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MusicalGIF 1.00, ROL Player & GIF Viewer
MusicalGIF is an easy to use ROL player and
GIF viewer with menus, dialogs and mouse
support. Now you can listen to ROL songs and
view GIF pictures at the same time. Support
most Super VGA cards and ROL files inside
a ZIP or ARJ.
-- By the author of GIFLITE & TELEMATE


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MusicalGIF 1.00, ROL Player & GIF Viewer MusicalGIF is an easy to use ROL player and GIF viewer with menus, dialogs and mouse support.
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====== MusicalGIF 1.00 ======================== Order Form ======

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MusicalGIF (tm) 1.00


________________________________



User Manual




(c) Copyright 1992

White River Software
All Rights Reserved.

17 August 1992





P.O.Box 938 Unit 105
St. Catharines
Ontario, L2R 6Z4
Canada






TABLE OF CONTENTS



INTRODUCTION 1

What is MusicalGIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


REGISTRATION 2

Evaluation Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3


USING MUSICAL GIF 4

Installing MusicalGIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Starting MusicalGIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Exiting MusicalGIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Understanding the Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using the GIF & ROL Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7


CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF 10

Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


EXAMPLES 16

1. Using MusicalGIF as a GIF viewer . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2. Using MusicalGIF as a ROL player . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3. Playing ROL inside a ZIP or ARJ . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4. Showing GIF and playing ROL at the same time . . . . . 16
5. Having ROL songs as background music . . . . . . . . . 17
6. Doing it all automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17



MUSICAL GIF INTRODUCTION 1


INTRODUCTION
___________________________________________________________________


Since the introduction of the Adlib sound card and compatible,
playing music on the IBM PC is never the same again. The ROL
music file format has become one of the standards in composing
songs for the sound cards. But so far, only few programs are
able to play ROL music files and even fewer do it well.

On the contrary, there are many GIF viewers in the market.
However, many of them are not quite easy to use.

How about a program that do both of them really good?


WHAT IS MUSICAL GIF

MusicalGIF is an easy to use ROL player and GIF viewer. Now you
can listen to ROL songs and view GIF pictures at the same time.
Best of all, you can put your ROL files into a ZIP file or ARJ
file to save a lot of disk space and MusicalGIF can still play
them.

MusicalGIF provides a Windows-like environment with menus,
dialogs and mouse support. The standard environment guarantees
easy access to all the functions.

If you have any questions, you can write to us, or leave e-mail
to "WINFRED HU" in the following BBSs' main board or in
CompuServe to [72070,3515]. We appreciate suggestions and
ideas.

PC Connect: Toronto, Canada (416)733-9052 2400
User To User #1: Dallas, USA (214)492-6565 USR-HST/ds
User To User #2: Dallas, USA (214)492-5695 HAYES V.32


MUSICAL GIF REGISTRATION 2


REGISTRATION
___________________________________________________________________


MusicalGIF is not free. You must register after the 15-day
evaluation time period.

MusicalGIF is a Shareware product. It is distributed through
public access channels so that perspective buyers can have the
opportunity to evaluate the product before making a decision to
buy. If you decide to use this software, then you are under
both legal and moral obligation to register it with the author.
But if you decide not to use it after evaluating the software,
you are under no obligation. It is fully protected by State,
Federal and International copyright laws.

If you continue to use MusicalGIF after the 15-day evaluation
time period you must register it.

Registration Fee : $ 20.0 US
or $ 23.0 CAD

To register your copy of MusicalGIF, fill in the order form and
mail along with your cheque or money order payable to "White
River Software" in US or CAD to the address indicated in the
form.

When you register, you will receive the program diskette of the
current version with your registration number on it. The
registration number will remove the annoying ending screen of
the current and the FUTURE releases. Registration entitles you
continue using the current version and all future versions.


EVALUATION VERSION

The evaluation version or the unregistered version distributed
through the Shareware channel is fully functional and has an
annoying ending screen reminding you it is a evaluation copy.

The annoying ending screen is removed in the registered
version.


LICENSE

You are free to copy and distribute MusicalGIF for NON-
COMMERCIAL use IF:
NO FEE IS CHARGED FOR USE, COPYING OR DISTRIBUTION,
AND IT IS NOT MODIFIED IN ANY WAY.

