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#1 devilhunter

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:37 PM

CXEx Central Update 2.2.5

Get this Update via the Version Check & Automatic Update button.

What's new:

+ CXEx Central (2.2.5)
feature: 'Did you know' Tips feature
change: CXx Upgrade also upgrades CXEx v6.x Wrappers
change: Grim Reaper now native with Quotes
bugfix: changed some message dialogues

+ CXEx Wrapper(6.2)
feature: Wrapper Checklist
feature: Startup Tools (eConsole and Explorer)
feature: Startup Screen Settings now has Icon preview
feature: Startup Screen Settings can now be refreshed



Note:
The Wrapper checklist feature is just a little reminder gimmick, but since it's frontmost on the settingsapp, it should be very helpful to people.
Also click the 'Did you know...' Idea Blub in Central to get some tips. Click for random notes. May not be obvious to click it now, but i'll get that more obvious-er somehow.
Grim Reaper also has a nice Window with some nice quotes about him ^_^
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:45 PM

bah!
just checked, eConsole still has it's annoying transparency set to 50%. Thought i'd changed that.
Oh well, very small annoyance, will change the entry for the transparency in the next update...

(weirdly i can't start up eConsole while the Wrapper is in my Project folder, i think it's because i symlinked some parts in my project folder. In a normal Wrapper, it works fine.)
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 10:22 AM

How exactly do I launch eConsole?

If i go to CXExSettings and click eConsole in Startup Tools just the splash screen appears. Also, do upper case letters work now in eConsole?
Games I own that still need porting:
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Descent 3, Fallout, Space Rangers 2

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:32 AM

I thought the CxEX project was shutdown?
I like the tool a lot since for me it has been the best way to port smaller applications I need.

Glad to see this updates!

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:14 PM

HiPhish said:

How exactly do I launch eConsole?

If i go to CXExSettings and click eConsole in Startup Tools just the splash screen appears. Also, do upper case letters work now in eConsole?

What's the problem exactly?
A small grey window should appear, with c:/windows/eConsole in it.
If you right click this window, you can select 'console', where big letters and everything else works.
The first window in console seems more like a log window than a true terminal.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:30 PM

devilhunter said:

What's the problem exactly?
A small grey window should appear, with c:/windows/eConsole in it.
That’s the problem. Instead of launching eConsole all I get is my custom launcher screen. If I turn the starter screen off I get this:
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Whoops! The wrapper cannot start. Please check if the path to the Windows executable is correct.


But if I make a new wrapper from scratch, then eConsole works. It's not that big of a deal, I can simply port Icewind Dale again.
Games I own that still need porting:
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Descent 3, Fallout, Space Rangers 2

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:59 PM

To let me recreate this:
If the custom launcher is enabled, console doesn't start.
If launcher is off, console starts again

I'll look into it when I get back to my mac.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:11 PM

devilhunter said:

To let me recreate this:
If the custom launcher is enabled, console doesn't start.
If launcher is off, console starts again
No, if custom launcher is enabled the custom launcher starts. if custom launcher is disabled I get an error. This only applies to an upgraded CXEx 6.x wrapper.

If I create a new wrapper from scratch eConsole starts the regular way if the custom launcher is disabled. However, if the custom launcher is enabled, then the custom launcher appears (same as the updated wrapper)
Games I own that still need porting:
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Descent 3, Fallout, Space Rangers 2

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:33 PM

Ah, I see.
Since i implemented this quickly, I see i have to do some workarounds to launch this without a flaw.
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Posted 05 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

Thank you soooo much for this!  :Yahoo!:  I am one of the few who still port with CXEx as Im not a fan of wineskin and I have always used Crossover wrappers. ( its the first thing I try when I attempt to get something working in mac) I just did not realise that anything more had happend to CXEx after wineskin 2's release till today (so I'm really happy now). I was still using the basic CXEx Wrappers and now look foward to trying out the new CXEx Central. (for for me this update is huge.)

Does this mean that updates to Crossover (like crossover 11 when it comes out) will be added to the wrappers section on it as they are released too? :)

And I assume dx 10 is still out of the qutestion at this point in time? (as its more to do with the engines... right?)

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 10:14 AM

It's up to Wine when DX10 will work, but my guess is later than sooner. Even DX9 isn't fully supported, some games really have broken character meshes in DX9 for example.

If the new CXwine versions from CX11 onwards still work with CXEx, then new engines can be done, however since nobody improves the source CXEx start code (formerly CxSkin) that launches the crossover executable, I suppose this won't last forever.
The new CX executables from CX9 and 10 work to a degree, but they throw too many error messages, that's why CXEx is still using the CX8 executable.

CXEx Central was more a proof of concept idea, and to ease the transition into Lion, because everything CX before central doesn't work in lion, including all CX wrappers.

I'll continue to improve CX when ideas shoot into my head, though, so I think CXEx will work out for some time.

That and I've wanted to implement a basic 'Credits' info into it, so that the usual suspects don't do some weird stuff with it.
Like these guys here
viewtopic.php?f=93&t=3861&p=69923#p69923
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