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        T h e  P C - S I G  L i b r a r y  o n  C D - R O M


This may well be the greatest collection of software ever compiled.

The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM is our premier collection of the entire
PC-SIG library.  Every shareware program we have is on one disc; over
700 megabytes of software you can have immediate access to.

Easy to use, all you have to do is insert the disc and type 'GO' at the
DOS prompt.  We've included all the tools you need for fast easy access
to the programs and their descriptions.

The WordCruncher text retrieval software allows you to quickly access
the description for any program you want.  All the programs are indexed
by title, filename, PC-SIG disk number, and every word within the
program description.  There couldn't be an easier way to find just the
right program.

The Narc utility, newly instituted with the tenth edition, allows you to
look directly at all the compressed program files on the CD without
having to download the program to your hard disk.  So if you want to
look at the programmer's notes or on-line documentation before using
valuable hard disk space, you can.

The PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware is included on the disk, and a
printed copy of the book is included so you can peruse the available
programs from the comfort of your favorite chair.  All the programs are
logically divided into one-hundred twenty categories making it easier to
find just the right software.

Whether you're interested in Accounting or Windows, there's a shareware
program for you on the PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM.

Winner of the Optical Publishing Assn's Best Consumer Product Award.

Shareware for every imaginable need: Accounting Chemistry Educational
Engineering Games Hypertext Networks Programming Spreadsheets Utilities
Word Processing

System Requirements:

IBM PC/XT/AT PS/2 or compatible with 384K memory DOS 3.1 or higher and
Microsoft MS-DOS CD ROM extensions.

T h e E s s e n t i a l H o m e & B u s i n e s s C o l l e c t i o n

"Never before has such a valuable collection of popular shareware been
compiled on one CD-ROM that everyone can afford." Dr. File Finder a.k.a.
Michael Callahan

Finally, 368 of the most useful, popular, important shareware programs
have been put together on one CD. No matter what your need, it's on The
Essential Home & Business Collection.  Everything from Administration to
Windows software is here.

The Essential CD incorporates the WordCruncher text retrieval system.
Every program on the disc is indexed

by title, filename, PC-SIG disk number, and every word in the program
description.  A new utility, Narc, is implemented so you can look at the
program files and the author's on-line documentation without having to
first copy the program to your hard disk.  By using WordCruncher and
Narc, you can quickly find the program you want and review it to be
sure, without ever having to run it from your hard disk.

If you've got a CD-ROM player at home and want to get more use of it and
your computer, or if you're trying to avoid purchasing another Nintendo
cartridge, or if you just enjoy looking at new software, you need The
Essential Home & Business Collection.

System Requirements:

IBM PC/XT/AT PS/2 or compatible with 384K memory DOS 3.1 or higher and
Microsoft MS-DOS CD ROM extensions.

To Order in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask for Customer Service.

Outside the U.S.A. call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer in
your country.


                            P C  -  S I G


Welcome to the world of Shareware, state of the art software you can
actually try before you buy.

Shareware, a term coined in the early eighties, refers to the method of
distribution chosen by the software authors.  With shareware, you can
receive a program and put it through its paces without having to pay for
it. If you find the program useful, and choose to keep the program, then
you pay a modest registration fee to the author.

For the last nine years, PC-SIG has been providing shareware and public
domain software to its customers and members.  Since 1982 PC-SIG has
developed an unprecedented library of shareware programs, constantly
updated, consistently strong in every category.  Our library of
shareware contains over 2700 titles divided into 120 logical categories.

Every program we add to the library is thoroughly reviewed and tested to
insure that each one meets the high standards of reliability and value we
insist upon and you expect.  As a result, our library doesn't contain
every shareware program available, just those that really work.

PC-SIG has grown into the premier distributor of shareware and and
shareware information by producing shareware collections on CD-ROM,
publishing an encyclopedia of shareware, and by publishing Shareware
Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine distributed world-wide.

Quality and support - guaranteed.  All of our programs are guaranteed
virus free.  We've isolated our systems and check every program
submitted to insure that no viruses make their way to your computer or

Our support staff is available by phone as well as on our BBS to help
you with questions about installation and operation of PC-SIG's

Through our network of international distributors, PC- SIG strives to
bring you the most current, exciting, technically advanced software
available as shareware.

If you can't find the software you need in PC-SIG's library, it may well
not exist.

To order the latest in Shareware, in the U.S.A: Call (800) 245-6717

Outside the U.S.A. call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer in
your country.



