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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, 1 2 t h E d i t i o n ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM, winner of the Optical Publishing Association's Best Consumer Product Award, has added a hypermedia interface that makes it easy to find and download any type of program you could want. The WordCruncher text retrieval program has also been implemented to assist you insearching this vast collection. This CD-ROM contains over 3700 fully functional shareware programs, each with a detailed review. The 12th Edition has added over 300 new programs and over 500 updates since the release of the 11th Edition. The collection is always kept current and now contains over 70 megabytes of Windows 3.0 and 3.1 applications, fonts, icons, games and wallpaper files. The range of software is phenomenal! There are huge assortments of games, everything from adventure games with full SVGA and SoundBlaster support to favorites like Klondike, Chess and Othello. Spreadsheets, databases, wordprocessors and graphics programs are instantly available and there are literally hundreds of unique and specialized programs that will save you time and money. This amazing collection will help you get a handle on all your business and home accounting and also teach your children about zoology. Each of the more than 3700 programs has a one-line description for quick reference, Just pick one of the 13 software categories and a subcategory to begin browsing for a program that interests you. You might choose the Games Category, where you can pick from 12 subcatgories including Adventure, Arcade, Cards and more. A mouse click (or keyboard stroke) on the program title takes you to a detailed description of the program. you can immediately download the software to your hard or floppy drive, and in many cases view a screen shot. You can find any program in the collection quickly and easily by using the search button. When you are in a program category just type in the title of the program and you will be taken to the description of that program. The popular WordCruncher text retrieval program has been added to allow searching every description for any word within that description, not just in the title or keywords chosen by someone who thinks differently than you do. The WordCruncher is ideal for finding programs which perform a specific function, just try searching for "split", "math" or "subtract". Or switch to the Disks section where you will find an alphabetical list of all the programs which can be searched by program title or disk number. Everyone has their favorite programs and we're no exception. Our 44 favorite programs can be run immediately. No downloading is necessary, all you do is click on the word "RUN" in the program description and you'll be working or playing with top notch software right on the CD. The power of hypermedia will allow you to try out more software than you ever thought possible. We are sure that you will find a multitude of programs to your liking on the P-SIG Library on CD-ROM. System Requirements: IBM PC/AT PS/2 or compatible with 640K, DOS 3.3 or higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM player. We recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor. 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. T h e P C - S I G G a m e s C D - R O M ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Now you can play a game a day fo over a year. This CD-ROM is jammed with over 380 shareware games of all types, designed to appeal to the new generation of CD-ROM users out for fun. The CD incorporates a hypermedia interface and allows 250 of the games to be played directly from the CD-ROM. The hottest games in shareware are on this disk, including the action/arcade games "Jill of the Jungle" and "Wolfenstein 3D," which rival or surpass commercial PC and Nintendo for use of animation, SoundBlaster audio, and VGA graphics. There are also games designed to teach children mathematics, spelling and even ecology. All these games for less than a dime each! Over 250 of the games can be played directly from the CD without copying them to a floppy or a hard drive. Being able to run from the CD means that users can explore games without using up valuable hard disk space or spending time downloading and deleting files. The hypermedia interface makes it easy to browse the titles, read a one line description or full review, and copy or start a game by clicking the mouse or using the keyboard. T h e P C - S I G W o r l d o f G a m e s C D - R O M ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The new PC-SIG World of Games CD-ROM contains over 550 of the best shareware games, including 53 educational games for children and 57 Windows games. 430 of them can be played directly from the CD without using your hard drive space. This edition employs the award-winning HyperReader interface, allowing easy searching and playing by using a mouse or the keyboard. This CD is the first in a six-volume PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware series. Each volume will include the programs from a section of the PC-SIG collection and also the programs and text from the current issue of Shareware Magazine. This CD contains the entire text from the May/June issue of Shareware Magazine, featuring hardware reviews of the Tandy Sensation and the Media Vision Pro 16 Multimedia System. Software reviews included cover 58 new shareware releases, security, educational, CD audio and PIM's. 159 of the programs mentioned in the magazine are included and can be downloaded using the HyperReader interface. There are also 89 programs which were updated since the last issue of Shareware Magazine, helping those of you who have purchased the 12th edition of the PC-SIG Library keep on top of the everchanging world of shareware. As well, a description of every program in the PC-SIG Library can be searched with the WordCruncher text retrieval program. This Games CD continues the ten year PC-SIG tradition of providing quality programs and information to help you find the best program for your purpose. System Requirements: IBM PC/AT/PS/2 or compatible computer with 640K, DOS 3.3 or higher, Microsoft MS-DOS CD-ROM Extensions and a CD-ROM player. We recommend a 386 with a VGA monitor. To Order in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask for Customer Service. 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Launcher Version 2.2 Copyright ⌐ 1991-1992 by Beacon Hill Software All Rights Reserved Instructions: Launcher is a Windows application excecutive. You can enter the filename and it's path in Launcher's Command Line and hit return or hit the Ok button to run that program. If you do not remember the file's path, you can search for if using the listboxes. The "Directories:" list box contains path and drive information while the "Files:" listbox contains the files for the selected path. Selection can be done with the keyboard or the mouse. Launcher can be used as a replacement for the Program Managers File Run dialog box. Because it is a window and not a modal dialog box, it is always available with the addition feature of being able to let you find the file if need be. For more information run Launcher and look at it's Help system. Registration and License Agreement The use of Launcher is subject to the following terms and conditions: Launcher is copyrighted material, protected by the copyright laws of the United States. You may not make any changes or modifications, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse-engineer the software in any way. Launcher can be used on a trial basis provided the user does not violate the protection afforded the licensed software by the copyright laws, and the user agrees to the terms of the license agreement. If the user continues to use Launcher past a 15 day evaluation period the user is obligated to purchase a license. Launcher can be used on a Local Area Network provided that a license is obtained for the number of users that may concurrently use the software. A license for the user of Launcher can be obtained by sending a $15.00 registration fee to: Beacon Hill Software Box 8494 Boston, MA 02114 Phone (617) 367-8665 CompuServe ID 74130,2452 See the 'Benefits to Registering' section in the online help. Title to the licensed software is NOT transferred to the end user. The end user is granted an exclusive license to use the software on one computer at any given time. Limited Warranty Beacon Hill Software does not warrant that the licensed software will meet any requirements or that the operation of the software will be uninterrupted or error free. The warranty does not cover any media or documentation which has been subject to damage or abuse by you or others. The software warranty does not cover any copy of the licensed software which has been altered or changed in any way. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT ABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO THE TERM OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. The warranties set forth above are in lieu of any and all other express or implied warranties, whether oral, written, or implied, and the remedies set forth above are the sole and exclusive remedies. Beacon Hill Software is not responsible for any problems or damages caused by the licensed software that may result from using the licensed software. This includes, but is not limited to, computer hardware, computer software, operating systems, and any computer or computing accessories. End user agrees to hold Beacon Hill Software harmless for any problems arising from the user of the software. Beacon Hill Software SHALL NOT IN ANY CASE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY BREACH OF THESE WARRANTIES EVEN IF Beacon Hill Software OR ITS AGENTS OR DISTRIBUTORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. In no case shall Beacon Hill Software's liability exceed the license fees paid for the right to use the licensed software. Distribution Users are granted a limited license to copy Launcher only for the trial use by others subject to the terms of this software license agreement described herein, and the conditions described below are met: Launcher MUST be copied in and unmodified form and MUST contain the following files: Launcher.EXE Launcher.HLP Launcher.TXT BHSCC.DLL No fee, charge or other compensation may be accepted or requested by anyone without the express written permission of Beacon Hill Software. Public Domain Disk Vendors, Shareware Disk Vendors and Distributors of public domain and user supported software may not charge a fee for Launcher itself. However, you may include Launcher on a diskette for which you charge a nominal distribution fee. The purchaser of said diskette must be informed in advance that the fee paid to acquire the diskette does NOT relieve said purchaser from paying the registration fee for Launcher if said purchaser uses Launcher. Operators of electronic bulletin board systems may post Launcher for downloading by their users without written permission only as long as the above conditions are met. A fee may be charged for access to the bbs as long as no specific fee is charged for downloading Launcher files.
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 3500 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 ours. 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 products. 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 near you. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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 environment. Programmers benefit from others experience in developing new programs or polishing existing ones as well as choosing the right programming language. 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 near you.
[B] FROM: ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ [A] [B] ___________________________ PC-SIG Inc. [A] [B] 1030-D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale California 94086 Fold - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Fold HOW TO USE THIS RETURN ENVELOPE 1. Place any other pages underneath this page. 2. Using the Fold lines (above) as a guide, fold this flap under. 3. Fold the address flap so it covers this flap. 4. Tape or staple the envelope at the two spots marked [A]. 5. Slip in any other enclosures (business cards, cheques, etc.). 6. Tape or staple the envelope at the spots marked [B]. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PRINT THIS FORM -*- MAIL YOUR ORDER TO: PC-SIG Inc. 1030-D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale CA 94086 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Do not mail cash. Please allow four weeks for processing. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Check the items desired: PC-SIG Disks - Member $2.49 for 5.25" or $2.99 for 3.5" Non-member $3.50 for 5.25" or $4.00 for 3.5" _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ total ______ One year subscription to Shareware Magazine $19.95 ______ Super Saver Membership $39.95 ______ (includes a 1 year subscription to Shareware Magazine, the PC-SIG Encyclopedia on Disk with WordCruncher, and 5 free disks) The PC-SIG Catalog on Disk $5.00 ______ ($5.00 is refundable with your first order) The PC-SIG Encyclopedia on Disk with WordCruncher $20.00 ______ The PC-SIG World of Games CD-ROM $19.95 ______ The PC-SIG 12th Edition Library CD-ROM $99.00 ______ Upgrade to the 12th Edition from ANY previous edition of the PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM! $59.00 ______ Upgrade from ANY other CD-ROM just! $59.00 ______ The Essential Home & Business Collection CD-ROM $39.00 ______ The PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware on CD-ROM (1 year subscription) $99.00 ______ Subtotal ______ Shipping and Handling $4.00 California residents add 8.25% sales tax ______ TOTAL ______ If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know! To order by phone with VISA or MASTERCARD: Call (800) 245-6717 Ask for operator #2351
