Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby Srul » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:09 am

Launcher doesn't seem like it's working...
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby jrb00001 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:24 pm

Srul wrote:Launcher doesn't seem like it's working...
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Did you kill the launcher while it was starting? Did you delete some files / directories in the temp/tachyonuniverse directory? I can not see any other reason for this exception.

The launcher now deletes and downloads the repo again instead of throwing that exception. Does it work?
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby Srul » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:48 pm

jrb00001 wrote:Did you kill the launcher while it was starting? Did you delete some files / directories in the temp/tachyonuniverse directory? I can not see any other reason for this exception.

The launcher now deletes and downloads the repo again instead of throwing that exception. Does it work?

I deleted Temp folder and it started working.
And i don't terminate the process while it's starting nor delete any files (except for this time)
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby kcd.Spektor » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:53 pm

Srul wrote:
jrb00001 wrote:Did you kill the launcher while it was starting? Did you delete some files / directories in the temp/tachyonuniverse directory? I can not see any other reason for this exception.

The launcher now deletes and downloads the repo again instead of throwing that exception. Does it work?

I deleted Temp folder and it started working.
And i don't terminate the process while it's starting nor delete any files (except for this time)

That's one of the reasons I asked for the launcher to download the data to the same folder or somewhear near.
Also I personally hate it when some application downloads something somewhere without me knowing about it and being unable to find the downloaded files to see/check them.
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby jrb00001 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:41 pm

kcd.Spektor wrote:
Srul wrote:
jrb00001 wrote:Did you kill the launcher while it was starting? Did you delete some files / directories in the temp/tachyonuniverse directory? I can not see any other reason for this exception.

The launcher now deletes and downloads the repo again instead of throwing that exception. Does it work?

I deleted Temp folder and it started working.
And i don't terminate the process while it's starting nor delete any files (except for this time)

That's one of the reasons I asked for the launcher to download the data to the same folder or somewhear near.
Also I personally hate it when some application downloads something somewhere without me knowing about it and being unable to find the downloaded files to see/check them.

The "same folder" is dependent on the web start implementation. With the Oracle implementation, it is somewhere in the temp directory. There is no way to get that directory in an implementation independent way.

I might add a settings dialog to choose that directory and change the sound volume. But I do not know how to warn the players that they should not edit anything in this directory. All modifications are automatically rolled back on each launch. I do not want anybody complain because he has lost hours of work.
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby jrb00001 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:56 pm

jrb00001 wrote:
kcd.Spektor wrote:That's one of the reasons I asked for the launcher to download the data to the same folder or somewhear near.
Also I personally hate it when some application downloads something somewhere without me knowing about it and being unable to find the downloaded files to see/check them.

The "same folder" is dependent on the web start implementation. With the Oracle implementation, it is somewhere in the temp directory. There is no way to get that directory in an implementation independent way.

I might add a settings dialog to choose that directory and change the sound volume. But I do not know how to warn the players that they should not edit anything in this directory. All modifications are automatically rolled back on each launch. I do not want anybody complain because he has lost hours of work.

I added that dialog. You can choose the base directory and change all settings of tachyon. If you want to know where the settings are saved, read that: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1320709/preference-api-storage.
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby kcd.Spektor » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:17 pm

jrb00001 wrote:I added that dialog. You can choose the base directory and change all settings of tachyon. If you want to know where the settings are saved, read that: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1320709/preference-api-storage.


Why can't the launcher just download the missing images and run the clinet.jar/exe?
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby jrb00001 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:21 pm

kcd.Spektor wrote:
jrb00001 wrote:I added that dialog. You can choose the base directory and change all settings of tachyon. If you want to know where the settings are saved, read that: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1320709/preference-api-storage.


Why can't the launcher just download the missing images and run the clinet.jar/exe?

That is exactly what it does?!?
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby kcd.Spektor » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:05 pm

jrb00001 wrote:
kcd.Spektor wrote:
jrb00001 wrote:I added that dialog. You can choose the base directory and change all settings of tachyon. If you want to know where the settings are saved, read that: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1320709/preference-api-storage.


Why can't the launcher just download the missing images and run the clinet.jar/exe?

That is exactly what it does?!?

No, currently launcher clears all your settings, asks you to input your settings again, downloads the whole client(+some server files for some reason), to some folder, launches the client application, clicks 2 buttons.
(perhaps something else?)

What I mean is a launcher app that is just another jar/exe.
Which you just put in the same folder as the client jar/exe.
And when you run the launcher it just changes the server ip in the GameData.dat file to the needed one.
Checks if inside the data folder all ship images, shield images, ship icons are present, if not - download them from the server.
And then just run the client jar/exe.

In my opinion launcher is just a helper application.
It shouldn't delete your game folder and redownload the game every time when you run it.
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Re: Hurray! Another multiplayer clone project. :)

Postby kcd.Spektor » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:15 pm

Small update:

1. I've more or less defined for my self what will be the new MMO scenario.

2. I've finished selecting/preparing the ship images.

3. Now I'm generating the new GenShips for the world generator and for the events.

4. After that I will be creating a bunch of event files for random encounters.

5. Then I will test this whole thing so that there are no bugs.

6. Then there 100% will be something that I have forgotten right now :)

7. And then the 0.4 will be out. :mrgreen:

This are some details of the last point in the TODO list :)
There is actually more in there, but it's more technical and too long to describe :P

All in all, everything is looking good. :D

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