converting from hypercard
devin_asay at byu.edu
Tue Jun 15 12:32:23 CDT 2004
On Jun 14, 2004, at 11:00 PM, Andrew wrote:
> Hi, List. I'm converting a stack from Hypercard to Revolution, and
> I'm running into a myriad of problems. I followed the instructions on
> Revolution for importing; I made all the appropriate changes to my
> stack before importing it.
> Some of the problems I'm encountering are:
> 1 background scripts don't seem to work properly
Can you be more specific? Some examples?
> 2 strange graphics appear which look like bar codes at the top of the
Are there graphics in your original HC stack that could be being
converted in an unexpected way? For instance, I have sometimes noticed
that the transparency in HC bitmapped graphics doesn't convert
> 3 buttons and their icons are transparent so you can see the image on
> the card through them.
Did you try making the buttons opaque to prevent this?
I gave up converting HC stacks directly long ago in favor of recreating
the interface in Rev and copying over scripts, then modifying them to
behave properly in Rev. While conversion works alright for simple
stacks, for complex stacks you are usually better off porting them. I
have found it takes surprisingly little time, especially once you
become comfortable with the differences between HC and Rev.
But whether you choose to convert or port your stack, Jacque Gay's
article on Converting a HyperCard stack to Revolution at
http://www.hyperactivesw.com/Resources.html is a must-read.
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