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X-Moto Portable 0.4.2 Development Test 4

Application: X-Moto
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Description: X-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics plays an all important role in the gameplay. You need to control your bike to its limits, if you want to have a chance to finish the most difficult challenges.

Download X-Moto Portable 0.4.2 Development Test 4 [23.4MB download / 35.4MB installed]
(MD5: b91ccbae324750daa5fcb2fd6cb8d277)

Portable Apps Theme by MrElchbau (included in the release): screenshot

Theme download (also included in the release) here

Install Notes:
1) Extract the .zip file
2) Copy the 2 folders to your "Data\settings\" directory
3) Start X-MotoPortable
4) Press F5 to refresh the theme list
5) Go to "Options"
6) (Double-)click on "X-Moto Portable"
7) Close and Restart X-Moto
8 ) Play!

Release Notes:

Development Test 4 (2008-04-07):

  • Added a new icon and theme made by MrElchbau

Development Test 3 (2008-03-23):

  • Fixed a typo in the help file
  • Removed unnecessary launcher code

Development Test 2 (2008-03-23):

  • Updated the launcher and the package to fully meet the PortableApps standards

Development Test 1 (2008-03-17): Initial release

I used the PortableApps.com App Compressor to compress the game.
Big thanks to Patrick Patience for hosting! Smile
Big thanks to MrElchbau for creating the theme and icon! Smile

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Looks nice

But compression is more than UPX. It's also Pangout, cleanup, tarballing, recompressing...Check here
Patrick already registered the project Here. But I've been like that too, he'll probably say that it's better now than later, and let you keep it.
*Off-Topic*I just wanted to tell you that I'm working on a SuperTuxkart, with the newer PAF specs.
Looks very, very nice.

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Sorry

I didn't know Patrick was doing this one! I'm sorry Patrick. :S
Glad to hear that someone is doing SuperTuxKart! Biggrin

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Apparently

everybody seems to take Patrick's Projects because he registers way ahead of time :P.
Anyways, I'm trying to figure out the unTGZ plugin...

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That's Cool

I'm glad you did it. I did do it one night, but I had a was trying to see if there was a switch and the X-Moto devs told me there was, but I don't think the switch provided the functionality I needed. I'll assume your copying files back and forth, but I'll take a look.

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Cool

k cool! Smile
Yes the launcher moves data files between the Data folder and the App folder.

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Updated

Xmoto is now updated to version 0.4.2
Check the changelog for more info.
I need some more beta testers: i know a lot of new beta's are coming out but i'd appreciate some more testing or if you do some more comments.

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If the base app is updated,

If the base app is updated, the Development Test version should be reset.

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ok

ok sorry i did not know this: i'll change it asap.

EDIT: Changed the topic title. Do i really need to re upload this release just to rename the installer?

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no, that's not a big deal.

no, that's not a big deal. Thanks for changing the title.

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Uploaded to Sourceforge

I've uploaded this release to the Sourceforge project Dev Test section and renamed the installer to current standard:
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/portableapps/XMoto_Portable_0.4.2_Devel...

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Thanks

Thanks! Smile I edited my original post!

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!!!

Awesome! i didn't even know about this game. i remember back in the day i played a flash version of something like this that i loved and now it's a real game!

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wow, this game is way too

wow, this game is way too hard. i can't beat any of the levels!

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Sweet

Again, thanks for doing this, I love this game. Here's the changes you will want to make. Remember, I'm just picky. Smile

  • You've got xmoto, Xmoto, xMoto, X-Moto, x-Moto, for goodness sakes, pick one. And I pick X-Moto as it's really the name. Update that throughout the App\AppInfo\appinfo.ini.
  • appicon.ico should include 48, 32, and 16 pixel sizes in both 32 and 8 bit formats. IcoFX is great for doing this.
  • I don't know if you did in the later release, but I have the first. Though as said above compress using the PortableApps.com Compressor now in beta. Just compress App\xmoto.
  • Again, I don't know if you did in 0.4.2, but add a help.html, thus requiring Other\Help.
  • You're missing App\Readme.txt, and Other\Source\AppSource.txt, copy them from another app.
  • Rename your source file to X-MotoPortable.nsi.
  • Also rename the ini to X-MotoPortable.ini, this will require updating of the launcher. Also rename the splash, etc.
  • Add your copyright in the readme, and change all Xmoto's to X-Moto.
  • The Readme.txt mentions -\ , fix that of course.
  • Add your copyright in the source, and change the site to /X-MotoPortable or XMotoPortable if you like.
  • Again, update all the random spellings of xMoTo in the source to X-Moto.
  • The legal copyright should be changed from John T. Haller to PortableApps.com & Contributers.
  • If you get a change, look at Simeon's Assault Cube Portable in beta to see how he uses a string to launch a string that will in turn hide the command window.
  • Better yet, just have the launcher launch xmoto.exe with the command line switch like this, which will in turn allow you not needing to copy settings back and forth. String is:

