The Dungeon Piece

Script and Documentation


Variable Name To be set usage
sUserName At the beginning Users last name, truncated to 8 letters, lowercase letters

Displayed for the home directory of the user and the working directory

Default: yourname

iPath Before entering the dungeon


not set


way from home to working directory


way from home to public_html (own www home)


way from home to public ftp


www (seeing only guides, if guides [wecome.html] are around)



iSystem Any time by menu or buttons

1 (default) unix

2 windows95

3 fetch (Mac)

4 windows3.1

iPlace when entering a room

Number of room when walking around in the dungeon

bWelcomeHome set in the answering room

True only if answer corresponding to uploading the welcome.html to home is answered

bWelcomeWork set in the answering room

True only if answer corresponding to uploading the welcome.html to the work directory is answered



Starting in the elevator

The user enters the elevator and chooses the place to go and the path to be highlighted.

In a given room he sees:

way up

the stair way up (except at the root)

way down

stairs down (one with light) the others dark, choosing a dark stair he will step into the dark, choosing the highlighted he gets to another place

information panel

an information panel that shows him where he is (he can change the display of the information panel any time).

room information

the content of the room or information on the room

WWW Rooms

Before uploading «welcome.html» pages to the web you see an empty chair for the guide.

After completing this task he sees his welcome.html-guide sitting on the chair.

To prove to have completed the corresponding task the user has to answer a question on the content of a picture put in a subdirectory of home. He has to refer relatively in his welcome html so the picture is only visible if welcome.html is in place. The some procedure can be used for the welcome.html in the working directory.

In the root of the tecfa.www-server, the guide is already in charge (i. e. sitting there)


Screen and fonts

We use VGA (640*440) screen and VGA-Standard Colours.

We use Arial 10 as standard font and Arial 12 bold for information on the doors.


Each door is an active object.

There are seven Positions and two modes for each door (highlighted and dark)

The way up is always at position 4. The names of the doors are: UpOn, UpOff, Down1On, Down1Off, Down2on, etc.. Down6Off

Information panel

The information panel consists of the frame (Frame1, Frame2, Frame3, Frame4, for the different file-systems) and the content showing the place corresponding to the file system and the place: Content210 means the starting place, windows 95 style, on the way from home directory to the working directory. That means that in the encoding Contentxyz, x stands for the system, y for the way, z for the room-number.

The content of a room is shown in a interaction Icon.

Rooms are stacked recursively into each other. This would allow for later following a branching way instead of linear approach. Rooms respectively are named Roomyz, for instance Room10 for the starting room of way 1.


Usually content is a text to read.

Hanspeter Heeb, 28.02.98