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Old 24-04-2018, 06:51
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Hi everyone,

As I said before (Post #12), I'm working on making UCC a Batch/VBScript hybrid.

It will also use some free external executable tools written in .NET for some of the menus.

Still a long way to go but I thought I'd share a few preview screenshots from the early stages of development so you can have a general idea what to expect.

As you can see below, it's still text based but it displays as popup message boxes and drop-down menus, some of the messages where there's only an OK button will be timed and disappear on their own to continue if you don't click OK button, so it shouldn't effect fluency of the script.

Unfortunately, that's the best I can do at the moment without learning a real coding language but it's a step in the right direction until I learn a coding language.

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Progress Update

A little update regarding the UCC Batch/VBScript Hybrid update I talked about and previewed in my last post.

So far big chunks of the UCC script have been updated to use Batch/VBScript Hybrid codes eliminating the need for console output for them and using GUI msgbox type interface or at some places dropdown selection boxes and/or text Input boxes.

Now, while it appears I don't have much more of the script to convert from pure batch to batch/vbscript hybrid, the completion of the script upgrade will still take some time as it will need to be thoroughly tested and tweaked before it is ready to be released.

When the time comes to begin the complete script testing I will attempt to recruit help, hopefully this time around there will be more people answering.

That's it, no new preview shots I'm afraid.

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Old 04-05-2018, 08:41
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UCC v4.1.4 - Batch/VBScript Hybrid GUI Edition Progress Report

Progress Update 2

Updating/Upgrading UCC to Batch/VBScript Hybrid format is technically complete, I am about to begin the testing stages.

Below is the complete list of changes so far:
  • Bug Fix: Fixed bug that prevented Records.ini for CIUv2.0.3.9 to be created when the conversion is only 1 disc
  • Major Update: UCC is now a Batch/VBScript Hybrid, large parts of the scripts have benn updated to use VBScript codes through Batch commands
  • New Feature: Completely NEW VBScript based User Interface, no more CMD Console Outputs
  • New Feature: All previously used command line menus & prompts have been replaced with GUI alternatives using free .NET based external tools created by Rob van der Woude (http://www.robvanderwoude.com)
  • New Feature: UCC Will now verify that ALL REQUIRED option in Settings.ini file are defined and if any of them isn't defined will display an error message and stop.
  • New Feature: ISO Creation now have an error check at the end of the operation, if no errors occur conversion will continue and finish normaly but if an error occur an Error message will pop-up notifiying the user that ISO creation failed and they need to create ISO files manually.
  • Feature Changes: ISO Creation is now completely quiet and being performed using PowerISO Command Line Tool instead of ImgBurn.
  • Main Compressors Update: FreeArc, 7-Zip & WinRAR all uses their respective GUI version during compression now instead of the Command Line version

At this point I would like to extend an open invitation to anyone who is interested to join me & help test the new Batch/VBScript Hybrid version of Ultimate Conversion Compressor (UCC).

If you are interested in giving me a helping hand testing the new version and experience the new MsgBox based GUI please PM me and I'll send you the details and files.

Thanks for your help and have a great day

EDIT: Already found and fixed a few errors during my initial testing

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Old 06-05-2018, 02:53
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UCC v4.1.4 - Batch/VBScript Hybrid GUI Edition Progress Report

Progress Update 3

Testing of the new UCC version is slow, so far no application for BETA TESTERS were received.

If you know anyone that may be able to help with BETA TESTING please point them this way, thank you.

