New Launcher - German Users

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New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:40 am

I was wondering if any active players with the German version of KA? There is likely to be one more test release of the combined patch with some minor updates, assuming this goes well then this is the version that will be localized into German.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby diforce » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:33 pm

hi John,
i can test the patch for the german version :)

greetings Dimitri

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks, I hope to have some news soon.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby Poktarl » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:55 am

Uhh great, I'd love to test the german verson too.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:12 pm

I got a little delayed by a last minute work thing, I was supposed to have last week off but got switched at the last moment.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby Poktarl » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:00 pm

John wrote:I got a little delayed by a last minute work thing, I was supposed to have last week off but got switched at the last moment.


John, how is it going so far with the new launcher for the german version? :D

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:40 pm

Almost, keep getting distracted... and not in a good way lol.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby Poktarl » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:16 pm

Always those distractions :mrgreen: I'm eager to get this patch in my hands. Or is there a way to use the us patch too?

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:24 pm

Won't be long. I'm starting to learn my lesson giving an ETA but I can be reasonably sure the German package will be done in the next week or two. I have the translations in hand (Thanks CISN_Destroyer!) and there is not much work to do.

The combined patch is Komat's wrapper, the same old 1.02 and screenshot fix. The only extra component is the replacement launcher to make wrapper configuration a little easier. I do have one or two future ideas for the launcher but for now I just want to get it out for with the wrapper configuration.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby Poktarl » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:30 pm

that sounds great John, please take your time. :D

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm

Later than planned but it should be up at the weekend at some point.

After the German combined patch, next items on the list is a host move (quick, I hope) and the new DVD kit (depends on work schedule).

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby teeth_03 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:20 am

And then find someone to pester about getting the game on Steam or GoG

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:40 pm

teeth_03 wrote:And then find someone to pester about getting the game on Steam or GoG


I do have a vague memory of an e-mail from between 2000-2002 where some of the rights issues were explained to me. I don't recall the specifics but I believe Klingon Academy has an extra layer of complications that other Star Trek games might not have, I don't think its impossible though.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:38 pm

Progress, had a last minute unexpected problem but all good now:

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Pretty much done aside from packing it up, I'm just installing a German copy of Windows on a spare PC along with a German KA to do a proper test.

Edit: Test went well but I just had a thought, is anyone using a German copy of Klingon Academy on an English copy of Windows?

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby Poktarl » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:33 pm

oh wow, nice to see it's almost done, can't wait! :mrgreen:

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:52 pm

Monday 17th September 2018 - 1.02r3 Downloads Up

There will be a follow up release after these ones which will be the final combined patch in its current form. That release will correct any mistakes I might have made in copying the translations and a fix to one of the campaign missions video playback.

Sorry about the delays on this :(

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:42 pm

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 1.02r4 Downloads Up

Monday's 1.02r3 release (UK, US & German) had an issue with the settings page causing it to be extremely slow to load when reading current settings so it has now been replaced with 1.02r4.

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby diforce » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:55 pm

John thank you for the german launcher version :)

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby Poktarl » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 pm

John, thank you very very much for providing this great patch. I do appreciate your efforts very much. :)

At some point you asked for testing about possible false true antivirus messages etc. or any other issue that might comes with that patch.

When extracting the contained .exe from the zip file, I get this:

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Maybe this is helpful for you for a later update of the patch. Patching the game itself works flawlessly.


But when I'm trying to start the game via the launcher, I get this message:

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Starting the game directly via the ka.exe works flawlessly again.


If you need further testing with the german version, you can count on me. :)

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Re: New Launcher - German Users

Postby John » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:07 pm

I really appreciate the feedback, I will let you know when the next release is coming. The new launcher is basic but I kept finding the odd issue, so far though r4 seems to be looking good aside from one minor problem - See known issues.

Edit: If you have a few moments please look over the settings page of the new launcher especially the tooltips, I copied and pasted the German translations and it's possible I made a typo/mistake here and there.

Antivirus:

I've posted the VirusTotal scan results here. It's something I will try and look in to, the number of false positives are not as large as I expected but avast is one of them. If I remember correctly the first release of the combined patch did peak on detections a few days after release but then settled down after I made some false positive reports, it will be interesting to see what happens. Some products painting SFX archives as being automatically bad is not helping, I will need to do some testing.

Couldn't find/load text fonts:

This error is normally caused by a missing data.dat, is it possible you installed the patch to another directory other than where Klingon Academy is really installed? This version of the combined patch needs manual selection of the installation directory (ironically to reduce false positive detections, automatic detection seemed to annoy some AV scanners). Are you starting from a clean installation using Interplay media? Failing that is it possible the new launcher is being run in a sandbox of some sort?

Can you confirm your Windows version? I will install a German copy of Windows, KA and avast in a Virtual Machine and test it.

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