Beta 4.2 released 15


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Changelog
Batch conversion forms:
| – Fixed problem with inputted settings ramp not being saved
| – Set gif file to be the default output image format
| – Added date-time stamp/random suffix option
Fixed problem saving as image when there are “.”‘s in the filename


15 thoughts on “Beta 4.2 released

  • Dwayne

    Yep, it definitely crashes — or goes unresponsive — when batch processing multiple files with a . in the file name on my Windows ’98.

    It seems to work on 1 file, but when it gets to the second is when the stall occurs.

    Here is the log (first tested on 1 file, which worked, then on 2):

    ASCII Generator dotNET Ɵ4.2 Batch Conversion Log
    ———————————————————-
    Batch conversion started, 1 file(s) to process.
    Output directory: C:
    Saving output as gif files
    Target Font: Lucida Console 9pt.
    ASCII Ramp (Generated): MM&&&&@@@@###$$BWWQQ00EEb8Z96AUI2zoSn1ttCX77YYccvv;;;iiii:::,,,……….
    Text Brightness: 0, Text Contrast: 0
    Effects: Black Text on White Background, Stretched, Unsharp Mask.
    ———————————————————-
    1. dwr.a1(50).jpg:
    Error (C:ASCII-dwr.a1(50).gif already exists)
    ———————————————————-
    Batch finished, 0 file(s) converted, 1 error(s)

    ———————————————————-
    Batch conversion started, 2 file(s) to process.
    Output directory: C:
    Saving output as gif files
    Target Font: Lucida Console 9pt.
    ASCII Ramp (Generated): MM&&&&@@@@###$$BWWQQ00EEb8Z96AUI2zoSn1ttCX77YYccvv;;;iiii:::,,,……….
    Text Brightness: 0, Text Contrast: 0
    Effects: Black Text on White Background, Stretched, Unsharp Mask.
    ———————————————————-
    1. dwr.a1(50).jpg:
    Error (C:ASCII-dwar.f1(50).gif already exists)
    2. dwra1 (300 x 29.6).jpg: Loading… Converting (150×86)… Saving…

    And that’s where it finishes.

  • Dwayne

    Sorry for another brief note, but it seems it may have worked on the 1 file due to the error from the save file, which was there from running the test on the xxxx.xxxx file through non-batch mode, as it seems to also crash when processing one 1 file.

    Probably just another for the Windows ’98 crowd.

  • Anonymous

    By the way, the Image from Clipboard also doesn’t work for me on ’98, unless it hasn’t been fully implemented as of yet?

    The rest of the program, to my knowledge, works fine.

  • Jonathan

    Yeah it works, and according to the MSDN those functions are also supposed to work in 98. Are you sure you’re getting the image on the clipboard? A quick test is to press print screen and that menu item should be enabled.

  • Anonymous

    Print Screen doesn’t work. I’ve tried copying the image to clipboard in Firefox to no avail. And I’ve tested the clipboard to see that the image is saved importing it into other graphics software, and it works whereis the import feature in AscGen DotNet fails to become selectable.

    It’s hardly a complaint, though. I just thought I’d alert you to his behavior on my machine. Apart from that, the ratio with bold text, and the crash during batch conversion, I haven’t encountered anything that I know of–and each of those issues I would consider quite minor.

  • Anonymous

    Is the actual item always `on’ in the menus? Or does it get triggered `on’ when you copy to clipboard? Because it’s always `off’ for me and the problem might be that — the menu item — instead instead of the actual function.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve just a few more tests regarding the batch conversion crashing, and it no longer seems related to files with . in their title? I know I’ve got it to work with files with . in their title in the c: dir and c:my documents dir. However, I entered in c: as the output directory. Once I entered in c: it crashed. And it crashed also on normal file titles. It seems to be c: that is the issue I’m having every time now. It’s the extra backslash.

  • Anonymous

    Just tested it on a: as well. It crashes. I don’t have partitions on my HD, so what I meant by above it doesn’t occur on c:my documents

    Plus, it only occurs on image (.gif) also.

  • Dwayne

    Cool, just keep in mind that the aforementioned crash only occurs when exporting as an image (.gif*) file (I know I mentioned that but I forget to say export). It won’t occur if you export to a .txt to c: or a:

    *I haven’t tried any other image format yet, so I’ll just say a .gif for now.

  • Jonathan

    Fixed saving to the root directory (in cvs).

    The clipboard thing is really odd. It sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t work, and sometimes throws an exception.

  • Dwayne

    Just saw your post now. I’ve installed ’98 on several occassions and on each installation I have never had the clipboard feature working. It’s actually very simple anyway, one you’ve got the software loaded and you save the first file to locate things, to just save and load manually.

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