Delphi Programming & Missing Libraries

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  1. CannonFoddr
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    OK firstly - I'm not a programmer, but I did a little self teaching many years ago on Delphi (v2 IIRC)

    Anyway, I thought I'll try & see if I can help out on a small problem with Moonshell2 'makeskin' program - & luckily enought the 'source' is supplied with MS downloads

    I also managed to find a Delphi 7 SE 'trial' version (not 100% if this is a legal version or not, but it wasn;t from a dodgy site according to 'WOT')
    - only problem is... either there's some libraries missing from the 'SE' or the libraries are 3rd party ones & were added later

    The 'makeskin' program won't work because I seem to have (at least) 3 libraries missing (Found in Delphi 'uses' line)

    These are:-
    • _const
      _m_tools
      GLDPNG
    Googling - I can't find the first 2 (So I think these are custom made libraries) - but there are several result (mainly in Japanese) for the GLDPNG one - BUT I can't find a download link anywhere (well I found one but the webpage 'doesn't exist')

    So my request is ..... Does anyone happpen to know where I can get this library from ???

    Thanks in advance

    EDIT: NVM - seems like someone else has figured out the problem with makeskin - so none of this is really necessary now
     
  2. UltraMagnus

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    any particular reason you want to use Object Pascal? It always seemed a rather odd language to me.
     
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    It's ok for beginning, but it's outdated, so don't start great projects with this
     
  4. CannonFoddr
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    The thing is that Moonshells 'Makeskin' source code is in Delphi/pascal - so I thought
    'Since it was made in delphi & I've had a little bit of experience in Delphi - I'll use delphi to try & figure out the problem is'

    It would be a LOT harder for me start learning a new programming language, load in Delphi & try & reprogram an equivalent in C#/.Net or whatever

    EDIT: NVM - seems like someone else has figured out the problem with makeskin - so none of this is really necessary now