A Shareware Cribbage Game
Let a beast be lord of beasts, and his crib shall stand at the King's mess.
Carte Primus is a cool cribbage game with many features. The program runs in gorgeous 16-bit color (if your computer has it, otherwise 8-bit), with sound (a SoundBlaster or compatible if you have it, or the PC speaker). Download now.
You can create your own card backs from BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PPM, TGA, or TIFF files. At the lower right, the title screen shows a set of card backs which includes a picture of oak woodgrain (the upper card), and a scanned photograph (the lower card). The program includes complete functions for card back arrangement and set layout. For example, the arrow controls near the card backs are used to scroll through card backs and card back files. When playing, all the card backs in a set are assigned randomly to the cards in the deck. These are shown whenever the appropriate card is face down. Also take time to see the card back gallery.
|The Title Screen
|A typical cribbage game in progress, showing a set of card backs with pictures from the Roman ruins.
The cribbage game uses the created card backs, as shown in the jpeg file. Options include:
For more information on cribbage, either download the program, or see the page on cribbage statistics.
Download the Game
Come, sweet, we'll go to dinner, and then we'll play at cards.
|Select here to download the latest version of the program. CPRIMUS.ZIP
|If you have trouble downloading the program, you might try getting it from here.
After downloading, unzip and follow the directions in the README.TXT file. (To unzip a file, you need either PKUNZIP made by PKWare, WinZip, or a similar utlity.) For DOS, this is just unzipping to your chosen directory and typing
|386 or better.
|4 Mb RAM, 1.4 Mb hard drive (or floppy).
|SVGA with at least 300 kb. Must support VESA BIOS for 640x480x256 mode. Looks better in 640x480x65536 mode.
|Optional. SoundBlaster compatible, or can use PC speaker.
|Not required, but makes things easier.
|Has been tested with DOS, Windows 3.x, and Windows95. See the FAQ if you have any trouble.
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Thou hast saved me a thousand marks in links and torches, walking with thee in the night betwixt tavern and tavern.
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Page last updated on 8 October 2001.
CP icon thanks to Benjamin Manthey. T-shirt modelling (not that you can see him) thanks to Sean McGervey.