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Your quest is to discover the Forbidden City of the Great Lost Empire and unearth the mysteries it holds. Do you have a prayer of succeeding? SCORE: Much as in life, there is no scoring in The Golden Wombat. THE POINT: The point of THE GOLDEN WOMBAT OF DESTINY is destiny, itself. Obviously. You'll know when you've found it. Possibly. What do you think? This text adventure game can handle full-sentence commands and has a large vocabulary of verbs. Users with CGA are able to customize screen colors.
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Disk No: 678 Disk Title: Golden Wombat PC-SIG Version: S1.3 Program Title: Golden Wombat of Destiny Author Version: V1.1 Author Registration: None. Special Requirements: CGA. Your quest is to discover the Forbidden City of the Great Lost Empire and unearth the mysteries it holds. Do you have a prayer of succeeding? From the author: SCORE: Much as in life, there is no scoring in The Golden Wombat. THE POINT: The point of THE GOLDEN WOMBAT OF DESTINY is destiny, itself. Obviously. You'll know when you've found it. Possibly. What do you think? This text adventure game can handle full-sentence commands and has a large vocabulary of verbs. CGA is required to customize the screen presentation and text. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #678 Golden Wombat of Destiny >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ ║ ║ To start using the program, type: README (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ (c) Copyright 1990, PC-SIG Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ ╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ THE GOLDEN WOMBAT OF DESTINY ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ The file you are reading at present is called Read.txt It contains the latest notes and information on the game. ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ CURRENT VERSION: << 1.2 >> ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀ * N.B.: these notes supersede all notes both in the manual and in the * * opening window of the game. If there are any vocabulary * * updates they will be noted here. * The Main 'Manual' is called WOMBAT.MAN Print it out by entering: Copy Wombat.Man prn: I suggest that you glance at the manual before playing the game, but if you'd prefer not to, then the game may be started by typing (at the DOS prompt): Wombat <<New Features>> The game is basically the same as in previous versions. However, it now loads completely into memory so it is faster in operation. Also, the text file reader, Read.Exe, replaces Read.Com. (Big deal!) Please note: although the Wombat requires a graphics card, it does not require a colour monitor! Many PD journals have claimed that a colour monitor is needed just because I allow you to alter the colours to taste. In fact, if you have a mono monitor you can still use the Setup program to adjust screen colours or tones. For users with a text-only display or an incompatible graphics card, I have also provided an option to run the game in pure text mode. This should work OK, I hope - but since I haven't got a PC without a CGA, I can't swear to it... Incidentally, I've included an alternative colour setup file for users with colour monitors. Just copy it to Colours.txt by entering the command: Copy C.txt Colours.txt << * Please Note... * >> If you haven't read the manual, you should at least glance through it now for notes on the SAVE and RESTORE feature when used in conjunction with Memory Resident Programs. If you want to adjust the screen colours, you should run the SetUp program. Enter the word: Setup at the Dos prompt. << Bugs....??? >> ................ugh! While I've done all I can to eliminate bugs, 'The Golden Wombat' has not undergone months of rigorous testing by an army of dedicated gnomes. I cannot, therefore, guarantee that it will behave itself properly under all possible circumstances. If you should encounter any problems, make sure you have read the manual for suggestions and advice. If the game 'mysteriously' doesn't behave as it should - turn your computer off, mutter dark incantations against me, turn the computer on again. Load the Wombat 'clean' ( no other programs lurking around ), and try again. You are probably thinking to yourself that this is just the kind of feeble and mind-rottingly unhelpful advice that some of the bigger 'software houses' never bother to provide, aren't you.... It's all part of the service, folks. << A Checklist of the files on this disc >> This is a full directory ( not including the file you are currently reading, which is called 'Read.Txt' ): WOMBAT EXE 174832 R DAT 1008 O DAT 1000 T DAT 1000 REC DAT 1532 C TXT 60 WOMBAT MAN 29165 SETUP COM 22893 README BAT 812 READ EXE 35730 << Seasoned Wombatters >> Read Manual for notes of bug-fixes ( ...er, I mean 'enhancements' ) << Etc... >> To quit the game, type 'Q' (then 'Y' when asked to). Do not use the 'Break' or 'Control-C' key. These keys will not quit the game. The END is Nigh....? ( maybe ) To comfort anyone who feels unhappy that there is no score in The Golden Wombat, here is a short and helpful note to help you know when you've arrived at the game's conclusion... If you are in any doubt, you're still not there... OK...? Note that the game is not shareware. It is purely public domain. That means that if you like it a lot and want to pay me money to 'register', too bad - you can't. The game is free. If you enjoy it, you are in luck. If you don't - well, tough... Since I don't make any money from the game, you may feel well and truly ripped off by any club or organisation which has charged you much more than the cost of a floppy disk, packaging and postage plus an acceptably small profit for themselves. I suggest complaining to any such organisation, and writing stiff letters to PC magazines if you get no satisfaction. Alternatively, you could take a crash course in Aikido (I recommend Ki Aikido myself... since that's what I do most of the time when I'm not messing about with mysterious quests for small Antipodean animals - but that's another story.) Special thanks to Sean Casey for testing and John Kozak who suggested the name of the game over the third pint one fateful night... Good wombatting... Huw
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ C TXT 60 11-03-88 12:02p O DAT 1000 1-31-87 12:47p R DAT 1008 1-01-84 6:15p READ EXE 35750 12-16-88 8:51p READ TXT 5893 11-03-88 12:42p README BAT 812 11-03-88 11:53a REC DAT 1532 1-31-87 12:43p SETUP COM 22893 5-29-87 5:07p T DAT 1000 1-31-87 12:43p VER 1 2 38 1-09-90 1:34p WOMBAT EXE 174832 4-19-88 8:07a WOMBAT MAN 29166 11-03-88 12:11p GO BAT 28 11-27-86 12:31p GO TXT 577 7-06-90 1:28a FILE0678 TXT 2443 7-09-90 6:23p 15 file(s) 277032 bytes 38912 bytes free