What is game of Scotland Yard?
This is the classic board game Scotland Yard. The game uses the London map used in the original game.
The moves of Mr. X are made by the machine, and the moves of the detectives are to be made by you. This version has an improved AI for Mr. X, and also features the use of black tickets by Mr. X. You can only move on the colored routes and to the next numbered location on the route that matches the ticket you paid. The routes are;
Installing the game of Scotland Yard
Download sy2.4.zip. Create a folder (directory) "ScotlandYard" or "Sy". Open the zip file, you get a subdirectory "ScotlandYardv2.4". You can copy this subdirectory with everything in it to your harddrive, but the name is a little long for my taste. So you can also go in the subdirectory "ScotlandYardv2.4" and copy all contents to the new made folder (directory). Next copy the contents of subdirectory "\bin" to the root of directory "ScotlandYardv2.4". After that you can delete the empty subdirectory "\bin". That's it!
The sy.cmd file
With this file the program starts. I have made a "sy.cmd" file with the following contents;
@echo off set CLASSPATH= set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin [drive: ScotlandYardv2.4] cd [drive: ScotlandYardv2.4]\ScotlandYardv2.4 java -Duser.home=[drive: ScotlandYardv2.4]\ScotlandYardv2.4 -jar sy.jar 2>sy-bugs.txtI use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for the game of Scotland Yard with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;
should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "sy.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "ScotlandYardv2.4" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: ScotlandYardv2.4]\ScotlandYardv2.4\sy.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "game of Scotland Yard". You find enclosed in the file a game of Scotland Yard OS/2 icon.
Parameters / options explained
In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 the game of Scotland Yard icon: sy-ecs.zip.
revision August 13, 2016