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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2011, 02:55:01 pm »
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2011, 02:59:30 pm »
Hmm, the font set didn't work on Wabbit :/ it seems to be shifted left a pixel.... I will try it again to see if I screwed up anything
EDIT: Uploaded screenie...
I had an issue like this in school today. After much scrambling and trying things, the workaround I've found for now is to create a new font set, set it and turn it on, exit zStart, delete the font set, open zStart again, go to the font menu and set your original font set. It's kinda a pain to do, and I still haven't figured out if anything in particular seems to trigger it...


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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2011, 03:18:09 pm »
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2011, 03:25:42 pm »
Oh my god, is that how it works???? I mean, the font editor, it's so pure perfect!
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2011, 03:31:31 pm »
I've been using this quite a bit...
A problem tho.  I tried to make a pic and level8.exe is saying through command that "msvcp100.dll" is missing ??? (and yes I read the readme :P)
Also, I made a font using the app, and the chars look fine in the editor, but in TIOS the they're always one pixel to the left, numbers and letters, so with an L it would just show a line on the bottom and things like that.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2011, 03:41:23 pm »
Broadly speaking, you can almost always fix missing DLL errors by googling the DLL and putting it in the same folder as the .exe. Hope this helps.

ED: Also, Finale noted the one-pixel-to-the-left problem:
Hmm, the font set didn't work on Wabbit :/ it seems to be shifted left a pixel.... I will try it again to see if I screwed up anything
EDIT: Uploaded screenie...
I had an issue like this in school today. After much scrambling and trying things, the workaround I've found for now is to create a new font set, set it and turn it on, exit zStart, delete the font set, open zStart again, go to the font menu and set your original font set. It's kinda a pain to do, and I still haven't figured out if anything in particular seems to trigger it...
ED2: I'm having the same font problem, and Finale's workaround isn't working for me. Grr...
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2011, 06:47:10 pm »
Broadly speaking, you can almost always fix missing DLL errors by googling the DLL and putting it in the same folder as the .exe. Hope this helps.
I guess this is one of the exceptions...it threw some really long error
"The procedure entry point _invalid_parameter_noinfo_noreturn could not be located in the dynamic library MSVCR100.dll."
so IDK what's going on :P

EDIT: tried the other level8 thing and it threw the same error

EDIT2:
this just isn't working...at least not for me...
attached image I'm trying to compile...can someone compile it? TIA
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2011, 10:04:38 pm »
With the font being shifted left a pixel, that is being caused by some glitch in the display code. It worked perfectly until I implemented the ability to use it in places where the font is not aligned to the 16*8 grid, which requires the sprite to be shifted to the left. I haven't been able to fix it because I haven't managed to get a font to do it in wabbitEmu.

It's an easy fix though, unarchive and rearchive the font. Then open and close zStart. You might have to do it more than once though.


For the converter not working, you need the C++ runtime libraries. (x86 x64)

For 32 bit, install the x86, for 64 bit, install both. I do not know why.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2011, 10:35:37 pm »
it's 84+ only, juju (as is most stuff the penguin writes)

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2011, 10:39:20 pm »
this just isn't working...at least not for me...
attached image I'm trying to compile...can someone compile it? TIA
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2011, 10:53:13 pm »
it's 84+ only, juju (as is most stuff the penguin writes)

Aww...

That is amazing.

Sorry about that. I could add in support for 1.19 without to much difficulty, and the only thing that wouldn't work is the 8 level grayscale. But I hate the fact that the 83+BE doesn't map outputs to port (06) to pages that it actually owns. If you output $7F, you don't get redirected to $1F, instead it goes somewhere random and this means that for every single write to a port, I would have to add in 83+BE detection. It is just stupid to have to add in all kinds of checks just to avoid crashing the calculator by asking for features that don't exist. I think even trying to enable fast mode will cause some problems. [/83+BE rant]

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2011, 11:08:31 pm »
kk, thanks ;D

So, it won't compile/convert if there's only 7 colors?

EDIT: you just need the dll to convert it, right?  Or is a whole package needed?

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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2011, 02:51:41 am »
Sorry about that. I could add in support for 1.19 without to much difficulty, and the only thing that wouldn't work is the 8 level grayscale. But I hate the fact that the 83+BE doesn't map outputs to port (06) to pages that it actually owns. If you output $7F, you don't get redirected to $1F, instead it goes somewhere random and this means that for every single write to a port, I would have to add in 83+BE detection. It is just stupid to have to add in all kinds of checks just to avoid crashing the calculator by asking for features that don't exist. I think even trying to enable fast mode will cause some problems. [/83+BE rant]
But 1.19 support is still useful for users of the TI-83+SE, which is more more similar to the TI-84+SE than to the TI-83+.

Anyway, on the topic of fonts, does it support fonts on the graph screen? When I made my MathPrint-safe version of Omnicalc I added a quick fix for allowing using custom large fonts on the graph screen (by writing the data to 0FE78h, right before the end of the stack zone). Does your custom font system do that? Also, any plans for adding small custom fonts?
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2011, 03:05:53 am »
Since this doesn't actually reset the flags, how do I turn it off? And I can't send it to my calc;  I keep getting an "Access is denied" error.
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Re: zStart - an app that runs on ram clears
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2011, 05:40:32 pm »
kk, thanks ;D

So, it won't compile/convert if there's only 7 colors?

EDIT: you just need the dll to convert it, right?  Or is a whole package needed?

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Nope, it needs 8, that's good anyways because you would want to add a color that you wouldn't notice. For instance, if the picture is mostly white, you wouldn't want the program to auto assign white as very light grey.

And if I were you, I'd install the whole runtime, you'll probably need it someday. Plus, it can be difficult to find individual, up-to-date dlls.

But 1.19 support is still useful for users of the TI-83+SE, which is more more similar to the TI-84+SE than to the TI-83+.

Anyway, on the topic of fonts, does it support fonts on the graph screen? When I made my MathPrint-safe version of Omnicalc I added a quick fix for allowing using custom large fonts on the graph screen (by writing the data to 0FE78h, right before the end of the stack zone). Does your custom font system do that? Also, any plans for adding small custom fonts?


Yes, since I'm now posting this online, I'll probably try to find a spot in 1.19 to install it. I agree that it's worth it for the 83+SE. And, maybe someday, I'll even add in 83+BE.

I included support for graphscreen font which is what is causing my current shifted text issue. And I copy the character to lFont_record+1. I don't plan to have lowercase because lowercase is so small that I'm not sure anyone could make a productive secondary font. Also, I believe a lot of system routines rely on the font being the same width as usual.


Since this doesn't actually reset the flags, how do I turn it off? And I can't send it to my calc;  I keep getting an "Access is denied" error.

To turn it off, firstly set the first option (install) to no. Then either, Clear Ram, or open up a press to test menu but don't run it. I usually press Left+Right+ON then press clear.

And "Access is denied," that almost deserves it's own topic. It has to do with ti-connect usb and can be nasty to fix.
-Try new batteries
-Plug in calculator, open device manager, find the calculator, right click>uninstall, replug your calculator into that specific usb port
-Lastly, do step 2 again, but before replugging your calculator, reinstall ti-connect.
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