October 1989 MAGazine Volume 5 Number 10

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - OCTOBER 1989

Saturday, October 14, 1989 - 1:00 PM - the General Meeting will be held in a room to be selected prior to the meeting. Broadus will be the traffic cop for the meeting in the Parrish Building on the campus of State Technical Institute of Memphis. We will discuss topics of general interest to the group.

FROM THE PRESIDENT'S KEYBOARD

By Broadus Weatherall

Well, folks, it won't be long now before we're all grouping together for the month's meeting. By the way, in case it's not mentioned elsewhere, we might be meeting in the room at the far end of the hall where we usually meet. It seems that they have a class scheduled in the room in which we were meeting, but the other room (Darn, What Was That Number?) has a TV Monitor, and seems to have plenty of space.

Unfortunately, I've not been able to play with my machine lately, except for the last 20 hours marathon I've had, trying to get a messy-dose program that I found working on the Amiga. Thanks to a friend who decided that running messy-dose called for a messy machine, I've somewhat "inherited" - well it didn't cost MUCH, anyhoo - that overlooked program TRANSFORMER. You know what, it actually WORKS!! In fact, it even runs a great utility that I highly recommend - called QuickDos II - very similar to the TREE program that was demonstrated at the meeting a couple of months ago. The programs to run noticeably s-l-o-w-e-r, but they do run run... Imagine the programming that went into that!! I finally did get the program with which I started working, so now I can go to sleep before 3 this morning.

Oh yeah, Joe Norman has expressed a desire to have some reviews of some word processors and databases made available for the users amongst us - define 'users' as somone who actually USES the machine for somewhat worthwhile pursuits, as opposed to folks like me who are 'experimenters' (the term used to be HACKERS, but all these yahoos who perform the equivalent of computer "joy-riding" have given real Hackers a bad name). If you have a word processor or two that you have tried, come prepared to show and/or tell us why you like the one you are using...

In a computer publication that I saw a year or so ago, they were talking about 'text editors' - a sort of baby word processor - and the so-called Baby duck syndrome. What it seems to amount to is that the one (duck or processor) that you first see, or use, is the one you tend to stay with. I have found this to be the case for me. If the word processor will do what I want it to, then I really have no desire to spend the time learning a new program, just because it does more, I may not WANT it to do more, so the new features would be unused anyway.

Is that just a rationalization for my laziness, or do others feel the same way? If this is the case, then the best procedure to follow in trying (and buying) programs would be to decide what you will probably need done - needs change over time - and try out a couple that advertise those features. The one that feels most natural is the 'best' for you. Then learn that one - and don't worry whether or not it will put out the cat - unless you need the cat put out...

I just read the above for the third time - and I THINK it makes sense - if not the editors have my permission to try to whip it into some kind of sensible form. I think I'm going to have to go to bed now, messy-dose is limping along on my Amiga, its drizzling outside, and I see midnight approaching. I'll bring the messy-dose program(s) that I have found that will work, and show folks, if things get dull. [Don't hurt each other bringing new stuff up to show to keep things from getting dull!]

SY AT MOSOT ---- (see you at the meeting or some other time) --- do I win the anagram contest???

MAGazine

MAGazine
Memphis Amiga Group
Box 17426
Memphis, TN 38187

MAGazine is published monthly by the Memphis Amiga Group (MAG), a nonprofit organization offering assistance to fellow Amiga owners and those interested in the Amiga. Membership in the Memphis Amiga Group is available for an annual fee of $20 per family. Memphis Amiga Group officers for 1989 are:

PRESIDENT
Broadus Weatherall
(901) 767-9239

VICE PRESIDENT
Todd Rooks
(901) 373-0198

SECRETARY/TREASURER
Charles Williams
(501) 655-8777

LIBRARIAN
Bill Bowers
(901) 756-8196

MAGazine EDITORS
Sean & John Kiss
(901) 365-1244

CARD CONFUSION

By Sean Kiss

There apparently was a fairly large mix-up with membership cards last month. If you received a card that did not have your name on it, please bring it to the next meeting or mail it to the club's P.O. Box. In addition if you did not receive the proper card please let one of us know at the next meeting or through the mail.

MORE THAN JUST RUMOR

By The Unpaid Amigan

Aegis is dead! Sad, but true. It's been reported that they were selling everything from disks to office furniture in a kind of corporate garage sale.

