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G O L F S O L I T A I R E
=============================

A Live Game for
=================
Wildcat! 1.13 & 2.0+ BBS's
Quick BBS
Pcboard BBS 14.0+
Gap BBS
Spitfire BBS
=================
Supports Single & Multinode

Game Release Version 1.4 - 10/22/90
(C)opyright 1990

JNS Software
Rusty Johnson
P.O. Box 405
Ona, West Virginia
25545-0405

River Cities Public Service BBS
(304) 733-4148
300 / 1200 / 2400 24 Hours

Fido Net 1:262/28
Echo-Net 50:5304/0
50:5304/28
Network 8:262/28
Egg-Net 99:9260/28

* System Operators *
Bruce Cottrell Rusty Johnson













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Important Notes About This Door
=====================================

BBS's It Supports:

The Golf Solitaire doors game directly supports, Wildcat 1.13 & 2.0+, QuickBBS, Gap,
Pcboard 14.0+ and Spitfire BBS's. It's designed for easy setup for each BBS by
simply telling it which kind of BBS your running in the configuration file
described in detail later in this document.

Running Golf Solitaire:

There are three different ways to run Golf Solitaire; Locally, as a Demo Door
and as as Registered Door. Below are the steps you must take to operate Golf
Solitaire:

Locally:
To run Golf Solitaire locally just edit the configuration
file (explained later in this doc) with your system
information. Then to run type:
GOLF-ST LOCAL GOLF-ST.CFG
at the dos prompt. By specifying the configuration
file this will allow Golf Solitaire to write the bulletins
(to a path of your choice) and to allow the game to
use the Sysop's real name instead of the name Sysop.

Demo Door:
To run Golf Solitaire as a demo door requires that you call
one of the Distribution BBS's listed in the DIST.TXT file
included in the GOLF-ST.ZIP. Where you can download (FREQ
where available) a 30 day demo key. These keys are only
1,500 bytes large so they can be downloaded or freq'd very
quickly. These keys will allow you to run this door for 30
days so you and your users may try it to see if you want it.
If you can't download/freq the key then fill out REGISTER.FRM
and check the keys you want and send it with $2 dollars
for shipping and the requested demo keys will be mailed
to you.

NOTE: Only one key for Golf Solitaire is allowed for each
system that's trying it out.
DO NOT distribute these keys when you download
one. Let each system download there own key.

Registerd Door:
To run Golf Solitaire as a registered door you must register.
To register simply print-out or copy the contents of the
REGISTER.FRM file provided in this package. Fill it out
with the requested information. Then send it along with a
check or money order (US Currency) for the said ammount,
to the address on the form itself or at the end of this
documentation.
Upon reciept of your order you will be sent your regist-
ered key. This will be done, via net-mail where
applicable or it will be sent US Mail.
All COD orders will be sent UPS or US Mail.


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Comments form Author about distribution:

This kind of distribution has good points and well as bad.

The BAD POINTS (I'm sure your saying) are that downloading
demo keys cost a few cents. And also the whole idea of demo
keys is for the birds. It does seem an awlful lot just to
run a doors game. I agree with all these arguments. But I
was forced to do this cuase of those that WILL NOT even
consider registering. They are using the doors for nothing
while you may be paying for it. And so I have taken steps
(which I would have rather spent my time doing something
better) trying to eliminate these thiefs. I work long and
hard hours trying to make a quality program and I don't
think it's to much to ask for those that use it to send
the small registeration fee.

The GOOD POINTS are that by using the KEY system it allows
me to distribute a full working copy of the program. Also
new updates and/or bug fixes can be downloaded from just
about any BBS as they get distributed, and run immediatly
as a registered door since you already have a registered key.
This will save long distance calls in some instances and
also make availability easier than calling only one BBS and
getting busy signals. Also this will allow me to get your
registered key to you fast. Since it won't be thousands of
bytes I can simply send them electronically.




