Contents of the READ.ME file
(c) 1992 James Holderness
This is a list of files that should be included with this package. If they
are not all here, you do not have a legal copy of MFED.
READ.ME ........ The file you are viewing now.
MFED.EXE ....... MFED - the program.
MFED.VBH ....... Help file for MFED.
CONFIG.EXE ..... The configuration program.
Just type "MFED" at the DOS prompt and the Mod File Editor will startup.
You can press F1 at any time for context sesitive help, or press F1 again
for the help contents page. Once you have a feel for what the program can
do, it is adivsable to run the CONFIG program to configure the environment
to best suit your needs.
For a list of new features, see the "1.52" entry under "Extensions &
Improvements" in the online help. New users may want to browse through all
the version updates to see what features are available with MFED.
USERS OF EXTENDED/EXPANDED MEMORY MANAGERS PLEASE NOTE
Certain memory managers (e.g. QEMM, EMM386) have been known to cause
problems when using MFED to play MODs. Turning the background playing
option off (use the "CONFIG" program) usually fixes the problem, but you no
longer get those nifty extras like volume bars etc. I would suggest instead
that you experiment with various parameters or try other drivers.
SMARTDRIVE USERS PLEASE NOTE
Although SMARTDrive causes no speed problems when playing MODs, it does
cause certain problems when playing archived MODs, if the write cache for
the temporary directory's drive is enabled. MFED attempts to solve this
problem by disabling all write caches before playing a MOD, and re-enabling
them afterwards. However, since I have no idea what I am doing, this
feature may not work on all versions of SMARTDrive if it works at all. If
you have any problems regarding this, please let me know.
XT USERS PLEASE NOTE
Although MFED has no 286/386 specific code, it may not be fast enough to
run on an XT especially when playing MODs. I would therefore suggest that
you turn the background playing option off and set the mixing speed to as
low as possible (use the "CONFIG" program).