Welcome to JurassicDOS (ver 1.1).(c) 1994, Golden Crater Software
All Rights Reserved […]
Welcome to JurassicDOS (ver 1.1).(c) 1994, Golden Crater Software
All Rights Reserved
WHAT IS IT?
With the big push toward Multi-Media and Virtual Reality in the computer
industry today, both the old DOS prompt and DOS tree utilities have become
a bit of a dinosaur. JurassicDOS is a exciting, fun way to move around and
explore your disk in Virtual Reality! Yes, a useful Virtual Reality utility.
JurassicDOS (JD) will allow you change directories and execute files in a
more natural way.Please press a key.
JurassicDOS will read in the directory tree each time it is started
and then display the Disk-World (VR representation of the drive.)
You may use your mouse to move around by moving the pointer all the
way to the left/right/up/down.
You may also use the arrow kays on your keyboard.
To move faster (run) press and hold the CTRL key or the primary mouse
button (normally left.)
When the directory is in your sights (grey box in lower center,) and the
directory name is in large bright text, you will see the full name under
You may click in the box with your mouse or press SPACEBAR to change to
that directory -- or -- use the alternate mouse button or ENTER/RETURN to
list the files in that directory.
While files are listed, your may select one to execute.
JD can be taught how to load other files. If you are using Lotus 123
(for DOS) you can tell JD to execute Lotus 123 whenever you select a
listed file with the .WK1 extension. See INI File Settings.
The compass area will show you several things. A heading of 0 normally
heads towards sub-directories. Also, there are rotating North/South/
East/West headings displayed. There is a vertical bar that is always
above the root directory, (\) even when that directory is not visible
(you will not see the bar if the root is behind you.) Rotate until the
bar is directly ahead and walk toward it.
You may try this product for 10 days, after which you must register
it or discontinue use. Please register each installed copy.
GCS will forward proof of purchase. Thank You.
Please register by sending $5.00 to:
Golden Crater Software
4380 Wellington Rd. S.
London, Ont. Canada.
Address questions through InterNet to:
From compuserve: GO MAIL. As you create your message, type:
exactly as shown in the address area.
Please distribute this program freely.
If you bought this program at a store, or part of a collection, it
still must be registered. See paragraphs below.
If you include this program as part of a system, it must appear in it's
unaltered form with this documentation.
This version is not CrippleWare. You may copy this program, upload it,
download it, trade it, or otherwise distribute it so long as:
1. You do not change it, the documentation, or any associated in ANY way.
2. You do not charge more than $5.00 for it, to cover duplication cost or
On-Line transfer time.
3. You may include this as part of a ShareWare CD-ROM collection.
4. If you include it as part of any package, you notify the user of this
program's origin and author. Direct the user to the complete and unaltered
documentation to this program.
5. The receiver is notified that this product is shareware and must be registered.
Golden Crater Software (GCS) specifically disclaims all warranties, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose with respect to defects if the product and
program licence granted herein. With respect to the use of this product, in no
event shall GCS be liable for any loss of profit, special, incidential,
consequential or other damages.
This will create a directory called C:\\JD where JurassicDOS will
be installed. The product will work without any other changes, however:
. Your system must be at least a 386 and you must have a EGA/VGA/SVGA
. If you use Windows, you may be able to use MODERN.FON in the
. You may wish to teach JD what to do with other types of files.
. If your machine is slow, you may exclude line clipping
. If you move JD, you may have to change your path and update the
JD DOS environment variable in the AUTOEXEC.BAT (SET JD=)
so JurassicDOS can find JD.INI. Be sure JD.EXE is in the current
See INI File Settings.
Changes will be made to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file (add 2 lines to the end)
and will not take effect until you re-boot your system. Pressing
CTRL-ALT-DELETE together will re-boot. You can also turn off your system
and turn it back on again, or press the reset button.
This program was written using graphic routines from the C++ compiler and should
work on any standard VGA, however, with page swapping active, you will require
version 7.0 or better of the Microsoft Mouse driver (should you desire to use
INI FILE SETTINGS
. To have JD execute files with extensions, edit the JD.INI file to
add lines with PROG:XXX=program_name where XXX is the extension
and program_name is the drive, path and program to run.
PROG: INI = C:\DOS\EDIT.COM
JD will already execute files ending in .COM .EXE .BAT .TXT .DOC .ME
JD will use DOS's EDIT.COM by default.
. If you have Windows you may move use the MODERN.FON in your
WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory. Change the path in JD.INI.
. Slower machines may set the Clipping= line to:
Clipping=FULL - all lines displayed
Clipping=PARTIAL - distant lines not displayed
Clipping=NONE - no lines displayed
. You may change JD's colours through the INI file. Default 16 DOS colours.
. All invalid lines in the INI file are ignored.
ABOUT GOLDEN CRATER SOFTWARE (GCS)
GCS began as the dream of several University of Waterloo Math/Computer Science
students to create quality Shareware Games.
Although our focus has changed, we still proudly sport our original name: A good
game with smooth animation and sound requires some of the most demanding
As you see, we still produce Shareware, but we've also moved to writing custom
software and Object Oriented Design in C++. One of us even contracts out as a
Microsoft certified C++ and MFC trainer.`
We have one 'off the shelf' product, Pittbull. This package requires a hardware
'probe' to scan and read a cars on-board computer to help diagnose your car.
WealthSave is a Mutual Fund, savings, mortgage advisor for the Canadian market.
Mortgages are calculated and compared the Canadian way, down weekly payments.
We are currently working on two other products, while not writing contract
software. (We contract within the London and Toronto area.)
. Cyborg Centurian is a virtual-reality game that will hook up to VR devices
on the market (such as Nintendo's Power Glove, 3D, etc.) These devices will not
be required. The game should be available as Shareware.`
. In the design phase is a program that will likely be an 'off the shelf' product
with a Personal edition available as Shareware.
Any musicians or graphics artists out there that could communicate through
Internet, please let us know.
This program was written in Microsoft Visual C++ with 386 optimizations and
standard compiler graphics library. All 3D math was written with our fixed
point notation math class.