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USBBS online BBS list display door. Version 5.1.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
AREA 1921 399 deflated
AREA2 2009 397 deflated
AREA3 1898 387 deflated
BRAND 1233 454 deflated
HELLO 922 178 deflated
HELP 1789 500 deflated
HELP2 1805 549 deflated
HELP3 1857 500 deflated
HISTORY.TXT 19495 6086 deflated
LOCAL.BAT 17 17 stored
MENU 1610 396 deflated
MODEM 657 251 deflated
ORDER.FRM 4638 1648 deflated
PROTOCOL.DAT 112 59 deflated
QSREG.BAT 32 26 deflated
QSUSBBS.DOC 16969 4317 deflated
QSUSBBS.EXE 8460 5789 deflated
QUICK.DOC 2944 1239 deflated
SEND.BAT 1858 638 deflated
STATE 1917 702 deflated
USB-CONV.EXE 9502 6188 deflated
USBBSDOR.DOC 72168 18673 deflated
USBBSDOR.EXE 87862 48001 deflated
USBSETUP.HLP 9090 3315 deflated

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Contents of the HISTORY.TXT file


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USBBSDOR Revision History
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This file describes the new features in recent USBBSDOR releases.

Please refer to USBBSDOR.DOC for a basic description of USBBSDOR.

* * * 11-14-92 - Version 5.1 * * *
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NEW COMMAND: (R)ead USBBS news. Periodically, a "news" file will be
distributed with the USBBS list called USBBSxxx.NWS (the xxx matches
the version number of the list). If a USBBSxxx.NWS file is located
with a corresponding USBBSxxx.LST, the (R)ead command will display
this file. The "news" file will be inserted periodically in the
USBBS list distribution file by the USBBS editor to highlight timely
information about the USBBS list.

NEW COMMAND: (W)here to update\add to the list. Each release of the
USBBS list contains a file called USBBSxxx.TXT where xxx matches the
version number of the list. This file lists the places where updates
can be made to the USBBS list, as well as USBBS distribution points.
If a USBBSxxx.TXT is located with the corresponding USBBSxxx.LST,
the (W)here command will display this file.

NOTE on the above commands: If using USBBSDOR's auto-new-extraction
feature (registration required), when a new USBBS distribution file
is detected USBBSxxx.NWS and USBBSxxx.TXT will be extracted also.

FOSSIL driver support added. If your BBS uses a FOSSIL driver you
may now have USBBSDOR use the FOSSIL driver also. You may also take
advantage of this feature if your BBS software supports Multi-port
serial cards and permits FOSSIL redirection to these cards through
the same driver used for the BBS software. There is a new toggle on
the USBBSDOR local configuration screen to turn FOSSIL support on.
Please see USBBSDOR.DOC for additional information.

ARJ is now supported for downloading the USBBS list from USBBSDOR.
Due to the growing popularity of this compression utility, USBBSDOR
will now use USBBSxxx.ARJ files (if downloading is allowed). For the
purpose of downloading and "new list auto extraction" (registered
feature), USBBSDOR always looks for ZIP files first, then ARJ if no
USBBSxxx.ZIP files are found. The off-line QSUSBBS search utility
may now also be downloaded from the door in ARJ format (same as
USBBSxxx, the door looks for QSUSBBS.ZIP first). Please see
USBBSDOR.DOC for additional information.

The MENU file reflects the new (R)ead and (W)here commands, and also
compensates for the change in length of USBBS list file names when
the version went from USBBS99 to USBBS100.

The HELP3 file reflects the new (R)ead and (W)here commands.

The AREA file reflects the new 909 area code in California.



* * * 07-06-92 - Version 5.0 * * *
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As of this release, USBBSDOR has been updated and continuously
supported for five years! (7/6/87 - 7/6/92)

Added support for a change in the USBBS list which affects the (N)ew
command. The USBBS list uses an asterisk * in column 58 to indicate
a new or changed entry since the last list. Effective 07-01-1992 an
ampersand (@) will be used to indicate the new/changed status AND
that the system was called and verified by the USBBS list editor.
USBBSDOR now looks for either character for the (N)ew command.

