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Public Domain, Originally Released On DFS E00 Disc


Game Type          : Puzzle; Jumbles Up Mode 1 Picture

Authors            : Mike Lea and Dave Edwards

Standalone Release(s)   : 1986: JET SET WILLY II, Tynesoft, £7.95

Compilation Release(s) : None

Stated compatibility    : Electron/BBC

Actual compatibility    : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier            : www.8bs.com

Disc compatibility     : CDFS E00, DFS E00




JIGSAW is a visual puzzle for one player in which he/she must rearrange a scrambled picture into its original format.



IMPORTANT NOTE: JIGSAW requires PAGE to be set at &E00 before loading is commenced. If your disk system cannot support this, you will be unable to play JIGSAW.


To load JIGSAW, boot the disk in the normal way and wait for the blue options screen to appear. Underneath the EUROPRESS and JIGSAW logo, you should see the message 'Press F to load file'. The file required depends upon the picture you intend to divide and reassemble.


You must load a file before you can proceed to the game itself. Several pictures are included on this disk, and after pressing F, you will be asked 'Filename?' To load the first picture, type the filename FIRST and press <RETURN>. To load alternative pictures, simply press <RETURN> to catalogue the disk.


The options screen also summarises the keys for use within play and keys which can be used on the options screen to increase/decrease the difficulty level of the JIGSAW puzzle.


These option keys are:-

O - See picture before scramble ON/OFF

When commencing the game, you may view the picture in its unscrambled form for a few seconds if this option is left ON. You also witness the rotating and displacing of pieces when this option is ON. If OFF, the picture appears directly in a scrambled form.


Y/N - Jigsaw Pieces Outlined YES/NO

The JIGSAW pieces can have jigsaw-piece outlined superimposed onto them if you wish. However, it makes the picture more confusing to assemble.


*/? - Change Number Of Pieces : 25

The default number of pieces which JIGSAW randomly scatters out is set at 25 but it is possible to reduce this number all the way to 1 and increase it to a maximum of 70. The puzzle either decreases or increases in difficulty accordingly.


Beginning A Game

To begin the game, make sure the options screen is not asking for a file and press <SPACE>. If the 'See picture before scramble' option is selected, you will be given the name of the image and its author of the picture before continuing.


The chosen picture will be displayed upon screen and scrambled. N.B. If the O option is set to OFF, there will be a 'black screen' delay. If you are also playing with a high number of pieces displaced, you may need to wait around half a minute before the scrambled picture appears on screen.


Playing A Game

Move the cursor over the individual pieces of the picture, picking up and dropping them in their correct positions or most convienient for the time being. Press E to return to the main menu at any time.


Game Controls

Z - Left,   X - Right,   * - Up,   ? - Down

<SPACE> - Pick Up/Drop Piece,   <RETURN> - Rotate Piece



Instructions' Source   : JIGSAW (Mike Lea/EUG) Original Text File


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