Curday.dat Data Format

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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by AriX » Wed May 02, 2012 10:52 am

woddfellow2 wrote:I just found this, but apparently TCI Cablevision of Tulsa got the yellow grid in November 1999:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/articlep ... Bu_e1anewl
This says it was the first cable system to receive the upgrade... In other news, water is wet and the Pope is Catholic.

Also, one of the screen shots in this:
http://web.archive.org/web/200106071322 ... index.html
...mentions the date 1 June 2000.
Interesting finds. And I love the Prevue Throwback logos.

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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by Matthew Joseph » Thu May 03, 2012 10:14 am

woddfellow2, here is my revised edition of the curday.dat file, I tried to re-edit again with the correct schedule. Please re-take this image. If it is wrong, please answer it to me.
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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by woddfellow2 » Thu May 03, 2012 2:03 pm

It worked after I fixed it myself:
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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by Matthew Joseph » Thu May 03, 2012 6:11 pm

Thanks. I slept overnight after I gave the file. Anyway, wheres the Ogg Theora video??? And I putted summaries on channel 04 and 11, do you have my summary shots taken?


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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by Matthew Joseph » Mon May 07, 2012 11:58 am

woddfellow2, here is my partial curday.dat listing on a cable company. I decided to put real schedule from Wikipedia and from my TV Guide magazine. Please take an image from channel 5 to 7 and from channel 2 to 4, take the summaries image correctly and please make a 3 minute video of the looping listings in .mp4 (video) and .ogg format. Thanks
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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by woddfellow2 » Mon May 21, 2012 11:10 am

prevue-20120509.tar.gz (gzipped tarball, 55 MB)
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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by Matthew Joseph » Tue May 22, 2012 5:57 am

Thank, woddfellow2.

Anyway, I found one of the Sports summaries there on the guide. It' says "Sports for (channel name) channel (channel number)" in this picture.

I can remember in that video in 1995 posted by joseph_sobora (swbrwnskins) in the end of the listings that said "Sports Summary for (channel name) channel (channel number)"

It could be on the XX.1 (or 17).5.0.0. code there that shows Sports summaries.

AriX or anyone in the forum, are you sure in 1998, "Sports Summary for" became "Sports on" because of the 1998 Prevue revamp or the 1999 TVGC?
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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by woddfellow2 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:06 pm

I noticed that aswell, and found it interesting... o_O

I think it probably changed circa 1996, when "Summary of %s on channel %d" (channel display name, channel display number) became "Summary of %s channel %d" (channel display name, channel display number).
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Re: Curday.dat Data Format

Post by Matthew Joseph » Fri May 25, 2012 9:46 am

GOOD NEWS:

If your using Windows, I tried using curday.dat without the startup script that tin did. I use adfview and inserted it and it works in WinUAE. The thing is that I copied woddfellow2's curday.dat file from my Mac and I put it in Windows and I tried to attempt it and it works.

EDIT: There is a topic called "How to add curday.dat without any Amiga programs" here.
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