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Simple launch app

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cromcruaich, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. Cromcruaich

    Cromcruaich Can't get enough of FH

    I wrote a small application to allow you to choose whether to launch DaoC windowed or non windowed, and at what resolution. I often launch in different modes depending on what i'm doing - for example when crafting I use windowed mode so I can do other stuff on PC without alt-tab, but when RvR'in I use full screen.

    You can download it here (unfortunately its about 4mb coz its a vb6 app):

    Camelot Launcher

    The usual stuff applies, released without support etc etc, but promise it doesnt send your account details to me!
     
  2. Gamah

    Gamah Banned

    nice app :) I had having to go in and change the user.dat manuely
     
  3. Funkybunny

    Funkybunny Banned

    can someone check this file and look for bad things? if its safe ill use it :)
     
  4. Rookiescot

    Rookiescot Fledgling Freddie

    McAfee says its safe so you can D/L it without much worry :)
     
  5. Shanaia

    Shanaia Fledgling Freddie

    Yes I think a lot of people would feel a bit safer if you posted the sourcecode of this...

    Thing with these programs (and downloading programs of the net in general) is that there are worries of virusses(sp? virri?) and backdoors and keylogs etc ... and then when the app is called "Camelot Launcher" I mean you're sure it's running when people are typing their passwords etc ^^

    Not sayign this is a virus or a keylogger .. just saying it might be wise to be carefull with things like this :(
     
  6. Takhasis

    Takhasis Can't get enough of FH

    I think the official response would be...

    "use at your own risk"....
     
  7. Shanaia

    Shanaia Fledgling Freddie

    I think the official response if you lost your account because of this would be "tough luck" :flame:
     
  8. - English -

    - English - Resident Freddy

    is it proven ok then? would be handy for me :p
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Fledgling Freddie

    If your scared just do it in batch files instead.
     
  10. - English -

    - English - Resident Freddy

  11. Ovron

    Ovron Loyal Freddie

    Empty compiled VB6.0 applications are 24kb.

    Just want to point that out. You do not need 4MB of stuff to use shell launch or even the API call.

    EDIT: Well the VB6.0 isn't 4MB now is it? The installer is.
     
  12. GimmlyTheDorf

    GimmlyTheDorf Banned

    As Ovron said I say its safe because of the size its not a trojan/keylogger etc but he still could of added a winstock to send the account details to a mail account. And you wouldnt even notice it unless your montiored the programs outbound activety it could be safe and it might not be its a risk to take. Me personaly wouldnt do it and if I did I would want to see the source or just make my own script but I have no need to use something like that.
     
  13. Ovron

    Ovron Loyal Freddie

    Analysed App and included DLL's, seems safe to use.

    As i wrote in the edit, the installer is 4 MB large, has nothing to do with VB6 itself.
     
  14. GimmlyTheDorf

    GimmlyTheDorf Banned

    Ah ok didnt d/l it didnt know it was a installer thought it was just few files in a rar. OK seems safe to use then :).
     
  15. Cromcruaich

    Cromcruaich Can't get enough of FH

    I wrote it all myself so give my guarentee that its got no code to hack your daoc account or do anything malicous etc.

    If people want any tweaks I can provide them, including different resolutions and launching into different clients for example then let me know.

    The reason vb6 based apps are so big is because of the vb6 runtimes that are included - I could of gone through and probably cut some stuff out but it was a quick wizard job in wise. Also the included dll has grown over time because it has lots of my own functions in it that have nothing to do with the launcher itself, I was basically just being lazy and should of just copied across one of the classes to this project rather than using the dll.

    If people like it and find the app useful I will tidy it up.

    Anyway, here is the main code, and also the class that is called in the funclib dll:

    Code.zip

    You can see that it does not make calls to any other function external to the class itself. In addition ive included the dll startup module to show there is nothing dodgy in there.

    If people are still worried I will move all the code to a single exe, and make that code available for people to compile themselves. All I ask is that the app itself if posted and recompiled is attributed to my character name, Cromcruaich.
     
  16. Neffneff

    Neffneff Fledgling Freddie

    I have daoc installed twice ;P one windowed mode, one full screen...takes more room but least its simple. 2 diff shortcuts on desktop, and no additional software.
     
  17. Alan

    Alan Fledgling Freddie

    Ok batch file explanation - excuse the "basicness" of this but ive uninstalled DAOC, not sure of the filenames

    Load up DAOC and configure it how you like in windowed mode and exit the game
    Copy from your camelot folder user.dat and call it user-window.dat
    Load up DAOC and configure it how you like in non-window mode and exit the game
    Copy from your camelot folder user.dat and call it user-fullscreen.dat

    Then just create a batchfile (save a notpad file on your desktop as DAOC-WIN.BAT
    copy c:\ToA\user-window.dat c:\ToA\user.dat
    c:\ToA\camelot

    And repeat for the non windowed mode.

    Like i said its been a while since i played, file names may have changed, locations may have changed but the principle will work
     

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