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The NAG-BUSTER version 1.1c, Copyright (c) 1992-1994 Erik Famm

Changes and bugs fixed (in addition to new patches):

Version 0.61á:
- Several different editions of Telix 3.20 .EXE-files created a
problem since the NAG-BUSTER looks for a specified filesize of
the .EXE-file for recognition of the correct version. (It also
checks bytes at pre-set offsets). The solution was to create another
patch for the second TELIX.EXE, so now there is support for two
different Telix 3.20's. This explains why their filesizes are noted
in parantheses in the menu.
Version 0.62á:
- The patch for QMail 1stReader 1.00 did not work satisfactory.
In addition to the fact that the patch did not bypass all windows,
I did not consider the built-in limit of messages per conference
(20 only). Now, you can have up to 400 messages - as with the
registered version.
- The Hyperkey v.4.16 patch only removed the delay screen, but
the time limit was still active. Fixed.
- If the user had a program with incorrect bytes at a specified location
although the filesize was correct, a window should pop up telling
that the program had a wrong version. This did not happen consistently.
The patch only halted and the program returned to either the DOS menu
or the Windows menu. Fixed.
- A minor error with the time function written to the log file has been
- BUSTER.EXE is no longer compressed, thereby running faster, but obviously
occupies more harddisk space.

Version 0.63á.
- Several new patches were added.
- A few cosmethic changes were made.

Version 0.64á
- Reported bugs were found in both the Offline Express TD patch and in
the Qedit patch. The OLX patch would not run because of an error
with the checking routines in NAG-BUSTER. The Qedit patch accidentally
altered some colors in Qedit. Both patches seems to work fine now.
Please let us know if you still encounter difficulties.
- In version 0.63á I added a Games menu (with only one patch at present).
That project is now on ice.
- A few cosmethic changes were made - as usual...

Version 0.65á
- The mouse double-click did not work in the DOS/WINDOWS menus. Fixed.
First, point at the program, then double-click the mouse to choose it.
- Automatic backup copying of program files to .BAK is implemented - not
yet with .OVR and .OVL-files, though.

Version 0.70á
A major rewriting of NAG-BUSTER in this version, so beware of any
unfortunate bugs. Please report found bugs to us - in writing, please.

- Automatic decompression of compressed files implemented as a result
of user request. Thanks for the feed-back!
The new decompression routine does not bother with headers in the
compressed files. The decompression routine jumps to DOS, runs
COMPBUST.EXE, which runs the program to be patched with a interrupt
hook, using disk or EMS (if any) swapping to save memory and finally
it is saved back on disk after decompression found place in memory.
Please report problems!
Do not use the old BUSTLZ.EXE and BUSTPK.EXE any more! Delete them!
- Added a convenient 'Jump to DOS Shell' - menu choice using disk or
EMS (if any) swapping to save low memory.
- Automatic backup copying of .OVR files, too.
- Better (I think) information to the user of what is actually going
on in NAG-BUSTER. Many windows was difficult to follow, as they passed
the user's eye too quickly. Now, things move a bit slower, but inform
you better. Please, contribute with your opinion on this.
- Safer checking of .OVR/OVL files before patching. In earlier versions
NAG-BUSTER checked .EXE files thoroughly, but if there also was a
.OVR to patch also, NAG-BUSTER did not check sufficiently for the
.OVR file's validity, but assumed that it was correct since the
.EXE file was. No problems were discovered, though, but you can never
be *too' sure... Now, .OVR files are checked the same way as .EXE
files before patching. NAG-BUSTER checks and patches the .EXE file
first, then the .OVR file.
- An error was discovered in the Catdisk v.6.15 patch for CATDISK.EXE:
the specified filesize was 153666 bytes, but should have been 153664.
- The Media Cataloging System patch caused the program to hang when
the user chose "F2-Track Notes". I addition, a nag window popped up
when the user reached 80 artists in the database. Fixed.
- Some of the patches in the 0.65á that also had to patch overlay-files
(i.e. files with a .OVR or OVL extension) did not complete
successfully due to a minor programming error. Fixed.
- As opposed to earlier Blaster Master patches, the patch for version
5.7 also eliminates the 25 second limitation of editing (only recently
I became aware of this limit).

Version 0.71á
- Minor adjustments only

Version 0.72á
- I have written a color setup program and changed all color routines in
NAG-BUSTER to match with BCOLORS.EXE. You should be able to choose a
color setup that suits you.
- It is now possible to pay for NAG-BUSTER by using one of several credit
cards. Thus, the registration form and routines has been altered.

