Trapped: Das Rad von Talmar (ECS/AGA/RTG/CD-ROM)
© 1996 New Generation Software
TRAPPED AGA/HD (NEW GENERATION)
Installing to Harddisk
Enter the first Disk (TRAPPED1) of your set into the floppy and start
"Trapped_Install". Then you will be asked for the path where you wish
to install TRAPPED. After you have been asked for all Disks of the set
you can go to the installed version and start it by clicking
If you use an Amiga with only 2MB of memory you should boot without
startup-sequence, switch off all drives which are not neccesary for
TRAPPED, as the game needs at least 1945000 bytes of free memory!
To run TRAPPED on a standard A1200: Install the game to your Boot
partition boot without startup sequence and switch of all!! drives,
except the one with TRAPPED on it!
With this small tool TRAPPED will be set to a fixed GFX mode.
- any Amiga with at least 2MB of memory and an 68020 CPU
- 15MB of free Harddisk-Space
- 68020 up to 68060 Processor
- if you use a 68030 Processor, please switch of the DataBurst cache
to improve the speed of the engine by 5-10 percent
- Up to 6MB RAM (not more neccesary!)
If you have more RAM following things will be added to the game:
- Weapon display animations
- several texture animations
- a module which can be played during the game
- several extra sound effects
- AntiAlias mode (64KB)
Speeding up the 3D engine
- pre-shaded textures (700KB)
- light calculating tables (64KB)
- glowing tables for lens flares (64KB)
All keys in overview
- Cursor left/right/up/down: move character
- left ALT: attack
- 'p' toggle active potion - 'm' toggle automapping
- ENTER drink potion - 'l' lock guardian drone
- 'a' rotate view agle left
- 's' rotate view agle right - 'F1' toggle view modes
- 'w' restore view agle - 'F2' Automap
- 'F3' Character overview
- '7' NumBlock look to roof - 'F4' Scrolls
- '1' NumBlock look to floor - 'F5' Quit menu
- '4' NumBlock restore view - 'F6' Item Screen
- 'F7' Fog Screen
- '1' Dagger - '4' Hammer - 'F8' Options Menu
- '2' Sword - '5' Pike - 'F9' Spell Book
- '3' Morning Star - '6' War Axe - 'F10' Statistics
MENUS / SCREENS
The Automap (F2)
Your already painted dungeon-map will be displayed at the center of
the screen. Here you can see your position, signed by a little yellow
arrow showing the direction you are walking and of course walls and
If you press 'r' at this screen you will toggle a grid to make it
easier for the player to paint the maps if wanted.
Character Overview (F3)
On this screen you can find all the information of your character
- Actual / Maximum Health
- Dexterity (low is better)
- Your Strength and the Weapon Strength which is the damage
base value if you add them
- Normal Speed and Fast Speed (if potion is used)
- Your Delay and the Weapon Delay to start a new attack after
you punched an enemy
- Attack which shows your attacking accuracy
- Status: your characer class
- The magical red/green/blue fog you are carrying
- also some specials are shown if activated, e.g. if you are
At this screen you can see the scrolls, which you have collected in
the actual dungeon. If you haven't collected any yet, no screen will
appear, if you have collected more than one use the cursor keys to
Quit Menu (F5)
You may select: Quit (without saving), Save and Quit and Resume.
The actual selection will be shown by a white box, use cursor keys to
select. There aren't any different saved games as it is not possible
to come to a dead end in this game. At everytime there is a
possibility to solve the game.
If you have finished a level the game will be saved automaticly.
Item Menu (F6)
In the item menu you can select one of the items you collected by
using the cursor key to select. The selected item will be shown by a
lighted border and the name of the item will be displayed on top of
the screen. You can activate the item by pressing return so this will
be used for your next action, e.g. if you need a key to activate a
Fog Menu (F7) - The spell casting menu
The Spell menu is divided into two section. The fog you have collected
(select area) and the fogs you want to use for casting a spell (cast
To select a fog use the cursor keys, for moving it to the cast area
use the space key. For casting the spell use enter. If you have moved
a wrong spell to the cast area use the <right alt key> to toggle the
active area. Use space again after selecting the wrong fog to move it
back to the select area, which is your inventory of spells.
Options Screen (F8)
The options may help you to setup the game to the quality you wish and
your machine will calculate. Select an option by using cursor up/down
and press space to make your choice. Follwing options are available:
View Mode: pixel ratio, 1x1 - 2x1 OR 2x2 and Grafitti (1x1)
Floor Mapping: switches on/off the floor/roof mapping
Sound Effects: Filter On/Off / no Sound and Module, which will only
will be possible if you have enough memory.
On/Off will toggle between simulating the movement
of your head and a straight movement like flying.
On/Off will activate/deactivate all kind of texture
movements which are programmed effects like
scrolling, fire, feedbacks.
On/Off will toggle between rendering with/without
any transparency, e.g. Lens flares.
Blur Mode: Off - Blur - Anti Alias
These options will cause a much higher render quality
and they will take lots of rastertime. The AntiAlias
mode is only available with more than 2MB of memory.
Dynamic Light: No Lights - Flatshading - Gouraud
This controls the active light functions, with a
higher light rendering quality the game will get
slower, so choose the best for your machine.
Texture Anims: on/off These animations are: Weapon Animations,
texture animations, which will only be loaded with
more than 2MB of memory.
Lens Flares: on/off will toggle the lens flares
View Depth: small - medium - large - xlarge
As this is a polygon routine this value switches the
Sound Volume: 10, 20, 30 .... , 100 percent
Brightness: Level -4 (low), -3, ... 0 ..., 3, 4 (high)
With using the cursor left/right keys you can choose a hardware
configuration which comes closest to your hardware. The options will
be set automatically for a smooth gfxdisplay. If you choose an
68040/60 processor you should be sure that you don't have a 68020/30
processor, because this will activate a special chunky to planar
converter for 68040/60.
