SINEW.TXT for Patch #3

Stunt Island Product Update

In addition to the updates mentioned on the Product Update, the following 
changes have been added to Stunt Island.

Cessna/Beechcraft Changes
Modifications were made to the elevator control on the Cessna and Beechcraft
planes in the program.  They were a little harder to fly than necessary.

Easy/Hard Flight Model
In response to users stating that the planes were too difficult to fly in 
Stunt Island, a new Easy/Hard flight model has been added.  To switch the 
flight mode, press ALT-P at any time when the program is running to view 
the Preferences screen.  At the bottom of this screen you will see two 
buttons.  Simply click on the Easy or Hard buttons to select the mode you 
wish to fly in and then click on OK.  The Easy flight mode removes all 
inertial effects from the flight model allowing you to fly very freely, 
making sharp turns and dives that are more difficult in the Hard flight 
model.  The Hard selection is the same flight model originally included 
with the program.

Rudder Pedal Support
In response to customer requests, a Rudder Pedal option has been added to 
Stunt Island.  The following steps will help you to set up Rudder Pedal 

In the \STUNTISL directory, run the Setup program by typing SETUP at the 
DOS prompt and pressing ENTER.

Move the highlight bar up to the Input Device option and press ENTER.  Then 
move the bar to the Joystick w/Throttle option and press ENTER.  You must 
select Joystick w/Throttle to use the Rudder Pedal option, regardless of 
whether or not your Joystick has a throttle.  Now select "Install with the 
above configuration" to return to the DOS prompt.

Start the program by typing STUNT at the DOS prompt and pressing ENTER.  
When the program comes up, you may see the Joystick calibration screen, if 
you do not, press ALT-J to bring it up.  Calibrate your joystick according 
to the options on Page 22 of the Stunt Island Handbook.

If your Joystick has a throttle, you will be asked to calibrate it after 
you have finished with your Joystick.  A white dot will appear in the lower 
left corner of the calibration box.  Move your throttle to it's minimum or 
lowest position and click a button on the Joystick, the white dot should 
remain in the lower left corner of the calibration box.  Now move the 
throttle to it's maximum or highest position and press a button on the 
Joystick.  The white dot should now be in the upper left corner of the 
calibration box.  

Once you are done calibrating your Throttle, you will be asked to calibrate 
your rudder pedals.  A second white dot should appear in the bottom left 
corner of the calibration box.  Move your Rudder Pedals to the far-left 
position by pressing down or forward with your left foot and letting up 
or pulling back with your right foot, and then click a button on the 
joystick.  The white dot will now move to the lower right corner of the 
calibration box.  Move your Rudder Pedals to the far-right position by 
pressing down or forward with your right foot and letting up or pulling 
back with your left foot, and then click a button on the joystick.  Your 
Rudder Pedals should now be calibrated properly along with your joystick 
and throttle.

A properly calibrated Joystick, Throttle and Rudder Pedals should display 
a white dot in the upper left corner of the Joystick Calibration box, a 
black dot directly in the center and a second white dot at the bottom center
of the box.  Once you have these devices calibrated properly, press ENTER 
to continue with Stunt Island.  You can re-calibrate these devices at any 
time by pressing ALT-J while you are in the program.

Note:   The rudder in Stunt Island does not function like a true rudder in 
	an aircraft. In Stunt Island, the rudder is used to make small 
	corrections in heading (About one degree per second) for more 
	precise alignment when flying aerial stunts. Unlike a real aircraft 
	rudder, the Stunt Island rudder will not cause a deviation in bank 
	when actuated, nor is it usable on the ground.

Disney Software tested the Thrustmaster Rudder Control System and MAXX 
Rudder Pedals with this version of Stunt Island.

(C) Disney


README.TXT for Sound Patches


The following file contains information on the new patches for Disney 
Software programs that allow them to work properly on 486 systems with 
various high end sound cards.


These new patches will make several substantial changes to your program.  
These changes are:

1.  Expanded (EMS) Memory will no longer cause the sounds in the program to 
    break up and warble when you run the program on a system that has EMS 
    memory present.  The information contained in the "Sound Blaster And 
    Expanded Memory" section of your manual no longer applies to the program.

    This program was designed to use only IRQ 3, 5 or 7 with Sound Blaster 
    and compatible cards.  The setting of IRQ 2 can cause problems. Therefore
    we do not recommend you use this setting with this program. We do not 
    support IRQ's above IRQ 7.

