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Fastgraph/Light graphics library V4.02. Graphics toolkit for popular C, Basic, Pascal, and Fortran compilers. Over 225 routines. Supports 28 video modes. This evaluation version uses a TSR. Linkable libraries may be purch

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> Fastgraph/Light graphics library V4.02 <
High-performance graphics toolkit for BC++,
TC, TC++, MSC, QuickC, Power C, Visual C++,
Watcom C++, Zortech C++, QB, BASIC PDS,
VBDOS, Borland/Turbo Pascal, and MS FTN.
Over 225 routines, from pixel display to
animation tools. 28 video modes supporting
CGA through 1024x768x256 SVGA.


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Fastgraph/Light graphics library V4.02. Graphics toolkit for popular C, Basic, Pascal, and Fortran compilers. Over 225 routines. Supports 28 video modes. This evaluation version uses a TSR. Linkable libraries may be purch
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> Fastgraph/Light graphics library V4.02 <
High-performance graphics toolkit for BC++,
TC, TC++, MSC, QuickC, Power C, Visual C++,
Watcom C++, Zortech C++, QB, BASIC PDS,
VBDOS, Borland/Turbo Pascal, and MS FTN.
Over 225 routines, from pixel display to
animation tools. 28 video modes supporting
CGA through 1024x768x256 SVGA.
Ted Gruber Software Voice: (702) 735-1980
PO Box 13408 FAX: (702) 735-4603
Las Vegas, NV 89112 BBS: (702) 796-7134
CIS: 72000,1642

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Fastgraph 4.0
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Fastgraph is a versatile, high-performance programmer's graphics library for
DOS-based PC systems. It is powerful enough to satisfy the most demanding
graphics application, yet it is easy enough for even the novice graphics
programmer. Fastgraph includes more than 275 hand-optimized routines, from
pixel display to sophisticated animation tools. This collection of routines
provides a programmer with proven, powerful tools to take command of the PC
and PS/2 text and graphics video environment.

Fastgraph's major functional areas include:

* Real mode, 16-bit protected mode, and 32-bit protected mode libraries
* Support for most popular C/C++, Pascal, BASIC, and FORTRAN compilers
* Support for 28 video modes, including SuperVGA, standard and extended VGA,
MCGA, EGA, Hercules, Tandy, CGA, and color and monochrome text
* Direct SVGA chipset support plus VESA in resolutions of 640x400x256,
640x480x256, 800x600x256, 1024x768x256, 800x600x16, and 1024x768x16
* SVGA chipset autodetection
* Colors, virtual colors, and palettes
* Graphics fundamentals, including points, solid and dashed lines,
polygons, circles, ellipses, solid and dithered rectangles, region
fill, and clipping
* Viewports and world space coordinate system
* A scalable stroked character font
* GIF and PCX display and creation routines
* Support for Autodesk Animator FLI/FLC files
* Bitmapped image support, including mode-specific and mode-independent
images, transparent pixels, clipped and reversed images, scaled and sheared
images, image retrieval, pixel run maps, and masking maps
* Fast block transfer routines (BitBlt)
* Virtual buffers
* Physical, virtual, and logical video page management
* Resizeable video pages for smooth, flicker-free panning
* Split screen support
* Animation and special effects
* Keyboard, mouse, and joystick support
* Low-level keyboard handler, ideal for game development
* Sound effects and music, both synchronous and asynchronous
* 750-page tutorial-style user's guide and reference manual
* No royalties

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Fastgraph/Light 4.0
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Fastgraph/Light is the shareware version of Fastgraph. The major differences
between Fastgraph and Fastgraph/Light are:

1) Fastgraph/Light requires an external TSR video driver (FGDRIVER.EXE) that
you must load before running programs developed with the product. Fastgraph
creates stand-alone EXE files that do not use FGDRIVER and only include
those Fastgraph routines your program actually uses.

2) Fastgraph/Light supports real mode only. Fastgraph includes libraries for
real mode, 16-bit protected mode, and 32-bit protected mode. The FGDRIVER
video driver in Fastgraph/Light precludes protected mode support.

3) Fastgraph/Light does not include the GIF support and world space functions
available in Fastgraph. Including these functions in Fastgraph/Light would
considerably increase the FGDRIVER memory requirements.

4) Fastgraph comes with a 750-page softcover manual. Fastgraph/Light comes
with an on-line manual.

5) Fastgraph provides better performance than Fastgraph/Light because of the
overhead associated with Fastgraph/Light's TSR video driver. This is
especially true for routines that do relatively little, such as FG_POINT.

Any programs developed using Fastgraph/Light are 100% source code compatible
with Fastgraph. If you purchase Fastgraph after trying Fastgraph/Light, all
you need to do is re-link your programs.

