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Heather Kelley Papers, Redbeard's Pirate Quest: JAZ Disk [5], ARGH Builds : [23]

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This collection contains what appears to be a complete installer for Redbeard's Pirate Quest, including 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 appears to contain the final art for the splash screen that displays at the beginning of the installation process. As of the date of ingest, the CAH has not been unable to determine whether this is the final version of the installer, or an earlier development version.

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 graphics files. "Last modified" file dates on this disk are as follows: earliest - December 31, 1989 at 19:00:00; latest - June 3, 1999 at 13:49:18; average - June 1, 1999 at 06:32:09. The collection title is as written on the disk: ARGH Builds.

*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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