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EXE Master 3.8 by Independent (IND)

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Emulating EXM.EXE in DOSee.

Use these tabs to make adjustments to the emulation

If the emulation is taking too long to load, you can turn it off.

Applying changes will reload the page and reboot the emulator

Changes are not applied until the browser tab is reloaded

DOS programs need a keyboard for user input
Some common keys used in DOS programs

ENTER ↵ to select or continue
ESC to navigate back or exit
←→ ↑↓ are often used to navigate menus

Emulation too slow?
Set the emulator to use maximum CPU speed
Emulation too fast?
Set the emulator to use the 8086 CPU configuration
Experiencing graphic or animation glitches?
Set the emulator to use VGA only graphics configuration
Need to turn off the audio?
Disable sound card support

Have no audio?
  1. Try SoundBlaster 1.0 hardware
  2. Try Covox Sound Master hardware
  3. The song or audio file maybe missing from the program
  4. Audio may not be supported
    Unlike other systems of the era, audio for DOS was unfortunately complicated for both programmers and end users alike. A lot of early scene software didn't bother including it. While those that did often didn't test it on all the hardware they supposedly supported.

Want to hack around in the DOS prompt?
  1. Mount the DOS tools drive with automatic run program turned off
  2. Then dir u: to list the utilities, some included programs 4dos.com cp.exe acidview.exe pictview.exe
  3. Use mount to list the emulated drives
  4. Learn the DOSBox commands

DOSee pronounced dos/see, is our emulator used to run MS-DOS based software in your web browser.

MS-DOS (Microsoft DOS) was the primary operating system used by PCs during the 1980s to the early 1990s and is the precursor to Microsoft Windows.

DOSee is a slimmed down, modified port of The Emularity.

The Emularity is a multi-platform JavaScript emulator that supports the running of software for legacy computer platforms in a web browser. It is the same platform that's running emulation on the Internet Archive.

EM-DOSBox is a discontinued, high-performance JavaScript port of DOSBox that is applied by The Emularity for its emulation of the MS-DOS platform.

DOSee uses BrowserFS ZipFS and ZipFS Extras to simulate zip file archives as hard disks within EM-DOSBox.

DOSBox is the most popular MS-DOS emulator in use today and is frequently used by commercial game publishers to run games from their back-catalogues on modern computers.

DOSee, built on The Emularity, EM-DOSBox and DOSBox. Capture screenshot and save function built on canvas-toBlob.js.

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                         -= David Smith, 1993 =-

                      {{{{{{{{{  FREEWARE  }}}}}}}}

    │                                                           │
    │             TYPE:    EXM ?      for help                  │
    │                                                           │

        ExeMaster is NOT another executable file lister!

        ExeMaster combines the power of compression listers with the
        ability to show Self-Extracting Archivers, Windows files,
        Batch Compiler recognition, self-displaying text files, plus
        batch file information, and the CheckSum, and MORE!
        Shows 57 types of files...

        ExeMaster recognizes:

        PKLITE (tm)              version 1.0 and up
        LZEXE                    .90 and .91
        DIET                     all versions
        TINYPROG                 all versions
        SCRUNCH                  1.0 and up
        COMPACK                  all versions
        SHRINK                   1.0

        PKZIP                    1.1 - 2.0 self-extracting archives
        ARJ                      all versions of self-extracting archives
        LHA                      all versions of self-extracting archives
        SQUEEZE                  all versions of self-extracting archives
        LHARC                    all versions of self-extracting archives
        ARC                      all versions of self-extracting archives
        PAK                      all versions of self-extracting archives
        ZOO                      all versions of self-extracting archives
        LARC (.LZS)              all versions of self-extracting archives
        DWC                      all versions of self-extracting archives

        WINDOWS(tm)              2.0 and up files

        WordPerfect(tm)          all versions of executable files

        COM2EXE                  converted .COM files
        COMVERT                  converted .COM files
        TSRMaker                 TSR converted files

        TurboBat                 compiled batch files
        PowerBat                 compiled batch files
        BAT2EXE                  (PC Magazine) compiled batch files
        BatLite                  compiled batch files
        BAT2COM                  compiled batch files

        Laughing Dog             self-displaying ANSI screens
        Dave's README Compiler   self-displaying text files
        TurboTXT                 self-displaying text files
        Asc2Com                  self-displaying text files
        Doc2Com                  self-displaying text files
        Txt2Com                  self-displaying text files
        MakeRead                 self-displaying text files
        TEXE                     self-displaying text files
        BigText                  self-displaying text files
        SHOW 2.0                 self-displaying text files
        TDISPLAY                 self-displaying text files
        BOOK-E                   self-displaying text files
        RO-SOFT Txt2Com          self-displaying text files
        DOC Maker                self-displaying text files
        TXT Maker                self-displaying text files

