Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : QMPRO152.ZIP
Filename : README.152

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Application of this patch to a licensed QmodemPro v1.51 will actually
change the code to make it identical to the new version 1.52. It does
absolutely nothing without being applied to a registered, commercial

It will ONLY operate on a registered commercial copy of QmodemPro
and is not a complete program. It is ONLY a patch which performs
the update to version 1.52. It will NOT work on Test-Drive releases.


QmodemPro v1.52 is available from Mustang Software, Inc. at 1-800-999-9619

* The patch process will ONLY operate on v1.51! If you have an
earlier release you must first obtain and perform an update to
v1.50 and then v1.51.


The update program consists of two parts, the executable patch
program (PATCH.EXE) and the patch data files (QMPRO152.RTP &
QMOLX152.RTP). The patch data files contain all the information needed
to make changes in the old executable files and to track the application
of patches, even after multiple updates have been performed.

To perform the update follow these simple instructions:

You must patch your QmodemPro files and then patch your OLX files in
order to update both programs.

To perform the update to QmodemPro follow these simple instructions:

1. Copy PATCH.EXE and QMPRO152.RTP to your QmodemPro directory.

2. Check to make sure that the directory contains QMPRO.EXE QMPRO.OVR,
QMPRO.HLP and QMPRO.LNG. If any of these files are missing the patch
program will not run.

3. Change to the QMPRO directory and type:


and press .

* The patch process will ONLY operate on v1.50 oe v1.51!! If you have an
earlier release you must first obtain and perform an update to

4. A successful patch process results a screen indicating that files
were patched:

----- Patch File Processing Complete -----

- Results of Application of Patch File -
File Patches Applied ......................... ( #)

Files Modified .................. ( #)
Files Renamed. .................. ( 0)
Files Added ..................... ( 0)
Files Deleted ................... ( 0)

File Patches Skipped (New Files Up-To-Date)... ( 0)

File Patches Ignored (Old Files Missing)...... ( 0)
Total File Patches Processed ................. ( #)

# varies...

Next perform a similar procedure to update your OLX files:


It will only work on OLX v1.50, not any prior releases.

1. Copy PATCH.EXE and QMOLX151.RTP to your OLX directory.

2. Check to make sure that the directory contains OLX.EXE OLX.OVR,
OLX.HLP and OLX.LNG. If any of these files are missing the patch
program will not run.

3. Change to the OLX directory and type:


and press .

4. A successful patch process results in a screen indicating that files
were patched:

----- Patch File Processing Complete -----

- Results of Application of Patch File -
File Patches Applied ......................... ( #)

Files Modified .................. ( #)
Files Renamed. .................. ( 0)
Files Added ..................... ( 0)
Files Deleted ................... ( 0)

File Patches Skipped (New Files Up-To-Date)... ( 0)

File Patches Ignored (Old Files Missing)...... ( 0)
Total File Patches Processed ................. ( #)

# varies...

Should you experience a problem is applying the patch please perform the
following steps before contacting technical support.

1. Reinstall the program that fails from your original QmodemPro
distribution disks into a new temporary directory.

2. Perform the patch process as described above on the files in the new
temporary directory.

3. If the patch is successful copy the patched files (.EXE, .OVR, .HLP &
.LNG) from the temporary directory to your program directory.

If the patch is still not successful contact technical support at
805-873-2550 to resolve the situation.

This file contains changes made in QmodemPro/OLX since v1.0 in reverse
chronological order,


If you intend to make use of the new RIPscrip terminal emulation for
graphics, please read the section on RIP below for v1.50 and 1.51.

There is a new QMGate release with v1.51 that handles Forum messages.
See the separate documentation file QMGATE.DOC which is in in your
QmodemPro directory (for those installing for the first time), or as a
part of the downloadable file QMGATE.ZIP, available to those upgrading
from prior releases.


* A conversion program is always being updated that converts Procomm
Plus v1.1, Procomm Plus v2.0, Telix 3.x and Boyan 5.x. The latest
version of the program is available for download from the MSI HQ BBS
and is called FONCVT.ZIP. This file is also available on the online
services where MSI support is available. See your Customer Access
booklet for additional information on these online services.

QmodemPro v1.52

- Added a toggle to Config/Emulation/Toggle called "[ ] VT 8th Bit".
This toggle is only be available for VT220 and VT320 emulations. If
checked, the high bit characters #132, #133, #136, #141, #142,
#143 and #155 will be interpreted as valid VT codes. If not
checked, they will display the characters as-is („,…,ˆ,,Ž, and ›);

In addition, the translation of incoming characters is now done at
the the point it is determined the character is a displayable one,
rather than immediately after the character is read from the serial
port. This change was made to keep translation tables from
interfering with the emulation code.

- In Config/Device, the [Name] function now checks to make sure you
don't enter a duplicate name.

- In Config/Device, the [Clone] function now prompts for the name of
the new device and makes sure you don't enter a duplicate.

- The phone book now has more security to protect the viewing of
passwords. A password is only visible when you revise an entry and
select the Password field. At all other times, the password is
displayed with "*" characters. With this change, the main list no
longer has the Password column since it would only show "*"

- Fixed the WYSE 50 [ESC]Y and [ESC]y commands. They were only
clearing a block on the screen with the upper left being the current
cursor position and the lower right being the lower right corner.
They now clear from the current cursor position to the end of the
screen as they should.

- Fixed a problem with RIP. The Rip Mouse Field Icons could not be
located in the correct directories as specified by the dialing
directory entry Icons or the Main Icons path. To display, they had to
be in the QMPRO home directory.

- Made a mod to all emulations so that ANSI Music will only be active if
ANSI is the current emulation. Turns out that if ANSI Music was
toggled ON, that it would interfere with a VT220 emulation code with
the same lead-in esc sequence.

- Fixed the RIP $RESTOREx$ command which was not parsing the "x" out
correctly. It was treating this like a user-defined variable and
prompting for a value to store in the RIP.DB.

- Changed the Rip Picklists so that the mouse is redisplayed after you
select an entry.

- Fixed the $RESTOREx$ commands so the image file is not deleted after
it has been restored to the screen. In addition, leftover .SAV files
are deleted when exiting QmPro.

- Altered the RIP BEZIER curve code to match the broken code in RIPaint
and RIPterm. Until this is fixed in RIPaint and RIPterm, ours will
match theirs because of complaints on differences in operation.

- Fixed the Font problem(s) when using the $RMF$ (restore mouse fields)
command or the $RESTOREALL$ (which calls $RMF$).

- Fixed the Int14 Device Interface. Int14 had an incorrect test when
sending a byte of data. It now correctly detects when the send

- Fixed the Articom Device Interface. Articom had an incorrect test
when sending a byte of data. It now correctly detects when the send
failed. In addition, the support for CTS/RTS hardware flow control
has been fixed. It now correctly raises RTS when the device is
selected and can lower RTS when the device is removed.

OLX 1.52

- Fixed a problem with saving folders on a drive other than the

- If you turn the internet header option off, internet headers are no
longer generated.

- Fixed a problem with updating the screen when switching tagline

- Fixed a nasty problem that caused lockups or truncated taglines when
using internet messages.

- Fixed problem with re-importing CIS forum mail into your Inbox each
time the packet was opened, and beeping when read.

- Fixed conflicts with FidoPCB message leader - OLX was interpreting the
'FROM:' line as an Internet header and wiping out the real from
information in the header.

- Added a switch to control whether OLX looks for internet message
headers in the body of the message.

QmodemPro v1.51

- Added support in QMGATE for downloading CompuServe forum messages.
See QMGATE.DOC for full documentation.

- Added a [QmGate] button to the Alt+D dialog that will execute QMGATE
if it is located in the QMPRO.EXE directory. Also shortened the
[Read New Mail] to just [Read New] and shortened the [Send Replies] to
just [Send Rep] to make room for the new button.

- Added a new command line switch /NODVMOUSE. This allows DV users to
run QMPro full screen in RIP mode and get a graphic mouse cursor.
It actually overrides the DESQview detection code that makes use of
the Quarterdeck mouse API calls, which cannot display a graphic mouse.
This switch should be used with all versions of DV and DV/X.

- Added support for placing the RIP icons for each dialing directory
entry in separate areas. The phonebook Revise entry dialog now has
a field for the ICONS subdirectory name for RIP support. If this field
is filled in, icons for a particular BBS can be stored there. This 8
character field references the name of a subdirectory created beneath
the phonebook subdirectory. For example, if the icon entries for the
MSI HQ BBS is set to MSIBBS and the entry for XYZ BBS is set to XBBS,
and the phonebook is the default QMPRO.FON, the directory tree will
look like:

ÜC:\ (root directory)
ÃÜQMPRO (main QMPRO directory)
³ÃÂÜ QMPRO (directory named after phonebook)
³³ÃÜ MSIBBS (directory for MSI HQ BBS icons)
³³ÃÜ XBBS (directory for XYZ BBS icons)

If the ICONS field is left blank, then the master ICONS directory will be

If the ICONS field is filled in and the requested icon does not exist
there, it will check the master ICONS directory before declaring it
cannot be found.

If you change the name of the Icons directory, the icons are moved to the
new directory name and the old one is deleted.

Alt-D/Delete dialog now has an additional checkbox to allow deleting just
the icons associated with the entry. The Icons and Icon Dir will not
be deleted if another entry in the phonebook references the same Icon
Directory. You will get a confirmation message box to this effect if this

- Support for ASCII transfers has been added to the Host mode. To allow
this, ASCII Downloading has been modified to include a 60 second timeout
feature. If 60 seconds elapses from the last character received, the
download will be considered "finished" and the file closed. This is in
addition to the standard ^Z EOF character to signal the end of transfer.

- Upgraded RIP support to level 01.54.

- Altered the RIP mouse to reappear much faster after painting a screen
than in prior releases.

- The RIP Palette is now preserved between text/graphic mode switches.

- Fixed a bug in the RIP DEFINE_QUERY modes 1 and 2. It has been discovered
that the deferred query modes 1 and 2 remain active until specifically
turned off, and that both can be enabled at the same time. The RIP
specification does NOT indicate that is how it works, but that -is-
how they are supposed to work. Now they do.

