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UNUSUAL SOFTWARE BY THE NUMBERS: Uses the philosophy of Numerology to analyze your name and birthdate for their symbolic meaning and metaphysical vibrations. Pythagorean system takes name changes into account, analyzes 10 separate personality elements, provides forecast for coming year, saves readings for future reference. Advanced version includes screen color options, file saving option, separate "Quicknum" program for short interpretations using Chaldean system. Documentation included. This has been our most popular program for over two years! (ARCed) Version 3.2 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM, hard disk OR dual-floppy system. CLICHE FINDER: Helps avoid the use of trite and overused words and phrases. Checks a document for the presence of any of several hundred cliches and produces a report. Comes with a utility program so you can edit the cliche list. A must for writers! Instructions included. (ARCed) Version 1.0 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K. CREATIVITY PACKAGE: 3-disk set. Disk #1 contains Thomas A. Easton's complete book, "Think Thunder! And Unleash Your Creativity", a straightforward explanation of the nature of creativity and how to develop it. Disk #2 holds the program "Thunder Thought", a proven tool for computer-aided brain- storming, developing and refining ideas, particularly in the fields of crea- tive writing and inventing. (Registration includes Clipper and BASIC source code for this program.) Disk #3 is "Versifier", Rosemary West's amazing poetry writing program that works with your vocabulary to create fascinating free-verse or haiku poetry. Complete documentation is included. This program was featured in Scientific American, Analog, Pulpsmith and Factsheet Five. (Not ARCed) Version 2.2 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 400K RAM. CRYSTAL BALL: Based on Thomas A. Easton's article, "Psychics, Computers, and Psychic Computers" in The Skeptical Inquirer, this program makes predictions and answers questions with a sometimes enigmatic style reminiscent of the ancient Greek oracles. You can select subject matter for predictions of per- sonal interest. Complete documentation included. (ARCed) Version 2.1 requires: DOS 2.0 or newer, 360K RAM. CURSES!: A humorous and creative "insult generator" with a different twist. A single keystroke switches from insults to compliments! Phrases are randomly generated based on your vivid vocabulary! You control the contents, so the program can be used to generate descriptive phrases on any subject. (Not ARCed) Version 1.0 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K. NEW! FORTUNE TELLER: A potpourri of divination and fortune telling techniques. Offers 3 separate playing-card methods, dice method, short Numerology reading, and Runes. Includes history and explanation of each method. Advanced version includes ESP test, color options. Complete documentation included. (ARCed) Version 2.6 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 400K RAM, hard disk OR dual- floppy system. GEOMANCY: An ancient system of divination, sometimes associated with black magic, creates Astro-Geomantic chart based on your area of inquiry. Readings can be printed or saved for study. Includes explanation of Geomantic figures and chart. Advanced version has "boss" button. Documentation included. (Not ARCed) Version 2.2 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K MAILLIST: Easy-to-use mailing list manager for business or personal use. Creates merge files for WordPerfect, prints labels (1-across or 3-across), automatic duplicate checking, search by any field, soundalike search, restore deleted records, manages up to 99 separate lists. You can change default drive for data, control screen colors, compare or combine two lists. Five fields for user coding, Quick Find feature, pop-up notepad for each record, and more. Simplicity and flexibility make MAILLIST great for small businesses. Documentation included. Registration also includes Clipper source code. (Not ARCed) Version 4.2 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 400K RAM. Hard disk strongly recommended. M-LABEL: Works with the mailing lists created by MAILLIST, to allow complete customization of your mailing labels. You can choose one, two, or three across, from 1 to 100 lines per label, label width from 5 to 250 characters, left margin padding, distance between labels horizontally and vertically. You can pick exactly which information will be placed on which line of the label. Can be used to generate envelopes, cards, and simple reports, as well as la- bels. (Not ARCed) Version 1.0 requires: MAILLIST, DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM. Hard disk very strongly recommended. NEW! MAYAN CALENDAR: Uses the astronomical knowledge of the ancient Mayans to convert a modern calendar date to its Mayan equivalent and give the Mayan astrological interpretation. Easy-to-understand documentation and history of the Mayan calendar are included on the disk. Also allows use of Julian period dates, and will calculate from Mayan date to modern date. Has chart of Mayan and Aztec day and month names. Advanced version includes color options. (Not ARCed) Version 3.3 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K RAM. ORACLE: Gives both Tarot card and I Ching readings. I Ching uses coin-toss or yarrow-stick method, draws hexagrams on screen. Tarot uses 10-card layout, provides brief description and interpretation of each card. You may edit Tarot card descriptions and interpretations to match your favorite deck. I Ching includes second hexagram for "moving" lines. (ARCed) Version 4.3 requires: DOS 2.1 or later, 340K, hard disk OR 2-floppy system. POETRY GENERATOR: Turn your computer into a poet! Using a 20,000-word vocabulary, this program creates free-verse poems at the touch of a button. Using the structure of actual poems as models, the program randomly combines words and short phrases into verses four to nine lines long. The results are fascinating. Some of these poems have actually been published in a national magazine! Advanced version has larger vocabulary, creates poems up to 12 lines, includes haikus, and has options for personalized poems and printouts. Instructions included. This program has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American and Writer's Digest. (ARCed) Version 2.1 requires: DOS 2.1 or later, 256K RAM, HARD DISK. SIMPLE MONTHLY BILLING: ** COMING SOON ** This is a billing program specifically designed for the small business with customers who are billed for the same amount every month, such as gardeners, piano teachers, pool services, membership organizations, etc. The program keeps track of the monthly charge for each client, for up to three separate services, and also allows insertion of "extra" charges outside the normal monthly fees. Designed for the non-accountant, this simple, single-entry system posts the charges each month, keeps track of each client's balance, prints statements and simple reports. We plan to release this program in late 1990. Registration fee and system requirements not yet determined. RICHARD WEBSTER'S AURA READING and RICHARD WEBSTER'S QUICK NUMEROLOGY: Based on the work and research of internationally-known psychic entertainer Richard Webster, WAURA helps you learn what to look for when attempting to see the human aura. WQUICK uses a special method of Numerology, popular in Australia and New Zealand, to give a quick but pointed personality profile. (ARCed) Version 1.0 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 360K, hard disk OR 2-floppy system. NEW! WORKBASE: Designed with the serious Clipper developer in mind, WORKBASE provides an interactive environment for "dBASE language" commands, including some that may be new to you. Allows you to create a DBF; append, edit and browse records; restore from and save to MEM files; display memory; display structure, modify structure; and many other commands necessary for development and troubleshooting and support. Unlike other "dot prompt" programs, this one works! (Not ARCed) Version 2.0 requires: DOS 2.0 or later, 440K. NEW! NEWSLETTER: First-time registration includes a four-issue subscription to our newsletter. Unregistered users or renewing readers may subscribe for $5/four issues. Published at irregular intervals, includes information of interest to the home computer user, with an emphasis on assistance for beginners. IMPORTANT INFORMATION All our "Unusual Software" products are sold as shareware. This is a "try before you buy" system; you may use the trial version of a program for a limited period (usually 2 to 3 weeks) to evaluate it. If you like the pro- gram, you are expected to register your use by paying the registration fee. As a registered user, you receive the most advanced version of the program. Trial versions of our programs are distributed by most shareware disk vendors, who generally charge between $1 and $8 per disk. (This