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Message no. 1
From: Legion out to lunch <legion@**************.ARMY.MIL>
Subject: Frames
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1993 17:34:50 MDT
Thanks for the quick explanation, Dave. That told me alot. Like how
FASA knows nothing about computers. Any program, batch file, shell
script or the like can manipulate any file the person running it can.
Permissions, ya know. If a decker can fool a computer into giving up
it's deepest darkest secrets than he can give the smart frame the
same ability (with regards to size, of course).

Here's on for you: say I send a smart frame on a "search & rescue" to
retrieve that piece of paydata you don't wanna stick your neck out for.
Send a smart frame to do the job and have a second smart frame tag along
with it to collect the data. The second one would do nothing but follow
and carry, relying on the first smart frame for offensive and
defensive needs. With this setup you could load the first for bear
and leave the second almost empty allowing it to carry a bigger haul.

Would that work? It should, I think.

Mike Loseke || Hangin' ten on the New Frontier
legion@************** ||
Minister of Death - SWO ||
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Message no. 2
From: Mark Imbriaco <mark@**.ODU.EDU>
Subject: Frames.
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 1994 16:39:44 -0500
This has probably been asked before, but I figured I'd ask it anyway,
since the Virtual Realities rules have me a bit confused. Okay, here's
my understanding of the process of launching a frame (assuming it is
already designed.)

1. Copy to active memory
2. Launch

The question is: Once it has been launched, does it remain in active memory?

Message no. 3
From: Warlok <EHULTGRE@******.BITNET>
Subject: Re: Frames.
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 1994 20:50:35 EST
My understanding of VR rules for frames was that once they're launched, they
no longer take up space on your deck. I don't usually use them, though. More
fun to do it myself :)

"Herder of the Fabled Striped Mongolian Macintosh"
Message no. 4
From: shadowrn@*********.com (Bryan Pow)
Subject: Frames
Date: Wed Apr 11 16:15:01 2001
CAn you load multiple copies of the same frame or agent onto a host?
Message no. 5
From: shadowrn@*********.com (BD)
Subject: Frames
Date: Wed Apr 11 18:20:01 2001
--- Bryan Pow <powbr323@*******> wrote:
> CAn you load multiple copies of the same frame or agent onto a host?

I'll get back to you on this one, Bryan; my books are at home. Thought
I'd post so you'd know you weren't being ignored :)


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Message no. 6
From: shadowrn@*********.com (BD)
Subject: Frames
Date: Thu Apr 12 12:50:01 2001
In response to Bryan's Q about whether you can load many copies of one
frame or agent onto a host... I dunno. Looking around in that section of
Matrix, I can't find anything that says you can't. Nothin'. So if someone
knows different, lemme know.

A GM having problems with this sort of thing might want to force copies
of a frame program to increase the security tally not only for themselves
but for any other copies, thus making it a bit less useful. But that's
just off the top of my head, I don't know enough about decking to know
whether that's fair or even sensible.


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