Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site July 22, 2014, 04:43:21 PM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?

Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.

You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
Read the full one-year retrospective report on DonationCoder.com.
  Forum Home Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
  Show Posts
      View this member's profile 
      donate to someone Donate to this member 
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12 ... 29 Next
151  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / DONE: FFBookmarkUnpacker on: May 15, 2010, 12:00:05 PM
;-- v100515 by nod5 ( nod5.dcmembers.com )
;-- unpacks Firefox 3 bookmarks.html bookmarks as .url files and subfolders
;-- set unpack root folder in ini
;-- tip: put link to FFBookmarkUnpacker.exe in Windows autorun to unpack on each boot

Intended for use on a ramdisk that clears on each boot.
For non-ramdisk use, avoid duplicates by deleting the old unpack root folder before running.

note: to use this script you must have set Firefox to automatically generate and update a bookmarks.html file on each Firefox restart. For setup of that, do this:
- type "about:config" in firefox inputbar
- type "browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML"
- set it to "true"
- restart firefox

100515: (first version)

This is an easy way to have FF3 bookmarks show up in FARR and Everything.

Edit: a limitation: the script only unpacks one level of bookmark folders. It doesn't unpack recursively.
edit: clarified the about:config part
152  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / [Solved] help convert short text manipulations code from perl to AHK on: May 15, 2010, 11:26:21 AM
Anyone good at both perl and AHK? If so, care to help translate the format.pl code in the zip here http://nod5.dcmembers.com/tiffdjvuocr.html ? I'm not getting it right.
153  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Plugin: AlbumDisplayer (BETA) on: May 15, 2010, 10:59:38 AM
v100515  by nod5 ( nod5.dcmembers.com )
http://nod5.dcmembers.com...nloads/AlbumDisplayer.zip (md5  ff1dba199cceed79c851bb54e4ef86dd )

a plugin for FARR, Find and Run Robot

AlbumDisplayer indexes folder.jpg files in album folders
and display them as thumbnails for easy browsing/searching

made in AHK (www.autohotkey.com)
using FARR javascript SDK by ecaradec
using tooltip html/javascript code by dynamicdrive.com
option: use ramdisk as cache for much faster image display
(requires ramdisk and 7za.exe; 7zip command line)

1. unzip files to a folder named AlbumDisplayer in the FARR plugins directory
2. enter paths in ini file
3. run AlbumDisplayerIndexer.exe to index
4. type "rplugins" in FARR
(optional: 5. get and unzip 7za.exe to AlbumDisplayer folder)

Type "alb searchphrase". Example: "alb beatles yellow"
Type "alb *" to display first 100 albums (+50 on each bottom scroll)
album image actions:
click = send album to audioplayer
ctrl+click = open album folder

run AlbumDisplayerIndexer.exe to re-index

put AlbumDisplayerIndexer.exe link in Windows autorun to re-index on boot
put AlbumDisplayerIndexer_CacheToRamdisk.exe link in Windows autorun to unzip cache to ramdisk on boot (see ini file for details)

- all settings now in ini
- various code trims/cleanups
- ramdisk cache option

- trims % in input to prevent FARR crash
- "alb *" now displays first 100 albums (+ 50 for each bottom scroll)
- ctrl+click opens album folder
- folders with ' in path works

http://nod5.dcmembers.com/albumdisplayerbeta.htm (ignore end part with old settings)
154  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: RAMdisk on XP 32bit - brainstorming! on: May 15, 2010, 07:07:40 AM
Here's an updated roundup of ramdisk software. Update based on searching/website reading, I haven't had time to try new versions. I use Gavotte but plan to switch. Ramdisks are amazingly useful! Some uses: scratchdisk for image/video editing, download location for torrents, unrar location for video files before viewing, temp disk when you're doing a lot of file manipulations/conversions, proxy location for image thumbnails, use it to run disk intensive games, ...

SuperSpeed -- http://www.superspeed.com/ramdisk.php
1. Ramdisk Plus 11.0.1 ($60)
2. RamDisk 11.0.1 ($40)

RamDisk Plus: "can use "unmanaged" Windows' memory e.g. above 4GB. It can also use the stubbornly inaccessable memory between 3.2GB and 4GB."

