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New Client Launcher!
« on: May 19, 2019, 08:53:24 pm »





Client Launcher
Hello players! I am very happy to announce that we have a brand new launcher for the RuneRebels game client. This updated launcher provides much greater stability for loading the client, and fixes many issues that have cropped up as we've rolled out updates to the game client itself. This includes being able to launch the client when our update server is offline instead of immediately crashing, and improved error messages for when something does go wrong so that the developers can help you identify the exact issue. We've also heavily polished the loader, fixing various layout issues with the "Download update" screen where the UI elements weren't properly centered. Lastly, we've nuked the old crusty double RR ice logo from the old cool text generator days and replaced it with a brand new Sword & Shieldusty double RR ice logo from the old cool text generator days and replaced it with a brand new Sword & Shield™ icon that looks beautiful in your dock or pinned to your taskbar!

Here is the fixed "Downloading updates" screen in all of its glory!


Download Page
Additionally, we've put together a new download page that lets you easily download the latest version of the launcher for your operating system, or any of the operating systems that we currently support! We are also working on a version of the launcher that will run on Linux, so any players out there running Linux keep an eye out for an update! Here is a screenshot of the new page:



We hope that you enjoy these updates; we will continue to try and make it as easy as possible to download and access the game. :) Also this does not count as our monthly update; we have a regularly scheduled content update coming soon as well. ;)

Game Client Launcher:
Increased the maximum memory limit of the game to 512 MB.
Fixed an issue that causes a crash on login with high detail.
Added new client icon.
Added logic to automatically add PowerPC slices to legacy Mac OS X loader.
Started producing a .app bundle for newer macOS versions that works with Java 7 and higher.
Started producing a .app bundle for newer macOS versions that has Java 8 embedded in it.
Improved the error messages when the loader encounters an issue.
Made the loader function even when a check for updates operation fails.
Added a fallback to a local cache for the client configuration if the update server is offline.
Made the loader able to start the client without an internet connection if the client has been previously launched.
Enabled automated building with Marshmallow.
Fixed the layout of the "Downloading update" screen so that the text and loading bar are properly centered.
Added a default title to the "Downloading update" window if the configuration for the client doesn%27t set it.


« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 10:44:45 pm by Ry60003333 »

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Re: New Client Launcher!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 05:14:27 am »
love it, feels much more polished this way

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Re: New Client Launcher!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 12:19:36 am »
AWESOME WE LOVE THE NEW LAUNCHER!!!!!

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Re: New Client Launcher!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 07:39:30 pm »
Dabbing all over the place with these dank updates ryan