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Adventure type game on desert island.
File CASTWAY.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Adventure type game on desert island.
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Contents of the README.BAT file


ECHO OFF
CLS
ECHO WELCOME TO BUTTONWARE'S GAME SERIES
ECHO
ECHO HOW TO START THE GAMES
ECHO
ECHO CASTAWAY -
ECHO 1. Be sure the game disk is in drive A
ECHO 2. Type A: and press Enter
ECHO 3. Type CASTAWAY and press Enter
ECHO
ECHO SOUTH AMERICAN TREK -
ECHO 1. Be sure the game disk is in drive A
ECHO 2. Type A: and press Enter
ECHO 3. Type SAMERICA and press Enter
ECHO
ECHO If you are using a graphics monitor that only displays
ECHO one color you should use the M parameter when starting
ECHO the games (i.e. CASTAWAY M).
ECHO
ECHO NOTE: To print out the instructions for the games on your
ECHO printer restart this file by typing README /P
IF .%1 == ./P GOTO PRINT
IF .%1 == ./p GOTO PRINT
GOTO END
:PRINT
ECHO
ECHO BE SURE YOUR PRINTER IS ON!
PAUSE
ECHO
ECHO Printing Document
TYPE A:README.TXT >PRN
:END
ECHO
PAUSE


Contents of the README.TXT file


ECHO OFF
CLS
ECHO WELCOME TO BUTTONWARE'S GAME SERIES
ECHO
ECHO HOW TO START THE GAMES
ECHO
ECHO CASTAWAY -
ECHO 1. Be sure the game disk is in drive A
ECHO 2. Type A: and press Enter
ECHO 3. Type CASTAWAY and press Enter
ECHO
ECHO SOUTH AMERICAN TREK -
ECHO 1. Be sure the game disk is in drive A
ECHO 2. Type A: and press Enter
ECHO 3. Type SAMERICA and press Enter
ECHO
ECHO If you are using a graphics monitor that only displays
ECHO one color you should use the M parameter when starting
ECHO the games (i.e. CASTAWAY M).
ECHO
ECHO NOTE: To print out the instructions for the games on your
ECHO printer restart this file by typing README /P
IF .%1 == ./P GOTO PRINT
IF .%1 == ./p GOTO PRINT
GOTO END
:PRINT
ECHO
ECHO BE SURE YOUR PRINTER IS ON!
PAUSE
ECHO
ECHO Printing Document
TYPE A:README.TXT >PRN
:END
ECHO
PAUSE
















Castaway (tm)
South America Trek (tm)




You may copy and FREELY share this program with others.
To become a registered user of Castaway and South America
Trek, send $29.95 to:

ButtonWare, Inc.
P.O. Box 5786
Bellevue, WA 98006
(206) 454-0479


(C) Copyright 1986 by ButtonWare, Inc.
(C) Copyright 1986 by Conrad Button
All Rights Reserved



ISBN: 0-922692-14-9































COPYRIGHT NOTICE

(c) Copyright 1986 ButtonWare, Inc.
(c) Copyright 1986 Conrad Button
- All rights reserved -


You are granted a limited license to use Castaway and
South America Trek. It may be used or copied only in
accordance with the terms of this license outlined in the
section "Restricted Permission to Copy".

Information on this disk is subject to change without
notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of
ButtonWare, Inc. ButtonWare may make improvements and/or
changes to this disk or to the product(s) and/or the
program(s) described in this disk at any time.

This product could include technical inaccuracies or
typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the
information herein. Such changes may be incorporated in new
editions of the publication.

Castaway and South America Trek are trademarks of
ButtonWare, Inc.









































TABLE OF CONTENTS


How to Start a Game . . . . . . . . . . . 4

How to Play a Game . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Hints on Playing Games . . . . . . . . . . 5

Restricted Permission to Copy . . . . . . 6

Why Pay for the Games . . . . . . . . . . 7

Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Game Series Information . . . . . . . . . 9

ButtonWare Product Information . . . . . . 11

Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

User Response Form . . . . . . . . . . . . 13












































HOW TO START THE GAME

To start Castaway, use the following instructions.

1. Start your computer in the usual manner.
2. Insert the ButtonWare game disk into Drive A.
3. Type A: and press Enter.
4. Type CASTAWAY and press Enter.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

To start South America Trek you would use the same steps
as shown for Castaway, only at step 3 you would type SAMERICA
instead of CASTAWAY. If you are using a monochrome monitor
or a one color graphics monitor you should add an M to the
end of step 3, (e.g. CASTAWAY M). This will allow the screen
to be more readable on these monitors.



