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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 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. T h e P C - S I G W o r l d o f W i n d o w s C D - R O M ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The brand new PC-SIG World Of Windows is a must-have for Windows users. In order to produce the best possible Windows collection PC-SIG has made an alliance with the acclaimed Windows OnLine BBS. So not only do you have access to the collecting and weeding out efforts for which PC-SIG is famous, but also the huge volume of fonts and sound files and the in-depth software reviews of the world's best Windows BBS. This CD contains every one of the best Windows shareware programs available, 350+ in all, over 900 TrueType fonts which can be used without royalties, 429 ATM fonts, over 2,000 sound files in .WAV, .VOC, .SND, .SOU, .MID format and 2,794 icons! A major computer catalog is offering a collection of 250 fonts for $49.95. They have great prices on hardware and software, but this time they can't touch us. As if the files aren't enough, we thought you would want to preview and use these sounds, fonts, icons and programs directly from the CD, without taking the time and space to unarchive them. So we have included a font previewer and installed, a sound player and an icon manager. Over 200 of the programs can be run simply by clicking on them in the File Manager. Nobody else offers you anything close to this type of access. We're not done yet. In add to all the Windows riches described above, this CD also contains the text and programs from the July-August issue of Shareware Magazine. This is the second in a six-volume PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware CD-ROM series (Games was the first). Each volume includes the programs from a section of the PC-SIG Library plus all the text and every program from the current issue of Shareware Magazine. Software reviews for this issue cover over 100 programs including games, communications, printing, text editors and more. 124 of the programs mentioned in the magazine are included, plus 225 programs updated since the May-June issue. 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.
----------------------------------------------------------------- --------- QUICK STARTUP INSTRUCTIONS ---------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Setting Up Your Working Directory Before you start, you will need to create a working directory and place the basic startup files in it as follows: C:\> mkdir mygame C:\> cd mygame C:\mygame> pkunzip a:builder.zip dcworld.exe C:\mygame> pkunzip a:player.zip dcplay.exe C:\mygame> pkunzip a:graphics.zip *.7x5 *.mde1 C:\mygame> pkunzip a:blocks.zip dcblock.exe2 C:\mygame> pkunzip a:scripts.zip dcc.exe C:\mygame> pkunzip a:newgame.zip *.* C:\mygame> dir Volume in drive C is DCSOFT-114 Directory of C:\DCGAMES\TEST . <DIR> 04-14-92 11:01p .. <DIR> 04-14-92 11:01p DCWORLD EXE 248765 12-15-92 12:04p ! World builder DCPLAY EXE 398343 12-14-92 11:39p ! Game driver DCBLOCK EXE 97564 12-11-92 10:47p ! Graphics block builder DCFONTS 7X5 1152 02-29-92 12:01p ! Graphics font DCBLOCKS VLO 27929 11-27-92 11:30p ! VGA low resolution graphics DCOBJECT VLO 12177 11-27-92 11:28p ! " DCPEOPLE VLO 18621 11-19-91 11:21p ! " DCSYSTEM VLO 1795 10-17-92 7:18p ! " DCC EXE 209232 12-05-92 11:45p ! DCGAMES script compiler DCCTOKEN DAT 17650 11-27-92 1:56a ! DCGAMES token definition file BARTENDE SCR 3788 09-08-92 10:42a ! Script to handle bartenders BEGGAR SCR 712 09-08-92 10:42a ! " " beggar characters CASTING SCR 12364 11-27-92 1:45a ! " " casting spells CIVILIAN SCR 1274 09-08-92 10:42a ! " " civilian characters CONTROL SCR 16501 11-22-92 10:47p ! " " timed and control events GUARD SCR 3823 09-08-92 10:42a ! " " guard characters HEALER SCR 4911 09-08-92 10:42a ! " " healer characters HOSTILE SCR 342 11-08-92 1:48p ! " " hostile characters INITGAME SCR 1760 11-28-92 3:24a ! " " game initialization MERCHANT SCR 4016 11-08-92 3:04p ! " " merchant characters OBJECT SCR 32308 11-27-92 1:55a ! " " objects PRISONER SCR 3012 09-08-92 10:42a ! " " prisoner characters QUESTER SCR 4428 11-27-92 11:52p ! " " quester characters REGULAR SCR 1716 09-08-92 10:41a ! " " regular characters RESURECT SCR 1208 10-29-92 1:25p ! " " death & resurrection TELLER SCR 936 09-08-92 10:43a ! " " teller (oracle) character TRAINER SCR 5891 10-29-92 1:26p ! " " trainer character DCSOUNDS VFL 611793 10-29-92 1:20a ! Sound Blaster Sound Effects 25 file(s) 2345678 bytes You may want to delete the file DCSOUND.VFL if you don't have a Sound Blaster card. It is quite large and serves no purpose unless you have the sound board. You need to compile the scripts before you can use them in your game, and the following command will compile all of them: C:\mygame> for %i in (*.scr) do dcc %i For every file with an extension of SCR, the script compiler (DCC.EXE) will generate a file with an extension SCO (for script object). Instead of creating a brand new game, this document will use the sample game that is included with DCGAMES. The following command will install the example script on top of the directory we just created. C:\mygame> pkunzip a:\example.zip -o C:\mygame> pkunzip a:\examplsb.zip -o The -o option tells the PKUNZIP program to overwrite any file that already exists on the current directory. The example game includes copies of the script files, as well as some additional ones that handle special cases in the game. The EXAMPLSB file contains the Sound Blaster specific files.
