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Introducing San Andreas Mod Installer


cpmusick85
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bah! this is more than a few minutes...lol...i

more loafs and a cookie:

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Sorry, it's taking a bit longer to create the installer than I thought it would. I'm almost done now. Just try to hang in there a little while longer. I pretty much have to just verify that the installer work, upload SAMI, then post the link.

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Bah, I hate Direcway. I can't DSL so I'm stuck with it. sad.gif

 

It's currently in the process of uploading, and there's approximately 10 minutes left (thanks to Direcway's choice of slow upload speeds). However, as soon as it finishes I will post a link the the release thread, from which you will be able to download SAMI. smile.gif

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Hello cpmusick85,

 

first, I admire you for the amazing work you done with SAMI, really professional work!

 

but still, as a programmer myself, I have never seen a perfect project with label v1.0

so here some minor stuff you should look in:

 

1. update doesn't work, error message:

ERROR 206: could not obtain update file information from the sami.lau file.

 

2. I can't update the program, but still every time I return to the main menu the program

asks me to check for updates. (it stops only when I restart SAMI)

 

3. I have two folders with GTA one moded and one not, the auto detect always choses the not

moded one, so I have to change it every time. add the option that if i chose another

directory it will stick with it.

NOTE: I checked it again, it sticks with new directory only after restart.

 

4. I have to many time to write the folders/files name manually, set the source or destination

directory, etc. you should add a memory thing that it would remember the last directory

used for each operation.

 

5. when i create new script it asks me for info one at a time, maybe a table that i can fill all

the data at once would be nicer.

 

again excellent work mate,

Cheers and good luck,

Arthur.

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Hello cpmusick85,

 

I found some more problems:

 

1. many things update only after restarting the program. like if you installed something and

want to uninstall it, you need to restart SAMI so it will appear in uninstall menu.

 

2. changing the IDE of a vehicle has a bug, if the line is:

429, banshee, banshee, car, BANSHEE, BANSHEE, null, executive, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0.84, 0.84, 0

the wheel size do change (0.84,0.84), but the number before that (0) does not, it becomes -1.

 

3. you ask for witch car to change and a new name for the vehicle without giving default option,

witch is preaty annoying if the files names are the names of the vehicle you want to change

and you don't with to change the name.

 

4. in the script creating option you have add. with asks you to chose "local path..." and

"remote path..." without browse option, really uncomfortable.

and please make the window of the different add option bigger, less scroll - more speed.

 

5. you don't have "add vihicle" option in script creation!!!

you really should add it!

 

I have explored some more features of SAMI,

I'm deeply impressed with you work mate! great job.

 

Cheers,

Arthur.

 

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1. update doesn't work, error message:

ERROR 206: could not obtain update file information from the sami.lau file.

 

That is because I have SanAndreasModInstaller.com on a temporary host, and that is the site where SAMI gets the update from. However, the site will be on the permanent host in a few days, so then the problem will be resolved.

 

 

 

2. I can't update the program, but still every time I return to the main menu the program

asks me to check for updates. (it stops only when I restart SAMI)

I tested this and it is indeed a minor bug. It only works when the program is restarted because that is when it reads the info that tells SAMI when it last checked for an update. It will be corrected in v1.1.

 

 

 

3. I have two folders with GTA one moded and one not, the auto detect always choses the not

moded one, so I have to change it every time. add the option that if i chose another

directory it will stick with it.

NOTE: I checked it again, it sticks with new directory only after restart.

This is the same thing as the update problem. It only reads the information when the program is restarted. It will also be corrected in v1.1.

 

 

 

4. I have to many time to write the folders/files name manually, set the source or destination

directory, etc. you should add a memory thing that it would remember the last directory

used for each operation.

Thanks for pointing this out. This was a feature I intended to add, but I did not add it to my "to-do" list. Will be fixed in v1.1. smile.gif

 

 

 

5. when i create new script it asks me for info one at a time, maybe a table that i can fill all

the data at once would be nicer.

I am somewhat limited with what I can do, due to the program I used to create SAMI (AutoPlay Media Studio 5). However, I may just make it show that information on another "page" that has everything on there all at once.

 

 

 

1. many things update only after restarting the program. like if you installed something and

want to uninstall it, you need to restart SAMI so it will appear in uninstall menu.

I will correct all those things in v1.1. (Though I'm not sure why you would need to install a mod, then uninstall it immediately. biggrin.gif )

 

 

 

2. changing the IDE of a vehicle has a bug, if the line is:

429, banshee, banshee, car, BANSHEE, BANSHEE, null, executive, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0.84, 0.84, 0

the wheel size do change (0.84,0.84), but the number before that (0) does not, it becomes -1.

That is indeed a bug. Someone else mentioned that problem as well. I thought that only the wheel sizes were changed with the IDE line when creating custom vehicles. It will be corrected in v1.1.

