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DOUBLECROSS (tm) ---------------- DoubleCross is a strategy game for two players. The goal is to build a solid connection between two sides of the playing board. Each player tries to connect their sides while blocking their opponent's attempts to do the same. This program will work with CGA, EGA, Hercules and VGA graphics modes. When you run the program, you will be presented with a simple list of display modes supported. Simply press the key corresponding to the mode of your choice and the game will continue loading. If you do not know which type you have, try them all until you eliminate those that your computer cannot support. Remember that the graphics get better on the EGA and VGA modes. To start the program, type DBLCROSS at the DOS prompt. Advanced Information -------------------- For CGA displays, DoubleCross uses the high-resolution monochrome mode to better show the board and pieces. The VGA support is true 640x480, 16-color support and shows much greater detail than the EGA mode. Any MS-compatible mouse is supported but you can also use the keyboard at the same time. This means that one player can use the mouse and the other can use the keyboard if you do not like trading the mouse back and forth after each turn. We have tried this software with the following mouse manufacturers: Microsoft, Logitech, and Genius. If you try to run this program with a mode that your computer cannot support, you will see a blank screen. If this happens, don't panic! The game probably has loaded so you can press the 'Q' key to quit. If that doesn't work, you might have to reboot the computer. All of this should not happen if you correctly identify your computer's proper display type. If you get annoyed at seeing the display menu, you can tell the program from DOS when you run it by adding the letter for the display mode on the same command line after the program name: DBLCROSS C - loads in CGA mode DBLCROSS H - loads in Hercules mode DBLCROSS E - loads in EGA mode DBLCROSS V - loads in VGA mode
Disk No: 2527 Disk Title: Pentrix, Boggler, & DoubleCross PC-SIG Version: S1.32 Program Title: Pentrix Author Version: 1.32 Author Registration: $10.00 Special Requirements: None. It's like tic-tac-toe on steroids! Based on the board game GO-MAKU, PENTRIX will test your strategic thinking. You and an opponent take turns placing your games pieces on the board. Outflank your opponent by placing five of your pieces in a row and you've won. The help screens explain the rules and make winning sound easy -- but it's not. PENTRIX works fine on any system, but has stunning graphics on EGA/VGA. Works great with or without a mouse. Program Title: DoubleCross Author Version: 4/91 Author Registration: $10.00 Special Requirements: Graphics card. Supports a mouse. Here's a strategy game to keep two players busy for a while! Build a bridge that solidly connects both sides of the board. ...But do it while blocking your opponent's attempts to do the same! Program Title: Boggler Author Version: 4/91 Author Registration: $10.00 Special Requirements: Graphics card. An addictive game that's great for get-togethers, BOGGLER is a word game for any number of players. The game displays a 4x4 square of letters. All players try to build the longest and most unique words in three minutes time. You can connect any letter to any other adjoining letter to form large words (in other words, the path of the word does not have to be straight). And the challenges lie in the restriction of being able to use each letter in the square only once per word. The only words that count as points are words that have three or more letters in them and that are unique to everyone else's! PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<< PC-SIG Disk #2527 DAVE'S GAMES: PENTRIX, BOGGLER, & DOUBLECROSS >>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ ║ ║ To read the note by the author, type: GO (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To read the documentation for the games, type: MISC (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start PENTRIX, type: PENTRIX (Enter) ║ ║ To start BOGGLER, type: BOGGLER (Enter) ║ ║ To start DOUBLECROSS, type: DBLCROSS (Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print out the questionnaire, type: COPY QUESTION.DOC PRN (Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ Copyright 1991, PC-SIG, Inc. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Disclaimer, Notice of Copyright, and Shareware Courtesy: This diskette contains software made available to customers as a service. In no event will Solaris Systems be liable to you for any damages, lost profits, lost savings, or any other incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use this software, even if Solaris Systems has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any claim by any other party. This product is freely distributed as shareware. However, all copyrights on the name, look-and-feel and operations are strictly enforceable. It is illegal to change any text within the program code that would remove the copyright notice for Solaris Systems. It is also illegal to change ordering information text in the program or to distort in any way the identity of the rightful copyright holder. This software was put on the shareware market to allow you, the consumer, to "try before you buy". If you use this product, please show your appreciation by registering it. Shareware works on the honor system - Let's keep it alive.
