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Aurora => Installation => Portable Launcher Utility => Topic started by: nadia911 on November 27, 2012, 05:22:06 PM

Title: Portable release - comments
Post by: nadia911 on November 27, 2012, 05:22:06 PM
Many thanks, Genius!!!!!  :-*
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: niflheimr on November 28, 2012, 03:17:44 AM
Now we only need a boss-button and we are set :D
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: ardem on November 28, 2012, 06:25:22 PM
Alt-Tab is your friend.

I need an employee button actually, it pops up on screen the person performance review. Just to scare the crap out of them
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: viperfan7 on November 28, 2012, 08:12:45 PM
Now we only need a boss-button and we are set :D
Just open the production window :P
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 01, 2012, 01:39:02 PM
Updated first post.

Also who need boss key? Aurora looks like Excel :D
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Erik Luken on December 01, 2012, 02:44:32 PM
(Link butchering on this forum is overkill :-P)

Links are munged up for posters with a count of under 10 posts for anti-spam purposes. After 10 posts the restriction is lifted.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Laurence on December 03, 2012, 10:40:01 AM
Now we only need a boss-button and we are set :D

I just use the End Task dialog of Yes/No up in the corner on the Aurora.exe process.  Quick click and its gone.  ;D
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: KaziArmada on December 04, 2012, 09:50:36 AM
And thank YOU for this sir, this'll make my life a lot easier. . . especially with the auto backup. . .
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Marski on December 04, 2012, 01:27:21 PM
Here's the unscrambled link: http://pawelj.vulturis.eu/Shared/Aurora621-AWv2.zip
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: TBleader on December 05, 2012, 07:17:10 PM
I get errors when I try this on a work computer.  The admins disabled reg editing (which this tries to do) and it still cannot find the ocxs (or whatever they are called).  I'm assuming the reg editing is needed to change the path vars so aurora looks in it's app path instead of in system32.  Shame Steve can't make aurora do that itself, quite silly how it has to use system32.  Anyone have any ideas for my situation?
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 06, 2012, 02:41:26 AM
I get errors when I try this on a work computer.  The admins disabled reg editing (which this tries to do) and it still cannot find the ocxs (or whatever they are called).  I'm assuming the reg editing is needed to change the path vars so aurora looks in it's app path instead of in system32.  Shame Steve can't make aurora do that itself, quite silly how it has to use system32.  Anyone have any ideas for my situation?
Error say what OCX is missing? This file is in the Aurora directory?
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Black on December 10, 2012, 04:14:27 AM
I use this nice portable release on two different computers without any problems (Thank you very much for making it).  But on third computer I always get an error: Component SYSINFO. OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.  How can I deal with this error?
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 10, 2012, 04:20:03 AM
I use this nice portable release on two different computers without any problems (Thank you very much for making it).  But on third computer I always get an error: Component SYSINFO. OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid.  How can I deal with this error?
Congratulations you found missing dependence ;D What OS you got on that computer?
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Black on December 10, 2012, 04:26:01 AM
It is Windows 7 Professional SP1.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 10, 2012, 04:35:10 AM
Unpack this: http://pawelj.vulturis.eu/Shared/AuroraDLL.zip (http://pawelj.vulturis.eu/Shared/AuroraDLL.zip) to Aurora directory on that third computer and tell me if it works.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Black on December 10, 2012, 05:06:59 AM
Unfortunately it is not working.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 10, 2012, 05:11:53 AM
OK. Lets try something different.
Open command console (with admin rights). Go to Aurora directory and execute command: regsvr32 SYSINFO.OCX
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Black on December 10, 2012, 05:44:32 AM
That might be a problem as my account does not have admin rights and I don't have access to admin account.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 10, 2012, 05:47:48 AM
Ah I should ask that about that at the beginning.
That computer is set in way that prevent some system modifications - you can't run my version there.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Black on December 10, 2012, 05:49:57 AM
I see, thanks anyway.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: flecha on December 12, 2012, 02:28:05 PM
Hi, I have been using your portable version and it runs great on my win 7 64 bits, the only bad thing is that the design view brief summary display seems to dissapear after some modules are inserted and this did not happen in standard version but standard version is a mess.  .  )

For example take a look to that screenshot for a more explicit view of what Im talking about :

(http://hxxp: hxxp: img441.  imageshack. us/img441/3342/probaurora.  png)

As you see the whole brief simmary section have been replaced by just geo Pros class Geolocial Survey Vessel

Thre image is not viweable this way : hxxp: img441.  imageshack. us/img441/3342/probaurora.  png
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 12, 2012, 04:11:14 PM
You getting any error?
I really don't see connection between portable release and your problem.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: nadia911 on December 12, 2012, 05:42:40 PM
Happened exactly the same to me, only in this portable release  ???
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: flecha on December 12, 2012, 06:44:33 PM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=5663.  msg58977#msg58977 date=1355350274
You getting any error?
I really don't see connection between portable release and your problem. 

I got no error, but as I said Im only getting this in the portable version, just wish to have your portable version without that

Quote from: nadia911 link=topic=5663. msg58979#msg58979 date=1355355760
Happened exactly the same to me, only in this portable release  ???

Nadia from PdL ?
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: nadia911 on December 12, 2012, 07:13:36 PM
Yes  ;)
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 13, 2012, 02:15:41 AM
This is... strange. I will release new version today. We will see.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: flecha on December 13, 2012, 07:56:23 AM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=5663. msg58995#msg58995 date=1355386541
This is. . .  strange.  I will release new version today.  We will see.

But my problem and nadia problem does not happen to you ?
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 13, 2012, 07:57:18 AM
Nope.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: flecha on December 13, 2012, 08:36:57 AM
So far Im using a windows 7 64 bits (english version), 16 Gb ram, ati 5xxx and intel i7-2600k, if its not happening to you we must have something different
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 13, 2012, 08:38:38 AM
So far Im using a windows 7 64 bits (english version), 16 Gb ram, ati 5xxx and intel i7-2600k, if its not happening to you we must have something different
Tell me something I don't know :-)
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: nadia911 on December 13, 2012, 12:44:14 PM
Aggain in new version ??? ???
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 13, 2012, 02:37:28 PM
First post updated.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: flecha on December 13, 2012, 03:36:30 PM
Keeps happening the same issue, anyway thanks for your support
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on December 13, 2012, 04:18:13 PM
Sorry. I dont have slightest idea why it dont work.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Black on December 14, 2012, 02:43:15 AM
Thanks for new version.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Maharava on March 16, 2013, 03:10:44 AM
Hi there, sorry to revive an old topic, but I was wondering if there's still support for this? I've tried using it and keep getting the following error:

Error 339
Component 'TABCTL32.OCX' or one of its dependencies is not correctly registered

I've tried registering that file (says it registered succesfully) but nothing's working.
If this is no longer supported, please simply ignore me :) Thanks
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on March 16, 2013, 03:14:01 AM
It is supported but if you registered TABCTL32.OCX manually and that not helped I cant do anything more ;p
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on March 26, 2013, 03:35:43 AM
As Aurora don't had any proper grid icon for Steam Grid View I made one.
Placed it in first post.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: darkgore on April 19, 2013, 03:48:14 PM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=5663. msg59037#msg59037 date=1355437093
Sorry.  I dont have slightest idea why it dont work.

Hi,

I'm using this portable release ( last version) I noticed the problem with the ship designer ( empty summary display).  Can be the problem something  with the feature "Automatic switching of decimal separator.  It will be changed to .  before game start and changed to system default after closing Aurora. "?? I have noticed the summary goes empty when  the tons of the ship gets over 1000, while the tons are below it shows the info of the ship correctly.

