Gonzo blogging from the Annie Leibovitz of the software development world.

Day: January 2, 2002

Okay gang. I fixed the file filtering that was going on and added a few other goodies. You can great the 2.1 version or there’s a patch there that will update 2.0 to 2.1 if you’re so inclined. Here’s a rundown of what’s changed:


+Attribute column to file list

+HTML Viewer for web pages

+FAM viewer for family files

+Support for more image types (JPG, TGA)

+Simple MP3 player for MP3 files (ugly but works)

+File list is now sorted by clicking on the column header

+Rotation Control for viewing objects

+EXPi (Exported Family Info) resoure type

+uChr (Bodystring Resource) resource type


!Image export available for SPR and IFF files


*All file types are shown for selection

*Delete now disabled if no file selected

*0 byte files are not displayed in view


-Two extra columns (Modified and Attributes) from Far file lists


Hi guys. Just a quick update about SimExplorer. I’m releasing a patch tonight (gotta love those 1 day releases huh?). This will do the following:

  • Added rotation control for viewing objects
  • Changed mask to allow viewing all file types (skins, etc.)
  • Added HTML viewer
  • Added MP3 player
  • Added more image formats
  • Added sorting by clicking on the file list headers

That’s what I have so far. We’ll see how much we get done by the end of today then I’ll release a new version and a patch (for those that don’t want to download the full fileset).

Also some people have mentioned that they’re keeping the old version until all the features are added. Well, that’s your choice but it’s like waiting for every known feature to be added to a car before you buy it. Personally I think the new one should be installed so you don’t have to do it later. Oh well, maybe that’s just me. Catcha later.