Dec 222017
Shareware Crossword Puzzle Maker.
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Shareware Crossword Puzzle Maker.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
COMPUZZL.DOC 15044 4137 deflated
CP.BAT 89 71 deflated
CP11.EXE 101804 47133 deflated
ORDER.DOC 1178 531 deflated
PDEMO001 4756 1266 deflated
PDEMO002 4756 1300 deflated
PDEMO003 4756 1213 deflated
PDEMO004 4872 1300 deflated
PDEMO031 8700 2457 deflated
PDEMO032 8352 2401 deflated
PDEMOIDX 393 112 deflated

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Contents of the COMPUZZL.DOC file

{About} COMPUZZLE combines the favorite pastime of crossword puzzle
{COMPUZZLE} playing with the color graphics and fun of a computer game.
Challenging top quality puzzles coupled with a unique
numberless design elevate this ancient 2000+ year old game to
a new level of enjoyment. The appropriate across and down
word clues, which are determined by the cursor position on
the puzzle, are automatically displayed. This eliminates
the tedious correlation of clue numbers to puzzle position

COMPUZZLE will run on any IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2 or compatible
personal computers and supports VGA,EGA,CGA,MDA, and
herculeas video cards.

Other features include:

* Two puzzle sizes - 15 by 15 and 21 by 21.

* Puzzle words can be optionally verified for accuracy on
letter by letter basis or at the entire puzzle level.

* Working puzzles can be saved and restored for play at a
later time.

* Choice of two fonts on the VGA and EGA video adapters.

* Switching to across or down mode allow the backspace, home
end, insert, and arrow keys to function horizontally when
entering an across word and veritcally when in down mode.

COMPUZZLE was written and Copyrighted 1990, 1991 (c) by DLC
Software, all rights reserved,

{Beginning} 1. Turn on the computer and allow DOS to boot.
{the Game} 2. Insert the COMPUZZLE disk in a diskette drive.
Change the DOS prompt to the letter of the diskette drive
which contains the COMPUZZLE game diskette and type CP.

{Main Menu} When the game is initially started the Main Menu will
be displayed following the logo screen.

Menu selections from the Main Menu and any of the other
COMPUZZLE menus can be made in one of three ways:

a. Manuever the arrow keys until the characters in the
desired selection line turn red.

b. Type the number which corresponds to the desired menu

c. Type the letter highlighted in red on the line
corresponding to the desired menu selection.

You can exit any menu without making a selection by simply
pressing the Esc key.

{Main Menu} 1. Choose a Puzzle:
{Selections} Displays a second menu consisting of all puzzle titles
available for play on the current diskette of COMPUZZLE.
Choose a selection from this menu to display the
selected puzzle ready for play.
If you choose a Puzzle which was previously saved by you
(as designated by your initials) the partially completed
puzzle is resumed at the point at which it was saved.

2. Saved Puzzles Only:
Displays a menu consisting of ONLY those puzzle titles
previously saved by the current player. The current player
is designated by three initials as described below.

3. Player Initials:
Enter your three initials to be used when saving and
restoring unfinished puzzles.

4. Instructions:
Displays a menu of Game instruction topics to be used
like a table of contents. Choose a topic to display the
the desired instructions concerning the selected topic.

5. Order More COMPUZZLEs:
Displays and optionally prints an order form used to
order the next Volume of COMPUZZLE. If you don't have a
printer and would like to order, simply copy the
information from this screen and follow the instructions

6. Exit:
Choose this option to end game and return to the DOS

{Working a} Working a puzzle is much like working the usual paper based
{Puzzle} puzzle except that COMPUZZLE displays two clues at a time:
the across and down word clues which correspond to the across
and down word boxes of the puzzle where the cursor is
currently located. The clues change automatically as the
cursor is moved to desired puzzle locations by pressing the
HOME, END, PAGE UP, PAGE DOWN, and arrow keys.
The across and down word boxes that intersect with the cursor
are also highlighted in different and distinct colors and
the clues associated with the highlighted word boxes are
displayed in corresponding colors at the bottom of the

{ACROSS and} When in horizontal (across) mode, the cursor moves right to
{DOWN playing} the next puzzle box (except on the last letter of a word)
{modes} as characters are typed. Likewise, in vertical (down) mode
the cursor moves down as characters are entered. The modes
can be toggled back and forth between the ACROSS and DOWN
modes using the F2 key.
The current mode is indicated on the function key display
line at the top of the screen. Additionally, the clue
associated with the the current mode is highlighted in bright

{Saving and} A Puzzle can be saved by pressing the F3 key. Each puzzle
{Restoring} saved is linked to you by your three initials. For this
{Partially} reason its important to be consistent with the initials you
{Completed} use. If you have not entered your initials you will be
{Puzzles} prompted to do so at this time.
A partially completed puzzle will be automatically resumed
at the point at which it was saved. This is done regardless
of whether you chose the puzzle from the "Chose a Puzzle"
or "Saved Puzzles Only" main menu selections.

