Daily Wage – a Spigot/Bukkit plugin that pays out a daily wage

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 | bukkit, java, minecraft, spigot | No Comments

A Spigot/Bukkit plugin command that pays out a daily wage (needs the great DKCoins plugin!).

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Please make inline vars usable for production – fix RSP-22158

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Delphi 10.3 Rio, Delphi Programming | 3 Comments

With the arrival of Delphi Rio 10.3 in October 2018 we saw “a very handy feature to the language, local inline variables with local scope and type inference” [Marco Tech Blog]. That was a feature “long overdue” [Comment section] and helped to push the Delphi language a little bit further. We’ve been very excited about this feature helping us writing code we’re all used to in other languages especially those used in for-loops:

or even more simplified to

As soon as the ISO/Web installer hit the download section we grabbed it, installed it… and have been hit hard in the face by CodeInsight (or whatever that feature is called) with not recognizing that simple code above as a valid Delphi code – which (not only) prevents working of not just the “Find declaration” but all of the source code productivity features as well. Ok, it was the first release of a new language feature, so well, we could wait for the next release which surely would fix that (there was an entry already in the Quality portal opened during the beta release…*sigh*).

Then came Delphi 10.3.1 in February 2019 – downloaded, installed, nothing changed, bug still there.

Then came Delphi 10.3.2 in July 2019 – downloaded, installed, nothing changed, bug still there.

Then came Delphi 10.3.3 in November 2019 – downloaded, installed, nothing changed, bug still there.

The “fun” part is, while commenting both releases with the same request on fixing the RSP, all of the MVPs (including Marco) decided to delete (or not to publish) my comment about my request on fixing that bug. Not cool.

So here I am again, begging for a fix so we could use that new feature. Please fix (they are all the “same”):

RSP-22158 Editor marks inline variables as error
RSP-21643 Code Insight marks inline variables as error
RSP-21719 Error insight incorrectly marks inline var as error
RSP-21782 inline var error
RSP-21783 New language confuses ErrorInsight
RSP-21931 IDE does not recognize inline variable declarations
RSP-22989 local inline variables doesn’t work
RSP-23030 Inline Variables bug
RSP-23645 Error insight not working WITH inline variable declaration
RSP-23716 Error Insight with compiling code
RSP-24235 inline var structure errors

Thank you.

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How to compile Lua 5.3.5 for Windows

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | Lua, Windows | No Comments

This is a tutorial on how to compile Lua 5.3.5 for Windows (executable and DLL) with Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition.

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Better Collada exporter for Blender with custom properties

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | Blender | No Comments

While my Pull Request isn’t merged yet, you may download my export-custom-properties-branch of the Godot Engine’s “Better” Collada exporter for Blender which adds custom properties for materials and geoms within the <extra>-tag with a “blender”-profile.

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MOS6502-delphi – a MOS 6502 CPU emulator for Delphi

This is the Delphi / Pascal port of the C++ implementation for the MOS Technology 6502 CPU by Gianluca Ghettini. The code is written to be more readable than fast, however some minor tricks have been introduced to greatly reduce the overall execution time. › Continue reading


Pass a multidimensional array as a parameter (with a hidden caveat)

Monday, August 1st, 2016 | Delphi Programming | 4 Comments

How to pass a multidimensional array as a parameter? Long ago this question was answered on Stack Overflow with a simple answer: make a specific type for your array. But there is a hidden caveat… › Continue reading


Behavior3 client library for Delphi (Behavior Trees for Delphi)

Friday, July 1st, 2016 | AI, Delphi 10.1 Berlin, Delphi Programming | 6 Comments

behavior3delphi is a Behavior3 client library for Delphi (Behavior Trees for Delphi) based on behavior3js.
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LibBLP v1.0 – A BLP image reader library for Delphi 10.1 Berlin+ with DXT3/5 decompression support

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 | Delphi 10.1 Berlin, Delphi Programming | 2 Comments

LibBLP v1.0 – A BLP image reader library for Delphi 10.1 Berlin+ for

  • Palettized and uncompressed images and with
  • DXT1 / DXT3 and DXT5 decompression support
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Convert your Gamebase64 C64 ROM files to Emulationstation (RetroPie & Recalbox) format

Monday, January 4th, 2016 | Raspberry, Retro | 12 Comments

I’ve written a small bash script which extracts the VERSION.NFO informations from your Gamebase64 C64 ROM collection and converts them to the Emulationstation (e.g. RetroPie and Recalbox) compatible gamelist.xml format.

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How to fix the “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1.0.dll is missing” error for Delphi 10 Seattle

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 | Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi Programming | 113 Comments

If you experience this error during the start of Delphi 10 Seattle


This error is not related to Delphi 10 Seattle – it is caused by TortoiseSVN v1.9 which is “side loaded” during start up (if installed before). Delphi 10 Seattle just works out of the box!

you need to (re)install the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, either via Windows Update or download and directly install the Visual C++ Redistributable: › Continue reading


About Dennis D. Spreen

I'm an avid programmer working on a variety of platforms in a variety of languages with a wide technical interest.


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