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Disk No: 2887 Disk Title: Trivia: Movies and Computers PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: Have You Read That Movie? Author Version: 1.0 Author Registration: $10.00 Special Requirements: Graphics card. Have You Read That Movie? is a game of trivia on movies and related literature. The questions are multiple choice, and there are three levels of difficulty. The game has 91 easy questions, 141 medium questions, and 136 hard questions. The game can be played by one or two players. In two player games you can alternate turns or compete on each question simultaneously. The game can be set up so that you may have up to three tries before guessing the right answer. After the correct answer is given interesting facts are displayed about the movie or literature that should enhance the knowledge of all trivia buffs and movie fans. The game has pull down menus and online help. Program Title: Computer Trivia Quiz Author Version: 1.0 Author Registration: $20.00 Special Requirements: 320K RAM. COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ is a learning game for people of all ages, computer skill, education level, and user experience. The program allows the user to test his/her knowledge of computer terms, computer history, our famous and not so famous founders, ground-breaking events, etc. COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ is written for those who wish to become more computer literate. The range of subjects is wide. They cover computing from the stone age (Stonehedge) to questions about DOS (name a command new to DOS 3.3). The questions are designed to provide an enjoyable exercise in learning about early microcomputers (remember the Altair?), the various computer models (what was the first operational electrical digital computer?), individuals important in computer history (who was the first programmer?), computer inventions, their inventors & trivia (like how did the name Winchestor come up for hard drives), software (who wrote Applewriter?) and much much more!!! COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ is organized as a multiple choice game in which up to six players can play. When answering a question, the player can look at the "hint". The hints are full of useful information and make an enjoyable reading and learning tool! Questions, hints and answers (correct and incorrect) were written with the intended goal of increasing the user's understanding of computers, no matter what level of computer knowledge and sophistication the individual user possesses. Those that are experts with computers can learn interesting things from this program. Beginners can quickly develop a literacy about computers which will surely amaze their friends. Do you know what kind of a bug the first computer bug was? (hint: it was alive and crawled into a relay...) Try this program! There're lots of neat things in it and you'll have fun! Guru level individuals looking for a challenge should set the time limit to 10 seconds and see how many questions in a row they can get correct. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #2887 HAVE YOU READ THAT MOVIE? and >>>> ║ ║ COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ Make a directory on your computer hard drive for each of the games and ║ ║ then copy the respective zipped file and PKUNZIP.EXE to it. Or copy ║ ║ the files to respective floppy disks. (For subdirectories, see below.) ║ ║ ║ ║ C: (press Enter) ║ ║ MD \[directory name] (press Enter) ║ ║ CD \[directory name] (press Enter) ║ ║ COPY [filename.ext] (for each file) ║ ║ PKUNZIP [zipped filename] (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ HAVE YOU READ THAT MOVIE? = ║ ║ To print the program documentation, type: ║ ║ COPY FILMNLIT.DOC PRN (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start the game, type: FILMNLIT (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ Copyright 1991, PC-SIG, Inc. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #2887 HAVE YOU READ THAT MOVIE? and >>>> ║ ║ COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ (cont.) ║ ║ ║ ║ COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ = ║ ║ To read the quick instructions, type: TYPE README (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print the program documentation, type: COPY QUIZ.DOC PRN (Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start the game, type: QUIZ (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print the registration form, type: COPY QUIZ.FRM PRN (Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ Copyright 1991, PC-SIG, Inc. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
