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arty-fishL 12-29-2012 01:17 PM

[QUOTE=beachbum111111;52050]Sweet :D[/QUOTE]Thanks :D. I thought you used Mac, but maybe I remember wrong.

beachbum111111 12-29-2012 04:56 PM

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;52056]Thanks :D. I thought you used Mac, but maybe I remember wrong.[/QUOTE]

I use my moms mac when my pc decides to die

arty-fishL 12-31-2012 08:04 PM

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

x2495iiii 01-01-2013 09:21 AM

2.3 for me.

Just upgraded.

arty-fishL 01-01-2013 04:24 PM

[QUOTE=x2495iiii;52065]2.3 for me.

Just upgraded.[/QUOTE]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.

beachbum111111 01-02-2013 12:47 AM

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

arty-fishL 01-02-2013 10:56 AM

[QUOTE=beachbum111111;52068]what does 2.3 even add that 2.2 didn't have?[/QUOTE]

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.

arty-fishL 01-06-2013 12:08 AM

Latest Update - v0.8
 
The latest update for the Alice Launcher is up.
Amongst other things, the main changes are:
[LIST][*]You can now [B]change the splash screen image for Alice version 2.3[/B] and up! :) This is a pretty neat feature as it involves injecting files into the Alice jar, which is dangerous to do manually.[*][B]Better handling when Alice crashes[/B].[*][B]A "Kill Alice Process" button[/B] 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 [B]displays the version[/B] in the "about" tab.[/LIST]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:

[URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/201/alicesplashcows.png/"][IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img201/4349/alicesplashcows.th.png[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/507/alicesplash1.jpg/"][IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img507/3061/alicesplash1.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/alicesplash.jpg/"][IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img23/2784/alicesplash.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/alicesplasheaster.jpg/"][IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img9/8767/alicesplasheaster.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] [URL="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/penguin2013.gif/"][IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img16/1240/penguin2013.th.gif[/IMG][/URL]

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

bob3584 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?

arty-fishL 02-07-2013 07:07 PM

[QUOTE=bob3584;52202]Could you explain in layman's terms how this will improve my Alice programming experience? And what is Arty Online?[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;52036]I forgot to mention why you should install this (ie. what it does).
[LIST][*][B]It has all the functions of the standard exe, so you've got nothing to lose.[/B][*]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.[/LIST][/QUOTE]
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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