Aegis had sent out several direct market flyers (the last one I received was for ANIMagic). If you still have one of these flyers, I advise that you just throw it away. It would probably be unwise, at least by now, to buy any product directly from Aegis.

Hopefully, the original programmers of some of their better releases will pick up support for those products.

In other news, Epyx recently (September 15) issued a press release to the effect that they will be concentrating on games for game machines rather than computers.

The long awaited upgrade for WordPerfect owners is scheduled to begin shipping October 2. This upgrade will fix bugs and introduce several improvements, but it's still WordPerfect 4.1.

Notices have been sent out that Gold Disk's Professional Page version 1.3 is shipping. The upgrade fee from a lower version is $40. PageStream owners have been offered a price of $150 to upgrade. Speaking of PageStream, it seems that the version 1.7 upgrade announced in the October issue of Amiga World magazine has been put off in favor of a version 1.8 release.

Hewlett Packard (hp) has just released a cheaper, but slower, laserjet printer. It is called the Laserjet IIp; I guess the 'p' is for 'personal'. The list price is $1495, and I've seen ads in the Commercial Appeal showing an introductory price of $995. That's getting to be almost in the club's price range.

DATE - DAY CONVERSION SUBROUTINE

Submitted by: Dianne Lendennie

This program is an "Amigaized" version of a program which I wrote for IBM compatible computers. This subroutine is part of several programs which are currently in use on harddisk machines. It is useful in allowing the automatic printing of reports and/or messages on specific days. The program is called from the autoexec.bat file, runs the applicable programs, and then returns to the system when its routines are completed.

START:
  FOR T=1 TO 7
    READ J$(T)
    NEXT T
DAY:
  REM
  REM  CALCULATE THE DAY OF THE WEEK CORRESPONDING TO A 
  REM  GIVEN DATE AFTER 1753
  REM
  CLS
  INPUT "ENTER THE MONTH, DAY, YEAR (MM,DD,YYYY)";M,D,Y
    IF Y<1754 GOTO YOUCANTDOTHAT
      LET Z1=INT(((Y-(INT(.6+(1/M))))/100)/4)
      LET Z2=INT((Y-(INT(.6+(1/M))))/100)
      LET Z3=INT((5*(Y-(INT(.6+(1/M)))))/4)
      LET Z4=INT(13*((M+12*(INT(.6+(1/M))))+1)/5)
      LET Z=Z4+Z3-Z2+Z1+D-1
      LET Z=Z-(7*INT(Z/7))+1
  PRINT " "
  PRINT "THE DAY IS ";J$(Z);" ON ";M;"-";D;"-";Y
  PRINT :PRINT
  INPUT "Press (RETURN) to continue. ";k$
GOTO DAY
  DATA
SUNDAY,MONDAY,TUESDAY,WEDNESDAY,THURSDAY,FRIDAY,SATURDAY
YOUCANTDOTHAT:
  CLS
  PRINT "THE DAY MUST NOT BE PRIOR TO 1753!" : PRINT ""
    GOTO DAY

C.A.S.E SHOW REVIEW

By Sean & John Kiss

If proper etiquette dictates that one does not say anything if something good can not be said about someone (or something), then this would be a very short review. However, I am not schooled in the art of diplomacy, therefore, here goes.

I must first give the C.A.S.E. show organizers the benefit of the doubt concerning some of the disappointments we encountered at the show. I honestly feel that they did all they could humanly do to host a worthwhile show.

Unfortunately, Commodore was true to form and did not respond to their constituents in the manner befitting a company which is supposedly trying to mend a poor public relations image.

I would actually be justified in seeking a refund from Commodore for at least two "no shows" on Saturday - we did not stick around to be "stood-up" on Sunday.

In the spirit of editorial fairness, we welcome anyone to write a more positive review of the show, if that is possible.

FINANCIAL REPORT

By Charles Williams

Balance from last report in September issue of MAGazine $792.00
   
INCOME
New Memberships $ 20.00
Renewal Memberships 60.00
MAG & FF disk sales 2.00
Blank Disk sales 50.00
Disk/Month Subscr. 10.00
Digi-View Rental 4.00
   
TOTAL INCOME $146.00
   
EXPENSES
Newsltr Expenses $ 36.08
People Link 15.00
   
TOTAL EXPENSES $ 51.08
   
FINAL BALANCE $887.24

GAMES FOR SALE

By Charles Williams

I was going through my software collection and found a few games that I still don't play anymore. I'm going to let them go for only $5 each. Grand Slam Tennis and Arctic Fox (1.1 versions for you A1000 owners - and I'm including 1.1 kickstart), Return to Atlantis, Deep Space, and GoldRunner. All are original disks with original documentation. If you're interested see me (Charles Wiliams) at the October meeting.