{Function} While working a puzzle, functions are described, along with
{Keys} the function key that executes them, on the second line of
from the top of the screen.

{F1} Invokes the Help menu that contains a number of help
topics to choose from.

{F2} Alternates between ACROSS and DOWN modes and the mode is
indicated on the function key display line at the top of the
screen. The down mode provides automatic cursor movement
down to the next puzzle box while typing characters. The
across mode provides normal cursor movement from right to
left as characters are keyed.

{F3} Saves the current puzzle on the screen for later play.
A saved puzzle is associated to you by your three initials.
If you have not entered your three initials, you will be
prompted to do so before the puzzle is saved.

{F4} Displays a menu of COMPUZZLE options:

1. Change Letter Style:
This option will toggle an alternative font for puzzle
words if you have an EGA or VGA video monitor.

2. Display All Answers:
Fills in the entire puzzle with the correct words. If you
have partially completed the puzzle before choosing this
option COMPUZZLE will ask you if you want to save the
the partially completed puzzle prior to displaying the
correct answers.

3. Display Word:
Displays the current word (the word in which the cursor is
located). While in the across mode as indicated on the
function key display line, the across word is displayed.
Likewise in down mode, the current down word is displayed.

4. Verify Completed Puzzle:
When the puzzle is finished, this option will verify the
puzzle for correctness. Incorrect letters will be high-
lighted in red. If all the words on the puzzle are correct
COMPUZZLE will display the message: "All Right, You did

{F5} Toggles the letter verification feature on or off. The
characters entered can be optionally verified for
correctness. An incorrect letter pressed while this feature
is ON causes the letter to be displayed RED accompanied by a
beeping sound to indicate the letter is not correct.

{Esc} The Esc key is used to return to the main menu. If a puzzle
was partially completed COMPUZZLE will ask if you would like
to save the puzzle prior to returning to the Main Menu.

{Cursor Keys} The cursor manipulation keys are for the most part intuitive,
but we shall explain them for clarity sake:

{Arrow} The left, right, up, and down arrow keys move the cursor in
{keys} the direction specified by the key pressed. The cursor will
always skip a blank square and cannot be positioned outside
the puzzle boundries. When the cursor reachs a boundry it
wraps around to the opposite side of the puzzle.
For example, if the cursor is at the last box on the right
side of a puzzle in row one, pressing the right arrow key
will position the cursor to the first box on the left on row

{Insert } Inserts characters where the cursor is located and existing
{key} letters in the current word are shifted one position to the
right. In down mode, the existing letters in the word will be
shifted one position down. Letters will never shift to a
blank puzzle square nor outside of the puzzle boundry.
{key} Deletes a character where the cursor is located and existing
letters in the word are shifted one position to the left. In
down mode, the letters are shifted one position up.

{Home} Repositions the cursor in the first puzzle box of the current
{key} word.

{End} Repositions the cursor in the last puzzle box of the current
{key} word.

{Page Up} Repositions the cursor to the first puzzle box of the NEXT
{key} word to the right. If the current word is located on the
rightmost boundry of the puzzle, the cursor wraps around to
the first word in the next row on the leftmost side of the

{Page Down} Repositions the cursor to the first puzzle box of the
{key} PREVIOUS word to the left. If the current word is located on
the rightmost boundry of the puzzle, the cursor wraps around
to the word in the previous row on the leftmost side of the

{Copying} To save hard disk space we recommend that COMPUZZLE be left
{COMPUZZLE} on the distribution diskette. If hard disk space is not an
{files to} issue and you want to copy the game to hard disk, please be
{hard disk} aware of the following consideration:

*** The Shareware Edition of COMPUZZLE MUST be in a ***
*** separate DOS directory or sub-directory as it will ***
*** not be compatible with any future versions of ***
*** COMPUZZLE. ***

{Space on} COMPUZZLE diskettes have the capacity for three to five
{COMPUZZLE} people (depending on puzzle formats and sizes, which vary
{diskette} from diskette to diskette) to save all puzzles without
running out of space. In the event you do run out of space,
there are two things you can do:

1). Copy your COMPUZZLE diskette to a higher density
2). Delete old saved puzzle files from the COMPUZZLE
diskette. When a player saves a puzzle, COMPUZZLE updates
a separate file for each player. The file name extension
name extension contains the players three initials. For
example, file name PDEMO001.DLC contains a saved puzzle
for player DLC.

{Credits} COMPUZZLE was written and designed:....DLC Software
Puzzles transcribed and inputed by:... CLK, LMK,and DBK
Puzzles printed by permission: .... Tribune Media Services

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