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USER'S MANUAL


Version 1.0




Quick Term
(C)opyright 1990, Steve Barber

Super Two Card Poker
(C)opyright 1990, Steve Barber

All Rights Reserved


Both Quick Term and Super Two Card Poker were
Programmed By Steve Barber
Written and Compiled In: Turbo Pascal 5.5

DONATED TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AS FREEWARE


FOR EASE OF USE THROUGH THIS MANUAL,
I HAVE PROVIDED A TABLE OF CONTENTS:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1) What Is Quick Term
1) Distribution
1) What Quick Term Does
2) How To Install Quick Term
2) Installation For Telemate
3) Installation For Telix
4) Installation For ProComm Plus
4) Installation For Any Generic Term
5) Running Quick Term
5) Running On Telemate
6) Running On Telix
6) Running On ProComm Plus
7) Running On Any Generic Term
8) Programmer's Package
9) Thanks For Using Quick Term
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WHAT IS QUICK TERM?

Quick Term is a stand alone term program that is meant to be associated with
the live game, Super Two Card Poker. This optional term program opens up a
whole new world in live game play offering instant pop-up screens, graphics,
and cards. You'll be amazed at how the screens and graphics instantly appear!
The game play speed is signicantly increased. Please note however, that Quick
Term is for use ONLY with the live game Super Two Card Poker. Quick Term
will not do this with any other live games, though all future games written
by Steve Barber will probably use Quick Term or something similar.


DISTRIBUTION

This game has been donated to the Public Domain as FreeWare. You may use this
program as long as you like without any required registration. You are greatly
encouraged to distribute this program as freely as you like as long as the
contents of this archive are NOT modified in any way. You may also download
the latest version of Quick Term and/or Super Two Card Poker from The Gamer's
Connection BBS (615) 391-4807. Although this is FreeWare and no Registration
is required to use or continue using this product; Quick Term and Super Two
Card Poker have been the subject of many, Many, MANY hours of long strenious
work. I would gladly appreciate any donations if you enjoy these programs,
and would defintaly encourage me to continue work and enhancement on these
and future programs. I plan to start working on another term program
similar to this one for use with Super Two Card Poker that will take advantage
of Tandy, EGA, and maybe even VGA graphics. Also, any programmer who would
like to have the complete source code package to Quick Term version 1.0,
you can purchase this package for $75. There is more information on this
subject in the latter part of this document.



WHAT QUICK TERM DOES

Quick Term communicates with Super Two Card Poker by sending and receiving
special codes that allow almost unlimited results. I won't go into detail
about how it works, it is quite complicated, but nevertheless, it offers
you the user, a whole new invovated and enhanced way to play Super Two Card
Poker. All Screens and Cards will "Pop-Up" INSTANTLY without the game taking
25-45 seconds to draw each screen. Also, almost all graphics used by
Super Two Card Poker will have a slight increase themselves (anywhere from
3% - 7% increase). Thus, providing you a FAST and NEAT way to play.
And what's nice about all of this, it's VERY EASY to set up and install.
Once you install it, it's as easy as pressing F6 before you go into the game.
I have provided detailed and easy instructions that both beginning and
advanced users can follow to set up and use this program. And one of the
best things about this, Super Two Card Poker will automatically detect
if you are using Quick Term and will go into "Enhanced Mode". You can also
toggle it on/off within the game if you need to. Also, Quick Term will
automatically exit itself and return to DOS or your Terminal Program when
you finish playing Super Two Card Poker. This is all very easy to use.




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HOW TO INSTALL QUICK TERM

You might be saying by now, "this sounds all too complicated for me!". Well,
don't worry! Once Quick Program is installed correctly, all you have to do
is press a key you assign (any key) to activate Quick Term, and the rest
is AUTOMATIC!! Super Two Card Poker and Quick Term will take care of
Everything! I have provided instructions for installing Quick Term on four
communication programs. These are all very popular and widely used and simple.
If you by chance don't use on the three specfic programs (Telemate,
Telix, or Procomm), you can still set it up. I have provided instructions
on setting Quick Term on any Generic Comm Program. Most term programs allow
a simple drop to DOS command that will allow you to run any external program.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR TELEMATE:

Load TeleMate as you normally would. It doesn't matter where you start at
when TeleMate loads (either at the dialing directory, or terminal mode).
Press Alt-M twice. (Mouse users can click the Macro menu twice.)
You will now be at the macro menu. Select the type of key you want to
press in order to run Quick Term. (For simplicity, you might want to choose
the function keys). If you want to run Quick Term by just pressing a function
key like F3 or F6, all you have to do is hit enter then. If you want to
select a different key type besides a function key, move the highlighted bar
until you are on the type of key you want. Regardless of which type of key
you want, you will now see a box with the keys you can select. Select any
vacant slot by pressing the up or down arrow until you come to it. If the
key you want to use already has some characters by it, press your END key
when you are on the line and backspace until the line is empty. Now, this is
the hard part heh heh: Type in the following line when you are at the function
key you want to use...

