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Front-End utility for the Adlib Jukebox program.
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Front-End utility for the Adlib Jukebox program.
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***** MAKEDAT v1.50 *****
(05-21-90)

Front-End Utility for the Adlib Jukebox Program

For the Adlib Music Card / Jukebox Program

Written By: Bryan S. Leaman


Bits 'N Bytes BBS

Hellam, Pennsylvania

(717) 757-4141


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Every time I downloaded new song files for my Adlib card, I always hated
loading my text editor and adding the name and description to my
JUKEBOX.DAT file. Well, to overcome this little problem, I wrote MAKEDAT.

MAKEDAT began as a very simple program to read your Adlib
song file directory and create the JUKEBOX.DAT file. It has evolved
since then and is now a full featured Front-End program for the Adlib
Jukebox program.

To run MAKEDAT, type 'MAKEDAT' at your DOS prompt. To run correctly, you
should have your .ROL files along with your Jukebox program in the same
directory as MAKEDAT.

When the program runs, you will be at the main menu. Here, you have
three options:

1: Create Jukebox Data Files - This option must be done first. This
will read your directory and put all your song files into data
files which can be read by the Jukebox. Since the Jukebox is only
allowed 88 entries at one time, it may make multiple files, such
as JB1.DAT, JB2.DAT, etc. Beginning with version 1.43, MakeDat will
sort the song files alphabetically before writing the JB*.DAT files.
This makes it MUCH easier to find songs if you have multiple data
files.

2: Run the Jukebox - This option will let you choose between the
different data files created with option 1. You will be asked to
choose the data file that you wish to listen to. It will then load
the chosen file into the Jukebox. MAKEDAT WILL ACTUALLY LOAD THE
JUKEBOX, AND YOU WILL RETURN TO MAKEDAT WHEN YOU EXIT THE JUKEBOX.
If you're unsure of which data file a perticular song is in, select
the third option from the main menu to view your data files.

3: View Data Files - Here, you can take a look at the data files created
with option #1. This is useful if you're not sure which data file
a particular song is located.

4: Quit to DOS (self explanitory!)

I hope you find MAKEDAT useful. It sure made my life easier. As a SysOp,
I like to try out all my new Adlib songs, and it seemed to take forever
to add the songs to the data files with a text editor. Now I just load
up MAKEDAT, create the data files, and play the songs!

If you find MAKEDAT useful, please consider donating $10 toward future
MakeDat updates.

Bryan Leaman
PO Box 6222
Hellam, PA 17406

If you have any suggestions for future versions, or if you have a bug to
report, either call Bits 'N Bytes BBS or leave a message to me
on PC-Relay in the Adlib conference. Enjoy!

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Bits 'N Bytes BBS

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(717) 757-4141 * 24 Hours A Day


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