Contents of the CBJ.DOC file
C L I P P E R
B L A C K J A C K
Copyright (c) 1989, Jeanne Nerwinski
CIS ID 71531, 3432
Triangle Message Base BBS
CLIPPER BLACK JACK is written entirely in Clipper using the
Summer '87 version. No additional libraries or Third Party
Products are required.
A special "Thanks!", however, to Greg Lief (Mr. Grumpfish and my
MDP) for providing the source for "Charge". This function is only
one of several games and musical interludes to be found in the
Grumpfish Fun Library, a Public Domain Library available on many
Bulletin Board Systems.
More special thanks go to Gordon Rasnick and Tom Faulkner, my
fearless and ever critical beta testers.
CLIPPER BLACK JACK, however, is NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN! This is a
shareware product and I do ask for a $5.00 registration fee.
$15.00 will provide you with full registration and a copy of the
source code on disk.
To register, send your check or Money Order to:
112 Leon Street
Durham, NC 27704
Your contribution will enable me to continue with this project and
provide for more games in the future. A version of SLOTS and CRAPS
are in the works!
CLIPPER BLACK JACK can be linked as a stand alone program or
incorporated into your existing programs from a Menu Selection
You will need to link in (using your favorite linker) CLIPPER.LIB
You should be aware that CLIPPER BLACK JACK makes use of the F1
(KEY 28) and F10 (KEY -9) keys. They are automatically unassigned
when you exit CBJ. If you are incorporating CBJ into an existing
application which makes use of either of these keys, you will need
to reassign them upon returning to your program.
Everyone knows how to play Black Jack, so I will simply give you
the basic ground rules for this particular version.
Each time you enter the game you are given a stake of $5,000. You
may bet as much as you like on each hand to the house limit of
Aces can count for 1 or 11 (player's choice). Face Cards count as
10. All others count for their pip value.
Black Jack (21 on the first two cards) immediately pays 1 times
the amount of your original bet, ignoring the House Limit,
provided the Dealer does not also have Black Jack, in which case
the hand is a Draw.
After the initial deal you will be given the option to double your
original bet (again ignoring the House Limit). This also implies
an immediate Hit and you will be given only one more card. Your
total after that card is your final score for that hand.
You can Hit (get another card) or Stand on what you have. If you
go over 21 on a Hit, you automatically lose the amount of your
The dealer will Hit on 16 or less, Stand on 17 or more. If the
dealer goes over 21, you win the amount of your bet. If the
dealer Stands on less than 21, the winner is determined by the pip
value, high scorer wins. In the case of a Draw, all bets are off!
This version does not allow for splits on pairs. (Maybe a little
A Help Screen is provided from within the game by pressing F1.
The sound can be turned on and off by pressing F10.
Enjoy! And please provide feedback!