Roll Of Honour Reader - See all the 'hidden' information

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Roll Of Honour Reader - See all the 'hidden' information

Post by BoxZone_Author » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:41 pm

I've written a simple application to read the RollOfHonour and reveal all the additinoal information that you can't normally see.
You can now discover how many medals you acquired over and above 8.
You can see the information on the top 30 commanders (not just the 13 you see on the spalsh screen of CM).

Its a DOS application, only 32k in size. Download it from (the bottom of)
http://www.btinternet.com/~boxzone/Othe ... l_Mass.htm

PS: Thanks to Styro for the idea.

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Post by BoxZone_Author » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:23 pm

Anybody who is thinking of playing with your RollOfHonour.dat file be very careful, I may have just lost mine. Not from vieweing it, thats harmless (though be smart and only view it when CM isn't running too). I renamed it so I could create a new RollOfHonor.dat file and ensure my app worked with partially empty ROH.dat files. Then I tried to switch back to the original and CM says "Oh, No, Thats not the ROH.dat file I saw last, I'm not playing with that old file".
Ummm. Now if I can't figure out how it knows the old ROH.dat file isn't the latest one I've lost all my lovely scores (well I've still got them but they'll not appear on my CM anymore).
BE WARNED

PS: Sean, Help? (Or laugh at me and say I had it coming, I've three machines and I had to try it all on the same one).

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:03 am

It doesn't work on my computer. I ran it and it says "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."
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Post by BoxZone_Author » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:21 pm

It doesn't work on my computer.
Really :!:
I though all flavours of windows could code with MS-DOS applications.
Are you on NT? What version?
Try opening a command prompt and running it from there.
I don't have access to an NT machine to try and re-create the problem so you will need to explain exactly what you are doing (where the app was downloaded to, how you are running it etc).
Can you run any other MS-DOS applications?
Can you open a command prompt?
Do normal DOS commands work from the command prompt?

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Post by Legacy » Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:13 pm

Old Man Johnson wrote:It doesn't work on my computer. I ran it and it says "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application."


There's a fix for that, do a search on google with the text of the error message. I had the same problem when I used to run some things. I've moved on to bigger and better error messages...

Hey, BZA, would ou mind if I took a crack at making a windows viewer for the ROH? I know you already made one, and it was someone else's idea, so it's up to you.

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Post by Styro » Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:43 pm

I have an app written in java that does the same thing. I sent it to Sean to approve and add to his web site but I haven't seen it on the CM page yet or heard back from him. Anyway, I don't have a page to host it but if anyone is interested in trying it because the DOS app above does not work for them or whatever, I can email it to you (it is 19K). There are still a couple of tweaks I am going to be making to it (it does not show rank yet, for example) but it is fully working and can export your pilots out to a text file.
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Post by BoxZone_Author » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:56 pm

Legacy,
I have no objection to you making a Windows ROH viewer.

Styro,
I would be interested in the Java app, please email it to me at
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Post by Legacy » Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:37 pm

What would people like in a windows viewer for the RoH?

So far I've come up with the following:
Plain Text Output(to keep track of your RoH if you want to start over for some reason)

Sort Order(Sort by different attributes)

Printable custom lists of stats(Based on sort order and selection)

Anything else people want to see?

Sorry for hijacking your thread BZA, I like your viewer, but for windows games I want a windows viewer(not to say I don't love DOS with all my heart... yes, DOS, my first love).

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Post by qwas » Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:54 am

ROH stands for?
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Post by BoxZone_Author » Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:48 pm

qwas wrote:ROH stands for?

Roll Of Honour

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Post by Old Man Johnson » Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:04 am

Yeah, I have Windows XP. Bleah.

Legacy, that sounds real great! If you made something like that I would be interested.

Styro, please e-mail that to me. My email is ubervideodisc@yahoo.com. Thanks a lot in advance.
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Post by Styro » Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:45 am

I have emailed my java app to BZA and OMJ. Let me know if either of you didn't receive it, if something seems broken, or if you have any comments or questions.
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Post by Old Man Johnson » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:38 pm

Nice, very nice, Styro. The only thing interesting I noticed is that it doesn't for Lieutenants, it lists there rank as " " (blank, basically). Is this on purpose or a mistake?
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Post by Styro » Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:54 pm

That is a mistake. Thanks for the catch. I was going off the data in my RoH file and I guess I don't have any Lieutenants. Is Lieutenant the starting rank? It must have a value of 0 in the file (the others are 1 through 5). I'll send you an updated version when I get it fixed.

If anyone else has bug reports or feature suggestions just mention them here. I just put functionality in there that would be useful for my own purposes and would be happy to consider other stuff that people might find useful.

Edit: OMJ, if you could email me your RoH file, I can test it to make sure it works. Otherwise I'll have to wait until I get home and kill off a newbie pilot. My email is aaron.lambert at williams.com. Thanks!
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Post by qwas » Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:20 am

@ williams.com
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