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Terms of Fastgraph/Light Evaluation
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This is an EVALUATION VERSION of Fastgraph/Light and is distributed as
shareware. It is a full-functioned version with all features found in the
registered version of Fastgraph/Light. However, programs created with the
evaluation version will display an evaluation notice when run. In addition,
programs created with the evaluation version may not be sold, given away, or
distributed in any form.

The Fastgraph/Light evaluation version is provided so you can see firsthand
what Fastgraph can do in the context of your own applications. You may use the
evaluation version for 30 days, after which you must purchase Fastgraph or
Fastgraph/Light, or discontinue using the evaluation version.

The Fastgraph/Light registered version is identical to the evaluation version,
but programs created with it do not display the evaluation notice. The full
Fastgraph product of course does not display the notice and offers additional
features as listed in the preceding section. Programs created with Fastgraph
or the registered version of Fastgraph/Light may be distributed royalty-free,
but as mentioned earlier, you may not distribute programs created with the
evaluation version of Fastgraph/Light.

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Notice to Shareware and CD-ROM Vendors
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Shareware and CD-ROM vendors must obtain WRITTEN PERMISSION from Ted Gruber
Software to distribute the evaluation version of Fastgraph/Light. We do this
to ensure distribution of the most recent version of Fastgraph/Light.

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Installing Fastgraph/Light
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The Fastgraph/Light evaluation kit is distributed in two formats -- in ZIP
files or on the Fastgraph demo disk.

If you received the Fastgraph demo disk from Ted Gruber Software, it's very
easy to install Fastgraph/Light. Just make A:\FGLIGHT your current directory
(you can use any available diskette drive besides A:) and type INSTALL. From
this point, just follow the directions on each screen.

If you obtained Fastgraph/Light from a bulletin board, shareware distributor,
or other on-line service, it should include two ZIP files named FGL402A.ZIP
and FGL402B.ZIP or something similar. In addition, there should be one or more
of the optional ZIP files named FGL402C.ZIP through FGL402F.ZIP; these files
respectively contain the C, BASIC, Pascal, and FORTRAN versions of the example
programs in the Fastgraph User's Guide. To install FG/Light from the ZIP
files, create a directory (preferably called \FGTEMP) and extract the contents
of the ZIP files into that directory. After doing this, run the INSTALL
program (included in FGL402A.ZIP) to move the necessary files to their
required locations. You can delete the files in the temporary directory when
INSTALL completes.

In either case, the INSTALL program will ask you for the compilers and memory
models you wish to use. It also will ask for the name of the directories for
the Fastgraph utilities, include files, and libraries. For the utilities, we
suggest using the default name \FG. For the include files and libraries, we
recommend using the directories where the compiler you've chosen normally
searches for such files. INSTALL will automatically try to determine these
directories and propose them as defaults.

For more information about the installation process, see Chapter 1 of the
Fastgraph User's Guide.

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On-line Manuals
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Fastgraph/Light includes on-line versions of the tutorial-style "Fastgraph
User's Guide" and the "Fastgraph Reference Manual". These two extensive
manuals explain Fastgraph and Fastgraph/Light in detail and are the definitive
references for learning and using the products. While they specifically
describe Fastgraph, everything in the manuals also applies to Fastgraph/Light
unless stated otherwise.

The User's Guide is a detailed tutorial about Fastgraph. The companion
Reference Manual gives descriptions of each Fastgraph routine in alphabetical
order. We recommend reading Chapter 1 of the User's Guide and the first
section of the Reference Manual before you try Fastgraph or Fastgraph/Light.

The User's Guide is split into separate files for each chapter, USER01.DOC to
USER17.DOC. There is also a file USERAPP.DOC containing the appendices and
index. The file REF.DOC contains the Reference Manual. The INSTALL program
places these files in the \FG directory. All these files are ASCII text files,
suitable for any 80-column (or wider) printer. Be forwarned that the on-line
versions of the User's Guide and Reference manual total over 700 pages!

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Example Programs
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Fastgraph/Light contains on-line versions for all the example programs in the
Fastgraph User's Guide, except those specifically relating to functions not
included in Fastgraph/Light. The INSTALL program places the example programs
in the \FG\EXAMPLES directory.

