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Drum Blaster Version 3.0 for the Sound Blaster Copyright 1991-1992 Larry Tipton _______ ____|__ | (R) --| | |------------------- Epic MegaGames | ____|__ | Association of 10406 Holbrook Drive | | |_| Shareware Potomac, MD 20854 |__| o | Professionals -----| | |--------------------- |___|___| MEMBER Drum Blaster turns your Sound Blaster-equipped PC into a professional-sounding drum pad featuring digitized sound effects. Drum Blaster also works with the tiny built-in speaker on plain old PC's but the sounds won't shake your house nearly as much. If you don't have a Sound Blaster or compatible sound card, we highly recommend buying one from your local computer store! Drum Blaster put forty unique digitized sound effects at your fingertips. Tap out rhythms by pressing the keys! Drum Blaster also can play CMF music files in the background while you pound the drum. Drum Blaster also comes bundled with a built-in "Drum Traker" player to give you a preview of the drum sequencer that will soon be available from Epic MegaGames (stay tuned for more information!) Member, ASP =========== This program is produced by a member of the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware principal 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 with an ASP member, but does not provide technical support for members' products. Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskogeon, MI 49442-9427 or send a Compuserve message via CompuServe Mail to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536. Installation ============ Drum Blaster requires, at minimum, the following PC configuration: - 512K RAM - EGA or VGA with at least 256K video memory. - Hard Drive or high density floppy drive. A Sound Blaster Card is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED but not required. Installation is a snap. Copy files to an appropriate sub directory on you hard disk (if you have one) or simply copy the files to diskette (requires a high density diskette). Copy all files to a directory of your choice on you hard drive or just run it from one high density floppy. TYPE DB. Press enter. Drum Blaster makes every attempt to locate the address of your Sound Blaster. If for some strange reason you get no sound from the Sound Blaster or it comes up in PC Speaker mode try typing: DB XXX Y where XXX is the Port IO Address and Y is the interrupt number. Modes of Operation ================== Drum Blaster has several modes of operation: - Drum Mode (default) - Synthesizer Toggle (lets you play notes in addition to sound effects) - Drum Traker Mode (requires a Sound Blaster) - CMF Music Mode (requires a Sound Blaster) Drum Mode ========= This is the default or standard mode of operation. Press keys to produce various sound effects. Crank your stereo up to maximum volume in order to annoy your parents and neighbors. Synthesizer =========== Activated by pressing F3. A highlight box appears over the first digitized sample. Navigate by pressing the arrow keys. Pressing the ENTER key selects the sample within the highlight box as the active synthesizer instrument. Pressing ESC cancels the request. Now press the QWERTYUIOP keys to produce notes. This is sort of like a one-octave, 12-fret guitar. To return to Drum Mode press F4. Drum Traker =========== Activated by pressing F2. A file menu with a list of all available Drum Traker sequences and modules appears. Navigate by pressing the up and down arrows. Press ENTER to select. Pressing ESC cancels the request. While in this mode a TEMPO box appears. Pressing the up and down arrows keys changes the tempo of the sequence being played. Pressing any other key takes you out of Drum Traker Mode! > Look for Drum Traker coming soon from Epic MegaGames! Drum Traker allows > you to create your own sequences. Way cool. CMF Music ========= Activate by pressing F5. A file menu with a list of all available CMF Songs appears. Navigate by pressing the up and down arrows. Press ENTER to select. Pressing ESC cancels the request. Pressing F6 stops the song being played. You can play along now by pressing the various drum pad keys! By the way: Three of the songs in the CMF menu were taken from the sound track of Jill of the Jungle, a VGA action-adventure game from Epic MegaGames. Two are original works of Dan Froelich: ACTION.CMF and FUNKY.CMF; AMAZING.CMF is Dan's transcription of Amazing Grace. Library Menu ============ If you wish to change to a different Sound Blaster 3.0 Library select this option. Additional Libraries are available through Epic MegaGames! You can also create your Library files using the DBLIB.EXE program that comes with DRUM BLASTER 3.0. See DBLIB.DOC for more information. Drummer Menu ============ If you which to change the Drummer/Keyboard Animations select this option. Drum Blaster 3.0 comes complete with two animation sets! Additional "Drummers" are available through Epic MegaGames! Ordering ======== Type "PRINTME" to print the Epic MegaGames order form. Also check out our on-disk catalog (CATALOG.EXE) for information about our games! ______________________________________________________________________________ Legal Stuff Drum Blaster may not be changed/modified in any way except by the author. All warranties are disclaimed, including damage to hardware and/or software from use of this program. In no event will Larry Tipton or Epic MegaGames be liable for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental or consequential damages arising out of use or inability to use this program, or any other claim by any other party. Have a nice day! _______________________________________________________________________________ Sound Blaster is a registered trademark of Creative Labs, Inc Drum Blaster (C) 1991-92 by Larry Tipton, all rights reserved.
