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  • Setting up Vision

    I recently dusted off an old Compaq laptop, put OpenDOS 7.03 on it and
    installed PB/DOS 3.5. I remembered I had Vision, so I installed it as well.
    I followed all of the directions in the readme.doc for setting up
    directories in the compiler directory list and adding to the path statement
    in the autoexec.bat file. I still get error 493 Compiler not found when I
    try to execute any of the code (been using the tutorials and examples).
    Usually, "windows.bi" is the line high lighted.

    Any help getting this to work right is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • #2
    Recommend making sure your PATH statement in your AUTOEXEC.BAT
    file includes the compiler sub-directorie(s). I am not familiar
    with OpenDOS x.x but see if it has the equivalent of the old DOS
    APPEND. Append lets programs find their support files and the
    syntax is identical to the PATH statement.


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    • #3
      Thanks Mel. OpenDOS does have an append statement, but 1) it didn't
      make a difference and 2) the developer recommends you don't use it.

      I modified autoexec.bat to include the /vision/lib, /vision/include,
      and /workshop paths, but it still gives the compiler error. I tried
      it on another machine (Windows ME) with the same results. If I have
      to, I'll change the path for all of the include and link statements,
      but according to the readme.doc, you shouldn't have to do that.

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      • #4
        If you are compiling from the IDE, you should add those paths to the Options|Directories table in the IDE. Don't forget that you can specify multiple paths in each field by using a semi-colon to separate them, thus:
        Code:
        C:\VISION\INCLUDE;.;C:\PROJECTS
        ...etc
        BTW, using a period infers the current directory.

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        • #5
          Just double checked, but I did that. I followed the instructions
          in the readme.doc word for word. When I get some time, I'll play
          around with it again.


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          • #6
            Was the 2nd machine you tried it on also a Compaq? If so, try it
            on a non-Compaq machine. Other threads in this web site have
            indicated that Compaq machines are not as IBM compatable as the
            mfgr would like you to believe.


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            [This message has been edited by Mel Bishop (edited April 23, 2002).]
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            • #7
              One thing that might be being overlooked is depending on which version
              of PB Vision you have. Unless you have version 2.1, it won't work
              with PB 3.5. PB Vision 2.0< would only work with PB3.2 or less.

              Hope this helps,
              Gary Stout

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              • #8
                Gary, I'll have to check on that. I never would have thought of that
                possibility. I know for sure I've got PB/DOS 3.5, but I can't say for
                sure what version Vision is.

                Mel, the other machine is a Compaq desktop. I'll have to find another
                machine to try it on.


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                • #9
                  If the PBL, OBJ, and/or PBU files were compiled for the wrong PB/DOS version, you'd most likely get an Error 507 (Invalid $LINK file) rather than 493.

                  Therefore, I'd suspect the problem is that files simple cannot be located or opened.

                  If these "backup" files came from a CDR, did you remove the READ-ONLY attribute from the files after restoring them, and before compiling?

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                  • #10
                    you need the \vision\include in the source directory of pb35
                    options and \vision\lib in the link directory option.

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                    • #11
                      By the way, have you seen the great $20 price on PBVision which
                      includes PBWorkshop for the latest version?


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gary Stout View Post
                        One thing that might be being overlooked is depending on which version
                        of PB Vision you have. Unless you have version 2.1, it won't work
                        with PB 3.5. PB Vision 2.0< would only work with PB3.2 or less.

                        Hope this helps,
                        Gary Stout

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                        <sigh> Well this keeps me from thinking I am out of my mind at least, I missed that there was an update seeing as I have V2.0 from DSE. Looking at my last setup (new computer made me reinstall) it explains why I had version 1 & PB35 and version 2 and PB32 <shrug>. At least it is only $20 bucks to fix.

                        Warren

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                        • #13
                          Or maybe not, it is listed on the current versions but I don't see it (PBvision) on the order form. Grrr old interface new compiler or new interface older compiler.

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                          • #14
                            Ask [email protected]
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                            • #15
                              Channeling your inner scarecrow

                              In the Wizard of Oz sense, I do have version 2.1 I just wasn't reading the whole label so I thought it was PBDOS 2.1. "If I only had a brain.."

                              Anone know how big a difference 2.11 makes?

                              Thanks
                              Warren

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