Released Game Launcher 3.0

Discussion in 'Released Mods' started by Eikester, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Eikester

    Eikester Possessed Armor

    Current Version

    Please visit the Official Website for Guides/Troubleshootings/News etc.

    ! Important !
    For a Step by Step Guide how to use this tool to keep your Terraria 1.1.2/tConfig after the upcoming Terraria Update watch this Post by Tunnel King!​

    What is new?
    • Installation progress is now much easier, Download and execute the Installer (as Admin) and select the path where to install
    • New compact Layout
      • removed Hash Column from Games Tab, useless
      • Games Tab renamed to Apps
      • Apps Tab now shows the Apps Name, Version and Author
    • Renamed Button "create *.gli" to "Add App"
    • Added Option to minimize the Game Launcher to Tray on Game Start
    • Doesn't need an Internet connection to retrieve the Terraria Hash value
    • now requires to be launched from your Steam Client
    • new gli format, json files with ending gli3
    • gli3 and settings file are now stored in "My Documents/My Games/Terraria/Game Launcher"
    • able to run apps from wherever you want, gli3 files can contain an absolut path to an Game/Tool
    • since 3.1: You can now install previous Releases of Terraria (1.0, 1.06.1, 1.1.2 etc.)
      • will be installed into a Subfolder in your Main Terraria Directory
        • Subfolder named "Older Versions/Terraria ****" where * is the Version number
      • makes it possible to still use tConfig
      • "Terraria Launcher.exe":
        • allows to save/load Worlds/Players/config to/from a non standard folder
        • Folder can be changed in "Terraria.ini" either relativ or full qualified Path without quotes
          • default: "My Games/Terraria/Terraria *.*.*.*" where * is the Version number
    new gli3 Format: (open)

    "appAuthor" : "Re-Logic",
    "appHash" : "A803086E90166A64CC978BE7BF9E44C7022FEFF2410222973F75CA52D8BD257D",
    "appName" : "Terraria",
    "appPath" : "c:\test\testapp.exe",
    "appVersion" : ""

    • first try to verify your Game cache and redownload Terraria, then install Game Launcher again
    • post the contents of the Log Tab
    Download 3.0.1 (Pre 1.2)

    Download (Terraria
    Old Thread

    Download modified tConfig Installer for use with Terraria 1.1.2 Downgrade feature


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    Changelog (open)

    • Updated for Terraria
    • Updated for Terraria 1.2.4
    • Updated for Terraria
    • Added Downgrade Patches 1.0.1 and
    • Updated for Terraria 1.2.3
    • Updated for Terraria 1.2.2
    • Fixed corrupt Wavebank for Terraria 1.1.2
    • Excluded Older Version Patches from Game Launcher
      • Requires an Internet connection to download
    • Updated for Terraria
    • Fixed corrupt Terraria 1.0 Installation
    • hopefully fixed dpi related missing Buttons
    • Added Info Dialog
    • Older Versions Install Dialog has a new Button (Start) and a new Checkbox to Skip existing Files
    • Installer allows you to copy a pdb File for more exact Error Messages
      • recommended to leave this option checked
    • Fixed missing Icon for Desktop Shortcut
    • Fixed a couple of Crashes
    • Program now has the correct Manifest File
    • Updated for Terraria
    • Updated for Terraria 1.2.1
    • Added Option to disable Icons in the App List
    • Added New Install Dialog when installing Older Version
    • All Older Versions will now Install "Terraria Launcher.exe", this Launcher can load Player and World Files from any Directory you want, it creates a "Terraria.ini" on the first Launch where you can set the Directory, default Directory is "My Games/Terraria/Terraria v.v.v.v" where v is the Version Number
    • Fixed "Edit App" Dialog not showing Save and Cancel Buttons with non standard DPI settings
    • Edit App does no longer show an own Icon in the Taskbar
    • Updated for Terraria
    • Added Version 1.0.5 Diffpatch
    • Reduced Patches Filesize
    • Temporary Folders and Files will be removed now after installing a Patch
    • Added Version 1.0 Diffpatch
    • Added Version Diffpatch
    Update 3.2:
    • Updated for
    • You can now Install 1.0.4 and 1.1.2
    • Previous Releases will be installe into an new subfolder named "Older Versions"
    Update 3.1:
    • Added Menu to Install older Terraria Versions (Currently only 1.1.2)
    • Updated for
    Update 3.0.1:
    • Added Contextmenu to Apps with following Options
      • Edit App - Opens a new Window to Edit an App's Settings
      • Remove App - Removes the App and deletes its gli3 file
    • Added "Show Tooltips" checkbox to Settings Tab
    • "Add App" now opens a new Window where you have better control over the App's Settings
    • Fixed a Bug where the Installer doesn't create the desktop Shortcut
    • Fixed a Bug where an App gets the wrong Icon
    • Renamed "Options" to "Settings"
  2. Kage

