[Blindapple] Simple accessible GUI

Byron Stephens bstephens122874 at shaw.ca
Fri Jul 21 13:23:57 EDT 2017

That would be cool, especially if I'm doing a demo of the emulator on a live 
broadcast not a podcast but a live show. It would be especially useful with 
the eamon games.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jayson Smith" <jaybird at bluegrasspals.com>
To: "Blind Apple Discussions" <blindapple at bluegrasspals.com>
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Blindapple] Simple accessible GUI

> Hi,
> Yes, I think a GUI frontend would be very useful. I'd have written one 
> myself, except that I don't know much about programming Windows GUI 
> applications. I think someone once wrote a launcher program in BGT 
> (Blastbay Game Toolkit) but the standard Windows file open dialog would be 
> better. What I really wish for would be a way to accessibly switch disks 
> without having to mess with save states. I know someone was working on 
> some MESS/MAME web server code, and I'm not sure if that would be able to 
> switch images.
> Jayson
> On 7/21/2017 11:35 AM, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a few things to mention and wanted opinions of the group. I'm 
>> sorry I've been absent for weeks at a time. I've had a lot going on. I 
>> doubt if I'll have a lot of time soon, so be patient if my replies take a 
>> while. This is the first of a few messages to keep things more organized.
>> I'm working on a simple accessible GUI for the emulator, either MESS or 
>> MAME. I'm mostly writing it for myself, but it might help others. The 
>> problem I have is that most disks have very long filenames and are a pain 
>> to type, even with a batch file and tab completion. My thought is to use 
>> the standard Windows file dialog to let you pick which disk goes in which 
>> drive. Obviously, it's Windows only for now. If nothing else, it saves 
>> typing. I also hope to let you pick what saved state you want. I have two 
>> problems. First, what should I call it? I'm looking for name suggestions. 
>> Second, I'll need testers, but not for a while. I'll post here when I 
>> have something that works. Is there already an accessible GUI out there?
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