The Sands of Egypt'" The Sands of Egypt Program © 1982, Datasoft Corporation, Licensed to Tandy Corporation, All Rights Reserved. The Sands of Egypt Program Manual © 1982, Tandy Corporation, All Rights Reserved. Reproduction or use, without express written permission from Tandy Corporation, of any portion of this manual is prohibited. While reasonable efforts have been taken in the preparation of this manual to assure its accuracy, Tandy Corporation assumes no liability resulting from any errors or omissions in this manual, or from the use of the information contained herein. 10 9 8 7 6 5 Introduction Tandy Corporation presents this new adventure featuring animated color graphics. As you attempt to overcome the scorching elements of the desert, you will see the blue sky and moving clouds overhead, the towering cliffs, the ancient pyramids, and other objects along the way. The object of the game is to find the treasure in as few moves as possible and escape as Sir Percy did in 1893. You can claim the treasure in the name of your homeland, or if you prefer, harbor the secrets of the desert for your own profit. The papyrus in your hands is a gift from those that know the secrets of the ancient tomb. Required Equipment To start this adventure, you need the following: • A Color Computer with a minimum of 32K memory. • A Color Computer Disk Drive with Controller and Cable. • Optional map-making equipment (paper and pencil). Note: Two Program diskettes of The Sands of Egypt are included in this package. Neither of these diskettes responds to backup procedures. Attempts to backup these diskettes could result in damage to the program. 1 Setting Up 1. Make sure that the disk system is properly connected to the computer. Consult your Owner's Manual for instructions. 2. Turn on the TV, Computer, and Disk Drive. The screen should show: DISK EXTENDED COLOR BASIC v.r. COPYRIGHT (C) 198x BY TANDY UNDER LICENSE FROM MICROSOFT OK (v.r. stands for version release and specifies which version of Disk Extended Color BASIC you have.) If you do not see this copyright message, turn off the computer, check your connections, and power up again. 3. To load the program, insert The Sands of Egypt Program diskette into the Disk Drive and close the drive door. 4. If you have Disk Extended Color BASIC 1.1, type CIDCQJCID ( E N T E R J. If you have Disk Extended Color BASIC U?, type CEOCIDCID0CEJCIDCYJwCD0( E N T E R J. 2 After the program loads, the screen shows: The Sands of Egypt Copyright (C) 1982 Datasoft, Inc. Licensed to Tandy Corp. ***COLOR TEST*** Thi s box should be blue o Th is box shou ld be red o Press <ENTER> if the co lors are correct, or <RESET> if reversed. Check the boxes shown and if the colors are correct, press ( E N T E R ) to begin your adventure. If the colors are reversed, press the RESET button at the rear of the computer until the colors are correct. Then, press ( E N T E R ) and the screen shows the game's title, followed by your position in the desert. The screen is divided into two parts. The upper half contains a picture of your current location. The bottom half contains an explanation of your situation. At the starting point, you are lost in the desert and you see sand. At any given point in the game you should read the descriptions and also watch the visual display at the upper portion of the screen. Your compass directional choices (lower right on the screen) are North, East, South, and West. The cursor is to the right of We l l ? - -waiting for you to enter a response. 3 Choosing Directions There are six possible directions: North, East, South, West, Up, or Down. Not all of these directions are possible all of the time. The compass tells you the directions you can go. Consult it each time you change positions to find out which directions are permissible. For your choice, you can type the first letter of the direction and then press ( E N T E R J. For example, to go North, type aD EN T E R J. Or, if you dislike abbreviations, you can type CIDCQJ, the direction and press ( E N T E R J. For example, aDCIDDCIDCQJODCDCBJ ( E N T E R ). Note: The program also responds to lowercase characters. Press ( S H 1FT )m and you can type in lowercase. Press ( S H 1FT Jm to return to uppercase. ,Using Commands The ancient prophet and architect of the Tomb of Ra, Au Tin Lis Ten once said, "To survive in the desert, one must not let HELP escape hi m. " This adventure has an extensive vocabulary. It may take some experimentation to discover the correct command to use in certain situations. Often you must enter a command consisting of a verb and a noun. Insert a space between each command word. There are times when the verb and noun command is followed by another question such as, How? In this case, you must answer the subsequent question with a two-word command. 