IDMCA.ZIP Identifies cards in each slot of an MCA system
Content by Bob Eager (original HERE). Edited by Major Tom.
IDMCA is a utility for identifying the cards in each slot of an MCA
system. It does this by reading out the POS ID of the card in each slot, and
looking it up in a database of card descriptions. It is heavily based on Peter
Wendt's excellent program QBMCA, but some work has
been done to speed up loading and execution (primarily by making both the
program and the database file much smaller).
IDMCA produces a screen-based report; however, for those times when
even the display isn't working, another program named REPMCA can be used
to generate a text-based report to a file.
The IDMCA.ZIP file includes the following:
- The IDMCA program itself
- The REPMCA program
- The MCA.BIN database file, and the program used to generate it
- A copy of the MCA.DAT text file, kindly provided by Peter Wendt. This is
used to make the (much smaller) MCA.BIN file
- Instructions on making a bootable floppy disk for running IDMCA and REPMCA,
including suitable CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT files
- A copy of the REFSTAMP utility, needed to mark
a floppy disk as a "reference disk" (so you don't need to download it separately)
A big thank you to Peter Wendt for lots of things, including the screen
design (stolen from his QBMCA program) and the MCA.DAT file. And of course the