HAVE YOU READ THAT MOVIE? 100% Cotton Software RR1 Box 1622 Hop Bottom, PA 18824 Copyright 1990 by George Tylutki All rights reserved. Introduction ------------ Although movies are often based on original screenplays, many are adapted from literary works: novels, plays, short stories and even poems. Have You Read That Movie? is a multiple-choice test of your knowledge of movies and literature. There are three levels of difficulty and three modes of play. Each correct answer is accompanied by some interesting fact(s) about the movie or the literary work. Enjoy and learn. Have You Read That Movie? is a copyrighted shareware product; it is not freeware or public domain. You can try it before you buy it and you are encouraged to give copies to others. But if you like it and use it, you should send the registration fee of $10.00 to 100% Cotton Software. Registered users receive: - a copy of Have You Read That Movie? which does not display this message; - your choice Maze Survey or Double Directory (see below); - telephone support; - notification of updates; - the appreciation of programmers who strive to produce inexpensive, quality, useful and entertaining software. Maze Survey is a graphics game in which you use the keyboard to maneuver a variable-speed survey vehicle through mazes laying down and later picking up markers. You work against the clock and are paid for each marker. There are 10 mazes and 4 levels of difficulty. You can choose among 4 color palettes and 2 graphics resolutions (depending upon your computer's display adapter). You may also choose which keys maneuver the vehicle. High scores and the various settings (level, colors, etc.) can be saved to disk so that you don't have to reset them each time you play. There is on-line help. Maze Survey requires DOS 2.0 or later and 128K RAM and it will run with the following graphics adaptors (or clones): CGA, MCGA, EGA, VGA, Hercules, AT&T 400. Have You Read That Movie? 2 --------------------------------------------------------------- Double Directory displays two disk directories side-by-side (up to 150 files each). You can scroll through either or both (simultaneously) and delete, rename, and copy files. Double Directory's point-and-shoot interface makes it easy to tag files and navigate subdirectories. It automatically determines whether a monochrome or color display is being used, and, if you have an EGA or VGA, you can view more files in the 43- and 50-row modes. You can set a filename mask, sort directories by filename, extension, time, date or size, and shell to DOS to perform DOS functions. Double Directory's commands are mnemonic and it has context-sensitive help. It requires DOS 2.0 or later. QuickBASIC 4.5 source code is available. There is a registration form at the end of this file. To print this documentation, turn your printer on and type "copy filmnlit.doc prn" at the DOS prompt. Taking the Quiz --------------- You will be shown a question and four answers. Use the direction keys (see the Miscellaneous section) to move the inverse cursor bar to your answer choice and press the Enter key. Instructions are displayed at the bottom of the quiz window. If you are in Single Player mode or 2 Players Alternate mode (see below), you can choose "Skip this question" instead of choosing one of the four answers. Have You Read That Movie? randomly selects questions and any you skip will come up again later in the quiz. To run Have You Read That Movie?, type "filmnlit" at the DOS prompt. The Main Menu ------------- After the program has loaded, it will display a title screen. Press any key and the main menu will appear at the top of the screen. At the main menu, use the direction keys to choose one of the menu items and press Enter. Another menu will then drop down below your choice (except HELP). Again, use the direction keys to choose a menu item and press Enter. Some of the drop-down menu items will present a pop-up menu box. Use the direction keys and Enter to make another choice. Instead of using the direction and Enter keys, you can press the highlighted letter of a menu choice (for example, Q for quit). You can press the Esc key to cancel any choice. Have You Read That Movie? 3 --------------------------------------------------------------- 1. SETTINGS ----------- There are seven choices on the SETTINGS menu: # of Tries, Show answer, Level, Mode, Colors, Background, Mouse speed. # of Tries: You may try 1, 2, or 3 times to get the right answer before the program shows you the correct answer or moves on to another question (see Show answer below). Show answer: You can have the program show you the correct answer after you have failed to choose the correct answer # of Tries. Mode: There are three modes: Single Player, 2 Players Alternate, and 2 Players Compete. Choose Single Player when only one person is playing. In 2 Players Alternate mode, 2 players take turns answering questions. 