        GRABBER                  self-displaying Graphic Files
        GIFEXE                   self-displaying Graphic Files
        Graphic Workshop         self-displaying Graphic Files
        FLI 2 EXE                self-displaying .FLI (Autodesk Animator) files
        Graphic Workshop for Windows Graphic Files

        Norton(tm) Files         Compressed Norton Executable Files

        PROTECT EXE/COM          (version 1 and 2) Binary encrypted files
        COP                      (version 1.0 and 1.4) encrypted files

        PKLITE altered file      (virus authors have a utils called NOLITE
        LZEXE  altered file       and NOLZEXE that remove the PKLITE and
                                  LZEXE header.  These altered, possible
                                  virus files are ID'd)

        CRYPTCOM                 Encrypts .COM files (used by virus authors)

        XEQ.COM                  XEQ Library Files
        COM-PAK                  .COM Library Files

        ALSO:  Shows CheckSum of files, finds description files in compressed
               archives,and displays line information about
               Batch files.  And ExeMaster does this at LIGHTNING speed.

    USAGE:         EXM [path/file/options] [options]

        [[press any key during operation to pause : another key to continue]]

        [[pressing ESC during operation aborts program]]

    Options:       /P    Stop after every page
                   /W    Wide display (5 column)
                   /BW   Black and White (No colors)
                   /C    show Checksum (much slower)
                   /-S   no size info
                   /-D   no date info
                   /-H   do not scan Hidden/System files
                   /-W   do not scan for Windows files (slightly faster)
                   /-B   do not scan for Compiled Batch Files or
                         self-displaying TEXT files
                   /-I   no summary Information at end
                   /OP   Show only PKLITE
                   /OS   Show only SCRUNCH & SHRINK
                   /OC   Show only COMPACK
                   /OT   Show only TINYPROG
                   /OD   Show only DIET
                   /OL   Show only LZEXE
                   /OEX  Show only SFX Archives (and XEQ)
                   /OW   Show only Windows files
                   /OB   Show only Batches & text files
                   /OGN  Show only Graphic & Norton

                   /EXE  Display advanced infomation on EXE header!
                   /SYSOP Find FILE_ID.DIZ, DESC.SDI, and .SDA files
                          inside archived files

============= OPTIONS =======================================================

        /W      Wide display (five columns)

        /BW     Black and White (No colors).  EXM normally uses \EXM.CFG
                file for its colors.  See Configuration File section
                below for more details.

        /P      This causes EXM to pause after every 23 lines.

        /C      Show Checksum of file.  The "checksum" of a file is the
                sum total of all the bytes in a file.  If any changes
                are made to a file (from a virus or someone hacking
                the program), the Checksum of that file will be different.
                This is useful to ensure your file integrity is good, but
                does take a while, since every byte of the file must be
                read and calculated.

        /-S     No size information.  This eliminates the file size displayed
                normally on the second line.

        /-D     No date information.  This eliminates the file date displayed
                normally on the third line.

        /-H     Do not scan hidden files.  As a default, ExeMaster scans
                hidden files as well as normal files.  This turns that
                function off.

        /-W     No Windows file search.  Normally, ExeMaster scans bytes
                400-700 for the "requires Microsoft Windows" string.  This
                option eliminates that, and speeds up processing by
                around 20%.

        /-B     No compiled batch file or self-displaying text file scan.
                DOS Batch files can be compiled into .COM or .EXE files
                by several different utilities.  Normally, ExeMaster scans
                for these.  Also, ExeMaster scans for compiled text files.
                This option turns this scanning off.

        /-I     No ending info.  This eliminates the total files/sizes
                and archiver information displayed at the end.

        /OP     Show only PKLITE.  Only files compressed with PKLITE(tm)
                will be displayed.

        /OS     Show only SCRUNCH.  Only files compressed with SCRUNCH
                will be displayed.

        /OC     Show only COMPACK.  Only files compressed with COMPACK
                will be displayed.

        /OT     Show only TINYPROG.  Only files compressed with TINYPROG
                will be displayed.

        /OD     Show only DIET.  Only files compressed with DIET
                will be displayed.

        /OL     Show only LZEXE.  Only files compressed with LZEXE
                will be displayed.

        /OEX    Show only Self Extractors.  Only files that are compressed
                with LHA, ARC, PKZIP, ARJ, SQUEEZE, PAK and LHARC will be

        /OW     Show only Windows files.  Only files that run under Windows(tm)
                will be displayed.

        /OB     Show only Batch and Text.  Only batch files that have been
                compiled, and self-displaying text files will be displayed.