fee is for the distribution service only; it is not paid to us, and is not part of the registration fee.) You may also obtain the trial version of any of our pro- ducts by sending a double-sided, double-density 5 1/4" diskette in a sturdy, reusable mailer with sufficient return postage (enough postage for a 4-ounce, first-class letter for the first 1 or 2 disks; an additional first class stamp for each subsequent disk. Send 3 disks for Creativity Package). If you don't want to bother with disks and postage, send $5 for the trial version of 1 disk, $7 for 2, $8 for 3, and $1 for each additional disk. The trial version is a fully-functioning program, but in some cases may lack some of the extra features of the registered version. If you don't like the program, you are free to erase it, or pass it on to someone else to try. Otherwise, you can send in the fee and get the registered version. Of course, you may register a program without going through the trial version first. In a few cases, there are no additional features in the registered version, but you still must register if you like and use the program. Registered users receive support by mail, a newsletter with upgrade notifications, as well as special discount and bonus offers. We distribute a limited selection of shareware and public domain programs from other authors. The fee paid to us for these "Bonus Disks" is for our copying and distribution service. It is not paid to the authors and is not part of the registration fee. See the Bonus Disk section for details. Note that some programs are "ARCed". This means that in order to fit several large files on a single disk, a special archiving (compressing) process has been used. The files must be un-arced before use. We provide the un-arcing program. Before ordering software, read the description carefully, and pay special attention to the system requirements. Some programs require a hard disk, graphics capability, or additional memory. As far as we know, our software will run on most "IBM compatible" personal computers. However, since equip- ment configurations vary greatly, we cannot guarantee correct results for everyone. If you have a problem, please let us know. HOW TO ORDER: REGISTRATION is $6 for Penname, $10 for Cliche Finder or Curses, $19 for Crystal Ball. Registration for M-LABEL is $10 if you are a registered user of MAILLIST, $39 if you are not. WORKBASE registration is $49. All other programs are $29 each. MAILLIST and THUNDER THOUGHT (part of Creativity Package) registrations include source code. Source code is NOT provided for other programs. CURSES! registration includes a free bonus disk. Take $5 off your registration if you send a double-sided, double-density 5 1/4" diskette in a sturdy, reusable mailer with sufficient return postage. (For POETRY GENERATOR, send 2 disks.) Postage should be the same amount needed for a 4-ounce, first-class letter for the first 1 or 2 disks, and an additional first-class stamp for each subsequent disk. This discount does NOT apply to CREATIVITY PACKAGE, MAILLIST, or programs with registration fees less than $20, and is not to be combined with other discounts. If you want the discount, don't skimp on the stamps! The disk mailer you send is the one we will return to you. If you are already a registered user of one or more products from our "Unusual Software" catalog (not Bonus Disks), take $5 off your registration of any new program. (Discount does not apply TO MAILLIST, CREATIVITY PACKAGE, or programs with registration under $18, and may not be combined with any other discount offer.) BONUS DISKS: $3 for each disk. Add a $3 shipping fee to your total order. (Shipping fee applies only when Bonus Disks are ordered.) This is not registration, just a copying fee. Registration should be paid to the authors of the programs. FOREIGN ORDERS: Countries other than Canada, please add $4 for special postage and handling. Unfortunately, we are unable to handle foreign funds. Payment must be in U.S. dollars, payable through a U.S. bank. Canadian postal money orders in U.S. funds are also acceptable. RUSH ORDERS: We usually fill orders within 2 working days of receipt. How long it takes the mail to travel between you and us is out of our hands. If you feel that you MUST have your order right away, you can add $10 for overnight mail (U.S.A. only). 