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Pompey Pirates Doc Displayer v5.9

Postby Brume » Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:49 pm

Hi all,
I look for Pompey Pirates Doc Displayer v5.9 (coded by The Alien). Have searched it on various menus (games & tools), but haven't found it.
If someone had this tool, please post here or contact me.
Thanks :wink:
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Postby bodkinz » Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:58 pm

Pompey Pirates 110 has it on Brume

hope that helps

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Postby Brume » Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:04 pm

:oops: My message wasn't very understandable, sorry... I'm not after the displayer, but I need the tool that creates such doc displayer.
So I look for Pompey Pirates Doc Displayer Editor v5.9.
Sorry for my previous message ;)
Thanks for your reply Bodky,

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Re: Pompey Pirates Doc Displayer v5.9

Postby Klapauzius » Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:45 pm

Brume wrote:Hi all,
I look for Pompey Pirates Doc Displayer v5.9 (coded by The Alien). Have searched it on various menus (games & tools), but haven't found it.
If someone had this tool, please post here or contact me.


Brume, I have a somewhat similar doc displayer (with much less features though :oops: ). I can send you the source code if you like - text files can simply be included via an INCBIN command in the source....

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Postby Mug UK » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:06 pm

I've got it somewhere as a disassembled listing ;-)
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Postby Mug UK » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:09 pm

Here it is .. bit of a bodge job, never did tidy up the hacked listing properly.
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Postby aktiv8 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:22 am

Ahhhh - many thanx to Mug.

Been wanting this myself, but have never got around to disassembling the code. If anyone has other doc siplayers, I'm sure they wouldnt go amiss posted here?
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Postby Mug UK » Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:38 am

Here's another one then ;-)

This time it's the Hotline Displayer (I think) ..
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Postby aktiv8 » Mon Sep 13, 2004 8:26 am

Again many thanx Muggie :)
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Postby Brume » Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:50 am

Thanks for all Muggie :)
Just a small question (that may sound probably silly, too):
I usually use Devpac 3.00. When I try to load the source of Doc Displayer v5.9, it displays "There is not enough memory in the edit buffer to load that file".
Is there a way to load the source into Devpac? Or do I have to use another program?
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Postby The Byte » Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:35 am

Brume wrote:Thanks for all Muggie :)
Just a small question (that may sound probably silly, too):
I usually use Devpac 3.00. When I try to load the source of Doc Displayer v5.9, it displays "There is not enough memory in the edit buffer to load that file".
Is there a way to load the source into Devpac? Or do I have to use another program?
Thanks again,
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Hi Brume!

Run DEVPAC and go to OPTIONS/PREFERENCES

You can adjust the Editbuffer there.....


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Postby Brume » Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:56 am

Works :)
Thanks The Byte!
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Postby Mug UK » Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:13 am

The code wasn't very well formatted. More a case of disassemble the .PRG, convert the source code to Devpac by way of Stew's convertor tool and then wade through the bits finding out where to insert a new document etc.

I personally used someone else's DOC displayer for many years in it's hacked format until someone actually sent me the proper disk with the PRG file etc.

Always sent out my PD list using this program .. can't remember what it was called now :)
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Postby Grazey / PHF » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:05 am

Muggy: Revenge! :)

Yeah, I also dis-assembled the PP doc displayer many moons ago... I gave it to the Wombles for their use. But for ease of use I prefer the Thunderbirds Doc Displayer.

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Postby aktiv8 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:45 am

Ahhh the revenge document displayer.... Everyones favourite displayer I'm sure :)

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Postby Mug UK » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:35 am

That was the one I used .. original one I ripped didn't have a music replay option, so I added that myself ;-)
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Postby punkrulesok » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:45 am

So basically, its safe to assume that the PP never officially released the source, or an editor to the masses?

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Postby aktiv8 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:56 am

I think thats right Punk...

PPs tended to keep their code and utilities to themselves. What they did reslease tended to be a few versions old. For example, then they released their v1.5 packer on a menu they had already used v1.7 and were using various incarnations of v1.9 (I remember seeing depack strings for 1.9x and 1.9y). I think v2 was in beta at that time too...

It's a definite shame not to have the original code etc as Aliens displayer has to be (IMHO) the best displayer out there.

Mind you - if Des (juggler) has a few disks in his attic he may care to dust down who knows what's hiding away... :wink:
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Postby Mug UK » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:43 pm

Disagree on that one .. the Thunderbirds Doc Displayer by Nanouk (I think?) was much nicer.

Revenge was nice .. but just a tad too slow on scrolling larger documents. But then it was easy to knock up a DOCs disk in the early days.

a) Intro in AUTO folder
b) Auto-depack TSR
c) Startgem for Revenge

then d) .. rip off as many LSD doc disks from your mates as you could and transfer them to the ST via Cross-Dos ;-)
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Postby aktiv8 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:58 pm

muguk wrote:Disagree on that one .. the Thunderbirds Doc Displayer by Nanouk (I think?) was much nicer.


Is that the one which appears on some Dbug Menus? not really seen it - or at least can't think of it to clearly!

To be honest though, I am a swine for not reading the docs for most games. I did however always read and print (on a dot matrix at the time - arrggghhhh) the docs for the flight sims so prominent on PP menus - so most of my experience comes from that

muguk wrote:Revenge was nice .. but just a tad too slow on scrolling larger documents. But then it was easy to knock up a DOCs disk in the early days.

a) Intro in AUTO folder
b) Auto-depack TSR
c) Startgem for Revenge

then d) .. rip off as many LSD doc disks from your mates as you could and transfer them to the ST via Cross-Dos ;-)


Lol - Yep I certianly used Revenge a lot for doc purposes in more of less the way you mention above, plus had facility to depack ICE packed documents which was always handy too!. OK so we could be called lamers - but what the heck - it worked and was damn quick! :D
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Postby Marskilla » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:38 pm

Muguk wrote:Disagree on that one .. the Thunderbirds Doc Displayer by Nanouk (I think?) was much nicer.

Revenge was nice .. but just a tad too slow on scrolling larger documents. But then it was easy to knock up a DOCs disk in the early days.

a) Intro in AUTO folder
b) Auto-depack TSR
c) Startgem for Revenge

then d) .. rip off as many LSD doc disks from your mates as you could and transfer them to the ST via Cross-Dos ;-)


Hi there !

I'm looking for this utility I had once... the THUNDERBIRDS DOC DISPLAYER v2.0

Anyone ?

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Re: Pompey Pirates Doc Displayer v5.9

Postby Mug UK » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:20 pm

I might still have it somewhere..... but whereabouts, I'm not too sure.
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Re: Pompey Pirates Doc Displayer v5.9

Postby Marskilla » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:27 am

Muguk wrote:I might still have it somewhere..... but whereabouts, I'm not too sure.


Well if you find it among your teasures, I'll be so glad !

I searched the whole wide web just to find it on the google cache :
http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:VLz ... =clnk&cd=1

but the original page is now a 404.

A few days late... the whole story of my life :lol:


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