^= QuikTerm 2 ^M

(Substitute 2 for your com port) For example if you use Com 1 then type:

^= QuikTerm 1 ^M

Then all you have to do (if you haven't already), is press enter twice.
Remember to save your changes by selecting Save Macro at the Macro Menu.
Save it in the file called ANSI.mac (should be in your Telemate dir).
Simple huh! That's all there is to it, except that if you don't have the
file called QuikTerm.exe included in this archive in your Telemate directory,
you will need to move it to your Telemate directory.

In Short, this is what you should have done:
1> Load Telemate
2> Press Alt-M twice
3> Select the type of key to want to press to run Quick Term.
4> Select a vacant key or erase an existing one.
5> Type the line in according to the above examples.
6> Press Enter Twice
7> Select Save Macro at Macro Menu.
8> Save changes in file called ANSI.Mac.

For information on running Quick Term, skip down to the section titled
RUNNING QUICK TERM.


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INSTRUCTIONS FOR TELIX:

Load Telix as you normally would. You will be automatically placed in
terminal mode. Press Alt-O. You will see another menu with several options.
Next press P. Here you must select a vacant letter. Select Q if it's open,
otherwise, pick any letter that is open. Type in the following information
so that the box has this information filled in exactly:

Protocol Upload Download Bat or DL
Key Name Filename Filename Script Name
---- -------- --------- --------- -------- ----
Q QuikTerm QT QT Batch N

Once this information has been filled in, exit that menu and remember to
save the changes to disk. (It's the last menu option when you press
Alt-O.)

Now, there will be a batch file in the Quick Term archive named QT.Bat.
This batch file is set up to run Quick Term for COM 2. This is what
QT.Bat should look like:

QuikTerm 2


If your modem does not use COM Port 2, you must change the line to read like
this:

QuikTerm 1


If you wish, you can specify a baud rate. This is optional:

QuikTerm 3 9600


This would tell Quick Term to use COM 3 and to lock the baud rate at 9600
if available. Remember to put this file and QuikTerm.exe in your Telix
directory. That's all there is to it!

In Short, this is what you should have done:
1) Load Telix
2) Press Alt-O
3) Press P
4) Select a vacant letter
5) Fill out the exteral protocol box as mentioned above
6) Exit the current box/window
7) Save changes to disk
8) Configure QT.Bat as mentioned above.

For Information on Running Quick Term, skip down to the section titled
RUNNING QUICK TERM.







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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROCOMM PLUS:

Place all contents of QuikTerm.Zip into your ProComm directory. If you
use a COM PORT other than Com 2, you must edit the file QT.Bat included
in the archive. To set Quick Term up for Com 1, change the line in the file
to read like this:

QuikTerm 1

If you use a com port other than 1 or 2, change the number to your com port.
Uses who wish to lock the baud rate, you may also specify the baud rate.
Example:

QuikTerm 3 38400

Quick Term would use COM 3 and lock the baud rate at 38400. But if you are
using 38400 speeds, why are you setting this up in the first place ?
Once you have configured QT.Bat to your needs, load ProComm Plus, from the
terminal screen, press ALT-S. You will see a few options. Select file/path
options. Note at the end bottom of the list, you will see User Hot Key
Options, F and G. Note the user hot key corresponding to the option (F or
G) that you select. F = ALT-J G = ALT-U.

Select either one using the F or G key, type in QT and smash Enter. Crush
Esc to return to the Setup Utility Main Menu than press S to save the Setup
Options to disk. That's all you have to do. Please refer to the section
HOW TO RUN QUICK TERM for further instructions on how to run Quick Term.



OTHER GENERIC COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS INSTRUCTIONS:

If you do not use Telemate, Telix, or Procomm Plus, don't worry.
All term programs allow something as basic as a Drop to DOS procedure.
By Droping to DOS, you can run the file called QT.Bat that will run
Quick Term for you. The only thing you need to do is to find out what
key you have to press to Drop to DOS, and also to setup the QT.Bat batch
file. On some term programs, you press Alt-D to drop to DOS, on others,
it's Alt-J, and on others you can drop to DOS from selecting an option
on a menu. If you know how to drop to DOS from your term program, you
have accomplished the hardest part in this easy installation. Once you
know how to drop to DOS, you need to place the file QuikTerm.exe and QT.bat
in your term directory or where your path reaches. Next, edit the file
QT.Bat. QT.bat is already set up for COM 2. If you use COM 1, change the
one line batch file to read:

QuikTerm 1

If you use a COM port other than 1 or 2, change the number to your com port.
You can also lock the baud rate by putting the baud rate after the com port
number. Example

QuikTerm 2 9600

This would tell Quick Term to use COM Port 2 and lock the baud rate at 9600.
That's all there is to it. For instructions on how to run Quick Term using
a Generic Term Program, read the following section.

