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  1. I experienced a problem like this just now. Examination with Filemon reveals that (at least on Vista), Ormus's latest version of BoE looks for scenarios in a "Scenarios" folder in My Documents. Creating this folder and placing scenarios inside allows custom scenarios to be played using Ormus's latest build.


    Looks like scenarios need to be in both the Documents\Scenarios directory and the Blades of Exile\Scenarios directory. Ormus's build is building the list of scenarios from Documents\Scenarios and trying to load scenarios from Blades of Exile\Scenarios.


  2. Very nice.


    Do you think there's any chance of fixing the speed issue with keyboard scrolling? In both this and the original Win Scenario Editor, clicking the N/S/W/E icons allows you to scroll around the map at a faster speed than using the numpad for no apparent reason. In the original editor, my older machines had speed issues on the 2D scrolling, and it also had the same mouse-is-faster-than-keyboard issue, too.


    >>The only SF project I could find was boaedremake . ...?

  3. Thank you for your support. .NET is incredibly evil.


    I might be somewhere in the middle; I don't believe in using RAD tools like realBASIC or .NET, but I don't want to waste my time in ASM either. C/C++ tends to be the industry standard for a reason.


    P.S. The older you are, the harder it is to learn. Old people are not neccesarily bad at making stories, while find it hard to learn obscure series of characters.

  4. Metapad has a line counter, and is essentially Notepad with some small enhancements.


    Andrea, I know what syntax colouring is for. Notice that my post was not "why on earth would you want your code coloured?", it was "I don't need my code highlighted pretty colours to be able to code."


    Anyway, I'm somewhat masochistic (have you seen me code CSS?) when it comes to code. I'm not intending to flame here, I just find coding easy enough without having to have my code highlighted.

  5. Quote:
    Originally written by 20eyes:
    Originally written by Shining Lightbulb:
    Unlike some people, I don't need to have my code highlighted all pretty colours in order to be able to understand it.
    Don't tell me... You're one of those diehard purists who refuses to play Nethack with the colors enabled. wink
    Stop jumping to conclusions. There's a time for pretty colours but coding is not it! (And I don't play NetHack.)
  6. From what I've read about Windows Custom Sounds, they're an absolutely terrible idea.


    Read this:


    When you use Resedit, reshack or similar tools to implement custom sounds by opening the .exe, you are not 'linking' these sounds to the .exe. You are placing them inside the .exe, in the Resource Section of the .exe, which is where data that isn't the main programming is stored, and is usually used for cursors, keyboard shortcuts, strings, sounds, dialogs, etc.


    That is, the only way to add custom sounds on Windows (that we have discovered yet) is by modifying the executable.


    If Spiderweb will distribute such scenarios, which ask the user to implement these sounds using Reshack/resedit, I'd be quite surprised.


    If Spiderweb will distribute such scenarios, which as the user to copy a supplied .exe to their BoA directory, I'd be amazed (and avoiding those scenarios. You do realise the BoA executable is positively huge in Windows?)

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