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Excellent EGA Backgammon game, version 2.2, supports mouse.
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Excellent EGA Backgammon game, version 2.2, supports mouse.
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Ega Gammon Version 2.20

(C) Copyright 1988, 1989

by

Daniel R. Evans

All Rights Reserved









TERMS

This software is distributed as ShareWare. What this means is,
you are granted a free license to use, copy and distribute this
software as often as you wish so long as the following
restrictions have been met:

1 - When distributing this software, it must be in its
original unmodified form.

2 - Prior written consent from Daniel R. Evans must be obtained
before a fee or charge is made for copying or distribution.

3 - This software shall not be included with other programs,
goods, services, etc. without prior written consent from
Daniel R. Evans.


REGISTRATION AGREEMENT

You are required to register this software if you plan to
use it longer then 10 Days. Registered users will receive full
support and notification of later releases. Please note that all
options and functions are active with this Shareware release .
To register your copy of this software, please send $10.00 to the
address listed below.

Questions and registration can be sent to me at the following address:
Daniel R. Evans
177 Fordway Ext.
Derry, NH 03038

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THIS SOFTWARE IS SOLD "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESSED
OR IMPLIED. BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS
INTO WHICH THIS PROGRAM MAY BE PUT, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE IS OFFERED.


FILES: EGAGAM.EXE, the main program.
EGAGAM.DOC, this Documentation.
BG-PIF.DVP Desqview parameter file
README.GAM, Quick Start Instructions.
EGAGAM.INI, Created by program when first run. If you have an earlier
Version of EGAGAM.EXE then DEL EGAGAM.INI before starting
this VERSION.


EGA BACKGAMMON

This document is not intended as an instruction booklet on the
game of backgammon. There are many good backgammon books available
at any local bookstore. If you have at least a basic knowlodge of the
game you should have no problem with this version.

To play this version will require that you have either a EGA or VGA
graphics card and a microsoft compatible mouse is RECOMMENDED.
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NEW WITH VERSION 2.2:

Fixed bug that caused a NON REGISTERED version to hang after 10 days.

Added ESC to exit directly from game. (KEYBOARD)

Added CTRL to restore screen when used with a screen blanker. (KEYBOARD)

Added code to stop random images on the screen (KEYBOARD ONLY)
Caused by moving cursor with arrow keys while screen being updated.


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NEW WITH VERSION 2.0:

Now Supports KEYBOARD CONTROL for the first player if a mouse is not
present. Also the KEYBOARD is used by the second player in the two player
game.

If you click on REPLAY after a game is started your opponent will be
credited with a win.

New MENU added SETUP: Allows you to choose the mouse cursor, the players
names, and KEYBOARD SNAP or MOUSE EMULATION.

New MENU added AUTO: Allows you to choose automatic dice throws or
have the dice roll as long as the RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON is clicked.

Changed the CROSS used to signify two men picked up to a '2'
and added a circle on last man in a row if more then 5 men.

Fixed BUG that allowed you to move five men with DOUBLES.

Fixed BUG with doubling cube that prevented doubling past 32.

Fixed BUG with the check for a GAMMON. Now calculates correctly.


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NEW WITH VERSION 1.5:

Now supports colors. Select the color menu and change individual colors
by clicking in the menu box. (NOTE: Until you register you will be able
to change colors but not save your changes).

You can now save your default values for , # of players, level, sound,
and help. These now init. to sound off, help off, level 1, 2 players.
(NOTE: Until you register you will be able to change these defaults
but not save your changes).

Level 3 added. If you have been winning all the time in level 2 give
Level 3 a try. ( Remember a lot depends on the throw of the dice. No matter
how good you are, if you don't get the throws you don't win)

You can now move 2 men at a time when you throw doubles. Use the RIGHT
MOUSE BUTTON instead of the LEFT.

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KEYBOARD CONTROL

If the program does not detect a MOUSE present it will DEFAULT to
KEYBOARD CONTROL.

In the two player game if a MOUSE is PRESENT the FIRST player will have
use of the MOUSE and the Second player (BROWN) will be restricted to the
KEYBOARD.

BUTTONS CURSOR MOVEMENT

(Z X C) or (, . /) KEYPAD

(Z or ,): Same as LEFT BUTTON U
Used to pick up man P
or anywhere else LEFT
BUTTON is USED. (UP LEFT) 7 8 9 (UP RIGHT)

(X or .): Same as RIGHT BUTTON (LEFT) 4 6 (RIGHT)
Used to pick up 2 men.
Throw the dice or (DOWN LEFT) 1 2 3 (DOWN RIGHT)
anywhere else RIGHT
BUTTON is USED. D
O
(C or /): Used to DROP a man after W
he is moved to the position N
you desire.


