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Old 11-30-2002, 03:57 PM   #31
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Default Patch 0.6.4 released

I have put out a patch that should help with the out of memory errors. I also fixed the mouse positioning when dragging items.

This patch is only 218k. You need to unzip it into your v0.6.3 directory and let it replace the files it needs to.

Have fun!

Let me know what issues you find.

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Old 12-14-2002, 01:52 PM   #32
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Question 0.7.1

I'm working on a this version now and would like some feedback on what features you would like to see. Right now I'm planning on providing the following:

* Functioning property editing
* Ability to add types to a screen
* Snap-to-grid for easier alignment
* Deferred UI loading until requested (memory saver).

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Old 12-16-2002, 08:40 AM   #33
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Default Sorry for this stoopid Question

Forget this, got it working ...

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Old 12-16-2002, 01:46 PM   #34
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Default more fiddle errors

Worked fine last night when I downloaded it... now it hangs at the EQ SIDL Fiddle screen(opening, w/ver string). Tried deleting the fiddle.properties... it again asked for the path to my EQ executables... and then it hung up again.
Using Java 1.3 as recommended...
as a side note... javaw.exe sucks down 77,000+K?
eeeewwwwwww.....
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Old 12-16-2002, 07:04 PM   #35
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Default Java memory hog

Yes there is a memory hog at work here. Some of it is because of swing (the gui components), some is my quick and dirty programming, but a major part seems to come from JDOM the xml parser I'm using. At www.jdom.org there seems to be a number of discussions about the memory overhead associated with this system.

For the next release I'm going to try to conserve as much memory as possible. I think I can cut some overhead by only reading in the uilfiles for a folder when you ask for them, being a bit more conscious about variable declarations and object references, and MAYBE using xalan directly instead of JDOM (big maybe here because jdom is so easy to use).

Hang in there! I know the memory problems are annoying, bu I'm working hard on it!

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Old 12-17-2002, 10:33 PM   #36
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I can't get UI show on screen, any step I missed?
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:42 PM   #37
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Wink Can you be a little more specific

What is it doing?
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Old 12-18-2002, 12:15 AM   #38
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I installed JRE1.3.1.6, download latest SIDL editor, load up the program without problem, when I click on any XML file(Playerwindow for example), there is no graphical UI show on screen.
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Old 12-18-2002, 08:03 PM   #39
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Default Hmmm

Did the DOS window print anything out? It sounds like an error occurred, but I'm not sure.
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Old 12-19-2002, 11:47 PM   #40
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Unhappy

Nothing show on DOS window.
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Old 12-31-2002, 01:27 AM   #41
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Default XML Editor

Just curious if there is a XML editor that will let you view what your skins look like with out having EQ installed. I am currently doing this at work, and because of the firewall I cant play, or patch.


Thanks in advance =)
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Old 12-31-2002, 09:57 AM   #42
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Default nothing shows up...

Make sure you select a screen before trying to open the file. Only selecting a file will have that effect.
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Old 12-31-2002, 09:58 AM   #43
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Default XML editor

That is what SIDL Fiddle is designed to do
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Old 12-31-2002, 08:04 PM   #44
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Thanks for the reply Ambros =)

Assuming that I didnt need EQ installed I just chose ok when it asked for EQ's home directory. Then it closes that window,and nothing else happens. Ill go ahead and paste the output of the batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\shawnluc\Desktop\Everquest\fiddle_0_6_3>java -jar fidd
le.jar
Properties not found. Creating new file.
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.barbre.fiddle.dialogs.DirectoryChooser.showDia log(DirectoryChoose
r.java:58)
at com.barbre.fiddle.io.loaders.PropertiesLoader.requ estHomeLocation(Pro
pertiesLoader.java:73)
at com.barbre.fiddle.io.loaders.PropertiesLoader.setE QLocation(Propertie
sLoader.java:62)
at com.barbre.fiddle.io.loaders.PropertiesLoader.setE QLocation(Propertie
sLoader.java:53)
at com.barbre.fiddle.Fiddle.init(Fiddle.java:60)
at com.barbre.fiddle.Fiddle.getInstance(Fiddle.java:5 1)
at com.barbre.fiddle.Fiddle.main(Fiddle.java:152)

Usinge JRE Standard Edition v1.3.1_06 at the moment. Not sure wher to go from here.

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Old 01-01-2003, 11:56 AM   #45
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You need to point your EQ Home directory to the location where EQ is installed. (e.g. c:\program files\everquest)

You can delete the "fiddle.properties" file and start anew.

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