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/// Warez Out There
By Tom Mulcahy
Am Lahnewiesgraben 19
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VirusZ is no longer Freeware, but Shareware. This means you are still
allowed to copy the software freely, but you have to pay a fee to the
author if you use VirusZ regularly. Not paying your fee is both immoral
and illegal. If you already have registered for any former releases,
paying the fee again is optional. Suggested donation is DM 10 or an
equivalent amount in any other currency. Anything else will not be
accepted. By now, I had more expense than profit by sending all you
folks your disks back etc. If you want me to continue my work, don't
try to cheat me. Submissions with new material (viruses/crunchers) are
welcome. If you want your disks back, either enclose enough money for
postage or German stamps. If you send me useful stuff, you will
additionally receive the latest update of VirusZ on your disk.
VirusZ is another try to make the perfect viruskiller. Although there
are already hundreds of killers, none had to offer the, in my opinion,
most important features. These are to be short, fast and not to keep
the user from working by opening a big screen with hundreds of gadgets
or locking the drives. If you like that type of killer, forget VirusZ.
Why Use VirusZ?
VirusZ has been tested on Kickstart 1.2/1.3, OS 2.0 and OS 3.0 and
worked just fine. It offers several OS 2.0 features even under Kick
1.2/1.3 like gadget activation via keyboard. All windows use the full
screen size, have a built-in Topaz 8 font to prevent any trouble, bring
themselves to the front when started and set up a wait pointer for the
other windows. Windows always support the screen font (up to size 124!)
in the menu/title bar. VirusZ recognizes over 200 bootblock viruses and
the filechecker not only detects over 95 file viruses, but it also
offers you the unbelieveable feature of decrunching files. The boot lab
offers all important bootblock operations on one screen. The whole
software is written 100% in assembly language for lightning speed. The
memory checker removes all known viruses from memory without 'Guru
Meditation' and checks memory for viruses regularly. VirusZ has easy to
use intuitionized menus including keycuts for both beginners and
experienced users. It performs a self-test on every startup to prevent
link virus infection. VirusZ works in the background and uses less than
0.5% of your processing time (use Xoper to verify). Last but not least,
VirusZ is regularly updated and hence offers you perfect protection
against the latest viruses. Starting with 3.00, you have the ability to
learn your own bootblocks via the VirusZ Brain Editor VZBE.
Tested OK on OS 1.2/1.3 and higher
virz_303.lha - 147,803k
P.O. Box 1164
TooWoomba, Queensland 4350 <<<<<---- NEW ADDRESS <<<<<----
Phone +61 76 358539 A/H Voice only
Within Australia (076) 358539
written in Assembler with Macro68 V3.170
Even though you may have paid for the disk this program came on,
you have not paid for SysInfo. Please read the donation and
distribution headings below.
* * * DONATIONS * * *
A dontation of $20.00 American or $25.00 Australian is suggested,
but if you cannot afford that, any amount will be gratefully accepted.
Overseas users, please DO NOT send personal or EuroChecks. They
are very difficult and expensive to cash. Please send an overseas
bank draft in Australian Dollars drawn on any Australian bank. Your
local bank should be able to help you with this.
Any cash currency is acceptable as it is very easy to convert to
The following credit cards are accepted.
OVERSEAS -> MASTERCARD, VISA.
AUSTRALIA -> BANKCARD, MASTERCARD, VISA.
These cards can be accepted by mail, email or phone. Confidentiality
is guaranteed. If using credit card, please include the card number,
the expiry date and the name as it appears on the card.
Donations in the form of software or hardware is also acceptable. I
write many reviews here in Australia and quite often give free plugs
to companies that have been generous enough to donate to my work.
* * THANK-YOU * *
Three companies deserve a special thank-you for their generosity.
A big thank-you to Progressive Peripherals and Software and NewTek
A thank-you to "Amiga Format" Magazine for being the only magazine
so far to send me a donation for using the program on their cover
This program was originally written due to the lack of such a
program on the Amiga. Since that time the response has been
terrific. SysInfo is now even more powerful and has become
a standard on the Amiga.
I have placed this program on Shareware so that it can be
used by everyone. All code, graphics and documents remain
copyright Nic Wilson Software.
If you like this program, then help me to help you more by
sending a donation.
IMPORTANT FOR KICKSTART 1.2 - 1.3
Amigas that have a maths co-processor using kickstart 1.3 or
earlier, MUST use SetPatch 1.34 or later otherwise this program
will crash. This program uses 68881 & 68882 instructions and a
bug in the kernal causes a guru. SetPatch patches this bug.
This is not required for Kickstart V2.04 or greater.
