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Last post Author Topic: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo  (Read 61947 times)

Fred Nerd

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2007, 05:18:28 AM »
I can't get it to install on XP. I downloaded the zip file but it Windows wouldn't extract it (unexpected end of file).

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #76 on: May 29, 2007, 05:24:29 AM »
when thats happened to me its seems to be something gone wrong in the download, i download it again and try that, if that doesnt work i resort to sacrificing chickens and weird incantations

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #77 on: May 30, 2007, 04:13:25 AM »
I've tried downloading from 2 different browsers, I've tried downloading the earlier version, I've tried downloading the source code but then I realised that my compiler isn't supported by that widgets add-on, or whatever it is, which is needed, and I'm not sure if I should get another compiler just for this program. I only got the the other one to try to inspire me to learn coding but it never got off the ground, but thats beside the point.

Anyway it looks like chooks and incantations may be called for, but with my luck, they won't work either.

Thanks for your very useful suggestion  :lol:

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2007, 01:27:38 AM »
Hi Fred Nerd

I just tried to download and unzip the v1.1.1 version for windows, and it worked for me. Maybe you should try different zip software?

If you absolutely can't get it to work at all, I can always upload the uncompressed .exe just for you ;)

The source code and wxWidgets can be compiled with most C++ compilers including: gcc, microsoft visual c++ (visual studio), cygwin/gcc, mingw, digital mars, and maybe bcb (borland c++)(not sure about that last one).

To compile the BPMNotepad source, you need to first download and compile the wxWidgets source.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2007, 01:29:21 AM by Gothi[c] »

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #79 on: June 01, 2007, 06:39:55 AM »
hi Fred Nerd,
(remarkably close to fender,......hmmmmm....kewl name where i come from!!)

a couple things...
is your pc a dell?
it won;t run on my laptop either, but works great on my main sled.
my dell is strictly for recording, so i don;t run anti malware stuff on it....so no net.
could be an update issue.
i freekin loathe microsoft (i could tell ya stories...they really are way more intrusive than ,ost folks think) but you may need to update your XML stuff...some of them "Sh*tical updates will screw all kindsa stuff up.
lastly, two more ideas...
well, three...
if running norton antivirus, that's why nothing works right.

if any malware infection, stuff won;t download right (which sounds like your problem).
reboot while tapping F8 and choose safe mode.
if you HAVE no safe mode, your'e definitly infected. get back to us.
while in safe mode, run adaware, nue any nastys, and dump your browser caches (start>settings>control panel>internet options>delete files> yes>delete offline content should be checked. do this twice.
reboot.
see if you can download the file now.
if you can, prob solved.
get a good firewall.
good luck dude.
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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #80 on: June 01, 2007, 06:56:03 AM »
Hey, jimi, I forgot to ask you this, on your PC where it won't run, do you get an error of a missing DLL?

My buddy JoTo recently brought to my attention that the msvc crt library isn't statically linked into the exe, so it is very possible that you get an error when it isn't installed on the system. I am going to either include this dll with the application in future versions, or offer a separate download for it on the site.

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #81 on: June 02, 2007, 11:35:37 PM »
Back again. I have been struck down with the flu for the last few days, that'll teach me to make light of pagan customs.

But, the good news is..........I got it working. I did a safe-mode cleanup (it was due for one anyway) and even though nothing major was found, it seems to work now. And the problem was in the downloading, not the unzipping; the file I downloaded earlier still won't work.

I still haven't started seriously playing around with it yet, but when I do I'll let you know what I think.

Thanks for your help,
God bless

PS the unsupported compiler I (try to) use is Bloodshed Dev-C++. Its best feature is that its free. Also it comes with a good tutorial. (and I still can't use it :( )

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #82 on: June 02, 2007, 11:44:06 PM »
glad its working for you, and yeah, you do have to be careful some of them are really very vindictive and somewhat evil  ;) ;D

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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #83 on: June 03, 2007, 07:27:56 AM »
gotta problem with us pagans dude?
lol...remember, in his time, JESUS was a pagan and a heretic...
so tread lightly, friend, there are many possibilities...
;)
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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #84 on: June 03, 2007, 07:37:22 AM »
Hey, jimi, I forgot to ask you this, on your PC where it won't run, do you get an error of a missing DLL?

