Web-content updater in development

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Web-content updater in development

Postby cliffski » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:06 pm

Its crude at the moment, but the next patch for Democracy will include a new web-update check feature. Basically, the game will be able to download new policies, events etc automatically from within the game itself.
It's a bit of a prototype right now, but the plan is for a new button on the main screen that looks at the list of mods on the server and copies new ones down automatically.
Hopefully this will lead to an increase in the number of available events, policies etc.
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Postby matleouf » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:11 pm

Very good news!
It would also be cool to see what policies have been added to the game...
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Postby Lidhuin » Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:17 pm

Where are patches downloaded from?
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Postby cliffski » Sat Feb 25, 2006 9:08 am

to get version 1,32 you need to email cliff AT positech.co.uk with your order number or email address. Then from this point on, new policies and graphics / sounds etc can be distributed automatically.
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Postby cliffski » Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:23 pm

I just added a new dilemma - Housing Expansion for the UK. You just need to click the 'check for updates' button on the main menu to get it installed automatically :D
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Postby cliffski » Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:21 pm

new dilemma again today - People Smuggling.
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Postby sebastian » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:04 am

I've bought the game in a shop and don't have an order number. How can I get the update?
Why don't you put the update on the homepage for download?
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Postby cliffski » Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:00 pm

the update is only for the online version at the moment. its not a traditional patch.
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Postby Tobi » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:41 pm

is it possible to make the patch for the german version?
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Postby cliffski » Fri May 05, 2006 10:07 am

Ok, for anyone having problems with the auto updater, this patch should fix any hangs or crashes:

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy/Patch1.4a.zip

it also fixes a bug where the green trophy couldnt be won. You can *try* this patch on the retail version, but I can't be sure it will work, sorry!

This also hopefully means that a new country (portugal) can be downloaded now.
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Postby TiCi » Fri May 05, 2006 7:59 pm

It seems that the unpatched version worked better - with 1.4a I can't get autoupdates - the game crashes.
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Postby cliffski » Fri May 05, 2006 9:28 pm

freezes or actually crashes? can you send me the debugdata files if it crashes? cheers.
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Postby TiCi » Sat May 06, 2006 6:03 am

It is just like what Mike is describing in the new topic - problems with check for updates. When it comes to data/webfiles.txt it just goes blank, then it shows the windows error and after that it crashes. It doesn't even offer the debugdata files.

(My version is 1.4a)
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Postby Guest » Sat May 06, 2006 9:54 pm

cliffski wrote:Ok, for anyone having problems with the auto updater, this patch should fix any hangs or crashes:

http://www.positech.co.uk/democracy/Patch1.4a.zip

it also fixes a bug where the green trophy couldnt be won. You can *try* this patch on the retail version, but I can't be sure it will work, sorry!

This also hopefully means that a new country (portugal) can be downloaded now.


patch is not working on the german retail version...an error with procedure "read"...
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Postby Tobi » Sun May 14, 2006 6:01 pm

How can i run the patch under retrail version (german)?

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