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he HeartWare home page is my personal home page, where you - among other things - can find all the HeartWare utilities. All the utilities available on this home page are FreeWare, which means that I retain the copyright on the programs, but grants you an unlimited access to use these programs in non-commercial environments. There is a small description on this home page for each utility which should give you an idea of what the program does, and included in the .ZIP file you download, you will get a more detailed documentation. Please note, that the documentation in the .ZIP file is not a manual. Most of these utilities are made for use by technical people, ie. people who knows what a command line is and who can interpret a command line syntax and understand the various switches.
f you are looking for episodes guides to popular TV shows, you can click here to see episode guides to some of the TV series that I watch and have on video.
y PalmPilot Utilities can be found by clicking here.
ost of the utilities on this home page are for DOS command line usage. All of the utilties are tested in an OS/2 DOS box and a Windows command prompt and works without any problems there. Some utilties, however, require you to specify certain switches when running them inside a multitasking operating system like OS/2 or Windows NT.
nd now for the questions that I am sure is burning through your mind right now: "Who is HeartWare", "How come I haven't heard of him before" and "Why can't this guy spell properly"? ;-). I'll take the questions one at a time...
is HeartWare? Well, my given name is Keld R. Hansen, and I was born in Copenhagen on a summer night in 1966. During my time in school, I managed to get hooked on computers, and programming in particular. I went to night school and learned how to program in COMAL (COMmon Algorithm Language, a mixture of BASIC and PASCAL), and after a few years of working with this, I switched to Compas Pascal which later became Poly Pascal, and - when Anders Hejlsberg sold the compiler to Borland - finally Turbo Pascal, Borland Pascal and Delphi. I have participated in the development and maintenance of a process supervision system called FOS2000 but decided not to follow the product when it was bought by Brodersen Teknik. I then went to a company called Link Computer ApS where I have worked until 2003. Some years ago, Link Computer ApS and CD Danmark founded a new company together (Link Data Security A/S) where we specialise in computer security, particularly pertaining to copy protection and license control. I now work in a small comapny in Copenhagen doing programming for the health sector in C++ and C#.
come I haven't heard of him before? Perhaps you have been stranded in the Amazon jungle for the past 10+ years? ;-). I have been programming FreeWare utilities since around 1984, where I bought my first PC (An Amstrad PC1512). If names like Arc2, ArcDate, Compare, CopyDos, CopyNew, DumpFile, FileTrack, HurlFile, KillTree, LptHandl, PrnDisk, ScrOff, Stamp, SysReq and XDIR doesn't mean anything to you, then you probably haven't had the pleasure of using any of my utilities before. But fear not! These utilities (and many others) are available a mere mouse click away.
can't this guy spell properly? Actually, I can (I hope there are no spelling errors on these pages ;-). The name HeartWare comes from my time as a ZX Spectrum user. At the time, I was known as KRH-SOFT and had programmed a tape copying utility called - surprise! - TapeCopy. When I decided to make the jump into games programming (I know - who didn't), my first project was to be a small game called City Lovers, which I designed together with a friend of mine, Paul D. Samsig. The object of the game was for two players to control a man and a woman in a city conquered by The Enemy. The Enemy would shoot you on sight, and your goal was to escape the city, but to do so together. That meant that you first had to find each other without having The Enemy find you. The Enemy wandered around the city looking for survivors and if he ever got within Line-of-Sight of you, you were dead. So you had to hide behind buildings from The Enemy while at the same time look for your mate. The game was never finished, but when we designed it, we came up with the name HeartWare as a pun on the word "Hardware", and the heart - of course - was from the symbol of love, as it was the theme of the game.
of the DOS and 16-bit Windows utilities runs perfectly in an OS/2 DOS or Windows box. They have been tested on various DOS, OS/2 and Windows machines, and should work (in some cases you need to disable advanced memory handling when running under Windows).
of the below links will return a "Link not found" error. This is because I haven't written the page yet, and is nothing to worry about. The page will be written at a later date.
Documentation Windows NT Windows 95 Windows 3.1 OS/2 PM OS/2 VIO DOS DPMI
Synchronize 32-bit 16-bit . .
CopyNew . . DualMode . .
HurlFile . . DualMode . .
HeartWare Commander . . DPMI
CopyDos . . DOS . .
KillTree . . DualMode . .
SuperEra . . DualMode . .
ArcDate . . DualMode . .
Compare . . DOS . .
DumpFile . . DualMode . .
Prn-Disk . . DOS . .
XDIR 32-bit . . DualMode . .
FindZip . . DOS . .
FILTER . . DOS . .
DirSize 32-bit . . DualMode . .