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As a special promotion, Pinnacle Software is offering a selection of our best-
selling shareware and freeware. We've listed our most popular titles. You
can get them all for $8 (compressed on two 1.44 megabyte diskettes -- other
formats available). Plus, we'll throw in some BONUS shareware and freeware!
All of these are fully-functional programs (no "crippling")! Here are the
programs we are currently offering:
GO -- The Install-From-Diskette Program
Recommended by Jim Hood's Shareware Marketing System Newsletter.
If you distribute software or data on diskettes, you need GO! The GO program
acts as a shell for dearchiving programs such as PKUNZIP or LHA. Now you
don't have to give people complicated instructions for dearchiving, copying
and installing! Just tell them, "Put the diskette in your drive and type GO!"
Everything after that is easy.
GO can also display documentation and print reply forms. It can even search
the user's hard disk for the dearchiving program if you forgot to include it
on the diskette!
These top shareware vendors have obtained GO for distributing software...
Austin ProSoft, BonWare, KelStar, PC-SIG, PD Select, Soft A'ware and others!
Free Speech BBS -- As seen in the May 1991 issue of BBS Callers Digest
Free Speech is a completely new kind of BBS that will challenge everything
you ever believed about BBS communications. It uses artificial intelligence
routines to guarantee free speech! There has never been a bulletin board
system like Free Speech.
Installs in seconds. Supports up to three languages (English and French
text provided), with full foreign-character translation. Can be run as a
stand-alone BBS, a front-end, or as a door. Like all Pinnacle BBS products,
Free Speech is a Zero Maintenance system.
The SEE Utilities
Here are several indispensable FREEWARE programs that enable you to:
- Browse and print files (any printer -- optional character conversion)
- Set up a DOS shell with an UNLIMITED number of menus
- Create an on-disk magazine
- Document and integrate any programs you write
- Control video text modes
They're ideal for:
- Shareware, freeware and commercial authors
- Anybody who wants an organized hard disk
- Anybody who wants an efficient way to control batch files
NO PREVIOUS BATCH PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!
Sapphire -- The Zero-Maintenance BBS
SAPPHIRE is a bulletin board system that is optimized for business and
institutional applications. It installs in minutes and does not need daily
maintenance. It is particularly popular with companies in the typesetting
and translation business. It is also popular with people who have not run a
BBS before, but need one that they can get up and running very quickly.
Sapphire is reliable, simple and safe.
SmartPhone -- Including "The Five-Minute Database"
SmartPhone is a reference source that can SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY when you
make or receive long-distance phone calls. It can tell you where an area
code is located, or tell you what area code is used in a given city, state
or province. It cross-references geographical data such as state, provincial
and national capitals, population information, and more. Time zone and zip
code information is also included.
SmartPhone can be run as a TSR, using only 6K resident. Create your own
pop-up databases with "The Five Minute Database" -- a handy database system
you can learn in just five minutes.
SmartPhone lets you add your own comments to area codes. Searches can be
done by area code, city, country, or two-letter mailing abbreviation. You
can even do "sounds like" searches.
Parse-O-Matic -- The Export Expert!
Parse-O-Matic is a shareware program that converts reports from one program
into a format useful to other programs. The advertising brochure for a
similar commercial product claims that one of its clients saved $95,000!
That's the kind of money your company can save when there's an alternative to
It's time to UNLOCK your data -- with Parse-O-Matic!
The ForAge Utility
ForAge -- it's "the command they left out of DOS"! ForAge is a helpful little
utility that feeds the filename of the newest (or oldest) file in a group of
files to another command. Ideal for quick automatic backups, or for use in
an application where data files are processed in time and date order.
The ForAge package includes sample batch files, demonstrating several useful
The MakeName Utility
MakeName is a batch file utility for setting unique file names based on date
and time. This lets you can create multiple versions of your data file in
the same directory without overwriting existing versions. Very useful for
creating generational or export files. Enables you to develop unattended
backup tasks. The MakeName package includes the MakeName program, the
programmer's manual, sample batch files and more.
