Dec 072017
 
Fantastic solitaire game of BIG2. Very addictive and fun to play.
File TGBIG2.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category Games and Entertainment
Fantastic solitaire game of BIG2. Very addictive and fun to play.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BIG2.DOC 9346 3287 deflated
BIG2.EXE 287568 148179 deflated
README.EXE 11328 6808 deflated
REGISTER.DOC 2730 898 deflated
TEGLINFO.DOC 5040 1806 deflated
TOOLKIT.DOC 3517 1321 deflated

Download File TGBIG2.ZIP Here

Contents of the BIG2.DOC file




BIG2 Version 1.01
Copyright (C) 1990 TEGL Systems Corporation
All Rights Reserved

This product is protected under Canadian copyright law and
international treaty provisions, it may not be sold, modified for
redistribution or re-packaged individually without the specific
written permission of TEGL Systems Corporation.

This is a shareware product. You may make copies and distribute Big2
among your friends, provided there is no fee charged for such
copying and distribution and that it is distributed ONLY in its
original, unmodified form.


-------------------------------------------------------------------
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
-------------------------------------------------------------------
IBM PC or compatible, 512K memory, disk drive and an EGA or VGA
display adaptor and monitor.


-------------------------------------------------------------------
Notes on this guide.
-------------------------------------------------------------------

A word appearing between two curly braces '{}' indicates that it is
displayed as an icon-button on the screen. A item appearing between
two braces is a key. If you are using a mouse click on the icon, if
you don't have a mouse press the indicated key.

Some actions require a mouse or at least the mouse pointer. If you
don't have a mouse the cursor keys will move the mouse pointer
around the screen, simply press enter to simulate a mouse click.


-------------------------------------------------------------------
Big2
-------------------------------------------------------------------

The game of BIG2 originated in Hong Kong, where gambling is a way
of life. BIG2 is now played by almost 99% of the oriental
population and ranks as second to Mahjong in social entertainment.

Although simple to learn, when played in the hands of a master,
Big2 has the avant-garde of chess and the finesse of bridge.

The object of this game is to be the first player to play all the
cards in their hand while attempting to maximize the number of
cards remaining in the other players hands.


-------------------------------------------------------------------
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME
-------------------------------------------------------------------

The game is played in a counter-clockwise fashion beginning with
the player that holds the 3 of diamonds. The player must lead with
the 3 of diamonds as a singleton or with a set of cards that
includes the 3 of diamonds. Valid leading plays may be a singleton
(1 card), pair (2 matching rank cards), triplets (3 matching rank
cards), or a 5 card poker sequence. The valid 5 card poker
sequences are a straight, flush, full house, four of a kind or a
royal/straight flush.

Subsequent plays must be larger in rank with the same number of
cards. For example, if the 3 was played as a singleton, valid plays
are any single card higher then the 3. If the following player
plays an 8 of clubs, the next play must be an 8 of hearts or
higher.

Play continues until either the highest set of cards are played,
which in the case of singletons is the 2 of spades (hence the name
of the game), or everyone passes, relinquishing the control to the
player who played the last set of cards.

The person now in control, has the choice to play in singletons,
pairs, three of a kind or 5 cards. What is played depends on the
best way to rid your hand of all cards as well as regaining control
of the game.

When a player plays their last set of cards, each player counts the
remaining cards in their hand and pays (usually a dollar a card)
the difference in the number of cards between players. Sometimes,
this method of cross-payment results in a monetary gain even though
you are not the winner.

A player is considered (Doubled) if they hold 10 or more cards, and
(Tripled) if they hold the original 13 cards. Doubling and Tripling,
of course, applies to the monetary opulence that is gained.

In this electronic version of BIG2, monetary values are tracked in
terms of positive and negative points.


-------------------------------------------------------------------
CARD RANKS
-------------------------------------------------------------------

A Straight Flush consists of 5 cards of the same suit in sequential
order. An Ace, Two, Three, Four and Five are considered greater in
rank then a Royal flush of Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, since
Twos are the highest rank in this game.

Four of a kind consists of 5 cards with a singleton and four cards
of the same rank. Four twos are greater in rank than four Aces.

A Full House is three cards of the same rank with a pair. 3 (Twos)
with a pair is greater in rank than 3 Aces with a pair of (Twos).

A Flush is any 5 cards of the same suit. Flushes are compared in
rank first, before comparing suits.

A Straight is any 5 cards in sequential order.

Three of a kind must be three matching rank cards and should not be
confused with five card plays. However, three of a kind with a pair
can be played as a full house.

Pairs are compared rank first, with twos as the largest pair.
Spades are higher in rank then Hearts, followed by Clubs and
Diamonds.

Singletons are usually single cards that are left over from cards
that form a set. However, it is sometimes wiser to break up your
sets and play them as singletons, if there is any danger of being
doubled or tripled or if the set contains the highest singleton.


-------------------------------------------------------------------
PLAYING THE COMPUTER VERSION
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Big2 is normally played until someone runs out of money.

In this version, the goal is to reach 100 points. You can change
this value through one of the options under {OPTS}/[F2].

To select a card or a series of cards, simply click with the left
mouse button on the card(s) that you wish to play. Then click on
{PLAY}/[F10] with the left mouse button to play the selected cards.
To PASS, click on {PLAY}/[F10] without having selected any cards.

Clicking on {SORT}/[F6] will alternately sort your cards in rank,
suit, or suggested set order. You can also manually sort the cards
by dragging (holding the right mouse button on a card while moving)
a card to the desired card position (before releasing the mouse
button).

Clicking on {HELP}/[F8] provides a suggestion for playing your
cards. A selection will be made if a play is found, otherwise a
beep indicates a pass. Click on {PLAY}/[F10] to play the selected cards.

Clicking on {SHOW}/[F5] may be used at any point in the game to
display your opponent's cards. The cards remain displayed until
you click on {SHOW}/[F5] again.

Clicking on {GAME}/[F9] will shuffle the cards and begin a new round.

Clicking on {SAME}/[F3] will redeal the same cards, allowing you
to try alternate plays with the same game.

Clicking on {AUTO}/[F1] makes the game play by itself. For those who
like to watch rather than participate.

{INFO}/[F3] brings up information on playing Big2.

{QUIT}/[F7] ends the game and exits to DOS.

{OPTS}/[F2] provides a number of options so that you can change the
original settings of Big2. Things like player names, volume, etc.

A game may be replayed, at any time, by clicking on the game number
button, on the bottom right of the screen, and then entering the
game number that was originally displayed.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
-------------------------------------------------------------------

/nomusic - turns off music at the start of the program.

/nomouse - This parameter should be used if your mouse driver
doesn't work with program. You can still use the
keyboard to move the mouse pointer.

-------------------------------------------------------------------
OTHER GAMES
-------------------------------------------------------------------
TEGL Big2 Version 1.01 is one out of several exceptional graphical games
developed for the Shareware market. Registration is required if you
have the intention of keeping a copy of this game for your
entertainment. A registration fee of $15 is all it takes to receive
the latest version of TEGL Big2.

Other games available are: TEGL Klondike Solitare, TEGL Mahjong
Solitaire, TEGL Monopoly, and TEGL Mille Bornes.

For only $35 you can get our entire games package (see registration
form).




 December 7, 2017  Add comments

Leave a Reply