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 같같같같같같같같같같같같 INSTRUCTION MANUAL 같같같같같같같같같같같같

 Table of Contents
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      I. Introduction.....................................1
     II. Starting the Game................................2
    III. The Main Menu....................................2
     IV. Playing the Game.................................2
	 A. The Interface.................................2
	    1. Player Information.........................3
	    2. The Arrow (Movement).......................3
	    3. The Eyeball................................3
	    4. The Hand...................................3
	    5. Inventory..................................4
	    6. Casting Adventure Spells...................4
	    7. Time.......................................5
	    8. Resting....................................5
	    9. Options Menu...............................5
	 B. Mixing Potions................................6
	 C. Combat........................................7
	    1. The Interface..............................7
	       a. Attacking...............................7
	       b. Defending...............................7
	       c. Casting Combat Spells...................7
	 D. Score.........................................7
	 E. Saving and Restoring Games....................8
	 F. Saved Game Name Sheet.........................8
	 G. Using the Keyboard............................9
      V. Credits..........................................9
     VI. Troubleshooting..................................9
    VII. Ordering Information.............................10
   VIII. Order Form.......................................10

 Introduction
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      Many Centuries ago, Margaret was introduced to the Black Death.
 She sought the Devil's protection in a pagan cult of devil 
 worshipers. Through demonic rites, Margaret became a powerful
 sorceress, her strength growing with each year. Then the Bloody
 Judge set off a vicious wave of executions for profit and pleasure.
 Margaret was condemned to burn. From within the flames, she cast a
 dreadful curse upon the land. Then she appeared to her daughter, 
 Alucarda. "Avenge me, Alucarda!  Avenge my death!"

 You are Alucarda. You begin the game on a quest of vengeance, which
 may change. You begin with no witchcraft abilities, so you must
 gain them.

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 Starting the Game
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 To start the game, you need at least 500K of conventional memory,
 a VGA moniter and card, and a Microsoft-compatible mouse.  
 A 386+ computer is highly recommended. 
 A Sound Blaster-compatible sound card is required for the 
 synthesized music and digitized sound.
 * This is the shareware version, so no digitized sound is available.

 Type PLAGUE at the DOS prompt.
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 The Main Menu
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 The choices on the main menu look like bookmarks. Press on one
 of them to select that choice. The possible choices are:

   Introduction: Displays the background story in book form.
		 Press any key or mouse button to flip the page.
	Credits: Shows a beginning-of-a-movie-like list of credits.
     Begin Game: Starts up the game.
   Restore Game: Brings up the Restore Game menu.
	   Quit: Exits to DOS.

 Playing the Game
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 The main interface has the title and score at the top of the screen
 and the "Bowls of Control" at the bottom. Pressing the left mouse
 button on these bowls activates them.
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  Plague of the Moon        Score:50 of 500
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              Main viewscreen               1. Player information/
                                               Spells in effect
                                            2. Arrow (walk)
                                            3. Eyeball (look)
                                            4. Hand (act)
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         2     4                            6. Potion (cast spell)
    1   複 3 複  5   6  旼컴컴 8    9    7. Clock/Sleep button
  栢栢   複   複 複   7  넵複 栢栢  8. Quick Reference
   賽                 읕컴컴    賽   9. Options Menu
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  Player information
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  Press the Left mouse button for this information:
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 넬컴  Alucarda       
 납栢                 
 납栢  Fighting: 50%  - How skilled you are in battle.
 납栢  Damage:   40%  - How much damage you can do to enemies.
 납栢  Defense:  50%  - How good you are at defending yourself.
 납栢 <-------------- - Health
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 These statistics are measured as a percentage of the maximum that
 you can achieve in the game.

 Press the Right mouse button to see what spells are still
 in effect. For example:
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  Invisibility        
  Gaseous Form        
  Sense Evil          
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 The Arrow (Movement)
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 The arrow is used to choose where you want to walk. Press the arrow
 anywhere on the ground or floor and you will attempt to walk to
 that point. If there is an obstruction in your way, you will have to
 walk around it. To move to another room, press the arrow close to
 the top, bottom, left, or right edge of a scene that is not blocked
 by any kind of wall.

 The Eyeball (Examine)
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 Press the eye on anything of interest to recieve a description
 of it. Some things must be examined while you are near them.

 The Hand (Act)
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 The hand cursor is used to act upon objects in the scene.
 To use an object with the hand, you must be close to it. If you
 receive no message after pressing the hand on an object, then
 that object is of no interest and will not be needed at any
 point in the game.

