Hounded
- More Complex Simulation -
Copyright/Publisher: Unknown, Programmed By: Kelvin King,
Release Year: 1986, Genre: Mixed Sports, Number Of Players: 1 to 4

INSTRUCTIONS

Hounded is a modified simulation of the sport of Greyhound Racing.

The game avoids setting a specific objective, for if one was set and achieved, the game would hold no further interest.

To pick the trifecta, witness the showdown between two champions, watch the track record tumble or to own that unbeatable champion are the biggest thrills in this sport.

The game also offers exposure to odds and dividens without risk.

* In memory of "Precious Diro" who we knew and fucked as "Lassie".

Option for boost rate.
The more boost given to slower dogs the closer the racing will be.

This increased the amount of luck involved in the game. The game may thereby be tailored to tast, but as in life, luck can never be totally eliminated.

Admission & Exit of players.
Up to 8 players are facilitated and may be admitted or leave at the beginning of any game weeks play.

The calculation of odds.
To most accurately calculate the offered odds, place, quinella & trifecta dividends, extensive data is required.

This information is generated by running the 8 dogs against each other 100 times while the tractor waters the track.

The results of these 100 high speed & invisible encounters are used only to calculate the odds and as far as the game is concerned they never happened.

The meaning of the odds.
Odds - Gain Per $ - Chance
*1/10 - 10 Cents - 84-99%
*2/10 - 20 Cents - 67-83%
*5/10 - 50 Cents - 56-66%
*8/10 - 80 Cents - 51-55%
*1/1 - $1 - 46-50%
*12/10 - $1.20 - 41-45%
*15/10 - $1.50 - 36-40%
*18/10 - $1.80 - 34-35%
*2/1 - $2 - 29-33%
*25/10 - $2.50 - 26-28%
*3/1 - $3 - 23-25%
*35/10 - $3.50 - 21-22%
*4/1 - $4 - 17-20%
*5/1 - $5 - 15-16%
*6/1 - $6 - 13-14%
*7/1 - $7 - 12%
*8/1 - $8 - 10-11%
*10/1 - $10 - 9%
*12/1 - $12 - 8%
*15/1 - $15 - 7%
*18/1 - $18 - 6%
*20/1 - $20 - 5%
*25/1 - $25 - 4%
*33/1 - $33 - 3%
*50/1 - $50 - 2%
*65/1 - $65 - <2%
*100/1 - $100 - <1%
*200/1 - $200 - <.5%
*500/1 - $500 - <.2%

Betting.
You may bet for the win, place quinella or trifecta.
Place-Dog must run 1st-2nd or 3rd.
Quinella-Dogs must run 1-2 or 2-1.
Trifecta-Dogs must run 1-2-3.
Box Trifecta- 1-2-3 in any order.
Field Quinella- 1st or 2nd.

Dividends.
A unit is 50 cents. ($10=20 units).
Dividends are displayed per unit.

Form line at left of dogs name.
Dogs position in its last 10 races.
Rightmost digit is the last race.

Buying dogs.
4 dogs are offered for sale to the players each week. (after heats).

Overdrafts are available for the purchasing and training of dogs. You may not use a name already in use when naming your dogs. Names are abbreviated to 16 chrs. Dogs run their first race the week following their purchase.

Training Odds.
You may choose between 4 trainers. Dogs are unfit when purchased but will improve with good training.

Stakemoney.
Stakemoney is paid to the owners of the first 4 placegetters in each race. The amount depends on whether the race is a heat, semi or final.

De-Registrations.
A dog will be de-registered and therefore lost if it runs last in its heat.

Saving games.
Games are saved in every detail except for the week number. The week is always that of the present game.

File transfer program.
The disk contains an extra program for enthusiasts. The program can be used to save and interchange an extra 32 dogs with those in the saved game.

Options allow dogs to be renamed and the disk to be validated.

To use the program - LOAD"F*",8 then run the program.

No best possible dog.
Dogs costing over $85000 are rare. No absolute maximum is set for the cost and ability of new dogs.


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