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GANGLAND WARS 16-Bit Documentation

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Version 3.7
Author/Contact Al Lawrence/Sunrise Door Software
Overview GANGLAND WARS is a Multinode, RPG style door game that allows users to be a Gang Leader and do various things each day they log onto the BBS.
Non-Registered
 Restrictions
The SHAREWARE version of GANGLAND WARS has a couple of limitations as opposed to the REGISTERED version. Users can only reach level 2 before their stats are reset.  The game CANNOT be won in UNREGISTERED MODE!  As well, the standard configuration will be used unless the game is registered. Ex.  Punk Fights, Blackjack Hands etc.
Installation (1) Create a directory to hold all files
(2) Unzip the archive into the above directory
(3) Create a batch file or modify the batch file supplied. An example description of this file follows:

ECHO off
cd\PCB\DOORS\ACEY       Location of ACEY files
ACEY ACEY.CFG        filename and CFG filename (Name used in creating file in #3 above)
CD\PCB
BOARD

(4) When running in more than one node, be sure to supply a different configuration name for each node (your choice of name).
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(5) If running with Fossil-based multi-port boards add /FD to the line containing the CFG name in the following example:

ACEY ACEY.CFG /FD

(6)  If you wish to add any Computer Players (AIP's) to your game, please see GWAIP.DOC also in this directory for installation and operating procedures.
(7) Create a configuration file, with a name of your choice, or modify the supplied CFG file. A description follows:

CONFIGURATION FILE

# = Requires registration to change to a different value.


NOTE: There are NO Blank Lines in the Config File!!
** Location of system file (See Below)
SUNRISE BBS Your BBS name
Al Sysop's First name
Lawrence Sysop's Last name
1
1
Comm Port \     These 2 lines are required
      Node # /     ONLY for GTUSER.BBS
# 20 Punk fights per day
# 3 Boss visits per day
# 3 Robberies per day
# 3 Blackjack games per day
G Door Rating. Default is G.
Maximum Characters: 5

** Replace with ONE of the following:

C:\bbs\PCBOARD.SYS         <- For PCBoard systems using PCBOARD.SYS only
C:\BBS\CALLINFO.BBS         <- For Wildcat! systems (prior to v3.0)
C:\BBS\DOOR.SYS              <- For ANY systems that support DOOR.SYS
C:\BBS\DORINFOx.DEF        <- For ANY systems that support DORINFOx.DEF
C:\BBS\SFDOORS.DAT        <- For Spitfire systems.
c:\bbs\TRIBBS.SYS             <- For TriBBS systems.
C:\BBS\GTUSER.BBS           <- For GT Power     * if using this option you must put the
                                                                         ComPort # on line 5 and the Node # on
                                                                         line 6 of the configuration file

Maintenance Add a call to GWMAINT.EXE in your nightly event batch file. GWMAINT.EXE NEEDS to be called once a night.  GWMAINT.EXE will delete inactive players.  Players are deleted after 14 days of inactivity.  GWMAINT will also resurrect all players for that day.  GWMAINT.EXE is fully multinode as well and can be run even if someone is in the game.  Be sure that GWMAINT.EXE resides in your main GANGLAND WARS directory and you change to that directory, before you call GWMAINT.
Reset Door You can RESET the entire game by using the included GWRESET.EXE
Bathroom Wall If you find that the Bathroom Wall is getting rather cluttered with player ramblings, you can always reset this simply be deleting WALL.DAT in the main GANGLAND WARS directory.  The next time a user tries to read the wall, GANGLAND WARS will create a new file if one does not exist.
Bad Words BADWORDS.LST is included with the GANGLAND WARS archive. In this file you will find some words that most would not find acceptable on a public BBS.  If you wish, you can add to this file at any time.  The format is a standard ASCII text file with each word on a single line in quotations:      "SHOOT"
     "DARN"
     "FUDGE" 

There should not be any blank lines in BADWORDS.LST and all words MUST be in CAPS and in QUOTATIONS.  If BADWORDS.LST exists, GANGLAND WARS will check the file when a user enters a thought for the BATHROOM WALL.  If any of the words or derivatives are found in what the user entered, then the users entry will simply be ignored. 

If you run an ADULT BBS and don't care what the users say here, then just delete BADWORDS.LST and checking will be disabled.

Troubleshooting (1) If you are running this Door on a 486 system and encounter errors such as

ERROR 6.... OVERFLOW Error
ERROR 5.... ILLEGAL Function Call (may be associated with other problems)
KEYBOARD Timeout after 5 minutes

You may have to put the following line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:

SET NO87=ON

(2) If you encounter an Error 62 (Input Past End of File), BEFORE you see the opening screen of the Door, your problem will more than likely be associated with the CFG file. The error 62 means that you do not have enough entries in the CFG. Compare your CFG file with the CFG definition in the DOC file.

(3) If you encounter an ERROR 70... Permission Denied, this will more than likely mean that you DO NOT have SHARE loaded. SHARE is a DOS file that comes with your version of DOS. To load it type the word SHARE at the DOS prompt. To load it permanently type the word SHARE on a line by itself in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, any place prior to the loading of your BBS
software. There have been numerous reports that loading SHARE high causes some problems, so to be on the safe side, do not load it high.
Non-Standard COM
Support
Support for COM 1-4 on the standard IRQ's - COM1/COM3 = IRQ4 and COM2/COM4 = IRQ3. If you wish to use a non-standard IRQ, add the IRQ number after the configuration filename. Let's assume your Door is called FOOBAR and you want to use COM1 and IRQ5. The command line passed to your Door would be:

FOOBAR FOOBAR.CFG /5

The /5 tells FOOBAR to use IRQ5 rather than the standard IRQ4 that is normally used with COM1. No /x parameter is needed for the standard IRQ's.

As an alternative, you may use an environmental variable on the command line. To use the variable (following the example above), place a SET IRQ=5 in the batch file used to bring up your BBS (you would need a different IRQ number for each node). The command line would now look like this:

FOOBAR FOOBAR.CFG /%IRQ%

This, in combination with the use of the environmental variables described in the MULTI-NODE SETUP section will allow you to use one batch file and one Configuration file to run this door on all nodes.
Multi-Node Setup All Sunrise Doors are Multi-Node capable. Each node must have the ability to access a Configuration file which will have its own system file (DORINFOx.DEF, PCBOARD.SYS, DOOR.SYS, etc) defined on the first line. There are 2 ways to accomplish this:

(1) Create a separate configuration file for each node. The only difference between each file would be the location of the system
file for that particular node. For example, on my system there are 2 nodes and the first line of the Configuration files would look like this:

NODE1: H:\PCB1\DOOR.SYS
NODE2: H:\PCB2\DOOR.SYS

Thus, if you have a 4 node BBS, you will need 4 configuration files.

(2) Use ONE configuration file for ALL nodes. This Door will recognize the following PCBoard/Wildcat environmental variables:

PCBDIR (Directory containing the System file)
PCBDRIVE (Drive containing the System file)
WCNODEID (Active Node Number)

Thus, the first line of the SINGLE configuration file, for this Door would look like this:

%PCBDRIVE%%PCBDIR%\DOOR.SYS
c:\wc30\wcwork\node%wcnodeid%\door.sys

NOTE: This option, as described, assumes that you are running PCB or Wildcat software. The environmental variables are automatically created by the software for each node.

HOWEVER, if you are running other BBS software you should be able to set the variables EXACTLY as described below, for EACH node (more than likely in each batch file you use to bring up EACH node):

PCBDRIVE=C:
^^^^^^^^^
PCBDIR=\NODE2
^^^^^^^^

Info with a carat (^) under it, MUST be typed as is. The rest depends on your naming conventions.

This, in combination with the use of the optional environmental variable described in the NON-STANDARD COM SUPPORT section, will allow you to use one batch file and one Configuration file to run this door on all nodes.
Legalities THIS SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS ARE DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANYONE INVOLVED WITH THE CREATION AND PRODUCTION OF THIS PRODUCT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY USE THEREOF OR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY.
Distribution You may make this file available for downloading from your BBS or you may upload it to any BBS or WEB site of your choice, provided that you do not make any changes to the contents of the archive (ZIP/EXE file). The archive and its individual contents may not be used by any service that charges any money whatsoever, without the written permission of the author.
Registration Registration and the subsequent insertion of the registration number into your configuration file, allows for the display of your BBS name on the opening and closing screen as well as the reduction of a delay built into the opening screen display along with the ability to change certain values in the configuration file.

Once a door is registered, any changes to registration information (Sysop name or BBS Name) will require the doors to be re-registered at the registration fee in effect at that time.

Be sure to use the proper upper/lower case when filling in your name and BBS name, as they MUST match the way you entered them in the configuration file.
Misc. The latest version this product, along with and other fine DOOR and HOME EDITION products are always available for download from this web site.


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