FreeSO launcher

Discussion in 'Contribute' started by kickout29, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    TS2 loaded fonts and had its own special little font file format (no surprise there). It did not install the font.
  2. pisarz1958

    pisarz1958 Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    y u not make it more sims, less windows 8 ._.
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  3. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

  4. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

  5. Driesje44

    Driesje44 Active Member

    Uh well if ur stil going to do it windows 8 style please make the background 1) one image and 2) blurry
  6. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    Uh, what?!
  7. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    There is a lot wrong with the design, it's not possible to point out one thing. There's a reason windows 8 doesn't let you set a custom image as the start background - only some really simple ones. I have never seen a noisy background work well.
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  8. Driesje44

    Driesje44 Active Member

    The sims 1 had one en it was pretty neat in my opinion

    Can't you give the tiles a shadow? (Idk if it works but it's worth a try?) Or just use a color with a gradient instead?
  9. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    Screenshot (28).png
  10. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    I mean, you can set one if you're a huge idiot, think it looks nice somehow and get a modded version. That's a pretty exclusive set of traits though.
  11. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    Modded version of the picture? It's a feature in Windows 8 if that's what you're talking about
  12. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    There are entire applications dedicated to this since it's not normally possible. It's not normally possible because it looks terrible if you just slap any old image on there
    http://www.stardock.com/products/decor8/

    It's possible they may have added it in a recent update, for people like you.
  13. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

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  14. pisarz1958

    pisarz1958 Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    LRB is right this time. It's there since 8.1 Preview.
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    Anyway, that background just won't work, design-wise.
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  15. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    For a launcher, a Windows 8 app isn't practical. Here's a better idea:
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    The blank is a web page.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
  16. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    No way, it can't be! This is so unexpected that I need to take a year break from the forums.

    I agree that simpler is better. Xezno's example simply wastes a ton of space because it can (why is it like the same size as the game window), when there are only 2 buttons and a news section which wouldn't even be that content heavy. We'll deal with this in our own way, which I assure you will be reasonable and functional.
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  17. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    Although Rhys will eventually make a way better launcher then me, I've decided to just roll with what I already cooked up and make it functional as a filler until then known as FreeSOLauncherZ. It works as you expect to: pressing "start" launches the game. Update and embedded website doesn't work yet. It uses a simple try-catch statement to detect weather or not the game isn't there. Simple, but effective.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  18. Driesje44

    Driesje44 Active Member

    Nice :) Are you going to make the webpage link to the blog?

    (The UI isn't final tho? xD)
  19. zc456

    zc456 Well-Known Member

    Finally got the embedded webpage to load something without causing script errors then crashing the application and it's the Road to Live Release thread!
    [​IMG]
    Warning: embedded webpage uses IE.
    Hope the screenshot answers your question, @Driesje44. xD
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
  20. LetsRaceBwoi

    LetsRaceBwoi Well-Known Member

    fuck it just go with zacks
    hahahahah please don't the community will rip themselves apart

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