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It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby McDuffies on Wed May 16, 2012 5:19 am

DuffWriter

This is something I've been working on for a while, it's a program for writing, planning, organizing story elements.
Thing is, there's a lot of programs like this on the market, none of them seemed to support some peculiarities of my writing process, so I set out to write one on my own, basically covering things that I thought I might needed. I also wanted it to be lightweight and not overwhelm me with functionalities I'd end up never using.
In the end, it seemed too good not to be shared, but it also has a fair share of bugs and holes, things that I forgot and things that I could have implemented but wasn't sure if they were really all that essential.
So I'll be very happy if people check this out, play around with it, see if they can find use for it and get back to me with any comments they have.
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby robotthepirate on Wed May 16, 2012 12:56 pm

How do I install it?

It looks fun to test.
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby McDuffies on Wed May 16, 2012 1:09 pm

Just unpack it and start the .jar file.
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby thepastelsuit on Wed May 16, 2012 1:18 pm

McDuffies wrote:Just unpack it and start the .jar file.


Doesn't seem to want to run for me. What version of Java did you build it in?
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby robotthepirate on Wed May 16, 2012 1:33 pm

thepastelsuit wrote:
McDuffies wrote:Just unpack it and start the .jar file.


Doesn't seem to want to run for me. What version of Java did you build it in?


Likewise. I click it and nothing. Proving your program is not idiot proof. Or at least not this idiot.
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby McDuffies on Wed May 16, 2012 2:38 pm

Apparently jre 6, jdk 5... I guess I'll have to see what I can do about it.
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Wed May 16, 2012 3:01 pm

I click to open it and it doesn't seem to want to start :(
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby MariaAndMichelle on Wed May 16, 2012 10:18 pm

Same. :( :(
You're just jealous because you can't get away with speaking in the third person...

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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby VeryCuddlyCornpone on Thu May 17, 2012 7:52 am

i think in mcduffies' program, the real program comes from within. you need to search within yourself
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby McDuffies on Thu May 17, 2012 7:54 am

Working on it.
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby MariaAndMichelle on Thu May 17, 2012 9:14 am

VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:i think in mcduffies' program, the real program comes from within. you need to search within yourself

Deep. :o :o
You're just jealous because you can't get away with speaking in the third person...

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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby McDuffies on Fri May 18, 2012 10:36 am

Ok, I bundled the jar with jre, so now file is like 10 times larger and slower to install and windows-only but let's see if it works.
https://rapidshare.com/files/3643039264/DuffWriter_windows_beta.exe
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Re: It must be a season for beta-testing or something

Postby robotthepirate on Sat May 19, 2012 8:34 am

Playing round with it ATM, learning what it can do and how to do it.

First things I can find:
When I start it up it comes up with the message: "Directory cannot be created", but when I click "ok" it seems to work fine, so I'm not sure what it's on about.
I named my first project then (after a bit) started a new one, then I couldn't name that one, it kept the old project's name.
It doesn't always seem to register when I click stuff.
When I go to load an existing file the compatable files don't show up, but they do when I change it to showing all files.

Other than that I'm having fun playing with it. Probably should read the help files soon.
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