HOW TO PLAY

A ButtonWare Adventure is a fictional novel in which you
are the main character. You will be given a quest which you
must successfully complete. You may also be asked to
collect treasures during your travels.

Your PC will become your guide. It will tell you what
it sees and hears, and will obey your commands, (most of the
time). Although it speaks fluent English, it has trouble
understanding long sentences. Please limit your commands to
not more than two words, with the verb as the first word
(e.g. throw ball). If the computer does not know or
understand a word, it will tell you so. In that case, please
use another word of similar meaning.

We strongly advise you to build a map during your
travels so that you can easily return to previously explored
areas.

The computer will give you the following information at
the start of each round of play:

1. A description of your current location.
2. Items that you can see at this location.
3. Directions in which you can move (n-north, s-south,
e-east, w-west, u-up, d-down)
4. Treasures will be marked by an '*' before and after
the word.

You must then respond by typing the action you wish to
perform.






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* * HINTS * *

Most actions require two words such as:
Light torch
Get ruby
Drop axe
Examine door

However, some actions need only one word:
Help - for clues or advice
Quit - to stop playing

Others only need a single letter:
U,D,N,S,E,W - which mean go up, go down, go north, etc.
L - look to see where you are
I - list your inventory.

To save your current status so that you can resume play
later, type SAVE GAME.






































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RESTRICTED PERMISSION TO COPY

Castaway and South America Trek are not public domain
programs, and never have been. They are Copyright(C) 1986,
by ButtonWare, Inc and Conrad Button. The conditions under
which you may copy the Castaway and South America Trek
programs and documentation are clearly outlined below.
WARNING!!! The author intends to vigorously prosecute
copyright violations.

BUSINESS USE
On whatever computer Castaway and South America Trek are
used for business purposes, a copy of Castaway and South
America Trek must be purchased from ButtonWare or from an
authorized dealer.

INDIVIDUALS AND COMPUTER CLUBS
Private individuals and computer clubs are granted
permission by the author to freely copy the Castaway and
South America Trek disk for non business use as long as the
disk is not modified in any way. You may give the disk to
friends, upload the files to electronic bulletin boards, or
distribute the disk through computer clubs. However, you may
not sell the disk for profit. User groups may charge a fee
to cover the actual cost of the disk and of administration.
This fee may not in any case exceed $10.00 total (equivalent
U.S. dollars). Exceptions to these rules must be received
in writing from ButtonWare.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Schools and universities are granted permission by the
author to copy the Castaway and South America Trek disk for
educational training on other computers and at other
locations in the organization, but only under the following
conditions:

- The institution must purchase at least one copy of
Castaway and South America Trek from ButtonWare or from an
authorized dealer, so that instructors will have a complete
copy of the manual.

- The disks may be copied freely for student use. A
charge may be assessed to the students only if it is not more
than the actual cost of the disk and in no case may this
charge be more than $6.00 total (equivalent U.S. dollars).

NO RENTING OR LEASING
Castaway and South America Trek may not be rented or
leased under any circumstances.

EXTRA COPIES
When multiple copies are required, Castaway and South
America Trek are available at quantity discounts. Call
ButtonWare for quantity prices.



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SO WHY PAY $29.95 TO REGISTER Castaway
AND South America Trek?


When you pay for Castaway and South America Trek you
participate in User-Supported software. That means you join
thousands of people who get good quality software at
affordable prices. Here are more reasons to register by
paying $29.95:

- The luxury of trying out a program before you buy it
is rare. When you register (by sending in your money) you
are saying, "I support buying software this way; and truly
want to help continue this trend of keeping prices down."

- Registering also means you will be notified about
updates to Castaway and South America Trek, as well as other
ButtonWare products.

- As a registered user you receive technical support for
one year for the products you are registered for.

- If you are using the product, you should pay for it.
What it boils down to is this - it's the right thing to do.

































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TECHNICAL SUPPORT

ButtonWare offers technical support for a period of one
year for each product that you register. The Technical
Support telephone number is (206) 454-2629. Technical
Support staff answers this number between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
(Pacific Time) Monday through Friday. The number is answered
by a bulletin board from 3:00 pm to 8:00 am weekdays and 24
hours on the weekends.