Computer user groups or clubs may make copies of MusicalGIF for
distribution to members for a fee that covers copying and other
administrative costs. Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) that

MUSICAL GIF REGISTRATION 3


operate through subscription fees may post MusicalGIF for
download by its subscribers.

Shareware vendor may distribute MusicalGIF, which includes the
program and the document, for a fee under US$8 which covers
copying and other administrative costs. Otherwise, the
distributors have to obtain a written permission from the
author.


DISCLAIMER

This program is provided AS IS without any warranty, expressed
or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a
particular use.


TRADEMARKS

MusicalGIF is a trademark of White River Software.

Graphics Interchange Format and GIF are trademarks of
CompuServe Inc. and H&R Block Company.

Adlib and Adlib Pro are trademarks of Adlib MultiMedia Inc.

SoundBlaster and Sound Blaster Pro are trademarks of Creative
Lab Inc.

Sound Master II is a trademarks of Covox Inc.

Many specific products found in this manual are trademarks of
specific companies.


MUSICAL GIF USING MUSICAL GIF 4


USING MUSICAL GIF
___________________________________________________________________


MusicalGIF requires an IBM PC/AT/fully compatible computer, DOS
3.0 or greater, 512K bytes of memory and a VGA card and/or an
Adlib compatible sound card.

Optional: MusicalGIF makes full use of EMS (EXPanded Memory),
XMS (EXTended Memory) and hard disk space as virtual memory.

MusicalGIF supports the following VGA chip sets:

AHead A, AHead B, ATI Wonder, Chips & Tech, Everex,
OAK Tech, Paradise, Trident, Trident 8900,
Tseng, Tseng 4000, Video 7, VESA compatibles

and supports the following sound cards:

Adlib, Adlib Gold, SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster Pro
Sound Master II and Adlib compatibles


INSTALLING MUSICAL GIF

The MusicalGIF package includes

MUSICGIF.EXE MusicalGIF main program
MUSICGIF.DOC this document
VENDOR.DOC information for Shareware vendor
FILE_ID.DIZ description of MusicalGIF
SOUND.COM Adlib sound driver
STANDARD.BNK Adlib instrument bank
BALLAD.ROL sample ROL file

To install MusicalGIF, simply run type MUSICGIF at the DOS
command line and press [Enter]. MusicalGIF will then check the
available VGA and SuperVGA mode. You should verify the screen
modes available under the Options/Screen dialog by pressing
[Alt O] [S], and you should turn off the screen modes that are
not actually supported by your VGA card.

Next, you should examine the Adlib instrument bank file
STANDARD.BNK and the path of PKUNZIP.EXE and ARJ.EXE in the
Options/Directory dialog by pressing [Alt O] [D].

*** IMPORTANT: You must specify the FULL path name of the
instrument bank file. Otherwise, the music will not play.

When you press [Alt X] to exit the program, the options will be
saved automatically to the configuration file MUSICGIF.CFG.



MUSICAL GIF USING MUSICAL GIF 5


STARTING MUSICAL GIF

Before running MusicalGIF, the Adlib sound driver SOUND.COM or
the SoundBlaster sound driver SB-SOUND.COM must be run first.
The sound driver is a TSR program, so you only need to run it
once. You can add the SOUND.COM to your AUTOEXEC.BAT so that it
will be run automatically whenever you turn on your computer.

Starting MusicalGIF is easy. Most of the time, you just type
MUSICGIF in the command line to run it. However, you can
specify the directories of the GIF or ROL files to override the
startup directories. The command line structure is:

MUSICGIF [GIF Files] [ROL Files]

Parameters lists in [] are optional. If no parameter is
specified, MusicalGIF will show the GIF files in the GIF
Startup directory and ROL files in the ROL Startup directory
defined in the Options/Directory dialog. For example,

MUSICGIF

shows all the GIF files in the GIF Startup directory and all
the ROL files in the ROL Startup directory.

MUSICGIF C:\GIF

shows all the GIF files in the C:\GIF directory and all the ROL
files in the ROL Startup directory.

MUSICGIF C:\ROL\B*.ROL

shows all the GIF files in the GIF Startup directory and the
B*.ROL files in the C:\ROL directory.

MUSICGIF C:\GIF\A*.GIF C:\ROL\*.ZIP

shows the A*.GIF files in the C:\GIF directory and all the ROL
files inside in the C:\ROL\*.ZIP file.


