Below are some frequently asked questions about T&T Software’s legacy games.
Gold Digger Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You must include a description that says a registered copy of the game is required to play the screens. However, you cannot distribute the Gold Digger game program itself unless it is an unregistered copy.
When you download Gold Digger ‘The Lost Mines’, you get a useful but limited version of the game. This is called the unregistered version. You can enter the following registration codes for full access to the game’s features including: all 175 built-in screens, the ability to make and save your own screens, and the ability to play screens made by other people.
On Macintosh, use registration name “Gold Digger Classic” and registration code “13501665”.
On Windows, use the registration name “Gold Digger Classic” and registration code “JHRVHG-NJZ3B9-61VTQ7-R19NYF-ZRM7X3-9MFJ66-9W3JMF”.
By default, when you first install and run the game, the keys are set-up depending on the type of keyboard you have. You can see what they default keys are, and also change them by selecting Key and Joystick Controls from the Settings menu. Then you can pick whatever keys you want to move your man by clicking the buttons, and then pressing the key to control that direction.
You can change the game speed during a game with a key combination; you probably pressed this by mistake. On Windows, the combination is CTRL + a number key. On Macintosh, it is the Apple key + a number key. Select Game Speed from the Settings menu (Windows) or Set Speed from the Editor menu (Macintosh) to fix the speed.
By default Gold Digger runs in its largest window size for the current resolution of your display. You can set Gold Digger to run in a larger window from the Game Window Size option under the Settings menu. If the largest window size is grayed out, select a higher Screen Resolution for your display from the Settings tab in Window’s Display control panel. You need to select a resolution of at least 1200 horizontal pixels for Gold Digger’s largest window to become available. This is a feature of Gold Digger to ensure the highest degree of compatibility with other programs running on your computer.
Yes. During a game if you press I+Control (hold the letter I and then press the control key) a menu appears. Select one of the options to increase your health, lives, etc. Rememeber if you do this you cannot receive a high score for that game!
If you have not yet registered the game, you cannot save changes.
You cannot save changes directly to ‘The Official Lost Mines’ or the ‘Novice Mines.’ To change these screens, first select Create New Screen File from the Screen File menu. Then go back and forth between your new screen file and ‘The Official Lost Mines’ screens by selecting the file names from the bottom of the Screen File menu. Use Copy and Paste under the Screen menu to copy from ‘The Official Lost Mines’ to your own screens. You will then be able to save changes to the screens in your own screens file.
You can collect unburied gold that is up high by tossing the hook at it. However, you cannot always collect all of the gold. For example, in The Official Lost Mines you cannot collect the gold buried in the upper left part of screen 3. Sometimes there is gold that you can collect but you should not collect because it will prevent you from exiting a screen through a door. This is the situation on screen 2 if you mine all of the gold and do not have a hook and rope.
The Robot (and all of the adversaries) plan moves in advance. If you time dynamite to explode a section of ground after the robot plans a move over that section of ground, then the robot will move there and fall. The robot only plans a distance of about three sections of ground ahead, so it takes careful timing if you intend to make the Robot fall. See screen 8 of The Official Lost Mines for a situation where the hints advise you to use this technique to trap the Robot. Incidentally other adversaries can plan further ahead than the Robot. For additional insight into how intelligently each adversary can make pursuit, see How to Edit Screens under the Help menu (Windows) or The Editor under the Documentation menu (Macintosh).
Yes, when the gold box that surrounds the game data at the bottom of the screen is closed at the top, the screen has a hard floor bottom.
Gold and treasures that fall through the bottom of a screen are lost.
These extra screens are free to those who have registered Gold Digger ‘The Lost Mines.’ Unless otherwise specified, the following screen files will work only if you have registered your copy of Gold Digger. These screens were designed by individuals other than T&T Software, and have not been tested by T&T Software. T&T Software does not warrant the content or performance of these extra screens and will not be able to help if you get stuck.
Mine Your Own Business (Windows)
Maniac Mines (Macintosh)
Heigh Ho Screens (Macintosh – 150 screens)
Spacestation Pheta Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! You must include a description that says a registered copy of Spacestation Pheta is required to play the screens. However, you cannot distribute the Spacestation Pheta program itself unless it is an unregistered copy.
By default when you first install Spacestation Pheta the keys are set as: A = up, Z = down, K = left, L = right, SPACE = jump. You can change the keys used to move the spaceman by selecting Game Options from the Editor menu. Then you can pick whatever keys you want to move the spaceman by clicking the buttons under the Keyboard Controls section, and then pressing the key to control that direction.
No, the game was designed for older versions of the Macintosh OS, and will only run on Classic Mac OS (released 1984-2001) and older.
If you have not yet registered the game, you cannot save changes. You can also not save changes to the ‘Pheta Main Screens.’ If you want to change these screens first, select Create Game File from the Editor menu. Then go back and forth between your new file and the ‘Pheta Main Screens’ by selecting Change Game File from the Editor menu, and use the Copy and Paste under the Screen menu to copy from the main screens to your own screens. You will then be able to save changes to the screens in your own screens file.
This is rare, but happens on some Macs when running older versions of Spacestation Pheta. Make sure you have the latest version. Also make sure you remove any older versions of the game from your hard drive, otherwise when you open a screen file you cannot be sure which version of the game program actually opens.
Spacestation Pheta was sold by a commercial distributor at one time for about 6 months. Unfortunately we don’t know what happened to this distributor, and T&T Software did not get paid for an unknown quantity of copies they sold. You can play/enable all Space Station Pheta features on Macintosh by using the registration name “Pheta Classic” and registration code “8836464”.
Adding Titles To Your Screens
In the editor, press Apple-Shift-T and within 2 seconds click the mouse where you want a title to appear. A dialog box will prompt you for a title, font, and size. Fonts can be the basic Macintosh fonts 0 through 14, which includes: system font = 0, application font = 1, New York = 2, Geneva = 3, Monaco = 4. Font sizes can be the even number sizes 12 through 26. This feature requires a registered copy and you can only make titles for your own screens (not the Pheta Main Screens). If you use the Set Solution feature after you add a title, the title will be erased. A long title might also “mess up” the end of a long solution.
During game play, press Apple-Shift-O (the letter O) to fill up the spaceman’s oxygen. You cannot earn a high score that game if you use this feature.
These extra screens are free to those who have registered Spacestation Pheta. The following screen files will work only if you have registered your copy of Spacestation Pheta. These screens were designed by individuals other than T&T Software, and have not been tested by T&T Software. T&T Software does not warrant the content or performance of these extra screens and will not be able to help if you get stuck.