Loading...
Name:    Password:    (Forgot password / username? / Create an account)

Forum index  > News   >

Multiplatform Zero-K lobby

68 posts, 4948 views
Post comment
Filter:    Player:  
Page of 4 (68 records)
sort
CZrankAdminLicho
2 years ago
(edited 2 years ago)

There is now a new Zero-K lobby, I hope that auto-upgrade worked well on your system :)

This new version also works on Linux and should work on Mac with little tweaks.

To install on Linux, run something like that:

quote:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:spring/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install spring mono-complete xprintidle p7zip wget
wget http://zero-k.info/lobby/Zero-K.exe
mono Zero-K.exe


On Windows there is now a new feature to use external browser instead of built in, and lots of little tweaks.

Both platforms now share identical executable and self update at the same time.

Unfortunately that means I had to strip some WPF vector visuals form ZKL, but they can now be recreated using bitmaps and manual rendering. So please hold on until I get some artist help :)

ZKL for linux wont be able to download engine 91.0 because it does not exist as a static build yet.
If you do have a working 91.0 for linux, make a symlink in .spring/engine/91.0/spring to make ZKL use it.
+0 / -0
CZrankAdminLicho
2 years ago
(edited 2 years ago)

Also forgot to mention that ZKL can now work like a portable application.
Just stick it's exe somewhere, pick a data folder for it if people want that.

So we could create exe with maps and mods prepacked if needed.
+0 / -0
RUrankNapoleonbanana_Ai
2 years ago


You wrote a wrong URL.

wget http://zero-k.info/Zero-K.exe
ERROR 404: Not Found.


+0 / -0
USrankDudenicemonkey
2 years ago
I got the lobby from http://zero-k.info/lobby/Zero-K.exe but got the following error when I ran it.

http://pastebin.com/7XFXhzCK
+0 / -0
DErankSoldiershadoxxHD
2 years ago
is there any way to get the old lobby back once i updated it?
+0 / -0
AUrankNapoleonliq3
2 years ago
I've got the same problem as nicemonkey.
+0 / -0
CZrankDude[DDAM]aiphee
2 years ago
(edited 2 years ago)



I have exactly same error as USrankDudenicemonkey
+0 / -0
JPrankNapoleongajop
2 years ago
Good job!
Just note that those instructions are only valid for Ubuntu (and possibly Debian) distributions.

Also I got stuck here:

quote:

% wget http://zero-k.info/Zero-K.exe
--2013-05-27 09:30:47-- http://zero-k.info/Zero-K.exe
Resolving zero-k.info (zero-k.info)... 94.23.171.71
Connecting to zero-k.info (zero-k.info)|94.23.171.71|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2013-05-27 09:30:48 ERROR 404: Not Found.


Seems link is dead.
+0 / -0
CZrankAdminLicho
2 years ago
Sorry, fixed the link and the crash linked by USrankDudenicemonkey caused by some last minute changes :(

@[S]TheDarkKiller Not at moment though we do plan to restyle the new lobby to something nicer.
+0 / -0
JPrankNapoleongajop
2 years ago
OK!
Got it to run now.
Couple of things:
On first launch it opens a tab with http://zero-k.info/Wiki/LobbyStart page with a weird "page doesn't translated" text on top.
The mouse cursor is really weird in it (looks like this one except mirrored on the Y axis, https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/977623/57377/67228d00-5b45-11e2-9c2e-d85cb978288d.png), and the GUI is kinda ugly. Right clicking on certain elements creates a window displaced by a certain offsett. (http://s2.postimg.org/8rb7ildvt/screenshot.png)
The directory scanner is being restarted all the time, starts with 1/120 scanned, but restarts to 1/115, 1/112, etc. It seems to finish in the end though.
I did manage to rejoin a running BA game so I guess the main things work.

The package installation on arch goes like this:
pacman -S spring mono p7zip wget
yaourt -S xprintidle #(available on AUR, so yaourt needs to be installed too)

Am I missing something to get it to look nice? What gets installed with mono-complete?
+0 / -0
CZrankAdminLicho
2 years ago
Thanks, we will work on the gui design and other issues (like scanner flashing) now.

I think that downloads and scanner tasks could be moved to status bar to save space.
Cursor can be changed though I dont know what is the default one on linux :)
+0 / -0
JPrankNapoleongajop
2 years ago
The cursor thing is going to be problematic, as most DEs/WMs can (and do) set their own, and the "X default" one is probably really bad (I think that's what's getting displayed here).
It may be best to not touch the cursor and use the current one, if possible?
+0 / -0
CZrankAdminLicho
2 years ago
I think so.
+0 / -0
CZrankDude[DDAM]aiphee
2 years ago
(edited 2 years ago)



Start works, ill try a game :)

PS: WOW now is ZK:L really Ugly :-D (i know its wip).

Edit:
Bugs:
(not just) 91 engine download fails (crutial)
add bot menu bugged, it is partly hidden below screen when window maximized (minor)

+0 / -0
CZrankAdminLicho
2 years ago
Yes 91.0 has no portable build..

I mentioned it in the OP:
quote:

ZKL for linux wont be able to download engine 91.0 because it does not exist as a static build yet.
If you do have a working 91.0 for linux, make a symlink in .spring/engine/91.0/spring to make ZKL use it.

+0 / -0
CZrankDude[DDAM]aiphee
2 years ago


CZrankAdminLicho Sry, didnt saw it in excitenment :) Anyway, testing build of 94 failed too.
+0 / -0
EErankAdminAnarchid
2 years ago
quote:
Yes 91.0 has no portable build..

There are custom builds in existence, i'm using one. I'll suggest what i suggested to use in weblobby (aside from symlink approach) - if there is need to download 91.0 and no symlink has been provided by user, just make a conditional download directly.
+0 / -0
JPrankNapoleongajop
2 years ago
CZrankDude[DDAM]aiphee
How did it fail? It worked for me (joining a BA game worked).
+0 / -0
CZrankAdminLicho
2 years ago
Did you have 7z installed? 94.1 download should work fine...

+0 / -0
CZrankDude[DDAM]aiphee
2 years ago


I did installed 7zip.
JPrankNapoleongajop 94 works fine but lobby didnt downloaded it, i alredy had it from repo, but i tried to join bleeding edge and engine download for that failed.
+0 / -0
Page of 4 (68 records)