I hope it helps you to find the problem and continue with the good work.  Thanks for this portable release ;)
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on April 20, 2013, 03:07:27 AM
If that would be problem with decimal separator many more things would be crash horrible :-)

I can't find reason why that bug exists in first place. I tested this release on more than 10 computers. And this problem does not occured anywhere.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: darkgore on April 20, 2013, 10:12:30 AM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=5663.   msg62557#msg62557 date=1366445247
If that would be problem with decimal separator many more things would be crash horrible :-)

I can't find reason why that bug exists in first place.    I tested this release on more than 10 computers.    And this problem does not occured anywhere.   


Hey I solved it!!

1.   - Open the portable release.   
2.   - Open the Control Panel.   
3.   - Clock, Language, and Region
4.   - Region and Language
5.   - Formats tab
6.   - Additional Settings button
7.   - Find the decimal symbol and change it to ","
8.   - Hit apply
9.   - Profit!

I noticed every time I open AW_Aurora(Administrator mode), the decimal symbol gets back to ".   " and it has to be changed again.   

The result is you can see all in the brief summary display again, even you pass 1000 tons ;)
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on April 20, 2013, 10:14:49 AM
If your decimal separator will be not set to . (dot) you will break many other things in game.

That is reason why wrapper change that in first place.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: darkgore on April 20, 2013, 10:32:09 AM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=5663.    msg62563#msg62563 date=1366470889
If your decimal separator will be not set to .     (dot) you will break many other things in game.   

That is reason why wrapper change that in first place.   

Oopps! Its true, it is said in the installation manual, sorry :S

I have tried:

decimal separator: . (dot)
thousand separator symbol: I changed it from . (dot) to ,(comma)

It works, does it going to break things too?
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on April 20, 2013, 10:38:13 AM
Whoa. Congratulations. You found cause of this problem. All my test machines use " " (space) as thousand separator.
If i set thousand separator to . (dot) ship designer bug appear.

Again - congratulations. I will release fixed version soon.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: darkgore on April 20, 2013, 10:43:08 AM
Happy helping you in finding the problem.  Thanks again for your good work ;)
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on April 20, 2013, 11:18:33 AM
Version 4 was released!

Changelog:

- cough - Also I think that this topic already deserve sticky :-)
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Lexusjjss on April 24, 2013, 09:08:06 PM
Ack, I still get the SYSINFO. OCX error; as well as a "Cannot open Aurora/JETCOMP. exe" error due to me being on a 64-bit system.  Gah.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: AcidWeb on April 25, 2013, 01:23:08 AM
Ack, I still get the SYSINFO. OCX error; as well as a "Cannot open Aurora/JETCOMP. exe" error due to me being on a 64-bit system.  Gah.

64 bit systems are not a problem. Unless you use some monster than cant run 32bit code.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: Lexusjjss on April 25, 2013, 10:57:13 AM
Well, nevermind.  After restarting it all works fine.   ::)

And nope, I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: BobS on April 30, 2013, 05:15:44 AM
Saying "Thankyou" just isn't enough!!!

I've been trying to get this game to work for years but just couldn't put all the pieces together ( my skills at installing d/l'ed games ends at clicking "yes" or "ok" at the appropriate prompt :D ). 
I'm finally able to see what all the fuss is on these boards :D .  And "fuss" there is!!1 A very steep learning curve- I'm learning tho !
Again, AcidWeb, thanx !!!
Title: Re: [v6.21] Portable release
Post by: faberdonax on April 30, 2013, 06:01:53 AM
Just one thing.  I love you sir.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Larz on May 21, 2013, 03:51:54 PM
Thanks for this utility.  Makes it easy to run this game.  I do have one request, though.  Would it be possible to have some way of setting the thousands separator to our preference?  A parameter to the executable, perhaps.  I much prefer the "," separator over the " " that this launcher uses.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: SpikeTheHobbitMage on May 25, 2013, 05:03:39 PM
Quote from: Larz link=topic=6141. msg62988#msg62988 date=1369169514
Thanks for this utility.   Makes it easy to run this game.   I do have one request, though.   Would it be possible to have some way of setting the thousands separator to our preference?  A parameter to the executable, perhaps.   I much prefer the "," separator over the " " that this launcher uses. 

The launcher uses " " because Aurora requires it.


I've been fighting since Thursday to fix my Linux install that broke for no apparent reason.   This worked on the second try.   Thankyou :'(


In case anyone else needs this:
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/games/Aurora/wine
wine winecfg. exe
cd "$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files"
mkdir -p "Common Files/Microsoft Shared/dao"
winetricks vb6run jet40
unzip -x path/to/Aurora621-AWv4. zip
cd Aurora
chmod 755 *exe
wine AW_Aurora. exe
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Larz on May 28, 2013, 07:49:12 AM
Quote from: SpikeTheHobbitMage link=topic=6141. msg63046#msg63046 date=1369519419
The launcher uses " " because Aurora requires it. 


Actually, the only requirement is that the decimal separator be a ". " (and that the thousands separator not be a ". ").  I've found I can go to the regional settings after starting the portable launcher and change the thousands separator back to "," and Aurora will pick this up and start using it.  I mention this in case anyone else would like to see the comma separator.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Erik Luken on May 28, 2013, 10:04:14 AM
Actually, the only requirement is that the decimal separator be a ". " (and that the thousands separator not be a ". ").  I've found I can go to the regional settings after starting the portable launcher and change the thousands separator back to "," and Aurora will pick this up and start using it.  I mention this in case anyone else would like to see the comma separator.
That can cause issues when trying to save a number to the database.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: SpikeTheHobbitMage on July 03, 2013, 09:15:19 PM
The portable launcher is missing flags 0211 to 0391.
0211-0389 are in the 5.54 patch.
0390-0391 are in the 2.60 patch.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on July 04, 2013, 01:56:28 AM
They are not missing. I removed them deliberately.
Original flags were replaced by flag image pack by Mirage.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 26, 2013, 05:26:42 AM
Updated package with beta version of Aurora 6.30.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 07:26:34 AM
Thank you for this utility!

Bug: When I open the galactic map, I get an error 96: /Flags not found

Sorry, the error is 76: path not found: 'Flags \'
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 27, 2013, 08:07:42 AM
In every game or just default one included with game?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 08:32:44 AM
I downloaded your utility pack, unzipped it to my desktop, and did nothing else.

This is happening in my new experimental game (it is more than a year since last I played this game, so the learning cliff has come back ;).

When I open the galaxy view in the default game (the one named 'Federation', I get an error in LoadRaceData, error 53:

File not found: 'Flags\flag0385.JPG' (also flag 221, 235 and 254)

But I have other problems as well, so I will try a reinstall.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 08:37:07 AM
I just did a reinstall, same error 53, same flag files missing (385, 221, 235 and 254)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 27, 2013, 08:39:03 AM
Missing flags in default game is not an error. This pack use different flag pack.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 08:46:54 AM
Now I have generated a new universe, only thing i changed in the setup screen was initial population (from 500k to 1m).

The game is still throwing an error 76 at me: Path not found: 'Flags \'
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 27, 2013, 08:52:24 AM
No idea. It is working correctly for me.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 09:43:41 AM
I just downloaded the "official" installer and installed 554, then 621, then 630, and everything works as expected (at least so far). I can open the galaxy view in Steve's default game, as well as in the game I generated myself, without errors.

So whatever has broken the flags, it is not Steve's version of the game. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 27, 2013, 09:46:28 AM
There is no "Steve's version of the game" both use this same game files. Only flag, planet and race directories contain other files.
No idea why it is looking for "Flags \" directory as it should be "Flags\".