                               SUPERSCAPE (TM)
                                 March 1991

     This software is a demonstration of Superscape Virtual Reality
     software specifically produced for PC compatible VGA systems.

     It should be noted that complete Virtual Reality Solution Systems
     are superior to this demonstration in respect of screen resolution,
     degree of detail, control interface and speed of screen update.
     This demonstration will, however, allow an insight into the
     possibilities and experiences of interacting within a virtual

     System required - IBM PC or compatible with VGA (386 or 486
     recommended).  Mouse optional.

     Insert the disk into the current drive and type

        DEMO <return>

     The software will now load and run.  A key press will bypass the
     initial loading and text screens once loading is complete.

     This demonstration will allow you to interact in real time within a
     small environment or "virtual world".  When the demonstration has
     loaded, use the "O" key to move your viewpoint forwards into the
     environment, the "Q" key to turn your view to the left and the "W"
     key to turn to the right.  These keys, and others as detailed
     below, may be used to view, explore and alter locations and objects
     within the virtual world.

     Viewpoint Keys
                          CHANGE VIEWING DIRECTION
        Q    Look left                       P    Look up
        W    Look right                      L    Look down
        N    Tilt view left        Kpad Home,7    Face forward
        M    Tilt view right                 U    U-turn

                               MOVE VIEWPOINT
        O    Move view forward               J    Move view right
        K    Move view backward              R    Move view up
        H    Move view left                  F    Move view down

     Viewpoint Options   (then use Viewpoint Keys to move)
        F1    Outside viewpoint.  Looking into industrial park.
        F2    Outside viewpoint.  Low position.
        F3    Inside view of simple office.
        F4    Overhead view of entire industrial park.

     Control Object Keys  (when controlling an object - keys F5 to F9)
        Up Arrow,Kpad 8    Accelerate object
      Down Arrow,Kpad 2    Decelerate object
      Left Arrow,Kpad 4    Turn object left
     Right Arrow,Kpad 6    Turn object right
                 Kpad -    Make object ascend vertically
                 Kpad +    Make object descend vertically
                 Kpad 9    Pitch object up
                 Kpad 3    Pitch object down
                 Kpad 0    Brake object to stop
                      A    Re-enable auto route (red car only)

     Control Object Options   (then use: Control Object Keys to control
     ----------------------    object, Viewpoint Keys to move viewpoint)
        F5    Control Superscape man (rear, overhead view).
        F6    Control red car (view from inside car).
        F7    Control red car (overhead view).
        F8    Control blue car (rear, overhead view).
        F9    Control helicopter (side view).

        F10    Resets all objects to their original positions.
               Your viewpoint defaults to that on key F1.

     Miscellaneous keys
        I    Information on most commonly used keys
        D    Cycle detail level (less detail, but faster screen update)
        B    Buffer clear/horizon on/off
        V    Mouse on/off (install mouse driver before loading demo)
        S    Change step size for viewpoint movement (shown on screen)
        T    Change turning step size (shown on screen)
        >    Zoom in
        <    Zoom out
        X    X rotation lock on/off (when controlling an object)
        Y    Y rotation lock on/off (  "       "       "    "  )
        Z    Z rotation lock on/off (  "       "       "    "  )
     BACKSPACE        Pause (any key to restart)
     SHIFT + F1-F9    Save current viewpoint and any controlled object
                         to function key
     ESC              Exit to DOS

     Activate Object
     Place mouse pointer over object and click left mouse button (or 
     key pad *).  Some of the active objects include:
        Superscape man's head and legs
        Radioactive source (initially inside office)
        Computer in office (switch on side)
        Office doors and chair

     This program is public domain.  Free distribution is permitted and
     encouraged.  This software and accompanying documentation relative
     thereto is supplied by Dimension International as proprietors of
     all Intellectual Property Rights therein and may only be duplicated
     and freely distributed provided no charge is made and the software
     thereon is not altered or detached in any way.  Public display is

                          DIMENSION INTERNATIONAL
                      New Dimension International Ltd
                                Zephyr One
                               Calleva Park
                                  RG7 4QW

     UK Tel:  (0734) 810077               International: + 44 734 810077
        Fax:  (0734) 816940                         Fax: + 44 734 816940

     We can turn your ideas, plans or products into virtual worlds.
     You, your customers, and, in fact, anyone can then walk through and
     interact with these environments in real time.

     We will supply a complete solution, comprising a customised 486 IBM
     PC compatible, with a high resolution display and a six axis
     controller which will alleviate the need for many of the keyboard
     functions.  It will also include the Superscape software running
     your virtual world to your specifications.

