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Unread 02-01-2012, 09:57 AM  
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Re: LPC & CXG/WINE - Mac - Lion OS7.2

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MMOUI reports "Your Java Version: 1,6,0,29" for OSX (Lion) 10.7.2.

Hope to see a Java based version.
Spent a lot of time last night hammering out code for the java version. I've spent 10 years writing java code, and have yet to use their swing packages, so its been a learning experience for me, and that is where I am currently beating my head against the wall. I gave up last night after a splitting head ache.

LPC has about 90% functionality with wine and mono if I downgrade it to 2.0. The biggest problem is the 7z compression support. I would need to no longer support plugins with 7z if we switched to 2.0. I hope with the small library change this might be a good alternative for folks. I will see how the java comes a long though. I've made good progress, and I get easily distracted.

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A retired Unix Systems Administrator, I'm
currently involved in writing up (documenting) Lua Plugins for LOTRO-Wiki:
http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Lua_Plugins

And trying to figure out what to say about "managing Plugins" and etc.

Feel free to review and comment on the several articles.
My hat goes off to all of you at lotrowiki for all your hard work! It is appreciated. Recently I've talked with a few of them on their chat channel, and have blessing to incorporate some of their data with my other project, a plugin called LoTRO Compendium. I'm very excited. LPC, however, sidetracked me through the holidays and I have yet to complete that.

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LPC & CXG/WINE - Mac - Lion OS7.2

Ok, finally found some time to play with this ...

Simple answer is -- CrossOver Games CXG 10.3, which is basically WINE 1.3.9 does not support .net 3.5. --- therefore - fall down, go boom.

I do not know where in the WINE tree support for .net currently stands. CXG is upgrading to the latest and greatest WINE, reportedly sometime this month (February).

Minion and LOTROnion do work. Its Java appears to have no issues with the Mac version.

Getting Minion started however is painful if you don't play WoW (i.e. don't have WoW installed.) But once past the WOW issues (It REQUIRES that you tell it where your WOW directory is -- 3 different times!) - it will let you load the LOTROnion plugin. From then on it seems to work fine. So Far, I've only used it enough to prove that the Plugin works -- it sees my LOTRO Plugins, which are current with .plugincompendium files.

MMOUI reports "Your Java Version: 1,6,0,29" for OSX (Lion) 10.7.2.

Hope to see a Java based version.

A retired Unix Systems Administrator, I'm
currently involved in writing up (documenting) Lua Plugins for LOTRO-Wiki:
http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Lua_Plugins

And trying to figure out what to say about "managing Plugins" and etc.

Feel free to review and comment on the several articles.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 09:09 PM  
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Took a bit of time off this weekend on programming. Getting a little burnt out if I don't step away. I left off on Saturday morning with most of UI done, and various back-end components for a pure java implementation of LPC. I personally like the current ones look and feel for windows, so I'll keep implementing that one. My thoughts are the java one can be for the mac & linux folks.
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I regards to this linux support.

I've loaded it into wine & mono with minor changes to the codebase.. but there are some problems.

1) Mono - visually looks great. no graphical glitches. However, as far as I can tell there is no 7zip library supported for mono yet. I could strip the current library out, but that would mean the Turbine library would not be installable (unless it is repackaged and hosted somewhere).

2) Wine - installing wine, wintricks, dotnet20 package I can get it running. Checkboxes and scrollbars in the grid will not work. If you click them, the screen just doesn't repaint right away. I've tried forcing a repaint in several different ways, but still nothing. You can see checkboxes by clicking them, then clicking anywhere on the grid, then they suddently appear. Scrollbars on the other hand do not seem to work in the grid component. Arrow keys do work.

In mean time I'm looking at a potential java route. I can potentially make the app in java so it works in all platforms. Playing around with this atm to see what scope the effort would be.
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On a side note, for those linux users out there, I almost have a build of LPC working in linux. There are some graphical problems I'm trying to work through.
There really needs to be a lunarwtr fan club out there. I'm pretty sure I'd join it. Heck, I may even be the president!