2 Players Compete mode is like a TV game show. After a brief blank screen,the question and answers are displayed. The first player to recognize the correct answer, presses any key on his or her side of the keyboard (Player 1 = left side and Player 2 = right side) and then uses the direction keys to choose an answer. In Single Player and 2 Players Alternate modes, players may choose Skip this question. In 2 Players Compete, you may not choose Skip this question. Further, wrong answers are subtracted from right answers (thus lowering your score). Therefore, in 2 Players Compete mode, you should not try to be the first player to press a key on your side of the keyboard unless you are quite sure you know the answer. Level: There are three levels of difficulty: easy, medium and hard. There are 91 easy questions, 141 medium questions and 136 hard questions. Colors: There are four color schemes for the score, settings and quiz windows. One of them should suit your preferences. See CGA NOTE below. Background: Each time you press Enter the underlying, textured background color will change. There are sixteen background colors. The colors will roll over from 16 to 1 as you continue to press Enter. Sixteen background colors + four color schemes = 64 color combinations total. See CGA NOTE below. Mouse speed: You can adjust the mouse sensitivity so that it moves slowly, moderately or quickly. Have You Read That Movie? 4 --------------------------------------------------------------- 2. PLAY ------- Choose Start new game to play. While you are taking the quiz, you can press the Esc key to return to the top main menu. If you then change the settings of # of Tries, Show answer, Colors, Background, or Mouse speed, you can choose Continue game. However, if you change the Mode or Level settings, you must Start new game (Continue game on the PLAY menu will be dimmed or invisible and the cursor bar will not move on to it). 3. QUIT ------- When you choose QUIT, you will be asked to confirm that you really want to quit the program. 4. HELP ------- You can display help screens by choosing Help at the main menu or by pressing the F1 function key while you are in the quiz window. Windows ------- At the upper, left side of the screen is the score box which shows the number of questions you have tried to answer, the number of right and wrong answers, the percentage of right answers and the number of remaining questions ("to go"). In 2 Players Compete mode, you can have a negative percentage. At the upper, right side of the screen is the settings box which shows the current settings. At the lower center of the screen is the quiz box where questions and answers are displayed and you make choices. CGA NOTE -------- Have You Read That Movie? is able to give you 16 background colors by manipulating the "blink bit." Some CGA display adapters improperly reset this bit at odd times. Therefore, if you choose color "C" or background colors 9 through 16, you may find that the colors blink. If so, press the space bar while the questions and answers are displayed. If the colors continue to blink (rather than turning bright), you will have to use colors "A", "B" or "D" and background colors 1-8 (unless you like the blinking colors). Even if the bright colors display correctly, you may see a brief flash when the score is updated. Have You Read That Movie? 5 --------------------------------------------------------------- This problem is related only to SOME CGA display adapters and not to EGA, VGA, Hercules, etc. Miscellaneous ------------- Have You Read That Movie? will automatically detect whether a mouse driver is loaded. If so, you may use either the mouse or the keyboard. The left mouse button is used for the Enter key and the right mouse button is used for the Escape key. In addition to the cursor keypad direction keys (Up Arrow, Down Arrow, Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Page Up and Page Down), you can use the "WordStar" direction keys (Ctrl-E, Ctrl-X, Ctrl-S, Ctrl- D, Ctrl-Q-R and Ctrl-Q-C). The author of the literary work on which the movie is based is mentioned in the question or appears in square brackets at the end of the question: for example, [Edgar Allan Poe]. Occasionally the film and literary title may differ by a word or two: for example, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (story) and Phantom of the Rue Morgue (movie). Have You Read That Movie? requires one disk drive and 256K RAM. It will work correctly on CGA, EGA, VGA, Hercules, MDA, and MCGA display adapters (color or monochrome). REGISTRATION FORM Date:_________________ Register my copy of Have You Read That Movie? ($10.00). Send me a new copy without the registration screen and a copy of:  Maze Survey or  Double Directory Name _________________________________________________________ Street _______________________________________________________ City ______________________________ State ____ Zip __________ I obtained my copy of Have You Read That Movie? from:  Friend  User's group  Commercial service _________________________________  Other ______________________________________________ Send $10.00 to: 100% Cotton Software RR 1 Box 1622 Hop Bottom, PA 18824  Check  Money order