EXITING MUSICAL GIF

To exit MusicalGIF, press [Alt X]. The options will be saved
automatically to the configuration file MUSICGIF.CFG.

You can shell to DOS temporarily to perform a DOS command by
choosing the File/Jump to DOS command. Then type EXIT at the
command line and press [Enter] to return to MusicalGIF.



MUSICAL GIF USING MUSICAL GIF 6


UNDERSTANDING THE DESKTOP

The desktop consists of the menu bar at the top, the window
area in the middle, and the status line at the bottom.

The Menu Bar


File Options Window


The menu bar allows you to access all the menu commands and
dialogs. To choose menu commands using the keyboard,

1. Press [F10] to make the menu bar active.

2. Use the arrow keys to select the menu you want to display.
Then press [Enter]. As a shortcut, you can just press the [Alt]
key and the highlighted letter of the menu title. For example,
[Alt F] displays the File menu.

3. Use the arrow keys again to select a command from the menu
you have opened. Then press [Enter].

To choose menu commands using the mouse, you can click the
desired menu title to display the menu and click the desired
command.

The Windows

The window area contains two windows: the GIF window and the
ROL window.

The title bar, the topmost horizontal bar of a window, contains
the name of the window. Double-clicking the title bar zooms the
window. You can also drag the title bar to move the window
around.

To select a window, you can click anywhere in the window, or
choose Window/Next to make the next window active. As a
shortcut, you can press [Shirt Esc] to make the next window
active.

To zoom a window, you can click on the zoom box at the upper
right corner with the mouse, or choose Window/Zoom command.

To move a window, you can drag the title bar with the mouse, or
choose the Window/Resize/Move command and use the arrow keys to
move the window.

To resize a window, you can drag the lower-right corner with
the mouse, or choose the Window/Resize/Move command and press
[Shift] while you use the arrow keys to resize the window.

To arrange the windows in cascade form, you can choose the
Window/Cascade command.

MUSICAL GIF USING MUSICAL GIF 7


The Status Line


Shift Esc Next window Alt-C Change dir Alt-X Exit 152880


The status line at the bottom reminds you of basic keystrokes
and shortcuts and lets you click the shortcuts to carry out the
action. The right most number shows the free memory in bytes.


USING THE GIF & ROL WINDOW

The two windows are very similar, except that GIF window has a
button labeled [Show] and the ROL window has a button labeled
[Play].

ROL Files [^]

9TO5 7K BALLAD 2K BOJANGLE 6K >[ Play ]<
AINTMISB 7K BALLAD1 2K BOOGIE 4K
ALLEYCAT 5K BAROK 3K BOSSA 3K [ Toggle ]
AMERIC 2K BAROQUE 10K BRAHMS 3K
AMERICA 13K BASERHAP 8K BRAHMS1 5K [Select All]
ANITRA 8K BAYOU 6K BRASILIA 12K
ANNIESNG 6K BEATLES1 6K BUGLER 10K [ Clear ]
ARIA 5K BEATLES2 7K BUNGLE 16K
ASHGROVE 3K BEATLES4 5K CALIOPE 5K
AUTLEAVS 5K BEATLES5 5K CANON 5K
AVEMARIA 7K BEWALK 4K CANONIND 12K
AXEL_F 6K BLUES 2K CANTINA 13K
BACH1 11K BLUESY_W 6K CARRIE 8K
BADMAN 15K BLUGOOSE 15K CHEERS 9K
<>

MUSIC.ARJ::9TO5.ROL 6301 C:\MUSIC\*.ROL


The window contains a file list, buttons labeled [Show] (in the
GIF window) or [Play] (in the ROL window), [Toggle], [Select
All] and [Clear], and an information panel that describes the
file.

You can press [Tab] or [Shift Tab] to change the focus among
the file list and the buttons.

The File List Box

The file list box displays all the GIF picture files you can
show or ROL music files you can play. You can use the array
keys to locate the files you want to select. Then you can press
[Spacebar] to toggle the selection of the file name, or press
[Enter] to Show or Play the selected files.


MUSICAL GIF USING MUSICAL GIF 8


Showing GIF picture files

To show GIF picture files, you can press [Enter] or click the
[Show] button in the GIF window. If no file is selected, the
current file in the file list box is shown.