Drum Blaster Librarian ====================== You can use DBLIB.EXE to create your own libraries of sounds for Drum Blaster. These sound libraries appear as .LIB files; DB.LIB is the bundled with Drum Blaster. The syntax is simple: DBLIB yourfile.lib DBLIB will search the current directory for files with the file extension "VOC". These files must be uncompressed VOC samples. Do not try to use compressed files. Make sure that you have at least 43 VOC files in the directory where DBLIB resides. Make sure that no single VOC file is more than 65,554 bytes in length. Also, please remember that the lib you create should be kept to under 500,000 bytes total since the lib is loaded into low dos memory. You can select a new library from Drum Blaster by pressing F10. Send us your Drum Blaster libraries =================================== Have you created a cool sound library for Drum Blaster? Send it in! The creator of the best Drum Blaster library we see each month gets a coupon for a 50% discount on any product from Epic MegaGames. Send your Drum Blaster libraries to: Epic MegaGames Attn: Drum Blaster Library 10406 Holbrook Drive Potomac, MD 20854 _______________________________________________________________________________ Drum Blaster (C) 1991 by Larry Tipton, all rights reserved.
Information about foreign orders: If we don't have a distributor in your area, you can order by credit card (Mastercard or Visa) by calling 314-256-3130 (orders only). -or- Go to your local post office and get an international postal money order (made out in U.S. funds) and mail it with your order. We can ship anywhere in the world, but you need to add $2 extra postage & handling. -or- Many of our products can be ordered online at Compuserve -- just GO SE. -or- FOR FASTEST RESULTS -- Contact one of our distributors: ============================================================================= In the U.S.A.: Epic MegaGames 10406 Holbrook Drive Potomac, MD 20854 U.S.A. Or call 1-800-972-7434 (Orders only) ============================================================================= In Canada: Distant Markets Box 1149 194 - 3803 Calgary Trail Edmonton, AB Canada T6J 5M8 Phone: 1-800-661-7383 (We also speak French) Fax: 1-403-435-0928 Canadian Pricing: (Prices include shipping and tax) Jill of the Jungle $42 Canadian Drum Blaster $42 Original ZZT (All 4 volumes) $35 Super ZZT (All three games) $35 Both Original & Super ZZT $50 ============================================================================= In the U.K.: Nildram Software 26 Stanley Hill Avenue Amersham Bucks HP7 9BD Phone/Fax: 0494-432342 BBS: 0494-431861 Cheques should be made payable to Nildram Software, or use your MasterCard (Access) or VISA. Registered users are entitled to lifetime support and will be kept informed of all new releases from Epic MegaGames. UK Prices: Drum Blaster 19.95 pounds + VAT Jill 19.95 pounds + VAT Castle 17.95 pounds + VAT ZZT 15.00 pounds + VAT Super ZZT 18.00 pounds + VAT ZZT & SZZT 25.00 pounds + VAT ============================================================================= In Germany: CDV-Software Ettlingerstr. 5 7500 Karlsuhe 1 Germany Phone: 0721-22295 Fax: 0721-21314 Compuserve: 100022,274 German pricing: Jill of the Jungle DM 59, Drum Blaster DM 59, Castle of the Winds DM 49, ============================================================================= In Australia: BUDGETWARE PO Box 496 Newtown NSW 2042 AUSTRALIA Phone (02) 519-4233 Fax (02) 516-4236 Australian pricing: (Includes shipping) Jill of the Jungle $49 (Australian) Drum Blaster $49 Payment can be made by Cheque, Money Order, Bankcard, Mastercard, or Visa. =============================================================================
Dear Customer, Welcome to the world of Epic MegaGames! Drum Blaster is the first release in our line of sound and music programs. This product was created by Larry Tipton and originally released back in 1990, when it went on to win a national Sound Blaster programming contest on Rusty and Edie's BBS. When I first saw Drum Blaster, I was dazzled by all of the tremendous rhythms and sound effects it put at my fingertips. As an instant Drum addict, I talked to Larry and begged him to join forces with Epic MegaGames to conquer the world of digitized sound and music. So, in addition to our upcoming line of 256-color VGA games, you can experience the room-shaking sound and music of the Epic MegaGames team. In 1992, we'll be releasing at least four new games, including Jill of the Jungle, KiloBlaster, Castle of the Winds; and Drum Traker, a dazzling sound sequencer. Here at Epic MegaGames, customer satisfaction is our top goal. We work hard to create the products you ask for, with the features you want, and deliver them at a price that will make you very happy. So please keep in touch with us, and remember that the entire Epic MegaGames team is standing behind our products! Thanks you for being an Epic MegaGames customer. Tim Sweeney, President of Epic MegaGames P.S. Remember, Drum Blaster is shareware -- so we encourage you to give out copies to all of your friends, and post it on your favorite BBS's. Please spread the word about Epic MegaGames!
