[Blindapple] We need a new launcher
jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Tue Sep 10 00:07:16 EDT 2013
It should be possible to do the save state thing. Save states are stored in
sta\apple2ee within the main directory containing mess.exe. Just put the
user in that folder and let them choose a state.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bryan Mckinnish <bryanbkm at gmail.com>
To: Blind Apple Discussions <blindapple at bluegrasspals.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:59:06 -0400
Subject: Re: [Blindapple] We need a new launcher
> That does sound like a good idea, but the save state thing will be kind
> of not possible with a button. It could have an edit box where you can
> type the number or key of the save state. I was thinking about upgrading
> my launcher to do that.
> The first launcher was just a test, but I think I can do it.
> I like these chalenges.
> Bryan Mckinnish
> On 9/9/2013 10:49 PM, Jayson Smith wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Okay, it seems we need a new launcher. I've had several people
> > complain about the long command line, or just plain not be able to
> > understand it without a lot of help. Here's what I envision this
> > launcher being like.
> > It should use standard Windows dialogs, so as to be usable with any
> > screen reader or even by a sighted person. For this reason, it won't
> > need to use a SAPI voice.
> > It should allow for the selection of disk images for floppy drives 1
> > and 2, as well as a save state for situations where you need to switch
> > disks and restore from a save state.
> > It should allow for easy navigation of file lists by letter or digit
> > where appropriate, rather than having to arrow around.
> > I envision something like one dialog with five buttons. One selects
> > the image for drive one, another for drive two, a third for the save
> > state, a Go! button, and a Quit button. For the selection dialogs for
> > images/save states, use standard Windows file open dialogs, since they
> > already do everything we need. Put it in the disks or sta\apple2ee
> > folder, as appropriate. All file selections should default to no file
> > in that slot, I.E. it shouldn't remember your selections from last
> > time. Given all your selections, the Go! button would construct a
> > command to run the emulator, and launch it. Would anyone be willing to
> > take on this task?
> > What do you think?
> > Jayson
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