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Old 03-05-2013, 07:46 PM   #46
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Ah ok, So your saying I need some sort of file explorer installed on my kindle to move the files to the correct root USB location ?
You don't need a file explorer.

/mnt/us/ is where you are when you plug in your Kindle and open it as a USB drive.

Plug in your Kindle, open it, create your bin folder. It will be at the same directory level as extensions:
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The Hitchhiker's Guide

Does anyone have the Hitchhiker's Guide for this thing. Most internet versions dont work.
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Thanks Jimmy-Jim, But still no luck >


@Jyohomson,
I have the z5 file, Couldn't tell you if it works yet though
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Thanks Jimmy-Jim, But still no luck >


@Jyohomson,
I have the z5 file, Couldn't tell you if it works yet though
link?
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:53 AM   #50
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No wait.

Gargoyle..

Specifically tell us exactly what you copied where.

Just so I am not duplicating resource here.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:45 AM   #51
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Thanks twobob, Moved a few files & folders about and I've got it working now
Awesome little mod

Hitchhikers does work with the version I have>

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This may seem entirely off topic, but is it possibe to get a C file to run on K5?

And i so, how?

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This may seem entirely off topic, but is it possibe to get a C file to run on K5?

And i so, how?
TCC - see Geekmaster's posts on the subject.
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Greetings all,

I am currently trying to install this on my PW and I am having no luck. I can launch "Start Frotz" from Kual, and then I got a pop up to select which game I want to play. But after I select the game it just closes. The pop up disappears and nothing happens. Any advice? Don't know if it makes a difference but I am on 5.3.4! Thanks
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Ill test it on the PW tomorrow then

Haven't tried it on there yet.

Hmm.. Will dig.

EDIT:

Hmm I just tested it. Sounds like it can't find the frotz binary by the crash you describe.

Where did you put it?

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Hey,

I put it in the folder /mnt/us/bin. It's also got the dialog and .dialogrc files in there.

I just tried it again and once a message popped up saying Story File Read Error or something like that but it flashed to quickly for me to copy it down.
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okay... I'll go read the docs again.

I got mine working last night with a little fiddling.
Looking again this morning I managed to break it again lol. (But that's with the new KUAL testing - not frotz) Let me go look what I did.
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okay this is what I have

/media/Kindle/extensions/frotz/menu.json
Code:
{"items": [{
"name": "Frotz",
"priority": 1,
"items": [
{"name": "Start Frotz", "priority": 1, "action": "bin/start_frotz_shell.sh"}
]}]}


Which calls
/media/Kindle/extensions/frotz/bin/start_frotz_shell.sh

PHP Code:
#!/bin/sh
# export PATH=$PATH:/mnt/us/bin

# edit this so it includes where you keep your user binaries
export PATH=/mnt/us/extensions/kterm/bin:/mnt/us/extensions/frotz/bin:\
/
mnt/us/extensions/system/bin:\
/
mnt/us/extensions/system/bin/`uname -m`:\
/
mnt/us/extensions/system/bin/armv6l:$PATH

# I keep my binaries in the kterm path, meh the folder is there anyways why not?
# I also added in the frotz bin folder, no good reason it can't live there neither.
# For this example I will make them live in frotz/bin
# The other stuff is my kual-system stuff, you can ignore it

/mnt/us/extensions/kterm/bin/kterm -/mnt/us/extensions/frotz/bin/frotz_shell.sh 


so that RELIES on the binaries being somewhere "findable" in the $PATH and then...
calls kterm, which in turns calls frotz/bin/frotz_shell.sh... Let's have a look in there...

PHP Code:
#!/bin/sh
sleep 1 # wait a second

size=$(stty size# how big is our window?
set -- $size
h
=$(expr $12# figure out the height only
shift
w
=$(expr $@ - 4# figure out the width only

# edit this to point to where you store your IF story files (*.z5 etc)
export ZCODE_PATH=/mnt/us/extensions/frotz/if # <-- I shoved mine in there, why not?

# edit this to point to the dialog rc file
export DIALOGRC=/mnt/us/extensions/frotz/bin/.dialogrc # <-- And that lives in there too...

# here we call dialog (we set the path though so we are all good...) to get the FILE
# and then shove the absolute path to our "if"s, 
# height and width on the end as arguments to dialog

FILE=$(dialog --stdout --title "Select Interactive Fiction File:" --fselect $ZCODE_PATH$h $w )

clear  # Tidy that junk off our screen

if [ "$FILE!= "" ]; then # assuming we didn't select total junk carry on...
frotz -"$FILE# call frotz (we set the path though so we are all good...) with our shiny FILE
fi # we are done here 


And that's the ballgame.

EDIT: You will NEED some "IF" files. Details here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=23
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