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A fantasy role-playing game based on the book "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant." Choose from six character classes, and explore towns, villages, and dungeons in search of treasure and magic. Buy and trade armor, weapons, food, or magic items from the townspeople, who sometimes have helpful hints about the game. Mapping is simple in THE LAND since the program does it for you. As you search a town, a dungeon, or the outside world, an overhead view shows where you are, and how much is left to explore of that region. You can save your game at any time -- handy if you are about to do battle with a dragon, or Hydra. Like Ultima and Questron this game will take you many hours to complete as your character gains experience and knowledge in the place called THE LAND.
Disk No: 2159 Disk Title: The Land 2 of 2 (also 2158) PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: The Land Author Version: 2.2 Author Registration: $25.00 Special Requirements: CGA, or EGA. THE LAND is a fantasy role-playing game based on the book "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant". Choose from six character classes, and explore towns, villages, and dungeons in search of treasure and magic. Buy and trade armor, weapons, food, or magic items from the townspeople, who sometimes have helpful hints about the game. Mapping is simple in THE LAND since the program does it for you. As you search a town, a dungeon, or the outside world, an overhead view shows where you are, and how much is left to explore of that region. Playing THE LAND you can save your game at any time, or place, which comes in handy if your about to do battle with a dragon, or Hydra. Like Ultima, and Questron this game will take you many hours to complete as your character gains experience and knowledge in a place called THE LAND. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
THELAND.COM - Main program file THELAND.000 \ THELAND.001 \ THELAND.002 \ THELAND.003 - Overlay files THELAND.004 / THELAND.005 / THELAND.006 / THELAND.007 / LAND.MAP - Data file for upland map REVELSTN.MAP - Data file for Revelstone map STONDOWN.MAP - Data file for Stonedown map WOODHELV.MAP - Data file for Woodhelvin map THELAND.EGA - EGA sprite file THELAND.CGA - CGA sprite file GENERAL.DAT - File containing general messages LORE.DAT - File containing lore scrolls MONSTER.DAT - File containing monster data OBJECTS.DAT - File containing objects data SPELLS.DAT - Data file containing spell information SCORES.DAT - File containing high scores PDLAND.DOC - Brief documentation file MAKESCOR.COM - Program to reset/recreate SCORES.DAT file
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< DISK #2159 THE LAND >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ This program requires a hard disk, about 900k of free space, and ║ ║ CGA or EGA graphics. ║ ║ Make a subdirectory on your hard disk and copy all files on this disk ║ ║ and #2158 to it. Once this is done go to hard disk and type: THELAND ║ ║ To print documentation, type: COPY PDLAND.DOC PRN ║ ║ ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
THE LAND V1.9 By Mike Riley License: The user of this program has a limited distribution license, This allows you to freely copy and share this program with your friends as long as no charge or fee is placed on this program. Although this program is released as shareware the program and documentation are are copywrited by the author. Notice to software distribution houses: This program may NOT be distributed without first entering a licensing agreement with the author. You are encouraged to regester your copy of THE LAND with the author, the regestration fee is $25. For this regestration you will receive the latest version of THE LAND, The complete printed documentation, as well as future update notices. For a $35 regestration you will also recieve the books "The chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever" upon which this game is bases. If you have any questions concerning this or other R.C.S. programs write to: Riley Computer Services Mike Riley 14062 Peardale road Grass Valley, CA 95945 System Requirements: 384k Ram minimum 720k or 1.2m floppy drive or Hard Disk. A hard disk is recommended for play since this program makes extensive use of overlays that operate slowly on floppy drives. And now to the game. This game is based on the trilogy "The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" written by Stephen R. Donaldson. If you like fantasy type reading I strongly recomend you read this series of books. OBJECT: This game belongs to the Rouge Genre of games. You create a character, travel the lands and dungeons in search of treasure and magic. There is a main goal to this game that you will discover while you play. CHARACTER CLASSES: LORESRAAT This is about the most powerfull in the game but the hardest advancement. This player can cast the most powerfull of spells, and use the most powerfull of artifacts. This character also has good fighting ability. RHADHAMAERL This character is dedicated to the lore of stone and therefore can cast only the stone lore spells. This class is mostly magic using and little fighting ability. This