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BogOut for Windows Playing the Game Rules of the Game Preferences Options Playing the Game Description Starting the Game Entering Words Timer Finding Words on the Board Description This is a game based on the dice game BOGGLE, modified for Windows. The game is played with a board of square holes the size of dice. There is one dice for each hole with a letter on each side. The die are shaken until they fall into the holes. Then a timer is set to stop after three minutes, and the player(s) try to find words on the board until the timer stops. Starting the Game To play the game, select the options you want (see Preferences). Then select "New Game" (for a new board) or "Restart Game" (to play the same board) from the Game menu. Press <enter> when the message box appears. Entering Words You want to find as many words as you can. Enter each word you see in the board (see Rules of the Game). There are three ways of entering words. You may hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse over each dice with the letters you want, then release the mouse button when the word is complete. You may click on each letter of the word with the mouse, or you may type the word on the keyboard. With the last two methods you can complete the word in three ways. You can hit <enter>, or click the right mouse button, or click on the pushbutton labeled "Enter" under the board. To erase a word, you can either hit <escape> or click on the pushbutton labeled "Cancel" under the board. If the word is not accepted for some reason, a message box will be displayed to describe the error. You can then hit <enter> to correct the word, or hit <escape> to erase the word. You may stop the game any time by selecting "Stop Game" from the Game Menu. Timer You have three minutes to find words (unless you change the time limit in the preferences' box). A timer is displayed to show how much time is left (see Timer Type). When time is up, a message box will come up, and you can't enter any more words. Finding Words on the Board To see at the words you entered, or words the computer found (if you selected option Show Words), use the scroll bar on the right of the word list. To show where a word is on the board, double-click the word that you want to see, and that word will be mapped out on the board. Rules of The Game Forming Words Scoring Forming Words To form words, start with any dice on the board, and move to any adjacent dice. Each dice can be left, right, up, down, or diagonal from the last. You cannot use the same dice twice in the same word, but if there are two separate die with the same letter, you can use both in the same word. For example, on the board: Y T R O N E I E A N A Z I N L S P G L E H O E S F TIRE can be formed by "T"(row 1, column 2) "I"(row 2, column 2) "R"(row 1, column 3) "E"(row 2, column 3). SELL is "S"(row 5, column 4) "E" (row 4, column 5) "L"(row 3, column 5) "L"(row 4, column 4). POPE is invalid - "P"(row 4, column 2) "O"(row 5, column 2) "P"(row 4, column 2) "E"(row 5, column 3) - because the same "P" is used twice. Words must be at least four letters long. Scoring The scoring is as follows: 4 letter words ............... 1 point 5 letter words ............... 2 points 6 letter words ............... 3 points 7 letter words ............... 5 points 8 or more letter words ...... 11 points The points for each word are added for the total score. The top ten scores are saved depending on the options chosen, Board Size and Contained Words. If Look up Words is not chosen or if the Time Limit is more than three minutes, the score is not saved. To erase all scores, delete the file "TOPTEN.DAT". Preferences Contained Words Look up Words Show Words Multiple Players Minimum Points Time Limit Board Size Word Order Timer Type Contained Words Determines whether words that are contained in other words are allowed. For example, if Contained Words is not chosen, and "RESTOCKS" was already entered, the words "REST," STOCK", and "STOCKS" would not be allowed. Look up Words Determines whether the word will be checked in the dictionary to see if it is real. Show Words With this option selected, all words found on the board will be displayed in a separate list when the game is finished. Multiple Players Use this option to let two or more people (up to ten) play against each other on the same board. The first player can choose "New Game" while the other players are not looking. When the first player is finished, he chooses "Restart Game", and lets the next player play. The next player must hit <enter> for the box that says "Game Ready" to see the board. When this player is done, he chooses "Restart Game" for the third player, etc. The player's scores can be seen by selecting Player scores under the "options" menu. Minimum Points This will cause the game board to have a total point count of at least the number entered. The computer will continue creating boards and counting up the total points (the total points of each board will be displayed in gray) until it finds a board with at least the number entered. If a large number is entered, it may take the computer a very long time to create the board. You may either type the number in the box, or click on the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the number. Time Limit This determines the number of seconds that you have to enter words. The default is 180 (three minutes). You may either type the number in the box, or click on the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the number. Board Size Determines whether the board will hold four die in each row and column or five die in each row and column. Word Order Determines the order that words in the player and computer's lists are displayed in the list box, either sorted alphabetically, sorted by increasing word length, or decreasing word length. Timer Type Determines whether the timer will be a digital clock, a bar, or an hourglass. Options Preferences (See above) Player scores High scores Add dictionary word Delete dictionary word Player scores Displays all players scores in a multiple player game. High scores Displays the top ten scores recorded. Add dictionary word Add a word to the game dictionary. Delete dictionary word Delete a word from the game dictionary.
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Bogout for Windows ------------------ This is a game based on the dice game boggle. It must be run under Microsoft Windows 3.0 or greater. There should be six files included: BOGOUT.EXE - Bogout game BOGOUT.HLP - Bogout help file DICTIONARY.DAT - game dictionary DICTNARY.IDX - index for dictionary BOGOUT.DOC - directions README.TXT - this file Copy the first four files to your windows directory, or a new directory. Go into the Program Manager in Windows, go into the Games group (or any other group you want the game in), choose File from the Program Manager menu, choose New from the File menu, and enter "Bogout" for description, enter the path where you copied bogout.exe and "bogout.exe" for the command line, and enter the path again for the working directory. Read the file BOGOUT.DOC for directions. This file is identical to the Windows help file. Quickstart - Click on the Game Menu. Click on New Game. Wait for the message "Game Ready". Click on "OK". Place the mouse over one of the squares. Hold down the mouse button. Drag the mouse over adjacent squares (left right, up, down, or diagonal). You will notice the letters appearing over the box labelled "Your Words". Release the mouse button. If the letters form a valid word, it will appear under "Your Words". Otherwise, you will get an error message. If you like this game, please send $10.00 to: Lance Frohman 2035 Filbert Street #102 San Francisco, CA 94123 Send any suggestions or complaints. If you would like the source code on a diskette, send $25.00 to this address.
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