TreeTop, Copyright (C) 1989
TreeTop is a shareware (user supported) product and is not in the
public domain. You are granted a free 30 day license to use this
program and you may distribute copies to other users as long as you
do not accept any form of compensation for TreeTop. Use of
non-registered copies after the 30 day period by any person,
business, corporation, government agency or other entity is strictly
forbidden. If you find this program useful and wish to continue using
it after the 30 day license period, you may obtain a permanent
registration by submitting this license agreement and appropriate
registration fee to Kilgore Software.
Each registration licenses the use of TreeTop on a single computer.
Registration also permits the use of TreeTop on different
computers, but not more than one computer at the same time.
No user may modify TreeTop in any way, including but not limited to
decompiling, disassembling or otherwise reverse engineering the program.
Operators of electronic bulletin board systems (Sysops) may post TreeTop
for downloading by their users only as long as the above conditions are
met. Sysops may notify Kilgore Software of the posting of TreeTop to
receive notification of version updates.
Distributors of public domain or user supported software may
distribute copies of TreeTop subject to the above conditions after
obtaining written permission from Kilgore Software. Such permission
is normally granted. However, Kilgore Software reserves the right to
revoke it at any time. Please call for details.
All users may copy TreeTop for backup purposes or for the trial use
of others subject to the above conditions and the following:
1) TreeTop must be copied in unmodified form, complete with the file
containing this license information.
2) No fee, charge or other compensation may be accepted or requested
by any licensee.
3) TreeTop may not be distributed in conjunction with any other
product unless prior written permission has been granted by
P.O. Box 2291
West Sacramento, CA 95691
The TreeTop software package and manual is distributed on an "As Is"
basis, without warranty. Neither the author nor Kilgore Software
shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any
liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or
indirectly by the instructions in the manual or the software itself.
In no event shall Kilgore Software be liable for any damages,
including loss of profits, savings, or other incidental or
consequential damages arising out of the use or misuse of the
program, or for any claim by any party.
A TreeTop registration licenses you to use the product on a regular
basis. Registration includes mailed notification of updates and
versions changes. Registration includes licensed use of all upgrades
but not future versions.
Individual registrations for TreeTop come in two forms. The first,
registration only, costs $29 and assumes you have already received a
copy of the program from whatever source. This registration does not
include diskettes or manuals and covers the use of the program only.
The second form, including registration, bound manual and diskettes,
costs $39 ($45 outside U.S.)
TREETOP ORDER FORM
Remit to: Kilgore Software
P.O. Box 2291
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Price Qty Amount
TreeTop Registration Only .................. $ 29.00 ____ $ ______
(does not include diskettes or manual)
TreeTop Registration, disks, and manual .... $ 39.00 ____ $ ______
(current version on 3-1/2 and 5-1/4 disks,
TreeTop Registration, disks, and manual .... $ 45.00 ____ $ ______
(Orders outside U.S., freight included)
Subtotal $ ______
Less Discount (see below) $<______>
(California residents only) 6% Sales Tax $ ______
Total $ ______
Payment by: ( ) Check ( ) COD - U.S. only ( ) PO # ______________
City ________________________________ State _____ Zip __________
Day Phone (_____)_______________ Evening Phone (_____)_______________
Discount for the above is based on the subtotal amount and is
calculated as follows:
less than $ 500 No discount
$ 500 to $ 1000 10 % discount
$ 1000 to $ 2000 15 % discount
$ 2000 to $ 4000 20 % discount
greater than $ 4000 Please call
Please call for distribution, OEM, and Site License agreements.
Educational institutions may qualify for special rates.
ALL PRICES AND DISCOUNTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
This installation describes how to load TreeTop onto your hard disk
drive and modify your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that it will run at its
optimum performance. TreeTop consists of three files that should be
on your hard disk drive for proper operation and two other files that
you may want to include for easy reference. These files are listed
below with a brief explanation for each of them:
1) TT.EXE - This is the main executable file that is run
when you execute TreeTop.
2) TREETOP.HLP - This is the file that contains the online,
context sensitive help for TreeTop. If this
file is not on your hard disk drive, TreeTop
will still operate properly, but you won't
have any online help.
3) TREETOP.PAR - This file contains the user defined setup
parameters for TreeTop. It is created
automatically if it doesn't already exist
when you save the setup parameters.
4) TREETOP.DOC - This is a text file that has a copy of the
Purchase/License, Warranty, Ordering
Information, Order Form, and Installation
5) README.TXT - This file contains the latest information on
TreeTop that may not be reflected in the
There are two requirements that must be met for TreeTop to operate
properly on your computer. You must first copy the file TT.EXE to a
directory on your hard disk drive that is included in the global path
variable. That will insure the execution of TreeTop from anywhere on
your system. The second requirement is that you set up an
environment variable that instructs TreeTop to find its help
(TREETOP.HLP) and parameter (TREETOP.PAR) files in the correct
The easiest way to accomplish this is to create a directory on your
hard disk drive called TREETOP, then copy all of the above files to
that directory. You must also edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to include
the directory TREETOP in the path command and set an environment
variable that tells TreeTop where to find its files. You can do this
by following the steps outlined below:
1) Choose the drive on which you wish to install TreeTop.
The following example assumes drive C:.
2) Now create the TREETOP directory by using the
"make directory" DOS command, MD. Note: After each
command listed below, press <
3) You can now copy all the files from your master floppy to
the TREETOP directory using the DOS copy command. If
your master disk is in floppy drive A:, type
COPY A:*.* C:\TREETOP
TREETOP INSTALLATION cont.
4) You must also edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that each
time you boot the computer TreeTop will know where to
find its help and parameter files. To do this, include
the following line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
5) The last thing you must do is edit the path command in
your AUTOEXEC.BAT file to include the directory,
C:\TREETOP; in the path variable.
You should reboot your computer when you have completed the above
five steps. After rebooting, you can run TreeTop by simply typing TT
from anywhere on your system. If you have setup TreeTop properly, the
TreeTop registration screen will no longer appear automatically each
time you execute TreeTop.
Note: You should only edit your AUTOEXEC.BAT file in a non- document
ASCII mode (also known as DOS ASCII or text mode.) If you are not
familiar with your autoexec.bat file or how to edit it, you should
read your DOS manual and/or get some help from a knowledgeable
person. Most editors or word processors provide a way to edit files
like autoexec.bat. Check your editor or word processor manual if you
are not sure.
INSTALLING A MOUSE
To use your mouse with TreeTop, you must first load the standard
Microsoft (or Microsoft compatible) mouse driver. There are
typically two different ways to load a mouse driver. The first and
most common way is to include a line in your CONFIG.SYS file that
instructs the operating system to load the mouse driver every time
you boot. The other way is to execute a .COM file from the system
prompt or from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file that loads the mouse driver.
See the manual that accompanied your mouse for specific instructions
on how to load your mouse driver.