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Old 21st August 2003, 20:09   #41
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@Hammerhead, what do you mean by 'compiling with mc.exe on click'?
Having it as your default program for .ms. Editplus is extremely useful to have as an editor when you do this, as it registers in the right click menu independently, not in any sub-menus.
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Old 22nd August 2003, 19:06   #42
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HH, if you use editplus you can do that, but if not, Script Compiler can help you a lot. Yeah, carlosp, I know what you meant. I've implemented it in the app, so in the new version, all the settings and paths are stored in the Windows registry and reloaded at the app startup, so you don't lose them by closing the app. I'm gonna add some more features before the release of 1.2 version .
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Old 23rd August 2003, 17:30   #43
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Old 23rd August 2003, 18:55   #44
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very cool
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Old 24th August 2003, 20:30   #45
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Thanks, I'll work on the 1.2 version to make it cooler .
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Old 25th August 2003, 10:34   #46
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when will version 1.2 be released? btw: you could add a write modus with the maki syntax.it is very easy to do. You just take the code from an exciting notpad and add the syntax. Just think about it! See ya....
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Old 4th October 2003, 18:40   #47
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Okay, Script Compiler version 1.2 is here! Thanks, carlosp, for reminding me to work on it .
Download Script Compiler 1.2!
New features:
  • All the settings and paths are stored in the Windows registry and reloaded at the application startup, so you don't lose them by closing the application.
  • '@echo off' command is added to the batch file.
Thanks in advance for your ideas and comments. I wish you a pleasant compiling. Enjoy!
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Old 4th October 2003, 19:49   #48
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qlimo: Did it take a long time to code? I am wondering whether to learn C++ past the MSDos stuff

Nice work
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Old 4th October 2003, 23:17   #49
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can only be a good thing learning
but the more you get into it the more there is to learn


as for using the registry, hmm imo it should not be used for simple things like the above, these could of been stored in an ini file which is read in, which would make your prog more desirable
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Old 4th October 2003, 23:18   #50
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Very cool Like it very much!
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Old 4th October 2003, 23:25   #51
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can only be a good thing learning
Not necissarily If I learn C++ I won't be able to learn much more in the field of graphics: I don't actually have much time nowadays

If I don't learn C++, I'll probably learn to airbrush life-like stuff, do proper abstract 2+3d and become better at webdesign.

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Old 5th October 2003, 10:32   #52
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looks like youve got yer mind set on graphics so youve answered yer own question
altho java is close which you'll use as part of wd
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Old 5th October 2003, 11:26   #53
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guess you're right
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Old 6th October 2003, 14:16   #54
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Thanks, guys. Your satisfaction is my satisfaction .

Hey, SLoB. Yeah, you're right, I could use ini file instead but it would be yet another file which might get accidentally overwritten or deleted. I find registry safer, that's why I decided for it.

Thanx, Hammerhead. If you decide to develop applications, Delphi is the best thing I can recommend you. In my opinion, it's the most powerful tool you can use for this purpose. It makes the coding much easier and far more faster that e.g. C++. What's more you can use all the api functions you use in C++ and the syntax is very alike, so I think you could start immediately .

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Old 6th October 2003, 19:58   #55
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INI files are supported only for backwards compatibility in win9x,2k,me,xp and .net.
The current way to save these things is registry.
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Old 6th October 2003, 21:15   #56
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aye but it doesnt mean you should clog the registry up
for a small prog like that a simple ini file would suffice.
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Old 7th October 2003, 18:38   #57
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Thanks, guys. Your satisfaction is my satisfaction .

Hey, SLoB. Yeah, you're right, I could use ini file instead but it would be yet another file which might get accidentally overwritten or deleted. I find registry safer, that's why I decided for it.

Thanx, Hammerhead. If you decide to develop applications, Delphi is the best thing I can recommend you. In my opinion, it's the most powerful tool you can use for this purpose. It makes the coding much easier and far more faster that e.g. C++. What's more you can use all the api functions you use in C++ and the syntax is very alike, so I think you could start immediately .

~ qlimo
Thanks, I'll see about it
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Old 8th October 2003, 15:26   #58
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Good luck then, hh. Also you, guys, if you have any ideas of what you'd like to get done, don't hesitate and let me know .
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Old 10th October 2003, 10:40   #59
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Great Tool qlimo

For a newbie like myself it sure beats doing the command prompt crap.

I'm a carpenter by trade, Not a programmer so I don't really know what a batch file is or does but this app is KEWL!!!!

