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Global Wars BBS Door bulletin ranking utility.
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Global Wars BBS Door bulletin ranking utility.
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Contents of the READ.ME file


EXCERPTS FROM THE "GLOBAL WAR STRATEGY HINTS & PRODUCT SUPPORT" ECHO
WWIVnet SUB TYPE 2600, HOSTED BY WWIVnet NODE 2600
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Joel Bergen #1 @2600
Tue Oct 24 18:57:32 1989
->Michael Brunk #149 @2600
->Tue Oct 24 12:57:30 1989
->Hmmm... how about adding in the ability to generate an ASCII (or ANSI)
->bulletin that could be used OUTSIDE of the game... so that players could
->see the rankings without entering the game... or it could be used as a new
->bulletin for a REALLY serious GW-running board... whatcha think Joel?

This would be very easy to do. The ranks are stored in a file called
WINNERS.WAR, which is a simple ASCII file that has each player's name and
number of games won on seperate lines. It would be pretty easy to write a
program to read this file and generate any kind of bulletin or report you
wanted. Presumably this program would run during your nightly maintenance
(if you have one). The problem is there'd have to be different versions
of it for every kind of BBS out there. I could write one for WWIV, but
I wouldn't want to tackle the rest of them.
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Scott Lockwood #1 @5906
Wed Oct 25 05:34:27 1989
MESSAGE REGARDING: Bulletin
WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY: Joel Bergen #1 @2600

-*-Originating from The Spokane Hints. Our Number is: 509-244-2872-*-

for that would be simple for WWIV, all a person would have to do is create a
batch file that copies the current screen to the gfiles. Once it is in there
the system does the work. Matter of fact, I am going to do that right now!
THanks for the idea. Also, on the ASCII screen, it would also be nice, (but
tough) for it to be used by people that can not display ANSI. It would make it
possible to be played by other people!
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Joel Bergen #1 @2600
Thu Oct 26 17:21:57 1989
RE: Bulletin

Mike, your ANSI bulletin for winners would be super simple to do. I can
write one up for you, but can you give me an idea of what you'd like it to
look like?
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Michael Brunk #149 @2600
Fri Oct 27 07:24:26 1989
RE: ANSI Bulletin

Heck I'm totally flexible on that Joel... if you're gonna write it make it
something you think would be useful to EVERYONE! I'd mainly like to see
rankings but anything else you care for would be greatly appreciated!
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Joel Bergen #1 @2600
Sun Oct 29 22:27:33 1989
Here's a first cut at an external program to print up a rankings report. It
doesn't use any colors or anything, and the format is exactly the same as in
Global War. Take a look at it and let me know what you'd like changed, or
feel free to change it yourself if you have Turbo Pascal. It uses IO
redirection, so call it like this: MAKERANK > OUTFILE.TXT
Where OUTFILE is a file to send the output to, if desired. It will output to
the screen if you don't specify a file. Also, since the filename WINNERS.WAR
is hardcoded in there without a path, you'll have to run this program from
same subdirectory that WINNERS.WAR is in. I will compile this program and
make it available on ProVision for those of you without Turbo.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTE:
This is a newer version of MAKERANK and will read your WAR.CFG file to
get your number of points to advance a rank value. It must be executed
from your global war directory. So, if you have a maintenance batch file
add something like this to it:

CD \GLOBLWAR
MAKERANK > C:\BBS\OUTFILE.TXT

Note, you can also append the rank to an existing text file like this;

MAKERANK >> EXISTING.TXT


- Joel


Contents of the README.1ST file


EXCERPTS FROM THE "GLOBAL WAR STRATEGY HINTS & PRODUCT SUPPORT" ECHO
WWIVnet SUB TYPE 2600, HOSTED BY WWIVnet NODE 2600
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Joel Bergen #1 @2600
Tue Oct 24 18:57:32 1989
->Michael Brunk #149 @2600
->Tue Oct 24 12:57:30 1989
->Hmmm... how about adding in the ability to generate an ASCII (or ANSI)
->bulletin that could be used OUTSIDE of the game... so that players could
->see the rankings without entering the game... or it could be used as a new
->bulletin for a REALLY serious GW-running board... whatcha think Joel?

