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Put your pedal to the metal! BIG-RIG is a text game which puts you behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler long-haul truck, where you must face various conditions pertaining to the road, your rig, and the weather. To make your deadline and make more money, you can skip sleep, drive faster, or increase your payload at the risk of getting into an accident or paying a fine. 10-4, good buddy! GEMINI-2 is a tank war game which you may play against the computer's tank or that of another player remotely by modem. Colorful graphics put you inside your tank. The screen is divided into a radar map and a three-dimensional view showing the landscape and your opponent's tank. NUKEWAR is a text game that lets you launch deadly nuclear weapons and wipe out whole cities. Choose sides. You can be the United States or the U.S.S.R. This is a game where no one wins. In the colorful graphics game, SOPWITH, you pilot a World War I biplane. Your mission: bomb all the enemy outposts while using your machine guns against the computer's biplanes.
Disk No: 1328 Program Title: BIG RIG, GEMINI-2, NUKEWAR, SOPWITH PC-SIG version: 1 Put your pedal to the metal! BIG-RIG is a text game which puts you behind the wheel of an 18 wheeler long-haul truck, where you must face various conditions pertaining to the road, your rig, and the weather. To make your deadline and make more money, you can skip sleep, drive faster, or increase your payload at the risk of getting into an accident or paying a fine. Ten four, good buddy! GEMINI-2 is a tank war game which you may play against the computer's tank or that of another player remotely by modem. Colorful graphics put you inside your tank. The screen is divided into a radar map and a three-dimensional view showing the landscape and your opponent's tank. NUKEWAR is a text game that lets your launch deadly nuclear weapons and wipe out whole cities. Choose sides. You can be the United States or the U.S.S.R. This is a game where no one wins. In the colorful graphics game, SOPWITH, you pilot a World War I biplane. Your mission: bomb all the enemy outposts while using your machine guns against the computer's biplanes. Usage: Entertainment. Special Requirements: GEMINI-2 requires a modem to play against another player and all the programs require CGA graphics. How to Start: Type GO (press enter). Suggested Registration: $15.00 for GEMINI-2. File Descriptions: BIGRIG EXE BIG-RIG, main program. GEMINI2 DOC Documentation for GEMINI-2. GEMINI2 EXE GEMINI-2, main program. NUKEWAR COM NUKEWAR, main program. SOPWITH COM SOPWITH, main program. SOPWITH DOC Documentation for SOPWITH. PC-SIG 1030D E Duane Avenue Sunnyvale CA 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS You have at your command the remote controlled GEMINI tank. You have a variety of instruments on your command console including a TV screen showing the forward view from the tank. In practice mode you play a computer simulator in order to sharpen your skills. In telegamming mode your opponent is live ... it is someone else at their command console viewing your tank! They may be next door or across the country as long as they can be reached by phone. Objective: Destroy 3 of your opponent's squads before yours are destroyed. + Your controls are straightforward. When using the cursor keys the up arrow increases your forward speed while the down arrow puts you into reverse. The right arrow key turns your tank to the right while the left arrow turns your tank to the left. The 0 key on the keypad brings you to a dead halt. The 1, 3, 7, and 9 keys are speed and turning combinations. Press the space bar to fire. If it appears your shell will miss, you may fire again after a brief pause for reloading. With practice you will learn how the momentum of the tank affects its movements. Pressing the ESC key stops the current game and returns you to the menu. Pressing Ctrl-S turns the sound on/off. Press < to slow the game down if you are using a PC-AT (press > to speed back up again). * INSTRUMENTS Now for the instruments. The large TV screen shows a 3D image of your opponent whenever he is in view. A a mountain range is always visible in the background. The radar screen at the lower left shows your tank at the center and your opponent's current relative location as a white blip. A trail of blue blips shows relative motion. The map at the lower right shows absolute locations as well as tank shells. A speed indicator at the bottom shows your forward or reverse speed. The heading display at the bottom shows the direction your tank is facing. + If you learn the shapes of the mountain range you can also tell your heading from the TV screen in the event your heading indicator is destroyed. You can never reach the mountain range for you and your opponent's tanks are trapped in the valley by invisible force shields. You cannot travel beyond the range displayed on the map. You will no longer know the boundaries if your map display is ever destroyed. To the left and right of your TV screen are damage indicators. Your opponent's damage is shown at the left and your damage is shown on the right. The top indicators show your current tank's damage level. The tank display indicates how many tanks have been destroyed. The squad counter shows how many squads are gone. You lose if you have 3 squads destroyed! + When a tank is destroyed a new one is deployed at the opposite corner. There are 4 tanks in a squad. You will notice that shells are vaporized if they come near a force shield. You can lock in on your opponent easier if you are not moving. However sometimes it is best to move and turn your tank at the same time. In fact you may wish to move in reverse and turn at the same time while watching the radar until your opponent appears on the TV screen. Learn to use your various instruments ... you may have to depend on each one of them at different times. Use the basic play practice mode to learn the controls and instruments and then move up as you increase your skill. The practice mode is fun as an arcade game by itself ... until you can call up a live opponent! * LEVELS OF PLAY