i’m working on a launcher able to download any file from anywhere… (yay…)
The base program is made by C#, the launcher manifest i’m using as been made by @Jargon.
Actually the base of the program is working, you can download the entire game, update it when the server change his Manifest file, remove all the file from the game.
The manifest generator is not provide, i’m sure you can find or make one yourself.
Here some screenshot:
The launcher is looking on the webserver if there is new or if the local file has been change or removed, then it download the changed / new files.
This is the different file you must have in your webserver / ftp or whatever:
LauncherManifest.dat: it contain all related folder/file:md5hash:size of the file in your game.
version.xml: it is use for the self update of the launcher
Launcher.exe: the new exe file for self update.
news.html: the page show on the launcher.
launcher.css: the template.
- Custom web server
- Custom web font
- Installation of the game
- Remove all game file
- Update game file
- Repair game file
- Update the launcher itself
At the moment the launcher is provide with the World of warcraft image, you can change them as your need.
I’ll post update when i could because i’m working too and i can’t work on the Launcher all the time.
Take care and stay tune for futur feature !
I’ll make a video to explain how to install to build etc later.
This is not perfect, there is still some issus.
This is my first project in C# so don’t blame me !