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Concentration type game - EGA, mouse.
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Concentration type game – EGA, mouse.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
MATCHEM.DOC 14659 4844 deflated
MATCHEM.EXE 102544 43307 deflated
MATCHEM.FNT 3580 1580 deflated
MATCHEM.PCL 217113 37695 deflated
MATCHEM.REG 2593 976 deflated

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Contents of the MATCHEM.DOC file

Version 1.01

Written by: Charles A. Hardy
Member of the ASP
Copyright 1990 Expert Source Code, Inc.


Match'em runs in 640 X 350 X 16 EGA graphics mode.
It requires about 300 of disk space (a hard drive is re-
commended) and about 300K of free memory. It also requires
a mouse for all input. The delay at the beginning of the
program is necessary to load all of the pictures that the
program uses. If run from a hard drive the delay will be
cut drastically (usually to just a few seconds).


Match'em is an concentration-like memory game. The
game is played on an 8 X 8 grid of raised buttons.
Inside of each button is a picture. The object of the game
is to select two (2) like pictures for a match. But, you
only get to uncover two buttons a turn to try to find a
match. To display the picture inside of a button you have
to click on that button. When a match is found the pictures
are removed and the button are inverted (They cannot be used
any more in this game.) and you get another turn. If two (2)
pictures are selected and are not a match then the buttons are
put back on top and the turn passes to your opponent. The game
ends when all of the buttons are uncovered and all of the pict-
ures are matched.

Points are awarded in the following manner. one (1) point
for each match and two (2) points for each additional consec-
utive match. For example:

One (1) match = 1 point.
Two (2) matches = 3 points (1 for the first match and 2 for
the second match).
Three (3) matches = 5 points ( 1 for the first match, 2 for
the second match and 2 for the third match).

The Setup panel has several options. These options are:

Sound - Toggles the sound on and off.

Speed - The time that the pictures will be left uncovered.
Slow - Pictures left uncovered about 1.5 seconds.
Medium - Pictures left uncovered about 1.0 seconds.
Fast - Pictures left uncovered about 0.5 seconds.

Players - Selects 1 (against the computer) or 2 players.

Pieces - Selects the number of pictures to used in the program.
16 - 16 different pictures in the board (4 of each). *Easier*
32 - 32 different pictures in the board (2 of each). *Harder*

Icons - Selects the icon to be used to represent the player(s).
NOTE: The computer icon cannot be changed if only 1 player
is selected.

Level - Selects level of memory for computer play only.
1 - The computer remembers about 20 percent of all moves.
2 - The computer remembers about 40 percent of all moves.
3 - The computer remembers about 80 percent of all moves.
NOTE: There are effectively six (6) levels of computer play.
Level 1, 2 and 3 with 16 pictures and level 1, 2 and 3
with 32 pictures.


Match'em is marketed as Shareware (For a more detailed
description of Shareware please see the DEFINITION OF SHARWARE
section). You are free to use this program for a period of
two weeks. If you continue to use this program after two
weeks you are required to register it by filling out the
registration form in the file MATCHEM.REG (or printed from the
from the program) Or if you are using VISA or MasterCard you
can register on-line by calling ESC BBS at (813) 997-8479 and
typing "OPEN 2" at the main menu prompt.


Support for all of Expert Source Code, Inc. products is
available in the following forms:

* By calling ESC BBS ((813)997-8479 - The home of Expert Source
Code, Inc) and leaving a (C)omment to the SYSOP.

* Via CompuServe easyplex to Charles A. Hardy (72711,2035).

* By U. S. Mail to: Expert Source Code, Inc.
P. O. Box 180519
Casselberry, FL 32718-0519


AGGRESSION - Written by: Thomas B. Hardy
Aggression is a board game that combines some of the
aspects of checkers and backgammon. The object is to
get all of your pieces from their starting side to the
opposite side before your opponent does. EGA and a
Mouse are required.

APPLES & ORANGES - Written by: Charles A. Hardy (ASP)
Apples & Oranges is an othello type strategy board
game. It can played by 1 or 2 players. The object
of the game is to capture as many of your opponents
pieces as possible. EGA and a Mouse are required.

EXPERT TOOLS - Written by: Thomas B. Hardy
Expert Tools are the utilities that Norton forgot.
Containing over a dozen utilities these tools can be
used from the command line or from the included shell

FLORIDA LOTTERY - Written by: Charles A. Hardy (ASP)
Florida Lottery is an number picker/tracker for Florida
lottery games. It covers the CA$H 3, FANTASY 5 and
LOTTO games. Florida Lottery also includes a complete
drawing history for FANTASY 5 and LOTTO. The program
supports both Color ASCII or EGA screens. Either a
color monitor or EGA is required.

