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Rocks'n'Diamonds Portable 3.2.4 Pre-release 3 (Testers needed)

Since Patrick keeps bugging me, I've finally decided to release this one. Blum

Rocks'n'Diamonds Portable is the popular Rocks'n'Diamonds game packaged in a portable format. It is an arcade style game with support for the Sokoban level format. Plus, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your game wherever you go.

Rocks'n'Diamonds Portable Pre-release 3

For anyone interested, the reason it took so long is because:

  1. 8 assignments due in 1 week can do that to you.
  2. Artsoft updated RnD again without changing the version number
  3. Patrick kept annoying me Kidding Blum

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YAY!

Whoo!

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I'll try it out, in the meantime, you have an e-mail in your

inbox from me.

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It leaves stuff in the My Documents folder

it leaves a folder called Rocks'n'Diamonds in the My Documents folder, with some data files.

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It should rename it afterwards. It works for me.
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OK

Then IDK whats goin on.

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I'll look into it for you.
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Kay, thanx

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Are you sure you didn't run rocksndiamonds.exe or have RnD installed locally?
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Yes and Yes

BTW I am running WinXP SP2 under a limited account.

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Hmm

Can't reproduce on my laptop. Let me try something else.

Edit: Nope, still can't reproduce. Can you try a vanilla copy of it and give me some steps to reproduce?
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Yea.

Download. Install. Run. Close. Check 'My Documents'. Blum

Mind you I'm running it from my desktop, one minute.

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I agree.

Files are left for me too, I'll look into it as well. Smile

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I also have the same folder

I also have the same folder left in My Documents filled with files.
Not good on a work computer, my name is in the folder for user info.
It is installed only portably on my thumb drive, and I do not have administrative rights on the work computer.

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Well,

I'm going to email the authors at some point and ask them to add a -profile switch, so that should fix it.

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My Documents stuff...

I saw this above, but I was wondering if we've figured out a way around the app writing to

My Documents\Rocks'n'Diamonds

Of course it's not cleaning out the files. The other part is that it doesn't work on another computer (at least the profile doesn't get saved at all back onto the flash drive. Thus running on another pc, the profile isn't loaded and the game restarts from level 1.

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Hmm

I can't remember if I sent that email...
In any case, I'll see if I can send it later today.

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Looks good, found some

Looks good, found some issues though with files left behind.

there were several files left behind in

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Rocks'n'Diamonds\

on my machine

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Found A Fix

So, I was slightly bothered by this, and took a few minutes to test a couple things. Thanksfully, this works to get rid of the settings under 'My Documents', and keep them in 'Data\settings'.

Adding:

System::Call 'Kernel32::SetEnvironmentVariableA(t, t) i("USERPROFILE", "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY").r0'

Somewhere before the launch, works fine in redirecting the settings to the drive. However, the settings folder is stored in the running directory. So obviously adding:

SetOutPath "$SETTINGSDIRECTORY"

Somewhere before the previous line will put the whole folder under 'Data\settings'.

I've tested that, all works well, the folder is no longer left and the settings are portable. I'd love to see an update to this, and released at some point.

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