[Coladam] Thank heavens! The list is back!

Joe Blenkle jblenkle at sacnews.net
Thu Mar 13 19:57:40 CET 2008

It could be these are the "stamps" or "clips" files. I did see reference to those, but I have no idea what you are supposed to do with them or how to load them or use them. I'll look for specific file names in a second. I'm not even sure I have complete directions for these programs. While I have original disks, the instructions look like a copy of a copy and were part of a lot of other documentation in a binder.

Joe B.
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  From: Dale Wick 
  To: SacNews ; coladam at adamcon.org 
  Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 11:48 AM
  Subject: RE: [Coladam] Thank heavens! The list is back!

  > From: jblenkle at sacnews.net
  > To: coladam at adamcon.org
  > Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 00:19:50 -0800
  > Subject: [Coladam] Thank heavens! The list is back!
  > Yes, I have had many burning questions pop up...
  > I recently went through every piece of ADAM software I have because quite 
  > frankly, some of it I've never even looked at before. I received a lot of 
  > these disks from the last couple of ADAM systems I bought years ago and just 
  > put it away.
  > But now on the subject of Power Paint. I have the companion disks like Bold 
  > Glory, etc., but I am slightly confused as what to do with them. I thought 
  > they were all graphics that could be loaded into Power Paint, but it seems 
  > very few of the files on the disk will actually load.
  > Are there different kinds of files on these disks other than loadable 
  > graphics files? Or am I just doing something wrong? I don't get error 
  > messages or anything, but I pick a file to load and all I get is a blank 
  > work area. I've cycled through all the cells, but don't see anything on any 
  > of them.
  > I can't really find any reference to this in the instructions other than 
  > instructing you how to load a graphics image. But again...some (very few) 
  > will load....most won't...
  > Any hints or suggestions?
  > thanks
  > Joe Blenkle

  It's kind of an open ended question.  Some files are full screen images that are saved in several parts.  There are also files that are special things like clips (64x64), sprites (collection of 16x16 "stamps") or fonts (I think there are 4 or 5 sizes of these).  Do you have some sample file names for us to analyse?

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