4 The computer only reads the first four letters of each word you type. Therefore, typing the first four letters of each word of a command suffices. Obtaining Objects You will encounter various objects along the way. Some are useful and some are not. To determine which objects you are carrying at any given moment, take an inventory by typing aJCIDCDW( E N T E R l. You are told when you are thirsty. Throughout this adventure, you will need to take "water" breaks. Making a Map To avoid wandering in circles, you might want to make a map. When making a map, always remember that the desert is a very deceptive place. Make notes of the surroundings for each move you make. Eventually, you should end up going the right way. Scoring Your score consists of the number of moves you make. An Inventory or a typographical error is not added as a "move." After you complete the adventure, you are told your score. During the game, you can type CSJCQJrnJCIDCEJ( E N T E R ) to evaluate your current score. Asking for this does not change your score. 5 Saving Games You can save up to nine games on one diskette. Save a game in progress by using the following steps: 1. Type C6JOOCY:lW( E N T E R J. 2. Enter a number from one to nine. Then, either leave the computer on, or remove the diskette and tum the equipment off. Note: You cannot save a game if the diskette is Write Protected. Quitting To leave you in a very optimistic mood, we'll discuss your alternatives }Vhen you quit. You can quit, leave the computer on, and immediately start a new game. Or, you can exit the program and turn the equipment off. When you type aDODCIJCIJ( E N T E R l, you are asked: Are you sure you want to qui t? Type GD E N T E R )and you can resume playing the same game. Type CYJ( E N T ERland you are asked: Care to try again? Type CYJ( E N T E R 1to start a new session. Type (]D( E N T E R 1to exit the program. After exiting the program, make sure that you remove The Sands of Egypt diskette from the Disk Drive before turning the equipment off. 6 Reloading a Saved Game Because of the options you have when quitting, there are two possible methods of reloading a saved game. 1. If you did not exit the program after saving the game: Type aJCIDOOCID( E N T E R J. Enter the number of the saved game you wish to reload. The program should reload and be at the point at which you saved that game. 2. If you exited the program after saving a game: Reload the game as explained in steps 3 and 4 of "Setting Up" on page 2. Type aJCIDOOCID( E N T E R J. Enter the number of the saved game you wish to reload. The program should reload and be at the point at which you saved that game. To become an accomplished adventurer, use observation, imagination, and common sense. 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The warranties granted herein give the orlgln81 CUSTOMER specific legal rights, and the orlgln81 CUSTOMER may have other rights which vary from state to state. 12/84 RADIO SHACK, A DIVISION OF TANDY CORPORATION U.S.A.: FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76102 CANADA: BARRIE, ONTARIO L4M 4W5 AUSTRALIA BELGIUM U. K. 91 KURRAJONG AVENUE MOUNT DRUm, N.S.W. 2770 RUE DES PIEDS D'ALOUETTE, 39 5140 NANINNE (NAMUR) BILSTON ROAD WEDNESBURY WEST MIDLANDS WS10 7JN scon:hes your feet, flMJdan desert - a d desert CIflidUres. Y, dlffs and andtn 1DWlI" m d an assortW8I'1derins ••• W8I1derins am ids. Why are you heIel You are searching for the wonderful and terrible re of the Tomb d Ra, the sun sod and supreme deity of anfIyptians. Try to capture the Coptic relics and escape with your life. You must find your way eo tomb, 80 inside it, d m the tre85Ure, and find your way back to the safety of civilization. The desert is treacherous and the elements are aplnst you. Don't any time. BegIn now! To COIIl.-1he of fIypt, you'll need: • A Tandy Color Computer with at least 32K memory • A color television or monhor • A COlor CompuIer disk dme 07~P Prln in U.S.A.
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