• Re: Lunatics Unleashed

    From Cozmo@VERT/LUN to MRO on Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:16:00
    Thanks! Didn't realize it was in there.

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  • From Cozmo@VERT/LUN to MRO on Saturday, June 11, 2022 12:24:00
    Just checked the ansi and didn't see anything. It views fine for me using SyncTerm and Netrunner. Don't know what it could be.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Cozmo on Saturday, June 11, 2022 17:32:37
    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: Cozmo to MRO on Sat Jun 11 2022 12:24 pm

    Just checked the ansi and didn't see anything. It views fine for me using SyncTerm and Netrunner. Don't know what it could be.


    ansi positioning

    https://i.imgur.com/hF8VlSV.png

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Cozmo on Saturday, June 11, 2022 17:34:56
    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: Cozmo to MRO on Sat Jun 11 2022 12:24 pm

    Just checked the ansi and didn't see anything. It views fine for me using SyncTerm and Netrunner. Don't know what it could be.

    here is the raw file

    https://i.imgur.com/Jgw2zbO.png


    save it as a regular ansi.
    no positioning.

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  • From IB Joe@VERT/JOESBBS to Cozmo on Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:58:00
    On 11 Jun 2022, Cozmo said the following...

    @VIA: LUN
    @MSGID: <62A4C196.16975.dove-ads@vert.synchro.net>
    Just checked the ansi and didn't see anything. It views fine for me using SyncTerm and Netrunner. Don't know what it could be.


    Mystic sees ANSI fine... I am under the impression that future builds of Synchronet will also see ANSI as well in the message base

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to IB Joe on Sunday, June 12, 2022 12:15:29
    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: IB Joe to Cozmo on Sun Jun 12 2022 10:58 am

    On 11 Jun 2022, Cozmo said the following...

    @VIA: LUN
    @MSGID: <62A4C196.16975.dove-ads@vert.synchro.net>
    Just checked the ansi and didn't see anything. It views fine for me using SyncTerm and Netrunner. Don't know what it could be.


    Mystic sees ANSI fine... I am under the impression that future builds of Synchronet will also see ANSI as well in the message base

    Synchronet "sees ANSI" fine as well. What you're confused about is that Mystic will strip-out cursor-positioning sequences before displaying ANSI in messages to its users. I made a change to do something similar in my msglist.js module. I made no such change in Synchronet itself as that would make ANSImation in messages impossible. And most other BBS programs won't modify the ANSI before showing to a user either, so its best practice to just not include the cursor-positioning sequences in the first place.
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  • From IB Joe@VERT/JOESBBS to Digital Man on Sunday, June 12, 2022 13:38:00
    On 12 Jun 2022, Digital Man said the following...

    @MSGID: <62A63B51.16985.dove-ads@vert.synchro.net>
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    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: IB Joe to Cozmo on Sun Jun 12 2022 10:58 am

    On 11 Jun 2022, Cozmo said the following...

    @VIA: LUN
    @MSGID: <62A4C196.16975.dove-ads@vert.synchro.net>
    Just checked the ansi and didn't see anything. It views fine for m using SyncTerm and Netrunner. Don't know what it could be.


    Mystic sees ANSI fine... I am under the impression that future builds o Synchronet will also see ANSI as well in the message base

    Synchronet "sees ANSI" fine as well. What you're confused about is that Mystic will strip-out cursor-positioning sequences before displaying
    ANSI in messages to its users. I made a change to do something similar
    in my msglist.js module. I made no such change in Synchronet itself as that would make ANSImation in messages impossible. And most other BBS programs won't modify the ANSI before showing to a user either, so its best practice to just not include the cursor-positioning sequences in
    the first place. --

    We just need to get MRO to upgrade ... :)

    You're doing a great job!!!

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to IB Joe on Sunday, June 12, 2022 13:39:41
    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: IB Joe to Digital Man on Sun Jun 12 2022 01:38 pm

    On 12 Jun 2022, Digital Man said the following...

    @MSGID: <62A63B51.16985.dove-ads@vert.synchro.net>
    @REPLY: <62A61B29.16983.dove-ads@vert.synchro.net>
    @TZ: c1e0
    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: IB Joe to Cozmo on Sun Jun 12 2022 10:58 am

    On 11 Jun 2022, Cozmo said the following...