WindSock SRM 3.20 - Windows Performance Analysis Utility FreeWare by Chris Hewitt Copyright (c) 1992, 1993 Technical Pixies This package consists of the following files: README.TXT - This File TOOLHELP.DLL - MicroSoft's ToolHelp DLL for Windows WNSKSRM.HLP - WindSock SRM 3.20 Help File WNSKSRM.EXE - WindSock SRM 3.20 Program In order to install WindSock SRM 3.20: 1) Check to see if you already have a TOOLHELP.DLL in your Windows directory. If you do, check it's date stamp. If it is older than the TOOLHELP.DLL included in this package, replace it with this one, otherwise leave it. 2) Copy the WNSKSRM.EXE and WNSKSRM.HLP files to a directory on your hard disk. The windows directory is OK. 3) Use File...New in the program manager to add the WNSKSRM.EXE to one of your program groups.
NETWORK.TXT - WORLDTIME FOR WINDOWS VERSION 2.10a NETWORK/MULTI-USER MODE TECHNICAL SUPPLEMENT _______________________________________________________________ Please take the time to review this file before installing and running WorldTime 2.1 in a network environment. WORLDTIME OPERATING MODES ------------------------- When WorldTime is run without any command line parameters, the program defaults to "Normal Mode." Normal Mode is the recommended operating mode for most users, and offers the most reliable performance whether the program is being run on an individual PC or in a network environment. In Normal Mode, the WorldTime 2.1 initialization file (WTIME21.INI) is automatically stored in the host PC's default Microsoft Windows directory (e.g., C:\WINDOWS). Normal Mode is specifically recommended when WorldTime is used on local area networks, since operation in this mode makes locating and accessing the WTIME21.INI file very easy. Normal Mode limits ALL instances of WorldTime on the user's system to a single initialization file. As a result, users will NOT be able to install and run multiple copies of WorldTime and run each with different configuration settings. A second operating mode, "Private Mode," is available for the benefit of users who prefer to access the WTIME21.INI file from WorldTime's own directory (e.g., wherever the WTIME21.EXE file is located), not the default Windows directory. To run WorldTime in Private Mode, the /P command line switch should be included in the WorldTime command line, as in the following example: C:\WTIME\WTIME21.EXE /P When run in Private Mode, multiple copies of WorldTime (located in separate directories) can be run concurrently, each one accessing its own set of configuration settings stored in a separate WTIME21.INI file. Copies of WorldTime installed and used in a local area network (LAN) environment generally should NOT be run in Private Mode, since this can complicate management of the individual WTIME21.INI files (See Network Considerations below). The user can always check the operating mode of a currently running instance of WorldTime by opening the "About WorldTime" dialog box. WORLDTIME SUPPORT FILE PROTOCOL ------------------------------- WorldTime 2.1 includes a number of modifications to improve its handling of initialization (.INI) and help (.HLP) files. WorldTime automatically compiles a complete drive\directory\filename path for each WorldTime support file. Each path is stored in memory while WorldTime is running, and used by the program whenever access to a support file is required. The paths of the WTIME21.INI and WTIME21.HLP files are assigned according to the following protocol: a) In Standard/Single-Instance Mode, the WTIME21.INI file is created and maintained in the default Windows directory (e.g., C:\WINDOWS) of the local user's PC. WorldTime 2.1 obtains the drive\directory path of the Windows directory directly from Windows itself, and assigns the INI pathname accordingly. b) The WTIME21.INI file is not included on the master program disk. This file is automatically created by WorldTime 2.1 when the program is first run. c) The WTIME21.INI file is ONLY stored and accessed from the default Windows directory when the program is run in Standard/Single-Instance Mode. If WorldTime is run with the Multiple-Instance Mode command line switch (/M), the program will store and access the WTIME21.INI file from the WorldTime default directory (i.e., the directory containing the WTIME21.EXE file). d) The WTIME21.HLP pathname is based on the drive\directory location of the WorldTime executable file, WTIME21.EXE. As a result, WTIME21.HLP MUST be located in the same directory as the WTIME21.EXE file. WorldTime's default support file routines will automatically override any paths passed to the program via any "Working Directory" entries. Please consult the WorldTime help system (WTIME21.HLP) for full documentation of all program features. _____________________ WORLDTIME FOR WINDOWS (Version 2.10a) Copyright (c) 1993 Pegasus Development "Microsoft" and "Windows" are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
