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Educational word construction game, of special interest to Scrabble (tm) players. This is much improved & updated version. Uses 94,000 word dictionary to check entries.
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Educational word construction game, of special interest to Scrabble ™ players. This is much improved & updated version. Uses 94,000 word dictionary to check entries.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
READ.ME 4318 2077 deflated
README.1ST 849 371 deflated
SEARCH.DOC 569 319 deflated
SEARCH.EXE 9926 6483 deflated
WORD.LST 874831 181653 deflated
WORDY.DOC 4430 1842 deflated
WORDY.EXE 35476 19755 deflated
WORDYM.EXE 35211 19636 deflated

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Contents of the READ.ME file


May, 1993


Dear Word Game Player,

This is the second version of the WORDY word construction game. I had
programmed the first crude version some 3+ years ago using the old Mix C (tm)
compiler. That version worked only with a monochrome monitor, had very
limited features, and was buggy. This version is written in Turbo C++ (tm)
ver. 1.0 and TASM (tm), ver 2.0. None of the specific C++ language features
are used with the exception of the double backslash remarks.

WORDY 2.0 will work with either color or monochrome monitors (use the file
WORDYM.EXE for mono systems). The word validity checking is enormously
improved, using a binary search algorithm to check entered words against a
94,000+ word dictionary [all the valid words that may be used in the Scrabble
(tm) word game, not including the 5000-odd words in the new Second Edition of
THE OFFICIAL SCRABBLE DICTIONARY (tm)]. This makes WORDY ideal for
practicing the word construction and pattern recognition skills used in the
Scrabble (tm) game.

The user interface and the display, although still confined to ANSI
graphics, are much improved. The game is easier and more fun to play and
most of the bugs from the first version have been eliminated.

Also included in this package is a standalone SEARCH utility that permits
the user to check whether any particular word is in the game dictionary. See
the SEARCH.DOC file for usage instructions.

This game is semi-Freeware. I am asking for a voluntary contribution of a
very modest $2. If you do not feel that the result of my many hours of labor
merit $2, or if you truly cannot afford it (hard to believe), well, I can't
prevent you from playing and enjoying the game all the same. If you use
WORDY and fail to send me a contribution, I will not put a curse upon you,
nor will I even feel particularly bad about it, much less hold a grudge.
Feel free to send my suggestions for improvement, criticism, advice,
encouragement, brickbats (but no proposals of marriage, please), even if you
have not enclosed the MODEST (hint, hint) contribution.

A slightly larger $3.50 contribution will get you the next major update sent
to you at no extra charge. A huge $8.00 contribution gets you all the source
code, compilable in Turbo C and TASM, for you to modify to your heart's
content and the next update.

Now for a commercial for myself. If you are at all impressed with the
programming effort, not to mention style that went into this game, and if you
know of any career opportunities for an entry-level C programmer, please let
me know. I have been unhappily slaving at a non-computer related trade for
eons and would welcome the chance to career-change to programming or any
other computer-related profession (I proudly mention that I have NO
professional credentials...I'm self-taught). You would earn my undying
gratitude, not to mention a lifetime exemption from paying for this and any
previous and future programming efforts of mine.

Oh, yes. I formally disclaim responsibility for any damage, direct,
indirect, or incidental that the use of the program may cause. The program
will not, to the best of my knowledge, cause any harm to the computer it is
run on, but it can be addictive to the user, resulting in damage to the
person's career and/or relationships. Warning: it is a fun game, but is no
substitute for Real Life (this may not hold true for the next version,
though).

Yours sincerely,


M\Cooper
3138 Foster Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224-3934.

P.S. My stepson, Mike Dumler, deserves much credit for his many helpful
suggestions and for beta-testing the game. A portion of all
contributions received will be set aside for his college education.

---
Scrabble (tm) and THE OFFICIAL SCRABBLE DICTIONARY (tm) are trademarks of the
Selchow and Righter Co.

Turbo C++ (tm) and TASM (tm) are trademarks of Borland International.

Mix C (tm) is a trademark of Mix Software.

The executables for WORDY have not been copyrighted and are herewith released
into the Public Domain for all lawful purposes. You may copy this archive
and give it to friends, but you are asked not to publish modified versions of
it without my express permission.


