HFSLIP, The 2K/XP/2K3 slipstreamer Support Ended
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:04 PM
Number of downloads: 49
One goes bad because of codecs, the other goes bad because of addons (ignore the /HF installs).
After even more testing, my original diagnosis is holding true. As long as there are no burps/hiccups/questions/problems everything is peachy.
This post has been edited by TAiN: 05 March 2006 - 06:06 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:31 PM
This is a bad addon if anyone else wants to give it a spin and see what happens...
Number of downloads: 45
This post has been edited by TAiN: 05 March 2006 - 06:33 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 06:43 PM
I just started applying the fix to the HFAAO part of HFSLIP but then it occured to me that it just cannot be fixed in all cases. The issue is this... Some codec packages include a file that's also part of DirectX9, but they often include the version for Windows XP.
These are the cases it can be detected by HFSLIP:
- when it's "loose" inside the HFEXPERT\CODECS folder
- when it's "loose" inside an application addon CAB
It can be detected but cannot always be fixed when it's inside a CAB inside an application addon (assuming that the configuration file contains a reference to the file in question).
It can't be detected if the file is located inside:
- a switchless installer
- a switchless installer inside an application addon
This post has been edited by Tomcat76: 05 March 2006 - 06:53 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 07:48 PM
Posted 05 March 2006 - 09:00 PM
Here are some that have given me trouble:
An issue that some of these (at least one) have is that they don't include a carriage return after the last entry of [txtsetup_files] so the next addon that gets parsed gets started in the middle of an existing line instead of starting a new line...this will stop your installation FAST :/
It is easy enough to fix, though.
Posted 06 March 2006 - 08:06 AM
Names of the files in your HFAAO folder: DIR/B/S/ON HFAAO
This one looks easy enough to fix
But then I hit a brick wall. Setup (in GUI) stopped to ask me for NT5.CAT. That was a showstopper. The only wildcard on that run was that I had HFCLEANUP included and, while it has been working for me, my reducer fileset isn't completely bug free yet.
I am installing again without HFCLEANUP now...but I forgot to replace Oleg2's files in FDVFILES with FDV's original files...will that cause an issue? I'll report my results when I come home for lunch.
Thanks for posting this new version and including my feature request.
This post has been edited by TAiN: 06 March 2006 - 08:40 AM
Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:40 PM
I didn't touch the HFCLEANUP section in 60306 (or any other version for that matter) so it's probably better to head over to the HFCLEANUP thread, yes.
Posted 06 March 2006 - 12:59 PM
I am starting with a fresh batch of HFCLEANUP, the latest HFSLIP 60306r2, and some fairy dust.
Also, I have a very minor suggestion for HFSLIP:
echo Press Y to overwrite and N to not overwrite. Echo Default is N
Might read better and be more clear as:
echo Press Y to overwrite and N to not overwrite. Default is N.
Piddly, eh? Yeah.
This post has been edited by TAiN: 06 March 2006 - 01:02 PM
Posted 06 March 2006 - 10:47 PM
I hope I covered everything.
Wow. You fixed *everything* Even the packs that I thought were bad...now work perfectly. And all with DX9! I still need to test codecs but it really looks like you fixed the core problem(s). I will start testing that now and probably provide feedback on it in the morning.
Sorry it took so long to provide feedback on this fix; I've been getting my butt handed to me by HFCLEANUP.
Thanks again. Great job!
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