Details for installation are in the Amiga emulator archive.
Win 95 / Win 98 Installation
- Create a directory called flex or something similar.
- Inside the newly created directory, create a directory called fm_docs
- After extraction, copy all .html and .gif files to
the fm_docs subdirectory.
- Copy all remaining files into the flex directory (or whatever you called it)
- Use Win95/Win98 to add the program "FLEX.EXE" to the Start button
or to a drawer, depending on how you prefer to use Win95/Win98. The FLEX
emulator has its own distinctive icon; it also has a small "+++"
icon which is visible in the title bar and when it is minimized.
When Win95/Win98 starts the emulator, either from a shortcut or from the
"real" icon, it passes the directory where the emulator is located
to the emulator, and that is where it will look for the virtual disk
files and the startup.txt file. The emulator will look inside the
fm_docs subdirectory in the starting directory for the manual.
Getting It Running
When the emulation starts, PSYMON and FLEX are loaded into emulator
memory from the current directory and initialized. An external text
startup file is used (startup.txt, from the same directory as the
emulator and its other files) to supply an initial set of commands
to FLEX in order to get things the rest of the way up and running.
You'll see the following when the emulator starts:
+++LOGIN DISK0.DSK 0 (built-in command new to FLEX)
+++LOGIN DISK1.DSK 1 (built-in command new to FLEX)
+++DATE (command from DISK0)
<current date is printed>
These commands are coming from the startup.txt file which is a Host
OS file. Do not change this file until you completely understand
what is going on with the LOGIN commands. These are new to FLEX!
See the next section for details.