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T h e P C - S I G L i b r a r y o n C D - R O M, 1 2 t h E d i t i o n ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM, winner of the Optical Publishing Association's Best Consumer Product Award, has added a hypermedia interface that makes it easy to find and download any type of program you could want. The WordCruncher text retrieval program has also been implemented to assist you insearching this vast collection. This CD-ROM contains over 3700 fully functional shareware programs, each with a detailed review. The 12th Edition has added over 300 new programs and over 500 updates since the release of the 11th Edition. The collection is always kept current and now contains over 70 megabytes of Windows 3.0 and 3.1 applications, fonts, icons, games and wallpaper files. The range of software is phenomenal! There are huge assortments of games, everything from adventure games with full SVGA and SoundBlaster support to favorites like Klondike, Chess and Othello. Spreadsheets, databases, wordprocessors and graphics programs are instantly available and there are literally hundreds of unique and specialized programs that will save you time and money. This amazing collection will help you get a handle on all your business and home accounting and also teach your children about zoology. Each of the more than 3700 programs has a one-line description for quick reference, Just pick one of the 13 software categories and a subcategory to begin browsing for a program that interests you. You might choose the Games Category, where you can pick from 12 subcatgories including Adventure, Arcade, Cards and more. A mouse click (or keyboard stroke) on the program title takes you to a detailed description of the program. you can immediately download the software to your hard or floppy drive, and in many cases view a screen shot. You can find any program in the collection quickly and easily by using the search button. When you are in a program category just type in the title of the program and you will be taken to the description of that program. The popular WordCruncher text retrieval program has been added to allow searching every description for any word within that description, not just in the title or keywords chosen by someone who thinks differently than you do. The WordCruncher is ideal for finding programs which perform a specific function, just try searching for "split", "math" or "subtract". Or switch to the Disks section where you will find an alphabetical list of all the programs which can be searched by program title or disk number. Everyone has their favorite programs and we're no exception. Our 44 favorite programs can be run immediately. No downloading is necessary, all you do is click on the word "RUN" in the program description and you'll be working or playing with top notch software right on the CD. The power of hypermedia will allow you to try out more software than you ever thought possible. We are sure that you will find a multitude of programs to your liking on the P-SIG Library on CD-ROM. System Requirements: IBM PC/AT PS/2 or compatible with 640K, DOS 3.3 or higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM player. We recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor. T h e E s s e n t i a l H o m e & B u s i n e s s C o l l e c t i o n ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ "Never before has such a valuable collection of popular shareware been compiled on one CD-ROM that everyone can afford." Dr. File Finder a.k.a. Michael Callahan Finally, 368 of the most useful, popular, important shareware programs have been put together on one CD. No matter what your need, it's on The Essential Home & Business Collection. Everything from Administration to Windows software is here. The Essential CD incorporates the WordCruncher text retrieval system. Every program on the disc is indexed by title, filename, PC-SIG disk number, and every word in the program description. A new utility, Narc, is implemented so you can look at the program files and the author's on-line documentation without having to first copy the program to your hard disk. By using WordCruncher and Narc, you can quickly find the program you want and review it to be sure, without ever having to run it from your hard disk. If you've got a CD-ROM player at home and want to get more use of it and your computer, or if you're trying to avoid purchasing another Nintendo cartridge, or if you just enjoy looking at new software, you need The Essential Home & Business Collection. System Requirements: IBM PC/XT/AT PS/2 or compatible with 384K memory DOS 3.1 or higher and Microsoft MS-DOS CD ROM extensions. T h e P C - S I G G a m e s C D - R O M ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Now you can play a game a day fo over a year. This CD-ROM is jammed with over 380 shareware games of all types, designed to appeal to the new generation of CD-ROM users out for fun. The CD incorporates a hypermedia interface and allows 250 of the games to be played directly from the CD-ROM. The hottest games in shareware are on this disk, including the action/arcade games "Jill of the Jungle" and "Wolfenstein 3D," which rival or surpass commercial PC and Nintendo for use of animation, SoundBlaster audio, and VGA graphics. There are also games designed to teach children mathematics, spelling and even ecology. All these games for less than a dime each! Over 250 of the games can be played directly from the CD without copying them to a floppy or a hard drive. Being able to run from the CD means that users can explore games without using up valuable hard disk space or spending time downloading and deleting files. The hypermedia interface makes it easy to browse the titles, read a one line description or full review, and copy or start a game by clicking the mouse or using the keyboard. T h e P C - S I G W o r l d o f G a m e s C D - R O M ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The new PC-SIG World of Games CD-ROM contains over 550 of the best shareware games, including 53 educational games for children and 57 Windows games. 