(ESC) : Exits game
(CTRL) : If you have a screen blanker installed hitting CTRL should
restore the screen. Has NOT been tested on all blankers.






When Using the KEYBOARD you put the cursor on the
man to MOVE and PRESS and RELEASE the (Z or ,)
BUTTON to pick the man up.

Then use the ARROW KEYS to move him to the desired
position and PRESS and RELEASE the (C or /) KEY.

SNAP ON/OFF

SNAP ON/OFF is set in the SETUP menu.

SNAP OFF SNAP ON

When SNAP is OFF the CURSOR When SNAP is ON and you are choosing
EMULATES a MOUSE. When you hold a MAN to move the LEFT and RIGHT
the KEYS down the cursor will ARROW KEYS ( 4 & 6 ) will move the
SPEED up. This mode will be more CURSOR to the next MAN.
difficult to use without some
practice. When you have chosen the man to move
the LEFT and RIGHT ARROW KEYS
( 4 & 6 ) will move the CURSOR to the
next BOARD POSITION.

The LEFT ARROW moves CLOCKWISE
The RIGHT ARROW moves COUNTER
CLOCKWISE.



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When you first run the program CLICK LEFT MOUSE BUTTON on the
INFO block, this will provide you with all the information you will need
to play the game. Below is a reproduction of the INFO screen. GOOD LUCK.


INFO : This Information screen, PRESS RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON to EXIT

UNDO : Click LEFT BUTTON here to backup one move, This will work
Until the last move was made in this dice throw.

LEVEL : Click LEFT BUTTON here to SELECT LEVEL 1,2 or 3.

DOUBLE: Click LEFT BUTTON here when you wish to double the worth of the game.
The Doubling cube is in the upper left corner, when the cube is
all green, either player can double. When one player has doubled
the border on the cube will change to the other player's color
This player then has exclusive rights to the cube.

PLAYER: Click LEFT BUTTON here to SELECT 1 or 2 PLAYER game.

PASS : Click LEFT BUTTON here when you can not make a play,
You will not be allowed to PASS if you still have a play.


COUNT : This is a number based on the position of you and the other
Players men. Useful when deciding to double or accept a double.
A BOX in the upper left corner will be displayed with both yours,
and the other players count.

SOUND : If this is in WHITE sound is ON, BLUE sound is OFF.

HELP : If this command is in WHITE then markers are displayed when you
select a man to move. ie; if the dice rolled a 6 and a 2
then when you picked up a man to move you would see markers
6 places and 2 places from the mans original position.
For those of us who have trouble counting.

REPLAY: Click LEFT BUTTON here to restart the game.

AUTO : When AUTO is HiLited the DICE will be thrown a RANDOM number
of THROWS. If it is not HiLited then the DICE will be THROWN
as long as the RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON (X or .) is held DOWN.

SETUP : Select PLAYERS names, MOUSE CURSOR and SNAP ON/OFF.

PLAYING: When it is your turn and you have the option of doubling or AUTO
mode is DISABLED , the dice will not ROLL untill you either DOUBLE
or CLICK the RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON. Once the DICE have rolled put the
HAND on the man you wish to move and DRAG him to the location you
wish to move to, and release the LEFT button, (See HELP above).
Each DIE will change from RED to MAGENTA as it is used.
When you are ready to Remove men from the playing field DRAG them
past the left hand side of the board.
You Can Move TWO MEN at a time when you throw doubles By CLICKING
with the RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON instead of the LEFT. See KEYBOARD CONTROL
below for PLAYING with the KEYBOARD.


To start the game TYPE egagam , there will be a slight delay while
the game sets up. Put the CURSOR on REPLAY and CLICK the LEFT BUTTON.

All functions in the shareware version are active except you will not
be able to save your colors nor save new default values.

When you quit the game, there will be a Shareware message displayed.

Registered users will be informed how to disable this message and enable the
SAVE features.


For you closet C programers, I'll be uploading the graphic window libraries,
I used in developing this game. The routines include but are not limited to.

1) Windows.
2) Icons.
3) Print and Erase before Print
4) Menus
5) Mouse and mouse keyboard emulation
6) Music and Sound routines

The estimated time frame is mid AUGUST.
There will be a special discount to registered users of EGA BACKGAMMON.














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