Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : CCOLOR13.ZIP
Filename : README.CCO

 
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910701 CCOLOR 1.3 Page 1
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This release of CCOLOR:
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o This is the fourth release of CCOLOR. It has been in use on PLINK,
the SOURCE, GEnie, and CIS for several years now.

o Please download COM-AND version 2.8 for use with this program. COM-
AND versions previous to 2.8 do not support this version's backscreen.

o Run instructions and installation procedures will be found following
this page.

o Any problems reported to the developer either through the U.S.
Mail or PLINK Mail or GEnie Mail will receive attention. You may
contact the author:

CABER Software
R. (Scott) McGinnis
P.O. Box 3607 Mdse Mart
Chicago, IL 60654-0607

PLINK, GEnie id: TARTAN

o Read the remainder of this document please, for a description of
installation...

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Files in this distribution:
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* CCOLOR.EXE 1.3 executable
* REGISTER.DOC A form for registration
* VENDOR.DOC Limitations on commercial redistribution
* README.CCO This file.
* CCOLOR.DOC Documentation for version 1.3 of CCOLOR

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Release history:
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Version 1.0: 880122
1.1: 880713
1.2: 901213
1.3: You are here
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Run instructions:
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To run CCOLOR with PROCOMM, QMODEM, and other comm programs:
(Install the release as described on the next page)
(Load your communication program, and dial your favorite service)
(Shell to DOS, and change to CCOLOR's subdirectory)

C> CCOLOR/P

(Run this way, CCOLOR's functionality is limited. Transcripting
and playback aren't available. All other CCOLOR functions will
work just fine.)

To run CCOLOR (if COM-AND is available):
(Install the release as described on the next page)

C> CCOLOR

(Run this way, there is only the one accessory (CCOLOR) available
to COM-AND. CCOLOR, which you loaded above, loaded COM-AND,
in case that isn't clear. Press F1 to switch to game mode.)

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Installation:
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1) Set your current subdirectory to the subdirectory where you wish
to install CCOLOR... where you've already installed version 1.1
(if you have it)... where you've installed COM-AND (if you have).

2) Dearc the distribution file. Read the doc.

3) Load CCOLOR 'piggyback' (for installation purposes), i.e.:

C> CCOLOR/P

. Check Alt-S
.. Remember to save the new settings.
. Check Alt-P
.. Choose the COM port you use (1/2/3/4).
.. Default speed selection is not important if you always use
the COM-AND or load CCOLOR piggyback. But set it anyway.
.. Remember to save new settings.

4) Exit CCOLOR with Alt-X


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This release:
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Additions & corrections
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o This version of CCOLOR has been released to adapt to COM-AND 2.8's
new backscreen function. It is NOT compatible with any previous
version of COM-AND. It IS faster and more flexible in simple back-
screen operations than the previous backscreen.

Previous versions of CCOLOR allowed 'highlighting' of text received
prior to the invocation of CCOLOR, in the backscreen. This
capability has been removed as a part of the change to the backscreen
function.



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Related release; COM-AND:
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COM-AND version 2.8 is a fully functional communications program,
designed to support integrated 'accessory' programs such as CCOLOR.


COM-AND supports multiple dialing directories, multiple macro defin-
ition files, a powerful script language, Windowed XMODEM, XMODEM,
YMODEM (BBS style), Batch-YMODEM, ZMODEM, CIS-B, CIS Quick-B, KERMIT,
and Super KERMIT.


COM-AND is being distributed (its ninth release) as CA28-1.ZIP,
CA28-2.ZIP, CA28-3.ZIP and CA28-4.ZIP. COM-AND may be used on either
MDA, CGA, EGA or Hercules adapters.


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Related release; PC-VCO:
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PC-VCO is Visual Conferencing for the IBM PC. It is completely
compatible with all three flavors of MacIntosh VCO/VMCO. It has
been in use for more than a year by several groups of people. On
GEnie, the IBM RT has a regularly scheduled VCO conference every
Wednesday at 9PM Eastern Standard Time.


The concept of VCO is that each conference attendee draws a set of
16 (or 18) ICONs, and posts them publicly. Other attendees down-
load the ICONs (called face files), and add them to their own lib-
rary of faces. 8 (or 9) expressions (happy, sad, etc) are supported.
When someone speaks in a VCO conference, the appropriate ICON is
displayed on all PC-VCO screens. People who've not uploaded face
files are depicted as Charlie Brown, Don Martin, or OPUS.


PC-VCO interfaces to a public domain text-to-speech synthesizer.
The quality is less than might be desired, but its a start!


PC-VCO is being distributed (its seventh release) as PC-VCO22.ZIP.
PC-VCO may be used on either CGA, EGA or Hercules graphics adapters.


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Related release; CBRIDGE:
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CBRIDGE is Conference Bridge; four people can play bridge over
PLINK's PARTY, CIS CB, etc. CBRIDGE deals cards, displays hands,
displays (and protects) the bidding, and monitors game play.
Bidding can be reviewed at any time, as can game play.


Version 1.1 is released as a beta. Beta testing has been completed,
however it may be 'rough' in spots... I am looking for comments,
criticisms and thoughts from those interested in on-line interactive
gaming.


CBRIDGE is being distributed (its second release) as CBRIDG11.ZIP.
Please read the CBRIDG.DOC document for a description of CBRIDGE.
CBRIDGE may be used on either MDA, CGA, EGA or Hercules adapters.


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Related release; CCHESS:
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CCHESS is Conference Chess; two people can play chess over PLINK's
PARTY, CIS CB, etc. CCHESS provides a graphics depiction of a chess
board, and a log of the last few moves. Game play can be performed
entirely with a mouse (if you desire; not necessary). Games may be
saved, and restored later for continuation.


Version 1.2 is a production release. It has been in use on several
systems for some time now. I am still looking for comments, criti-
cisms and thoughts from those interested in on-line gaming.


CCHESS is being distributed (its third release) as CCHESS12.ZIP.
Please read the CCHESS.DOC document for a description of CCHESS.
CCHESS may be used on either CGA, EGA or Hercules graphics adapters.



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Archive   : CCOLOR13.ZIP
Filename : README.CCO

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