============================ The ANSI Voting Booth ============================ COPYRIGHT 1991,94 T&J Software One of the T&J Software Collection of multi-BBS

door programs. Supporting PCBoard, Wildcat!, Gap, QBBS, RBBS, Spitfire, UltraBBS, Telegard, TriBBS, and Remote Access. VERSION 2.60 By Tom Wildoner 397 West Broadway Jim Thorpe, PA 18229 VOICE (717)325-9480 From The T&J BBS (717)325-9481 2 NODES 1200/2400/9600/19200/38400 24 Hours/Day LATEST VERSION: Please call the T&J BBS for the latest version of this program. LEGALITIES: THIS SOFTWARE AND ACCOMPANYING MATERIALS ARE DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ANYONE INVOLVED WITH THE CREATION AND PRODUCTION OF THIS PRODUCT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY USE THEREOF OR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY. Distribution: You may make this file available for downloading from your BBS or you may upload it to any BBS of your choice, provided that you do not make any changes to the contents of the archive (ZIP file). The archive and its individual contents may not be used by any service that charges any money whatsoever, without the written permission of the author. Benefits: ------Support for COM1-15 and non-standard port definitions Online CHAT Multinode support (DesqView aware) Colorful ANSI screens Product support BBS available Sysop Functions 01/01/94

-- Easy SETUP! PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: =================== This is a fairly simple door program -- it allows you, the SysOp, to setup up to 10 different ANSI screens for your users to vote on. It's great for online competition between your users! Let your users prepare ANSI screens, upload them to you, then let the other users vote on their favorite ANSI screens! Shoot, offer a prize to the winner! NOTE: Some ANSI screens will show better than others. The screens are first shown on the local screen and then sent to the COM PORT -- so be patient if the door seems to be hanging (odds are the user is still receiving the screen, especially for longer animation sequences). Try saving your screens without using a clear screen command. AVB will automatically clear the screen prior to showing the ANSI screen. If you use TheDraw, simply save the file using the HOME CURSOR option as opposed to CLEAR SCREEN. NOTE: The voting function is disabled until registered. INSTALLATION: ============ Example configuration file for PCBOARD.SYS -----------------------------------------C:\PCB\PCBOARD.SYS T&J Software Tom Wildoner <=<=<=<=(Full pathname of your PCBOARD.SYS file) (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name) (The Sysop's last name)

Example configuration file for USERS.SYS ---------------------------------------C:\PCB\USERS.SYS T&J Software Tom Wildoner <=<=<=<=(Full pathname of your USERS.SYS file) (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name) (The Sysop's last name)

Example configuration file for DOOR.SYS --------------------------------------C:\BBS\DOOR.SYS T&J Software Tom Wildoner <=<=<=<=(Full pathname of your DOOR.SYS file) (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name) (The Sysop's last name)

Example configuration file for USERINFO.DAT ------------------------------------------C:\BBS\USERINFO.DAT <=T&J Software <=Tom <=(Full pathname of your USERINFO.DAT file) (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name)

Wildoner <=- (The Sysop's last name) NOTE: DOOR.SYS must be in the SAME directory as USERINFO.DAT Example configuration file for CALLINFO.BBS ------------------------------------------C:\BBS\CALLINFO.BBS T&J Software Tom Wildoner <=<=<=<=(Full pathname of your CALLINFO.BBS file) (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name) (The Sysop's last name)

Example configuration file for DORINFOx.DEF ------------------------------------------C:\BBS\DORINFOx.DEF <=T&J Software Tom Wildoner <=<=<=(Full pathname of your DORINFOx.DEF file where 'x' is the BBS Node number. (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name) (The Sysop's last name)

Example configuration file for SFDOORS.DAT -----------------------------------------C:\BBS\SFDOORS.DAT T&J Software Tom Wildoner <=<=<=<=(Full pathname of your SFDOORS.DAT file) (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name) (The Sysop's last name)

Example configuration file for GTUSER.BBS ----------------------------------------C:\BBS\GTUSER.BBS T&J Software Tom Wildoner 1 1 Example Batch File ================== A sample batch file is included and is similer to the following: ECHO OFF CD\DOORS\AVB <=- Switch to the door's Directory. AVB AVB.CFG <=- Execute the door program and pass the configuration filename to the program. CD\PCB <=- Go back to PCB DIR when user exits door. BOARD <=- Restart BBS. This Door is multi-node compatible so you may run more than 1 node from the same .CFG file provided the path to your system file (DORINFOx.DEF, CALLINFO.BBS, etc) is exactly the same unless you are using environment variables, (q.v.) Environment Variables ===================== PCBoard automatically creates the %PCBDRIVE% & %PCBDIR% environment <=<=<=<=<=<=(Full pathname of your GTUSER.BBS file) (Change this to your BBS name) (The Sysop's first name) (The Sysop's last name) (COM port number - defaults to 1) (Node number - defaults to 1)

variables. Non-PCBoard systems may also use these variables by including the following in either your BBS batch or AUTOEXEC.BAT SET PCBDRIVE=C: <- Drive letter of your BBS files SET PCBDIR=\BBSDIR <- Path to your BBS files Then in your Door .CFG file instead of putting C:\BBSDIR\DOOR.SYS, you would put %PCBDRIVE%%PCBDIR%\DOOR.SYS. This allows you to use just one .CFG file for multi-node operation! To specify a non-standard IRQ, put the IRQ number after the .CFG on the command line. For example: AVB AVB.CFG /5 or using the PCBDRIVE procedure: AVB AVB.CFG /%IRQ% SET IRQ=5 and use

