[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. Sir Telias

    Sir Telias New Member

    A 32-bit version for my laptop just when I needed it. Thanks Sim!
  2. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    Update 1.5.4 (1 Jan)
    Uncaught exceptions (this) when not obtaining the latest version correctly (by suddenly losing internet connection) are now handled properly.
  3. I like this a lot!
    Very good looking & works perfectly.
    Looks the way it would be if EA did it and made it with lots of <3
  4. Carlos Lavingne

    Carlos Lavingne New Member

    Will launchers continue to work when City Server is released?


    Because I Haven't found any options to change resolution or language Ingame, so It Would be nice to have this launcher.
  5. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    Launchers will probably have to be changed heavily. They are no longer needed to update the game, and you can change the resolution using launch parameters anyways.
  6. Drathian

    Drathian New Member

    What is your plan if nearing the 6th thousand of people suddenly start requesting the same set of files from EA servers, do you think they will not notice, and what is the plan if they delete such files. The main thing that bothered me about the official installer is it deletes the install files ( I know space right, but it should have asked) if it has problems I had to restart it from the beginning, couple that with a lot of excited people it will stress their server enough that they'll notice something is up. Are they even aware of this project? Cause their legal team (not usually the main company) is known to be aggressive and unsympathetic.
  7. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    We can't predict what they will do, but it will always be possible to find TSO from somewhere. We have one backup plan, and if that goes down then it will really be up to users to find those files themselves. It would be nice to get EA's blessing for redistribution, but you don't get this kind of thing often as usually companies' ways of blessing projects like this are "the silent treatment" and letting them live on their own.

    I don't think EA is willing to risk another PR disaster over a dead game... We might get lucky this time. They might not actually notice the load on their old server, since it is very old and probably hidden somewhere in the back of a room.
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  8. Drathian

    Drathian New Member

    The main company (sometime ignored at least initially by their vindictive legal team) won't risk alienating this many loyal fans unless it looks like they are missing out on $$$$ probably, so depends on how successful this gets, double edged sword i suppose success will be.
  9. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    Update 1.5.5 (5 Jan)
    Launcher has been updated to support the global server client if it's installed (C:/Program Files/Maxis/FreeSO) (no need to reinstall the launcher).
    All game update functions will be disabled temporarily (the game has a patcher already built in, so no need for it for now).

    You need to install the game using the global server client installer at http://play.freeso.net
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
  10. Hello, I need the new text file so I can update the launcher translation.
  11. Hello, I need the new text file so I can update the launcher translation.

    Please and Accept the translation of the user henrique no private
  12. Alessandro Needs A Server

    Alessandro Needs A Server Well-Known Member

  13. Simhrique0990

    Simhrique0990 Active Member

    New Files,i updated the translation
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  14. Christopher

    Christopher Member

    What's the difference between the Installer 1-5-17a and 1-5-17b? Do those of us who installed with "A" need to install with "B" now?
  15. The Architect

    The Architect Administrator Staff Member Moderator

    No, if you did A you're all set. B fixed some bugs that users were having with A.
  16. Oryiah

    Oryiah New Member

    All I did was run the new installer on top of whatever else I had installed for the playtest. Hopefully it works. :rolleyes:
  17. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    Why the installer ask for Visual Studio 2010, im not sure what is wrong with the utility...

    PD: Seems is missing Transitions dll version 1.2.0??
  18. Cate

    Cate New Member

    it asking me to sign in to my account when I try to use this
  19. Sim

    Sim Active Member

    Don't run FreeSO through the launcher anymore until an update has been released.
    You can run it directly from the FreeSO.exe executable in the game's folder.
  20. Oniji Abukara

    Oniji Abukara Member

    i have this problem...

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