Psycho! v1.0b1

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 1994 15:09:58 -0500

Dear Moderators:

Attached is my submission, a procedure for the White Knight
communications program called Psycho! v1.0b1. Please archive this file
as in the communications directory of your archive.
An excerpt from the submission's READ ME file follows, to explain what
Psycho! does (quite a bit), costs (a postcard), and requires to use.

This yet another attempt to submit the file. Due to problems attaching
the file to a mail message, I've decided to simply dump the program
into a mail message directly. More error prone than z-modem, but
hopefully it will work. Please send comments to

Thank you,


INTRODUCTION ============

I think of Psycho! as a user configureable "front end" for White
Knight 11. Psycho! is designed to allow a user to configure the
Psycho! buttons to trigger up to six other White Knight procedures.
This way, a user can create a sort of psuedo-graphical user interface
for their favorite online services.

A user can assign one procedure each to the LOG ON! and Mail buttons
on the Psycho! main menu. (The Mail button is the telephone icon on
the main Psycho! screen.) The Special button gives the user access to
four additional procedures, of which one is selected as the default
Special procedure.

But wait! There's more! Psycho! is designed to improve upon White
Knight's phone book by storing "user information," including
passwords, login names and dialing information, for each of the six
procedures. This information is automatically passed on to the
executed procedure. As a result, you can easily change the information
(i.e., passwords) without rewriting and recompiling your procedures!

So give it a try. Psycho! is postcardware. You have nothing to lose,
and everything to gain.

INSTALLATION: =============

To decompress Psycho! properly, you need a BinHex decoding program,
such as DeHQX or Stuffit Expander, and either:

1/ ZipIt, or

2/ Any other .zip decompression program, such as UnZip, and a
MacBinary to Mac translation program, such as MacBinary II+,
MacBinary, Unfolder or the like.

Because Psycho! was compressed using ZipIt, option one is marginally
easier. ZipIt translates Mac files into MacBinary format for safe
compression using the .zip compression format, which is a PC-type
format. Why use ZipIt instead of Stuffit or Compact Pro? Simply, put,
I already own ZipIt, and I was astonished to discover that ZipIt
actually generated a smaller archive than Stuffit Lite! I find the
idea of a compression program that can be used on both Macs and PCs
quite appealing, so I decided to support the ZipIt format by using it.
Besides, freeware programs are readily available to decode Psycho!.
All of the programs mentioned above (except ZipIt) are free.

As I mentioned, installation will vary slightly depending on the
software you have.

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