REGISTRATION AND THE FUTURE LZX was developed over the period of approximately one and a half years. A lot of thought went into every component of LZX, and countless brainstorming sessions kept us up until 5 AM for weeks on end, while our university marks nose-dived due to all of our missed classes. A PC version of LZX is being developed in parallel with the Amiga version, although the PC version is several months behind the Amiga version, due to MS-DOS's numerous architectural problems. We dearly hope that LZX, an Amiga program, will oust the market leaders on the PC, but it will be a tough battle; PKZIP is heavily entrenched in the PC market. The LZX project needs your support! LZX is fairly inexpensive as shareware programs go, especially when you consider what you get: The current (1.21r) registered versions of LZX support the following: Faster compression New "maximum compression" (-9) option New "faster compression" (-Qf) option Decompression of LHA and LZH files (25-35% faster than LhA!) Asynchronous disk i/o More options (fast add, archive concatenation) Multi-volume archiving is under development, and will probably be included in version 1.30r. If you have a feature you would like added, feel free to let us know, and drop us a line either by Email , Snail-mail , fax , or even telephone . PAYMENT DETAILS The registration fee for LZX is US$ 25, which can be paid by either cheque or money order if in the U.S. or Canada, or by postal money order if elsewhere. The address to send the above to is: Data Compression Technologies 383 Lawrence Avenue West Toronto, Ontario M5M 1B9 Canada Alternatively, you may send cash; the cash may be either US$ 25, or its equivalent at the current exchange rate to the currencies of the following countries: Canada U.K. Germany Sweden Denmark This alternative payment scheme is available so that one does not have to make the trek down to the post office and pay an extra fee for the creating of a money order; now all one has to do is hide cash in the envelope and send it off. For example, if you wished to send Canadian dollars, you would look up the current exchange rate (currently 1 US$ ~= CDN$ 1.39) and then send the equivalent amount (CDN$ 34.96, or CDN$ 35). Note: Only bills/notes are accepted. Foreign coins are not accepted, because they cannot be exchanged at a local bank. A note about sending cash in the mail; make absolutely sure that it is disguised; if it is not, you can bet that along the way someone will open it and take the money out - it happens. Enclose the cash in two pieces of non-white paper to disguise it. We cannot take responsibility for cash lost in the mail; if you think this may happen, send a money order instead. To check the status of your order, you can contact the authors as described above. You will receive a disk with the registered versions of LZX, as well as your personalised keyfile, which will enable you to use any of the publicly distributed registered version archives.