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Beyond the Titanic manual




                                 INSTRUCTIONS

                                     FOR
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                            | BEYOND THE TITANIC |
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                       A Text & Sound Adventure Fantasy

                          Programmed by Scott Miller


                         An Apogee Software Production
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PLEASE NOTE THAT BEYOND THE TITANIC IS NOT REGISTERABLE.

This game was deleted from Apogee's product line quite some time ago, and it
was re-released in March 1998 as freeware.  However, the ability to recompile
the program to remove the shareware references is no longer available to us,
hence the program still says it can be registered.  It can not.

No technical support or help is available for this program in any way, please
do not contact us about it.  It is being released now due to popular request.
Thanks!

This game was written when most computers ran games directly from floppy disks,
and weren't installed to a hard drive.  Hence most of the instructions refer to
floppy disks and whatnot.  You can just unpack this zip file and copy all the
files to a fresh directory on your hard drive, and it will play fine.  However,
you need a floppy disk to save your games to.  You can also play the game
directly from a floppy disk, which might save you looking for your floppy disk
when you want to save games.  :)

Apogee Software






The STORY
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    As the game begins you find yourself standing on board the Titanic, on her
maiden voyage.  Of course, that particular voyage was never completed!
    Your goal is to survive and somehow get back to your home in the United
States.
    Most of your time will be spent solving numerous problems and dangers that
arise, like starvation and drowning.  If you've played any of Infocom's famous
text games you will notice that Beyond the Titanic is quite similar to Zork
and Planetfall.
    Hints:  Examine everything and make a map as you move through the many
game locations.  There are not any puzzles that cannot be solved logically;
apply an "If I were really there, I would do this..." type of attitude.
    To add to the game's realism sound effects are used throughout the game.





LOADING
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Game setup for single disk drive:

1)  Insert the GAME disk.
2)  Type in BEYOND and press the  button.
3)  When the "Do you have a colr screen?" question appears, press Y or N.
4)  When the "How many disk drives do you have?" question appears, press
    the number 1.
5)  The game will begin.

Game setup for two disk drives:

1)  Insert the GAME disk into drive A:
2)  Insert your SAVE/RESTORE disk into drive B:
3)  Type in BEYOND and press the  button.
4)  When the "Do you have a colr screen?" question appears, press Y or N.
4)  When the "How many disk drives do you have?" question appears, press
    the number 2.
6)  The game will begin.

The VERBS
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    Beyond the Titanic has a vocabulary of over 750 words--more than most
text adventures sold commercially.  Here is a sampling of the verbs
understood by the game's parser.
EXAMINE (or EX for short)
INVENTORY (or I)
NORTH, SOUTH, NORTHWEST, UP, DOWN, IN, OUT, etc. (or first letter)
GET, DROP
PUSH, PULL, MOVE, PRESS, TOUCH
LOOK, LOOK INSIDE, LOOK BEHIND, LOOK THROUGH, LOOK UNDER, LOOK ON, etc.
WEAR, TAKE OFF
TIE, UNTIE
PUT, INSERT
OPEN, UNLOCH
TURN, ROTATE
FIND                            CRAWL
SAY                             TYPE
CUT                             HELP
JUMP                            SHAKE
SLEEP                           FLY
DANCE                           FALL



Example structures:

TIE [object] (TO, AROUND) [object] - usually used with a rope.
EX [object] - used to study an object closely.
GIVE [object] TO [object]
PUT [object] (WITHIN, UNDER, ON, BESIDE, BEHIND, etc.) [object]
SAY [something] - used to converse with other game characters.
TYPE [something] - used to enter data on a keyboard device.
TURN [object] or TURN [object] to [position] - used for dials.
OPEN [object] WITH [object]


Example Sentences:

>> PICK UP THE KNIFE THEN THROW IT AT THE WALL
>> E.N.OPEN HATCH THEN CLIMB DOWN THE LADDER. READ SCREEN. BREAK IT.
>> SHOOT THE CREATURE WITH THE GUN PLEASE, THEN RUN SOUTH!




The COMMANDS
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    Here's a list of the major commands you will need to know in order to play
Beyond the Titanic.

QUIT - ends the current game.
SAVE - allows you to save your present game location.  Use a separate formatted
       disk.  Up to 26 SAVE files per disk.  SAVE names can be up to eight
       letters long.  To resume a previously SAVED game use the RESTORE
       command.
RESTORE - allows you to restore a SAVED game location.
DIAGNOSE - reveals your health, appetite, etc.
LOOK (or L) - does a brief examination of your current game location.
REPEAT (or R) - repeats your last line of commands.
WAIT (or Z) - lets one move pass without any action.
SCORE - gives you your current ranking.
ROOM DESCRIPTION (or RD) - toggles between full room descriptions or brief
    room descriptions.







MISCELLANEOUS
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    Beyond the Titanic only recognizes the first SEVEN letters of any word or
command.  (Note: Infocom games only use the first SIX letters.)
    The word AND is not understood.  You cannot say, for example, GET GUN
AND ROPE, or PUT ROPE AND KNIFE IN SACK.
    With the verbs GET and DROP you may refer to every object by saying
GET ALL or DROP ALL.  The word ALL is not accepted anywhere else.
    It is a good idea to draw a map as you find new rooms in the game.
Without a map it is easy to get lost, or it might be difficult to find a
room you need to get to in a hurry.

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