- Made RIPscrip sounds honor the Beeps & Bells toggle.

- Fixed RIP support for users of MONO VGA Display adapters. The effect was
that while in RIP mode, any switch back to a text screen was blank.

- Fixed RIP support so that it correctly switches back to a 43/50 line text
mode as appropriate during text operations. Before, it would switch back
to a 25 line mode and most dialogs would be split in half at the bottom
of the screen.

- Quicklearning a script that starts in RIP or switches to RIP was adding
a line GRAPHICS RIP that was failing when executed. This is now fixed
with the correct Graphics keyword being RIP instead of RIPSCRIP.

- Killed two birds with one stone. The RIP text mode was always getting
set back to the default color and the QMPRO.EMU was being updated
every time QmPro ran. Once I fixed the latter, the former cleared

- RIP Radio Buttons had a problem when the SaveMouseFields and
RestoreMouseFields were executed. They were being redrawn with multiple
buttons selected for the same group, and the templates were being sent
for the selected buttons.

- Added code to save and restore the Palette between Text and Graphic
mode switches for one case which was overlooked.

- Memory requirements for QmPro have been reduced about 20K to make more
available for RIP graphics.

- Fixed a screen glitch when the hardware video is set to 50 line mode
during startup. Also made Alt+2 recognize the startup video mode.

- Fixed a problem where the mouse could disappear after seeing the warning
dialog "Carrier detected, sent modem init?".

- Made several fixes to the RPI Interface support. Some UART registers were
not being set back when RPI was unloaded. Unloading the V42.DRV module
after the connection was dropped was incorrect causing the memory to be
"used up" and not returned to the HEAP. The net effect was that you could
connect once using RPI, but the next attempt rewarded you with a dialog
that said "V42.DRV not loaded" and then a hang.

- Fixed a phonebook load problem when Config/Phonebook specified a full
drive:\path to the default phonebook to load.

- Fixed a bug in the download "overwrite?" dialog where if you answered
yes, it would go ahead and do an auto-increment if that was checked.
Now, the file is erased and overwritten correctly.

- Fixed the Script GET, GETR, GETN and GETNR. Basically, they now match
the documentation for Input and Output directives.

- Made a fix to the VTxxx emulations. There are some color codes that are
specific to VT220 and VT320 emulation that set/reset the specific text
attributes Underline, Blink, Bold, and Invisible. Since QmPro has specific
colors assigned to each of these, it is not possible to combine them to
produce a unique color and allow for resetting the attributes. What was
happening was that an Underline code (^[[1m) could be received, the color
would be changed to the defined underline color (Config/Emul/Colors), but
would become "mangled" when the "Turn off Underline" code (^[[24m) was
received. So, any of the "Turn Off" attribute commands will now reset the
screen color to the Normal color as if the ^[[0m command had been

- Added support for some "weird" VT emulation esc sequences that a VAX may
generate. Specifically, the ESC [ Pc G command for ANSI absolute cursor
column positioning within a line. Others have been stripped to prevent
garbage displaying on the screen.

- WYSE-50 emulation had two problems. 1) the Protect Mode flags were
reversed. 2) setting a cursor mode after the cursor was turned off did
not turn the cursor back on.

- Made a fix to the NASI/NACS preference dialog to handle Server, General
and Specific names that contain an Underscore "_" character. QmPro was
stripping these making the connection require wildecard selections.

- Fixed the Dialer when trying to dial a FAX so that the No Connect strings
would be detected. I.E. BUSY, NO DIALTONE etc.

- Fixed Phonebook sorting where GROUP files might be lost if QmPro is run
from a different drive other than the drive where the original Group files
are stored.

- Fixed a Status Msg dialog that pops up in the Dialer that could hang a
script waiting for a response. If scripting, these info type of dialogs
will now be skipped.

- New HLP and LNG files with this release to keep them current with the
changes and new additions.

OLX v1.51 (note MAJOR version number change)

- OLX version number changed to 1.51 to match QmPro. Registration
number removed from tagline.

- When forwarding a message to another conference, the originating
BBS name is also included.

- If the internal unzipper can't unpack a QWK packet then then external
unzipper will automatically be tried.

- Fixed problems with large numbers of conferences (above about 4500).

- Internet address book entries are now automatically supported.

- New macro @INBOX will copy any message to your Inbox.

- Added support for OLX to work with QMGate and deal with merged
QWK packets.

- Added support for Usenet style headers in the message body.

- Fixed the personal mail beep so it beeps when a message is
addressed to your name in the QWK packet rather than your name
in the registration information.

- Added support for PCBoard 15.0 return receipts.

- Added a @FOLDER macro for function keys to provide a way to quickly
open a folder.

- Added a switch in config to turn on and off word wrap of long messages.

- Added a switch in config for skipping of messages that have already
been read.

- Fixed ANSI music support so it can be aborted with a keypress.

