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xplosys

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Posted: 1st Jan 2012 22:47     Edited: 28th Jan 2014 18:09     | link | toggle

ExploSoft Model and Media Pack Installer (EMPI) is a simple tool for media developers to distribute their models and media to FPS Creator users. Being specifically written to work with FPSC, and walking the end user through the installation process, EMPI will cut down on confusion and support issues caused by standard zipped folder distributions used today. Put simply, EMPI provides a structured, familiar, and simple install process for FPSC media users and distributors.

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To keep this as small (less than 1/4 MB) simple and straight forward as possible, customization is minimal. A sample EULA is included in the package. Please read the included Readme for developer/distributor instructions. This is very simple to use.

As always, I appreciate any input and let me know of any issues.

Download is attached.

Brian.

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Nickydude

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Posted: 1st Jan 2012 23:56           | link | toggle

Thanks xplosys, this could come in handy!

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BlackFox

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2012 00:12           | link | toggle

Great work on this Brian. Cathy wants to use it on a regular basis for her model packs now, which will make the installation easy for the new people.

Thank you for your hard work and continual efforts to create applets we can use on a daily basis in our developments.


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raymondlee306

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2012 03:43           | link | toggle

This is great man! We have all been needing this for a long time now and you really came through! Thanks!
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xplosys

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Posted: 2nd Jan 2012 15:36           | link | toggle

BlackFox has already tested this for me... much appreciation for that. If others try it out I'd also appreciate feedback. I hope you find it useful and if it can be improved - while keeping it simple - let me know.

Brian.

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Ched80

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2012 08:02           | link | toggle

Nice work!

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maho76

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2012 11:36           | link | toggle

nice thing, xplo. am i right that it creates a folderpath-zip where you can simply upload your media and at the enduser it unpacks directly into the right folders in fpsc-structure?

usefull, very usefull.
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xplosys

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2012 14:02           | link | toggle

Thanks guys.

Quote: "am i right that it creates a folderpath-zip"

Once you put your media in the installer, you should zip or rar it up for distribution, but it does not create an archive for you. It does walk the end user through the install process to make getting the media into the proper folders quick and simple.

Brian.

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MrValentine

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2012 20:48           | link | toggle

Nice!

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BlackFox

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Posted: 3rd Jan 2012 22:33     Edited: 3rd Jan 2012 22:34     | link | toggle

Quote: "Once you put your media in the installer, you should zip or rar it up for distribution, but it does not create an archive for you. It does walk the end user through the install process to make getting the media into the proper folders quick and simple."

Just to expand what Xplosys said here for those not following:

Steps:

1. Extract EMPI to a folder
2. Inside the EMPI archive is a folder called "Explosoft Media Installer Wizard". Inside that folder is a folder called "Files".
3. Place your media in the "Files" folder following the FPSC structure. So you might end up with a folder structure like this:

Explosoft Media Installer Wizard\Files\Entitybank\MyPack
Explosoft Media Installer Wizard\Files\segments\MyPack
Explosoft Media Installer Wizard\Files\Texturebank\MyPack

4. Navigate back to the Explosoft Media Installer Wizard folder. Edit the EULA.txt and install.txt to your needs.
5. Archive up the Explosoft Media Installer Wizard (WinZIP, WinRAR, etc). This archive will contain the EULA, install.txt files, the install.exe file, and the Files folder with your media.

When the end user gets the archive, they just need to extract and run the install.exe. Pretty easy.


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zohahunt77

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Posted: 7th Feb 2012 04:53           | link | toggle

HI, thanks for sharing this information with us here. I would like to know about various tools available to create media directory. I am using Mac OS and I think this media application won’t run in my OS. Do you have any suggestion of downloading this software in Linux if available for same.

http://www.ukmediadistribution.com/
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xplosys

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Posted: 7th Feb 2012 20:19           | link | toggle

This software was written specifically for FPS Creator, so any OS other than Windows is out of the question. As for similar programs written for Mac and Linux, I don't know of any ATM, though I'm sure there must be some.

Brian.

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JRH

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Posted: 7th Feb 2012 20:30           | link | toggle

I'd half thought about making this sort of things a while ago. This is really cool, and extremely useful.

Cheers

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