     The potential uses of these solutions are many and varied, but
     include simulation, visualisation and presentation, for the purpose
     of sales, marketing, training etc.

     It should again be noted that these solutions are top end,
     professional, high resolution systems with considerably enhanced
     performance, resolution and detail than this VGA demonstration.

     For further information on Superscape Virtual Reality Software and
     Solutions, please contact our sales department.

     Also available is the 3D benchmark disk, for VGA PC compatibles.
     This software has been placed into the public domain to establish a
     reference point for comparing the performance of PC compatible VGA

     The 3D benchmark is arrived at by timing one cycle of a continuous 
     3-dimensional Superscape demonstration and then calculating the
     average number of screen updates the computer system has achieved
     in one second (frames per second).  The higher the benchmark, the
     greater the performance.

     Please send  2.50 (or US $5) to cover media, postage, handling
     etc to our mail order department, specifying the disk size you
     require.  (Payment by Access/Mastercard and Visa also accepted.)

     3D CONSTRUCTION KIT - Freescape II
     In simultaneous development, our sister company, Incentive
     Software, has created the 3D Construction Kit, which allows you to
     build as well as interact within your own virtual world.  This
     product uses the predecessor to Superscape - the Freescape II
     system - and is due for release in April 1991.

     UK and European distributor - Domark  081-780-2222
     North American rights now available for licence - contact Andy Tait
     at Incentive on UK (0734) 817288, International +44 734 817288

     SUPERSCAPE is a trademark of Dimension International.


              S H A R E W A R E  M A G A Z I N E

Shareware Magazine has distinguished itself as the only internationally
distributed periodical devoted to the use and business of shareware.
Shareware Magazine provides detailed reviews of new products,
hard-hitting comparisons of shareware programs with regular retail
software, and timely information about changes in the industry and the
latest technology.

Intriguing columnists and regular features add to the excitement.  The
beginners section sheds light on new user's concerns regarding
everything from choosing the right operating system to alleviating the
intimidation of using on-line systems.

Educational sections focus on how low cost shareware can aid in
classroom learning, curriculum development, and as a forum for
discussing the impact of computers and technology in schools.

Graphics Gallery renders expert advice and suggestions on how to better
work with graphics, desktop publishing, CAD systems, and the Windows

Programmers benefit from others experience in developing new programs or
polishing existing ones as well as choosing the right programming

And columnists provide that subjective component, sometimes
controversial, that calls for a closer look at the way we compute and
how shareware effects what we do.

Published bimonthly, Shareware Magazine is available on a subscription
or at your local newsstand or computer bookstore.  In conjunction with
PC-SIG, there are special benefits for subscribers as well as
opportunities for discount purchases from PC-SIG.

To Order, in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask Customer Service.

Outside the U.S.A. call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer in
your country.


To run the demo, type: RUNVGA DEMO.RUN

With that out of the way, this is a demo of Virtual Reality Studio; in fact,
this is the demo VR supplied in the package.  It's a full-fledged adventure
game in which your goal is to get off the planet.

The controls at the bottom of the screen are pretty straight-forward.  Click
them with the left mouse button and they'll do what they should (i.e. go
forward/backward/left/right, turn left/right, look up/down/level).  Using
the right mouse button accelerates most functions, but changes the meaning
of a few: back becomes turn around and look up/down becomes stand up/crouch.

Clicking the left button with the cursor in the viewport fires your laser.
Clicking the right one activates whatever it's on (i.e. opens doors, picks
up objects, etc.).  Escape restarts; Shift-Escape exits to DOS.

If you like its capabilities, Virtual Reality Studio lists for $90, but most 
stores carry it for about $70.  You need a 286 or better with 640k and CGA, 
Tandy, EGA, or VGA graphics.  Supports joystick and mouse and AdLib sound.
Also available for the Amiga (its original platform).

Directory of PC-SIG Library Disk #2940

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SCAPE    ZIP     99702   2-23-92   8:25p
VRSDMO   ZIP     50144   2-08-92   5:58a
MAZEWAR  ZIP     17116   3-06-92   2:00p
CDROM    TXT      3693   1-21-92   6:10a
GO-FORM  DAT      2401   1-20-92  10:24a
GO-STRT  DAT       538   3-07-92  10:53p
GO       EXE     26022   1-10-92  12:14p
PCSIG    TXT      2335   1-21-92   6:09a
PKUNZIP  EXE     23528   3-15-90   1:10a
SHAREMAG TXT      1837   1-21-92   6:11a
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