Then later they posted a list of printers that would NEVER be supported under Vista, and my stalwart 450c was on the list. After trying to get confirmation of this on their support-forums, I got no reply. I thought it was odd that they announced support of the 430 but not the 450c, even though they are the same printer (the 450 has a ROM upgrade to support color).
And I got no response.
What's weird, though, is that Vista's printing support is basically unchanged from XP. Vista stated that most XP printer drivers should work. Just for grins, I downloaded the XP drivers. Vista warned that the driver was unsupported, but it then installed and worked fine.
Umm. . .why on Earth wouldn't HP mention this on their site? Why tell me that I'm SOL for printing from Vista to a 450c when I'm not?
I'm working on Daily Puzzle Ten (currently titled Double Twelve). It's intended to have multiple screen layouts (ala Mah Jongg solitaire), so I needed to have a way to edit screen layouts. Rather than write my own, I grabbed Mappy and gave it a look. Sure enough, it did exactly what I wanted in isometric mode. As a bonus, it could export a layout as an ActionScript array, so I had the whole thing working in less than an hour.
I didn't bother setting up actual tiles. The little default isometric tiles did the job. With a little array-reading loop, I went from the mappy version to one on my game. . .
GDC is next week. I'll be there to do expo floor coverage. See you there!