-- Author: George Tylutki -- Address: RR 1 Box 1622, Hop Bottom, PA 18824 -- Phone: 717-289-4019 -- Program: Have You Read That Movie? -- Description: Have You Read That Movie? is an entertainment-educational program that tests the user's knowledge of literature and films via a multiple-choice format. There are 91 easy questions, 141 medium questions and 136 hard questions (368 total). Each correct answer is accompanied by some interesting fact(s) about the movie or the literary work. There are three modes of play: Single Player; Two Players Alternate; and Two Players Compete (like a TV game show -- players compete to be first and correct). The user may choose to see the correct answer or not after answering incorrectly. The user may choose to try 1, 2, or 3 times to get the right answer before the program shows the correct answer or moves on to another question. The program runs correctly with CGA, EGA, VGA, Hercules, MDA, and MCGA display adapters (color or monochrome) and with or without a mouse. The user may adjust the mouse sensitivity. There are four color scheme choices for the score, settings and quiz windows and the user can choose among sixteen background colors. The program uses drop-down menus and there is on-line help. -- Intended user: movie fans, literature enthusiasts, trivia buffs, teachers, students, general audience -- Update: no (version 1.0) -- Unique features: There are no other programs like Have You Read That Movie? -- Capacity: NA -- Special hardware requirements: none -- How to start: type "filmnlit" at the DOS prompt -- Registration fee: $10.00 -- Registration benefits: (1) a copy of the program without the request-for- registation screen; (2) a free copy of a game or utility program (Maze Survey or Double Directory); (3) telephone support; (4) notification of updates -- List of files: filmnlit.exe -- executable program filmnlit.doc -- user manual
Documentation for Computer Trivia Quiz Computer Trivia Quiz is a learning game for people of all computer skill and knowledge levels. The program allows you to test your knowledge of computer terms, computer history, prominent founders, ground-breaking events, etc. Computer Trivia Quiz is written for those who wish to become more computer literate. The range of subjects is wide. They cover computing from the stone age (Stonehenge) to questions about DOS (name a command new to DOS 3.3). The questions are designed to provide an enjoyable exercise in learning about early microcomputers (remember the Altair?), the various computer models (what was the first operational electrical DIGITAL computer?), individuals important in computer history (who was the first programmer?), computer inventions, their inventors & trivia (like how did the name Winchestor come up for hard drives), software (who wrote AppleWriter?) and much much more!!! WHAT COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ DOES Computer Trivia Quiz is organized as multiple choice game in which up to six players can play. When answering a question, the player can look at the "hint". The hints are full of useful information and make an enjoyable reading and learning tool! Questions, hints and answers (correct and incorrect) were written with the intended goal of increasing an user's understanding of computers, no matter what level of computer knowledge and sophistication the individual user possesses. Those that are experts with computers can learn interesting things from this program. Beginners can quickly develop a literacy about computers which will surely amaze their friends. Do you know what kind of a bug the first computer bug was? (hint: it was alive and crawled into a relay...) Try this program!!! We think you will agree that there's lots of neat things in this one!!! We believe you will have fun! Computer Trivia Quiz Version 1.0 Copyright 1991, Shoestring Software This program is distributed as shareware. It may be freely copied and distributed as long as this file is included. If you find this program useful, you are requested to register your program. Those who register will receive the latest updates to this program, hard copy of the manual, a colorful tee shirt, and information on other products by available from Shoestring Software. The registration fee is $20.00. Please send your name, address and any comments today. Registrations should be sent to: Shoestring Software P.O. Box 43800 Las Vegas, NV 89116 DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY THIS SHAREWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS". SHOESTRING SOFTWARE MAKES NO WARRANTY OF PERFORMANCE OR MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SHOESTRING SOFTWARE MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE USER MUST ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF USING THE PROGRAM. ANY LIABILITY OF SHOESTRING SOFTWARE WILL BE LIMITED EXCLUSIVELY TO PRODUCT REPLACEMENT OR REFUND OF THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR REGISTERED VERSIONS ONLY. SHOESTRING SOFTWARE HAS MADE THE BEST EFFORT POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE ACCURATE INFORMATION IN THIS PROGRAM. HOWEVER, AS WITH ANY RESEARCH, WE HAVE FOUND CONFLICTING INFORMATION WITHIN IN THE AVAILABLE LITERATURE. SHOESTRING SOFTWARE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INACCURACIES WITHIN. IF AN INACCURACY IS DISCOVERED, PLEASE CONTACT THE AUTHORS. PLEASE INCLUDE IN YOUR STATEMENT WHAT THE INACCURACY IS AND ALSO PROVIDE US WITH TWO SOURCES WHICH PROVIDE AN ACCURATE STATEMENT. _______ ____|__ | (R) --| | |------------------- | ____|__ | Association of | | |_| Shareware |__| o | Professionals -----| | |--------------------- |___|___| MEMBER Shoestring Software is a member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but does not provide technical support for members' products. Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442-9427 or send a Compuserve message via CompuServe Mail to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536. WHAT IS SHAREWARE Shareware is software that allows you to examine before you spend. Shareware authors can get their product to a broad market spectrum with few costs. Since the costs associated with product promotion and distribution are minimized, the shareware customer gets more "bang for his buck". This product would cost much more if it were marketed using standard commerical practices. There are no fancy bubble wrapped packages, distribution costs or retail store profit to be added to the cost of software. Shareware authors place their trust in their product. Unlike commerical packages, if you do not like the product after you run it, you don't buy it. Those users who decide to keep shareware software after trying it are asked to register their product with the authors. You register by sending your name, address and a modest fee to the shareware author of the product. Registered owners of shareware often get additional value when they register. Shoestring Software will send you the latest version of the program, a colorful tee shirt, a typeset version of the online manual, offer you additional products, and 180 days of product support by mail. WHAT IS SHAREWARE (Cont) The printed manuals, version updates, and additional support which are sent to all registered owners may provide additional incentive to register. If you enjoy the product then the shareware author deserves to be compensated. The only way that the author can be compensated is if you register. When you support the concept of shareware by registering, you encourage the authors to continue to develop useful and affordable shareware products. The additional incentives provided by `Shoestring Software' to encourage users to register include a typeset manual and a colorful tee shirt. There are several companies that distribute shareware for a small fee. This fee covers their costs and profits. None of the money paid to a shareware distibutor goes to the authors. The shareware concept only works if enough of you register your products. DESCRIPTION Computer Trivia Quiz is a game in which up to six players can test their knowledge of computer terms, information, and the history of the developments of computers. While this program is scored as a game, the primary objective is for the player(s) to learn. During the game, each player will answer a question in turn. There are five possible answers to each question. If the player does not know the answer, they can get a hint on the question. The hint can provide fascinating information about the possible answers. Should the player select the hint, then the player receives no credit for answering the question. The hint can be viewed after answering the question without penalty. The scoring of the game is simple. Each player receives one point for each correctly answered question. If the player read the hint before answering, no point will be awarded. REQUIREMENTS The disk should contain the following files: README. QUIZ.DOC QUIZ.EXE QUIZ.FRM In order to play the game you must have the following: - An IBM Personal Computer XT or AT or compatible computer. - The computer must have 320K of RAM. - Your computer must run the PC-DOS or MS-DOS operating system at version 2.0 or higher. - Monochrome monitor with graphics or a color monitor. WHAT'S IN EACH FILE? README - This should be the first file you read! QUIZ.EXE - This is Computer Trivia Quiz. Typing `QUIZ' in the directory with this file will execute the program. QUIZ.DOC - This is the online manual for Computer Trivia Quiz. This is the file that you are reading currently, if there is information you need to know it is in this file. Registered users will receive a printed copy of this online manual. QUIZ.FRM - This is a one page registration form. Should you decide to keep this program after reviewing it, you should register with Shoestring Software. This one page registration form can be printed on almost any printer. QUIZ.FRM is a text file. QUIZ.FRM doesn't contain any special symbols or format characters. INSTALLING THE PROGRAM Before installation or playing the game, it is recommended that you make a backup of the original disk that you received. Instructions for the DOS command "DISKCOPY" are displayed on the next page. If you need to make a bootable copy do the following: - Format a blank disk with the /s option. - Copy README and quiz.