.DVP File Installation
First, determine what program each .DVP file you've received
is intended to support. This can be easily done by "reading" the
.DVP file using Vern Buerg's LIST (if you don't have a copy of
LIST, you should). You can also determine what application a given
.DVP file is intended to support by "typing" the file (TYPE
FILENAME.EXT). The title of the program will be presented on the
When you've determined what application a given .DVP file is
intended to support, copy it to the directory that contains the
executable file of the appropriate application. You *can* simply
copy it to your DV directory, but it can get somewhat "lost" amidst
all the other .DVP files you already have. Moreover, by locating
it other than in the DV directory, you'll avoid overwriting an
existing .DVP file if you already happen to have an application set
up that uses the same two letter program identification code...
Then call up the DV menu, specify
rogram. You will be presented with a menu of all the rogram. Specify the two letter code rogram and review the parameters in detail. Check in particular
programs for which you have DVP files located in your DV directory.
path. Respond with the path to the directory (containing the
executable file of the application) in which you copied the .DVP
file you're installing. At this time the title of program that
the .DVP file supports will be presented. You'll want to move the
cursor to the program title and press the space bar. You can now
press ENTER and the file is added to your DV menu and the .DVP file
is copied to the DV directory.
You *may* have a conflict of the two letter program selection
code (which is also the first two letters of the .DVP filename) in
which case you'll be provided an opportunity to specify a different
two letter code.
Under normal circumstances, the only thing that remains to be
done is to modify the .DVP to indicate the path on *your* system.
This is easily done by calling up the DV menu once again, selecting
for the program you've just installed, and you'll be presented with
the .DVP file ready for editing. Generally, the only modification
necessary will be to specify the path on *your* system...
If you encounter difficulties, you'll want to run
to be certain you have enough available memory to accommodate the
memory size as specified in the .DVP file (if not, you may want to
try reducing the amount of memory to something that *will* fit on
your system). You'll probably want to double check any special
display settings and, in the case of a communications program (or
other application that utilizes a serial port) whether the port
number was specified in the setup and if it corresponds to the
serial port configuration on your system.
When you're all done, you can return to the application
directory and delete the copy of the .DVP file that's located
there. DV will use the copy it placed in the actual DV directory.
rogram. Specify the two letter code rogram and review the parameters in detail. Check in particular
rogram and review the parameters in detail. Check in particular