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Disk No: 2988 Disk Title: First Impression PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: First Impression Author Version: 2.0 Author Registration: $45.00 Special Requirements: No special requirements. Supports a mouse. FIRST IMPRESSION, or IMPRESSION, allows users to install your software easily and also save you development time by not having to create your own install procedures. The basis of this software consists of two programs, IMPRESS.EXE and INSTALL.EXE. With these tools you can create a customized install program for many applications. IMPRESSION will take you through several steps to personalize your install. Once you complete the design, copy the INSTALL.EXE and INSTALL.CFG files to the distribution disk. Then on the label write A:INSTALL. A few features IMPRESSION offers developers is the ability to select the source or destination drive and subdirectory, to print any documentation included, to check the destination to confirm there is enough space to install the software, to hard code registered users name into your program, to utilize compress files using your own compression utility, and to also add the subdirectory to the path statement if the user wishes to do so and to automatically update the CONFIG.SYS file if necessary. There are other features that you will see along the way as you create your configuration file. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #2988 FIRST IMPRESSION >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To print documentation, type: COPY IMPRESS.DOC PRN (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print registration form, type: COPY REGISTER.DOC PRN (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ For quick start instructions, type: TYPE README.1ST (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ Copyright 1992, PC-SIG, Inc. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
IMPRESSION 2.0 (FORMERLY INSTALL IT) REGISTRATION FORM Please answer the registration questionnaire below and return this form with your cash, check or money order to : Lincoln Beach Software P.O. Box 1554 Ballwin, MO 63022 Phone: (314) 227-2431 Firm __________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ Phone (_____)_____-______ Occupation _________________________________ Type of computer(s) you own ___________________________________________ DOS version _____ Where did you get IMPRESSION from: BBS Name ________________________________ Number (_____)_____-______ Other ______________________________________________________________ IMPRESSION Registration ................. $ 45.00 ea $ _______ (Includes latest version of program diskette) (and printed documentation.) Check One Please: [ ] 3.5" Disk [ ] 5.25" Disk Non-US Shipping ........................... $ 5.00 ea $ _______ (Payments must be in US Dollars, US bank) TOTAL Enclosed ......................................... $ ____________ Non-U.S. orders need to include $5.00 extra to cover additional shipping and handling charges. Checks and money orders must be drawn on a U.S. bank. Please send all payments payable in U.S. Dollars.
VERSION CHANGES & UPDATES Version 2.0 2/8/92 Renamed to FIRST IMPRESSION and down to less that 45k! Hard error recovery was added. This will prevent thing from going awry if a user takes out the disk or uses a write protected disk and the like. Now checks for game port, math coprocessor and base memory. Developers now have the option of letting the user have the option to add the subdirectory to the PATH statement in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file. Graphical Display Amusers(GDA) were added. One of six may be displayed as the files are being copied. This may prevent the user from falling asleep while the installation is occuring. A file browser was also added to let users view up to four README.1ST files. Improved multiple directory installations. Added a windowing utility, SETUP.EXE, that will allow developers to create customized windows. Sound was added and is optional. The fill character that appeared in all the fields to fill in, '_', was changed to a small dot. When the character was used in text it was converted to a space. Version 1.5c Allows the CONFIG.SYS file to update the FILES and BUFFERS statements. If the subdirectory is not added to the path statement in the AUTOEXEC.BAT the user will be prompt for the drive that the computer boots from, otherwise it uses the same drive that the autoexec.bat file was located. This routine will not ask the user if they want to do this or not, it is performed automatically. After all, your program will not work without it. The values are filled in in the INSTALL ENHANCEMENTS menu option. The ability to Shell to DOS was added when in INSTALIT. Version 1.5b The window that copies files from source to destination was not clearing itself and kept showing files being copied as Error Opening: filename after it needed the next disk with the following file. You can now hardcode the user name into two files. This was orginally done for internal purposes but I thought others might be interested in it as well. Version 1.5a Four more border types have been added to the window sections. INSTALL.EXE will now check if the DOS version on the system running meets your minimum required version.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ SETUP EXE 20013 2-08-92 8:00a INSTALL WIN 3043 2-08-92 8:00a INSTALL CFG 3600 2-08-92 8:00a INSTALL EXE 44884 2-08-92 8:00a IMPRESS EXE 43792 2-08-92 8:00a README 1ST 569 2-08-92 8:00a REGISTER DOC 1650 2-08-92 8:00a IMPRESS DOC 30935 2-08-92 8:00a UPDATES DOC 2292 2-08-92 8:00a GO BAT 38 1-31-91 12:58a FILE2988 TXT 2591 5-01-92 2:32p GO TXT 924 5-01-92 3:39p 12 file(s) 154331 bytes 2048 bytes free