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 The Bag (Inventory)
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 When you pick up an object with the hand, it is placed in your
 inventory. To see what is in it, press on the "bag" bowl.
 The following box will be displayed:

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 납 旼컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴커 납                       납
 납                    납                       쳐눴
 납      Picture       납     List of items      납
 납                    납     in inventory       납
 납                    납                       쳐눴
 납 읕컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴켸 납                       납
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    LOOK      USE               EXIT              
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 Selected items appear in red. To select an item, press on 
 the item in the list.
 
 Press the LOOK button to see a short description of the object.

 Press the USE button to use the object. Not all objects can be
 used from here. 
 
 To ready a weapon for the next combat encounter, press the 
 USE button while a weapon is selected. The weapon's name will
 appear in blue, meaning that that weapon is readied.
 
 There is no limit to the amount of items you can carry.

 NOTE: You can press the right mouse button on the "bag" bowl to
       quickly display the inventory without pictures.

 Casting Adventure Spells
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 After you become a witch, a bowl with a potion in it will appear
 next to the inventory bowl. Press on this potion to get a
 list of prepared potions:
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   Invisibility    旼엿- If you have more than one of a certain
   Invisibility    납  potion, it will be listed separately.
   Birdspeech      쳐눴
   Energy Sphere   쳐눴- Combat spells are listed, but cannot
   Energy Sphere   납  be cast while not in combat.
   Extract Soul    읕冒
   OK           CANCEL- OK casts the spell.
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 Some spells can only be cast in combat. If the spell is a combat
 spell, you will receive a message and the spell will not be cast.

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 Time
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 Time is recorded by movement. When you are not walking or performing
 any action, time does not pass.
 Some encounters only happen in the daytime, others in the night.

  The Planetary Clock
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    \ --  -- /             When the sun () is in the top half,
    / \  --  / \      Day    it is day.
  /     \  /     \   
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  \     /  \     /           When the sun is in the bottom half,
    \ /      \ /      Night  it is night.
    / --  -- \     
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 Resting
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 To sleep, you must be in an area where you will be safe and
 undisturbed. Press on the planetary clock box and you will
 rest until morning. A good night's sleep restores some health.
 You can only rest once a day.

 IMPORTANT: If you don't sleep for several days, your fighting
	    abilities will decrease with every day. They will
	    be restored after you sleep.

 Options Menu
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   New Game...        - Starts the game over from the beginning.
   Save Game...       - Brings up the Save Game menu.
   Restore Game...    - Brings up the Restore Game menu.
   Sound: ON/OFF      - Toggles sound effects on and off.
   Music: ON/OFF      - Toggles background music on and off.
   About...           - Displays version information.
   Quit...            - Exits to DOS.
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 Mixing Potions
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 Before you can cast any spells, first you have to mix them using
 ingredients you find and your cauldron. Recipes for spells can
 be found in books that you can find or may be given to you.
 You must be initiated into the black arts to mix spells.

 Click the hand icon on the pot in your room. This box will appear:

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 납                      납                       납
 납                      쳐눴     Ingredients       납
 납     Inventory         납     to be mixed       납
 납                      쳐눴                       납
 납                      납                       납
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     ADD      MIX      START OVER       EXIT     
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 First, click on an object that you want to mix
 in your inventory in the "Inventory" area.

 Then press the ADD button. The object's name will appear in
 the "Ingredients to be mixed" area.

 You must add at least 2 and up to 5 ingredients. If you make
 a mistake and add the wrong ingredient, press the START OVER button.

 When you are satisfied with your selections, press the MIX button.
 You will attempt to make a potion from the chosen ingredients.

 WARNING: Any item that is mixed will be dropped from your inventory,
	  even if it was not needed in the recipe.
	  Some combinations of ingredients produce harmful results.

 The EXIT button lets you quit without mixing anything.
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 Combat
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  Plague of the Moon        Score:50 of 500 Mouse Cursors:
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                                             |       栢栢賽璽
                                             |       栢栢   
                                             납          栢栢
    1             Enemy             2       賽幡         栢
   旼커         Viewscreen         旼커                 賽賽
   낢교                            넴枋     Attack       Defend
   낢교                            넴枋   (if you have
   낢교                            넴枋    a weapon)
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        複   複      3  旼컴컴           1. Your Health
  栢栢   複   複 複      넵複 栢栢  2. Enemy Health
   賽                 읕컴컴    賽   3. Cast Spell
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 Attacking
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 If you have a weapon, the mouse will look like a sword, if not
 it will look like a fist. Fighting without a weapon is not wise.

 While the mouse looks like a sword or a fist, press anywhere
 on the enemy to attack.  Your skill and your current weapon
 determine if you will hit the enemy and how much damage it will do.

