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by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58743

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Thanks kindly! Any reason why you included non-virgin copies of curday.dat and nxtday.dat, though? Not that I'm worried you "did anything" to them; just thinking about the possibility of any cached data having been flushed by PG from them if they're from a "used" ADF. No, he's saying that the only ...
by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58743

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Sure, I'll try to package them up in the next few minutes. Out of all of those, the only two that should be different from the original image are curday.dat and nxtday.dat - the other PP20 files are just graphics, and the executables are of course never changed in our current situation (after all, w...
by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58743

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Slight correction - April 1, 1999, not March 31. Here I was tearing my mind apart trying to determine why I couldn't get anything to work with March 31, 1999 =P
by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58743

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Given the copyright dates at the end of curday.dat, I'm going to go ahead and say that the last time this disk was booted in an authentic AP2000 machine was March 31, 1999. It must have been decommissioned early, though - it's my understanding that the Amiga-based infrastructure wasn't replaced unti...
by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58743

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Very nice. That means that all that is somewhere stored on the disc - I wonder if it's in the "raw" format that was sent across the RS-232. One thing I noticed - on the copy of the disk image that I've been messing around with, this did not work. I had to revert back to the original one downloaded h...
by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: Prevue fonts
Replies: 46
Views: 27009

Re: Prevue fonts

Ok...as we know from Ari's original thread, the PrevueC font was created by someone called "J. Bruette", right? I did a quick Google search that led me to patent 5694176 - "Method and apparatus for generating television program guides with category selection overlay" with one of the inventors being ...
by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: IRC preparation
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

IRC preparation

Ok. Ari has an IRC server running at irc.squishsoftware.com and irc.chronic-dev.org. Channel is #prevueguide, and it will be useful to register with NickServ, so that Ari can set up auto-ops and the like through Chanserv. Using any IRC client, connet to either server and do the following: /nickserv ...
by LocalH
Mon May 24, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: Prevue fonts
Replies: 46
Views: 27009

Re: Prevue fonts

Heheh...I caught the post before you attached the file :) Not a problem, I do that all the time. Thanks for the work you put in to make this a TTF...definitely a lot more work than just converting it to a bitmap font. What size is nominal, i.e.; what size will generate glyphs identical to the origin...
by LocalH
Sun May 23, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58743

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Interesting little tidbit - this video shows the same behavior that I've seen with Ctrl-U (which doesn't always make it unresponsive, sometimes you have to hit it a few times).
by LocalH
Sun May 23, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Prevue Discussion
Topic: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!
Replies: 129
Views: 58743

Re: TV Guide Channel Emulation Working!

Well, hm. According to this post , it's PowerPacker 4.0. I confirmed this by downloading a copy of PP4.0 and was able to successfully depack both it and sel. Found an interesting "undocumented" function for sel - you can change the baud rate with it as well, just pass either 2400 or 9600 after the s...