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Signature: "Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

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AugustusCaesar

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You could just buy a new car Rob... then a new charger, new battery, new washer and tell cat to look after itself for a change. Not necessarily in that order...

 

But, get up early and complete all tasks while the sun's still up... Tongue Out Cool Innocent

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


They're probably all trying to work out how their new 'number' ID matched up to their old names... which they couldn't remember.

The guys on the rotating see-saw? Playing an early version of Space Invaders on their Taito consoles with the rotation being put down to the early anti-grav modules for the Apollo. The seats were padded for obvious reasons I may add... SurprisedWink

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


Filmed in Portmeirion, North Wales. The architect of this small village actually asked that the location of the set was not revealed until the credits for the final ever episode were broadcast.

It was first shown in Canada and just over 3 weeks later here in the UK. There were 17 episodes and first broadcast in '67.

The last person to consider a film version remake was Ridley Scott, director of the excellent film, Gladiator.

 

Personally I found The Prisoner too daft to believe and was typical 60's stuff with the psychodelical touch being absolutely of the time.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


@St1ngr4y

Well, you certainly grabbed that detail from the depths... I'd actually not put two and two together here and come up with that one.

You're correct of course and RM is written in VB6. I was told that a good while back by a chap in the know but whom isn't on these forums. Anyway, that's a totally useless fact but never mind.

I actually can't remember when I last used the expression twipsperpixelX and Y... my brain isn't allowing me to access data much beyond a few weeks or months so I've no chance with that lol.

 

Seriously, it was only during a course I touched on those things as they were soon to be old hat and I definitely cannot remember which course... I did so many back in the day. But your argument is persuasive and could well be the likely source for the 'errors'.

 

@RAF...

Web design is great when done with decent CSS and heights and widths of sites are done in percentages. I don't often used fixed width or height unless absolutely crucial to the design and the client's wishes are considered too.

There is so much flexibility using these dimensions in that way where columns for example can be a real pain when using fixed dimensions. Percentages allow themselves to be utilised for tablet/mobile and large screen displays as you know but I sometimes try and use a piece of code that reads the screen size of the user to give best results. Although even that doesn't work all the time because browser code is altered and removed on each update... happy days.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


@St1ngr4y

 

Yeah I get what you were, and are, saying and concur. I did say that also in an earlier post that the code may be misreading the resolution.

Without myself doing a similar test to yours though I wouldn't get the result you achieved. However, that merely confirms that the code is reading some resolutions but maybe not all. Another consideration is that some monitors may even be sending out the wrong information but the chances of that are not too high but it is there as a possibility.

Most likely we are both correct in that RM is misreading.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


@St1ngr4y

The detail you give from the log mirrors the error message of course but offers a code where he programmers can look for why that is cropping up.

They aren't always foolproof though and coding is only as good as the writer who created it.

 

One thing that HAS crossed my mind though is that occasionally this message may be given before the correct time when certain checks are not done first. In other words the check for resultions should be done first then the error message shown if an error is found. If that code is shown prior to the check then that message is incorrectly displayed thus out of context in terms of the code written.

Mostly though I would assume some level of accuracy in the code but a spurious call to another routine with an incorrectly placed return could result in this message being shown in error.

If your screen is 'normal' and the resolution is correct and larger than that stated by RM then it is not being checked correctly or there is a bug. If your RM 'window' is within the bounds of the full screen and not overlapping edges or the taskbar then that would be or should be sufficient not to cause or create an error message.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


Annoying as it is the only thing to do here short term especially is to just clear the message as you say Fishy and continue.

Long term? Can't see the issue being resolved by the authors of RM as more important things seem to be on their minds at this point.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


Generally a good idea but one can be fooled there too Eric.

 

Email addresses can easily be spoofed and masked giving the impression that it is legit.

 

One other way is if you use Outlook for example and you open the email (as long as no dodgy attachment is in place!) you can then click File and then Properties (I use Outlook 2016 but this should work in previous versions too with maybe a slightly different access method).

 

This will show the email header information which will let you see where the email has originated and through what servers it has travelled to reach you. If the information is not spoofed here as well you will guarantee a safe email origin address or a fowl one that is easily noted. Highly technical it may be but for the most part the right info should be easily spotted.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


@jaguar

 

My own Acer Iconia Tab 8 W1 810 is an older Windows 8.1 model to which I installed Windows 10 to a year or two ago. It can only take 32 bit editions because of the processor and, funnily enough, while I type this I am updating it to Windows 10 v1803 as the 'drive' inside cannot install it as an update. It has to be done fresh from USB.

 

Anyway... while I did a test earlier the whole screen is taken up by RM and, indeed, overlaps it so the bottom and right side of RM are off screen. The resolution for this model is 1280 x 800 which one would think would be OK as you say yourself because RM asks for a mere 1024 x 768. Seems to me that the code needs changing to get around this even though RM asks for it as a minimum recommendation.

 

One would also think that the windows or dialogue boxes wthin RM would be scalable. They aren't to that much of an extent unfortunately.

 

If earlier checks I gave don't work for you consider as has been suggested and contact support to see if they come up with a solution. At this point my tablet is telling me there isn't enough space to create a RAMdisk for the install of 1803. This is bad memory area but there is no bad memory in that tablet. It is also regarded as a bug within tablets, laptops and more that have eMMC memory cards installed instead of a HDD.

 

I will continue to see if I get a result anyway and post here but thus far it isn't going to be quick unfortunately.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

AugustusCaesar

1700 posts


@jaguar

You may want to try looking at your driver for your laptop. Check video settings too if the driver is nVidia or ATI.

I run my own eLink and RM from a widescreen laptop but when I use a tablet (8 inch and Windows 10) for testing I have the same problem.

 

This doesn't mean it is not fixable but generally the program will read the resolution of your screen and compare with internal code to see if it is fully compatible with running RM at its optimum settings even for a smaller screen.

It could be a driver issue as stated or that the program is misreading your sreensize and giving the warning. It's trying to fit everything on screen without you having part of one of the controllers, for example, off screen slightly.

 

I've not bothered checking this one out as I said I use the tablet for testing only but may take a look at this closer when I get the chance. It may well be something to add to the Help Site I run for RM as well.

Not much to go on but at least it gives a hint or clue as to where to start looking.

"Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!" - Emperor Augustus Caesar after losing his legions in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest, Germania, September, 9AD.

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