EDIT:
Anyway. Modified file names so default scenario should not display any errors anymore.

EDIT2:
Found the cause. In new game default flag of the empire is not set. That cause flag error in galactic map.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 10:08:36 AM
Sorry, this is me not being precise, the game isn't looking for  "Flags \", but, as you say, for "Flags\".

The difference between the two installs is

1) in your version there are two files in the Aurora folder that are not in Steve's install: (1) the AW_Aurora.exe program and (2) a "Logs" folder (empty), plus a series of database backup files (Stevefire.mdb.2 etc).

2) In Steve's install there is a file in the Aurora folder: Stevefire.ldb that is not in yours.

edit: And of course I always start the game as administrator.

Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 27, 2013, 10:10:14 AM
I already found the cause. v5 will be up soon.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 10:13:49 AM
Great, thanks a lot. Your utility is much more convenient than having to remember to change the decimal separator every time.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 27, 2013, 10:38:05 AM
Version 5 for 6.30 Beta is uploaded.

Number of flags is probably hard-coded (Sigh...) and my pack had fewer of them than the official package. So race generation could try to use non-existent flag number - and that caused the error on galactic map.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: vonduus on October 27, 2013, 11:09:25 AM
It works!!! Thanks again.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Anataru on January 03, 2014, 10:27:35 PM
I cannot download the packages, either beta or last version.   I get a server error when I try.   Any assistance would be appreciated, thanks!
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 04, 2014, 01:43:54 AM
Both links work correctly.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Anataru on January 04, 2014, 01:56:47 AM
It may be something on my end, but I can't imagine what.   It gives me a 504 error and says the gateway timed out.   I get this for both links.   :/
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Hydrofoil on January 15, 2014, 02:53:48 PM
My AVG is reporting that the AW_launcher is infected with a virus for the 6.21 version :/ is this a known issue? because it hasnt had any problems up until now.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 15, 2014, 03:00:04 PM
False positive.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 24, 2014, 07:11:57 AM
All packages updated.

Completely rewritten launcher in other technology so it is not detected as virus anymore.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/279c7b0cb1f6cd3eec99f9d52aecd920bfd0e7249bb84d8f9ce5f033619b2ed1/analysis/1390568000/
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Denniz on January 24, 2014, 04:33:39 PM
I had McAfee go off on v5 just a little while ago.  Been using it for the last month or two with no problems. 

Went to re-download and found the new version and these posts over here.  Thanks for taken care of it before I knew it was an issue.  :)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Bandus on February 06, 2014, 12:50:44 PM
First, let me say that I think this is a fantastic idea; a simple way to run Aurora packaged easily. Good stuff.

However, I'm having some issues and hoping someone can help. I unpacked the wrapper per the instructions, I am launching Aurora using the file "AW_Aurora.exe." When I create a game, I get ERROR 3265 was generated by DAO.Fields Item not found in this collection. It seems to only occur when I choose a "Conventional" start. If I acknowledge the error, it continues with game generation but a few days into a game it has massive errors. I appreciate any assistance you can provide. Thanks!

Edit: Issue was caused because for conventional starts one must check the box for "No Missiles Bases for Conventional Start"
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on March 23, 2014, 05:46:45 AM
Well I rewritten entire wrapper once more.

Additionally made full installers.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Hydrofoil on March 23, 2014, 09:02:53 AM
Well I rewritten entire wrapper once more.

Additionally made full installers.

You Sir are awesome! thank you very much!
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on March 24, 2014, 03:01:18 PM
Today I experimented a little with fixing color schemes after closing Aurora.
Sadly there is no reliable way to force reload them from command line level.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Erik Luken on March 24, 2014, 03:13:54 PM
Today I experimented a little with fixing color schemes after closing Aurora.
Sadly there is no reliable way to force reload them from command line level.

Aren't these values stored in the registry? Read the registry on load, and write back the colors on exit.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on March 24, 2014, 03:24:30 PM
A) Aurora never changes values there.
B) Even if - In this case editing them is not enough.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Erik Luken on March 24, 2014, 03:47:01 PM
A) Aurora never changes values there.
B) Even if - In this case editing them is not enough.

It doesn't change them, but it might be enough to jumpstart it?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on March 24, 2014, 03:48:26 PM
No. On Win7/8 you need to reload entire theme file.
And automating that to work for everybody is... problematic.

On Win7 you could just restart DWM service. On Win 8 is not longer possible.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Erik Luken on March 24, 2014, 04:00:07 PM
Joy.

Thank you Microsoft. lol
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on April 24, 2014, 03:51:35 AM
6.41 version will be available today.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on April 24, 2014, 01:02:02 PM
Aaaand... done.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: TheDeadlyShoe on April 25, 2014, 04:08:49 AM
Very nice
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Larz on April 25, 2014, 12:22:05 PM
Bug in 6. 41 Launcher.  If Aurora is installed in a directory with a space, the following error occurs when accessing the System Information page (F9).  This happens on Windows 7 64-bit.  Works fine if the space is removed from the directory name.

Code: [Select]
Error 713 was generated by Aurora
Class not registered.
You need the following file to be installed on your machine. MSSTDFMT.DLL.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on April 25, 2014, 12:56:34 PM
Fixed.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: IanD on April 25, 2014, 03:43:57 PM
Just installed the full download on a PC running Vista Ultimate. Haven't played it yet but it launches OK. I tried the portable version on an older portable v6.30 but that attempt couldn't find MSVCR100.dll. It did say I could attempt re-installation, but I went for the full download which worked.

Great application, I use it between three machines now, one running Vista, another 8.1 and the final one running XP, just transfering the Stevefire database.

Thanks for your hard work
Ian
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on April 25, 2014, 03:56:20 PM
Well portable version don't have all DLLs needed to run... my launcher. But 90% of computers have all required DLLs.
Due to license issues I can't include them to portable version. But they are part of full installer.

I will add separate link to needed libraries.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on April 28, 2014, 11:53:20 PM
Updated to v6.42.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: somebears on April 29, 2014, 06:40:55 AM
There is no Stevefire. mdb in the new portable zip file :/
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on April 29, 2014, 06:48:13 AM
... /0\

Fixed.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Lossmar on April 29, 2014, 03:56:32 PM
Oh ffs guys ... im trying to get some sleep and sun and you do this to me and release 6.4 ?? ..... You have no mercy .  :'(
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Xenonaut on May 03, 2014, 03:32:28 AM
Hey all,

Made an icon for desktop use out of your(Acidweb's) aurora image, just resized to 48x48 and saved as .   ico
thought i'd share, hxxp:project-free-upload. com/s6ngghk74gck
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: deoved on May 11, 2014, 07:20:34 AM
Download links are down(
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on May 11, 2014, 07:22:54 AM
Yeah. I'm moving my stuff to new server. They will be back in next 24h.

EDIT: Fixed.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 10, 2014, 01:46:20 AM
Updated to 6.43.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Siccles on June 10, 2014, 02:27:04 AM
the new installer does not install the stevefire. mdb file
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 10, 2014, 02:49:55 AM
Whops ;D

Fixed.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Siccles on June 10, 2014, 04:01:46 AM
i keep getting the following error when starting the wrapper:

directupload. net/file/d/3649/jwgoi23y_png. htm

any ideas?

edit: for some reason a space keeps being added after each ".  ", so just remove them to get to the site
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 10, 2014, 04:05:29 AM
Yes. That cx_freeze is garbage once more. I will upload fixed version soon.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 10, 2014, 04:38:32 AM
OK. Everything should be fixed now.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Siccles on June 10, 2014, 05:29:14 AM
after your update avira-free-antivirus reports the wrapper as a wrong positive.

