Convert HC Stack to Rev - Without HC?
msrebnik at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 8 20:44:32 CDT 2008
Thanks for your help, Jacqueline!
on 10/7/08 8:59 AM, J. Landman Gay at jacque at hyperactivesw.com wrote:
> 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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