QmodemPro v1.50

Manuals dated 6/1/93 on the title page contain almost all the information
listed below this point, and are current through v1.50. The newest RIP
commands for the script language are the only items not inluded in the
6/1/93 manuals.

- Added full support for RIPscrip graphics including mouse support from
remote. To activate RIP set the terminal emulation for the terminal
or any dialing directory entry to RIP.

Note that RIP makes use of EGA graphics and may not be used on
systems without EGA capability.

Attention DESQview users. QmodemPro fully utilizes the DESQview
mouse API to allow the mouse to be active in multiple re-sized
DESQview windows. However, the DESQview mopuse API does not provide
a method of switching to EGA graphics mode and continuing to make use
of the mouse. If you intend to make use of the mouse in RIP
emulation you must either leave DESQview and run QmodemPro from DOS
or use DESQview/X which fully supports switching to a grphical mouse
cursor. We regret this situation, and are working with Quarterdeck
Office Systems for an alternative solution.

QmodemPro switches from text to graphics mode automatically when
triggered by a RIP-capable host, and can be manually switched back by
pressing the menu key, Alt Z. This switch is very quick except when
running under Windows. When Windows is detected, the RIP switching
between text and graphics takes a little longer because it has to
write the graphics screen contents to a file and then restore it when
it switches back. Non-windows users will not experience this disk
write delay.

- Quicklearn fully supports recording of RIP screens including mouse
clicks, for playback. Two new Script commands have been added,

RIPKEY [character] This is the HOTKEY character of a Rip Button
if one exists on the graphics screen. During playback, it will
simulate pressing the hotkey for that character and the button
will execute.

RIPMOUSE [X coord] [Y coord] This records the position of the
mouse pointer when the mouse is clicked on a mouse button or mouse
region. During playback, it will simulate moving the mouse pointer
to the x,y coordinates specified and clicking the left mouse

- Fixed a long-standing bug in the Script processor when it had to deal
with WAITFOR commands that used expanded Ctrl character sequences.
It was possible for Quicklearn to Record a Script that it could not
play back correctly. I found this when dealing with the new RIP
script commands above.

- A red dashed box appears on the screen when a RIP ICON Load command
is received but does not exist in your ICONS directory.

- The button support in RIP mode acts just like Windows and QmPro
Dialogs. Holding the mouse button down and moving off the button,
will "unclick", and moving back on the button will "re-click" it. If
you release the mouse button when it is "unclicked", the command is

- Changes were made to the FAX code and timing to allow it to operate
better with a wider variety of FAX modems.

- Added remote/local printer support to VT100, VT102, VT220 and VT320.
The new commands now supported include ESC[4i, ESC[5i, ESC[0i,
ESC[?1i, ESC[?4i, ESC[?5i, ESC[?19h, ESC[?19l, ESC[?18h, ESC[?18l.

- Fixed a bug in the VTxxx emulation color code ESC[0m to reset the
correct color.

- Added support for the Doorway Remote Printer redirection in ANSI and
RIP modes. Redirection prints to the defined printer (or file) as
defined in Config/Files/Filename/Printer ID.

- Made a minor tweak to the Ymodem/G Upload process to catch the first
"G" from a remote a little quicker. Should save 3-5 seconds in the
startup phase.

- Added a "/NOLOGO" command line option. This will skip the ANSI logo
and delay when QmPro is loaded.

- Corrected a problem with the Shell to DOS code. If a system has a
16550 and it was enabled in the Device config, after a Shell it was
not being re-enabled. This also affected some external protocols.

- Users who are connecting to the J&L NCS Int14 Servers can now use the
ArtiCom Interface for correct connections. J&L use a slight
variation of the Int14 standard, and with a small tweak to the
ArtiCom, it works for both systems.

- Included the new RPI software V.42bis and MNP5 support for those 2400
baud modems that can take advantage of it. This requires the V42.DRV
file to be located in the same directory as QMPRO.EXE.

- Included support for NCSI/ACSý network interface. This is a slight
variation to the NASI/NACS code.

- Fixed the problem with the CIS B+ downloads not switching to the
Default DL Directory automatically.

- Fixed a script STRING bug that has been in there since the dawn of time.
If a master script called a nested script used the STRING command many
times, the duplicate definitions were not caught and caused the string
table to overflow. Now, when a nested script uses the STRING command,
if the string already exists it is cleared. If it doesn't, it is added
to the String table.

QmodemPro v1.02

* Fixed the Script UPLOAD command to work with non-batch internal

* Included support for pressing ^@ to send a Null out the device.

* Fixed the internal editor so that the cut & paste options will work as

* Cleaned up the stray allocations from an edit session. It was
allocating memory and not freeing it after the edit. It was possible
to run out of memory and cause internal failures after repeated
editing, such as Scripts from the Alt+D/Edit dialog.

* Fixed the network bug where the NFO directory would still be created
on the server where the QMPRO.EXE file was located instead of where
the QMPRO.CNF file is.

* Fixed a problem with running under OS/2 and QEMM that caused a
problem when loading the Phone Book. This was related to an
uninitialized collection pointer. The common OS/2 Error was SYS3176.

