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Archive   : OMAKE173.ZIP
Filename : CONVERT.HLP

 
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begin_convert

This program is for converting Opus 1.1X files up to Opus 1.70 files. If
you are a new Opus Sysop, use STARTUP.EXE which will create a new Opus
for you.

This program will read in your Opus 1.1X PRM file, SYSTEM*.DAT files,
USER.DAT and ECHO.CTL and turn out a set of Opus 1.70 files
that match. The only files that will be over-written at the end will be
Echo.Ctl and your PRM file. It is STRONGLY recommended that you archive
your entire Opus system before running this program, or at least the PRM
file.

It is assumed that you have the programs PKZIP.EXE and PKUNZIP.EXE in
your path to handle the automatic updating of your files.

You can use ^C to stop this program at any time.

begin_convert
new_nodelist

Opus 1.70 defaults to version 7 nodelist. The name of the files you need are
NODEX.DAT and NODEX.IDX. This system will save you close to a megabyte of
disk space. HOWEVER: If you want to stay with your current version 6
nodelist, remove the "%" in front of the line in you CTL file that says
"VERSION6".

Press any key..........

new_nodelist
set_tz_1

Opus needs to know what timezone you live in. This is set in your
"environment", part of your autoexec.bat file that runs every time
your computer is booted up. Its put into your AUTOEXEC.BAT file with a
line like:

SET TZ=PST08

That setting is for Pacific Standard Time. If it is Daylight Savings Time
the line would be:

SET TZ=PST08PDT

The '08' in the TZ line refers to the fact that Chico, California is 8
hours behind Universal Coordinated Time.

Press any key to continue.........
set_tz_1
set_tz_2

You'll need to change your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to include the proper TZ
setting for your timezone.

Here are some I know about:

USA Pacific Time SET TZ=PST08 SET TZ=PST08PDT
USA Mountain Time SET TZ=MST07 SET TZ=MST07MDT
USA Central Time SET TZ=CST06 SET TZ=CST06CDT
USA Eastern Time SET TZ=EST05 SET TZ=EST05EDT

Bratislava,
Czechoslovakia SET TZ=CET-1 SET TZ=CET-1EET
Sydney, Australia SET TZ=EST-10 SET TZ=EST-11
Perth,
Western Australia SET TZ=WST-8

Press any key to continue.........
set_tz_2
need_fossil

Opus uses a "FOSSIL" to handle the serial communications port, (in real
English, to talk to the modem).

Three FOSSIL drivers that will work with Opus and true IBM-compatible
compters are: X00.SYS, OPUSCOMM, and BNU. There are specialized drivers
for computers from DEC, Heathkit, and Tandy, which should also be available
wherever you got Opus. You MUST install one before you can run Opus.

Press any key.........
need_fossil
old_fossil

You have a "old" FOSSIL. You need a version 5 FOSSIL for Opus 1.70. You
should be able to get one from the BBS where you found Opus.

old_fossil