* to that disk. - DO NOT enable the write protect on the disk. The program maintains a history of which questions were asked, when they were asked and whether they were answered correctly. Computer Trivia Quiz has a finite number of questions. This information is maintained in a file named TRIVIA.HST. The program will create this file if it is not found in the current directory. Since TRIVIA.HST is updated after every round, you must not write protect the disk. USING DISKCOPY The procedure to use to make a backup disk is as follows. If your diskette works in drive A:, then enter the following command: DISKCOPY A: A: If your diskette works in Drive B:, enter the following command: DISKCOPY B: B: You will need one blank floppy disk for this operation. The disk can be unformatted. The DISKCOPY command will tell you what to do. HARD DRIVE INSTALLATION: If you wish to install Computer Trivia Quiz on your hard drive, use your experience or follow these instructions or some combination of the two. - Place the diskette into your floppy drive. - Select the drive which you which to install the software. In this example, we will assume that the drive is C>. - Change to the C> drive by entering: C: - Change to the root directory by entering: CD \ - Make a directory for Computer Trivia Quiz program: MD QUIZ - Change to the QUIZ directory by entering: CD QUIZ - Copy the diskette to your new QUIZ directory. If the floppy with Computer Trivia Quiz is located in the `A:' drive, type in the following command: COPY A:*.* CONVENTIONS The keys on the keyboard are referred to in this document within < >. For example, the Escape key is <Escape> and return key is <Return>. The function keys on the top OR along the left side of your keyboard are referred to in this document and within the program by <Fn>, where n is the number of the function key. For example, function key number one is referred to as <F1>. PLAYING THE GAME The game can be played by up to six players. Begin the game by selecting the drive and directory where the game is installed. Then type: QUIZ After the initial copyright screens, a screen will be displayed which requests that you "Enter the number of Players:" Please enter the number of players (range: 1 to 6) by typing the number followed by the <ENTER> or <RETURN> key. The names of each player are asked for next. One by one, each player can enter his or her name. Please note: The order that these names are entered is the order in which the questions will be asked. WELCOME SCREEN The next screen welcomes the players to the game. There is a menu at the bottom of the screen which displays what key options are available. The screen shows: <ESC> = Exit, <F1> = Play Game, <F2> = Options If at this time, the player(s) wants to exit the game, the <ESC> key can be used. Hitting function key number one <F1> will begin the game. Hitting function key number two <F2> will allow you to customize the game. OPTIONS IN COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ Quiz has some options that can be set before the game is played. Hit Function key number 2 <F2> to display the options menu. The options screen that is displayed defaults as shown below: Music Yes Sound Yes Nice Comments Yes Caustic Comments No Use History Yes Display Correct Answer No Limit time per Question No Seconds per Question 30 The bottom menu bar of the screen displays the `valid' input for this screen. It appears as: <Enter> to toggle, <Esc> to exit, ^ - Up, ^ - Down Most of these options are either enabled (Yes) or disabled (No). The initial settings of these options is shown above. MUSIC OPTION # 1 Music - When this option is set to Yes, a little tune will be played when the question is answered. No tune is played when this option is set to No. SOUND OPTION # 2 Sound - When this option is set to Yes, a Beep sound will be heard when an incorrect key is hit. This just means that one of the correct keys must be entered before the program can continue. When this option is set to No, no beeps will be heard, however, the program will still not continue, until a valid key is entered. NICE COMMENTS OPTIONS # 3 Nice Comments - This option, when set to "Yes", will display friendly praise-type comment when a question is answered correctly. If set to "No", the generic "you got it right" is displayed. CAUSTIC COMMENTS OPTION # 4 Caustic Comments - Those players who love insults should set the Caustic Comments option to "Yes". If set to yes, an insulting comment will be displayed at random intervals when player gets the answer incorrect. If set to "No" the generic "you got it wrong" comment is displayed. USE HISTORY OPTION # 5 Use History - The questions appearing in each game are chosen in one of two ways. The first way is by random choice. The second keeps a history of all the questions that the players have been asked and "ages" them. The program then selects heavily from the "older" questions. There is randomness in this feature, so questions will not be asked in the same order. If set to "Yes", the history of questions asked will be used. If set to "No" the random question selection strategy will be used. Option is set to "Yes" by default. DISPLAY CORRECT ANSWER OPTION # 6 Display Answer - When this option is set to "Yes" the