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March 2017

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MOS6502-delphi – a MOS 6502 CPU emulator for Delphi

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – This is the Delphi / Pascal port of the C++ implementation for the MOS Technology 6502 CPU by Gianluca Ghettini. The code is written to be more readable than fast, however some minor tricks have been introduced to greatly reduce the overall execution time. Main features: 100% coverage of legal ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis D. Spreen @ 2017-03-09 20:04

August 2016

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Pass a multidimensional array as a parameter (with a hidden caveat)

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – How to pass a multidimensional array as a parameter? Long ago this question was answered on Stack Overflow with a simple answer: make a specific type for your array. But there is a hidden caveat… If you need to pass a multidimensional array as a parameter you’d probably type this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis D. Spreen @ 2016-08-01 14:26

July 2016

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Behavior3 client library for Delphi (Behavior Trees for Delphi)

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – behavior3delphi is a Behavior3 client library for Delphi (Behavior Trees for Delphi) based on behavior3js. Features Based on behavior3 Supports loading of behavior3editor project files (a visual behavior tree editor) Example included Core Classes This library includes the following core structures ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis D. Spreen @ 2016-07-01 13:57

June 2016

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LibBLP v1.0 – A BLP image reader library for Delphi 10.1 Berlin+ with DXT3/5 decompression support

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – LibBLP v1.0 – A BLP image reader library for Delphi 10.1 Berlin+ for Palettized and uncompressed images and with DXT1 / DXT3 and DXT5 decompression support BLP files are Blizzard’s texture format. The BLP file structure consists of a header, up to 16 mipmaps of the texture, and a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis D. Spreen @ 2016-06-16 09:18

September 2015

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How to fix the “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1.0.dll is missing” error for Delphi 10 Seattle

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – If you experience this error during the start of Delphi 10 Seattle "The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1.0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem" you need to (re)install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis D. Spreen @ 2015-09-01 08:30

February 2015

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VerySimple.Lua 2.0 – a cross-platform Lua 5.3.0 wrapper for Delphi XE5-XE7

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – VerySimple.Lua is a Lua 5.3 binding for Delphi XE5- XE7 which automatically creates OOP callback functions for Win32, Win64, Mac OS X, iOS and Android. “Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language, it has been used in many industrial applications (e.g., Adobe’s ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis D. Spreen @ 2015-02-18 15:16

October 2014

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Delphi XE7 and iOS error “Unable to mount developer image (e800000e)”

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – Stumbled across this error during Delphi XE7 iOS deployment: Unable to mount developer image (e800000e). Solution: reinstall Xcode command line tools with xcode-select --install A software update popup window will appear, click Install, agree to the Terms of Service and wait for the Command Line ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis @ 2014-10-17 11:49

September 2014

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VerySimpleXML 2.0 – a lightweight, cross-platform, one-unit XML reader/writer for Delphi 2010-XE7

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – There are lot of possibilities if you’re in need to parse or write XML files: use TXMLDocument (the MS XML wrapper) or use a xml component like OmniXML, NativeXml, ADOM, SAX, libxml2, DIXml, fcl-XML, Fast XMLParser, SimpleXML, OXml, or VerySimpleXML 1.0 Now here comes another one: the updated ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis @ 2014-09-13 19:13

May 2014

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Exception while using TStreamReader with TZipFile

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – If you’re using the TStreamReader with a TZDecompressionStream – the stream output by TZipFile.Read(const FileName: string; out Stream: TStream; out LocalHeader: TZipHeader) – you’re likely to experience the exception: EZDecompressionError with the message 'Invalid ZStream ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis @ 2014-05-13 13:03

March 2014

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Porting to XE5 and the “W1030 Invalid compiler directive: ‘true’” warning

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – If you port your application to Delphi XE5 and you receive this warning [dcc32 Warning] W1030 Invalid compiler directive: 'true' then edit the ‘Build Configurations (Debug)’ settings and change the setting “Debug information” from “True” to “Debug ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis @ 2014-03-14 13:11

February 2014

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There is already a standard code style

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – As François Piette (a very honourable Embarcadero MVP) recently wrote, coding style matters. He states “… this is mostly a matter of personal preferences as long as the style is constant…” but I totally disagree in this very important topic: there shouldn’t be any ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis @ 2014-02-03 13:35

November 2011

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VerySimpleXML – a lightweight Delphi XML reader and writer

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – There are lot of possibilities if you’re in need to parse or write XML files: use TXMLDocument (the MSXML wrapper) or use xml components like OmniXML, NativeXml, ADOM, SAX, libxml2, DIXml, fcl-XML, Fast XMLParser, SimpleXML Now, here comes another one: VerySimpleXML – a lightweight, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis @ 2011-11-10 11:04

June 2011

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Solving circular unit references with class helpers

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – Sooner or later you run into the circular unit reference problem when using a single unit for each class. There are some solutions (move the common used structs into a separate unit, use type casting, redesign your obvious bad class design, etc.) – this is a solution using class helpers. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis @ 2011-06-09 14:39

September 2009

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Lua 5.1 for Delphi 2010

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – This is a Lua 5.1 Wrapper for Delphi 2009 and Delphi 2010 which automatically creates OOP callback functions. It is based on Lua-Pascal v0.2 by Marco Antonio Abreu - converted PChar to PAnsiChar - converted Char to AnsiChar - added function LuaLibLoaded: Boolean; - added a new base class (TLua) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dennis Spreen @ 2009-09-28 20:36

March 2009

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check_apachestatus_auto.pl v1.0 released

The curse of Dennis D. Spreen – A Nagios plugin that parses the status page of an apache server, the plugin returns the response time, the amount of idle, busy, open and total slots. The perfdata returns the status of all slots including Requests/sec, Bytes/Request and Bytes/sec. Optionally you can specify how much slots should be ...
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