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Know what the stars have in store for you, your family and friends. ASTROL96 is a comprehensive astrology program that calculates the zodiacal positions of all of the planets and the sun, moon, and the 12 house cusps for any date, time, and place. Display the aspects and midpoints between the planets, ascendant, and midheaven and midpoint/planet conjunctions. ASTROL96 lets you calculate a person's transits for up to one year. Charts can be displayed in either graphic chartwheel format or in non- graphic format. The charts can be saved to disk, reviewed, deleted, sorted alphabetically, and compared with other charts. You can compare mutual aspects and indexes of communication for compatibility, as well as conduct rapid searches for compatible matches between charts. So, what's your sign?
Disk No: 966 Disk Title: Astrol95 - Astrology Program PC-SIG Version: S1.7 Program Title: Astrol96 Author Version: 9.6 Author Registration: $29.00 Special Requirements: None. Know what the stars have in store for you, your family and friends. ASTROL95 is a comprehensive astrology program that calculates the zodiacal positions of all of the planets and the sun, moon, and the 12 house cusps for any date, time, and place. Display the aspects and midpoints between the planets, ascendant, and midheaven and midpoint/planet conjunctions. ASTROL95 lets you calculate a person's transits for up to one year. Charts can be displayed in either graphic chartwheel format or in non- graphic format. The charts can be saved to disk, reviewed, deleted, sorted alphabetically, and compared with other charts. You can compare mutual aspects and indexes of communication for compatibility, as well as conduct rapid searches for compatible matches between charts. So, what's your sign? PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #966 Astrol96 >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ For information on the program, insert disk #1 and type: ║ ║ COPY README.DOC PRN (press enter) ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ (c) Copyright 1990, PC-SIG Inc.
SUMMARY OF GRAPHICS TO PRINTER ROUTINES (revised 3-16-90) by John Halloran To print the graphics chartwheel to any printer that supports graphics, such as a dot matrix printer, laser printer, or ink-jet printer, you should first try the DOS external command file, GRAPHICS.COM, which is on the DOS system diskette that came with your computer. If you type GRAPHICS at the DOS prompt before running ASTROL96 this will make a graphics routine resident in memory that enables the Shift-PrintScreen key command to send graphics to the printer. Ordinarily, the Shift-PrtSc combination will only print out the ASCII characters defined on the Monochrome Graphics card, even if the Color Graphics card is in use. In case GRAPHICS.COM does not work for your particular monitor and printer combination, I am including on my distribution diskette some alternative programs from the public domain. Also, I recommend a commercial program called Pizazz which Telemart at 1-800-426-6659 sells for $42. It produces the most attractive version of ASTROL96's CGA wheel that I have seen - it smooths jagged edges to produce a high- resolution look and allows rotation and positioning. Pizazz supports over 100 printers. My AstrolDeluxe program, described in the Program Assistance Overview, comes with graphic screen dump drivers from a commercial vendor which will produce a large round wheel on a wide variety of dot matrix, ink-jet, and laser printers. If you have EGA, VGA, or Hercules, AstrolDeluxe will display and print a higher resolution graphic chartwheel than will ASTROL96. Each of the enclosed P.D. programs makes itself resident in memory so you should reboot your system with Ctrl-Alt-Del before loading and trying a new program. The programs enclosed are: CITOH.COM HIGRAF-L.COM MLPS.COM DMP200.COM HPPS.COM EGAEPSON.COM LASERJET.EXE EP2GEM.COM OKIDMP.COM FXPRTS.COM OKIPRTSC.COM GEM10GRF.COM THINKJET.EXE GRAFTRAX.COM TOSHGRPH.COM The above programs are contained in an archive file called GRAPHICS.ARC on the distribution diskette. You will also find a program on the distribution diskette called ARCE.COM which may be used to extract a program from the archive. As an example of the syntax involved, if the distribution diskette is on drive A: and you want to extract CITOH.COM from GRAPHICS.ARC to a diskette on drive B:, then from the A> prompt, you would enter: ARCE GRAPHICS CITOH.COM B: Or, if you want to extract to the ASTROL directory on drive C:, then from the A> prompt you would enter: ARCE