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Date: 07/30/89-09:31:59 AM Z
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From: ab873 Subject: DOS Versions Date: Sun Jul 30 09:31:59 1989 I Sometimes have difficulty runing downloaded programs from local BBS. Could this problem be associated with DOS versions being used. For exaple the downloaded program was on 2.0 DOS in single density and was saved on a enhanced density disk with DOS 2.. ** Answered by JIM HAYNES (aa268) on Sat Jan 31 00:16:37 1987 ** Sometimes a program is not compatable with other DOS than the one it is written with, this is true. however, I know of none of these problems between 2.0s and 2.5 versions. Another concideration is the computer the program is written on many programs that will run on an 800 for example will only run on a xl/xe if a translateris used and there are some that just plain won't run at all on an xl/xe. So, try a translater, or a diffrent DOS. If this doesn't work then try to d/l it again or check with the sysop and other users of that board to see if anyone else is having problems with that program. Handlers are often nessasary to run some programs. Check to see if a handler of a simular name is in the d/l section of the board as well. Thanks for your question, I hope we havehelped. ATARI SYSOP, Jim Haynes aa268
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