- not free, expensive (only free trial)
+ actively developed
+ uses memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit (only for Plus version!)
+ clear webpage, support, microsoft certified partner

DataRam RamDisk (formerly Cenatek) -- http://memory.dataram.com...services/software/ramdisk
v 3.5.130RC13a (released 2008/2009?)
free for <4GB disks, >4GB after free registration

+ free
+ (new) uses unused memory over 4GB in xp 32bit: "...allow you to enable a feature of RAMDisk that will allow you to use memory above the 4GB limit for 32-bit versions of Windows."
(I have not tried it yet)

Gavotte Ramdisk -- https://bbs.et8.net/bbs/showthread.php?t=906641
ramdisk5.7z (free) -- released 2008-11-17

+ free
- unclear developer, no official page
+ uses memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit

Romex -- http://www.romexsoftware.com/main/products/
1. VSuite Ramdisk Free
2. VSuite Ramdisk Standard ($30)
3. VSuite Ramdisk Professional ($50)

"... provides solution for the well-known "4GB RAM in 32-bit Windows" issue, thereby allowing all of its installed RAM to be fully utilised."

+ free (one version)
+ uses memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit (as far as I can tell this goes for all three versions...)

Qsoft RAMDisk
RAMDisk Enterprise ($ ??) -- 2010-05-10

- not free
- can't use memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit
- website problems: download not working, most of (fortunecity) homepage down, no contact info to author.
Really weird, given that the product seems to be continuously updated!

AR Soft -- http://www.arsoft-online.com/
AR RAM Disk (free) 1.20 -- released 2009-04-23

"The AR RAM Disk is no longer supported by AR Soft. You may continue to use the RAM Disk, but we will not provide any help or additional information. Since the development of this product has been stopped there will no more versions of the software."

+ free
- end of life
- can't use unused memory over 4GB in xp 32bit

ImDisk -- http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html#ImDisk
1. ImDisk (freeware) 1.1.4 -- 2009-04-21

+ free
+ actively developed ; author active in forum
+ can also mount image files (e.g. DVD .iso )
- can't use memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit (but maybe later)

http://www.ltr-data.se/opencode.html#ImDisk (official page)
http://www.boot-land.net/...hp?act=SF&s=&f=59 (official forum)
(post from november 2009 where the dev says that support for memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit is likely in the future)

FarStone -- http://www.farstone.com/s...ware/virtualdrive-pro.php
VirtualDrive Pro 12($47)
- not free
- can't use memory above 3.x GB in XP 32bit (as far as I can tell...)

100515 added Romex, reordered list, small updates
090511 added ImDisk, Farstone
155  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Monkey Dash mini review on: April 13, 2010, 04:22:44 AM
Ampa: I haven't really played the banana version much so far. Tried it a few times early on but then stuck to the basic version, only because I wanted to learn that mode well first. I'm gonna give it a go again next time!  Cool
156  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Monkey Dash mini review on: April 05, 2010, 06:07:20 AM
Monkey Dash mini review

App NameMonkey Dash (boardgame)
App URLhttp://monkeydash.co.uk/
Test System Specsthe brain of a moderate level board game player
Supported OSeshuman brains 8 yrs and up
Pricing Scheme20£ + shipping
Reviewer Donation LinkDonate to nod5, the Author
Relationship btwn. Reviewer and Product I won the game in a DC prize draw I entered after seeing the awesome Monkey Dash video

MonkeyDash is a 2 player strategy board game. A match takes about 15 minutes. It is made by DC member Ampa, who also play tested the game here on DC: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=12523.0

I won't follow the minireview template and will only post my own impressions and scattered thoughts from playing the game. For game overview and game details, check out the video and these two resources:

Great video tutorial from the game site: http://monkeydash.co.uk/tutorial.html
Information and other reviews: http://www.boardgamegeek....ardgame/33605/monkey-dash

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QXQgKproaA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QXQgKproaA</a>

My impressions
(I've just posted the below text as a boardgamegeek review, pending approval)

I've so far played Monkey Dash around 30 times since last fall. I really enjoyed it from the get go and still do! smiley Here are some of my impressions from the "phases of playing" I've gone through.