COMMODORE RESELLERS TO HELP BOOST U.S. SALES

FROM PC WEEK

Submitted by Ed Bilson

Commodore International Ltd. is looking toward national franchised resellers to help boost U.S. sales of its Amiga and DOS-based PC lines.

With $750 million of the Bahamas-based firm's nearly $1 billion in sales coming from overseas, its U.S. subsidiary, Commodore Business Machines Inc., is looking for more sales to U.S. corporations.

Harry Cooperman, president of the U.S. subsidiary in West Chester, Pa., said his company is close to signing a deal with a national reseller and a regional chain but would not name them. He does not intend to stop at two additional resellers, saying 2,000 are needed for Commodore to be adequately represented nationwide.

The Computer Factory, of Elmsford, N.Y., recently picked up the Commodore line to replace the Leading Edge Products Inc. computers that it used to carry and is not Commodore's largest chain store reseller.

The push to gain more shelf space is just part of a larger plan that Cooperman has laid out.

This fall the company will launch a TV and print media advertising campaign for the Amiga line that will cost as much as $15 million. That will be followed by a campaign next year to boost the company's image among computer users.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER!!!

The MAG club wishes to welcome this new member:

SAMMIE LYONS

WANTED: FULL-TIME EXPERIENCED AMIGA PROGRAMMERS

MICRO-SYSTEMS SOFTWARE

Micro-Systems Software Inc., is the leader in productivity software for the Amiga. Our product line includes excellence! The Works! Platinum Edition, Platinum Scribble! and Platinum OnLine, just to name a few.

We are committed to providing the best in Amiga software and we need talented people to help achieve our goal.

This job isn't for everyone. Since our users demand the best, so must we.

If you're interested, please send us samples of your best source code and a resume to:

Micro-Systems Software Inc.
Human Resources
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Suite 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
407/790-0770

Memphis Amiga Group Membership list as of October 1, 1989

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NEW FISH DISKS 229-244 RELEASED

CONTENTS OF DISK 229

AlarmingClock
An alarm clock with an alarming ring.
DrawMap
For drawing maps of the Earth (mercator, flat, etc.).
Emporos
Game where you try to take a country.
esouM
Hack which makes the pointer go the wrong way.
LeftyMouse
Swaps the functions of the mouse button for lefties.
Shuffle
Screen shuffler that redefines Left-Amiga-M.
Sim
A simulator for register-transfer nets.

CONTENTS OF DISK 230

AskTask
Helps examine various bits of the tasks in the system.
Fedup
A byte-oriented file-editor. View/Edit any file.
FileIt
A simple database program.
NComm
Communications program based on Comm1.34. Enhancements.
Privhndlr
Privilege violation handler for 68010. Survives reboot.
Quattro
Tetris-like game. 43 color background. Sound effects.

CONTENTS OF DISK 231

Diff
Another diff program. More friendly than most Unix.
File
Recognizes/Reports types of files. Object, Icon, IFF, etc.
NoClick2
Silences the clicking of empty drives on the 2000/500.
Plot
Plots 2D and 3D functions/equations.
Sed
GNU Sed (stream editor) ported to Amiga.

CONTENTS OF DISK 232

BallyIII
Amiga port of former arcade game 'click'. Update.
Dbug
Macro based C debugging package. Update.
ReSourceDemo
Demo version of ReSource. Interactive disassembler.

CONTENTS OF DISK 233

Brik
Calculates text and binary CRC's to check files.
CacheCard
SetCPU for use with A2620 or 68030 systems.
CrcLists
Complete CRC check for Fish disks 001-231.

CONTENTS OF DISK 234

KwikBackUp
HardDisk backup program writes by track to floppies.
MuchMore
Text reader like 'less'. 'more' and others.
Network
Another screen hack. Wont' give away the surprise.
PrintIt
Printd IFF pictures to Epson compatible 9-pin printers.
WBPic
Replaces Workbench's background with an IFF picture.
XHair
Replaces mouse pointer with screen wide crosshair.

