[PROGRAM] Plugin Manager : V1.531 : 11/08/2015

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Post by stends » Sat, 1. Sep 18, 13:36

Hi, the download link for the installers on http://www.xpluginmanager.co.uk/ do not work. I was wondering when/if/if not it will be back.

Have a good day!

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Post by Cycrow » Sat, 1. Sep 18, 14:12

make sure you are using the direct link from the first post, and it should work

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Post by vivre » Sat, 1. Sep 18, 21:14

Hi Cycrow,

If I install an archive that overwrites vanilla script files, is there a way to get the plugin manager restore the vanilla scripts when I disable/uninstall the archive?

If not, do you have any recommendations for ways to deal with archives that might overwrite vanilla scripts? (e.g. will repackaging them as a .spk work?)

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Post by Cycrow » Sun, 2. Sep 18, 13:28

it should already work. When you first run the plugin manager, it'll scan the directory and mark all the files as "original" so when you install something that replaces one of these files, then it first backs up the file, then restores it when you uninstall or disable the package.

it should work for both spk files and archives

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Post by Alacres » Sun, 2. Sep 18, 14:59

Umm am I and the issue I stated before be ignored forever or something? Ehh maybe indeed these forums are too old and no one cares when a newcomer posts....
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Post by Alan Phipps » Sun, 2. Sep 18, 15:42

@ Alacres: I don't see what the age of the forum has to with it since the author Cycrow is still posting here in this long-established gametool thread, even today. :wink:

Perhaps he just doesn't want to bother with the likely effort involved nor your suggestion to try to replicate your issue. Why not try a PM to him and see if he can help you with some practical advice that won't take up much of his personal time nor probably get too detailed for the public forum?
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Post by Alacres » Sun, 2. Sep 18, 16:10

Already did. Been weeks since then.........no advice
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Post by vivre » Sun, 2. Sep 18, 18:54

Cycrow wrote:it should already work. When you first run the plugin manager, it'll scan the directory and mark all the files as "original" so when you install something that replaces one of these files, then it first backs up the file, then restores it when you uninstall or disable the package.

it should work for both spk files and archives
Strange, it didn't work for me. I installed an archive that overwrote some scripts and t files and it didn't replace the originals when I uninstalled it. I only found out after I got a message in game that several language files were missing.

Maybe it somehow skipped the scan step or failed to mark the originals. I'm going to try installing the archive again on a clean install and keep an eye on what it does. Is "addon/PluginManager/PluginManager.dat" the place it stores this information?

Edit:
It works on a clean install. In my previous 'non-clean' install, I see a file named "PluginManager.new" in the same directory as PluginManager.dat - I'm guessing that it is a temp file that failed to get written to PluginManager.dat, so something must have gone wrong when it was scanning and marking the originals on the first run.

Anyway, all good now.

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Post by Szutyo » Sat, 8. Sep 18, 00:12

What could be the reason for the Package Creator's "Import Ship from VFS" function not working?

The Plugin Manager has some really useful utilities in the Tools folder, one of them is the Package Creator.

I used the Import Ship from VFS function a few times and it seemed to work, but all of the sudden it stopped working a few days ago.

I click it in the menu, then I select the file system and then OK, then it writes "loading texts" then I get a long list of ships, I choose a ship.
Now at this point it used to give me a window and a list in that and as it loaded stuff, the lines of the list got checked (with a green mark before each of them) and when all of them got checked I got the data of the imported ship in editable format.
But now this list only shows up for a split second and after it disappears and nothing happens.

I don't remember changing, my installation directory is the same, the plugin manager and the package creator can recognize my game installation.

What could cause this and how could I get it to work again?

Thanks!

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Post by Snowtiger2.0 » Tue, 25. Sep 18, 21:49

Which package(s) do i need to compile the Linux stuff?
I'm running a recently installed Ubuntu 18.04. A lot of what sounds like standard headers appear to be missing.
makedepend: warning: 7Decoder.cpp (reading /usr/include/bits/libio.h, line 53): cannot find include file "stdarg.h"
makedepend: warning: 7Decoder.cpp (reading /usr/include/string.h, line 33): cannot find include file "stddef.h"
makedepend: warning: crc32.c (reading /usr/include/limits.h, line 124): cannot find include file "limits.h"
makedepend: warning: gzio.c (reading /usr/include/bits/libio.h, line 53): cannot find include file "stdarg.h"
makedepend: warning: CatFile.cpp (reading String.h, line 9): cannot find include file "string"
Edit: i messed around with it but it's been a long time since i used c.
Everything is in cpp files, but the Makefile sets a c compiler and we're packing personal implementation of String instead of using <string> and std namespace?

Edit²:
Alright, after manually finding some headers to include it turns out those, or the compiler, are incompatible versions. So now it's trying to tell me size_t is undeclared.
i've made a primitive test sample using a size_t variable and it compiles just fine using cc.

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Post by Cycrow » Wed, 26. Sep 18, 11:04

it shouldn't need any additional libraries, unfortunately the makefile is old, and hasn't been updated.

The only library that is used is zlib, but the c files for that should be included.

The String implementation is just a wrapper around std::string

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Re: [PROGRAM] Plugin Manager : V1.531 : 11/08/2015

Post by sabrehawk » Wed, 17. Oct 18, 12:04

Some people never quit :lol: cycrow is immortal.

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Re: [PROGRAM] Plugin Manager : V1.531 : 11/08/2015

Post by greghar » Wed, 24. Oct 18, 17:49

Finished installing AP and the bonus package on my D: drive, then installed the Plugin Mgr. However after install and running the Lite version with the selected X3AP.exe, it just hangs and nothing happens.
There is no pluginmanager.dat file installed or found on computer. I've uninstalled the game and Plugin Mgr and reinstalled but same problem occurs.
Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Edit:
So sorry y'all, problem appears fixed. I guess it just takes a while to fully discover the extra folders and such with the new PM using X3AP. I just received notification and the program appears to have loaded so I can begin installing the various spk's. Thanks Cycrow, much appreciated.

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Re: [PROGRAM] Plugin Manager : V1.531 : 11/08/2015

Post by DragonCourier » Wed, 5. Dec 18, 03:36

The download link isn't working for me. It starts the download but never actually finishes. What gives? I'm using the direct link.

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Re: [PROGRAM] Plugin Manager : V1.531 : 11/08/2015

Post by respaekt » Sun, 23. Dec 18, 19:47

If i make a new ship xsp with the package creator tool, do i need to fill the ship parts: componants and dummies and so on?

My model seems to work fine ingame and shouldnt be the information also in the scene file?!

Thanks for you help!

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