Support Of Product
========================

I just want to ensure those that decide to register this door that shipment
of the registered key will be sent promptly. I want to make it clear that
all my door games are supported by me to the best of my ability. If you have
any problems at all with any of my doors, I will try to solve your problem as
best as I can and also as quick as possible.




Warranty
==============

This product is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The entire
risk as to the results and performance of the program is assumed by you.
Futhermore, I the author do not warrant, guarantee, or make any represent-
tions regarding the use of, or the results of the use of the program, and you
rely on the program and results solely at your own risk. I the author cannot
accept responsibility for system damage, loss of profit, or any other special,
incidental, or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to
use this product.




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Copyright
===============

The Golf Solitaire door game is distributed under the SHAREWARE concept. Under
this concept you may use the SHAREWARE (unregistered demo) version for a reason-
able period of time, which is normally thirty days set by the demo key. After
which you must either register your copy or discontinue usage. Only one demo key
will be allowed per BBS system.

Distribution
==================

You are free, in fact encouraged, to distribute the SHAREWARE (unregistered)
version of the Golf Solitaire door game provided that all files contained in
the original GOLF-ST.ZIP archive are distributed in their original unmodified
state.

Special Features Of Golf Solitaire
========================================

* Supports Wildcat 1.13 & 2.0+ , QuickBBS, PCBoard 14.0+, Gap and
Spitfire directly without the use of converters.

* Support's Multi-Node Systems.

* Is a full ANSI version (No Screen Scrolling).

* Has a Full Spilt-Screen Chat mode in Ansi Version.

* Add or Decrease Time allowed in door with function keys.

* Force user back to BBS with function key.

* Select from 1 to 5 games allowed played a day.

* Has Tournament and Standard play Slectable by Sysop.

* All Time Champion as well as Monthly Champion.

* User can actually win free games. (to be played same day)

* User may leave and re-enter to play unplayed games for that day.

* Mono selected colors for sharp picture when played in Mono Mode.

* Opening ANSI and ASCII (after registeration screen) may be edited
to reflect your inforamtion.

* Built in bulletin generator for ANSI and ASCII bulletins.

* Selectable Indept Log File capability.

* Carrier Drop Detection.

* No Input In 5 Minutes, Time Out Detection.

* Full BBS and Voice Support (Demo or Registered)

* Supports Com Ports 1, 2, 3 & 4.

* Supports Locked DTE Rate from 300 to 115,200 Baud.

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Introduction & How To Play
================================


NOTE #1 - If your Communication Program has trouble displaying the
Club Character, which will display the cards undrawn in some areas,
just press the 'C' key when the Main prompt window is displayed.
This will change the Club character so it will display properly. By
Pressing the 'C' key again will change it back.


NOTE #2 - Golf Solitaire has Hot Key's as a standard. Do not use
use the RETURN (ENTER) key anywhere except when prompted to do so.




* * * P L A Y * * *

Golf Solitaire is an easy card game. It's played with the cards
laid out in 7 rows with each row containing 5 cards. There's also a
Card Pile which contains the remaining cards which were not used in
the 7 by 5 lay out board.

The object of the game is to clear all the cards from the 7 by 5
lay-out. This is done by playing each card onto the Play Card Stack
in numberic order. For example, if the card on the Play Card Stack
is a 5, then a 4 or 6 may be played from the board to the stack. An
exception to this rule is that a King is a stopper. No card, Queen
or otherwise may be played onto a King. Once a King is placed on
the Play Card Pile then you must draw a new card from the Draw Pile
if any remain.

* * * S C O R I N G * * *

You score 100 points for each card removed from the 5 By 7 board.
If you remove a complete column of 5 cards then you recieve a $1000
bonus. Also, If you have the High Score for the day then you will
receive 5000 point bonus. This will be added when the game is
played the first time the next day.

* * * F R E E G A M E S * * *

By removing 33 of the 35 cards for the lay-out board you will win
a free game. Also, clearing the lay-out board of all cards you will
win a a free game plus a $5000 bonus.


