Topic: Windows packages for release

fusion44 on April 28, 2013, 01:38:59 PM

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Hello all,

I've created packages for the 0.5.7 release. Everyone who's using Windows, please help me test the packages.

Portable, .zip file: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9-4jVIpB0XuNU4wVnpMZDN5ODA/edit?usp=sharing
Portable, .7z file: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9-4jVIpB0XuLVNrU2J1TGtZb0k/edit?usp=sharing
Installer, .exe file: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9-4jVIpB0XuVGludzNBc20zTjg/edit?usp=sharing

Please test the installer too by installing it, run it and uninstalling it.
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Jorge Avila on April 28, 2013, 03:35:30 PM
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Thank youu stefan, downloading and testing
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Dratz-_C on April 28, 2013, 07:29:54 PM
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fusion44,
I have tried to download the exe and the 7z twice and it has quit downloading each time part way through with an error. I do not know if it is google, my internet service provider or both but I am having exceptionally bad luck getting the packages. I will keep trying. Might there be a way in the future to create an updater package so we can download only the differentials?
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dezGusty on April 29, 2013, 03:32:40 PM
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Hi Stefan, the 7z and zip archives seem to be working fine, as they are portable.

Icannot start the game using the version from the installer. It attempts to load files from the paths you used when building the game:

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Code: [Select]
17:28:57: OGRE EXCEPTION(7:InternalErrorException): Could not load dynamic library F:/Dev/deps/Ogre1.8/install/bin/release\RenderSystem_GL.  System Error: The specified module could not be found.

 in DynLib::load at ..\..\OgreMain\src\OgreDynLib.cpp (line 93)
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fusion44 on April 29, 2013, 08:30:03 PM
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Hello Dratz,

I've uploaded the portable package to dropbox:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3473245/sw/sumwars-0.5.7-prerelease.7z

I hope to fix the installer version tomorrow so we can release on Sunday at IRC meeting :)

Its again one week later than anticipated, but better than never :)
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Dratz-_C on April 30, 2013, 11:45:19 PM
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fusion44,
The dropbox location worked the first time for me. In single-player everything seems to be working just fine. The tips in the inventory are not hovering over the areas that they refer to on the right side, instead being in the opposite, left side of my 16x9 1080p screen. It is a quibble and you may already be aware of it but I thought I would make sure.
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dezGusty on May 01, 2013, 06:13:10 AM
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Hi Dratz,

yes, that's an old issue. It is something we might want to improve for the next release.
Could you please create a tracker issue for it?
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fusion44 on May 01, 2013, 05:34:45 PM
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Dratz-_C on May 02, 2013, 03:01:31 AM
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dezGusty,
I have created a tracker issue for it and assigned it to you. I did not find Jorge on the tracker.
fusion44,
The download worked quickly and the first time. However the install tried to use direct-x over opengl and failed short of starting the game. I think that the installer's preferring opengl over direct-x would solve the problem. I have attached the log in a text file for you.
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dezGusty on May 02, 2013, 07:56:08 AM
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Hi Dratz, thanks for the tracker entry.

I think you have an issue with the previously installed version of sumwars.
Because the game tries to load the DLLs from [C:\Program Files\Sumwars-0.5.5\RenderSystem_Direct3D9], and you start it from [C:\Program Files\Sumwars-0.5.7]

Please have a look in the folder [c:\Users\Chris. Dratz\.sumwars\]
The [plugins.cfg] file contains the path to the installation dir. I think it's not added/modified if an already existing sumwars installation is already in place.

@fusion: I would recommend making the portable installation the default for Windows.
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fusion44 on May 02, 2013, 04:41:56 PM
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Hi all,

I can't make it portable. The typical user will install the game to the standard folder which requires admin rights.
I'll add a check to see if the .sumwars folder exists, if yes, remove the config files but keep the saves and install normally.

I intend to change the system to be more platform specific. Having a .sumwars folder is totally not Windows like.
Personally I hate it when apps clutter my home folder with .folders. It works well on linux where it is part of the eco system, but  not on Windows.

Stefan
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fusion44 on May 05, 2013, 08:57:28 AM
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Ok, the installer now renames plugins.cfg and resources.cfg to *.old if he finds the file.

I think we are ready to go!
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dezGusty on May 05, 2013, 10:19:08 AM
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Can we test it ? :-)
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fusion44 on May 05, 2013, 11:33:31 AM
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Of course! Currently uploading.
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fusion44 on May 05, 2013, 11:36:27 AM
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