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Note: This is a correction for a previous file that is in error.
The previous file was in the right area but had you make a
non-sense patch. I hope this helps those who were unable to
get it going on their own.

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The new dBASE IV Ver 1.0 has the same old nasty habit of
displaying a logo & pause at the copyright screen.

To eliminate this routine you can modify your installed version
using either the Debug.com utility or a sector editor such as
Norton Utilities as follows:

You need to modify the overlay DBASE3.OVL so copy it to another
sub-directory as your working copy.

*** USING DEBUG.COM ***

With debug.com and dbase3.ovl in the same sub-directory, do the
following:

enter DEBUG DBASE3.OVL & press return.

At the dash prompt enter E CS:6668 & press enter.

55: will appear. Enter CB & press enter.

At the dash prompt enter W & press return (to save the change).

Copy this modified overlay DBASE3.OVL to your dBASE directory
replacing the original one. Thats it.....

*** USING A SECTOR EDITOR ***

With a sector editor such as Norton Utilities search & find the
ASCII word in caps MONO43 in the file DBASE3.OVL overlay.

The next 5 hex bytes following MONO43 are 00 00 55 8B EC.

Change the 55 to a CB

Save these changes back to the drive.

Copy this modified overlay DBASE3.OVL to your dBASE directory
replacing the original one. Thats it...