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Old 21 November 2020, 01:02   #41
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I used your file (slightly modified) to install the package from 41.1 to 44.1 and by comparing to a manual install, i think i have spotted 2 very little problems.

I think in pack 41.1, you have to delete Starians\__Shot.jpg and Ween - The Prophecy\__Shot.jpg, or else you are stuck with the old version of this file.

EDIT : Another one, which i am less sure : In pack 43.1, I think you must not delete the full content of Fortress of Fear RTG or else there is no more Screenshots in the folder (the pack only install a new hdf but no new sshot file).

I looked in the next packages, but found no other files.
remax; you should definitely not need to use malko's scripts...

I just gave you the "Base install plus "Update Packs #1 - 40" incorporated" a week or so ago...

You only have a few "Update Packs" to apply manually; and my instructions are very clear / simple... and without mistakes

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I think in pack 41.1, you have to delete Starians\__Shot.jpg and Ween - The Prophecy\__Shot.jpg, or else you are stuck with the old version of this file.
I updated these title / shots in one of the "Update Packs"; can't remember which one exactly without checking...

Anyway, nothing should need to be deleted by malko's script; the new .PNG should be extracted over the old ones.

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EDIT : Another one, which i am less sure : In pack 43.1, I think you must not delete the full content of Fortress of Fear RTG or else there is no more Screenshots in the folder (the pack only install a new hdf but no new sshot file).
That is correct; a lot of updates in that pack were just the .HDF; as I only updated AHI settings.

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Old 21 November 2020, 01:13   #42
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As a side note; this is why at the start of the thread I said that there's no need for someone else to write a script.

Mistakes can / will happen.

...and I don't check / verify malko's script; EVER. You use at your own risk.

I have enough to do with actually updating my collection; and making sure the instructions that I send out are 100% correct.

If someone interprets them incorrectly; well, sorry to say but not my problem.

I really don't have time to check / verify others' work in relation to my own...

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I'll add to the above...

Ok, so with each "Update Pack" you guys might have to spend a few minutes applying by following my detailed instructions

Just for a second, think about everything I have to do in order to bring these to you...

Some of these takes weeks to put together i.e. research, download, extract, install, sometimes apply patches / add custom windows / trainers, work out / create / tweak configurations, created titles / screenshots, test / retest, create the WinRAR archive, work out / write detailed instructions, upload, and finally distribute.

There are probably other steps I've forgotten to mention...

I also provide "Base install plus "Update Packs #1 - xx" incorporated" every 10 x "Update Packs".

I'm really at a loss as to how I can make it any easier for you, you already get it on a silver platter

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remax; you should definitely not need to use malko's scripts...

I just gave you the "Base install plus "Update Packs #1 - 40" incorporated" a week or so ago...

You only have a few "Update Packs" to apply manually; and my instructions are very clear / simple... and without mistakes
Yeah, i know, that's what i did to my main install. It worked perfectly.

Anyway, i was curious of the script (and wanted to try the partial install approach) and it was a good way to check that i didn't missed anything and to help malko debug his script.

My message was not a bug report for your collection (i'm in the process of trying it, and i've yet to find a bug ), just a bug report to the malko script
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I'm really at a loss as to how I can make it any easier for you, you already get it on a silver platter
Just continue doing what you're doing.
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I got to thinking about this..

From a fresh full pack to updates... you could extract the updates in reverse order and then extract the full pack and just don't overwrite anything?

May get an occasional extra file, but it would probably not be a problem?

Thoughts?
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[...] I think in pack 41.1, you have to delete Starians\__Shot.jpg and Ween - The Prophecy\__Shot.jpg, or else you are stuck with the old version of this file.

EDIT : Another one, which i am less sure : In pack 43.1, I think you must not delete the full content of Fortress of Fear RTG or else there is no more Screenshots in the folder (the pack only install a new hdf but no new sshot file).

I looked in the next packages, but found no other files.
Thank you for the feedback.

I will check all this
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May get an occasional extra file, but it would probably not be a problem?

Thoughts?

You would get duplicates as @DamienD often renames a game so that it's name is corrected. This would then create duplicates of the same game with slightly different names.


I've got the Packs 1-30 bundle, then all subsequent updates, along with a text file containing all of the update instructions, in case I ever have to reinstall it.


Unless you're regularly rebuilding your PC, you only have to follow the process once - and then if you were doing a regular rebuild, you could follow it once to get up to a certain level, then zip up the folder as your own "base" installation.

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I got to thinking about this..

From a fresh full pack to updates... you could extract the updates in reverse order and then extract the full pack and just don't overwrite anything?

May get an occasional extra file, but it would probably not be a problem?

Thoughts?
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You would get duplicates as @DamienD often renames a game so that it's name is corrected. This would then create duplicates of the same game with slightly different names.
Exactly, whatever you do don't apply "Update Packs" in reverse order.

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I've got the Packs 1-30 bundle, then all subsequent updates, along with a text file containing all of the update instructions, in case I ever have to reinstall it.
You know there's "Base install plus "Update Packs #1 - 40" incorporated"; you only have to ask for it via PM

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Unless you're regularly rebuilding your PC, you only have to follow the process once - and then if you were doing a regular rebuild, you could follow it once to get up to a certain level, then zip up the folder as your own "base" installation.


This is what I do... when a new "Update Pack" is released, firstly I unzip the last complete WinRAR'd files, apply the "Update Pack" and then re-WinRAR
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