program will display the correct answer whenever the player misses the question. If set to "No" this information will not be displayed. LIMIT TIME PER QUESTION OPTION # 7 Limit time - This option selects whether players must respond within a time limit set for the game. When on, each question must be answered before the limit, or the player will get the question wrong. When this option is set to "NO", each player can take as much time as they want. The amount of time can be set in option number 8. SECONDS PER QUESTION OPTION # 8 Seconds - This option provides the time limit (in seconds) by which the question must be answered. This option can be set in the range from 10 to 600 seconds. A time limit is only used if the option number 6, the "Limit time per Question" option, is set to "Yes". HOW TO CHANGE OPTIONS To change the options, use the up and down cursor keys to position the cursor on the option you wish to change. The current option will be displayed in inverse colors. Once positioned, to change a "Yes" or "No", simply hit the <Enter> or <Return> key. To change the `seconds per question' option, just type in the new time limit desired, then press the <Enter> or <Return> key. To exit the options menu, press the <Escape> key. The options that are displayed on the screen will be valid. COMPUTER TRIVIA QUIZ DISTRIBUTION AND LICENSING AGREEMENT This disk may be freely copied and distributed. However, if you wish to charge a minimal fee for a copy of Computer Trivia Quiz, you must have the written permission of Shoestring Software. Applications should include your statement of consent to the terms below in exchange for authorization to distribute Computer Trivia Quiz as shareware. Send an application to: Shoestring Software P.O. Box 43800 Las Vegas, NV 89116. Please include $10 for processing. Authorization will be granted upon your meeting the following conditions. 1.) The distributor's advertising must explain that the program is shareware. Advertising must state that the software is copyrighted and that the shareware distributor is providing the program for evaluation purposes. It must explain that further use of the program DOES requires registration. 2.) The authors maintain the right to withdraw the program from distribution. SUPPORT Shoestring Software is an undertaking by two programmer types who work full time jobs. We pledge fast replies to any question sent us by mail. Shoestring Software regrets that at this time there is no way we can offer phone support. If you should write us for assistance, please include all of the following information about your system: brand, memory, speed, processor type, version of DOS, video adapter card, monitor, and as complete and detailed a description of the problem as possible. Those who have already registered, please include your registration number. All queries and comments should be directed to this address: Shoestring Software P.O. Box 43800 Las Vegas, NV 89116. Those that question our pledge of support as too general and less than specific will appreciate the following. Shoestring Software will provide 180 days of support via the U.S. Postal Service. The period of support begins the day we process your registration. If you, like us, detest legaleeze, then you have our honest pledge of support! REQUEST FOR USER SUPPORT Shoestring Software requests your support as well. Yes, we would like it if you registered but we would also like to hear from you about are product. If you don't decide to keep our program after you have reviewed it, we'd like to know why. If you think of ways it could be improved please tell us. If you know of a subject or question we could use, please write us. Our goal is to develop software that educates and informs while being FUN! Anything you can think of that would add to the enjoyment or educational value of Computer Trivia Quiz would be appreciative. Any suggestions, questions or comments should be directed to this address: Shoestring Software P.O. Box 43800 Las Vegas, NV 89116. FINAL PLEA TO REGISTER This program is distributed as shareware. If you decide to keep this program, you have a moral obligation to send us money. The only way that the shareware concept and continued quality and low cost software will be available is if a fair portion of the users meet this obligation. A portion, smaller than it should be, will always register shareware they use. This plea is to the rest of you! You liked the program, you have decided to keep it around. There will come a time when it will be handy. You'll dazzle Uncle Fred by playing him a game of Computer Trivia Quiz. Just wait till he visits again. You'll play till you've learn every question. You will prey upon any other computer user who happens by. You will use this program to trade with to your friend for other programs. You are requested to register your program, BUT, nobody is making you register so you decide to save the $20.00. This plea's for U. THIS PLEA'S FOR U! When you register you will receive the very latest updated version of this program. You will also receive information on additional products offered by Shoestring Software. You will receive a type- set manual for this product. You will receive a really exciting colorful tee shirt that you can proudly wear. The registration fee is only $20.00. We ask you to print the file QUIZ.FRM on your printer. Please fill in the form with your name, address, system configuration, and any comments. Mail your registration to: Shoestring Software P.O. Box 43800 Las Vegas, NV 89116
