Full Description of File
HANGMAN - v2.00 - This is the classic game of
hangman for Falken BBS systems. This
shareware version allows for game evaluation
and full game play is allowed after key
registration. From SkunkWurks, Inc -
Contents of the HANGMAN.TXT file
Falken Hangman v2.00
Falken hangman should contain the following files:
HANGMAN.EXE - The main hangman executable
HANGMAN.ASC - ACSII Title screen
HANGMAN.ANS - ANSI Title screen
HANGMAN.INI - The initialization file
HANGMAN.TXT - This file
WORDLIST.WRD - The main word file for all SkunkWurks WordGames programs
hangman will also create the following files:
HANGMAN.SCR - File containing the players scores
HANGMAN.HGH - File containing the highscores
To install Falken hangman on your system, create a directory on your
hard drive and copy all the files into it. This directory may reside anywhere
on your system. The only file that needs to go in your FALKEN directory is the
.INI file, which contains the path to the directory where the rest of the files
Once the files are on your drive, create a menu option in Falken
according to your Falken Operator's Manuel.
Currently all SkunkWurks WordGames programs use a flat ASCII word file.
Adding or deleting words from the file is as simple as editing the WORDLIST.WRD
file. Each word takes one line, and is terminated by a line feed. The current
WORDFILE.WRD contains some 140,000 words of varying length. This file is
checked each time that the program is run to ensure that it does not contain
any word to big for the program to handle.
Some speed may be gained during initialization by decreasing the number
of words in the file.
Game play is fairly simple and streight forward. After the title
screen is displayed, the user will be presented with the main play screen.
Letters are selected by typing the desired letter, and if the letter exists in
the word it will be displayed in the clue.
Every time you select a letter that is not in the clue, it increases
the number of misses and brings you one step closer to being hanged. Game play
continues until you have either solved the word increasing your score, or you
have missed 7 times and are hung.
The following commands are supported in the current version:
help - brings up the help screen
about - gives information about SkunkWurks, Inc and ordering information
best - displays the top 20 users
refresh - redraws the play screen (for ANSI screens) (also ref)
sysop - displays the special commands available for sysops
quit - ends the game (also exit)
The following sysop commands are supported in the current version:
killfile - deletes the old score files resetting all the scores to 0
INI FILES AND VARIABLES
The INI file is used to set system variable that are needed for the
program to work. This file can be eddited with any text editor. The format
for any system variable in the inifile is 'name=variable' with the 'name' of
the variable at the start of the line, and no spaces between it, the '=', or
the variable. The following options may be set in the INI file
PATH This variable is used to tell Falken where to find all the files
needed for game play. If you wish to have the files in a directory
other than the main Falken directory, you need to specify that
KEY When you register your version of CryptoGram with SkunkWurks, Inc. you
need to place the registration key here. This will allow you to use
the full version of CryptoGram.
CREDITS AND RECOGNITION
SkunkWurks, Inc would like to thank the following people for their help
in making the current version of Hangman possible.
DeAnna Baldwin - For inspiration and support in my life, as well as in my code.
Eric Zarnosky - Without whose contributions, long nights of coding could not
have been made possible.
The interface routines used for this program to allow it to work with Falken
BBS are based on the DOORUTIL functions written by Herb Rose.
The registration routines used in this program are based on code by Brian
Pirie. This code has been made publically available, and is used with his
BUG FIXES AND MODIFICATIONS
v1.9 - First full shareware release of Falken Hangman
v2.00 - Totally rewrote the wordlist function. Initialization time and word
access speed increased ALOT! Like.. ALOT of LOT...