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AScript Script Reference in Blades of Avernum Editor
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So, if I'm reading you right, it'll be sort of like the way Eclipse displays the javadoc for a method when you type it in?

Nifty.

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I worked as a parking attendant at Logan Airport, I parked jets. They had to let me go though because I kept locking the keys in them. One day I was on an 86 foot stepladder trying to get in the window with a coat hanger.
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BoAEdit in Blades of Avernum Editor
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What Niemand said. Not only will it simplify the code, it will also make it very easy to add, remove, and rearrange commands. And with a bit of tweaking, end-users would be able to make their own custom commands. Remember, Laziness is the first of the Three Great Virtues of a Programmer.

I didn't play around with it that much (I was watching the Sens choke last night), but I've put a couple changes on here. All my changed are surrounded by "// START DINTIRADAN" and "// END DINTIRADAN" comments (gaze in awe at my version control). Nothing major: I removed the small text field (what was it there for?) and made the program terminate when the window gets closed. I fixed Kel's first problem, but the second still needs to be addressed (shouldn't be hard; just replace 'window.add(' with 'window.getContentPane().add(' ).

I also tried to make the text field change size based on the window's size (it's the ComponentAdapter). It doesn't work too well, and I'm sure there's a better way to do it. The scroll pane only resizes after you're done resizing the window.

Finally, I noticed that a saved file has Unix line endings. If you save a file, then try to open it with a really simple text editor that can't convert line endings, everything appears on one line. I was surprised by this, I though Java automatically converted line endings.

Other than those few things, it's looking great. A great feature to add would be a menu for stubs of different types of scripts (an option to load basicnpc; an option for generating the outline of START_STATE, INIT_STATE, and EXIT_STATE; etc.).

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I went to court for a parking ticket. I pleaded insanity. I said, "Your honor, why would anyone in their right mind park in the passing lane?"
- Steven Wright

[ Thursday, June 07, 2007 10:09: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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He can always relay posts through another member. It's been done before.

EDIT: Yes, I know. I'll get around to posting, once I can get around to beating the inertia of laziness. And no good ideas.

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I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time." So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
- Steven Wright

[ Thursday, June 07, 2007 06:36: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Emperor Tullegolar in General
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This is why the forum should be deleted now instead of keeping it around. Really, whether or not that forum had any purpose in the 'good ol' days' is debatable, but it clearly isn't serving any now.

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I went to a general store, but they wouldn't let me buy anything specific.
- Steven Wright
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Funeral Rites. in Richard White Games
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Of all the forums to make a "I'm Back" post, you pick this one?

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I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn't have to go so fast.
- Steven Wright
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Geneforge 5 idea in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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By Safey:
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What I'm propasing is just make all files dealing with the seneriao editable/readable for any aspiring seneriao editors.
Make a Blades of Geneforge, you mean.

It's not like JV can press the Easy Button and - Presto! - the data files are suddenly editable. There would have to be a large amount of work involved to create an editor for an end user.

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BoAEdit in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Open up a command-line window/terminal/whatever it is for Macs, go to the directory you have the .jar file, and then run it.

For example, if you put the .jar into '/Kel/Folder', type "cd /Kel/Folder" to get to the directory, and then type "java -jar BoaEdit.jar" to run the .jar. If there are any errors when you run it, they should be printed out onto the screen.

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I was sad because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet. So I said, "Got any shoes you're not using?"
- Steven Wright
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Funeral Rites. in Richard White Games
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Can we put this forum out of its misery? Now? Please?

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I was once arrested for walking in someone else's sleep.
- Steven Wright
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BoAEdit in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Huh. For some strange reason, I don't have java.util.Scanner in rt.jar, even though I downloaded the latest Windows SDK yesterday. Must have hit an old link.

I just tried it for a second on my Linux box at work. You don't terminate the application when you close the window (you don't notice this unless you're running from the command line). You need something like:
frame.addWindowListener(new WindowAdapter() {
public void windowClosing(WindowEvent event) {
System.exit(0);
}
});
I'll get to more extensive testing later once I get the right SDK at home.

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I was in the first submarine. Instead of a periscope, they had a kaleidoscope. "We're surrounded."
- Steven Wright

[ Wednesday, June 06, 2007 06:13: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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BoAEdit in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I know a little Swing, so I can help with testing when the time comes.

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It's official: shoes are the new WMD.
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End of Days in Richard White Games
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I'm fairly certain E.T. is volunteering himself as a sacrifice.

