CountMines, Version 1.0 (August 1999) by Michael_Herrmann@m2.maus.de

CountMines is a host tool for VGA Planets (c) by Tim Wisseman.
CountMines counts all mines in a Planets match, writes a list of which Player
has how many mines, and exits with an exit code corresponding to the total
number of mines or the percentage of galactic area covered with mines.

Usage: CntMines [[-|/]%] [match_directory]

Use this tool for observing the number of mines in any planets match. I wrote
it because I started a PHost game with switch MinesDestroyMines OFF, but we
agreed to switch it ON when the match reached 700000 mines.

CountMines can be operated from any directory. The file Mines.Hst is needed
in the match directory or, if not indicated, in the present directory. If the
parameter '%', '-%' or '/%' is given, the exit code is based on the percentage
of area, otherwise on the number of mines. (You can write './%' for a match
dir called '%' etc., but don't use more than one '%' in the command line!)

Output goes to screen unless redirected. You can use a batch file, for example:
   @CntMines /%% >CntMines.Log
   @if errorlevel==60 pause
   @type CntMines.Log
   @copy CntMines.Sum+CntMines.Log CntMines.Sum
This will write the mine summary table to a file 'CntMines.Log'. Note the
double '%' because of the batch file. If the mines exceed 60 % of the area, the
batch will pause. The table is then typed to screen, and the log file added
to a summary log file which will contain information on all turns of the game.

Use this program at your own risk!!!

Exit codes:

XCode     No. of mines       % of area covered

  0                    0     no mines at all 
  1         1 ..   10000       0 < p  1    
  2     10001 ..   20000       1 < p  2    
  :        :          :       :    :    :   
202   2010001 .. 2020000     201 < p  202  
203   2020001 .. 3000000     202 < p  300 %  
204   3000001 .. 4000000     300 < p  400 %  
  :        :          :       :    :    :     
250  49000001 ..50000000    4900 < p  5000 %  
251     > 50000000 mines   >5000 % of area  

252 Error while writing to log.
253 Command line parameters faulty.
254 Error opening or reading from file Mines.Hst.
255 This info message supplied.

 


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