Beta System Tray Tool

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Beta System Tray Tool

Post by pipfromslitherine » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:42 pm

This is a test version of the System Tray tool for MP turns. It should work in the same way as the existing tool. It is just an EXE which enables the tool in the tray.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zlkgpk0pyt062 ... 4.zip?dl=0

It will of course need to be allowed access through any firewalls or AVs.

Please report any issues.

Edit: Nov 21st - Updated to Beta 2.2.
Edit: Nov 27th - Updated to Beta 2.3
Edit: Dec 5th - Updated to Beta 2.4

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by the_iron_duke » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:05 pm

Good work for getting this thing running again. I've downloaded and installed it okay, but I don't have any active turns waiting, so I don't know whether it's fully working or not.

For those that don't know what this is, it's a small program that will notify you when you have a multiplayer turn ready. It's a Slitherine icon that sits in the Taskbar at the bottom right and it flashes when you have a turn waiting. So no need to check your email or load the game and go into Multiplayer to find out whether you have a turn to be played.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by lapdog666 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:19 pm

pipfromslitherine wrote:This is a test version of the System Tray tool for MP turns. It should work in the same way as the existing tool. It is just an EXE which enables the tool in the tray.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jsnan38s50vts ... 0.zip?dl=0

It will of course need to be allowed access through any firewalls or AVs.

Please report any issues.

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very nice

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by the_iron_duke » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:25 pm

I have a turn waiting but the icon isn't flashing. I've also tried clicking on it, which makes it communicate with the server, but still nothing.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by pipfromslitherine » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:43 pm

What does it say when you click on it? It could be blocked by the firewall unless it brings up a 'no turns' message.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by the_iron_duke » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:09 am

It says communicating with server, rather than giving me a no turns message. It seems to be allowed by the firewall.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by kilroy1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:38 am

the_iron_duke wrote:It says communicating with server, rather than giving me a no turns message. It seems to be allowed by the firewall.
I'm getting this as well. When I looked at the error file it had my old username "kilroy" instead of "kilroy1" and had my old password in it as well. It is not using the Slitherine/Matrix unified login. It does show that Field of Glory and Field of Glory 2 have been added to the list.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by lapdog666 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:48 am

it wont add fog 2 into my list, i cant open the icon, it only shows green icon but its not functional at all

Error said that fog 2 has not been added

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:38 pm

Thanks for the replies. I will build a version with additional logging to track down the issues. Note that this is additional to the original version, so if you want to use new user names you should clear out the old config files (in My Documents/My Games/Slitherine/TrayTool). There is not currently support for games which are registered under different usernames.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:36 pm

This is a new version with additional logging. If you could post the contents of the error.log file that would help a lot. Many thanks! Please note this version is not signed. We will be sure to sign the final release version.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t0aemxozue51o ... 1.zip?dl=0

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by kilroy1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:06 pm

It seems to working correctly for FOG and FOG2.

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Error log: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lx46qgdnn74t7 ... r.zip?dl=1

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:41 pm

kilroy1 wrote:It seems to working correctly for FOG and FOG2.

Image

Error log: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lx46qgdnn74t7 ... r.zip?dl=1

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So it is now working for you?

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by kilroy1 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:11 pm

pipfromslitherine wrote:
kilroy1 wrote:It seems to working correctly for FOG and FOG2.

Image

Error log: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lx46qgdnn74t7 ... r.zip?dl=1

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So it is now working for you?

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Yes, thanks. :D

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by the_iron_duke » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:57 pm

I've downloaded and installed version 2.01 and deleted the previous version. When I mouseover it in the taskbar or check its About, it says version 2.0, although when communicating with the server it says 2.01.exe. I still don't get beyond the communicating with server stage, and don't get a notification that I have no turns to play.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by pipfromslitherine » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 pm

If it stuck at communicating with server, it is likely that it is being blocked by a firewall or AV. The problem is that it is a small, unknown app trying to use the internet. You should (in theory) be able to tell them to let it work.

If the functionality is working, we may need to get it installed in the same way as we do for a game, to calm the AVs.

If you cannot get it going, then posting the error.log may still help me to work out what is going on.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by the_iron_duke » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:06 pm

I've checked my antivirus firewall settings and the program is allowed. There are no error log files in the current 2.01 folder, although there were in the 2.0 folder, which I previously deleted.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by grumblefish » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:12 am

This is great news, I used this all the time back when I played FOG 1. Thank you!

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by grumblefish » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:40 am

Unfortunately, I cannot get this to work. It appears to be working, as I can right-click and access the "help, about, exit" options, but when I left-click nothing happens. It does not alert me when games are ready.

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by lapdog666 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:30 am

grumblefish wrote:Unfortunately, I cannot get this to work. It appears to be working, as I can right-click and access the "help, about, exit" options, but when I left-click nothing happens. It does not alert me when games are ready.
same here

2.01 version

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Re: Beta System Tray Tool

Post by pipfromslitherine » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:14 pm

The error.log file will be in My Documents/My Games/Slitherine/TrayTool. All the versions use this folder.

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