README.TXT - WORLDTIME FOR WINDOWS VERSION 2.10a _______________________________________________________________ Please take the time to review this file before installing and running WorldTime 2.1. INTRODUCTION ------------ WorldTime 2.1 is an easy to use international clock utility for the Microsoft Windows operating environment. WorldTime can display six different international locations and their current local times -- selected from a database of over 170 metropolitan and geographic locations worldwide. NOTES FOR USERS OF PREVIOUS VERSIONS ------------------------------------ If you are familiar with previous releases of WorldTime, please take note of the following new features implemented in version 2.1: WTIME21.INI Location -------------------- Unlike previous releases, WorldTime 2.1 now creates and maintains its initialization file (WTIME21.INI) in the default Windows directory. This change was implemented to make the program easier to use on local area network (LAN) systems. Previous releases kept the .INI file in the WorldTime directory. For the benefit of user's who prefer keeping the WorldTime .INI file in the WorldTime default directory, the program can be run with the Private Mode command line switch (/P). This forces the program to create and access its initialization file in the WorldTime default directory (i.e., wherever the WTIME21.EXE file is located), and also allows multiple copies of WorldTime (stored in separate directories) to be run with their own configuration settings. Configuration Dialog -------------------- All configuration settings are now managed from within a Configuration dialog, accessible via the menu bar "Options/Configuration..." command. Point-and-Shoot Mouse Support ----------------------------- The international location selection dialogs can now be opened by placing the mouse pointer over the selected location display and double-clicking the left mouse button. This feature duplicates the functions of the six buttonbar controls (which can now be disabled and removed from the program window -- see "Show/Hide ButtonBar"). Reduced Memory Overhead ----------------------- Under normal operation, WorldTime 2.1 requires less installed memory than version 2.0. Larger International Location Database -------------------------------------- The number of standard locations accessible from WorldTime's International Location Selection dialog boxes has been increased, and includes generic time zone selections representing all standard time zones (labeled according to hours plus or minus Greenwich Mean Time). This facility, coupled with the Custom Location Name feature, enables virtually any location to be entered and displayed in the WorldTime program window. Custom Location Names / Half-Hour Time Support ---------------------------------------------- WorldTime 2.1 now allows the configuration and selection of custom locations based on WorldTime's default or standard time (STD) location listings. Any custom location can also be configured as a "half-hour" time zone. Show/Hide ButtonBar ------------------- The buttonbar controls can now be disabled and removed from the program window, useful if your international location fields are set and you wish to decrease the size of WorldTime's program window. This toggle option is accessible via the menu bar "Options/Show/Hide ButtonBar" command. Iconic Time Display ------------------- WorldTime can now display the current local time even when the program window is reduced to an icon. This option is accessible from the Configuration dialog box. Window/Icon Topmost Display --------------------------- WorldTime can now keep its program window or icon "topmost" among any other active applications on the Windows desktop. This option is accessible from the Configuration dialog box. 12-Hour/24-Hour Time Displays ----------------------------- WorldTime can now be display all times in 12-hour or 24-hour format. The user's selection of either option is then reflected not only in the main program window, but in the iconized time display and in the Set System Time dialog box. Adjustable Text Display Color ----------------------------- The on-screen color of each of the six international location, day of week, and time fields can be selected from the International Location Selection dialog box (within the "Text Display Color" control group). PROGRAM FILES ------------- The WorldTime 2.1 package consists of 5 files: README.TXT NETWORK.TXT WTIME21.EXE WTIME21.HLP WTIME21.TXT A sixth file, WTIME21.INI, is automatically created when the program is first run, and is located in the default Windows directory (e.g., C:\WINDOWS or C:\WIN). This file contains all WorldTime configuration information. READ ALL ABOUT IT ----------------- Full product documentation is contained in the WTIME21.TXT file. This is an ASCII text file which can be easily loaded and viewed with Windows Notepad, Windows Write, or any word processor or text editor that supports the ASCII text format. This file includes a program description, instructions, and technical notes. Specific information regarding the use of WorldTime 2.1 in a network environment is contained in the ASCII text file, NETWORK.TXT. It is STRONGLY recommended that this file is read before installing WorldTime 2.1 on a local area network. Hypertext program documentation is supplied in the WTIME21.HLP file. This is a Windows Help System format file, which can be loaded and viewed with Windows Help -- and is directly accessed from within WorldTime via the menu bar "Help/Contents..." command. Both of these files contain all the information you need to install and run this program. The Windows Help System includes the provision for easily printing any topic or topics from the WTIME21.HLP file. This handy feature can be used to turn your "manual on disk" into hard copy for future reference. QUICK & DIRTY START-UP ---------------------- We recommend that you make a backup copy of the master program disk(s) before installing or running WorldTime. We also recommend that this program be installed to, and run from, a hard disk. To get WorldTime loaded and running with a minimum of fuss, simply create a new directory or subdirectory on your hard disk (e.g., C:\WTIME21) and copy the entire contents of your master disk to that new directory. WorldTime 2.1 does not access or require any files from previous versions. As a result, you may safely delete all installed files from any previous version of WorldTime prior to installing WorldTime 2.1 From Microsoft Windows, you can run this program from File Manager by "double-clicking" the WTIME21.EXE file entry or by selecting the WTIME21.EXE file entry and issuing the menu bar "File/Run" command. Of course, WorldTime's icon can be easily installed into a new or existing Program Manager group for quick, one-step running. Once running, all configuration controls are accessed from the WorldTime menu bar and/or buttonbar controls. A complete summary of all commands is provided in the WTIME21.TXT file and within the WorldTime help system. WARRANTY INFORMATION -------------------- Warranty information regarding this product is provided in the ASCII text file, WTIME21.TXT and in the Windows Help file WTIME21.HLP. PRODUCT