Tag: WindowsLogic

Fighting is Magic: Aurora For Windows XP & macOS

Fighting is Magic: Aurora For Windows XP & macOS

And… I’m Back!

It’s been a while since I made any news updates for anything, but this one is to do with Fighting is Magic: Aurora 1.0 support when it’s released since I want a wider audience to be able to play the game on their systems.

What’s The Plan?

The plan is quite simple, it involves ways to get Fighting is Magic: Aurora working on Windows XP (all service packs) and macOS through various means of either emulation or fudging.

How Will This Work On Windows XP?

For Windows XP, this is pretty simple. I shall be making a bare-bones version of the Fighting is Magic: Aurora launcher which will handle updates in a similar way to the launcher for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and above. The Windows XP launcher will include all the functions of the main launcher except the ability to send feedback and get developer updates (when the game is released). I shall be making a YouTube video showing off this Windows XP-designed launcher and showing the differences between the regular launcher and this bare-bones one.

How Will This Work On macOS?

Wine. Wine is a tool used for running Windows applications on macOS or Linux if you use the Linux version. Technically this version for macOS will work on Linux if you’re into that sort of thing. Downsides of the macOS compatible Fighting is Magic: Aurora are that it will not have a launcher or any way to update the game and will be just be the game in an executable file while you run with Wine. WineBottler will be included in the package and there will be a tutorial for it on my YouTube channel when this version is released.

Will Updates On These Operating Systems Be Slower?

Sadly, yes. Updates for these operating systems will be slower than the regular release as they will be worked on after the regular version has been released. Updates for Windows XP and macOS will be anywhere from a day to a week later than the regular updates.

Will DLC Be Available On These Operating Systems?

Yes, of course. I would never limit users based on their operating system of choice and all updates, regardless of which operating system you’re on will get DLC updates. People on macOS will have to download the updates manually but the DLC will be included in the manual download.

Thank you for reading this blog post and I hope this has cleared some things up about the direction I’m heading in with Fighting is Magic: Aurora.

Scheduled Server Downtime

Scheduled Server Downtime

Servers will be undergoing maintenance on the 12th April 2019. All services will be down except for the status page (use that to see the status of the servers). During this time, you will not be able to download applications, update applications, access help documentation in my applications or access main websites. The downtime duration will be anywhere from 1 hour – 6 hours depending on if I can get everything done. If worst comes to worst, expect roughly a day to get everything back up.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Cleaned up code.
2. Fixed a bug where the zoom function was not anchored to the corner of the status bar.
3. Fixed a bug where the “No” button would not work on ‘Delete All Save Data?’
4. Fixed a bug where ‘Help’ would not work in ‘Web Studio’.
5. Fixed a bug where clicking a link with, “#” would cause an exception.
6. Updated design of ‘Quick Start’ and main browser window.
7. Added new default background.
8. Removed ‘Malicious Content Blocker’.

Download it here.

Vivian ESR 10.2.2.0

Vivian ESR 10.2.2.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug in ‘Web Studio’ where inserting HTML would only work on first line.
2. Fixed some inconsistencies in the user interface.
3. Fixed a bug where dialogues would not display properly.
4. Fixed a bug while in ‘Quick Start’ where it would not close when opening a page from ‘Pins’ or ‘History’ in ‘Settings Panel’.
5. Fixed a bug where the ‘View Certificate’ button would completely disable, even when opening
the dialogue on a secure/unsecure website.
6. Added new icon on the ‘Donate’ button on ‘Quick Start’.
7. Added ability to zoom in, out and reset zoom.
8. Added ability to delete cookies, temporary internet files and all saved data.
9. Fixed a bug where the browser wasn’t respecting HTTP or HTTPS values. Sites were still
connecting securely, but you weren’t being shown and that was a problem.
10. ‘Automatic Updates’ now connects through HTTPS (even though it did server-side regardless).
11. Changed icon for ‘Web Studio’.
12. Help is now online only.
13. Updated malicious content blocker.

Download it here.

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR Discontinued

I recently discontinued development of Hub ESR, this was because the project didn’t make much sense when Windows 10 isn’t as flawed as Windows 8.1 was when I first made it in 2014. Windows 8.1 didn’t have a Start menu or very intuitive ways to access your applications so Hub was made as a front-end for Windows to make it easier to access your applications and use Windows in a small sub-environment.

What comes after Hub ESR? Will there be another front-end?

I am working on a new project which will be called Hub 11, this will make Hub into a “Hub” for everything WindowsLogic and will be based on Gecko. There will be no further development of a front-end. Front-ends are so 2015, ya know?

Vivian ESR Discontinuation Date

Vivian ESR will be discontinued on the 14th July 2019. This means that there will be no new updates for installed copies of Vivian, all support will be ceased and the ability to download will be taken down from my website. Copies of Vivian ESR which have been installed before the end of support date will continue to operate but will contain a message that reads, “This application has reached end of support. There will be no more updates, bug fixes or optimisations made to this application and it is recommended that you find an alternative.” I recommend that you grab a copy of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to continue browsing if you used Vivian ESR as your main browser.