    Please note the Tandy Sound (DAC) and IBM PS/1 Audio card are no longer 

    Please note that CGA and Tandy Graphics are no longer supported in these
    new versions.  If you have a computer with CGA or Tandy graphics, please 
    contact our Customer Service department.  See the Contacting Customer 
    Service section at the end of this file.

2.  Lockups on 486 systems.  Over the past several months, many of our 
    customers have purchased 486 computers and have experienced a problem 
    with the computer locking up during our programs.  This problem is fixed
    by these new drivers.

3.  Many parents have commented to us over the past two years that they 
    didn't want their children to have to navigate DOS to start a Disney 
    program.  What they wanted was a way for their children to be able to 
    click on an icon and go right into a game.  Many parents chose to run 
    our programs under the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface because
    its icon based interface gave them what they wanted.  Unfortunately, 
    DOS-based programs like those from Disney Software often suffer from 
    poor performance when run from the Windows environment.

    Well we listened, and now there are Windows program launchers for your 
    Disney Software.  The new launchers close Windows down temporarily, and 
    then reload Windows when you exit your Disney Software program with none 
    of the problems associated with running DOS based software under 
    Microsoft Windows.  The information contained in the "Running Your 
    Program Under Microsoft Windows" section of your manual no longer 
    applies to the program.

4.  MS-DOS 6.0 has been tested and is supported.  The original versions of 
    these programs were released before MS-DOS 6.0.  MS-DOS 6.02 has not been
    tested however.  We are currently preparing to do some revision testing 
    under MS-DOS 6.02, and results will be available on our BBS when we 
    complete the tests.

5. Stunt Island users have some additional changes to explore.  Please see
   SINEW.TXT, which is included with those patch files for more information.


1.  Move or copy the files PATSI.BAT, P3-SI1.EXE, P3-SI2.EXE, P3-SI3.EXE, 
    P3-SI4.EXE and P3-SI5.EXE into the sub-directory where you installed 
    Stunt Island (Usually C:\STUNTISL)  IMPORTANT: These files must be 
    run only in the sub-directory where Stunt Island was installed.

2.  Change to the sub-directory where you installed Stunt Island.  This 
    is usually accomplished by typing CD\STUNTISL at the C: prompt.

3.  At the C: prompt, type PATSI and then press ENTER.  The new files will 
    be extracted into your Stunt Island sub-directory, overwriting the 
    older versions with the new updated versions.  Older files that are no 
    longer needed will be deleted as well.


Now you can launch these Disney Software programs directly from Microsoft 
Windows 3.1.  Included with these patch files are icons that allow you to 
launch these programs from Microsoft Windows. These instructions (based on 
Windows 3.1) tell you how to set up this icon in a program manager group 
window of your choosing. 


If you prefer neat and orderly Windows, you may want to create a Disney 
Software window for these programs.  To create a new window called "Disney 
Software" complete the following steps.

1.  In Program Manager, select File from the Program Manager menu bar.

2.  Select New on the File menu.

3.  The New Program Object window appears, select Program Group from this 
    window and press ENTER or click on OK.

4.  The Program Group Properties window appears.  In the Description box, 
    type Disney Software.  Press the TAB key to switch the cursor to the 
    Group File box.  In the Group File box, type DISNEYPR.GRP and press 
    ENTER or click on OK.

5.  A new window called Disney Software should now be displayed on screen, 
    ready for you to move your icons into it.


If you only want to add a single icon for a Disney Software program to a 
window, use the following steps to do so.  If you are adding more than one 
program, you may want to use the next section, "Adding Several Program Icons 
To A Window" to set them up.

1.  In Program Manager, select the name of the window where you want to add 
    the icon from the Program Manager's "Window" menu to make that window 

2.  Then select File from the Program Manager menu bar.

3.  Select New on the File menu.

4.  The New Program Object window appears, select Program Item from this 
    window and press ENTER or click on OK.

5.  The Program Item Properties window appears.  In the Description box, 
    type the name of the program you wish to add.  Press the TAB key to 
    switch the cursor to the Command Line box.  In the Command Line box, 
    type in the name of the launcher .EXE file name (A list is shown below).
    Press the TAB key again to switch the cursor to the Working Directory 
    box.  In the Working Directory box, type in the directory where the 
    program you are adding is installed, the launcher should also be stored 
    in that directory.  Press the TAB key to switch the cursor to the 
    Shortcut Key box.  You can designate a shortcut key if you are running 
    Windows in Enhanced mode.  We recommend leaving this box set to None.  
    Leave the Run Minimized box unchecked.  At this point press ENTER or 
    click on OK.  A new icon should appear in the window with the label 
    of the program you just installed.  You are now ready to run that 
    program from Microsoft Windows.

