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HiVIDEO
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DOS
Memory
Expander













Version 2.03












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SHAREWARE INFORMATION

HiVIDEO is distributed under the shareware marketing concept.
This means that you can try the program for a limited amount of
time to see if it meets your needs. After the trial period, you
are required to register and pay the registration fee. Shareware
is a distribution method, NOT a type of software. The primary
difference between shareware and retail software is that with
shareware you know if it fits your needs BEFORE you pay for it.


LICENSE

Non-registered users are granted a limited license to try HiVIDEO
for a period of four weeks. After the trial period you are
required to register and to pay the registration fee or stop
using it. The four week evaluation period is a legal requirement
based on the license agreement, NOT a time bomb inserted in the
program! HiVIDEO will not stop working or cause any damage to
itself or your system at the end of the four week period.
You are encouraged to freely copy and distribute HiVIDEO provided
that:
1. No fee beyond normal media, duplication, and shipping costs
may be charged.
2. It must be copied in unaltered form complete with this license
and copyright information
3. It is advertised as "shareware" and not as "free" or
"public domain" software.


ASP OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT

This program is produced by a member of the Association of
Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure that the
shareware principle works for you. If you are unable to resolve a
shareware-related problem with an ASP member by contacting the
member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP Ombudsman can
help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP member, but
does not provide technical support for members' products. Please
write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI
49442-9427, USA or send a CompuServe message via CompuServe Mail
to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536.
The Ombudsman may be contacted by FAX by sending to the ASP FAX
number: (616) 788-2765. In communication with the Ombudsman
please include a telephone number and/or FAX if available.













WARRANTY

C.SITTE SOFTWARETECHNIK MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
C.SITTE SOFTWARETECHNIK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES,
WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL ARISING FROM A
FAILURE OF THIS PROGRAM TO OPERATE IN THE MANNER DESIRED BY THE
USER. C.SITTE SOFTWARETECHNIK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
DAMAGE TO DATA OR PROPERTY WHICH MAY BE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY BY USE OF THE PROGRAM.
IN NO EVENT WILL C.SITTE SOFTWARETECHNIK BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY
DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR OTHER
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR
INABILITY TO USE THESE PROGRAM, EVEN IF C.SITTE SOFTWARETECHNIK
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY
CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY.


EDITION

May 1993
Copyright 1993 by C.Sitte Softwaretechnik
All rights reserved


NOTICE

This manual is based on the software revision V2.03 of May 1993.
The information in this document is subject to change without
notice. C.Sitte Softwaretechnik assumes no responsibility for any
errors that may appear in supplied materials or programs.


REQUIRED HARDWARE

The HiVIDEO DOS Memory Expander can be installed on personal
computers with a 256k (or more) VGA or EGA display adapter and
640k conventional DOS memory.

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ORDER INFORMATION

The registration fee for a single copy of HiVIDEO is US$ 15.-.
Payment of this fee entitles you to:

* Disk with the latest version of the HiVIDEO DOS memory
expander which does not display the evaluation notice text.

* Printed manual

* Free support by electronic mail or by mail for the first six
month after payment.

* Additional disk labels for the number of ordered copy licences.

* Notification of the next major upgrade.


The following per-unit prices apply for registration of one or
more copies of HiVIDEO on the same order form:

1 US$ 15.-
2 - 9 US$ 10.- (-30%)
10+ (negotiable)

It is also possible to obtain an additional site licence (copy
license). A minimum of one disk with documentation must be
ordered. The licensee is responsible for duplicating the diskette
and documentation as needed, and for ensuring that the number of
installed copies is not exceeded. Additional disk labels for the
number of ordered copy licences will be delivered.

25 User US$ 120.-
50 User US$ 200.-
100 User US$ 320.-
100+ (negotiable)

An additional shipping charge of US$ 5.- must be added to the
total amount.

