From: daniel@bauhaus ("Daniel Torrey")
Subject: PC Gopher II Released
Date: 10 Apr 92 00:26:07 GMT
PC Gopher II, the new Internet Gopher client for DOS-based
microcomputers, is now available for anonymous ftp from
in the directory
The directory contains the following files:
GOPHER.EXE The main executable file.
GOPHER.OVR The overlay file.
GOPHER.REZ The resource / configuration info file.
REZGEN.EXE A utility to generate a new resource file,
should your old one get munged.
GENV.BAT An EXAMPLE of a batchfile to set up your
environment properly for PC Gopher II - it's
ONLY an example, and won't work if you don't
modify it to suit your environment!
About_PCGII List of changes, etc.
PCGII.ZIP All of the above, archived with PKZIP
PCG2_SRC.ZIP The source files, Turbo Pascal v6.0, and the
TCP/IP driver, IBMTCP.DVR
PKUNZIP.EXE A program to unarchive the .ZIP files
00README This file, more or less.
REMEMBER TO SET THE FTP TRANSFER MODE TO BINARY BEFORE YOU GRAB
Also, be sure to read the accompanying file About_PCGII! Many things
have changed between the old PC Gopher and PC Gopher II; if you just
grab the executable and run it, you will certainly run into trouble!
A quick rundown of what's new:
1. Support for the Gopher <--> WAIS gateway
2. Minimal support for CSO servers
3. Path to telnet application is now read from the environment
4. Fully overlaid; overlay buffer kept in EMS if available.
5. Directory cacheing
In order to run PC Gopher II, you'll need a packet driver; the
version 9 distribution of the Clarkson packet drivers is available in
All available previous versions have all been moved to a directory
Bug reports, flames, beer, and cash should all be sent to: