Sunrise Door and Home Software Sunday October 22, 2017  





GANGLAND WARS WINServer Documentation

Download PDF Version

Version 1.9
Author/Contact Al Lawrence/Sunrise Door Software
Overview Add 10 Computer Players to your game quickly and easily! Do battle with
Street Punks, Recruit Gang Members, visit the Gangland Boss, Rob Local
Stores, play Blackjack and much more! Do you have what it takes to be the
Top Gang Leader?
Non-Registered
 Restrictions
- Game can not be reset
- Players only allowed to reach Level 2
- Game can not be won
- Number of Punk Fights can not be altered in CFG file
- Number of Robberies can not be altered in CFG file
- Number of Boss Visits can not be altered in CFG file
- Number of Blackjack hands can not be altered in CFG file
- High score bulletin disabled
- Game time limit disabled
- Number of days of inactivity before being purged is unchangeable at 5 days
- Artificial Intelligence Players (GWAIP) disabled
Installation (1) Create a directory to hold all files
(2) Unzip the archive into the above directory
(3) MOVE the WCX file to your WC5 directory and delete it from tfhe directory created in step (1)
(4) Create a menu entry to run the wcBASIC Door and you MUST pass the FULL drive:\path of the directory as a command line parameter when defining the Door on the menu. An example follows:

Program Name: GANGLAND
Parameter:      c:\wc5\doors\GANGLAND

(5) 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!!
SUNRISE-80 BBS Your BBS Name
Al Lawrence Sysop's First AND Last name
00000000 Registration Number
Y Y = Log all callers to USAGEx
N = Do not log callers
# 0 Time Allowed in Door per day. (0 = BBS Time remaining)
2 1 = DO NOT Display ADOPT-A-DOOR Message
2 = Display ADOPT-A-DOOR message
# 20 NUMBER OF PUNK FIGHTS: This is the number of Punk fights allowed per day
# 3 NUMBER OF ROBBERIES: This is the number of Robberies allowed per day
# 3 NUMBER OF BOSS VISITS: This is the number of Boss visits allowed per day.
# 3 NUMBER OF BLACKJACK HANDS: This is the number of Blackjack hands allowed per day.
# NONE Full Drive\path\filename for the bulletin
# 5 Number of days of inactivity before player is purged from the game
# N Install Artificial Players? Y=Yes, N=No
# N Y=use European Date Format (dd/mm/yyyy)
N=use American date Format (mm/dd/yyyy) DEFAULT!
G Door Rating. Default is G.
Maximum Characters: 5

Maintenance Event
Module
Maintenance is run AUTOMATICALLY when the first player of the day enters the Door. DO NOT run GWMAINT individually!!

This maintenance program performs the games daily maintenance like purging inactive players, resurrect all players that were killed that day. Players are automatically deleted after the number of inactive days defined in the CFG file. GWMAINT will also fix any ON-NOW flags if the main program has somehow missed setting this to NO because of LOSS OF CARRIER or another
problem in the door.

ALL actions are logged to GANGLAND.LOG.
Game Reset To reset a game, which in effect resets EVERYONE and causes them to start over, you would have to enter the game and use an NON-DISPLAYED Main menu Command of ~ (tilde). Be sure that no one is in the game on any other node. Please be aware that this is a REGISTERED feature ONLY.
BADWORDS.LST File 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:

SHOOT
DARN
FUDGE

There should not be any blank lines in BADWORDS.LST and all words MUST be in CAPS. 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 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.
Game Data Files We would strongly advise you to AVOID making any changes to the .DAT files. If you just can't resist, and you do so at your own risk, then be sure to RESET the GAME first. If you encounter ANY strange occurrences in the game AFTER you fiddle with the files, be sure that you restore them to their original state BEFORE you call Sunrise Door Software for help.
Artificial Intelligence
Players
This is an add-on module for the door game, GANGLAND WARS, from Sunrise Door Software. AIP will add 10 New Computer Players to your game. AIP's help to create more interaction between players and in the game overall.

INSTALLATION: Edit the sample NAMES.TXT file. This file is the listing of names you wish the AIP's to be called. The names you enter here will be what names the players go by in the game. You MUST enter a total of 10 names. Everything below line 10 in this file is ignored. Once you have edited your NAMES.TXT file, and configured your game for at least 1 node, and indicated
that you wish to run AIP in your CFG file, the AIPs will be installed automatically when Daily Maintenance is performed.

AIP's will play their turns for the day automatically as part of the Daily Maintenance. This will allow the players to play for that day. That's it.

ALL actions are logged to GANGLAND.LOG.

NOTE: DO NOT RUN GWAIP individually... it will run automatically!!
Usage Log As an option, we provide you with the ability to log every player to a text file. IF you enter Y in the CFG file to log callers, the Door will place the caller's name as well as the ON and OFF times each time a caller selects the Door. A separate file will be created for each Node and the name of the file will be USAGEx, where x is the Node number.

You may delete these files at any time and the Door will recreate them the next time a caller enters the Door. If you do NOT want to continue logging callers, change the CFG file entry to N.
Adopt-A-Door The concept, ADOPT-A-DOOR, allows a caller to register (ADOPT) a door. It would be the same as sending in a donation, only this way it is earmarked for registering a particular door. In a way, the user feels he/she is "getting something in return". As a Door author I have decided to build this concept into each of my Door programs. The concept replaces the usual message "tell the Sysop to register this Door" we find in most
doors.

If the Door is unregistered then a message appears on the opening screen to that effect. After finishing or suspending a game, a message screen is displayed about the ADOPT-A-DOOR concept. The message also tells the caller to contact the Sysop to find out if there is any further details to the ADOPT-A-DOOR concept. Some Sysops give extra D/L time, online time, etc to callers that ADOPT-A-DOOR.

If the Door has been registered, either by the Sysop or other callers, the names of those contributors will be displayed in the closing screen.

NOTE: If you want to display the names of the callers that contributed to registering the Door, you must create an ASCII file called ADOPT.SYS. You create it with an ASCII text editor. Enter the names of the contributors (one on each line, maximum of 5 entries, each a maximum of 30 characters long). This file must be saved, in ASCII format, and placed in the Door directory.
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.


Moving Eye Line

Moving Eye Line


Last modified: August 11, 2013        Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional