PROGRAM: XMASCARDS - Disk 1 and 2 - Send ANSI Xmas Cards AUTHOR: Lora Ruffner
DATE RELEASED: November 1989 REGISTRATION: None "…but would be greatly appreciated." RESTRICTIONS: Must have ANSI.SYS loaded
NAME-SIZE ZIP: XMASCRD1.ZIP, XMASCRD2.ZIP, 18K, 20K
Christmas time is upon us again. Time to be joyous and happy about all, and wish peace and unity to those that repulse you.
A tradition, that struck me like a steel beam when I first got married, is to send out Christmas Cards to people you know. The only criteria for making someone's Christmas card list is to know them.
See, the first year I was married we forgot to send out Christmas cards. People called my parents, my wife's parents, even my boss, asking if I they has angered us, or had we "just forgotten." That's when I learned the basic fact about Christmas that alludes us all: You don't spend that much money on gifts, it's the damn cards!
Well, in the last year I have expanded my BBS horizons, and have regular conversations with at least 100 people, of who I have only 10 of their addresses. What to do? Christmas cards must go out, but I can't afford 100 cards! I can know.
XMASCARDS allows me to send an ANSI CHRISTMAS card through EMAIL to anyone who has ANSI.SYS. What a cheap way to avoid having to buy cards, sign them, lick the envelope, buy stamps, lick stamps, and mail the cards. It also keeps me out of trouble.
USE: The documentation for XMASCARDS is excellent considering that it is
only a graphic screen collection. The only problem with the documentation is the section concerning how to sign your cards. The documentation instructs you to use THEDRAW or ANSIPAINT to sign the cards, but it doesn't tell you where to find either one, or more importantly, the XY co-ordinates on where to sign. But, hey, remember this is a graphic screen collection, not an application package.
The cards are fantastic. The author has become a legend by doing perfect ANSI screens, then releasing them to the public. The cards are so detailed you can see a twinkle in Sanata's eyes, and watch the fire blaze before you.
The cards range from a simple house to a very complex living room scene, with doves of peace and 'ole Saint Nick intersprinkled. The 24 cards will be sure to please the most discerning consumer.
SUMMARY: GOOD POINTS BAD POINTS
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XMASCARDS is the best idea for ANSI screens in the longest time. The program would have benefited from helping new users, but heck, the graphics just blow you away.
(C) Copyright 1989 Patrick Grote