Download WWIVEdit25.zip & WEDIT25B.zip from a WWIV BBS. Extract all the files from WWIVEdit25.zip into a temporary folder. From the command prompt in that temporary folder, run INSTALL.EXE
The installer will copy all the files into the correct sub directories and make the neccessary config changes to WWIV (almos) NOTE: It will ask you about deleting files, say Yes.
When that is complete, copy the WWIVEDIT.EXE from WEDIT25B.zip into c:\wwiv\wwivedit\ and overwrite the existing file.
Your install is done. To set WWIVEdit as your editor, at the Main Menu go to "D" defaults and using option "9" change your fullscreen editor.
When you run install, this will be added to your external editors section in wwivconfig.exe
┌───────────────────────────────────────────── External Editor Configuration ┐ │ Description : WWIVEdit -- Highly Recommended │ │ BBS Type : WWIV │ │ Use DOS Interrupts: No │ │ Emulate FOSSIL : Yes │ │ Filename to run remotely: │ │ C:\WWIV\WWIVEDIT\WWIVEDIT %1 %2 %3 %4 │ │ │ │ Filename to run locally: │ │ C:\WWIV\WWIVEDIT\WWIVEDIT %1 %2 %3 %4 -set:local │ │ │ │ %1 = filename to edit │ │ %2 = chars per line │ │ %3 = lines per page │ │ %4 = max lines │ │ │ └────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
Using your favorite text editor open c:\wwiv\wwivedit\config\default.def and edit the file so has the following changes:
; The default settings -- These work for WWIV 4.21a & WWIV 4.22 ; See CONFIG.DOC for a complete description LOCAL: [N] Whether this is a local definition SETUP:  0=None, 1=CHAIN.TXT, 2=EDITOR.INF (WWIV 4.21a) RESULT:  0=None, 1=RESULT.ED, 2=FEDIT.INF (WWIV 4.21a) REPLY:  0 = Never Ask User 1 = Ask User if E-Mail and user wants to be asked 2 = Ask User if user wants to be asked TAG: [N] Disable User Tag Lines (if 1 or Y) BBSTAG: [N] Disable BBS Tag (if 1 or Y) COLORS: [0-9] Legal Color Range (See CONFIG.DOC for format) MCI:  Characters treated as MCI chars as per Merlin's Mod LINES: [-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1] (see CONFIG.DOC for meaning) KEYBOARD:  0=XT, 1=AT, 2=Attempt to Auto-Detect MONO:  0=CGA/EGA/VGA, 1=MONO, 2=Auto-Detect first use, 3=Always Auto CHATKEY: [LR] L=Left Shift, R=Right Shift, C=Control, A=Alt LR=Both shifts, CA=Control-Alt, Etc DOSKEY:  Same Format as ChatKey DIVIDER:  Filename of the file that contains Tagline divider NOTAG: [NOTAG.BBS] File that contains list of bases to exclude BBS tag from NOPERSON:  File that contains list of bases to exclude User Tag From WARNTIME:  Number of seconds before user is beeped at (0=Never) ABORTTIME:  Number of seconds before message auto-aborts ESCTICKS:  Increase this if [A [B [C etc starts appearing remotely] WWIVEDITMACROS:[Y] Whether or not WWIVEdit (MACROS.LCL) macros are allowed QUOTER:  0 = None, 1=Goose's Quote 3.01 or greater, 2=WWIV 4.21a PERSONALDICT: [Y] Whether or not personal dictionaries should be kept COLORTITLE: [Y] Whether or not Color Changes are allowed in the title MOUSE: [N] Y=Allow Mouse Locally DIRECTVIDEO: [N] Must be set to 0/N for Remote use SCROLL: [N] Smooth Scrolling (won't work remotely); PREFIX: [>] This is the character which will be inserted before each quoted line. BBSDISABLE:  If Disable Taglines is set in boardedit, and this is 1, then User taglines will still work. If set to 2, user taglines wont work, but bbs taglines will. ; The following shouldn't be modified unless you know what you are doing! COMPORT:  Set this to 0 for local and WWIV definitions FOSSIL:  1=Use fossil driver if Comport > 0 BBS:  0=None, 1=WWIV
After you edit file from the command prompt run
C:\WWIV\WWIVEDIT\WWIVEDIT -F which compiles the changes.
TODO: It would be nice to talk about the older versions.