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    Text Adventure

    "The Arkham Abomination"

    A short, lovecraftian interactive text adventure for Windows made with TAB ("ThinBasic Adventure Builder") by catventure 2021.

    More info and download:...
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    TAB Player - Window Close Button

    Hi,


    Any Windows XP users tried TAB? I got a report on my itch.io page from an XP user today that the TAB Player/Editor does not close properly when exiting the window via the [x] close button in...
  3. Hi Eros, Thanks for new login data. FTP...

    Hi Eros,

    Thanks for new login data.

    FTP Working great now (after I remembered to set the server properties to UNIX)

    Thank you for your work and fast help to resolve this.

    Regards,...
  4. Hi Eros, Thanks for news update on thinBasic...

    Hi Eros,

    Thanks for news update on thinBasic site move.
    All appears working for me - however I just discovered I could not access the files at the tab.thinbasic.com site with my ftp client as...
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    Merry Christmas to all TB coders!

    Festive greetings and Seasonal Cheer from TAB Interactive fiction to all thinBasic developers and coders!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR-AueUxy8M

    catventure/Phil.
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    Hooray - it works!!! I was so close before but...

    Hooray - it works!!! I was so close before but Petr's example has helped me a great deal to get it to work.
    It was even easier than I had thought
    Here is the video of it WORKING GREAT!!!

    ...
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    Yes - of course! I think you've solved it Petr. I...

    Yes - of course! I think you've solved it Petr. I can highlight the the selections from the curs pos by adding the length of the digits in the numbered text entries.

    Now to see if I can adapt it...
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    Hi Petr. Thanks - will check this out and...

    Hi Petr.
    Thanks - will check this out and report back.
    A quick look and I see the text does not scroll beyond 215 or 216; so does not go to #1000
    catventure.
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    Cannot yet solve this! If there is not a way...

    Cannot yet solve this!

    If there is not a way then I did think that a nice alternative idea would be to have a find/replace dialog for a richedit control...
    User could easily find text with that!...
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    TAB Version 68 Update

    Today updated my text adventure creator program for Windows.
    Added some dropdown listboxes on some of the Editors and [Find] buttons to search for text to edit.

    https://catventure.itch.io/tab
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    Hi Petr, I tried using %em_setsel as you...

    Hi Petr,
    I tried using %em_setsel as you suggested - but I don't fully understand how to scroll the richedit to the location of the found text.
    (Thought it would do so automatically)
    Please see my...
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    Hi Petr, Thanks for your suggestion - can't...

    Hi Petr,

    Thanks for your suggestion - can't just see how it can help immediately.. although I 'm sure it could do. :)

    I show another code snippet here.
    This I think would probably work but I'm...
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    Help with RichEdit Control

    Hi,


    I have a RichEdit control that contains hundreds of lines of text.

    I have long wanted to be able to search the text from the start for a particular string and then go to or have the line...
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    Thanks Petr, I have solved the issue I had by...

    Thanks Petr,

    I have solved the issue I had by changing my Player dialog window to using PIXELS instead of Dialog UNITS and am happy to say that the video code routine now works correctly across...
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    Success! The change to coding the Player...

    Success!

    The change to coding the Player program to using dialog pixels instead of dialog units has worked.
    The mciVideo routine does work after all - as Michael Hartlef reported to me
    No...
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    OK - Today, I updated the TAB gfx demo once...

    OK - Today, I updated the TAB gfx demo once again.

    This time I converted the dialog window and its controls to PIXELS. This **SHOULD** solve the display problems that were happening when it was...
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    After the recent coding changes I made my tester...

    After the recent coding changes I made my tester reports that graphics are now displaying properly in the last "Gfx_Adv_Demo" update. That is good.
    Still remains the problem of finding the correct...
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    Made another test demo to try ...

    Made another test demo to try

    http://tab.thinbasic.com/Gfx_Adv_Demo.zip

    As before can someone please check the images appear Ok in both graphicboxes and also that the Video plays and is sized...
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    I changed the listview setbackimage in my program...

    I changed the listview setbackimage in my program from

    ListView_SetBkImage hwnd, %ID_LISTVIEW1, szfile, %LVBKIF_SOURCE_URL, 50, 50

    to

    ListView_SetBkImage hwnd, %ID_LISTVIEW1, szfile,...
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    Hi directuX, Thanks for your report about the...

    Hi directuX,

    Thanks for your report about the video not positioned/sized correctly - much appreciated!

    First thing I notice is that the image in the lower graphicbox is not showing correctly -...
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    Today, I updated the gfx demo. This time showing...

    Today, I updated the gfx demo. This time showing the vertical graphicboxes.
    Video will play after the first input command is entered in the lower input textbox. eg: "look" (without quotes)


    If...
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    Hi Petr, I seem to have a later version which...

    Hi Petr,

    I seem to have a later version which has already corrected the error you reported
    Instead of j it uses:
    DIM MCI_retValue as long

    ' ...
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    Didn't think of that. Do you mean so that the dll...

    Didn't think of that. Do you mean so that the dll would be bundled and be placed in the same directory as the .exe file?


    Regards,
    catventure.
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    Hi DirectuX, Yes - I will do something like...

    Hi DirectuX,

    Yes - I will do something like that soon, I think. It's a good idea.
    There are not many users so far - so it not a biggie.
    Yes the pictures seem to load Ok - so I think can be used...
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    Thanks Petr, I will try your idea - but on mine...

    Thanks Petr, I will try your idea - but on mine no error message occurs...

    I will send it to my tester to try again and see if any error message happens.

    I have had to stop downloads of the...
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