On the bright side though, Aurora seems to work fine so far.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 10, 2014, 05:30:22 AM
I know.
I would suggest getting some proper AV software.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Captiv8 on June 15, 2014, 07:03:37 PM
My work PC uses McAfee and its now also complaining about it. 
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 20, 2014, 04:59:09 PM
All AV warnings all false positives. That is problem with Py2EXE that I use for packing. Currently all 32bit binaries made with with are marked as malware on some garbage AV software.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: iceball3 on June 22, 2014, 08:14:24 PM
Except i'm using MSE, and am also getting smacked with virus warnings.  You seem to be essentially calling all AV software "Garbage" at this point?
Try looking into some different packer at least, maybe.  I dunno.
Thanks for packing this stuff all in the first place, at least.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 22, 2014, 11:19:19 PM
No. I call MSE, Avast and McAfee a garbage.

There is no other Python packer that meet my needs.

Not for first time Py2EXE have this problem - Sooner or later it will be fixed.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on July 12, 2014, 03:32:48 AM
6.43 package was remade.
Vastly decreased (https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/16db2ebe4658146f3e79e613da9db1ab57b9a365736c06f02b43d249b4ce24c9/analysis/1405152001/) number of AV that detect launcher as generic malware.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Jumble on July 13, 2014, 08:59:13 PM
The Aurora Launcher worked for me on the first try.  Thank you! The Aurora Launcher is wonderful!
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Feujak on July 23, 2014, 05:31:34 AM
The Download Link for 6. 43 portable is dead
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on July 23, 2014, 05:33:35 AM
It is working for me.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Vherid on July 23, 2014, 10:12:43 AM
Works fine on my desktop and then for some reason on my laptop, the aurora_wrapper. exe. manifest doesn't seem to be a runnable thing, getting rid of the . manifest part makes it a corrupt exe that won't run.  Both are windows 8. 1 64bit.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on July 23, 2014, 12:14:49 PM
Because aurora_wrapper.exe.manifest is not executable...
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Vherid on July 23, 2014, 01:39:05 PM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=6141. msg74888#msg74888 date=1406135689
Because aurora_wrapper. exe. manifest is not executable. . .

Yes that's very obvious.  I was confused as to why I was not getting a regular exe out of the archive, but now I realize my anti virus on the laptop was just deleting it without telling me.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on July 23, 2014, 01:44:59 PM
Avast?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Vherid on July 23, 2014, 01:49:41 PM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=6141. msg74890#msg74890 date=1406141099
Avast?

Yeah, had it turned off completely too.  What a silly AV.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Witty on August 10, 2014, 08:37:43 AM
I'd just like to say thank you AcidWeb for compiling this, makes the process so much easier. 
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Kay on September 29, 2014, 04:35:05 AM
Can't try right now so I'm wondering:
The portable release allow you to play without installing right? So I can copy/paste it on a dropbox folder, let it synchronize the files, and use it as a cloud save?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on September 29, 2014, 04:37:47 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Kay on September 29, 2014, 04:55:48 AM
Wonderful, Thanks a lot for making those packages!
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Brazouck on November 17, 2014, 03:51:19 AM
Hi,

is it possible that the portable launcher also make the date format correct for aurora ? tired of changing it twice every time I want to play.

thanks
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: IronDice on November 24, 2014, 04:32:04 PM
I'll just say thank you as well for putting this together.  SO much easier to get it all together.  ;D
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: DhulKarnain on December 30, 2014, 09:58:29 AM
Avira also reports aurora_wrapper. exe as malware so I submitted and reported the file to them as a false positive.
However, after analysis, they still claim it's malware.

Code: [Select]
Dear Sir or Madam,

Thank you for your email to Avira's virus lab.
Tracking number: INC01795619.

We received the following archive files:

File ID Filename Size (Byte) Result
28368580 quarantine.zip 2.58 MB OK

A listing of files contained inside archives alongside their results can be found below:
File ID Filename Size (Byte) Result
28368581 50751139.vir 2.62 MB MALWARE


Please find a detailed report concerning each individual sample below:
Filename Result
50751139.vir MALWARE

The file '50751139.vir' has been determined to be 'MALWARE'. Our analysts named the threat TR/Dropper.Gen7. The term "TR/" denotes a trojan horse that is able to spy out data, to violate your privacy or carry out unwanted modifications to the system. This file is detected by a special detection routine from the engine module.


Alternatively you can see the analysis result here:
https://analysis.avira.com/en/status?uniqueid=ytS5dK8L3FbBS43FbLgvHHm4B6CCkPqA&incidentid=1795619
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on December 30, 2014, 10:00:22 AM
Another reason to not use Avira.

I just rebuild main EXE with newer py2exe:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/df29e1c9d84a92ad4eb30a2391dfd442a6c5913aa2b61528735eaf42ac4468c3/analysis/1419955607/
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: DhulKarnain on December 30, 2014, 10:50:14 AM
Is the new build (portable) already uploaded?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on December 30, 2014, 10:52:45 AM
No - I will upload it with next Aurora release. If you don't believe me that current version is clean - feel free to compile it yourself.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: DhulKarnain on December 30, 2014, 10:54:38 AM
I believe you.  I just wanted to get the latest and greatest build.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: gamedesign69 on February 02, 2015, 11:32:06 PM
I get weird issues when I use this, like all of the asteroids in Sol bunching up together in a straight line from the sun outwards and then rotating and other absolutely bizarre things, like actual ion drive tech designs appearing as researchable in an initial conventional start.   None of these things happen with the regular Aurora installation. 
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Vandermeer on February 03, 2015, 01:17:33 PM
I have no idea what the cause of the issue is, but...
I get weird issues when I use this, like all of the asteroids in Sol bunching up together in a straight line from the sun outwards and then rotating and other absolutely bizarre things,[...]
...I want a screenshot. :)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: sloanjh on February 04, 2015, 06:49:44 AM
I get weird issues when I use this, like all of the asteroids in Sol bunching up together in a straight line from the sun outwards and then rotating.  

I remember seeing this in one of my games or reading about it in a post.  Vaguely recall it had something to do with one of the setting for asteroid motion.

Now that I think of it, it might have been in a bug report a couple of years ago and Steve fixed the issue.  Not sure - I think it was a couple of years ago.

Are you sure you're installing the current version and not an old one?

John
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 09, 2015, 02:44:15 PM
Released wrapper 1.3.

Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Mysterius on June 26, 2015, 05:11:07 AM
Thanks for this release mate, it's awesome !
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: RevReese on August 17, 2015, 02:34:07 AM
Hi! Firstly thank you for making this awesome portable release!.   
I am having a problem running the game though.   

Upon installing correctly and running using the wrapper, the game interface loads, sadly i get this error followed by a CTD when I click ok:

"Run-time error 339:  Component COMCTL32. OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid"

There are other 339 errors if I click on a different menu, some of them load up fine, others bring up the error (though occasionally it's a different . OCX file).   

I tried reinstalling a number of times, running as Admin, even dropping the . OCX files into my System32 folder but still the same error.   

I have also installed and updated the normal way previously with the same errors (though I made sure to uninstall it before installing this version).

Can anyone help me out, I have been watching so many tutorials and LP's of this and really want to play it!.   

Thank you for your time!.   
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: TheDeadlyShoe on August 17, 2015, 04:03:57 AM
what OS are you using?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: RevReese on August 17, 2015, 03:42:27 PM
Sorry it completely slipped my mind! I am on Win7 64 bit.   

