Items with a "Document" () or "File" () icon can be retrieved from this site. Other programs with a "Link" () icon are maintained by their authors on their own sites. Many of the program descriptions are taken from "README" files, and are do not necessarily represent the opinion of the author of this Web site.
You will need a PKZip-compatible decompression program to unzip some of these files. If you don't already have it, PKZip can be downloaded the PKWare Site, and WinZip can be downloaded from the WinZip Home Page.
In other words, "I didn't write it -- don't blame me if it breaks."
These utilities and patches are intended to fix problems with
the Poqet PC and/or enhance the performance of the system.
VNA and PoqetLinkPoqetLink is the program that will allow you to transfer files between your desktop computer and your Poqet PC. VNA (stands for "Virtual Network Architecture" is a TSR that contains library routines used by PoqetLink.
2MB SRAM Card Format UtilityThe format program in the Poqet PC "Classic" (Model PQ-0164) cannot format SRAM cards larger than 1 MB. The following format program corrects that situation.
Poqet Mode UtilityThe Poqet Mode Utility allows you to control the power management mode and video mode of your Poqet PC.
PoqetTools Export UtilitiesThe PoqetTools Export Utilities will allow you to export your PoqetAddress and PoqetSchedule data to text files suitable for printing. The file EXPUTIL.EXE is a self-extracting archive containing all of the Export Utility files.
Poqet Floppy Disk Format UtilityThe format program built into drive C: of the Poqet PC is intended to format SRAM cards, and won't format disks in the Poqet Floppy Disk Drive. The program below can be used to format disks in the Poqet floppy drive.
Poqet System Clock FixThere are some significant limitations in the system clock of the Poqet PC "Classic" (PQ-0164), mainly that the system date/time is lost when you press CTL-ALT-DEL, and that the system date is not accurately kept when you leave the Poqet suspended for two days in a row. The following drivers fix these limitations. You only need to download OS$KEYB.COM if you are using a non-US keyboard driver.
PoqetAddress FixThere is a bug in PoqetAddress on the Poqet PC "Prime" (Model PQ-0181) that can make it appear that you have lost all your address data. In reality, the data is fine, but the PoqetAddress cannot read the data. The program below corrects the problem.
WordPerfect Cursor FixWith certain versions of the Poqet PC BIOS, the cursor will disappear while running WordPerfect 5.1 The following files fix this problem.
Interactive Sales DemonstrationThis demonstration program was developed as a sales tool for retail stores. An interesting bit of history. Extract the files in the following archive to an SRAM card and then run the file DEMO.BAT.
Driver for Iomega's parallel-port Zip driveThis driver allows you to access an Iomega Zip drive connected to the Poqet PC's parallel port.
Bob Withers' "Poqet Appointment Cleanup Utility"This utility can be used to process the appointment file used by PoqetSchedule and remove expired entries. Command line switches allow the expiration period to be specified (default 7 days) and if 'done' todo items should be removed. The file BWAPPT.EXE is a self-extracting archive containing C source code and the actual Cleanup Utility executable.
Version 2 of Bob Withers' "Appointment Cleanup Utility"This version adds a feature to display the next 15 appointments each time it is run. Some users found themselves constantly running PoqetSchedule and moving around to different days to see what was coming up. Now they can just run appt.exe from the command prompt and get a snapshot. Some people do this several times per day and as a result they automatically keep the appointment file cleaned up. The file BWAPPT2.EXE is a self-extracting archive containing C source code as well as the DOS-executable file.
Bob Withers' Schedule Printing UtilityThis small utility can be used to read and print the file used by PoqetAddress -- PHONE.ABD. The source code is useful for understanding the PoqetAddress file format.
Zip File Transfer UtilityZIP is a tiny, fast utility to transfer files between two IBM compatible computers; it requires no expensive additional hardware, just a simple "null modem" serial cable. It can be used from the DOS command line or a batch file, or run from an interactive menu. It transfers files as simply as using the COPY command, and has options that make it easy to reconcile directories on both computers. Ideal for laptop or palmtop computers, it takes just 14k of disk space, and consumes no memory when not in use.
