NFO/obs-vor1.nfo

Aus SEGA-DC.DE

Gruppe: Obsidian - Datum: 30.01.2001 - Anwendung: Vorlem

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:   Whats in obs-vor1.zip?                                  30th January 2001 :
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:       obs-vor1.txt         Guide to Vorlem (This File)                      :
:       obs-vor1.nfo         Brief Info                                       :
:       obs-vor1.bin         The Dreamcast binary                             :
:       vorlem.exe           The PC executable                                :
:       vorlem.cfg           Config file                                      :
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:   Vorlem - Dreamcast VMU Save Utility.                                      :
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:   Vorlem is a program you can use to backup and load VMU saves to/from      :
:   your computer. Not only will you be able to backup your saves in case     :
:   your memory card gets corrupted, you will never have to worry about free  :
:   space again. You can have as many VMU saves as your hard drive permits.   :
:                                                                             :
:   The only thing you need besides this program is a serial cable. If you    :
:   don't have one already, you can always order the Coder's Cable from       :
:   Lik-Sang (www.lik-sang.com).                                              :
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:   How do I use Vorlem?                                                      :
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:   First, you must load the Dreamcast binary via the serial cable, or if     :
:   you want, you can burn it to CD and load it that way (there are plenty    :
:   of websites with instructions on how to burn a CD that the DC will read). :
:   If you use the serial cable, I highly recommend using andrewk's dcload.   :
:   It will compress the binary while loading and also supports 115200 baud   :
:   so the send will go much faster. You can get it at:                       :
:   http://www.cerc.utexas.edu/~andrewk/dc/                                   :
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:   After the DC binary is loaded, run VORLEM.EXE. Everything is controlled   :
:   on the DC. The PC program just sits there and waits for commands from     :
:   the DC.                                                                   :
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:   The controls are (the controller can be in any port):                     :
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:   Digital pad - Move around                                                 :
:   A button    - Select                                                      :
:   B button    - Cancel a menu or go back a screen.                          :
:   Y button    - When in the file screen, press Y to have the PC send        :
:                 a list of saves available to load. You can then select      :
:                 which one you want to load or cancel.                       :
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:   Vorlem uses VMS format saves, so you can send VMS files you see on        :
:   websites to your VMU and you can also post your saves backed up           :
:   using Vorlem to those sites. When backing up a save, Vorlem will          :
:   also send the corresponding VMI file. If you want to load a VMS save,     :
:   the VMI file must also be present, since it contains required info.       :
:   So if you download a VMS save, make sure you also get the VMI. Usually    :
:   the links will point to the VMI file. In order to get the VMS file,       :
:   use the same link but replace the .VMI extension with .VMS. Those         :
:   two files almost always have the same base file name.                     :
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:   The Config File.                                                          :
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:   The PC program when started reads in a configuration file "VORLEM.CFG"    :
:   which must be present in the current directory. This allows you to        :
:   configure the program the way you want. The format is:                    :
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:   option = value                                                            :
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:   Lines beginning with a ';' are considered comments and are ignored.       :
:   The available options:                                                    :
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:   "dir"     - Specifies a directory where Vorlem should look in for         :
:               saves. It considers any file with an extension of '.VMS' as   :
:               a save file. You can have as many "dir" options as you want,  :
:               you must have at least one though.                            :
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:               Example: "dir = d:\dc\saves"                                  :
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:   "savedir" - Specifies the directory where you want Vorlem to write        :
:               saved files to. This is optional, if the option is not        :
:               found, the current directory is used.                         :
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:               Example: "savedir = d:\dc\saves"                              :
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:   "port"    - Specifies what COM port you want to use. For the value,       :
:               use COM# where # is the port number. This is optional,        :
:               if it's not found, Vorlem defaults to COM1.                   :
:                                                                             :
:               Example: "port = COM2"                                        :
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:   Bugs / Limitations.                                                       :
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:   Since this is the first release of Vorlem, there are some limitations     :
:   which will be fixed in the next or future versions. Some of them          :
:   include:                                                                  :
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:   - Some minor graphical glitches                                           :
:   - File names limited to 8 characters (will be changed in next release)    :
:   - DCI file support not yet implemented (will be in next release)          :
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:   Extra Info.                                                               :
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:   This is Obsidian's first DC release! Some people might know us from       :
:   the N64 scene, which we still support. But you can also look forward      :
:   to more DC programs as well.                                              :
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:   If you find any bugs or have any comments about this util, you can        :
:   contact me at crowtrobo@hotmail.com.                                      :
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:             http://go.to/obsidian/  -  obs@startrekmail.com                 :
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