Contents of the MIDNIGHT.DOC file
* MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN *
* Copyright (C) 1988, Keith E. Fieler/KEF Technologies. *
* Version 1.0 for IBM PC/XT/AT *
* Release Date: 02/04/1989 *
This version of MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN is being marketed under the
"SHARE-WARE" marketing concept. The software is not public
domain. The author maintains and protects all rights to this
software. Users of this version are granted a limited license
which allows the copying and distribution of this software on a
nonprofit basis. MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN contains proprietary
information and must remain entirely intact in its original non-
modified form. This program may not be distributed on a "disk
fee", "copying fee" or similar such basis without prior written
permission from the author. This program may not be sold,
distributed with, or as part of another software package
without prior written permission from the author.
This software package is distributed "as-is" and without warranty
either written or implied. The author shall not be liable under
any circumstances for any incidental or consequential damages in
connection with the use of any materials provided in this
software package. In connection with this software package, the
author grants no warranty of merchantability or fitness for a
END USER AGREEMENT (Please read)
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software (MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN) is not free. By properly
registering your copy of this software, you will play a major
role in providing the software author with the required incentive
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If you wish to keep this software as part of your library
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IMPORTANT: When registering your copy of MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN,
please include your NAME and current ADDRESS, the TITLE and
VERSION number of this software, and how you obtained your copy
(where you got MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN). This will allow us to process
you as a registered MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN user, and will entitle you
to information regarding future software updates and releases.
Also, make certain that you send us a self addressed, stamped
envelope, so that we may send you your copy of the MIDNIGHT
MOUNTAIN USERS GUIDE. This instruction guide explains the many
undocumented features of MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN, such as how to use a
JOYSTICK, SOUND ON/OFF, and how to exit the program without re-
booting your system, etc. REMEMBER: MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN
automatically switches into the DEMO mode upon execution! The
MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN USERS GUIDE explains how to bypass the demo
mode and ACTUALLY PLAY THE GAME!
After registering your copy of MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN, you are still
bound by the conditions set forth in this End User Agreement.
Please send your $1.00 (or the foreign equivalent) and a SAS
Keith E. Fieler
KEF TECHNOLOGIES COMPUTER SERVICES
15000 Seventh Street, Suite 206
Victorville California, 92392 U.S.A.
Your cooperation with this End User Agreement is greatly
appreciated. Thank you and God bless.
A NOTE TO PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTORS
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long as the following stipulations are followed BEFORE the act of
software distribution is initiated:
A. Please mail us a "letter of intent" which states who, what,
and where you are, your business phone number, and the
complete conditions in which you would like to distribute our
software under. With this letter of intent, please send us a
complete copy of your current software catalog.
B. Upon receipt of your correspondence, we will send you
a detailed "Software Distribution Agreement" for your review.
This agreement will explain the conditions under which our
software may be distributed.
If you wish to distribute our software, please follow the above
procedures. This will insure that you have received the latest
(and best possible) version of our software, and will provide you
with information about future updates, releases, and other
valuable product information.
MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN requires the following equipment, as a minimum,
in order to properly execute on your computer system:
* MS/PC DOS Version 2.1 (or greater);
* at least 512K of Random Access Memory;
* a 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disk drive;
* and an EGA Card (256K) and an EGA Monitor;
Perform your normal computer boot-up procedure. Make certain
that your computer is at the A: prompt. Insert your MIDNIGHT
MOUNTAIN Program Disk in drive A: and type MIDNIGHT followed by
[ENTER]. MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN will then execute.
Upon program execution, MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN automatically switches
into its DEMO mode. This demo mode allows users to preview a few
of MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN's game levels and gives them a "pretty good
idea" of how the game looks/plays.
IN ORDER TO PLAY MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN, YOU MUST PERFORM A SPECIAL
PROCEDURE UPON PROGRAM EXECUTION! THIS PROCEDURE SWITCHES THE
PROGRAM OUT OF "DEMO MODE" AND INTO "PLAYABLE MODE". THE
MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN USERS GUIDE EXPLAINS THIS PROCEDURE (ALONG WITH
ALL OTHER PROGRAM FEATURES) IN DETAIL. IF YOU ENJOY THE MIDNIGHT
MOUNTAIN DEMO AND WOULD LIKE TO PLAY THE GAME, PLEASE REGISTER
YOUR SOFTWARE COPY. AFTER PROPER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE SENT
YOUR COPY OF THE MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN USERS GUIDE.
Nestled high in the Jungfrau Region of the Swiss Alps lies one of
the largest glacial masses known to mankind: "Das Gletscher-
Rundfahrt" (that's really what it's called). Since this ominous
pinnacle of ice is, more often than not, mis pronounced by
americans, it is known by most yankees as Midnight Mountain.
After an intoxicating evening at the Casino Kursaal, you and you
half-baked buddies agree to conquer the mountain's mogul-ridden
slopes. The word spreads quickly amongst the natives and, the
next morning, the entire town of Grindelwald turns out for the
"free show of American suicide". Can you handle it? Will you
make it down the mountain? Alive?
Use the following keys to play MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN:
[RIGHT CURSOR] Speed-up (hold key down for fast
[LEFT CURSOR] Slow-down (hold key down to stop
[UP CURSOR] Jump low (short jump).
[SPACE] Jump high (long jump).
[Q] Quit the game.
* [?] Select joystick play.
* [?] Sound on/off.
* [?] Invoke additional features (Pause/Return to DOS without
[F1] Exit to dos (while in demo mode).
* NOTE: Commands marked [?] are enhanced commands that are fully
explained in the MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN USERS GUIDE.
When playing MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN, your score is determined as
follows. You will receive:
100-300 POINTS for jumping;
100-500 POINTS additional for landing on a mogul;
500-2000 POINTS for jumping over trees;
5000 POINTS for finishing a game level (ski run);
-1000 POINTS for crashing into a mogul, tree, or flag.
You will also receive additional Strength Points for every
ski run that is successfully completed.
GAME PLAYING HINTS
MIDNIGHT MOUNTAIN consists of multiple ski runs, each more
difficult than the first. The first six game levels (ski runs)
are as follows:
RUN 1: "The Bunny Slope" Jump over small moguls.
RUN 2: "The Intermediate Slope" Jump over small moguls and flags.
RUN 3: "The Ice Run" Jump small and large moguls, and avoid
contact (jump over) with flags.
RUN 4: "The Ice Cave Run" Jump small and large moguls, jump over
flags, and jump over treetops.
RUN 5: "The Grizzly Zone" Jump over all moguls, flags, and small
and large trees.
RUN 6: "The Expert Run" ?????
REMEMBER: Every time you crash, you lose strength points. When
your strength points equal zero, you die! Also, press
the spacebar (Jump High) after crashing. This will get
you "back on your way" faster.