Standalone

arie van der ent arietext at mac.com
Sun Jan 9 01:31:56 CST 2005


Marian,

I understand better now what's happening. When I use your concept – 
that works well – the resources such as standard icons are not attached 
to the separate stacks. The compiler put it together. So in your 
concept I need to add the icons to the stack.

Arie van der Ent

Op 8-jan-05 om 20:40 heeft Marian Petrides het volgende geschreven:

> A standalone application executes on its own when you double-click on 
> it.
>
> I've never used Dreamcard player, but I assume it is like Hypercard's 
> player--when you double click on a Hypercard stack, the player opens 
> and displays the stack--i.e. it is a way for a person who does not 
> have Hypercard to be able to display a stack.  I assume Dreamcard 
> Player works the same, but like I said, I've never used it.
>
> Can anyone else help Arie on this point?
>
> Marian
>
>
>
>
> On Jan 8, 2005, at 2:34 PM, arie van der ent wrote:
>
>> Marian,
>>
>> I used your recipe. It works. A question: what the heck is the 
>> difference between compiling a standalone and adding Dreamcard-player 
>> to your stack(s)?
>>
>> Arie van der Ent
>>
>> Op 8-jan-05 om 19:15 heeft Marian Petrides het volgende geschreven:
>>
>>> Arie
>>>
>>> Ok. I finally got a chance to actually try this out and can confirm 
>>> my original statement, namely that having a group which is set to 
>>> background = true does not interfere with creating a standalone.  
>>> I'm not sure what the problem with your stack is, but it isn't the 
>>> background group.
>>>
>>> Here's what I did, in case you want to try it out yourself:
>>>
>>> Created new mainstack
>>>
>>> On first card, added 2 buttons and a field, grouped them and set 
>>> behave as background to true (using object inspector on the group 
>>> and checking the use as background check box).
>>>
>>> Created 2 new cards.  The group, as expected, showed up on both 
>>> cards.
>>>
>>> I then chose Save As Standalone from the file menu.
>>>
>>> The resulting standalone executes just fine in Mac OSX.  HTH.
>>>
>>> Marian
>>> On Jan 8, 2005, at 7:04 AM, Marian Petrides wrote:
>>>
>>>> Arie
>>>>
>>>> I don't think the behavior you describe is the way it should work 
>>>> (i.e. grouping a  bunch of buttons, setting them to behave like 
>>>> background = true and then trying to make a standalone should work 
>>>> in my recollection.  Alas, I don't have time to create a simple 
>>>> test stack to verify this right now. Anyone else?
>>>>
>>>> However, the reason I am writing now is that I have a viable 
>>>> solution for you, one I know works because I use it all the time 
>>>> and have used it to create a very large interactive casebook.
>>>>
>>>> But what I do, that I KNOW works, is:
>>>>
>>>> Create splash stack (a hub of sorts) containing a single "title 
>>>> page" card and make into standalone.  This splash stack has buttons 
>>>> on it that take you to appropriate cards in one or more OTHER 
>>>> stacks which are NOT standalone.
>>>>
>>>> For example:  Splash stack has 3 buttons:
>>>>
>>>> Button 1;  Instructions.  Goes to Instructions Stack (not 
>>>> standalone)
>>>> Button 2:  Cases.    Goes to Cases Stack (not standalone)
>>>> Button 3: Quit.   Simply quits.
>>>>
>>>> In reality, if your stacks are small enough you could even combine 
>>>> the two stacks into a simple "Cases" stack. Then have Button 1 go 
>>>> to cd 1 of stack "Cases"  and, assuming your instructions are all 
>>>> on one card, have  Button 2 go to cd 2 of stack "Cases"
>>>>
>>>> HTH.
>>>>
>>>> Marian
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Jan 8, 2005, at 5:32 AM, arie van der ent wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am new to Revolution. I understand the concept of building a 
>>>>> standalone. So I made a splash screen as mainstack and put the the 
>>>>> logic in a substack. Building a standalone causes an error. I have 
>>>>> tried to track what causes the error. One of the things I found is 
>>>>> that when I am grouping the elements on a card and set the 
>>>>> property 'behave like a background' to true, it is not possible to 
>>>>> a build a standalone. This can't be true, I think. Is there a 
>>>>> solution?
>>>>>
>>>>> Arie van der Ent
>>>>>
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