Rating Questionnaire By C.J.Richardson. The program "RatQ" will build a datafile which can be sent on to me forfurther processing, to find out howprograms are being received. If you feel anything at all about aprogram why not let us know? How to set up the Rating file. CHAIN"RatQ" If the datafile "RatQdat" doesn't existon disc, the program will create one,so make sure that there is room for asmall file on the disc that you areusing. If you dont want to send more than 6reviews, skip this bit: The variable Q% at the start of the program contains the number of reviewsminus one. In the present program, Q% is set to 5therefore there is room for 6 reviews,which is probably more than most peoplewill need. However, if you wish to send more than6 reviews, LOAD"Ratq" change the valueof Q% in the early part of the program.Ensure that no datafile "RatQdat"exists on disc already, otherwise theprogram will hang up. Then RUN the program. How to use the rating program. CHAIN"RatQ" The program is now waiting for youto enter the name of the program youwish to review. Enter the name, anything up to 20characters will be accepted. Usesomething descriptive. Including theprogrammer's name is helpful. If there is already an entry in thefile it will be displayed. You canpress RETURN to leave the entry as itis. You will now be taken through the 9review points one by one. The defaultchoice is highlighted in RED. PressRETURN to select the default. Press akey from 0 to 9 to change the defaultand move on to the next review point. You will also be able to enter a fewlines of comments if you wish. When the 9 points have been chosen andyou have entered a comment, you will beshown a summary of your verdict. Thisis not exactly how the data will beused by me but it is pretty close.There will be one difference in the waythat I use the information, (concerningcompatibility). The program now waits for you to pressa key: Pressing 0 repeats the same review. Pressing - jumps back to the previousreview. Pressing any other key moves on to thenext review. When you move past the maximum numberof reviews allowed by the program, youwill be brought back to the firstreview. Similarly, if you go back pastthe first review, you will be taken tothe last. To finish and save the data. Press ESCAPE. Confirm that you want tosave by pressing "Y" (uppercase only). The data will then be saved to discunder the file name "RatQdat". Copythis file onto a disc and send back tome for further processing. Additional information. The 9 review points: The first five (Overall to Sound) arescored out of 5 as follows: 0 - No comment 1 - Poor 2 - Average 3 - Good 4 - Commercial standard 5 - Excellent Addictability is scored as follows: 0 - none 1 - 2 minutes 2 - 15 minutes 3 - 1 hour 4 - No sleep You score compatibility this way: Press "0" if it does not run on yourmachine, or fails in some manner. If the program does run, press thenumber adjacent to your machine. However, I will use the info as followsOne point for each machine that itworks on (as far as I know) 0 to 4. Recommendation is scored as follows: 0 - Forget it Increasing urgency to: 7 - Get it yesterday
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This all works out to: 40 points maximum. Percentage shown as points * (100/40). Star rating: Maximum 4 stars. 1 star for each 10 points. Rating example: Overall :Excellent 5 Info :Average 2 Game idea :Excellent 5 Graphics :Good 3 Sound :Average 2 Addictability :No sleep 4 Compatibility :Master 3 Recommendation:Get it yesterday 7 Score 32 80% Star rating ***