Contents of the README.1ST file


May, 1993


Dear Word Game Player,

This is the second version of the WORDY word construction game. I had
programmed the first crude version some 3+ years ago using the old Mix C (tm)
compiler. That version worked only with a monochrome monitor, had very
limited features, and was buggy. This version is written in Turbo C++ (tm)
ver. 1.0 and TASM (tm), ver 2.0. None of the specific C++ language features
are used with the exception of the double backslash remarks.

WORDY 2.0 will work with either color or monochrome monitors (use the file
WORDYM.EXE for mono systems). The word validity checking is enormously
improved, using a binary search algorithm to check entered words against a
94,000+ word dictionary [all the valid words that may be used in the Scrabble
(tm) word game, not including the 5000-odd words in the new Second Edition of
THE OFFICIAL SCRABBLE DICTIONARY (tm)]. This makes WORDY ideal for
practicing the word construction and pattern recognition skills used in the
Scrabble (tm) game.

The user interface and the display, although still confined to ANSI
graphics, are much improved. The game is easier and more fun to play and
most of the bugs from the first version have been eliminated.

Also included in this package is a standalone SEARCH utility that permits
the user to check whether any particular word is in the game dictionary. See
the SEARCH.DOC file for usage instructions.

This game is semi-Freeware. I am asking for a voluntary contribution of a
very modest $2. If you do not feel that the result of my many hours of labor
merit $2, or if you truly cannot afford it (hard to believe), well, I can't
prevent you from playing and enjoying the game all the same. If you use
WORDY and fail to send me a contribution, I will not put a curse upon you,
nor will I even feel particularly bad about it, much less hold a grudge.
Feel free to send my suggestions for improvement, criticism, advice,
encouragement, brickbats (but no proposals of marriage, please), even if you
have not enclosed the MODEST (hint, hint) contribution.

A slightly larger $3.50 contribution will get you the next major update sent
to you at no extra charge. A huge $8.00 contribution gets you all the source
code, compilable in Turbo C and TASM, for you to modify to your heart's
content and the next update.

Now for a commercial for myself. If you are at all impressed with the
programming effort, not to mention style that went into this game, and if you
know of any career opportunities for an entry-level C programmer, please let
me know. I have been unhappily slaving at a non-computer related trade for
eons and would welcome the chance to career-change to programming or any
other computer-related profession (I proudly mention that I have NO
professional credentials...I'm self-taught). You would earn my undying
gratitude, not to mention a lifetime exemption from paying for this and any
previous and future programming efforts of mine.

Oh, yes. I formally disclaim responsibility for any damage, direct,
indirect, or incidental that the use of the program may cause. The program
will not, to the best of my knowledge, cause any harm to the computer it is
run on, but it can be addictive to the user, resulting in damage to the
person's career and/or relationships. Warning: it is a fun game, but is no
substitute for Real Life (this may not hold true for the next version,
though).

Yours sincerely,


M\Cooper
3138 Foster Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224-3934.

P.S. My stepson, Mike Dumler, deserves much credit for his many helpful
suggestions and for beta-testing the game. A portion of all
contributions received will be set aside for his college education.

---
Scrabble (tm) and THE OFFICIAL SCRABBLE DICTIONARY (tm) are trademarks of the
Selchow and Righter Co.

Turbo C++ (tm) and TASM (tm) are trademarks of Borland International.

Mix C (tm) is a trademark of Mix Software.

The executables for WORDY have not been copyrighted and are herewith released
into the Public Domain for all lawful purposes. You may copy this archive
and give it to friends, but you are asked not to publish modified versions of
it without my express permission.
Files contained within this archive:


WORDY.EXE The game executable for color systems only.
WORDYM.EXE The game executable for monochrome systems only.
SEARCH.EXE Standalone utility to see if word is in enclosed
game dictionary.
WORD.LST List of 94,000+ words acceptable for WORDY game,
and incidentally, also in Scrabble (tm) word
game. In ASCII format.
WORDY.DOC Instructions for playing.
SEARCH.DOC Instructions for using standalone search utility.
READ.ME Info about the program and the author.
README.1ST This file.

---

Scrabble (tm) is a trademark of the Selchow and Righter Co.


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