i use absoluteE, so i don't know how it looks with other themes.
(i have switched, just to see, and i think it looks best with
absoluteE, just a warning)
if you run defcon.epplet from the source directory you won't get
anything but a box. why you say? it's because the path of
the number images is hardcoded by "EROOT NUMS". if you
don't do a "make install", the number images won't get
installed, and the epplet won't be able to find anything
when it starts up. if you want to change this, you'll
have to play with the number defines in defcon.c.
if you do a make install, and get nothing but a box, make sure
that "EROOT" in epplet.h and the INST defines in the
makefile are actually pointing to the same spot.
Q. are there screenshots?
With "No Color" selected:
DefCon 5: Peace
The Color Menu:
With "Color" selected:
DefCon 1: WAR!!!
everything you need to compile and install this epplet should be included
in the tar file above. (save e and the epplet stuff...)
if you have any questions...e-mail me at
olmstead at tr1tium.com i hope this is at
TROUBLESHOOTING - it seems that w/e16.6, X11 4.3+ or some other library included there is
and oddity, or maybe it's just the devil possing my machine again. anyway, if the DefCon.epplet
starts, but doesn't appear on the screen try this:
edit DefCon.c and find:
#define NAME "DefCon"
and change it to
#define NAME "Def-Con"
run make again and all should work
i have absolutely no idea where this comes from but am working on it. for now, this is a work
i would like to mention jed, whose put virtually all of the work into the
upgrades in the last couple of versions. really, i just have the passwd
to update the project on freshmeat, and that's about it. :)
problems, questions? e-mail olmstead at tr1tium.com
this may have been useful...
last major update: 9/6/2016