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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.2.1
no I'm not using Cygwin, also i forgot to say i tried to fix it by removing the properties file so it would not remember what i had installed. it didn't work so i replaced the original file. i also canceled a full install, might be a bit messy.

i hope this helps.

 
Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.2.1

Transcend: The file 'Transcend.rar' could not be downloaded.
Windmills: The file 'Windmills.rar' could not be downloaded.
Sync: The file 'Sync.rar' could not be downloaded.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.2.1

Transcend: The file 'Transcend.rar' could not be downloaded.
Windmills: The file 'Windmills.rar' could not be downloaded.
Sync: The file 'Sync.rar' could not be downloaded.

Same here, used the logs themselves to grab the download urls and i downloaded manually without a hastle ? and installed manually but it still lists them as failed whereas a couple of others i did this to now show installed.
What a messy installer though why the frig cant mods be in a sublfolder \mods\ yuk base folder is a pig sty
Ill copy data and see if i can create a cleaner install for myself :)
Hopefully i can make sense of this lot and have a play with this awesome bunch of work

PS captcha sux, tried firefox ,opera winders noshow, firefox linux bingo it shows brr

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.2.1
Downloading now. Excited, been forever!

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.2.1
I've uploaded version 2.3.0 with the following changes:

  • Added the PATCH token for patching functionality (see below)
  • Fixed a couple esoteric bugs in downloading and extracting
  • Added wxLauncher to the mods selected by the "Basic" option
  • Removed the "Complete" option to lessen the server load on our generous hosts
  • Added a Windows executable option, thanks to m!m
  • Added the capability to download FSO builds from github, thanks to m!m
  • Improved OpenAL detection on Linux, thanks to ngld, niffiwan, and m!m
  • Add additional information to the log for ease in debugging
  • Minor code tweaks

You can now create binary diff files for mods to release updates via patches, rather than requiring a complete redownload of the affected file.  I have added these options to the FreeSpaceOpenInstaller.jar command line:

  • Create a binary diff using the option diff, which can later be used for the PATCH token.  Example: java -jar FreeSpaceOpenInstaller.jar diff [algorithm] [file1] [file2].  If you omit any of the parameters, the Installer will prompt you for them.  Currently implemented algorithms are itadaki_bzip2, java_gzip, and xz.
  • Test patching a file using the option patch.  Example: java -jar FreeSpaceOpenInstaller.jar patch [source file] [diff file].  If you omit any of the parameters, the Installer will prompt you for them.

Here's an example of the PATCH option for mods:

Code: [Select]
PATCH
MD5
oldfile.vp
0F0F0F0F0F0F0F0F00F0F0F0F0F00F0F
SHA-1
patchFile
A49767C6CD9D9A5AB157F9FF75A4D5FA
SHA-1
newfile.vp
1A1A1A1A1A1A1A1AA1A1A1A1A1AA11A1

I have also updated the wiki.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 01:14:29 pm by Goober5000 »

 

Offline ngld

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.0
Apparently we have another case of the installer failing to install a mod (the MediaVPs 2014 in this case).
The screenshot shows the MediaVPs as installed but the FSO log shows that the MediaVPs folder is empty...
Could you add a check which marks a mod as uninstalled if its files are missing? That might avoid a lot of confusion.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.0
Apparently we have another case of the installer failing to install a mod (the MediaVPs 2014 in this case).
The screenshot shows the MediaVPs as installed but the FSO log shows that the MediaVPs folder is empty...
Could you add a check which marks a mod as uninstalled if its files are missing? That might avoid a lot of confusion.

Without knowing more about his installation setup, I can't say exactly what went wrong, but people have found more and more creative ways to fool the installer.  There have been a few instances where people installed their mods to a folder other than the folder where FreeSpace is located, despite dialog boxes warning them about this.  Then, of course, the mod won't be available when they run the program.

There is already a check to reinstall a mod if its files are missing.  At the bottom of the screen, select the "Re-run installation for mods that are already installed and up to date" checkbox.

 

Offline ngld

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.0
Can someone with access to http://www.fsoinstaller.com/files/installer/java/ransomarceihn.txt please update the links?
http://www.rateofinjury.com/campaigns/ should be https://rateofinjury.com/campaigns/ or https://staircasewit.ch/downloads/  (both work and are owned by the author)

The original links redirect to the new address but the installer apparently can't follow redirects. See also the posts above reporting that the downloads don't work.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2017, 07:58:34 pm by ngld »

 
 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.0
Sorry, fixed it.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.0
I updated the links, for both the fsoinstaller.com-hosted file and the indiegames.us-hosted file.

And the Installer can handle redirects, just not redirects from HTTP to HTTPS.