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How does it work?

This chart gives you an idea of how Language Links can help you understand how English works and remember more easily.

Why is it all in DOS?

Because back in 1993 when it came out, there was no good alternative hypertext authoring software operating in the still-establishing-itself Windows environment.

There was Apple's HyperCard - apparently very similar - but Brightbill Robert's HyperPAD was the best way of doing what I wanted to do: make available all the English I was routinely teaching and integrate the links students found so helpful in seeing the bigger picture and how everything fitted together.

Now, the deceptively-simple format and the click or tap navigation, added to people's familiarity with the hypertext concept from the Web, make the material more available than before.

Does it run on iPhone, iPad, Wii and Android devices?

The photo on the Home page shows it running in DosPad on a jail-broken iPhone (pre-version 6.13) and although there may be some issues with the time format, most other DOS applications run without problems on iThings. The same goes for Wii and Android devices.

The larger format iPad and other tablets, with touch-sensitive screens, should be ideal - as should the MS Surface.

Watch this space - and email in any experiences you have or for details of how to install, for example, the free TutorScreens Tests onto your device.

Some of it is out of date - are you going to update it and include some new material?

When the user base hits the 100 mark, I'll put on my authoring hat again. There are some good ideas just waiting to be implemented - so spread the word!

Why isn't there any sound or video?

It was a miracle back then getting any sound out of the standard speaker (not every computer had a sound card) and the limited sound on TutorSreens (the greeting, the telephone game, the vowel sounds, and the Beach Boys) and graphics (some charts and ads) was only the start.

However, with each version of Windows the sound and graphics were the elements that caused most crashes, and by XP both aspects were disabled. Thank you DosBox.

 

Any more - please email - info@tutorscreens.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Installation:
Install requirements: Jailbreak iPad, with Cydia installed. Installation: a) Start cydia; b) goto manage->Sources; c) Add the following source. http://www.litchie.net/cydia DosPad Beta is recommended. Some facts that your may want to know: Based on DOSBOX 0.74; Kudos to DOSBOX team for making this possible!
COPY command can copy a hyper-linked file. For example, c:\> copy www.dosgamesarchive.com/files/mario.zip A bullt-in UNZIP command can unzip the files you just downloaded. NOTE: The zip file name should either be all upper case or all lower case. c:\> unzip mario.zip Automatically mount /var/mobile/Documents as disk C. So if you know how to SSH to your iPad, you probably can transfer a large set of files inside this directory. Troubleshooting Please make sure your game can run in desktop dosbox first! If you have error during installation, try to remove the previous version before installing update version. If dospad doesn't show up after install, you may need to reboot your device. If you can't launch games or game can't be saved, please check the permission of game files, and make sure dospad has write permission to them. You can use iFile from Cydia to apply permission change to a folder recursively. (by DA Dzi)
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