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QuikMenu v1.0, InfView, and NeoPaint Coloring Book - Old Stu

PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:49 pm
by RFNagel
Wasn't sure where to post this message, so I suppose the Misc. section would be appropriate.

As a long-time registered user of numerous older NeoSoft products, I thought it would be quite interesting to add the original QuikMenu v1.0 for DOS (NeoSoft's first product released in Feb. of 1990!) to my NeoSoft software collection -:)

Would anyone know of a download link or a location where the shareware version of the original QuikMenu v1.0 from 1990 could be downloaded from? 'Twould be quite interesting for historical purposes -:)

Another older historical question. I was poking around on my ancient "NeoClassics" CD-ROM (anyone remember that one? -:) ), and was viewing the START.EXE file in a hex editor. The START.EXE files is simply a compiled NeoBook for DOS PUB which acts as a frontend menu for the NeoClassics CD.

When browsing through the file with a hex editor, I see references to a utility called "InfView" (?), as well as the action command {Action=DC "IV\INSTALL.EXE"   "Text"}. Hmmm... what was this utitlity, a NeoSoft program that I've never heard of before, or simply something that was never released? Inquiring minds want to know LOL! -:) Needless to say, there was *not* a directory named "IV" on the NeoClassics CD.

Lastly, in the order form on the NeoClassics CD-ROM is mention of a "NeoPaint Coloring Book". Never heard of that one before either. What did that NeoSoft product consist of?

Yep, just getting a bit sentimental about older historical DOS NeoSoft products -:)

(Edited by RFNagel at 12:51 am on Oct. 12, 2004)


(Edited by RFNagel at 12:53 am on Oct. 12, 2004)

QuikMenu v1.0, InfView, and NeoPaint Coloring Book

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 1:42 pm
by Neosoft Support
Wow! Great to hear from you.

I suppose it's possible that a copy of QuikMenu 1.0 could be floating around somewhere. That was 14 years ago before the Internet. I'm sure we have a copy somewhere in storage, probably on a 5.25" diskette. However, I don't think we have any working PCs with 5.25" drives that could read such an old disk.

I think InfView was an old DOS product that never made it to market. We sold the NeoPaint coloring book for a while many years ago. Basically it was a collection of black and white images that could be loaded into NeoPaint for coloring.

QuikMenu v1.0, InfView, and NeoPaint Coloring Book

PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:44 pm
by RFNagel
Thanks for all the info about InfView and the Coloring Book. Yeah, that's what I figured, that InfView was probably a NeoSoft product that never made it to the market.

I've searched all over the Internet for a copy of QM v1.00, but the closest thing that I've found was v1.07... gotta have the oldest one for me to add to the collection 'tho LOL!


::: I'm sure we have a copy somewhere in storage, probably on a 5.25" diskette. However, I don't think we have any working PCs with 5.25" drives that could read such an old disk. :::

Oh boy, now you taunt me LOL! As a PC technician, I have numerous old operational 5.25" floppy drives laying around LOL!

P.S. About QM III: As a long-time registered user, I have to say that it's absolutely the BEST DOS menu system EVER created -:) Amongst my several computers, the oldest that I have is an operational 486DX-100 that I still use QM III on. Hehe, QM III is STILL more stable and less "clunkier" than Windows XP Pro Corp running on one of my 2.8GHZ PCs LOL! -:) (for anyone wondering why this day in age someone would still have an operational 486 running Windows 3.x) I still use the 486 for my MIDI music composing... seems I can't find a modern motherboard with the six ISA slots that I require to install all of my old AWE-32s LOL!

P.P.S. (a side note) I was one of your beta testers for the original QM 4 Windows 3.1 -:)

(Edited by RFNagel at 5:49 pm on Oct. 13, 2004)

PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:50 pm
by Guest
I still have all of these old Neobook Dos programs and they all came on 3.5" floppy.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:33 pm
by Rich Nagel
Sorry for digging up the old ancient thread, but I was wondering if anyone throughout the years finally stumbled upon a working download link (or a floppy image) for the shareware version of QuikMenu v1.0?

P.S. I'm the "Unknown" user in the first two posts in this thread <G>... I guess that the unknown thing must have been due to an old server crash/restore, or something along those lines.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:29 am
by Neosoft Support
Hi Rich,

I'm sorry, a quick look through the archives didn't turn up the original QuikMenu 1.0. There are some older boxes buried deep in storage so it may be there somewhere. However, I did find a 5 1/4" disk containing QuikMenu 1.0.3 which was the first widely distributed version. Prior versions were primarily used in house. I can email you a copy of 1.0.3 if you're interested.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:24 pm
by Rich Nagel
Neosoft Support wrote:I'm sorry, a quick look through the archives didn't turn up the original QuikMenu 1.0. There are some older boxes buried deep in storage so it may be there somewhere. However, I did find a 5 1/4" disk containing QuikMenu 1.0.3 which was the first widely distributed version. Prior versions were primarily used in house. I can email you a copy of 1.0.3 if you're interested.


That would be super, many thanks! -:) ZIP up the files (or use some sort of disk imaging utility if you wish) and send the ZIP on over to richnagel@earthlink.net .

Again, many thanks! -:)

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:59 pm
by Gozo
Bonjour,
Retrouvé dans mes cartons :
1 disquette de QuickMenu 1.07C
Je vous en fait un mail.
Bernard

Traduction http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr

Hello, Found in my paperboards:
1 disk of QuickMenu 1.07C
I makes you a e-mail of it.
Bernard

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:14 pm
by Rich Nagel
eCB wrote:Hello, Found in my paperboards: 1 disk of QuickMenu 1.07C I makes you a e-mail of it.


Many thanks! -:)


@Neosoft Support, I'd appreciate the ZIP with v1.03 as well, thanks in advance -:)

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:41 am
by Neosoft Support
Neosoft Support, I'd appreciate the ZIP with v1.03 as well, thanks in advance -


Will send the file shortly.