Convert HC Stack to Rev - Without HC?
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Oct 7 11:59:43 EDT 2008
Mark Srebnik wrote:
> Would like to convert a HyperCard Stack to Rev if possible. However, from
> reading Jacqueline's excellent tutorial on this I see the following
> A) Since I use OSX on my MacBook at home, I don't have ability to run
> HyperCard; ie, no Classic anymore...
> B) Since I don't have HC to run and edit scripts before converting I can't
> 1) comment out XCMD's and FCN's as noted in tutorial...
> 2) edit script to change menu references..
> Given the above, wondering if there's any workaround in order to do
Yes, though you can't do the (often required) "compact stack" part. You
can click the Messages button in Rev's toolbar to turn off messages.
This will eliminate any error reports while you go through the stack to
remove the handlers that are incompatible.
It is very important to compact the HC stack in HC before importing
however. You may get lucky and things will run fine. But if you see
missing cards, scrambled data, or incorrect images (aside from the alpha
problem) then the stack needs compacting. On rare occasions an
uncompacted stack may not even import at all.
You might look into SheepShaver or vMac -- I have run HyperCard on my OS
X Intel machine using both. Neither is a perfect solution, but both run
well enough to get the compaction done. I particularly like the
suggestion of running vMac/HC from a USB stick that I can just plug in
whenever I need it (but I've lost the link to that; maybe someone else
here still has it. You could try a Google on "vMac on a stick".) Ken Ray
has a tutorial on his web site on how to install SheepShaver, maybe
he'll chime in with that link.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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