This tells the program to use IRQ 5 instead of the standard IRQ. Had reports of conflicts when using non-standard IRQ's on Novell/Netware systems. Seems Novell also uses the / character so something went screwy somewhere. So I added the * (asterisk) which may be used instead of the / in case of a conflict. In other words, /%IRQ% and *%IRQ% will both work and are interchangeable. When specifying the location of the system file on line 1 of the doors .CFG file, you may use the environment variables %pcbdrive%, %pcbdir%, %pcbnode%, and %wcnodeid%. Some examples: PCBoard: USERS.SYS in C:\PCB - %pcbdrive%%pcbdir%\USERS.SYS USERS.SYS in C:\PCB\NODE1 - %pcbdrive%%pcbdir%\NODE%pcbnode%\USERS.SYS Wildcat!: USERINFO.DAT in C:\WC\NODE1 - C:\WC\NODE%wcnodeid%

Non-PCBoard systems may use the PCB environment variables by setting them in either AUTOEXEC.BAT or in the batch that runs the door. For example: SET PCBDRIVE=C: SET PCBDIR=\BBSDIR SET PCBNODE=1 Fossil Driver Support --------------------DoorFrame supports the use of Fossil drivers. To tell your Door to use the Fossil driver instead of the standard COM ports, just put /FD on the command line when running the door. For example: MYDOOR MYDOOR.CFG /FD indicates that a Fossil driver is present and should be used. If no Fossil driver is detected, DoorFrame will print a message to that effect and exit the door gracefully. Sysop Keys ========== F3 F4 F5 F7 Toggles the printer On/Off. Value is passed to PCBoard and/or written to DOOR.SYS and USERS.SYS Toggles the Page Bell on/off. Value is passed to PCBoard and/or written to DOOR.SYS and USERS.SYS DOS Shell. Allows SysOp to exit to DOS from inside a DOOR. Toggles the Caller Alarm On/Off. Value is passed to PCBoard

F8 F9 F10 ESC UP DN HOME ALT-N ALT-X

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and/or written to DOOR.SYS and USERS.SYS Returns the caller involuntarily to the BBS. Toggles the local display On/Off. Value is passed to PCBoard and/or written to DOOR.SYS and USERS.SYS Activates SysOp CHAT mode within the DOOR. Deactivates CHAT mode. DOOR is resumed. Give the caller extra time while in the DOOR. Subtract time from the caller while in the DOOR. HELP key for Status Line options. SysOp next on toggle. Value passed to PCBoard. (PCBoard only) PCBoard will exit after current caller logs off. Value is passed to PCBoard. Not available on non-PCBoard systems.

Now, add your own screens following the format listed below. Enter all this information in the SYSOP.CFG file, see the sample one that came with the door. It would be much easier running AVB using the following command: AVB UTILITY This will bring up the utility program and you are offered four choices: 1. 2. 3. 4. Reset the door. Make your AVB.CFG file Make your SYSOP.CFG file QUIT

Here is what is contained in the SYSOP.CFG file for those of you who want to use a text editor: 10 screen1.scr screen2.scr screen3.scr screen4.scr screen5.scr screen6.scr screen7.scr screen8.scr screen9.scr screen10.scr Add for Galactic Warzone! Add for T&J Software Support BBS Bombing of IRAQ! Add for US Robotics What is it like being a SysOp? Add for Mustang Software BBS Add for Prize Vault Door game Add for Lemonade Door game T&J Software -- most popular files Eric Erway ANSI screen 'Number of screens you have. 'DOS filename for first screen. 'All screens must reside in your AVB directory!

'Description for the first ANSI screen. '40 characters maximum!

NOTE: If you do not have 10 ANSI screens to show, you must include blank spaces for the rest of the entries. Lines 2-11 are the DOS filenames of the ANSI screens and lines 12-21 are the descriptions. This file must contain 21 lines. To run in LOCAL mode simply run: AVB LOCAL

WHEN YOU CHANGE SCREENS: ==== === ====== ======= When you switch screens (after you think all the users have had a chance to vote for the current screens), you can reset the LOG file, the voter registration file, and the vote total file by running AVB using the following command: AVB UTILITY Then select option 1 to reset the records. UPGRADING: From v2.4/2.6 to v2.6 just replace the main .EXE file and the AVB1/2/3/4.DAT files! FUTURE VERSIONS: --->> Let me know what you would like to see! VERSION HISTORY: See the enclosed HISTORY.TXT file. REGISTERING: That's all there is to it! If you have any problems or questions please feel free to call the T&J BBS at (717)325-9481 and join the T&J Software Conference. See the REGISTER.TXT file for information on registering.