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Downloading the mod from the SVN repository...

Post by CnlPepper » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:00 pm

This mod is being developed using a shared subversion repository which is open to the public. It is hosted on sourceforge:

http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/b5wwe

If you want to get an idea of how things are going and what we are up to (well what we have committed to the repository anyway ;)) you can download the latest version of the mod files from the project's SVN repository.

Please be aware that while we will try to keep the mod in a fuctioning state for the majority of the time, the files on the repository are not guarenteed to be a fully working copy of the mod at the time you download them. There is, of course, also the possibility of serious bugs as this is the development version.

If you can deal with the possibility of the mod being flakey and buggy then read on how to get the files. We will welcome comments and suggestions on the SVN version, but do bear in mind it is work in progress and that things will change quite rapidly at times.

The latest version of the mod files can be download using any suitable SVN client from the trunk of B5:WWE repository located here:

https://b5wwe.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/b5wwe/trunk

Place the files in the root directory of a clean HW2 install and run HW2 with the command line option "-overrideBigFile".

For people not familiar with SVN here is a step by step to get the mod files:

1) Download and install TortoiseSVN (http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads)
2) In windows explorer, make a new folder called B5WWE
3) Press right mouse button on the B5WWE folder, you should see a new set of menu items added by TortoiseSVN. Select SVN Checkout
4) Enter https://b5wwe.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/b5wwe/trunk as the repository URL in the text box
5) Leave the other settings as default and click ok. Tortoise SVN will now download all the mod files to the B5WWE folder.
6) Copy the contents of the B5WWE/data directory into the data directory of a freshly installed version of HW2 (version 1.1):

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7) Add the overrideBigFile option as described above.
8) Play and post any comments on the board!

The reason for leaving the files in the B5WWE folder is that SVN can update the files as they are modified by the mod team. Only the changes are transfered which saves you bandwidth. To trigger an update simply press the right mouse button on the B5WWE folder and select SVN Update. TortoiseSVN will then update the version of the files stored in your B5WWE folder. Copy these into your HW2 folder once the update is complete (deleting the old files as necessary).

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Post by vladimir3d » Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:54 pm

can u simply upload a zip file?

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Post by Dukoth » Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:11 pm

cool! progress updates we can play, thats a first!
can u simply upload a zip file?
if they wanted to, they would have
so no, they cant
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Post by CnlPepper » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:04 pm

I'm thinking about setting up a script to auto generate a zip file each week, however I need to figure out some details first.

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Post by maxdamage » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:41 pm

CnlPepper wrote:I'm thinking about setting up a script to auto generate a zip file each week, however I need to figure out some details first.
Good as I cannot d\l all those files individualy but a zip will take a while to download atm.Can't seem to get a d\l speed faster than 0.6kb\s (or 4.6kb\s not sure as it changes every now and then like a bad rollercoaster with to many ups and downs) :( atm due to eskom\telkom :mad:


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Post by Sheriden » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:12 pm

maxdamage wrote:Good as I cannot d\l all those files individualy but a zip will take a while to download atm.Can't seem to get a d\l speed faster than 0.6kb\s (or 4.6kb\s not sure as it changes every now and then like a bad rollercoaster with to many ups and downs) :( atm due to eskom\telkom :mad:


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Why exactly can't you download all those files individually?

It's not like you have to select and download each one separately. The SVN program handles everything by itself. It should take no longer than downloading a ZIP file, and makes updating it VASTLY superior rather than RE-downloading a new zip every time there is an update.

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Post by maxdamage » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:10 pm

Sheriden wrote:Why exactly can't you download all those files individually?

It's not like you have to select and download each one separately. The SVN program handles everything by itself. It should take no longer than downloading a ZIP file, and makes updating it VASTLY superior rather than RE-downloading a new zip every time there is an update.

Firstly it would take me about 8\9 hours or even longer if I keep getting d\l speeds like 97bytes/s to download about 65MB of data as long as the files do not change in the meantime. A rar file of 20 megs is a hell of a lot quicker than d\l 65MB and I can then install svn and link it to the d\l extracted rar files to update when necessary?


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Post by mainard » Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:39 pm

Thanks just gone done playing it is great so far.

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Post by TheOneNamedViper » Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:34 am

maxdamage wrote:Firstly it would take me about 8\9 hours or even longer if I keep getting d\l speeds like 97bytes/s to download about 65MB of data as long as the files do not change in the meantime. A rar file of 20 megs is a hell of a lot quicker than d\l 65MB and I can then install svn and link it to the d\l extracted rar files to update when necessary?


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Where did you get that 65mb figure? I just downloaded the complete svn today and it completed at 24mb. It's not like you have to re-download everything if you get disconnected. It'll just pick up where you left off.

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Post by maxdamage » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:51 pm

TheOneNamedViper wrote:Where did you get that 65mb figure? I just downloaded the complete svn today and it completed at 24mb. It's not like you have to re-download everything if you get disconnected. It'll just pick up where you left off.

I got the 65Mb from guessing how much has been changed\added but my version of the mod hw2b5beta_v003 weighs in at 55.8MB un-bigged.


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