Please Note: The information in this document has just been translated over from the printed version (14-Aug-98) and is being reviewed. There are errors! This notice will go away once all the obvious errors are corrected. From there, this document will be upgraded over time.
This tutorial is dedicated to using a MSDOS computer at 1200 or 2400 baud to capture files online for use with your Model 100, 102 or 200 computer. I recommend that you actually do the assignments using your DOS computer and modem. Before you begin, review all the steps involved, then just do it. If you experience any difficulties making the call, give me a call at 510-932-8856 or a fax at 510-937-5039. These are both 24 hour numbers.
Most of our over 20,000 members have an IBM or compatible computer (DOS computer) as well as a Model "T" (Tandy/Radio Shack Model 100, 102, 200, or NEC PC8201A laptop). And, one of the most common question is, "How can I use my DOS computer to capture programs online for use with my Model "T"?" The answer is actually very simple.
Sort-Of Unrelated Facts
All of the Model "T" programs online are in ASCII, regardless of their extension (.DO, .BA, .100, .200, etc.). Thus, a program marked FOURSC.BA online is actually FOURSC.DO on a Model "T" ... and is a big deal to the Model "T". But, the DOS computer doesn't care.
The Club 100 BBS is a DOS computer using TBBS and 4, 2400 baud v.22 bis modems. (300/1200/2400 baud 8 bit, no parity, one stop bit)
DOS computer users should use XMODEM (protocol X) or greater for file downloading. (use P at the download prompt to set your protocol)
All DOS and Model "T" owners should own and use Lapdos II. (See Lapdos II)
Exactly What To Do
Note: There is no need to copy documentation files to your Model "T". Simply print them out from your DOS computer.
You are now ready to use the various .BA files with your Model "T" as stored on your DOS computer; using Lapdos to load them into your Model "T", of course.
Capturing FOURSC.BA and FOURSC.DO (doc)
...the screen will flash WAIT, then the OK will return...