alternate transfer mechanism dos serial file install
reader Chris Fox was struggling with the approach I outlined due to a corrupted vtemu zip file on the site (I have since corrected the problem). He writes:
I realized I could use uuencode/decode to encode the interlnk/intersvr files to ascii and transfer them over. Uudecode was only like 2k and only had 1
Chris's idea was to transfer the uudecode program (instead of vtemu), then convert a more robust file transfer application into ASCII using uuencode and copy it to the target computer using a plain ASCII copy. Awesome! Chris has kindly provided binaries for uuencode/uudecode, including a split version of uudecode (2 pieces) that can be transferred in ASCII via the DOS copy command and stitched back together. Thanks, Chris!