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Procomm Plus V2.0 patches from DataStorm 3/19/91.
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Procomm Plus V2.0 patches from DataStorm 3/19/91.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
6300E.DTP 460 318 deflated
6300H.DTP 460 321 deflated
6300P.DTP 460 316 deflated
CHKLOG2.DTP 938 446 deflated
CLIPKEY.DTP 352 258 deflated
CVT20.EXE 10173 6688 deflated
CVT243.EXE 10235 6661 deflated
FIFO.DTP 603 354 deflated
FORMFEED.DTP 363 262 deflated
MOUSPCE.DTP 277 210 deflated
MOUSPCH.DTP 265 197 deflated
MOUSPCI.DTP 505 309 deflated
MOUSPCP.DTP 286 214 deflated
MOUSPCS.DTP 280 210 deflated
PATCHES.TXT 10396 3136 deflated
SWITCH.DTP 832 459 deflated
ZMPATCH.DTP 926 442 deflated

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Contents of the PATCHES.TXT file


Here is a list of the patches issued by DATASTORM for PROCOMM PLUS 2.0 as of
March 19, 1991. The following patches are provided on the PROCOMM PLUS
distribution diskette:

CURSBIOS.DTP, ESCTIME.DTP, HOSTKEYS.DTP, PADCHAR.DTP, SFTIMOUT.DTP

All other patches are provided in the DTP319.ARC file (CompuServe, DATASTORM
Forum, library 3) and PATCH20.ARC on the DATASTORM distribution bulletin
board. The DT_PATCH.EXE program is required to install a patch.



MOUSPCE.DTP

Target File: PCEDIT.EXE version 2.0

This patch disables the mouse support in PCEDIT. Necessary to run under DOS
2.x.



MOUSPCI.DTP

Target File: PCINSTAL.EXE version 2.0

This patch disables the mouse support in PCINSTAL. It's necessary to
install this patch if you need to install on a system running DOS 2.x.

WARNING!!!! This patch is for the PCINSTAL.EXE with a file size of 121950
bytes. Do not use this patch on any other version of the program. Doing so
will cause incorrect operation of the program.



MOUSPCP.DTP

Target File: PCPCLUS.EXE version 2.0

This patch disables the mouse support in PROCOMM PLUS. Necessary to run
under DOS 2.x.



MOUSEPCS.DTP

Target File: PCSETUP.EXE version 2.0

This patch disables the mouse support in PCSETUP. Necessary to run under
DOS 2.x.



MOUSPCH.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PCHELP.RTE

This patch disables the mouse support in PCHELP



FORMFEED.DTP

Target File: PCPLUS.EXE version 2.0

This patch prevents the Alt-L print log and the transparent print function
in Procomm Plus from sending an extra form feed.



CLIPKEY.DTP

Target File: PCPLUS.EXE version 2.0

This patch changes the key sequence that activates the FILENAME CLIPBOARD
from to ALT-= to ALT-- ( ALT key plus dash ).



PADCHAR.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target Program: PCPLUS.EXE version 2.0

This patch allows the user to define which character PROCOMM PLUS uses to
fill the last block sent during an XMODEM transfer. Since XMODEM sends
blocks of fixed length, the data sent in the final block is almost always
less than that required to fill out the block. The default character used
by PROCOMM PLUS to fill out the difference is the Ctrl-Z character (decimal
26). This patch changes that default to a NULL character (0). If you wish,
you can change the default to any fill character.

To define your fill character, change the last line of this file to the
decimal value (from 0 to 255) of the character to use.



SFTIMOUT.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target Program: PCPLUS.EXE version 2.0

When performing software flow control (XON/XOFF), PROCOMM PLUS version 2.0
automatically clears an XOFF if no XON is seen within a specified amount of
time. The default timeout period is 20 seconds. In other words, if PROCOMM
PLUS detects that it should halt transmission because it has seen an XOFF,
the program will wait until an XON is received or 20 seconds elapse.

This patch file can be used to update the XON wait period. The first value
(following "O47417") is the number of seconds which can elapse (a value
between 0 and 255). As distributed, this patch file will increase the
timeout to 60 seconds. If you desire a different value, edit this file
(with a standard ASCII editor) and change the value as shown.