Solaris Systems CURRENT SOFTWARE TITLES Prices valid through August, 1991. NEW RELEASES ------------ Title: Great Explorers (#EXP0100S) Descr: Educational select-a-stories. Unregistered disk comes with two stories: "Columbus" and "Marco Polo". When you register, you receive three additional stories about other famous historical explorers. These electronic books allow the reader to make the choices that determine the fate of the explorer. Provides a fun way to get kids interested in history. Equip: PC with any display type. Price: $10 reg. for all five stories. Title: Dave's Utility Packs 1 & 2 (#DPK0001S & #DPK0002S) Descr: Two bundled sets of utilities. The first is geared for programmers and the second is geared for "power-users". Each pack comes on a separate disk. Equip: Any PC. Price: $20 reg /ea. Title: Double Cross (#DBL0101S) Versn: 1.1 Descr: Two-player strategy game. Outflank your opponent and connect your pieces from one side of the board to the other. Fast-paced fun for two players. Excellent graphics in EGA and VGA modes. Equip: PC with CGA, Hercules, EGA or VGA. Mouse-compatible. Price: $10 reg. Title: Boggler (#BGL0100S) Versn: 1.0 Descr: Word game for any number of players. The game displays a 4x4 square of letters. All players try to build the longest and most unique words in three minutes time. Great for get-togethers and is very addictive! Equip: PC with CGA, Hercules, EGA or VGA. Price: $10 reg. ADDITIONAL TITLES ----------------- Title: Pentrix (#PTX0132S) Versn: 1.32 Descr: Two-player strategy game based on GO-MAKU (similar to Pente). Make five-in-a-row while preventing your opponent from doing the same. Allows capturing for more fun! Works with screens that have no graphics and supprts excellent EGA and VGA graphics. Equip: PC with MDA, CGA, EGA, Hercules, or VGA. Mouse-compatible. Price: $10 reg. COMING ATTRACTIONS (Not Available at this time) ----------------------------------------------- Title: Party Pentrix (#PPX0000S) Descr: Play Pentrix with 3-6 players at once! Equip: PC with MDA, CGA, EGA, Hercules, or VGA. Mouse-compatible. Stats: In development - release around June, 1991. Title: Pentrix Deluxe (#PTD0100D) Descr: Deluxe version of Pentrix. Allows player to play against the computer. Computer can recommend moves. Save and load game feature also added. Available through Solaris Systems for $21.50 direct. Equip: MDA, CGA, Hercules, EGA or VGA. Mouse compatible. Stats: In development - release around May, 1991. Title: Double Deluxe (#DBD0100D) Descr: Expanded version of Double Cross. Allows player to play against the computer. Computer can recommend moves. Save and load game feature also added. Available through Solaris Systems for $24.00. Equip: CGA, EGA, VGA or Hercules. Mouse compatible. Stats: In development - release around July, 1991. Title: Dave's Utility Pack 3 (#DPK0003S) Descr: Utilities bundled mostly for general use. Stats: In testing - look for release around July, 1991. Title: ZIN (#ZIN0100S) Descr: Action game for one or two players. Unique action game! Stop matching pairs of "sticks" as they bounce around the screen by connecting them when they intersect. Different playing fields and multiple skill levels. Lowest skill level acceptable for children. Helps build mouse dexterity in an arcade-quality game format. Equip: PC with EGA/VGA and a mouse. (12-mhz AT or faster recommended) Stats: In final phases of development and beta-testing - look for a release around Sept, 1991. Title: Meltdown (#MLT0100S) Descr: A game of skill and logic. You work for a company that accidentally supplied sabotaged equipment to nuclear power plants - you must keep them from having a meltdown! This unique game lets you play two different ways - either prevent a meltdown by using your skill and speed, or solve logic puzzles that correctly reprogram the equipment's computer. Or both! The advanced levels have up to four machines to repair simultaneously! You can also go "head-to-head" with another player. Also lets you load your own PCX-file background sceneries. Equip: Requires EGA or VGA. Mouse compatible. Stats: In development - look for a release around Dec, 1991. ORDERING INFORMATION -------------------- You can order any of the New Releases or Additional Titles for a fee of $4 per program for unregistered versions. This will give you the ability to have and use software for your evaluation. We trust that if you use and like a program that you will register it. Our business is based on this trust. If you order more than one unregistered program, the fee is reduced to $3 per program. You may also pre-register any released title by including the amount of registration (listed for each release). You can also request information about coming attractions. To Order or Register send Check or Money Order to: Solaris Systems, Shareware Group PO Box 476616 Garland, TX 75047-6616 If you are only requesting information, make the envelope to the attention of INFORMATION. This will help keep our processing speed as fast as possible. If you have any ideas for software products or have a product that you wish us to market, send for an author's kit (which includes a non-disclosure agreement to protect your idea). Please include $3 for processing and postage. Allow 1-3 weeks for delivery by mail. If you wish, we can send diskettes 2nd Day Air via FEDEX if you include an $8.50 handling charge. There is a $25 fee on all checks returned by banking institutions.
