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arty-fishL 05-24-2013 03:57 PM

Update 0.14
 
Big update released v0.14 (5.0.0), just run the Alice Launcher to automatically update it. This update was almost more effort than its worth (I had to learn to write raw HTTP requests), but I'm sure the effort wasn't for nothing.

The biggest change is that mods are much easier to manage now. The mod manager now actually works properly. There is an in-app store to download mods and styles. Mods are automatically updated.

Here are the main features:
[LIST][*]Revamped mods tab
- Got rid of addons sub-tab (not needed)
- Got rid of themes sub-tab (might make a mod instead)
- Redone the styles sub-tab, it still needs finished though
- Redone the mods sub-tab:
[IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img801/7470/alicelaunchermodstab.png[/IMG]
- Added a store sub-tab, quickly view and install mods and styles from it:
[IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img441/7740/alicelauncherstoretab.png[/IMG][*]Now automatically checks for mod updates[*]Disabling mods works properly now[*]Many bugs in loading the config files have been fixed[*]Various other bugs and stuff sorted[/LIST]Theres a few dummy buttons added that do nothing yet, the styles tab isnt finished yet, uploading mods or styles is a bit dodgy and there may be a few download issues, but they are all being fixed right now.

arty-fishL 03-13-2015 11:09 AM

Works Again in Alice 2.4
 
Alice 2.4 broke this. I fixed it.

I extracted the program code from my old broken computer, fiddled with it until I could use it and fixed it so that it works with Alice 2.4 (such that the same fix shouldn't need to be done for any future Alice updates) and fixed a bunch of warnings and errors under the hood.

No features have been added, modified or removed, what wasn't fully implemented before still isn't. But, now it works again, so great.

It should automatically update if anybody still has it installed (which I doubt), if you use [URL="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/67774614/Alice%20Launcher%20Installer.exe"]the installer[/URL], then it will install the latest version (1.0).

RavenOfCode 03-23-2015 05:48 AM

This is awesome, and really cool, no idea how you did this :) as I will never be able to do anything like this...

Thumbs up :D

x2495iiii 03-23-2015 09:31 AM

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;55632]Alice 2.4 broke this. I fixed it.

I extracted the program code from my old broken computer, fiddled with it until I could use it and fixed it so that it works with Alice 2.4 (such that the same fix shouldn't need to be done for any future Alice updates) and fixed a bunch of warnings and errors under the hood.

No features have been added, modified or removed, what wasn't fully implemented before still isn't. But, now it works again, so great.

It should automatically update if anybody still has it installed (which I doubt), if you use [URL="https://dl.dropbox.com/u/67774614/Alice%20Launcher%20Installer.exe"]the installer[/URL], then it will install the latest version (1.0).[/QUOTE]

Still awesome, after all these years.

Or rather, after BOTH these years :P

RavenOfCode 04-26-2015 05:48 PM

Having issues with the mod tab not being displayed?

Any suggestions?

arty-fishL 04-26-2015 07:31 PM

Help...
 
[QUOTE=x2495iiii;55789]Still awesome, after all these years.

Or rather, after BOTH these years :P[/QUOTE]

Thanks X, nice to see that you are still here and active, that's awesome.

[QUOTE=RavenOfCode;56093]Having issues with the mod tab not being displayed?

Any suggestions?[/QUOTE]

OK, so, if you have definitely ran the installer and selected the right folder with Alice to install to, then there will be a new shortcut alongside the Alice one, it looks like this:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/q4DTxoE.jpg[/IMG]
You have to run that instead of the Alice exe, this just means Alice is still usable as normal if this breaks.
If that isn't there, then something is wrong.

Then, the Alice Launcher window will pop up (after a splash screen), it should have a mods tab, like this:
[URL="http://imgur.com/R6TL0JY"][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/R6TL0JYm.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
(Image was massive, click for full resolution).
That is inside the Alice Launcher window before Alice launches, you can click to launch Alice from there (or set it to auto launch next time).

If that window doesn't show up, or if you have Alice set to auto launch, then you can get to it from right clicking the icon in the system tray:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/CE0Czza.jpg[/IMG]

If somehow the Alice Launcher window hasn't shown and that icon isn't in the system tray, but Alice itself is open, then you can get to the Alice Launcher from here:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/H5GheD1.jpg[/IMG]

The presence of that menu also lets you know everything is set up correctly, however I don't think it shows until you actually install some mods too, in that case this little bit in the help menu should always be present if everything is good:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/gqbYqyD.jpg[/IMG]

If all that fails, then either its not installed properly, or I need to fix something.

RavenOfCode 04-27-2015 05:26 AM

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;56094]

The presence of that menu also lets you know everything is set up correctly, however I don't think it shows until you actually install some mods too, in that case this little bit in the help menu should always be present if everything is good:
[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/gqbYqyD.jpg[/IMG]

If all that fails, then either its not installed properly, or I need to fix something.[/QUOTE]

I did everything you said... but the mod tab in alice still isnt showing up...

arty-fishL 04-27-2015 08:58 AM

[QUOTE=RavenOfCode;56097]I did everything you said... but the mod tab in alice still isnt showing up...[/QUOTE]
Do you mean the mods menu in Alice? Because that won't show up until you install any mods, which you can do from the mods tab in Alice Launcher.

Is Alice Launcher showing up to begin with? Is the Help menu label there like in the picture above?

[COLOR="DarkGreen"]So, in Alice Launcher, before Alice has started, you go to the mods tab like in the picture above. Then you can either download a mod from here and install it, or you can click on the "store" sub-tab and install a mod from there, that'll probably throw up an error, just click to continue and ignore it, it lies. Then, if Alice was already open, close it, because installed mods won't take effect until Alice is restarted. If it's not open, then just click the "Launch Alice" button from the top-right of the Alice Launcher window. Finally, once Alice is started, you should have that menu.[/COLOR]

RavenOfCode 04-28-2015 03:33 PM

[QUOTE=arty-fishL;56099]Do you mean the mods menu in Alice? Because that won't show up until you install any mods, which you can do from the mods tab in Alice Launcher.

Is Alice Launcher showing up to begin with? Is the Help menu label there like in the picture above?

[COLOR="DarkGreen"]So, in Alice Launcher, before Alice has started, you go to the mods tab like in the picture above. Then you can either download a mod from here and install it, or you can click on the "store" sub-tab and install a mod from there, that'll probably throw up an error, just click to continue and ignore it, it lies. Then, if Alice was already open, close it, because installed mods won't take effect until Alice is restarted. If it's not open, then just click the "Launch Alice" button from the top-right of the Alice Launcher window. Finally, once Alice is started, you should have that menu.[/COLOR][/QUOTE]

Still not working... Ill try reinstalling it...


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