Digger: A Windows CE Game Wrttien For Basice

NEW: updated for Basice V1.1

Here is the screen shot of the game!

Digger V1.1 for Basice is a conversion of an Apple II game which I wrote around 15 years ago (sorry, this is not a clone of the famous "digger" for PC/XT, but rather a similar one). The bug in the previous release on saving high scores has been fixed.

Installing and Running:

This game requires that Basice V1.1 be properly installed on your HPC. Basice was developed by Dean Gienger . It's an implementation of the BASIC language for Microsoft Windows CE.

After downloading DiggerCE, unzip the file and copy "Digger.utl" to the Basice library directory (i.e., /basice/lib/). Then copy the shortcut file "Digger.lnk" to "\Program Files\Games\", as well as to "\Windows\Programs\Games\". If Basice V1.1 is correctly installed at "\basice\", the game can be launched by simply double tapping the shortcuts.

How to Play:

You (the digger) are digging in the sand to collect diamonds while trying to avoid the predator and the ghost. Use the four arrow keys to move the digger. You fail if you are caught by the predator. Your digging speed in sands is twice as fast as the predator's, but in the tunnels you dug, you are four times faster than it is. However, the ghost appears randomly in your tunnels and fills them with sands. Besides, if you are caught by the ghost, you will lose some of your scores. There are magic bottles scattered in the sands. Once you get hold of a magic bottle, for several steps the predator becomes your prey. You have to take your time to catch it since your "magic" does not last long. After you collect all the diamonds, you are entering the next level.

When you are playing digger, at the bottom line of the displaying window, you can find useful information, such as your score and the "magic steps" left for you. At anytime, you can press "ESC" to exit the game.

This is a strategic game, somewhat like chess: your enemies don't move until you move. So please plan well before you move.

DOWNLOAD Digger V1.1 for Basice

Please e-mail your comments to lrong@watfast.uwaterloo.ca