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CHAIN REACTION 16-Bit Documentation

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Version 3.1
Author/Contact Al Lawrence/Sunrise Door Software
Overview Chain Reaction is based on the popular television game show of the same name. Players must try to guess words based on their relationship with the previous or following word. Players may request to be given letters of the words to help them solve the word. Each letter given by the computer, and each wrong guess reduces the players score. Therefore, the object is to guess all the words in the chain with as little help as possible, and with as few incorrect guesses as possible. The number of games per day is set by the system operator. Callers have the option to make up missed turns from previous days. The game is reset each month automatically. No need to run any maintenance routines.

The players may submit their own chains to the game. This helps to build an increasing database of words. All chains submitted must be approved by the system operator. When the system operator logs out of the game, he/she will be notified if there are any new submissions. So, even if you don't play the game, it is a good idea to log into the game periodically to update the game database. WARNING!! Do not attempt to manually add words to the data file using an editor. You risk making the data file unreadable. A database editor ( CHEDIT.EXE ) is included to delete or edit chains from the database. Run this from the games main directory to edit or delete chains.

This game is InterBBS capable. Please read CHREIBBS.DOC for details.
Non-Registered
 Restrictions
- Bulletins NOT created
- Play ahead feature disabled
- Make-up missed plays disabled
- Chains can NOT be added
- InterBBS option is disabled
Installation (1) Create a directory to hold all files
(2) Unzip the archive into the above directory
(3) Edit the SAMPLE.CFG file. A description of each line is included in that file. You will need to create a separate configuration file
     for each node you operate, including local. Be sure to name each file differently. i.e. 4CORN1.CFG, 4CORN2.CFG or whatever.

(4) The command line for calling the game is

CHREACT.EXE <path and filename of your bbs drop file>

example: CHREACT c:\bbs\node1\door.sys

Maintenance NONE
Non-Standard COM
Support
To tell 4 CORNERS CHECKER that you are using a Non-Standard IRQ setting, add /(x) to you command line, where x is the IRQ used.

example: CHREACT c:\bbs\node1\door.sys/5

This will tell the game to use IRQ 5. NOTE!!! No space is added between the dropfile path and the IRQ switch...
Fossil Driver Support This Door supports the use of Fossil drivers. The game should detect most standard Fossil drivers if installed.
Legalities THIS SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS ARE DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANYONE INVOLVED WITH THE CREATION AND PRODUCTION OF THIS PRODUCT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY USE THEREOF OR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY.
Distribution You may make this file available for downloading from your BBS or you may upload it to any BBS or WEB site of your choice, provided that you do not make any changes to the contents of the archive (ZIP/EXE file). The archive and its individual contents may not be used by any service that charges any money whatsoever, without the written permission of the author.
Registration Registration and the subsequent insertion of the registration number into your configuration file, allows for the display of your BBS name on the opening and closing screen as well as the reduction of a delay built into the opening screen display along with the ability to change certain values in the configuration file.

Once a door is registered, any changes to registration information (Sysop name or BBS Name) will require the doors to be re-registered at the registration fee in effect at that time.

Be sure to use the proper upper/lower case when filling in your name and BBS name, as they MUST match the way you entered them in the configuration file.
Misc. The latest version this product, along with and other fine DOOR and HOME EDITION products are always available for download from this web site.


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