Added support for extended IRQ use (above IRQ 7). Previous versions
of USBBSDOR provided non-standard COM support with IRQ 1 through 7.
The IRQ value may now be 1 through 15 and may be set in the non-
standard COM setup parameter located on the USBBSDOR installation
screen.

Added a new "listing separator line" choice. USBBSDOR now allows the
Sysop to choose a double line (ASCII 205) to be used as a separator
for each listing as it is displayed. This adds to the previous
choices of dashes (ASCII 45), a solid line (ASCII 196), or none.

Added support for the very high security levels (65000+) used by
some BBS packages. Previous versions of USBBSDOR did not allow these
Sysops to set the (D)ownload security to these levels.

Added support to calculate USBBS list download times for newer (yet
lesser used) connect rates such as 12000 (twelve-thousand). Earlier
versions of USBBSDOR expected standard connect rates (300,1200,2400,
4800,9600,14400,19200) for calculating download times, and an error
would occur if a download was attempted under other circumstances.

The AREA, AREA2, and AREA3 area code help files have been updated
with changes since the last USBBSDOR release. The new Georgia 706
area code is now included as well as the pending (as of this
writing) Texas 210 area code.

While earlier versions of USBBSDOR were DESQview aware and behaved,
some performance degradation was discovered when using "virtualized"
screens with DESQview-386. USBBSDOR's performance is now improved
under these conditions.

If using PCBoard BBS software and logging to a printer, USBBSDOR's
printer routines have been made more generic.

Three command line parameters have been added. These are not likely
to be needed by most Sysops, but if you need them, you REALLY need
them. Adding them to configuration file is not planned since they
should rarely be used:

/NOBEEP - USBBSDOR follows the local alarm (beep) setting found in
any door information files which provide it. If you have your BBS
software set to beep LOCALLY at caller input errors, etc. but you do
not want USBBSDOR to beep at similar events, add this to the command
command line as shown below.

/NOCALLER - USBBSDOR writes appropriate entries to the current
node's caller file or activity log (PCBoard and Wildcat modes only).
Please see USBBSDOR.DOC for a complete list of entries. If you do
not want USBBSDOR to echo these events to the log files, add this to
the the USBBSDOR.EXE command line as shown below.

/NOLPT - USBBSDOR follows the printer toggle in PCBoard. If you
do not want USBBSDOR to also echo caller log activity to the
printer, add this to the USBBSDOR.EXE command line as shown below.

To add any of these toggles, edit the USBBSDOR door batch file as
shown:

USBBSDOR.EXE USBBSDOR.CNF D:\PCB\ /NOLPT /NOBEEP /NOCALLER

All three are shown in the example above for illustration purposes
only. You may enter one, two, or all three of them, in any order
desired. Again, it is recommended to use these toggles only if they
are REALLY needed.


* * * 01-24-92 - Version 4.5 * * *
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Faster loading! Door batch files may now call USBBSDOR.EXE with the
location in-line, without having to switch drives and cd\ to
directories. For example:
> echo off
> d:\usbbsdor\usbbsdor usbbsdor.cnf d:\pcb
> board.bat (if needed)
The above results in faster loading (and exit) time since the door
batch file does not have to move the default location around in DOS.
USBBSDOR will still work fine with the "old" method.

Added support for Non-DSZ DSZLOG compatible protocols. USBBSDOR is
now more flexible when reading DSZLOG files from non-DSZ and non-GSZ
protocol logs for reporting successful and failed download attempts.

A new parameter in PROTOCOL.DAT allows placement of USBBSDOR status
line during transfers. For each protocol choice the Sysop may select
whether to place the USBBSDOR status line at the Top or Bottom of
the screen, depending on what works best with the protocol selected.
For instance, the DSZ protocol works best with the door status line
at the top of the screen, where its graphical counterpart GSZ works
best with the door status line at the bottom of the screen.

