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Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« Last post by Pete on Today at 07:07:13 am »
Hi Martin

Are you also considering old DOS games that have been ported to OS/2? - There cannot be many older than the game called Digger originally created by Windmill Software in 1983  ;-)

Digger for OS/2 is here http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/games/action/digger-20140703.zip

The Digger website is here http://www.digger.org/ where you can also download some extras including some addon game levels which work fine with the OS/2 port and a DOS based level editor see http://www.digger.org/download.html


Have fun ;-)

Pete
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Applications / Re: PMView - printing multiple copies through ECups
« Last post by Pete on Today at 06:55:28 am »
Hi Gerry

Using pmview 2.32 the Print dialog has a Ranges and Copies section where you set the number of copies to print.

Out of interest I set 5 copies and printed to a file I called thetest.pdf - Yes, using eCUPS

I opened thetest.pdf in the text editor and see this:-

%%BeginSetup
/mDef matrix currentmatrix def
statusdict /waittimeout 0 put
0 statusdict begin jobtimeout end
ne {statusdict begin 0 setjobtimeout end} if
/#copies 5 def
/dw .11 .11 dtransform pop def

So, looks like you should be able to print multiple copies with the cups port - pmview certainly asks for 5.

You may want to try the above yourself to see if there is any difference in the output.


Regards

Pete
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Applications / Re: PMView - printing multiple copies through ECups
« Last post by Dave Yeo on February 16, 2019, 09:53:51 pm »
Looks to me like they're using reCAPTCHA V1 which has been shutdown, at least on the register page. Tested on latest SM and on my phone. I'd expect the phone to work.
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Applications / Re: PMView - printing multiple copies through ECups
« Last post by Gerry Prosser on February 16, 2019, 09:33:55 pm »
45.9.2
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Applications / Re: PMView - printing multiple copies through ECups
« Last post by Dave Yeo on February 16, 2019, 07:33:05 pm »
If you are using Firefox 38 and having the captcha problem, try with FF45.
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Applications / PMView - printing multiple copies through ECups
« Last post by Gerry Prosser on February 16, 2019, 06:20:21 pm »
Does anyone know where PMView sets the number of copies it wants printed ? About a a year agor a cups update resulted in just one copy being printed regardless. The cups people cannot see any way that multiple copies can be requested in the print file and so are now closing it as a a pmbiew error. Most apps achieve multiple copies by making multiple copies, but PMView just creates the one file however many copies you specify.

I have been trying to ask on the pmview forums, but it seems impossible to register now as they are depending on a superceded version of recaptur
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Games / Re: ArcaOS - Retro Gaming Machine
« Last post by Martin Iturbide on February 16, 2019, 03:24:57 pm »
Thanks Dave.

I'm double checking what is happening with "Amphetamine". In my VM it does not wants to run with the latest SDL, but on the Thinkpad L420 it do runs. I need to check what can be producing that conflict on the VM. I even removed any SDL and sdl provided by the netlabs rpm to don't have confusion.

Amoebax requires the old SDL and FSLIB in my both enviroments.
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Applications / Re: BackAgain/2000 Unreliable
« Last post by Sean Casey on February 15, 2019, 09:34:29 pm »
Hi Doug,

A zip container sounds like a great solution for me, especially since it can break the 2GB barrier.   This will provide me access to files while still allowing me to easily push the backups to another machine for offline archive.

It’s fantastic Arca Noae is providing their package management system to non-ArcaOS systems.  This will save me the pain of having to perform a couple package installations using Alien. 

Thank you for your response,

-Sean
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Applications / Re: BackAgain/2000 Unreliable
« Last post by Doug Bissett on February 15, 2019, 06:53:21 pm »
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I will be removing BA/2K from all of my systems this weekend and will continue looking for a viable tape backup solution.

I abandoned BA/2K about 15 years ago. I also would never even consider using tape as a back up media. It is just way to unreliable.

Today, I use ZIP to ZIP up each drive to a USB stick (or USB HDD), or two. You do need the ZIP that is supplied by RPM/YUM (use Arca Noae package Manager to manage the RPM stuff, it is available, for free at https://www.arcanoae.com/resources/downloadables/arca-noae-package-manager/ - be sure to READ all of it), so that it can handle files (in and out) that are larger than 2 GB. To back up my drives (even the drive that I am booted from), I use the commands:
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if exist CDRIVE.ZIP DEL CDRIVE.ZIP
zip.exe -9yrS CDRIVE.ZIP C:\* -x@exclude.list 2>&1 | tee.exe CZIP.LOG
in a batch file. The file exclude.list contains file names, that do not need to be backed up (SWAPPER.DAT, for instance, is recreated at each boot, so it doesn't need to be backed up). I will leave it up to you to decide what else doesn't need to be backed up.

To restore a ZIP file, I use the Arca Noae Archive tool, where you can select the files that you want, or the whole thing. To do the whole thing, select the target drive, format it, and unzip everything to the root, making sure to select the full paths option. The AN Archive tool is not available to those who do not have ArcaOS, but you can buy ZIPPY which is the program that the AN Archive tool is based on. It, and a more official PM BACKUP, is available at: https://www.arcanoae.com/product-category/file-disk-utilities/.
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Applications / BackAgain/2000 Unreliable
« Last post by Sean Casey on February 15, 2019, 06:20:50 pm »
I recently returned to using OS/2 after moving to Linux 25-years ago.  I had been searching for a file-level backup solution and had purchased Sytos Plus 1.3, Sytos Premium 2.1, and Backmaster 2 from eBay to evaluate.  None of these provided a generic SCSI driver and none would backup to a JFS disk partition or SMB share without aborting.  I also evaluated NovaDisk+ 6.01, but this couldn’t restore HPFS extended attributes.  NovaBack+ 6.01 appeared to work on my Warp Server 4.52 installation, but the software would not recognize any SCSI tape devices on my ArcaOS systems.  I thought I had found a viable solution using BackAgain/2000.

Wanting to expand the size of the boot partition on my Warp Server 4.52, I stood up a second OS/2 boot partition with some free space between the partitions.  I booted to this second partition and made both a BA/2K tape backup and disk backup of my original boot partition.  Both backups were verified and only a few inconsequential files were excluded from the backups due to file locks.   I deleted and recreated an expanded boot partition, and restored the BA/2K backup from tape.  When rebooting Warp Server, I was presented with missing config.sys device driver errors and also observed missing files preventing Lan Manager from starting once booted.  I again attempted the restoration from the BA/2K disk backup with similar results.

There’s nothing worse than an unreliable backup solution.  I will be removing BA/2K from all of my systems this weekend and will continue looking for a viable tape backup solution.
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