DAD'S CHOICE Version 2.0
DAD'S CHOICE is an educational tool for children of all ages.
Its main options are Register, Laser Blast, Bug Numbers,
Applespider, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and
Division, Prealgebra Math, and Graphics. The purpose of the
Register option is to assist you with registering your copy
of the software.
For more detailed information on DAD'S CHOICE you can read the
manual which is stored in the manual.doc file. You can print
manual.doc to the screen while in the operating system by typing
TYPE MANUAL.DOC then pressing ENTER, or you can print it to a
printer by typing PRINT MANUAL.DOC then pressing ENTER.
The minimum software requirement is DOS 2.0 or higher. The
minimum hardware requirements for DAD'S CHOICE are 256K of RAM
and Color graphics. A mouse is optional but recommended for
the Graphics option.
To run the program simply place the disk in the drive, type
"go", then press ENTER. This startup procedure may vary
depending on which shareware dealer you acquire the software
from. When you see the main options window, use the up and
down arrow keys or press the key corresponding to the first
letter of the desired option to highlight the option you want.
Next, press the enter key to accept the option. If you get
into trouble just accept "END" or press the "ESC" key.
If you want to turn the sound off, use the left arrow key to
highlight OFF. To turn it back on use the right arrow key to
highlight ON. You can change the sound on/off setting at any
time you are able to see the sound on/off indicator.
There is an easy way to learn to use the Graphics Module. Just
print the file tutorial.doc to your printer and then run the
program following the instructions.
If you will be using a mouse I strongly suggest you read the
manual before you read the tutorial. You can do most of your
drawing with the mouse and never have to use the keyboard.
Drawings can be made very quickly this way.
You may place this program and its files on your hard disk.
I recommend you place it on a directory called DC. To make
this directory you should be in the C drive. Type MD DC then
press ENTER to make the directory. Now place the DAD'S CHOICE
disk in drive A and type COPY A:\*.* C:\DC\*.* and press
ENTER. After you've done this you can run the program from
the DC directory of drive C.
If you find that the program does not run properly try executing
the DOS command SET 87=NO before running the program. This
command tells the computer not to use the math coprocessor.
Although this program should run on computers with math
coprocessors, it is possible that it could give you trouble. If
you still have trouble, it could be that you do not have a color
graphics adapter or color monitor. This program requires color.
If it still does not work perhaps it could be that you have
loaded a memory resident program. These programs remain in
memory and can prevent other programs from running properly.
Memory resident programs are usually loaded by the autoexec.bat
file. You can solve this problem by rebooting your computer
without loading the memory resident programs.
I suggest you keep a safe backup copy of all the files on
this disk. If the work copy of the files gets damaged, you
can reproduce it using the backup.
I think you'll like this software. If you find the program
useful please contribute to its development by sending the
registration fee. Your registration will cover all versions
of DAD'S CHOICE. Please send your registration and/or your
questions and comments to me at the following address:
Dr. Andrew Motes
MOTES EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE
1632 Brooks St.
Fayetteville, AR. 72701
When you are ready to register your copy of DAD'S CHOICE, you may
select the Register option to print a registration letter.
When you register I'll also send you the most recent version of
SCHOOL-MOM. SCHOOL-MOM is probably the largest and most
complete children's education program available anywhere.
If you also decide to become a registered owner of SCHOOL-MOM
you may deduct $10.00 from the SCHOOL-MOM registration fee.
What is a Shareware Author? A Shareware Author is someone who
writes computer software then shares it with others for them to
try. This software is copyrighted and it is not public domain.
If the person trying the software likes it and uses it, he/she
is expected to share in the development costs by registering the
software with the author. It is that person's moral and legal
obligation to purchase the software from the author. These
authors receive no other compensation for the time and money
spend developing the software. In fact, it requires a
considerable amount of money to distribute copies of these
programs. The authors send regular updates to the shareware
dealers and the dealers do not support the authors in any way.
As long as the users continue to support the authors, the
shareware concept can be used to provide the public with
inexpensive, quality software.
I believe the strength and prosperity of this country has always
relied on the level of our education and character of our
people. Now, the education level in the U.S. is actually
decreasing rather than increasing. Illiteracy is becoming
common and knowledge of science and technology is becoming rare.
In most U.S. Universities the foreign students specializing in
science and technology now outnumber the American students. By
placing this software on the shareware market I hope to do my
part to help educate our youth. Please help me! If you find
this program useful please register your copy. I can't continue
to update and support this program without your support.
Finally, let me say that perfection is something that I continue
to strive for but never expect to achieve. Therefore, you may
find errors in this program. I do not have a staff of quality
assurance personnel to check my programming and spelling. If
you find any kind of error in the program please let me know.
I appreciate the help you provide. I promise to do my best to
fix the errors then send you (the person who finds the error)
a corrected copy at my own expense.
I CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT THIS SOFTWARE IS BUG FREE. ALSO, I
CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THIS DISK DOES NOT HAVE A VIRUS. IT IS
ALWAYS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE COULD CORRUPT THE SOFTWARE OR THE
DISK BETWEEN THE TIME I RELEASE IT AND YOU RECEIVE IT.
THEREFORE, YOU MUST USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. I CAN ASSURE YOU
THAT I HAVE NOT INTENTIONALLY PLACED ANYTHING IN THIS SOFTWARE
THAT COULD CAUSE DAMAGE. HOWEVER, I CAN NOT ACCEPT
RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM ITS USE. I
RECOMMEND THAT YOU ALWAYS USE A VIRUS CHECKING PROGRAM ON YOUR
DISKS BEFORE YOU USE THEM.
Andrew Motes, PhD
Parent, Educator, Engineer, Scientist
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This program is produced by a member of the Association of
Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the
shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve
a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the
member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can
help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but
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Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon,
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TO: Dr. Andrew Motes
Motes Educational Software
1632 Brooks St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Please register my copy of DAD'S CHOICE version 2.0. Also, send
me my free evaluation copy of SCHOOL-MOM. I've enclosed the
$15.00 registration fee for DAD'S CHOICE. I understand that I
can deduct $10 from the SCHOOL-MOM registration fee if I decide
to register it.
Arkansas residents please add 5.5% (or $0.83) for tax.
I use 5.25 inch _____ / 3.5 inch _____ disks. (Please check one)