FIFO
First-In, First-Out

Japanese

Current released version: 3.4.0 (Dec. 29th, 2008)
Copyright: Atsushi Iizuka

Contents

1. Introduction
2. How to install
3. How to play
4. Symbol list
5. Support
6. Disclaimer
7. Palmwares by A.Iizuka
8. History

1. Introduction

FIFO stands for "First-In, First-Out." You can train your memory and also oblivion. Train your capability of oblivion to forget useless things and memorize a lot of important things!

FIFO has the following features:

2. How to install

FIFO requires Palm OS 3.0 or higher.

2-1. Install FIFO program

Please install only one of the following files depends on your device:

Device Install file
160 x 160, Palm OS 3.0 and higher

FIFO.prc

320 x 320, Palm OS 3.x/4.x, Sony CLIE FIFO-HR.prc
320 x 320, Palm OS 5.0 and higher FIFO-OS5.prc

2-2. Install extra symbols

Installation of extra symbols is not mandatory. Please install your favorite symbols depends on your device (Please refer the table in section 4 for the kinds of symbol):

Device Install files
160 x 160, Palm OS 3.0 and higher

LowRes / xxxxx-FIFO.prc

320 x 320, Palm OS 3.x/4.x, Sony CLIE SonyHiRes / xxxxx-HR-FIFO.prc
320 x 320, Palm OS 5.0 and higher OS5HiRes / xxxxx-OS5-FIFO.prc

You can download other variety of symbols from the following website:

http://www.aiizuka.net/

3. How to play

3-1. Rules

FIFO means "First-In, First-Out." In this game, you take first out your memory, which you put first into your head.

3-2. Layout

3-3. Set difficulty

The difficulty setting form will be shown if you select Menu -> Game -> Set difficulty.

  • Speed: Set the speed level.
  • Length: This indicates the length of FIFO buffer. 2 is the easiest.
  • Escalate: Select the game mode. "On" makes it Escalation mode. "Off" makes it 3-column fix mode.
  • Symbol: Select a symbol. Tap the black triangle then a pop list will be shown as the right-bottom.


3-4. Manage symbols

Symbol Manager form will be shown by tapping Menu -> Game -> Symbol Manager. Select a symbol name in the list and you can see the button layout at the top and information, such as difficulty, at the bottom-right.

  • Symbols: Select a symbol.
  • Delete: Delete the selected symbol from the device.
  • Close: Close this manager.

3-5. Preference

The preference form will be shown if you select Menu -> Options -> Preferences.

  • Sound on correct answer: A sound is played on a correct answer if this is checked.
  • Sound on input: Specify if a sound is played on the player's input or not in case of the symbols using sounds.

3-6. Check the highscores

You can check highscore list by tapping on Menu -> Options -> Show highscore.

  • Clear: Clear the highscore list.
  • Close: Close this highscore list form.

3-7. Check about FIFO

Tap on Menu -> Options -> About FIFO, and you can check information about FIFO.

4. Symbol list

Symbol Button Layout Display Sample Difficulty Note
O/X

1

This is a built-in symbol for novice players.
Digits

5

This is a built-in symbol using digits which are comparatively easy to memorize. Medium grade.
Marks

10

You may confound triangles and rhombi in your memory.
Dogs


(C) Tomoko

6

The capability of quick distinguish is required.
Sounds1

8

It may be difficult if you can't read scores.
Sounds2

14

The capability to recognize musical notes by listening is required.
Sounds3

13

This is more difficult than Sounds1 as chromatic seminotes are included.
Sounds4

19

If you are a perfect-pitch person, you should try this.
GoGame1

7

You must be confused, though this has only four varieties.

GoGame2

13

I don't know how to memorize this.
Symbol Button Layout Display Sample Difficulty Note
Dices1

6

Dice has only six sides, but 2, 3 and 6 spots have two different orientations.
Dices2

9

Even if you remember it is a deuce, which orientation of spot is it?
NFlags

12

There are similar flags and similar names. Those must make you confused.
Arrows

5

It seems to be easy at a glance, but ...
Iroha

6

These are Japanese Hiragana characters. These must be seen just as graphics for you.
ABC

5

There are 26 varieties, but this symbol is relatively easy.
Morse1

10

Morse code. Codes are displayed with the beep sound.
Morse2

18

You have to figure out the alphabets by listening the beep sound.
Braille

10

Braille alphabet. This is easy if you master Braille.
EEggs1

6

Easter Eggs. All eggs have same shape.
Symbol Button Layout Display Sample Difficulty Note
Weather

11

Weather mark. Some are composed of two marks.
BBalls1

11

Billiard balls. It will be difficult to memorize two-digit numbers.
BBalls2

13

Billiard balls. Some balls don't show the number.
Curling

9

Curling stones. You may be able to memorize the colors, but must forget the angles.
Landolt

17

Landolt ring. You may be able to handle it if it is in one column.

5. Support

Download the latest version:
http://www.aiizuka.net/

Comments, requirements, bug report:
email@aiizuka.net


6. Disclaimer

The author takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using FIFO.

FIFO is copyrighted software and remains the intellectual property of Atsushi Iizuka.

Illustrations of dogs in this software are copyrighted by Tomoko. You can use them only in this software or in the screenshots of this software. Written permission must be obtained for any other use.

This archive is freely redistributable, provided it is made available only in its complete, unmodified form with no additional files and for noncommercial purposes only. Any other use must have prior written authorization from the author.

7. Palmwares by A.Iizuka

"AIGO"
AIGO is a Go (Baduk, Wei Qi, Wei Chi) program for Palm. You can play against your Palm.
"Cool Curling"
This Cool Curling is a software that you can enjoy a winter sport Curling on your Palm. The unique feature of curling is the concept of sweeping with brushes and brooms. In this Cool Curling, you sweep with your stylus!

8. History

Ver. 1.0.0: May 30th, 2001

Ver. 2.0.0: Jul. 28th, 2002

Ver. 2.1.0: Dec. 1st, 2002

Ver. 2.2.0: Feb. 23rd, 2003

Ver. 3.0.0: Apr. 24th, 2004

Ver. 3.1.0: Jun. 2nd, 2004

Ver. 3.2.0: May 7th, 2006

Ver. 3.3.0: Jun. 17th, 2007

Ver. 3.4.0: Dec. 29th, 2008