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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by thunderchero » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:18 pm

release candidate 2 has been uploaded.

only change/correction was to allow spaces in base install path reported by captaindusk.

see first post for link

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by Flocke » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:47 pm

thunderchero wrote:only change/correction was to allow spaces in base install path reported by captaindusk.
wasn't that by intent? I remember warzone failed to launch with spaces in the path :roll:

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by thunderchero » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:56 pm

Flocke wrote:wasn't that by intent?
no, the correction was an error on my part reading a constant (registry/install path) used by one of the scripts to add new files to stbof.res.

this new installer uses a newer/quicker 7zip command version, and commands/expressions used changed slightly.

using captaindusk example;

if "D:\Games\Star Trek\BotF\vanilla" was used, it would add files to D:\Games\Star.zip
now it adds files properly to "D:\Games\Star Trek\BotF\vanilla\stbof.res"

as before it is up to user not to use space in install path, if they plan on playing multi-player games

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by thunderchero » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:34 pm

since testing has had limited downloads, I added suggestion to download All in One instead of normal multi installer (on multi installer download page) and All in One downloads has increased greatly since editing. :grin:

I just hope those who download take the time to post any issues.

But so far this release looks to be very stable and no issues.

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by Martok » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:43 am

Yeah, I simply haven't posted much feedback because it's worked very well so far. :up: Great job, tc!
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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by darthmaul » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:04 pm

My suggestions: Use a checkbox for selecting multiple options to install. Running the installer twice (first for tools then for the mod itself) is not the best solution imho. A full integration of the 1920 Mod would be nice. To keep the file size small you could only include those mods which are used today determined by a survey.

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by thunderchero » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:03 pm

thanks for your input darthmaul,
darthmaul wrote:My suggestions: Use a checkbox for selecting multiple options to install.
believe me I wanted to offer this as well, but it had multiple problems,
1. It caused problems with uninstaller, installer creates only one uninstaller for each time it is executed. So if you installed 5 mods at the same time uninstaller would uninstall those same 5 mods. And each mod needs to be able to be uninstalled separately.
2. with all the available options for each mod, some are special and some different, but they also have some overlap, this will causes installer errors.
darthmaul wrote:A full integration of the 1920 Mod would be nice.
main reason I want to keep 1920 x 1080 separate, it is a universal/generic backgrounds and would not represent developers GUI.

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by cleverwise » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:36 am

Those make sense TC.
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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by Banuk » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:25 am

I cannot get the exe to...execute. It gives the pop up asking if im sure, i hit okay, and then nothing. I am NOT immensely computer savvy, so please help!

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by thunderchero » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:48 am

Banuk wrote:I cannot get the exe to...execute. It gives the pop up asking if im sure, i hit okay, and then nothing. I am NOT immensely computer savvy, so please help!
without knowing exact message I am only guessing, but this sounds like a standard windows message for unknown file.

right click the "BOTF_All_in_One_Rc2.exe" and select properties at bottom.

if you see something like this;
digital.jpg
digital.jpg (98.46 KiB) Viewed 2683 times
Microsoft is blocking you from executing file.

from here it is up to you, if you want to proceed with unblocking file.

if you still have issues it could be a different anti virus program blocking it.

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by Banuk » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:34 pm

Thank you for teaching me something new about Win10. I'm rather sick of it and sorely miss my old XP desktop.

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by thunderchero » Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:18 am

Hi Everyone,

no new release candidate this week, :wink:

only issue reported was missing tutorials for vanilla. I consider this a minor issue, so it' does not justify new release.

The downloads have increase this last week greatly (46 downloads for rc1 and 210 downloads for rc2) both within 7 days.

Please keep testing and giving feedback.

thanks you for everyone's efforts and testing

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by Smoothgrandmama » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:04 pm

Installing now.

Been looking for a stable system to play multiplayer with. all the mods and vanilla I've played have always had random crashes. they get even worse over network games :(

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by thunderchero » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:33 pm

Smoothgrandmama wrote:Been looking for a stable system to play multiplayer with
be sure all players install with same options selected.
Smoothgrandmama wrote:all the mods and vanilla I've played have always had random crashes.
I would love to say all random crashes have been eliminated, but I can't. :wink:
Smoothgrandmama wrote:random crashes. they get even worse over network games


multi-player game crashes are mostly caused by user.

the most important thing while playing multi-player game is,
Once the turn button has been selected do nothing. I suggest not even touching mouse again until combat screen or turn process has completed.
looking at a different screen, selecting ships, viewing systems ect, can all cause turn processing crash.
Note; all players need to understand this.

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Re: RC2 - BOTF All in one installer Now available

Post by Smoothgrandmama » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:56 pm

Having an install issue.

Have downloaded twice. I get an error saying the "setup files are corrupted and to obtain a new copy".

I just recently unninstalled all my previous versions including mpr++ and other mods and fixes to get a fresh start.


EDIT:

Looks I got it to work. not sure if the two files were corrupted or not but running another copy from the desktop instead of the download folder is working
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