Contents of the READ.ME file
To use QB1 v1.21 on your IBM-compatible:
1. Log on to GEnie using your regular communications program.
2. Move to the GEnie menu page for QB1 (1030).
3. Select the "Play QB1" option from the menu page.
4. Wait for the message "Please run your QB1 graphics program now" to
appear on your screen.
5. Run QB1.EXE from within your communications program (if possible),
OR exit your communications program and type "QB1" (without the
quotes) at the DOS command prompt.
The following special keys are used to control the QB1 program:
F8 toggle "/SEN " prepending on text input line
F9 send "/USE"
F10 send "/STA"
Keypad 1 call Run play
Keypad 2 add Gamebreaker to play call
Keypad 3 call Pass play
Keypad 4 add Left direction to play call
Keypad 5 add Middle direction to play call
Keypad 6 add Right direction to play call
Keypad 7 add Back distance to pass play call
Keypad 8 add Short distance to pass play call
Keypad 9 add Deep distance to pass play call
Keypad 0 register play call
Keypad . cancel play call (locally only)
Keypad - call Draw play
Keypad + call Play-Action Pass play
Backspace erase one character from text input line
Esc erase entire text input line
Return send text input line
UpArrow scroll back 1 line in review buffer
DownArrow scroll forward 1 line in review buffer
PageUp scroll back 1 page (6 lines) in review buffer
PageDown scroll forward 1 page (6 lines) in review buffer
End exit review buffer
Home clear text area
Delete toggle sound effects on/off
AltH show help text
AltK show keypad help text
ControlEnd exit QB1 FE (sending "EXIT")
The review buffer will be enabled if enough memory is available to
If your modem and computer support the DCD (carrier detect) signal,
and QB1 detects a loss of carrier during game play, the message
"CARRIER LOST" will appear on the screen; press any key to exit the
program. If this happens spuriously, when you have not actually lost
carrier, hold down either Alt key during startup to disable carrier
If a Microsoft Mouse-compatible pointing device is attached to your
system, it will be enabled when QB1 is run. You can use the pointing
device in place of the numeric keypad to call plays - just point at
the key graphic on the screen and click either button. If the keypad
graphic does not currently appear on the screen, pressing either
button will pop it up. To disable an attached pointing device, hold
down either Shift key during startup.
QB1.EXE is initially configured to use the serial port at COM1 (using
IRQ4). If your modem is connected to COM2 (IRQ3), COM3 (IRQ4), or
COM4 (IRQ3), you can modify your copy of QB1 to use a different COM
port by typing "QB1 #" (without the quotes) from the DOS command
prompt, where "#" is the number of the COM port you wish to use. This
command should be issued _once_, to configure QB1 to use that COM
port - once properly configured, just run the program by typing
"QB1", as instructed above.
Please send us your comments and suggestions (as well as any bug
reports) by selecting the "Feedback to QB1" item on the QB1 menu page.
Thank you for playing QB1!