Sysinfo is an Amiga Sytem Information program. It interrogates
the Amiga and determines types of hardware, software, modes,
speed etc. Users have found it very useful for determining
correct operation of an Amiga before purchase and that the
unit actually contains hardware that they are paying for, without
having to open it up. It is under constant revision, and these
revisions are available from myself at any time. My goal is to
make SysInfo the most informative and accurate information program
on the Amiga. To do this I need your feedback and suggestions.
This program is tested with the program 'Enforcer'.
Please be patient if you are running SysInfo on a standard
Amiga as it will take a while to perform its tests. SysInfo
really interrogates your system and has to perform many timing
loops to test ram speed, type etc. Some other programs sacrifice
accuracy by speeding the tests up, SysInfo takes time but does
an intensive test. At times it also disables multitasking and may
blank the mouse pointer. It will return to multitasking when
finished and the mouse pointer will return.
TIMINGS FROM ONE VERSION OF SYSINFO TO THE NEXT
If you are wondering how come SysInfo may give different results
from one version to the next, this is because it is under
constant revision and accuracy is improved with each version as
YOU THE USER gives me feedback on varying models and
configurations. This feedback is very important, as it allows
SysInfo to grow into the most powerful and accurate System
information program and an invaluable tool for the Amiga.
SysInfo HISTORY (HISTORY PRIOR TO V3.10 HAS BEEN DELETED)
3.22 Fixed a MAJOR bug in the display info. The bug would
occur if for example the system was booted without a
startup-sequence. This caused the program to totally
hang or crash.
Added a new function in the BOARDS section as many
users have asked for. If SysInfo does not recognise
a board by name, SysInfo will look in an external
ascii file that you create, and try to find a match
for each unknown card. Please see the README file for
specific info on creating this file.
Added the ability to split the 68020 and 68EC020 CPU's.
So who said it couldn't be done eh?. Tests so far
seem to indicate the routine works fine.
Replaced the "DISABLED" and "ENABLED" strings for the
MMU display with "NOT IN USE" AND "IN USE" respectively
as some users seems to think that disabled, meant
permanently disabled or a less than working version.
Remember though that just because SysInfo states that
you may have one, does not necessarily meant it is
in a fully working state, some 68EC030's have an less
than operational MMU that will partially work and
SysInfo sees this as a working MMU.
Added the ability to recognise kickstart that have
been "ReKicked" and kickstarts larger than 512k. This
information if found will be displayed in the scroll
area beside the kickstart version.
3.21 There was an error in the string for 25Mhz Amigas and
this was forcing it to show as "25000". This has now
been corrected and shows correctly as "25.00"
3.20 Even though the -p Print routine was working fine the
internal print gadget routine was broken. I have fixed
this and now it prints ok.
3.19 Thanks to a good friend of mine, Andy Clay, a blatant
bug has been fixed that has been in SysInfo since
V3.00. The priority display in the Task and Port lists
was shown as values between 0 and 255 instead of -128
to +127. This has been corrected and it now shows the
correct value. Strange how it took this long for someone
to notice such an obvious error. Thanks Andy.
The Total Size memory field inside the Memory function
was inaccurate and losing half a meg on some setups, this
has been corrected.
3.18 Corrected a problem for some IDE drives in the A4000.
It seems that some brands of IDE drives do not like
reads of 128K or greater at once and some users have
not set their "MAXTRANSFER" value to $FFFF. The SPEED function
of SysInfo tried to use a 128K read, so I have changed
this to 64K. It fixes the problem for a Quantum IDE LP52
drive and I expect it should fix all others.
3.17 Corrected an error in the drives function. It always
used a read size of TD_SECTOR in order to fetch the
first block of the boot sector. CD-ROM drives with 2048
bytes per sector did not like this. I have changed the
read size to the id_BytesPerSector of the particular device
3.16 Fixed a bug in the dhrystones printing routine, any
subsequent printing of the number could be wrong if
it was much smaller (eg. caches off) because the
number was not erased first, and part of the old
number was left behind.
3.15 Fixed the "lies" of CLOCK function, it should now
correctly report if you have a Commodore compatible
hardware clock or not. Older versions lied on the
A1200 and A600.
OS 1.3 and higher - OS 1.3 machines with fpu must use SETPATCH
sysin322.lha - 50,708k
US Snail: (send money here :-)
4791 Calle de Tosca
San Jose, CA 95118
Written by Asher Feldman
Note: Move requires the Copy, Rename, and Delete commands in your c
Move 2.1 requires kickstart 2.04 or higher. If you have not yet upgraded,
you should use Move 1.1. (Or better yet, upgrade! :-)
Changes since 2.0a
2.0a contained a major bug, which stoped you from closing your shell
after using move. That, and all known bugs have now been fixed.