Will source code be available after discontinuation?

Short answer, no. I will not be releasing source code for Vivian ESR since it still contains many technologies which are still in use on my other applications. Making these technologies open source could stop future development of my other applications entirely.

Why are you discontinuing Vivian ESR?

I feel that there’s not really any point continuing to develop it since the Internet browser market is saturated. Other Internet browsers are much better than Vivian ESR and people would rather use what other companies offer and don’t want to use something made by a, “lonely programmer”.

I hope this cleared any concerns you may have had about the future of my ESR applications.

Fighting is Magic: Aurora 0.5.1.0

Fighting is Magic: Aurora 0.5.1.0

This is an improvement over the last public beta release 0.5.0.1. The changes in these updates are as follows;

Launcher:
1. Changed the style of the Discord server button.
2. Links on the ‘About’ dialogue now work.
3. Added development build option under the ‘Debug’ tab in ‘Settings Panel > Game’ in
preperation for release.

Game:
1. Removed Rainbow Dash’s 236D as 236C does the same thing.
2. Fixed a bug where Rainbow Dash’s 236B aerial would clip through opponent when teched.
3. Fixed a bug where Rainbow Dash’s 236C would cause a visual hurricane glitch.
4. Fixed Rarity’s “story” mode.
5. Changed Applejack’s tech timings as a test. (this may not stay the same)
6. Removed Rarity’s air dashing.
7. Fixed attack hitbox on Twilight’s Magic Spark.
8. Updated Rainbow Dash’s command list.
9. Performance improvements.

Update via the launcher, if you don’t have the game, download it here.

Fighting is Magic: Aurora 0.5.0.1

Fighting is Magic: Aurora 0.5.0.1

This is an improvement over the last public beta release 0.5.0.0. The changes in these updates are as follows;

 

Launcher:
1. Nothing changed this version.

Game:
1. Reverted Rainbow Dash back to 0.4.1.0 because of an unfixable bug.
2. Fixed a bug where Fluttershy’s win sounds would sometimes loop.
3. Adjusted Applejack’s hitbox on Applequake M and H.
4. Reverted Rarity back to Aurora 0.1.0.0 because of an unfixable bug.

Notes: Fighting is Magic: Aurora will be getting smaller updates from now on since I keep
stressing myself with big tasks that will take more time than needed. I will now work souly
on the story mode for the game while making small bug fixes along the way. If you notice
something more broken in this version than previous, then that’s normal.

Update via the launcher, if you don’t have the game, download it here.

Fighting is Magic: Aurora 0.5.0.0

Fighting is Magic: Aurora 0.5.0.0

This is an improvement over the last public beta release 0.4.1.0. The changes in these updates are as follows;

 

Launcher:
1. Updated ‘Send Feedback’ to link to the new Microsoft Form.
2. Redesigned ‘Settings Panel’.
3. Added bug testers to ‘About’ dialogue.

Game:
1. Fixed a bug where Pinkie Pie’s BRB+C would not work.
2. Added complete Rainbow Dash and tweaked her for Aurora.
3. Added complete Fluttershy and tweaked her for Aurora.
4. Redesigned the character select.
5. Fixed a bug on Applejack where beating Rainbow Dash would crash the game.
6. Fixed a bug where Pinkie Pie’s level text wasn’t aligned properly.
7. Updated Rainbow Dash’s command list.
8. Fixed Pinkie Pie’s “story” mode.

Download it here.

Tweeter 3.0.0.0

Tweeter 3.0.0.0

I’ve released a new version of Tweeter, changes and download are below:

1. Added ability to change accent colour.
2. Added ability to use Tweetdeck instead of Twitter.
3. ‘Go to user…’ now functions as an application protocol.
4. Updated icon set.
5. Fixed a bug where system tray icon text would not update if the page name was under 25
characters.
6. Changed background colour of the tool bar to white in preparation for dark mode.

Download it here.

Vivian ESR 10.2.1.0

Vivian ESR 10.2.1.0

I’ve released a new version of Vivian ESR, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug which caused an exception when searching on a blank page.
2. Fixed a bug which would allow HTML tags to be used in the CSS editor on ‘Web Studio’.
3. Added unsaved changes dialogue when choosing ‘New’ or ‘Open’ from the ‘File’ menu on
‘Web Studio’.
4. Icon on ‘Site information’ now changes depending on what type of site you’re on.
5. Fixed a bug which would show the old icons for ‘Site Information’ for a few seconds while
loading a page.
6. Fixed a bug where trying to save would sometimes not work in ‘Web Studio’.
7. Fixed a bug where ‘Web Studio’ settings would not reset.
8. Updated help documentation.
9. Other various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Download it here.