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LauncherBlast2 reBoot
Version: 2.0, by HitCoder (Launcher Blaster) HitCoder is offline
Developer Last Online: Jul 2020

Version: SRB2 Rating:
Released: 02-19-2020 Last Update: Never Favourites: 3
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The current version is: reBoot-1.4



Hello sonic fans, I appear out of nowhere to present to you, yet another SRB2 launcher. This time, it's LauncherBlast2 again- but wait..


that's right! it's a reBoot (i'm sorry for the awful pun i promise I'll crawl back into my lil' corner when this is released and only return for bugfixes)


So, I decided the old LauncherBlast2 wasn't good enough for 2.2 and it hurts me internally to think people would use such an ugly utility for such a beautiful, gorgeous game. LauncherBlast2 really sister-snapped this time and has had an entire makeover to the point you wouldn't even recognise her!


(EDIT: I actually got a compiled executable to work! woohoo!)
USAGE INSTRUCTIONS:


On windows:
download the LauncherBlast2-reBoot-win.zip, extract the exe to your SRB2 directory, and then double click it to run.
ugly console popup because for some reason if it doesn't pop up the launcher crashes when it tries to open srb2.


Spoiler: linux/mac

On Linux (and/or Mac OS (i cannot test it on mac, so please let me know how that goes))
download LauncherBlast2-reBoot-unix.zip, extract to your SRB2 directory, and use a terminal to CD to the directory.
Make sure python is installed using whichever of the following commands is relevant to you (if it's different, you'd probably already know how to do this step)

Code:
sudo apt-get install python3
sudo pacman -S python3
Once that's done, install PyQt5 and FeedParser in python3
Code:
python -m pip install PyQt5
python -m pip install feedparser
and then you should be good to go. to run the launcher run this command
Code:
python LauncherBlast2-reBoot.pyz


If any bugs are found please let me know! Please also try to take note of what you did and try to reproduce the error so I know exactly where it is.

Also, after a bit I'll release the source code in a zip (though, it's python, the ".pyz" is just a form of zip anyway that python can run)


Spoiler: Changelog

Version 1.4:
  • Fixed a bug where having no internet connection would crash the launcher
  • Added some fun stuff you might not find at first just yet maybe

Version 1.3:
  • Fixed Fang being purple in the character preview
  • Updated the "Game" icon to use 2.2's sonic
  • Fixed a bug where trying to save or load lists of files and cancelling the file dialog would crash
  • Changed the console output to not output the dump info it used to

Version 1.2:

Version 1.1:
  • added version checker (it will now inform you when updates are available)

Version 1.0:
  • initial release


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File Type: zip LauncherBlast2-reBoot-win.zip (31.74 MB, 1045 views)
File Type: zip LauncherBlast2-reBoot-unix.zip (657.7 KB, 73 views)

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Old 03-26-2020   #22
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This is insanely useful alongside the custom gamedata script, since it needs your characters and everything to be in the same order every time, and this lets you save a list specifically to do that. Thanks a lot! I've been playing the game with all of the custom characters that have a 3D model in Jecks Jims set, and have been having a blast using Modern Sonic on Gamepad using the Simple Camera setup. It's kind of like a lost Saturn game somewhere between the Classic and Adventure games.
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Old 03-26-2020   #23
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Originally Posted by Goldenhog View Post
Good update!

Another bug: The launcher crashes if you don't have an internet connection, probably because it's trying to fetch the SRB2 news and it can't. I've been out of internet the last few days so I found that out the hard way.

Thanks for mentioning this! I've fixed this issue, it was actually caused by live version checking, as it sends a web request to a random file to ask what version string it has lmao


now if it times out it'll just print an error in the console window, so on slower internet connections you may miss updates, i have yet to finetune the time-out delay.
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Old 05-05-2020   #24
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Might be a bit much to ask, but is there any chance of some kind of controller support? At least the ability to hit A and start the game would be nice. A lot of game launchers allow that, off the top of my head the newer Hitman games support gamepads. It just lets controller players pick up their pad one step earlier, or even two steps earlier if they ran the launcher from something like Steam Big Picture.
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Old 05-14-2020   #25
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Now this is one seriously slick launcher. A huge improvement over the old version.
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Old 05-15-2020   #26
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Help,so when i tried to run it,it is always a console and does not run,can anyone help me?
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Old 05-16-2020   #27
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I love this launcher, HitCoder. JSON API config FTW!

I have but minor suggestions:
  • replace the pyInstaller-Icon with a custom icon
  • run pyinstaller with --noconsole and log into a log file
This would give it a more finished feeling in my opinion, keep up the good work!


edit: excuse me, I overread the crashing part

Last edited by Silver Sonic; 05-17-2020 at 11:25 PM. Reason: didn't read...
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Old 05-19-2020   #28
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Is this a easier way to create servers? or do you have to the things to make it
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Old 05-22-2020   #29
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Dang. Minecraft new launcher is great.
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Old 05-25-2020   #30
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Do not touch the eye candy
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That tickles!
That's cold!
Watch where you put that at!
Can you get me a lemonade
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