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Distribution Files
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The Fastgraph/Light distribution contains the following files:

READ.ME This file
ORDER.FRM Product order form
INSTALL.EXE Fastgraph/Light installation program
FGLIGHT.ARJ Fastgraph/Light libraries and utilities (compressed)
FGLBP.ARJ Fastgraph/Light units for Borland Pascal 7 (compressed)
FGLTP.ARJ Fastgraph/Light units for Turbo Pascal 6 (compressed)
MANUALS.ARJ Fastgraph User's Guide and Reference Manual (compressed)
EXCOMMON.ARJ Files used by the example programs (compressed)
EXBAS.ARJ BASIC versions of the example programs (compressed)
EXC.ARJ C versions of the example programs (compressed)
EXFOR.ARJ FORTRAN versions of the example programs (compressed)
EXPAS.ARJ Pascal versions of the example programs (compressed)
UNARJ.EXE Robert Jung's file decompression utility

We'd like to personally thank Robert Jung for his liberal licensing agreement
covering the use of his UNARJ utility. UNARJ and its companion product, ARJ,
are excellent products that we highly recommend.

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Fastgraph/Fonts 2.0
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Fastgraph/Fonts lets you easily add bitmapped character support to Fastgraph
applications. The product includes 40 font files in several point sizes, font
scaling and conversion utilities, and an interactive font editor that can
translate TrueType font files to the Fastgraph/Fonts font file format. A
program can load up to 32 fonts simultaneously. Font files shipped with
Fastgraph/Fonts may be distributed without royalties in your applications.

Fastgraph/Fonts 2.0 requires Fastgraph 4.0 or Fastgraph/Light 4.0.

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Fastgraph/Image 2.0
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Fastgraph/Image is a Fastgraph add-on product that provides functions and
utilities for managing resource files containing images and other files. While
the product was designed to manage and display PCX, GIF, pixel run, and flic
images stored in resource files, Fastgraph/Image can be used with any type of
file, including bitmaps, text files, and Fastgraph/Fonts font files. Besides
making your product distribution neater, Fastgraph/Image resource files save
disk space normally lost to DOS disk sectoring.

Fastgraph/Image 2.0 requires Fastgraph 4.0.

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Ordering Information
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The Fastgraph family of products represents a high-performance, comprehensive
development system for graphics programmers. For more information about any of
our products, please call, write, or FAX. You can download evaluation versions

and product demos from our technical support BBS at (702) 796-7134, or from
our internet ftp sites FTP.ACCESSNV.COM and SWCBBS.COM.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and COD (extra charge for COD orders). Purchase
orders are welcome from most companies, schools, and government agencies, but
prior approval is required from TGS. After December 31, 1995, please contact
TGS for current version and pricing information.

Source code and site licenses are available for all products. Please call,
write, or FAX for details.

For your convenience, the order form below appears by itself in the ORDER.FRM
file.

Order from: Voice: (702) 735-1980
Ted Gruber Software FAX: (702) 735-4603
PO Box 13408 BBS: (702) 796-7134
Las Vegas, NV 89112 CIS: 72000,1642

Name: _____________________________________________________________________

Company: _____________________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________________

City: _____________________________________ State: ________ Zip: ________

Country: _________________ Phone: __________________ FAX: ___________________

+=====+=========================================+=======+============+=======+
| | | Price | Shipping | |
| Qty | Product Description | Each | Code Cost | Total |
+=====+=========================================+=======+=====+======+=======+
| | Fastgraph graphics library | $249 | 1 | | |
+-----+-----------------------------------------+-------+-----+------+-------+
| | Fastgraph upgrade from Fastgraph/Light | $200 | 1 | | |
+-----+-----------------------------------------+-------+-----+------+-------+
| | Fastgraph/Light with on-line manual | $49 | 2 | | |
| | (registered version) | | | | |
+-----+-----------------------------------------+-------+-----+------+-------+
| | Fastgraph/Light with printed manual | $79 | 1 | | |
| | (registered version) | | | | |
+-----+-----------------------------------------+-------+-----+------+-------+
| | Fastgraph/Fonts bitmapped font support | $69 | 2 | | |
| | (requires Fastgraph or Fastgraph/Light) | | | | |
+-----+-----------------------------------------+-------+-----+------+-------+
| | Fastgraph/Image image management toolkit| $69 | 2 | | |
| | (requires Fastgraph) | | | | |
+-----+-----------------------------------------+-------+-----+------+-------+
| | FG/Fonts and FG/Image bundle | $118 | 2 | | |
+-----+-----------------------------------------+-------+-----+------+-------+
| | Graphics Power Pack | $359 | 1 | | |
| | Fastgraph, FG/Fonts, and FG/Image | | | | |
+=====+=========================================+=======+=====+======+=======+
Subtotal | |
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* * Nevada residents add sales tax | |
* Shipping charges per product: * +=======+
* * COD orders (U.S. only) add $6 | |
* Code 1 Code 2 * +=======+
* ---------- ---------- * Total | |
* U.S. $7 U.S. $3 * +=======+
* Canada $10 Canada $3 * Method of payment:
* Other $30 Other $6 *
* * [ ] payment enclosed
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