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the no-cd crack is necessary when you want to play retail, but dont have the cds.

 
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That explains it, I haven't really played retail yet.

Is the crack necessary for FS1 or FS2 or both?

 
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yo huggy, you got a messenger?

 
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Working on it, standby...

 
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k lol

 

Offline Kegel

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Question regarding the updater:

If I check the mods I want to update will it automatically redownload everything regardless if it needs an update or not or does it check to see if I already have the latest version and abort?

 
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For me, it doesn't check existing files properly which leads to a lot of unnecessary downloading. That is, if you haven't used the updater before it won't recognize the files that exist. It only reads the contents of some text files it creates itself to see if has been run before, which is an odd solution.

What is your experience?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2006, 11:53:34 am by Huggybaby »

 

Offline Turey

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
For me, it doesn't check existing files properly which leads to a lot of unnecessary downloading. That is, if you haven't used the updater before it won't recognize the files that exist. It only reads the contents of some text files it creates itself to see if has been run before, which is an odd solution.

What is your experience?

The problem is that it's a lot of work to make sure each individual file is up to date. The version numbers are a way of bridging the gap between no updater at all and an updater that checks the CRCs of each file (which is a PITA, as the filenames won't stay the same between versions)

I know that the version number method seems a little odd, but it was the best I could do on short notice. The updater really was just a quick feature addition, as I wasn't planning to have one until people started asking for it. Maybe once I get all the other bugs ironed out, I'll be able to look into better ways of implementing the updater.
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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Very good, thank you.

What do you think of using rsync ? It could work as an updater as well as an installer. It only sends the piece(s) of any file that has changed, not the whole file, and compresses the piece(s) too. It seemed like a really neat, extremely fast solution but was beyond me to implement. Although I did manage to move files between directories on my hard drive, I gave up on understanding all the switches. It seems to be in common use amongst Linux users and works on Windows too. Hunter says he'll host the server side part if it's feasible, and keep the server file up to date.

A friend of mine said that if I could figure out all the command lines then a GUI would be easy (for him). I'm just curious if it could work, there may be some reason that it wouldn't.

 

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I the installer link does not work; I am assuming its already been reported. I am also assumeing the correct link is in Huggybabys siggy. Correct?
Downloading anyways.

Which is newer or better to download? (-or are they the same thing?)
1) http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,43905.msg898110.html#msg898110
2) the link (when it is working) in the origional post of this topic, about the installer.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 12:26:22 pm by Charismatic »
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Man, the installer situation has been changing so rapidly lately...

There is Hunter's online installer, (which ends up downloading Turey's installer after all), and then there's Turey's Java installer, which might download as a zip file, but is really a jar file, and needs another download to work.

So, can you be extremely specific about which one doesn't work?

 

Offline Daalen

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Ok, I'm a bit lost and frustrated because I haven't been able to find a working link to the 1.5-1.8 patch. First was that oxyshare link that doesn't work, then the FTP that doesn't work any longer either. So where the heck is it? I've been waiting to start playing FS1 forever, but it gives me errors on the wrong ships, so I'm figuring the patch fixes it, as I already have the 1.9 one

 
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Thanks for reporting the bad ftp. It was working last week.

And dangit! I had taken half a day to upload that to fileho, but they're not working either.  :hopping: :no:
I knew that service was too good to be true!

I'll have it up somewhere else sometime time tonight then, please be patient.

<edit>
OK, uploading.
Also, I added links to both new Theora cutscene packages to the post in my sig.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 08:54:54 pm by Huggybaby »

 
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OK, I'm having a terrible time completing that 512 MB upload so it will be a while longer. I've wasted 8 hours across two hosters and strained my back, but I'm still trying...

<edit> I uploaded all night, got up this morning, no link. No answer from tech support on the other site that failed. OK, now I'm ftp'ing to Hunter. After that, I'm splitting the file into two smaller chunks then I'll try again. I have a feeling that even though a site says it will take a 1GB file, they really don't like them over 500MB. I'm beginning to see why Rapidshare is still in business. They may be inconvenient, but you can at least complete an upload and get a link.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2007, 12:38:23 pm by Huggybaby »

 
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OK, Hunter graciously accepted the file. Please tell him thank you, it's costing him money you know.

Get the ShivanSPS 1.5 to 1.8 update pack from Hunter's fs2downloads.

Links updated. SEE MY SIGNATURE.

<edit> changed the PIA filefront fsport 3.04 update link, thanks Hunter and your kickass hosting.
My links post is now a rather comprehensive install guide, using ShivanSPS' install as a foundation. I've updated my signature to reflect that. Still some more pics to add, but it's coming along nicely. I just hope it's not too hard to follow.

I need and welcome feedback from new users, oldbies won't be using it, and I've stared at it so long I've lost some perspective.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2007, 01:40:16 am by Huggybaby »

 

Offline Daalen

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Awesome work Huggy, they finally work, and many thanks to Hunter too   :D 8) :yes:

 
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I the installer link does not work; I am assuming its already been reported. I am also assumeing the correct link is in Huggybabys siggy. Correct?
Downloading anyways.

Which is newer or better to download? (-or are they the same thing?)
1) http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,43905.msg898110.html#msg898110
2) the link (when it is working) in the origional post of this topic, about the installer.

OMFG Ephili did you not listen to me before on yahoo? USE MY INSTALLER FIRST, THEN USE THE OTHER INSTALLER AFTER!

 

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Hah, Huggy's guide links to an answer to one of my questions.  I feel slightly special.
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And now I do too!

BTW, recommendations for guide improvement are welcome. I never know who's read it, but I always know who hasn't!

 
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I just wanted to thank everyone SO much, especially huggybaby and hunter, for making this so convenient.  I bought the retail CDs off Ebay (for 20 bucks!!) like 6 months ago and saw the Open Source project on Wikipedia.  Not seeing Hardlight listed anywhere on the wiki (it is now though) I ended up Googling stuff and wound up with like 5 conflicting installations and about 40 dead sites.  It took literally 3 months to even get it to launch.  And then after that, I had my VP files in the wrong directory, so I played through the whole thing with retail FS2 graphics.   :mad:

This game is really amazing and so is what you guys have done with it.  As soon as I get the directory burned to a DVD I plan on distributing a bunch of copies.  Just a few things, I looked everywhere for a donate page (to help defray hosting costs, or a simple token of appreciation) and couldn't find one anywhere.  Is there one?  Also, if I'm pointing friends towards here to download the game, should I have them use torrents or just download off the sites?  I'm not sure which is cheaper for you all. 

Anyways, thanks again, and GREAT work on this game.