Cadenza Cribbage

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Information - Cadenza Cribbage

GenreCards - MiscellaneousYear1988
LanguageCompiled PascalPublisher[no publisher]
Players1DeveloperCadenza Software
ResolutionMedium / HighLicensed from

Bergman-Terrell, Eric

Graphic Artist(s)


Game design


Box / Instructions


LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX


Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe / 0.5MB
Dumpdownload atari Cadenza Cribbage Download / MSANumber of Disks1 / Single Sided

Instructions - Cadenza Cribbage

           Cadenza Cribbage (version 1.9, May 29, 1988)

Hardware Requirements

This program should run on any Atari ST computer with a monochrome 
monitor.   This  program  MAY  run on  color  monitors  in  medium 
resolution (please see the Bugs section below).

Distribution of this Program

Since Cadenza Cribbage is public domain, you may freely distribute 
copies  of the program to other  users,  user  groups,  electronic 
bulletin boards, etc.

Running the Program

Once the program has been started you are ready to play.  However, 
there are menus that will allow you to set the length of the game, 
disable or enable x-ray vision,  and start a new game or quit  the 
program.  Menu options can be changed before the start of any game 
(not  just  before  the  first  game).    Menu  options  and  desk 
accessories cannot be accessed in the middle of a game, however.

The Game Length Menu

This menu allows you to play a game to 121 (twice around) or to 61 
(once around).  By default the game will go to 121.

The X-Ray Vision Menu

Like  Superman,  you  may choose to have x-ray vision  which  will 
allow  you to see all of your opponent's cards.   This feature  is 
disabled by default.

The Who Plays? Menu

By default you play the computer.   However,  if you ever want  to 
watch  the  computer  play itself,  select the "I  play  for  you" 
submenu.  The computer will play itself until you press the  

The Start/Stop Menu

When  you are ready to play a game (after the menu options are  to 
your liking), select the Start New Game submenu.  When you want to 
quit the program, select the Quit Program submenu.

Screen Layout and Card Selection

You  and the computer will take turns being the  dealer,  but  the 
computer is always the dealer for the first hand of a  game.   The 
scoreboard is displayed as follows:

Me:  / You:  / 

Throughout the program,  the computer is referred to as  "I",  and 
the human player as "you".

To  select  a card,  place the mouse arrow on top of  the  desired 
card and then press and release the left mouse button.   When  you 
play a given card,  it is turned over.   If you attempt to play  a 
card  that  cannot legally be played,  the  computer's  bell  will 
sound, and you will have to choose another card to play.

The computer's cards are drawn in the uppermost row on the screen, 
and  your  cards are drawn immediately below them.   The  crib  is 
drawn  in  a row below the computer's cards,  and the  starter  is 
drawn below the crib, and to the right.  As cards are played, they 
are  drawn on the bottom of the screen from left  to  right.   The 
human  player's  cards  are drawn  with  solid  borders,  and  the 
computer's cards have dotted borders.

Quitting in the Middle of a Game

You  can  quit in the middle of a game by pressing the  UNDO  key.  
However,  after you press UNDO play will not end immediately -  if 
you are in the middle of playing a hand,  play will continue until 
that  hand is completely finished.   Pressing the UNDO  will  only 
allow  you  to quit the current game.   If you want  to  quit  the 
program,  select the Quit Program menu option after you have  quit 
the current game.

The Rules of Cribbage

The  rules  of this game are rather elaborate,  and  will  not  be 
discussed  here.   If you are unfamiliar with the rules,  you  may 
want to read one of the following: 

Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games (Highly Recommended)
Walter B. Gibson
Dolphin Books, Doubleday and Co., Inc., Garden City, New York
ISBN 0-385-07680-0

Hoyle's Rules of Games, Second Revised Edition
Albert H. Morehead and Geoffrey Mott-Smith
Signet New American Library, NAL Penguin, Inc., New York
ISBN 0-451-14842-8


If  you like this program,  please send $5.00 US to the  following 

Eric Bergman-Terrell
Cadenza Software, Ltd.
1450 West 116th Avenue, #21
Westminster, CO  80234

For  $10.00  + $2.00 postage you may order a disk  containing  the 
complete  source code for this program,  written in  OSS  Personal 
Pascal version 2.0.

You  may  write  to  the same  address  to  report  bugs,  request 
additional information,  suggest improvements in the program, etc.  
If  you want a reply,  please include return postage (2  IRCs  for 
those outside the U.S.A.).


When the computer plays the last card,  and this brings the  total 
of the played cards to 31,  the user is obliged to press the  left 
mouse button twice, rather than just once.

This  program  frequently erases and  redraws  the  screen.   This 
may cause problems with some desk accessories.

Since this program was developed on a monochrome system, there may 
be some bugs when it is run on a color monitor.

Enjoy the program!
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