HyperCard migration

Terry Vogelaar terry at discovery.nl
Tue Jun 4 14:14:01 CDT 2002


> I have used HyperCard for years, and have a rather large stack I'm
> trying to bring into Revolution.  I had lots of code in the background
> layer and it seems it didn't make it into the conversion at all.  I
> fixed it by simply copying it over to the card script, since the script
> length seems to be unlimited as compared to 32000 characters for
> HyperCard.  I also have a lot of XCMDs and XFCNs I need to bring over
> too.  I used ResEdit to creat a resource fork in the Rev stack and moved
> them into the stack, but they don't work.  Checked the docs and looks
> like I should be OK, but no banana.
> 
> If there is anyone there that could help, I would appreciate it.
> 
> 1. Where is the background script?

HyperCard backgrounds are replaced by RR groups. There can be many groups on
one card; that is a bit confusing at first, but it is much better that way.

> 2. Why don't the XCMDs and XFCNs work?

Some do, some don't. Every Xthing that brings up a dialog doesn't work. But
it is often easy to make your own dialogs (substacks) to replace that
functionality.

Terry





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