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Public (OOC) => Rules, Info, Terms and Core Principles. => Topic started by: Exordium on July 03, 2016, 07:03:10 PM

Title: Dependency Downloader & Game Launcher
Post by: Exordium on July 03, 2016, 07:03:10 PM
For easier downloading and updating of server dependencies and for quicker connecting to our server, we feature our own version of the NWN Launcher.

The installer may be downloaded from one of the following links:

  - NWN Launcher Installer.exe (http://5.9.81.74:2020/NWN%20Launcher%20Installer.exe) - basic installer executable.
  - NWN Launcher Installer.7z (http://5.9.81.74:2020/NWN%20Launcher%20Installer.7z) - packed installer executable, in case your anti virus wont let you download executables directly.

After installing and starting the software, it may take a while to build checksums for existing NWN dependency files. If the required dependencies are already present, NWN can be launched right away. Otherwise, the software should soon inform about updates being available and offer to download and install them, after which the game world can be joined by pressing Launch.

For those preferring to use a standalone package, which can simply be extracted and the contained executable started without installing, download the following:

  - NWN Launcher Standalone.7z (http://5.9.81.74:2020/NWN%20Launcher%20Standalone.7z) - packed standalone.

In the case of questions, bugs to report or other feedback, please post to this (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=41829.15) topic!

Features:

Known issues:
Title: Re: Dependency Downloader & Game Launcher
Post by: Exordium on August 22, 2016, 04:16:46 AM
Ugh, had accidentally closed the software responsible for serving the files and the script that should restart it automatically didn't kick off.

Sorry! :oops: Everything's back up again.
Title: Re: Dependency Downloader & Game Launcher
Post by: Exordium on September 29, 2016, 01:59:52 PM
Updated, http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=41829.msg559491#msg559491
Title: Re: Dependency Downloader & Game Launcher
Post by: Exordium on April 09, 2018, 12:23:26 PM
Updated, the launcher is now bundled with WinMTR so that it's easier to provide network diagnostics to us in the case of lag issues. See the topic Help evaluating our host (http://www.nwnravenloft.com/forum/index.php?topic=47226).
Title: Re: Dependency Downloader & Game Launcher
Post by: Exordium on June 05, 2018, 10:01:20 AM
Launcher updated for EE! Same links as before. After you update the launcher, you can no longer use it to connect to the non-EE server.
Title: Re: Dependency Downloader & Game Launcher
Post by: Exordium on June 05, 2018, 05:33:13 PM
Due to issue 37545 (https://support.baldursgate.com/issues/37545) which breaks direct connecting (https://forums.beamdog.com/discussion/71002/direct-connect) for now.
Title: Re: Dependency Downloader & Game Launcher
Post by: Exordium on June 06, 2018, 04:43:39 AM
It seems that nwn's main settings file (nwn.ini) is not created until launching NWN EE once. As such, the launcher doesn't work properly if NWN EE hasn't been launched prior.

Sorry for the inconvenience!