EDIT: I installed this package on an XP SP3 laptop and it runs perfectly so the problem is my PC, just not sure what exactly is the problem. 
If anyone could offer any possible solutions for the problem as i do not want to run it on my work laptop (too many distractions  ;D). 

I created a new thread so as to not clutter this one (probably should have done that first, but this seemed the best place for my post).

hxxp: aurora2. pentarch. org/index. php?topic=7876. 0

Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: newguy123 on September 05, 2015, 12:28:27 PM
Hi.  I have been trying to install this game off and on for months.  I keep running into the same issues.  Currently the issue is a bug in which Stevefire. mdb is either opened exclusively by another user (there are no other users) or I require permission to access it, followed by a bunch of variable not set errors (likely because the database isn't being read - those errors shouldn't appear if the process is aborted when the file is not accessed).

I clicked on the database, which is in the aurora folder, and it requests a password to open.  Is the program not giving the database the password when it starts up?

I am on Windows XP, and am the administrator account.  I am using this launcher.  I can't remember if I tried this as well last year with a windows 8 computer or not, but if I did, I eventually gave up due to the various failures to launch.  Thought I 'd try again though, and here I am.  thanks or your help.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: TheDeadlyShoe on September 05, 2015, 04:17:30 PM
The program knows the password. I would say this sounds like a Program Files issue except that shouldn't be the case on XP.   Are you running an antivirus? It may be blocking Aurora.

Make sure you are using the wrapper exe and not the aurora exe.

Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: newguy123 on September 06, 2015, 06:59:40 AM
could be an antivirus issue.  I was using the wrapper, and I have it installed in desktop.  I have Comodo and Avira on this computer and am relatively concerned about removing them because this computer was used extensively before it was given me.  It was used by children who hada ndency to acquire viruses like kids do at school.  If I remove either or both antiviruses, the whole thing might teeter over the brink into oblivion.  Or not.  I'll see if I can't figure out how to disable them or allow aurora, but they have been stubborn in the past.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Garfunkel on September 11, 2015, 11:19:45 AM
Remove both and use Windows Security Essentials / Windows Defender instead. It's free and just as reliable, if not more. Plus not as intrusive to end user.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Ruji on October 07, 2015, 03:59:19 PM
I'm also getting

"Run-time error 339:  Component COMCTL32.  OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid"

when trying to access the System Map.

OS is Windows 10 64bit.  If I run without the wrapper it works, if I run without the wrapper as admin - same error.  Unfortunately I can't run the wrapper without admin privileges.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Lossmar on December 07, 2015, 09:14:39 AM
Patch 7.0 release when ?? :P
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: 83athom on December 07, 2015, 09:33:42 AM
It just did yesterday. Unless you mean v7.0 portable/full, then probably after a hotfix or two that may come in the next week.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Lossmar on December 07, 2015, 10:18:57 AM
It just did yesterday. Unless you mean v7.0 portable/full, then probably after a hotfix or two that may come in the next week.

Of course i meant Portable 7.0 :>
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on December 08, 2015, 03:10:10 AM
Soon(TM)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on December 28, 2015, 04:51:37 AM
Released 7.1 package.

Retested entire mechanism on 32bit Windows 7 and 64bit Windows 10.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: doulos05 on December 28, 2015, 06:46:39 AM
Released 7.1 package.

Retested entire mechanism on 32bit Windows 7 and 64bit Windows 10.
Yeah! This is what I've been waiting for. My time, if you will. Sweet googly moogly!
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Lossmar on December 29, 2015, 02:04:20 PM
Portable release of 7.1
"auto NPR detection " option works

Well frakk me, good bye sleep and social life, it was nice knowing you...
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Witty on December 29, 2015, 02:27:47 PM
Oh man, I've been waiting for this one. Thanks for keeping this pack updated!
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AL on December 31, 2015, 10:26:51 PM
I found that taking the 6.43 portable install and patching it to 7.10 worked just fine with the wrapper, although I guess that's kinda irrelevant now
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: potatomcwhiskey on January 01, 2016, 09:52:53 PM
I get 403 Forbiddon when I try to download the game from hxxp: aurora2. pentarch. org/index. php?topic=5663. 0
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on January 01, 2016, 11:26:25 PM
I get 403 Forbiddon when I try to download the game from hxxp: aurora2. pentarch. org/index. php?topic=5663. 0
I got a few 500 errors yesterday trying to get the 7.1 patch, the forum seems to be struggling.
Maybe retry a few times?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: potatomcwhiskey on January 02, 2016, 01:27:03 AM
Quote from: MarcAFK link=topic=6141. msg84247#msg84247 date=1451712385
I got a few 500 errors yesterday trying to get the 7. 1 patch, the forum seems to be struggling.
Maybe retry a few times?

All due respect. . .  Do you really think I tried it once and then immediately went to this thread for help?

I've been trying a couple times an hour for like 8 hours.  I had been hoping to get the game today but I guess I'll just sleep and wait for a reupload to a server that isn't dead/dieing.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 02, 2016, 04:56:40 AM
I host my release on completely different server than forums.

And there is no 403 errors on my side in logs. You still can't download it?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 02, 2016, 01:45:41 PM
I uploaded updated version of installer. It handles some common errors reported by users.

Current users don't need to update.
But if you are new Aurora player and had problems with installation - try again now.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Steve Walmsley on January 02, 2016, 08:09:56 PM
I uploaded updated version of installer. It handles some common errors reported by users.

Current users don't need to update.
But if you are new Aurora player and had problems with installation - try again now.

If I include this in the OP of the main installation, what instructions / links should I use?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Tarran on January 02, 2016, 08:43:13 PM
Posting here to suggest transferring from my planet pack to one of MarcAFK's packs (http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?topic=8078.0) (I suggest using the 3rd one linked as of writing). Assuming, of course, it's still being used in the portable (which, I'll freely admit, I haven't used yet, heh). Haven't exactly tested his pack yet for comparison (still playing an old game), but it's got one great advantage over mine: It's being worked on. Actively.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on January 02, 2016, 09:11:50 PM
To be fair the third pack is Tarran's planets, with the nice looking planets from standard Aurora and then a few artistic representations of terraformed planets from the solar system. And then the following gorgeous images.
http://i.imgur.com/LzVrJo3.jpg
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 03, 2016, 01:13:15 AM
@Steve Walmsley - http://aurora.iosphe.re/Aurora_latest.exe will always point to newest installer. There are no real instructions as it by design is fully automatic. Install it, and allow wrapper run as admin (which is also enabled by default). It will fix all know issues on newer Windows system not counting some system wide color theme glitches after playing Aurora - not found any workaround (that I can automate) for that.

You should be also aware that this release is just bucket of hacks and I'm sure it will fail to run on some computers - but it will work on most of them.

@Tarran, @MarcAFK - I will add that third pack to next release.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on January 03, 2016, 02:06:48 AM

@Tarran, @MarcAFK - I will add that third pack to next release.
Great, now I have an excuse to actively work on it :p
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 05, 2016, 11:29:46 AM
Well I am satisfied with overall stability of this solution. Few people reported problems but considering that this package was downloaded ~10000 times in last 6 days (whoa  :o) I think ratio is good :-)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 06, 2016, 06:46:40 AM
Just uploaded version 2.0 of wrapper.

It is packed a little different - that should fix some of rarer issues.

Additionality I thought that latest user-base spike deserve something special so added music support ;D Package contain part of Light Years by Stellardrone (CC BY 3.0 license). Playlist can be modified by editing contents of Music directory.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on January 06, 2016, 10:04:07 AM
I'm intrigued about the idea of music.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Robert Analog on January 07, 2016, 11:31:09 AM
Hi,

I'm new to this game/forum so apologies if I'm asking about an issue that's already been addressed.

