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The Freeware Hall Of Fame
Presents:

FILES TO DOWNLOAD

Here you'll find:

The 2 best versions of the PCBoard BBS platform
WIN and DOS freeware/shareware too good to miss
Over 100 selected freeware programs from our BBS days
Some absolutely essential DOS utilities

FYI, all of our files were scanned by two anti-virus programs,
McAfee and F-Prot, before I touched them.
We also tested all programs for adware and spyware.
If we found any, we tossed the packet into the bit bucket.

pcb145.zip 1.17mb 1992 PC Board BBS platform, version 14.5. Complete. A smooth running edition from 1992, and our favorite PCB edition. All the files are here. We are told there is one Y2K problem. It involves running automated events. This can be fixed using a hex editor. In the PCBOARD.EXE and PCBOARDM.EXE files, search for the string 12-31-99 and change it to 12-31-78. This PCB Serial Number 020336 is registered to me and will install with my board name, Freeware Hall of Fame. Since that name is Service Marked and still in use on the Internet, please change the name of your BBS to something else. Thanks.
pcb150.zip 1.43mb 1993 PC Board BBS platform, version 15.0. Complete. A smooth running edition from 1993. All the files are here. We are told there is one Y2K problem. It involves running automated events. This can be fixed using a hex editor. In the PCBOARD.EXE and PCBOARDM.EXE files, search for the string 12-31-99 and change it to 12-31-78. This PCB Serial Number 020336 is registered to me and will install with my board name, Freeware Hall of Fame. Since that name is Service Marked and still in use on the Internet, please change the name of your BBS to something else. Thanks.
drwy231.zip 236kb 1996 Marshall Dudley's DOORWAY program used by PCBoard to create Doors. Doors allow BBS users to run programs and display files the sysop created for them. Clicking on a Door allows the user to leave PCBoard for a specific purpose and automatically return to the BBS when he's done. Doors aren't required to run a BBS but they add a great deal of versatility, personality, and features to any Board.
wsftp46.zip 350kb 12-05-2000 Freeware FTP program. In our view WSFTP is the best program there is for sending and receiving files over the Internet. Simple and foolproof for novices to install and use right out of the box. Easily customizable. Extensive automation makes it a snap to service a web site. Runs under all versions of Windows. Automatically installs 16 or 32 bit as required. Automatically interfaces with all Internet site operating systems. Does not contain the hidden spyware that Steve Gibson Research discovered in rival program CUTE FTP. (Nothing at the Freeware Hall of Fame contains spyware. We check it all.) This version of WSFTP is freeware.
pkzip.exe
pkunzip.exe
42kb
29kb
02-01-1993
02-01-1993
Freeware ZIP and UNZIP programs for making ZIP archives and unpacking them. The late Phil Katz created the ZIP format and these 2.04g versions were his most developed. Works fine in all versions of Windows and a DOS box. Instructions are self-contained in the programs. PKUNZIP.EXE is required to open the ZIP archives distributed here and elsewhere that are not self-extracting EXE programs. To unzip an archived file, the command line is a simple pkunzip [filename]. For ease of use, install PKZIP.EXE and PKUNZIP.EXE in the root directory or a directory that is in the Path on your PC.
mf32.exe 1.75mb 10-10-2000 MightyFax for WIN 95/98/ME (for NT & 2000 see below) - An outstanding FAX program for a Windows based PC. Not only does it WORK but it's so easy to set up. Everything described as you step through. The hands-down choice for FAXing from a PC. One $19.95 registration lasts forever. Can be downloaded from the publisher at www.rkssoftware.com or get it here.
mtfxnt(1).exe 1.54mb 10-08-2000 MightyFAX for NT & 2000 - An outstanding FAX program for WIN NT. For years no one, not even Microsoft, could write a FAX pgm for NT that worked. Then came Mighty FAX. Everything said above for the non-NT version applies to this one. One $19.95 registration lasts forever. Can be downloaded from the publisher at www.rkssoftware.com or get it here.
olhof14.zip 3.75mb 07-08-03 Freeware Hall of Fame Winter 97-98 Freeware selection. Has ASCII multi-line file descriptions in PCBoard format. 32 programs. Created 02-07-98. Updated 07-08-03. Contents
olhof13.zip 4.84mb 12-13-97 Freeware Hall of Fame Oct-Nov 1997 Freeware selection. Has ASCII multi-line file descriptions in PCBoard format. 20 programs. Created 12-13-97. Contents
olhof12.zip 3.4mb 10-05-97 Freeware Hall of Fame Sept-Oct 1997 Freeware selection. Has ASCII multi-line file descriptions in PCBoard format. 19 programs. Created 10-05-97. Contents
olhof11.zip 4.9mb 08-10-97 Freeware Hall of Fame mid-summer 1997 Freeware selection. Has ASCII multi-line file descriptions in PCBoard format. 33 programs. Created 08-10-97. Contents

 

With the plague of spyware and trojans it's nice to have trusted freeware to find and control it. That's what Start Up Monitor does, and it was available from this site: http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml

Start up Monitor is a small utility that notifies you when any program sets itself up - without asking - to run at startup. It prevents dangerous or useless applications from getting into the Window register behind your back, so it acts as a security tool against trojans like BackOrifice or Netbus.

Start up Monitor has been tested on Windows 98, 98SE, ME, NT4.0, 2000, and XP. It does not function correctly under Windows 95.

While you're at mlin.net check out what else Dr. Lin has.

 

Some valuable DOS TSR Programs created by Bret Johnson
bretjohn@aol.com

FTP HTTP VER DATE SIZE DESCRIPTION
ALL ALL n/a 2002-03-06 398k All of the files listed below.
CLOCK CLOCK 2.12 1998-03-06 20k Shows a clock on your screen all the time. Also has two alarms that beep at you when it's time for an appointment.
JOYKEYS JOYKEYS 2.00 1999-09-27 84k Lets you use your Joysticks with any program. Can also be used to test your Joysticks, and to "fix" your Joystick BIOS so that it will work with other programs.
MOUSKEYS MOUSKEYS 3.05 1996-11-22 43k Lets you use your mouse with any program.
PRTSCR PRTSCR 1.10 1996-02-28 9k Sends all of your PrintScreens to a file instead of a printer. A good way to transfer data between two programs, even if they won't normally "talk" to each other.
PRTSCRFF PRTSCRFF 1.03 1997-10-09 4k Modifies your PrintScreen so that each new PrintScreen gets put on a new sheet of paper (especially useful if you have a Laser or InkJet printer).
SCANCODE SCANCODE 5.90 1999-04-23 122k Automatically "types" for you when you are in the middle of another program. Can also be used to create macros, create screen savers, or to "remap" the keyboard. Now includes support for over forty different keyboard layouts, and can even work with Windows. NOTE: This is a beta version!
SDWRGMPD SDWRGMPD 1.10 1999-11-08 33k DOS Driver for a Microsoft SideWinder digital GamePad. Microsoft doesn't make a DOS driver for any of their SideWinder products - they want to force you into using Win95. SDWRGMPD will let you use your GamePad in just plain old DOS.
SERIAL SERIAL 2.02 1999-09-30 18k Shows the status of your serial (COM) ports on screen. Shows the bit rate, parity, status of the leads (DTR, DSR, etc.). An excellent way to troubleshoot modem problems.
SLOWDOWN SLOWDOWN 3.00 2002-03-06 69k Slows down a fast computer so you can run older programs, or as a troubleshooting aid.

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