Instructions for Jackpot
Mono and Medium resolution
A fifteen player game. (v0.6 has computer players read at
the end of this .TXT file)
After you have loaded the program you will be presented with a
Fileselector box where you choose the Riddle file you wish to load.
If you have a Hi-Score file saved it will then ask you if you wish
to load it or use the default names. Then there will come the
introduction. After the theme plays you will then see the main
screen, which there will say the copyright and the Main Options,
Well we all know what this is?
Press on Change Name's and you'll see the names of the players in
the game. To change one of these just press on the one you want to
change and type in the new name and press return. Press on OK or
press Return to continue.
Load New Riddle's:
If you have used up the riddles that you loaded from the beginning
you can load in a new set of riddles to keep the game more
interesting, rather than just using the same riddles over and over
again. There can be up to 200 riddles in each Riddle File.
Not really a Hi-Score but it keeps tabs on who has won how much
money. Also you will find a Load and Save feature here. If you
have a pre-saved Name/Hi-Score file you can load it in, or if
you have changed the names and/or have add up more money to the
names you can save them. Notice, if you want to use the same names
and keep the money situation going you have to save the Hi-Score's,
otherwise once you quit it will be lost, as the game does not save
anything unless you want.
Pressing on Play Game gets everything started into motion. Sometimes
you will see, There is a Bonus Prize in this game worth $900, this
means if you find the Riddle that has the Bonus Riddle you will get
$900 added to your score.
The game, you will see 15 box's at the top left side, these are
the players that are holding the riddles and underneath these is
a box with the Player Up. This is the player that is going to start
the game and try to answer as many questions until he answers one
wrong and sit's down or finds the Jackpot riddle and if he/she wants
to go for it, can win the money in the Jackpot, the third box down
on the right.
Choosing one of the box's will prompt a box to appear and tell you
how much it's worth and the ask you the Riddle. The money that it's
worth is added to the Jackpot whether you get it wrong or right.
If you know the answer type it in, Make sure it's typed in properly
as the program can only go by what has be typed into the Riddle
Files, and press Return. The box will turn black as to show it has
been used already, then at the bottom box where it say's What's Up
will say if you got it right or wrong. If you got it right you can
continue or if you got it wrong you will sit down and the person
that asked the question will be in the Player Up and start answering
On the right side, the second box down say's Target, if you match
this dollar for dollar with the Jackpot then the Riddle you choose
will be worth the Super Jackpot, the first box on the right. If you
get the riddle right, you and the person sitting will share the
If you find the riddle the say's Jackpot, thats the riddle to get if
you want to win the game and all the money, you can go for it and
try for the Jackpot money or if there are still riddles left you can
continue and try to get the Jackpot built up.
If you can manage to answer all the riddles right you will then get
an extra $25,000 for your work, also if you don't find the Jackpot
riddle until last you will then get an extra $1,000 added to the
If you don't get the Jackpot riddle right the money in the jackpot
will be kept until the next game, unless you quit of course then
the next time you play it will be $100 again, so you can build it
even higher. But the player's will also stay in the same position
only the player that was up and the one asking the Jackpot riddle
will change places. That also goes for all the riddles also the
Pressing on Restart will reset Jackpot back down to $100 and mix
the names around. Also there is approx. 30 second's to answer a
riddle, so read fast and type fast.
Making more Riddle Files:
Is easy, just create a file called RIDDLES.W? ?=the next number and
start writing, make sure after you have written them in to count
them and add it to the total riddles, thats the next line right after
"Jackpot Riddles". There has to be 5 lines for each riddle and they
may not be more that 40 characters long. Just look at one of the
files that come with this program, I kept them ASCII format to make
it easy to replace misspelled words and/or add to the file.
A typical setup would look something like this...
Line 1 - asking the riddle
Line 2 - asking the riddle
Line 3 - asking the riddle
Line 4 - asking the riddle
Line 5 - answer
and so forth.
Well I think thats about it from me, any suggestions on how to make
this program better or any bugs please let me know so I can get it
done or fixed as fast as possible (also for Riddle & Rime's).
Thankyou, Richard Pitt, Wiz-Tek DK
New for v0.6...
When you press on CHANGE NAMES and on one of the boxes for the
names, and have typed a name in, it will ask you if you want
C for computer player or H for human player. If you want that
player a computer player you will see a check come beside of the
name to show you that it is a computer player. You can have all
the players computer players so you'd get a demo game.
When playing the computer will play his players and you yours.
You may have a long wait if you are only one player, depending
on what level you have choosen. You will not see the computers
answers, as only it will tell you if the computer got it right
At the top right hand corner of the main screen you will see
R= then a number and C= then a number, well R= is how many riddles
are left in the random (if you reach 0 it will start from the top
again) and C= is how many times you have gone threw the riddle
file. This makes no difference on the program but it is nice to
know how many riddles you have gone threw and many times you have.
If you have any problems, found a bug,
missing something, suggestions, a tip
or two, an idea on how to make the
program better, anything that has do
with a Wiz-Tek DK program please write
c/o Richard Pitt
Rughaven 27, 2TV.
OriginsBased on a 1974-1990 TV show by The Global Television Network.