* Fixed a NASI/NACS lockup where the Dialer could get stuck if your default
device was not NASI/NACS and you tried dialing an entry that was NASI and
the NASI driver was not loaded. Now you will get a message:

Device: NACI not loaded.

* If the NACS port goes IDLE, a Dial attempt will reinitialize it

* Corrected a problem with the Mouse Cursor disappearing when a DOS
shell was executed while in a Dialog (such as Alt+D).

* Protocols will no longer try to upload the Volume Label on a diskette.

* The CIS B+ protocol is no longer available in Host mode (its use is
properly limited to CompuServe).

* Changed the Xmodem/Ymodem Upload code to recover from line noise
better. It was looking at garbage characters as NAKs, and the error
count sometimes caused a transfer failure.

* Zmodem downloads were always reporting CRC32 even though it was
really using CRC16 (per the Config/Protocols/Internal/Zmodem
options). Zmodem was working correctly as this was a cosmetic
correction only.

* Fixed a bug in the Zmodem download where if the success tones were
played, the incoming data would be flushed before being viewed.

* Made a fix to the Zmodem download so that it is more tolerant to
timeouts on the line.

* Fixed the problems of the script command 'Dial Group=' causing
problems with scripts not returning to previous level scripts
correctly. The usual symptom was that the master script either did
not return or it started executing from the beginning. It is
remotely possible that multiple chained scripts could also be
likewise confused and this cures both problems.

* With the fix to the script Dial command, it became necessary to insure
that it did not become recursive. i.e. a script running from the
Dial Group= also call another Dial Group= script command. So, this is
now trapped and will generate a Script Edit Error with the message

Recursive Dial GROUP= issued

and invoke the script editor.

* Fixed the Host Download problem where non-batch protocols could not
find the requested files, even if the F command did show them.

* Changed the Scrollback status line so that a "*" will appear after the
Lines:xxx count if there is incoming data that has not been displayed.

* Corrected the online help for Config/Phonebook where it talks about the
Add/Ins mouse button for Keyboard users:

Keyboard users should note that the [A] key will always add,
[Alt+A] will follow the mouse button setting and the Ins key will
always perform the insert.

* Added a Status Box that is displayed if all NACS ports are busy. This
can show up at startup or after using Alt-K.

* Added detection of a NACS port disconnection due to IDLE timeout. If
the NACS port goes IDLE, the "offline" indicator in the status line
will change to "No Port". Any attempt to transmit through the port
will reward you with a Warning dialog saying the "NACS port
Disconnected." Use Alt+K to establish another connection.

* Fixed the dialer dialog so that entries that were defined with
"**Current Device**" or "**Default Device**" will be substituted for
the actual device that is being used.

* Fixed the Faxing bug where it would not send a fax if the Config/Fax
defined a cover letter but it did not exist.

* Fixed the Script $SENDMAIL flag so it will only be TRUE if there is
in fact a Packet waiting to be sent regardless of how the dial was

* Fixed a bug where Continuous Dial mode from the Groups was sticking
on if the dialed group never completed. The effect was that
untagging the undialed group entries and tagging others made the
others act like they were now part of a group.

* Added code to CIS B+ downloads so that the files will go in the
default download directory instead of the current directory if the
user did not specify drive:\path info to CIS.

* Changed the /CONFIG command line option so that only the Config items in
the menu are selectable the first time through.

* Changed Int14 so that it will use whatever port is selected instead of
always using the default COM1.

* Corrected a bug in the VT220, VT320 emulations that would cause
protected fields to work incorrectly. It might have also caused
random memory overwrites and strange behavior or lockups.

* Added support for the VT220 & VT320 Insert mode. Somehow, this was
overlooked from the original implementation.

* XON/XOFF software flow control incorrectly was stripping the high bit
when in 8-bit mode before testing for either the XON or XOFF. Also made
an enhancement so that XON/XOFF is disabled while OFFLINE.

* You can now tell if you have received an XOFF. The ONLINE area of
the status line will change to "TxWait" (Xoff received), "RxWait"
(Xoff sent) or "AllWait" (both are true). If no pending XON or XOFF
condition exists, then it will show the normal ONLINE or DOORWAY

* Changed the timing with internal protocols and scripts. It should
no longer be necessary to include the DELAY 1000 in script just before
an UPLOAD or DOWNLOAD script command.

* Reduced the number of mouse calls (hide and show) to speed up

* Fixed a bug in the script parser that was keeping the "$$" from being
seen as a single $ character.

* Fixed a bug in the Host Startup. If carrier was present when the host
was invoked, a confirmation dialog was presented to confirm that you
really wanted to start it. Regardless of your action, it would start
the host anyway. Now, the NO button will not start the host.

* Fixed a problem with the INI file where the actual Device Name was not
being stored or reloaded when the command line parameter /R was used
to restart QmodemPro.

* Fixed the Script DEVICE and PORT commands so they set the $SUCCESS and
$FAIL flags per the description in the manual on page 232.

* Revised the Config/Device/Hardware screen for better support of NASI/
NACS devices. There is a new [NACS Preferences] button that allows you
to define what Server, General and Specific NACS device should be used.

