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nand
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Hi everybody, version 1.5 of nanDECK is available for download, with these improvements:

- Color, font and image pickers in editor
- Parameter for rotated text in TEXT directive
- TRIANGLE directive
- Expression evaluation for + - * / ^
- Antialiasing flag for IMAGE directive

Bye

RobBartel
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Excellent. Thanks for the update, Nand.

Carlos
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Yes, many many thanks! I am using this program very happily right now for my prototype deck. Once I get the cards looking just right, I will post some screen shots. It'd definitely worth it folks--be sure to take a look!

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I'm sorry but in 1.5 there was a bug in text rotation with word-wrap, now I've uploaded a corrected version (1.5a).

Thanks to everybody for testing the program!

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On my computer here at work Nandeck will not let me type anything in the main box or paste anything there. I have not tried it at home.

But since others seem to be using it just fine I assume its my computer somehow.

I tried an earlier version (within the past couple weeks) and now I tried 1.5a for the same results

- Dwight

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You update your software too fast! I did not even had the chance to test the last update (^_^). Your are coding really fast ... or it's me who is a clumsy programmer.

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Xaqery wrote:
On my computer here at work Nandeck will not let me type anything in the main box or paste anything there. I have not tried it at home.

But since others seem to be using it just fine I assume its my computer somehow.

I tried an earlier version (within the past couple weeks) and now I tried 1.5a for the same results

- Dwight

Hi Dwight,
the main box is a message box; instead of typing here, you must create a script file (text) from a program like Notepad, and load it using the first button "Open deck".
You can find some script's example on my website.

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I'm using Nandeck to create a prototype of my next game.

Thanks for a great piece of software!

I am sure I'll have many questions and bugs reports. What is the best way to report them?

E.g. here's one: when I make an error, the deck fails to load, and after that I do not have an option to go back to the editor to correct it. Is that the way it is supposed to work? It is rather inconvenient... I have to close Nandeck and switch back to notepad...

Thanks -- Andrei

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nand wrote:

Hi Dwight,
the main box is a message box; instead of typing here, you must create a script file (text) from a program like Notepad, and load it using the first button "Open deck".
You can find some script's example on my website.

Well I feel silly. I saw those examples and I tried to copy and paste them into that main box where the cursor is flashing. Sorry I should have done more reading.

- Dwight

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adagio_burner wrote:
I'm using Nandeck to create a prototype of my next game.

Thanks for a great piece of software!

I am sure I'll have many questions and bugs reports. What is the best way to report them?

E.g. here's one: when I make an error, the deck fails to load, and after that I do not have an option to go back to the editor to correct it. Is that the way it is supposed to work? It is rather inconvenient... I have to close Nandeck and switch back to notepad...

Thanks -- Andrei

Hi Andrei,
if you have a question you can post it here or send me an e-mail (the address is on my website).

Are you using the last version? In the current version the editor enables itself if a valid filename is specified, independently from sintax errors.
Can you send me a script, so I can re-create the situation?

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Nand,

Would you like your own forum to discuss questions regarding Nandeck? I could easily set that up for you and make you a moderator. It might be a good idea if you plan to keep updating the software. Let me know, I am willing to do whatever possible to make sure the development of Nandeck continues.

-Darke

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Maybe more forum about computer software in general, instead of just for Nandeck.

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Larienna wrote:
Maybe more forum about computer software in general, instead of just for Nandeck.

Quite, and in my case I'm interested in the intersection between face-to-face game playing and computers used as assistants during play. For example I'd like a discussion about designing 18XX games within the limitations of Lemmi's moderator.

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Darkehorse wrote:
Nand,

Would you like your own forum to discuss questions regarding Nandeck? I could easily set that up for you and make you a moderator. It might be a good idea if you plan to keep updating the software. Let me know, I am willing to do whatever possible to make sure the development of Nandeck continues.

-Darke

Thanks for the offer, but I think that there isn't enough traffic for justify a forum (now). A thread like this is enough for questions and announcements.

Thanks again.

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nand wrote:
Are you using the last version? In the current version the editor enables itself if a valid filename is specified, independently from sintax errors.
Can you send me a script, so I can re-create the situation?

That's true, after I downloaded the latest version the editor is always enabled, and some annoying bugs are gone, too (I was constantly getting a weird message about an invalid bitmap...). I'll keep an eye open for more bugs but right now I am a happy camper. :) :)

Maybe maintaining a complete change list from version to version can help people understand better what bugs were fixed and when. I could not find such list on the web site.

But anyway, nanDECK works great for me. Thanks again for making it!

Thanks -- Andrei

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Been using the software some more, lately, and have been enjoying all of the recent upgrades so far (especially the editor window). Here are some additional functionality requests:

* Ability to declare a transparent background for text (for when I want to position text over an image);

* Ability to break a labeled sequence into multiple lines - for instance, I have 55 card names I want to print on my cards and the text file is easier to work with if I put each one on a separate line. Doing so breaks the sequence, however, and I'm forced to turn it into one gigantic line of text. In order to permit in-sequence line breaks in the text file, I suspect you'll have to rely on some form of bracketing. Perhaps use the '{' and '}' braces to define the beginning and end of a multi-line sequence.

* Ability to define page margins. I can usually fit eighteen 7x4.5 cm cards onto a standard sheet of letter-sized paper but, in NanDeck, the default margins only allow me to fit ten. As a workaround, I've simply been slightly expanding my defined page size.

Other than that, it's working great and has been very easy to work with.

Excellent work and thanks again,
Rob

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