Below is the complete up-to-date list of changes so far:
  • Bug Fix: Fixed bug that prevented Records.ini for CIUv2.0.3.9 to be created when the conversion is only 1 disc
  • Major Update: UCC is now a Batch/VBScript Hybrid, large parts of the scripts have benn updated to use VBScript codes through Batch commands
  • New Feature: Completely NEW VBScript based User Interface, no more CMD Console Outputs
  • New Feature: All previously used command line menus & prompts have been replaced with GUI alternatives using free .NET based external tools created by Rob van der Woude (http://www.robvanderwoude.com)
  • New Feature: UCC Will now verify that ALL REQUIRED option in Settings.ini file are defined and if any of them isn't defined will display an error message and stop.
  • New Feature: ISO Creation now have an error check at the end of the operation, if no errors occur conversion will continue and finish normally but if an error occur an Error message will pop-up notifying the user that ISO creation failed and they need to create ISO files manually.
  • INI Changes: Re-built Settings.ini & Data#.ini files from the ground up using a more "Standard" format
  • INI Changes: The following options have been renamed: "DefaultTitle" is now "TitleType", "conversionBy" is now "Converter", "compressBy: is now "Compressor", "graphicsBy" is now "Designer", "isCollection" is now "Collection", "isSteam" is now "Steam", "GameTitle" is now "Title"
  • INI Changes: The Color1 & Color2 Options have been combined into one option named "Color" which currently remains unused and disabled.
  • INI Changes: Section titles now conform to standard INI format: [Section], Comments are now done using backslash "/"
  • INI Changes: All ON/OFF options that previously used YES(y)/NO(n) values now uses numerical Boolean values (1=ON/YES, 0=OFF/NO)
  • Script Changes: Script for importing INI files have been replaced and upgraded, it now support importing by [Section], Slashes & Backslashes & allows for multiple options with the same name in different Section of INI file
  • Feature Changes: ISO Creation is now completely quiet and being performed using PowerISO Command Line Tool instead of ImgBurn.
  • Main Compressors Update: FreeArc, 7-Zip & WinRAR all uses their respective GUI version during compression now instead of the Command Line version

I'm also gonna look into creating some kind of a small GUI app to edit the UCC .INI files easily.

Reminder:

To Anyone who is interested to join me & help test the new Batch/VBScript Hybrid version of Ultimate Conversion Compressor (UCC).

If you are interested in giving me a helping hand testing the new version and experience the new MsgBox based GUI please PM me and I'll send you the details and files.

Thanks for your help and have a great day

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UCC v4.1.4 INI Configurator Preview

Hi,

Today I would like to introduce you to a new tool that will be released alongside UCC v4.1.4 when it is ready, the UCC INI Configurator.

It is a small tool designed to make it easy to edit and understand the UCC .INI files.

Just position the UCCIniEditor.exe in the same folder as the UCC Converter.exe, run UCCIniEditor.exe and follow the on screen prompts.

The tool make use of pre-existing programs by Rob van der Woude & Software-Algorithms.

I just created a script to interface the programs and the UCC .INI files together.

Below are a few screenshots of the tool in action.
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If it's not too late, i can test it on weekend. Unfortunatelly i don't have much time this mid-week.
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If it's not too late, i can test it on weekend. Unfortunatelly i don't have much time this mid-week.
I've made a few changes & fixes today so I need to compile the latest exe file and run a few basic tests but I'll contact you later this week, toward the weekend with info & link to files so you can help with the tests.

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If it's not too late, i can test it on weekend. Unfortunatelly i don't have much time this mid-week.
PM Sent, Thanks again.

Anyway, I'm gonna take this opportunity to once again extend an invitation/request to anyone and everyone out there to join us and help test UCC v4.1.4.

It is shaping up to be the fastest, simplest & easiest to use version in UCC history.

Please PM me or reply here to apply for Beta Testers, At least 2-3 more Beta Testers are needed.

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Hi, I would help you but I'm not so familiar with UCC, nor with the compression methods, and not so good pc.

Also, maybe a bug on my side or sth but I am not able to use UCC 4.1.32.13 version where 4.1.32.11 works just fine.

It says Game executable found, Conversion proceeding and then window just close after few seconds.

Do you have any idea why does it crash or what I could do to create some crash log, conversion.log doesn't contain any details about the crash.

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Hi, I would help you but I'm not so familiar with UCC, nor with the compression methods, and not so good pc.

Also, maybe a bug on my side or sth but I am not able to use UCC 4.1.32.13 version where 4.1.32.11 works just fine.

It says Game executable found, Conversion proceeding and then window just close after few seconds.

Do you have any idea why does it crash or what I could do to create some crash log, conversion.log doesn't contain any details about the crash.

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I actually think I know what causes your problem, it appears to be a bug in the script that I recently received a report about, during tests of the next version.

As soon as I know it is solved I'll release a hotfix for it.

Basically it is related to the feature that calculate and report the game folder size, for now, a way around it is to enable the option isCollection in settings.ini file and input the exe in both EXE1 and EXE2. It will bypass the game folder size check.
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Most probably the same I encountered. And I have net again on Thursday unfortunately due to holiday on Monday
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OK, well, it appears that there's some sort of a problem with the latest version of UCC, seems to be related to the game folder size check, funny thing is that it doesn't happen for everyone and I can't recreate it, which means for the time being I can't solve it.

That said, I will release a hotfix that will bypass said feature and as a result the problem. Probably tomorrow.

As for the new version 4.1.4, testing are officially on hold, more information on that will come later, in a few days maybe.
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