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VChar64 V0.0.9   [2015]

VChar64 V0.0.9 Released by :
riq

Release Date :
2 December 2015

Type :
Other Platform C64 Tool

Website :
https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/

User rating:awaiting 5 votes (3 left)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... riq of PVM

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/144076/vchar64-0.0.9.zip (downloads: 190)
https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/releases/download/0.0.9/vchar64-0.0.9.zip (downloads: 105) (Link might be broken.)
https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/releases/download/0.0.9/vchar64-0.0.9.dmg (downloads: 76) (Link might be broken.)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/144075/vchar64-0.0.9.dmg (downloads: 65)

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User Comment
Submitted by riq on 3 December 2015
@Dr.J:
Thanks. Please keep reporting bugs/feature requests!

Regarding arrows, Ctrl+Left / Ctrl+Right should increase / decrease the tile.

I think almost everything can be done from the keyboard... the thing is that I haven't documented the shortcuts yet. Although you can find most of the shortcuts by navigating the menus.
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 3 December 2015
riq: yes i have erased the Translation folder and now its okey. thanks for your concern. i found some more little bugs . btw could be nice if right/eft arrow will go +1 or -1 for char index. very useful when ppl use to work with arrows insteak of clicks the button for next/back char. thanks!
User Comment
Submitted by riq on 3 December 2015
thanks all for the feedback.

@frantic: Ok, thanks. I'll try to fix the multicolor bug for the next release.

@Dr.j:
"Clear" Bug: I'll fix it for the next release. Workaround: Use "Cut" instead (Ctrl-x)

"Translations" Bug: Ouch. Interesting... specially since I don't speak German. I think the bug is the Qt translation files. If you remove the "translation" folder it should work ok. I'll report this bug in the Qt forum.
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 3 December 2015
i found a bug in the clear function. when you choose a multiple chars and press delete or choose "clear" from the menu, it doesn't clear them. also the dialogs box of confirm/cancel actions are in German which its nice but apart for for non-german speakers
User Comment
Submitted by Dr.j on 3 December 2015
much friendly and handy tool for charset.
very well done job!!
User Comment
Submitted by Isildur on 3 December 2015
Well done! Thanks.
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 3 December 2015
I mean foreground color of coz (grr.. can't edit comments on here..)
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 3 December 2015
I didn't select the wrong bg color. In fact, all I had to do was to switch back and forth between multicolor/hires/multicolor to be able to select color 3 and 4 as well with the CMD-3 and CMD-4 keyboard combos. No colors changed in the process afaik.
User Comment
Submitted by riq on 3 December 2015
@Frantic.

Thanks for the feedback!

Regarding the multicolor bug, if the selected foreground color is between 0-7, then Multicolor will be disabled.
The selected Foreground color must be between 8-15 in order to enable Multicolor. This is how the C64 works.

In any case, it is a VChar64 User-Experience bug, since VChar64 should somehow notify users of that behavior.

If by any chance you know how to reproduce the "save bug", please, let me know.

Thanks!
User Comment
Submitted by Frantic on 3 December 2015
Couldn't help downloading this (the Mac version) and create a little font. :) There were some bugs that I noticed, but since I couldn't reproduce them I can't really give the details.

At one point I had a multicolor font visible, but MAC+3 and MAC+4 was greyed out in the color selection menu. Could be that I just opened the file, but the editor somehow didn't realize that the font was a multicolor one, and just stayed in hires mode. Not sure.

When I first saved my font the program crashed, but apparently the data was saved just fine, so the work wan't lost.

...and some more odd stuff. Nevertheless, it all worked fine enough to do some font pixelling. Who needs bug free tools anyway? ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Yogibear on 3 December 2015
Good work!
User Comment
Submitted by riq on 2 December 2015
Changes since v0.0.8:

[NEW] MDI (Multiple Document Interface) support
[NEW] Copy & Paste tiles from document to another, even if they have different interleave values. Works only with tiles of the same size
[NEW] Better error reporting
[NEW] Added License_fonts.md which includes the src of the fonts

[BUGFIX] Copy & Paste bug fixes
[BUGFIX] Disables "PRG Address" if BIN is selected in Export dialog
[BUGFIX] Remembers the last used directory correctly
[BUGFIX] Better logic when importing VICE snapshots
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