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Software News   Software News : The first public beta of PointRider beta is out
   posted by corto on 1-Apr-2006 22:59:42 (3156 reads)
PointRider is the first PowerPoint viewer for Amiga (requires AmigaOS4 or MorphOS). We are the first day of april but this is not a joke : the first beta version is available at
http://amigadev.free.fr/pointrider/

You could watch almost all your PPS files even if there are many things to improve. I hope you'll enjoy it !
    

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Thanks for this nice utility...

... though, somewhat wrong day to release anything...


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Nice job! Finally, I'll be able to view those annoying forwards!


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Bravo, great work Corto.
An excellent software.


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First try on OS4. I put PointRider in C: and tried it in shell.
File not executable
changed the flag and got:
[pointrider] MOle.c:529: failed assertion "add_bbdlist < 0".
Abnormal program termination
***Command 'pointrider' returned with unfreed signals 0C000000!

I only have PowerPoint 2000 plus files, that make use of
background pictures and hyperlinks. Here is the Snoopdos log.
Do I need those SDL things too?

Count Process Name Action Target Name Options Res.
----- ------------ ------ ----------- ------- ----
3 [3] pointrider Open CONSOLE: Write OK
4 [3] pointrider ChangeDir Env:
5 [3] pointrider Open SDL_VIDEODRIVER Read Fail
6 [3] pointrider ChangeDir Data:Hikoi_matauranga/Hikoi
7 [3] pointrider ChangeDir Env:
8 [3] pointrider Open SDL_DEBUG Read Fail
9 [3] pointrider ChangeDir Data:Hikoi_matauranga/Hikoi
10 [3] pointrider ChangeDir Env:
11 [3] pointrider Open SDL_DEBUG Read Fail
12 [3] pointrider ChangeDir Data:Hikoi_matauranga/Hikoi
13 [3] pointrider Open ManukauCoast.ppt Read OK

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After more tests I got some made with the latest version
of PowerPoint to load and run but texts and images did not
sync. One image turned up on a number of slides to which it
did not belong. Generally the text was out by one slide
and only partly readable. Some images were rather distorted,
possibly some that were resized within PowerPoint itself
though most were the correct size and position. Hyperlinks
did not work. Some other shows made at the same time would
not load or gave the error reported previously.

As I use background images for context their absence was a
big drawback on what I could see. I personally don't know
anyone still using windows 97 so am not sure how useful
this beta could be but I am delighted that you are working
on this much needed utility.

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Thanks for releasing this beta.

Folks may find some kinks for you to iron out. Keep working, we sure appreciate it!

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Thanks all !

Zorro : I thought the doubt around this special day was funny :)

Noel Fuller : Someone else reported a such error that I didn't see with the 120 files I tested. All the files I have are PowerPoint 97 ones (I know that reading the real signature of the file, even for files from my Office 2000) and I don't know if the PP2000 files are different : you can't know how the format is vicious.
I suggest you to send me some faulty files.

The background support will come and this feature seems obvious but the format describes 2 or 3 ways to do that and when you think you have found the right value ... you're still wrong. You can't imagine what I have to do to find the colour of the background !!

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@corto

Quote:
I suggest you to send me some faulty files.


They range from 70 MB to 137 MB so no good over dialup.
I could send you a CD if I had an address.

They are not faulty on windows 2000 or windows XP if that is
the name. So long since I used it. My clients at the time
favoured win 2000 so I had to forget XP.

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corto: cool, this is great! .. must test it soon. thanks.


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Noel Fuller : Wow ! Your PPS files seem to be quite extreme by their size !! But that will be good for testing PointRider. To have my address, you can send me an email at :
pointrider free fr

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Excellent stuff, worked well with the few pps files I have here (97?), keep up the good work, look forward to the GUI and improvements over time... then no doubt we will "feature" it in Total Amiga magazine

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No OS3.x version???


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@Sicky:

I've just uploaded a small user interface to play the files from the workbench.Should Appear on OS4Depot soon.


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@Ami603

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I've just uploaded a small user interface to play the files from the workbench.Should Appear on OS4Depot soon

Thanks dude! I'm all fingers and thumbs with the shell (ask Robert) a simple file requester makes all the difference to the likes of me


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Thanks mate. Worked nice with the only pps file i tested with.
Ill config yam to use it :)

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Quote:
Zorro : I thought the doubt around this special day was funny :)


Eh, eh...

You, sadist man...


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@All:

the file is already on OS4Depot.Screenshot:


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Speaking of YAM, how can I configure it to use PointRider?
I set the MIME types, but must be doing something wrong.

image/powerpoint
.pps
PointRider "%s"

Not working... :(

Help, please!

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