BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Spocks-cuddly-tribble wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:31 pm
thunderchero wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:57 amcopy ecm folder to new folder (ecml) and edit as you want
JeanLucPicard1 wasn't able to do so. Was this an end user error or is there an issue I'm not aware of?
I expect end user error.

1. you would need to edit stbof.ini to current location.

2. new entry would need to be created for DxWnd for ECML

3. windows registries would also need to be created or it would never work, but it is not impossible to setup new registry.

4. trek.exe would need to be edited to new registry also.
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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thunderchero wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:14 am1. you would need to edit stbof.ini to current location.

2. new entry would need to be created for DxWnd for ECML

3. windows registries would also need to be created or it would never work, but it is not impossible to setup new registry.

4. trek.exe would need to be edited to new registry also.
Thanks for the useful technical hints.

EDIT: Just to be clear, one can edit ECM map sizes in default directories (i.e. the base installations) without having to deal with those shenanigans?



OT @ windows registry keys

I had have issues with BotF not saving my settings after exiting program (eg. map overlay options). After some time the problem was gone.

After un-installing I searched the registry for unremoved BotF / Microprowse entries and found windows 10 at some point created a key labeling trek.exe as 'friendly app' IIRC. Maybe there is a connection?
I don't know how many bugs is too many but that point is reached somewhere before however many in BotF is.
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Spocks-cuddly-tribble wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:32 am EDIT: Just to be clear, one can edit ECM map sizes in default directories (i.e. the base installations) without having to deal with those shenanigans?
correct, also if you use beta version, you could easily adapt shield level fix version and have both normal and large
Spocks-cuddly-tribble wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:31 pm ECML was dropped a long time ago (AI & turn time issues), but using UE and BotF-patcher you can edit the map size for your own taste.
also don't forget on edited galaxies/resolutions you must apply botfrespatch
viewtopic.php?p=30780#p30780
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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thunderchero wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:57 am option 1
transfer the old folder (old version) to your new system

option 2
copy ecm folder to new folder (ecml) and edit as you want
It didn't work. :sad:

Without DxWnd I can start my personal mod, but with the known slowdown...

thunderchero wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:14 am
Spocks-cuddly-tribble wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:31 pm
thunderchero wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:57 amcopy ecm folder to new folder (ecml) and edit as you want
JeanLucPicard1 wasn't able to do so. Was this an end user error or is there an issue I'm not aware of?
I expect end user error.

1. you would need to edit stbof.ini to current location.

2. new entry would need to be created for DxWnd for ECML

3. windows registries would also need to be created or it would never work, but it is not impossible to setup new registry.

4. trek.exe would need to be edited to new registry also.
I don't know how to do these steps.
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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Kurn wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:46 pm Without DxWnd I can start my personal mod, but with the known slowdown...
I will try to make it easy for you,

at bottom of this post
viewtopic.php?p=42272#p42272

you will find very old preloaded versions of dxwnd

download and extract files, extract to any location example my document/preloaded ("preloaded" = new folder)

once extracted run the dxwnd.exe

if you use default install locations the Error correction mod Large version should display on list with green dot before name

to play "Error correction mod Large" just double click that line.

Edit; this would not work in MP games, but since there is no registry for ECML it should use install folder to use other files (stbof.res, stbof.ini)
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Re: BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0 (Released 7-10-2020)

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thunderchero wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:51 pm
at bottom of this post
viewtopic.php?p=42272#p42272

you will find very old preloaded versions of dxwnd

download and extract files, extract to any location example my document/preloaded ("preloaded" = new folder)

once extracted run the dxwnd.exe

if you use default install locations the Error correction mod Large version should display on list with green dot before name

to play "Error correction mod Large" just double click that line.
It didn't work with the old DxWnd and old ECML, but something else works. With the old DxWnd I can start BOPL (renamed new ECM) with exchanged files from my personal mod (trek, stbof and so on). So I can play my personal mod with large galaxy and extended view on my new pc. Thanks for your help!
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