Sunday, July 17, 2022

Launcher PRO V5.1.0

 Launcher PRO V5.1.0 Build 90 is now available

Change Log:



Launcher PRO V5.0 hits a new milestone. This release entails a major revision, mostly in the underlying operations and inner workings of the Launcher. There are still so much to do, but a few of the big ones has made it to this release. I focused on compatibility on this one and eradicated some of the most niggling and persisting ones.


User Interface:

With this release, there's hardly any reason to visit the site. I have to add that the site need a long overdue update, but because of V3.0, I still need to keep it. There are a few options I'm considering but my focus is on the Launcher for now. Please ignore the very outdated content of the website, I will update it when the time comes.



QR code can now be seen from the Launcher's Account page. This doesn't require any Google API, so it should work on region where Google services are blocked. The QR code can be used in any standard TOTP generator like Microsoft, Authy...etc., not just Google Authenticator. I know it says Google Authenticator is required, but really, it isn't.



I realized that the previous FP (Vehicle Profile) Viewer was just awful. There's no reason for it to be in a treeview. I replaced it with a much nicer view, utilizing the UI elements I made for the FA/SVT-CAFD FDL calculators. Minor change but big impact.


Under the Hood:

I spent a great deal of time dealing with compatibility issue. I focused on leaving areas untouched if they don't need to be, ran a fine tooth comb through the source and identified where code needs to be injected, only where/when necessary. There's a significant boost in performance, compatibility and stability. I found new methods that are simply superior. These resulted in having to rewrite new codes, and eliminate most of the old ones. In a lot of ways, this is, yet again, all new. There's very little left of what was in the original 5.0 code base. It was intense, but highly rewarding. The result is V5.1

I highly encourage you to check this build out.


Lastly...

I can't stop everyone from asking via the comment section, so might as well, include some info here. If you want to know more about the Launcher V5.0, send me an email at fxxtokenmaster@gmail.com.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

NCD/CAFD Tool Link down forever

 So some weird random guy appears to be claiming a copyright to my original work. Unfortunately, Mega listened to the poser.

Mega took down the link. Probably better off this way, anyway. The integrated tool is so much better



Anybody know who the heck this guy is?

Monday, July 4, 2022

Launcher PRO V5.0.7

 Launcher PRO V5.0.7 is now available


Change log

- Added FP/Vehicle Profile viewer (3.36+ only)
- Added FA-NCD/CAFD FDL Calculator for Coding 1/2 CAFs (3.36+ only)
- Added SVT-CAF FDL Calculator for Coding 1/2 CAFs (3.36+ only)
- Improved Mapping calculation speed
- Minor bug fixes


Added Features:

Another substantial release. I've been very busy adding these features in Launcher PRO. I like how they turned out. I've almost forgotten how nice these features are. Luckily, somebody reminded me.

The following screenshot shows the SVT-CAF FDL calculator. These are the "What-IFs" feature from the old NCD/CAFD Tool, integrated into Launcher PRO.
 



Not really useful feature, but I hate how small the button icons are. I increased the size a bit and added transparency, more to my liking. This is only implemented in the NCD/CAF Tool. I left the others as they are.

Hope you enjoy these new features as much as I enjoyed writing them. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Launcher PRO V5.0.6

Launcher PRO V5.0.5 is now available

Launcher PRO V5.0.6 is now available


Change log



Supported Apps



New Feature: NCD/CAF Comparison Tool

Another substantial release, this time, with integrated NCD/CAF Tool, well, at least partially. The more important feature of the old NCD/CAFD Tool, the NCD/CAF Compare and FA/FP Compare tool has been integrated into the app. This took lots of time, but I did enjoy making it, so it's well worth it.


NCD Comparison tool supports both Coding 1.0 and 2.0 format and can be used to compare against default values, or against another NCD from the same ECU. I use this feature often, and lot of people reminded me how useful it is for them, I actually like this more than the original NCD comparison tool.


New Feature: FA Comparison Tool


FA tool will read an existing FA file, and the vehicle profile (FP) will be recalculated. Simple comparison tool.

