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Updated help file.
« on: January 03, 2019, 11:17:41 AM »
I have had the time to decypher a bit more of the guts of a rich edit control set as RTF and it has allowed me to have more natural looking links in the hyperlink engine that contains the help file. It is a task akin to picking fly sh*t out of pepper while blindfolded and with your hands tied behind your back as the documentation is worse than useless but it works correctly in the old richedit3 DLL version.
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Re: Updated help file.
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 01:19:11 PM »
I think I got the masm64 working  :t

BTW, re: these help files with .chm or .hlp endings, if I found one on the Internets, how do I make them work?  Do they need to be compiled or something?

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Re: Updated help file.
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 02:31:18 PM »
You should be able to run the CHM versions on any Windows version, the old HLP files are a bit harder to run, if you look in the MASM32 sub forum you will find a method designed by Jim Giordano that makes the winhelp engine available in Win 10. For Win7 you had to download something from Microsoft to run a HLP format file.

Nothing on modern OS versions run the ancient HLP format used by Microsoft in the DOS days.
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Re: Updated help file.
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 08:36:05 PM »
JimG's post: Win32.exe for hlp files on Windows 10 (and I can confirm that the old *.hlp format works like a charm on Win10)

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Re: Updated help file.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 12:09:52 AM »
hutch—
You almost did everything to create the masm64 environment.
When do you decide to rename your environment to masm64? Let it be version 1. The environment is ready, and you hesitate. Everybody really needs it. Best regards, Alex

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Re: Updated help file.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 12:25:18 AM »
Alex,

The problem is I don't own the "masm64.com" domain name. Someone years ago grabbed it and after it lapsed a registrar owns it so it is not obtainable. MASM32 is very well known after it being around for 20 years and its where the most people can find it.
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