class may at any time join either the LORESRAAT or the WARWARD, If the player does this then he will no longer advance in Rhadhamaerl skill. LILIANRILL This character is dedicated to the lore of wood and therefore can cast only the wood lore spells. This class also is mostly magic using and therefore has little fighting ability. This class also may join the LORESRAAT or the WARWARD, If the player does this then he will no longer advance in Lilianrill skill. BLOODGUARD This class is of the Haruchai race. This class is immune to both sleep and fear. This class cannot use any weapon or armour. Defense and attack are both very strong with this character class. This class is strictly of fighting ability and cannot use any magical items. Bloodguard automaticaly acquire a Ranyhyn at the beginning of the game. RAMEN The Ramen are the tenders of the Ranyhyn (the great horses). Ramen are strictly fighting characters and cannot use any armour or weapons. Ramen are immune to fear. Ramen may not at any time ride any type of mount. WARWARD The warward is your basic average fighter class. Any weapon or armour can be used, as well as lesser magical items, But no artifacts. GIANTS Giants are basically very strong characters and can hit very hard. Giants cannot use any weapons or armour since they would be too small for them. Magical items may also not be used by giants except potions. Giants are immune to fire attacks and fear. SERVICE All characters have some vow or oath to follow, This is followed by giving a certain amount of time to their cause. This service must be rendered, for if it is not then the characters abilities will be reduced. The amount of service changes from class to class and level to level. Basicly start with 6 months of service per year and add 1 month every five levels. The actual schedule of service is in the full documentation for the program. The only class that does not have to perform any service are the giants. This service must be given at the players starting point. ITEMS: HURTLOAM - If this items is possesed by anyone who has any Rhadhamaerl skill, Hurtloam acts like a potion of healing. RILLINLURE - If this item is posses by anyone who has any Lilianrill skill then Rillinlure and be used like a potion of healing. GRAVELING - This item in the hands of Rhadhamaerl is used to produce light. LILIANRILL - This item in the hands of the Lilianrill is used to produce light. GILDENLODE - This item in the possesion of either giants or Lilianrill will allow water travel. ORCREST - This item allows Rhadhamaerl characters to cast their spells at half the mana cost. LOMILLIALOR - This item allows Lillianrill characters to cast theri spells at half the normal mana cost. RANYHYN - If this is Y then the player has a Ranyhyn as his mount. Commands: > - Go down stairs < - Go up stairs i - Inventory I - Identify freindly characters r - Read scroll R - Show character record z - Zap a wand q - Quaff a potion e - Eat food u - Use an item a - Activate an artifact x - Quit and save Q - Quit no save s - Search o - Open door c - Close door g - Get an item f - Fire a bow m - Cast a spell t - Talk p - Show party j - Join another character to your party 8 - move up 2 - move down 4 - move left 6 - move right 7 - move up and left 9 - move up and right 1 - move down and left 3 - move down and right w - Say words of power l - Light a torch h - Healing using either Rillinlure or Hurtloam S - Land Service L - Show log of all messages seen ? - Shows command list H - Shows all icons A note about scrolls: Do not be alarmed if some scrolls that you try to read show up as strange characters. These scrolls are beyond your characters ability to read them. As your character increases in skill, so will your ability to read scrolls. Restoring Saved games. To play a game that has been saved specify the name of the saved game on the command line. for instance: THELAND JUDY Two new command line options have been added: /C - This option converts save files from versions earlier than 1.6 to work under the newer versions. This option should be used the first time you load your save file into the new version. /E - This option enables EGA graphics. Any command line options used should be placed after the saved game name. Note from the author: This brief documentation file leaves out an incredible amount of information available in the full documentation. It is strongly recommended that you register your copy of "The Land" so that you will recieve the full documentation, as well as getting a free copy of the next release of the program.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ FILES DOC 813 5-27-89 5:17a GENERAL DAT 3888 2-14-89 9:18p LAND MAP 10000 4-17-89 2:53a LORE DAT 9963 5-31-89 7:29a MAKESCOR COM 11941 6-06-89 11:37p MONSTER DAT 8022 5-31-89 11:51p OBJECTS DAT 9271 5-31-89 7:24p PDLAND DOC 8351 6-01-89 4:11a REVELSTN MAP 10000 1-01-80 1:17a SCORES DAT 777 7-22-89 2:17a SPELLS DAT 3724 5-31-89 12:51a THELAND CGA 9676 6-12-89 12:11p THELAND COM 23596 7-21-89 3:49a THELAND EGA 9676 6-12-89 12:16p WOODHELV MAP 10000 1-01-80 1:51a STONDOWN MAP 10000 1-01-80 12:49a FILE2159 TXT 2220 4-25-90 1:43p GO BAT 38 1-01-80 1:37a GO TXT 771 4-25-90 1:57p 19 file(s) 142727 bytes 12288 bytes free