* * * S Y S O P O P T I O N S * * *

Golf Solitaire gives the Sysop the options from 1 to 5 games per
day and also Tournament or Standard play. In tournament play each
user will recieve the exact same cards each game. This makes the
game challenging because the scores will reflect who has played the
cards the best. The Standard play will give randon hands to each
user.


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List of Files In Archive
==============================


The following files are either found in the GOLF-ST.ZIP or will be created
during the runtime execution.



GOLF-ST.EXE <--- Executable Program.

GOLF-ST.CFG <--- Configuration File.

GOLF-ST.DAT * <--- Store User's Name, Last Play Date & Scores.

GOLF-ST.HPS <--- Ansi Mode Instructions Used By Program.

GOLF-ST.DOC <--- This File.

GOLF-ST.SCR <--- Ansi Mode Opening Screen.

GOLF-ST.BBS <--- Ascii Mode Opening Screen.

GOLF-ST.CHP * <--- Last Months Champion File.

GOLF-ST.LOG * <--- Game Activity Log.

REGISTER.FRM <--- Registeration Form For This And Other Doors.

GOLf-ST.KEY <--- Demo Key Needed To Run As A Door. Downloadable or
Freq'able From Listed support BBS's. Also Available
Upon Registeration. (Registered Key WILL NOT Expire)


* DENOTES that file is created during RUN-TIME.



GOLF-ST.CHP contains:

This file is a random access file which is created at runtime and maintained
by the game. It stores All-Time and Monthly Champ Scores as well as other
needed information for the game.



GOLF-ST.SCR & .BBS

These files are the opening screens. They may be edited to reflect your BBS
name and other information. DO NOT add clear screen codes to either of these
files. If you do then the sysop lines at the bottom of the screen will be
cleared from the screen and not redrawn for the entire game.






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Setup & Installation
==========================

Installation procedures are relatively simple if you have setup a live
program in the past. First create a Sub-Directory for the door game and
copy all the files from the GOLF-ST.ZIP file into this directory.

Edit or create the GOLF-ST.CFG file to your system information. Following is
and example of this file.

GOLF-ST.CFG contains:

1 <-- Com Port To Use (1, 2, 3 or 4)
River Cities Public Service BBS <-- Name Of BBS
Rusty Johnson <-- Sysop's Full Name
C:\Wildcat\Callinfo.bbs <-- Drive\Path\Filename Of Systems Caller File
LOG <-- LOG to keep user log or (blank line)
D:\Bulletin\Bull99.Bbs <-- Drive\Path\BulletinName For Ansi Scores
D:\Bulletin\Bull99.Scr <-- Drive\Path\BulletinName For Ascii Scores
5 <-- Games Per Day. (Recommend 3 to 5)
Tournament <-- Tournament or Standard For Play Modes
4050 <-- Seed Number For Hands (0 to 5000)
Wildcat <-- Type of BBS System Your Running

Note #1: Valid System Callers files for each BBS sytem are as follows:

Wildcat! BBS System <-> CALLINFO.BBS
QuickBBS System <-> DORINFOx.DEF
PCBoard BBS System <-> PCBOARD.SYS
Gap BBS System <-> DOORS.TXT
Spitfire BBS System <-> SFDOORS.DAT

Note: The Type of BBS System Line (Bottom Line) Must match the
Caller file for that system. Accepted names include:
WILDCAT / QUICKBBS / PCBOARD / GAP / SPITFIRE
These names MUST BE spelled correctly!!!
Note: On QuickBBS Systems the 'x' in DORINFOx.DEF will be
either 1 or 2.


Note #2: This game SHOULD NOW WORK with LOCKED DTE rates up to 115,200.
It has currently been tested at 38,400 and has worked fine.

Note #3: The Bulletin Drive\Path\Bulletin Name is designed to accecpt any valid
Drive, Path and Filename of your choice. This allows each BBS system
to configure for their individual system.

