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======= Rock Box ======= v1.15 by Glen Neal
Rock Box is a Windows 3.1 'JukeBox' intended
to play huge wave sound files in sequence.
Pick from 9 groups of 10 selections each, a
total of 90 selections. Changes auto-saved.
Large, logical VCR-type controls and buttons
make finding and playing your favorite track
easy. Auto-repeat a single selection, single
group, or all groups. Multitasks nicely.
Requires Windows 3.1 and Soundblaster.
Contents of the RB115.DOC file
DOCs for Rock Box v1.15 (c) 1993 by Glen Neal.
First let me say that, as with most programmers, I am much better at
writing programs than the docs for them. This is my first windows
project, and I hope to get better as time goes on. However, it is a
simple program and requires very little docs anyway.
Rock Box requires Windows 3.1 and Soundblaster (or compatible).
A mouse is required. Keyboard support will be added later.
Rock Box is windows 3.1 'jukebox', which means it is intended to hold
many large .WAV files, and play them in sequence while minimized, as
you procede with other work in windows. The program requires only
about 100K while running, as the .WAV files are loaded in segments as
There are ten 'playlist' buttons shown at a time, and nine groups to
choose from, for a total of 90 files loaded at once. To load a .WAV
file into a button, click on an empty button and choose your file.
To erase a button, click the right mouse button.
There are VCR-type large buttons for play, last track, next track,
and stop. They function as follows:
> Plays current selection. Does nothing if already playing. Unpauses
if current selection was paused.
<< Seeks to the last button with a selection loaded. If a selection
was playing, it plays new selection.
>> Seeks to the next button with a selection loaded. If a selection
was playing, it plays new selection.
-- Stops playing.
The repeat group box lets you choose the repeat mode:
Off Plays the selection once, and stops.
Single Repeats the current selection until you stop it.
One Group Repeats all buttons in current group that are loaded.
All Groups Repeats all groups in sequence, looking for buttons
that have selections loaded, skipping empty groups.
The selector group box lets you go a certain group quickly. You can
browse the groups while a selection is playing.
There are four small buttons to the right. They function as follows:
< Rewinds to start of current selection and begins playing.
" Pauses and Unpauses currently playing selection.
! Saves your buttons as RB.CFG without quiting program.
? About Rock Box!
To close the program, use the system menu (double-click the upper
left window system box or click once and select Close).
The program will look for a RB.CFG file which holds the names/paths
of your buttons. When you quit the program, the file is created if it
does not exist. To erase all buttons, simply delete the RB.CFG file.
That's about it!
To get on-line support for this and other Hazard Soft products, call
the Hazard Soft support bbs at 405-243-3200. Call anytime and pick up
the newest Shareware versions of our products.
If you like and use Rock Box often, please register. The fee is a modest
$25.00. This also gives you full access to the support bbs for 3 months.
To register by credit card, call the support bbs at 405-243-3200.
You can use your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.
Type CHARGE at the main prompt.
To register by mail, send check or money order for $25.00 to:
220 Ridgecrest #45
Elk City, OK 73644
Voice: 405-243-0574 Data: 405-243-3200
If you get the message about not finding BWCC.DLL, then you need to call
and get BWCCDLL.ZIP, unzip it and place it in your Windows System folder.
Other windows programs may need this DLL also. It is similar to the DLL
used by Visual Basic, VBRUN200.DLL.
If it says a sound driver is not installed, go to the Windows control
panel, and run the Sounds icon. Select ADD, and pick a Soundblaster
driver that is for your card version. I will add support for other sound
cards and the pc speaker soon.
Please call the support bbs if you have problems or discover a bug(!).