Spell Book (F9)
In here you can watch the list of spells you already have found during
the game. The Spells you know are displayed by small balls in the
color of the fogs you need to cast them.
1. 'Cure Wounds' will raise your health points according to your
2. 'Light' will generate a magic torch
3. 'Speed' accelerates your moving speed for some seconds
4. 'Haste' will slow down the enviroment of your player, so the
actions of the hero will happen in half of the time.
5. 'Magic Kompass' activates a magic kompass limited time
6. 'Magic Map' will show a magical map including all objects, enemys,
7. 'Fireball Resistance' makes you resistant for fireballs, so that
they cannot hit you.
8. 'Hold Monster' will cause a magical shock to the enemys, so that
they are not able move.
9. 'Invulnerable' is a mighty spells which reduces every attack to a
damage of one hit point.
10. 'Monster Fear' will cause fear to all enemys so that they will try
to run away from you.
11. 'Guardian Drone' activates a magical drone which lets you view in
two directions and you can lock the drone to observe a special part of
12. 'Static Light' is a spell to lighten a darker area of a dungeon,
with a side effect: All the monsters try to move to this light.
Controlling your hero
Mouse and keyboard control is available. Moving the mouse left/right
or cursor left/right will turn your running angle. Right mouse button
or cursor up will move forward. To move backwards you have to press
left shift (mouse control) or cursor down(keyboard control).
To attack a monster press the left mousebutton or the left ALT key.
The function keys
F1 - toggles screen modes to bitplanes 2x2, 2x1, 1x1 or Grafitti 1x1
F2 - will display your painted map of the actual level
F3 - Character Screen
F4 - shows the collected scrolls of the actual level
F5 - Quit menu
F6 - Item menu
F7 - Spell Cast menu
F8 - Options
F9 - Your Spell Book will be displayed
F10 - Statistics Screen
Special hero controls
For looking to the roof/floor you have to use the numeric-key-block.
For To look to the roof use '7', for floor use '1', to restore the
view use '4'.
Running angle and viewing angle:
You can change these angle differently, so you can run in another
direction as you walk. To turn the viewing angle use the keys 'a' for
left and 's' for right, to restore it use 'w'.
Choosing a weapon
For choosing one out of the six weapons use the keys '1' to '6'. The
actual weapon will be shown with a white border or a small animation.
To toggle between the potions use the key 'p', to drink the selected
potion use enter.
To toggle the automapping use the key 'm'. As your player has to paint
the map, he will be slower if automapping is activated. If you use a
speed potion no automapping is possible, as if the character is
running very fast he will not be able to paint a map.
To turn on switches you have to press 'space' and if the switch needs
an item you have to select it in the item menu.
Just walk on the floor switch, this will activate it.
On the left you can see the main screen of the game. All actions will
take place in the centered black Box and all parameters of your player
are shown at the border. This split will give you a good overview all
the time you play. The border is splitted into four main sections,
which are the weapons, character values, overviews and actual
There are six different weapons which can be found. These weapons are:
Dagger, which didn't cause big damages, but it can be used very fast.
(Good for hunters)
Long Sword, a weapon which is difficult to use, so not all character
classes will be a good fighter with it. (Good for fighters, knights)
Morning Star, a mighty weapon if you have learned to use it.
(Good for knights)
Hammer, a heavy weapons which can be used by strong characters in a
successful way. (Good for barbar, dwarf)
Pike, a long distance weapon which causes big damages to your enemys.
(Good for hunters)
War Axe, a very heavy weapon which can kill several monsters with a
single strike. (Good for dwarfs)
Each strike with a weapon will cause a delay time to the next possible
attack. This is shown by the hand to the left.
There are four main Character parameters which are Strength, Health,
Armour and Speed.
The values are displayed in decimal values from 00-99, if one ability
will be higher then 99 it will be shown as --.
The light value will be displayed by a line, where a longer line means
On top of the overview section you can see the realtime maps (The box
with 'Map' inside) This map can be activated by a spell or by
collecting a magical map item.
Two different maps are available, one with items, fireballs, etc. and
the other without any item and traps. A yellow arrow shows your
walking direction in the middle of the map, items and traps will be
displayed by white points, walls are light-blue lines and the floor is
shown by dark-blue boxes.
The guardian drone can be activated by a spell so you can observe a
special position of every dungeon if you lock the drone.
Four different potions can be found in the dungeons,
- a health potion (blue), which refreshes 25 health points
- an armour potion (red) refreshes 15 armour points
- a strength potion (green) which increases your strength by one
- a speed potion (yellow) which makes you run faster for 5 seconds
for each potion.
The amount of available potion is displayed in decimal from 00 to 99.
The actual potion is displayed with a brighter value display.
(like the armour potion in the picture)
On top of the screen at the left box you can see the actual item you
have activated. If you are in the Item-Menu or the Spell-Menu the
actual item/fog will be displayed. The six small boxes will show you
how long the following spells last:
Haste, Fireball Resistance, Hold Monster, Invulnerability, Monster
Fear and the automapping.
Below these boxes you will see the compass.
On the right you see the two experience parameters, which are your
Level and your experience points.
Programming: Michael Piepgras
Enemy Graphics: Emmanuel Henne
Other Graphics: Michael Piepgras
Music: Klaus Moren, Andre Ursprung
Sound Effects: Michael Piepgras
Level Design: Michael Piepgras
Magic System: Achim Koyen
Installer: Daniel Trompetter
Game Testing: Daniel Trompetter
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