Lord Apocalypse wrote:Strata, I have been toying with the notion of updating the above to VB9ish or just converting them over to VC/Qt (love Qt, its been great for creating developer tools for other projects). As for IMGen, do you still have the source handy for that one? I found a copy of the exe from VB4 not sure if that was the only version or not. Also, what about ShellWDG?
Yes, it would definitely fall into the "rewriting from scratch"
category. If there's such a thing as a VB -> C translator that would be a first step. Even so, for now the steps I need to do are:
1 - Get PieSlicer executing properly on my current system (Win32 XP).
2 - Package up the source code and publish it to a repository somewhere
3 - Reinstall VB6
4 - Update it to the current graphics format (even a minor update will still be great help)
5 - ???
I did find my copy of the PictureClip OCX lying on my old hard drive (which contains a Win98 installation), so for lack of installing a systemwide copy I merely just plunked copies of PICCLP32.OCX (and its .oca counterpart just in case) into WZCK and Pie Slicer's directory ... presto, WZCK is working. Pie Slicer isn't so lucky, it's hitting an unexpected error code that did not occur five-seven years ago. Then again, PS does have a lot of complicated GUI work it has to initialize before it actually displays itself ... or maybe there's a bug in my config files ... or maybe it's something more complicated....
Or maybe I just need one of those Eureka moments. PS's startup log says it tried to load a file called "" and "loaded it successfully", then subsequently hit an error and quit - okay that's not good. Checking command-line parameters is like the very first task it has to perform. But I added an empty PIE file as a command-line parameter and ... it starts up. Now to check whether it "works" ... and holy smokes is that user interface totally dated.
Any future updates still hinge upon finding my VB6 disc - the closest I've managed to get so far is finding my original WZ2100 paper manual....
"Strategy by design" - that was a nice tagline. Still is.
Oh, yes, since I DID manage to get it operating (in any manner), here's a fresh screenshot just for sentimental value: