Re: It's been a long time...
- No problem Greg. I intend on using it as much as you guys do. I was
a previous user of PCGenView on the Palm for over a year, so I'm now
familiar with both sides of the these types of software. I think
that PCGScry has quite a bit of potential, and I have to admit that I
code for a living and I was impressed with Ross's coding style. He
did a really good job, so I'm trying to keep this true to his coding
standards, and look and feel of the application.
I still keep a paper copy for the time being of my sheets, but mostly
just for 2 weapon fighting, missile weapon upkeep and the like.
I just hope that you enjoy 1.3.1b when it comes out this weekend. I
haven't spent much time on it all in all, but it should still have
several changes to it.
Thanks Greg and I'll talk to you later.
Murray H. Smith
--- In PCGScry@yahoogroups.com, "Greg Bassett" <gregorybassett@h...>
> I look forward to all these changes. Thanks for your time andeffort.
> I am so glad that I can go "paperless" now at sessions.
> >From: "spacy12003" <spacy12003@y...>
> >Reply-To: PCGScry@yahoogroups.com
> >To: PCGScry@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [PCGScry] It's been a long time...
> >Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 03:56:48 -0000
> >Well guys, after receiving my PPC back from HP yesterday, I've now
> >had about 20 mins to start coding changes to the existing app
> >(building upon 1.3.1a).
> >1.3.1b will have improved functionality. I've already implemented
> >code to display what is going on during the load process and
> >how big the file actually is in Kb. This should help track downthe
> >problems that we are having. Since no one has posted one of theirreported
> >big sheets for me to try out, I'll just wait and see what is
> >with the new functionality.version,
> >I've also started to reorganize the Main page.
> >I've modified the Hit Point area, since I found the previous
> >although well coded a bit clunky. I've added a text box to type inof
> >your hit points(defaulted to 1) and a + and - button. The Reset
> >button (R) will still be present.
> >There is quite a bit of information on the main page, but not all
> >it needs to be displayed at all times. I'm thinking about reducingstop
> >the saves, and the melee and ranged attacks down to 3 columns. The
> >Name (of course), the Total, and the Temp fields. This will not
> >you from viewing this information, since it is important, all itwill
> >means is that you will have to click on the Total field to get the
> >full scoop on what is going on (similar to the AC button). This
> >add considerable space to the sheet and hopefully allow me toperform
> >the other enhancements that I will be detailing below.appropriate
> >I will be adding code to automatically create the Spells directory
> >and the Characters directories under PCGScry and move the
> >files to them upon detection, that the directories don't alreadythat
> >I want to add the 'Class Abilities' section for classes. I know
> >Ross wanted to add it, I'll be investigating the possibility ofin
> >adding it. If I don't get a chance to code it by the next version,
> >it will at least have a place holder section on the main page.
> >I would like to add a rest/sleep button that would add your level
> >hit points and restore your spells, and any other abilities thatyou
> >get on a day to day basis. Not a difficult coding job, but onethat
> >I think that would improve the character upkeep.of
> >I would also like to add a money textbox, to be able to keep track
> >gold, and such in a decimal format.you
> >On the Bio page, I want to add functionality that will allow for
> >to update the experience of the character.feed
> >LIST OF ITEMS TO BE FIXED.
> >1) [MAJOR]I have to investigate the logic surrounding the state
> >saving and discover why it doesn't work in PPC2003.
> >2) [MINOR]I have to fix a problem with the AC button. It will not
> >update when values are added into the Temp Dex score.
> >3) [MAJOR]Fix the problems with large files... (but I need some
> >back to get this done).this
> >That's about all that I have for now, depending on how much time I
> >have the new Beta of the vb file should be posted at some point
> >weekend and I'll let you know what goodies I've been able tothrough
> >I would like to know if what everyone thinks of these changes and
> >enhancements... You might even have others and I'd like to hear
> >Have a great week everyone. Talk to ya all this week-end!
> >Murray H. Smith
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>From: "spacy12003" <spacy12003@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [PCGScry] Re: It's been a long time...
>Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2004 22:55:18 -0000
>Sorry about the 2 links, here they are again:
>--- In PCGScry@yahoogroups.com, "spacy12003" <spacy12003@y...> wrote:
> > These are all really good questions. The code itself is an
> > VB application that Ross designed, which is really cool since the
> > environment is downloadable from Microsoft for free. It does
> > have it's quirks with the PPC O/S that I'm still working through.
> > The initial install is a cab file that can be downloaded from:
> > <a
> > .com/PCGScry/#download</a>
> > All you need to do is copy the cab file to a directory on the
> > PC, and double click on it (from the Pocket PC). That's the
> > install. I haven't created another cab file for it yet, since I'm
> > still trying to enhance certain sections of the code and fix some
> > problems that I've encountered on my PPC. Once I've corrected
> > and any others that I can fit in, I'll post the code back up to the
> > site, since others may want to have a crack at coding it with the
> > updated code.
> > You will need the runtime which is about 2.853 Kb for the ARM
> > runtimes which can be found at:
> > <a
> > ads/developer/evb.mspx</a>
> > As for whether the app can be run off of an expansion card... I
> > to admit that I haven't tried it although someone might be able to
> > give more input on this.
> > I'm still fairly new at the Pocket PC thing myself since I've only
> > had mine since the end of Dec, and even then it's been at HP more
> > often then not. *SIGH* I've learned never to install their
> > upgrades or perform a hard reset. One of these doesn't work
> > on my model, and after 2 tries without my PPC I don't want to go
> > a third.
> > I hope that this helps...
> > Murray H. Smith
> > --- In PCGScry@yahoogroups.com, "Brass Tilde" <brasstilde@i...>
> > > > I would like to know if what everyone thinks of these changes
> > > > enhancements... You might even have others and I'd like to hear
> > about
> > > > them.
> > >
> > > I've been subscribed to this list for some time, but have only
> > recently
> > > gotten a PocketPC device. Is there an installation program, or
> > I just
> > > copy stuff? Is this a .NET application, or embedded VB? If the
> > latter, how
> > > big is the runtime, and can I run it off of an expansion card?
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