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Now you can have a display of colorful flags of every independent nation in the world (as of 1989), and information about each nation. The flags of cities, states, and dependencies are also included. Enjoy full-color representations of over 250 different flags. And take a "Flag Quiz" to test your knowledge of national flags. The program can also run on its own, displaying each flag briefly. There are special sections which graphically illustrate the history of the British and U.S. flags. And, just for fun, you can change the colors of any of the flags.
Disk No: 2125 Disk Title: Flags PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: Flags Author Version: 9/89 Author Registration: $15.00 Special Requirements: DOS 3.00 or higher,CGA. FLAGS displays the flags of every independent nation in the world, plus many flags of cities, states, and dependencies. Enjoy full-color representations of over 250 different flags, as well as information about every independent nation of the world. There is a Flag Quiz to test your knowledge of national flags. The program can be set to run on its own, displaying each flag briefly. There are special sections which show graphically the history of the British and American flags. And, just for fun, you can change the colors of any of the flags. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
__ __|__ | __ __ ___ | | __| | | |__ | | |__| |__| ___| ___________________| ____ OF EVERY NATION UNDER THE SUN Instructions Written by Thomas J. Mosbo Copyright (C) 1989 WYNDWARE 101 E. Milwaukee St., Suite 423 Janesville, WI 53545 U.S.A. (608) 755-1628 2 I. INTRODUCTION The flags of the nations of the world are powerful symbols. They represent in a concrete way the history, beliefs, and hopes of the people of each country. A nation's flag expresses the unity of its citizens, as well as the unique identity of that nation within the global community. Because of this, flags become useful tools for understanding and appreciating the various cultures which make up our world. As this precious planet of ours continues to shrink in size, due to ever- advancing communications, such an understanding is vital for the future of all of humankind if we are to survive as a species of worth. It is therefore the hope of the programmer that this program will spark a renewed interest in, and love for, the peoples of every nation of our world, so that the richness and diversity of every culture might enlighten us and enliven us, and so promote peace throughout the earth. The program requires a computer with at least 256K, operating with PC or MS DOS 3.0 or greater, and a color graphics monitor. FLAGS is user-supported software. You are encouraged to use, copy, and distribute it as freely as you wish. But if you do find it useful, we ask that you please send a registration fee of $15.00 to WYNDWARE, 101 E. Milwaukee St., Suite 423, Janesville, WI 53545 U.S.A. When you send in your fee, you will receive the latest version of FLAGS and will become eligible to receive updates to the program as improvements are made to it. While we have done our best to create a good product, this program is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. The risk as to the quality and performance of the program for a particular purpose is with you. II. DISKETTE CONTENTS The following files are included on your FLAGS Diskette: README.BAT - Displays information on how to use the disk. FLAGS.DOC - This booklet. FLAGS.EXE - FLAGS program file. FNTNS.DTA - Information on nations. FINFO.DTA - Program information file. FNAMS.DTA - Titles for flags. 3 III. BACKING UP Computer disks are easily damaged. Before using your FLAGS diskettes we recommend that you make backup copies. To do this: Boot up your computer with a DOS diskette in drive A. At the DOS prompt, type DISKCOPY A: B: and press the <Return> key. Follow the prompts on the screen to copy the original FLAGS diskette to a new blank disk. When the copying process is complete, store the original diskette away in a safe place and use the copy you have made to run the program. IV. INSTALLING ON A HARD DISK If you wish to install FLAGS on a hard disk: Create a new directory for FLAGS on your hard disk. If you wish to create a directory named FLAGS on drive C, then at the DOS prompt type MD C:\FLAGS (or substitute the relevant drive or directory name) and press <Return>. Then place the FLAGS diskette in drive A, type COPY A:*.* C:\FLAGS and press <Return>. V. STARTING FLAGS To run FLAGS on a Floppy Disk System: Place the FLAGS diskette in drive A. At the A> type FLAGS and press <Return>. On a Hard Disk System: Log on to the proper drive (by typing C: and pressing <Return> if FLAGS is on drive C), then change to the FLAGS directory (by typing CD\FLAGS and pressing <Return>), then at the DOS prompt type FLAGS and press <Return>. Once the Title screen appears, press any key. Then answer the question `Is the word "Flags" white?' (by typing Y for yes or N for no). At this point the Master Menu appears. VI. VIEWING THE FLAGS The FLAGS program displays representations of the National Flags of all 170 independent nations of the world, plus some flags of dependencies and cities. From the Master Menu, a number of Submenus are accessible, each of which presents flags from a different area of the world. To access any Submenu