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. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
-- Version 3.03 of DCGAMES was released on June 29, 1993 -- This system consists of a set of ziped archives containing the different files that are needed to create and play an adventure. DCGAMES.ZIP : Is a ZIP of all the ZIP files, which makes it easyer to distribute on bulletin boards. DCPLAY.DOC : Game Driver documentation (How to play a game) CONTEST.DOC : 1993 Game Contest Rules DCGAMES.DOC : World Builder Documentation BUGFIX.DOC : List of BUG fixes and Enhancements INSTALL.DOC : How to install the game system. FUTURES.DOC : Some features I'm working on. README.DOC : This file INVOICE.DOC : How to register and get the latest copy and other stuff. LICENSE.DOC : Shareware License Agreement DCSCRIPT.DOC : Script Language User's Guide DCSCRREF.DOC : Script Language Reference Guide BUILDER.ZIP : Is the Game Builder (DCWORLD.EXE) and it's documentation. PLAYER.ZIP : Is the runtime program (DCPLAY.EXE) and it's documentation. SCRIPTS.ZIP : The script compiler (DCC.EXE), documentation and samples. NEWGAME.ZIP : Starting files for a new game GRAPHICS.ZIP : Contains graphics files for CGA, EGA, VGA and TANDY screens. EXAMPLE.ZIP : Sample Adventure Game. EXAMPLSB.ZIP : Sound Blaster files for the Sample Adventure Game CONVERT.ZIP : Upgrades adventures built with older versions of DCGAMES. UTILITY.ZIP : Utilities to convert graphics, print reports, create .VFLs To extract these files, you have to use PKWare's PKUNZIP program. You can download this program from any bulletin board, or contact: PKWARE, Inc., 7545 N. Port Washington Rd., Glensdale, WI 53217 ---------------------------------- -- WHICH FILES DO YOU NEED? -- ---------------------------------- To create a new adventure, you need: NEWGAME.ZIP BUILDER.ZIP GRAPHICS.ZIP To test your adventure, you also need: PLAYER.ZIP To run the example adventure, you need: PLAYER.ZIP GRAPHICS.ZIP EXAMPLE.ZIP If you have a Sound Blaster, you also need: EXAMPLSB.ZIP - Voice and Music for example game UTILITY.ZIP - Contains utilities to create VFLs (voice files) You will need to print the documentation from BUILDER.ZIP and PLAYER.ZIP before you start. If you intend to write or modify scripts, you also need the documentation from SCRIPTS.ZIP. Note that if you send in your registration (see INVOICE.DOC), you will receive full documentation (over 150 pages) including the World Builder User's Guide, Script Language User's Guide, Script Language Reference Guide and Game Player (Driver) User's Guide. ------------------------------- --- Getting the latest copy --- ------------------------------- The latest copy of the Graphics Adventure Game Builder can be obtained from any large BBS or authorized shareware disk vendor. I try to keep the following sites updated: a) Software Creations BBS, 1-508-365-2359 (2400 V.42/MPN 5) 1-508-368-4137 (16.8k HST Robotics) 1-508-368-7036 (14.4k V.32/V32bis Hayes) This BBS includes over 6 Gigabytes of files, and has set up a separate section for DCGAMES. This section will contain the latest programs, graphics, sound effects, music files, as well as utilities to create them. You can upload your own games and public domain or shareware utilities, and download other user's games to play. You can also post questions to other authors using the system, or to me personally, since I will be checking in as often as I can. b) CompuServe GAMERS forum, Library # 9 (CRPG). Browse DCGAMES. c) Public Brand Software (Disk # GV44), 1-800-426-3475 d) Directly from DC Software. See the file INVOICE.DOC for fees and registration benefits. For more information, and if you have any questions, I can be reached at CompuServe (User # 72557,336), Internet (email@example.com), or directly at: DC Software P.O.Box 866771 Plano TX 75086-6771 Tel. (214) 517-0428.
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