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I got this problem:

I updated mame to 0.140, compiled with .140 diff and hiscore diff

After that everything works perfect...

Then I wanted to update HiToText too.

I downloaded the newest HiToText.exe and replaced the old one. The same with the hiscore.dat.

When I start Hyperspin now a window shows me that HiToText isn't working !!!

What did I do wrong ???

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Hi Teddy,

What is the exact message that you get ?

Did you try to run hitotext on a commandprompt to see what it does then (without hyperspin) ?

Dna Disturber

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A window opens like an error message, that hitotext isn't running. Before I changed the hitotext.exe it works.

When I run it on a command propt, í think it works. I can type -h for help,...

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It works again !!!!

;-) ;-) ;-)

I deleted the other files and folders:

convert.cs

hitotext.csproj

hitotext.sln

program.cs

hiscore.cs

...

???

I put them back and it still works...

I don't know but it works like before. Maybe there was a problem with the .xml

It works...

Edited by TeddyKGB2208

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I'm having the same problem with "HitoText has stopped working" Can you upload your file or explain in better detail how to you did it?

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No one else having this prob?

Hi Hunk,

Looks to me that Teddy had problems because an old version of hitotext wasn't removed entirely.....

Don't know if that is the case with your setup though.

Does hitotext work when you use it in a dosbox ?

You can run hitotext without hyperspin in commandline and see what it does...

Dna Disturber

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Hi Hunk,

Looks to me that Teddy had problems because an old version of hitotext wasn't removed entirely.....

Don't know if that is the case with your setup though.

Does hitotext work when you use it in a dosbox ?

You can run hitotext without hyperspin in commandline and see what it does...

Dna Disturber

Hey! Thanks for replying.

Hmm seems to work by itself in the commandline just by executing it.

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Try to update .NET framework.

1.) Which Mame version are you using ?

2.)a) When you run Mame by itself, does it save your hiscores ?

2.)B) If MAME doesn't save your Hiscore I can help you to install the diffs...

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where is the hitotext.xml file supposed to go? In the HS Database folder? I have it in the root directory for my HS install right now and the program seems to work but am I missing any functionality by not having the xml in the correct spot? Or is it in the correct spot?

Thanks!

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Hi Secret80'sMan,

The root of HS install is the right spot, the hitotext.exe should also be there.

So you're not missing out on anything !

Dna Disturber :beer:

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Thanks DNA Disturber, was easier to set up than I expected. I assume the file I downloaded from Source Forge is the very latest version then?

Also, are you aware if Q Bert works with it or not? I can't seem to get the scores to pop up with this one but I know that roughly 10% of games are available so would understand if it was not yet available.

Also, when a new version of HiToText comes out do I simply overwrite the old exe file and replace the old xml with the new one, is it that simple?

Edited by Secret80'sMan

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Yes it's that simple to answer your last question first.

Only thing you also want to do is get the latest hiscore.dat (and put it in the mame-folder) from fyrecrypts place to make sure everything works ok.

Now the thing about Q*bert is that it uses nvram , it is supported by hitotext but hyperspin runs hitotext with parameters that unfortunately (for now) only works for .hi files.

All nvram games do not display the hiscores in nvram (for now) in hyperspin.

To make this work it would require a change in hyperspin or in hitotext.

Don't know if it's a lot of work but I hope Fyrecrypts can make an adjustment to hitotext so that it will work in all version of hyperspin....(can't wait to see 2.0 in action)....

If you want a list of games that hitotext supports you can use hitotext on the commandline for instance hitotext -l (for all games) or hitotext -lp {mamedirectory} (for all parentgames)

You can also see the q*bert hiscores when you use the commandline

hitotext -r {mamedirectory}\nvram\qbert.nv

Dna Disturber :beer:

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This is mostly for FireCrypts but also for anyone else who might be in the know, at one point the program was called HiScanner so that FireCrypts could see his friends score across town. Was the program originally networkable and if not is that something we can look forward to in the future? I don't mean with the entire world but perhaps you could put in a buddy's IP address or something and have his high scores register. If the program already does this can someone clue me in on how to do it pleez!

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Fyrecrypts was working on that

He had a nice working version of it (alpha test).

I think real-life got in the way.

But maybe he's still working on it......only Fyrecrypts can answer that.

Last time I heard of it was more than a year ago.

But to this day it never went public but it has or had all the things you want.

It was a succesor to hiscanner (on the byoacc forum you can look for it "ghost")

Last mentioned in the title of hitotext on august 2010

"HiToText (Version 2010.8.9.0) and GHOST (may go open beta)"

Dna Disturber :beer:

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