There are three levels of play whether you are in practice mode or telegamming mode. The basic play level allows three hits on a tank before your tank is destroyed. The damage indicators show how many hits you have had. In intermediate play mode a single hit destroys your tank. This mode is good for sharpening up your evasion techniques. In advanced mode three hits are required to destroy a tank, but each hit also destroys one of your instruments. This is why it is important to learn how to use each of your instruments. When you are in telegamming mode you do not have to play at the same level as your opponent. If one of you is more experienced, they can play at level 3 while the other plays at level 1 to equalize the combat. * TELEGAMMING In order to play a "live" opponent you must first establish communications with another computer that is also running GEMINI-2. Pre-arrange with your opponent who will originate and who will answer the call if you are using a telephone. After selecting telegamming you will be in talk mode. If you are using a modem you can enter commands to your modem to place the call or answer the call. For example for a hayes compatable modem type ATD123-4567 and press enter to call 123-4567 or type ATA and press enter when the phone rings to answer a call. You may need to turn off echo if you see all your keystrokes apearing twice (e.g. enter ATE0 for hayes type modems). + You can also use your favorite communications software to establish communications first. Then exit it and start up GEMINI2 and select telegamming. When communications has been established and you are in talk mode you can then interact with your opponent by typing sentences and pressing enter. When you are ready to begin play one of you (not both) should press the dollar sign ($) key. After a short initialization period you will begin "live" combat. At the beginning you each will see one another's tank on the TV display, so be ready to move quickly! To momentarily return to talk mode during a game, press the "?" key. After conversing, you can resume play by pressing the "$" key. + If you have two computers in the same room you can connect them direclty together using a null modem and appropriate cables. You may be able to use higher baud rates using this technique. Once in talk mode you will be ready to begin since no dialing is required. * GEMINI2 FILES The 4 optional files that may be used with GEMINI2 are described below: GEMINI2.DOC - This is where these instructions are stored. GEMINI2.SCN - This is a detailed screen image of your command console. You may need to delete this file to use the simplified display if your PC is not fully IBM compatible. GEMINI2.KEY - If you wish to use keys other than the cursor keys, create this file with one record in it (you can use EDLIN). The record should consist of 9 characters for left/reverse, reverse, right/reverse, left, dead stop, right, left/forward, forward, and right/forward. A sample record might be: BNMGHJTYU + GEMINI2.PRM - If you will always be using the same baud rate, you may wish to create this file with one record in it. You may need to create this file if you use COM2 or have problems getting your modem to work. The format of this record is identical to the parameters within quotes described for the OPEN "COM... Statement in the Microsoft Basic Manual (be sure to include the quotes). A sample record could be as follows: COM1:300,E,7,1,CS0,DS0,CD0,PE If this file is not present, you are prompted for the baud rate prior to entering talk mode. The parameters shown above are the program default values. * USER SUPPORTED SOFTWARE You are encouraged to copy GEMINI-2 and pass it on to others as long as: 1. You do not charge anyone for the software. 2. The software is not modified. This distribution method eliminates advertising costs and copy protection schemes. Users obtain quality software at reduced cost. They can try it out before buying in the comfort of their own home or office. If you like GEMINI-2, please send $15 to PARAGON SOFTWARE. The invoice on the next screen is provided for those who wish to have one for their records. (press Shift-PrtSc to print it) PC-MENU is another PARAGON SOFTWARE product distributed in this manner. * ------------------ INVOICE ------------------ Purchased from: Purchased by: Paragon Software ---------------- P.O. Box 79069 ---------------- Jackson, MS 39236 ---------------- Date: / / Invoice #860901 ======================================= PRODUCT QTY EACH TOTAL ----------------- --- ------ ----- GEMINI-2 program 1 $15 $15 ----------------------------- Please pay this amount...$15 ====================================== Make check payable to: Paragon Software Check number: *
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk No 1328 BIG RIG, GEMINI-2, NUKEWAR, SOPWITH >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To print the documentation on this disk, type: ║ ║ MANUAL (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To run the program Big Rig, type: ║ ║ BIGRIG (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To run the program Gemini-2, type: ║ ║ GEMINI2 (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To run the program Nukewar, type: ║ ║ NUKEWAR (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To run the program SOPWITH, type: ║ ║ SOPWITH (press enter) ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
SOPWITH INSTRUCTIONS Compiled By: THE UNDERW0RLD BBS @ (408)-997-3486 X -> Throttle Control (Speed Up by pressing multiple times) B -> Bomb Purple Bases, Tanks, Fuel Depoits, and Planes on Ground , -> Pull Up (Reversed when . is pressed) . -> Reverse Controls of Plane / -> Dive Down Space-Bar -> Fire Guns NOTE: "M"ultiple Players does not work since program expects game to read from disk
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ BIGRIG EXE 77824 1-27-86 6:35p FILE1328 TXT 1764 2-22-89 9:40a GEMINI2 DOC 9216 9-10-86 8:45p GEMINI2 EXE 98656 9-09-86 12:16a GO BAT 38 10-19-87 3:56p GO TXT 1387 2-22-89 9:39a MANUAL BAT 147 1-19-89 9:21a NUKEWAR COM 31232 1-01-80 1:07a SOPWITH COM 59100 10-20-85 10:26a SOPWITH DOC 455 1-01-80 12:18a 10 file(s) 279819 bytes 37888 bytes free