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RUNNING QUICK TERM

The following section instructs you how to run Quick Term on the
four selected term programs.
Please Note: Whichever term program you are using, you must run Quick Term
before the game loads. Super Two Card Poker will automatically detect
that you are using Quick Term when program starts. If you don't load it
in time or before the program loads, you can still run Quick Term within
the game if you haven't already. Then, you can toggle Quick Term on or off
when you begin to play the game by hitting T.


TELEMATE:

Brief: Hit your assigned macro key to run Quick Term. When Quick Term loads,
run Super Two Card Poker by pressing the number or letter on the BBS
Menu you saw before you ran Quick Term. Quick Term will automatically
exit to Telemate when finished.

Detailed:

Before you load Super Two Card Poker, hit the key you selected to run
Quick Term. (Example: F6) If you have set everything up correctly,
Quick Term will load just by pressing that key. You will probably have
a near blank screen when it starts and Quick Term will notify you when
it has loaded. You are still on-line with the BBS you were on, you're just
using a different term program at the moment. Next, do whatever you have
to do to run Super Two Card Poker. This might confuse some of you.
I will try to explain this: For example, say you are on a BBS at the main
menu. You hit O for On-Line Games or whatever the key is to enter the Live
Games or Door Menus. You notice that Super Two Card Poker is door #1.
Next, you hit F6 or whatever your macro key is to run Quick Term.
If set up correctly, Quick Term will say:

Quick Term Active! Press Alt-X To Exit...

This means you are now ready to run the game. You've got to remember you
are still on the BBS in the SAME PLACE you where before you loaded Quick
Term. So, next you hit 1 or whatever the number or letter was on the
BBS Menu to run Super Two Card Poker. If everything works correctly,
Super Two Card Poker will automatically detect you using Quick Term and
Quick Term will say:

Extended Connection Established!

Then, about a second later, the title screen for Super Two Card Poker will
POP UP INSTANTLY!!! Neat eh! Play the game as you normally would.
You will notice all screens and cards and some graphics poping up instantly.
Quick Term will automatically exit and go back to Telemate when you finish.
If per chance, it does not, hit Alt-X to exit.






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TELIX:

Brief: Hit Pg Down (Page Down). Hit Q or what ever key Quick Term is
assigned to. Run Super Two Card Poker after Quick Term has loaded
by pressing the letter or number on the BBS Menu you saw before
loading Quick Term. Quick Term will automatically exit itself after
you finish playing, and go back to Telix.

Detailed:

Before you run Super Two Card Poker from the BBS, load Quick Term by pressing
the Page Down key and then pressing the key you assigned Quick Term to in the
installation. If set up correctly, Quick Term will load and say:

Quick Term Active! Press Alt-X to Exit...

Now, this may seem a little weird, but you are STILL on the BBS at
THE EXACT SAME PLACE you where before you loaded Quick Term. So, when Quick
Term has loaded, press the number or letter to run Super Two Card Poker that
was on the BBS Menu before you loaded Quick Term. Super Two Card Poker will
run and automatically detect if you are using Quick Term and if everything
has been set up correctly, Quick Term will say:

Extended Connection Established!

A second later, the title screen will POP UP INSTANTLY! Play the game as
you normally would. If you forget to run Quick Term before Super Two
Card Poker starts, you can still run Quick Term and toggle it on or off
when you play the game. You will notice that all screens, all cards, and some
graphics will pop up instantly. When you finished the game, Quick Term
will automatically exit and go back to Telix. If per chance, Quick Term
does not exit automatically, you can press Alt-X to exit.



PROCOMM PLUS:

Brief: Hit Alt-J or Alt-U according to how you set it up previously. Run
Super Two Card Poker after Quick Term has loaded by pressing the
letter or number you saw for it on the BBS Menu. Quick Term will
auto exit after you have played Super Two Card Poker.

Detailed:

You should load and run Super Two Card Poker as you always have by pressing
the letter or number you see on the BBS menu. However, before you load
the game, make sure you hit Alt-J or Alt-U to run Quick Term. If you have
everything set up correctly, Quick Term should load and you should see:

Quick Term Active! Press Alt-X to Exit...

Please be aware, you are still on the BBS and are STILL in the exact same place
you were before you ran Quick Term. Therefore, if you were at the Doors or
Live Games Menu, you are still there, so all you have to do is enter the
number of letter that the menu said for Super Two Card Poker.


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When Super Two Card Poker loads, Quick Term should display the message:

Extended Connection Established!

