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Contents of the B-WARE.DOC file




















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| BONZOWARE |
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| A multi faceted entertainment |
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| package for adults. |
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(c) Copyright 1985-1986 Donald L. Granger User-supported software





T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
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BONZOWARE license provisions .................2
User-supported concept .......................2
Enhancements provided with paid version ......3
Sharing ......................................3
System requirements ..........................3
Start-up .....................................4
Backing up BONZOWARE .....................4
Installation .............................4
Running BONZOWARE ........................5
General ......................................5
Press & Enter ............................5
Prompt Lines .............................5
The BONZOWARE Main Menu ..................5
Quitting BONZOWARE .......................6
Rounds ...................................6
Trivia Basics ................................6
Description of questions .................6
The TIMER feature ........................6
Question management ......................6
Regular Trivia ...............................7
Questions ................................7
Scoring ..................................7
Quick exit ...............................7
Poker Basics .................................7
Hand ranking .............................7
Tie breaking .............................8
Why two full decks .......................8
Mode of play .............................8
Poker Machine ................................9
Description ..............................9
Paybacks .................................9
Statistics ...............................9
Adult Versions ...............................9
Set Up ...................................9
Player names & sex .......................10
Clothing selection .......................10
Free items ...........................10
Penalties ................................10
Rewards ..................................11
Status screen ............................11
End of game ..............................11
Utilities ....................................11
Configuration ............................12
BONZOWARE Editor .........................12
Error Messages ...............................12
Problems .....................................13
Ordering Information .........................14















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BONZOWARE license provisions:

BONZOWARE IS NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE
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BONZOWARE is the copyrighted property of Donald L.
Granger. You are granted a limited license to use
BONZOWARE, and to copy it and distribute it, provided
that the following conditions are met:

1. No fee may be charged for such copying and
distribution other than actual costs incurred.

2. BONZOWARE may ONLY be distributed in its orig-
inal, unmodified state, complete with data files
and this documentation.

Voluntary contributions for the use of this program will
be appreciated, and should be sent to:

BONZOWARE
DONALD L. GRANGER
10325 LYLEWOOD
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI 63131


User-supported concept:

A word about user supported software:

The user supported software concept (usually referred to
as "freeware" or "shareware") is an attempt to provide
software at low cost. The cost of offering a new prod-
uct by conventional channels is staggering, and hence
dissuades many independent authors and small companies
from developing and promoting their ideas. User sup-
ported software is an attempt to develop a new marketing
channel, where products can be introduced at low cost.

If user supported software works, then everyone will
benefit. The user will benefit by receiving quality
products at low cost, and by being able to "test drive"
software thoroughly before purchasing it. The author
benefits by being able to enter the commercial software
arena without first needing large sources of venture
capital. But it can only work with your support. We're
not just talking about BONZOWARE here, but about all
user supported software. If you find that you are still
using a program after a couple of weeks, then pretty ob-
viously it is worth something to you, and you should
send in a contribution.












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Enhancements provided with paid version:

Contributing* users will receive, along with Peace Of
Mind:

Larger question file
A new question file containing 1200+ new questions.

The latest version of BONZOWARE
Any additions and enhancements will be provided.

The BONZOWARE Editor
The BONZOWARE Editor allows user customizing of the
clothing list, penalties and rewards.

Resetting of the question pointer.

Resetting of the Poker Machine statistics.

Support
User support and assistance is offered to all
contributors.

Sharing:
You are encouraged to share BONZOWARE with others, but
PLEASE NOTE: If you share BONZOWARE be sure to use the
distribution master copy and not the copy installed on
your machine.


System requirements:

BONZOWARE is written in Microsoft QuickBASIC. System
requirements are 192K memory, 1 DS diskette drive (en-
hanced version requires 2 DS diskette drives), and IBM
Color Graphics Adapter, Enhanced Graphics Adapter or
equivalents (program does NOT require a color monitor).
BONZOWARE makes full use of color when run with a color
monitor. THE PROGRAM WILL NOT RUN WITH THE MONOCHROME
DISPLAY ADAPTER.
















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* Requires a minimum contribution of $25 to qualify








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Start-up:

Backing up BONZOWARE -
It is strongly suggested that you make a backup
copy of your master BONZOWARE files. Do this by
inserting your original BONZOWARE diskette in drive
A: and a blank formatted diskette in drive B: (for
single floppy systems refer to the DOS manual for
the correct procedure to make backups). Enter the
DOS command

COPY A:*.* B: [enter]

Store your original BONZOWARE diskette in a safe
place (just in case).


