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Subject: Re: Comma's
From: Mauro Mariotti mariottim@......
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 23:07:08 +0100

The problems seems to be a bug of Winquake 16 bit version.
I actually trying a demo version of winquake32 and 16.
I use a BASIC software that generate text file like PSN record map.
If I insert in the text file a date over 12/31/1999
the Winquake insert a comma in head of the filename.
The real reason is that the DOS name is NOT changed.
The problem is that winquake reorder the filename
in his internal memory allocation for variable and
the year 2000 is treated by the program in some
wrong way that corrupt the filename that winquake
use to retrieve the file.
So the file cannot be opened.

Make this test:

1. Using WQuake32 Open one quake file in PSN binary format
   of a date before 1/1/2000.

2. Save it as PSN TEXT format.

3. Open it by a text editor and change the date in a 2000 year.

4. Open this new file using Winquake32 and save it as BINARY PSN format.

4. Retry to open this binary file using Winquake16.

5. The file can not be opened!

Larry i think meny needs your help...



At 20.54 01/01/2000 +0000, you wrote:
>Thanks for checking Karl.
>Those were the right files.
>In that case! I am totally confused.
>No. The files look fine in everything except when I look at
>them with Winquake 2.4 using two different PC's. They appear
>when viewed in Winquake. I don't see a thing wrong with
>the file name in DOS or WIN OS's.
>So now I'm wondering, what does this mean?
>I'm confused and will have to think about this some more.
>I hope you don't mind.
>I'm going to cc: this to the list so that other(s) with
>trouble might see. May need to get more info from other user just
>responded with same trouble.
>thanks again.
>At 12:29 PM 1/1/00 -0800, you wrote:
>>Kevin --
>>The files attached to your email were 000101a.ks1 and 000101b.ks1.  I don't
>>know if you tried to send the ones that started with a comma, but when they
>>got here they had no comma in the file name.
>>I can open both files just fine with Winquake (v2.6.8).  Both appear to be
>>identical, starting at 11:20:36 on 1/1/00.
>>If the filenames you sent started with commas, you might try sending the
>>files to yourself via email.  Maybe that'll strip the commas off.
>>Next interesting thing:  I renamed the files (using NT4 SP3) and added a
>>comma to the beginning of both the file names.  Winquake still opened the
>>files without complaint, comma and all.  I've attached a .GIF file, which
>>is a screen dump of Winquake with the ,000101a.ks1 file open.  Maybe your
>>files have more than just a comma at the start.  Maybe there are some
>>hidden characters too.  Do you have a program that can do a hex dump of
>>sectors on a disk.  If you could look at the directory entry on a floppy
>>for the file in question, you might be able to see more there than meets
>>the eye.
>>I seriously doubt that these files contain a contageous virus, since these
>>aren't executable files and I don't think anyone would bother trying to
>>make a virus for event files that could affect Winquake in such a way as to
>>cause it to write bogus files.
>>Be happy to work more on it later.  I'll be in and out for most of the
>>afternoon. here.
>>At 07:57 PM 1/1/2000 +0000, you wrote:
>>>Thanks Karl!
>>>Just got back home.
>>>Lets try it and see what the file looks like to you.
>>>Here's two saves. They look fine everywhere but Winquake 2.4.
>>>SDR2.7 did the file save.
>>>Winquake sees ,000101b.ks1 and ,000101a.ks1 and when you try to open
>>>them it says ",000101b.ks1 was not found. (Of course! because DOS
>>>WINNT4.0 SP3 or WIN95 SP1 see it as 000101b.ks1.
>>>I ran NAV on these PC's. But please be sure to check them with your AV
>>>I still am wondering about some Y2K virus writing a string to the files and
>>>Winquake interpretating the file name differently.
>>>I hate to think of updating motherboards. This WINNT pc is using a 166 and
>>>it's the fastest PC in the house! There's just got to be a software fix.
>>>Thanks Kevin
>>>At 09:57 AM 1/1/00 -0800, you wrote:
>>>>If someone wants to send me a file, I'll be happy to try to read it with
>>>>Winquake.  Send it to me directly, not to the list.
>>>Attachment Converted: "C:\Eudora\Karl's\attach\000101b.ks1"
>>>Attachment Converted: "C:\Eudora\Karl's\attach\000101a.ks1"
>>Attachment Converted: "F:\DOWNLOADS\wqfile.gif"
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