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Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards

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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #40 on: 07 / May / 2008, 03:52:12 »
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@BB

Don't have any big cards myself, but I know this thread: Autoboot with 8GB and HDHacker Possibillity
has a discussion about the possibilities (in case you haven't run into it yet)

wim

edit: just discovered you posted in this thread ...
« Last Edit: 07 / May / 2008, 04:01:07 by whim »

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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #41 on: 07 / May / 2008, 13:57:58 »
@BB
Sorry, Bill, my fault. But I'm at the same scenario, no 8GB cards. I can only tell that 4GB FAT32 loads by Canon update firmware in my 710
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #42 on: 15 / May / 2008, 09:31:18 »
To celebrate hitting the 1000 downloads mark, here's a small update:

(edit: 1000 = for v.1.27 - thanks to the Wikia link v.1.25 was downloaded 1500+ times. I redirected the Wikia link
        to the first post in this topic now)

cardtricks128.exe - 0.37MB

what's new ?

- now supports restoring CHDK.CFG from \CFGS\ to card (finally, I'd forgotten about it :D)
- made 'card select on startup' optional through checkbox

enjoy,

wim

edit: @posting time + 2:50 -> zShare is available again - confirmed download availability by re-downloading

edit2: I think I edited all Wikia CardTricks links to point to the first post in this topic to prevent 'link aging' ;
          please report any other direct links to zShare so I can do the same for those (or do it yourself of course)
          thanks, wim
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #43 on: 21 / May / 2008, 10:56:57 »
Here's v. 1.31: cardtricks131.exe - 0.37MB

A small update, GUI window and font can now be tweaked.
(spin-off from compiler development shell Windows GUI for trunk building [currently v. 1.31] :D)


enjoy,

wim




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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #44 on: 21 / May / 2008, 18:44:12 »
No one will complain about font size any more.
Nice, thanks.
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #45 on: 25 / May / 2008, 20:18:55 »
Hmm... Err... guess what?
- The needy guy is back!

Wim, if you could... Can you put a ver.req file generator in some future version of Card Tricks?
COPY CON is too much for some and this Windows hide extension behavior is very annoying. I invented a solution, on  my way, and is far from elegant. So... Please? Thanks.

Keep tabs on!

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Edited: words!
« Last Edit: 25 / May / 2008, 20:20:48 by intrnst »
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #46 on: 26 / May / 2008, 16:22:26 »
@intrnst

here you go (will add ver.req if you format + tooltip updated) ....

cardtricks132.exe - 0.37MB

have fun,

wim

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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #47 on: 26 / May / 2008, 18:19:07 »
Wow! That was fast.
Thanks!
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #48 on: 30 / May / 2008, 09:43:24 »
Hey CardTricks Devs,
I wrote long post about how to improve CHDK a bit, here is the part having to deal with CardTricks ( full post at Helping Get CHDK More Popular)

There are tons of simple solutions to these problems. However, unfortunately, I only know php "well", so I can only help you out on the web-end. I strongly encourage the writers of CardTricks to take my suggestions though. I thought about the simplest way of getting CHDK onto the card. Here it is:
1) Person visits a short domain name (I have found a few great ones that CHDK could use, but I will not post them here because somebody, or a bot, might register them). On the front page, we have the "Newbie" section and the "Advanced" Section, clearly labeled.
2) In the Newbie Section, there is a BIG install link
3) User clicks the Install Link
4) User sees a menu where he/she can select their camera, first narrowing down by the series, then by model (ex: S Series, then S5). See
   Drivers, utilities and software updates for your Brother Product
for an example, although my proposed version is a bit tweaked.
5) A Download Window Opens Up, a zip file (ex: S5.zip) starts downloading. Inside the zip file are two files, CardTricks, and the build
6) User opens up CardTricks (btw, if you guys package this as a self-extracting exe, it would be even easier)
7) CardTricks gives user simple, animated instructions, of taking the SD card out of the camera, placing it into a card reader, then placing the card reader into the USB drive
Cool CardTricks automatically detects card (you can have it constantly cycling through drives A:/ thru Z:/ trying to find a Removable Device)
9) CardTricks asks "is ___ your drive?"
10) CardTricks does everything else - formats, makes bootable, copies over the zip of the build from the folder it is in.
11) When CardTricks is done, a simple animation is shown, take the card out of the reader, flit the write protect switch to On, place back into the camera.
12) CHDK itself should have a beginner and an advanced mode. When people are faced with large menus they get scared, and get discouraged from using the software. The beginner mode should have very basic functions, such as a battery meter, text file reader, calendar, games, how-much-space-is-left-o-meter Smiley, you get the point.
13) When user gets good at cameras, he/she can switch to advanced mode.

If you dedicate your time into making a version of CardTricks that does all of that automatically, I promise to dedicate my time in the web-end, making it easier for users to find information.
Email me at adz@jewc.org for questions/comments/etc or aim me at adzempire!
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Re: Card Tricks - a small utility to help manage SD cards
« Reply #49 on: 30 / May / 2008, 10:50:20 »
@adcz

Well, I was already thinking about making a more automatic, first time user version, so I'll study your
suggestions closely. I understand most of your suggestions, but not #6: CardTricks already is a selfextracting
executable, or does that refer to the CardTricks + build zip ?
Anyway, to make waiting easier here is 1.33:

cardtricks133.exe - 0.37MB

- some GUI tweaks
- now shows a warning when JPG, CRW, or AVI are found on a card
   which is about to be formatted, even if 'stop info messages' is selected.

have fun,

wim
« Last Edit: 30 / May / 2008, 10:54:31 by whim »

 

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