New Wildcat 3.x specific mode will update caller activity logs with
downloads, etc. like the PCBoard specific mode. Requires changing
the BBS type in USBBSDOR.CNF from #3 generic DOOR.SYS to #4 WC 3.x.
The Wildcat 2.x CALLINFO.BBS file is no longer supported.

SEND.BAT now accepts non-standard com port parameters from USBBSDOR
for use with DSZ or GSZ:
%5 = base address (hex) for com port (use with DSZ portx option).
%6 = IRQ for com port (use with DSZ portx option).
See USBBSDOR.DOC and SEND.BAT for details.

QSUSBBS.EXE will now utilize a "destructive" backspace at its input
prompt. The non-destructive backspace utilized in the first release
could make input editing difficult.

NOTE: The rest of the version 4.5 enhancements below deal with the
display text files used by USBBSDOR: MENU, HELLO, HELP, AREA, STATE,
MODEM, and BRAND.

Added support for Wildcat 3.x color macros in text files. USBBSDOR
will automatically use either PCBoard or Wildcat! color macros when
either are found. The display text files released in USBDOR50.ZIP
use PCBoard color macros. Run USB-CONV.EXE to convert the enclosed
PCBoard color macro files to Wildcat macros (for editing purposes).

The ANSI text file handler has been greatly improved. Sysops not
familiar with (or not wanting to use) the PCBoard or Wildcat! color
macro type files now have more flexibility with the plain Ascii and
ANSI "two file" method. Run USB-CONV.EXE to convert the enclosed
PCBoard macro files to Ascii\ANSI files (for editing purposes).

Previously, some Sysops experienced difficulty when editing the
multi-paged text files such as HELP and AREA. USBBSDOR now supports
the linking of files together, by specifying the "next" filename in
the file currently being displayed. This is done by placing a "%"
(percent) in the LEFT-MOST (column #1) position on the last line of
the current file. The % must then IMMEDIATELY be followed by the
file you wish USBBSDOR to append, such as %HELP2. This allows the
Sysop to edit each page easily and separately, especially those
wishing to use ANSI files. See USBBSDOR.DOC for instructions.



* * * 11-01-91 - Version 4.4 * * *
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New! QSUSBBS off-line USBBS list searcher and viewer. Small and very
fast. Can be used to search USBBS lists for area codes, states, or
any text. If USBBSDOR is registered, QSUSBBS.EXE can be personalized
with your BBS name and phone number. This personalization will
appear when QSUSBBS is started, displaying "This copy of QSUSBBS is
compliments of:" followed by your BBS name and phone number. This is
a great advertisement for YOUR BBS, since QSUSBBS may be distributed
separately (as outlined in the enclosed documentation).

If QSUSBBS.ZIP (containing QSUSBBS.EXE & QSUSBBS.DOC) is installed,
USBBSDOR will allow the caller to choose between downloading the
current USBBS list or QSUSBBS.

Many brands of BBS software were recently added to that category in
the USBBS listings. The BRAND file enclosed reflects these.


* * * 09-01-91 - Version 4.3 * * *
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Added support for the new area code format (area codes ending with
a zero), which the USBBS listings began supporting in the 09-01-91
release. Previous versions of USBBSDOR would report an invalid area
code if these new area code formats (510, 310, 410) were entered.

Added support to use a solid line separating listings as they are
displayed. The Sysop may now choose between no lines, solid lines,
or a line of dashes to separate individual BBS listings.

Support for extended node /X PCBoard software added.

The help file for the area code prompt (AREA.HLP) has been updated
to contain the new area codes scheduled to be in operation soon.


