Are there any rules for posting to the EV Add-ons? The original game, not Nova.
There are only rules for Nova. I thought I would make a plug-in that changes the description the Kestrel that you get in 'Deliver Kestrel Parts'.
There is a problem, too: How can I compress files in Basilisk II with System 7.5? I used WarBeasts emulation tutorial, when it did exist... The version of System 7.5 I have is not the version Apple has on its server for download (Maybe that would have been better, as it the full version of System 7.5. More Control Panels, for example. Maybe even one to change the desktop pattern?). I have the version of System 7.5 WarBeast had in his tutorial. DropStuff 5.5 exists, but says in read me I have to register after 15 days.
Well, except Aladdin no longer exists. How can I register with a corporation that no longer exists? According to the talk page of PC Plugin Conversion Tutorial, SmithMicro is Aladdin: (..)SmithMicro (ex-Allume, ex-Aladdin)(..) SmithMicro does not have DropStuff in the products link, making it impossible to register.
There is a option in the Preferences... dialog that lets me create self-extracting files. What do people think? Do they want self-extracting archives? The Preferences... dialog says that people can expand the files without Stuffit.
I did a screenshot of that of part of the Preferences. You can see some of my Basilisk II Mac files, but as it is EV stuff only, I don't think it's too private to show. I did not take a picture that shows my desktop though- because I don't know if you, the forum posters, would have said something about the contents of my desktop. Lots of file names would have been in Finnish though, so you wouldn't have understood it anyway.
Picture of the self-extracting option in Preferences... including a option to make self-extracting for Windows:
Then there is a option to make files files BinHex, with the .hqx extension. The dialog advises me that it is suitable for posting on the Internet. The only problem it would restrict me to compressing to .hqx (Versions of Stuffit earlier than Stuffit 2009 even have a bug with .hqx according to the PC Plugin Conversion Tutorial). StuffIt on Windows me lets extract .sit/.sitx .hqx/.bin and .zip. So I guess the Windows version lets me compress those too, and if someone could find a old version of Stuffit that works with System 7.5, I would like it. Then I could something else than just .hqx if I liked.
Picture of BinHex with .hqx extension possiblity in the Preferences... :
Though, because I am only supposed to use it for 15 days, I don't know if it is really useful for me. If I create more plug-ins I would have to compress small plug-ins pretty fast to make it in 15 days. In fact, doing all my plug-ins, I guess, is pretty much impossible in 15 days.
So: I need a free program that works with System 7.5 and can compress files. One that makes compressed files that people can expand when they download the compressed file with the plugin from the EV add-ons (not Nova add-ons!).
P.S. Too, are the rules for posting to the EVO Add-ons?
This post has been edited by General Cade Smart : 11 May 2012 - 12:42 PM