Pentrix version 1.32 -------------------- Pentrix is a strategy board game for two players. It was originally written for color VGA displays and EGA support was added later. This version also incorporates the ability to run in text-based mode for universal compatibility. The text mode uses block-graphic characters and retains all the playability of the graphics versions (including point-and-click mouse support). All display modes are supported in the self-contained executable program. You should have the following files: PENTRIX.EXE, NOTICE.DOC, SHOW.COM, OTHER.DOC, GO.BAT, and README.DOC. This version has been released as shareware on a "try before you buy" basis. If you begin to play it often and enjoy yourself, please show your appreciation for the author's hard work by registering your copy. Registration information is displayed after exiting the program. Ok, we're off the soapbox! Give it a try by typing PENTRIX at the DOS prompt (remember to hit ENTER after).
QUESTIONNAIRE This questionnaire was compiled as a way for us to get more in touch with our users. All questions on this questionnaire are designed to help us provide you with better software. You are encouraged to take the time to fill this out. And if you complete this and include it with your registration request, we will send you a copy of one of our other shareware titles, for free. We thank you for your time. 1. Circle the appropriate answer. Tell us what type of equipment you use: CPU: PC XT AT 286 386 486 MONITOR: MDA CGA EGA VGA Hercules HARD DRIVE: YES NO MODEM: YES NO MEMORY: 640K or less More than 640K 2. Tell us about who uses your computer: ADULTS: YES NO AGES: 18-24 25-34 35-45 46 and over WHAT USES: HOME MANAGEMENT BUSINESS APPS GAMES OTHER IF OTHER: Please Specify ___________________________________ CHILDREN: YES NO AGES: 2-5 6-10 11-14 15-19 WHAT USES: EDUCATIONAL GAMES OTHER IF OTHER: Please Specify ___________________________________ If you have any comments, questions, product ideas or product improvement suggestions, we would like to hear them. Please use the following section to write them down. ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Thank you for your time!
DAVE'S GAMES ------------ This set contains three games for your enjoyment - Pentrix, DoubleCross, and BOGGLER. All are shareware and can be distributed for free. We ask that you keep all the games and related files together. Here is a brief description of each game: Pentrix is a strategy game for two players that is based on the game of GO-MAKU. Works in all display modes with excellent EGA and 640x480 VGA screens. Supports mouse and keyboard simultaneously. Registration: $10 DoubleCross is a strategy game for two players. Build a bridge that connects your sides of the board while preventing your opponent from doing the same. Works with CGA, Hercules, EGA and 640x480 VGA graphic modes. Supports both mouse and keyboard. Registration: $10 Boggler is a word game for any number of players. The game displays a 4x4 square of letters. All players try to build the longest and most unique words in three minutes time. Great for get-togethers - very addictive! Supports CGA, Hercules, EGA and 640x480 VGA graphic modes. Registration is $10 As an alternative to registering individul games, all three games in the "Dave's Games" set can be registered for only $20. Both Pentrix and DoubleCross have a short manual and winning strategy guides that are sent to registered owners. Registered owners of Boggler will receive a copy of "Mega-Boggler" (has an 8x8 letter matrix). The following files should be on this diskette: General Pentrix DoubleCross Boggler ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ GO.BAT *PENTRIX.EXE *DBLCROSS.EXE *BOGGLER.EXE MISC.BAT PENTRIX.DOC DBLCROSS.DOC BOGGLER.DOC SHOW.COM SOL2.CHR NOTICE.DOC TINY.CHR OTHER.DOC README.DOC QUESTION.DOC Here is a list of things to type at the DOS prompt: MISC View the rest of the documentation PENTRIX Run Pentrix DBLCROSS Run DoubleCross BOGGLER Run Boggler SHOW file.doc View a DOC file
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