A second later, the title screen will pop up INSTANTLY! You will notice a
increase in speed . Actually, all screens, and cards, and
some graphics will pop up instantly. If per chance, you forget to load
Quick Term before entering Super Two Card Poker, you can still run Quick Term
by pressing Alt-J or Alt-U. Then, toggle it on or off within the game by
pressing T at the game screen. After you quit, Quick Term will automatically
exit and go back to ProComm. Incase it doesn't or you want to prematurally
exit Quick Term, hit Alt-X and you should return to ProComm.



OTHER GENERIC COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS:

Brief: Before running Super Two Card Poker, shell to DOS. Then type in QT
and Quick Term should load. Then run Super Two Card Poker as you
normally would. Quick Term should kick you back out to DOS after
playing Super Two Card Poker. Then type EXIT to go back to your
main terminal/communication program.

Detailed:

Before you run Super Two Card Poker, drop to DOS and type in:

QT

This will load Quick Term according to how you set it up earlier. If you have
set everything up correctly, Quick Term will load and you should see:

Quick Term Active! Press Alt-X to Exit...

Ok, Quick Term is loaded, now all you have to do is run Super Two Card Poker
from the BBS. Remember, you are still on-line on the same BBS at the exact
same place you left it. Do whatever you normally do to run Super Two Card
Poker (usually pressing a letter or number and then enter).
When Super Two Card Poker loads, it should auto detect Quick Term and kick
Quick Term into extended mode. If so, Quick Term will say:

Extended Connection Established!

You will then see the title screen "pop-up" INSTANTLY! All screens, cards,
and some graphics will pop up instantly. If you forget to load Quick Term
before entering the game, you can still load it by shelling to DOS and
typing in QT. Then, hit T to toggle Quick Term when you have begun playing.
Quick Term should automatically exit after you have finished playing. If not,
hit Alt-X to exit at any time. Type Exit to return to your main comm program
after you have returned to DOS.







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As mention earlier in this manual, I have donated this program to the public
domain as FREEWare. No registrations or fees are required. However,
donations would be nice ! For any programmers out there who are curious
of how this program works and want the complete source code (including some
unit source codes), you may purchase the Complete Source Package for $75.
All files in the Complete Source Package are Required to Compile Correctly
except for IBMCom.Unt, however, IBMCom.Tpu is required.

The Complete Source Package Includes:

-- QUIKTERM.PAS : Main Compilable Source Code File

-- IBMCOM.UNT : Complete Source Code to the IBMCom Unit.

-- IBMCOM.TPU : Complete Unit Used For All Communication Routines.
Has Own Device Driver, All Needed Routines, To
Provide You with a Complete Comm Library.

-- ADDONS.TPU : AddOns Unit Written By Steve Barber. Includes Some
Very Useful Routines For Everyday Programming.
Documentation Included, but not the Source Code.
Includes 14 Functions & Procedures.

-- LOGISCRN.TPU : Logical Screen Unit Written By Steve Barber.
Complete Library Written and Used by the Author
Himself providing Complete Control Over Logical
Direct Memory Screen Writes. Includes 10 Functions
& Procedures Along With Screen Types. Documentation
Included, but not the Source Code.

-- TITLEINS.OBJ : Object File Needed To Compile Quick Term.
-- SCOREINS.OBJ : Object File Needed To Compile Quick Term.
-- CHATINST.OBJ : Object File Needed To Compile Quick Term.
-- 2CARDMIN.OBJ : Object File Needed To Compile Quick Term.

-- PRINTOUT AND LISTING Of Extended Codes Used By Quick Term version 1.0.

-- PRINTOUT OF QUIKTERM.PAS (Main Source Code File).


** PLEASE NOTE: The IBMCom Unit was arranged and written by Wayne E. Conrad.
The Unit and Source Code are not being sold with this package.
They are only being included as a required part to compile.
If you would like to obtain the IBMCom routines, you can call
The Gamer's Connection BBS to obtain a copy of it.

** ALSO NOTE: All Source Code is in Turbo Pascal version 5.5.










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To Order The Complete Source Package For Quick Term version 1.0, please fill
out the following Registration Form:


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Please Mail This Registration Form Along With Payment (Check/Money Order) To:

Steve Barber
2131 Elm Hill Pike F128
Nashville, TN 37210







Thankyou For Using Quick Term And Super Two Card Poker


If you have any problems, comments, suggestions, or opinions regarding
Super Two Card Poker and/or Quick Term, you can contact me

Via:

The Gamer's Connection BBS
SysOp: Steve Barber
Co-SysOp: Bobby Binkley
Co-SysOp: James Fair
(615) 391-4807 24 Hours
300-1200-2400 Baud
Nashville, TN


Or you can Write to Me:

Steve Barber
2131 Elm Hill Pike F128
Nashville, TN 37210



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