Most obscure HC question

Paul McClernan paulmcclernan at
Mon May 4 17:19:40 EDT 2020

There's also this XCMD and another tool somewhere that claimed they could
convert protected HC stacks to back to normal stacks but I'm not sure how
effective they were (if at all):

On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 5:11 PM Paul McClernan <paulmcclernan at>

> That old HC stack that removes the HC engine leaving only a stack file is
> here:
> On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 7:06 PM Colin Holgate via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at> wrote:
>> I fear that the HyperCard group in Yahoo may be lost. Please let me know
>> if that isn’t true.
>> But between you all you may remember something that will help me. I have
>> a standalone HC application, and it opens with a window that shows that you
>> are only seeing part of the card window. The card window doesn’t resize,
>> and I can’t remember how to make it be bigger. Here’s things that didn’t
>> work:
>> Setting a ton of memory.
>> Setting Monitors to match the card size.
>> Resizing the preview rectangle. You can only resize it smaller.
>> Resizing the card window.
>> Clicking the zoom box.
>> As it’s a standalone application I can’t easily get at the stack, but
>> feel sure there was a way to hack the stack out of a standalone.
>> Anyway, please enjoy the challenge of remembering this far back!
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