3 1/5" DISKS: We normally provide 5 1/4" disks. If you must have 3 1/5" disks, please include an extra $1.00 per disk. Under no circumstances will we ship unregistered versions on 3 1/5" disks. NOTE: Some users have reported compatibility problems with the utility used to un-arc large files (this is rare). If you prefer to receive un-arced programs, please include an extra $3 per disk to cover special handling and materials. All prices and discounts listed in this bulletin expire 6/30/90. We reserve the right to change product descriptions, system requirements and other information without notice. BONUS DISKS We are not the authors of these programs, nor are we associated with the authors in any way other than as a distributor of the programs in accordance with the authors' terms of distribution. Some of these programs require a shareware registration fee from satisfied users. Our $3.00 fee per disk is a payment for copying and distributing the disks; it is not the registration fee. Please direct shareware registration payments and specific questions about these programs to the authors whose names appear in the documentation. Most of the files on these disks have been archived in order to fit more files on a single disk. Archiving creates a file with the extension ARC. The ARC file may contain several related files. To use these files, you must un-arc them. An un-archiving utility is included on each disk for your convenience. These programs have been tested, but due to the many possible hardware and software configurations, we cannot guarantee that any program will run on any particular system. We do not warrant these programs in any way. If we provide you with an unreadable disk, you may return it for a replacement copy of the same disk. Read the file descriptions carefully; some of these programs have special requirements. BONUS DISK #1: METAPHYSICS AND CREATIVITY BIORYTHM Excellent biorhythm program HAIKU Offbeat "haiku" creation JCAL7 Calculate Jewish calendar dates PALMREAD Cute palm reading program, requires BASIC and graphics STONES Teach yourself to read runes TVSHOW6 Very offbeat "performance art" program, requires CGA BONUS DISK #2: HUMOR, JOKES, AND ENTERTAINMENT CRUMBLE When you try to clear screen with CLS, it crumbles to bottom CRYHELP Someone is trapped inside DAZZLER Colorful patterns, requires EGA DRIP Harmless, frightening, causes words to fall apart on screen SPLAT Creates splash patterns, requires EGA HIT Duck with hammer smashes computer, requires CGA LOVEDOS Lovestruck computer is very uncooperative RUDEDOS Computer gets mean and rude SLOD When you press Ctrl-Alt-Del, computer goes though a "slow death" before reboot BONUS DISK #3: MISCELLANEOUS UTILITIES CITIZEN Set pitch and print envelopes from DOS with Citizen MSP-10/15 or MSP-40/45 DMP140 A printer controller and spooler with many excellent features PENNAME Assists authors in creating character names or nom de plume QUICK Send Print-Screen to a file instead of the printer SILENCER Gets rid of those annoying beeps and toots in many applications TELEPORT Capture whatever appears on screen in an editable file BONUS DISK #4: HARD DISK UTILITIES PCMAG 36 great hard disk utilities from PC Magazine BAKERS "Bakers Dozen", more than 13 excellent utilities from Buttonware BONUS DISK #5: ART AND MUSIC DULCIMER Electronic tuning for lap dulcimer with sheet music for several songs, Requires CGA GUITAR Learn fingering and scales on the guitar ORIGAMI Excellent program teaches the art of paper folding, requires CGA BONUS DISK #6: THUNDER THOUGHT VOCABULARY Contains over 30 different sets of vocabulary lists for use with the "Thunder Thought" portion of our "Creativity Package". Vocabularies are classified by subject matter. AVAILABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED USERS OF CREATIVITY PACKAGE BONUS DISK #7: ELECTRIC ALMANAC Great fun! Includes almanac, astronomy tables, lunar calendar, hunting & fishing tables, metric conversion, astrology, action graphs, predictions, assorted oracles, lotto numbers. All prices and discounts listed in this bulletin expire 6/30/90. Titles, descriptions, terms and conditions, and prices may be changed without notice. ORDER FORM To: R.K. West Consulting Your Name: ______________________________ P.O. Box 8059 Mission Hills, CA 91346 Address: ________________________________ Please include your phone ________________________________ number in case we have a question about your order. 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IMPORTANT NOTICE The method of providing documentation and instructions for this program has changed. Instead of a text file which can be displayed and printed using DOS commands or a word processor, the documentation is now in a special program file. You can recognize the documentation program by its name, which includes the extension COM. For example, if you have the program BY THE NUMBERS, the documentation program is named NUMDOC.COM. To read the manual, you would simply enter the command: NUMDOC When you are reading the documentation on screen, you can scroll through the text using the up and down arrows or the page up and page down keys. You can search for a word or phrase by pressing F and then entering the text you want to find. You can print the document press pressing ALT-H.
