I'm REALLY hoping you got the recently-updated 3.6.9 Final Executables
Yes, that's where the launcher 5.5a came from. I didn't say that explicitly, but there is a screen shot showing that.
You have any mods in there?
No, it's the basic package, as again, my screenshot makes clear. Next download will be fsport.
But why is everyone these days making/writing easy-to-install/follow guides for the SCP?
I wasn't happy with any of the others.
I mean...do we really need five different ways to do it?
I wish we didn't.
all these different tuts will probably cause a backlash as people get overwhelmed and are not sure which to follow/download/etc.
This download doesn't require a tutorial, that's the beauty part. My readme is for configuring FreeSpace, not installing. And has any other readme mentioned how to turn on the mouse, or the firewall issues? Nope. Plus, there will be a website. This forum is hard enough to read already.
With the exception of Shivan's, all of them seem to have popped up after I first released the Installer
Could be. But I never saw your new downloader until I'd written my guide for cleaning up Shivan's installer. I helped troubleshoot your Java, and my guide was written before that. If you're talking about one that existed before that then I'm not sure why you wrote another one.
Though I think I'm the only one who asked the SCP Team before releasing my setup.
Is permission required? I've read comments from veterans expressing the desire for a better solution, and this is my version. If I get lots of questions from new users about how to do this and that, and how to make it work, like I've seen in relation to the other solutions, then I've failed. Time will tell.
It was simpler when there was just three choices: Shivan's, mine, and DIY.
Can't fault that logic. And it would be even simpler were there only one, wouldn't it. From three to four isn't a major difference.
Well I spent ten hours trying to install FreeSpace through three different installers just because none of them worked, I got the forth installer to work somewhat properly.
And thus, my entry. This is a package that fits on two CD's. It's not an installer.
It actually has a useful readme. I won't go into the pluses and minuses of the other available options, anyone who reads the forums can see which are causing support hassles and which aren't.
And no one else has the same details as mine.
As lengthy as my Shivan's guide is, a good handful of people have thanked me already. Nobody has asked me how to make it work either. And my new install contains manuals, the explosion tweak, etc.
Maybe Shivan's 2.0 will make this obsolete, but I didn't want to wait for the new mediavps. I will never release a patch, I don't like them. Maybe Turey will implement a GUI and an updater that recognizes existing files.
Even if all that happens, my option will still be unique.
I understand I'm stepping on toes. However, my allegiance is to the first time user, not other install creators, or veterans who don't need what any of us is offering.