In the dialog, there are three fields and a list of current NACS devices
that are available on the network. None of the entry fields are required
and if left blank are considered "wildcard" matches to the network. If
a field is filled in, then that is entry -must- be available on the net
to make a successful connection to a modem.

For example:

You have three NACS Servers on the network with the following defined
Server General Specific

HARPO 9600V32 PORT07
HARPO 9600V32 PORT08

ZEPPO 9600V32 PORT11
ZEPPO 9600V32 PORT12

In the dialog, if you define:

Server [ ]
General [ ]
Specific [ ]

All servers are checked, and the first available device will be
selected. Remember, a blank field acts as a wildcard match.

In the dialog, if you define:

Server [GROUCHO ]
General [ ]
Specific [ ]

The first available port on GROUCHO will be selected.

In the dialog, if you define:

Server [ ]
General [2400MNP ]
Specific [ ]

The first available port on any server with an available 2400MNP
General device will be selected.

In the dialog, if you define:

Server [GROUCHO ]
General [2400MNP ]
Specific [ ]

The first available port on GROUCHO with an available 2400MNP
General device will be selected.

In the dialog, if you define:

Server [ZEPPO ]
General [V32BIS ]
Specific [PORT16 ]

Only PORT16 will be checked on ZEPPO. No others will be checked.

Should you be dialing and the NACS cannot find a match, even with
wildcards, the dialer will generate the following message and cycle as
if it was a BUSY detected:

Device: NACS Device not available.

* The NASI/NACS baud rate support has been increased to 115200. Several
other ACS compatible 6B interfaces including NASI 3.0+ support higher
rates than 19200. This has been tested with Novell NASI 3.0, Multi-Tech
MultiCom AsyncGateway (MCSI), and USRobotics Modem Sharing Kit (MASI) all
the way up through 115200.

It should be noted that USRobotics MASI needs to be at least version
1.6.1 and use the -N command line switch to be compatible. Consult with
USRobotics Technical Support about obtaining the corrected MASI driver
that is compatible with non-USR software such as QmodemPro.

OLX v3.02

This release is a version number change only to maintain QmodemPro and
OLX with the same minor version number (x.02).

QmodemPro v1.01
* Revised the Config/Hardware screen. Under Virtual Memory, the Reserve K
is now Maximum K. Virtual Memory will now use up to the specified K and
leave the rest alone. This means that you do not have to set aside some
for the DOS shells, as these are now unaffected. Users were just too
confused by the concept of "leaving this much alone".

For example:

Overlay memory : The Overlay takes 512K (either EMS or XMS)

Virtual memory : Up to the Maximum defined

DOS Shell : whatever it takes, (usually in the 350-500K range)

* Host Mode Fixes:

- The Config/Host (*) Full Path ( ) DL Path Only radio buttons
were turned around.

- Even if you did manage to set it to DL Path Only (really Full Path)
it was always looking in the DL Path for the files. Now it will
correctly look for the above setting and use the correct test to see
if the file exists.

- The internally generated protocol list now includes external protocols
that have been defined.

* Fixed the sending of Faxes when using the [OK for ALL] button. It was
not writing the duplicate information to the QMFAX.NFO file, and so the
file to Digitize was blank and the digitizer was expecting input from
the keyboard! If the user pressed ^Z and Enter, the program would
"unhang" itself and continue.

* The mouse is now hidden from view until you need it. This prevents
flickering when text is scrolling on the screen.

* The phone book entries now correctly retain external protocols that
use the same letter as one of the internal ones. This also means
that pressing PgUp or PgDn will focus the correct external protocol.

* Changed the Auto-Start download for external protocols. The default
Download path was not being passed in the %4 batch file variable.

* The $NOTEFILE script variable is now set correctly after a
connection. It was either blank or pointed to the last entry that
actually used a notename. It now is pointed to the correct notename
based on the entry number as it should be.

* Included the new enhanced Doorway auto-start sequence into the ANSI
emulation. This will require the use of DOORWAY 1.21 or greater. Doorway
now sends out an ^[[=255h to turn on remote Doorway, and ^[[=255l to
turn it off when you exit.

* Corrected the VT102 Device Attribute response sequence. It was telling
the remote it was a VT100 instead of a VT102.

* Changed the Alt-D Auto-Start to work if the user is told there is a
carrier and he sends the modem init string. It was not waiting long
enough for the modem to reset before testing to auto-start the phone

OLX changes:

* Fixed problem with work directory when it was not specified with a
complete path name.

* Fixed problem with Alt+X when pressing it from a file viewer.

* Fixed problem with PgDn near the end of the file in the file viewer.

* Fixed problem with the Replied flag not getting set in the Inbox if
a messages is replied to from within a QWK conference.

* Fixed problems with reading empty messages (message with no text).

* Fixed problem with entering alias names in the From field.

* Fixed problem with the read flag when reading the first message
in a conference in split screen mode.

* The registration name is automatically uppercased to avoid the
problem with upper/lower names and the installation program.

* Fixed problems with running OLX from a drive different from the
one OLX is installed on.