Disk No: 615 Disk Title: Soothsayer, Fortune telling package PC-SIG Version: S1.8 Program Title: Soothsayer Author Version: 4.3 Author Registration: $29.00. Special Requirements: 340K RAM. What do the coming years have in store for you? Wouldn't you like to take a peek? ORACLE might be a part of your future. ORACLE is useful both for people learning to use the ``I Ching'' or ``Tarot'' cards, or for those who use them frequently and would like to spend less time counting sticks or shuffling oversized cards. TAROT automatically goes through the procedure for ``Tarot'' card fortune-telling. ICHING goes through the prescribed fortune-telling procedures with the coin-toss and yarrow stick techniques. Both methods have an interactive and an automatic mode. See what the fates have written for you. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #615 SOOTHSAYER >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To view instructions about unarchiving and running the program, type: ║ ║ VIEW (press enter) ║ ║ To print these instructions type COPY README.1ST PRN ║ ║ To print documentation type SOOTHDOC (press enter) after unarchiving. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
ARCE Command Version 3.1c ------------ Feb 06, 1988 Purpose: Use ARCE to extract files from an ARC archive file. Format: ARCE [d:][path]filename.ext [filespecs...] [d:outpath] [/R] [/Q] [/P] [/T] [/Gpassword] Remarks: The drive and path names are optional. If omitted, the current drive and path name is used. The filename must be supplied. The extension defaults to ARC. All files matching the supplied filename are processed. The ARC filename may contain the * and ? wildcard characters. If no filespecs are supplied, all files are extracted. Otherwise, only those ARC members which match one of the up to 16 filespecs are extracted. The extracted files may be placed on another drive, and/or in another subdirectory by following the optional filespecs with a drive designator and/or path name. If the file being extracted already exists, you are asked whether or not you want to over-write it. You may use the | /R option to bypass this prompt. Use a Y followed by the | return key to over-write the file. Use the /Q option to suppress alarm sounds, beeps, and bells. Use the /P option to write the extracted files to the DOS standard output file. With /P, you may pipe or redirect the output. An initial line feed is added to the beginning of the output file. Use the /T option to test the archive's integrity. No files will be extracted. If the file was encrypted, use the /G option to supply the same password as was used to create the file, e.g. /GSECRET. ARCE 3.1c, Copyright (c) 1986-88, Wayne Chin and Vernon D. Buerg. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Examples -------- o Extract all file from TEST.ARC onto the current drive: ARCE TEST o Extract only file with an extension of .ASM from the archive SOURCE.ARC on drive B and in subdirectory SAVE: ARCE B:\SAVE\SOURCE *.ASM o Extract all files from all ARC files in the subdirectory called TEST on drive C: ARCE C:\TEST\* o Extract all files from PROGA.ARC and place the files in subdirectory OLD on drive B: ARCE PROGA.ARC B:\OLD o Extract all files with an extension of .COM and .EXE from the archive PROGS.ARC in directory NEW\WORK on drive B, and place the them in subdirectory SAVE\TEST on drive A; replace existing file: ARCE B:\NEW\WORK\PROGS *.COM *.EXE A:\SAVE\TEST /R o Extract the file READ.ME from the archive GIZMO.ARC and display it on the console instead of writing it to a file: ARCE GIZMO READ.ME /P o Same as above, except pass the extracted READ.ME file to the LIST file viewer: ARCE GIZMO READ.ME /P | LIST /S Error Messages -------------- 'filename - premature EOF reading ' Data is missing from the archive file. The program is terminated. 