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:zz: Saving to floppy (was: ReReRe etc.)


I had thought we were just going to use PC-formatted disks
 for saves.  Wouldn't that be better, especially as we
 hope to have a PC interface soon?


At 02:15 PM 11/21/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Well, I managed to work around it, and I have now successfully
>loaded the data file.  Just in case I'm not the only person
>who encounters this problem, I'll explain the process I went through
>so people can understand it as I now do.
>Once I realized it wanted a DOS format disk with the datafile,
>I checked out Ted's website
>and found a pointer to zigzag datasets, and then to the file zzdata050.zz
>I downloaded it and copied it to a DOS format floppy. That didn't work;
>again with an error message that flashed by too quickly to see.
>Then I tried renaming it to zigzag.data, since the documentation
>said that was the default filename, but that didn't work.
>Then I had the insight that when the program exits, it offers to
>save your revised data to disk. I did so, and noted the filename
>that it used, which was "zigzag.zz" as you have now confirmed.
>After renaming the zzdata050.zz to zigzag.zz, I was able to see
>the demo data when I started up.
>	My suggestion is that you document the workaround on the
>page where people can download the standalone bootable linux version,
>until you're able to make a new one with the fix.
>	Of course anyone on this mailing list that reads this can
>also get to it, but I suspect that the VAST majority of people
>that download the standalone version won't be on the list.
>	Cheers.
>At 04:15 11/22/98 +1100, you wrote:
>>You're absolutely correct.  It appears we changed the filename zigzag
>>is looking for to "zigzag.zz" without remembering to rename the sample
>>data file supplied on the demo disk.  Well spotted!
>>This will be fixed in the next release, coming shortly.  Thanks for your
>>patience and assistance!
>>Share and enjoy,
>>		*** Xanni ***
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