This would be very easy to do. The ranks are stored in a file called
WINNERS.WAR, which is a simple ASCII file that has each player's name and
number of games won on seperate lines. It would be pretty easy to write a
program to read this file and generate any kind of bulletin or report you
wanted. Presumably this program would run during your nightly maintenance
(if you have one). The problem is there'd have to be different versions
of it for every kind of BBS out there. I could write one for WWIV, but
I wouldn't want to tackle the rest of them.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scott Lockwood #1 @5906
Wed Oct 25 05:34:27 1989
MESSAGE REGARDING: Bulletin
WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY: Joel Bergen #1 @2600

-*-Originating from The Spokane Hints. Our Number is: 509-244-2872-*-

for that would be simple for WWIV, all a person would have to do is create a
batch file that copies the current screen to the gfiles. Once it is in there
the system does the work. Matter of fact, I am going to do that right now!
THanks for the idea. Also, on the ASCII screen, it would also be nice, (but
tough) for it to be used by people that can not display ANSI. It would make it
possible to be played by other people!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Joel Bergen #1 @2600
Thu Oct 26 17:21:57 1989
RE: Bulletin

Mike, your ANSI bulletin for winners would be super simple to do. I can
write one up for you, but can you give me an idea of what you'd like it to
look like?
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Brunk #149 @2600
Fri Oct 27 07:24:26 1989
RE: ANSI Bulletin

Heck I'm totally flexible on that Joel... if you're gonna write it make it
something you think would be useful to EVERYONE! I'd mainly like to see
rankings but anything else you care for would be greatly appreciated!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Joel Bergen #1 @2600
Sun Oct 29 22:27:33 1989
Here's a first cut at an external program to print up a rankings report. It
doesn't use any colors or anything, and the format is exactly the same as in
Global War. Take a look at it and let me know what you'd like changed, or
feel free to change it yourself if you have Turbo Pascal. It uses IO
redirection, so call it like this: MAKERANK > OUTFILE.TXT
Where OUTFILE is a file to send the output to, if desired. It will output to
the screen if you don't specify a file. Also, since the filename WINNERS.WAR
is hardcoded in there without a path, you'll have to run this program from
same subdirectory that WINNERS.WAR is in. I will compile this program and
make it available on ProVision for those of you without Turbo.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

NOTE:
This is a newer version of MAKERANK and will read your WAR.CFG file to
get your number of points to advance a rank value. It must be executed
from your global war directory. So, if you have a maintenance batch file
add something like this to it:

CD \GLOBLWAR
MAKERANK > C:\BBS\OUTFILE.TXT

Note, you can also append the rank to an existing text file like this;

MAKERANK >> EXISTING.TXT


- Joel
April 15, 1990

I am in no way trying to take accolades away from the author of MAKERANK
for the Global War game!! I think it real nice he took the time to do
so. The only comment I have is that not everyone has access to Turbo
Pascal. As a result MAKERANK would only create a Bulletin that would
agree with the Rank command in Global Wars if the "Points to Advance"
were set at 1 in WAR.CFG. Well, I have Turbo Pascal and decided to make
it easier for those that don't by creating 4 additional MAKERANK.EXE
files so you could create your Bulletins even if you don't have the means
to change and recompile the .PAS file. Have also modified the way the
Bulletin is output by adding in some minimal graphics to make the display
more pleasing to the eye to include centering on the screen.

Here you are... Enjoy!

8 files are included in MAKERNK.ZIP

README.1ST ---- What you are doing now!
MAKERNK1.EXE -- Use this one if Points To Advance are set to 1 in WAR.CFG
MAKERNK2.EXE -- Use this one if Points To Advance are set to 2 in WAR.CFG
MAKERNK3.EXE -- Use this one if Points To Advance are set to 3 in WAR.CFG
MAKERNK4.EXE -- Use this one if Points To Advance are set to 4 in WAR.CFG
MAKERNK5.EXE -- Use this one if Points To Advance are set to 5 in WAR.CFG
MAKERANK.PAS -- Modified Source Code
READ.ME ------- Author's info

Another nice feature with this is that you can evaluate what effect the
setting of Points To Advance in WAR.CFG has on the Rank Command in the
game AND Bulletin. All you need to do is have your WINNERS.WAR file and
these files in the same directory and just try each of the .EXE files
one at a time (without any redirection) and the results will be displayed
on the screen for you -or- redirect them to your printer and have yourself
a printout to stare at (IE: MANKRNK1 > PRN and press ).
Whatever suits your fancy! Hope this makes it easier for someone!

Gus Gustavson
Sysop, Desert Winds
Las Vegas, NV
702-876-6478
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Apparently Gus has an OLD version of MAKERANK. The current version of
MAKERANK for Global War version 1.6 reads WAR.CFG to get your
"Points to Advance" value. Still, this version has much better looking
output.
-Joel Bergen 4/16/90


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