-- Thanks for ordering from Epic MegaGames -- Run PRINTME to print this then mail it in, or call our toll-free ordering line at 1-800-972-7434 (this number is for orders only!) ========================== Please Rush Me: ============================== [ ] The latest, Registered version of Drum Blaster ($15) .... _________ EXTRA ADD-ON DRUM BLASTER DISKS (Each contains approx. 360K) [ ] Various Sound Effects: Cars, Space, Voices. Includes new Animations! [ ] Drums: Traditional, Rock, Rap. [ ] Musical Instruments: Guitars, Bass, Synthesizers. [ ] CMF Music File Disk (Requires Sound Blaster!) ($10 each) __________ *** SPECIAL OFFER *** [ ] Order everything and save! Get the latest version of Drum Blaster plus ALL FOUR ADD-ON DISKS and ALSO a disk full of BONUS GAMES from Epic MegaGames (just $30)....... __________ ** Games from Epic MegaGames ** [ ] Jill of the Jungle -- 3 huge volumes of 256-color animated arcade action! (Requires CGA/EGA/VGA graphics, 80286 or faster, and hard disk) ($30)............................. __________ [ ] Castle of the Winds -- Fantasy role-playing for Microsoft Windows 3.0 or later (Two immense game worlds) ($25)..... __________ [ ] ZZT: Includes Town, Caves, Dungeons, City ($24).......... __________ [ ] Super ZZT: Proving Grounds, Forest, Zoo ($24)............ __________ [ ] Both ZZT and Super ZZT ($35)............................. __________ (Note: ZZT is a terrifically fun game with so-so graphics) Shipping & Handling (Foreign add $2 extra)..... __$2.00___ Maryland residents MUST add 5% tax..... __________ Total enclosed __________ IMPORTANT! Circle disk size: 5.25 AND High Density 3.5 Low Density CPU: 8088 286 386 486 Graphics: CGA EGA VGA Mono Is this your first order from Epic MegaGames? YES NO Name: _______________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ City, ST Zip: ___________________________________ Phone: _________________ Payment by: [ ] Check [ ] Money order [ ] Mastercard [ ] Visa Card # ________________ Exp. Date: ________ Signature: ___________________ As an Epic MegaGames customer, you get a 30-day complete satisfaction gurantee, fast shipping, and up-to-date news of all our new releases. Thank you! _________________________ /-----\ |STAMP| _________________________ \-----/ _________________________ Epic MegaGames 10406 Holbrook Drive Potomac, MD 20854
To All Sysops, Here is Drum Blaster 3.0, the first release in Epic MegaGames' line of Sound Blaster products. Work is in progress to bring you a whole line of 256-color VGA games and entertainment & sound products -- we'll be releasing at least six of these products in 1992, so keep in touch! Also -- we're looking for a few great BBS's to become official Epic MegaGames release points. How would you like to have the popular Epic file area on your board? This is a great way to attract users to your system! If you are interested, please get in touch! Be the first in your area to get in on this opportunity and have your file area in place when the big Epic rush starts -- with the release of Jill of the Jungle, KiloBlaster, and Drum Traker. (These are HOT products!) PLEASE WRITE TO: OR CALL The Runway BBS Epic MegaGames (Join conference # 33) OR Compuserve: ATTN: Release Points 215-623-6203 (2400 Baud) 70451,633 10406 Holbrook Drive 215-623-6103 (38.4K HST) Potomac, MD 20854 215-622-7563 (38.4K V.32) Thank you for working with Epic MegaGames. Tim Sweeney Epic MegaGames
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #3111 DRUM BLASTER >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To install this program to your hard disk, type: ║ ║ [hard disk drive letter]: (press Enter) ║ ║ CD\ (press Enter) ║ ║ MD DBLAST (press Enter) ║ ║ CD DBLAST (press Enter) ║ ║ COPY A:*.* (press Enter) ║ ║ PKUNZIP DBLAST (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ Then to print the documentation, type: COPY DB.DOC PRN (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start the program, type: DB (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print the order form, type: COPY ORDER.DOC PRN (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ (c) Copyright 1993, PC-SIG Inc. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ DBLAST ZIP 333452 6-05-92 6:36p PKUNZIP EXE 23528 3-15-90 1:10a GO BAT 38 1-31-91 12:58a GO TXT 1540 1-01-80 7:06a 4 file(s) 358558 bytes 2048 bytes free