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Offline The Avenger

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I am currently making an install program for Hidden Terror and my new campaign and hopefully for Venom's descent campaign and any future ones he does and the Inferno campaign aswell...I was just wondering if anyone else making a campaign woud also like to use it..if they would like more info on what it can do and its possibilities then please leave a message in the topic thanks

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Offline Jabu

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Nope, not really.

 

Offline The Avenger

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oh ok well u might change ur mind when i have finished it and people can use it
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Offline Grey Wolf

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What features does it have?
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Offline Setekh

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What features does it have?
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A food generator

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Offline Nico

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It's quite cool. you d/l just the prog, and when you launch it, it looks if there's a anew version of the mod/campaign whatever and then asks if you want to d/l it (if there's a new one of course)
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Offline The Avenger

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ok i will list the features i am open to sujestions and i am willing to modify it to individual requests but if you think i have missed something major or it would be cool to have something then please tell me

1)It will download an install data file this contains all the locations of the files that need to be downloaded and when the campaign was last updated it also contains a few other things needed by the program.
2)It will check with your currently installed version (if you have one) and compare what is on the install data file and if there is a difference in last update date then it will goto the next stage.
3)3 different install options
    A)Basic Install (You could set this to basic components only like ships/interface and missions)
    B)Full Install (This would usually be everything that is for the campaign like the basic install + music etc but this is obvious i think)
    C)Custom Install (choose the components that you want to download for instance you accidently lost the table files and dont want to have to download the whole thing again or you downloaded the basic install last time and now u want to upgrade to full you can choose the components that you were missing)

4)It can be changed to any colour scheme at the momment i use black background and lime text to give it the technical feel but you could have it set to pink with yellow text if you felt that way inclinded lol)

5)It will but does not yet feature resumable downloads, i will put this in only if i have enough time to sit down and code a few hundred lines of text. If someone really wants it then i will do it.

6)Monitor how many times each file is downloaded. I.e setup a script download script to monitor how many times the files are downloaded you can have this set to general where it will see how many times the install data file is downloaded or specific where it will monitor all the files

7)It is not so much a feature of this program but another program i am going to make to accompany it and that is a program that will automatically generate the install data files so that you can spend your time doing what you want.

If you feel the program could do with some other features then please tell me and also if anyone knows ahow to get rid of and aching little finger and index finger then please post that 2  - Avenger

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Offline Slanker

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yeah, and it doesn´t feature an exit option  
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Offline The Avenger

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yea but u have to realise it ent finished yet that is why the topic states Under development   and i only gave it you to download the project - rebellion mods  

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Offline Slanker

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But... er... it doesn´t have an exit option yet  
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Offline The Avenger

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it does now

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This suggestion brought to you by a hater of QuickTime's inability to save downloaded files locally (at least not very easily...)

I think you should give the option of saving the downloaded package locally in addtion to downloading it. Also, if you don't want to code the resumable portion, offer to display the URL(s) of the file(s) to be downloaded so that it can be pasted into GetRight or something that DOES support resume.

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Offline The Avenger

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i see where you are going this would be one way that it can be done and so you could have 2 ways or more even..showing the url would be an option available to the people who i am editing the program for. but it is not the coding that bothers me it is finding a new component that will do the download at the momment my program is programmed to work with a specific set of protocals like onprogress and oncomplete changing the component would me i would have to redo this and change all code relating to these procedures or protocals.

Thanks for the sujestion and i will add it as an option for if anyone wants to have it.

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Offline The Avenger

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ok i just wanted to say aswell having a resume option is ok but what about when you are updating the files will become corrupted if they are resumed

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That's why it should use the CRC - don't ask me how, cause I only know about it from ZIP and ARJ, but if the CRC of the original file that is being resumed is different from the CRC of the (updated) file on the server, the download should start from the beginning.

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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline The Avenger

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That is all verywell saying that but i have no idea of how that works what i could do i suppose is work of file size? like also included in the install data file is a list of the exact file sizes?? also the install program is finished well for version 1 i will keep updating it tho and so now all i have to do is make the application to make the ini files and an application to install the files and remove and table files that were already installed to a temporary directory and add a few more features which i have stored in my head which are to complex to type

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If it checks the version number of the installed file for available updates, why not store the version number of a partially downloaded file and compare it with the version number of the file on the server before resuming the download?  

 

Offline The Avenger

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the possibilites are quite endless for checking it so yea i think it can be done but not right now i will add it later because i am still making the other parts of the program so i will do it afterwards

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stop stepping on my utils
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