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DLL Talk / Smart Packer - Accessing External Files

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Sph!nx
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Posted: 2nd Feb 2014 23:33 Edited at: 3rd Feb 2014 16:55
Hey everybody,

I've tried everying, using relative paths, getting the current directories, etc.

Everything works great when the project is not packed with smart packer, but whenever I use Smart Packer, the "get dir$()" commands and such leads to a folder in %appdata%. Like I said, using commands to get the folder from where the application is started/installed does not seem to work.

Files packed with Smart Packer are found, but I also need to access files from the 'install directory' from the game.

Help is much appreciated!!


Edit:
Figured Smart Packer is not really a plugin/library... so it's no problem if a mod wishes to move it to the appropriate board!

Regards Sph!nx
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Sph!nx
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Posted: 5th Feb 2014 16:47
Can a mod please close/remove this thread?

I'm reposting this in another section because this is not the right place and most of the few 'views' this thread has, are my own and I do need help with this.

Thanks!

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MrValentine
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Posted: 3rd Apr 2014 12:18
Quote: "%appdata%"


C:\Users\ [USERNAME] \AppData

Sph!nx
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Posted: 5th Apr 2014 15:50
Hey MrValentine,

No, it required a new feature in SPP. I've been in contact with the developer and he kindly implemented the required feature. I've tested it and it works great!

Not sure if the update is already publicly released, but if it is not, you can be sure the feature will be in the next update of Smart Packer Pro!

Regards Sph!nx
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MrValentine
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Posted: 5th Apr 2014 18:26
I am still waiting on my 64bit release of SPP...

mrniceguy
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Posted: 5th Apr 2014 21:17 Edited at: 5th Apr 2014 21:19
Next week we will release the latest version of Smart Packer Pro (full/trail versions) which includes this feature.

Currently we are working on the 64bit release (supports 32/64bits natively) and expect it to release within two months. It was delayed for several reasons but now it looks it is finally happening
Note: existing customers of Smart Packer Pro will get an interesting upgrade discount. More information will follow later.

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Posted: 10th Apr 2014 00:30 Edited at: 10th Apr 2014 00:35
Hi,

New versions of Smart Packer Pro and FPSC V-Packer are officially released and provided to TGC (including trial versions).

Both products are Windows 8 and FPSC Reloaded compatible

Greetz.

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Sph!nx
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Posted: 10th Apr 2014 14:38
Excellent! Will update again in case you made some updates/alterations elsewhere in SPP.

Thanks again, mate!

Regards Sph!nx
ActionSaxon
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Posted: 30th Apr 2014 21:30 Edited at: 30th Apr 2014 22:26
Smart Packer - Accessing External Files

Hi Sph!nx and mrniceguy:

I have asked about accessing external files before but this sounds hopeful...

So how would you now go about accessing a 'real' external file? i.e. not in the virtual storage, but on the hard drive? (assuming I've understood this properly and I'm guessing I probably haven't!)

I've downloaded the latest trial (1.9.5.1) but I can't see anything new that would let you do that.

Thanks again.
mrniceguy
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Posted: 1st May 2014 12:52
Hi ActionSaxon,

This feature of accessing external files is still under review/development.

Will give you next week an update.

Greetz

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Posted: 1st May 2014 14:28
Salutations to you too mrniceguy

Looking forward to next week's news with fingers crossed.

Thanks for the reply.
Sph!nx
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Posted: 1st May 2014 16:08
Well, I do not wish to speak for mrniceguy, but it's gonna be quite simple to do! I wrote a small function that I can easily reuse.

I'll be a bit busy the next couple of weeks, but I will post the function when mrniceguy has released the update (if I do not forget).

Regards Sph!nx
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Posted: 1st May 2014 16:15
@Sph!nx,
ActionSaxon is referring to another feature we have discussed earlier
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Posted: 1st May 2014 16:42
@Sph!nx:
This is another feature which I have discussed with ActionSaxon earlier.

Yes I am a busy guy

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