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03-03-2002 15:33

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Tony Rose

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Before I go spend a bunch of time trying to figure it out,can TNT Basic write files? Such as a text file that I could read in any wordproccesor?

03-04-2002 07:14

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Short Answer: Yes
Long(er) Answer: Yes, but file handling is limited.

03-05-2002 22:36

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Mark Tully

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Files, files...

Well TNT Basic actually writes files in binary format, so a text editor cannot edit them I'm afraid. Sorry about this, but only TNT Basic can read and write TNT Basic files currently.

An example is if you write a number, instead of being converted to text and written, it will always be written as 4 bytes in binary, a word processor will probably trip up on this. Strings are followed by a null byte, word processors don't like these either.

We'll address this issue when we update file handling at some point in the future.

Thanks for you patience,


03-06-2002 19:13

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No Problemo

Ok,no problem. I was just considering making a program that could edit and create Quake 3 Config files with a graphic interface instead of having to mess around with them in their raw form(Text files),which can be quite intimidating for a newbie.

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