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TIME BANK WINServer Documentation

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Version 2.0
Author/Contact Al Lawrence/Sunrise Door Software
Overview TIME BANK is a program that will allow your callers to BANK (save) some or all of their online time they have remaining on their current call. Any BANKED time can be withdrawn and applied to the caller's CURRENT online time remaining. In addition the caller can GAMBLE to accumulate more time!
Non-Registered
 Restrictions
- Maximum of 10 callers in the Time Bank database
- Access to BANK, WITHDRAW and GAMBLE limited to twice per day
- No access to the Sysop option to Alter a user record
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 the 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: TBANK
Parameter:  c:\wc5\doors\TBANK

"NOTE: If you wish to reset the accumulated banked time, on a regular basis, you will need to add another entry to the parameter statement. See RESET ACCUMULATED BANKED TIME

(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
0 Maximum minutes allowed in caller's account. (0=Unlimited)
0 Maximum minutes caller can remove from the account each time the Withdraw
option is used. (0=Unlimited)
Y Allow caller to use the "Gamble For Time"
option. (Y or N)
0 Maximum minutes caller can bet in the
"Gamble For Time" option. (0=Unlimited)
0 ***** FUTURE USE *****
2 1 = DO NOT Display ADOPT-A-DOOR Message
2 = Display ADOPT-A-DOOR message
Y Y = Log all callers to USAGEx
N = Do not log callers
# Y Y = Allow player to send PRIVATE messages from the Door Message Center
N = Do NOT allow PRIVATE messages
# 0 Place PRIVATE messages in this BBS Conf #
# Y Y = Allow player to send PUBLIC messages addressed to ALL from Message Center
N = Do NOT allow PUBLIC messages
# 1 Place PUBLIC messages in this BBS conf. #
# Y Y = Allow Player to Check for Mail from the Door Message Center
N = Do NOT allow Check for Mail
0 Maximum number of times per day caller
can use the BANK, WITHDRAWAL and GAMBLE
options (0 = Unlimited)
Y Allow player to send EMAIL to Door Author
xxxx@yyyyyyy.zzz Door Author's EMAIL Address
1 Payoff Odds for Gamble option.
1 = payoff will be EQUAL to the Bet.
2 = the payoff will be 2 times the bet, etc
0 When gambling for time, allow the caller to increase their time remaining up to this
number of minutes (1440 = 24 hours and is the MAX allowed). This will apply to ALL
Security levels!
Y Allow caller to transfer time to other user
G Door Rating. Default is G.
Maximum Characters: 5

Reset Accumulated
Banked Time
If you wish to reset the accumulated banked time on a periodic basis you must add another entry to the Parameter entry on the Door Menu Edit screen. You have 4 options available to you:

/reset=1 Resets Banked Time Weekly (every Sunday)
/reset=2 Resets Banked Time Monthly (1st of every month)
/reset=3 Resets Banked Time Quarterly (1/1, 4/1, 7/1, 10/1)
/reset=4 Resets Banked Time Yearly (1/1)

Modify the Time Bank menu entry, Parameter field, by adding /Reset=1 or /Reset=2 or Reset=3 or Reset=4

Please note that the Door MUST be accessed on the Day or Date to trigger the reset. For example, if you chose /reset=1 to reset every Sunday, someone must access the door on Sunday to trigger the reset. If the Door is not
accessed on Sunday, the next opportunity would be the following Sunday.
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.
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