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Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« on: July 27, 2008, 01:28:35 am »
EDIT: For newcomers, the latest link can be found near the *END* of this thread, usually on the very last page.  Some of the very old, out-of-date links near the start of this thread are removed from the server to reduce clutter and free up space.  The original first post of this thread is below:

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I just uploaded another beta installer for those who, for whatever reason won't or can't checkout a recent SVN copy and compile it themselves and just want a simple .EXE that will install a beta version on their machines.

http://www.destructavator.com/public/UFO_AI_2_3_dev_Win32_r17982.zip

Unless any of the developers object, I'll add posts with new links periodically to this topic thread every time I upload a new revision.

For those who haven't been here very long, don't know me, and come across this thread, please understand that I am not much of a coder and not one of the developers, just an occasional contributer, and therefore if, or, more accurately, when you encounter bugs and instabilities playing a development build, please do *not* send me private messages or post questions directly to me as I wouldn't know how to fix them or be the right person to address them in the first place.  Also, unless the actual download link doesn't work, I'd suggest that bugs, glitches, feedback etc. be posted in a separate thread with an appropriate subject line so the developers can address it.

Also, I don't test every uploaded build extensively, I typically only fire it up for a quick check to make sure it doesn't crash at startup or anything else is seriously and immediately wrong.

All of these are built on a 32-bit copy of Windows XP, I have no idea whether or not they will work on 64-bit Windows or any version of Vista.

I really can't commit to a specific schedule of how often new builds will be uploaded, it will simply be when I have the time.

One other note: Saved games are usually *not* compatible between different versions.

Last but not least, anyone else who has the patience to upload builds anywhere from time to time is also welcome to post an occasional link in this thread.

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http://www.destructavator.com/public/UFO_AI_2_3_dev_Win32_r17982.zip

Comments: Readme.txt included with EXE installer inside ZIP file has incorrect construction date, this beta build was constructed Saturday, July 26th, 2008.  Approx. 450 MB in size.
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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 02:23:04 am »
http://ufoai.streetofeyes.com/ufoai-2.3-dev-win32.exe

Uploaded 2008-08-05, revision 18163.

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 03:45:40 pm »
Thanks for theses installers. Could make this topic a sticky ?

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 11:39:15 am »
http://www.destructavator.com/public/UFO_AI_2_3_dev_Win32_r18373.zip

Comments:  Approx. 438MB in size.  After some struggling, I couldn't manage to compile gtkradiant 1.5 under Windows XP / Codeblocks (yet), as a result this installer was packaged with a modified script that simply omits gtkradiant 1.5 and uploaded with the intention of getting an installer "out the door" for those who simply want to play a new beta.  For those who want to use gtkradiant 1.5 for map-making, it can be obtained via one of the previous installers.  Gtkradiant is also available for download by itself from the website of its own developers, although I don't know off-hand if it is exactly the same as the one from the UFO: AI project (sorry).

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 12:40:18 pm »
Have you verified that it works? Recently I've been getting libintl errors and the game won't run.

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 07:11:01 pm »
Interesting.  On my machine I didn't have problems - Then again, I have more than one computer (with different versions of XP) and I only ran it on the one computer I compiled it on.  I'll be a bit busy with other things in my life over the next few days, but near the end of this coming weekend I'll look into this and try to figure out what happened.  Thanks for letting me know about this problem, I apologize for this.

EDIT:  In the meantime, if anyone else has the time and patience to upload an installer that works better, by all means go for it, because as I said I won't have time to really address this for a few days. (sorry!)
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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 10:47:35 pm »
there is a new codeblocks+mingw package over at http://mattn.ninex.info - please use that one for compiling new versions

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 03:24:00 am »
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there is a new codeblocks+mingw package over at http://mattn.ninex.info - please use that one for compiling new versions

Hey thanks, this one works perfect, no errors, including the gtkradiant.

I'll be uploading a new installer overnight.

...And this time I'll quickly test it first.   ;)

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 12:25:21 pm »
Hmmm...  It seems that gtkradiant still has warnings and, although no fatal errors, still can't compile radiant.exe on Windows.  Rather than altering the NSIS script again, I found a different solution to build the installer:  I just copied gtkradiant.exe from a seperate stand-alone install of the gtkradiant program into the UFO AI folder as radiant.exe, and as a result didn't have to much around with the NSIS script and risk problems.

Here it is:

http://www.destructavator.com/public/UFO_AI_2_3_dev_Win32_r18397.zip

This one I tested on a machine running XP home, and it works for running the game, although I didn't test the map-making tool, and honestly wouldn't expect it to work because of the reasons I listed above, but again for simply playing the game this one works OK.

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2008, 09:24:18 pm »
New installer up at http://ufoai.streetofeyes.com/ufoai-2.3-dev-win32.exe

This one has a compiled radiant that works - but you will need to install gtk.

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2008, 02:04:39 pm »
Your binary works well BTAxis. I have GTK+ installed for other Open Source program.

I really enjoy discovering the new improvements on the dev builds.

Nice jobs guys.

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 01:41:04 am »
For us non Open Source clued-in people... how do I install GTK?

The GTK+ zip file doesn't include an executable.

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 11:33:22 am »
There's an installer here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=98754&use_mirror=mesh&filename=gtk-2.12.9-win32-2.exe&43419586

This installer will be included with UFO:AI in future versions.

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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 10:35:18 pm »
I just packaged 18915, which appears to work on my system (very quick test), I'll try to upload it overnight and replace this text with a link when it's up.

BTW, the maps compiled (from scratch) on this brand new machine I just got went by quickly, all of them done in just half an hour!  :o

EDIT:  Here it is:

http://www.destructavator.com/public/UFOAI_2-3-Dev_r18915.zip

I'm still having headaches with compiling GTKRadiant and getting it to package properly, but the actual game should work.
This package was created under Vista Home Premium, 32-bit.
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Re: Win32 Development Binary Installer Links
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008, 02:55:50 pm »
cheers ;)