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³ Read this file for Updates and/or corrections to the PONYROM.DOC ³
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³Version 2.04³
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Misc Cosmetics, time left additions, corrections. Added back the %4
(Time Left) var in the Viewit.bat. Fixed the upper/lower case problem
in the CDROM.LST files where prior it had to be in all caps in order
to find the file area listings.

Redesigned Line24 & Line25, added Security Level, Uploads,
Downloads, Added Time Left display on the List Marked/Download Screen.

Removed Free Memory on line24 ... most people didn't know what it was
there for or what it was anyway. .

Tightend up comm routines and added comm routines after file viewing. Fixed
cosmetic that looked like the timing was off when user/sysop had a 4 place
timeleft on line24 (ie. 9999 instead of 999). CDWELCOM screens are now
OPTIONAL. If they are there, they will display, if not it will ignore and
continue on to the cdrom choices (or direct to the cdrom if only running
1 cdrom) without the Press [Enter] to Continue prompt.

Added support for non-standard com ports irq 1-15, Com Port 1-4. There is
no way I can test all posibilities, but we tested Com Port 3, Irq 5, which
is non-standard, and it worked fine. NON-STANDARD COM PORTS DOES BREAK OUR
OPTIONAL PONYTRAN ADDON PROGRAM ... BUT DOES CONTINUE TO WORK VERY FINE WITH
DSZ! I didn't really know if I should add this feature or not as I really
don't have any way to test it with other setups. If it works for you GREAT!
If not, I am not sure I can fix it to work with your setup as I have no way
of testing it, other than the way described above.

TO USE: Create a file named NSPORT.### (###=Node Number) in your PonyROM
directory. The file contains 2 lines. The first is port number, the second
is Irq number. So for non-standard port on node 2 using Com3 & Irq5, you
would have a file called NSPORT.002 with 2 lines: ^ ^
^ Line 1 ÄÙ ÀÄ Line 2
ÀÄ Node Number

NSPORT.002 EXAMPLE
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3
5

and would have to ADJUST ALL OF YOUR SEND_?.BAT's like this:
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SEND_Z.BAT EXAMPLE
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if %WCMDM% == node2.mdm GOTO ODDPORT

PONYTRAN /C %1 /B %5 /T /Z /O %3
GOTO END

:ODDPORT
DSZ port3 03e8,5 sz %3
:END

Remote Access does not currently support non-standard ports, but if it ever
does, it could be setup to work in the same way.
(ie if %RANODE%=2 GOTO ODDPORT)

[SEE ENCLOSED SEND_Z.BAT (V2.04+) FOR MORE INFORMATION]

Added menu support for Press [Enter] to Continue: for support of
multi-page area menus. (Just like RA/Quick uses for Press Enter: ).

Cosmetic changes (squared brackets etc.), Put ReList CDs closer to the
prompt so that it will be noticed better. Hopefully! I have noticed on my
system that users were not seeing the [R]elist and going to the BBS, then
comming back to switch cdroms, when they can do it in the door.

Changed the routine that tracked the users security level in Remote Access
when reading the CDxxx.def files. This should allow those that run a door
converter (not recomended) to use the Dorinfo1.def drop file when only the
Door.Sys file was available previously when running multi-cdroms.

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³Version 2.03 07-08-92³
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Minor Cosmetic changes. Updated/Improved door routines compiled.
Fixed Cosmetic bug with Remote Access where it would always show the
sysops name on line 24 instead of the users name.

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³Version 2.02b 05-30-92³
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Minor Cosmetic changes. PonyTRAN DSZ.Log support added.

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³Version 2.02a 04-22-92³
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Fixed PonyTRANs loss of carrier detection & minor cosmetic changes.

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³Version 2.02 04-09-92³
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Corrected TEXT Search routine to find text in descriptions when filelists
were not all CAPS.
Corrected Max DL Files checking routine. It now checks before it marks
file for download.
Thanks go to Jim Zimmer of BOOTLEG CD-ROM BBS (408) 226-9597 for finding
these two.

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³Version 2.01 03-30-92³
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+Change for Remote Access systems Only. It appears that Remote Access does
not record the node number anywhere in its files (Dorinfo1.def, Exitinfo.bbs)
PonyROM will now default to Node # 1 on systems running Remote Access.
If you are using any other node(s) other than #1 then you will need to pass
the Node # on the door command line in the format of:

PONYROM PONYROM#.CFG N#

Where # is the node number. If you are using Type 7 exits you can pass the
node number from the menu setup. If not, it may be better to set the environ-
ment variable such as RANODE=1 RANODE=2 etc for each node, then when calling
you would use:

PONYROM PONYROM#.CFG N%RANODE% and that will pass the node to PONYROM.

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³Version 2.0 03-23-92³
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Version 2.0 Released to registered licence key holders.

