Contents of the READ.ME file
Note: MusicBox will not run unless you have a Microsoft compatible mouse
and a color monitor. The monitor can be CGA, EGA or VGA compatable.
Files included with MusicBox:
READ .ME This file.
MB .EXE The MusicBox program.
TUTOR .SCR A simplified MusicBox overlay.
MUSICBOX .TXT The MusicBox manual.
MUSICBOX.TXT: Use the DOS Print command to print this. MusicBox is
not a program you can use without the manual, so this should be
the next thing you do. Note that unprintable graphics icons are
identified in the document by a backslash and the hex character
code (i.e. "\7F"). The information is redundant and should be
ignored. It is there for those who want ALL the details.
This file is now on a separate ARC file.
TUTOR.SCR: This is a simplified module source screen overlay, with
only one or two modules per box, rather than the usual 8 to 10.
It will load instead of the normal screen whenever it is in the
default directory when MB is loaded. After you have run through
the tutorials given in the manual and you are comfortable with
the MusicBox module layout, you can delete the file, or exile it
to a special tutorial directory, and the normal MusicBox module
source screen will become available.
MusicBox is installed with 3 pages of workspace available. If
you have an EGA or VGA, you can set it to have 7 pages, enough
for a large-scale composition. To do this, you need to change
a memory location value (from 3 to 7) with DEBUG:
REN MB.EXE MB.BIN
REN MB.BIN MB.EXE
You can also set MusicBox to work with 2 MPU's. Follow the
DEBUG procedure above, but "E65C5 3". You can enter 0 to run
without any MPU's, or return the value to 1, for one MPU.
If you want to run with a floppy disk, you will have to disable
MusicBox's natural inclination to make a backup and set files.
With DEBUG, "E65D5 0" and "E65E2 0"
Good luck with MusicBox. I hope you find it to your liking.
-- John Dunn