Before you call Technical Support, please try to
document your problem. Write down any error messages. Be as
specific as possible. If you can, please try to be at your
computer when you call Technical Support. The more
information you can provide, the easier it will be to assist
you.

Note that you should not call technical support for help
on how to solve the game. If you need help, there is a hint
book available for all of the adventure games.





































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BUTTONWARE EDUCATIONAL AND ADVENTURE GAMES

A whole new world of adventure is at your fingertips.
Let ButtonWare and your PC take you into previously
unexplored regions where you will experience new challenges,
confront danger, and find untold treasures.

ButtonWare offers a Learning Game Series and and
Adventure Series. The Learning Series can help you improve
your geography skills by taking you on expeditions to Africa,
Asia and South America.

THE ASIAN CHALLENGE -- As a Special Senate Investigator,
you have been sent to Asia on a mission to gather important
information. You must report to the Foreign Aid Committee
shortly on whether or not to grant additional funds to the
needy countries of the continent. Learn about different
Asian countries and their location as you travel. You must
hurry because there is not much time before the committee
will meet.

AFRICAN SAFARI -- You are the senior photographer for
the International Geographic Magazine. You have been sent to
Africa to photograph the people, land and animals of the
continent. As you trek the high plains of Africa you will
learn many different things about the people and geography
of this vast continent.

SOUTH AMERICAN TREK -- You are a special investigator
for the Federal Geographical Bureau. You have been sent to
gather information about each country in South America. Your
travels will take you from one end of the continent to the
other where you will be picked up by a submarine.

CASTAWAY -- You are shipwrecked in the Pacific. Slowly
you drift through the fog until you find a deserted island.
There you find countless treasures, but they are worthless if
you cannot return to civilization. Will you be able to get
off the island?

NEBULA -- You are a NASA explorer sent to investigate a
newly discovered star system. Your mission is to collect
specimens from the new galaxy. Will you be able to complete
your mission or will you be engulfed by the unknown perils of
the universe?

DARK CONTINENT -- You have traveled to darkest Africa in
search of King Solomon's Diamond. But after 3 days, your
native bearers desert you and take your money and supplies.
Will you survive and find the diamond, or will you be
swallowed by this vast continent?






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RED PLANET -- The Federation of Earth has sent you to
the planet Mars to secure the lost treasures of Aukbaa. Upon
achieving planetary orbit you find that your fuel is
depleted. Can you acquire the Lost Treasures of Aukbaa and
return home?

TIME TRAVELER -- The year is 2285. The people of the
Earth are dying from a mysterious plague. A now extinct
plant could provide the much needed cure. Time Travel is
your only hope. Have you ever imagined the thrill of
traveling back in time to visit the Old West, to participate
in the American Revolution, to explore Ancient Egypt and the
Age of the Dinosaur? TIME TRAVELER will transport you to
these bygone days.

SPECIAL AGENT -- The President of the United States has
sent you on a mission to the Soviet Union. You are to locate
and photograph their new ballistic missile, the SS-X-27.
Perhaps you desire to serve your country as a SPECIAL AGENT
to the President, performing a secret mission deep within the
Soviet Union.

SANCTUARY -- A nuclear war has devastated the Earth.
You are one of the few remaining survivors. Gangs of mutants
roam the land. You must find a sanctuary to ensure your
survival. Have you ever wondered what civilization would be
like following a nuclear war? Would there be a SANCTUARY for
protection against the mutated beings inhabiting this world?

HINT BOOK -- The hint book is designed to provide clues
and helpful hints. This book covers all of the adventure
series games.


GAME SERIES

Skill Level
Set 1
* The Asian Challenge 2 - (Novice)
Set 2
* African Safari 2 - (Novice)
Set 3
* South American Trek 1 - (Introductory)
Castaway 1 - (Introductory)
Set 4
Nebula 2 - (Novice)
Dark Continent 3 - (Intermediate)
Set 5
Red Planet 4 - (Advanced)
Time Traveler 5 - (Expert)
Set 6
Special Agent 5 - (Expert)
Sanctuary 6 - (Master)

* Denotes Learning Series


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BUTTONWARE HAS OTHER PRODUCTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT!

ButtonWare offers a complete line of quality software.
Not only is it affordable, but it is known for setting new
standards. Here's a brief listing of our programs:

PC-FILE III - This is the database program that started
it all for ButtonWare. PC-File III is a program now being
used by over 500,000 people. The tremendous success has come
from ease of use, combined with power and flexibility.
PC-File III supports all common database functions - sorting,
printing reports and labels, four different types of
searches, ability to exchange data with a variety of
programs, and much more.