    @VIA: LUN
    @MSGID: <62A4C196.16975.dove-ads@vert.synchro.net>
    Just checked the ansi and didn't see anything. It views fine for m using SyncTerm and Netrunner. Don't know what it could be.


    Mystic sees ANSI fine... I am under the impression that future builds o Synchronet will also see ANSI as well in the message base

    Synchronet "sees ANSI" fine as well. What you're confused about is that Mystic will strip-out cursor-positioning sequences before displaying ANSI in messages to its users. I made a change to do something similar in my msglist.js module. I made no such change in Synchronet itself as that would make ANSImation in messages impossible. And most other BBS programs won't modify the ANSI before showing to a user either, so its best practice to just not include the cursor-positioning sequences in the first place. --

    We just need to get MRO to upgrade ... :)

    No, I think you missed the point. Using the built-in message reading in Synchronet, it does not strip ANSI cusor-positioning sequences, so the resulting ANSI may not display as the original author intended. This is how most BBS programs send ANSI-encoded messages. The only exceptions that I know of are Mystic and now Synchronet's msglist.js, which will modify the ANSI contents, stripping away cursor-positioning sequences, before showing them to the user. The best solution is to not include the unintended cursor-positioning sequences in the message in the first place. Using TheDraw, this can be achived by using the "block save" (Alt-B) command.

    You're doing a great job!!!

    Thanks. I guess I need to do a better job of explaining things however.
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  • From apam@VERT/TINYSII to Digital Man on Monday, June 13, 2022 11:11:08
    This is how most BBS programs send ANSI-encoded messages. The only exceptions that I know of are Mystic and now Synchronet's msglist.js,
    which will modify the ANSI contents, stripping away cursor-positioning sequences, before showing them to the user. The best solution is to

    Talisman does this as well, as at one time mystic modified messages to
    make them a maximum of 80 columns, so to display ansi without it getting mangled along the way we had to save ansis with a limit of 79 characters
    wide (which caused a lot of cursor positioning sequences.)

    When I say modified, I don't mean locally, if it was used as a hub, it
    would mangle the ansis on messages that just passed through the system. I
    don't know if that is still the case or not.

    sequences, before showing them to the user. The best solution is to
    not include the unintended cursor-positioning sequences in the message
    in the first place. Using TheDraw, this can be achived by using the
    "block save" (Alt-B) command.

    That would be the best solution I suppose, but I wonder wouldn't messages
    with intended animation have the same effect as those with unintended
    cursor positioning codes?

    Andrew


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to apam on Monday, June 13, 2022 11:15:43
    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: apam to Digital Man on Mon Jun 13 2022 11:11 am

    sequences, before showing them to the user. The best solution is to
    not include the unintended cursor-positioning sequences in the message
    in the first place. Using TheDraw, this can be achived by using the "block save" (Alt-B) command.

    That would be the best solution I suppose, but I wonder wouldn't messages with intended animation have the same effect as those with unintended
    cursor positioning codes?

    Unintended cursor positioning sequences are usually not necessary for the message to appear as intended. They could just be stripped and the display program/script handle auto-line wrap or whatever, as appropriate for the client's terminal width.

    Intended cursor positioning is used to create animation ("ANSImation") effects. If you strip the cursor positioning sequences, then you lose this ability and only the "final result" (e.g. last screen of an animation sequence) would be displayed to the user.
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  • From IB Joe@VERT/JOESBBS to Digital Man on Monday, June 13, 2022 14:21:00
    On 12 Jun 2022, Digital Man said the following...
    You're doing a great job!!!

    Thanks. I guess I need to do a better job of explaining things however.

    Nope, it's me... Ur doing great...

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  • From Cozmo@VERT/LUN to MRO on Friday, July 01, 2022 16:06:00
    I did use it in the previous ansi's. But I had to change some of the text.
    So I had to resave it. I tried something someone suggested to me but I guess it didn't work.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Cozmo on Friday, July 01, 2022 16:23:33
    Re: Re: Lunatics Unleashed
    By: Cozmo to MRO on Fri Jul 01 2022 04:06 pm

    I did use it in the previous ansi's. But I had to change some of the text. So I had to resave it. I tried something someone suggested to me but I guess it didn't work.

    you should use a different ansi editor if the one you use keeps putting
    in positioning codes. it just shouldn't do it.

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