Resident De/Compressor (Demo) ----------------------------- Written by Si, (c) 1994. Disclaimer ---------- Use this software at your own risk. Author ------ Contact me (preferably with some kind of job offer): Internet: Simon_Gibbs@Standard.Embassy.Com FidoNet: 2:2501/101 AtariNet: 51: 502/ 5 NeST: 90: 102/105 TurboNet: 100:1051/ 3 Public discussion regarding RD should be directed towards T_ATARIS What is RD? ----------- The full version of RD is a file compressor and decompressor that works automatically with minimal intervention from the user. - Compressed files are read as if they were the original raw file. This includes the ability to randomly access any information in the raw file. - New files are compressed when they are created. - Compressed files that are opened, then altered before being closed are recompressed. - Compression or decompression may be switched on or off at any time (via a desktop accessory) to allow compressed files to be copied or raw files to be compressed. This demo version does not include the ability to compress files. Some compressed files have been included in the archive to demonstrate the use of RD. Hard-disk installation: ----------------------- 1. Place RD_DEMO.PRG in the AUTO folder of your boot partition, RD_DEMO.ACC in the root directory. 2. Create the folder "RD" in partition D. 3. Reboot. Floppy-disk installation: 1. Place RD_DEMO.PRG in the AUTO folder of your boot disk, RD_DEMO.ACC in the root directory. 2. Place RAMBUFFR.ACC, RAMBUFFR.RSC and RAMBUFFR.DAT in the root directory of your boot disk. 3. Reboot. 4. From the desktop select "Ram-Buffer" from the "DESK" menu. Click "Install" on the right-hand side of the dialog box (under "Ram Disk"). If memory is limited try installing a smaller quantity. 5. Install a new drive icon on the desktop as drive D. 6. Open drive D and create the folder "RD". How to use: ----------- 1. From the desktop, select "De/Comp DEMO" from the "DESK" menu. Ensure the default options are as follows: Compression: OFF Decompression: ON * False file sizes: OFF 2. Read the text file "READ_RD.TXT" in the "TEXT" folder of this archive by double clicking on the filename then selecting "SHOW". * If reading this file from the "SHOW" option of TERADESK, or with some text editors, the file may seem to end prematurely. To avoid this ensure "False file sizes: ON" Legal Stuff ----------- RAMBUFFR is copyright 1987 by Micro-Time Electronics. It has been included free of charge and is not a necessary part of the RD installation.
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