Payments can be made by credit card (MC/Visa/AmEx/JCB), cash,
international postal money order or eurocheque. If you use an US
check, please add another US$ 5.- for bank charges.

The accompanying file ORDER.FRM includes a detailed order form.












T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S


1. GENERAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1 FIRST MEGABYTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 VGA/EGA DISPLAY ADAPTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.3 DEFINITION OF TERMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.4 HiVIDEO CONCEPT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2. INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.1 Packing List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.2 Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

3. "HIVIDEO.COM" DOS Memory Expander. . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.1 Commandline Arguments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.1.1 "?". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.1.2 "RESIDENT" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.1.3 "ON" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3.1.4 "OFF". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

4. To help you - help us! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

5. Revision history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

6. SUBJECT INDEX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6










HiVIDEO DOS Memory Expander V2.03


1. GENERAL

In 1981, the 1-megabyte address space of the newly introduced IBM
PC seemed spacious, indeed. Less than a decade later, however,
that same amount of space seems claustrophobic. DOS users search
continuously for any nook or cranny into which they can stuff a
few kilobytes of valuable RAM, to provide a little more breathing
room for today's insatiable application programs, network
drivers, and TSR programs.


1.1 FIRST MEGABYTE

The first megabyte of DOS memory can be viewed as consisting of
16 segments of 64 kBytes (kilo Bytes). The first 10 segments are
reserved for the RAM into which you load DOS, device drivers, and
application programs. These 10 segments - from address 0000
through address 9FFF - make up conventional memory (640 kByte).
The next two segments (A000 and B000) are reserved for video
buffers. Hard disk drive and video controller ROMs are often
located in the C000 segment. The 128 kByte of space in the D000
and E000 segment are usually available for expanded-memory cards,
network-interface-cards, and the like. And last, the ROM BIOS is
located in the F000 segment. Not all segments are used in a given
machine.


1.2 VGA/EGA DISPLAY ADAPTER

Most of the VGA and EGA display adapters have 256k (or more)
video memory installed. This memory isn't fully used, if the
application program uses only the alfanumeric mode (no graphics).


1.3 DEFINITION OF TERMS

'Conventional memory' is the first 640 kByte (655,360 bytes of
RAM). It is not possible to use all of it for applications, since
DOS and various resident programs consume some of it. The amount
of available memory is important, because PC software can
normally run only when it's in conventional memory. Meanwhile,
the 384 kByte between 640kB and 1MB (1024kB) is called 'upper
memory'. RAM above 1 MByte is called 'extended memory' (not
'expanded memory', which swaps pages of RAM in and out of
conventional memory or upper memory). The first (or lowest)
64 kByte of extended memory is called 'high memory' and should
not be confused with upper memory.






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1.4 HiVIDEO CONCEPT

HiVIDEO uses the unused graphics memory of the VGA/EGA display
adapter in text mode to expand the conventional memory by 96kB
(with a color monitor, 64kB with monochrome monitors). The
graphics modes are disabled if the conventional memory is
expanded in this way. The expansion can be switch on and off
dynamically from the command line.



2. INSTALLATION

2.1 Packing List

Shareware copies of HiVIDEO may be "packaged" in a variety of ways
depending on who distributed them. Regardless of packaging, the
following files should be included:

HIVIDEO .COM HiVIDEO DOS Memory Expander (TSR)
HIVIDEO .DOC Program Documentation
ORDER .FRM Order Form
DESCRIBE.DOC Product Description & Author Info
VENDOR .DOC Vendor/Distributor Information
FILE_ID .DIZ Program Description for BBS's
!!READ .!ME Last Minute Information


2.2 Installation Procedure

Once you have copied the HiVIDEO files on your hard disk, you
must change your PATH environment variable to include the
subdirectory HiVIDEO or move the file HiVIDEO.COM to a
subdirectory already in the DOS path. An optional procedure for
execution would be to always execute HIVIDEO.COM from its own
directory.
HiVIDEO can be installed in the AUTOEXEC.BAT startup batch file
as a resident program.