CONTENTS OF DISK 235

CalcKey
Four function, memory resident, pop-up calculator.
Ct
Displays images from CT scanner. Sample images included.
MirrorWars
New game with sound, title music, and 2 player mode.

CONTENTS OF DISK 236

AmigaBench
Optimized assembly vrs of Dhrystone benchmark (000/020).
DiskHandkler
Sample file system that reads/writes 1.2 format disks.
Heart3D
Finds left ventricle outlines of Imatron CT Scanner.
LS
Version 3.1 of the popular UNIX directory lister.
Proc
Example how to create DOS process w/out calling LoadSeg.
XprZmodem
Shared library provides Zmodem transfer to any terminal.

CONTENTS OF DISK 237

CLIPrint
An example of printing to the CLI from assembly code.
CType
Another text file reader, but this one is small, reasonably fast, and includes bi-directional scrolling, search, go to a given percentage, and printing capabilities. Version 1.0.
DPlot
A simple display program for experimental data, with the goals of supporting paging through lots of data and providing comfortable scaling and presentation. Version 1.0.
ILBMLib
A shared library (libm.library) to read/write IFF files, derived from the EA IFF code, along with various enhancements. Includes examples of using the library from C code, assembly code, or BASIC, along with source for example and interface code.
ParOut
Shows how to allocate and communicate directly with the parallel port hardware from an assembly language program.
Speed
A performance benchmark useful for comparing Amiga proccesing speeds. Performs 10000 iterations of some selected groups of 68000 instructions while using the DateStamp time function to record how many ticks it takes to complete. This timed duration is then compared against two known prestored times, one for a stock A2000 Amiga and one for an A2620 enhanced A2000. A relative comparison is calculated and displayed. Version 1.0.

CONTENTS OF DISK 238

CWDemo
Demo version of a pop-up utility to control the color register assignments of Intuition custom screens.
DMouse
A versatile screen & mouse accelerator, popcli, pop window to front, push window to back, etc, widget. Includes DLineArt, a screen blanker replacement program for use with DMouse. This is DMouse version 1.20, an update to version 1.10 on disk 168/169.
LabelPrint
A program that allows you to easily print labels for your disks. This is version 2.5, an update to version 1.9 from disk 210.
NGC
Yet another virus check program. Checks the boot-block on all inserted floppy disks and reports nonstandard ones. Checks the jump tables of all resident libraries and devices and reports suspicious entries.
Pyth
A program to draw the Tree of Pythagoras. Version 1.1, includes source.
Steinschlag
A tetris like game; an update version 1.5 from disk 221. Binary only.

CONTENTS OF DISK 239

This is disk 239 of the freely distributable AMIGA software library. It contains Forth programs from the JGoodies #1 disk, from Delta Research (the makers of JForth Professional 2.0). All of the material has been placed into a subdirectory (JGoodies). Below is a listing of subdirectories under JGoodies, and their contents.

Brunies
Various tools submitted together by the author.
StringPkg
is string package for both Forth style and NUL terminated strings.
Date&Time
are handy tools for getting and printing formatted date and time.
Utils
are utilities used by the other files.
CursorControl
is an example of moving the text cursor.
SpaceOrEscape
is a handy word for pausing or stopping program output. Includes source code.
Evolution
This program graphically simulates the evolution of a species of "bugs", the insect kind. Bugs, represented by moving blobs, eat bacteria represented by single pixels. They mutate, compete for food, reproduce and pass their mutations to their offspring. Fascinating example of graphics and software simulation. Standalone image and source code.
FFT
Highly optimized Fast Fourier Transform tools for digital signal proceesing. The FFT can be used to compute the frequency spectrum of a complex signal. It is useful in a variety of different applications. Floating point and integer version. Mixture of high level and assembly language code. Includes source (requires JForth).
Guru
Handy "guru" number interpreter (well, handy after reboot anyway!). Tells you what "81000009" means, for example. CLI usage only. Standalone image with readme file. Source code included.
H2J
Converts 'C' style '.h' include files to JForth style '.j' files. Useful when developing interfaces to new Amiga libraries like ARP, etc. Standalone image and source code.
HAMmmm2
Graphics hack that displays moving lines in a HAM screen for a hypnotic effect. Uses sound tools from HMSL if available, for a drone sound that corresponds to the graphics image. Standalone image and source code.
HeadClean
This program, combined with a fibre cleaning disk, can be used to clean the heads on your disk drives. Sources code examples of accessing the Trackdisk device, and using gadgets are included. Standalone image with source code. Shareware. Version 2.0.
JustBeeps
Simple example of using Audio and Timer device. Plays a series of beeps whose pitches are based on a just intoned tuning system. Standalone image with source code.
Mandelbrot
A fast Mandelbrot rendering program that uses some of the mathematical properties of the Mandelbrot set to greatly reduce the drawing time. Demonstrate graphics programming, assembly language, menus and IFF file I/O. Standalone image with source code.
NeuralNet
Example of Neural Net programming converted to JForth. Demonstrates a programming technique that many say is the wave of the future for software. This is a simple demo that shows neural propagation.
Textra
This easy-to-use text editor allows multiple windows, and provides simple mouse driven interface. Those familiar with the "Macintosh style" editors will be comfortable with Textra's Cut, Copy and Paste commands. Standalone image. Documentation included.

CONTENTS OF DISK 240

CrossDOS
A "tryware" version of a mountable MS-DOS file system for the Amiga. This is a software product that allows you to read and write MS- DOS/PC-DOS and Atari ST formatted disks (Version 2.0 or higher) directly from AmigaDOS. This tryware version is a "readonly" version, which does not allow any writes to the disk. A fully functional version is available for a very reasonable price from CONSULTRON. Version 3.02.
Dis
An AmigaDOS shareable library which implements a symbolic single-instruction disassembler for the MC68000 family and a program which uses the library to disassemble/dump AmigaDOS object files, making full use of symbolic and relocation information.
DM-Maps
IFF maps to the Dungeon Master game. All 14 levels are included.
MemLib
A link library of routines to aid in debugging memory problems. Works with Lattice C 5.0 and possibly with earlier versions.
RunBack
This is version 6, an update to the version on disk 152 (the version on disk 214 appears to be on a different evolutionary path). This version compiles under Lattice with many optimizations enabled, and can be made resident.
XprLib
External file transfer protocol library. Document and code example for implementing external file transfer protocols using Amiga shared libraries. This is an update to the version included with the vit program on disk 226.

CONTENTS OF DISK 241

ASDG-rrd
Extremely useful shareware recoverable ram disk. This AmigaDOS device driver implements a completely DOS compatible disk device in memory that survives resets, guru's, and crashes. An absolute must for those with lots of ram. This is an update to the version released on disk 58. It now works with up to 8Mb of memory. It was rewritten in assembly and is now faster and much smaller.
CBBS
The WORLI BBS system for use in amateur radio. Originally written for IBM-PC compatibles, this is version 6.1c with source code.
Fix68010
A program which patches executables that fail to run on machines equipped with an M68010, so that they no longer use the prohibited priviledged instructions.
Man
A program similar to the UNIX "man" program. Displays information about a topic from manual pages. Does not include any database of topics, you have to supply your own. Version 1.2.
NoClick
A program which silences the clicking of empty drives on the B2000 under AmigaDOS 1.3. It should also work on an A500. This is version 3.4, an update to the version on disk 231.
Tiles
A basic tile game like Shanghai or GunShy. A board is covered with a set of 144 tiles, 36 different sets of 4 identical tiles, each with a picture on it. The object is to remove all the tiles, 2 at a time, by matching identical tiles. Version 2.1, includes source in Modula II.

CONTENTS OF DISK 242

BootBlocks
Detailed documentation on what a bootblock is and how it works, along with some sample bootblocks and a program to install a custom bootblock. Includes source for the sample bootblocks and the install program.
Check4Mem
Allows you to check for a specified amount of memory, with certain attributes, from a batch file. If the requirements are not met, a WARN returncode is generated. Version 2.
CustReg
A glorified ASK command for your startup-sequence. It generates a requester with the specified title, text, positive and negative gadgets (either of which can be the default), and an optional timeout value. Version 2.
FileReg
This is Jonathan's second version of a file requester, and is much more powerful than the one included on disk 204. Shareware, includes source.
FullView
A text viewer that uses gadgets at the bottom of the screen (thus can display text 80 columns wide), opens up to the full height of the workbench screen, has fast scrolling, and can work with compressed files (file compression program included). Shareware.
Image-Ed
An icon editor that allows you to draw and edit images up to 150 by 90, in up to 16 colors. Allows freehand drawing, empty or filled rectangles, ellipses, and triangles, lines curves, and polygons, copy, flip about x or y axis, stretching and condensing, flood fill and complement, text with selection and loading of font style, undo, magnified and normal sized images, and two active drawing screens at once. This is version 2.2, an update to version 1.9 on disk 211.
JAR
A shareware game (Jump And Run) using 3-D graphics. Your task is to collect the blue pills lying on the floors and steps, not to fall down or off the steps, and to avoid several monsters wandering about. You can collect various sorts of weapons to use against the monsters. Version 1.0.
JPClock
A short clock program that is just packed with features. This is version 1.2, an update to version on disk 204.
PPrefs
Preferable Preferences is a program designed to replace the standard preferences, that is shorter, more efficient, and easier to use.
PaletteReq
An easy way to set the palette of any screen from your program.
PopInfo
A small utility which "pops open" to give you information about the status of your devices and memory. This is version 3.1, an update to version 3.0 on disk 223.
ZeroVirus
A fully integrated virus checker and killer, with bootblock save and restore features. Finds both bootblock and file based viruses.

