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Falcon's Eye or FE is a multi-player strategy door game for bulletin board systems . The game was created by Mehul Patel, author of Barren Realms Elite, but is now owned by John Dailey Software.
Gameplay is similar to BRE in a different setting. In Falcon's Eye, a player controls a county within a mythical, medieval world. Players must develop their county's economy, employ their people, construct buildings, create a military and expand their lands.
Falcon's Eye has more variables than BRE. A player's country can belong to one of many races; workers can be employed in various types of jobs; different buildings may be built on a county's land, and various types of spells may be cast.
Players compete for the “Falcon's Eye,” a glass eye from a famous sculpture of a falcon. It is awarded each day to the player with the highest score. The player who possesses the Eye gains several advantages over other players, though his population will become more demanding, which results in a lower approval rating.
Name Falcons' Eye Internal Code FE Start-up Directory ../xtrn/fe Command Line fe Clean-up Command Line Execution Cost None Access Requirements Execution Requirements Multiple Concurrent Users Yes Intercept Standard I/O No Native (32-bit) Executable No Use Shell to Execute No Modify User Data No Execute on Event No Pause After Execution No BBS Drop File Type (R) Solar Realms DOORFILE.SR Place Drop File In Start-Up Directory Time Options Set as needed for your BBS
Door Specific Instructions
FE and the other SR / John Daily doors are easy with Synchronet since it supports SR doors native
DOORFILE.SR. Basically just place the
DOORFILE.SR in FE's directory and you're home free.
Note: BRE is not Multiplayer and can only be used on one node at a time. However, we can leave
Allow Mulitple Users ON in SCFG as BRE will inform the player the door is in use by itself.
From the command prompt, in the FE directory, run the FE106.EXE executable. Once that is completed, run the UNPACK.BAT file. This will create the DATA and DOC directories. FE.DOC is in the DOC directory. Next, run INSTALL.EXE...
Local BBS Playing only
Install Falcon's Eye (Y/N)? - Yes. Next screen 'BBS Types', select #10 - Synchronet (DOORFILE.SR). Ignore next screen which contains 'Setup Instructions' by pressing any key. Game Setup Screen FE 1.06 setup: The FE Directory is '[The directory to which you installed FE]' Which directory is your BSB in? [Enter the Directory to which you installed FE] Hit 'Enter' Enter the full path to your BBS's door files: [Enter the Directory to which you installed FE] Hit 'Enter' Batch file to create: [Enter the Directory to which you installed FE]\fe.bat Hit 'Enter' FE Can use the fossil driver for communications. Do you want FE to use the FOSSIL? (Y/N) Hit 'Y' If you have locked baud rates, please enter the baud rate: Hit 'Enter' Hit 'Enter' again Score File Setup Enter the location for the ANSI score file Enter the location for the ASCII score file Hit 'Enter' News File Setup Enter the location for the ANSI News file Enter the location for the ASCII News file Enter the location for Yesterday News ANSI file Enter the location for Yesterday News ASCII file Hit 'Enter' Hit 'Enter' again BRE creates the following BAT files: @ECHO OFF C: CD \SBBS\XTRN\FE10 COPY C:\SBBS\XTRN\FE10\DOORFILE.SR . FE C: CD \SBBS\XTRN\FE10 Since SBBS places the doorfile in the startup directory, edit it to match this @ECHO OFF FE FULL
Contact the League Coordinator for the League you wish to join and they will send you the files needed to setup InterBBS play. Once you have those files, run FE SETUPINTERBBS and fill out the information as needed.
You are about to create a BBS.CFG file for InterPlanetary warfare. Proceed? (Y/N) - Yes Sysop Name: Enter your Name BBS Name: Enter your BBS's Name The Net/Node number should include zone only if BRNODES.DAT has it. Input as: (zone:)net/node Net/Node Number: Enter the information given to you by the League Coordinator The Following questions are related to your front end mailer. Incoming FILES Directory: Enter the location where your mailer places inbound files Outbound NETMAIL directory: Enter the location where your outbound netmail is placed FE Planetary League Number: Enter your FE League number Your mailer must be one of the following: FRONTDOOR BINKLEY DBRIDGE DBRIDGEOLD OTHER NONE DBRIDGEOLD is the setting that should be used for DBridge v1.32 and lower mailers Front End Mailer: Enter the type of mailer you are using (Note: Argus/Radius/Taurus use NONE) Hit 'Enter' and your BBS.CFG file will be created. Copy the FENODES.DAT that you received from your League Coordinator into the FE directory. Edit the RESOURCE.DAT file and make the changes requested by the League Coordinator to match the other systems in the League. Normally these are: ReconUpdate OldestRecon TimingCheck From the command line, in your FE directory, run BRE RESET and set the information to match what your BRE League Coordinator has given to you. Here, for example, are the settings for League 10: FE League 10 settings for game starting Jan. 6, 2016 -=[ Current version used at this time v1.06 ]=- Next Start will be around Jan. 2, 2017 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Falcon's Eye Configuration Editor -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Game Start Date : 01/6/2016 00:00:00 Game Join Date : 01/8/2017 00:00:00 Turns Per Day : 15 (20) Turns of Protection : 50 Initial Market Land : 30000 Land Created / Day : 3000 Standard Wages : 25 Starting Land : 1000 Starting People : 1000 Starting Silver : 35000 Starting Food : 5000 Starting Stone Blocks : 250 Starting Weapons : 500 Starting Runes : 100 Max Attacks : 10 (7) Max Spells : 15 Max Players : 25 *Days for "Lost Attacks" : 3 Local Attacks : Disabled Local Attack Scoring : Disabled *Dupe Checking : Enabled From the command line, run FE TEST and take a look at the RESULTS.TXT file generated. This will tell you if there are any issues. I run FE inbound whenever my system receives mail. I also run the following every midnight in my nightly maintenance batch file. ::FE League 10 CD C:\sbbs\xtrn\fe10 FE INBOUND [Processes any inbound BRE packets] FE SCORES [Creates InterBBS score files] FE PLANETARY [Runs daily Maintenance for BRE] FE REQUEST [Create global recon updates and requests] FE BBSINFO [Creates a text file of all League BBS's, their version number and date of last recon.] FE OUTBOUND [Processes any outbound packets] cd outbound move *.* c:\taurus\out\[filebox name] [Moves outbound packets to the filebox for the League Hub system] del c:\taurus\out\[filebox name]\*.msg [Deletes extraneous MSG files]
FE can still be registered at John Daily Software. If you plan on joining a InterBBS league, I highly suggest you register the software to have all functionality available to your players. Registration cost is $15.00. You can purchase the “Bundle” the includes BRE, FE, TAL and FH for $45.00