The following are the explanatory texts files found on the Data CD.

This is the data CD of "Don't Be Afraid". Nothing too astounding here, just a lot of InSoc-related computer files. Some of it is decidedly retro-tech: you'll be opening DOS windows again... The stuff in the "FanStuff" folder was submitted to me by InSoc fans, as per my public request. The things in the "ISstuff" folder came from my own archives. The files called "ISstuff.txt" and "fanstuff.txt" contain descriptions and instructions for everything. Enjoy.

- Kurt Harland - Vector

Each of these files was submitted to me by someone who saw the general invitation I sent out to contribute something to the data CD of InSoc's new album. In the list below, you see the file name you'll see on the disc, followed by a brief description, and very brief instructions.

- Kurt Harland - Vector

3008N1.jpg - Dan Phillips
Illustration from the story encoded in track 12 of Peace 7 Love, Inc.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

AcidWarp.zip - Noah Spurrier noah@noah.org (Submitted by David Henderson)
DOS screen saver.
Execute from a full-screen DOS box.

Anagrams.txt - ?
List of anagrams of "Information Society".
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

ASCIIIS.zip - Russ Ashmun
ASCII InSoc logos.
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Cabal.zip - bryce@telerama.lm.com
Pictures of some interesting InSoc fans.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics program to view.

Calcinsc.zip - Bryan White - bwhite@ycp.edu
InSoc programs for hand-held calculators! Also contained are two images of the screens generated by said programs.
Read the text files. They describe how to run these programs on certain models of HP and Casio programmable calculators. (Obviously, you'd have to have one of these calculators in your possession to use these files...)
Use your favorite graphics viewing software to view the .bmp and the .tif files.

CFaucet.zip - dremu@emf.net, aaron_shephard@peoplesoft.com
Windows Cheese-oriented Screen Saver. Not InSoc-related, but it IS silly...
First, copy the file 'cheese.scr' to your windows directory.
Then go to the display section of the Windows Control Panel, and set 'Cheese Faucet' as your screen saver.

D2Levels.zip - Various contributors
Playable missions for Descent2.
Unzip into your Descent2/missions directory and choose the new levels from menu when you start a new solo game.
- Alph the sacred river - ?
- Ambridge - Tyler King
- InSoc Logo Robot Showdown - Tyler King - tking@silicon.csci.csusb.edu
- InSoc v. 1.0a - Jason Rocheleau - synth@montana.com

Damn1.mod - ?
.mod audio file.
Use a .mod player to listen to it. Sorry, no, I didn't include one on this disc.

Dumstuff.zip - ?
Three very simple DOS InSoc logo animations.
Open a full-screen DOS window, and run the programs. (IS.exe produces no visible
effect on my system. Maybe you'll have better luck. BTW, I have no idea what
that phone number is supposed to be. I didn't try calling it.)

FAQ.txt - Brad Will - duke@vulture.creighton.edu
Frequently Asked Questions about InSoc. This is not 100% up-to-date.
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Foilstic.jpg
Image based on InSoc logo
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Franz.zip - Kurt Franz - alfafox@giga.com
Illustrations based on the website excerpts of the Don't Be Afraid songs, and other InSoc-related images.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

InSoc6.jpg - ?
Augmented screen capture from the Think video.

InSocfli.zip - Rob Casinghino - Gambit32@usa.net
.fli format logo ins InSoc globe.
You'll need a copy of Autodesk's animation player for windows.

InSockb.zip - Ken Buechele - krbuche@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu
An animation of the old InSoc logo fading into the new one, and a picture of the authors.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer for the .jpg, and Windows Media Player for the .avi.

InSocscr.zip - Brad Will - duke@vulture.creighton.edu
An animated spinning InSoc globe screen saver for windows.
Unzip the file into its own directory and follow the instructions in the 'readme.doc' file.
Use wordpad of your favorite word processor to view the readme.doc file.

InSocsky.jpg - ?
Image made from InSoc logos.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

InSocWin96Theme.zip - Rob Casinghino - Gambit32@usa.net
InSoc 'Theme' pack for Windows95.
Unzip the file into a temporary directory, and follow the directions in the 'readme.txt' file.

IS.zip - Nick Johnson - spatula@gulf.net
DOS InSoc logo screen saver.
Unzip to wherever and execute in a full-screen DOS window.

IS_anim2.gif - Matt Barrus - mkbarrus@inconnect.com
Spinning InSoc logo .gif.
Open the file in NetScape or use any graphics program that can view animated .gif's.

IS_stuff.zip - Tyler Winegarner - tyler@sonic.net
Still life image
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

ISBob2.zip - Scott Dudley - scott@nortexinfo.net
DOS game with a few InSoc-related elements.
Unzip the whole thing into its own directory and execute from a full-screen DOS window.

ISicons.zip - Brad Will - duke@vulture.creighton.edu
InSoc Icons that can be assigned to programs in Windows.
Assign icons to programs in the properties of the program in the start menu.

