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Default 12-29-2012, 01:17 PM

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Sweet
Thanks . I thought you used Mac, but maybe I remember wrong.


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Default 12-29-2012, 04:56 PM

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Thanks . I thought you used Mac, but maybe I remember wrong.
I use my moms mac when my pc decides to die


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Default 12-31-2012, 08:04 PM

What version of Alice have you guys been using this with?


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Default 01-01-2013, 09:21 AM

2.3 for me.

Just upgraded.


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Default 01-01-2013, 04:24 PM

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2.3 for me.

Just upgraded.
And it still works? This means I'm going to have to redownload Alice 2.3, I somehow broke it and I thought it just might have been because of the launcher and a simple fix, never mind.


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Default 01-02-2013, 12:47 AM

what does 2.3 even add that 2.2 didn't have?


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Default 01-02-2013, 10:56 AM

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what does 2.3 even add that 2.2 didn't have?
In terms of features, I'm not too sure, but it does add Spanish, which means loads has changed under the hood, so it's much harder to develop for.


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Default Latest Update - v0.8 - 01-06-2013, 12:08 AM

The latest update for the Alice Launcher is up.
Amongst other things, the main changes are:
  • You can now change the splash screen image for Alice version 2.3 and up! This is a pretty neat feature as it involves injecting files into the Alice jar, which is dangerous to do manually.
  • Better handling when Alice crashes.
  • A "Kill Alice Process" button in the "settings" tab and system tray menu. This is useful as when Alice is launched via the Alice Launcher it has an ambiguous process name, which is useless in task manager.
  • It now displays the version in the "about" tab.
It should install the update automagically when you run it.


Here's some splash screens I found on my computer (by me and jedi), these are thumbnails, click for the full image:




The Penguin 2013 one is animated and does work as an animated splash, which is pretty cool .


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Default 01-26-2013, 08:23 PM

Could you explain in layman's terms how this will improve my Alice programming experience? And what is Arty Online?


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Default 02-07-2013, 07:07 PM

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Could you explain in layman's terms how this will improve my Alice programming experience? And what is Arty Online?
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I forgot to mention why you should install this (ie. what it does).
  • It has all the functions of the standard exe, so you've got nothing to lose.
  • If Alice crashes then your preferences file isn't reset (like it is with the standard exe), but you can choose to reset it if you believe that is the source of the problem.
  • It better handles multiple instances of Alice; they all share preferences, instead of just one instance.
  • You can safely modify the startup splash (coming soon in Alice 2.3+), default world and preferences file.
  • You can allocate more RAM to Alice, to solve lag issues.
  • It logs process output, so can be used to solve startup errors.
  • You can select a world to open before Alice launches, therefore saving on precious fumbling around time.
  • "Auto launch Alice" can be enabled, so you can forget the Alice Launcher is even there.
  • It has a button for launching the ArtyOnline server app.
  • It has a built in auto-updater.
If you don't understand parts of this just say which parts ad I will try and explain better.

ArtyOnline is an online multiplayer thing I've been trying to bring to Alice for ages now, its got pretty complicated and I'm otherwise busy, but I promise it will be released eventually (even if people aren't using Alice anymore).


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