also Wingdows users can whack Bill off.
Welcome to xBill...
Yet again, the fate of the world rests on your hands! An evil computer hacker, known only by his handle 'Bill', has created the ultimate computer virus. A virus so powerful that it has the power to transmute an ordinary computer into a toaster oven. (oooh!) 'Bill' has cloned himself into a billion-jillion micro-Bills. Their sole purpose is to deliver the nefarious virus, which has been cleverly disguised as a popular operating system.
As System Administrator / Exterminator, your job is to keep Bill from succeeding at his task.
Whack Bill off...
xBill has been painstakingly designed and researched in order to make it as easy to use for the whole family as it is for little Sally. Years - nay - days of beta testing and consulting with the cheapest of human interface designers have resulted in a game that is easy to use, yet nothing at all like a Macintosh.
- Whack the Bills (click)
- Restart the computer (click)
- Pick up stolen OSes & return (drag) them to their respective computers
- Drag the Bucket to extinguish sparks
- Scoring is based on total uptime, with bonuses for killing Bills.
As for the rest, you can probably figure it out. We did, so it can't be too hard.
This port to Wingdows:
Lukas Schröder <lukas at azzit dot de>
These two have nothing to do with this Wingdows version
I just mention them, because I think they deserve it for creating such a cool game:
Main Programmer of the Original Version:
Brian Wellington <bwelling at tis dot com>
Programming & graphics:
Matias Duarte <matias at hyperimage dot com>
This port to Wingdows is Copyright (c) 1998 Lukas Schröder
The original is Copyright (c) 1994-6 Psychosoft
It's FREE! If you want to express your undying gratitude to us for bringing a small bit of meaning into your otherwise pointless existence, you could always send us e-mail. XBill is distributed under the GNU Public License.
Go play the game now!
Most of the above is taken as-is from the original XBill because it still is right.
Now something to the Wingdows version usage:
N - New Game
P - Pause Game
E - Choose an Extension Pack
W - Warp to Level
H - Hall of Fame
This is my first C++ program. A Borland C++ 5 Project file is included. The game is written in 100% Wingdows API (no OWL, no MFC).
Download xBill for Wingdows v2.16a
Binaries/Executables: http://www.azzit.de/download/xbillbin.zip (293 kb)
C++ Sources: http://www.azzit.de/download/xbillsrc.zip (145 kb)
Download Extension Packs (since v2.16)
Download and just unzip into the "epacks/" folder!
If you create your own, please send me a copy so I can list it here
X-2 (139kb) by AiE, since v2.16a included in binaries distribution file boutpack.jpg
The Default (62kb) reference to create your own pack