• File Group ?:Info file?

    From paulie420@21:2/150 to All on Friday, November 06, 2020 21:50:42
    I'm adding file groups for CD-ROMs I have from back in the day.
    I want to display a file, either an ANSI or a README.TXT when the user joins the file group...

    I notice that right in the file group editor, there is an INFO FILE entry... but I add a filename, and nothing displays. The Mystic wiki is outdated here, and doesn't show an entry for INFO FILE at all...

    Am I missing like.. the whole path? Is the file group info file NOT displayed or displayed somewhere else?

    If I'm wrong about it, I can think of a couple ways to make this happen.. but what way would YOU do this?

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    One last thing... I might possibly want to run the door apps that come with some of these old CD-Roms. They are DOS based doors, so... I run a Raspberry Pi and know door games are touchy on this hardware. I've heard some folks talk about DOSEMU2 [I think] and ways they are doing it on a Pi... do you have a suggestion of where to start sniffing? Not a full explanation but... if you run a Pi and KNOW what topics/program I should use to run doors, a quick chime would be appreciated.

    Thanks, ladies n gents!!!



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  • From Black Panther@21:1/186 to paulie420 on Sunday, November 08, 2020 15:26:52
    On 06 Nov 2020, 09:50p, paulie420 said the following...

    I'm adding file groups for CD-ROMs I have from back in the day.
    I want to display a file, either an ANSI or a README.TXT when the user joinsthe file group...

    Easy enough...

    I notice that right in the file group editor, there is an INFO FILE entry...but I add a filename, and nothing displays. The Mystic wiki is outdated here,and doesn't show an entry for INFO FILE at all...

    I never even noticed that field... :) It must be relatively new...

    Am I missing like.. the whole path? Is the file group info file NOT displayedor displayed somewhere else?

    If you're looking for an ansi file to show up on the screen when someone changes to a specific file group, just create the ansi file, put it in your themes text file directory, and name it 'fgroup#.ans', where '#' is the file group ID number from mystic -cfg.

    For example, here on CRBBS, I have some ansi files set up like that. If you change to the fsxNet file group, which is ID 6 here, Mystic will display 'fgroup6.ans'.

    The same works with the message groups, although the file names are 'group#.ans', where the '#' is the message group ID number.

    One last thing... I might possibly want to run the door apps that come withsome of these old CD-Roms. They are DOS based doors, so... I run a Raspberry Piand know door games are touchy on this hardware. I've heard

    Can't really help you with that one. I do know that some people have used dosbox, with varying success. I haven't tried dosemu2 yet, so I can't speak to it.

    I do plan on getting the RPi3 running again, and maybe doing some shifting of servers around.


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  • From paulie420@21:2/150 to Black Panther on Sunday, November 08, 2020 22:05:21
    Easy enough...

    If you're looking for an ansi file to show up on the screen when someone changes to a specific file group, just create the ansi file, put it in yourthemes text file directory, and name it 'fgroup#.ans', where '#' is the filegroup ID number from mystic -cfg.
    For example, here on CRBBS, I have some ansi files set up like that. If youchange to the fsxNet file group, which is ID 6 here, Mystic will display'fgroup6.ans'.
    The same works with the message groups, although the file names are 'group#.ans', where the '#' is the message group ID number.

    Just like always, you post the exact answer that I was looking for, BP... thanks.... furthermore, I think I'll use this for my Message Nets as opposed to showing 6 ANSIs at once during logon, or at the message menu. :P

    Always appreciate your help. I'll come over to Castle Rock tonight to see how yours looks when I join fsxNet. Thanks.



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