GRAPHICS CITOH.COM C:\ASTROL Additional information on using ARCE.COM will display if you type ARCE with no parameters. (more) -------------------------------- CITOH.COM "This is Marty Smith's GRAF.COM program modified for use with the C.Itoh Prowriter printer. It replaces IBM's GRAPHICS.COM." -------------------------------- DMP200.COM This program works with a Radio Shack DMP-200 printer off an IBM-PC equipped with an Enhanced Graphics Adaptor (EGA). Author: Dr. R. Brooks Van Horn, Jr. 701 Fall Place Herndon, VA. 22070 -------------------------------- EGAEPSON.COM This program works with Epson FX series printers off an IBM-PC equipped with an Enhanced Graphics Adaptor (EGA). Author: Dr. R. Brooks Van Horn, Jr. -------------------------------- EP2GEM.COM "Modifies the vertical spacing on a Gemini printer to eliminate blank lines when used with a graphics program designed to output to an Epson." Makes highly elliptical chartwheels appear circular. May also eliminate double-spacing encountered on other program printouts sent to a Gemini 10 printer. -------------------------------- FXPRTS.COM "Replacement for GRAPHICS.COM for the Epson FX-80 and FX-100 printers. The program remains resident in memory to be activated with the Shift-PrtSc keys." If this driver does not work for your Epson FX printer, try EGAEPSON.COM instead. -------------------------------- GEM10GRF.COM "The GRAPHICS.COM program has been edited to support the GEMINI-10 printers using the CGA interface. The default GRAPHICS.COM supplied with MS-DOS causes a venetian blind effect on copied images. This edit replaces the graphics header for proper printer setup on the GEMINI-10." Author: Steve Hathaway 10260 SW Bryton Ct. Wilsonville, OR 97070 -------------------------------- GRAFTRAX.COM This program works both with IBM graphics printers and with Epson MX printers with the GRAFTRAX 80 option. It is also supposed to work with older non-Epson-compatible Star printers. "If you print the screen in GRAPHICS-mode, a LEFT SHIFT PrtSc will print the screen LARGE--filling nearly an 8 1/2 x 11 page--and then insert carriage returns to restore Top Of Form relative to where it started. If you do a RIGHT SHIFT PrtSc, the screen is printed about 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. No TOF reset is made, and multiple screen prints will be contiguous. [good for capturing large numbers of horary charts] "In either graphics print mode, you can abort printing by hitting the ESC key. This can be used to suppress the carriage returns at the end of the large screen print, for instance." Author: Marty Smith 310 Cinnamon Oak Lane Houston, TX 77079 -------------------------------- HIGRAF-L.COM By reducing it slightly, this program allows you to print the chartwheel right side up. Source: PC Magazine -------------------------------- HPPS.COM HP LaserJet+/SeriesII CGA/EGA Print Screen Driver 7.1 Syntax: HPPS /? for help /r reverse b/w /2 SeriesII Author: Darin May Society of Critical Care Medicine 251 East Imperial Hwy. Suite 480 Fullerton, CA 92635 -------------------------------- LASERJET.EXE This utility will enable you to print the contents of your IBM PC or PC/XT display screen to the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printer. The utility is designed to work with a CGA card. An EGA card will produce an elliptical chartwheel. The following commands must be in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to help insure proper execution of the print screen utility: MODE COM1:9600,N,8,1,P MODE LPT1:=COM1 LASERJET A Reboot your computer to automatically execute the commands in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file and load the print screen utility into memory. Replace the 'LASERJET A' command with 'THINKJET' to use the THINKJET.EXE driver instead. Both drivers work on the HP LaserJet with the difference that THINKJET.EXE produces a larger chartwheel. Although not required, several printing options are available with the utility. If you wish to use any of the following options, they must be entered within five seconds after pressing the 'Shift' and 'PrtSc'keys. Only one option from each group (orientation, print position and paper ejection) may be selected. The printing process will begin five seconds after the last key is pressed. Group Key Option ----- --- ------ Orientation * P Portrait (LaserJet only) L Landscape (LaserJet only) Print Position * T Top half of page M Middle of page B Bottom half of page Paper Ejection * Y Form feed at end of print N No form feed at end of print * indicates default value Author: Developed but not officially supported