29th February 2016

PC DOS ringing software

BYROC-2

What it runs on
Most IBM-compatible PCs, under DOS

What it does
Generates touches up to normal peal length of most Plain, Treble Bob and Alliance methods, for Major, Royal or Maximus.
New features include: 6ths (8ths, 10ths) place calls; and “all the work” check; extra calling positions; updated method library; optimisation facility for preferred rows or sequences; compositions for irregular Major methods*; method generator; and proving program.

Library used
Private library supplied with software and also available, with weekly updates, from:

What it costs
£17.50 (£10 upgrade from version 1) *Add £2.50 for this facility

Where to get it and/or more information
(email)

SIRIL-2

What it runs on
IBM-compatible PCs equipped with a minimum of 512KB RAM.

What it does
SIRIL-2 checks compositions on up to 36 bells. Finds method and inter-method falseness. Finds composition falseness. Finds compositions based on a skeleton that you can provide. Prints method diagrams. If you can ring it, SIRIL-2 can check it.

Where to get it and/or more information
Ian McCallion
(email)

Utilities from Glenn Taylor

What it runs on
PC running DOS/Windows

What it does
INTERMET (DOS) Produces inter-method falseness tables for symmetric regular 8/10/12-bell methods. Can also produce tenors-together falseness for any rung course.

UGCalc (Windows) This is a universal groups calculator for 8-bell composition. The program will:

  • Determine the falseness groups for which a user-specified set of courses is true.
  • Allow the user to assemble a set of courses that is true to a user-specified set of falseness groups.

INTERLD6 (Windows) Calculates inter-method falseness for (fixed treble) minor methods by determining the half-leads of user-specified methods that must be avoided if the half-lead starting with rounds is rung to any user- specified method(s).

Library used
INTERMET and INTERLD6 each use a small library to which methods can easily be added

What it costs
Freeware. Either send a 3.5″ disk and return postage, or an email (to receive a ZIP file ~400kb) to the address below.

Where to get it and/or more information
Glenn Taylor, 1 Frayne Road, Ashton, Bristol, BS3 1RU, UK
Phone: (0117) 963-5816

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