Note #4: The Seed Number For Hands is to allow each BBS to have diffenent hands
from other BBS's. Without this, each BBS will have the exact same
hands when played in Tournament Mode due to the fact the game uses
the date for the seed. This number can range from 0 to 5000.






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Note For Multi Nodes!

You may now have several .cfg files to allow use on multinode systems.
Use the above .cfg format but name each .cfg file differently. You
may call them what you want as long as you correctly call them from
the batch file command line.

Example: Node1: GOLF-ST GOLF-1.CFG

Node2: GOLF-ST GOLF-2.CFG



Batch Files
=================

Be sure that you have edited or created the GOLF-ST.CFG file with the correct
information as described earlier in these docs. The individual setups do not
repeat this necessary process.



Wildcat! 1.13 & 2.0+ Setup:
---------------------------
First, create your DOOR##.BAT (2.0+) or LIVE##.BAT (1.13) like this eample:

ECHO OFF
CD \WILDCAT\DOORS\GOLF-ST
GOLF-ST GOLF-ST.CFG
CD \WILDCAT
CAT.BAT

place this batch file in your Node# directory if running Multi-Nodes or in
your Wildcat (default) directory if single node.

Second, Create a sub-directory for the door program such as in the following
example:

C:\WILDCAT\DOORS\GOLF-ST

Third, put the Golf Solitaire game files in the \WILDCAT\DOORS\GOLF-ST
directory.

Forth, add this game to your live program menu for user selection and your
ready to run the door.

If this is a little unclear then please read your systems documentation for
more detailed instructions.

If you use a door monitoring program then read their documentation for
their specific setup.







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Gap Setup:
----------
First, add the number and name of the door to your menu. This will allow the
user to select the door by number.

Second, edit or create the file called DOORS.DAT which is normally in the GEN
directory. Following is an example line to add:

ST 10

where 'ST' stands for the name of the batch file (shown below) to invoke the
the door and '10' is the required security level.

Third, create a sub-directory for Golf Solitaire to be placed in. And example
would be:

C:\GAP\GOLF-ST

place all the files in the GOLF-ST.ZIP archive inside this directory.

Forth, create a batch file called GOLF-ST which should be placed in the
default directory. Following is example contents of this file:

ECHO OFF
CD\GAP\GOLF-ST
GOLF-ST GOLF-ST.CFG
CD\GAP
GAP

the last line in the GOLF-ST file should invoke the batch file which loads
the GAP BBS system.

If this is a little unclear then please read your systems documentation for
more detailed instructions.

If you use a door monitoring program then read their documentation for
their specific setup.



Spitfire Setup:
---------------
First edit your SFDOOR.MNU and add the following line. If you are not running
and doors at this time you will need to create this file.

Golf Solitaire, 10

Where Golf Solitaire is the name of the door to appear on your menu and the
10 is the lowest security level that will be allowed to enter the door. Don't
forget the comma (,) after the name.

Second create a sub-directory to place the door game in. In this example we
will use 'C:\SF\DOOR_A' for the game directory.





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Third move all the files in the GOLF-ST.ZIP archive into this directory.

Forth edit your SF.BAT file adding the following lines.

:DOOR_A
CD\SF\DOORS_A
GOLF-ST GOLF-ST.CFG
CD\SF
GOTO LOOP

Fifth, rerun Sf.BAT and your ready to begin play.

If this is a little unclear then please read your systems documentation for
more detailed instructions.

If you use a door monitoring program then read their documentation for
their specific setup.



PCBoard 14.0+ Setup:
--------------------
First, edit your DOORS and DOORSG file so that it shows Golf Solitaire with
the door number relating to it's position in DOORS.DAT.

Second, edit the DOORS.DAT file so that it includes GOLF-ST.

Third, create a sub-directory for Golf Solitaire to be placed in. And example
would be:

C:\PCB\GOLF-ST

place all the files in the GOLF-ST.ZIP archive inside this directory.