Thanks to everyone who mailed in bug reports on Move 2.0a! :-)
What is it?
Move is a simple Un*x like "move" command. It allows you to move files
to and from any device or directory. It performs the same function as the
Move command on a directory utility, but from the CLI or Shell. It can
also be used as a Rename command. Move supports true (rename style) moves
when moving files on the same device, while still allowing you to move files
Move will also allow you to move file links, and supports all standard 2.x
OS 2.04 or higher
move21.lha - 4,334k
Terminus 2.0 bug fix file
The contents of this file contains bugfix lists, changes and
additions to each maintenance release of Terminus 2.0. Everything
discussed here will be merged in the user manual as well for the
full distribution archive.
As expected, there were some bugs remaining in the initial release of
Terminus. This version is primarily a maintenance release to repair those
problems, but it does incorporate several changes and additions which are
sectioned and titled below.
- ReqChange is now working.
- Entry macros requester no longer opens without a script being present.
- Now closes review buffer if it is cleared while open.
- [MISC][RESET TERMINAL][X] now resets the foreground/backround pens.
- Palette requester now changes screens when menu pens are changed.
- Prescroll should work with ANSI controls in data stream now.
- Now forces non-interleaved bitmaps with non-AGA machines and no fast ram.
- No longer disables 16 color screens on AGA machines without fast ram.
- VTOpts requester no longer resets column size and font.
- Sprite horizontal offset fixed.
- <ESC>, <BS> and <DEL> keys send appropriate characters in VT-220.
- COLOR and CUSTOM palettes should work properly with VT-xx now.
- Predefined script variables were not passing a result back to ARexx.
- Line wraps with double width characters in VT-xx should work correctly now.
- [MISC][PRINTER ?][P] no longer prints contents of screen at close.
- No longer gurus after posting serial port error requester.
- Now keeps the serial port if carrier is present when using OwnDevUnit.
- Deleting and inserting characters at end of chat buffer no longer gurus.
- Smooth scroll should no longer leaves rectangles of the menus behind.
- Phonebook now deletes new entries that don't have any numbers defined.
- [PHONEBOOK][DIAL NUMBER...][j] ignores null entries now.
- Dialer now loads fkey macros when an entry is in auto-record mode.
- Selected files list is now purged when a transfer aborts.
- Can no longer enter an empty string for Boyer-Moore search.
- Script command CALL now working.
- Beefed up checking for unassigned volumes and missing subdirectories.
- Able to clip hidden text in the review buffer now.
- CURPALETTE is working now.
- Fixed syntax error in palette definitions.
- INVLINE no longer interfered by cursor.
- ZMODEM window problem fixed.
texe20a.lzh - 167,141k
284 Memorial Avenue
DiskSalv 2 (V11.27) Release Notes
This is the second public BBS/Network release of the DiskSalv 2
program. The DiskSalv program and distribution materials are Copyright
1991-1993 by Dave Haynie, All Rights Reserved. This program is freely
redistributable copyrighted software. It may only be distributed as a
complete package. No fees other than reasonable copying and media charges
may be collected for non-commercial distribution. A shareware fee of US$10
is suggested for anyone using this program.
A professional quality printed manual (approximately 100 pages),
AmigaGuide on-line manual, and latest version are also available for US$40
as a semi-commercial package. This will be available only in English in
August, other languages may be supported commercially via local distributers
in the future. At present, the shareware and registered version of DiskSalv
are the same, though they may not always be. Some extra stuff will wind up
on the registered disk as well. The price includes one free update. A year
of updates (at least two) is an additional US$10. Please see the included
"OrderForm.txt" for a full schedule of prices, which cover things beyond my
control like distant postage, local sales tax, and foreign check or money-
DiskSalv is a "Disk Salvage" program. It can recover data from a
disk in severe trouble, it can fix a good portion of disk problems directly
on the problem disk, and it can locate valid partitions on a disk with an
unknown layout or damaged rigid disk block. It supports all AmigaDOS file
systems through 3.0. The included "Cheap" manual details the basic
functions available, while the semi-commercial manual covers every little
detail, theory of operation, and other good stuff.
If you're the type who would rather just run the program and see
what happens, type "DiskSalv" or click on the icon to begin. Brief help on
individual menu items and gadgets is available via the HELP key. HELP will
active the help message for any gadget or menu item that's currently under
the mouse pointer.
OS 2.x or higher
dsprg11_27.lha - 95,872k