The selected files will be shown according to the options
specified in the Options/Picture dialog. The next section
describes the many picture options you can choose from.

Playing ROL music files

To play ROL music files, you can press [Enter] or choose the
[Play] button in the ROL window. If no file is selected, the
current file in the file list box is played.

The selected files will be played according to the options
specified in the Options/Music dialog. The next section
describes the many music options you can choose from.

Toggling a Selection

You can press [Spacebar] to toggle the selection of the file or
click the [Toggle] button.

Selecting All Files

Clicking the [Select All] button or pressing [Alt A] selects
all the files in the file list box. If you select all the files
all the time, you can turn on the 'Select all at startup'
option under the Options/Picture dialog for the GIF files or
the Options/Music dialog for the ROL files.

Clearing All Selection

Clicking the [Clear] button or pressing [Esc] or [Alt L] clears
all the selected files in the file list box.

Changing Directory

The File/Change Dir command lets you specify a drive and a
directory for the current window. You can type in the path of
the new directory in the input box and press [Enter], or choose
the directory you want in the Directory tree then choose [OK]
or press [Esc].

If you choose the [ChDir] button, the Directory Tree list box
changes to the selected directory and displays the
subdirectories of the currently highlighted directory. If you
change your mind about the directory you've picked and you want
to go back to the previous one, choose the [Revert] button.


MUSICAL GIF USING MUSICAL GIF 9


[] Change Directory

Directory name
C:\GRAPH_________________ v

Directory tree
Drives ^ [ OK ]
C:\
GRAPH
>[Chdir ]<


[Revert]


v



If you choose the [OK] button, your changes will be made and
the dialog box put away. If the GIF window is active, the file
list displays all the GIF files in the selected directory. If
the ROL window is active, the file list displays all the ROL
files in the selected directory.


MUSICAL GIF CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF 10


CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF
___________________________________________________________________

The Options menu contains commands that let you view and change
various settings in MusicalGIF. All the commands in this menu
lead to a dialog box. Your changes will be automatically saved
when you exit from MusicalGIF.


DIALOG BOX BASIC

When you are making settings in dialog boxes, you work with
four types of onscreen controls, namely action buttons, check
boxes, radio buttons and input boxes. You can press the [Tab]
and [Shift Tab] keys to move forward or back from one control
to another. The active control is highlighted in a different
color.

Action Buttons

All the dialogs have at least two buttons: [OK] and [Cancel].
If you choose [OK], the choices in the dialog box are made; the
[Enter] key is the shortcut for the button. If you choose
[Cancel], nothing is changed; and the [Esc] key is always a
shortcut for the button.

Check Boxes

A check box is preceded by the symbols [ ]. When you select a
check box, an 'X' appears in it to show you the option is on.
An empty box indicates the option is off. To change the status
of a check box, click it or its text, or press [Tab] until the
check box is highlighted and then press [Spacebar].

Radio Buttons

The radio button is very similar to the check box except that
they present mutually exclusive choices and is preceded by the
symbols ( ). To choose a radio button, click it or its text, or
press [Tab] until the group is highlighted and then use the
arrow keys to choose a particular radio button.

Input Boxes

Input boxes let you type in text. Basic text-editing keys work
in the text box. For example, arrow keys move the cursor and
the [Ins] key toggles the insert/overwrite status.


SCREEN

The Screen dialog allows you to change the screen settings.
When you first run MusicalGIF, it will detect the graphic modes
available on your VGA card and are supported by MusicalGIF's
display engine.


MUSICAL GIF CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF 11


[] Screen

Resolution
[X] 320x200 >[ OK ]<
[ ] 360x480
[X] 640x400
[X] 640x480 [Detect]
[X] 800x600
[ ] 1024x768
[ ] 1280x1024 [Cancel]



Resolution

The Resolution check boxes let you specify the resolutions that
your VGA card supports. If you find that a graphic mode is not
available on your VGA card, you must turn it off; otherwise a
picture that fit that particular resolution will not be shown
correctly.

When showing a picture, MusicalGIF finds a resolution that will
fully encompass the picture, or a resolution that is closest to
picture size.

If you are not sure what graphic modes your VGA card support,
you can choose the [Detect] button. Then MusicalGIF will
perform a hardware detect and turn on the available
resolutions.

PICTURE

The Picture dialog box lets you specify how the picture files
are to be shown.

