All the *.DOC files that come with FRAMED can be
viewed both from DOS and within the game itself.
When viewing the documentation from within the game
the files are typed out with a 'vidiprinter'
effect. Press any key to turn this off.
Once the first page has been displayed the UP and
DOWN ARROW keys will scroll the text. Pressing P
with print the current file and ESC will return you
to the previous menu.
To run FRAMED Simply execute the file FRAMED.EXE by
typing its name at the DOS prompt and pressing
FRAMED requires approximately 540K of free base
memory to run. Usually typing MEM at the DOS prompt
will tell you how much free memory is available.
If you do not have enough memory try editing your
CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files and inserting a
REM command at the start of the lines that load
memory resident drivers such as MOUSE or EMM386.
Then reboot your computer so that these changes
take effect. Later you can delete the REM
statements to restore your old set up.
If SMARTDRV or another software disk cache is
installed we recommend disabling it prior to
running FRAMED as the delayed write feature will
cause scrolling to become jerky at certain points.
Also, we do not advise running FRAMED under
Once the game has loaded you will see the front
screen. Press any key to load the Main Menu.
Firstly select Configuration and select your sound
and control devices. We recommend you select
Keyboard Only as this gives the best control and
also because the joystick is unable to perform all
the keyboard functions.
If your PC has a 386 processor or better select the
Fast Machine setting. Some of the faster 286 based
machines are also fine on the Fast Machine setting.
If the game suddenly slows down in certain places
you need to change your setting to Slow Machine.
The scrolling will be less smooth but it will be
consistent throughout the game.
FRAMED is released as shareware. This is software
that you can try before you buy it. FRAMED is a
platform adventure game with an evolving plot that
unfolds as you play. This plot spans several
scenarios. This shareware version contains the
first scenario which is set in a jail.
If you enjoy playing FRAMED you can register and
receive the remaining scenarios that complete the
whole quest. However the first scenario is fully
playable and should take you many hours to
complete. Indeed it is larger than some full games.
For full information on the remaining scenarios and
how to order, select How to Register from the Main
All the controls for FRAMED are shown by selecting
Help from the Main Menu. We recommend that you read
and print the file GAMEPLAY.DOC which walks you
through the beginning of the game.
FANCY WORKING IN THE GAMES INDUSTRY?
If you are interested in working in the games
industry yourself read the files PAGE.DOC and
Hope you enjoy FRAMED!
Graphics Engine, Map Maker, Main Game Code,
Artwork and Sound Effects
Sound Engine, Sprite Editor, Main Game Code,
Artwork and Sound Effects
With special thanks to our playtesters:
CAROL, PETER AND ALAN
PO Box 4242
Internet: [email protected]