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.


  "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

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Launcher PRO 5.0.1

 Launcher PRO 5.0.1 Build 36 is now available

Launcher PRO V5.0.1 is rewritten from the ground up for Windows 10, 11 64bit only on bare metal machine, meaning, no virtual machines. Supported Versions are 3.35.0, 3.36.0, 3.36.1, 3.36.2, 3.38.2 64bit only, with more to come.

Version 5.0 supports both CAFD versions 1.0 and 2.0. Slowly, but eventually, BMW is moving to online signing all coding data, starting with Coding 2.0 (SP2021), and now Coding 3.0. Signature methods for these CAFD uses RSA 2048 to RSA 4096 and Elliptic curves (ECCP 256 – ECCP 521. These will be very limiting in the future. As of the latest PSdZ data, Launcher PRO V5 supports online signing of known CAFD using authenticated keys and proper coding proof stamp. I'm probably letting off more than I should, but we'll get there eventually.

Launcher PRO V5.0 sports streamlined modern Metro UI. There are 5 selectable themes to choose from. Add as many supported apps as possible and double-click when ready to run.

Launcher PRO V5.0 makes Google Authenticator optional, but is very convenient, so might as well use it. All Time-based One-time Password generator Authenticator, i.e., Microsoft Authenticator, are supported, not just Google Authenticator. More importantly, no more PC activation. Launcher PRO V5.0 is no longer tied to a particular PC. Use anywhere, anytime. It's just like the old dynamic activation, but unlimited.

Launcher PRO V5.0 departs from its predecessor in handling KIS database. It's now an Opt-in model where you have to choose which KIS is loaded, as opposed to Opt-out model used in the old version. At least one KIS must be selected

Settings can be temporary or can be applied every time. Either way, you have total control

Q: Can I install on 3 PCs?
A: Yes. There's actually no limit on the number of PCs, so if you have 5 PCs, go ahead and install it on all 5 PCs. The only limitation is that only 2 PCs are active at any given time, so if you move to the 3rd or so PC, you just need to authenticate again.

Q: How long is the license?
A: 3 years is the standard length of the license with no PC limitation

Q: My account says I activated 2 PCs and cannot activate anymore
A: Ignore the website. It was built for V3.0 and I can't update it until V3.0 dies. It will only show the first 2 codes, but really, it is meaningless for V5.0. There is no static or dynamic activation in V5.0

Q: Can I activate more than 1 PC?
A: Err, I just said, there is no static, nor dynamic activation in V5.0 :)

Q: I have a V3.0 license, can I use V5.0?
A: Updates are free, and V5.0 is and upgrade to to V3.0, so yes, you can.

Q: What happens to my V3.0 license?
A: Nothing. It will be as is. If you get a new license now, you will have an extended license. So if you have a year left on the old one, you will end up with 4 years, total.

If you still have active key/s, head out to and grab Launcher PRO V5.0