The program will ask "What now?" whenever it requires instructions on what to do next.
Just enter a short phrase in English, explaining what you want to do and press RETURN. The program will attempt to follow your instructions and tell you of any result that may occur. The program has an extensive vocabulary of words and will scan your command, selecting the words it recognises and "guessing" what you mean from these. Normally, two of three words are sufficient but occasionally more may be necessary.
If it does not understand what you want it to do, it will make some form of comment and ask for more instructions, try again using different words and you may have more luck.
Words can usually be abbreviated (North becomes N, Northeast becomes NE and so on) and, to help you get started, here are some possible instructions:
CAST THE LINE
DRIVE THE CAR NORTH
GET THE RULER AND THE PIN
THROW THE BEAR OUT OF THE LIFT
DROP BOTH THE JAR AND THE PUPPY
Locks Of Luck has been created using Amulet, the Magus adventure language, and includes the following system commands:
Leave the game
Display list of recognised verbs
Save current game position to tape/disc (You'll be prompted for a filename)
Load a game position from tape/disc. (You'll be asked for a filename)
List files on tape/disc (Press ESCAPE to stop, if tape searching)
Set function key 0-9 to enter instructions (as per the standard BBC command)
Send data to printer and screen.
Send data to screen only.
Tape: CHAIN"" (RETURN)
Disc: Hold SHIFT and press BREAK.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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