+ Updated MakeDBF to handle 9999 file directories (for cdroms like PC-SIG)
rather than the previous 999 limit. (You will need run PonyPATH and then
re-run PonyDBF to use more than 999).

+ Re-wrote PonyPATH to handle Dos versions prior to 4.0. If you use a DOS
version prior to 4.0, you are REQUIRED to run PonyPATH before PonyDBF.

+ Changed copy routine. You now need to create a COPYFILE.BAT in your
PonyRom dir.

Passes %1 (Source path and filename)
Passes %2 (Destination path)
Passes %3 (Filename)
Batchfile you need to make is named 'COPYFILE.BAT'. You need to have
this in your PonyRom dir.

Batch file to remove comments and log the removed comments will look
like this.

@echo off
copy %1 %2%3 >nul
RECOM -l oldcomment.log %2%3 >nul

+ Now passing a fifth paramater to download batch files. %5 is actual
connect rate so PonyTran will do proper time estimates and CPS with
Locked DTE. Also I believe I got that error 5 and the file already
open in 11000.

+ Added a Database Lock file (.LCK) for sharing when we open and close
Database files. Should cure Database lockups.
(Registered Key Required to activate)

+ Added some more file sharing switches when we open files.

+ Added time checking before download. If time to download files marked
exceeds online time left then user is required to remove file(s) from
batch.
+ Added a display on line 23 notification if in Text Search mode.

+ Added PonyTRAN with new download batch files and Ponyprot.def file.
PonyTran will give the SysOp Graphical information during downloads
as well as more protocols and still maintain the benifits of external
protocols.

+ Added Multi CDROM Disc Support (Registered Key Required to activate)
PonyROM will now run up to 8 cdrom database files from a single door!

+ Added [F5] in PonyCFG to setup additional cdroms (2-9) to alow Security
control over CDROM drives. Now you can limit your X-Rated cdroms to any
security or groups of security as you wish etc.

+ Added option in PonyCFG to alow files to be copied from the cdrom to
the hard drive to alow more multi node compatibility with cdrom disc
changers (not recomended for multi-node) and multi cdrom drives.

+ Changed PonyFIND to allow choice of where you want file copied to, and
changed PonyFIND to work anywhere in your path as long as you specify
the exact location of .dbf file.

+ Added to Download Batch files and Viewit.Bat, %4 which will alow passing
of time remaining to use with such files as TIMEOUT.EXE and others to
monitor time out in a batch file and help avoide any lockups and users
going past their alloted time limit while in batch files.

+ Added for trapping and stripping of headers and multi-line discriptions
If you HAVE to HAVE a header, the only acceptible left most char should be
a : or ( or [, but it will still add a file number to the header but will
do no harm if the user trys to download.

+ Added Text Searching by file area and Filename search.

+ Added Add to Batch file command by Filename.

+ Added notification of how to break out of Non-Stop mode.

+ Added View to areas prompt

+ Added ability to abort display files

+ Using Dsz.log, if set in download batch file to be created in the node
home directory, to check for transfer success and cps display.

+ Added ability to handle Filenames without EXT's

+ Added check for marked files when quitting door. Asks user if they are
sure they want to quit when they have marked files for download.

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³Version 1.1 02-06-92³
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* Fixed to be compatible with Wildcat's door.sys change in v3.02
Would previously say MAXIMUM FILES MARKED when used with Wildcat! v3.02

+ Added in V)iew feature hook to allow use of an external viewer program.
PonyRom will look for VIEWIT.BAT in the PonyROM door directory and run
it if it is there.

Paramaters passed to this batch file are: %1 = Port
%2 = Baud
%3 = FileName

Simple Example(s) of VIEWIT.BAT: DATAVIEW DATAVIEW.CFG %3
{ OR }
C:\RA\NODE%RANODE%\AVIEWCOM %3 COM%1
{ OR }
AVIEWCOM %3 COM%WCPORTID%

[See your viewers .DOC file on how to use your viewer of choice]

Another alternitive is to check for file extention in the VIEWIT.BAT
and pipe the file to your NODE Home Directory to a text file named
VIEWIT.TXT, and PonyROM will read in this file and output it to the com
port and local screen.

Simple Example of * VIEWIT.BAT:

:START
TESTFILE %3 ARC ZIP
IF ERRORLEVEL == 2 GOTO ZIP
IF ERRORLEVEL == 1 GOTO ARC
GOTO END

:ZIP
PKZIP/V %3 > C:\WC30\WCWORK\NODE%WCNODEID%\VIEWIT.TXT
GOTO END

:ARC
PKARC/V %3 > C:\WC30\WCWORK\NODE%WCNODEID%\VIEWIT.TXT
GOTO END

:END

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NEW FILES: PONYROM.EXE, VÄHELP.SCR, VÄHELP.BBS, WHATS.NEW, *VIEWIT.BAT
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Use this as a guide when updating files.
All other files remain the same.

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³Version 1.0 01-25-92³
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First release out of Alpha/Beta.