MATCH'EM - Written by: Charles A. Hardy (ASP)
Match'em is an concentration-like memory game. The
game is played on an 8 X 8 grid of raised buttons.
Inside of each button is a picture. The object of the
game is to select two (2) like pictures for a match.
EGA and a Mouse are required.

Super Maxit - Written by: Joe M. Paris
Super Maxit is a graphical version of the clasic MAXIT
strategy board game with a few added twists. There are
several board styles that the player can select. EGA
is required.


ESC BBS is the Expert Source Code, Inc. support BBS. In
addition to its normal services if offers free support of all
Expert Source Code, Inc. Shareware. The ESC BBS also offers all
of the lattest versions of Expert Source Code, Inc. Shareware
products for free download (Not including long distance telephone
charges of course). Also Expert Source Code, Inc. Shareware
products can be registered on-line using a VISA or MASTERCARD by
typing "OPEN 2" at the main menu prompt and filling out the
questionare. The ESC BBS opperates at 1200/2400/9600 baud
24 hours a day and can be reached at (813) 997-8479.


1.00 - Initial release.

1.01 - Joined the Association of Shareware Professionals
and upgraded program and documentation file to
reflect this change.


Match'em includes the following files:

MATCHEM.EXE - The executable program.
MATCHEM.PCL - Graphics used by the program.
MATCHEM.FNT -Font used by the program.
MATCHEM.REG -Registration form.
MATCHEM.DOC - This file.


Shareware distribution gives users a chance to try software
before buying it. If you try a Shareware program and continue
using it, you are expected to register. Individual programs
differ on details -- some request registration while others
require it, some specify a maximum trial period. With
registration, you get anything from the simple right to continue
using the software to an updated program with printed manual.

Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial
software, and the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few
specific exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are
accomplished programmers, just like commercial authors, and the
programs are of comparable quality. (In both cases, there are
good programs and bad ones!) The main difference is in the method
of distribution. The author specifically grants the right to copy
and distribute the software, either to all and sundry or to a
specific group. For example, some authors require written
permission before a commercial disk vendor may copy their

Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software.
You should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook,
whether it's commercial or Shareware. The Shareware system makes
fitting your needs easier, because you can try before you buy.
And because the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware
has the ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the
product, you don't pay for it.


Charles A. Hardy is a member of the Association of Share-

ware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the
shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to
resolve a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by con-
tacting the member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP
Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute or problem with an
ASP member, but does not provide technical support for members'
products. Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at P.O. Box 5786,
Bellevue, WA 98006 or send a Compuserve message via easyplex to
ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536"

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| | |_| Shareware
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|___|___| MEMBER


This software was written using the following software
packages: Turbo Pascal 5.5 by Borland International, Object
Professional by Turbo Power and PCX Programmers Toolkit,
PCX Effects and PCX Text by GENUS Microprogramming.


Users of Match'em must accept this disclaimer of warranty:
"Match'em is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties,
expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties
of merchantability and of fitness for any purpose. The author
assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which
may result from the use of Match'em."

Match'em is a "shareware program" and is provided at
no charge to the user for evaluation. Feel free to share it with
your friends, but please do not give it away altered or as part
of another system. The essence of "user-supported" software is
to provide personal computer users with quality software without
high prices, and yet to provide incentive for programmers to
continue to develop new products. If you find this program
useful and find that you are using Match'em and continue
to use Match'em after a two week trial period, you must make a
registration payment of $15.00 to Expert Source Code, Inc. The
$15.00 registration fee will license one copy for use on any
one computer at any one time. You must treat this software just
like a book. An example is that this software may be used by any
number of people and may be freely moved from one computer
location to another, so long as there is no possibility of it
being used at one location while it's being used at another.
Just as a book cannot be read by two different persons at the
same time.

Commercial users of Match'em must register and pay for their
copies of Match'em within 30 days of first use or their license is
withdrawn. Site-License arrangements may be made by contacting
Expert Source Code, Inc.

Anyone distributing Match'em for any kind of remuneration must
first contact Expert Source Code, Inc. at the address below for
authorization. This authorization will be automatically granted to
distributors recognized by the (ASP) as adhering to its guidelines
for shareware distributors, and such distributors may begin offering
Match'em immediately (However Expert Source Code, Inc. must still be
advised so that the distributor can be kept up-to-date with the
latest version of Match'em.).

You are encouraged to pass a copy of Match'em along
to your friends for evaluation. Please encourage them to
register their copy if they find that they can use it. All
registered users will receive a copy of the latest version of the
Match'em system.

Expert Source Code, Inc.
P. O. Box 180519
Casselberry, FL

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