430 of them can be played directly from the CD without using your hard drive space. This edition employs the award-winning HyperReader interface, allowing easy searching and playing by using a mouse or the keyboard. This CD is the first in a six-volume PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware series. Each volume will include the programs from a section of the PC-SIG collection and also the programs and text from the current issue of Shareware Magazine. This CD contains the entire text from the May/June issue of Shareware Magazine, featuring hardware reviews of the Tandy Sensation and the Media Vision Pro 16 Multimedia System. Software reviews included cover 58 new shareware releases, security, educational, CD audio and PIM's. 159 of the programs mentioned in the magazine are included and can be downloaded using the HyperReader interface. There are also 89 programs which were updated since the last issue of Shareware Magazine, helping those of you who have purchased the 12th edition of the PC-SIG Library keep on top of the everchanging world of shareware. As well, a description of every program in the PC-SIG Library can be searched with the WordCruncher text retrieval program. This Games CD continues the ten year PC-SIG tradition of providing quality programs and information to help you find the best program for your purpose. System Requirements: IBM PC/AT/PS/2 or compatible computer with 640K, DOS 3.3 or higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM player. We recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor. To Order in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask for Customer Service. For Technical information: Call 408-730-9291 and ask for Technical Support Outside the U.S.A.: Call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer near you.
H A N G M A N J R. for Windows Copyright (c) 1992 DESCRIPTION: Hangman Jr. is a spelling game for kids ranging from 5 - 9 years old. It features the ability to present a picture to give the child a hint rather than a sentence, which may be confusing, considering that this is a game designed to help them learn to read. Essentially, Hangman Jr. presents a graphics image (which can range from a clip art picture to a photo of Uncle Bob) and the child can choose letters from the alphabet (presented at the top of the window) until the name of the image is correctly spelled. At this point the child is rewarded with a pretty picture proclaiming that he or she is a wonderful speller. Unlike conventional Hangman games, there is no penalty for not getting a letter correct. Indeed, there is NO NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT at all in this game, so there is no undue pressure for your child to "get it right." If the child chooses a "wrong" letter, for instance, it simply migrates over to the TrashCan icon and 'dumps' itself. As with conventional hangman, the letters already chosen are not usable, and the word is written on the screen so that the child can see it forming... We did not include underscores ( __ ) to the letters as we felt it would be confusing to younger children. In the example file, for instance, we have a LEOPARD. Now, that's a tall order for a 6 year old to get that one, and we didn't feel comfortable putting 7 underscores on screen so that the child may feel overwhelmed. Even so, our test crew of 5 and 6 year olds were able to get it correct (even if it took a while...) and were quite proud of themselves (and justifiably so) for doing so. In short, Hangman Jr. is a reasonable vehicle for allowing children to associate words with accompanying pictures, without pressure. FEATURES: The files used by Hangman Jr. can be modified, added to, and otherwise easily manipulated by Mom & Dad. Hangman Jr. files are denoted by a .HJF extension, and they are simply a list of words and associated pictures. There's built-in file Creator / Editor for this purpose. The nice thing about this is that you are not limited in any way to the files we provide, or a limit of files at all. Hangman Jr. can work with ANY number of data files. The only limit you have is data storage. Each file, as it is OPENed by Hangman Jr., is randomised. If a child likes a particular subject, for instance, he or she is not presented with the list in the same order every time, even if the same file is OPENed time after time. Try OPENing the example ANIMALS file a few times to see this. The window was designed such that the child using it has a minimum of items on screen, which can be confusing. The NEXT button, for instance, will grab the next available word/picture immediately. OPERATION: The design of Hangman Jr. tries to keep things as simple for Mom & Dad as for the intended 5 - 9 year old user. For instance, there are