* Fixed some problems with cut and paste and cursor positioning in
the editor.

* Fixed problem with always zipping reply packets. The correct
packer is now used.


* You may note that several screen snapshots in the manual do not
exactly match those in the program. The differences are not

p. 38

* A new command line option, /DEVICE= allows overriding the Config
Default Device if the declared device exists in your device list.
This also includes a change to the Alt+D/Revise/Device combo box to
include a pre-defined entry of "**Default Device**". If an entry is
marked as using this "**Default Device**", then it uses whatever the
Config Default Device is currently set to when dialed.

The /DEVICE= command line option allows you to specify a Device name
that has embedded spaces. To do so, substitute the underscore '_' for
them, i.e., QMPRO /DEVICE=HST_Dual_on_Com1 is valid.

p. 38

* The new /VGA=[mode] switch allows users of VGA and EGA cards to
switch into a non-standard video mode at startup. Substitute the
video mode number for [mode]. As long as your video card supports
setting the AL register to the desired mode, this option will operate

p. 38

* A new command line option /CONFIG allows starting QmodemPro with
immediate startup of the menu bar, even before any communication
ports are activated. This allows you to set up a different device,
perhaps for a different port, even before QmodemPro starts.

p. 64

* The Revise Entry dialog in the phonebook supports a new device
type called "**Current Device**". If you have this device selected,
it will use whatever device is currently active, either by dialing
another entry, or set via Alt+K. Used in conjunction with the
/DEVICE= command line, you can have one entry that can dial through
multiple devices by using Alt+K first.

p. 66

* The Editor command was changed to Edit, and now has added

p. 66

* Phonebook sorting was also added. There is a [Sort] button in the
[Edit] dialog on the phonebook screen. Some of the highlights include:

* Sort by any field in the phone book either ascending or descending.
* Remembers the last sort criteria.
* Sorts the Group files to match the phonebook.
* Sorts the NFO Fax info file to match the phonebook.
* Renames the attached Note files to match the phonebook.
* Uses a memory/disk based virtual memory scheme using the QuickSort

p. 85 & 232

* Added Entry number support to the Script DIAL command and the @DIAL meta
key command. So, the following are valid:

@DIAL TForbin 2 3 23 TMustang {Function key example}

DIAL "TForbin 2 3 23 TMustang" ;Script example

The above indicates the dial should flag all entries with the text
Forbin, and entries 2, 3, and 23, and all entries with the text

p. 85 & 232

* Added GROUP support to the Script DIAL and @DIAL meta command.
The syntax is:

@DIAL GROUP=QWK Mail Runs {Function key example}

DIAL "GROUP=QWK Mail Runs" ;Script example

Note that embedded spaces are OK in group names.

If the Group is defined as "Continuous Dial", then each number is dialed
in sequence until all have been dialed or untagged. If a login
script is attached to any of the entries in the group to be dialed,
the login script MUST end with a RETURN instead of the normal EXIT
command. This is the signal to return to the dialer and continue
dialing. If there are no more entries to dial, then the original
script will continue to execute.

p. 105

The special offer for obtaining DOORWAY at a reduced price is no
longer available from the author of that program.

p. 208

* Script filename entry forces the .SCR suffix and it is not required
from the Alt+F dialog.

p. 213

* Quotes were inadvertently stripped from many script examples. On
this page the text at the top should read:

WAITFOR "Enter your password :"

p. 217 Quotes stripped, should read: DIAL "1"

p. 218 Quotes stripped, should read: WAITFOR "Password"

p. 220 Quotes stripped, should read: IF "$0" = "_EOF_" DONE

The "_EOF_" indicates End Of File, and is used to test for the end.

p. 224 Quotes stripped, should read: ATWRITE 1 24 30 "$0"
ASSIGN 0 "Test string"

p. 232 The "Pprefix" option is not an option for the DIAL command.

p. 234 Quotes stripped, should read: DISPLAYLN "TEST MENU"

p. 248 Quotes stripped, should read: IF "$0" = "" Nul_label

p. 249 Quotes stripped, should read: DISPLAY "$0"

p. 252 Quotes stripped, should read: IF "$0" = "_EOF_" done

p. 254 Quotes stripped, should read: SEND "AT^M"

p. 258 Quotes stripped, should read: SEND "$PASSWORD^M"

p. 261 Quotes stripped, should read: SEND "ATZ^M"

p. 291

* Config/Device now contains a "Default Device" field that can be set with
the new [Default] button. This is the device that will be used when you
start up QmPro, and the device used when entries are added to the
phonebook automatically by OLX. This will also make it easier to add
the /DEVICE= command line option.