Version 0.74á (Jan. 5th 1994)
- The patch for PCopy 9.3 did not work. Fixed. Read about this patch in
- The patches for ArcMaster 9.6 and Amisetup 2.10 mixed places in the
DOS programs menu. Fixed.
- Added a color palette for color monitors.
Any use of screensavers that resets the monitor with INT 10 after
keypress will also reset the color palette to your defaults.

Starting with version 0.75á, patches for some of the older versions will
be deleted. I will keep the last two versions of any program.
Version 0.74Bá (Jan. 21st 1994)
- The patch for WinFast 3.4b did not work satisfactory. It removed the nag,
but when the user exited Windows and restarted it, the nag was back.
- VGA COPY PRO 5.2: Well, well... a great many things can be said about
this "program" (but I will not extend my critisism any further than to
my opinion found in PATCHES.NFO). However, there is a bug in my patch,
ie. VGA COPY exits at the point where you attempt to format a disk. This
is a checksum in case of tampering. Many thanks to Tom Liberman (Ontario,
Canada) for letting us know. And I thought I was through with VGACOPY!
(Upgrades of this dreadful program will not be patched by us!).
Btw.: Some users told us about a filesize error message appearing as they
started the second patch run on VGACOPY and thought this was a bug in
NAG-BUSTER. It isn't. Read PATCHES.NFO again - VGACOPY.EXE has to be
patched once before it can be decompressed. Therefore the filesize must
be wrong when NAG-BUSTER comes to the second patch. As you can see from
the "error" message, "NAG-BUSTER will now try to decompress VGACOPY". Just
press a key and let NAG-BUSTER proceed. It will decompress VGACOPY to
the correct filesize and finally write the main patch into VGACOPY.EXE.
- A similar bug occurred in WINZIP 5.0 and has been fixed.

Version 1.0 (March 15th 1994)
- I changed my mind about the deletion of older versions from NAG-BUSTER
0.75 (see above). We'll hang on to them until further notice.
- There won't be a 0.75á version. I have decided to skip beta-testing now
because I haven't encountered any bugs in the main program, nor have I
received any bug-reports from the users. The few "bugs" that are noted
and fixed, was found in some of the patches, not in the main program
routines. Therefore, the next version is shipped as 1.0 Release.

Version 1.01 (March 28th 1994)
- If you patched ConFormat, the log file would be appended with the
ConFormat name with the end-of-file-marker (ASCII 27).
Viewing the log file from the Main menu would therefore stop at
this marker since BUSTER.LOG (ie. the log file) handled as a textfile.
The easiest way to fix this is to omit the end-of-file-marker in the
file name ConFormat. I chose the easy way this time ... (sorry, SYDEX).

Version 1.1 (April 10th 1994)
- The logfile routine has become more extensiv in order to inform you, the
user, of what the NAG-BUSTER has done to your program. Hope this will
come in handy!
- Rewritten the backup-copying routine. It was a bit slow, I'm afraid. The
reason was a slightly miscalculated delay in the routine that displayed
the 'progress-markers' (ie. the ³,/,- and \ signs) while copying.
- A peculiar (to you) number popped up in the Path-input field right after
you chose to start patching. This number is a defined variable that
I needed to study further and chose to display at the current cursor
position. It looked a bit strange, but had no effect on the program.

Version 1.1b (April 22nd 1994). Bugfix.
- The patch for Qedit 3.00 caused Qedit to pop up a window with the
message "Error in .EXE" after the user had pressed PgDn and then
tried to use one of the arrow keys. I was aware of this message to
begin with, but thought I had managed to bypass this checksum.
Now I have.
- Rewrote the patch routines some more, i.e. not the routines that
patches the programs, but the information shown to you on screen
during the patch operation, but there is a slight miscalculation
in this routine. Nothing major and I'll fix this as soon as

Version 1.1c (April 24th 1994). Bugfix.
- The Paint Shop Pro 2.0 patch routine pointed to the 1.0 routine.
Now fixed. I can only say I'm sorry about this blunder.
- A user reported that the 4DOS 5.0d patch caused a total system
crash on his machine. Although I have tested this patch more than
thouroughly, I have not been able to produce a similar situation.
This routine is therefore left unchanged.


Written suggestions and feed-back from anyone are always welcome!!

You can write to the following address:

Erik Famm
Hertzbergsgt. 7 A
N-0360 OSLO

On how to register, read the file BUSTER.DOC from NAG-BUSTER
(choose [Information] from the Main menu) or print out a filled form by
choosing [Registration] from the Main menu. Registration fee is to be
sent to the address above, payable to Erik Famm. Please use a postal
money order.


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Archive   : NAG11C.ZIP
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