from the Master Menu, type the number which appears before the desired area of the world. Once in a Submenu, you may press the <PgDn> and <PgUp> keys to move from one Submenu to the next, or press the <Home> or <End> key to move to the first or last Submenu. To return to the Master Menu from any Submenu, press the <Esc> key. 4 To view any flag listed on a Submenu, type the letter or number which appears before the desired flag. (It doesn't matter whether a capital or small letter is typed.) When finished viewing the flag, press any key to return to the Submenu. The flags are displayed in two different modes: Text (where the name of the nation appears under the flag) and Graphics (where it appears above the flag). Most flags are displayed in one mode or the other, but some flags are present in two variations: one (in Text mode) showing truer colors, and one (in Graphics mode) presenting more accurate detail. Those flags which are marked on the menus with an asterisk (*) are present in both variations. The Text mode version is viewed by typing the letter or number of that flag. To view the Graphics mode version, hold down the <Alt> key and press the letter or number of the flag). Notes on the Flags: The flags represented in this program are the National Flags of the nations of the world, the flags flown by the citizens of the nations. These occasionally differ from the State Flags, those flown by the governments of the nations, which sometimes include the State Arms added to the National Flags. Most flags have official proportions specified for the ratio of the length of the flag to the width. Rather than follow the many varied proportions, this program generally standardizes all the flags to the same basic proportions. Only those flags with extraordinary dimensions (such as Qatar or Switzerland), or those flags whose proportions are the only feature distinguishing them from another flag (such as Ecuador and Columbia) are shown using the varying proportions. Due to the limitations of the computer monitor, some slight alterations of the colors have been necessary for some flags. Thus, yellow is occasionally substituted for white, purple for red, or aqua for blue or green. Nations and their flags are constantly changing. Many sources were used to attempt to make sure that the information in this program is as accurate and up to date as possible, but no absolute guarantee can be given as to the accuracy of the information. VII. VIEWING INFORMATION Information and/or instructions may be viewed by pressing the <F1> key whenever the <F1> option is displayed at the bottom of the screen. If <F1> is pressed at the Master Menu, when Changing Colors, or when doing the Flag Quiz, then helpful instructions will be displayed. At each of the Submenus, general information about the flags of that area of the world will be shown. 5 If <F1> is pressed while viewing a National Flag, information about that nation will be displayed, giving the nation's official name, capital city, languages and religions, as well as other facts. The nation's ranks for population, area, and population density are also given. In order to put these ranks in perspective, at the bottom of the screen more options are displayed. By typing the numbers 1, 2, or 3, lists of the most and least populous, largest and smallest, or most and least densely populated nations are displayed. When finished looking over the information, press the <Esc> key to return to the current flag or menu. VIII. CHANGING FLAG COLORS By pressing the <F2> key when the <F2> option is displayed at the bottom of the screen, the colors of the flags may be changed (just for fun). At the Changing Colors screen, use the Cursor Arrow keys to move from color to color, or the <Tab> key to move from column to column. Type the letter of the desired new color after the box of the color to change. (For example: to change red to purple, type the letter F after `Red'.) Once you have changed all the colors you wish, press <F2> to return to the program using the new colors, or press <Esc> to resume the true colors of the flags. All color changes are retained throughout the program until the <F2> option is chosen again, or until the Flag Quiz or U.K. or U.S. Histories are chosen. All colors for the flags in Text mode may be changed, with one limitation. In certain flags, the colors from the middle column will be changed into the corresponding colors in the left-hand column. In Graphics mode, the background may be any color. Then a choice must be made among the various Color sets shown in the right window by typing in the appropriate number after the proper bar. If the word `Flags' was yellow at the Title Screen then Color sets 4 and 5 will be the same as sets 1 and 3. IX. FLAG QUIZ To do the Flag Quiz, type the letter A at the Master Menu. Then type the number of the desired level of difficulty. The number represents the number of choices displayed for each flag displayed in the Quiz. After the level of difficulty is chosen, type the number of the desired category (area of the world). More points are given the higher the level of difficulty and the more flags there are altogether in the selected category. 