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English Discussions > Old release - outdated: v.0.64 - 23 dec 2007
NumenorLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:25 am

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Latest SimPE release: 0.64 (23 dec 2007)

 

>>> Game compatibility: up to Bon Voyage and Teen Style Stuff

 

>>> Where to download: from the usual Download Page at SimPE site

 

>>> What's new in version 0.64

  • Now compatible with H&M, BV, Teen and Pet Stories
  • Better compatibility with Window Vista
  • Included latest plugins by PLJones (BHAV editor, BodyMeshTool, Object Finder)
  • Included plugins created by Theo (Sim Deleter Tool, Color Binning Tool, Orphan Mesh Scanner, Sim Clothing Editor)
  • Several minor tweaks to improve loading speed and stability
  • New installer, that allows to deselect the plugins not needed by the users and avoid installing unnecessary language files (only your language will be installed, if selected)
  • The installer is now fully translated in Italian, in addition to the usual English and German languages.

 

>>> Feedback and support

  • SimPE users can use this thread to provide feedback on the current release, to point out problems with the installers, to report broken download links. Please DON'T post here asking for help with specific tasks ("How do I...?"): search the forums for an answer, and create a separate thread in the proper forum if you can't find one.

 

>>> F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Before asking, please read the FAQ located in Post #3

 

 

>>> Why this unusual location for releasing the latest SimPE?

>>> Why Numenor and not Quaxi himself?

  • For more than two years, Quaxi has spent most of his time and energy on the SimPE project, creating and updating continuously the great tool that we all know and appreciate. He has been greatly helped in his task by PLJones, currently co-developer of the SimPE project, and creator of the PJSE BHAV editor and several other plugins for SimPE.

    Recently, real life has become more demanding for Quaxi, forcing him to spend less and less time on this project; this caused a great delay in releasing the new SimPe updates (the SimPe version published in the official download page still is not compatible with BV and Teen).

    Answering to the many requests of SimPe users, and in agreement with Quaxi himself, PLJones has taken the burden to carry on the SimPE project, until Quaxi returns to leading the project.

    While I personally can't help with the development of SimPE (not being a programmer myself), I'm trying to relieve PLJones at least from the burden to create an installer for the new SimPE versions and to keep this thread up-to-date: therefore, this will be my task Smile
    But our biggest thanks go to Quaxi in the first place for having led the project so far (hoping that he will be back as soon as possible) and to PLJones for deciding to carry on the project while Quaxi is away.

    As for the decision to post the download links in this threads, we had no choice: we can't update ourselves the SimPe site pages, and Quaxi - as said - is too busy to do it himself with the required frequency.

    Of course, this is intended to be a temporary arrangement, until Quaxi won't be back with all his usual energy and creativity on the SimPe project.
NumenorLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:21 am

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NumenorLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:44 am

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F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Q. I don't like installers because I don't know what they add in my Registry and system folders.

A. You are wise, we should never trust blindly anything :) The installer performs exactly these tasks:

  • SimPe files are copied in the folder that you decided when asked by the installer. Absolutely NO files are copied in the system folders or in any other folders outside the one you decided.
  • The icons are optionally created in the "Start Menu" (in the location you decided), on the Desktop and in the Quick Launch; the user can deactivate the creation of icons at all.
  • The installer then adds to the Registry the following keys (ALL these keys are deleted when uninstalling):
    • Required: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\SimPE_is1 (uninstall info)
    • Required: HKCU\Software\Ambertation\SimPe (legacy key required for compatibility with older SimPE versions)
    • Optional: 2 keys in HKCR for each file association requested by the user
If you want to examine the installer code yourself, find it attached to this post (the script has been created with Inno Setup).

 

 

Q. Should I perform a "clean install", i.e. uninstall and remove all the SimPe components before using this installer?

A. The installer automatically uninstalls all previous versions of SimPE. Your personal configuration files (layout and settings) won't be deleted, and will be used by the new SimPE. All the program files that you may have added or manually modified yourself won't be deleted, either (if you don't want them any more, you have to manually remove them before installing).

 

 

Q. I can't find the Wizards of SimPE in the SimPE menus.

A. The Wizards of SimPE are a separate program that must be started from its own icon in the Start Menu. If you selected the "Don't create icons" option while installing, then you have no choice but to find the file "Wizard or SimPE.exe" located in the program installation folder, and double-click on it.

ClipAttachments:
InnoSetup_script.rar (6.01 kb, 1870 downloads)
 
alexLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:23 am

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Nice work you all, Happy this project will go on forever :-) :D

just one q, the installer (what still works great except for one little thing)will select the default location... in my eyes this is normal (every installer does this) but if you don't change anything the link in your startmenu will also be 'default' instead of simPE is this intentional? 

NumenorLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:35 pm

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No, it wasn't intentional :P

 

thanks to your report, I've found a tiny bug in the installer: whenever SimPE is installed for the first time (or it was completely removed before installing), the installer can't find the "previous" menu group where to put the icons, and defaults to a "(Default)" group. Now the problem is fixed: the installer currently online has this glitch fixed (no changes were made to SimPE itself: the correction relates to the installer only; so, redownloading isn't actually needed).

 

alexLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:27 pm

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ok, thankyou for fixing that little bug;), i'll be futher testing, and reporting this realease for the rest of the day.
DamonLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:38 pm

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Sentite grazie per il tuo regalo di Natale Numeror.

 

Buon Natale

GinnieLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:03 pm

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Thank you very much!  I'll put it into my updates that go out today.  Ginnie
NumenorLink to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:24 pm

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Ginnie wrote:
I'll put it into my updates that go out today.

 

You mean you will share the news, right? You aren't going to distribute the actual files, are you?

 

Just to clear up this point, the SimPE program and the related source code are under the General Public Licence (GPL), that entitles everyone to distribute copies of the program (even charging for the file transfer service but not for the program itself). Therefore, you have the legal right to share the files, too; but we strongly advice not to do so, at least in the current developing stage, because the people that get the software from you will try and report possible problems and bugs to you. In the interest of the Community, we'd like to be the first referring point for anyone experiencing problems with SimPE (so to get first-hand bug reports), and this goal can't be achieved efficiently if multiple persons share multiple copies of SimPe without accepting the burden to offer assistance and support.

 

On the other hand, anyone willing to share the news about the SimPe updates is extremely welcome: the more we spread the word, the more efficient will be the bugfixing and updating process. 

princess_serenity14616Link to postposted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:59 pm

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I was just wondering before I install this new version should I just install it or do a clean install? What I mean by clean install is completely uninstall the old version and start from scratch installing the new one. Thank You to all for any help provided.
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