The Whole Enchilada
Updated: 14-Aug-98
Status: Being reviewed

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.


Club 100 provides a multi-line computer for use by members of the club. This computer, called a BBS (bulletin board system), is available 24hr/7days at 300 or 1200 baud. Members may use any computer to access the BBS. There are no restrictions on the type of computer that may be used to access the Club 100 BBS, nor when, nor how often a member may come online.

All features of the BBS are free to use, including the library. It wasn't always that way but now it is.

Once you enter the library, you are presented with 12 categories.

 1)Text        2)Print     3)Telcom
 4)Business    5)Graphics  6)Drives
 7)Utilities   8)Games     9)Music
 P)rogramming  E)ducation  M)isc

Each category is controlled by a "pseudo directory" listing the contents of that category. The pseudo directory listing is "built" each time you select a category. Thus, its contents are actually listed in real time--much like issuing the command DIR on a MS-DOS computer. Entries are listed as:

 filename.ext  bytes  date

.DO, .DOC, .DO1, .DO2 files are documentation or data files
.BA or .CO files are program files
.100 are Model 100/102 specific program files
.200 are Model 200 specific programs files

NOTE to M200 users: You can not run M100-specific programs on a M200. Any program containing a CALL, PEEK or POKE, and not marked as .200 will cold start your computer. Those marked as .BA may, or may not run on your M200--check them out, first, i.e., <f1> Find: CALL, etc. Those programs marked .100 will definitely not work in a Model 200.

The entire category list is presented each time you select a category. You may skip the category listing, and go straight to the download prompt, by tapping your S key.

Regardless of file extension, all files are in ASCII.

Help is available at the download prompt by selecting H for help.

When multiple files are listed for a given program (e.g., CIPHER.BA and CIPHER.DO), capture all files into one file and sort it out after you log off.

TPDD and TPDD2 owners may not download directly to your disk drive due to the limitations of the electronics in your laptop.

Use DO2BA.100 and DO2BA.200 to convert large .DO files to .BA format. (Available in the 7)Utilities category)

Model 100/102 users using external modems will like the QX-COM.100 and QX-COM.DOC series in the 3)Telcom category.

Use the ew feature to look for library entries from a given date, e.g., n 01/01/91. NOTE: You may download absolutely every file in the library or download only those files that interest you, or those that you actually need. The choice is yours. Our [Club 100] intent is that this library develops as an up-to-date reference source for Model 100/102/200 programming. Thus, change is constant.

The following instructions are intended for use by stock, Model 100/102/200 computer users. You may use any computer and terminal program to access this BBS and download files, but Model 100/102/200 users have specific procedures to follow in order to download files.

Before selecting a category, open a .DO file to capture the annotated contents of that category. The command is: [F2] filename [ENTER] ...then, select a category and just let it scroll. Once you get to the prompt, simply tap your [F2] to close your capture file. If you don't want to capture the category to a file, you can echo it to a printer, while online, by taping your [F5] key. Capture each category listing and print them out for further reference.

To capture any file from within a given category, you do not have to view the entire catalog listing each time. Here's a stroke by stroke routine for capturing a file once you know what file you want...

NOTE: The download prompt line looks like this...

<D>ownload, <P>rotocol, <E>xamine, <N>ew, <H>elp, or <L>ist
Selection or <CR> to exit:
  1. Select a category.
  2. Tap S to skip to the prompt.
  3. Enter P A to set your protocol to ASCII.
  4. Enter the filename.ext of the file you want but DO NOT HIT ENTER.
  5. Open a capture file on your end with [F2] filename [ENTER].
  6. Now! hit [ENTER] once again to start the host.
  7. When the file stops coming at you and the prompt returns, tap [F2] once again to close the capture file.
  8. Lastly, hit [ENTER] to leave the category, and select G to log off.

You have just captured a program into an ASCII file (.DO) and will need to convert it into a .BA file for use. Here's what you do...

Go into the .DO file and cut away the non-program stuff from the top and the bottom of the file. Then, return to the menu. Here is the typical non-program stuff:

Type P to Pause, S to Stop listing

.. first program line - starts with a low number
??... last program line - ends with a high number

<D>ownload, <P>rotocol, <E>xamine, <N>ew, <H>elp, or <L>ist
Selection or <CR> to exit:

Enter BASIC and issue the command: LOAD"" or just LOAD"filename both ways work.

After the [wait] light stops blinking and the OK returns, issue the command: SAVE"" or just SAVE"filename both ways work.

Lastly, tap [F8] or enter the word [MENU] to leave BASIC. Your new .BA file is now ready to use. You will see it in the menu.

If you get an error message while loading your .DO into BASIC...

?DS ERROR - indicates that one of the lines in the .DO file was split in two. Return to the .DO file and look over the lines to make sure that each line starts with a line number and ends with an enter marking. An easy way to find the split line is to issue the command LIST in BASIC. The listing will stop at the broken line. Note its number, then go fix it in the .DO file.

?OM ERROR - indicates that you have run out of memory. Use DO2BA.100 (Model 100/102 owners) or DO2BA.200 (Model 200 owners) to convert your .DO file to a .BA file.

You may download more than one file at a time by using the <D>ownload option.

Set your protocol with P A
Enter D filename.wildcard for multiple files with the same filename but different extensions, i.e., APPEND.100, APPEND.200, APPEND.DO1, APPEND.DO2 Example: D APPEND.*

When you select "P" to set protocols at the download prompt line, the following list appears. Please note that selection "A" is used for ASCII downloads to stock Model 100/102/200 laptops while selection 4 is used by xmodem program add-ons (see (4)Library, category 3)Telcom for xmodem programs available for our laptops) and generally always available to other computers, i.e. DOS and Mac.

Select from the following transfer protocols:

T - TYPE file to your screen
C - ASCII with DC2/DC4 capture
A - ASCII only, no Control Codes
Y - YMODEM (Batch)
G - YMODEM-g (Batch)
S - SEAlink
W - SuperKERMIT (Sliding Windows)
Z - ZMODEM-90(Tm)

Choose one (Q to Quit):