My buddy JoTo recently brought to my attention that the msvc crt library isn't statically linked into the exe, so it is very possible that you get an error when it isn't installed on the system. I am going to either include this dll with the application in future versions, or offer a separate download for it on the site.

hey bro, sorry, i must have missed this one!!!
honestly, i don;t remember,,,let me boot the laptop and see what it does,,,
hang on a minute......








.........




,,,,,,,,,,,




(fingers tap impatiently)


it's booting....


but while it boots, i suspect it has more to do with windows xp blocking xml scripts or something.....some of them "sh*tical updates" make the computing environment REALLY weird...

here we go....

(for those that don;t know, you can copy them ms error messages by holding control, tapping insert, then pasting in notepad or whatever)

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C:\Documents and Settings\jimi\Desktop\BPMNotepad-1.0-win32-build20070319-\BPMNotepad\bpmnotepad.exe
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C:\Documents and Settings\jimi\Desktop\BPMNotepad-1.0-win32-build20070319-\BPMNotepad\bpmnotepad.exeThis application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.
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OK   
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the app was zipped, not installed...trying to have windows install it made no difference whatsoever.
it works GREAT on my tower, but not at all on the laptop, no versions of it seem to there.

but...my laptop ain;t up to date, i don;t use it on the net ever, it;s strictly for recording stuff live...and hence may not be up to date as far as MS is concerned.

hope this helps, Gothi(c)
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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #85 on: June 03, 2007, 12:58:11 PM »
gotta problem with us pagans dude?
Not me! ;)  But...
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lol...remember, in his time, JESUS was a pagan and a heretic...
Mebbe a matter of interpretation -- but I don't think he's ever been accused of being a pagan.  :D  He was only a heretic to The Establishment -- basically Big Religion of the day, because they'd twisted Bible concepts so they pretty much could make more money offa the faithful and look better than everybody else in the community.
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so tread lightly, friend, there are many possibilities...
;)
Still a valid statement IMO.  :Thmbsup:

We now return to our regularly scheduled programme, already in progress...  :mrgreen:
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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #86 on: June 03, 2007, 06:04:48 PM »
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PS the unsupported compiler I (try to) use is Bloodshed Dev-C++. Its best feature is that its free. Also it comes with a good tutorial. (and I still can't use it Sad )

Dev-C++ uses MingW under the hood, and wxWidgets and wxWidgets applications can deffinitly be compiled with it. You can find a guide for it here: http://www.wxwidgets...tutorials/devcpp.htm

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the app was zipped, not installed...trying to have windows install it made no difference whatsoever.
it works GREAT on my tower, but not at all on the laptop, no versions of it seem to there.

You are probably missing that msvcrt dll file. You can download it here. Put it in the same folder as the program (exe) and see if it works then. It may or may not be the right version of the dll though, haven't checked into that yet. Worth a shot ;)


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Re: DONE: a self-scrolling, BPM adjustable html/notepad/text file gizmo
« Reply #87 on: June 05, 2007, 08:54:20 AM »
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hmmmmmmmmmmm......but if the switches are in series, won't they all do the same thing??

The switches aren't in series, they'd be hooked up to the microcontroller chip in the same way the keys on the keyboard would be,
but they'd be able to hook into eachother.

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and if it's an analog signal, would there be an impedance change issue running them in parallell?

One side of the chip is digital (the part that goes into the computer), the other is analog. We don't really have to worry about impedance since these are switches and not, say resistors, or LED's, etc,... we aren't doing anything, we're just switching a logical state.

here a parallel example with just one 'key' :


  input
  |  |
  |  |                             
  |  *_______________
  *__|_______________SWITCH
  |  |
  |  |
  |  |
KEYBOARD


Either the two wires short when you push the switch -or- the two wires short when you push a key on the keyboard,
for the input, there is no difference.  Maybe i'll look up the details on how they hook up to the microcontroller and make a little schematic and put it up on the bpm notepad website once i have it finished. Though chances are that many keyboards use different types of microcontroller, so it may be different and you may have to 'follow' the lines on the keyboard pcb (or membrane) anyway.



For any of you reading this that are less electronically gifted, there is always the simple way to do it...use a keyboard splitter.  You can get them for less than $5US at most cable supply companies.  Just don't use both keyboards at the same time (or in this case the keyboard and the pedal) or you get the same effect as pushing multiple keys at the same time.