PHASE 1 -- beginner
For the first one or two matches I had a hard time grasping a working strategy. But so had my co-player - we fumbled around to equal degree. Still, I liked the game experience from the start. Simple moves and rules yet hard to calculate a multi turn strategy. Your opponent often comes up with surprising counters. After later playing against some people who are new to the game I think my experience here generalizes. You really need a few games to get to grips with the game. Good thing that the matches are short then!

PHASE 2 -- grasping strategies
Then I got a better feel for some effective strategies. I think the outcome of a match to a large degree hangs on doing the right things on the way to the monkey. Very often the one who first gets there and starts moving the monkey home will also win (but not always). Realizing this, our matches have gotten a bit longer from preventive manouvering in the middle to (with much joy!) mess up the opponents strategy. But the games have almost never come to a standstill in the middle, which I had thought they would. Pretty soon one player gets an opening, gets through to the monkey and the game focus shifts to the race back. The action cards very often break the tie here.

On maybe two occassions we've decided to implement a chess clock style "think time limit" of 10 seconds, just to loosen up a standstill-ish situation. That worked fine and was great fun in itself. I've also played two entire matches in such "turbo mode" - intense fun!

PHASE 3 -- thoughts on improvements
The rule book suggest that when playing with children (or new players) you can balance the game by different distribution of action cards. An alternative that also works is to give the child one more action point per turn. In fact, for small children it might be better to first leave out the action cards completely and focus on the basic gameplay.

I'd like a mode or version for more players. I can imagine a 4 player version using two copies of the game like this: place the two maps next to each other, monkey nest edge touching. Position crates from both games. Monkeys start in loading bays, supervisors in nests. The goal is then to move your monkey to the diagonal loading bay on the other map. (A worry is that 4 player games would be too unpredictable thereby lack the strategy element. But still I think it could be worth a try.)

I like the game box, it really stands out and fits the theme of the game well. That said, it is a bit bulky so when I bring the game somewhere I leave the box at home and use a plastic bag.

The theme of the game is great and adds to the joy of playing! That's important when there are so many good games out there that compete for our time and have some similar game architecture. A quirky detail: partly influenced by the enthusiastic video tutorial on the game site we've found ourselves starting to shout "MONKEY DAAAAASH!" with the same great gusto whenever making that move! Everyone enjoys that. cheesy

Congrats on making a great game Ampa!
157  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: output audio to two devices in Win XP? (PulseAudio?) on: March 27, 2010, 10:15:35 AM
I just gave VLC a shot. I get streaming/receiving to work but on pause/new track things get desynced from buffering or stops playback altogether  Sad. I've tried enabling/disabling/changing cache values (between 0 and 300) on both the stream and the receiver side but still have these problems. Any ideas on any settings that might solve these problems?

Using 3 VLC instances:

no 1 (server):
- media > Streaming...
- add... (some mp3 file)
- show more options
- stream
- next

- new destination: UDP
- display locally CHECK
- add
 - adress: your local ip
 - port: 1234
 - profile: audio - mp3

- click "plus tab"

- new destination: UDP
- display locally CHECK
- add
 - adress: your local ip
 - port: 1235

- next
- stream

no 2 (receiver, outputs to soundcard 2)
- media > open network stream...
- protocol: UDP
- adress: @
- port: 1234

