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#1 hloberg OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:31 AM

I have started filling up my CF7 card with, well, just about everything I have. But one of my pet peeves is having the software and no manual. of the 70+ games I have loaded on the card I am down to just a few I can't find a manual for and like the game. Most are little independent games that, probably, didn't have a manual t begin with. Before I make my own manual I was wondering if anyone happens to have a copy.

Here is the list:

Driving Demon

Tile Breaker (breakout clone)

War zone 2 (or whatever version)

Rotor Raider

Astro Fighter

Water Works

TI Scrabble (missing on CYC)

Q-Bert 

I have looked in WHTECH, my CYC disk and the web.

 

 

 



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:28 PM

I have started filling up my CF7 card with, well, just about everything I have. But one of my pet peeves is having the software and no manual. of the 70+ games I have loaded on the card I am down to just a few I can't find a manual for and like the game. Most are little independent games that, probably, didn't have a manual t begin with. Before I make my own manual I was wondering if anyone happens to have a copy.

Here is the list:

Driving Demon

Tile Breaker (breakout clone)

War zone 2 (or whatever version)

Rotor Raider

Astro Fighter

Water Works

TI Scrabble (missing on CYC)

Q-Bert 

I have looked in WHTECH, my CYC disk and the web.

 

 

 

 

If we find these I'll upload them to the Whtech manual section

 

Greg



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:48 PM

Note that for Driving Demon and Rotor Raider, the only manual is the text on the back of the box. . .


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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:19 PM

I have started filling up my CF7 card with, well, just about everything I have. But one of my pet peeves is having the software and no manual. of the 70+ games I have loaded on the card I am down to just a few I can't find a manual for and like the game. Most are little independent games that, probably, didn't have a manual t begin with. Before I make my own manual I was wondering if anyone happens to have a copy.

Here is the list:

Driving Demon

Tile Breaker (breakout clone)

War zone 2 (or whatever version)

Rotor Raider

Astro Fighter

Water Works

TI Scrabble (missing on CYC)

Q-Bert 

I have looked in WHTECH, my CYC disk and the web.

 

 

 

 

I have the Q*Bert manual. When I get a chance, I will scan it and post it here.


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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:00 PM

I'm not sure there ever was a manual for TI Scrabble--especially if the one you're looking at is the code that was eventually supposed to be released as an official TI cartridge (PHM3212).



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:37 PM

I'm not sure there ever was a manual for TI Scrabble--especially if the one you're looking at is the code that was eventually supposed to be released as an official TI cartridge (PHM3212).

that's the one. plays a surprisingly good game. took me forever to figure out how to play it. guess gonna have to create my own manual then. 



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:10 PM

Note that for Driving Demon and Rotor Raider, the only manual is the text on the back of the box. . .

thanks. 



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:20 PM

http://www.videogame...torraiders.html

any idea who runs this site. the images on the rotor raider has broken links.



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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:24 PM

just found q-bert on above site.

 

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Posted Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:45 PM

Since TI looks like they never created a manual for their Scrabble cartridge here is the cover to the one I'm creating. 

Attached File  scrabblecover3.jpg   268.58KB   7 downloads


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Posted Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:04 PM

finished manual for scrabble.

If you find a typo, let me know.

Attached File  ScrabbleManual.pdf   507.06KB   36 downloads


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Posted Mon Sep 1, 2014 8:35 PM

Attached File  4a flyer manual.pdf   140.35KB   47 downloads

Don't know if there is a good manual for '4A Flyer' but it was easy enough to create a clean one from the notes that came with the disk.

If you have a clean PDF of '4A Flyer' post it here, otherwise, here is one I created.

 

 

 


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Posted Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:21 AM

Manual for Funware Driving Demon made of Front and Back of box.

 

Attached File  Driving Demon.pdf   586.05KB   28 downloads

 


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Posted Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:38 PM

Don't know if there is a good manual for '4A Flyer' but it was easy enough to create a clean one from the notes that came with the disk.

If you have a clean PDF of '4A Flyer' post it here, otherwise, here is one I created.

 

I have one.  Can scan it this afternoon evening (did not notice that it is already almost 6pm.)


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Posted Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:53 PM

 

I have one.  Can scan it this afternoon evening (did not notice that it is already almost 6pm.)

Actually, a good scan of the front cover might be enough as I was able to get the documentation, that is, if the book isn't too different from what I created.

what I do still need is:

program copy of  Comprodine's Backstein, warzone I & II and any others that someone has. 

also docs for Titanium, Astro Fighter, Water Works, Protector and Topper.

Also, if anyone has some other really obscure scanned manual and program I would like that too.

When I'm done I'll post the game manuals I have (that aren't from the CYC) in one big zip.


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Posted Sat May 7, 2016 1:37 PM

Resurrecting an old thread again as a result of resurrecting an old favorite again.

 

Have been playing Scrabble again recently (TI's is a terrific computer version - especially considering the limited resolution for a board game), but can't for the life of me figure out how to swap tiles. hloberg's terrific manual outlines how to do it with a real Scrabble set, but not in the software. I seem to remember there is a way to do it though (and I can't imagine the programmer's would have missed this inherent part of playing Scrabble.)

 

Any help would be appreciated.



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Posted Sat May 7, 2016 4:30 PM

Hi,

 

not sure if it is the same version, but maybe this here helps:

 

 

 

****************************************
*        THE GAME OF TI-SCRABBLE       *
****************************************
 
STEPS TO LOAD GAME
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1> CHOOSE EDITOR/ASSEMBLER OPTION 5
2> LOAD "SCRA"
 
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GAME OPTIONS
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1  SCRAMBLES LETTERS IN CURRENT RACK
2  TO SEE SQUARE POINT VALUE
3  TO SEE LETTER VALUES
4  TO SEE LETTER DISTRIBUTION
5  TO PASS TURN
6  TO CHANGE LETTERS IN RACK (LOSE TURN)
7  PUT WORD HORIZONTALLY ON BOARD
8  TO CANCEL
9  PUT WORD VERTICALLY ON BOARD
0  TO ASSIGN BLANK A LETTER
 
SPELL OUT THE WORD YOU WISH TO USE, AND
PRESS ENTER.  THEN MOVE THE WORD MARKER
(STARTS IN UPPER LEFT CORNER) TO THE
FIRST POSTION OF THE WORD.  THEN EITHER
PRESS 7 OR 9 DEPENDING ON YOUR DESIRED
ACTION.
 
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TEXAS PLAYER ASSIGNS A PLAYER POSITION
TO THE COMPUTER.
 
----------------------------------------

 

 

xXx


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Posted Sat May 7, 2016 4:35 PM

...or maybe this:

 

Attached File  Scrabble Manual.pdf   507.06KB   17 downloads


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Posted Sun May 8, 2016 6:16 AM

First set of instructions are perfect.

 

All the other commands listed also work, so definitely the same version. The manual in your second message is an outstanding facsimile of a TI manual, but missed all the number key commands. Thanks for filling them in.


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Posted Sun May 8, 2016 10:42 AM

.

yes, I extracted the numbers from an old ARK-file :)



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Posted Mon May 9, 2016 12:28 PM

I have all of the Comprodine's manuals for those (War Zone I and II, Backsteine), I'll locate them and see if I can get you some scans!


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