Bowl Bound Solitaire Game
Click here to download a zip file with everything you need to play. This includes files for teams from 1966, 1973, 1977, 1983 & 1991-2007. You will need to unzip these files into their own directory. I strongly recommend that if youíve already downloaded an earlier version of my solitaire game, that you install this game in a different directory.
This game allows for solitaire play like previous version, but also has these enhancements:
∑ Season play mode with stat compiler
∑ Play an individual game only, just like before
∑ Save a game in progress and finish it later
∑ New improved CPU coaching engine
∑ CPU Quickplay option allows you to recreate an entire season or play a large tournament, and only play the games you want to play and allow the CPU to quickplay the other games. The CPU can quickplay a game with full stats in less than 5 seconds.
∑ Play games with board and dice, or another CPU version of the game and enter the stats into the stat compiler and let it keep the stats for your league.
∑ Good box score and statistic report capabilities
∑ CPU can generate a single elimination tournament. All you need to do is enter any number of teams (even an odd number) and tell the CPU which teams you want to play games for and then it will generate the matchups based on seedings, including giving higher ranked teams a bye in the first round.
∑ CPU can generate a round-robin schedule. All you need to do is enter any number of teams (even an odd number) and tell the CPU which teams you want to personally play games for (i.e. donít quickplay games for certain teams) and then it will generate the schedule, including bye weeks if an odd number of teams was entered.
Click here to see an example of the reports generated from the game for a 2006 single elimination tournament. Once you go to the link, click on any game to see the box score.
BASIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR GAME
Once you have unzipped all the files into a directory, click on the play.bat file to start the game. The game will open in a DOS window.
The main menu has the following 5 options:
1. Play solitaire game
This is the standard solitaire game. It will roll dice, keep track of game stats, field possession, etc. and also the CPU will call plays based on down, distance, strength and weakness of your team, as well as the CPUís team and also game situation.
2. Play quick play game (continue existing season or create new season)
This allows you to enter a list of teams for a round-robin schedule/season or enter teams for a single elimination tournament. For example, if you purchased the 2006 SEC conference set and you want to personally play all games for only LSU and lead them to the title, hereís what you could do:
∑ Select whether you want to play a round-robin schedule or a single elimination tournament
∑ Enter the 12 SEC teams from 2006
∑ Select to personally play games only with LSU
Thatís it! The CPU will generate the schedule and prompt you when itís time to play the next LSU game. Once itís time, either select option 1 from the main menu, or play the board game using dice and then you can enter the stats from the board game using option 3 on the menu.
3. Enter stats from a game played using another Bowl Bound game for the next game on the schedule
Select this if you wanted to run a season scenario listed above in menu option 2, but didnít want to use my solitaire game. You could still play the good ole dice version, and enter the stats under this option and have the CPU play the remaining games on the schedule. Before selecting this option, please make sure you create the schedule first using option 2 on the menu.
4. Create current standings and stat report
Allows you to run a stats report at any paused time during the season. This is useful to view standings, remaining schedule and season stats up to the current game. Before selecting this option, please make sure you create the schedule first using option 2 on the menu.
5. Quit this program
Select when you are finished playing the game.
In order to play the solitaire game, you have to have my charts, since the game doesnít do chart lookups for you. However, you donít need to own my charts to use the quickplay feature in the game.
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