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PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« on: April 26, 2009, 11:12:24 pm »
(I'll take any ideas for a better name) :)

I finally got around to finishing that ASM program to help transferring the hacked pics to/from a computer.  You run TPIC (234 bytes) to store the data for the pics in an appVar.  You send the appVar and EPIC (200 bytes) to the destination and run EPIC.

What do you guys think?  (Or any suggestions or problems)
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 07:09:18 pm by simplethinker »
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Re: Hacked Pic Helper :)
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 12:31:21 am »
This sounds good.
But I do have one question:
Is it meant for using with other programs, or is it for development purposes?

If in the case it's meant for use with other programs, maybe a "copy to archive" function could be added.
I can see where this would simplify the installation step of basicbuilder programs (bowling for example).

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Re: Hacked Pic Helper :)
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 12:46:39 am »
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If in the case it's meant for use with other programs, maybe a "copy to archive" function could be added.
I can see where this would simplify the installation step of basicbuilder programs (bowling for example).
Copy what to archive?  There's the appVar created by TPIC, and the pics extracted by EPIC.
I'm horrible with names (hacked pic helper), so that could be the source of some confusion.  This doesn't create/copy hacked pics, it just simplifies transferring.

This sounds good.
But I do have one question:
Is it meant for using with other programs, or is it for development purposes?
Basically:  Trying to transfer Pic10-Pic255 makes computer go boom.  Transferring appVar to computer doesn't go boom :)  The intended use for this is in the distribution of programs.  After you're done with development and you're giving out the project you can use this to package the pics.

[edit]  This came up on IRC and I couldn't resist:  "simplethinker's simple solution to a growing problem"
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 01:20:16 am by simplethinker »
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Re: Hacked Pic Helper :)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 02:08:47 am »
interesting, this could be useful for installers or for games using few asm libs
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Re: Hacked Pic Helper :)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 10:35:57 am »
Actually it'll be usefull for... WabbitEmu! The current version has problems with the illegal Pics: it "likes" some of them and not others.
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Re: Hacked Pic Helper :)
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2009, 01:44:37 pm »
Does PicPacker sound like a better name?
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Re: Hacked Pic Helper :)
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2009, 01:53:09 pm »
I like PicPacker. Has a nice ring to it.
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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2009, 05:47:50 pm »
Yes, much better name. =)

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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2009, 05:52:29 pm »
I agree a lot with ZagorBNK. Finally I'll be able to play his game :P

But the new name seems better
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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 12:29:20 am »
That is why I tried to leave it be, and when I explained it I did try to make it as pleasant as possible >.<..

Anyone test this program out yet? I am working on homework, so I have not had the time...yet!

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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2009, 10:04:48 am »
Anyone test this program out yet? I am working on homework, so I have not had the time...yet
That's a very good question!  Has anyone tried it yet? :)
« Last Edit: April 29, 2009, 10:23:35 am by simplethinker »
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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2009, 11:17:37 am »
Let's restart this eh.
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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2009, 08:16:01 pm »
lol yeah I noticed all of a suddent almost an entire page of posts dissapeared :P

I try to not delete posts unless they could be extremly offensive to some users or when they contain illegal content but when deleted they land in the hidden trash bin anyway so if something is accidentally deleted it's pretty easy to bring back up. On the old board I accidentally someone's entire project thread which had like 90 posts and I couldn't retrieve it and he wasn't too happy :P
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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2009, 08:19:57 pm »
lol yeah I noticed all of a suddent almost an entire page of posts dissapeared :P

I try to not delete posts unless they could be extremly offensive to some users or when they contain illegal content but when deleted they land in the hidden trash bin anyway so if something is accidentally deleted it's pretty easy to bring back up. On the old board I accidentally someone's entire project thread which had like 90 posts and I couldn't retrieve it and he wasn't too happy :P
Well, a couple posts were a little uh.... over the top.
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Re: PicPacker (previously called Hacked Pic Helper)
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2009, 08:21:09 pm »
It was just going downhill and didn't wanna see the end lol.
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