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BALLISTIC v4.00 application notes - 11/15/89


FILES INCLUDED IN THIS RELEASE (Shareware)
==========================================

BALISTIC.DOC - Documentation file for BALLISTIC and GENTABLE
BALISTIC.EXE - BALLISTIC v 4.00, main program
BAL-GEN.EXE - GENTABLE v4.00, generates drag functions for BALLISTIC
BAL-READ.ME! - This file
BALISTIC.DB - Sample database file


ADDITIONAL FILES AVAILABLE TO REGISTERED USERS (with deluxe registration ONLY)
==============================================================================

BAL-READ.EXE - READTABLE v4.00, optionally checks/displays drag functions
CHECK_DB.COM - Checks internal database files for proper format.
SIERRA.DB - BALLISTIC compatible database of Sierra reloading components
NOSLER.DB - BALLISTIC compatible database of Nosler reloading components
HORNADY.DB - BALLISTIC compatible database of Hornady reloading components
SPEER.DB - BALLISTIC compatible database of Speer reloading components
CCI-HBAL.DB - BALLISTIC compatible database of CCI handgun cartridges
FED-HBAL.DB - BALLISTIC compatible database of Federal handgun cartridges
(And other databases as they become available...)


FILES AVAILABLE AT EXTRA COST (Registered users ONLY)
=====================================================

BAL400-1 C - Source, header, project and configuration files for BALLISTIC
BAL400-2 C - version 4.00 and auxiliary files.
BAL400-3 C
BAL400-4 C
BALISTIC H
BAL400 H
BAL-TC20 PRJ
BAL-TC20 TC
GEN400 C
READ400 C
CHECK_DB PAS



CHANGES FROM VERSION 3.20
=========================

1) The default graphics printer has been changed from HP LaserJet to NONE

2) Plot files saved under version 3.20, are NOT compatible with version 4.00.

3) The program will no longer run on the Panasonic Executive Partner (an 8086
machine) without specifying VIDEO BIOS in the configuration file. Apparently it
has something to do with the way the Turbo C v2.0 compiler checks for the
graphics card. There are probably other clones that will have this problem.

4) The minimum velocity has been changed to 300 fps for those tables which
previously went lower. Accuracy is MUCH better this way.

5) Maximum "height" has been relabeled to the more appropriate (and technically
correct) maximum "ordinate". I *hope* this will eliminate some confusion... I
suspect it won't.



NOTES FOR VERSION 4.00
======================

1) Cursor size:
When started, BALLISTIC examines the current cursor shape to determine what
shape to use in overwrite mode. The program will ALWAYS change it to a square
block in insert mode, and change it back to this "start-up" value in overwrite
mode. (The documentation says it uses an underline character in overwrite
mode.)

2) LaserJet and PaintJet users:
Both of these printers will eject pages when printing a table FOLLOWED by a
graphics screen dump. Try to print the screen dump as the FIRST item on the
page to avoid this problem.

3) Unresolved problems:
There may be a problem with round off in the figures provided for maximum Angle
of Departure and Maximum Range. This will (hopefully!) be corrected in a future
release.

4) Other graphics adapters:
Registered users should be aware that the I have (untested or demo) versions of
the following graphics adapters available:

ATT (incl. Display Enhancement Board)
Everex EGA+ and SVGA
IBM 8514
IBM PC-3270
Orchid SVGA
Paradise SVGA
Tecmar SVGA
Toshiba 3100
Video 7 SVGA

These drivers may support higher resolution or more colors than the "standard"
drivers used by BALLISTIC.


  3 Responses to “Category : Science and Education
Archive   : BAL400.ZIP
Filename : BAL-READ.ME!

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