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Document Information

1. Author: starwindz

2. Date: 06/15/2014

3. Document Version: 0.9 

4. Software Name: Atari 800 - Best Game Pack

5. Software Version: 1.03

6. Software License: Freeware (Commercial use prohibited)

7. Software Development Team 

 - starwindz (Front end programming, Games and database integration)

 - Paul 'Mclane' Irvine (Software test and feature recommendation)

 - Greyfox (Logo creation, General advice)


Table of Contents

I. Software Objective

II. Basic Information

  1. Run front end

  2. Game Selection

  3. Speed Search

  4. Favorite List

  5. General Information

III. Extra Information

  1. Atarimania

  2. Gamebase

IV. Screenshot and Comments

  1. Screenshot

  2. Comments

V. Front end Command

  1. Play Game

  2. Random Game

  3. Random Extra

  4. Game Browser

  5. High Score Club

  6. Search & Playlist

  7. Play History

  8. Web Links

  9. Option

  10. About


MANUAL MAIN BODY

I. Software Objective

  - Preservation of best Atari 8-bit games and their database

  - Providing user friendly front end for running games and accessing database


II. Basic Information

  1. Run front end

     Double click  'a8_best_gamepack.exe' to run the front end


  2. Game Selection

Click a game you want to play in the game list box.


  3. Speed Search

Enter the full or part of string of the game name in the edit box. Left side label of the edit box shows the number of the matched game. If the number is more than one, press 'Enter' to see the next matched game.


  4. Favorite List

Select a game you want to add to 'favorite game list' and then click 'Add to Fav.' button to add it to 'favorite game list'.


Click 'Favorite' check box to see 'favorite game list.'


If you want to remove a game from 'favorite game list', select a game and then click 'Remove from Fav.'.


  5. General Information

You can always see the general information of a selected game in the list box.


Click 'Atarimania Page' button to see the full information of game from atarimania.com.


(Atarimania page)


Click 'youtube', 'google image' or 'google' button to see the additional information from the internet.


(Youtube page)


(Google image page)


(Google page)


III. Extra Information

  1. Atarimania

Double click the item in the atarimania extra list box to open and see the file.


  2. Gamebase

Double click the item in the gamebase extra list box to open and see the file.


IV. Screenshot and Comments

  1. Screenshot

Click the screenshot to see the larger picture.


  2. Comments

Click 'Atarimania Comments' to see the user comments from the atarimania page and click 'My Comments' to see your comments you can enter. Click 'Expand' button to see larger memo box.


Click 'Shrink' button to see smaller memo box.


You can enter your comments. The comment is saved automatically.


V. Front end Command

  1. Play Game

Click 'Play' button to play a selected game. Emulator can be changed in the option.




  2. Random Game

Click 'Random Game' button to select a game randomly.


  3. Random Extra

Click 'Random Extra' button to see the atarimania extra data such as covers, ads and catalogs.





  4. Game Browser

Click 'Game Browser' button to see the multiple screenshots.


(All games)


(Select a starting alphabet of games)


(Random games)


  5. High Score Club

Click 'High Score Club' button to search and see the high score list from High Scores Spread Sheet(Microsoft Excel File).


(Select a season which has a high score list of a selected game)


(Sample high score list)


  6. Search & Playlist

Click 'Search & Playlist' button to search games and make your own playlist.


(New playlist)


(Search games)


(Select a game)


(Add a selected game)


(A game added)


(Write comments of your own playlist)


  7. Play History

Click 'Play History' button to see the recent played games.


(Sample play history)


(Uncheck 'History Mode' check box to see a summarized game list.)


  8. Web Links

Click 'Web Links' button to sea the important web links. You can edit the information in the ini files.(ini\web_link_games.ini, ini\web_link_review_sites.ini)


(Specific game review)


(General Review Site)


  9. Option

Click 'Option' button to modify options.


(Options which can be modified)


(You can change the skin of front end user interface.)


(Changed skin)


  10. About

Click 'About' button to sea the general information of this software.


(Hotkeys are also shown.)


- End of Document -

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