Seagulls for Drury!

Voice Card  -  Volume 21  -  John Card Number 18  -  Mon, Sep 30, 1991 4:16 PM

This is ONE OF 2 responses to VC 21 Drury 1 ("No Gulls")...

Last time I shaved the Archipelago stack down to a single card. This time, as promised, I eliminated it altogether. But don't Panic! The Monopoly Board is safe and sound inside the transit stack. And I found a way for Drury to keep her beloved seagulls.

I assume by now that all of you have replaced your old Archipelago stack with the one included in this shipment. If you haven't run it yet, then double click on it next chance you get. The stack will play the old seagull intro and then inform you that it's no longer necessary to begin each session with the Archipelago stack. The stack will then change it's own name to "Seagull Intro."

Once this is accomplished, the old Archipelago stack will be gone forever. And in it's place will be a new stack called "Seagull Intro." Double clicking this stack is entirely optional. You can think of it as the scenic route into Archipelago. Those of you who hate the seagull noise can just jump directly into the latest voice volume or whatever other Archipelago stack you want. Drury (and other bird lovers) can double click on Seagull Intro whenever they want. The stack will do the seagull routine and then move automatically to the old Monopoly Board screen.

The Monopoly Board screen, as I said, is now at the front of your "My Contributions" stack. I made this change so that I no longer have to maintain and transmit the entire Archipelago stack each time. I have redone ALL the Archipelago buttons in all the various stacks so that they now jump into the My Contributions stack.

So now the official procedure for beginning a new session is:

  1. Drag all files from the transit disks into your Archipelago folder.
  2. Open the folder and double click on the latest Voice Volume.
That's all there is to it.

If you want to review the voice cards you have created so far, just double click the MY CONTRIBUTIONS stack (or, if you are already inside a voice volume or archive just hit the Archipelago button). Then push the "Examine Contributions" button at the bottom of the screen. This will take you to your first new card. (Eventually I plan to offer an index of all your cards so you can move directly to a particular card.)

You should also be aware of two new buttons on the monopoly board screen. The "Birds" button is an additional gift for Drury. Push it at anytime to repeat your Seagull Intro. Just below this is a "New Card" button. This works just like a New Card button on any voice card. Push it to create a new card from inside the transit stack!