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(C)OPYRIGHT 1983, FOR USE ONLY ON SPLIT INFINITY UNLESS YOU HAVE PERMISSION FROM THE BLUE ADEPT.

THIS TUTORIAL IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS. THE FIRST EXPLAINS WHAT AE PRO IS, THE SECOND EXPLAINS WHAT THE SPLIT INFINITY AE LINES ARE, AND THE THIRD (AND BIGGEST) EXPLAINS HOW TO USE AE PRO TO GET PROGRAMS FROM THE AE LINES.

SECTION I:WHAT IS AE PRO? ————————————–> ASCII EXPRESS II THE PROFESSIONAL IS AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONS PACKAGE BY SOUTHWESTERN DATA SYSTEMS CAPABLE OF TRANSFERRING APPLE PROGRAMS AT 300 OR 1200 BAUD. THE PACKAGE CONTAINS AN EXTENSIVE USERS MANUAL. IN THE THIRD SECTION I WILL USE THE MANUAL TO BASICALLY EXPLAIN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF AE PRO…

SECTION II:SPLIT INFINITY AE LINES ————————————–> SPLIT INFINITY AE LINES ARE BOARDS USING AE PRO. LIKE THIS ONE, THEY HAVE A SYSOP, BUT THE SOLE PURPOSE OF THE AE LINES ARE FOR THE TRANS- FERRING OF PROGRAMS. WHEN YOU CALL AE WILL ANSWER AND WHEN CONNECTED DISPLAY 'ENTER PASSWORD:" UNLIKE SPLIT INFINITY, THE PASSWORD IS THE SAME FOR ALL USERS AND IT CHANGES ONCE PER WEEK. THE PASSWORD CAN BE FOUND RIGHT HERE ON SPLIT INFINITY USING THE 'I' COMMAND. ONCE YOU ENTER THE CORRECT PASSWORD, YOU WILL BE INTO THE AE PRO SYSTEM. IF THE SYSOP IS AROUND, HE WILL CHAT WITH YOU. OTHERWISE, SEE WHATS IN THE DISK DRIVES (SEE SECTION III ON HOW TO DO THAT) AND DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAMS YOU NEED. AN UPDATED LIST OF THE SPLIT INFINITY AE LINES CAN BE FOUND IN MESSAGE #1 ON THE APPLE PIRATE BOARD. USE THE NEXT SECTION TO SEE HOW TO WORK AE PRO IF YOU DONT HAVE THE MANUAL

SECTION III:HOW TO WORK AE PRO ————————————–> IF YOU HAVE NEVER RUN AE PRO OR NEED TO RECONFIGURE YOUR SYSTEM THEN RUN A PROGRAM ON THE DISK TITLES 'INSTALL'. NOW IT GETS MORE COMPLICATED!!! WHEN AE PRO IS UP ITS COMMAND PROMPT WILL BE '→' IF YOUR NOT CONNECTED. IF YOU TYPE '?' YOU WILL SEE THE MENU OF COMMANDS (PAGE 1). IF YOU TYPE '2' YOU WILL SEE PAGE 2 OF THE COMMANDS. NOW YOUR READY TO GO! TYPE 'D' FOR DIAL. AE WILL RESPOND 'NUMBER? ' TYPE THE NUMBER YOU WANT TO CALL AND HIT RETURN. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND SIMPLY HIT RETURN WITH NOTHING TYPED. NOW AE WILL DIAL AND TRY TO CONNECT. IF NO CARRIER IS DETECTED OR THE PHONE IS BUSY AE WILL STATE 'CONNECTION TERMINATED'. IF YOU CONNECT AE WILL SAY 'AE:TERM–>'. AS I SAID IN PART II, YOU MUST NOW TYPE THE PASSWORD IF YOU ARE CALLING AN AE LINE… IF YOU ARE CALLING A BBS LIKE SPLIT INFINITY THEN SIMPLY GO ON NORMALLY. IF CONNECTED TO AN AE LINE YOU HAVE 6 OPTIONS:

C)OPY INCOMING DATA


THIS COMMAND CAPTURE TO BUFFER WHATEVER IS DISPLAYED ON THE SCREEN.

D)IRECTORY


THIS IS HOW YOU SEE WHAT PROGRAMS THE GENEROUS SYSOP HAS LEFT FOR YOUR TAKING! BE SURE TO CHECK BOTH DISK DRIVES… IF THE CATALOG CONTAINS FILES CALLED ']MAP,]PART1,]PART2,ETC' THEN IT IS A COPYA PROGRAM WHICH HAS BEEN 'SPLIT' USING DISK SPLITTER 2.0. TO GET THIS, YOU MUST RECEIVE ALL OF THOSE FILES AND USE DISK SPLITTER 2.0 TO 'MERGE' THEM INTO A COPYA DISK. (IF THAT SOUNDS COMPLICATED–IT IS!). I WILL POST A SOFTDOC FOR DISK SPLITTER 2.0 BUT IT IS RATHER STRAIGHT-FORWARD. DISK SPLITTER 2.0 IS AVAILABE FOR DOWNLOAD IN THE SPLIT INFINITY DOWNLOAD SECTION.

H)ELP


GIVES A SHORT MENU OF OPTIONS

R)ECEIVE


FOR SOME REASON, YOU MUST USE THE SEND COMMAND INSTEAD OF THE RECEIVE COMMAND TO GET A PROGRAM. RECEIVE SENDS A FILE TO THE OTHER LINE (CONFUSED—I AM!!!)

S)END


USE THIS TO GET A FILE FROM THE AE LINE. HIT 'S', TYPE THE FILENAME AS IT WAS IN THE D)IRECTORY, AND AE WILL OPEN THE FILE AND SAY HOW MANY BLOCKS (APPROXAMITELY TWICE THE SECTORS) THE FILE IS. THEN TYPE 'CONTROL Q' AND 'G' FOR GET. TYPE THE FILENAME AGAIN AND WHAT DO YA KNOW! ITS SENDING!!!

V)IEW


DISPLAYS A TEXT FILE. NOT VERY USEFUL ON AN AE LINE UNLESS YOU WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR WARE LIST OR SOMETHING…

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I HOPE THIS TUTORIAL PROVES TO BE USE- FUL TO MANY IN THE MODEM WORLD. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LEAVE FEED- BACK. IF YOU WANT TO PUT UP A SPLIT INFINITY AE LINE, LET ME KNOW. FOR THIS SERVICE, I WILL GIVE YOU NEW WARES AND RAISE YOUR LEVEL… PLUS ITS AN OPPER- TUNITY TO MEET NEW PEOPLE AND GET MORE WARES!!!

     
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