The Pyroto Mountain Adventure - As seen in BBS Callers Digest (March 1991).
Pyroto Mountain is the most complex and addictive BBS game ever written.
Countless thousands of dedicated players around the world! Pyroto is
challenging, entertaining and educational -- the only BBS game exciting
enough to keep players enthralled for YEARS! Make your BBS the most popular
in town! Run Pyroto stand-alone, or as a door.
DaSi -- The PC-Ouija Board
DaSi is the computerized version of the mystic Ouija oracle. If you think you
have the knack to contact the spirits, you can now log your contacts! The user
can select from a traditional board, or a special "fast-entry" board that's
designed to minimise cursor movement.
DaSi is presented for amusement purposes only. We make no claims about its
ability to contact the Other Plane!
"G" -- The Directory Switcher
"G" (short for "GOTO") is an alternative to the DOS CD command.
It lets you define any number of abbreviations and then switch directories
by providing the abbreviation. "G" is very convenient for those people who
prefer to run their computer from the DOS prompt.
The AWARD-WINNING "Hands Off!" Burglar Alarm
By using a combination of psychology and your existing computer hardware,
HandsOff helps protect your home or office. No special hardware is needed!
AWARD-WINNER: Public Brand Software, one of the largest shareware vendors in
the world, selected "Hands Off!" for Honourable Mention in the Utilities
category for their 12th PBS Shareware Contest. (In all, 15 prizes were
awarded, out of a total of 1200 entries).
The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Game
This is a trivia quiz to test your knowledge of the situations and characters
created by Douglas Adams in the radio series and books known as "The Hitch-
hiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
Handy Little Reference Books
HLRB is a handy little utility that can be used to print out wallet-sized
booklets on any printer. You can use the ones provided, or make your own.
LoveFire -- The Hilarious Romantic Adventure!
LoveFire is a take-off on a romance novel. You name the hero and heroine,
then decide what they'll do next! And if you don't like the way the story
turns out, you can back up and try something else.
The basic story will take you about 45 minutes to read, but you'll spend hours
exploring the decisions you COULD have made.
Modem -- The All-in-One Modem Utility
MODEM performs modem operations within a batch file or program, so you can:
- Automate late-night file-transfers
- Add the benefits of modem control to your program
- Dial out with a simple terminal program
- Test your serial ports or modem with the TRACE facility
- Support BBS operations
- And more!
Name Your BBS
So you've started up a BBS but you can't think up a name. What do you do?
NameBBS invents BBS names, based on a survey of common themes for BBS names.
You can generate serious names or silly names.
PhoneMem -- How to Remember Phone and Other numbers
PhoneMem teaches you a system for memorizing phone and other numbers. The
technique is based on an old Spanish technique, but modified to work best in
Amazing PC-ASCII Artwork -- Works on Any Display -- No Graphics Card Needed!
PinnArt is a collection of art-work composed entirely in PC Extended ASCII.
It can be viewed on any display. Ideal for dressing up your application
program or BBS system. Includes pictures, large fonts, and a liberal dose of
Are you clever? Ultra-Quiz is a quiz that tests both your knowledge of trivia
and your ability to figure things out from hints. Warning: Ultra-Quiz is NOT
for beginners! Ultra-Quiz is for trivia experts only!
When you leave your computer for a while, start up Screen Save to keep the
phosphor on your screen from burning in -- which is what can happen if it
repeatedly displays the same thing for long periods of time. Most applica-
tion programs support a "Shell to DOS" feature which will enable you to
call up SS without having to terminate the program.
MUNCH is a file encryption program. It can scramble a file so that nobody can
use it, or see what it is. Then, when you want to use the file again, simply
decrypt the file with the same code word.
³ Get all these programs plus BONUS shareware for as little as $2 per ³
³ megabyte! (1.44 meg diskette format) Programs shipped may vary ³
³ as we introduce new products. Call us for details if you need them. ³
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