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#16
McJobless

No offense, but isn't this rather pointless if you need admin access anyways?

#17
Le Vee

No offense, but isn't this rather pointless if you need admin access anyways?


If you look at it that way, kinda. Admin access cannot be worked around, that's just how it has to happen. If you look at it as an easier way to enable windowed mode, then no. :)

I don't think I needed Ramp.

Yeah, I know.

Probably.

Yes, it works (or so the registry changes, can't test by launching the game because of the problem I mentioned).


What was the problem, again? You can't launch windowed mode, you have to restart before it works, or you have to load a different EXE? I'm positive my program didn't make everything break; it's the equivilent of changing the string yourself in regedit. My source code confirms that. If it doesn't work when changing it yourself, it won't work when you use the tool. Nevertheless, I can try to improve the odds of making it work by having the program make a couple of changes when it is run. I'm not trying to avoid helping you with your problem, I'm just trying to explain what is going on and how I might be able to change that. ;)

#18
Xiron

What was the problem, again? You can't launch windowed mode, you have to restart before it works, or you have to load a different EXE? I'm positive my program didn't make everything break; it's the equivilent of changing the string yourself in regedit. My source code confirms that. If it doesn't work when changing it yourself, it won't work when you use the tool. Nevertheless, I can try to improve the odds of making it work by having the program make a couple of changes when it is run. I'm not trying to avoid helping you with your problem, I'm just trying to explain what is going on and how I might be able to change that. ;)

Sorry about that, I edited the problem out which was on the first line because I was derping, and forgot to edit that out.

#19
Le Vee

Sorry about that, I edited the problem out which was on the first line because I was derping, and forgot to edit that out.


Oh, that makes more sence now.

But what did you do to make it work? You restarted, then loaded the game EXE and not the game launcher EXE, right?

#20
Xiron

But what did you do to make it work? You restarted, then loaded the game EXE and not the game launcher EXE, right?

Yup.

#21
Le Vee

Alright, new update.

Love it or hate it, the release of Windows 8 is impending. So I have compiled a new version that better supports Win8.

I have also compiled a special version that will run on Windows 9x, since LEGO Island was originally made for those OS's. This will be the only version, and will not be updated in the future.

Under the hood, the code to both versions is no different then V1.2.2.1. I have not had time to hammer out the bugs in the next version, so there have been no changes other than the new compiler. ;)

Get LEGO Island Windower V1.2.2.2 on the topic post!

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Love it or hate it, the release of Windows 8 is impending.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s
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#23
Le Vee

Love it or hate it, the release of Windows 8 is impending.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs :P

I'm not too thrilled with WIn8, even having not tried it, but Dad (through a long story) is getting a copy of Win8, and is going to put it on an old laptop, so I'll get to try it out. ;)

Anyway, small update here. After looking over my source, I have cleaned up the Win98 build. Among other things, I forgot to change text which ID'd it as the x86 version. I have changed that, and have limited it to not running on Windows 2000+, since the normal x86 build supports that OS. I also added text which tells you this fact when you run it on Win2K or later. One more change, which shouldn't be too confusing. LEGO Island Windower Win98 is now in V1.0.1. Because this is a special build that will not be updated as often/as all unlike the normal x86/x64 builds, I changed the version number. The code is based on x86 V1.2.2.2, but has been modified for Win98. From now on, if I do not specify what build has been updated/talk about it, I will be referring to the normal builds, and will make a point to say Win98 if I am talking about that one. ;)

I do not yet have a picture of the Win98 version running on Win98, because the VM is on the other computer. :)

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I tried it and it works just fine. Too bad we don't know how to stop the game itself from wigging out when you run it this way, though.

#25
Le Vee

I've just redone my Sourceforge.net LEGO Island Windower download folder, and there are a few changes that should be noted.

1: I've changed the URL to each version so it will be sorted by newest to oldest (from top to bottom). All I did was add a V to the begining of the version number.
2: Source code is now available as a seperate download. While the download wasn't that big with both of them, it makes it a bit easier to update, and if people want just the EXE and not the source.

Also of note (but not related to SF), I have tested LEGO Island Windower V1.2.2.2 x64 on Windows 8, and it works correctly.

No new release, I found out that multiple Check parameters are impossible, which put a dent in my plans for V1.3, and I have yet to find a workaround. I'll find it someday. ;)

#26
lu9

That will be good when I get LEGO Island... I never played the first game, just watched those random videos :P
So I won't need to use that qres thingy in LEGO Island :S

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You still need to run the game in full screen, there are too many issues in windowed mode to work for really playing it.
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#28
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Alright, new release (Special thanks to Segatendo for registry information)!

Two months after V1.2.2.2, I have finished V1.3. This is a feature packed release. Among other things, it automatically sets Ramp Emulation when Windowed Mode is selected, and asks you if you want to use either Ramp or MMX Emulation when Full Screen Mode is selected. I've also merged the x86 and x64 binaries into one binary. It has also been compiled with InnoSetup 5.5.2 Unicode, which brings official support for Windows 8.

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#29
lu9

it didn't worked for me, I mean, it did, but, there was no textures (well, this everybody had)
but I can't even play it, When I "click" on the brickbook (clicking everyplace to search it because it doesnt appear :P) the game crashes :(

PROCEEDIMENT (bad writting ftw):
I ran the 1.3 app with admin in WIndowed mode, then I went to LI folder run ISLE.EXE (with admin too)
yay! It's windowed! :PPP
BUT THEN IT HAPPENED

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When I "click" on the brickbook (clicking everyplace to search it because it doesnt appear ) the game crashes

There is no fix for this