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Old 03-14-2012, 03:31 PM
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Default [Community Tool] RO2 Cache Extractor and Downloader

RO2 Cache Extractor and Downloader V1.2



This release brings you the ability to download and install custom content (Maps and associated packages) directly from a redirect server. So if you don't want to do this in-game or are one of the unfortunate souls who get timed out when they are downloading in-game when the server changes map, then this is for you!

Download
Click here to download version 1.2


Uninstall Previous Version
If you have the previous version installed, please uninstall it via your control panel > add remove programs > RO2 Cache Extractor


Installation
Afer downloading, extract contents of the zip file to a folder on your local pc and right click setup.exe and Run as Administrator. If you do not install as administrator, you will need to run the exe manually as administrator each time you use it or the downloader tab will NOT work.

The setup will place an icon on your desktop.

RO2 Cache Extractor Install Video - YouTube

Configuration
When you run the application, it should be able to detect where your RO2 MyGame folder paths are. If not, please browse to these folders manually using the browse buttons (...). These folders must be set to the relevant folders in My Games like this:
C:\Users\YOURUSER\Documents\My Games\RedOrchestra2\ROGame\Cache
C:\Users\YOURUSER\Documents\My Games\RedOrchestra2\ROGame\Published\CookedPC

If the cache and/or published\CookedPC folders do not exist, please create them.


Maps, Packages, and Mutators
These three tabs will allow you to extract files from your cache which were stored after downloading content from servers in-game. These files when extracted will be moved to the relevant folder under Published\CookedPC and then get deleted from your cache folder/ini file.


Downloads
This tab allows you to download custom content (community made maps and their associated packages) directly from community shared redirects. It is up to the redirect owners to ensure the downloads are scanned for viruses and you, the end user, understand the risk of downloading these files. As with the cache files, these downloaded files will be installed directly into the appropriate folders under Published\CookedPC.


Server Admins / Redirect Owners
If you would like to share your redirect files with users of this tool, that would be fantastic. Please send me a private message with the name of the redirect (display purposes only) and a url to your redirect. You will then need to setup a file called files.txt like the example below before it will appear in this tool and work correctly:

The format of each line in files.txt should be like this:
Code:
Map/Package/Mutator name|file1|file2|file3
So my files.txt file is this:
Code:
Map ColdSteel B2|TE-Coldsteel_b2.upk|ENV_Coldsteel_factory.upk|Env_DR_Brick_walls.upk|Env_DR_corrugated_plates.upk|Env_DR_floor_parts.upk|ENV_DR_Misc.upk
Map Arad2 B1|TE-Arad2_Beta_One.upk
Map Ogledow B9|TE-Ogledow_B9.upk|Props_Ogledow.upk
Map DieBresche B2|TE-DieBresche-B2.upk|Props_DieBresche.upk|Props_W_DieBresche.upk
Map Provkhoy B2|TE-Provkhoy_b2.upk|Props_Provkhoy.upk
Map Butovo B4|TE-Butovo-B4.upk|Props_Butovo.upk
Mutator Antilag|Antilag.u
So when somebody selects your redirect, it will display something like this:


The more redirects we have, the better chance people have a getting a download. This tool will definately timeout users if too many people are connected, so the more redirects the better

Important : Please note that files.txt and all the filenames within that file are CaSe SenSiTIve. To avoid cockups, copy and paste the filenames in


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The programs are provided as is without any guarantees or warranty.

Although the author has attempted to find and correct any bugs in the software program (RO2 Cache Extractor) the author is not responsible for any damage or losses of any kind caused by the use or misuse of the programs.

The author is under no obligation to provide support, service, corrections, or upgrades to this free software program.


Thanks
Thanks to Ducky for testing the first version and Cat in da Hat and his friends for testing this version.


If you are dubious about installing anything like this, then don't

Now if you all download it and try it, it's bound to go bang and time every out lol

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Old 03-14-2012, 03:38 PM
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that's a pretty sweet tool, hopefully it makes custom maps more common on popular servers!
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:38 PM
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I only did it to try and help people get the custom maps down a bit "easier" and then hopefully more people will be willing to play them

I hope....
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:36 PM
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tnx for this tool gleedo
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:54 PM
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Downloaded everything since Ive had some problems with redirect and it can be painfully slow. Everything worked great and it was very easy to use. Great job
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:58 PM
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tnx for this tool gleedo
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Downloaded everything since Ive had some problems with redirect and it can be painfully slow. Everything worked great and it was very easy to use. Great job
You are both very welcome - i'm glad it worked

When ever new content is released (custom maps), expect new files to appear as soon as the redirect owners have uploaded them.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:38 PM
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So a random user has fixed gotten the redirect working (with an external program built from scratch) in maybe a week of work while TWI has ignored it for 3 months now inside of the actual game.

Truly professional.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:48 PM
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I've tried this version and it works like a charm. Nice job Gleedo.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:22 PM
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Thanks Gleedo, Cat got me onto it and it works a treat. Lookin' forward to hurting some of these custom maps that I've been hearing about.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:08 PM
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Awesome sauce! thx
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:36 PM
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Best application ever !

I'm giving people 24 hours and then including custom maps in the regular map rotation.

Hopefully more server operators will lend their server redirects to the program.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:38 AM
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Best application ever !

I'm giving people 24 hours and then including custom maps in the regular map rotation.

Hopefully more server operators will lend their server redirects to the program.
Does this mean custom maps on the Aussie/NZ main server!?!?!
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:38 AM
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Does this mean custom maps on the Aussie/NZ main server!?!?!
Yep. I will do a straw poll or something to make sure plenty of people have the application before I put the customs in.

I have a big sign up as the server's welcome screen telling people to get the application and download the custom maps, so if they aren't wise enough to get it done, then they will be disappointed (or just move to another server with stock maps).
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:44 AM
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It'd be cool if Tripwire could officially support map downloads like this through Steam Workshop. I'm sure that would be the best way to make community maps more popular.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:16 AM
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Moskeeto +1

This, this, this, a thousand times this. Get maps circulating through Steam, please.

I understand that TWI cannot create new maps on a weekly basis, but if just once a month a custom map pack would be released through steam, I am totally convinced that more players would play the game again. Furthermore, we wouldn't hang around with the stock maps all the time anymore...
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:43 AM
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It'd be cool if Tripwire could officially support map downloads like this through Steam Workshop. I'm sure that would be the best way to make community maps more popular.
That would be the perfect solution
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:07 AM
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good job Gleedo as always !
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:43 AM
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Great work Gleedo.
Well this might help to get people play custom maps.
But some of them never leave the Appartments.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:44 AM
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Well done LG!

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TWI, take note. Pay this man some money for his efforts and incorporate this fix into your software. In my industry, when a customer does your job better than you do - then it's time to seriously reconsider one's places in the market.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:05 AM
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Great stuff, I will start to use this. Maybe this should be a sticky post.
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