[OBSOLETE] FreeSO Update Utility

Discussion in 'Contribute' started by Sim, Jun 12, 2016.


Do you like the updater? (Leave detailed post below)

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. It needs polishing

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  1. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    !!Check out the NEW FreeSO Launcher
    with more and better features!!

    FreeSO Update Utility
    A nostalgic updater for the game.
    By Sim
    This does NOT install the game, only the launcher, and therefore will NOT
    work if there isn't a valid FreeSO installation.


    About the Update Utility
    As you would expect from an update manager, FreeSO Update Utility (or FreeSO Updater)
    will keep your game and itself updated, with only a click of a button. It also includes other
    handy tools to make your FreeSO experience better.

    4 in 1
    * FreeSO Updates
    * Update Utility Updates
    * Launcher Options
    * Game Translation

    Download (Updated 26/12/2016)
    Note: The old installer that installed version 1.0 is obsolete and will not work.
    Please use this new installer below.

    fsopatch-win32-x64.exe (64-bit)

    fsopatch-win32-ia32.exe (32-bit)

    Supported Game Languages

    Supported Launcher Languages

    FreeSO Update Utility
    does not put any records in your registry,
    so you only have to delete the fsopatch-win32-x64 folder where you installed it,
    and delete the shortcut that was created on the desktop.​

    Update History
    - [beta] Jun 15, 2016. Added basic functions.
    - [v1.0] Jun 20, 2016. First Release. Added launcher options, automatic window sizing, bugfixes.
    - [v1.1] Jul 20, 2016. Improved code in general.
    - [v1.2] Aug 15, 2016. Icon tray support, Windows toasts, minor improvements.
    - [v1.2.1] Aug 15, 2016. Several Icon tray and Windows toasts fixes.
    - [v1.2.2] Sep 1, 2016. Improved dist. fetching from TeamCity by reading an XML file.
    - [v1.3] Sep 5, 2016. Custom resolutions.
    - [v1.3.1] Sept 7, 2016. Bugfixes and enhancements.
    - [v1.3.2] Sept 8, 2016. UI improvements.
    - [v1.4] Sept 9, 2016. Workflow improved, always ask for confirmation to install updates, Windows toast fallbacks.
    - [v1.5] Nov 10, 2016. Multi-4 language support, code rewritten, quality improved.
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2017
  2. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Are you using Zack's code for detecting build number? I'd like to change the project name from ProjectDollhouse_TsoClient to something more accurate, but that would break Blue Rose. Also, are you loading images from TSOPatch?
    zero35 and Sim like this.
  3. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    Yes, it reads from externalStatus.html?js=1, not exactly the same code though, this uses another language.
    I could make it use the TSOPatch images with some library, I'll take a look. It currently does not.
  4. Marvin732

    Marvin732 Active Member

    I like it ! Needs a bit changes
  5. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

    I'm interested in beta testing.
  6. xXJDrocks450Xx

    xXJDrocks450Xx Well-Known Member

    Looks very nice so far! I'm impressed that you were able to replicate the original updater with this much success!
    As you probably imagined, I casted my vote as yes!
  7. pisarz1958

    pisarz1958 Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Damn, that looks super cool.
  8. mallhew

    mallhew Member

    Interested in beta testing.
  9. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    I've already tried with some people and everything seems to be working, so here is the download link: link removed, old buggy version.
    This is just a start, there are many stuff I want to implement, but I don't really want this to get too bloated.
    The package includes an installer that should extract the files and create a shortcut on your desktop, with the name "FreeSO Launcher".​
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2016
  10. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    The link has been updated on the thread!
    I know right? Nostalgia FTW!
  11. Becky with the good hair

    Becky with the good hair Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    I'm in love with the design, neat, clean, and fast! It's going to be my standard launcher from now on :)
  12. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    Add this to github project if possible, will be good to have the source included and updater added to the FreeSO folder.
  13. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    It must load images from TSOPatch, otherwise it will violate copyright laws and will paint a big target on the project code (which is pretty clean right now)
  14. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    So this is a recreation of TSO Patch program, i tought he was using self made images..
  15. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    I've been able to make it work with .tga images.
    I will post the release build soon, includes new features like launcher settings (fullscreen or windowed, ogl or dx, window size...).
    The Beta version is already released (in the main post), and won't be updated any further!
  16. Becky with the good hair

    Becky with the good hair Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    Great!! :)
  17. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

    Hey Sim, to avoid copyright actions, i suggest you to use FreeSO logo instead of The Sims Online
  18. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    True, I'll change it after finishing all the new features.
    Preview of launcher options:
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016
  19. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    Release is here!
    For all that beta-tested, thank you for doing so.

    For anyone that installed a previous beta version, no changes needed, just install this release.

    - Various bugfixes and enhancements.
    - Launcher Options (DX/OGL, Fullscreen/Windowed).
    - Automatically calculates the right window size for FreeSO (this should fix fullscreen on OGL and DX).
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2016
  20. Tori Sim

    Tori Sim Active Member

    Love it! Except "Windows Mode" is not working that well :p Is it still being worked on? :)

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