PC-FILE/R - This database program starts where PC-File
III left off. It is the "next generation" offspring,
containing all of the capabilities of PC-File III. However,
it's far more powerful, containing built-in word processing
with Mail Merge, relational capabilities and pop-up help
screens.

PC-TYPE+ - We call it the ultimate word processor. It's
quick to learn and has many advanced features, including Mail
Merge, spelling checker, keyboard macros, three levels of
help, and more. It works hand in hand with PC-Style and
PC-File.

PC-STYLE - PC-Style analyzes the readability level of
your writing. PC-Style computes the percentage of long
words, personal words, action verbs, words per sentence and
average syllables per word. The built-in lexicon of action
verbs, personal words and default settings can be modified to
fit your writing needs. PC-Style works directly with
PC-Type+ and with any standard ASCII text document or
Wordstar document.

PC-GRAPH - An extension to PC-File III and PC-File/R,
PC-Graph will plot a single line graph of data from a PC-File
database or a report created with PC-File.

PC-DIAL - When you want to link your computer to
telephone lines, PC-Dial can handle it. PC-Dial is a general
purpose asynchronous communications program. It is simple
and straightforward, yet it has a wide range of capabilities,
including a built-in text editor, ability to "drop to DOS" to
perform DOS functions while on-line, ability to use scripts
for automating tasks, keyboard macros, and more.

You can order directly from our toll-free number
1-800-JBUTTON. ButtonWare's address and business phone are:

ButtonWare, Inc.
PO Box 5786
Bellevue, WA 98006
(206-454-0479)

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ORDER FORM
-------------------------------------------------------------
ButtonWare, Inc. 1-800-J-BUTTON (orders only)
PO Box 5786 206-454-0479 (Business line)
Bellevue, WA 98006 Federal Employer I.D.# 91-1277227

PRICE EXTENDED
ITEM QTY EACH PRICE
------------------------ --- ----- --------
LEARNING SERIES
The Asian Challenge ___ $29.95 $_______

African Safari ___ $29.95 $_______

Castaway & South American Trek ___ $29.95 $_______
* Shareware disk available from User Groups

ADVENTURE SERIES
Nebula & Dark Continent ___ $29.95 $_______

Red Planet & Time Traveler ___ $29.95 $_______

Special Agent & Sanctuary ___ $29.95 $_______

Adventure Hint Book ___ $ 9.95 $_______

SUBTOTAL: $_______

8.1% state sales tax (Washington residents only) $_______
Standard shipping and handling $ 5.00 $ 5.00

Foreign Orders add (except Canada ) $ 5.00 $_______

TOTAL: $_______

[ ] MasterCard [ ] Visa [ ] check (U.S. funds)
(All POs must be prepaid. CODs not accepted.)

Card number_________/__________/__________/____________

Expiration date_____/____ Signature____________________

Name ________________________________________________

Address________________________________________________

________________________________________________

City ______________________ State_____ Zip_________

Country ___________________ Phone (____)_____-________

We will normally ship within 48 hours.

Where did you hear about ButtonWare? __________________
[ ]Computer Store [ ]Magazine [ ]Newspaper [ ]Friend

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Castaway and South America Trek User Response Form

We need to know more about you and your requirements.
This information helps us to make the improvements that are
needed the most. Please help us by completing this
questionnaire and mailing it to:

Jim Button User Survey
P.O. Box 5786
Bellevue, WA 98006


1. Where did you hear about Castaway and South America
Trek?
________________________________________________________

2. How long did it take you to complete each adventure:
________________________________________________________

3. How would you rate the skill level of each adventure:
________________________________________________________

4. What is your age bracket:
[ ]5-15 [ ]16-25 [ ]26-35 [ ]36-45 [ ]46+

5. Do you have any other ideas for adventure games:
________________________________________________________

6. What do you like BEST about Castaway?
________________________________________________________

7. What do you like LEAST about Castaway?
________________________________________________________

8. What do you like BEST about South America Trek?
________________________________________________________

9. What do you like LEAST about South America Trek?
________________________________________________________

10. Name and address (optional)

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

Where did you hear about ButtonWare? _______________________
(Computer store, Magazine, Newspaper, TV, Friend, Other)

Where did you get this copy of Castaway and South America
Trek?
___ Computer store ___ ButtonWare
___ Computer club ___ Bulletin board
___ Friend ___ Other __________________________

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