    Follow The Reader            wreader.exe
    Mickey's 123s                wmick123.exe
    Mickey's ABCs                wmickabc.exe
    Mickey's Colors & Shapes     wmickc_s.exe

If you are using an alternative Program Shell for Microsoft Windows such 
as Norton Desktop for Windows or HDc Power Launcher, please consult your 
manuals for directions on adding program icons.  These directions will only 
work for Program Manager.

1.  In the Microsoft Windows Program Manager select the "Window" and choose 
    "Main" from the list at the bottom.

2.  In the "Main" window, find  the "Windows Setup" icon and double-click 
    on it. This will bring up the "Windows Setup" application.

3.  From the "Windows Setup" application window, select the "Options" menu, 
    and choose "Setup Applications..." from that menu.

4.  You will be asked if you want the Setup process to find the applications
    for you or do you want to do it manually. Select "Search for 
    applications" and then select the "OK" button to proceed.

5.  Next you're asked where you want the Setup process to search; select 
    the drive where the Disney Software programs you want to add are stored,
    and make sure that is the only item selected. Then click on the "Search
    Now" button to start the search.

6.  The Setup process will search the drive you selected. During the search
    you might be asked some questions regarding which is the right name for 
    the application describing the executable program found. Since these 
    questions do not apply to the Disney Software programs, you can click 
    on the "Cancel" to proceed. Of course, if you want to set up the program 
    the question is asking about, select the right choice and click on the 
    "OK" button to proceed.

7.  After the search is done you will get a list of "Applications found on 
    hard disk(s)" which will be on the left side of the window and an empty 
    list titled "Set up for use with Windows" on the right.

8.  Now we need to select the Disney Software programs you want an icon for 
    from the list on the left and get them in the list on the right. You do 
    this by selecting all of the Disney program names on the left list and 
    then clicking on the "Add" button. The Disney Software programs to look 
    for are:

	  Follow The Reader
	  Mickey's 123's
	  Mickey's ABC's
	  Mickey's Colors & Shapes

Note:  There might be other programs listed; select them only if you want 
       a launching icon in the "Application" windows for them.

9.  When you have all the Disney programs you want a launching icon for 
    listed in the list on the right ("Set up for use with Windows") then 
    select the OK button to have the selected programs put in a program 
    manager group window called "Applications."

10. Once the Setup process is done, close the "Windows Setup" application 

11. To see the "Applications" window, select "Applications" from the 
    "Window" menu of the Program Manger. You should now see a window with 
    icons representing each Disney Software program you selected. To start 
    one of these programs, double-click on the icon of your choice.  If you 
    wish to move these icons to another Window, simply place the two windows
    side by side and drag the icons over to the new window by placing the 
    mouse cursor over the icon, pressing and holding the left mouse button, 
    and dragging the icon over to the new window.  When you let go of the 
    mouse button over the new Window, the icon will be moved there.


To start one of the Disney Software programs from Windows, double click on 
the icon associated with it.  If you have any Windows applications open with 
unsaved changes, you will be prompted to save the files at this point.  The 
launchers completely shut down Windows before they execute the program.  Any 
changes made to currently open documents will be lost if you do not save 
them at this point.  Any DOS-based applications should be closed manually 
before starting a program with a launcher.  If any DOS-based applications 
are active when you try to start a program with a launcher, Windows will 
display an error message stating "Application Still Active.  Quit the 
application before quitting Windows", and then return you to Windows when 
you click on the OK button.

Once Windows has been closed down, the program you selected will begin.  
When you quit the Disney Software program, Windows will restart 


Do not put any of the Icons for Disney Software program launchers into the 
Windows 3.1 StartUp window.  They will cause problems if set up to run this 

The StartUp window automatically launches the programs associated with any 
icons in it.  If you do this, you will start Windows, Windows will 
automatically launch your Disney Software program and you will be able to 
play normally. However, when you exit the program and return to Windows,
Windows will automatically launch the program again, effectively preventing 
you from returning to Windows and using or exiting it.  The only way out of 
this loop is to reboot your system while you are in the program.

If your system automatically boots up to Windows, you will need to use a 
boot disk to stop your system from going into this loop.  Users of MS-DOS 
6.0 can simply press the F5 key when they see the "Starting MS-DOS message 
as their system boots up to bypass their normal startup files.

