StartupScreen Version 1.0
by Mike Mezaros
Full documentation for StartupScreen is provided in the included Windows
help file. This file just contains a few odds and ends, etc. I would
have named it READ.ME or README.TXT, but how many of those can you have?
This archive should've included:
STARTUP.EXE - The actual program.
STARTUP.HLP - The Windows help file.
STARTUP.TXT - This text file.
HAL.RLE - Sample RLE file.
This program is written in Microsoft Visual Basic. Therefore, it can
only be used in Windows' Standard or Enhanced modes, and requires the
royalty-free Visual Basic runtime DLL. This DLL is widely available,
and free... It is available on CompuServe in the Microsoft Basic Forum
(GO MSBASIC) in library #5, and on GEnie in the IBM PC RoundTable
(IBMPC), as VBRUN.ZIP.
SETTING A DEFAULT DIRECTORY IN WINDOWS 3.0
Windows 3.0 doesn't provide an easy way to set a default directory for
your programs... For example, let's say that you keep all of your
graphics files in C:\GRAPHICS, and all of your Windows applications in
C:\WINAPPS. There's no simple way to have a Windows program default to
your C:\GRAPHICS directory, without actually moving the program.
So, in the Program Manager (or whatever replacement you use), add the
name of the directory you want StartupScreen to default to to the
command line. (If it looks like I have too many to's, read it again.)
For example, if it currently reads...
and you want it to default to C:\GRAPHICS, change it to...
SAMPLE RLE FILE, HAL.RLE
The included sample RLE file, HAL.RLE, will display properly only on VGA
or better systems.
HAL.RLE is a picture of Hal 9000, the famous fictional computer turned
This picture was previously available publicly in other graphics formats
and is included in this archive as a sample only. It is not part of the
copyrighted StartupScreen package.
This package (consisting of the StartupScreen software and the
associated documentation) is Copyright 1991, 1992 by Mike Mezaros. The
Microsoft Visual Basic runtime DLL (VBRUN100.DLL) is Copyright 1991 by
Microsoft Corp. This package may be used and distributed freely.
However, only vendors approved by the ASP (Association of Shareware
Professionals) may distribute this software for a fee without prior
permission. (Receipt of disk from author implies permission.)
Please read the "Legal Disclaimers and Notices" section of the help file
for further legal information.
Windows and Visual Basic are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
CompuServe is a trademark of CompuServe Information Service Inc.
GEnie is a trademark of General Electric Corp.
All other trademarks mentioned in this file and other parts of the
StartupScreen package are owned by their respective companies.