by Hewlett-Packard. -------------------------------- OKIDMP.COM "Run OKIDUMP once at boot time to install it and then whenever you hit <R>ight Shift PrtSc you'll get a small graphics dump to your OKIDATA printer. Hit <L>eft Shift PrtSc and you'll get a larger printout rotated 90 degrees. This routine is invisible to normal text screen dumps." Known to work on an OKI 84 printer. -------------------------------- OKIPRTSC.COM This program "replaces the GRAPHICS.COM program supplied as part of the IBM PC-DOS operating system (an External DOS command). It provides both text and graphics capabilities for IBM PC owners who have a color graphics adapter and an Okidata 84/92/93 printer (without the Plug-N-Play option). "In graphics mode, 320 x 200 medium resolution pictures are shown with varying shades of gray to represent the colors on the screen. A 640 x 200 graphics image is shown simply in black & white, the same as it appears on the screen. "Additionally, in graphics mode, [OKIPRTSC] automatically places the picture in the middle of the page (no need to move the tractors or roll the platen to get the picture centered on the page)." Author: Barry R. Nance Business Software Services -------------------------------- THINKJET.EXE See LASERJET.EXE. -------------------------------- TOSHGRPH.COM This program bills itself as version 4.0 of GRAFTRAX, but for the Toshiba P1340, P1351, or P351 printers. It uses the same commands as GRAFTRAX. -------------------------------- Tandy's GRAPHICS.COM Another set of printer options is provided by the GRAPHICS.COM that is distributed with Tandy (Radio Shack) computers. Options A thru E support [A] the Tandy CGP-220 printer, [B] the Tandy DMP Standard printer, [C] PC compatible printers, [D] PC compatible printers in Tandy mode, and [E] the Tandy DMP-110 printer. This screen dump utility must be obtained directly from Tandy. -------------------------------- MLPS.COM If Shift-PrtScr is not moving your paper to the next top of form then load this memory-resident program beforehand. -------------------------------- You can make loading MLPS.COM and any other form of GRAPHICS.COM automatic by putting MLPS and the name of the GRAPHICS program in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Of course, the programs must either be in your root directory or in a bootable path. If you end up using any of these programs, send a $5.00 contribution to the programmer responsible for it.
SIMCGA - Simulate CGA with Hercules Monochrome Card Written in September 1986 by Chuck Guzis 153 North Murphy Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94086 This memory-resident utility allows you to "fool" most software requiring a Color Graphics Adapter into using your Hercules (or compatible) mono- chrome adapter in the graphics mode. Graphics images are reproduced in normal aspect ratio, using as much of the available screen area as is possible. The trick used here is to program the HGC to display more lines of 3 lines per character time instead of 4 (The CGA displays 2). A service routine hooked into the hardware timer interrupt (int 8) copies one line to the third displayed line to give a filled-out image. The method used here works and results in some useful color gray-scaling, but it does have a few minor drawbacks - 1. Since the copy operation occurs in real-time concurrent with the display, some "ghosting" on moving images is inevitable. 2. Since the image is expanded vertically by 1/2, small line details will be affected by the line doubling technique. This is mostly an aesthetic annoyance. 3. Those utilities which "read" the CGA registers at 03d4 et seq. are going to find no registers to read. This does not seem to affect many programs. 4. 40x25 text mode is not supported - the hardware just isn't there. This mode is mapped into 80x25 and again, doesn't seem to bother many utilities. 5. When in text mode (modes 0, 1, 2 and 3), the normal monochrome character attributes are not available - this is a problem with the way the HGC handles the attribute memory map. Quite a few programs have been tested, including Flight Simulator, PC-CAD, BASICA and some games with no hitches. This package contains three programs - SIMCGA, SETCGA, SETMONO. SIMCGA is the memory-resident part and must be run before the CGA simulation feature is available. SETMONO will restore the monochrome-only mode; SETCGA will reset CGA compatibility after a SETMONO. If this feature is used routinely, you might want to put this in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file - SIMCGA SETMONO and then run a SETCGA when you need the CGA feature.
