• RCS Scrollz Announcements v1.0pb

    From Black Panther@21:1/186 to All on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 17:36:20
    Hi All,

    I'm not sure how many of you are running RCS Scrollz Announcements, but there will be a new version released VERY soon.

    "What is RCS Scrollz Announcements?"

    RCS Scrollz Announcements v1.0 public beta is written in MPL (Mystic Programming
    Language) for use with Mystic BBS v1.12 A47+

    This mod will scroll random text messages up to 255 characters long onto the menu of your choice. The MPL is completely customizable with an in depth INI file. You control the messages, the color, the speed and the exact location
    on the screen where it will display.

    Keep in mind, this MPL will *NOT* work properly on a menu where LightBars are enabled. The MPL will exit each time you hit an arrow key, and depending on how you have it set up, it will restart after each key press. This is a known issue, without any way to work around it at this time.

    Within the .ini file, you can write up to 10 different banner messages that
    you would like to display. The MPL will scroll these messages on the screen in random order. There is also checks in place to ensure the user does not see
    the same message twice in a row.

    "Ok, so it's like the Mystic scrolling messages?"

    Well, it's similar. RCS Scrollz will allow you to display up to 10 different banners to the user, in random order. The one in Mystic will only allow 1 message, unless you do some fancy MPL work. :)

    The Mystic scrolling message function is the better choice if you are running lightbars, as it's not an MPL running but rather Mystic's own code.

    "I'm already running RCS Scrollz, what's new in this version?"

    Quite a bit actually. ;)

    What's New:
    * Added support for longer announcements. Now supports text up to 255 characters.
    * Lines are truncated to 255 characters, if they are longer.
    * Added support for wide screen, up to 160x60 resolution.
    * Added Auto resize based on user's terminal size
    * Put checks in place to keep message from extending beyond screen size.
    * Added error checking to ensure proper input from the config file.
    * Added logging to show errors and warnings and what default value is used.
    * Hid the cursor instead of moving to the bottom of screen.
    * Cleaned up some really ugly looking code.

    "Is there somewhere I can see this running before trying it out?"

    Yes, it's running on the Main Menu here at Castle Rock BBS.

    "When will this new version be released?"
    "Where will this new version be released?"

    It will be hatched out in both fsxNet FSX_MUTL and Fidonet MYS_MOD file echos. Take a look for it within the next couple hours. The timing will actually depend on how long it takes me to type this message. ;)

    "How do I contact you if I have questions or suggestions on future updates?"

    Probably the best way to contact me, is right here in FSX_BBS. I also keep an eye on the Fidonet Mystic echo, along with some other networks. You can also try emailing me at rcs<at>castlerockbbs<dot>com. My cell phone number is: (505)RCS-MODS... ;) Seriously, don't call that, as I don't know who you'd get, but it wouldn't be me. It would be a cool phone number though.

    Anyway, when you see this MPL come into your system, take a look at it, and let me know what you think.


    Black Panther(RCS)
    aka Dan Richter
    Castle Rock BBS
    The sparrows are flying again...

    ... My software never has bugs. It just develops random features...

    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/09/07 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: Castle Rock BBS - bbs.castlerockbbs.com (21:1/186)
  • From fang-castro@21:3/112 to Black Panther on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 17:16:37
    On 07 Dec 2021, Black Panther said the following...
    phone number is: (505)RCS-MODS... ;) Seriously, don't call that, as I

    I tried it =) ... it's a BBS or a fax machine.

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    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A46 2020/08/26 (Linux/64)
    * Origin: > seek Slack at Nightvault.fsxnet.nz:2323 < (21:3/112)
  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to fang-castro on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 09:02:22
    phone number is: (505)RCS-MODS... ;) Seriously, don't call that, as I

    I tried it =) ... it's a BBS or a fax machine.

    Thats pretty ironic and funny... :P

    Glad to hear about the update, BP. I'll be digging in once released. :P


    --- Mystic BBS v1.12 A47 2021/10/25 (Raspberry Pi/32)
    * Origin: 2o fOr beeRS bbs>>>20ForBeers.com:1337 (21:2/150)