Installation -
BONZOWARE can be run from either floppy or fixed
disk systems. To install BONZOWARE onto a fixed
disk insert a diskette containing a copy of the
master program and data files into drive A:, switch
to the directory of your fixed disk that you wish
to run the program from and enter the DOS command:

COPY A:*.* C:

Use the appropriate drive designator if yours is
other than C:. IMPORTANT: All BONZOWARE files
must be located in the same directory! (Note: if
you have the Enhanced version you will need to re-
peat the above process for the diskette containing
the question file.)

If you are using a floppy system and wish to have
the question file in drive B: and the program in
drive A: you can do this, but only after BONZOWARE
has been re-configured with the Utilities option of
the main program (see Utilities below). Until that
time all files must be on the same diskette in the
default drive. The file B-WARE.DAT MUST always be
on the diskette that is in the default drive. For
more information on selecting the default drive see
the DOS manual.

If you have the Enhanced version of BONZOWARE it
will already be pre-configured to have the question
file in drive B:. This is necessary due to the
large size of this file.
















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Monitor Type:
On start-up BONZOWARE checks your hardware configu-
ration and attempts to select the best display mode
for your system. If you are having difficulty
reading the screens, or you have a color system and
BONZOWARE is in B&W mode this can be overridden by
using the Utilities option from the main menu.

Running BONZOWARE -
With the program and supporting files in the de-
fault diskette drive (or the current directory for
fixed disk systems), at the DOS prompt type:

B-WARE [enter]

General:

Press & Enter -
Throughout this documentation, and while playing
BONZOWARE 'Press' and 'Enter' have the following
meanings:

PRESS - just press the key corresponding to
your response.

ENTER - press the key(s) corresponding to your
response and then press [enter] key.

Prompt Lines -
When BONZOWARE is waiting for an input you will be
prompted (usually across the bottom of the screen)
for your response. The available choices will be
listed with the first letter enclosed in (). You
make your selection by pressing the highlighted
letter. Example prompt:

(C)ontinue (R)eport (E)xit

Press C to continue, R to view the report, or E to
exit the current activity.


The BONZOWARE Main Menu -
There are 6 different sections or modules included
with your BONZOWARE package, they are:

1 - ONE PLAYER TRIVIA
2 - TWO PLAYER TRIVIA
3 - ADULT TRIVIA
4 - ADULT POKER
5 - THE POKER MACHINE
6 - UTILITIES

These choices are displayed on the BONZOWARE main
menu and are selected by pressing their correspond-
ing number.









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Quitting BONZOWARE -
BONZOWARE can be exited by pressing (Q)uit from the
Main Menu.

IT IS IMPORTANT BONZOWARE BE EXITED IN THIS MANNER.

Failure to do so may prevent the data files from
being updated causing duplication of some questions
on the next game.

Rounds -
The games are played in 'rounds'. In two player
games a round is one question or hand for each
player, in one player games a round is each ques-
tion or hand.

Trivia Basics:

Description of questions -
Questions are drawn from 5 categories; General
Knowledge, Sports & Recreation, Science & Nature,
Sex Related and Entertainment. Questions are dis-
played on the screen followed by possible answers
numbered 1 - 4. The player enters their guess (or
when using the TIMER simply presses the correspond-
ing numbered key) and the round continues.

Two questions are asked before proceeding to the
next category, but not necessarily during the same
round.

The TIMER feature -
Trivia games either use or offer to use a question
timer. After a brief period to read the question
the TIMER begins ticking down. If the player does
not press their guess before time runs out the
round is scored as a miss.

Question management -
At the termination of a game the last question
asked is saved, subsequent games will begin with
the next unused question. When the end of the
question file is reached the program loops to the
first question. (The optional BONZOWARE Editor al-
lows forced resets). If BONZOWARE is not exited as
described above you may experience duplication of
some questions.

















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Regular Trivia:

Questions -
This version is available for either one or two
players. Trivia questions are displayed as de-
scribed above, but the timer is always used. After
a brief delay for reading the question the timer
begins ticking away 10 seconds and is stopped when
you enter your guess. There are 20 rounds per
game.

Scoring -
At the end of the game two results are reported,
accuracy and score. Accuracy is the percentage of
questions answered correctly and score is this per-
centage weighted for the time taken to answer. A
player rating is also given. The scoring report
also notes each player's high accuracy and high
score for each session.

Quick exit -
Regular Trivia may be exited at any time by press-
ing 'Q' in place of the answer to a question.