no 3 (receiver, outputs to soundcard 1)
- media > open network stream...
- protocol: UDP
- adress: @
- port: 1235
158  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Lifehacker's Guide to Ripping and Converting Flash Videos on: March 23, 2010, 05:32:42 PM
For outputting a youtube video to mp3 audio dirpy.com is great! Quoting myself from another thread:
If the videos are on youtube then there are also several good webapps. Dirpy (http://www.dirpy.com/ ) is the best one I've found. Very quick and no-nonsense site. Enter the youtube video URL, tweak some settings if you want to (choose a subsection of the video, change id3 information, set bitrate...) and download the mp3.
159  News and Reviews / DonationCoder.com Newsletters / Re: Newsletter for March 8th, 2010 - "March Madness" on: March 09, 2010, 02:34:19 PM
Thank you! Thmbsup
160  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release v2.107.04 beta - Sep 23, 2012 on: February 28, 2010, 03:30:45 AM
hi thefatdude and welcome to DC  Thmbsup
The CZB plugin pack for FARR includes JSCalc: "powerful calculator for farr with history tape, variables, conversion functions, and best of all a super easy way to add your own custom functions." Get it here: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=17153.0
161  DonationCoder.com Software / FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Everything plugin for FARR on: February 27, 2010, 04:25:15 AM
McX: check out the other Everything plugin, it is more recently updated: http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=18724.0
162  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: Latest FARR Release v2.107.04 beta - Sep 23, 2012 on: February 27, 2010, 04:18:56 AM
"[Feature] - You can now hit PgDn from search box to tell FARR to find *ALL* results, not just the few that normally fit in the window; You can continue to hit PgDn and PgUp to page through results after that.  When more results available the statusbar now hints about PgDn."
Nice!  smiley Confirmed working. Two small tweak thoughts:
1. if I search "pdf" FARR gets 2000+ hits. Hit PgDn and FARR starts working at listing them. If I then PgDn again before FARR has filled the entire list then I get a scroll down in the list followed by a quick reset of that scroll as FARR keeps filling the list. For a search with many matches FARR takes several seconds to fill so that can get annoying. Two alternatives: Stop filling the list once the user presses PgDn. Or keep filling the list but remember how many PgDn the user has pressed and move there after the list is complete.
2. On second PgDn FARR scrolls the long list but the cursor is in the input box. That makes triggering something in the list by keyboard tricky. Better alternative: let the second PgDn do the same as arrow down + PgDn.

(Unrelated: hotkey config: wasn't there a special variable that represents the main input box contents in the "Text for search edit box" inputfield? I want a hotkey to prepend current inputbox text, i.e. "newtext $$1" but $$1 doesn't work. I've probably just forgotten what it is but can't find it through searches/helpfile now so...)
163  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Flattr: New Micropayment System - Gets the Model Right on: February 14, 2010, 08:02:55 AM
- Give an equal share for something I REALLY like vs to something I somehow liked at the moment, but not any more.
That could be solved by multiple clicks on stuff you wish to support more, no? I agree on the other things you wrote.

Flattr might be too easy. I fear malware scripts that will attempt to clickjack money from flattr users.
164  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: output audio to two devices in Win XP? (PulseAudio?) on: February 12, 2010, 06:06:19 PM
Thanks, that might also work. Though I'd like to use a program with more advanced playlist features (like Winamp or foobar2000 if possible) to control as the stream source, so I'll try the shoutcast possibility first I think. Have not had time to actually try to set it up yet.
165  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: output audio to two devices in Win XP? (PulseAudio?) on: February 08, 2010, 02:56:49 PM
Hi, tried installing the Kernel Streaming version but couldn't get it work - probably doing something wrong.
I like the shoutcast idea! I'll try to set that up when I have more time (have no shoutcast experience).
166  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: output audio to two devices in Win XP? (PulseAudio?) on: February 06, 2010, 03:29:24 PM
Hi and thanks for the feedback. I've tried all relevant winamp plugins I've found, including those in that thread, but can't get it to work (alternatively, not working without delay). Also tried AudioRepeater last time I looked for a solution to this but got delay problems. The speaker positions for the two soundcards will be close enough for it to sound weird. I've also searched for some foobar plugin but can't find one that fits the bill. That's why I'm now more leaning towards trying to get two separate mediaplayers instances in sync.
167  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: output audio to two devices in Win XP? (PulseAudio?) on: February 06, 2010, 06:54:08 AM
Hi, time for yet another post in this thread where I (very seldomly) talk to myself  Grin

