• Mystic msg reading prompts

    From Digital Avatar@46:1/145 to All on Sunday, September 15, 2019 22:23:43
    Not sure where to ask about this, so this looks good enough...

    At the moment I'm attempting to edit the message reading prompts on a board I intend to throw up, however things aren't quite working out. After looking
    over the prompt strings I had thought that the message reading prompts were more or less limited to strings 115, 116, and 213. However, any edits I make thereto don't seem to show up whether I'm reading a post in a message base or reading from the 'check email' function. I'm using the FSE for reading
    messages if that makes any difference. I had thought that perhaps the FSE
    uses a different set of prompts, but I didn't note any on my first purusal of the prompt strings.

    To be clear, when I say the message reading prompt I'm referring to the
    command prompt that should show up nominally at the bottom of your screen
    while reading messages.

    So... any ideas?

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  • From Accession@46:1/100 to Digital Avatar on Monday, September 16, 2019 13:56:18
    Hello Digital,

    On Sun Sep 15 2019 22:23:42, Digital Avatar wrote to All:

    To be clear, when I say the message reading prompt I'm referring to
    the command prompt that should show up nominally at the bottom of your screen while reading messages.

    So... any ideas?

    Take a look at ANSIMRD.ANS. The prompts you tried are specifically for the text-style ansi message reading, in which the header and footer are actual strings. If you're using the ansi-style message reader, you have to edit the ansi, which includes the header and footer, along with a couple pipe codes to show where the message text will start and stop, long with an INS/OVR switch if
    you care to display that.

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Не знаю. Я здесь только работаю."
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  • From Digital Avatar@46:1/145 to Accession on Monday, September 16, 2019 21:36:09
    on 16 Sep 2019, Accession said...

    Take a look at ANSIMRD.ANS. The prompts you tried are specifically for
    the text-style ansi message reading, in which the header and footer are actual strings. If you're using the ansi-style message reader, you have
    to edit the ansi, which includes the header and footer, along with a couple pipe codes to show where the message text will start and stop,
    long with an INS/OVR switch if you care to display that.

    Excellent. I knew I was missing something.

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  • From jack phlash@46:1/145 to Accession on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 21:50:44
    on 16 Sep 2019, Accession said...

    Take a look at ANSIMRD.ANS. The prompts you tried are specifically for
    the text-style ansi message reading, in which the header and footer are actual strings. If you're using the ansi-style message reader, you have
    to edit the ansi, which includes the header and footer, along with a couple pipe codes to show where the message text will start and stop,
    long with an INS/OVR switch if you care to display that.

    Yep. Those strings only affect the old school page reader that hardly anyone uses any more. I think Distortion is literally the only Mystic BBS I've
    called recently that defaults to it. :P

    |08j |15A C K |08p |15H L A S H |08!

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  • From Accession@46:1/100 to jack phlash on Saturday, September 21, 2019 07:17:04
    Hello jack,

    On Tue Sep 17 2019 21:50:44, jack phlash wrote to Accession:

    Yep. Those strings only affect the old school page reader that hardly anyone uses any more. I think Distortion is literally the only Mystic
    BBS I've called recently that defaults to it. :P

    I used to use it for quite some time, up until the 1.12 wave where I re-setup. g00 had mentioned working on those kinds of ansis and making them moddable with
    a .ini file or something, so I ended up using all the ansi stuff to try to keep
    up with the Jones'. ;)

    Regards,
    Nick

    ... "Politicians and diapers should be changed regularly for the same reasons." --- GoldED+/LNX 1.1.5-b20181215
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  • From jack phlash@46:1/145 to Accession on Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:21:19
    on 21 Sep 2019, Accession said...

    I used to use it for quite some time, up until the 1.12 wave where I re-setup. g00 had mentioned working on those kinds of ansis and making them moddable with a .ini file or something, so I ended up using all the ansi stuff to try to keep up with the Jones'. ;)

    Yeah, I actually like them a lot, I just prefer the more old school methods of message reading and file listing for Distortion. If I were to completely overhaul the board or put up a new one, I'd probably switch. *shurg*

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