Contents of the TUTILS.DOC file
The Toton Utilities version 1.0
Ed T. Toton III
All rights reserved
This is my collection of utilities that I have written in assembly.
Most are fairly small, simple, and sometimes negligable but nevertheless
may be of some use. The number of utilities will continue to grow as I
release later versions. Several of these programs are TSR's and ALL of them
have been designed to be compact and efficient. The TSR's should have
negligible effects on your system.
The following is a list of all the programs and how to use them. Read
carefully. Note that you may put as many of the TSR's in memory as you can
fit, they will not conflict with each other. Also note that individually
they have negligible effects on your computer speed, but when put together
simultaneously on slower computers there may be a noticable effect.
The first two are not TSR's:
NoNumLck.Com This program makes sure the numlock is turned off. This
is designed for all of you who are sick of your AT leaving
the numlock on after it boots up.
NoSound.Com This one turns off your internal speaker. Some programs
can leave the speaker making noise if they terminate
abnormally. This is particularly useful for those of
you who program in pascal. Note that it stops the sounds,
but not permanently. Programs that use the speaker turn
it on (since it is possible that it is off after boot-up).
The next are general purpose TSR's:
Clicks.Com Clicks makes your internal speaker make clicking sounds
whenever you press keys. Of course PC Jr's don't need
The following are disk activity monitoring TSR's:
(Variations on a theme)
DiskLite.Com This one is designed for those of you who can't readily see
your drive lights, or don't have any. This will make your
scroll-lock LED act as a drive light. It's a little slow
to respond and thus the next two programs have better
DiskBar.Com This is just like DiskLite except it uses the border of your
monitor (in text mode only) as a drive light. This has much
better performance than DiskLite, but since it uses a large
amount of your screen, it may get irritating, and thus we
have the next program...
DiskChar.Com This is by far the best of the three drive-light TSR's. This
one has fast reaction time and makes a small "LED" in the
upper right corner of your screen (text modes only). There
are only 4 or so text modes in existance (out of dozens)
in which this may not work properly, and those modes are
used only by some obscure graphics adapters.
DiskSoun.Com This one is similar to the previous few TSR's except that
instead of a visual effect to drive activity, it makes
sounds from your speaker.
DiskLine.Com This one is also very similar to the previous few TSR's,
the thing it does differently is make a little line appear
in the upper right corner of your monitor at all times.
When the drive is active the line twirls. It will have
more of an impact on the system speed than the other
disk-monitoring TSR's, but still can be considered
This program is being distributed on the "shareware" concept. A fee is
not required, but if you can find it in your heart, I would appreciate a
donation/registration fee of $5.
Ed T. Toton III
7101 Talisman Lane
Columbia Md 21045
And WHY should you register it?
1. To support my continuing efforts to bring you some level of
functional programs. If I get no cash, you get no improvements
in these programs, and I won't be encouraged to make new and
2. To get that warm glow for knowing that you supported the author
of at least one of the many shareware programs you probably use.
3. To find out if there is a newer version. All you need to do is
ask! But letters with money take priority!
4. You could be sick and demented and thus register everything you
get your hands on.
5. To get source code! If you would like me to send you a disk of
the turbo-pascal and assembly source code, please include a
floppy with your registration fee. Please format it before
mailing it. I will then put the latest version of the source
code and the gags on it and send it back to you. I will keep
a list of registree's, thus if you want an update later on,
just send another disk and $2 for postage and so forth.
Note that updates to these programs do not occur constantly,
in fact it will be rather sparse. If you aren't sure that
there is a new version to get, then you may not want to send
me a disk to get the latest stuff until you are sure there's
been an update. It's up to you.
This program is provided "AS IS" and I make no gauruntees about it's
performance. I will not be and can not be held responsible for any damages
incurred during it's use, or from it's use. It's on a "use at your own risk"
basis. If you can't agree to these terms then don't use these programs. I
cannot be held accountable for anything, especially if it came from YOUR use
of the programs, it's all on YOUR shoulders. YOU use the programs, YOU take
the responsibility. Nothing at all should happen, the programs are harmless,
but I have to say it anyway.
This program set may be freely distributed (which is actually encouraged)
AS IS. No one may modify this program in ANY way. ESPECIALLY where names
and credit is given, and INCLUDING all the documentation and data files.
It may NOT be used for comercial or profit-turning ventures of any kind,
including sale by disk vendors, without the written consent by ME, with
ONE exception. Disk vendors MAY sell it without my written consent ONLY
if they charge no more than $4 higher then the cost of the disk, AND they
register it first. NOTHING may be added to it either. NO BBS ads are
allowed EXCEPT as zip comments, or as a single SEPERATE text file.
I have made several programs (not including the 7 or so games I made
in quick-basic a while back) that may be of interest to you. Here is
a list of some of them: (as of 2/17/92)
Blaze v2.6 : =VGA screen-saver. Supports password security,
and a customization system (config file). Has
been known to travel quickly through BBS's.
CompWar v2.6 : =Latest release of CompWar, the on-line game for
use with WWIV BBS systems.
Date-Matcher v1.2 : =On-line match-maker program for BBS's that support
DOS interrupt driven door programs (such as WWIV).
T-Robots v2.0 : =(one of my masterpeices) T-Robots is a system in
which you program robots to fight one another. It
uses a simple programming language, and you create
the programs with your favorite text-editor. Great
for competitions! Supports VGA, EGA, CGA, MCGA,
Hercules, and many more graphics devices.
AT-Robots v1.0 : =Advanced T-robots. Extremely similar to T-Robots 2.0
except the system has been improved. It supports most
graphics adapters in existance (CGA, EGA, VGA, MCGA,
Hercules, etc). In this one you program the robots
using ATR assembly (Advanced T-Robots Assembly). Now
you design your own subroutines, and access specific
device ports and memory locations. The ultimate in
competions of logical thought.
StratSys v2.0 : =A 2-player VGA combat strategy game. VERY flexible.
Comes with 4 game scenarios (Cival War, Naval Battle,
Robot Conquest, and a medieval scenario). Expansion
packs are available (at the moment one with 12
scenarios). Comes with an editor for the images and
maps, so you can make your own scenarios!
My-Gags set 2.1 : =A set of small gag programs that I have made. They
are designed to be placed in the autoexec.bat file.
Over Half of them are TSR's, including one that
creates "line-noise" through the keyboard buffer,
one that beeps occasionally, and one that keeps
changing you caps-lock/numlock/scroll-lock.
If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, criticisms, donations,
remarks, praise or opinions, please write! I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
(the address is listed above).
Ed T. Toton III