 Defending
 컴컴컴컴
 After you attack, you must wait a while before you can
 strike again. This is your chance to defend yourself.
 While the mouse looks like a shield, press the mouse button
 anywhere on the enemy viewscreen to defend. Defending
 lowers the chance of getting hit or the amount of damage
 done by it.

 Casting Spells
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 To cast a spell in combat, press the potion bowl. The action
 will stop while you choose your spell. Some spells cannot be
 cast in combat, so you would receive a message before casting.

 After you defeat an enemy, your fighting and defense skills will 
 increase.
 
 Score
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 The score shows you how far along in the game you are. Some
 encounters or actions give you points, but are not needed to win
 the game. The maximum score is 500. If you finish the game
 with a score of less than 500, you missed out on some things.
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 Saving and Restoring Games
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 You can save your game anywhere except in combat or during
 conversations.
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       SAVE/RESTORE GAME         
 쿐nter Save Game Letter (A-Z):  
      Press Esc to cancel.     
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 If you save a game with a letter that has already been saved,
 the old game will be overwritten.

 You cannot restore a game with a letter that has not been saved.
 
 If you are restoring a game from the main menu, pressing Esc will
 start a new game, as if you chose "Begin New Game."
			   
			   SAVED GAMES
 A:__________________________________________________________________
 B:__________________________________________________________________
 C:__________________________________________________________________
 D:__________________________________________________________________
 E:__________________________________________________________________
 F:__________________________________________________________________
 G:__________________________________________________________________
 H:__________________________________________________________________
 I:__________________________________________________________________
 J:__________________________________________________________________
 K:__________________________________________________________________
 L:__________________________________________________________________
 N:__________________________________________________________________
 O:__________________________________________________________________
 P:__________________________________________________________________
 Q:__________________________________________________________________
 R:__________________________________________________________________
 S:__________________________________________________________________
 T:__________________________________________________________________
 U:__________________________________________________________________
 V:__________________________________________________________________
 W:__________________________________________________________________
 X:__________________________________________________________________
 Y:__________________________________________________________________
 Z:__________________________________________________________________
 
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 Using the Keyboard
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 The keyboard can control some parts of the game, but you need a
 mouse to play the game properly. Case does not matter.
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 Main Menu:          Game:              Walking:                 
  Introduction: 'I'         Arrow: '1'                          
       Credits: 'C'          Hand: '2'  Cursor Keys:          
    Begin Game: 'B'           Eye: '3'                           
  Restore Game: 'R'     Inventory: 'I'  Press the direction key  
          Quit: 'Q'    Cast Spell: 'S'  once to start walking.   
                             Rest: 'R'  Press the same key again 
                      Player info: 'P'  to stop. Do not hold     
                          Options: 'O'  the key down.            
                             Help: 'H '                          
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 Credits
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   Programming: Gabe Macchia
       Artwork: Gabe Macchia
		Albrecht D걊er (1471-1528)
		Hieronymus Bosch (1450-1516)
		Gr걆ewald (1470-1528)
		Hans Holbein (1460-1524)
   Game Design: Gabe Macchia
	 Music: Gabe Macchia
 Sound Effects: Gabe Macchia
	 Story: Gabe Macchia
     Game Text: Gabe Macchia
   This Manual: Gabe Macchia

   Inspiration: Jes즧 Franco
		Juan Lopez Moctezuma
		Amando de Ossorio


 Troubleshooting
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 Problem:               Solutions:
 
 Game will not start. - You do not have at least 500K of conventional
			memory. Free up this amount before starting.
		      - You do not have a Microsoft compatible mouse.
		      - You do not have a VGA monitor/card.
 
 There is no music.   - You do not have a Sound Blaster or compatible
			sound card capable of 8 voices.
		      - Your sound card is not working. Try running 
			other programs that have music to see if it
			works. No setup is required.
		      - The volume is not up high enough. Turn up the                
			volume on your sound card or speakers.
 
 There is no sound.   - You do not have the registered version.
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 Ordering Information
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 The Registered version features these great extras:
    
    * No shareware messages!
    * Printed illustrated manual!
      - Maps, items, spells, etc.
    * Crystal Ball intelligent hint system! 
      - Shows you what you should do next.
    * Extensive digitized sounds! 
      - Speech, combat noises, and more!
    * Uncensored version!
      - Dozens of gruesome death scenes!
    * Newest version.

 To order Plague of the Moon, just send a check for $15 total to:  
		
		Gabe Macchia
		3221 Mastin Lane
		Montgomery, AL 36106
 
 Make checks out to Gabe Macchia.  Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.                 

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		    Plague of the Moon ORDER FORM

Name: _______________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________

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