REGISTRATION -------------------- WorldTime for Windows (version 2.1) is shareware, not freeware. The single-user registration fee for this product is $16.00 (U.S.). Registrations ordered from outside the continental United States or Canada should include an additional $2.00 for shipping and handling. Multiple-user site licenses are available for this product. Site license registrations are a cost-effective way of registering several end-users for a substantially lower per-copy cost than individual registrations. Complete registration information, including printable registration forms, is provided in the WTIME21.HLP file shipped with the shareware version of WorldTime. The WTIME21.HLP file is accessed via the Windows Help System -- menu bar command "Help/Contents." Registration information is also provided in the ASCII text file, WTIME21.TXT. _____________________ WORLDTIME FOR WINDOWS (Version 2.10a) Copyright (c) 1993 Pegasus Development "Microsoft" and "Windows" are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
WTIME21.TXT - WORLDTIME FOR WINDOWS PRODUCT DOCUMENTATION - VERSION 2.10a _______________________________________________________________ INTRODUCTION ------------ WorldTime 2.1 is a powerful international clock utility for the Microsoft Windows operating environment. WorldTime can display six different international locations and their current local times -- selected from a database of over 170 metropolitan and geographic locations worldwide. WorldTime is flexible, too! With just a few keystrokes, custom location names can be substituted for any of the standard locations. This feature allows you to custom-configure the WorldTime location/time displays any way you see fit. PROGRAM FILES ------------- The WorldTime 2.1 package consists of five files: README.TXT An introductory ASCII text file, containing program notes and "quick and dirty" installation guidelines. NETWORK.TXT A technical supplement dealing with the use of WorldTime 2.1 in a network environment. WTIME21.EXE The executable program file. WTIME21.HLP The Windows Help file, used for providing comprehensive run-time help via the Windows Help system. The help system is accessed via the menu bar "Help/Contents" selection. Any help topic may be easily printed through the Windows Help menu bar "File/Print Topic" selection. A printable registration form is included. WTIME21.TXT This file, containing program information, notes, general instructions, and a registration form (see end of file). A sixth file, WTIME21.INI, is created the first time WorldTime 2.1 is run. This initialization file is normally located in the user's default Windows directory, and is used for storing all configuration information. Every time WorldTime is run, the program checks the Windows directory for this file and will create a new, blank WTIME21.INI file if the original is not found. Note: For the benefit of user's who prefer keeping the WorldTime .INI file in the WorldTime default directory, the program can be run with the "Private Mode" command line switch (/P). This forces the program to create and access its initialization file in the WorldTime default directory (i.e., wherever the WTIME21.EXE file is located), and also allows multiple copies of WorldTime (stored in separate directories) to be run with their own configuration settings. PROGRAM NOTES ------------- WorldTime 2.1 runs within the Microsoft Windows environment, and requires the following: * Microsoft Windows (version 3.1 or later). * VGA or higher graphics capability (640x480 minimum resolution). A Windows-compatible mouse or other pointing device is recommended, but is not required for running WorldTime. SYSTEM CLOCK SETTINGS --------------------- WorldTime is dependent upon the accuracy of your computer's system clock, and your operating system's associated DATE and TIME settings. Both must be correct for WorldTime to function properly. WorldTime 2.1 includes the facility to adjust your system TIME setting from within the program. This is done by selecting the menu bar "Options/Set System Time..." command. This will open a dialog box containing "repeating" pushbutton controls for adjusting the Hour and Minute TIME settings. To accept any changes, "click" the "OK" button or press the "ENTER" key. To discard any changes, select the "CANCEL" button. There are a number of other methods available for adjusting your system DATE and TIME settings, both from Windows itself or from the host operating system. Consult your Windows User's Manual or your operating system user's manual for full explanations of the DATE and TIME functions. INSTALLATION GUIDELINES ----------------------- 1. MAKE A BACKUP COPY We strongly recommend making a backup copy of your program disk. Keep the master copy in a safe place and use the backup disk for program installation. 2. COPY THE PROGRAM FILES Although WorldTime can be run from a floppy disk, we strongly recommend its installation to a hard disk. To do this, copy the primary program files (WTIME21.EXE and WTIME21.HLP) from your master disk to an appropriate subdirectory on your hard disk (e.g., C:\WTIME21). The ASCII text files, WTIME21.TXT and README.TXT, are an important source of program information, but are not REQUIRED in order to run WorldTime. The WorldTime initialization file, WTIME21.INI, is created when WorldTime is first run and usually stored in the default Windows directory (usually C:\WINDOWS or C:\WIN31). The two program files (WTIME21.EXE and WTIME21.HLP), however, ARE required, and must reside together in the same drive and directory in order for the program to work properly. 3. ASSIGN AN ICON You may use the "Windows Setup" utility to assign WorldTime's program item (icon) to a program group. Setup will recognize the WTIME21.EXE file and assign its icon to a program group for you. or... You may assign a program item icon to WorldTime 2.1 manually, through the Program Manager menu bar "File/New" command. Always make sure that the complete path and correct filename (e.g., "C:\TIME\WTIME21.EXE") is assigned to the WTIME21 program item. The "Browse" control in the Program Item dialog box will make it easy to locate and assign the correct path and filename. 4. RUN THE PROGRAM If installed correctly, the program should load from the Program Manager screen when the WorldTime icon is double-clicked (or from File Manager when the WorldTime listing is selected with "File/Run" or double-clicked). Naturally, you do not have to assign WorldTime executable file to a Program Manager group. The program can easily be run directly from File Manager or any "substitute" Windows shell or desktop application. 