I downloaded the . zip and . exe for the portable launcher today and during install McAfee quarantined the aurora_wrapper. exe because of a file it marked as a trojan.   I suspect this is an error, obviously, and attempted to send the zip to the McAfee customer support in hopes they'll review and white-list the file.   But just wondering if anyone else had encountered that problem, and if there was an easier workaround than waiting for McAfee to maybe respond to my e-mail.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 07, 2016, 12:24:18 PM
Eh this again. I used older version of PyInstaller and I'm quite sure that it was also used to pack some malware. So once in a while some AV are going nuclear.

https://www.virustotal.com/pl/file/57c82121624da2d898953e38b9301865b3ef82feeb9fe603751148089d958caf/analysis/1452190949/

As you can see only McAfee and some third world AV used by nobody have a problem. I will repackage next release so false alarms will go away.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Robert Analog on January 07, 2016, 12:41:03 PM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=6141. msg84721#msg84721 date=1452191058
Eh this again.  I used older version of PyInstaller and I'm quite sure that it was also used to pack some malware.  So once in a while some AV are going nuclear.

https://www. virustotal. com/pl/file/57c82121624da2d898953e38b9301865b3ef82feeb9fe603751148089d958caf/analysis/1452190949/

As you can see only McAfee and some third world AV used by nobody have a problem.  I will repackage next release so false alarms will go away.

Thanks! I'll post of McAfee gets back to me and adds this to their white-list :)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 08, 2016, 01:48:58 PM
Wrapper was updated again.

McAfee no longer reports false positive. Decreased default music volume and added volume control.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: saladenicoise on January 08, 2016, 03:25:47 PM
HI all, I built a freighter and sent on a salvage mission and now, it keeps on saying Error:
3021 was generated by DOA. field
I tried creating a scrapper but it wont let me do anything it stuck on "Additional orders will be on hold until problem is resolved"
I destroyed it to scrap it but, it still is stuck
What should i do?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: ConeezeanEmpirer on January 09, 2016, 11:40:52 AM
I have got the full game, not the portable but I am also having that error 3021. . .  and infact I found this when searching for a solution myself. . . I have no idea how to fix it. . .
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Jaque_Thay on January 09, 2016, 03:46:59 PM
I haven't played since 6.42 so looking forward to the changes. Finding I'm having a problem with the portable version though - changed computer a few months ago so the portable version I downloaded a few hours ago is the first time Aurora has been on this machine (Win10). When I launch from Aurora_Wrapper I get a cool background and music (yay, music) but if I alt tab out to anything else then return to Aurora the game disappears leaving just the background and no way I can see to re-display the game window. It doesn't appear to be a problem if I use the actual Aurora exe from the same folder though. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 10, 2016, 01:31:56 AM
Only first Aurora window don't show on taskbar. After that you definitely should have two separate entries.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 10, 2016, 06:24:42 AM
Yet another day yet another release.

I hope this will end McAfee whining. Additionally music settings are now saved and wrapper don't allow to play same track two times in row.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 12, 2016, 04:04:42 PM
And another update - fixed issues with background focus.

I hope that is last tweak I need to make for some time...
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: dragonheck on January 13, 2016, 03:24:30 PM
Even when i run it as administrator it still says i do not have enough permission to run the all in one launcher for the full installer and even the wrapper does the same ug i just wanted to use system view and not have to install a bunch of third party crap that just junks up my computer I love the game when i did play it for several hours but then i just had to have the system view because my workaround was getting tedious and now my several hour game is lost and when i try and find a dang fix i get redirected to here or told to download a bunch of extra crap  love your work just wish i did not need to go to heck and back just to play it fully working and not partially
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 14, 2016, 01:01:04 AM
http://www.edufind.com/english-grammar/punctuation/

I can't help you. Apparently you are not have admin rights on that account.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 14, 2016, 01:19:10 PM
And yet - another release.

Fixed some bugs and added small help to game background as apparently skill of finding vital informations in short text is dying out.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Luthanos on January 15, 2016, 04:03:00 PM
Quote from: saladenicoise link=topic=6141. msg84807#msg84807 date=1452288347
HI all, I built a freighter and sent on a salvage mission and now, it keeps on saying Error:
3021 was generated by DOA.  field
I tried creating a scrapper but it wont let me do anything it stuck on "Additional orders will be on hold until problem is resolved"
I destroyed it to scrap it but, it still is stuck
What should i do?

Downloaded the portable full pack, got the 3021 Error when i start the wrapper , if i start aurora. exe everything OK, after the 3021 Error , i click OK and then he says the . mdb is not there, in the folder i see it makes a backup . mdb. 2 but did not create a new . mdb


What to do?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Hydrofoil on January 26, 2016, 07:39:32 AM
Are there the original maps included in this wrapper?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 26, 2016, 08:51:06 AM
Maps?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Hydrofoil on January 26, 2016, 01:23:31 PM
Maps?

Sorry my bad Flags I meant.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 26, 2016, 02:09:50 PM
No.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Mor on January 26, 2016, 06:41:14 PM
I haven't had the chance to check the latest release (waiting for 7.2), but I would like to express my thanks for your continues effort in improving this. When it comes to installing\running Aurora, the Portable version is my default choice.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on January 28, 2016, 03:22:48 PM
I think that download spike just ended.
Daily download number stabilized on 400% of daily downloads before quill18.

During last month this package was downloaded 68 800 times.
(Before that monthly average was about 1k)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Erik Luken on January 28, 2016, 03:29:02 PM
I think that download spike just ended.
Daily download number stabilized on 400% of daily downloads before quill18.

During last month this package was downloaded 68 800 times.

Well, I'm glad they all didn't make forum accounts. The forums got ~2200 new accounts since the Quill-Spike.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: boggo2300 on January 28, 2016, 03:37:43 PM
especially if they all did a few account requests...
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Erik Luken on January 28, 2016, 03:40:30 PM
especially if they all did a few account requests...

I do check for duplicates. I've been randomly picking one to approve. Before the move, it was pretty much delete all dupes.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Xybb on February 05, 2016, 10:21:16 AM
I've tried to download the all-in-one full installer aswell as the portable version, but i always get a 403 Forbidden Error when accessing hxxp: aurora. iosphe. re/Aurora_latest. exe.

Is there any known way to fix that?

Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Bryan Swartz on February 06, 2016, 03:38:43 AM
I'm curious if it's at all possible to get the 6.4.3 version of this?  I'd like to move my game to my Win10 system now that I'm done with the joyful fun of registry entries to finally fix some highly annoying errors(I want Vista back and I feel dirty for even thinking that!). 

However, I'm not sure how to get it.  Don't want to restart in 7.x, I'm too far in.  Thanks. 
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: JacenHan on February 06, 2016, 01:41:15 PM
I'd guess that you could just copy the 6.4.3 database and .exe over the latest portable installation. Of course, I'm not a programmer of any kind, so you should probably back up your game first, in the very likely case that I wrong.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Bryan Swartz on February 12, 2016, 12:49:33 PM
I laughed when I read this.  I thought, 'It couldn't possibly be that simple.'

Turns out it is that simple.  Mission accomplished.  Thank you very much, sir. 

*boggle*
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: EnzoAkira on February 17, 2016, 06:16:07 AM
hi everyone!
Thank you for a very challenging game.
I recently tested the Aurora (a few months), with the portable version (with wrapper, by AcidWeb) but I have a small suggestion:
- Place the wrapper in resizable window.
At this time I play with 2 monitors, but having the wrapper in fullscreen, I can not use one of the monitors for other tasks.

