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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:53 pm 
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Testing the scott2zip perl script and with my own scott adams storyfile compiled from SAC (Scott Adam Compiler) perl script compiler written by Mike Taylor. It came out in errors. But converting an original Adventureland storyfile came out perfect when converted to inform 5.5 source code. But when use the decompiler from SAC (SAD) to convert it to the original source, and then recompiled Adventureland, and then tried conversion to inform source, the same errors came out. Mayhaps I should inspect the script to the successfully converted inform 5.5 sources so I can see if there are consistencies of important headers and functions of the source and just program from scratch for inform 5.5 using said source file as a framework and release a z5 file. Is that a good idea guys?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:44 pm 
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What errors?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:19 pm 
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I've tried using Scott2Zip and I get strange output. For example, when I try to compile Adventureland, I get this output:

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Scalar value @exit_name[$i] better written as $exit_name[$i] at scott2zip line 388.
Illegal hexadecimal digit '-' ignored at scott2zip line 949.
ADV01.DAT (TRS-80 format)
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substitution (s///) at scott2zip line 206, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substr at scott2zip line 207, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substitution (s///) at scott2zip line 206, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substr at scott2zip line 207, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substitution (s///) at scott2zip line 206, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substr at scott2zip line 207, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substitution (s///) at scott2zip line 206, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substr at scott2zip line 207, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substitution (s///) at scott2zip line 206, <DATA> line 882.
Use of uninitialized value $_ in substr at scott2zip line 207, <DATA> line 882.

When I try to compile the resulting source in with Inform


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:25 pm 
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Whoops. Anyways, when I try to compile the source, I get weird output about stack overflow and strange hex numbers.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:22 pm 
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I think there's some weird condition that SAC along with SAD does to directly alter the first line that is only numbers that reads out on Scott Adams style DAT storyfile, both proprietary and 3rd party. By reading and comparing the first line that is only number, it reads totally different from an original DAT file with any Adventure International game (ie Pirates Island, Adventureland) that is "disassembled" from SAD to SAC readable code. The file format for the DAT storyfile is pure text and straight forward especially with the ScottFree standards interpreter standards on how it reads it out, but I think there are some irregularities in the recoding of any of the SAC made DAT files due that the read out will always come in error with the Scott2Zip script despite the fact that it is even runnable in ScottFree.


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