Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Ed Eastma » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 06:59:00


Do you program in C on a Dos or Windows Platform? Can you change the
ADT PC or Windows client to run at the higher baud rates that seem to be
supported in the source code? I'd settle for one more, 115200 that the
SSC supposedly supports.

I can send you the source code to try it.

Please contact me through our club web site or post a message here.

Thankx,
Ed
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Glenn Jone » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 09:50:03


Odd the source I have supports up to 256000 but the exe only goes up to
19200 in the dropdown box.

Glenn

 
 
 

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Knut Roll- » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 10:37:37


I saw the same and made a version with more baudrates and just tried to
send it to you Ed but the email from the site bounced.

I only needed to change the dialogbox combo contents to allow more
baudrates. That is in the resource.

If you could email me Ed, reply to email is mangled you need to remove
'nogarbage.' or decode this: kr-lund <on> online <in> no
I'll send you back a changed executable WinADT.

Knut
 
 
 

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Ed Eastma » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 13:17:55


...

Excellent, reply sent!

For those following this with some interest, I will post a list of
commands to be used in an EXEC file to patch ADT 1.22 to 1.22E with the
extra baud rate of 115,200b. It's only 12 bytes.

Thankx,
Ed
 
 
 

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Knut » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 18:47:23


The problem I had with email is that you aren't allowed to receive
executables, neither exe nor zip containing the exe. I get illegal
attacment.

I have sent you a link instead now. And it seemed to work.

I could have posted the link here but I think it is best that we test it
first and make an official release with source. I also looked at the dos
source I had and it should not be a big problem to allow more baudrates
there either. I'll see later today.

For some reason my normal news server is down, I now post through an
alternative :-(

--
Knut
(swap see-sig with kr-lund for email)
 
 
 

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Peter Wats » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 21:31:09


Just a suggestion - anytime you are dealing with a provider/company who
doesn't allow executable attachments, there are some easy ways around it
that will work in most cases. (And without having to set up ftp links or the
like.)

1) Simply rename the executable to something like "program.ex_" and tell the
receiver to rename the file. This works because the email system doesn't
care that you actually sent an executable file, they just don't want the
user to click on it carelessly.

2) Putting the executable in a zip archive will be enough sometimes, but
many filters can detect this and others simply reject zip files anyway. So
the second idea is to put the file in a zip archive and rename that to
something like "program.piz".

3) And in *really* stubborn cases, encrypt the zip file then rename it. I
have yet to see this last method fail!

-- For those not using a zip utility, in Win XP you can Right-click and
"Send To" the file to a "Compressed (zipped) folder". To encrypt the file,
double click on the zip file you just created, the select "Add a password"
from the File menu. Just remember to send the password in the email with the
file - not recommended normally but this is not about security, it's about
beating paranoid email security systems! :-)

--
Peter Watson
-- Write to MSDOS disks on the Apple IIgs?
-- Impossible! ;-)
 
 
 

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Knut » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 23:01:43


since what he wrote was snipped the above line should probably have been
snipped too .. I wrote what is below

Yes, mailsystems get too paranoid but the attacks are getting worse.
They even manage to get trough the mailsystem at work. And ADT is 40k so
it is about the same size as the typical trojan or virus... They often
have names like .doc or whatever.

Actually I think maybe a renamed encoded zip containing a renamed exe
might have done the trick, but here is my solution. It is typically what
I do when an attachment is too large and bounces too.

4) Make it available by putting it on the net and mail a link to it

5) If it still bounces because the link points to a zip containing an
exe then obfuscate the link with <dot> <slash> etc.

I hope it works as intended and that there is a speed increase
--
Knut
(swap see-sig with kr-lund for email)
 
 
 

Looking for a Dos C or Windows C++ programmer to patch a program

Post by Ed Eastma » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 00:54:40

I haven't tried the speed change yet, I just downloaded the new windows
file. But here it the A2 patch to be applied to ADT 1.22 to make it
1.22E and have the 115k option in place of the 4800 baud rate. You may
turn it into an EXEC or just type in the commands at a DOS3.3 prompt.

Thankx,
Ed

REM PATCH FOR ADT 1.22 TO ALLOW
REM 115k SETTING ON SSC
REM
REM A83: CONFIG TXT FROM 4800 TO 115K
REM A94: BYTE TO SET SPEED ON SSC
REM E82: APPEND 'E' TO VERSION #
REM 11AF: SCRN TXT 4800 TO 115K

BLOAD ADT
CALL -151
A83:CB B5 B1 B1
A94:10
E82:05 20
11AF:B1 B1 B5 CB
BSAVE ADT122E, A$803, L$AF0