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Quest for the Magical Orb

Version 2.00 for IBM/PC Clones

Copyrights and Trademarks

The Lords of Irongate Copyright (c) 1994 by Enchanted Software.
TriDoor is Copyright (c) 1992-1994 By TriSoft.

IBM is a trademark of International Business Machines Corp.
MS-DOS is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Wildcat! is a trademark of Mustang Software, Inc.
Spitfire is a trademark of Buffalo Creek Software.
PCBoard is a trademark of Clark Development Company, Inc.
SAS and SAS/C are trademarks of SAS Institute Inc.
Borland C/C++ is a trademark of Borland International.
Other brand or product names may be registered trademarks of their
respective holders.

The Lords of Irongate was compiled for use on Amigas using SAS/C v6.0
and was compiled for IBM/PC Clones using Borland C/C++ v4.0.


Information in this document is subject to change without notice and
does not represent a commitment on the part of Enchanted Software. The
software described in this document is furnished under a license
agreement. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with
the terms of the agreement. It is against the law to copy this software
on magnetic tape, disk, or any other medium for any purpose other than
the purchaser's personal use. We will sue and seek criminal prosecution
of those who violate our copyright.

The Lords of Irongate is provided "as is". Enchanted Software makes no
warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the programs
quality, performance, merchantablility, or fitness for any particular
purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance is with the
buyer, who assumes the entire cost of all necessary damages (NOT the
creators of the programs, Enchanted Software, their distributors, nor
their retailer). In no event will Enchanted Software be liable for
direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any
defect in the programs even if it has been advised of the possibility of
such damages. Some laws do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
implied warranties or liabilities for incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply.

Lords of Irongate IRONGATE.DOC

1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

Lords of Irongate is a full featured semi-random adventure game with
hundreds of monsters, items, and dungeon levels and has been
specifically designed to be run as a BBS door game. The dungeon itself
is randomly designed and created as the player enters each new level. As
the player digs deeper into the depths of the dungeon the treasures
become more plentiful and the monsters become more powerful. Despite its
random design there is a fixed goal or objective to the game, that goal
being to find and retrieve the magical orb hidden deep in the depths of
the dungeon of milina.

For anyone who's ever played an adventure game before this game is self
explanatory, for those who are new to adventure games - The Lords of
Irongate contains a friendly on-line user interface. This user interface
contains a reference list of available keypresses at every prompt, and
has on-line command documentation as well as hints with special tricks
on how to complete the adventure.

This manual assumes you are familiar with your PC system and the MS-DOS
operating system, if not, please refer to your system manuals. Some
keyboards have a 'RETURN' key in the place of a 'ENTER' key (they are
identical) and in all cases this manual will refer to this key as a
ENTER key.

1.2 System Requirements

The Lords of Irongate (PC VERSION) will work on any 286, 386 or 486 PC
system with a minimum of 2 megabytes of memory running MS-DOS v4.0 to
v6.2 on a hard drive with at least 1 megabyte of available space (later
MS-DOS versions have not been tested but may still work). Although, we
recommend a minimum of 2 megs, it may run under smaller memory
configurations since the programs have been designed to utilize less
than 256k at any one time in order that it may run while a BBS is also

Lords of Irongate v2.xx was specifically designed to operate as a BBS
door on IBM PCs & PC Clones and will run on any BBS which supports one
of the following BBS door data file formats:

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2) PCBoard PCB
4) Spitfire SF
6) WildCat! WC

1.3 Distribution Agreement

The registered program is copyrighted and NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION without
prior consent in writing by Enchanted Software.

The non-registered demo program (Lords of Irongate Demo or
is also copyrighted by Enchanted Software. BUT may be freely distributed
to any BBS, network, or 'shareware' package as long as it remains
unaltered and contains all copyright information intact, AND as long as
NO more than $5 is charged for the package which it is being bundled in
(if applicable).

1.4 Limitations with the Non-Registered DEMO Version

The demo has almost all of the same features as the final release
version (well up to the 20th dungeon level) that version may be
distributed as a DEMO! If you are playing the demo you must send in the
registration fee to receive the registered version. You can use the demo
on your BBS without registering, but -be aware- that your players WILL
be unable to complete the quest.

For those who are curious about the exact difference between the demo
and the registered version - the difference can best be illustrated by
the author who wrote:

"I substitued Wizdak the wizard who's got the Orb (in the real
adventure) for two unnamed creatures and I put ALOT of those
two unnamed creatures ALL OVER the 20 level and down. Finally,
I warn you - those two creatures on the 20th level of the demo
are especially hideous! and vial! and disgusting! and all the
other things evil that I care not to describe... I'm not
kiddin' it is your worst nightmare come to life! So register
NOW and avoid that ugly scene... I warned you..."

Anyways, to register and avoid those hideous creatures on the 20th
level, please read the next paragraph 1.5 on how to register.

1.5 How to Register

Send Enchanted Software cash, check or money order for $20.00 and a note
indicating your address and what type of computer and BBS you will be
running the program on.

IMPORTANT! Enchanted Software publishes both an Amiga and a
IBM/PC Clone version of Irongate. YOU MUST indicate
your computer type to ensure you receive the correct

We would prefer you print out and send the REGISTER.TXT form (don't
forget to fill in the blanks) but if you don't have a printer handy you
don't have to.

1.6 Support Centers

Support for Lords of Irongate, or any of Enchanted Softwares products
can be obtained from the following areas:

THE SUPPORT BOARD BBS: (407) 264-2201 (8N1, 2400-14,400 Baud)
INTERNET ADDRESS: [email protected]
AT&T MAIL: MHS!CSMAIL!75147.2567
US MAIL: Enchanted Software
2530 White Oak Drive
Titusville, Fl 32780

1.7 Credits

The Lords of Irongate was brought to you thanks to:

- Adventure fans everywhere!!!
- Rick Rojas, the programmer...
- Nick Fiorello, Master adventurist and PC beta tester, also for
v1.2x he was responsible for the ImgDraw program used to create
the VGA GFX version of Irongate.
- Simeon Layne, AMIGA, BBS, and INTERNET beta tester
- Kevin Casey, this guy was both a beta tester and did a creative
job of monster & item entry.
- The TriDoor BBS door library (available from TriSoft).
- Other guys who suggested improvements or reported bugs (Also
see the CHANGES.TXT file)

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Archive   : BNWS9501.ZIP
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