I will upload two versions of this program. Please take notice of my comments.
Since this has only ever run on my machine, and I can not be expected to stretch my knowledge to unknown and untried machines.
I recommend the host directory to be close to the root directory.
e.g. the directory c:\games\jsw\test should prove no problem
The directory c:\game\versions\test\root\jetset\modified\deep\problems\test\ might have problems
Version 1. TRY THIS VERSION FIRST.
The reason I say try this version first, is because it has no output file. and apart from opening files to read has little impact on the host machine.
The purpose of this file is to identify that the other version has an environment that it should be happy with. If this version runs with garbled output, can not find the files, or has opened the wrong directory. Then DON'T RUN the other file, because it will create a file called "Zxxx9876.txt" somewhere on your drive...
The same program as above, with the ability to output the text into file "Zxxx9876.txt". This is opened in the directory of the files it lists.
common to both versions (unless stated otherwise)
Two lines top left, brief list of keys (My_dir2.exe will have an extra option s=save)
The direction keys duplicate the keys "Q","A","N","M"
lowest line on the left is the dos path that is used for the save file and the files opened
The next to bottom line on the left is just confirming the name of the text output file "Zxxx9876.txt"
The lines in between (on the left) will show the file names found in the current directory (if any)
key "Q" move up a file
key "A" move down a file
key "N" move back a room name (if names are displayed)
key "M" move forward a room name (if names are displayed)
The current file name will be highlighted when moving up and down the file name list
No idea what will happen if the room names are scrolled into silly positions. e.g. room number 300 or room number -150.
Key "S" only in "My_dir2.exe" . this will save the list of room names, up to 64 (might need the text file to be edited at a later date to remove junk names)
The saved files are added to the end of the file. If "s" is repeatedly pressed it will just keep on adding the room name list. It is up to the user to decide what if any files are to be added to the file name list
And something not mentioned anywhere else. The files are PC executable files, and will not run on any other machine.
Taking heed of the advice on using a zip file. the two files are in the zip folder
And finally if these prove to be useless, I will delete the files....
Edited by Norman Sword, 26 August 2018 - 12:29 PM.