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DiceRTE - download

Here you can download the latest DiceRTE release. Unfortunately, there are currently only german versions available. Someday, I'll translate it to english.

    DiceRTE V0.96b (german Build 050 Beta) with sources and documentation (ZIP, 3.57 MB)
    DiceRTE V0.96b documentation (german, ZIP(HTML), 192 KB)
If you're experiencing problems with the download, please use one of the mirrors:

Mirror #1 (TU Braunschweig)

    DiceRTE V0.96b (german Build 050 Beta) with sources and documentation (ZIP, 3.57 MB)
    DiceRTE V0.96b documentation (german, ZIP(HTML), 192 KB)

Mirror #2 (geocities.com) (currently offline)

    DiceRTE V0.96b (german Build 050 Beta) with sources and documentation (ZIP, 3.57 MB)
    DiceRTE V0.96b documentation (german, ZIP(HTML), 192 KB)

Installation instructions:

After downloading, decompress the archive with PKUNZIP or WinZIP to a temporary directory and start the SETUP.EXE from there. You are prompted for a drive letter and a path to where the software should be installed. After successful installation the DOS start file of your system (AUTOEXEC.BAT) will be modified so you have access to the programs in the package. The following lines are added to the end of your start file:
PATH <Installationspfad>\BIN;%PATH%
SET DICERTEHOME=<Installationspfad>\BIN
In the target directory you will find the following directory structure:
   Directory            Contents
   -----------          --------

   |
   |- SAMPLES 
   |   |
   |   |- DOC           example sources from the documentation
   |   |
   |   |- HDEDIT        example: a harddisk editor
   |   |
   |   |- HELLO         example: a small info tool
   |   |
   |   |- HEXEDIT       example: a hex editor
   |   |
   |    - XCOMP         example: a file comparison utility
   |
   |- BIN               all binaries and system files
   |
   |- INCLUDE           header files for the libraries
   |   |
   |    - SYS                        - " -
   |
   |- LIB               libraries and system modules for the linker
   |   |
   |    - STARTUP       sources of start modules
   |
   |- DOC               documentation
   |
    - SOURCE            sources (except DCC32 and kernel)
       |
       |- API           source of the DiceRTE API
       |
       |- BIND2EXE      source of the EXE binder
       |
       |- CRT           source of the C runtime library
       |
       |- DASM32        source of the macro assembler
       |
       |- DDUMP         source of the dump utility
       |
       |- DIMPLIB       source of the import librarian
       |
       |- DLIB          source of library manager
       |
       |- DLINK32       source of the linker
       |
        - GRAPH         source of the (very small) graphics library
The software has been tested on many systems with different configurations. Despite that, the non-existence of errors can't be guaranteed since this is still a beta version (but very advanced).

If you're going to use this software under plain DOS (NOT the DOS box of Windows or OS/2) you should take notice of this:

    Avoid using EMM386. The use of it can lead to a heavy performance loss and system instabilites. Use only HIMEM.SYS if possible or no memory manager at all.
    Deactivate or (even better) remove any previously installed memory managers with a DPMI host. You can detect such a memory manager with MSD, a system analysis tool which comes with MS-DOS. Look under "Memory" in MSD. If you spot a line reading "DPMI detected: Yes" with a version number behind that then you should remove the specific program from your memory or avoid its start on reboot.
If you are going to use the software under Windows (3.x/95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP) or OS/2 then there are no restrictions regarding memory configuration. These OSes are equipped with a (more or less) stable and efficient memory manager supplying their own DPMI host.

© 2004 Christian Diefer
 



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