I just did some new searches on this problem but didn't find a solution. But I'm thinking of another, second best solution: using two instances of some media player, tied to one output soundcard each and exactly syncronized somehow, possibly through an autohotkey script. So the user would only use (and perhaps also only see) one media player window. But clicking pause there will instantly pause also the other one. The same goes for changes to the playlist, jumping to a location in the song and so on. Does this seem doable? Any other feedback? And if someone knows an application that already does what I want (output to two soundcards simultaneously) then post away of course.
168  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: All AutoHotkey (AHK) coders read: No more upx packing of compiled ahk utils on: January 08, 2010, 03:21:57 PM
I completely understand the worries here. All my small programs fall into this category and some have been FP flagged before. I see that Mouser also posted at the AHK forum: http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic53129.html . Let's see what folks there reply. As mouser says (in that thread), as long UPX packing is default mode for Autohotkey any site admin that wants to avoid FP deflecting work would have to manually monitor compiled AHK uploads for UPX. Quick idea: maybe autohotkey could be changed so that is uses different colored icons for files compiled with UPX (standard green H) and withoug UPX (same H but blue background, for example)?  That would make spotting the UPX ones easier once you've got the files down into a folder.
169  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are my EBook Reader dreams going to be answered in 2010? A full size reader? on: January 08, 2010, 03:03:00 PM
Some CES news (and pics and vid) on the PixelQi screens here:
"... you can put a Pixel Qi display in a netbook, tablet, or eBook reader and have a device that you can read indoors or outdoors. It can handle full motion video. And there’s non of that page refreshing effect that you experience with eBook readers like the Kindle and Nook."
170  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 - Wrap Up on: January 08, 2010, 02:52:42 PM
So many neat apps. Great job everyone!  smiley
171  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: LittleRunner on: January 08, 2010, 02:48:46 PM
Useful! Well done mnemonic Thmbsup
Here's one extension I can think of: there are some sites that use gmaps to let you make custom running maps e.g. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/ . Maybe the "new route" screen could get a box for entering such a URL. It might even be possible for the program to import some data from a URL, like the total length of the track, coordinates etc?
172  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2010 / Re: NANY 2010 Release: Open Menu Format on: January 08, 2010, 02:27:26 PM
Very cool idea!  Thmbsup It would be really useful if many restaurants starting using a standardized format.
173  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: RoboKill 2 - A sequel to one of the best flash arcade-style games ever made on: January 08, 2010, 02:21:17 PM
Great find Mouser! I also got to mission 3. Things got much harder quickly there.

Here's another game recommendation: Altitude, http://altitudegame.com/
2D Multiplayer airplane action with an incredible feel to it. Simple to get started but there are always new skills and moves to learn and master, especially in the teamwork game modes.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD_4XRikuI8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD_4XRikuI8</a>

174  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are my EBook Reader dreams going to be answered in 2010? A full size reader? on: January 05, 2010, 05:57:32 AM
The Skiff Reader is being developed by the Hearst Corporation [...] it will be crippled by proprietary DRM. Reports also say that the software running it will allow advertising to be "injected" into content.
I didn't know about that. Disappointing if they'll try to DRM-cripple it. I'm not too worried though. Look what happened when the industry tried to push DRM for portable audio players. Plain non-DRM mp3 players won. The same is bound to happen with ebook readers. That said, I hope we don't get a whole year wasted on failed DRM attempts before reasonably priced, large size and DRM free devices show up.
175  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Are my EBook Reader dreams going to be answered in 2010? A full size reader? on: January 04, 2010, 02:05:41 PM
its not that it has to be exactly 8.5x11, it's that i need to be able to open a pdf file of standard printed page size, and see the whole page and be able to read it comfortably -- and not need to pan and zoom.
Agreed, but if the device has decent white space cropping then it can be about 4x4 cm smaller and still display common text documents at 1:1 compared to printouts.

The new Skiff Reader is 11.5 inch. That just might be large enough.
Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 [7] 8 9 10 11 12 ... 29 Next
DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.052s | Server load: 0.25 ]