ASTROL96 program users with monochrome Hercules graphics adapter cards (720x348) can access the program's graphics features by loading a color graphics emulator utility such as SIMCGA.COM into memory prior to running ASTROL96. This utility will cause the Hercules board to simulate the IBM Color Graphics Adapter (CGA) board for which ASTROL96 is written. (Note: the AstrolDeluxe chartwheel directly supports Hercules.) You can obtain a printed hardcopy of the graphic chartwheel displayed on a monitor using a Hercules monochrome graphics board simply by loading GRAPHICS.COM beforehand and using Shift-PrtScr as normal, as discussed in the file GRAPHICS.DOC. The archive file HERCULES.ARC on the distribution diskette includes a public domain utility program which will cause a Hercules monographics card to emulate an IBM color graphics card. The archive files are: SIMCGA.COM - See archive file SIMCGA.DOC. SETMONO.COM - Turn off emulation. SETCGA.COM - Turn emulation back on. SIMCGA.DOC - Documentation by the author of this emulation utility. The above programs and document files are contained in an archive file on the distribution diskette called HERCULES.ARC. You will also find a program on the distribution diskette called ARCE.COM which may be used to extract a file from the archive. As an example of the syntax involved, if the distribution diskette is on drive A: and you want to extract SIMCGA.DOC from HERCULES.ARC to a diskette on drive B:, then from the A> prompt, enter: ARCE HERCULES SIMCGA.DOC B: Or, if you want to extract to the ASTROL directory on drive C:, then from the A> prompt, enter: ARCE HERCULES SIMCGA.DOC C:\ASTROL Additional information on using ARCE.COM will display if you type ARCE with no parameters. IMPORTANT NOTE FOR HERCULES GRAPHICS USERS ------------------------------------------ Before running ASTROL96 with CGA simulation, run CUSTOM96 and use the option at the Supplementary Menu to change the text screen colors from yellow on black (14 and 0) to light gray on black (7 and 0). This is a precaution to avoid blowing components in your monochrome monitor's video board if the CGA simulation is incomplete. If you do this, the U.S. map will be the only color screen remaining. If, during CGA simulation, any part of the U.S. map appears in high intensity, turn off your computer immediately. The one case of video board damage that I know of involved a Hercules Plus card on an IBM PC with an early version of the shareware color emulation utility HGCIBM.COM. After extracting SIMCGA.COM, enter SIMCGA at the DOS prompt and your screen should change from Hercules resolution to CGA resolution. On a true-blue AT with an original Hercules monographics card I preferred SIMCGA, but if you have a different set-up then SIMCGA may not work. If it does not, order the latest version of HGCIBM.COM directly from its author. HGCIBM.COM handles a wider variety of computers, including the Leading Edge, model D computer. Obtain it by sending $9.95 plus $3.00 handling, together with the type of graphic card and monitor you have, to: Athena Digital, 2351 College Station Rd., Ste. 567, Athens, GA 30605.
