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Date: 09-11-92 (15:37)             Number: 318
From: TONY ELLIOTT                 Refer#: NONE
  To: CHRIS MALIZIA                 Recvd: NO  
Subj: TSR's                          Conf: (2) Quik_Bas

CM>Does anyone have any advice or help they can give me on
  >making TSR's.  Whether it's a file, or a DOC file of some

There's no way to do this without a 3rd-party library. There are two
to choose from:

PDQ - From Crescent Software. It is a replacement for the BCOM45
runtime library. It's makes your programs smaller and faster, and adds
a number of features .. Including full support for making TSRs!
Support is included for swapping the TSR out to EMS or DISK when it's
not popped-up, leaving our 3-4K in DOS memory. The only down-side, is
PDQ doesn't -completely- support all of the BASIC language elements ..
most, but not all. BTW, the manuals that come with PDQ document most
of the BASIC internals and are VERY complete. This product is worth
the price just for the docs if you like tinkering as much as I do.
It's around $149 .. I think and includes full ASM source. There will be
a catalog in the VB-DOS package (assuming you ordered the upgrade),
that will entitle you to a discount.

Stay-Res Plus by MicroHelp - This library supports all of the BASIC
language elements except for event-trapping. If you are converting an
existing program to a TSR, this product will make the job a bit easier
for you. Since it is designed specifically to make your programs TSR,
that are many more bells and whistles alongs these lines than PDQ
offers. It's $119 but doesn't include source code. The manual is very
good, and it includes a "skeleton" program that you can (almost
literally) plug an existing app into and make it a TSR.

Hope this helps.

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