Poker Basics:

Hand ranking -
Normal poker hand ranking is used in BONZOWARE with
the following hierarchy:

Straight flush
4 of a kind
Full house
Flush
Straight
3 of a kind
2 pair
1 pair

A minimum ranking of 1 pair -JACKS- is required for
all hands to be considered valid, all lower hands
will be consider 'busts' and will not be scored.
Aces count high with the exception of straights
where they are counted either High or Low to the
advantage of the player.




















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Tie breaking -
In the event of players having equally ranking
hands the winner is decided first by the value of
rank and then by the next highest non ranking card.
Examples:

1. Player 1 - 2 pair ( 7's & 4's)
Player 2 - 2 pair ( 7's & 2's)
Winner = Player 1

2. Player 1 - 3 of a kind ( 6's w/ Jack high)
Player 2 - 3 of a kind ( 6's w/ King high)
Winner = Player 2

In the unlikely event that both players are equal
in ranking, value and high card the round is con-
sidered a draw. BONZOWARE does not check past the
first high card.

Why two full decks -
Normally the players in Poker are unable to know
what is in their opponents hand, this is not
practical in a computer version (although you can
ask you opponent to turn their head). The use of
two full decks minimizes this difference by offer-
ing each player equal chances of obtaining any hand
with no benefit given to knowing which cards are
'used'.

Mode of play -
At the start of each round five cards are graphi-
cally dealt across the top of the screen, you may
Stand by pressing 'S', or mark the cards you wish
to keep by pressing the number corresponding to
their position in the hand. To keep the first and
fifth cards dealt press 1 & 5. The word KEEP ap-
pears above the selected cards. If you wish to de-
select a card simply press the corresponding number
key again. If you wish to change all of your se-
lections press 'C' to Clear all of the KEEPs. When
you're satisfied press 'D' to deal the drawn cards.
Pressing 'D' without KEEPing any cards will deal a
new 5 card hand.






















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Poker Machine:

Description -
This version simulates the poker machines found in
many casinos and taverns. Place your bet by press-
ing the number of coins you wish to wager (1 TO 5).
You will be dealt a hand and given the chance to
draw new cards or stand as described above. Pay-
backs are based on the amount bet and are displayed
on the payback chart below the cards. The top
STATUS LINE of the screen displays a running total
of the amounts bet and won as of the last hand
played. These figures are reset to 0 each time a
new session of Poker Machine is started.

Paybacks -
The Poker Machine payback schedule:

1 Pair - Free Play
2 Pair - 2 to 1
3 Of A Kind - 3 to 1
Straight - 5 to 1
Flush - 7 to 1
Full House - 9 to 1
4 Of A Kind - 24 to 1
Straight Flush - 99 to 1
Royal Flush - Progressive Jackpot

The amounts shown on the Poker Machine payback list
include the return of the original bet.

Statistics -
The statistics option is like opening the back of
the Poker Machine and viewing it's status regis-
ters. The screen displays the frequency count for
all possible hands along with the total number of
coins bet and the number of coins paid back. A
'House Percentage' for paybacks to players is
shown. If this figure is greater than 100%, the
Poker Machine is losing. These are running totals
that cannot be reset without the BONZOWARE Editor

Adult Versions:

Set Up -
The 'Adult' versions will require a certain amount
of preparation. It is first and foremost recom-
mended that you play the game with a loved one (or
someone you would like to love). You will need to
have a supply of your favorite libation on hand
along with a small to moderate sized vessel to be
used for DRINKing. You should also prepare for the
dreaded 'IMBIBE' penalty (see 'Penalties' below).
A little candlelight and music may not hurt either!











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Player names & sex -
Before play can begin, BONZOWARE needs to know each
player's name and sex. You are first prompted to
enter your name, enter anything you want with the
exception that spaces are not allowed. If a space
is entered the name will truncated at the location
of the first space encountered. Names are limited
to 11 characters in length.

You will then be prompted for your sex, press
(M)ale or (F)emale, all other responses will be ig-
nored. You are then asked to confirm your entries.
Press (Y)es or (N)o. If your response is No then
the entries will clear and you can begin over.

Clothing selection -
You will be displayed a screen showing the clothing
selections for your sex (the optional BONZOWARE
Editor allows customizing of the clothing lists).
Use the arrow keys to move the highlight next to an
item that you have on and then type "X", repeat
this until all items worn have been marked. Plac-
ing the highlight over an item previously marked
and pressing [Space] will unmark the item. When
you have finished your selections press "Q" to quit
the selection process. You will then be asked to
confirm your selections (Y or N).