'filename - unable to set file datestamp' The file datestamp is set to the current date and time, and the next archive member is processed. 'filename - WARNING: file CRC does not match!' The extracted member is left on the output disk, and the next archive member is processed. The file is probably invalid but is left on the disk for your examination. 'Invalid filespec(s)' The filespec syntax is incorrect. The filename part may be from 1 to eight characters, and may include the ? or * wildcard characters. The extension may be none to three characters, and may include wildcards. There is a maximum of 16 filespecs allowed. The program terminates. 'filename - file already exists. Overwrite it? (y/N) ' The member being extracted already exists. If you are using a data path utility, the file may not actually be in the subdirectory be used for output. Respond with the letter Y to over-write the existing file, or respond with the letter N to skip this member and continue to the next. 'Abort: Stack overflow' The member being extracted has invalid data. The program is terminated. 'filename - invalid decode tree count' The member being extracted has invalid data. The program is terminated. 'filename - new archive format 7 not yet supported' Format 7 is a special file compression method used internally by SEA, the authors of ARC. Processing continues with the next archive member. 'Unable to open archive > arcname' The specified ARC archive file was not found, or was inaccessible. The program terminates. 'CREATE failed > filename' There was insufficient directory space, or a failure accessing the output disk. The program terminates. 'Invalid archive format!' The archive file data is invalid. The program terminates. 'Incorrect DOS version' Version 2.0 or later of PC DOS must be used. The program terminates 'Not enough memory.' A minimum of 112k bytes of memory is required. The program terminates. 'I/O error reading from arcname' An incorrectable error occurred attempting to read data from the archive file. The program terminates. 'I/O error writing or disk full > filename' There was not enough disk space to write the complete archive member. The partially extracted file is scratched and the program terminates. 'No matching file(s) found' No archive files were found that matched the supplied filename specifications. The program terminates. 'filename - ERROR: invalid file codes' An error was detected while attempting to decode a crunched file. Either some data bytes are invalid, there are extra bytes, or there are bytes missing. The archive is invalid. Notices ------- ARCE (c) Copyright 1986-1988 by Wayne Chin and Vernon D. Buerg ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ARCE is free, but it is a copyrighted work and may be distributed only pursuant to this license. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce and disseminate ARCE so long as: (1) No remuneration of any kind is received in exchange; and (2) Distribution is without ANY modification to the contents of ARCE.COM and all accompanying documentation and/or support files, including the copyright notice and this license. No copy of ARCE may be distributed without including a copy of this license. Any other use is prohibited without express, written permission in advance. Vernon D. Buerg 139 White Oak Circle Petaluma, CA 94952 CompuServe: 70007,1212 Data/BBS: 707-778-8944 For use by corporations, institutions, or for profit, contact System Enhancement Associates for licensing information. System Enhancement Associates 21 New Street Wayne, NJ 07470
In some cases, when you try to run a program, you may see an error message something like this: Proc TAROT line 0, Open Error DESC3.NTX (4) This is NOT caused by a bug in the program! If you see a message with the words "open error" and the number 4, it is DOS's cryptic way of telling you that you need to make an adjustment in the CONFIG.SYS file in your root directory. The CONFIG.SYS file should contain the following two lines: files=20 buffers=20 (Some programs may require even larger numbers, which is okay.) If you aren't familiar with the CONFIG.SYS file, your DOS manual should contain an explanation.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ ARCE COM 7128 2-06-88 1:06p CATALOG DOC 20152 1-20-90 10:21p DOC DOC 853 11-09-89 12:24p DOTWO BAT 275 1-27-90 1:47p FILES615 TXT 1999 3-19-90 2:47p GO BAT 38 6-22-87 3:24p GO TXT 617 3-16-90 11:13a PAGE COM 325 1-06-87 4:21p README 1ST 1767 1-27-90 1:49p SOOTH ARC 316980 1-27-90 2:09p VIEW BAT 42 5-10-89 4:22p 11 file(s) 350176 bytes 7168 bytes free