       /OGN     Show only Graphic & Norton Files.  Self-displaying graphic
                files are images stored as .EXE files, and show themselves
                when run.  Norton(tm) files are included in such packages
                as NORTON UTILITIES, or NORTON DESKTOP, and are compressed
                with his own executable compressor.

        /SYSOP  New!  Many SYSOPS spend a LOT of time sorting through new
                uploads, trying to find descriptions in them.  This merely
                searches the compressed (ZIP,ARJ,etc) file and tells if
                it contains a FILE_ID.DIZ, DESC.SDI, or .SDA.  It may be a
                little slow, since it searches through the WHOLE file.

        /EXE    This shows advanced information about the HEADER of an .EXE file.
                NOTE: You can only specify ONE file on the command line
                      when you use this option!

                  The typical information provided is:

         Signature byte                           = MZ
         Remainder after dividing load module     = 8C
         Size of file in 512-byte pages           = 2A
         Number of relocation table items         = 0
         Size of header in bytes                  = 32
         Minimum memory needed for file           = 35536
         Maximum memory needed for file           = 65520
         Offset of stack in load module           = 8BE
         Stack Pointer register loaded with       = 80
         Checksum of all words in file            = 0   (sometimes zero...)
         Instr. Pointer register loaded with      = E
         Offset of code segment in load mod.      = 511
         Offset of first relocation item          = 1C
         Overlay number (zero if no overlay)      = 0

        These should be self-explanatory.  If not, please consult a technical
        manual for more information.  The important things about the above
                Minimum memory needed for file, since this is the absolute
                smallest amount of MEMORY you can survive through the .EXE

                Overlay number, since an overlay file usually cannot be
                compressed with a .EXE compressor.

==== CONFIGURATION FILE ======================================================

        ExeMaster uses a configuration file in your current directory
        (or root directory) called EXM.CFG for your colors.
        Each archiver has its own color (default of WHITE ON BLACK),
        in the following format:

        Normal=                 Uncompressed Files
        Pklite=                 Compressed
        Lzexe=                     "
        Diet=                      "
        Tinyprog=                  "
        Scrunch=                   "
        Compack=                   "
        PKZIP=                  Self-Extracting Archivers
        ARJ=                       "
        LHA=                       "
        Squeeze=                   "
        Arc=                       "
        Pak=                       "
        Windows=                Windows Files
        Batch=                  Compiled Batch Files
        Text=                   Self-Displaying Text Files
        Graphics=               Self-Displaying Graphics Files
        Norton=                 Norton(tm) Files
        XEQ=                    XEQ Library Files
        WordPerfect=            WordPerfect executable files

        Each of these file types are followed by a color.  Valid colors

    Foreground                      Background
    =======================         ======================
        BLACK                           BLACK
        BLUE                            BLUE
        GREEN                           GREEN
        CYAN                            CYAN
        RED                             RED
        MAGENTA                         MAGENTA
        BROWN                           BROWN
        LGREY                           LGREY

        BLINK      (causes the foreground color to blink)

        The format is:          WHITE ON BLACK
                   or:          LRED ON BLUE
                   or:          WHITE
                   or:          BLACK ON LGREY BLINK

        A valid example of a configuration file is included.  Please
        notice the format:

        Normal=WHITE ON BLACK
        Pklite=RED ON LGREY
        Diet=BLACK ON LGREY
        Compack=YELLOW ON BLACK
        Pak=GREEN ON BLACK
        Windows=LGREEN ON BLACK
        Batch=LBLUE ON MAGENTA
        Text=LRED ON BLACK
        Graphics=CYAN ON LGREY
        Norton=MAGENTA ON BLUE
        WordPerfect=RED ON BLACK

    (the default is WHITE ON BLACK.  If no color is specified, or
     the file type is not in the configuration file (ie: no "Norton"
     lines), WHITE ON BLACK will be assumed)

=== VALID EXAMPLES: ==========================================================

    EXM                 Display and scan all files.  As a default, EXM
                        scans everything except the Checksum, and no pause
                        after every page.  Ending file info, size and date
                        display are also displayed.

    EXM *.exe           Scan all .EXE files in current directory.

    EXM *.com /C        Scan all .COM files, and show Checksum information.

    EXM  /-S/-D         Scan all files, but do not display size and date info.

    EXM \TURBO          Scan all files in \TURBO directory.

    EXM \TURBO\*.com    Scan all .COM files in \TURBO directory.

    EXM B:*.com         Scan all .COM files in B: drive.

    EXM /-B/-I          Scan all files, but don't scan for compiled batch
                        files, or self-displaying text files, and no ending
                        information at end.

