[DECtalk], Re: who?

  • From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 07:18:46 -0400

Hi,
Thanks for all the good comments on Playdec.  I'm not exactly sure what you
mean by the executable having a description inside it.  You mean a more
descriptive filename?  I like to keep things pretty simple, for my own sake!
As for how long it took to write it, the idea had formed in my head a few
days ago, and that's about when I wrote about maybe someday writing the
program.  Then, the other night, I had nothing better to do so I started
work on it.  I had purchased a registered copy of IBasic back late last year
so had a programming language to work with.  I could have probably done it a
bit easier in something like old DOS Qbasic or Asic, another Basic-like
language for DOS, but figured that since many people would be using XP and
suchlike, it would be better to write a true Windows application.  So I
worked on it for several hours and finally got it working by itself.  Made
the file association for .dec files in Windows and boom, it wouldn't work
with that.  After lots of frustration, cussing, and putting in all kinds of
debugging messages to let me know when certain points of the program were
reached, I finally figured out what the problem was, but didn't know how to
fix it.  I therefore had to resort to sending the developer of IBasic an
Email asking how to fix the problem and he responded late Monday night.
Once I figured out how to fix the problem, everything worked like a charm.
The documentation was written and the program uploaded to my web server
early Tuesday morning.
Jayson.

----- Original Message -----
From: "shaun everiss" <shaun.e@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 5:10 AM
Subject: [DECtalk], who?


> Hay guys I just listened to abit and costalo, who.dec
> My question is is that all of that comedy stuff we have, or is some dood
> hiding it on his hard disk.
> I want mor majorly.
> And now with this decplay thing I think sooner or later we will bee
getting
> more file requests.
> Good job jayson for the loader.
> It totally rocks.
> And now I can play it
> I think yesterday you talked about it, now its done.
> How long did it take to write it?
> By the way, it should bee included.
> Also, here are the instructions for windows xp, may apply to me 2k
> The instructions in the file refur to 98
> So for xp
> go my computer, tools, options, then control tab til filetypes
> hit new, then the extection is .dec
> Then its ok, move to details, change
> then its push down cursor once then enter
> then its brouse, and the dirrectory where playdec is.Then its ok I think
> twice then close
> This should bee added to the manual.
> Also I have a suggestion.
> Currently decplay is just decplay.
> Most programs I use have a description inside.
> Like microsoft word is winword.
> decplay could bee dectalk loader, or dectalk fill player or whaterver.
>
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