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I was cleaning out my closet and I found this old bathing suit I'd made out of sponges. I remember when I wore it to the pool. When I left, and no one could go swimming until I came back.
- Steven Wright
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End of Days in Richard White Games
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Glee.

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[ Monday, June 04, 2007 13:04: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Amateur historians in General
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By Aran:
quote:
Well, these days I'm still cynical, and I sometimes speculate on whether 9/11 was a set-up, but I'm more curious about what is really true than I want the truth to be cool or earth-shattering.
The United States government has a long history of killing in cold blood. Freezing blood, actually.

Seriously, what is it that makes 2001/09/11 so hard for some people to accept? Just the sheer magnitude?

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Beware the cheekbone eating Frisbee!
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Autorun Install Doesn't Work For BoA On Vista in Tech Support
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I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but when I was re-installing BoA off of my CD (ver. 1.0.1, I believe) onto Vista, I couldn't run the installer by clicking on the button (the other buttons worked). No biggie; I could still run the installer by exploring the CD, but still...

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I was born by Caesarean section, but you really can't tell... except that when I leave my house, I always go out the window...
- Steven Wright
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Sanity Check in General
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It is fitting that my vote caused an Internal Service Error.

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I was arrested for lip-syncing karaoke.
- Steven Wright
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Utility Programs in General
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I use Linux at work and Vista at home, so this poll would have been perfect if every question had two choices. Ah, well.

The only 'Other' I picked was for text editing. I only use emacs at work when Eclipse won't do, but at home I use Programmer's Notepad 2 exclusively.

By the way, has anyone noticed how long it takes to extract files from .zip folders using the built-in WinZip on XP or Vista? Maybe it's optimized for viewing the contents of files but not extracting them.

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I want to get a full body tattoo of myself, only bigger.
- Steven Wright
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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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This is why making one word posts is a bad idea. Almost as bad as making two sentence posts.

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I used to work at a factory where they made hydrants; but you couldn't park anywhere near the place.
- Steven Wright
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I just thought some of you might want to be informed of this potential heretic. in Richard White Games
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It strikes me that Shadowvale and the Richard White forum is a match made in heaven.

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Compiling BoE source code for Windows in Blades of Exile
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... gah.

Sorry, brain fart on my end. I was thinking of something completely different.

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I tried to hang myself with bungee cord. I kept almost dying.
- Steven Wright
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Compiling BoE source code for Windows in Blades of Exile
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I haven't taken a good look at the source yet, but how hard would it be to implement sizeof everywhere you need to change from 16-bit to 32-bit? I realize that, depending on JV's code, it could be a big overhaul, but if it isn't done the source will have to be changed again if and when everyone moves to 64-bit.

EDIT: Grammar are nice.

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I stayed up all night playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and seven people died.
- Steven Wright

[ Friday, June 01, 2007 06:17: Message edited by: Dintiradan ]
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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I'm fairly certain that by now everyone in the RP checks their PMs on a regular basis. Posting to say someone has a PM somewhat defeats the purpose. :P

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I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.
- Steven Wright
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Jeff on programming in General
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By Aran:
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Huh?
I don't think that Randomizer is primarily a programmer. No offense, but experience has taught me that engineers and their ilk have lousy code maintainance skills (admittedly, there's more to their jobs than programming, but still...).

And commenting each line of code isn't a bad idea... when you're writing in an assembly language.

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I saw a sign: "Rest Area 25 Miles". That's pretty big. Some people must be really tired.
- Steven Wright
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HLPM updated to 1.2.5 in Blades of Avernum
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I protest the absence of KPWO. ;)

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I saw a man with a wooden leg, and a real foot.
- Steven Wright
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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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Avin, Sliros, there room in this party for one more? I was thinking maybe catching a movie, going for a burger and beer afterwards. Y'know, gods' night out. :P

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I saw a bank that said "24 Hour Banking", but I don't have that much time.
- Steven Wright
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Preaching to the Choir in General
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By Redstart:
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As for the creationist museum, if this would happen anywhere else in the world besides the U.S., I'd be surprised. Now I'm just sad.
One was finished not too long ago here. It's pretty close to the Royal Tyrell. I didn't read up on it when it appeared in the paper, but the picture of the teddy bear fossil was cool.

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I put my air conditioner in backwards. It got cold outside. The weatherman on TV was confused. "It was supposed to be hot today."
- Steven Wright
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