Getting the app to remember where the mc file and last m file are would be great. But it would be even greater if it could write my scripts error free <pulls hair out> I am having trouble trying to open a drawer by clicking a button on the player and it will get more complicated when I try to put the playlist, eq and thinger in the drawer. Obviously i know enough that depending on which button is pushed, the others need to be hidden.

And I have been surfing the forums and found that the playlist will need to be hidden when closed and visible when open. So I imagine I will need to do a screenshot of the play list so when the drawer is opening it looks right.

Anyway Thanks for the app. It's gonna make my million or 2 compiles much easier

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Old 10th October 2003, 10:43   #60
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Oh yeah question

What would deleting a batch file do? what are the pros and cons for keeping it or deleting it? What directory is it created in?

I tried version 1 snd found you released 1.2 glad to see that you also made it remember which boxes are check as I like to save wear and tear on my mouse hehehe.
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Well I fopund where the batch file is created, and see what it does, but still no idea what one is or what criteria would cause a person to make one. Obviously I see why it would be nice for MC if not for your great APP!! just don't know how to create one and why I would want to creat one other than for Winamp skin compiling.
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Old 10th October 2003, 13:04   #62
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batch files are ment to preform repeating tasks needing one or more commands to be preformed without the user's intevention.
most of them can be deleted if the are no longer being used.
They are normal text files containing dos command of all sorts and windows supports them as they can make a user's life much more comfortable.
Hope that gives you some info.
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Great Tool qlimo

I'm glad that you like it and that you're one of those people who find it useful and use it .
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batch files are ment to preform repeating tasks needing one or more commands to be preformed without the user's intevention.
most of them can be deleted if the are no longer being used.
They are normal text files containing dos command of all sorts and windows supports them as they can make a user's life much more comfortable.
Hope that gives you some info.
Thank you, the_dude4444. I wouldn't say it better myself .
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Old 14th October 2003, 20:06   #64
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qlimo,

I love how easy your app makes compiling. I do however have a couple suggestions.

Since It saves the last .m file. Is it possibble to save the last 2 or 3 .m files? It would be a lot easier if a drop down history box had a list of a couple files.

Also, I don't know if this can be done and maybe because I am a newbie, I hit the compile button alot and get errors. I hope as I get more experienced with MAKI this won't happen hehehe. Any way, the comand prompt is closed after reading the error message, it would be nice if your compile screen minimized so that one could proceed directly to their text editor.

JUst a thought Love the app as it is
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Old 20th October 2003, 14:33   #65
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These are great ideas, sawdustdog! You made me get back to coding and work on the next version . Btw, do you mean to minimize the Script Compiler or the Command prompt after hitting the Compile button? Thank you!
Stay tuned for a new release !
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Old 4th January 2004, 18:52   #66
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Ladies and gentlemen, I'm pleased to introduce you the
Script Compiler version 1.3.
What's new in this version?
  • The application has a menu now, where you can customize your settings.
  • The paths to the last five used *.m files are now stored in the Reload submenu, what means, that you can easily reload a previously used file in a second, without browsing your harddisk.
  • The application is now minimized when you click the Compile button, so that you can go directly to your text editor without minimizing the Script Compiler manually.
  • I've included the XP manifest, so it matches your XP theme now.
My thanks goes to hammerhead for finding a bug and for the idea of the XP manifest .
Comments, ideas and bug reports are welcome as always .
Enjoy!
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Old 4th January 2004, 19:01   #67
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there is a quicker way to compile by using a right click context menu entry which with the right script could compile any m file on the fly and on any drive within explorer, would save the need for browsing etc

just an idea
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there is a quicker way to compile by using a right click context menu entry which with the right script could compile any m file on the fly and on any drive within explorer, would save the need for browsing etc

just an idea
Those new to computers/skinning might not know that

Another (small) bug that I just found: when you initiate the 'about' messagebox, if always on top is on, the about box is under the compiler window. Not worth putting up a new version for though.

Thanks for the acwknowledgement

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Old 4th January 2004, 20:48   #69
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I am still with your app dude. I had an idea. It is similar to slobs idea.I have an app called babloyn. It is for translating words to a lot of langs. The apps runs in the system try. I can choose my hot key for example "ctrl-right mouse" and as soon as i press this the app starts. You can also do it. You run your app in the try and as soon as I press my chosen hotkeys your app compiles the skin. Can you do this?
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Thank you for your feedback guys.
I'll see what I can do with it .
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