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Information - Black Box

GenreBrain - Logical / PuzzleYear1988
LanguageGFA BASICPublisher[no publisher]
ControlsMouseDistributor
Players1Developer
ResolutionMediumLicensed from
Programmer(s)

Bateman, Jeff

CountryUSA
Graphic Artist(s)SoftwareEnglish
Game designBox / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FXSerial
Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe / 0.5MB
MIDIVersion
Dumpdownload atari Black Box Download / MSANumber of Disks1 / Single Sided
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Instructions - Black Box

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``                 BLACK BOX DOC.....( SAY THAT FAST 10 TIMES )    ``
``         CONVERTED FROM A TEXT QUASI GRAPHIC PROGRAM FOUND IN    ``
``        AN OLD BOOK I HAD FROM THE 8 BIT DAYS....                ``
``        WRITTEN IN GFA BASIC..(Until I learn 'C' GFA will do the ``
``        trick )                                                  ``
``        By Jeff Bateman 1988  Public Domain ( not to be sold )   ``
``        Donations may be sent but not spent                      ``
``        Can you tell I hate regular docs.. I was frightened by a ``
``        Technical writing instructor in my crib..sigh            ``
``        Ok Ok Ok for those who need structure in their lives the ``
``        rest of the doc will follow traditional format.. Hmm     ``
``        sorta..                                                  ``
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``        Black Box is a game where you hide Atoms in a sealed box ``
``        and a partner tries to find them without opening the box.``
``        It is best suited for a computer because through my      ``
``        experience the one who hides the atoms screws up on      ``
``        feedback about the ray paths. It is also true about      ``
``        mastermind. Don't you hate an opponent that gives you    ``
``        bad feedback info.. Any way ( This rambling used to make ``
``        my Tech writing instructor`s hair turn whiter , hehheh)   ``
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``        Ray paths are the paths of rays shot into the sides of   ``
``        the Black box. They do funny things when striking or     ``
``        coming near the hidden Atoms. The results of strikes     ``
``        and near misses are illustrated and explained in the     ``
``        program in detail. Just choose the help option after you ``
``        boot up. Pictures are more fun than typed words at times.``
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``        Sketchpad mode allows you to jot notes while playing the ``
``        game. For instance you shoot a ray in to position 2 on   ``
``        the grid and the feedback at the bottom of the screen    ``
``        tells you that that particular ray was absorbed, the     ``
``        idea would be to draw an 'A' next to the 2 or any kind   ``
``        of symbol you desire. Cheeze that was a bullshit         ``
``        description.. The sketchpad mode is really just a        ``
``        reminder pad for your own use during the game so you     ``
``        don't have to get a separate piece of paper to take      ``
``        notes on.                                                ``
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``        Life ain`t perfect and this game mirrors life.           ``
`` _______________________________________________________________ ``
`` |   TAKE NOTE :                                               | ``
`` |  ONLY SELECT THE GUESS ATOMS OPTION WHEN YOU THINK YOU KNOW | ``
`` |  WHERE ALL THE ATOMS ARE.                                   | ``
`` |  WHEN GUESS ATOMS OPTION IS CHOSEN CLIKING THE LEFT MOUSE   | ``
`` |  IN THE SMALL GREEN BOXES ACTIVATES THAT OPTION.            | ``
`` |  MAKE SURE YOU CONFIRM EACH FINAL GUESS !                   | ``
`` |  DUE TO AN OVER SIGHT IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACCIDENTLY CHOOSE   | ``
`` |  THE SAME ATOM SQUARE TWICE WHEN MAKING FINAL GUESSES,      | ``
`` |  IF YOU SUSPECT YOU MAY HAVE CLIKED ON A SQUARE THAT HAS    | ``
`` |  ALREADY BEEN CHOSE PLEASE USE THE 'I AM NOT SURE OPTION'   | ``
`` |  ASIDE FROM MINOR PAINS MENTIONED IN THIS BLOCKED WARNING   | ``
`` |  I HAVE SAFEGAURDED THE PROGRAM TOTALLY.                    | ``
`` |_____________________________________________________________| ``
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``        The game works faithfully and is great when you want to  ``
``        hone your black box skills. It gives a score at the end  ``
``        that tends to be lower with less guess's taken ( less    ``
``        rays shot into the box. ) . Low score = big smiles       ``
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``        Please call TURKS BBS indicated in the title screen.     ``
``        R.A.C.E. is a suburban based Rochester club that works   ``
``        very hard to have fun and inform it's members. The       ``
``        letters found on the BBS swing from hilarious to tech    ``
``        talk. It's also the homebase of fledgling but growing to ``
``        high importance in the Atari world,Bob Puff. Bob has     ``
``        written the bulletin board you will be using when you    ``
``        call that number. His software is a cross between Carina ``
``        and Forem with a few new surprises. You may already know ``
``        him through his compression software for the 8 bit       ``
``        Atari.                                                   ``
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``        As for myself , my main interest lay in developing       ``
``        complex war games or comparable efforts. If you have     ``
``        any ideas about a game you would like to see for the ST  ``
``        Drop a modemline to Turks and join the merry bunch.      ``
``                __________________________________               ``
``               |   The number is 1-716-392-5528   |              ``
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``        Hey wait a minute this my chance to be long winded !     ``
``        There is one thing I would like to mention . This game   ``
``        works on a 512K ST .  It could have been written a       ``
``        little cleaner , a little tighter but hey what the heck  ``
``        Pd is Pd. My next project is a modem linked game with    ``
``        great graphics at both ends. You know the forem based    ``
``        games are great but sigh...alas..no grafix..I figure     ``
``        what the Hobby needs is someone to release a PD fantastic``
``        modem game to get the industry off its ass to develop    ``
``        us a professional effort..                               ``
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``        In closing ( yup finally ) If Black box gives 30 minutes ``
``        of fun before you reformat the disk I did my job. If I   ``
``        really impressed you ( Who gets impressed by anything    ``
``        these days ) donations will be accepted ( who would be   ``
``        crazy not to accept donations) You may send them to      ``
``        _______________________________                          ``
``        | Jeff Bateman                |                          ``
``        | 67 Briggs st.               |                          ``
``        | Rochester, New York , 14611 |                          ``
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``        Footnote ( will it ever end )                            ``
``        Depending on the size of the donation I could use it     ``
``        for various hobby related expenses such as:              ``
``        New car                                                  ``
``        Get this dam hard drive running ( the prog was written   ``
``        on a single drive system )                               ``
``        Alcoholic beverages ( used to increase dimensional       ``
``        creativity needed to obtain new game concepts, ok ok so  ``
``        the 'Parachute and Machetes' thing didn't work. )        ``
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