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BRIX: New EPIC MEGAGAMES 256-color action
puzzle game. Featuring 112 levels of mega
VGA excitement, Sound Blaster music and
digital sound, and 100% pure FUN! Drive
yourself nuts with some of the most clever
puzzles in the universe. Tense, fast
action but you'll need to keep a cool
attitude to triumph. It's high quality
entertainment ASP member Epic MegaGames.
Contents of the BRIX.DOC file
Brix: An Arcade & Puzzle Experience
VGA graphics (supports high-quality 256-color graphics)
80286 or faster processor
512K memory and DOS 3.0 or later
A Hard Disk
Lots & Lots of free time!
Sound Blaster & compatible music cards
Brix I: A New Shareware Release
Created by: Michael Riedel
Published by Epic MegaGames
Brix is an arcade and puzzle experience! Don't let the ultra smooth 256-
color VGA graphics and animation fool you into thinking Brix is just an
arcade game, because your brain will be taunted, teased, and twisted
as must as your reflexes.
Your task in Brix seems simple: Eliminate all of the colored bricks by
uniting them. But the 112 levels in Brix 1 are also habitated by lasers,
elevators, boiling acid, anti-gravity, teleporters, and more! There are
enough hand-crafted puzzles in this Epic action-puzzler duo to keep you busy
Check out Brix, another fine release from the publishers of Jill of the
Jungle, ZZT, and Kiloblaster!
Registration is $30 + $4 p&h, and earns you Brix I and Brix II Deluxe (with
112 awesome new levels, level editor, and a level solver), and a disk of
Epic's latest bonus games. Print ORDER.DOC for ordering instructions.
To start Brix, type:
Brix also speaks German! To start the German version of Brix, type:
If Brix gives you a "Not Enough Memory" message, you need to free up more
system memory, then start over again. Suggestions:
* Try renaming your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, then rebooting.
This will prevent memory-hogging SR's from being loaded.
* Create a boot disk and reboot. To do this:
1. Put a blank disk in the A: drive.
2. Type: FORMAT A: /S
3. Once the disk is formatted, keep the disk drive door closed and
reboot your computer.
If Brix still refuses to load properly, the problem is most likely due to
Brix scanning your system for a Sound Blaster card. To solve this, type:
BRIX1 /nosb (This turns off the Sound Blaster card)
Your main goal is to remove all of the objects (brix) from the screen. To
remove them, you need to put them together -- which causes them to explode.
This is easy enough with two objects, but can be very tricky with three
or more. (Try to figure it out!)
To pick up an object, move the red cursor above it and press [space]. The
cursor turns white while you are carrying an object.
When you leave the game (because you missed or finished a level), you will be
tols a secret code. Remeber this! You can use it later to start back at the
level without going through all of the previous levels. Use the "Secret Code"
option in the main menu.
Brix has four difficulty levels ranging from easy to hard. While you're
first learning to play, we recommend the easy level. It gives you more
time to complete each puzzle.
Press [Escape] to bring up a menu of options:
Abort game: Lets you leave the actual game. Use this option once you've
thoroughly given up and need to take a break!
Continue game: Keep on playing!
Retry level: Lets you start over from scratch on the current level, in
case you've gotten into an unsolvable mess. Beware, the
time is not set back!
Solve: Brix will solve the level for you. (Brix 2 Deluxe only!) This will
cost you 20000 points in the second level, 40000 points in the
third level, and so on.
This program is produced by a member of the Association of Shareware
Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the shareware principal
works for you. If you are unable to resolve a shareware-related problem
with an ASP member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able to
help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute with an ASP member,
but does not provide technical support for members' products. Please write
to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskogeon, MI 49442-9427 or send
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Thanks for trying Brix!
Michael Riedel, Author of Brix
Tim Sweeney, Epic MegaGames