We suggest assigning the "Default Device" to all phone book entries
except those that require special modified settings. This enables
you to change the modem assigned to ALL phonebook entries by simply
specifying a different default device.

p. 299

* Support for Direct Connect devices through the Phonebook was added
since the manual went to print. To make use of a direct connect
device, create a new device and edit the [Term Cmds] section to have
the word DIRECT as the Connect Message:

º º
º Modem Init º
º º
º Dial Prefix OK Message º
º º
º Dial Suffix Cancel Dial º
º º
º Connect Msg DIRECT Auto Answer º
º º
º No Connect 1 Hangup º
º º
º No Connect 2 Redial Intr. º
º º
º No Connect 3 Delay During 60 º
º º
º No Connect 4 Delay After 10 º
º º
º OK Ü Cancel Ü º
º ßßßßßßßß ßßßßßßßß º

The Connect Msg MUST be the word DIRECT (not case sensitive) and the
dialer will report an immediate "DIRECT connection established"
message and exit. It will also run any script attached to this entry
to automate logons and such to whatever mini or mainframe is at the
other end.

The Dialing directory entry Number field should be left blank, as should
the Dial Prefix and Dial Suffix (as shown above) so that nothing extra is
sent to the remote system until the script executes.

p. 309-310

The FAX @ codes are listed incorrectly. We have enclosed a sample
FAX cover sheet consisting of a graphic .PCX file and a text page.
The .PCX file is named COVER.PCX and is used in the cover page which
is called FAXCOVER.TXT. To use this cover page simply place the name
FAXCOVER.TXT in the FAX config option for Cover Page. It uses the
correct @ codes which are summarized below:

The codes that were removed or renamed for clarity are:

@TPAGES@ Renamed @PAGES@
@PAGE@ Removed (page counter is automated at top of each page)
@MEMO@ Removed
@ATTN@ Removed

The codes translate as:

@TOSYSTEM@ name of the FAX system as listed in the QMPRO phonebook.
@FROMSYSTEM@ name of the FAX system in your QMPRO FAX config setting
@PAGES@ total number of pages in the FAX, including cover page
@TOPHONE@ number of the FAX system as listed in the QMPRO phonebook
@FROMPHONE@ number of the FAX system in your QMPRO FAX config setting

p. 320

* Kermit setup in Config now has a [Default] button to reset the
parameters to startup in case you change them and can't remember what
they were.

p. 320

* The CIS B+ protocol can auto-start if desired. If you set a dialing
directory entry default protocol to CIS B+, when you connect to
that system (CompuServe) the CIS B+ protocol will be
autostart-enabled for the duration of the call regardless of the
settings in the Internal Protocol/CIS B+ section of Config. If any
other protocol is specified in a dialing directory entry, autostart
of CIS B+ is controlled by the config options. In this second case
the autostart character (ENQ) must be correctly indicated in config
for autostart to function. The advantage of specifying CIS B+ for
your CompuServe phonebook entry is you can get CIS B+ autostart
without setting the config options to start it every time an ENQ
character is received (not a good idea during normal BBS calls). You
should leave the CIS B+ Config option set to Disabled (for normal BBS
operation) and still have auto CIS B+ transfers as long as the
CompuServe dialing directory entry specifies the B+ Protocol.

p. 324

* The external protocol Revise dialog now uses radio buttons for the Batch
Upload and Download support questions.

* The enclosed scripts make use of the phonebook fields for Name and
Password, and will not operate properly without them completed. See
the text of each script for additional reminders.

* The Device Mismatch dialog that can appear when loading a phonebook
has an additional button [Revise with Default]. If you select this,
all the phonebook entries that point to the mismatched devices in the
list will be converted to your current Default Device. This will
update the phonebook file on disk as well so you do not get this
dialog the next time you load it. If you are sharing the phonebook
between two unique systems, you can still press [Continue] and the
update will be skipped.

* The Alt-O Change Drive/Dir command was added. It works identically
to the one in the Alt+6 Batch Entry Window (BEW). Both Drives and
directories can be changed from this dialog, and it is designed to
replace the old 5.x Alt-O and Alt-L commands.

p. 329

* Revised the Config/Hardware screen. Under Virtual Memory, the Reserve K
is now Maximum K. Virtual Memory will now use up to the specified K and
leave the rest alone.


You may note that several screen snapshots in the manual do not exactly
match those in the program. The differences are not significant. The
following short list outlines the pages with minor corrections since the
manual went to print:

* The help system has been enhanced. You can go back to the previous
help screen by pressing Alt F1 or clicking on the bottom of the

p. 127

* The references to SERVICE in the screen snapshots and the text should
read PACKET.

p. 132

* The screen and reference to SERVICE has been changed to PACKET.

p. 149

* The screen and reference to SERVICE has been changed to PACKET.

* The descriptions for FAX address and phonebook entries is correct as
described in the documentation, however we think that some additional
information may help you make use of these features more easily.

When you have a FAX number for a company and will be sending FAX
messages to multiple people in the company, you should set up only
ONE QmodemPro phonebook entry for the entire company. The phonebook
entry might read "MSI FAX Machine". Set up this FAX phonebook entry
before entering any messages to anyone individually.

The address book in OLX should then contain the individual names of
the people at the company who will be receiving FAXs from you. For
example, you might have the previously mentioned MSI FAX machine
entry in the QmodemPro phonebook, but have address book entries in

This type of configuration results in the FAX being attached to the
correct QmodemPro phonebook entry because the phone numbers match.
The message is then sent to the individual and the @codes are
correctly substituted for @FROM@ and @FROMSYSTEM@.

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