Grimblood - Instructions
The start screen greets you once grimblood has loaded;it allows a new
game to be started, or a game position to be saved or loaded.
Clicking on start initiates a new game,and passes control to the main
To save a game,insert a blank formatted disc in the drive before clicking
on save. Each saved game requires its own disc: the filename is
identical for all saved games-so take care when labelling discs.
To load a saved game ,put the appropriate disc into the drive and click
load; once a game has loaded;control is passed to the main castle screen.
If you come to this screen from the middle of a game, perhaps to save the
current game position, game time is suspended while you remain here.
Clicking start returns you to the game in play.
A FEW HINTS ON PLAY
The murderer will continue killing people until everyone is dead or your
detective work puts an end to the reign of terror. The occupants of the
castle bustle about, moving objects and weapons around the place
according to pre-determined ritual patterns. In order to kill again, the
murderer has to find an unattended weapon. Once a weapon has been
secured,the murderer picks a victim and starts moving through the castle.
When the murderer finds the murderee alone in a room-then another crime
is comitted. A number of variables affect how often the murderer can
kill-for instance,its possible to delay the next murder by following the
murderer around the castle. On the other hand,game time can be speeded
up if you dont want to wait too long for the next death.
THE INTERROGATION SCREEN.
Game time pauses while you use this control screen to talk to the people
you meet,ask questions and give orders. The people in the same room as
you are shown in the portrait gallery-they are the only people you can
talk to. Click on an individuals portrait to start a converstion, or
click on a tombstone to recap on a murder that has already taken place.
Click on maximus in the bottom right window as he opens and closes his
TO TOGGLE BETWEEN PORTRAITS
Click on the left window to swop the portraits between the main view and
the left window.
TO TALK TO A PERSON
Click on one of the portraits in the main view window. This calls a
close up into view,and by pressing keys F1-F10 you can ask questions of
the person. Everyone tells the truth-but the murderer lies in response
to questions F1 and F4.
F1-WAS ANYONE WITH YOU (AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER)
F2-EVERYONE MAY GO NOW-RELEASE ANYONE IN THE ROOM WHO HAS BEEN ORDERED TO
F3-WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
F4-WHERE WERE YOU AT THE TIME OF THE MURDER?
F5-YOU ARE THE MURDERER!(THE MURDERER WILL CONFESS.INNOCENT PEOPLE WILL
BE OFFENDED AND DENY YOUR ACCUSATION. BE CAREFUL THOUGH,YOU MAY ONLY
HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF CHANCES)
F6-ARE YOU CARRYING ANYTHING?
F7-DID YOU SEE ANYONE(WHILE STANDING WATCH)-ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE
PREVIOUSLY ORDERED TO STAND WATCH
F8-GO TO ROOM FOR 1/2/3/HOURS-AN ORDER TO STAND WATCH;
ORDER NOT ALLWAYS OBEYED. THE CASTLE APPEARS IN THE WINDOW; SELECT A
ROOM BY CLICKING ON A PANE,THEN CONFIRM BY CLICKING ON THE LEFT SCREEN
WINDOW -SELECT 1, 2 OR 3 HOURS BY CLICKING ON THE CANDLE, THEN CONFIRM
BY CLICKING ON THE LEFT SCREEN WINDOW.THE CHARACTER MAY OR MAY NOT AGREE
F9-HAVE YOU USED A WEAPON
F10-CARRY ON WITH YOUR DUTYS-RELEASES THE PERSON FROM AN ORDER TO STAND
Typed by JOE for SEWER SOFTWARE ST. Edited by PARASITE.