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Heather Kelley Papers, Redbeard's Pirate Quest: JAZ Disk [4], ARGH FC : [23]

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This collection contains an early development version of the complete installer for Redbeard's Pirate Quest. "FC" stands for "Feature Complete" (indicating the program is fully functional, though not necessarily done). The disk includes a copy of the Microsoft DirectX APIs the games uses for rendering the game on screen. The "setup.bmp" located in the root folder of the disk does not contain Redbeard art, and says "Sample SETUP.BMP - replace with your own". The image includes the word "Emmeline" in light pink by hand and "ARGH" in large white sans-serif. "Emmeline" was the development name of Ellie's Enchanted Garden, another game by Human Code and Zowie, which employed much of the same technology. Elements of the code were likely used in both games.

Metadata notes: Heather Kelley, listed in the Dublin Core records as "contributor:author" is better articulated as Producer-Designer. The specific file creators were unidentified, however, Chris Spears, as the lead programmer at Human Code, most likely created a majority of the source code files. Additionally, the date used for "date created" field was the "last modified" date taken from the disks.

The collection consists of a tarball* of the entire disk and copies of the graphics files. "Last modified" file dates on this disk are as follows: earliest - December 12, 1989 at 19:00:00; latest - May 26, 1999 at 14:57:40; average - May 24, 1999 at 07:43:44. The collection title is as written on the disk: ARGH FC.

*A tarball is like an archival zip file. It compiles all files selected and creates a single bitstream (a single file) with the file extension .tar. In the case of this collection, the tarballs have also been compressed using gzip, and have the extension .tar.gz. They can be uncompressed using 7-zip software ( http://www.7-zip.org/ ), or using the standard command line tools. In a Linux environment, for example, you can extract the contents of a tarball by issuing the following command:

tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz

This material is under copyright. Refer to the copyright information under the Heather Kelley Papers, Redbeard's Pirate Quest community.


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