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Posted: 27 Mar 2011 10:49:36 pm    Post subject:

How exactly are you supposed to use files that are include in the "tools" folder of Mimas to convert to/from its appvar format? When I open any of the exe files (in Windows 7), a terminal window pops up, and then immediately disappears. I also don't know what to do with the "makefile" on a mac. (I have access to both)

Any assistance would be welcome
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Posted: 29 Mar 2011 08:37:26 pm    Post subject:

These are command-line programs. I'd suggest that you take some time to learn how to use the command line; you'll be better off for it. Smile But anyway, in Windows (older versions, at least; I assume this is still true of Windows 7), you can also simply drag an 8xv file onto the 8xvtoasm.exe icon, and it will be converted for you.

I haven't tested the tools on a Mac, but they should work: if you've installed the "development tools" package that comes with OS X, you can compile the Mimas tools by (again, from the command line) running make in the tools directory. Then run, e.g., "./8xvtoasm foo.8xv" to convert a file.

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Posted: 02 Apr 2011 10:12:08 pm    Post subject:

Thanks, worked great. I guess that shows you just how much I've dealt with these old forms of user interfaces on a "real" computer Smile
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