From buanzo@21:2/161 to All on Mon Mar 9 19:29:11 2020
So, finally I started making changes to my bbs' theme.
It's quite simple really but if anyone feels like checking it out and letting me know how much of a piece of... it is, then well, go ahead and let me know hahah
I have a question: I dont fully follow the distinction between menu[items]
and an ansi menu screen. In the default theme, a ans/asc file is displayed before the items from the menu, as configured thru the menu editor...
What if I wanted to replace it all?
--- Mystic BBS v1.12 A45 2020/02/18 (Linux/64)
* Origin: DaRK Game BBS (21:2/161)
From Captain Obvious@21:1/157 to buanzo on Tue Mar 10 22:18:37 2020
On 09 Mar 2020, buanzo said the following...
I have a question: I dont fully follow the distinction between
menu[items] and an ansi menu screen. In the default theme, a ans/asc
file is displayed before the items from the menu, as configured thru the menu editor...
In the menu editor screen go into one of the menus and hit /S for settings. There's a field for menu header. That's the one you are talking about displaying before the items. Two items above that is Display File. If you
want to display an ans or asc instead of the autogenerated menu create the
file and then put the name of it there.
From Captain Obvious@21:1/157 to Phoobar on Wed Mar 11 10:31:57 2020
On 10 Mar 2020, Phoobar said the following...
Will this file be resized to fit the top of the area or shown in all its size. Apam did a couple of ANSI images I would like to use...but they are
They don't get resized, they replace the autogenerated menu.
If you use Menu Header then it is displayed and an auto-generated menu based
on your menu entries are shown.
If you use a Display File it replaces the autogenerated menu.
Either way whatever size you save them as (80x25 or 80x12 or whatever) is
what it is. If you use an 80x25 as the menu header then it will display the entire file and scroll part of it off the screen as it tries to display the rest of the menu. Just depends on how many items you have in the menu really.
From Captain Obvious@21:1/157 to buanzo on Wed Mar 11 15:48:54 2020
On 11 Mar 2020, buanzo said the following...
Thank you Richard! And glad it comes from Captain Obvious, cause that's how I was feeling about this :)
One thing I didn't mention is that in the Display File field you can just put the name of the file, "main, file.asc, doors.ans" whatever but in the Menu Header field you need to use the format "| DF FILENAME" with no quotes or spaces. Had to add the spaces or it would mess stuff up here.