ESCTIME.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PCPLUS.EXE version 2.0

When an ESCAPE is received by PROCOMM PLUS, the program waits a maximum of
two seconds for another character to continue the escape sequence. If
another character does not arrive in this time, we no longer treat the
incoming characters as part of a potential escape sequence but simply as
ordinary received characters. For some packet-switching networks with
extreme delays the two second wait is not long enough. This patch changes
the two second wait to four seconds (the value 72 is clock ticks where each
second is 18 ticks [4 * 18 = 72]). If a different timeout is desired,
replace the value 72 with any value between 0 and 255 (255 = 14 seconds).



CURSBIOS.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PCPLUS.EXE version 2.0

Certain TSR's and device drivers interfere with PROCOMM PLUS' low level
cursor manipulation. This patch will force PROCOMM PLUS to use the BIOS for
cursor addressing. This should eliminate conflicts with those programs
which make invalid assumptions about the cursor.

WARNING! This patch will slow down Terminal Mode to some degree. Use only
if you are experiencing a conflict with another program.



HOSTKEYS.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PCPLUS.EXE version 2.0

Purpose: Change the default keys used by Host mode at the main menu

Instructions: Simply replace the letter below with the desired new letter.
Make sure the new letter is in upper case (lower case letters will make the
option unavailable).


This is the default key string for normal users:

F R L C D U G H T
| | | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | | +-- Time
| | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | +---- Help
| | | | | | |
| | | | | | +------ Goodbye
| | | | | |
| | | | | +-------- Upload
| | | | |
| | | | +---------- Download
| | | |
| | | +------------ Chat
| | |
| | +-------------- Leave mail
| |
| +---------------- Read mail
|
+------------------ Files


The string for super users is the same with the addition of 'S' and 'A' for
Shell and Abort




CVT20.EXE - Convert 2.0 .DIR file to 1.1B format

This program converts the PROCOMM PLUS 2.0 dialing directory (PCPLUS.DIR) to
PROCOMM PLUS 1.1B format. Useful if you have installed PROCOMM PLUS 2.0 as an
upgrade to your 1.x version, and need to restore the directory file for any
reason. This executable should be run from the DOS command line in the
following way:

CVT20



CVT243.EXE - Convert ProComm 2.4.x .DIR file to 2.0 format

This program converts the ProComm 2.4.2/2.4.3 dialing directory (PROCOMM.DIR)
to PROCOMM PLUS 2.0 format. Put this executable in a directory with your
PROCOMM.DIR file, then type 'CVT243 '



SWITCH.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: ASPCOMP.EXE

This patch will correct the program execution error which
occurs when running a compiled script which has a SWITCH
statement containing CASE commands with variable references
(ie: CASE S0, CASE N0, CASE $NULL, CASE $COL, etc). The
original compiler normally generates codes only when constants
are used in CASE commands. The patch enables the compiler to
generate the correct code for the variables references.
The only caveat is that unexpected CASE commands will no
longer generate an error message.



6300E.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Copyright (C) 1991 DATASTORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

All Rights Reserved

Target File: PCEDIT.EXE

The AT&T 6300 (and compatible) computers have a non-standard
bios data area that does not report the actual number of lines
on the screen. This patch corrects video display problems that
occur when using PROCOMM PLUS 2.0.



6300H.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PCHELP.RTE

The AT&T 6300 (and compatible) computers have a non-standard
bios data area that does not report the actual number of lines
on the screen. This patch corrects video display problems that
occur when using PROCOMM PLUS 2.0.



6300P.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PCPLUS.EXE

The AT&T 6300 (and compatible) computers have a non-standard
bios data area that does not report the actual number of lines
on the screen. This patch corrects video display problems that
occur when using PROCOMM PLUS 2.0.



ZMPATCH.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Copyright (C) 1991 DATASTORM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

All Rights Reserved

Target File: PROCOMM PLUS version 2.0

This patch causes ZMODEM file transfers to use RTS/CTS flow control
*ONLY* if HARDWARE FLOW CONTROL is turned ON in TERMINAL OPTIONS.



CHKLOG2.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PROCOMM PLUS version 2.0

This patch prevents PROCOMM PLUS from putting NULLS, ASCII 127 (DEL),
and ASCII 255 characters into a LOG FILE.



FIFO.DTP - for use with DT_PATCH.EXE

Target File: PCPLUS.EXE

This patch disables the 16 byte FIFO buffer on the NS16550 UART.

WARNING: Turning the FIFO off is unecessary unless you are having
problems with the 16550 FIFO. If you do not have problems
with the FIFO buffer, DO NOT apply this patch.

NOTE: If the FIFO buffer is already enabled when PROCOMM PLUS
is started, this patch will have no effect.





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