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Knyazev : TDU2 Universal Launcher [v3.6]

Discussion in 'TDU2 - Mod Tools & Support' started by Knyazev, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Knyazev

    Knyazev Banned!

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    TDU2: Universal Launcher
    v3.6 / January 21, 2017
    Author: Knyazev

    Official page: https://tdu2.knyazev-tools.ru/universal-launcher/

    Description:
    This tool allows users to start TDU2 in either online or offline mode without checking the game files and checking for updates.
    This launcher will be very useful to those who use two or more versions of the game! (not unpacked/unpacked/without patches, etc.)
    Very important tool for mod-makers! :D
    Support the latest version of the game: TDU2 DLC2 v034 build 16
    Support the Steam-version of the game!

    Written on C# (.NET). Requires .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1).

    How to use:
    1. Unpack TDU2_Universal_Launcher.exe file in any folder.
    2. Run this TDU2_Universal_Launcher.exe file.
    3. Go to "Tool" -> "Settings", then select the TDU2 game folder and click "Save" button.
    4. Select the game mode: Online or Offline.
    5. Click on "Run Game!". The game will launch in a few seconds.
    -> Select the "Texmod", if you want to run game from Texmod utility.
    Screenshots:



    Version history:

    v3.6 / January 21, 2017
    * Fixed issue with the high-load CPU by the tool.
    * Some fixes with the GUI.

    v3.5 / January 9, 2015
    * Fixed critical bug: Cannot create a file when that file already exists.
    System.IO.IOException: Cannot create a file when that file already exists.
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.File.Move(String sourceFileName, String destFileName)
    at _UL_Functions._UL_Function.RunGame(Boolean console, String hash, String mode)
    at TDU2_Universal_Launcher.Program.Main(String[] Args)

    v3.4 / November 21, 2013
    * Fixed bug «Freezes Launcher» after launching the game in Windows 8.1
    * Small text corrections.

    v3.3 / August 13, 2013
    * Fixed some bugs
    * Fixed «Game updates» feature
    * New font in the GUI

    v3.2 / October 2, 2012
    * Fixed two critical bugs.
    * Fixed server status page.
    * Fixed game info page.

    v3.1 / July 9, 2012
    * Added feature: «Checking the game updates»
    * Some fixes in GUI.
    * Optimized code of the window: «Game information»

    v3.0 / July 8, 2012
    * New GUI
    * Support the latest version of the game: TDU2 DLC2 v031 build 15
    * Optimized & fixed the window: «Game information»
    * Optimized source code of the launcher.
    * New file with tool settings. Don’t compatible with settings of the older versions of the tool.

    v1.5 / December 15, 2011
    * Fixed issue with restoring default settings due moving exe-file of the tool.
    * Added startup splash-screen.
    * Now settings will be stored in:
    Example:
    Win Vista/7/8 - C:\Users\*YOU_NAME*\AppData\Local\i-Knyazev.ru\TDU2\Universal Launcher\settings.xml
    Win XP - C:\Documents and Settings\*YOU_NAME*\Local Settings\i-Knyazev.ru\TDU2\Universal Launcher\settings.xml
    * It's encrypted version of the tool.
    * It's final version of the tool in v1.x serie (Maybe, next version will be started with 2.0 version)

    v1.4 / November 30, 2011
    * Deleted the Config.in file due some issues.
    * Settings now stored in another file.
    * Possible to launch steam-version of TDU2 through *.bat files.
    * Deleted tab "Game updates" in "Game information" window.

    v1.3 / November 21, 2011
    * Fixed security issue (now is Invoker type, not admin)
    * Added support the STEAM-version of the game.
    * Small changes in GUI

    v1.2 / November 12, 2011
    * Fixed issues with crashing app in x64/x86 OS.
    * Added the log system. (All bug reports will be stored in Errors.log file)
    * Tool stores the settings in the Config.ini file.
    * Used methods "try-catch" anywhere in the tool.

    v1.1 / November 11, 2011
    * Removed the system of automatic updates of the tool. (unstable work)
    * Tool re-written in the C# programming language (.NET)
    * More stable work of the tool.
    * More optimized code of the tool, than in the old 1.0 version.

    v1.0 / July 12, 2011
    * Changed the algorithm of launching the TDU2 game
    * Now launcher doesn't change a main game registry key
    * Launcher uses own registry keys for storing settings.



