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    Default Re: Vixen 2 Source Code

    I've heard of nutcracker, but I haven't really understood what it looks like. I run an "old style" display with no megatrees, no pixels, not even an RGB cluster anywhere (small houses have a habit of sliming your display in a hurry). If nutcracker can do an old style display, and import my old vixen sequences then sure, I'd go be the linux guy and package it, I just couldn't figure out how to use it in the few minutes I spent with it in VM.
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    Default Vixen 2 Source Code

    There are people who are doing ac only using xlights. I think u should give it a try.


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    Default Re: Vixen 2 Source Code

    Quote Originally Posted by CheapOLights View Post
    I've heard of nutcracker, but I haven't really understood what it looks like. I run an "old style" display with no megatrees, no pixels, not even an RGB cluster anywhere (small houses have a habit of sliming your display in a hurry). If nutcracker can do an old style display, and import my old vixen sequences then sure, I'd go be the linux guy and package it, I just couldn't figure out how to use it in the few minutes I spent with it in VM.
    You can convert your 2.1 sequences in nutcracker and use it no problem. Down load the latest version of Xlights do you set up and you are on your way. Sean has many videos. One will walk you thru from start to finish.
    Here is a link link to getting started with Xlights.

    Good Luck

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    Fast-forward to 2018, almost 2019. I've been using Vixen 2.1 for the past 4+ years. We're up to 520 channels with NO

    pixels. I've tried Vixen+, Vixen2.5, and Vixen3 - and found serious issues (or just preference dislikes) with all of them.

    I plan to keep using Vixen 2.1...

    But there are several, small issues that are turning into a constant source of irritation. Things like
    Having to press Esc after choosing a new sort order in the sequence editor
    Fix Chase Lines: Paint from Clipboard (mangles shape)
    Ctrl-S does not work for any sequence until AFTER you do File/Save - and is silent failure.

    Or features to add:
    A short-cut for "repeat the last effect" on selected area
    An 'un-move' for when I accidentally press home, end, page dn or page up and lose my point of editing
    Ability to mark begin or end of selected areas with cursor control keys
    Show the COUNT of LINES highlighted
    Option to 'tile' a selected buffer into more lines than the buffer contains
    Auto-enable 'Sequence Repeat', and F6 behavior (or include in Preferences)
    Resize editor window to be inside main window upon opening sequence
    Limit the width of the channel elements in ediot screen
    Do a "Restart current timers" automatically at boot up.


    And a few others.

    I don't expect KC to fix any of these but I would love to fix them myself. I'm a 35-year software engineer.

    Does anyone know of any way to get access to the Vixen 2.1 source? Or how to contact KC?

    I can see how he wanted to keep tight control of the source, but I would sure love to make these minor enhancements.

    Jimboha
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