Sands of Egypt, The (Tandy)

Sands of Egypt, The (Tandy)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Cheerio!
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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
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