[Blindapple] We need a new launcher
bmisch2002 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 10 08:55:20 EDT 2013
will there be a new launcher for the mac version 2?
On Sep 10, 2013, at 12:07 AM, Jayson Smith <jaybird at bluegrasspals.com> wrote:
> 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?
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