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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 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. T h e P C - S I G W o r l d o f W i n d o w s C D - R O M ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The brand new PC-SIG World Of Windows is a must-have for Windows users. In order to produce the best possible Windows collection PC-SIG has made an alliance with the acclaimed Windows OnLine BBS. So not only do you have access to the collecting and weeding out efforts for which PC-SIG is famous, but also the huge volume of fonts and sound files and the in-depth software reviews of the world's best Windows BBS. This CD contains every one of the best Windows shareware programs available, 350+ in all, over 900 TrueType fonts which can be used without royalties, 429 ATM fonts, over 2,000 sound files in .WAV, .VOC, .SND, .SOU, .MID format and 2,794 icons! A major computer catalog is offering a collection of 250 fonts for $49.95. They have great prices on hardware and software, but this time they can't touch us. As if the files aren't enough, we thought you would want to preview and use these sounds, fonts, icons and programs directly from the CD, without taking the time and space to unarchive them. So we have included a font previewer and installed, a sound player and an icon manager. Over 200 of the programs can be run simply by clicking on them in the File Manager. Nobody else offers you anything close to this type of access. We're not done yet. In add to all the Windows riches described above, this CD also contains the text and programs from the July-August issue of Shareware Magazine. This is the second in a six-volume PC-SIG Encyclopedia of Shareware CD-ROM series (Games was the first). Each volume includes the programs from a section of the PC-SIG Library plus all the text and every program from the current issue of Shareware Magazine. Software reviews for this issue cover over 100 programs including games, communications, printing, text editors and more. 124 of the programs mentioned in the magazine are included, plus 225 programs updated since the May-June issue. TO ORDER in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask for Customer Service. For Technical information: Call 408-730-9291 and ask for Technical Support Outside the U.S.A.: Call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer near you.
FLIX Productions Animated Software Order Form (1/15/93) Circle Price of desired items "The Animated Alphabet"......................... PRICE: $8.00 "Animated Shapes"............................... PRICE: $8.00 "The Animated Mother Goose"..................... PRICE: $3.00 "Animated Math"................................. PRICE: $10.00 "The Animated Memory Game"...................... PRICE: $6.00 "Animated Words"................................ PRICE: $12.00 "Animated Multiplication and Division".......... PRICE: $10.00 "Animated Clock"................................ PRICE: $8.00 Total Enclosed.................................. $ ___________ CIRCLE THE TYPE MEDIA YOU WANT YOUR PROGRAMS TO BE SENT ON: 360K 5.25" Disks or 720K 3.5" Disks All prices include postage and handling in the U.S. For orders outside the U.S., Please include an additional $1.00 total. Where would you like your programs sent: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Please make checks payable to: Tom Guthery IV, 601 Ranch Road, DelValle TX 78617
Known problems (and in some cases, fixes): Not finding EGA in the detection routine: Some older EGA video cards only have 64K of memory, more is needed for the high-resolution animation in the FLIX software __________________________________________________________________ The software must be installed to your hard drive. When installing the software, be sure to make a directory to put the software into: MD FLIX (Make a directory called FLIX, for example) CD FLIX (Change to the FLIX directory) COPY A:*.* (Copy the floppies to your hard drive) When running the software, be sure to change to the directory it has been installed into first (CD FLIX). You don't have to do the above, but it prevents having a big mess. __________________________________________________________________ TSR's (Terminate and stay resident programs), that can "pop-up" while other things are running can lead to unexpected results... __________________________________________________________________ GRASPRT.EXE is a DOS program (it is the run-time module for the software). It is best to run the software under DOS, not WINDOWS. Depending on your WINDOWS version and configuration, you may experience problems. For instance, the sound for "Animated Words" will be distorted when using the SoundBlaster with Windows 3.1 using multimedia extensions. The reason for this is primarily that the high-resolution animation (and digital sound for "Animated Words") requires ALL of the resources of your PC. __________________________________________________________________ Some of the software is invoked from a batch (.BAT) file. This may cause a problem with some menu programs (control not returning to the menu after the FLIX program is run). There are two possible fixes for this. The easiest is to use the command CALL (which allows control to return to the calling batch file - your menu) to prefix the instruction you use in your menu program. For example: use CALL SHAPES when running "Animated Shapes" from your menu, not just SHAPES. Another solution would be to bypass the .BAT file used to run the FLIX software by using the contents of the .BAT file instead. To see what is in the .BAT file use TYPE SHAPES.BAT (for example). In this case it would tell you that SHAPES.BAT says GRASPRT SHAPES. So instead of telling your menu program to use SHAPES, tell it to use GRASPRT SHAPES to run "Animated Shapes". Some of the programs are run from an .EXE file (AWORDS.EXE), so it should behave just like any other program with a menu. __________________________________________________________________ "The Animated Memory Game" is invoked with the AMEM.BAT file, not AMEN.BAT (AMEM vs. AMEN) __________________________________________________________________ Digital sound for "Animated Words": Can't hear the PC speaker very well, or it doesn't sound very good: Some PC's have very small speakers located deep inside the cabinet - they won't sound very good. The ability to play digitized speech through the PC's speaker was not engineered into the design of PC's, the ability to do it using RealSound, is going to vary significantly depending on your hardware. I licensed RealSound to get the best commercial-quality program to perform this trick. What is the Covox Speech Thing? It is a sound device that runs from the printer port (parallel port) of your PC. The Disney Sound Source operates in a similar manner. I am licensed to use the Disney Sound Source, but that support is not available at this time, the GRASP/RealSound sound drivers used do not support it and I would need to write my own drivers. If the demand for that is great, an upgrade may be implemented. VPLAY included with the SoundBlaster software conflicts with the detection and sound routines used in "Animated Words". Running TEST-SBC seems to clear it, but it is recommended that your don't run VPLAY before running AWORDS. Other sound software may conflict as well, it is best that you run AWORDS before running any other SoundBlaster software. When the program is first run you will be taken through a set-up process to determine the type of input device you want to use as well as how the sound will be handled. Please be accurate when telling the set-up routine what type of equipment (sound cards etc.) you have installed. If you have an AdLib or Sound Blaster compatible card (but is not a AdLib or Sound Blaster), one or the other choice may work. If you experience difficulties, exit to DOS, type RESET, and try again. If you need to change your set-up (if you install a new sound card, for instance), type RESET to tell the program about it. __________________________________________________________________ I do extensive Beta-testing, but the DOS world is somewhat unpredictable, by the time you take a motherboard from manufacturer A, and combine it with a video card from B, monitor from C, memory from D, software from E, all the combinations become impossible to test for.... __________________________________________________________________ Tom Guthery IV, 601 Ranch Road, DelValle TX 78617 (5/29/92)
John's Animated Computer Game FLIX Productions Registration:NONE To Run: Type JOHN "John's Animated Computer Game" is an easy to use game for very young children to develop an acquaintance with the computer. 20 different animated sequences appear on the screen to enter- tain young ones at the touch of a key. This program was written so that my 2 year old could have a game that he could play by himself. "John's Animated Computer Game" was written by an artist with over 15 years' experience in the field of classical animation. Please look at the file README.COM for information about other FLIX Productions software. Please use the file ORDER.DOC when registering other software. There is no registration fee requested for "John's Animated Computer Game". Hardware Requirements: IBM PC or PC compatible computer, 640K RAM, EGA or VGA. Tom Guthery IV, Rt.1, Box 601, DelValle TX 78617
* Once the game has loaded simply press the number key that matches the number of dinos on the screen. * If you are correct the cave man will be happy otherwise he will be zapped. * At any time press the ESC key to exit
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