    Kage Floaty Gross

    This looks cool:)
  3. Darkercloud

    Darkercloud Lava Slime

    Have a suggestion, I would really like to be able to resize the window.
  4. Berserker66

    Berserker66 Umbrella Slime

    "Games" Tab is still a bit odd considering some Tools find their way in there..
    Maybe just make it "Programs", "Executables" - or I guess the new rage is "Apps"

    I might make Omnitool add itself to that list as well. Is an absolute path possible or will I have to put a launcher exe into the Terraria folder?
  5. Darkercloud

    Darkercloud Lava Slime

    I added the modpack builder to the game list and when I open it modpack builder is blank, No text or anything.
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  6. Eikester

    Eikester Possessed Armor

    thanks for reporting, i've fixed this but not released yet
  7. Eikester

    Eikester Possessed Armor

    so updated the Game Launcher:

    -now shows the App Icons
    -added Modpack Builder tab
    -changed GLI format, supports absolut paths for Apps
    -the tool first checks if it can find an executable depending on its hash like before​
    -now runs the App from the path if the first check fails and a path exists in the gli​
    -GLI files are now "json" files with new file ending 'gli3'
    -GLI files are now stored in "My Documents/My Games/Terraria/Game Launcher" to keep your Terraria Folder clean
    -old gli's are converted to gli3 automatically
    -added option to immediately run the last started app
    -Game Launcher is now resizable, minimum size is 300x200, default 500x400

    the new gli format, remember file ending is now 'gli3':
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  8. Yoraiz0r

    Yoraiz0r The Wizard

    <3 , thank you Eikester! :D
    Zer0 Th3 Fall3n likes this.
  9. Tunnel King

    Tunnel King Moderator Staff Member

    I'm seeing a significant increase in CPU usage with GL3.0. When I start any of vanilla/tConfig 0.29.9/TCCLtC, the new GL process itself rises up to ~13% CPU usage and stays there as long as the game is running. This is on top of what the game itself is using (separate process), which is generally at least that amount (on my computer). This increase is enough to produce lag and stuttering to the point of being unplayable. When just the GL is running, it doesn't seem to be using any significant resources.

    I tried reinstalling the previous GL, and I don't see it using any significant CPU usage by it regardless if a game is launched or not. So, what is the new GL doing to use so much CPU?

    Also, nothing seems to work in the ModPack Builder tab. After pressing Start, it lists the mods, but when I type a number to rebuild one, it prints 'Thread was being aborted', then prints out the list again.
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  10. Eikester

    Eikester Possessed Armor

    both should be fixed right now
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  11. Tunnel King

    Tunnel King Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, both work great now. I really like the simpler, cleaner look as well.
    Darkercloud and Eikester like this.
  12. Mr.not here

    Mr.not here Angel Statue

    Aww, the "close launcher when opened" thingy is gone. That was pretty useful. Otherwise, AWESOME. Bye!
  13. Silly_Meh

    Silly_Meh Cursed Man

    I'm so confused as to how to install tConfig and the mods I want with it. I have GL installed properly, and I have tConfig installed, by idk where to put it and such. Also, I have no "Modpacks" file. Help, please?
  14. Darkercloud

    Darkercloud Lava Slime

    I keep getting "Thread was being aborted" message when using the modbuilder tab.
  15. Eikester

    Eikester Possessed Armor

    first try to redownload/reinstall the one from this thread, got this before or after installing tconfig 0.30? it may be possible that the tconfig included one is slightly outdated
  16. Darkercloud

    Darkercloud Lava Slime

    I got this after installing latest tconfig.
  17. gaianmage

    gaianmage Zombie

    thank you, this looks a alot better.
  18. SquallLeonheart

    SquallLeonheart Green Slime

    im getting pissed off why can't i install the tconfig or the terraria say something how to pls
  19. Kage

    Kage Floaty Gross

    please dont double post:)
  20. SquallLeonheart

    SquallLeonheart Green Slime

    also why is their no worlds file in my terraria folder?

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