only 2 menu items: FILE and MANUAL. The File menu allows you to edit, create, and otherwise manipulate data files. The MANUAL menu allows you to read this text while the program is running. Let's look at the FILE submenu: NEW: This item allows you to create a NEW file from scratch. You will be asked to enter a filename, such as ANIMALS. You are then put into the EDIT window. Essentially, editing is simple: you choose a graphics filename from the upper right hand list by clicking the name. The graphics files can have *.BMP or *.WMF extensions. BMP is the standard Windows BitMaP format, while WMF is the Windows MetaFile format. The name you chose will appear in the GRAPHICS FILE textbox. You then enter the name the child will spell in the ENTER WORDS HERE textbox. Click the ADD Button, and the spelling word will be ADDED to the DropDown list of words. To verify that a Word is associated with the correct graphics file, choose the word from the DropDown list. The associated graphics filename will appear in the GRAPHICS FILE text box. Deleting a word is similar: click the DELETE button instead of the ADD button. You can also make sure that a graphics image is the one you THINK it is before you ADD it to the list: just choose a graphics file from the list box (its' name will appear in the GRAPHICS FILE textbox) and then click the IMAGE PREVIEW button. When you are finished, click the DONE button. The last step you need to do is SAVE the edited file. See SAVE and SAVE AS below. OPEN: You will be presented with a standard windows FILEOPEN dialog box. You can choose the disk drive and the directory; the list of valid *.HJF files will appear in the left hand listbox. Click the name of choice and choose OK, or DOUBLECLICK the filename. This file will now be used by Hangman Jr. It may be up to 500 words long, but no more than that. SAVE: This choice saves the current data file, such as one you have just finished editing or creating. It saves it in the current directory and under the same name as OPENed for editing or CREATED with. SAVE AS: Allows you to save the current data file BUT using a different name than it was OPENed or CREATED with. You will be asked to enter a filename. DO NOT APPEND A DOS EXTENSION. Hangman Jr. WILL DO THIS FOR YOU! EDIT: EDIT will allow you to edit an EXISTING FILE. Like the FILE OPEN description, choose the file you wish to edit. See NEW above for instructions on the EDIT window. ABOUT: Tells you who we are and how we can be reached, and you revision number. EXIT: Quits Hangman Jr. MANUAL submenu: READ / PRINT MANUAL: Allows you to read this manual on-line (like if you're learning how to edit) or print it as you require. If you want it on-line, you can either place the MANUAL window in the background or minimize it to an ICON as you desire. You place it in the background by clicking the Hangman Jr window, (which makes the program active) and you put it in the foreground (making the program wait) by clicking the manual window. FILL / PRINT ORDER FORM: Gee, we'd really like to hear from you, so we reckoned you'd say hello if we made it a little easier... NOTES: The reinforcement images (the ones that come up when a child gets the word spelled) are listed as W1.BMP - W4.BMP. These may be edited by you but PLEASE keep the same names, and don't delete any. You may edit these by using WIndows PAINTBRUSH or a similar program. SHAREWARE: Hangman Jr. is shareware. Shareware is not a TYPE of software; rather, it is a form of distribution / marketing. Essentially, it is a method by which you can obtain and evaluate fully functional software at your leisure and THEN decide whether or not it is worth purchasing. Like the software on your local retail shelves, this is a copyrighted program. Now, of course, we would like you to buy this software. Let's talk about that. Hangman Jr. sells for $14. Now we know that you paid SOMETHING to get it. If you purchase Hangman Jr. we will discount up to $4 off of the price, based on what you had to pay for a disk from a shareware disk vendor. No need to ask you to PAY to evaluate it, is there? Just send us a copy of a receipt showing us the purchase price. If you spent money to download Hangman Jr. from one of the big "pay" BBS's like GEnie or COMPUSERVE, send us a printout of your download time estimate from your comm program. We'll also ship a collection of over 200 images (most in colour) that will help you get started on building a dictionary for your child. The pictures include foods, household items, images from around the world, and some more animals that kids can recognise. ( This set is very large and cannot be distributed well via shareware channnels. ) Purchase of Hangman Jr. will also get you the latest copy of the program, and, of course, the UNLICENSED COPY tag will be removed. In addition, you'll also recieve discounts on other Alston Software Labs products; We'll send you a catalogue. You may be surprised at what we have to offer. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Updates and ASL new releases can be found on The Collector's Forum BBS (619) 463 - 9222 ALL BAUD RATES! ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ********************** "Fine Print" Section ******************* Disclaimer: Hangman Jr. is supplied as-is with no warranty whatsoever with regard to merchantability or fitness for purpose. Alston Software Labs assumes no responsibility for any consequences of use or misuse of this program.