ISLogo01.gif - Benjamin Pendleton - Pendltn@azstarnet.com
InSoc logo image.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

ISLogo02.zip - Derek Barnes - kazmeyer@geocities.com
Animated InSoc logo
Open the file in NetScape, or any other program that can view animated .gif's

IS-mesh.zip - Simsense@aol.com
InSoc logo in 3DStudio mesh file format, and a .jpg image created from it.
Open 'ISLogo.3ds' with 3DStudio.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer for the .jpg image.

IS-start.zip - Karl W. Reinsch - kreinsch@radix.net
A bunch of WIN95 InSoc start-up screens.
Unzip these into their own directory, and follow the instructions in the 'readlogo.txt' file.

ISVirus.gif - Anarchangel - Epochalypse - anrkngl@nauticom.net
Image using InSoc P&LI single logo.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

ISx.zip - Jeff Marlow - c_marlow@pandora.senecac.on.ca
DOS screen saver
Unzip and execute in full-screen DOS window.

Leonardo.zip - Leonardo from Brasil
3 images from an InSoc fan in Brasil.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Logomix.jpg - ?
An image of some alternate InSoc logos.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

ISshutdown.zip - ?
InSoc shutdown screens for WIN95.
Copy these into your windows directory. Be sure to back up the originals.

Mech.jpg - turrican@cris.com
Picture of Mechanized fighter
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Names.txt - Everyone
This is the list of names of everyone who sent in their name to InSoc asking to be included in this very file.... Here it is!
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Nickwrdz - Nick Johnson - spatula@gulf.net
List of words that Nick Johnson seems to think are 'funny'.
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Nikheath.jpg - Nik popa
Picture of InSoc fan/DJ Nik Popa, and some friends.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Ohdrat.wav - Phil - arycogre@netzone.com
Somewhat amusing recording of a guy saying something somewhat amusing.
Use Windows media player or your favorite audio file player.
Makes a good Winodws shutdown sound.

Poetry.txt - James T.Hsiao - hsiao@cis.ufl.edu
Poetry by James Hsiao.
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Pscspeak.zip - dremu@emf.net, aaron_shephard@peoplesoft.com
Very silly program that causes your sound card to say very silly sentences.
This is a little tricky to use. I suggest you make an icon for it in your start menu.
You'll then have to select it once for each single sentence you want the program to say.

Rmg-v012.zip Erasmus C. Anderson - aca+@cmu.edu
Random music generator for the Gravis Ultrasound sound card.
Unzip this into its own directory and follow the instructions in the 'rmg-v012.txt' file.

Rshuck.jpg - Ryan Shuck - rshuck@engrs.unl.edu
Picture of Nebraska's ONLY 'INSOC' license plate. (Is it live, or is it PhotoShop?)
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Splat110.zip - Scott Dudley - scott@nortexinfo.net
Cool DOS game.
Unzip into its own directory and run splat from a full-screen DOS window.

Stories.zip - bryce@telerama.lm.com
Very silly fictional stories involving InSoc fans and Kurt.
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Submiss - Ryan Kane
- David Gutshall - mrnascar@netrax.com
- SubMiss - subby@blarg.net
Various pictures, sounds and text files from 3 InSoc fans.

Synthia.exe - Daniel Potter - dlp0001@jove.acs.unt.edu
K-Rad DOS graphics splash. Very cool.
Run in a full-screen DOS window.

Trapvect.jpg - Harald Nagel - aard@myplace.org
Altered picture of Kurt.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Tspl10.jpg - Jason Rocheleau - synth@montana.com
Picture of InSoc logo, Kurt, and The Car.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Twistris.zip - David Henderson - dhenderson@sisna.com
DOS game - variant of Tetris.
Unzip into its own directory and play in a full-screen DOS window.

Velvet.jpg - Velvet Rogers - velvet@glamourshots.com
Face-in-the-photocopier type image, with InSoc logo.
Use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

Video2.zip - Mike Sharp. - mikes@ns.rochelle.net
.avi movie of InSoc album covers morphing into each other, with audio exerpt from the new album.
Use Windows Media Player to play this animation, or whatever you like to use for .avi's.

When I first thought of including computer files with the new CD, I imagined a mixed-mode CD with audio and data on the same CD. Thus I figured we had no more than 20 megs to work with. But, since there were some concerns about the reliability of orangebook (mixed-mode) CD's, we decided to just make a double CD set. Suddenly, only a few weeks before I had to turn in the finished data CD, I had over 600 megs of space. So I thought I'd include some stuff of my own, in addition to the things that InSoc fans had so graciously sent in.
Below are descriptions and instructions.

- Kurt Harland - Vector

Folder: Border -

The complex bluish border around the cover art is going to be used on most InSoc graphic things from now on. It is randomly generated by the program "border.exe" found in this folder, using the graphics files found therein. The tiles were designed by
Katie Nutt moomin13@nephilim.org -
http://www.dimensionx.com/people/moomin13/
and
Sam Leung daktari@retina.net -
http://www.hooked.net/users/daktari/
The border generation program is by
Chris Laurel - http://www.best.com/~claurel
This version uses .jpg tiles, but the original artwork I assemble for actual InSoc products uses higher-quality .tga format tiles.
Installation instructions:
1 - Unzip the file 'border.zip' into its own directory on your hard disc.
!! 2- Make a subdirectory inside that one called 'images'. !!
3 - Unzip the file 'tiles.zip' into the images directory.
4 - Read the 'readme.txt' file for details on the program and how to use it.

