Best way to launch other applications

Josh Dye Zzyzx at Relia.Net
Wed Dec 12 21:27:00 EST 2001


Well,
    For instance, Quake 3: Arena. When I use any sort of opening of program,
it won't load all of the required DLL's. Try it at your house. Almost any
game will give you a error message, With some few exceptions...


 - Josh Dye



----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: Best way to launch other applications


> Josh,
>
> Can you clarify what you mean about "opening Games that have to open
Dll's"?
> What game(s) are you thinking of and what DLLs?
>
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> Website: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Josh Dye" <Zzyzx at Relia.Net>
> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 6:03 PM
> Subject: Re: Best way to launch other applications
>
>
> > Sounds good. Is there a way to do that same exact thing with opening
Games
> > that have to open Dll's? Anything would be great Ken! :-)
> >
> >
> >  - Josh Dye
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com>
> > To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 2:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: Best way to launch other applications
> >
> >
> > > Ritch,
> > >
> > > You can use either "open process" or "shell()". Shell is useful when
you
> > > want Rev to stop in mid-stream and wait until the program is finished.
> For
> > > example:
> > >
> > > on mouseUp
> > >   set the hideConsoleWindows to true
> > >   get shell("C:\myfile.pdf")
> > >   answer "Thank you!"
> > > end mouseUp
> > >
> > > This will launch the application associated with .pdf files (Acrobat
> > Reader
> > > or Acrobat) and then wait until that application is closed,
effectively
> > > "pausing" the Rev app. Once the app is closed, it goes on to the next
> line
> > > and answers "Thank you!".
> > >
> > > "Open process" comes back after it has executed and moves on (it
doesn't
> > > wait).
> > >
> > > Hope this helps,
> > >
> > > Ken Ray
> > > Sons of Thunder Software
> > > Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> > > Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Houdek, Ritch (MED)" <Ritch.Houdek at med.ge.com>
> > > To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 4:24 PM
> > > Subject: Best way to launch other applications
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > What is the best way to launch other applications on a Windows
> platform?
> > > > I have used "launch filename with appname" with limited success.
> > > >
> > > > The problems with it are:
> > > >
> > > > - Only 1 document can be opened at a time per application.  In order
> to
> > > > open
> > > > a 2nd document, you must quit the entire application and relaunch
it.
> > > >
> > > > - I can't launch Excel files this way after building a distribution.
> > > > They launch
> > > > within the Revolution IDE but not after a distribution is built.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance,
> > > >
> > > > Ritch Houdek
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