Attention Disk Vendors and SysOps: This file contains the descriptions for catalogue and BBS use, as well as the program requirements of Hangman Jr. REQUIREMENTS: Windows 3.0 or Windows 3.1 VBRUN100.DLL Hard Drive with 1 Meg free Note: Hangman Jr. runs only in '386 Enhanced' or 'Standard' modes. It will not run in 'Real' mode. RECOMMENDED: 286 or better with 1 Meg RAM, 2 Meg HD space free. RECOMMENDED BBS FILENAME: HANGJR1.ZIP RECOMMENDED CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION NAME: Kids GRAPHICAL Hangman Game for Windows CATALOGUE / BBS SHORT DESCRIPTION: HANGJR1.ZIP Hangman Jr.: Kids GRAPHICAL Hangman game for Windows CATALOGUE / BBS LONG DESCRIPTION: Using POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT techniques only, this educational game is targeted at 5 to 9 year olds. IMAGES are placed on screen as the representation of what the child needs to spell. The child is rewarded with each correct spelling, and he or she CANNOT get it wrong. Users can create/edit WORD/IMAGE list files as needed. ****************************************************************** BBS NOTES: If you're a SysOp, you are free to archive Hangman Jr. in the archive format of your judgement. As with disk vendors, you may break Hangman Jr. into more manageable DL sizes, but we prefer that you put EXE's/docs in one archive and IMAGES in another. ******************************************************************* INSTALLATION NOTES FOR VENDORS: Hangman Jr. does not include a standard installation program, as we do not have control over the media of distribution (i.e. we can't standardize a Win3 install unless we can standardize the media.) Also, a Win3 SETUP.EXE would also consume disk space more than what is being taken up now. If you are a disk vendor, you may include any install routine required, such as a batch file, etc. All that is required is to put Hangman Jr. in a single subdirectory of it's own. It does not need to modify the WIN.INI file. If you are distributing on 360k media (or images), you are free to archive as you see best, providing that Hangman Jr. is distributed in it's entirity. We would prefer you to put the EXE's/docs on one disk and IMAGES on another such that the user can install easier. *********************************************************************
P C - S I G ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Welcome to the world of Shareware, state of the art software you can actually try before you buy. Shareware, a term coined in the early eighties, refers to the method of distribution chosen by the software authors. With shareware, you can receive a program and put it through its paces without having to pay for it. If you find the program useful, and choose to keep the program, then you pay a modest registration fee to the author. For the last nine years, PC-SIG has been providing shareware and public domain software to its customers and members. Since 1982 PC-SIG has developed an unprecedented library of shareware programs, constantly updated, consistently strong in every category. Our library of shareware contains over 3500 titles divided into 120 logical categories. Every program we add to the library is thoroughly reviewed and tested to insure that each one meets the high standards of reliability and value we insist upon and you expect. As a result, our library doesn't contain every shareware program available, just those that really work. PC-SIG has grown into the premier distributor of shareware and and shareware information by producing shareware collections on CD-ROM, publishing an encyclopedia of shareware, and by publishing Shareware Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine distributed world-wide. Quality and support - guaranteed. All of our programs are guaranteed virus free. We've isolated our systems and check every program submitted to insure that no viruses make their way to your computer or ours. Our support staff is available by phone as well as on our BBS to help you with questions about installation and operation of PC-SIG's products. Through our network of international distributors, PC- SIG strives to bring you the most current, exciting, technically advanced software available as shareware. If you can't find the software you need in PC-SIG's library, it may well not exist. To order the latest in Shareware, in the U.S.A: Call (800) 245-6717 Outside the U.S.A.: Call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer near you. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
S H A R E W A R E M A G A Z I N E ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Shareware Magazine has distinguished itself as the only internationally distributed periodical devoted to the use and business of shareware. Shareware Magazine provides detailed reviews of new products, hard-hitting comparisons of shareware programs with regular retail software, and timely information about changes in the industry and the latest technology. Intriguing columnists and regular features add to the excitement. The beginners section sheds light on new user's concerns regarding everything from choosing the right operating system to alleviating the intimidation of using on-line systems. Educational sections focus on how low cost shareware can aid in classroom learning, curriculum development, and as a forum for discussing the impact of computers and technology in schools. Graphics Gallery renders expert advice and suggestions on how to better work with graphics, desktop publishing, CAD systems, and the Windows environment. Programmers benefit from others experience in developing new programs or polishing existing ones as well as choosing the right programming language. And columnists provide that subjective component, sometimes controversial, that calls for a closer look at the way we compute and how shareware effects what we do. Published bimonthly, Shareware Magazine is available on a subscription or at your local newsstand or computer bookstore. In conjunction with PC-SIG, there are special benefits for subscribers as well as opportunities for discount purchases from PC-SIG. To Order, in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask Customer Service. Outside the U.S.A.: Call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer near you.
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