Notice: On certain versions, patcher will crash on close when notice box is heading to a nonexistent webpage such as HTTP 404.
Please do not send me private message as my response would be in lowest priority.
About 2.5: some people reported 2.5 is more buggy than previous version. Besides that I have used code I'm not suppose to in order to initialize sqlite without dll. If you have not noticed, the server status file is larger than previous versions, because it's a sqlite DB file. If version 2.6 ever get released, it would change again, which means status file from 2.5 cannot be upgraded to 2.6 while previous versions can.
System Requirement: Windows 2000 or higher.
As the design of this patcher, the config file along with skin is embed inside patcher and without need distribute extra dlls.
For detail, please refer to changelog
- Features -
- Pack into single/multi grf file(s) [0x200]
- Automatically generates GRF if not exist
- RGZ support
- Customizable skin & language entries
- Background music
- No extra dll, not even config file is needed when distribute [No conflict with other server]
- Embed config file and resource data (images for background/buttons)
- Custom Button
- Remote config file
- Self update and client update [Supports multi client exe update(Up to 255)]
Config_Packer - make local config file embed into patcher.
ThorMaker - make patch files into thor file, there two options file & grf, when choose file, the patcher will extract file into disk, and grf simply put in GRF. [Please do not pack GRF, instead you should pack the actual data.]
CheckSum - Simply a crc32 tool, used to make sure patcher & client/game exe is up to date
Internal Config and Remote Config:
Internal config is simply the one embed inside patcher, store basic information required to run
Remote config, is on web server (of course), it used configure extended features.
Is this patcher Vista compatible?
I must say: not really. There isn't any Vista compatible patcher I know of; as standard of Vista was NOT modify files in Program Files. Modify files in Program Files with UAC enabled will require use administrator privilege, however that will not make it Vista compatible though.
About Vista issue
Microsoft implemented User Account Control (UAC) on vista, which prohibits program to modify files in "program files" without administrator privilege(most likely only applies to create/delete file).
What can be done as a player?
- Don't install RO in "Program Files"; Install in other places such C:/RO
- Disable UAC.
- Run patcher in Administrator(Microsoft don't like this).
- Don't use Vista.
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