Orphalese Tarot 11 Beta

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Orphalese Tarot 11 Beta

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I mentioned on a previous thread that I was hoping to bring out a beta version of Orphalese Tarot 11 this summer. The process is taking longer than I hoped but I thought I would just share a little bit about what the new version will look like for anyone who remembered that previous post, just so you know I haven't abandoned the idea.

The current program is written for something called "Windows Forms", which was cool when the program came out in the first years of the millennium. Nowadays those programs look somewhat dated, mostly because screen resolutions have increased a lot and their windows often look very small on the screen, but also because all the graphics for Windows Forms programs are generated by the computer's CPU, rather than by the graphics card. The new version uses a more up to date technology called "Windows Presentation Framework" which produces windows that you can resize easily, making them much easier on the eye, especially when used on tablets. Also all the graphics are sharper and crisper because they are generated by the graphics card when available.

Here are a couple of screenshots to give an idea, first from the current program:

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And this is from the version I am working on, at the same scale:

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It will be a few months at least before I am ready to produce a beta, because a lot of the source code needs to be reorganized for the new interface. Mostly I am concentrating on not losing any of the current functionality in the transition, but I am happy to improve any existing features at the same time so suggestions are always welcome :-)
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