Folder: DBASounds -
This is an archive of 89 of the raw soundfiles used in the recording of "Don't Be Afraid". There are sounds from all 9 songs. Although every sound was indeed used, some of them were heavily effected or widely transposed, and may not be immediately recognizable. Feel free to use these sounds however you like, as long as you don't use them in music that you sell under contract to a record company.
To hear them, you may either open the file "dbasounds.htm" with your web browser, or just load the .wav files directly into whatever program you like to use for audio files, such as Windows media player.

Folder: Images -
This is an archive of 37 InSoc images I picked out of my image bank.
To view them, you may either open the file "images.htm" with your web browser, or just load the .jpg files directly into whatever program you like to use for viewing pictures.

Folder: Descent2 -
This is pictures and stuff pertaining to a Decsent II tournament I held. Use your favorite web browser to open the file "d2.htm" in this folder.

3008N1.txt -
This is the text that you can get by figuring out how to download track 11 on "Peace And Love Inc.", the 3rd InSoc album. I decided you'd been frustrated long enough. If you already figured it out, you're cool. If you just read it somewhere, cheaters never prosper. Those who figured it out the first time around will have an edge decoding the 3008N1 on DBA.
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

BEWM.txt -
This is a log file of some IRC sessions in which several InSoc fans came to my rescue...
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Bong.jpg -
This is a picture of Laura. Doesn't have much to do with InSoc, I guess, but she's cute...

Car0x.avi-
These are 9 .avi video clips of The Car.
To view, use Windows media player, or whatever program you like to use for viewing .avi video clips. I have noticed that Windows media player stretches the image out. Not all programs do this. Experiment with whatever .avi players you have until you find one that doesn't do this.
I have some ActiveMovie stuff on my system, so when I just run the thing straight from Explorer, it uses the newer video player, which plays it properly. The file types extension setting for video clips on my system yields the following command line:
C:\WINDOWS\rundll32.exe amovie.ocx,RunDll /play /close
Hope that helps.

Dammit.txt -
A text file I wrote about 2 years ago. It's like, serious and stuff.
Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

Listen.txt -
This is a list of what music I liked, in several phases of my life, followed by an official list of recommended listening that I urge you all to try. Open with any text editor, like Windows Notepad.

InSoc88.zip & InSoc88.jpg -
This is the first and only computer program I ever wrote in C. I did it in early 1988. It's a small, text-only promo program that Tommy Boy distributed on 5 1/4" discs in 1988.
InSoc88.jpg is a scan of an actual specimen of these discs. Note the cute sticker!
I've included the source code just to prove that it was the first and only C program I ever wrote. I was learning C and learning how to use PC's at the same time, all by myself, with nothing but a MicroSoft (tm) (copyright, MicroSoft corp.) (No reference to the fact that I said the word "MicroSoft" may be made by anyone, ever.) (MicroSoft corp., all rights reserved, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997) manual that came with my compiler.
To run the program, unzip the file into it's own directory, and then run "InSoc88.exe" from within a DOS window.
To view the image, use NetScape or your favorite graphics viewer.

InSoc90.zip -
This is the program I made (with help from Robert Olivier of the Spectre Organisation (tm) for HACK. I did it in the summer of 1990. It too was supposed to have been distributed as a promotional item for HACK. It was never produced however, because someone at Warner Bros. said "Shouldn't it be for Mac?". I made all the animations myself, using Autodesk Animator.
To use it, unzip the file into its own directory, and then run "InSoc90.exe" from within a full-screen DOS window.
NOTE: The audio features of the program play through the PC speaker, not your sound card. (No one had sound cards yet, then.) This can produce some VERY unpleasant sounds on some modern systems. It worked on any computer I could find in 1990, but now it's not so reliable.

P&LIvid.avi -
This is the video to "Peace & Love Inc.", from InSoc's 3rd album, in its entirety, preceded by an amusing MTV news piece about the album. Sadly, I was working with somewhat crappy video equipment, so I had to be satisfied with a pretty small image.
To view, use Windows media player, or whatever program you like to use for viewing .avi video clips. I have noticed that Windows media player stretches the image out. Not all programs do this. Experiment with whatever .avi players you have until you find one that doesn't do this.
I have some ActiveMovie stuff on my system, so when I just run the thing straight from Explorer, it uses the newer video player, which plays it properly. The file types extension setting for video clips on my system yields the following command line:

C:\WINDOWS\rundll32.exe amovie.ocx,RunDll /play /close
Hope that helps.

PAL.wri -
This is an article written my my father, Paul Larson. It's a description of a method he invented for determining the fat contents in foods, and it has been chosen by the U.S. government as the mandated method which food companies must use to determine fat contents for consumer labeling, which is indisputably cool. Now you'll see how I got so tech-oriented. (Tee Hee. (tm))
I used an OCR program for the text, and scanned in some of the graphs.
Open with Windows Wordpad or any word processor.

qtn40.zip -
Ignore this file.