more accessible. All enquiries should be directed to: Peter E. King, Box 43, Essendon, 3040, AUSTRALIA. ----------------------------------------------------------------- PROCON sells WORLD-WIDE. ProCon will process ANY personal cheque or money order from ANYWHERE in the world (thanks to the ANZ bank). A cheque or money order in your local currency for the equivalent in U.S. dollars (check your newspapers for the conversion rate) is accepted, postage and handling is included AND orders are processed same day, NO DELAY! ================================================================= ALL PROGRAMS PROVIDED ON 5.25 INCH DISKS ONLY. PAYMENT BY PERSONAL CHEQUE IN YOUR LOCAL CURRENCY IS ACCEPTABLE. CANADIANS, PLEASE DO NOT SEND U.S. DOLLARS, SIMPLY CONVERT THE PRICE TO CANADIAN DOLLARS AND SEND THAT AMOUNT - NO PROBLEMS! =================================================================
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