Program Title: ASTROL96 Program Description: ASTROL96 is a comprehensive astrology program that accurately calculates the zodiacal positions of the sun, moon, and planets together with the 12 house cusps for any date, time, and place. The calculated charts can be saved to disk, reviewed, deleted, sorted alphabetically, and compared with other charts. Charts can be displayed in either graphic chartwheel format or in non-graphic format. ASTROL96 lets you calculate a person's transits for up to one year. Display the aspects and midpoints between the planets, ascendant, and midheaven and midpoint/planet conjunctions. You can compare mutual aspects and indexes of communication for compatibility, as well as conduct rapid searches for compatible matches between charts. Intended User: Astrology hobbyists. Improvements over ASTROL95: ASTROL96 works reliably on all 386 computers. Many small improvements. The disk includes a program to produce a printed Program Assistance Manual. Unique features of this astrology program: Menu-driven program is fast and easy to use. This is the only inexpensive program with an on-screen graphic wheel that includes glyphs for the planets and signs, that calculates a transiting aspects list, that has the ability to compare charts, and that has an atlas module with on-screen maps. It is the only public domain program featuring one minute accuracy. Program capacity or limitations: Users can calculate and save an unlimited number of charts, but until they register with the author, they can only access 150 saved charts and can only display saved chart number one in the nice graphic wheel format. System requirements: 256K RAM, DOS 2.1 or higher. Runs on monochrome. Graphic displays require CGA or ability to emulate with Hercules. How to start the program: Install in accordance with README.DOC file instructions. Then start by entering ASTROL96 Registration fee: $29.00 Materials or services that come with registration: Registration code that gives the user full access; addition to mailing list for update notices. List of program files and one-line description of each file: README.DOC - Instructions for installing ASTROL96. ASTROL96.EXE - Astrology calculation program. ATLAS.ARC - Holds 2 image files of U.S. & world maps and 2 city lists. HELPDOC.ARC - Holds the 12 help files of program operating instructions. CUSTOM96.COM - Allows user to customize ASTROL96. GRAPHICS.DOC - Describes how to print the on-screen graphic chartwheel. GRAPHICS.ARC - Holds 15 public domain graphic screen dump programs. HERCULES.DOC - Describes how to emulate CGA and contents of HERCULES.ARC. HERCULES.ARC - Holds SIMCGA.COM and its documentation files. ARCE.COM - Utility to unarchive files ending with ARC extension. REL96FIX.DOC - Describes how ASTROL96 is superior to ASTROL95. UPGRADE.DOC - Instructions for those upgrading from an earlier version. PRINTDOC.COM - New program to print the 12 help files as a 16-page manual.
Shareware Program Name: ASTROL96 Author: John Halloran P.O. Box 75713 Los Angeles, CA 90075 Registration Fee: $29.00 Install the astrology program as follows: Floppy-based systems: Format a blank diskette. Do NOT format a 360K diskette with the /s system option, as this option would leave no space in which to save charts. Place the distribution diskette in drive A: and the formatted diskette in drive B:. Log to drive B: (by entering B:). Enter COPY A:ASTROL96.EXE When this finishes copying, unarchive the map and city files by entering A:ARCE A:ATLAS Unarchive the help documentation files by entering A:ARCE A:HELPDOC When these finish, enter COPY A:CUSTOM96.COM Place your DOS system diskette in drive A: and enter COPY A:SORT.EXE If you have a printer that supports graphics, enter COPY A:GRAPHICS.COM You are finished creating the working diskette. Each time you want to run the program, boot the computer with your system diskette in A:, log to drive B: (by entering B:) where you have the astrology working diskette, and start the program by entering ASTROL96 Hard disk-based systems: from your root directory create a directory for the program - enter MD ASTROL then change to this directory by entering CD ASTROL Place the program distribution diskette in drive