this file all the way through! We suggest that you open a buffer and copy the
whole file into it, to re-read at your leisure.
Online was founded in 1986 as the Illuminati
it was a discussion area for game and science fiction fans, sponsored by SJ
Games. Over the years it has developed into a separate corporation and a large
regional Internet Service Provider, offering many different services.
the moment, the system is still growing into its new Internet role. Some of
the services are very much "under construction." And we welcome feedback
anything we are doing; send it to
down your password.
you lose it, you'll lose access to your account, including any e-mail waiting
for you. For security reasons, we are very slow and careful when helping someone
who has "lost" his password.
your password often.
password-changing routine will offer suggestions to help you choose a password
that will be easy for you to remember, and hard for a snooper to guess! You
can change your password right now
Your Way Around
hypertext shell is intended to be self-documenting. Feel free to explore. You
can't break anything. No matter where you are, hitting the left arrow enough
times will get you back to the "main menu" -- the Illuminati Online home
also a home page for the online
with lots of different help pages linked there.
to talk to a real person?
general, questions can go to members of the IO
If you have a question relating to Conferences or file areas, please start
with the appropriate host.
at our Products
and Services pages
account pricing and descriptions.
matter what level of access you choose, your first two weeks are free. If you
cancel during that period, you owe us nothing. We require a check or credit
card number to set up your account, but we won't put it through until two weeks
pass. And if you decide to stay with us, you still don't pay for the first
two weeks -- it's on us.
To Send The Money
yes -- mustn't forget that detail! Our mailing address is Illuminati Online,
2800 S. IH-35, Suite 220, Austin TX 78704-5700. Thanks!
agreed to follow our system rules when you registered for your account. These
rules have been set to maximize the operators' convenience and the enjoyment
of the users in general. You may see a copy of the contract
any time. We will repeat some of the most important things here....
software is designed for private E-mail - nobody can read it but the user(s)
to whom it is addressed. We understand that you expect your E-mail to be private.
We will make every effort to protect your privacy, including going to court
if it comes to that - we've done it before, against the government, and we
Illuminati Online cannot be responsible if a computer glitch, act of God, unauthorized
access to a backup, or raid by the Secret Service exposes mail to other than
the intended recipient. Likewise, if you reveal your password to others, they
will be able to read your mail. Yes, this is intended as a legal warning and
retain all rights to all original messages you post and all original files
you upload, unless you place an explicit notice on each file or message that
you are dedicating it to the public domain. If you want to make your rights
explicit to others, you add the notice "Copyright (year) by (Your Name)" to
any item you post or upload. This notice does not give you any extra rights,
but it is useful as a warning to others. IO will recognize (c) as an intended
copyright symbol on this system, without quibbling. Note that courts may disagree.
Here and anywhere, spell out "Copyright" to ensure your rights.
conference areas, including those operated by SJ Games, include notices similar
to the following: "Anything posted in this area is assumed to be a contribution
to (company) for use with (their products), unless accompanied by an explicit
copyright notice." This means that the operator and users of that conference
area consider the area to be a public discussion, and if you make a suggestion
there, you may not later deny anyone else the right to use that suggestion!
documents on this system, such as game errata material, carry their own limited
permission for copying and reproduction.
other material posted on this board, specifically including playtest material,
may be mass-copied or posted to another system without the explicit approval
of Illuminati Online or, if posted with a copyright notice, the listed copyright
are munchkin boards for wanna-be crackers, phone phreaks, and other small-time
technocrooks. This isn't one of them. The Secret
was, without a shred of evidence, and raided us thanks to "guilt by remote
association." We weren't amused.
system does not tolerate piracy, posting of stolen material, or other illegal
acts. Anyone posting stolen data, phone codes, etc., will lose their account
immediately, with no second chance offered. As far as we know, no such stuff
has ever been posted here. If it happens, we'll come down hard.
sysops are not impressed by vulgarity, and reserve the right to delete public
messages - or users - which, in their judgment, are offensive or moronic. Users
who post such material may or may not be given one warning before they lose
access. This will depend largely on whether we think they are aggressively
malicious, or just not housebroken.
these very wide bounds, we shall guard our rights to freedom of speech and
the press to the fullest, and we encourage our users to do the same.
Online can make no representation of any kind about the safety, fitness for
use, et cetera, of any program or other data downloaded from this system. We
recommend that you check everything carefully before using it.
test program for MS-DOS,
can be downloaded from the MS-DOS
Utilities file area.
use it ourselves, but we can't guarantee that it will catch every possible
evil program. It's getting new.
may be deleted for nonpayment, for breaking system rules, for being rude and
annoying or (for free accounts only) for inactivity. A free account which has
not been used for three months may be terminated.
OK. However, the system will not permit you to post under your handle only
... it uses real names on messages posted on the conferences.
user name is a "handle" of sorts. Note that when you send mail to someone on
this system, you need not specify the system. Example: While you are logged
in here, just sending mail to
get it to Ken Jackson. From any other system, you will have to send mail to
may eventually set some conferences to allow anonymous messages, to allow discussion
of highly personal issues. Not yet, though.
you want to uplad something to the board, you can copy it or 'put' it via FTP
/usr/files/incoming, and send mail to the appropriate system administrator.
If they agree that it is appriate and worthwhile, they'll add it to the system.
It is also possible (but less desirable) to e-mail the file in question to
the appropriate person.
that anyone can include a text upload into the body of a post or an e-mail
letter. Just use the "ASCII upload" feature of your own terminal program.
with SJ Games via Illuminati Online
you are a writer, distributor or customer, you will already have thought "Ha!
SJ Games founded this system! This is the best way to talk to them!" Sometimes
that's true, and sometimes it's not.
can call us at (512) 462-0999. Our fax number is (512) 462-0356.
mailing address (for US snailmail only) is 2800 S. IH-35, Austin, TX 78704-5700.
This is the place to send checks, letters, and so on.