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3. "HIVIDEO.COM" DOS Memory Expander

The HIVIDEO.COM program is a resident utility wich allows the
dynamic expansion of conventional DOS MEMORY with 96kB of
graphics memory on a VGA or EGA display adapter. When the
expansion is "ON" all graphics modes are disabled. To use the
graphics mode, HiVIDEO must be switched "OFF" to release the
graphics memory. When HIVIDEO.COM is executed without any
commandline arguments, the following text appears:

HiVIDEO V2.03 #0000XXXXXXXXX - DOS Memory Expander
(C) Copyright 1993 C.Sitte Softwaretechnik, All Rights Reserved
UNREGISTERED EVALUATION VERSION
>>> HiVIDEO is NOT resident



3.1 Commandline Arguments

There are four arguments possible:

3.1.1 "?"

This argument displays a message about the commandline syntax:

Syntax: hivideo [on | off | resident| ?]



3.1.2 "RESIDENT"

This argument forces the HiVIDEO program to stay resident, but
does not expand the memory. The expansion can be activated later
with the "ON" argument.
If a XBDA (extended bios data area) is found at the end of the
640k conventional DOS memory area, this area is relocated into
low memory.


3.1.3 "ON"

This argument activates the memory expansion of the conventional
memory area from 640kB to 736kB (+96kB). All graphics modes are
disabled.

If there is less than 640kB conventional DOS memory available,
the following message appears:

>>> Top of memory NOT at 640K.




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If the conventional memory is successfully expanded, the
following message is displayed:

>>> HiVIDEO is resident, Graphics is disabled,
Memory size is 736K


If an application tries to enable any graphics mode the following
warning message appears and the application can be aborted:

>>> WARNING: Graphics video modes are disabled.
Press ESC key to Continue.
Press any other key to Abort.


3.1.4 "OFF"

This argument deactivates the memory expansion of the
conventional memory area. All graphics modes are enabled:

>>> HiVIDEO is resident, Graphics is enabled,
Memory size is 640K





























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4. To help you - help us!

If you have questions about the HiVIDEO DOS memory expander
software, we need some information about the environment of your
computer:

o Contents of AUTOEXEC.BAT file
o Contents of CONFIG.SYS file
o Information about:
- Type of computer
- Version of operating system
- Programs (where the problem occurs)
- BIOS (manufacturer, version)
- Video adapter


Send this information to:

Mail:
C.SITTE SOFTWARETECHNIK
Postfach 42
A-5025 Salzburg/Austria

Electronic Mail:
CompuServe: 73030,1070
Internet : [email protected]

X400 : Country=us
ADMD=CompuServe
PRMD=csmail
DDA Type=id
DDA Value=73030.1070

MCI users should enter these values
at the following prompts:

To: Chris Sitte (ems)
EMS: CompuServe
MBX: p=csmail
MBX: d=id=73030.1070



5. Revision history

v2.03 May/93 Bug fixes
v2.02 Oct/92 DOS5 UMB support added
FILE_ID.DIZ description file added
v2.01 Jun/92 Initial shareware release




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6. SUBJECT INDEX



"
"?", 3
"HIVIDEO.COM" DOS Memory Expander, 3
"OFF", 4
"ON", 3
"RESIDENT", 3


C
Commandline Arguments, 3


D
DEFINITION OF TERMS, 1


F
FIRST MEGABYTE, 1


G
GENERAL, 1


H
HiVIDEO CONCEPT, 2
HIVIDEO.COM, 3


I
INSTALLATION, 2
Installation Procedure, 2


L
LICENSE, 2


O
Order Information, 4









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P
Packing List, 2


R
Revision history, 5


S
SHAREWARE, 1
SUBJECT INDEX, 6


T
To help you - help us!, 5


V
VGA/EGA DISPLAY ADAPTER, 1


W
WARRANTY, 2






























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Archive   : HIVID203.ZIP
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