If a Bowling Game doesn't appear above, you need to
These instructions assume that you have some experience designing your own
web pages -- and some comfort with editing HTML for a web page. If you do not
have such experience, get a knowledgeable friend to help you set this up. Although
we appreciate all of our web visitors and enjoy giving them a lot of cool, free
things for their web pages (see our 150 free Baubles elsewhere on the site),
we are a small company and cannot afford to be in the business of teaching folks
how to use their web page editing programs. So . . . if you cannot successfully
follow the instructions below, please get help from a friend or forego putting
this game on your site.
you need to do:
Print this page so that you have a hard copy of these instructions.
Open this page in your HTML Web Design Program (Pagemill, Dreamweaver, FrontPage).
Edit this document and give it the look and formatting of pages on your
site. Don't alter (yet) the HTML TAG that controls the look and placement
of the game as yet. If you are viewing this page's HTML source code, this
is the tag which begins with <OBJECT
CLASSID= and ends with </OBJECT>.
We think it is a nice touch to use Macromedia's "Get Shockwave"
button either on the page with the game or on your page that will be sending
players to this game. Use the URL that the button currently links to in order
to send folks to the proper Shockwave download page.
PERSONALIZATION - It is time to alter the instructions for the game so that
it will display your custom message on startup and throughout the game. You
will be editing a Parameter (named "sw1") that is passed to the
game when the game begins. In certain web page creation programs (such as
Dreamweaver), this is very simple because you simply need to click on the
Shockwave game on the page and then click on the "Parameters" button
in the floating Properties Window. In other web page creation programs, you
may need to open the HTML source editor to find and change this parameter.
Here's what you need to do:
A) Find the tag which begins <OBJECT
CLASSID= and ends with <OBJECT>.
This section of the HTML page controls the Shockwave game.
B) On approximately the fourth line of this tag, you will see a line reading
<param name="SW1" value="Your
Web Site Name Goes Here!">
C) Replace the words within the quotation marks (leave the quote marks in
place!) that read Your Web Site Name Goes Here! with whatever
text you want to have appear in the game. The maximum length for your entry
is 30 characters. Don't use quotation marks within your text as it
will mess up the tag completely.
D) Move further down in this tag and look for the section that begins <embed
src= . There is also a "sw1"
parameter in this portion of the tag and you will have to replace it also
(the first "sw1" was for MSIE browsers, the second is for Netscape
Browsers). Find the words sw1="Your
Web Site Name Goes Here!". Again, replace the words within the
quotes with your own text (your site name, your name, etc.).
E) DO NOT ALTER ANY OTHER PORTION OF THIS OBJECT TAG - Particularly
the other game parameters. When the game begins, it reads all of these parameters
to insure that the game is properly labeled. If it finds changes, the game
will display an error message.
Save this page and test it in your browser to make sure that your text
reads OK and the game works fine.
Once the game works fine and you have personalized the page with your graphics
and look, delete all of these instructions from the bottom of this page and
then upload this page and the bowl7lite.dcr file (the game file) to a directory
on your server. If you are using Macromedia's "Get Shockwave" icon,
be certain to upload it as well.
Play the game on your site and have fun!
If the game displays a page that apologizes for the "inconvenience"
and shows a "Tag Error", you have inadvertently altered some portion
of the <OBJECT> tag that should have been left alone. You might wish
to start again with the original tag from this page.
Make certain that you upload the bowl7lite.dcr file as binary and not as
an ASCII text file with your FTP program.
A few web servers (very few nowadays) are not set up to "serve"
Shockwave because their "MIME" settings for the Shockwave file type
have not been set. If the game runs fine locally from your hard drive but
displays a message, when on the web, that you need to download a plug-in type
"text/html" (or somesuch), contact your server's administrator.
The Administrator can set the proper MIME type in a matter of a minute or
two. If the Administrator wants the MIME Settings, refer the Administrator
to www.macromedia.com and suggest that he/she do a simple search there using
the key words of "MIME" and "Shockwave".
This Shock Bowl Lite game may be freely used on any site on the
web that does not charge for access to its pages.
The game may not be sold, licensed, bartered, distributed or used in any non-web
(i.e. CD-ROM) product without the express written permission of @dver@ctive,
This game is the copyrighted intellectual property of:
P.O. Box 2631
Chapel Hill, NC 27515