Excellent job
Thank you
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Frick on February 20, 2016, 02:53:34 AM
Quote from: EnzoAkira link=topic=6141.  msg86693#msg86693 date=1455711367
hi everyone!
Thank you for a very challenging game.   
I recently tested the Aurora (a few months), with the portable version (with wrapper, by AcidWeb) but I have a small suggestion:
- Place the wrapper in resizable window.   
At this time I play with 2 monitors, but having the wrapper in fullscreen, I can not use one of the monitors for other tasks.   

Excellent job
Thank you

Was going to post the same thing.   And if you have large resolution monitors you can't hide the economics window along spreadsheets.   :(

EDIT: Turns out you can, but you have to select windows in the correct order . . .  or something.  Sometimes the wallpaper pops up.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Thineboot on February 25, 2016, 07:01:49 PM
Bug in 6. 41 Launcher.  If Aurora is installed in a directory with a space, the following error occurs when accessing the System Information page (F9).  This happens on Windows 7 64-bit.  Works fine if the space is removed from the directory name.

Code: [Select]
Error 713 was generated by Aurora
Class not registered.
You need the following file to be installed on your machine. MSSTDFMT.DLL.


Installed Portable 7.1 - just downloaded an hour ago.
Installed both linked vs_redist's (2015) - still error and crash of Aurora (-1).
It's on NTFS and no spaces in folder name (G:\Aurora).


You wrote you've tested Windows 10 (?) x64 - I use Windows 10 Pro x64.
Checked against my prior Windows 7 Pro x64 installation - different gif's and bmp's as expected but anything else is identically (except fresh Stevefire.mdb).
Which means MSSTDFMT.DLL is not missing but "not registered".


Language Pack is English (US) while Keyboard switched automatically from German (DE) to US (US). Number format is either English (decimal dot and grouping/separator comma).


While Steve wrote that starting Aurora and exit would reset the Windows menus that's not what happend. I had to change the theme to revert it back to normal.


Have I something forgotten?
I would really appreciate not being forced to install two decades old dll's into Windows 10 ;)
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on February 26, 2016, 05:47:32 AM
Currently most common cause of -1 error is lack of any enabled audio device. I will fix it in next release.

Theme problems are normal. Steve shutdown code don't fix everything.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Nyvis on February 26, 2016, 10:32:10 AM
Your wrapper messes with the infinite screen software I use to be able to play aurora, probably because the game windows are tied to it. If I launch with it, the windows stay static if I scroll my screen.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Thineboot on February 26, 2016, 01:02:20 PM
Currently most common cause of -1 error is lack of any enabled audio device. I will fix it in next release.

Theme problems are normal. Steve shutdown code don't fix everything.
Second (short) try, lost a whole bunch before posting :(


Audio device is enabled; using Aurora.ini (portable default) I hear music right after starting Aurora Wrapper.
Enabling music and voice ingame doesn't make a difference.
Also "musicdisabled = 1" nor "musicvolume = 90.3" has any effect - same loudness.


Your MSSTDFMT.DLL and MSVBVM60.DLL are exactly the same as I could find (just in case).


Running 3840x2160 side by side with 1920x1080 background overlaps ~50% (eye measured) of the second display. You can handle this i.e. with Alt-Tab. Win-Shift-RigthArrow will place any Aurora-Window far outside - just use drag 'n' drop instead. No problem using Excel side by side with Aurora Portable.


Galactic Map will become hidden after opening System Map. Same for some other windows and Map occasionally and vice versa.


Tested compatibility modes: 95/98/Me end up with "Fatal Error!" while XP/XP SP2/XP SP3/Vista/7/8 end up with reported one.


So far (tested all documented (Ctrl-)F?? and Ctrl-?) it seems only System Information (F9 and Ctrl-A + Open) is affected.


Hope that helps...
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Thineboot on February 27, 2016, 12:54:07 PM
I've found out 4 different versions, 2 of them at microsoft. Your version of 1999 and the latest date of 2010. Made no difference (as expected).
I've also checked your code at GitHub. For some reason line 133 (Aurora.py) isn't executed properly.
Aurora_Wrapper is started with Admin but MSSTDFMT.DLL isn't registered. When I register it by my own using
Code: [Select]
G:\Aurora>regsvr32 msstdfmt.dll it works.

Here's a batchfile
Code: [Select]
[member=559]Echo[/member] off
cd /D G:\Aurora
regsvr32 /s msstdfmt.dll
start "" /D "G:\Aurora" /B "Aurora_Wrapper.exe"
pause
regsvr32 /s /u msstdfmt.dll
Use a shortcut to force Administrator. "/WAIT" doesn't work for x86, therefore pause is necessary.

And a powerscript
Code: [Select]
if (!([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] "Administrator")) {
   Start-Process powershell.exe "-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File `"$PSCommandPath`"" -Verb RunAs;
   exit
}
cd G:\Aurora
regsvr32 /s msstdfmt.dll
start G:\Aurora\Aurora_Wrapper.exe -Wait
regsvr32 /s /u msstdfmt.dll
which forces Administrator by itself.

Neither will restore the theme. Maybe someone else could help?


Note: Keep in mind to change the location depending on your installation properly! Mine is "G:\Aurora".
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Thineboot on February 28, 2016, 05:47:04 PM
using Aurora.ini (portable default) I hear music right after starting Aurora Wrapper.
Enabling music and voice ingame doesn't make a difference.
Also "musicdisabled = 1" nor "musicvolume = 90.3" has any effect - same loudness.

Running 3840x2160 side by side with 1920x1080 background overlaps ~50% (eye measured) of the second display. You can handle this i.e. with Alt-Tab. Win-Shift-RigthArrow will place any Aurora-Window far outside - just use drag 'n' drop instead. No problem using Excel side by side with Aurora Portable.
I've "found" the music related keys - they are below my visual screen ;)
Seems the wrapper wraps about 5760x3240 centered at primary display (1.5 times 3840x2160).
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: QuakeIV on May 12, 2016, 01:36:03 AM
Is there any way to get rid of the full screen background image?  I like to be able to access my desktop when playing and that is very disruptive to that.  I don't remember that being there last time I installed this.  I skimmed around this thread for several pages but couldn't find anything pertaining to that.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Frick on May 12, 2016, 11:03:39 AM
Is there any way to get rid of the full screen background image?  I like to be able to access my desktop when playing and that is very disruptive to that.  I don't remember that being there last time I installed this.  I skimmed around this thread for several pages but couldn't find anything pertaining to that.

I'm interested in this too. Was introduced in ... 7.0 I guess? Thereabout anyway.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: seronis on May 12, 2016, 11:07:20 AM
AcidWeb is the person doing this package and has stated in reddit threads that he has no intention of removing the fullscreen image from his wrapper launcher.   
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on May 12, 2016, 11:12:47 AM
Eh. Vox populi, vox Dei.

I will add option to disable it in next release.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Steven Wargames on May 26, 2016, 08:07:26 PM
I don't know how to fix this error ???
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Prapor on June 03, 2016, 07:11:40 AM
Any way to disable full screen picture? I play from work and the boss asks the questions - what have you got for a pretty space picture? Even though I play in between jobs, but the boss does not approve of this. 
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Frick on June 03, 2016, 08:53:30 AM
Any way to disable full screen picture? I play from work and the boss asks the questions - what have you got for a pretty space picture? Even though I play in between jobs, but the boss does not approve of this.

