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as per the readme.txt

"To initialize the XPCREATE environment, directories and initialization files,

double-click on XPCREATE.CMD. "

I run XPCREATE.CMD and it starts copying the source and going through the motions.... am I missing something or does it not init anymore?

Using August 20 version as well.

The earlier version used to do it well....

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Silly me ... I did not update the ReadMe file.

I am not yet sure how I will resolve that, but for the moment, yes, you do need to manually create the directories you will need (SVC-* and SPACKS). What is the general consensus? Should I create the directories on first run if they do not exist, and quit? Shuold I check of the directories exist, or check if XPCREATE.INI exists? Any thoughts?

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I agree; if it's no trouble then creating the dirs on the first run certainly makes the process smoother for the lame/lazy/biffs amongst us :D

Is there any intention to make a dlurl available again, or will that remain in the commercial product only? I miss that fantastic facility.

Thanks anyway for your huge effort; much appreciated.

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I also appreciate creating the directories on first run.

(Makes life somewhat easier...)

Is there any intention to make a dlurl available again, or will that remain in the commercial product only? I miss that fantastic facility.

This question of airburst is a very interesting one and I'm also interested in an answer...

Greetings!

PS: Welcome back here GM! - I'm very happy to see new life in this "said-to-be-almost-dead" project! And thanks to Alanoll for keeping it running!

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OK ... Current thinking is to initialize the XPCREATE Environment if XPCREATE.INI does not exist (it is also created upon first run), and then exit out with a message that initialization has completed. Might have to wait a week or two, though ... I am on the road at the moment.

Still no plans concerning the automatic download, but I will keep you posted.

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That's great! Glad to hear the directory creation is back on the table. I move around between computers and end up deleting the install because I don't know what's current anymore. My bad.

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Just a thought GM before I hit the sack (sleep - to those that dont know the expression lol), but hows about having the empty directories and a default xpcreate.ini file when you "install" xpcreate.

Sorry if theres a obvious reason why this aint no good, but it makes sense to me - no point running the script once otherwise (unless it sets something else on first run hehe)

Cheers

Nath

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The reason it is not done by the "installer" is that XPCREATE did not have an installer: it was just a few files to add to a directory. The installer (which is, naturally, just an IExpress package) came about as a means to throw the EULA in the User's view, as it was, and still is, so blatently ignored. But, now that you mention it, I could quite easily add a post install command to do the initialization. It even seems to make sense (though I am not sure how you came up with it at 4 in the morning: must be weak beer!). So, there is a good chance I will create a seperate initialization routine, and call it right after installation (a.k.a. extraction).

Thanks for the input.

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IExpress eh? - now there's a surprise ;)

Was gonna ask how you did the EULA but my brain kicked-in and reminded me of the stages of iexpress lol

lol @ weak beer :P - insomniac more like lol (plus i likes me spirits more.....*eyes-up his new bottle of 10yr old Glenmorangie*..... *drools*)

Glad to help as always GM :)

N.

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I'm still thinking about this, and now I am wondering if it is as simple as I thought. I suspect that IEXpress leaves me in some TEMP directory, and not the install directory. If that is the case, I suppose I will have to dig deeper ... to be continued ...

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