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Posted by Stiletto on June 12, 2000 at 11:13:43:

In Reply to: Kludged? posted by JT on June 09, 2000 at 03:23:10:

If this is in reference to the TI, the header is what lets the TI identify a file. Practically all files of any type have headers on most systems (my experience, anyhow - or are file headers only a DOS invention?) At any rate, if something is "kludged," then it means it was hacked pretty poorly to get working. Thus, if it is a cartridge dump with "kludged headers," for example, "E.T. on Land" available at WHTech's FTP site then they hacked the ROM to get it to load in the emulator - which may not work with other emulators - in this case, it loads in PC99 but not in V9T9 or MESS as the GRAM2TI program can't convert it correctly.

I'm surprised you didn't know what either of those words meant as they are used throughout the computer industry - especially "kludge" (although it's an older term and has been used long before computer programming). Oh well - good enuf?


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