CONTENTS OF DISK 243

FragIt
A dynamic memory thrasher for the Amiga. FragIt randomly allocates and deallocates psuedo-random size values of memory, ranging from 16 bytes to 50000 bytes by default. The result is an allocation nightmare, thousands of memory fragments are being created and destroyed continuously. This puts stress on the memory allocation routines of an application undergoing testing by simulating a very busy, highly fragmented memory environment. This is version 2.0, featuring many bug fixes, a full intuition interface, configuration settings via the icon, and more, includes source.
ImageLab
A program which performs image processing on IFF pictures. Includes standard image processing functions such as convolution, averaging, smoothing, enhancement, histograms, FFT's, etc. Also includes file conversion functions, a clipboard, and other useful functions. Version 2.2, binary only.
LPE
LaTeX Picture Editor is a graphical editor for producing "pictures" for the LaTeX system, which may be imported by LaTeX. You can draw boxes, dashed boxes, lines, vectors, circles, boxes with centered text, and plain text. This is version 1.0.
NoClick
A program which silences the clicking of empty drives on the B2000 under AmigaDOS 1.3. It should also work on an A500. This is version 3.5, a last minute update to version 3.4 on disk 241.
Password
A program which enhances your computers security by making it complicated enough that users without your password will get discouraged trying to boot and use your system. This should keep out most casual or nontechnical users. Version 1.21p.
Pcopy
An intuition based disk copier similar to the resident "DiskCopy". This is version 2.0, a highly upgraded rewrite of the version on disk 151. It features high speed diskcopy with write-verify and data recovery from damaged tracks. A lot of effort has gone into making this copier friendly in its usage, as well in its multitasking properties.
SimGen
This program will add a 2 or 4 color picture to your WorkBench screen. If the picture is digitized, it will look much like a genlock, hence the name SimGen (Simulated Genlock).
SuperLines
A new lines demo with a realtime control panel that you can use to change various aspects of the action. Has 10 builtin color palettes, support for things like color "smudge", color cycling, color "bounce", multiple resolutions, and can display either lines or boxes.
WarpUtil
Warp (version 1.11), UnWarp (version 1.0), and WarpSplit (version 1.1). Warp reads raw filesystems and archives them into a compressed version in a normal file. UnWarp turns them back into filesystems. WarpSplit splits them up into smaller pieces on a track by track basis.

CONTENTS OF DISK 244

BBChampion
This is Boot Block Champion III, a very nicely done program that allows you to load, save, and analyze any boot-block.
BootIntro
This program creates a small intro on the bootblock of any disk, which will appear after you insert the disk for booting. The headline can be up to 44 characters. The scrolling text portion can be up to 300 characters. This is version 1.2, an update to version 1.0 on disk 188.
FMC
An alternative to the NoFastMem program. Uses a cute little switch gadget to turn fast memory on or off.
SizeChecker
Size checker uses a list of possible sizes of a file to check for unexpected changes in the size of those files. For example, it can be used to spot a link virus or to point out changes in the configuration of your system. With the appropriate comments added to your size list, you can check to see what version of the files you are using (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, ARP, etc).
TextDisplay
A text display program, like "more" or "less", but about half the size and handles all screen formats (pal/ntsc, interface/non-interface, etc). This is version 1.52, an update to version 1.1 on disk 188.
XColor
A program designed to change the colors of any screen. You can also add and subtract bitplanes in the screen, or convert the screen to black and white (grayscale). Handles HAM and EHB screens. Version 1.2.

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