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ST NEWS article extraction

Postby Cronos » Sun Aug 14, 2005 10:04 am

Hello... I am trying to complete the database of extracted ST NEWS articles by trying to extract them from issues that so far didn't work using emulators. The most excellent Mike Mee changed the PRG files so that they didn't crash anymore, I configured STeeM to use TOS 1.0, and I tried to load issue 4.4.

It works fine, it displays fine, and when viewing an article the "P" (extract to word Processor file) key also seems to work fine. I can change the path from A to C and then type in 01.DOC for a filename.

AND THEN THE 01.DOC IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND ON ANY OF MY DRIVES.

Now if someone could help me with this, I'd be much obliged.

Also...does someone know where I might fight Selectric, the alternative file selector?
Richard Karsmakers

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http://www.ST-NEWS.com (1986-1996)
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Postby Mug UK » Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:08 am

Does the same thing happen if you extract to a "blank" disk in drive B: ?

My theory being that your write-protection check you did that I subsequently removed when I hacked it out of your .PRG files, might have caused another problem when writing files to a hard drive? Try dumping the file to a blank disk image in drive B: and let me know the result.
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Postby Cronos » Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:00 am

In the mean time I solved it by doing a Google search on Selectric and then using Selectric instead of the standard file selector. That solved everything. Some of the older issues ran out of RAM with Selectric installed, but thet didn't require directory swaps so that worked fine of its own.

As of yesterday evening, every single ST NEWS article ever released in a regular issue of ST NEWS can be read in RTF format from the ST NEWS site at http://www.st-news.com!
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Postby PaulB » Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:10 am

Cronos wrote:As of yesterday evening, every single ST NEWS article ever released in a regular issue of ST NEWS can be read in RTF format from the ST NEWS site at http://www.st-news.com!


That's great news (so to speak!). I used to love the ST News articles. They were a bit hard on the eyes for a lengthy read though. Thanks for this.

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Postby Mug UK » Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:23 am

Glad to see you got there in the end Richard. Before the house move, I found an old postcard from you asking if we'd fallen out because I was also writing a virus killer.

If I can find it again in amongst all the boxes, I'll scan a copy of it and send it off in your direction once all my computer stuff is set up again.
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I develop a free Word (for Windows) add-in that's available for Word 2007 upwards. It's a fix-it toolbox that will allow power Word users to fix document errors. You can find it at: http://www.mikestoolbox.co.uk

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Re: ST NEWS article extraction

Postby Cronos » Sat May 29, 2010 12:28 pm

So all your computer stuff isn't set up still? :-)
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Re: ST NEWS article extraction

Postby Mug UK » Sat May 29, 2010 4:21 pm

No but the more ST stuff that I send away to be sold means it'll be easier to find :)
My main site: http://www.mug-uk.co.uk - slowly digging up the bits from my past (and re-working a few): Atari ST, Sega 8-bit (game hacks) and NDS (Music ripping guide).

I develop a free Word (for Windows) add-in that's available for Word 2007 upwards. It's a fix-it toolbox that will allow power Word users to fix document errors. You can find it at: http://www.mikestoolbox.co.uk

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Re: ST NEWS article extraction

Postby PaulB » Mon May 31, 2010 6:49 pm

Wow! 4 years or so between posts in this thread.

Very glad to see you are still here Richard! :mrgreen:


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