    		StrCpy $EXECSTRING `"$EXEDIR\App\${DEFAULTAPPDIR}\${DEFAULTEXE}" --configpath "$EXEDIR\Data\settings"`
    

That's all. You did awesome man, can't wait to see it with those changes. I'm trying to talk to the developers for a better logo right now, but for now stretch the current one for the 48.

Also, update your post to the format stickied at the top of beta testing when you get a chance please.

Edit: And... lol, well I won't explain, so one of the other devs is giving me the e-mail of another developer.

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Done

I tried the "StrCpy" before but I didn't get it to work back then so i used the .bat file instead. It works now though so thanks for that! Smile
Everything is done and fixed. I also updated the main post.
Thanks for the help Patrick! Smile

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Nice!

Nice work updating those changes so quickly. Here's just a couple small things I missed that you don't need to update for, but change them now before you forget. 1. The link to the portable website in the help file goes to \xmotoportable as apposed to /x-motoportable like appinfo.ini reads. 2. Line 123 and 124 of your source are not needed.

That's it! Awesome work. If no one finds any registry entries or anything, I think this one's pretty good to go. I'm still waiting on a reply from the developer about the icon.

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Done!

Fixed! Uploading as we speak! Smile

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Great

Do you want some better hosting? Check out my contact on my user page if you're interested.

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Mailed

I mailed you! Check your inbox! Smile

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No comments?

No comments nor bug reports.
I assume this one is ready for release then? *hint* Smile

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Development Test 4

Development Test 4 is now out. I added the PAM theme and icon of MrElchbau! Big thanks to MrElchbau! Smile

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app icon

i don't think you should have changed the app icon to a flash drive; a flash drive has nothing to do with x-moto. you should leave the x-moto logo, as the game is still x-moto; the only thing that changed is that you added a portable app theme. btw, i don't know how i feel about the evil hippo lookin guy but the theme is still cool. anyways, that's my opinion

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Lol

In the theme? I believe that's MrElchbau's moose logo. Smile

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You made my day Smile

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The original icon

I didn't really like the original icon and since MrElchbau made me a new icon without me asking him i thought i'd use it Smile
If everyone has your opinion on the icon then i'll change it back but for now i'm not gonna reupload the whole thing just for a new icon Wink

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I'd keep the original icon,

I'd keep the original icon, or find somebody to make a nicer version of the original. As said above, a flash drive has nothing to do with x-moto

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freezing / crashing

I don't think this has anything to do with your launcher and all, but I've tested this on several XP computers, and sometimes... just sometimes, it will freeze at the start of loading (caching) the graphics. It just freezes, and the computer needs a hard shut down.

I can't figure out WHEN it happens, but it just does every so often.

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Strange

Strange.. you're the first one that has this problem.
But the caching of the graphics only happens at first start. After one successful launch it should launch a lot quicker.
As it is now i can't help you on this.
Keep me updated though.

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at first start meaning...

I haven't checked your code yet, but when you say "at first start" do you mean at first start with regards to the same drive letter?

I really love this game, though I wish there were easier levels. I run this in various environments. I could be running this over a network share off my USB drive, or running on different computers that use different drive letters for the drive.

When you say "at first start" does it mean that only when you run in the first time and never again does it do the cache?

It freezes showing on the screen "0% ....." yada yada.

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Sorry

Sorry for the possible misunderstanding: yes I mean at the very first start (= right after the installation) on the drive. It builds the level cache which is stored in "\Data\settings\LCache" which, I think, allows it to load the levels faster after the first start. Are there files in "LCache"? When you close x-moto are those files still there? If they don't then that explains the caching of levels everytime.
It seems it's not a launcher problem so i can't help you on this one until you give me some "better" information.

On a side note:

The PA theme for x-moto is also available from the main x-moto site and Mr Elchbau's icons will be used in the next official x-moto release! Smile
(They're in fact already available on the main site under "Extras")

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LCache

i noticed that the folder LCache in Data\settings filled up to 20 MB after a long time of playing. this folder can probably be emptied on exit.

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