Total Eclipse manual
TOTAL ECLIPSE Featuring Freescape (tm) by Major Developments Commodore 64 WELCOME TO EGYPT BACKGROUND It is written that, in the heart of ancient Egypt hundreds on years ago, the High Priest of the day had become annoyed. His people were revolting and refused to continue the sacrifices to Re the God of Sun. His anger had erupted so he set an ominous curse as punishment to the people. A great pyramid was erected and at the topmost chamber a shrine was built for Re the Sun-God. The curse was set. Should anything ever block the sun's rays during daylight hours it would be destroyed. It is now 26th October, 1930 and in just 2 hours the moon will totally eclipse the sun, triggering the curse of Re, causing the offending moon to explode showering the Earth with colossal meteorites thus upsetting the ecological balance, and plunging civilisation into a dark age of starvation and conflict. YOUR MISSION It is 8 o'clock, you have just landed your bi-plane next to the great pyramid. Your mission is to reach and destroy the shrine of the Sun-God Re, which is located at the apex of the pyramid. TREASURE Collect as much as possible-you're gonna be rich! First day's target #125,000. YOUR EQUIPMENT A revolver -plus an ample supply of bullets. Your wrist watch -the eclipse is due just before 10 o'clock. A water bottle -keep this topped up-it is very hot! It is not healthy to be without water for long periods. Your trusty compass -an essential item for succesful orientation. THE SCREEN DISPLAY Top left -Ankhs collected. Top middle -Value of treasure collected. Top right -Current state of the eclipse. Main window -Freescape 3D generated view of your present surroundings. Message display -(Under main window). This normally indicates your current location plus the height of this chamber above sea level shown in cubits eg. 24c=24 cubits. The entrance to the shrine is at a height of 72 cubits. Bottom left to right-Wrist watch, water bottle, heart beat, compass. O/| INCENTIVE O/| /_| software ltd /_| zephyr one, calleva park, aldermaston, berkshire rg7 4qw 26th OCTOBER 1930, EGYPT... After a three day journey involving most methods of transport one can think of, and a few one would probably not like to, I arrived at Ankh-Arah village. It was a fairly typical North African town, with dry dirty streets, square whitewashed houses, and a stone well in the main square. I jumped clumsily down from my "taxi" and payed the camel driver his money. Doing a quick calculation in my head I came up with the same answer as when I started the journey-five shillings and a sixpence for a six mile camel ride. Captive markets such as helpless English Archaeologists obiviously lend themselves to exploitation by the locals... oh, well, at least I had learned the knack of getting off a camel without landing on my head, and that probably lowered the price by sixpence or so. The driver unstrapped my cases and let them drop to the ground. Without any ado he spurred his camel, turned about and was gone, leaving me looking rather lost in a slowly setting cloud of dust. I retrieved my cases and set off in search of somewhere to stay. It took me twenty minutes to find the only inn in the village: a small sandstone building like all the others, with two bedrooms, a hole in the ground for a latrine and enough insect life to set the whole English population scratching themselves. One of these was the owner, who quinting into the sun I could just make out the tiniest silver of the crescent moon, which would soon eclipse the sun. All the other exploration work I had conducted had been very much smaller than this, and took months of painstaking effort, researching and training. It was too big. I would never make it in time. The shrine that "Tiny" had identified was right at the apex. Skirting the base of the pyramid, I saw the door into the ante-chamber... LOADING COMMODORE 64 Cassette Insert the cassette, label upwards, into your cassette player and rewind to the beginning. Hold down the SHIFT key and press the RUN/STOP key and the words LOAD and PRESS PLAY ON TAPE will appear. Start the recorder. Disc Insert disc, label upwards, into your disc drive. Type LOAD "*",8,1 then press RETURN. |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| | Here is a list of the keyboard controls up cursor move forward face forward f down cursor key move backward flashlight on/off t turn left cursor left rest (hold down) r turn right cursor right (calms the heart) u turn u sights on/off space bar step length s tilt left n crouch/stand h tilt right m change angle a fire gun 0 look up p music toggle + look down l interrupt play i (save load abort) |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Total Eclipse has been designed and programmed by Major Developments. Chris Andrew, Ian Andrew, Sean Ellis & Paul Gregory. Cover Artwork by Steinar Lund. Additional Artwork & Design by Peter Carter. Additional contributions by Kim Carpentier, Helen Andrew, Andy Tait & Mary Moy. WARRANTY If Total Eclipse fails to load, please return the actual disc or tape only, ensuring it is protected in the post to the address below and it will be replaced free of charge. This does not affect your statuory rights; Incentive Software Ltd, Zephyr One, Calleva Park, Aldermaston, Berks, RG7 4QW NOTICE (C)1988 Incentive Software Ltd The enclosed software product, all associated artwork and documentation is copyrighted. All rights are reserved by Incentive Software Limited. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, performance and broadcasting are strictly prohibited. FREESCAPE (tm) is a trademark on Incentive Software Limited. ALSO Also from Incentive - Driller featuring Freescape,(tm) price #14.95 cassette, or #17,95 disc and Dark Side price #9.95 cassette, #12.95 disc. Available from all leading retailers or direct from Incentive POST FREE. INFORMATION [ Graphic omitted: pictures of something like a chest and something like a big diamond ] TREASURE Touch treasure to collect. [ Graphic omitted: picture of a blocked door ] LOCKED CHAMBER BARRIERS Touch barrier to open. Requires one Ankh. [ Graphic omitted: picture of an Ankh ] ANKHS Look out for and collect the Ankhs - the symbol of life. Use to remove some barriers on locked chambers. Touch Ankh to collect it- [ Graphic omitted: pictures of water troughs ] Touch trough to collect water. There are many unsolved mysteries, and undiscovered chambers. Watch out for poison darts, many previous explorers have perished by these! HINTS 1. HEART. Keep your heart beat slow. If this gets dangerously fast you may have a heart attack, so it's best to REST (See Controls). 2. WATCH YOUR FEET. Look before you walk-ensure there is steady ground in front of you by loading down, especially when entering a new area. 3. ENTRY to the shrine is via the Shabaka Chamber at a height of 72 cubits(72C) 4. LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED! Explore everywhere, look around, under and behind everything. Making a map of your travels could be helpful. 5. IF all else fails try shooting it. THE ONLY WAY IS UP! GOOD LUCK. You can use the joystick and mouse or the keyboard!
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