<CT> Re: Issues with exitexec and I found some alias-related bugs too

  • From: Erwin Dokter <edokter@xxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 14:11:20 +0200

Jeremy wrote:
> 
> First I gotta say I am impressed with Calmira II!  I have a old 486
> here that I saved from the trash, which I am loading up with games
> and educational programs for a friend's kid who currently has no
> computer at all.  Calmira really puts new life into an old OS!

Hi Jeremy,

Let me respond to a few things...

> My big problem right now is with exitexec.  (BTW, the calmira.org
> download page states exitexec is included with calmira 3.0...that may
> be but it isn't included with 3.3.) 

The file exitexec.exe was never included with Calmira. What the download
page means is the the *functionality* has been included since Calmira
3.0 (but only in the Run dialog). Try running Jazz from the Run dialog
with 'DOS Session' checked.

> So what is the *best* way to accomplish what I am trying to do?  I
> have some other DOS games that will need this too.

I hope to make the 'DOS Session' option available in the start
menu/shortcuts.

> Also, I have found some issues related to aliases.  I have created
> folders on the desktop that are filled with aliases to programs (ie.
> Games, Art, etc)
> 
> 1) Holding SHIFT while dragging an icon WILL NOT create an alias as
> described in the help file.  It moves the file instead!  I had to
> create my aliases manually :(

I should really update the helpfile...

SHIFT moves the file
CTRL copies the file
ALT creates an Alias

> 2) The "Start In" field in "Edit Alias" MUST be filled in by using
> the browse button.  If I type the starting path in this field, for
> some reason it does not work.  This took some head scratching on my
> part to figure out why some of my programs didn't work.

I have no problem here; the field is always saved. Just be sure not to
end the directory with a '\'.

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