To keep Windows from going into this loop, you must delete STARTUP.GRP from 
the Windows directory to prevent this from happening when you restart 
Windows.  Then when you are back in Windows, you will need to recreate the 
StartUp window.  Please consult your Windows manuals for more information.


Great customer service depends on how easily your customers can reach you.
To that end, Disney Software and Buena Vista Software want you to be aware
of all the ways you can contact us for Customer Service and Technical 

You can always write to us!  We can be reached at the following addresses.

     Disney Software
     c/o Customer Service
     500 South Buena Vista Street
     Burbank, CA  91521-6385

You can call us from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at:

     (818) 841-3326 Disney Software Customer Service
     (818) 846-0454 FAX (Please address FAXes to Customer Service)

     FAXes are accepted 24 hours a day.  Messages can be left in Voice 
     Mail 24 hours a day.  Please be patient, due to the volume of calls 
     we receive, it can take up to three business days to respond to 

You can order software from our catalog at these toll free numbers (Patch
files are only available from Customer Service):

     (800) 688-1520 Catalog Ordering - (Master Card, VISA or American Express)
     (800) 668-4839 Catalog Ordering - (Canadian Residents only)

You can find support on our Bulletin Board System (BBS) 24 hours a day!

     (818) 567-4027 Disney Software/Buena Vista Software Support BBS
		    Settings are 8 data bits, No Parity and 1 stop bit.  
		    VT-100 or ANSI Terminal Emulation.  Please see Bulletin
		    #2 for more information or download BBSTIPS.TXT.
     BBS INFO:      Running Wildcat BBS Software on two lines with Hayes 
		    V-Series ULTRA Smartmodem 9600 modems.  Running since 
		    1990.  We currently have 5000 active users, 
		    many file areas and message conferences to choose from.  
		    Echomail links to FIDOnet, with other message systems 
		    like DisneyNET, RIME, Internet and Compuserve to be 
		    added soon.

We can also be reached on many other information services for your 
convenience.  Here is a listing of all our service I.D.'s on national 
information services.  You can send us E-Mail at any of these addresses:

SERVICE             I.D.           
America On-Line     DisneySoft     

You can leave private E-mail for our Customer Service Representatives or 
leave a public message in the Disney Software area of this service 
(CTRL-K: DISNEY SOFTWARE).  We now have a support area available on this 
service with a library of files related to our products, as well as a 
message area for support.

Compuserve          71333,14       

You can leave private E-Mail for our Customer Service Representatives, or use
our public Disney Software/Buena Vista Software support area on Compuserve in
the Game Publishers B+ Forum (GO GAMBPUB).  We have a library of files related
to our products, as well as a message area for support.

FIDOnet             Disney SYSOP  

Messages posted in the Disney Conference of this service will be answered by
Disney Software/Buena Vista Software Customer Support.  Our BBS is connected
to this system, and messages are answered as quickly as possible.

FIDOnet Netmail     1:102/841.0   

If you have access to this feature of FIDO you can send messages to this node
address. You can also perform FREQs if you have access to that feature.

GEnie               DisneySoft

You can leave private E-Mail for our Customer Service Representatives, or 
post public messages in either the Games Bulletin Board (M805 - Category 3, 
Topic 28) or Disney RT (M195 - Category 30, Topic 6).


You can leave E-Mail for our Customer Service Representatives.  Any of the 
addresses shown can be used to contact us.  The first ID is the best one to 
use since it comes straight to our BBS.

Prodigy             JVNX63A (Disney Software Private Email ID)
		    JVNX63B (Buena Vista Software Private Email ID)
		    BWBF40A (Public Bulletin Board ID of Disney SYSOP)

You can leave private E-Mail for our Customer Service Representatives by 
posting messages in the PC Connections (JUMP: SOFTWARECONNEX) area or posting
private Email from the Communications area.  The Disney SYSOP also covers the
Game Club, Computer Club, Arts Club and Education Bulletin Boards. Use our 
public I.D (shown above) to get a response in the Bulletin Boards.

We hope you will find this information useful.

In the Helpful Information and Troubleshooting Guide section in our manual 
we have tried to cover the basic questions we get asked most frequently, but 
there are always new situations, hardware, software, configurations, etc. 
that we cannot cover in the manual.  Disney Software's Customer Service 
department has created a document to cover late breaking issues and answers 
to commonly asked questions.  This document is updated on a regular basis, 
and can be obtained by mail or by modem.  To receive a copy, call our 
Customer Service department and ask for the Disney Updates.  To download 
this information, call our BBS and download the file DISUPDTE.ZIP from the 
file area.  We will also make this file available on the various on-line 
information systems we support.