ODYSSEY SHAREWARE EVALUATION SOFTWARE
Last updated: December 1, 1991
Odyssey is a general purpose communications program suitable for calling
Mainframe, Minicomputer, or PC-based services and bulletin boards.
This evaluation version is full and complete; it contains no drop-dead
date or other underhanded tricks to promote registrations. The
documentation, while not as extensive as the 300-page book sent to
registered users, attempts to describe all of the features.
Features that make Odyssey stand out are:
- Instant, painless installation for most computer configurations.
Support is included for COM1 through COM8.
- Support for modem speeds up to 115200 baud.
- 43/50 line support on EGA/VGA monitors.
- MNP levels 2, 4, and 5 built into software. Can double the effective
speed of non-MNP modems.
- 16550 UART chip support built-in.
- Very complete and accurate emulations of ANSI, Data General 200,
TTY, DEC VT100, and VT320 terminals
VT100 and VT320 emulations include 132-column capability.
- Screen review (scrollback) buffer with editing and paste including
paste to communications session. Edit and Paste can also work with any
- A full suite of file transfer protocols - ANSI, Compuserve B+,
SuperKermit, Xmodem, Xmodem-1k, Ymodem, Ymodem batch, Ymodem-g batch,
Zmodem (including batch).
- All transfers execute in the background so you can prepare messages or
even shell out to DOS while they take place. Timing tests show a 5%
degradation of downloading and 30% degradation in formatting floppies in
a worst-case test on a 4.77mhz 8088.
- Full Pascal-like script language with learn mode. Scripts are fully
syntax checked before execution. There is no more powerful script
language in the industry.
- Keyboard remapping facility to customize odd terminal emulation
Of course all the normal items you expect of a good communications
program are here also:
- Full dialing directory with redial and circular dialing queue.
- Keyboard macros.
- Chat mode support
- Session text logging.
- Online help.
- DOS shell.
- A script compiler and editor function key remapping facility are
available separately. These and a dialing directory convertor (from
Procomm, Qmodem, and Telix) are included upon registration.
A short description suitable for use on BBSs follows:
Full-featured communications program with
plenty of special features. MNP in software.
43/50 line mode. scrollback with editing and
paste. X/Ymodem, CIS B+, Kermit, Zmodem, all
run in background. Full ANSI, VT100/320,
DG200 emulation. Scripts with learn mode.
Throw your Procomm/Qmodem/Telix away.
Requires a hard disk and a modem.
Odyssey is written and copyrighted (1991) by Don Milne, Micropack Ltd.
It is published in the UK by Shareware Publishing,
3A Queen St,
Devon, EX12 2NY
Contact Steve Lee (70007,4727 on CIS)
and in the USA by Software Co-op,
5437 Honey Manor Dr,
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Contact Bob Ostrander 76635,1670 on CIS [email protected]
1200-38400 24 hrs
RIME/Relaynet ASP Conference
Odyssey is supported on Compuserve in the UK Shareware forum in the
communications section. (GO UKSHARE - Section 4). The author and both
publishers are available there to anwer any questions you have. The
latest version is always available in UKSHARE Library 5.
Please see the file REGISTER.DOC for further information on registration
Note that all Odyssey documentation uses British spelling throughout.
Distribution Restrictions and Permissions:
All people are permitted and encouraged to give copies of Odyssey to
friends and co-workers as long as no fee is charged.
Disk vendors in North America who are Approved Vendors of the
Association of Shareware Professionals may include Odyssey in their
libraries and distribute evaluation copies for their normal disk fees.
Disk vendors outside of North America and disk vendors who are not
members of the ASP must obtain permission from either of the publishers
(above) before distributing Odyssey.
Bulletin Boards and Electronic Communications Services may post Odyssey
for downloading by their customers.
North American non-profit user groups may include Odyssey in their
libraries and distribute evaluation copies for their normal disk fees.
All others including anyone interested in bundling Odyssey with modems
or other hardware or software sales must obtain the permission and
licence of one of the publishers (above) before distributing Odyssey.
Anyone distributing Odyssey must include all files present in the
package and may not alter any of the files in any way.
We would appreciate copies of anything you print regarding Odyssey.
Please send us a copy of any reviews, articles, catalog descriptions, or
other information you print or distribute. Thank you for your time and
assistance and for supporting the shareware marketing concept.
This evaluation copy of Odyssey has not yet been paid for. Users are
granted a licence to use it for evaluation purposes for a period of 30
days. If the software continues to be used it must be paid for. Details
of payment and registration can be found in the file REGISTER.DOC
Please be aware that old copies of Odyssey may be kept on bulletin board
services and disk vendor libraries for years. If the date of last update
at the top of this file is more than 12 months old please contact one of
the publishers (above) to ensure that you have the most current version.
U.S. Government Information: Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S.
Government of the computer software and documentation in this package
shall be subject to the restricted rights applicable to commercial
computer software as set forth in subdivision (b)(3)(ii) of the Rights
in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at 252.227-7013 (DFARS
52.227-7013). The Contractor/manufacturer is Software Co-op, 5437 Honey
Manor Dr Indianapolis, IN 46241
Disclaimer of Warranty:
The Shareware evaluation (trial use) version is provided AS IS. The
publishers MAKE NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
The publishers warrant the physical diskette(s) and physical
documentation provided with registered versions (only) to be free of
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of sixty days from the
date of registration. If the publishers receive notification within the
warranty period of defects in materials or workmanship, and such
notification is determined by the publishers to be correct, the
defective diskette(s) or documentation will be replaced.
The entire and exclusive liability and remedy for breach of this Limited
Warranty shall be limited to replacement of defective diskette(s) or
documentation and shall not include or extend to any claim for or right
to recover any other damages, including but not limited to, loss of
profit, data, or use of the software, or special, incidental, or
consequential damages or other similar claims, even if the publishers
have been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages. In no
event will the publishers' liability for any damages to you or any other
person ever exceed the lower of suggested list price or actual price
paid for the license to use the software, regardless of any form of the
THE PUBLISHERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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