Computer Trivia Quiz Version 1.0 Copyright 1991 by Shoestring Software This file contains information for anyone who wishes to distribute Computer Trivia Quiz. If you are a Shareware Distributor, Disk Vendor, BBS Sysop, or User Group, please read this, as this applies to you. Description of Program (brief): Comuputer Trivia Quiz is a unique and fun learning game in which one to six players can match their knowledge about computer terms, history, famous figures, and other computer-related trivia. Players can learn much, as there is an informative explaination for each question. Detailed Program Description: Computer Trivia Quiz is a learning game ----------------------------- for people of all ages, computer skill, education level, and user experience. The program allows the user to test his/her knowledge of computer terms, computer history, our famous and not so famous founders, ground-breaking events, trivia, etc. Computer Trivia Quiz is written for those who wish to become more computer literate. The range of subjects is wide. They cover computing from the stone age (Stonehedge) to questions about DOS (name a command new to DOS 3.3). The questions are designed to provide an enjoyable exercise in learning about early microcomputers (remember the Altair?), the various computer models (what was the first operational electrical DIGITAL computer?), individuals important in computer history (who was the first programmer?), computer inventions, their inventors & trivia (like how did the name Winchestor come up for hard drives), software (who wrote Applewriter?) and much much more!!! Computer Trivia Quiz is organized as multiple choice game in which up to six players can play. When answering a question, the player can look at the "hint". The hints are full of useful information and make an enjoyable reading and learning tool! Questions, hints and answers (correct and incorrect) were written with the intended goal of increasing the users understanding of computers, no matter what level of computer knowledge and sophistication the individual user possesses. Those that are experts with computers can learn interesting things from this program. Beginners can quickly develop a literacy about computers which will surely amaze their friends. Do you know what kind of a bug the first computer bug was? (hint: it was alive and crawled into a relay...) Try this program!!! We think you will agree that there's lots of neat things in this one!!! We believe you will have fun! Guru level individuals looking for a challenge should set the time limit to 10 seconds and see how many questions in a row they can get correct. Shoestring Software Distribution Policy: Anyone distributing this package must provide all of the following files unmodified: README, QUIZ.DOC, QUIZ.EXE, and QUIZ.FRM. Shareware vendors can add files to the package that assist in the ease of use or distribution of the package. Computer Trivia Quiz cannot be sold as part of some other inclusive package. Nor can it be included in any commercial software packaging offer, without a written agreement from Shoestring Software. ASP Approved vendors: If you are an ASP approved vendor, you have the permission of Shoestring Software to distribute Computer Trivia Quiz provided that: all of the above files are included in the distribution disk, the cost of distribution is reasonable, and the vendor tells us of their intention to distribute. We request that the vendor send us the first catalog in which our product is listed. Non ASP Approved Vendors: If you wish to distribute the shareware version of Computer Trivia Quiz, please fill out an application for distribution approval and send to our registration address. A copy of your catalog will help us decide. There is a $10 fee for processing. After evaluation we will notify you of our decision. Refer to file QUIZ.DOC for additional information on the requirements. Please let us know what version you have, so we can send you the latest if you don't have it. Non-profit user groups: If your non-profit user group wishes, it can distribute the complete shareware version of Computer Trivia Quiz. A reasonable charge for the disk and copying may be charged. You must include ALL of the files in the distribution package. BBS: Any BBS may redistribute this complete shareware package. If possible, we ask that you let us know where and how to access it. An ASP membership is not necessary for BBS distribution. All distribution inquires and information should be sent to: Shoestring Software P.O. Box 43800 Las Vegas, NV 89116
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