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Offline bcKq

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
Hi. I can translate it to Polish, it doesn't seem to be too much work.
And I love this installer :)

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
Great. :)  I will send you a PM.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
Much to my shame I've had the installer downloaded since the beta versions, yet never really got around to giving it a full run-through.  I have it fired up now, and it's working like a dream.  This is just the kick in the pants I need to start (re)playing a bunch of campaigns. :yes:

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
I have a nagging feeling that might be terribly wrong, and I apologize in advance if this is so, but given how recently many threads have been opening about problems with FreeSpace not having registry entries (and given how at least one person admitted using the FSO Installer), I wonder if the FSO Installer is writing to the registry correctly?

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
That's probably a question for the wxLauncher folks.  The Installer doesn't write to the registry at all.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
Yeah, I've never had problems with a fully manual installation, so I didn't think the installer had any need to touch the registry.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
Yeah, I thought the launchers were the program that added the registry entries.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
Hi, I could help for a french translation if needed

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.3
By all means. :yes:  PM sent.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
I've uploaded version 2.1.4 with the following changes:
  • More robust detection of the operating system, including support for FreeBSD and Solaris
  • Add support for InnoExtract on FreeBSD
  • Fix extraction of bzip2 archives
  • Fix extraction of nested archives, e.g. .tar.bz2 or .tar.gz
  • For internally downloaded files (e.g. InnoExtract and oalinst.exe), perform validation using SHA-1, not MD5
  • Handle path expansion of the tilde (~) for home directories

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
I was about to say YOU MOST MAKE AN UPDATE !  :lol:

  • and french translation  :p (sad snake is sad ;))

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
This is my first time installing FSO.  I probably wouldn't have gotten around to it for much longer if it hadn't have been for this installer (I have the habit of spending way more time choosing and configuring mods than actually playing them with other games).  I chose the custom install method, but do not know if I should install both MediaVPs 3.6.12 and 2014, or just 2014.  Please advise, thanks and I appreciate everyone's work with modernizing this classic from my childhood.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
I was about to say YOU MOST MAKE AN UPDATE !  :lol:

  • and french translation  :p (sad snake is sad ;))

Yes, it has French translations too. :)  Every time I add a new language, I modify the first post in the thread.  I don't put the languages in the 2.1.x update posts because I use those for code changes.

 

Offline snake60

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
I was about to say YOU MOST MAKE AN UPDATE !  :lol:

  • and french translation  :p (sad snake is sad ;))

Yes, it has French translations too. :)  Every time I add a new language, I modify the first post in the thread.  I don't put the languages in the 2.1.x update posts because I use those for code changes.

Don't worry, it was more a joke than anything else   ;)

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
Just used the installer.  No errors whatsoever, even asking it to install to an external Hard Drive.  I even used the innoextract method.

I just have one suggestion.  For Newbie players, it's not clear that they need to run the launcher to start.  You may either want to tell them to run the launcher after a successful install or give them the option to run the 5.5g launcher. 

Brilliant work, Goober.  :yes:

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
Not sure if the request has been made before, but could there be an estimated download size for each package somewhere? Could perhaps stick it on the "More Info" message box.

Also, :yes:

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
Just used the installer.  No errors whatsoever, even asking it to install to an external Hard Drive.  I even used the innoextract method.

I just have one suggestion.  For Newbie players, it's not clear that they need to run the launcher to start.  You may either want to tell them to run the launcher after a successful install or give them the option to run the 5.5g launcher. 

Brilliant work, Goober.  :yes:

Glad to hear it. :)  I'll think about that post-installation launcher note.


Not sure if the request has been made before, but could there be an estimated download size for each package somewhere? Could perhaps stick it on the "More Info" message box.

There is no way for the installer to do that without making an HTTP connection to all the files in the mod, and that would add an unacceptable delay to the interface, particularly if the connection were slow or blocked.  So it would be more appropriate for the mod creators to add that information to the description themselves.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.1.4
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Not sure if the request has been made before, but could there be an estimated download size for each package somewhere? Could perhaps stick it on the "More Info" message box.

There is no way for the installer to do that without making an HTTP connection to all the files in the mod, and that would add an unacceptable delay to the interface, particularly if the connection were slow or blocked.  So it would be more appropriate for the mod creators to add that information to the description themselves.

OK. We must get the word out!

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Eh, this may take some time.

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