Free items -
In the event that one player has on more clothing
items than the other, an appropriate number of FREE
items (called FREEBIES) will be added to the short-
handed player's list. (After all this is only fair)

Penalties -
At the end of each round the loser is assessed a
penalty. This may involve stripping, drinking,
imbibing (explained later), or performing a task.

Stripping -
The screen will inform you that it is time to
remove a garment -- Take it off!

Drinking -
The loser must drink a vessel of libation.

Imbibe -
Also included is the IMBIBE penalty (you may
or may not consider it a penalty). This is
the equivalent of a wild card that will be
left up to your own imagination. For example,
if you are using shots of margaritas for the
DRINK penalty, you could use a straight shot
of Tequila for the IMBIBE.











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Tasks -
As a penalty you may be required to perform a
certain TASK (user definable with the optional
BONZOWARE editor).

NOTE: Unless instructed otherwise you should not
proceed to the next round of play until all
Penalties have been served.

Rewards -
The winner may (but not always) be granted a reward
for fine play. Rewards include getting back lost
clothing and special privileges... or just a 'pat
on the back' for good play.

Status screen -
The game status report screen is available at the
end of each round by pressing [R]eport. The screen
displays the round number, each player's win per-
centage, and a clothing list indicating which items
should still be on and which ones should be on the
floor.

End of game -
Adult versions of BONZOWARE end when one player is
out of clothes. Optionally you may press (E)xit at
the end of any round to end the game. The End Of
Game Summary is displayed upon ending.


THIS GAME IS INTENDED FOR FUN,
IF ANYTHING IS OBJECTIONABLE,
DON'T DO IT ! !


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| ********** DON'T DRINK / IMBIBE & DRIVE ********** |
+----------------------------------------------------+


Utilities:
Selecting this option from the Main Menu will bring up
the Utilities Menu.






















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Configuration -
You will be asked to choose if you want BONZOWARE
to use color or B&W for its displays. This choice
will override the built in screen display selection
of BONZOWARE and will remain in effect until reset
by re-configuring. You place BONZOWARE in it's
default mode by pressing [A]uto select.

You will then be asked if you wish to change the
drive where BONZOWARE looks for the question file.
Press the corresponding letter for the drive you
wish to use or [enter] to use the default drive.

NOTE:
Please configure BONZOWARE to use Auto Select for
displays and the default drive for questions prior
to distribution. Failure to do this may prevent
the program from running properly on some systems.

BONZOWARE Editor -
The optional Editor is a stand alone program. Doc-
umentation for this feature is supplied with the
Enhanced version.

Error Messages:

Every effort has been made to prevent run-time errors,
but some user errors cannot be controlled by the pro-
grammer, some of these are:

Unable to locate data file B-WARE.DAT:
BONZOWARE is unable to find this file in the de-
fault drive. This file cannot be relocated and
MUST be on the same diskette (or in the same direc-
tory on fixed disk systems) as B-WARE.EXE.

Unable to locate data file BW-QUEST.DAT:
BONZOWARE is unable to find the question file. Be
sure that it is located in the drive specified in
the Utilities Set-up, or in the default drive.

DISK DRIVE is not ready:
This error usually means that the drive door is not
closed, or that there is no diskette loaded in the
drive. Remedy the problem and press [enter].

WRITE PROTECT error:
BONZOWARE needs to write to a diskette that has a
write protect tab installed.

INSUFFICIENT MEMORY:
There is not enough memory available for BONZOWARE
to run. If you have memory resident programs try
starting the computer without them.











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Problems:

NOTE: Due to unexplainable causes, the sound fea-
tures of BONZOWARE will not always function when
Borland's TURBO LIGHTNING is running. The program
will run properly but there will be no sound. If a
cure is found it will be incorporated in future re-
leases of BONZOWARE.

Please notify the author of any other problems
encountered. Please include any error message and
as many details as possible.





















































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Ordering Information:

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BONZOWARE Registration Form


MAIL TO: DONALD L. GRANGER
BONZOWARE
10325 LYLEWOOD
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
63131


NAME: ______________________________________ DATE: ___/___/___
( m d y )
ADDRESS: ______________________________________

CITY: ______________________________________

STATE: ______________ ZIP: _________-_______


AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $____________

Contributions of $25 or more will qualify for the Enhanced Version.


WHERE DID YOU OBTAIN YOUR COPY OF BONZOWARE?: ________________________


COMMENTS / SUGGESTIONS:






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