5. WORLDTIME OPERATING MODES When WorldTime is run without any command line parameters, the program defaults to "Normal Mode." Normal Mode is the recommended operating mode for most users, and offers the most reliable performance whether the program is being run on an individual PC or in a network environment. In Normal Mode, the WorldTime 2.1 initialization file (WTIME21.INI) is automatically stored in the host PC's default Microsoft Windows directory (e.g., C:\WINDOWS). Normal Mode is specifically recommended when WorldTime is used on local area networks, since operation in this mode makes locating and accessing the WTIME21.INI file very easy. Normal Mode limits ALL instances of WorldTime on the user's system to a single initialization file. As a result, users will NOT be able to install and run multiple copies of WorldTime and run each with different configuration settings. A second operating mode, "Private Mode," is available for the benefit of users who prefer to access the WTIME21.INI file from WorldTime's own directory (e.g., wherever the WTIME21.EXE file is located), not the default Windows directory. To run WorldTime in Private Mode, the /P command line switch should be included in the WorldTime command line, as in the following example: C:\WTIME\WTIME21.EXE /P When run in Private Mode, multiple copies of WorldTime (located in separate directories) can be run concurrently, each one accessing its own set of configuration settings stored in a separate WTIME21.INI file. Copies of WorldTime installed and used in a local area network (LAN) environment generally should NOT be run in Private Mode, since this can complicate management of the individual WTIME21.INI files (See Network Considerations below). The user can always check the operating mode of a currently running instance of WorldTime by opening the "About WorldTime" dialog box. NETWORK CONSIDERATIONS ---------------------- WorldTime 2.1 was designed from the outset to extremely compact, requiring the absolute minimum in terms of disk space and memory resources. As a result, there is relatively little to be gained from installing WorldTime on a network, as opposed to simply distributing registered copies of the program to individual users. Still, WorldTime 2.1 may be installed onto a network and easily "shared" between network users. The local area network (LAN) manager should be aware that WorldTime, when run in Normal Mode, automatically creates an instance of its configuration file in the default Windows directory (e.g., C:\WINDOWS) of the individual user's host system. On start-up, WorldTime obtains the drive/directory path of the user's default Windows directory and appends to it the "WTIME21.INI" filename. This full pathname is then stored in memory and used by WorldTime whenever read/write access to the program's initialization file is required. A similar routine obtains the drive/directory location of the WorldTime executable file (WTIME21.EXE) and uses this as a basis for the pathname assigned for access to the WorldTime help file (WTIME21.HLP). If WorldTime attempts to access any of these files, and they cannot be found at the expected location, the program will post an error message and attempt to continue operation. Under this arrangement, WTIME21.EXE and WTIME21.HLP must be located together, presumably on a network server PC's hard drive. Individual copies of WTIME21.INI will be created and maintained in the default Windows directory used by each individual network user (either on their local PCs or in a subdirectory on the server's hard drive). Note: When run on a network, WorldTime should ONLY be run in its Normal Mode. Users are reminded that use of the Private Mode command line switch (/P) forces WorldTime into Private Mode, in which the WTIME21.INI file is created and accessed from the WorldTime default directory (i.e., wherever the WTIME21.EXE file is located). Any distribution of files should be made with this protocol in mind. MENU BAR COMMAND SUMMARY ------------------------ File Exit Closes WorldTime. Options Hide/Show ButtonBar Toggles the buttonbar display on and off. Configuration... Opens a dialog box containing controls for setting WorldTime's local time zone and display option defaults. Set System Time... Opens a dialog box containing controls for setting your PC system time (hours and minutes). Help Contents Launches the Windows Help system and loads the WorldTime help file (WTIME21.HLP). This "manual on disk" is a useful source of program information and operating instructions. You may select specific topics to read, or browse from topic to topic. You may even print topics for later reference. Registration Information... Opens a dialog box containing WorldTime single-user registration information. About WorldTime... Opens a dialog box containing WorldTime copyright information. The current mode in which WorldTime is being run is also displayed. WORLDTIME CONFIGURATION ----------------------- For WorldTime to function correctly, the program must first be configured to your local time zone. This is done via the menu bar "Options/Configuration..." selection. This menu bar selection opens the Configuration dialog box, which contains controls for selecting your local time zone and toggling local daylight savings time mode on or off. These settings must be correct if WorldTime is to provide accurate international time updates. The drop down list box control accesses a list of all standard time zones around the world. Use the keyboard cursor control (arrow) keys or the list box scrolling control to browse the list. When you find your local time zone, select it by clicking it with the mouse pointer. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME NOTE: If a daylight savings time policy is in effect in your area, the "Local Daylight Savings Time" checkbox control should be highlighted (checked); if not, make sure that the control is cleared. LOCAL HALF-HOUR TIME ZONE NOTE: If you live in a "half-hour" time zone area (e.g., Australia's Northern Territory or South Australia areas, India, Newfoundland, etc.), the "Local Half-Hour Time Zone (+ :30)" checkbox control should be highlighted. As long as your Local Time Zone list box selection is correct, activating this control will make the necessary adjustments to all international times displayed. When your setting changes are complete, close the dialog box by clicking the "OK" button with the mouse pointer. WorldTime's active defaults are immediately updated. This configuration process need only be made once (assuming your computer is not moved to a different time zone). WINDOW/ICON DISPLAY OPTIONS --------------------------- The "Keep Window/Icon Topmost" checkbox control enables and disables a feature that keeps the WorldTime program window and icon "topmost" above any other active applications on the Windows desktop. The "Iconic Time Display (Caption Text)" checkbox control enables and disables a feature that displays the current local time even when the WorldTime program window has been reduced to an icon. NOTE: The "Iconic Time Display" feature requires that WorldTime periodically update the icon caption text, an action which will defeat most Windows-based screen savers. If you require the use of a Windows-based screen saver utility, we recommend against enabling the "Iconic Time Display" option. TIME DISPLAY OPTIONS -------------------- The "12-Hour Clock" and "24-Hour Clock" radiobutton controls allow easy toggling between these two methods of time display. This setting applies not only to the program window itself, but to the iconic time display and the time display in the "Set System Time" dialog box. BUTTONBAR DISPLAY OPTIONS ------------------------- One of the distinctive features of the WorldTime program window is the buttonbar, a row of six pushbutton controls used for setting each of the six international location/time fields (see INTERNATIONAL LOCATION SELECTIONS). Once you have WorldTime configured the way you like it, the buttonbar controls can be optionally removed from the program window via the menu bar "Hide/Show ButtonBar" command. The buttonbar can be restored via the same command. Whenever the buttonbar is removed or restored, the program window is resized to accommodate the change. As a result, this option can be of some use in freeing up some space on the Windows desktop (and to prevent accidentally opening one of the International Location dialog boxes). INTERNATIONAL LOCATION SELECTIONS --------------------------------- WorldTime was designed to provide a quick and easy means of obtaining the correct time for dozens of locations around the world. ButtonBar Access... ------------------- Each of the six location/time fields may be set via the buttonbar controls located at the top of the WorldTime screen. The first control accesses a dialog box for selecting the location and time displayed in the first fields, the second control selects the location and time in the second field, and so on. Mouse "Point-and-Shoot" Access... --------------------------------- If you use a mouse or other pointing device, the international location selection dialog boxes can also be activated by placing the mouse pointer/cursor over a selected location display (anywhere within the text display rectangle) and double-clicking the left mouse button. The International Location Selection dialog boxes provide a drop-down listbox control from which you may access any of the over 170 standard metropolitan and geographic locations in the WorldTime location database. Simply scroll through the location listings and select the one you wish displayed. When you close the dialog box, the new selection will appear in the appropriate location field and the current time at that location will be displayed in the field to the right. NOTE: A "blank" item is provided at the beginning of each locations listbox, which may be selected to clear the display. You may also select the color of the location, day, and time text to be displayed on-screen. CUSTOM LOCATION NAMES --------------------- Although WorldTime's database of over 170 international locations is more than enough for most purposes, the six location displays can be "custom" configured to display virtually any name or label you desire. You can substitute a city or town name, the name of a geographic site or landmark, even a business or personal name! This is made possible with a Custom Location feature, which allows the user to select any of WorldTime's standard locations, then attach an "alias" name to that selection. The custom name is then displayed in the appropriate window field in place of the standard location. This feature is available for each of the six display fields. Here's how it works... Let's say you wish to display the name and correct time of a French city not included in the WorldTime database. This is accomplished in three steps: 1. Open one of the "Set Location" dialog boxes and select any city in metropolitan France (Paris, Lyon, Marseilles, etc.). As long as the standard WorldTime selection is in the same time zone (and subject to the same DST policies) as your desired location, the time displays will remain accurate. 2. Enter the alternative display name in the edit control window. This can be a city name, a business name, even the name of a friend or relative. Up to 24 alphanumeric characters (including spaces and punctuation) are allowed. 3. Enable the alternative location display by highlighting the "Enable Custom Name" checkbox control. 4. When the "Enable Custom Name" control is highlighted, an optional "Half-Hour Time Zone" checkbox control is enabled. You should highlight the "Half-Hour Time Zone" control ONLY if the desired custom location is within an international "half-hour" time zone. Selecting this option will add 30 minutes to the displayed time. NOTE: The International Location Settings "Half-Hour Time Zone" option is available ONLY for custom locations. This option is automatically disabled if the custom location name selection is toggled off. When all settings for the desired custom location have been made, close the dialog box by "clicking" the "OK" button (or pressing the keyboard "ENTER" key). Your custom location name will appear in WorldTime's interface screen in place of the standard location. Using the check box control, you can easily toggle back and forth between the standard WorldTime location name shown in the list box control and your customized display name in the edit control. TROUBLESHOOTING AND RUN-TIME HELP --------------------------------- Comprehensive run-time help is available at any time through the WorldTime menu bar "Help/Contents" command. This launches the Windows Help system and loads the WorldTime Help file, WTIME21.HLP. This file contains detailed instructions on configuring and running WorldTime. You can directly access any Help topic through the Contents, or browse from topic to topic. Help topics may even be printed through the Windows Help menu bar "File/Print Topic" command -- a convenient way of turning this "manual on a disk" into a hard copy reference. