Portable Spring on portableapps.com?

Portable Spring on portableapps.com?

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Wartender
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Portable Spring on portableapps.com?

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i've noticed we have a portable version of Spring in the Downloads page. Why not add it to the applications at portableapps.com?
They have plenty of games and afaik it's a pretty popular website, i get tons of crap for my pendrive there.
It would be a great way to get Spring noticed.
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Do it!
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seems to broke for me. Maybe make sure it works before posting it there?
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i would also include at least one map and one mod. Or does automatic download work in portable spring too?
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i would do it but it requires knowledge (of the engine and such) which i do not possess, portableapps wants people to put it in their format, which means adding directories and moving things everywhere... i think it would be worthwhile though, i'm sure the amount of work it takes to make it compatible is not much and that website is pretty popular.

(if the portable version is unstable that's another story though)
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include ba dsd, and an annoying point spamming widget. This should pretty much take care of everything the user could need.
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Posting Spring anywhere external is useless. It is an engine and the learning curve to download things and make them work is too high. Don't publicly upload packages including content of questionable legality. Let a game developer upload a simple, self-contained game package (eg zswzg).
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I'm not sure Spring can be made to obey strictly to their format specification. I could modify my launcher.exe so it run a Spring.exe in a subfolder, but how to maked default settings and configurations be copied from DefaultData to Data on first try? Would it be possible to keep mods & maps (which wouldn't change) in a folder, while having all that is changed (spring settings, widgets settins, infolog, demos) in another?

Is there some mode where TASClient won't use registery, or will clean registery on exit? Or maybe there's tools on portableapps to do that? How to tell TASClient to store its generated files (logs, etc..) in another folder?

Beside, the way we can already configure what Spring uses for data folder confuse me enough, I wouldn't it to be complicated even more just to adhere to portableapps rules.

I could cheat around a bit by making my launcher copies some files, like mods & maps & client, from DefaultData to Data.

Basically, it isn't as trivial as saying: Spring IS portable, let's add it there!
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zwzsg wrote:I'm not sure Spring can be made to obey strictly to their format specification. I could modify my launcher.exe so it run a Spring.exe in a subfolder, but how to maked default settings and configurations be copied from DefaultData to Data on first try? Would it be possible to keep mods & maps (which wouldn't change) in a folder, while having all that is changed (spring settings, widgets settins, infolog, demos) in another?
All this is already done in the portable archive.
zwzsg wrote:Is there some mode where TASClient won't use registery, or will clean registery on exit? Or maybe there's tools on portableapps to do that? How to tell TASClient to store its generated files (logs, etc..) in another folder?
Springlobby is portable, and won't use registry as crappy tasclient.
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Re: Portable Spring on portableapps.com?

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I don't doubt the portable archive of Spring is portable, just that it follows PortableApps exact rules.
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so is there any chance this will happen? it can't take too much work i think, and it'd be a great way to get spring "out there" (btw i saw they recently added warzone 2100 to the list of games, let's give them some competition :) )

if people told me what i have to do to make this happen i could try, but keep in mind i have the coding skills of a retarded dung beetle that has undergone a lobotomy.
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It'll happen when:
- SpringSettings.exe --config pathto/SpringSettings.cfg will work
- SpringLobby.exe --config pathto/SpringSettings.cfg will work
- SpringLobby.exe store chat logs where the env var SPRING_DATADIR points to

Also, I was weirded out to be unable to locate where SpringLobby.exe store its own settings, but I need a way to have them in that same folder I make --config and SPRING_DATADIR points to.
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so my inexistent coding skills/experience suggests that this doesn't seem like a ton of work, could any dev take up the task?
sorry for rezzing this thread but i think this would be a really great way to get spring "out there"
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Google_Frog wrote:Posting Spring anywhere external is useless. It is an engine and the learning curve to download things and make them work is too high. Don't publicly upload packages including content of questionable legality. Let a game developer upload a simple, self-contained game package (eg zswzg).
^^ This.
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well zwzsg is trying to make the KP installer work isn't he?
edit: or not, idk, in any case that would would be what we want no?
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Re: Portable Spring on portableapps.com?

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well making portable <modname>+engine would be simple. I could do that with evo no problem. Basically anything on rapid could go portable instantly.

Portable <modname>+engine is not a bad idea.
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Spring is already portable.

But: portable != portableapps.com specs

On PortableApps.com they don't only require the app to be portable, but also a separation of user data and app.

Which I can't do until what I said in my previous post.
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Re: Portable Spring on portableapps.com?

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In portable spring, springlobby stores it's own settings in the spring folder.

Edit: That said, running spring from a flash drive isn't the smartest thing to do.
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Yes, and PortableApps.com wants it to store them in another folder.
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Re: Portable Spring on portableapps.com?

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That's strange, I prefer it when portable apps store their data in their own folder. I dislike the data being spread all over the place.
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