I'm planning to add more, as time permits. I hope these new features somehow help in making your cars more personal and more enjoyable.


Others

This build monitors the launch process and will recover if it detects launch failure. When it detects launch failure, it will terminate the process and notify you, giving you a chance to try again. When it does, restart the app before trying again. Not sure yet what is causing it to get stuck, but I've seen it happen with or without optimization, with or without the launcher. 


EDIT

I just noticed that this build asks for password every time it is started. It's not supposed to do that. I'll look into it and likely come up with a quick update

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Launcher PRO V5.0.4

 Launcher PRO V5.0.4 is now available



I've realized I haven't mentioned about localization that was added in the Launcher since V5.0.1. I thought now is a good time to mention this. I've added a basic localization via json file. Sample output below (and pardon me, my German is pretty bad)



I'd love to see the Launcher localized and please, help if you can. This can be done by creating a json resource file. Format of the file is Resources.<ISO_language_country>,json. The 2-letter ISO language and country should match the PC's locale. The json file will have to be in %LocalAppData%\LauncherPRO5.


Sample Resources.de-DE.json

{
  "L18N": {
    "GoBackButton": "Geh Zurück",
    "AppLaunchingTitle": "Starten ",
    "LaunchPadTitle": "Startrampe",
    "SettingsTitle": "Einstellungen",
    "LoginTitle": "Konto",
    "CheckUpdateTitle": "Aktualisierung überprüfen",
    "FdlCodesTitle": "FDL Cheat Codes",
    "KisDbTitle": "KIS Wissensbasis",
    "CancelButton": "Absagen",
    "OKButton": "OK",
    "SaveButton": "Speichern",
    "SignInButton": "Einloggen",
    "SignOutButton": "Abmelden",
    "SearchButton": "Suche",
    "CheckUpdateButton": "Auf Updates prüfen",
    "ToggleSelectButton": "Auswahl umschalten",
    "UpdateFdlButton": "Download/Update",
    "UserIdLabel": "Nutzername :",
    "PasswordLabel": "PIN or Passwort :",
    "AppEntryTitle": "Application Entry",
    "AppEntryNameLabel": "Name :",
    "AppEntryPathLabel": "Weg :",
    "MemoryLabel": "Speicher",
    "OptionsLabel": "Optionen",
    "ThemeLabel": "Thema",
    "LoginFailed": "Fehler bei der Anmeldung"
  }
}


Update: My friends from Korea went to town with customization. I was sent this. This is awesome!



Saturday, May 14, 2022

Launcher PRO 5.0.3

 Launcher PRO V5.0.3 is now available


Change Log:

- Added supported app: 3.81, 3.39.0, 3.39.1, 3.40.0

- Fixed bugs with localized Windows 11 x64 (RU, DE, NL...etc.)

- Fixed FA/FP mapping

- Fixed NCD Preparation and Online Signing for 3.38+

- Fixed URL handling in Change Logs page

- Minor bug fixes


A bit of a huge update for Launcher PRO V5.0. I thought the fix for Windows 10 Euro versions fixes Windows 11 as well. but I was wrong. A bit of a pain to setup Windows in languages foreign to me, but it turned out great in the end. I now have several testing environment.


Another thing that proved very challenging is making V3.39 and V3.40 work with the Launcher.  There's not much technical issue with the app itself, but it has a lot to do with the use of OpenJDK 11. Anyway, glad to have this behind me. Spent a few days trying to figure it out.




V5.0.2 can't handle links in this page, so please, get the links from the website




List of supported apps. I'm skipping 3.37 altogether. I think 3.36 and 3.38 are great builds. I am not too sure with 3.39 and 3.40, but that's just me. 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Launcher PRO 5.0.2

Launcher PRO V5.0.2 is now available


Change Log:

- Fixed bugs with localized Windows (RU, DE, NL...etc.)


If you have turned on Check Update option, Launcher PRO will alert you of critical updates, such as this 




Note: Avoid posting support-related questions in the comments section. I don't actively watch comments and don't want to miss anything important. Please send me an email


Important: Apparently, Launcher PRO doesn't handle the link properly. This will be fixed in the next build. Please grab the link from my website for now