[release]Generic Soma Launcher

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[release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby arcanine » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:44 am

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What it does
This is a soma launcher complete with instant screenshot uploading functionality, so after you launch the game either windowed or full screen (the launcher will change the colour depth for you) if you press print screen whilst playing the launcher will save a screenshot in jpg format into a folder of your choice it will then also add that screenshot to a gallery which any server developer can host using the included files the developer can also change the logo by changing the contents of logo.png

No more pressing ctrl + b getting a cap file, then opening the cap file taking a screen shot exporting to paint to save then uploading to the gallery, now it's just print screen, done


Instructions

place the contents of the soma dir folder into your current soma directory, and rename your full screen client SomaFull.exe and your windowed client SomaWindow.exe, the launcher will tell you if it cannot find these

the launcher comes with some server specific settings you can change in config.ini, save dir is the directory in which screenshots will be saved in jpg format

webdir is the location of the gallery scripts uploader, simply place the included php scripts on your web server and change this location to match to host your own soma screenshot gallery

Finally the IP address is what soma clients will connect to, so write your server IP in there before you release so people can just launch your client and not worry about putting an IP into a shortcut
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[client]
savedir=C:\\soma\\
   
[developer]
webdir=http://sfyire.byethost32.com/upload.php
ipaddress=soulsoma.co.uk
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Re: [release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby Miser » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:00 am

Fantastic work as usual arc! Hope to see servers using this!
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Re: [release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby ghostlord » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:07 am

Does it work for Somadev too?
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Re: [release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby arcanine » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:11 pm

ghostlord wrote:Does it work for Somadev too?

I can't see any reason why it wouldn't as long as the .exe files are correctly named I don't think their launcher is passing anything to their client
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Re: [release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby ghostlord » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:03 am

arcanine wrote:
ghostlord wrote:Does it work for Somadev too?

I can't see any reason why it wouldn't as long as the .exe files are correctly named I don't think their launcher is passing anything to their client

Cool, let's give it a try.

Ok, two questions.

What is the Somadev IP?
If I put the webdir to c:\soma\screenshots, does it put them there or does it have to be a webdir?

Silly/noobish questions maybe, but meh.
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Re: [release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby arcanine » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:24 am

savedir is where the client will save the screenshots on the local machine
webdir is where the client will upload those screenshots to a remote machine


I think if you don't want remote uploading (you could setup your own private gallery using the included php files) you can just change it to 127.0.0.1 and it should just save screenshots locally, if it complains and crashes let me know

Server IP for somadev is: 188.165.193.199
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Re: [release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby ghostlord » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:35 am

Works like a charm. It's a little annoying that when playing Window mode screenshots are taking not of Soma but of the whole screen. Minor thing, I'll just play fullscreen when interesting stuff happens.
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Re: [release]Generic Soma Launcher

Postby w1ls0n » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:25 am

ghostlord wrote:Works like a charm. It's a little annoying that when playing Window mode screenshots are taking not of Soma but of the whole screen. Minor thing, I'll just play fullscreen when interesting stuff happens.


interesting stuff happens all the time on soma :lol:

it'll be easier to crop out the background now anyway as you wont need to do all the cap viewer shit to get it into paint you could just open it straight into paint 5 second job really :)
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