Forth, create a batch file called GOLF-ST which should be placed in the
default directory. Following is example contents of this file:

ECHO OFF
CD\PCB\GOLF-ST
GOLF-ST GOLF-ST.CFG
CD\PCB
BOARD

the last line in the GOLF-ST file should invoke the batch file which loads
the PCboard BBS system.

If this is a little unclear then please read your systems documentation for
more detailed instructions.

If you use a door monitoring program then read their documentation for
their specific setup.







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QuickBBS Setup:
---------------
First, add the game to your games menu and select the correct type for doors.

Second, create a sub-directory for the game and move all the files from the
zip file to this directory.

Third, the game reads the file DORINFOx.DEF. Where 'x' is the node number.
Since QuickBBS only supports one node at this time then this file should be
'DORINFO1.DEF'. This file's drive\path\filename should be on the third line
of the configuration file.

Note: It was told to me that the upcoming 3.0 version of QucikBBS will
support Multi-Nodes and that the 'DORINFOx.DEF' will be changed
to 'DORINFxx.DEF' to support Multi-Nodes. This game is written
where you can specify this new name as well as any others.

Forth, create a batch file called GOLF-ST which should be placed in the
default directory. Following is example contents of this file:

ECHO OFF
CD\QUICKBBS\GOLF-ST
GOLF-ST GOLF-ST.CFG
CD\QUICKBBS
QBBS.BAT

the last line in the GOLF-ST file should invoke the batch file which loads
the QuickBBS system.

If this is a little unclear then please read your systems documentation for
more detailed instructions.

If you use a door monitoring program then read their documentation for
their specific setup.

Special Notes
===================

Also the Golf Solitaire game does not need any monitoring program
for dropped carrier's.

This door DOES NOT require and runtime modules to run. It is run
as is without any aid from outside utilities.


Feature Not On Sysop Line
===============================

One feature activated by the Function Five (F5) key is the Sysop One Liner
Window. This is like a One-Way Chat, but will not distrub play of the game.
Once activated the Sysop can type remarks at any time to the user. I added
this option for the reason that while beta testing users may need a little
instruction or would make some of the worse card selections. So with this
option I could simply type in help, or ridicule, or whatever the situation
warranted. It's a lot of fun since the user can't respond! Press the ESC
key to turn this option off.


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Function Key Usage
========================

All function keys will become active after the user selects the PLAY option
for the menu. This was done to conserve code that I would have to add to stop
screen writing updates for the game screen before the actual game screen was
drawn. Also, if a card is being played then the Function Key event selected
will not activate till the card is completely moved.

Chat Modes
=======================

Selecting Function Key Seven (F7) will invoke the chat mode. If the user is
in Color or Mono mode then the Split Screen chat is invoked. If the user is
in Ascii mode then the regualer ascii chat is invoked. Pressing the ESC key
will deactivate both modes. After pressing the ESC key in any mode, the game
will be redrawn exactly as it was before the chat was invoked and play resumes
where it left off.

Technical Support
=======================

If you have problems with the Golf Solitaire game you can contact me,
Rusty Johnson via River Cities Public Service BBS. DO NOT contact the
other Distribution BBS's for technical support.

BBS Phone: (304) 733-4148
Voice Phone: (304) 733-0113

Ordering Information
==========================

Please see the file REGISTER.FRM file in this package for ordering information.

Thank you for trying the Golf Solitaire game and look for more games for these
BBS's in the near future.

NOTE: This game should run on other BBS systems besides these mentioned with
the use of a conversion utility to create a valid caller info file.
If you find that your BBS has trouble with this then please
contact me and we will try to solve the problem.

Acknowledgements
======================

Wildcat! - Mustang Software, Inc.
GAP Communications - The GAP Development Company
PCBoard - Clark Development Company, Inc.
Spitfire - Mike Woltz, Buffalo Creek Software
QuickBBS - The QuickBBS Group, Inc.

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