[] Picture

Show Options
( ) Wait after each picture >[ OK ]<
(*) Slide show
( ) Slide show, start randomly
[Cancel]
Delay between pictures _5____

Selection
[ ] Show all pictures at start up
[ ] Select all at start up
[ ] Clear selection after show

Display Options
[X] Shrink picture to screen size
[ ] Expand picture to screen size
[ ] Anti-aliasing




MUSICAL GIF CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF 12


Show Options

In the Show Options radio buttons, when [Wait after each
picture] is chosen, MusicalGIF will show the selected GIF files
one by one and waits for an [Enter] key between each picture.

When [Slide Show] is chosen, the selected GIF files will be
shown continuously with a delay between each picture.

When [Slide Show, start randomly] is chosen, the selected GIF
files will be shown continuously with a delay between each
picture. MusicalGIF will randomly pick one of the selected GIF
as the starting point. This option is useful when you have a
lot of GIF files and you do not want to always show the first
selected GIF file first.

Delay between pictures

When [Slide Show] or [Slide Show, start randomly] is chosen,
this option specifies how long, in seconds, MusicalGIF should
wait until it shows another picture.

Selection

In the Selection check boxes, when [Show all pictures at start
up] is selected, MusicalGIF will show all the pictures when it
starts. How MusicalGIF show the pictures depends on the Show
Options.

When [Select all pictures at start up] is selected, MusicalGIF
will select all the pictures when it starts.

When [Clear selection after show] is selected, MusicalGIF will
clear all the selection after it shows the pictures. It is
useful when you want to make new selection after showing the
pictures.

Display Options

In the Display Options check boxes, when [Shrink picture to
screen size] is selected, MusicalGIF will shrink the picture if
the picture is larger than the screen, so that you can view the
whole picture.

In the Display Options check boxes, when [Expand picture to
screen size] is selected, MusicalGIF will expand the picture if
the picture is smaller than the screen.

When [Anti-aliasing] is selected, MusicalGIF will adjust the
colors to preserve the overall appearance of the image when
showing a reduced image. Otherwise, MusicalGIF will show a
reduced image by skipping pixels. However, anti-aliasing may
slow down the display process.



MUSICAL GIF CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF 13


MUSIC

The Music dialog box lets you specify how the music files are
to be played.

[] Music

Play Options
( ) Wait after each song >[ OK ]<
(*) Continue to next song
( ) Continue, start randomly
[Cancel]
Delay between songs _1_____

Selection
[ ] Play all songs at start up
[ ] Select all at start up
[ ] Clear selection after play



Play Options

In the Play Options radio buttons, when [Wait after each song]
is chosen, the selected ROL files will be played one by one and
wait for an [Enter] key between each song.

When [Continue to next song] is chosen, the selected ROL files
will be played continuously with a delay between each song.

When [Continue, start randomly] is chosen, the selected ROL
files will be played continuously with a delay between each
song. MusicalGIF will randomly pick one of the selected ROL as
the starting point. This option is useful when you have a lot
of ROL files and you do not want to always play the first
selected ROL file first.

Delay between songs

When [Continue to next song] or [Continue, start randomly] is
chosen, this option specifies how long, in seconds, MusicalGIF
should wait until it plays another song.

Selection

In the Selection check boxes, when [Play all songs at start up]
is selected, MusicalGIF will play all the songs when it starts.
How MusicalGIF play the songs depends on the Play Options.

When [Select all songs at start up] is selected, MusicalGIF
will select all the songs when it starts.

When [Clear selection after play] is selected, MusicalGIF will
clear all the selection after it plays the songs. It is useful
when you want to make new selection after playing the songs.


MUSICAL GIF CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF 14


DIRECTORIES

The Directories dialog box lets you tell MusicalGIF where to
find the files it needs.

[] Directories

GIF Startup Directory
\GIF\_______________________________________

ROL Startup Directory
\MUSIC\_____________________________________

Instrument Bank File
\MUSIC\STANDARD.BNK_________________________

PKUNZIP.EXE Path
PKUNZIP.EXE_________________________________

ARJ.EXE Path
ARJ.EXE_____________________________________

>[ OK ]< [Cancel]



GIF Startup Directory

The GIF Startup Directory specifies the directory that Musical
Gif should load the GIF files into the GIF window. This
directory only takes effect if it is not overrided by a
command line parameter.

