Contents of the BLAZE.DOC file
By: Ed T. Toton III
(c) 1991, 1992 Ed T. Toton III
All rights reserved.
Blaze is a VGA screen saver. It technically uses an MCGA mode, but I
have not tested it on an MCGA, so I don't know what it will do on one.
It does work with most VGA systems though. Due to the numerous random
effects that it is capable of, you may not ever see the same pattern twice!
Some will appear similar, but there are millions of possibilities. To invoke
Blaze, simply type "BLAZE" at the dos prompt and press [ENTER]. Blaze now
supports passwords! To put a password, simply include it as a command line
Example: BLAZE PASSWORD [ENTER]
(this would run blaze, and have a password of "PASSWORD",
you would then need to type "PASSWORD" in order to exit
BLAZE and return to dos or whatever).
BLAZE has only been tested on a 286, and may not be as effective on
anything slower. However, it has a speed control and thus will not run
at blinding speeds on faster machines.
There should be a file under the name of Blaze.Cfg. This file
is the configuration file for blaze, which you can edit with any
text-editor. Here is where you can customize Blaze to your tastes.
It allows you to select which patterns you want it to use. The
config file is fairly self-explanitory.
The biggest one is the addition of passwords. Also, the little dots
are a bit more symmetrical now. On top of that, there no longer is a
BGI file that has to be kept with it.
The addition of th config file, which allows you to customize Blaze.
Registration info has been updated. And some tiny little bug-like
things were cleaned up.
This program is being distributed on the "shareware" concept. It is by
no means completely free. If you think the program is of use to you, please
send a registration fee of $5. If you think that is rediculous, then send
less (or more for that matter). If you hate the program or found too many
bugs, write me and tell me, and include a graphic explanation (but don't
be too harsh!! Heheheh). In any event, write to:
Ed T. Toton III
7101 Talisman Lane
Columbia Md 21045
And WHY should you register it?
1. To support my continuing efforts to bring you some level of
functional programs. If I get no cash, you get no improvements
in these programs, and I won't be encouraged to make new and
2. To get that warm glow for knowing that you supported the author
of at least one of the many shareware programs you probably use.
3. To find out if there is a newer version. All you need to do is
ask! But letters with money take priority!
4. You could be sick and demented and thus register everything you
get your hands on.
5. To get anything else this program may entitle you to.
(some of my programs will have the source code available,
or additional data files to enhance your life).
This program is provided "AS IS" and I make no gauruntees about it's
performance. I will not be and can not be held responsible for any damages
incurred during it's use. It's on a "use at your own risk" basis. Nothing
at all should happen, the program is harmless, but I have to say it anyway.
This program may be freely distributed (which is actually encouraged)
AS IS. No one may modify this program in ANY way. ESPECIALLY where names
and credit is given, and INCLUDING all the documentation and data files.
It may NOT be used for comercial or profit-turning ventures of any kind,
including sale by disk vendors, without the written consent by ME, with
ONE exception. Disk vendors MAY sell it without my written consent ONLY
if they charge no more than $4 higher then the cost of the disk, AND they
register it first. NOTHING may be added to it either. NO BBS ads are
allowed EXCEPT as zip comments, or as a single SEPERATE text file.
If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, criticisms, donations,
remarks, praise or opinions, please write! I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
(the address is listed above).
Ed T. Toton III
(Blaze was written using Turbo Pascal 6.0)
(Turbo Pascal is a registered trademark of Borland International)
If you would like more info on my programs, please write to the address
One more note- To those of you who have attempted to rename the file and
found it to say "You must have a VGA or MCGA to run this program", I say
to you DON'T change the length of the name of the program! It won't be able
to initialize itself!
ALSO- You may get an error (of any kind) if you're using an ancient
version of DOS.