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The Complete Tarot Door - v1.1 Written by James R. Davis (C) Copyright 1993 - All Rights Reserved You should find the following files in the archive: CTAROT CFG 2913 1-10-93 Sample CFG file - Use MAKECFG to edit CTAROT CL1 611 1-10-93 CTAROT Data file #1 CTAROT CL2 1711 1-10-93 CTAROT Data file #2 CTAROT CL3 672 1-10-93 CTAROT Data file #3 CTAROT CL4 1060 1-10-93 CTAROT Data file #4 CTAROT CL5 564 1-10-93 CTAROT Data file #5 CTAROT DOC 8481 1-10-93 This Documentation DWARE DOC 15269 1-10-93 DavisWARE Product List - Jan 1993 CTAROT EXE 59785 1-10-93 The Complete Tarot program CTBLT EXE 33197 1-10-93 Bulletin Maker Program (Registered only!) MAKECFG EXE 33222 1-10-93 CFG Editor/Creator for DavisWARE Doors ORDER FRM 9450 1-10-93 Order Form for Program Registration CTAROT HLP 1215 1-10-93 Help screen for local mode CTAROT OVL 22820 1-10-93 CTAROT Overlay file CTAROT SCR 1108 1-10-93 Ansi Screen for CTAROT If any of these programs are missing, please call the DavisWARE Support BBS at (516) 737-4637. Welcome to the wonderful world of DavisWARE! This program is one of many DavisWARE programs that are available for BBS's and programmer's alike. Take a look at the file DWARE.DOC for a complete list of all the files that are available if you find this one to be useful. This door was written using the DWDOOR version 1.2 door library for PowerBASIC v2.10f also released by DavisWARE. TAROT HISTORY ------------- The Complete Tarot Door stems from a program written by me long ago called The Tarot's Celtic Cross Door. In my efforts to maintain the best quality BBS doors and programs around, this is the update to that program. And I must say, a long awaited one. Since release of that first program, many doors have sprung up that look like it. Showing that there is some kind of interest in the subject and urging me to make the tarot (pronounced taro) available in it's many complexities. In a tarot deck there are 78 cards. The Major arcana consist of 22 cards and the Minor arcana contains 56 cards of four different suits (Cups, Swords, Pentacles, and Wands). Our modern day card deck stems from the Minor arcana. Reading of the tarot cards dates back as early as 1390 A.D. in medieval France. Reading of the tarot requires much interpretation but I have attempted to do so in this program. DOOR OPERATIONS --------------- To run CTAROT on your system is simple. The command your use on the command line will contain the name of the program plus the CFG file to use: C:\> CTAROT CTAROT.CFG You'll find an example of a CFG file in this archive. Use MAKECFG to edit it or make an new one for you. You can get help by typing... C:\> CTAROT ? on the command line. You will be given complete instructions on how to use this program and afterwords you will be asked if you wish to enter the program in LOCAL mode. If you just want to run the program in LOCAL mode from the command line, just type... C:\> CTAROT at the command line. PROGRAM EXECUTION ----------------- The program introduction screen will appear, and it will load in the data necessary for program operation. Next your will be given a brief list of rules that the program requires in asking questions (they will only be displayed once to the user) then you can ask your question. It can be anything you wish to know about the future. After asking your question you will be given a choice of 5 different card layouts; 7 Pointed Star, 21 Card Spread, The Circular Spread, The Horseshoe Layout, or The Celtic Cross formation. Each spread is good for a different reason, each spread has a different interpretation. Some require a signifier card. If one is required, you will be asked for the signifier card to use in the spread (a list will be given with full explainations). Afterwords you will be asked if you wish to see the full tarot layout as the cards are interpreted. The screen will look something like this (see position notes below): ÚÄÄÄÄ #3 WILL I RECEIVE MONEY SOON? <ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ #1 ÄÄÄÄÁÄÄÄÄ ÚÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ· Horseshoe Layout ÖÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ¿ÚÄÄÄÄÄ· The Fool ÖÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ¿ ³ ÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÂÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ ³³The most complex and ³ ³ ±±T±± ³ ±±±±± ³³human of the cards - ³ ³ ±±±±± ³ ±±±±± ³³"holy innocent," wise ³ ³ ±±1±± #2 ÄÄÙ ±±±±± ³³man, and trickster, with ³ ³ ±±±±± ±±±±± ³³all of humanity's ³ ³ Card ³³contradictions ³ ³ ±±±±± Display Area ±±±±± ³³(male/female, good/evil, ³ ³ ±±±±± ±±±±± ³³angel/devil, etc.) ³ ³ #4 ÄÄÄ>2±± ±±±±± ³³ ÄÄÄÄÄÄÂÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ ³ ³ ±±T±± ±±±±± ±±±±± ±±±±± ³³ ³ ³ ³  ±±±±± ±±±±± ³³ ³ ³ ³ ³ ±±±±± ±±±±± ±±±±±<ÄÄÄÄÄ #6 ³³ ÀÄÄ #7 ³ ³ #5 ÄÄÙ ±±±±± ±±±±± ±±±±± ³³ ³ ³ ±±±±± ³³ ³ ³ ±±±±± ³³ ³ ÃÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ´³ ³ ³Being reversed, it tells you to beware of the ³³ ³ ³foolish lack of forethought. <ÄÄÄÄÄÄ¿ ³ÃÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄ´ ³ #8 ÄÄÙ ³³ The Complete Tarot! ³ ÀÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÙÀÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÄÙ #1 - The User's Question #2 - The Card Layout Type #3 - The Current Card Name #4 - The Current Card Layout Number #5 - Top of Card Indicator #6 - Card yet to be displayed #7 - Card's Description and Layout Position #8 - Card's Meaning in the Layout As each card is "flipped-over", it's position number is revealed and the top of the card is displayed. The card's description is shown, and it's meaning is revealed to the user. The user is then asked to press a key to see the next card. This display is only shown if the user has ANSI graphics on (if not he will be asked at the beginning of the program), and if he answers Yes to see the card layout. As each card is displayed, it's meaning is interpreted and when finished it will return a logical answer (eg: "YES, YOU WILL RECEIVE MONEY SOON."). All the information is stored in a database at the end of each question. You can view the results by typing STATS (or just S) for your question. A complete list of all the programs activities will be displayed to the user. CTBLT.EXE --------- Once your program is registered (see below for registration information), you will be able to use this program to generate bulletins based on the information obtained by the program. It will create a bulleting in ASCII and ANSI. To use this program, you will need to give it hte name of the bulletin you wish to create. Use no extention, and only 7 letters or less may be used. You give the filename on the command line like this: C:\> CTBLT BLT23 In the above example it will create two files; BLT23. and BLT23G. The file with the "G" attached to the end will contain the ANSI bulletin. The other is the ASCII text bulletin. You can use a drive and/or path in this filename, but no extention. REGISTRATION ------------ Registering this program is simple. The registration fee is only $30. Fill out the enclosed ORDER.FRM and follow the instructions given there. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ---------------- Thanks go out to Max Bernard, Alan Earnshaw, Arthur Gould, and John Sirabella for helping me test out and bring this program to perfection. Thank you all! Also thanks to you for making this program as popular as it already has become. THANKS!


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