ROL Startup Directory

The ROL Startup Directory specifies the directory that Musical
Gif should load the ROL files into the ROL window. This
directory only takes effect if it is not overrided by a
command line parameter.

Instrument Bank File

The Instrument Bank File specifies the full path name of the
Adlib instrument bank file, normally STANDARD.BNK. When playing
a ROL music file, the music engine requires this file to be
present.

* It is very important that the full path name is specified.
Otherwise, the ROL music file will not be played when you
change the directory.

PKUNZIP.EXE Path

The PKUNZIP.EXE Path should specify the full path name of the
PKUNZIP.EXE, unless it is already specified in a directory in
the PATH environment variable.

MUSICAL GIF CUSTOMIZING MUSICAL GIF 15


ARJ.EXE Path

The ARJ.EXE Path should specify the full path name of the
ARJ.EXE, unless it is already specified in a directory in the
PATH environment variable.


COLORS

The Colors dialog box allows you to set your color preferences
for each component of the MusicalGIF desktop.

[] Colors

Group Item Color
Desktop ^ >Background <^ ( ) Normal
Menus ( ) Highlight
Dialogs ( ) Underline
(*) Inverse





Text Text Text
v v Text Text Text

>[ OK ]< [Cancel]



Simply select
any Group and any Item within that Group, and the available
Foreground and Background colors will appear in the respective
sections of the dialog box. A sample of the currently selected
scheme will appear in the Item Color box. To change the default
color for that item, select your preferences from the
Foreground and Background palettes.


MUSICAL GIF EXAMPLES 16


EXAMPLES
___________________________________________________________________


1. USING MUSICAL GIF AS A GIF VIEWER

MusicalGIF can be used as a GIF viewer if you do not have any
ROL files. It is especially useful in slide show mode because
it will decodes the next picture while waiting for the delay to
expire.

To display as a slide show, select the

(*) Slide show

option under the Options/Picture dialog.


2. USING MUSICAL GIF AS A ROL PLAYER

MusicalGIF can be used as a ROL player as well because it
provides an easy-to-use interface. In addition, MusicalGIF can
randomly pick a ROL file as the starting point. This avoids
playing the first selected file over and over again. You can
select the

(*) Continue, start randomly

option under the Options/Music dialog.


3. PLAYING ROL INSIDE A ZIP OR ARJ

To reduce the disk space consumption of the ROL files, you can
compress them into a ZIP file using PKZIP.EXE or into a ARJ
file using ARJ.EXE. MusicalGIF supports both format and it can
play the ROL files inside the compressed file. All you have to
do is to setup the

PKUNZIP.EXE Path
ARJ.EXE Path

file paths under the Options/Directories dialog.


4. SHOWING GIF AND PLAYING ROL AT THE SAME TIME

The most unique feature in MusicalGIF is the ability to show
GIF pictures and play ROL songs at the same time. You should
first select the ROL files you want to play in the ROL window,
then push the [Play] button. It will begin playing the songs.

To show GIF pictures, first switch to the GIF window by
pressing the [Shift Esc] key, then select the GIF files and
push the [Show] button.


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5. HAVING ROL SONGS AS BACKGROUND MUSIC

If you want to have the ROL songs as background music whenever
you run MusicalGIF, you should select the

(*) Continue, start randomly
[X] Play all songs at start up

options under the Options/Music dialog. It tells MusicalGIF to
play all the songs automatically at start up. In addition, you
should setup the

ROL Startup Directory

under the Options/Directories dialog so that MusicalGIF can
find the ROL files.


6. DOING IT ALL AUTOMATICALLY

When you are doing a presentation or just want to impress your
friends, you may want to setup MusicalGIF so that it will show
all the GIF pictures and play all the ROL songs when you run
MusicalGIF. Here is the options you should select

a) (*) Slide show, start randomly
[X] Show all pictures at start up

under the Options/Picture dialog and

b) (*) Continue, start randomly
[X] Play all songs at start up

under the Options/Music dialog.

c) In addition, you should setup the startup paths for the GIF
and ROL files

GIF Startup Directory
ROL Startup Directory

under the Options/Directories dialog.

After that, all you have to do is to run MusicalGIF by typing
MUSICGIF in the command line and MusicalGIF will do the rest.



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