6 The program will select a series of 10 flags at random from the selected category. Only National Flags of fully independent nations will be selected. For each flag, a number of choices equal to the level of difficulty will be displayed. Take a moment to look them over, then press any key. The program will then begin to form one of the flags on the screen. As soon as the flag is recognized, press any key. The sooner this key is pressed, the more points will be given. After this key is pressed, the possible choices will be re-displayed. Type the number of the correct flag. The program will show the correct answer, and give or deduct points accordingly. (If your guess is wrong then half the amount of points that would have been added to your score for a correct answer will be deducted.) Then press any key again for the next list of choices. When all 10 flags have been guessed, the program analyzes your results and displays an appropriate message. If the score is one of the 10 highest on record for the selected category, type your name in the field which appears and press <Return>. The program then displays the highest 10 scores for the selected category, and any key may be pressed to return to the Master Menu. At any time during the Quiz, you may press the <Esc> key to abort the Quiz and return to the Master Menu. X. CONTINUOUS DISPLAY For a continuous display of flags, type B at the Master Menu, then type the number of the desired Submenu at which to begin the display. The program will then show each flag for a short period, then automatically display the next flag on the menu. If you wish you may go to the next flag immediately by pressing any key. When the selected Submenu is finished, the first flag from the next Submenu will be shown, and after Submenu 8 is finished, the display starts over with Submenu 1. To end the continuous display and return to the Master Menu, press the <Esc> key at any time. XI. SELECTED FLAGS If you type the letter C at the Master Menu, a menu will appear featuring some of the more interesting flags selected from all the other Submenus (including the Secret Menu). 7 XII. HISTORIES For an illustrated history of the development of the United Kingdom flag or the United States flag, type B at Submenu 1 or Submenu 7. Follow the prompts at the bottom of the screen to view the history, or press the <Esc> key at any stage to abort the history. XIII. SECRET MENU There is a Secret Menu, hidden but accessible, which features flags designed by the programmer. XIV. EXITING FLAGS To exit the FLAGS program and return to DOS, press the <F10> key at the Master Menu. XV. WYNDWARE PRODUCTS WYNDSHELL is a non-memory-resident Hard Disk Menu program which allows you to run the programs on your computer from easily definable menus. Built into WYNDSHELL is another program: WYND-DOS, a utility program which performs such functions as formatting disks, copying and deleting files, and creating subdirectories - all from a friendly environment - without having to type commands at a DOS prompt. Both WYNDSHELL and WYND-DOS may be used with a mouse. Stand-alone versions of WYNDSHELL and WYND-DOS are also available at a reduced price. WYNDFIELDS is a general purpose Database program, useful for keeping track of any type of structured information, which also supports the use of a mouse. Data may be added, changed, removed, found, displayed, analyzed, and printed easily using the friendly pull-down Menu System. Creating and printing Mailing Labels or detailed Reports can be accomplished painlessly from within the program. Multiple Indices (ways of ordering your data) are maintained automatically for you, and several methods are available for extracting exactly the information you need from your files. For more advanced users, WYNDFIELDS also offers extensive string and math functions for use in searches and calculated Fields, and its date and time tracking abilities are unsurpassed. To become a registered owner of FLAGS, or to order other WYNDWARE products, use the convenient order form in the back of this booklet or call (608) 755-1628 for credit card orders. ORDER / REGISTRATION FORM WYNDWARE 101 E. Milwaukee St., Suite 423 Janesville, WI 53545 (608) 755-1628 Name __________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________ State _______ Zip _______________ Country ______________________________ Phone ____________________________ _ _ _ |_| Check or Money Order |_| Mastercard |_| VISA Card Number ______________________________________________________________ Signature ____________________________ Expiration Date __________________ _____ copies of FLAGS at $15.00 each. . . . . ____________ _____ copies of WYNDSHELL / WYND-DOS at $45.00 each. . . . $ ____________ _____ copies of WYNDSHELL alone at $30.00 each. . . . . ____________ _____ copies of WYND-DOS alone at $30.00 each. . . . . ____________ _____ copies of WYNDFIELDS Database at $70.00 each. . . . . ____________ Wisconsin residents add 5% Sales Tax. . . . . ____________ TOTAL ENCLOSED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ ____________ Registered owners will receive the most recent version of the program, with a detailed illustrated Manual (complete with Tutorial), and will be eligible to receive updates to the program as improvements are made to it. Please contact us for site-licensing and quantity discounts. Where did you get your copy of FLAGS? ____________________________________ Comments _________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________
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