    You can launch the TDU2 game without starting my tool with GUI.
    Run:
    Launch_Offline.bat - for starting game in Offline mode.
    Launch_Online.bat - for starting game in Online mode.
    *.bat files in archive.

    VirusTotal: see information.

    Download:

    » Download file
     
    #1 Knyazev, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited by Knyazev: Sep 4, 2018
  2. Minime891

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    Thanks for the update, realy is a must have for modders.

    I can't see the download link.

    +rep
     
  3. Knyazev

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    Sorry.

    Download link in the first message in this topic :)
     
    #3 Knyazev, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited by Knyazev: Nov 11, 2011
  4. Incognito

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    Great work!

    +rep
     
  5. tomsolo

    tomsolo ...zzzZZZ!

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    Good job Knyazev :)
     
  6. rollingtheboy

    rollingtheboy unbining in progress

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    great work, nice to see the creator follow and update his software!

    + rep
     
  7. Djey

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    I'll be using it right now ! Thanks Knyazev ;)

    Edit:
    :(
    unfortunately , can't start the app. I'm getting the message : 'TDU2 : Universal Launcher has stopped running'

    Are all libraries included in release ?
    Tested on my dev PC, so everything updated and .net 3.5 installed of course !
     
    #7 Djey, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited by Djey: Nov 11, 2011
  8. AZ-1

    AZ-1 TDU2 stickershop detailer

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    lemme try dis one :D

    e: Dang man!! This one's great for modders as they say!! :thumbsup: and +rep to you mate!! ;)
     
    #8 AZ-1, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited by AZ-1: Nov 11, 2011
  9. The Compensator

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    Nice work. Thanks for that!
     
  10. Ozzmcom

    Ozzmcom BBW-ingame

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    great work very helpful
     
  11. Knyazev

    Knyazev Banned!

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    :(

    I'll try to fix this bug asap and use log system.
     
  12. tomsolo

    tomsolo ...zzzZZZ!

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    Crash Confirmed. :(
     
  13. Speeder

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    Ehm it's a bit weird: I can't drive any car with the 0.97 TDU2 exe and the universal launcher... this is the same with the old one.

    EDIT: they add a protection online: now you can't play with 0.97 exe. Or this is due to the servers crash idk but It works very well offline.
     
  14. Flo

    Flo Just skate!

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    ive already had the older version of this on ma comp, works great!

    +rep
     
  15. Knyazev

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    Problem with Microsoft.Win32 library - in RegistryKey namespace...
    problem with check the permissions to access to registry ... Now I fix this issue.
     
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    Knyazev Banned!

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    Tool now fixed!
    Successfully tested in my second PC with Windows XP SP3.
    [​IMG]

    Important information!
    You must to have a subkey in registry - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Atari\TDU2
    else you will have a error: "TDU2 don't installed on you PC!"

    Download link in the first message in this topic :)
     
    #16 Knyazev, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited by Knyazev: Nov 11, 2011
  17. Knyazev

    Knyazev Banned!

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    Now I successfully play online, using old TestDrive2.exe (v097 build 6) :)
    but I have a modified v097 exe by me.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Djey

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    Again, sorry about that, I now get another error message:

    [​IMG]
    In english, 'A reference has been sent by the server'


    Moreover, my TDU2 registry key is in :
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Atari\TDU2

    since it's a 64 bit OS . Created a copy in other location you've given, but it did not solve the issue :sick:
     
  19. Knyazev

    Knyazev Banned!

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    A lot of problems with registry in this tool :(
    C# brings a lot of trouble for me...

    C++ is so simple, without problems.

    I want to delete all functions for working with the registry in tool, and I want to use config. file for store settings of tool.
    The user should be independently specify the path to the folder with the game in the tool's settings.

    I'll do it :)
     
    #19 Knyazev, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited by Knyazev: Nov 11, 2011
  20. Knyazev

    Knyazev Banned!

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    Update! New version is available now!

    Download link in the first message in this topic :)
     

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