Automatic Updater

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aria1121
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Post by aria1121 » 06-08-10 12:54 pm

Hi, Nicholas. Ive now came up with this: A updater. Just instead uninstalling, reinstalling, and that sort of things.
So I mean when you open up Synthesia, at the Startupscreen, you have a button 'Update'.

Nicholas
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Post by Nicholas » 06-08-10 1:22 pm

This type of thing is coming very soon.

Now that an online leaderboard has become virtually my top priority and because I recently moved over to a dedicated server that I can feel a lot more confident about being available nearly 100% of the time, other online features are very possible.

Whether it does automatic updating or just shows a simple "There is a new version!" on the title screen, this is actually one of the easier things to add.

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Post by aria1121 » 06-08-10 2:06 pm

But please dont make it so damn annoying as Windows Updater.
"The updates are ready to be installed" "Windows must now restart to let the changes have effect" "Windows has discovered that you may have a pirated version"

Nicholas
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Post by Nicholas » 06-08-10 3:20 pm

Well, that last one isn't annoying at all if it never has to pop up... ;)

But no, I have been hesitant for *years* to even put in a version check let alone any kind of required action on the user's part. I'm super-sensitive to those types of hassles.


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