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Short:Waits for harddrive to validate itself
Author:hotcakes at abacus.net.au (Toby Zuijdveld)
Uploader:hotcakes abacus net au (Toby Zuijdveld)
Type:utils/misc
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1998-01-05
Download:http://aminet.net/util/misc/ValWaitv1.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/misc/ValWaitv1.readme
Downloads:407
Disclaimer
===============
If you use this program and something goes wrong afterwards, Stiff!  I don't
care and will not be held responsible.

What's it for
===============
ValWait is another one of those programs you shove in your startup-sequence.
If the harddrive is still validating, the program simply waits until it is
done, with optional picture/music to help pass the time with.

Why?
===============
There are a lot of these things released allready.  So why did I do this?
Well the problem I found with any other validator-wait proggy is that I don't
have a copy.  I'm too lazy to go and search for one, so I decided to code my
own :)

Usage
===============
There are parameters VOL, PIC and MUS.

Example : ValWait VOL HD0: PIC Waiting.iff MUS med.Waiting

It's pretty self explanitory.

Only ILBM pics are supported and MEDs, MODs and IFF 8SVX samples are also
supported.

(Stick this early in your startup-sequence, too:)

How do be it working, yes?
===============
Errrm, well.  To see if the hd is still validating, the program simply tries
to open a file on that partition :) Not very advanced stuff, but it works :)

Features
===============
Oh, this list is gunna be huge. :) Let's see:

 -·- Opens a picture while waiting
 -·- Plays background music
 -·- Supports 3 sound formats
 -·- Kills resident virii
 -·- I own it
 -·- PD
 -·- Really great programming (no, really:)
 -·- Attach a robot to the parallel port and it'll clean your kitchen sink

NOTE: Most of the above text is innacurate at time of writing.

Things to do
===============
All the following things will be added if anyone actually shows any interest
in this program :)

 -·- Support of more music formats :)
 -·- Fix bugs
 -·- Create more bugs
 -·- Up the revision number :)

Known Bugs
===============
 -·- Most MEDmodules will not play at the correct speed.
 -·- Most samples will not play at the correct speed.
 -·- Workbench is opened prematurely
 -·- Any files going by the name of `<VOL>:o' will be scrubbed :)

Of course, most of these problems arose from being programmed with Blitz.
The worst of em can be worked around, however...

Contact me
===============
For any reason, I can be reached at hotcakes at abacus.net.au

History
===============
02·01·98 First public release.  First release actually :)


Contents of util/misc/ValWaitv1.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                27440   55748  49.2% -lh5- 3676 Sep  2  1992 ValWait
[generic]                 4969    8696  57.1% -lh5- 277e Sep  2  1992 bonus!/DarkenWB
[generic]                 4690    8228  57.0% -lh5- 99e0 Sep  2  1992 bonus!/LightenWB
[generic]                  374     609  61.4% -lh5- c751 Sep  2  1992 bonus!/ThisDrawer.readme
[generic]                 1235    2474  49.9% -lh5- ea2f Sep  2  1992 ValWaitv1.readme
[generic]                   33      33 100.0% -lh0- 4e59 Sep  2  1992 ps
[generic]                15712   31028  50.6% -lh5- 7d1a Sep  2  1992 med.Waiting
[generic]                 2998   30822   9.7% -lh5- e8dc Sep  2  1992 Waiting.iff
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         8 files   57451  137638  41.7%            Jan  5  1998

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