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Disk No: 3051 Disk Title: Psychic Piano PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: Psychic Piano Author Version: S.02B Author Registration: $15.00 Special Requirements: No special requirements. PSYCHIC PIANO is a computerized version of Name That Tune and includes over 650 songs. Play against the computer or with eight other players. Guess the music's title from a multiple-choice list as the computer plays the song on its speaker. Or, listen to the songs without playing the game. To do this, look up a song by its title or category (show tunes, Christmas, etc.), or just browse through the entire list. The songs have a computerized beep-beep quality to them, but are nicely done and very easy to identify - that is, if you know them. One interesting feature is Psychic Piano's ability to let you add songs. Just type in the notes by their letter equivalent. Psychic Piano covers all the bases from "Bicycle Built for Two" to "Silent Night" to "Theme From Father Knows Best" to "Hotel California." A fun program for any music fan. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
Thank you for trying out PSYCHIC PIANO. Here are some helpful hints to get you started... ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── MAIN FEATURES OF PSYCHIC PIANO ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ■ COMPLETE INVENTORY OF OVER 650 SONGS FROM A DOZEN CATEGORIES, INCLUDING: - AMERICANA/FOLK (e.g., "Bicycle Built For Two", "Home Sweet Home") - GEOGRAPHIC NAMES (e.g., "Moon Over Miami", "Hotel California") - MOVIES/BROADWAY/TELEVISION (e.g., "Theme from Father Knows Best" - NAMES (e.g., "ALFIE", "AUBREY", "BEN") - CHRISTMAS (e.g., "Silent Night", "Deck the Halls") - YOUTH (e.g., "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "It's a Small World") ■ TITLE-THAT-TUNE GAME CAN ACCOMODATE UP TO 9 PLAYERS - Play Solo or with up to 9 players - Optional Song Categories displayed as clues - Definable Window Size (5-20 Songs Multiple-Choice) - Countdown Timer - Choice of Scoring Options and Handicapping - An optional Category of Songs may be selected ■ UNIQUE "SEARCH BY NOTES" FEATURE WITH AUTO-TRANSPOSITION - If you can play some notes on the "piano", you can search and play back songs from the library without knowing their titles! - You may add your own songs or change the timing of Library Songs. - If a unique song is found, it will automatically play back in the same key that you entered for the search notes. ■ SEARCH SONGS BY CATEGORY - Songs having a common characteristic (e.g., Foreign Songs) may be grouped together for display or playback. - The last category scanned can be used in the "Title-That-Tune" game. ■ SEARCH SONGS BY TITLE - If you know one or two words of a song, the Title Search will find every song that includes the search string. ■ BROWSE ENTIRE LIBRARY - Browse forward or backward, a song at a time or a screen at a time; you may flip to the beginning or end of the library, or go to the start of the desired letter of the alphabet. - The timing of any song can be added or changed. ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── SOME GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS AND HINTS ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── 1. From any list of items displayed in a window, the mouse or cursor keys may be used to highlight and select the desired entry. The [Enter] key or [M1] (left Mouse button) is typically used for selecting; [Esc] or [M2] (right Mouse button) is used to quit or cancel a function. 2. When using the Mouse to select, it is usually necessary to double-click (press [M1] twice quickly). 3. Prompts will usually appear either at the top line, the bottom 2 lines, or both. If in doubt, PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS ON THE SCREEN!!! 