    EXM /OB             Only compiled batch files and self-displaying text
                        files are listed.

    EXM /OEX            Only self-extracting compressed files will be

    EXM /exe TRYME.EXE  Show the advanced header information from the
                        executable file.

    EXM /sysop *.ZIP    Finds FILE_ID.DIZ, DESC.SDI, and .SDA files
                        inside archives.  This is convenient for SYSOPS
                        who want to post compressed files, but don't want
                        to hunt through all of them to see if they have

        NOTE: EXE MASTER will exit with an errorlevel of the last file
              tested.  The errorlevels are:

                 0 Normal
                 1 Pklite
                 2 Lzexe
                 3 Diet
                 4 Tinyprog
                 5 Scrunch
                 6 Compack
                 7 PKZIP   or   ZOO
                 8 ARJ
                 9 LHA
                10 Squeeze
                11 Arc
                12 Pak
                13 Windows
                14 Batch
                15 Text
                16 Graphics
                17 Norton
                18 XEQ
                19 WordPerfect

        So if you run a local BBS, and want to be able to identify your
        uploaded files, then you could have a batch file like:

        EXM %1 /-I
        if errorlevel 10 goto ITS_SQZ
        if errorlevel 9 goto ITS_LZH
        if errorlevel 8 goto ITS_ARJ
        if errorlevel 7 goto ITS_ZIP
        goto UN_KNOWN

                *           VIRUS   NOTE               *

     Although EXE MASTER identifies NOLITE and NOLZEXE files, false
     alarms may arise.  Don't panic if a few files come up as altered.
     They may merely be compressed with something that's unidentified
     by EXE MASTER.  However, if a file is already suspicious, a warning
     from this program should make you even MORE suspicious.
     But if you know with confidence that the file is perfectly OKAY,
     then ignore the EXE MASTER warning.
     Considering the level of hacking that virus authors can perform,
     it is impossible to perfectly identify an altered file.

         What in the world is CRYPTCOM, NOLITE, NOLZEXE?

     In order to introduce detectable viruses onto computer systems,
     virus authors are compressing them with executable compressors
     or encryptors.  At that point, the virus is no longer detectable.
     When the file is executed, the program decompresses, the virus is
     run (or the boot sector virus is dropped into your disk) and wala,
     you gotta virus.

                ExeMaster is freeware from David Smith.

        For a great deal, see the enclosed CATALOG.COM file
        for over 30 utilities for only $20.00 !

======== UPDATES ==========================================================

        2.7     Added WordPerfect(tm) files, FLI 2 EXE graphics files,
                Laughing Dog Self-Displaying ANSI files, COM2EXE converted
                .COM files, Dave's Readme Compiler, plus added commas into
                the "TOTAL BYTES USED" ending section.
                Also fixed bug with locating .COM self-extractors, and
                updated some other new versions of graphics and document
                conversion files.

        2.8     Added Graphic Workshop for Windows, MakeRead 1.4,
                TDISPLAY, and improved speed by looking directly
                at bits of the buffer rather than comparing strings
                in many compressions.

        2.9     Added RO-SOFT and BOOK-E self-displaying text files,
                plus ZOO self-extractors.

        3.0     Added PROTECT EXE/COM 1.x  plus  LARC (.LZS)

        3.1     WARNING:  Virus authors use a file util called NOLITE
                that removes the PKLITE header information from files,
                in order to hide embedded viruses.  Those files are
                now included.

        3.2     Added NOLZEXE files, and Protect EXE/COM 1.1 and 2.0

        3.3     Added CRYPTCOM files (used by virus authors), plus
                improved the help screen.

                COP 1.0 & 1.4 (courtesy of Jack Orman)

        3.5     Added some weird headers from PKZIP -AV options.

        3.6     Added the advanced header information  (/EXE)
                switch, plus fixed a couple of bugs...

        3.7     Had to fix some bugs...

        3.8     Added (/SYSOP) configuration for sysops who want to check
                through their .ZIPPED or compressed files for descriptions
                plus added SHOW v2.0 and Breeze v5.2 files.

===============  CREDITS  ================================================

        Protect! EXE/COM v.3.0 encrypts your EXE & COM files and 
leaves them executable, making a complete FILE INTEGRITY CHECK every
time it is run using a complete CRC. Anti-debugging techniques and
a new header have been added to this version to make it more resistant
to cracking and you can customize your own CRC error messages !

   SHOW V20 is Copy(c)right 1989,1993 by Gary M. Raymond, New Orleans, La.
      Show TEXT Converter (Text to COM) Program V2.0 by Gary M. Raymond

        all other archivers and programs are copyright by their
                        individual authors

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