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME --------------------- Assuming your PC system DATE and TIME settings are correct, WorldTime for Windows will automatically detect any international daylight savings time policies in effect during its use, and compensate for them in its time display calculations. WorldTime 2.1 currently recognizes 10 different daylight savings periods that come into effect all around the world, and will make automatic adjustments to any default locations selected in the International Location Selection dialog boxes. If, for any reason, you wish to override this feature, 24 "Standard Time Zone" selections are available in the International Location Selection drop-down listbox control. These "plain vanilla" listings reflect simple one-hour increments above or below Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and are not affected by international daylight savings time policies or influenced by internal WorldTime calculations of such policies. Using the Custom Location Name option, you can associate any of the "Standard Time Zone" locations with a location name of your choice. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IRREGULARITIES ------------------------------------ Daylight Savings Time is officially observed in the United States from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. Even so, there are certain areas within the U.S. and its territories that DO NOT observe Daylight Savings Time. These include the states of Arizona, Hawaii, parts of Indiana, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Many countries in the world observe some form of Daylight Savings Time. Unfortunately, the dates of observance differ widely from nation to nation and from hemisphere to hemisphere. Although WorldTime is designed to recognize and compensate for Daylight Savings Time periods observed in each of the locations listed, this requires that both the TIME and DATE settings of your computer's system clock be correct. NOTE: In many parts of the world, the "official" policies regarding Daylight Savings Time are extremely flexible, and subject to periodic change. Future releases of WorldTime will attempt to keep pace with any such changes as they come into effect. Registered users of WorldTime will receive update information whenever a new release is under development or placed into distribution. Product upgrades of this kind are usually heavily discounted to registered users. PRODUCT SUPPORT --------------- If you have a problem with this program, and can't find the answer in the Help System or text file documentation, you can contact Pegasus Development's Tech Support Hotline (furnished courtesy of Advanced Support Group, Inc.) by telephone Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. C.S.T. Our telephone number is: (314) 965-5630 Please be prepared to furnish us information regarding your PC hardware, operating system, and version of Microsoft Windows you are currently running. And, if you manage to stump us, we can usually get back to you within a day with a solution. LIMITED WARRANTY AND REMEDIES ----------------------------- Before release, our applications software is tested on a wide variety of hardware configurations, under the most rigorous test conditions possible. We therefore warrant that the software will perform in substantial compliance with the specifications set forth in this text, provided that the software is used on the computer hardware and operating system(s) for which it was designed. Pegasus Development makes no other warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this software (or media, if this is a registered version), including its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Pegasus Development be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising from the use of or the inability to use this software, even if Pegasus Development has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Pegasus Development is not responsible for any costs including, but not limited to, those incurred as a result of lost profits or revenues, loss of time or use of the software, loss of data, the cost of recovering software or data, the cost of substitute software, claims by third parties, or similar costs. In no event will Pegasus Development's liability exceed the amount of the paid registration fee. PRODUCT REGISTRATION -------------------- WorldTime for Windows is shareware, not freeware. Product registration is necessary if companies like ours are to continue providing quality software for the shareware marketplace. Registration entitles a single end-user to install and run WorldTime on a single personal computer or work station. If you are interested in obtaining a registration for more than one user, please read the "Site License Registrations" section below. Registered users receive the registered version of this product (available in 3.5" or 5.25" disk formats). Registration also entitles the user to advance release information on upcoming Pegasus Development products (including updates and upgrades to this program) -- as well as other new titles in our expanding product line. The single-user registration fee for this product is $16.00 (U.S.). Registrations are accepted both by telephone (with a major credit card) or by mail. NOTE: Registrations from outside the continental U.S. should include an additional $2.00 for shipping and handling. Registrations are handled by Advanced Support Group, Inc. As a result, all credit card registrations will appear on your statement as "ASG, Software - Services." For your convenience, a registration form is provided here and within the WorldTime help file (accessible via the Windows Help system as outlined previously). The help file registration form, or any help topic, is easily printable through the Windows Help menu bar "File/Print Topic" command. SITE LICENSE REGISTRATIONS -------------------------- Site license registrations are available for businesses or groups wishing to obtain multiple (20 or more) registrations of WorldTime. Site licenses allow many users to obtain product registration at a substantial discount from the standard registration fee. Additional site license information is available in the WTIME21.HLP file. Please contact Pegasus Development for site license information. _____________________ We at Pegasus Development appreciate your support, and hope you enjoy using WorldTime 2.1. 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