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

Version: SRB2 Rating: (1 votes - 3.00 average)
Released: 02-19-2020 Last Update: Never Favourites: 7
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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, 2963 views)
File Type: zip LauncherBlast2-reBoot-unix.zip (657.7 KB, 437 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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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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Old 08-04-2020   #31
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When I run the exe it just seems to sit at the terminal. Help please?
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Old 08-09-2020   #32
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The Unix Version runs but it doesn't do anything, it just runs the windows command prompt and leaves, and then I tried the windows version because I have windows and AVAST detects it as a virus called Win32-Trojan-gen. Is there really a virus in this file or is it a false alarm?
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Old 08-09-2020   #33
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Hey gamers just wanna apologize for not updating this for centuries, and in addition i'd like to apologize in advance for long wait times for updates and fixes. This launcher just didn't have much traction as a lot of this stuff can now be done in-game so I didn't really sustain an interest in mainenance of this launcher. With that in mind, I will most likely eventually come back to this, because anything that's out on the internet is on a to-do list even if the priority is low, and I never take things off of that mental to-do list, i just forget :)))



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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.

I don't really know enough about python and pyqt to be able to implement this at this time, maybe when i finally get around to updating it i could implement this



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Now this is one seriously slick launcher. A huge improvement over the old version.
Thank you! I was pretty proud of the presentation of this one, which makes a change :P


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Originally Posted by MADVAL2 View Post
Help,so when i tried to run it,it is always a console and does not run,can anyone help me?
I'm not sure why this is happening. I need to run diagnostics and fix this launcher at some point. I apologize in the meantime, and cannot guarantee a fix very soon due to personal issues, but it'll come eventually!


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Originally Posted by Silver Sonic View Post
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
Thank you! I will definitely take this advice/these tips when I do get around to updating the launcher ^^



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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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Could you re-phrase that question? This launcher probably makes it easier to host servers as it lets you save configs. It's also an easier way to host dedicated servers (if that even works, i forget if it's broken or not orz)



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Dang. Minecraft new launcher is great.
poggers dude i'm glad you found my inspiration :flushed:



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When I run the exe it just seems to sit at the terminal. Help please?
I'm not too sure why this happens, but I'll look into it whenever I can


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The Unix Version runs but it doesn't do anything, it just runs the windows command prompt and leaves, and then I tried the windows version because I have windows and AVAST detects it as a virus called Win32-Trojan-gen. Is there really a virus in this file or is it a false alarm?
Not sure why the unix version is failing like that. hm.
And no. there is no virus. I use Avast too and can confirm, that steaming pile of garbage antivirus is prone to false-positives. If you have any doubts the pyz file is a zip file that python can run; open it with 7zip and look at the code if you want, lol.
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Old 08-15-2020   #34
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Not sure why the unix version is failing like that. hm.
And no. there is no virus. I use Avast too and can confirm, that steaming pile of garbage antivirus is prone to false-positives. If you have any doubts the pyz file is a zip file that python can run; open it with 7zip and look at the code if you want, lol.
Huh, okay :)

EDIT: :) is cuter than ... anyways
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Old 08-21-2020   #35
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I can't download it because my antivirus detects a trojan in it...
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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #36
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I have a bit to say.
1. You don't have a lot of server hosting options.
2. We cannot host servers with addons from the launcher!
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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #37
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I restored the file from the Virus Chest and added an exception, ran the program, and it sat at the terminal for a while and then said some words that were only there for like a split second so I couldn't read them. I made a split-second reaction and screenshotted the text the third time I saw it, and it says this:
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #38
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This Launcher always takes anywhere between 15~30 seconds to finish booting for me, discouraging me from ever using it cuz of how slow it takes to open (when I could probably just boot the game from .exe and then load my favorite few addons manually in less time).

Is there any advice you can give on how to get this program to boot past the console any faster?
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Is there any tutorials to open pyz file?
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Is there any tutorials to open pyz file?
That's probably just the Python source code for the launcher. The executable you actually would want to run comes as an EXE.
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Old 2 Days Ago   #41
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does this let me play SRB2 On a chromebook
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