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OTHER PROGRAMS BY RON CRABB

D E S C R I P T I O N S A N D
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A U T H O R I N F O R M A T I O N
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Last updated: SEPTEMBER, 1993




Author/Publisher Information:
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Ronald L. Crabb is a retired navy officer that writes computer games
and educational software to supplement his income.

I have been producing top quality computer software at reasonable
prices, continuously, since I retired in 1987.

Please feel free to contact me (Ron Crabb) at any time if you have
any questions, comments or suggestions. I can be reached by mail
at the following address:

Ronald L. Crabb
2113 White Cloud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
U.S.A.

I can also be reached by telephone at (505) 299-6285

Registration information on any of the following programs is contained
in REGISTER.DOC on this diskette.

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THE ODD BALL


(A Logic Game) by Ron Crabb


THE ODD BALL (TOB) is a twist on an old game that tests your logical
thinking. Anyone that enjoys a challenge in logic can't miss this one.
The graphics are great. It is programmed to run with EGA/VGA monitor.
It may reside on floppy disk or hard disk.

There are twelve balls. One ball is a different weight than the other
eleven balls (could be lighter or heavier). You are challenged to find
THE ODD BALL by weighing the balls on a balance scale in as few tries
as possible. Using skill, it can be done every time in three (3) tries.
Can you do it?

Registration Cost: $8.95
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NAME THAT STATE


(An Educational Program) by Ron Crabb


NAME THAT STATE (NTS) is a geography program intended for use by middle
grade school students. However it is useful for anyone wanting to learn
the geography of our nation. The PC speaker is used to provide sound
effects. It is programmed to run with EGA/VGA monitor. It may reside on
floppy disk or hard disk.

Learn, then test your knowledge about the United States and it's
capitals, when they came into the union, what is their nickname and why
they are called that. It is completely 'menu driven' and has four (4)
modes of operation:

1) Study states - The states are displayed in alphabetical order
showing the state capital, date in union, state nickname and how
the nickname came to be, and a piece of trivia about the state.

2) Test on states - A state is highlighted on the US map, and
displayed on an inset. The user is then asked to select which
state this is from a multiple choice of four. The states are
displayed randomly as are the multiple choice. This state can be
put back in the shuffle if desired. If the answer is correct,
the state is removed from the shuffle and painted green on the
US map. A right/wrong score is is then displayed. If the answer
is wrong, the state is removed from shuffle and saved for review
after all 50 states have been presented. In either case the data
on each state is displayed (ie: capital,date in union, etc...)
when the answer is given.

3) Test on capitals - Same as 'Test on states' mode except the
multiple choice is of four (4) different cities.

4) Review - This mode is entered automatically if any answer was
incorrect. A review of all missed states or capitals is
presented.

Registration Cost: $16.95
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BULLS AND BEARS


(A Stock Market Game) by Ron Crabb



BULLS AND BEARS (BAB) is a stock market game intended for use by
anyone wanting to learn a little about the effects of news headlines
on different areas of the economy. It may reside on floppy disk or
hard disk. It is completely 'menu driven' and has five (5) phases of
operation: (With lots of graphics).

1) Input - The number of players (up to 4) and their first names
are asked to be typed in. Then, a response to a question of
allowing the computer to play is answered, and the game begins.
Each player is allotted $5000 to try to make it grow to $100,000.
The first player to reach $100,000 is declared the winner.

2) Present scores - All players stock values and cash-on-hand is
displayed.

3) Portfolio updates - The portfolio of each player is presented in
the input order. The player may sell,buy, or hold any of his
equities. If he chooses HOLD, the next player is presented. The
computer always plays last.

4) Market session - A list of equities paying dividends along with
a list of the day's gainers and losers is listed.

5) Market news - The morning news headlines are displayed. The news
headline is an indicator of what will happen to the market that
day. If the players can interpret the news correctly, it will be
very profitable during the portfolio update phase.

Registration Cost: $9.95
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DITS AND DATS


(A Logic Game) by Ron Crabb


DITS AND DATS (DAD) is a twist on an old game that tests your logical
thinking. Anyone that enjoys a challenge in logic will like this one.
It is programmed to run with EGA/VGA monitor. It may reside on floppy
disk or hard disk.

There are 10 numbers (0 through 9). You select a four digit number
without repeating a digit. Your opponent does the same. Then you each
try to guess the other's number. The first one to do so is the winner
If a digit is in the proper slot it is called a 'DAT'. If the digit
is not in the proper slot it is called a 'DIT'.

Example: Your number is '9803' and your opponent guesses '8923'
The result is: 2 DITS for the 8 and 9
1 DAT for the 3

You can play against another person or against the computer. With the
computer, you can play 3 different ways:

1. One on one - You and the computer both select a number.
2. The computer is passive - You guess Computer's number.
3. The computer is active - Computer guesses your number.

The game is called if someone has not won by 15 tries.

The computer will always referee the game, even when it is an active
player. However, the computer never 'LOOKS' at your number when it
is guessing. Honest!!!


Registration Cost: $7.95
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FUN WITH SPELLING


(An Educational Program) by Ron Crabb


An organized fun approach to learn to spell those difficult words.
School lessons become easy. New terminology for any subject, career,
or profession can be learned quickly. The PC speaker is used to provide
sound effects. For kids and adults. Requires EGA/VGA.

There are three (3) modes of operation to FUN WITH SPELLING:

1) Data Maintenance - Has three (3) functions.

A. Build - Create a word list of 1 to 20 words with definitions.

B. Load - Retrieve a previously created word list.

C. Edit - Change a word or definition on a word list.


2) Fun With Spelling - Has two (2) functions.

A. Study - Review the words and definitions.

B. Spell - Test your knowledge of how to spell the words.


3) Special functions - Has three (3) functions.

A. Change Directory - Changes the location of where the word
lists will be "saved to" or "loaded from".

B. Delete - Delete a word list from the current directory.

C. Quit _ Stop Fun With Spelling (Return to DOS).

Registration Cost: $12.95
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PC MUSIC MAKER

Sound files may be built (generated) by using any ASCII editor or by
the BUILD function of PC MUSIC MAKER. Only files created by the BUILD
function can be EDITED with the EDIT function. Most songs will not use
more than the nine lines allowed by PC MUSIC MAKER. Music created by
using an ASCII editor are limited to 2500 characters. It is fun to use
to play your favorite tune or to generate new and unusual sounds.
Several songs with have been included with this package. There is also
several sound effects included. It is programmed to run with EGA/VGA
monitor. It may reside on floppy disk or hard disk.

There are three (3) modes of operation to PC MUSIC MAKER:

1) Data Maintenance - Has three (3) functions.

A. Build - Create a sound file up to 9 lines of data. This
allows room for most songs.

B. Load - Retrieve a previously created sound file.

C. Edit - Change a sound file.

2) PC Music - Has only (1) function.

A. Play PC - Start the music or sound effect. Pressing any
key while PLAY PC is executing will stop the music. But,
if the pressed key is a 'P' it will restart at the
beginning.

3) Special functions - Has three (3) functions.

A. Change Directory - Changes the location of where the sound
files will be "saved to" or "loaded from".

B. Delete - Delete a sound file from the current directory.

C. Quit - Stop PC MUSIC MAKER (Return to DOS).

Registration Cost: $7.95 Editions for Programmers ($14.95 and $29.95) 

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