MISC: Full Announcement of FGP2

Announcement of the availability of the Fantasy Grand Prix program FGP2 from the Aminet anonymous ftp sites. At the start of the 1994 Formula One season, Autosport, a UK motor- sports magazine, began running a competition to...

Announcement of the availability of the Fantasy Grand Prix program FGP2 from the Aminet anonymous ftp sites.

At the start of the 1994 Formula One season, Autosport, a UK motor- sports magazine, began running a competition to win a trip to the Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide. This competition revolved around a Fantasy Grand Prix season; members of the public could, given a limited amount of money, create their own Formula One team which would score points according to how well the real teams did.

With my own team taking part in Autosport's Fantasy Grand Prix, and several friends expressing interest in running our own Fantasy Grand Prix, I wrote a program to keep track of several fantasy teams. This was FGP version 1; it was unfriendly, cumbersome, but it worked. Some three races later after taking on advice, FGP2 was born. Unlike FGP it is quite easy to use and the output is nicer.

FGP2 is a CLI program with a simple command line. Full instructions for the program are included along with the rules for the Fantasy Grand Prix. Example data files are included as well as data for the first four races of the 1994 season so you can quickly catch up.

The distribution does not include the source code, which has been tested so far on both Amiga and Unix. The source code is available from the author Simon Austin (austins@sol2.uel.ac.uk) for those who don't own an Amiga but would like to use this program.

HOST NAME

Any Aminet site e.g. ftp.luth.se (130.240.16.3)

DIRECTORY

/pub/aminet/game/misc

FILE NAMES

    fgp202.lha        18930 bytes
    fgp202.readme      1819 bytes

PRICE

free, gratis, nada, nuthin', nowt.

DISTRIBUTABILITY

Freely distributable. Program Copyright 1994 Simon Austin.

-- Simon Austin - University of Westminster - C++ Course - aepec@wmin.ac.uk "In fact, very few people ... know that the very shape of the M25 forms the sigil _odegra_ in the language of the Black Priesthood of Ancient Mu, and means `Hail the Great Beast, Devourer of Worlds'." `Good Omens'

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