@cancel Depends, is it still just us two who will use Hypercard?
@cancel Actually yeah, I'll use it. I have no idea how to package it.
@cancel and I have the sense that we'll probably inspire a bunch of people to look into this as well.
@neauoire my original plan was to use the archive.org thing that lets it run in a browser, with the entries as floppy disk images.
@neauoire so you could use the browser emulator or your own Basilisk II emulator or whatever.
@cancel how do you get data in and out of it tho?
@cancel like, if I want to give you my hypercard project?
@neauoire hm, what do you mean? you just double click the file in the floppy in the emulator and it opens in hypercard
@cancel yeah, but if I want to give it to you?
@neauoire basilisk II saves the floppy disks images as files. you just send me that.
@cancel But that's the whole computer drive no?
@neauoire the hard drive is a separate image.
@neauoire (it's also only like 2 megabytes...)
@neauoire the hard drive image is used to boot. it has mac OS on it and hypercard. and then any number of floppy images are used for the entries.
@cancel ah! Gotcha, I'll give it a try.
@neauoire I thought we should target Mac SE/30 a few days ago, but the PCE browser emulator only does Mac Plus. But I think that's good enough for what we want to do? None of the ideas in my head involve needing the hypercard scripts to run quickly.
@cancel I have a local macPlus emulator that runs well too
@neauoire OK, great. let's go for that, then.
@neauoire and remember, the Mac floppies from this era are 800kb, not 1.4mb :)
@cancel 800kb should be big enough for most things in life
@neauoire you'll start sweating after a few 512x342 bitmap images
@cancel BUT THEY'RE 2 COLORS
@cancel @neauoire i think you should. a lot of people are curious now; e.g. i started thinking about a design for a hypercard stack. just, like, a collection of links in a txt file / on pastebin is IMMENSELY helpful
worst case it's a useful resource for other people who want to explore the digital past (net artists, other weirdos like you & devine :~)
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