Category : Music and Digitized Voice
Archive   : INTUNE20.ZIP
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InTune v2.0 Modes and Usage

Usage: Full Screen Mode: INTUNE [options]
This is an interactive mode in which you are presented with
commands and a screen full of ROL filenames. You may select one
or more songs to play, and issue commands using the keyboard
and/or mouse.

Command Line Mode: INTUNE [options] files
This mode allows you to specify, on the command line, which songs
to play (wildcards are supported). This also allows you to use
InTune with other programs which require an external ROL player.

Script File Mode: INTUNE [options] @file
This mode reads InTune commands from an ASCII text file. Not
only does this mode play songs, but also provides screen output
and control, as well as access to other DOS programs. (Useful
for demos)

Options are:
/B = Specify an alternate instrument bank file (ie: /BBANK.BNK).
InTune defaults to using STANDARD.BNK, but this option lets you
change this. If an extension is omitted, .BNK is appended.

/D = Specify an alternate directory (ie: /DC:\ADLIB\ROLS).
InTune defaults to using the current directory, but this option
allows playing songs from other directories.

/I = Display ROL technical information. InTune will read and display
information contained in a ROL file, including play time of the
song, instruments used & missing, number of events, etc.

/X = Use extended display in InTune full screen mode (EGA/VGA only). If
your system is equipped with an EGA/VGA display, InTune will switch
to 43/50 line display mode.

/Z = Specify PKZIP file to use (ie: /ZROLS.ZIP). InTune
supports playing of ROLs from within compressed PKZIP files. If
an extension is omitted, .ZIP is appended. (PKUNZIP required)

Controlling InTune with the Keyboard

Commands: InTune commands are listed on the top line of the display, and
can be executed by pressing ALT together with the highlighted key for the
desired command.

Selection of songs: The four arrow keys, page up, page down, end, and home
keys may all be used to move the cursor to the desired song. You may also
type the first letter of a song to quickly move to it. If you wish to add
a song to the play queue, press the space bar. The song will be added to
the play queue, and it's position in the play queue will be displayed next
to the song. To remove a song from the play queue, highlight the song,
press the space bar again, and the number will disappear.

Playing Songs: Pressing return or issuing the Play command will start
playing songs. If no songs are in the play queue, the currently highlighted
song will be played. If there are songs in the play queue, the first song
in the queue will begin playing. You can skip songs in the play queue by
pressing the space bar, and you can abort all playing by pressing escape.

Controlling InTune with the Mouse

Commands: InTune commands are listed on the top line of the display, and
can be executed by placing the mouse pointer on the desired command, and
single clicking the left mouse button.

Selection of songs: To select a song, simply place the mouse pointer on
the desired song, and single click the left mouse button. To move between
pages, single click on the right or left arrow symbols on the top line of
the screen next to the command strings. If you wish to add a song to the
play queue, place the mouse cursor on top of the song, and single click the
right mouse button. The song will be added to the play queue, and it's
position in the play queue will be displayed next to the song. To remove
a song from the play queue, place the mouse cursor on the song, and
single click the right mouse button.

Playing Songs: Double clicking the left mouse button or issuing the Play
command will start playing songs. If no songs are in the play queue, the
currently highlighted song will be played. If there are songs in the play
queue, the first song will begin playing.


InTune Commands

About - Displays a copyright notice, and InTune support information.

Play - Begins playing songs, and brings up the play window. If no songs
are in the play queue, the currently highlighted song is played,
otherwise the first song in the play queue begins playing.

Repeat - Repeat mode [only takes effect when songs are playing]. If no
songs are in the play queue, the currently highlighted song will
play repeatively until stopped. If there are songs in the play
queue, the entire play queue will be played repeatively until
stopped.

Shuffle - Continuously plays (until stopped) songs at random.

Clear - Removes all songs from the play queue.

Markall - Places all songs in the play queue.


More InTune Commands

Info - Display technical information for currently selected song. This
information includes current bankfile being used, number of
entries and version of bankfile, name and version of ROL file,
playing time, instruments used & instruments missing, event
counts, and some other miscellaneous information.

Quit - Halt playing of all songs, and exit to DOS.

Help - Display on-line help information (what you are currently reading).

Arrows - If a mouse is detected, left and right arrow symbols are displayed,
and may be used to switch between pages (same as page up and
page down when using the keyboard). These arrows will only appear
if a mouse is detected in your system.


InTune Play Window

When songs are played in the InTune full screen mode, the play window
appears. This window displays information about the song currently being
played, and adds three commands.

The top line of the window indicates what InTune is presently doing
(unzipping, loading, playing, or deleting). Error messages are also
displayed on this line. The next line contains three items of information.
The musical note on the left side of the window will be red when the song
is still being loaded into the sound drivers queues, and will change to
green when the entire song has been loaded. The middle of this line
contains a "meter" which gives you a visual indication of the progress of
the song currently being played. The right side of this line shows the
percentage of the song which has been played. The next line displays the
time remaining of the current song, as well as elapsed time of the current
song. The bottom line gives you the option of stopping all playing, and
pausing or skipping the current song.



Thank you for using InTune!

If you have not registered your copy of InTune, please support this program
by mailing your $20 registration fee to the address shown below. This will
be greatly appreciated, and encourage further program development. You will
receive a printed copy of the current documentation, and a program which
registers this and all future shareware versions of InTune.

If you have comments about this version of InTune, or suggestions regarding
future versions of InTune, please send them to me at the following address:

Doug Brandon
21136 Via Santiago
Yorba Linda, CA 92687-3421

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