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Old 12 September 2009, 16:29   #1
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Is Hawes' WShell still available?

I would like to find WShell.

I have looked around the web, and I can only find old reviews of it, no news if Hawes is still selling it either.

Does anyone have any more info on it?
 
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Old 14 September 2009, 03:37   #2
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I have a WShell 2.0 spiral bound manual. It has "Wishful Thinking Development Corp." on the cover, and inside it is titled "The Beachcomber's Guide to the WShell, Version 2.0" by William S Hawes, 1988, 1991.

I do not have a disk or image for WShell though.

It lists the Wishful Thinking Development Corp. phone number as 508 568 8695, but it might be wishful thinking to expect that to still work...
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Old 15 September 2009, 20:35   #3
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i found three version of wshell in the boiler-room archive ( 1.05, 1.20 and 2.00 ) - have a look into the zone.
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Old 16 September 2009, 01:54   #4
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Thanks for the DMSs!
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Old 16 September 2009, 20:45   #5
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Hit's done it again!
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Old 17 September 2009, 23:45   #6
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ah, well. without the BBS archive, it would have been harder
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Old 19 September 2009, 14:32   #7
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Wow. Thanks Hit!

I halfway expected to find it was still available in some form and have to buy it.

Poohbear:
I actually tried calling that phone number. It wasn't in service.

I think that those are all of the versions that were ever available.

I'll look for an old beachcomber's guide (I think that was the name of the manual).

I am not good with a scanner, but if I find them, I'll try to make a pdf from the dox.
I don't even remember clearly which version of wsh went with which version of amigados.
I might find this info from the old reviews.
I think it was: 1.05 -- dos 1.2
1.20 -- dos 1.3
2.00 -- dos 2.0 and above.

Thanks again for this!
 
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During a clean up this week, I found that I do have an original disk for WShell 2.0 after all. If the DMS does not work (and I am not likely to have time to test it in the near future), let me know and I will look into imaging the disk (that requires setting up a PC with two floppy drives to use disk2fdi).
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Wow. Thanks Hit!
I am not good with a scanner, but if I find them, I'll try to make a pdf from the dox.
See the zone for a surprise.
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Thanks, poohbear! Nice job.
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Old 20 September 2009, 00:51   #11
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thanks poohbear
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No problem, have fun!
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Old 21 September 2009, 19:10   #13
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Hey! Thanks Poohbear!

Good thing you did this, since I went lookin', and there were no manuals to be bought.

We going to go on a library hunt this week!

You have saved me a lot of trouble, although I regret that I have nothing to contribute.


I think it is really cool that you and Hit responded with generosity to some new guy with two-posts to his name.
 
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mas528: glad it is of interest. There are quite a few books that I am hoping to scan one day...
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Anyone can reupload those DMS files with WShell 2.0? Thanks.
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I have them.

Give me a moment and I'll upload them to the Zone for you.

Edit: Zoned!

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Old 16 December 2010, 22:49   #18
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I too would like to find WShell. Just registered to post, but cant access the zone! How do I get permission to get in the zone?
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How do I get access to the zone?

You won't find it there yet, but if you wait a short while I'll upload it again for you.
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OK thank you prowler!
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