* * * 07-06-91 - Version 4.2 * * *
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As of this release, USBBSDOR has been updated and continuously
supported for four years! (7/6/87 - 7/6/91)

(F)ast-search command. The Sysop may configure the (F)ast-search
command to immediately display an Area code or State without any
additional prompting of the caller. The (F)ast-search configuration
parameter is in the local setup screen (USBBSDOR /L). Simply enter a
three digit area code, or a two digit state code (Sysop option).

Non-standard COM ports (3 - 8) may now be configured in USBBSDOR's
configuration file. Previous versions of USBBSDOR read PCBOARD.DAT
(PCBoard), CONFIGWC.BBS (Wildcat), or a Sysop specified environment
variable for non-standard port base address and IRQ information.

Spitfire (SFDOORS.DAT) compatibility.

Remote Access (DORINFO1.DEF) compatibility. Previous versions of
USBBSDOR only supported the DORINFO1.DEF file created by RBBS.

On PCBoard systems, the caller may enter search information from the
PCBoard main prompt. For instance, the caller may enter USBBS 813 to
immediately search the list for area code 813, then exit USBBSDOR.

@[email protected] = (F)ast-search text file macro. This is replaced in text files
with the specified information from the (F)ast-search parameter.

The (O)perator page command was removed in this release due to the
lack of "page" information in most BBS door information files.


* * * 04-26-91 - Version 4.1 * * *
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The Sysop may specify whether to place a horizontal line of dashes
between each listing when it is displayed.

USBBSDOR becomes FULLY automated! When you place a new USBBSxx.ZIP
in the location specified in the USBBSDOR configuration, USBBSDOR
will detect the newer USBBSxx.LST *INSIDE* and automatically extract
it to the appropriate location!! (Available only when registered).

Added non-standard com support.

The local maintenance and installation mode is now DESQview aware
and "well behaved". Previously, just the 'door mode' was DESQview
aware.

Pressing ? is now valid and is the same as pressing H for help.

Added a MENU command which simply displays the menu.


* * * 11-09-90 - Version 4.0 * * *
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Version 4.0 was a major re-write of USBBSDOR.

USBBSDOR is completely automatic with regard to updating the monthly
USBBS list. The Sysop simply places the new list in a specified
location, and USBBSDOR uses it! (same for the download ZIP file if
downloading is enabled).

List conversion is no longer necessary.

The information files (still called USBBS.SYM and USBBS.INF) are now
created automatically if they don't exist, and are re-created when
the Sysop installs a new USBBS list.

The list is now colorized on the fly if the caller is in color mode.

The list can be searched by 9600 baud modem brand, BBS brand, and
New and/or changed listings.

Help files containing Area Code and State abbreviation charts are
available at the area code and state input prompts.

USBBSDOR is now DESQview "aware and well behaved".


* * * 03-18-89 - Version 3.0 * * *
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Downloading added.

Several other features were added in 3.0 which are now obsolete.


* * * 12-19-88 - Version 2.1 * * *
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Support added for new PCBOARD.SYS file format in PCBoard 14.0.


* * * 08-20-88 - Version 2.0 * * *
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PCBoard compatibility added.

Built-in installation (maintenance) mode added.

External main menu added as a text file.

Sysop chat added.

Color capabilities added.


* * * 01-03-88 - Version 1.5 * * *
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Released to be compatible with the 1-1-88 USBBS list which began
using hyphens for BBS' that "might" be PC-Pursuitable (obsolete).


* * * 12-06-87 - Version 1.4 * * *
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Released to be compatible with a new door information file in RBBS.


* * * 11-28-87 - Version 1.3 * * *
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Added "Searching" message between area codes during state searches.

Caller could configure output to include "All" or "PC-Pursuit" BBS'
only (now obsolete).


* * * 11-07-87 - Version 1.2 * * *
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Several small features (now obsolete) were added.


* * * 07-28-87 - Version 1.1 * * *
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Multi-node support added.


* * * 07-06-87 - Version 1.0 * * *
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USBBSDOR first released.




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