A: and proceed as above for floppy installation. Make sure the PATH statement in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file in your root directory includes the directory that has the SORT.EXE and GRAPHICS.COM files, or else copy these DOS system files to the ASTROL directory. You are finished installing the program. Each time you want to run the program, boot up the computer, enter CD\ASTROL, and start the program by entering ASTROL96 The instructions and documentation for the astrology program are contained in the HELPn.AST files which are accessed from the Program Assistance menu inside the program. If you want a printed copy, my PRINTDOC program will print these documentation files as a 16-page manual. If logged to drive B where the HELPn.AST files are, enter A:PRINTDOC You can find information regarding printing the graphic chartwheel to your printer in the file GRAPHICS.DOC on the distribution diskette. Users who have a Hercules monographics card instead of a color graphics card will find information of interest to them in the file HERCULES.DOC. The program is written in compiled Microsoft Basic and operates on all IBM-compatible personal computers that have at least 208K of free RAM. New users can obtain a registration code for ASTROL96 by sending a check or money order for $29.00 to the author at the above address. Enter your registration code at the Program Registration screen each time you start up the program. The registration code is not hardcoded into your program copy. The program calculates the correct registration code from the name that you enter. Enter the code without spaces between the letters and numbers. You can permanently save your registration code by running the CUSTOM96.COM program, for which see CUSTOMIZING THE PROGRAM at the PROGRAM ASSISTANCE menu inside ASTROL96.
ASTROL96, created in March, 1990, replaces ASTROL95, created in December, 1987. The impetus to replace ASTROL95 comes from the tendency of its graphic chartwheel to freeze some 386 computers. ASTROL95 was a product of the excellent but dated IBM Basic compiler 2.0. With Microsoft's Basic compiler 7.0, I was finally able to produce a program which approaches ASTROL95 in speed and size. For speed ASTROL96 uses the alternate math library which does not emulate a math coprocessor in software. For size, the ASTROL96.EXE file contains two overlay files which are memory-swapped; CHKDSK need show only 212,000 free bytes. While updating for more modern machines, some backward compatibility was lost, as ASTROL95 will run under PC-DOS 2.0 but ASTROL96 requires 2.1. ASTROL96 has many small improvements, most of which derive from work on my commercial AstrolDeluxe program. I incorporated improvements into ASTROL96 if I could do so without increasing the size of the program. If anyone discovers problems or has recommendations for additions or changes to the program, my Compuserve ID is 76317,547 and my address is: John Halloran P.O. Box 75713 Los Angeles, CA 90075
There is upward compatibility between versions of the astrology program with respect to saved charts. Saved charts from versions prior to 9.5 will not have the moon's nodes, Part of Fortune, house system name, type of zodiac, or Remarks field, but the saved information should retrieve and display correctly. Saved charts are stored in files CHART.AST and POINTER.AST. If you are upgrading from an earlier version, copy these two files from your old working diskette to your new working diskette. These files are not on the distribution diskette. They are created when the user first saves a chart to file.
Volume in drive A is #0966 S1.7 Directory of A:\ README DOC 3200 6-05-90 11:04a ASTROL96 EXE 224935 5-17-90 2:10p ATLAS ARC 6966 3-15-90 2:54p HELPDOC ARC 17015 6-05-90 9:09a CUSTOM96 COM 26274 3-16-90 12:43a GRAPHICS DOC 10240 3-16-90 1:29a GRAPHICS ARC 22147 6-01-88 12:00p HERCULES DOC 3328 3-16-90 1:19a HERCULES ARC 2117 9-11-86 10:05a ARCE COM 7136 9-16-87 3:12a PRINTDOC COM 14529 6-04-90 1:54p UPGRADE DOC 640 6-04-90 4:24p REL96FIX DOC 1204 5-17-90 2:53p PD96 DOC 3072 6-09-90 10:01a GO TXT 498 7-09-90 12:44a GO BAT 38 10-19-87 3:56p FILE0966 TXT 2443 7-09-90 6:03p CHART AST 0 18 file(s) 345782 bytes 8192 bytes free