AcidWeb will make it an option in next release. I don't know how far away 7.2 is (or 7.1x).
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: seronis on June 07, 2016, 09:44:07 AM
The next release is gonna be C# Aurora which will be a year away. You can open up taskmanager and kill the wrapper after launching aurora so the background image obviously isnt essential to anything happening. There really isnt any excuse why its not configurable.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 07, 2016, 09:46:55 AM
If you kill wrapper before ending Aurora all changes make by it will not be reverted on Aurora shutdown.

I already said I will add option to disable background. Stop act like you are entitled to anything. I spend my private time on this project and nobody force you to use it if you don't like it.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: seronis on June 07, 2016, 09:48:54 AM
Changes which have no ill effects.  On the other hand the image itself breaks your desktop making it inaccessible.

Honest question:  why does the image even exist?  What was the intended goal in disabling the users desktop while playing?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 07, 2016, 09:50:57 AM
Well if that changes don't have any ill effects on your system then you don't need wrapper at all.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: seronis on June 07, 2016, 09:56:38 AM
Its the only clean installer.  Vanilla install is a hackjob of manually piecing together all the parts to get up to date.  I also like the built in music.  I dont like losing access to my desktop. Many other people have complained about losing access to their desktop too. Yes I personally can launch the aurora.exe without the wrapper and play fine but many people cant.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on June 07, 2016, 09:59:19 AM
As I already said three times - there will be option to disable background.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: shult12 on July 03, 2016, 03:52:44 PM
I want to use autohotkey to put some windows on top but it doesn't work when launching through the wrapper.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: DaMachinator on July 22, 2016, 10:07:08 AM
I don't know if this was ever made an option but as of the current releases of both portable and full game you can access the desktop with the wrapper running on Windows systems at the very least.

ALT+TAB and START+TAB are wonderful things, and hitting the Start menu key on keyboards that have it still brings up the taskbar with the "Show Desktop" button that still works.

The one thing I have noticed is that many of the other Windows popup boxes are recolored with Aurora's theme (which I don't mind) and all of the text in dropdown menus in Waterfox and LibreOffice becomes the Aurora yellow color (which is really annoying because I can't read the text any more.) These effects stop upon closing Aurora and its wrapper. Usually the wrapper closes when the game exits, but not always.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Erik Luken on July 22, 2016, 01:20:03 PM
The one thing I have noticed is that many of the other Windows popup boxes are recolored with Aurora's theme (which I don't mind) and all of the text in dropdown menus in Waterfox and LibreOffice becomes the Aurora yellow color (which is really annoying because I can't read the text any more.) These effects stop upon closing Aurora and its wrapper. Usually the wrapper closes when the game exits, but not always.

That is Aurora doing that, not the wrapper. If you exit Aurora via menu, it is supposed to revert the colors.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on July 22, 2016, 01:25:09 PM
Usually the wrapper closes when the game exits, but not always.

Fun fact - Wrapper exit only if game exit completely. If wrapper stay - that means Aurora is still runnning even if window is not visible.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: tapk on September 20, 2016, 07:25:17 PM
Sadly current Aurora_Wrapper. exe doesn't work on WinXP  :( Considering that Aurora itself is recommended to run in XP compatibility mode, Aurora Portable Pack isn't fully compatible with any existing system  ???
Is this so hard to add WinXP compatibility in Aurora_Wrapper. exe?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on September 20, 2016, 11:39:13 PM
Never tested it on so ancient system.

I'm quite sure it don't work on Windows 95 and 3.11 too.
Seriously it is year 2016. XP is 15 years old. Stop using it. 
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: tapk on September 21, 2016, 01:45:14 AM
Quote from: AcidWeb link=topic=6141. msg97193#msg97193 date=1474432753
Stop using it. 
If I only could. . .    :(
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on September 21, 2016, 08:20:16 PM
XP was fine untill my laptop exploded. Then I had 7 which was fine untill my laptop exploded.  Maybe your PC's are too durable ?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Iranon on September 22, 2016, 01:50:00 AM
No version of Windows was ever fine; unfortunately a fair bit of software I want to run is exclusive to it.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Lossmar on October 01, 2016, 02:27:28 PM
Can anybody tell me why this awesome pack of flags was changed in the recent versions ??
I loved how it had HALO, Freespace, Star Trek etc logos and now i have some colourful flags that are not as awesome :(
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AbuDhabi on October 02, 2016, 06:51:39 AM
The wrapper hangs on exit sometimes if you don't explicitly select the Game->Exit option on the menu (I'm on a fully-updated Windows 10). If you just press the X button, it'll stick around - but, again, it seems random whether it happens or not. It doesn't seem to break anything if you just kill it via Task Manager, though.

Also had a problem with MSSTDFMT.DLL, but registering it manually via command line solved the issue.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 02, 2016, 07:13:34 AM
Wrapper sometimes not exit because Aurora don't shutdown properly sometimes on Windows 10.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AbuDhabi on October 10, 2016, 05:28:09 AM
What do you call the genre of music that is used in the wrapper? I kinda like it and would like to get more.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: AcidWeb on October 10, 2016, 05:35:24 AM
Hmm hard to say... space ambient?
https://stellardrone.bandcamp.com/
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on November 11, 2016, 12:52:02 AM
Can anybody tell me why this awesome pack of flags was changed in the recent versions ??
I loved how it had HALO, Freespace, Star Trek etc logos and now i have some colourful flags that are not as awesome :(
That might have been treebiter's flag pack, I searched the forum and the megaupload link for it doesn't work anymore. Does anyone happen to have a copy of it?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Tree on November 11, 2016, 03:21:26 AM
These flags? UNSC in the bottom left for comparison. If so: here (http://www105.zippyshare.com/v/y0i06a48/file.htmlp).

(http://savepic.net/9293250.png)

-
Updated links since Dropbox changed its rules.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Lossmar on November 11, 2016, 04:05:08 AM
Yesss !!! Those one :> Thank you kindly.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on November 11, 2016, 06:51:33 AM
Oooh, these are great.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: ORCACommander on January 06, 2017, 10:29:16 AM
I don''t know if anyone has mentioned it but there is a bug with the wrapper.  It causes a duplication of the sensors options in the game config menu
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: QuakeIV on February 10, 2017, 10:15:50 PM
Got bored, here is a version of the executable that should work without presenting the background.

Notably, I couldn't get the database compression tool working (probably because the environment i compiled with is so half assed) so when it backs up the game files it just goes ahead and copies them without any further modification.

Just copy the contents of the attached zip into the aurora folder to replace the existing aurora wrapper stuff.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Hydrofoil on March 13, 2017, 03:22:22 PM
Quick question ive downloaded the portable launcher and i cant seem to get the system view. It keeps saying the MSSTDFMT.DLL needs to be installed. Anyone know how i can fix this issue?
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: Garfunkel on March 13, 2017, 08:47:33 PM
Check the Bugs and Installation and Mechanics sub-forums - this issue is quite common and the fix is explained in several threads under different boards.
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: MarcAFK on April 30, 2017, 09:10:57 AM
Someone recently asked me where track 3 and 9 were, after checking the download I realized they're missing, so I found a link to them if anyone is interested. Of course you can put whatever you want in there.
track 3 https://archive.org/download/stasis017/03_eternity.ogg
track 9 https://ia601807.us.archive.org/7/items/stasis017/09_eternity.ogg
Title: Re: Portable release - comments
Post by: lupin-de-mid on January 01, 2018, 06:46:44 AM
Quote from: Garfunkel link=topic=6141. msg101740#msg101740 date=1489456053
Check the Bugs and Installation and Mechanics sub-forums - this issue is quite common and the fix is explained in several threads under different boards.
For me it is problem for portable launcher.  And I have this problem on win10.