Thank you SO much for all your continued hard work on this!!
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On a side note, for those linux users out there, I almost have a build of LPC working in linux. There are some graphical problems I'm trying to work through.
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Added a number of bug fixes, and a couple features that were requested.
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I found a bad bug in plugin compendium this weekend that I'm working at fixing. I'm not sure why its doing what it is, but when you try to turn off the checking for updates on configuration panel. Then close LPC and restart, the cache directory gets set to a wierd value. For now, please do not shut off the updater check box and you shouldn't have a problem. If you've already experienced the problem, you can recheck the box, and then delete all the text in the cache directory textbox, and it should reset back to system default.
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I have not ran into this problem yet. Thank you for reporting. It sounds like perhaps another process might still be using one of the files while LPC is trying to update it. Perhaps try rebooting PC, starting LPC, and then updating.

EDIT: On second observation do you have Visual Studios installed and been working on a project called "lotro plugins"? the .suo file is for maintaining your local preferences for a project you are working on. The suo file for LPC does not get distributed with the installer, and it has a different name. I know this doesn't explain why you are getting the error.
Hmmm, I'll look into this. I'm not working on any projects but I did open Visual Studio the other day while trying to figure out what had caused Plugin Assistant, which is also written using VS, to stop working for me. I'm wondering if Visual Studio didn't set a config or preferences file of which I was unaware since I have no idea what I'm doing with VS yet (or Lua for that matter lol).

Since that file isn't uploaded with Vitalbars, I'll try deleting it and see if that solves the update problem.

Thanks for the info.
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VitalBars has a problem... It won't update because access to the file Lotro Plugins.suo is denied. That file is a Visual Studio Solution User Options file and my guess is that it's encrypted/password protected.

I decided to manually install the current version (1.3.1) but LPC doesn't recognize that it's been updated. I hit the scan button a few times and when that failed to update it, I closed LPC and reopened it but it still shows Vitalbars as needing an update and shows the current version as 1.3.0.
I have not ran into this problem yet. Thank you for reporting. It sounds like perhaps another process might still be using one of the files while LPC is trying to update it. Perhaps try rebooting PC, starting LPC, and then updating.

EDIT: On second observation do you have Visual Studios installed and been working on a project called "lotro plugins"? the .suo file is for maintaining your local preferences for a project you are working on. The suo file for LPC does not get distributed with the installer, and it has a different name. I know this doesn't explain why you are getting the error.

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VitalBars has a problem... It won't update because access to the file Lotro Plugins.suo is denied. That file is a Visual Studio Solution User Options file and my guess is that it's encrypted/password protected.

I decided to manually install the current version (1.3.1) but LPC doesn't recognize that it's been updated. I hit the scan button a few times and when that failed to update it, I closed LPC and reopened it but it still shows Vitalbars as needing an update and shows the current version as 1.3.0.

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That's great news! Please provide a write-up on how you got wine working and I'll add it in the app's description. This made my morning!

I'll look at adding a changeable path on the config tab.


Sorry, I was a bit premature. It loaded up okay, but then started flinging errors at me left and right. Sorry for the letdown.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 10:43 AM  
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Ok, I was finally able to get it working under Wine but I have a question/request: Since Linux users do not have their plugins folder in the default directory that windows users do, would it be possible to add the ability to manually set the plugin directory in the configuration menu? Aside from that, this is looking really really good.
That's great news! Please provide a write-up on how you got wine working and I'll add it in the app's description. This made my morning!

I'll look at adding a changeable path on the config tab.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 10:42 AM  
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I think I would try to compile a special version using an earlier version of the .net library that Wine supports. I've heard nothing but horror stories about using Mono.


I run linux as well, and wine didn't work for me either. I do however program and test it in a VirtualBox VM of window xp.

For linux i can either try two routes. There is the Mono project which lets .net work on linux & mac. It has a reduced list of the .net api it supports, but always an option.

The alternative is I can compile a special version of it with an earlier version of the .net library that wine better supports.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 10:04 AM  
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Trying to get this to work on Ubuntu Linux 11.10 through Wine, but no luck yet. (the problem is that .NET 3.5 is not yet fully supported in Wine) If anyone has any pointers, let me know!

This little program has been a godsend for some of my friends who use Windows. Thanks so much for all your hard work lunarwtr!!
I run linux as well, and wine didn't work for me either. I do however program and test it in a VirtualBox VM of window xp.

For linux i can either try two routes. There is the Mono project which lets .net work on linux & mac. It has a reduced list of the .net api it supports, but always an option.

The alternative is I can compile a special version of it with an earlier version of the .net library that wine better supports.

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