VDE Text EditorVDE is a small, fast text editor for IBM PC compatibles, but VDE is also a powerful word processor, many of the advanced features found on larger, more expensive word processors.
Net-Tamer PPP Internet PackageNet-Tamer is a DOS PPP dial up access program, which requires no TSR packet driver. It will web browse, get/send your e-mail, get/send Usenet messages, FTP upload/download a file, TELNET to another Internet address, or check the time and date. It is a both robot and a navigator. It will get e-mail and Usenet groups, then log off so you can use the included offline reader, or you can choose to stay on and look around. It will also do a download/ upload of mail or Usenet on a timer.
VR Text Display UtilityVR stands for 'vertical reader' and will add another use to your palmtop: reading 'electronic texts'. VR allows you to hold your palmtop like you would hold a book: upright, in one hand. Text is much easier to read this way - the distances the eye has to travel are reduced. VR further increases readability through the use of proportional fonts and on-the-fly word wrapping.
Z Graphic File Display UtilityZ.EXE is the world's simplest utility to display PCX and GIF files!
Poqet-Friendly Games Recommended by Other Poqet Users
EdChessEdChess (tm) is a computer program for the IBM-PC and close compatibles which plays the game of chess. The program was written by David Hendricks and John T. Bell over a period of three years.
The following are general system utilities that add features
to the Poqet PC Plus. All of these drivers were part of release
3.062 of the Poqet Plus Series BIOS and System Software. These
drivers may not work correctly with previous versions of the BIOS.
The BIOS Version 3.062 Update Package is available
Poqet Flash UtilityThe Poqet Flash Utility (FLASHUTY) can be used to read, write, and erase the Flash ROM which holds the Plus Series BIOS as well as the contents of drive D:. The Flash Utility can also be used to convert DOS file structures into image files that can be programmed onto the Flash disk (drive D:) inside the Plus Series products.
PenConnectPenConnect is a program that can be used to transfer files over a null-modem cable. The PenConnect Server (PCS.EXE) runs on one system and the PenConnect Client (PC.EXE) runs on the other.
Unfortunately, additional documentation on PenConnect is not available. If someone can document these programs, it would be greatly appreciated.
Poqet Expanded Memory ManagerThe Poqet Plus Expanded Memory Manager (PQEMM) provides expanded memory support compatible with the Lotus/Intel/Microsoft (LIM) 4.0 Expanded Memory Specification, with some limitations. PQEMM is loaded as a device driver in CONFIG.SYS.
Poqet Format UtilityThe Poqet Format Utility can be used to format RAM cards.
Poqet RAM Disk DriverThe Poqet RAM Disk Driver (RAMDISK) allocates extended memory and creates a DOS "disk drive" that can be accessed as drive E:. RAMDISK is loaded as a device driver in CONFIG.SYS.
Four drivers, PQSS, PQCCU, PQCARD, and PQMCP make up the PCMCIA driver
set for the Poqet PC Plus. Descriptions of these drivers can be found
below. Installation instructions for the
AT&T Paradyne KeepInTouch Modem and the
SunDisk (or SanDisk) Flash Card can be
found in the Documentation section of the Web site.
Poqet Socket ServicesPoqet Socket Services (PQSS) provides a low-level driver interface to the PCMCIA hardware in the Poqet PC Plus. It is the first driver loaded in any PCMCIA implementation.
Poqet Card Configuration UtilityThe Poqet Card Configuration Utility (PQCCU) configures the system when a card is inserted. It is the second driver loaded in a PCMCIA implementation on the Poqet PC Plus.
Poqet Card Configuration Utility Patched for Modern Flash CardsTristan Henderson (tristan [at] pointystick [dot] com) has patched the original PQCCU driver to allow access to modern Flash cards. According to Tristan:
This version should allow compact flash cards to work without breaking any existing card drivers.
Poqet Flash Card DriverThe Poqet Flash Card Driver (PQCARD) controls Flash cards like the SanDisk (SunDisk) Flash card. It's only needed if a Flash card is being used in the system.
Poqet Modem Control ProgramThe Poqet Modem Control Program is used with modem cards. Unfortunately, no documentation is available for this program. If anybody has any documentation on this driver, please feel free to send it to me.