4. If you expect to find a unique song using Note Search, you can usually press a key after a beep indicates that a song has been found; if left until completion, all songs that match the search notes in all other keys will be displayed. 5. To use one of the song categories as input to the game, simply do a category search to display the songs from the desired category, exit, and start the game. You will be asked if you wish to use the last song category when starting the game. 6. When playing the game with other players, remember that MORE THAN ONE player may try to answer; the first player number pressed will be given first crack at the answer; if it's wrong, the next player will have a chance. Observe the bottom status line carefully to see what's going on. 7. The default window size for the game is 20 songs. You may specify a window size from 5 to 20 songs BEFORE starting the game: e.g., SONGS 12 specifies a window for 12 songs in the game. 8. The notes and timing may be a little off for some songs, but hey, I had to enter EVERY SINGLE SONG and I get tired! Hopefully, you can at least be able to recognize them. If it REALLY bothers you, then change it! 9. If you can allocate a portion of memory for a virtual (electronic) disk, the speed of the Note Search feature will improve dramatically! press [Esc] when FINISHED
If you are enjoying this ShareWare version of PSYCHIC PIANO, please use the information on the next page to register and receive a BONUS DISK which includes: ■ OVER 500 ADDITIONAL POPULAR TUNES! ■ NEW "AUTOPLAY" FEATURE FROM ANY SONG WINDOW ■ OVER 20 ADDITIONAL SONG CATEGORIES INCLUDING: - ANIMALS - JAZZ/RAGTIME - BEATLES - LOVE/ROMANTIC - BODY AND SOUL - ROCK - BY THE NUMBERS - SONGS ADDED BY USERS - COUNTRY - TELEVISION THEMES - DOWN/DEPRESSED/BREAKING UP - THE SENSES - EARTH AND SKY - TIME AFTER TIME - ETHNIC - TORCH - FOOD AND DRINK - UNUSUAL/WHIMSICAL - FOREIGN - WHO/WHAT/WHY/WHERE/WHEN/HOW? - INSPIRATIONAL/RELIGIOUS - CLASSICAL ■ NOTICE OF FUTURE UPGRADES ========================[ REGISTRATION FORM ]========================== | | Where did you get | | NAME _______________________________________| PSYCHIC PIANO? | | | ___ ShareWare Outlet | | ADDR _______________________________________| ___ $5 Computer Store | | | ___ Bulletin Board | | CITY ________________ ST ___ ZIP _________| ___ From a friend | | | ___ OTHER: | | | _________________ | | | _________________ | |---------------------------------------------------------------------- | Send $15 (check/money order) | For more information, contact | | | | | PSYCHIC PIANO UPGRADE | Mark Woo: (714) 385-7189 | | InfoScape, Inc. | | | 9701 Turtledove Avenue | FAX: (714) 965-1144 | | Fountain Valley, CA 92708 | | ======================================================================= press [PrtSc] key to Print Registration Form; press [Esc] to EXIT
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ README 1921 10-04-91 11:04a README BAT 24 10-03-91 11:55a INSTALL BAT 39 10-01-91 7:35a PP COM 127232 11-19-91 6:08p SONGS TTL 818 11-18-91 12:47p SONGS TBL 195 11-18-90 6:34p SONGS KEY 625 10-20-90 3:33p SONGS NEW 43912 11-02-91 12:42p SONGS TMG 38368 11-02-91 12:41p BROWSE HLP 906 9-27-91 10:42a CATEGORY HLP 482 9-27-91 11:42a DISPLAY HLP 839 9-27-91 11:42a GAME HLP 1491 9-26-91 3:13p GAME1 HLP 1114 9-26-91 3:35p GAME2 HLP 265 9-26-91 3:37p GAME3 HLP 177 11-28-90 4:29p GAME4 HLP 820 11-22-90 4:14p GAME5 HLP 1671 11-22-90 4:34p GAME6 HLP 358 11-23-90 12:02p GAME7 HLP 811 11-26-90 8:52p GAME8 HLP 1672 9-26-91 3:38p MENU1 HLP 1182 10-04-91 7:29a MENU2 HLP 1166 10-04-91 7:29a MENU3 HLP 1239 10-04-91 7:28a MENU4 HLP 1350 10-04-91 7:28a MENU5 HLP 1303 10-04-91 7:28a MENU6 HLP 1189 10-04-91 7:27a SCORING HLP 811 11-26-90 8:52p TITLE HLP 276 11-14-91 5:12p SONGS TXT 4414 10-03-91 10:05p UPGRADE TXT 2440 10-04-91 7:53a UPDATE 6200 11-20-91 2:36p FILE3051 TXT 1161 6-23-92 5:53p 33 file(s) 246471 bytes 56320 bytes free