 

 

 

3. you ask for witch car to change and a new name for the vehicle without giving default option,

witch is preaty annoying if the files names are the names of the vehicle you want to change

and you don't with to change the name.

I think I'll add this feature in v1.1.

 

 

 

4. in the script creating option you have add. with asks you to chose "local path..." and

"remote path..." without browse option, really uncomfortable.

and please make the window of the different add option bigger, less scroll - more speed.

The "browse" option is a feature I intended to add in a later version. I wanted to focus on the core part of the installer for the first release, then enhance the scripter furthur in the following versions. It will be something I'll add. I also intend to have it to where it can even "package" the mod (With the script file) into a ZIP and everything.

 

 

 

5. you don't have "add vihicle" option in script creation!!!

you really should add it!

Since vehicles can be installed without scripts, I didn't include that. However, you can still accomplish that if you use the "ImgAdd" commands to add the DFF\TXD files to the gta3.img file, and the "ReplaceText" commands to edit the handling, color, and ide lines. The only reason I can see to add an "add vehicle" command is if the vehicles are included with another non-vehicle mod or something. Unless you have another use for it?

 

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Thanks for taking the time to point all this out. I will be addressing most of these issues in the next update. smile.gif

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Hi cpmusick85,

 

I totally understand why you didn't included all the things you wish SAMI will have, as you

wanted to release a working version to the public. I would have done the same thing.

 

about the script ability to add vehicles,

it is important that SAMI will have it for several reasons:

 

1. if you are testing many different mods for GTASA, including vehicles, maps, textures, etc.

you find yourself with gta3.img full of junk modification or GTA not loading at all because of

a faulty mod. so you need to clear all the mods (not many have nice backup as SAMI) and

start over. so if you have a nice script that will install automaticly all the mods that you tested

and found to your taste, it will make all the work much easer.

 

2. using "ImgAdd" and "ReplaceText" to add more than 20 vehicle is quite dreadful.

 

3. releasing vehicle packages to the public.

 

4. releasing FULL CONVERSION MOD!!!

 

5. if you intend to "package" a mod, then you must be able to convert everything.

 

In my opinion "package" a mod is the right way to go.

if I may, you should release v1.1 with will fix the minor bugs and interface glitches.

then work on v1.2 with insted of "scripter" option will have an "moder" option with will let

the user create a full mod with vechicle, image and file conversion. the output of with is

a single rar/zip file with include data and script files for the mod.

 

I see great future for SAMI, you should be very proud of your work.

 

Cheers,

Arthur.

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This mod is the king of mods, great work cpmusik85

 

Although it could do with a 'return to menu' button on the last page, like Lethal.Ambition said

 

Also i have installed a couple of cars (links below) and the wheels have been too big

 

http://www.gtagaming.com/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=1183

http://www.gtagaming.com/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=1167

http://www.gtagaming.com/pafiledb.php?action=file&id=1184

 

Hope you can fix this

Thanks again for this great tool cookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gifcookie.gif

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Would you please STOP discussing in this thread?! cpmusik asked to do it in the release thread. As for your problem chapman it was already been discussed in the release thread and is a bug, will be fixed in the next version (1.1)....

 

Thank you.

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  • 2 years later...

Im new to this whole modding thing (really liek to get into it a bit) and lazy old me decided to use the auto installer... when.... It wont recognize any mods i hand to it AS MODS cryani.gif Really i only want simple things, like some hummers and junk biggrin.gif

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  • 1 month later...

Now i can install vehicles, but i want to install skins, weapons, buildings, etc.

but i dont know how...where do i go? if possible, please show me how to install one pic by pic

 

Thanx in Advanced!

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I have a little problem everytime i clikc to run SAMI it tells me i need to install .NET FRAMEWORK 1.1v sounds easy i install it and i click the mod installer and it still asking me to install "FRAMEWORK 1.1" ive tried reseting my pc and download SAMI from other sites...

Please Help Im Stuck For Ideas notify.gif

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  • 4 weeks later...

Sorry to be a pain in the arse...

 

But before I had to reinstall my laptop, both GTA and SAMI were running flawlessly.

 

After it however, I have tried to install the same car mods with SAMI, but whatever car I choose to replace... it simply doesn't replace, it just stays the GTA car.. dontgetit.gif

 

Any ideas?

 

Windows Vista Ultimate - Toshiba A200-1BW laptop

 

PS See this

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  • 8 months later...
Twilight Boarder

Hey, my friend recommended me here, I'm somewhat new to modding, would i have to make my own modding program or is there a download i can find x.x

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this mod sucks it always makes error i tryed to install the mod thigns to to in san andreas and guess what.....Ihad much errorsmost of them was about fileadd angry.gifangry.gifangry.gifangry.gificon13.gificon13.gificon13.gificon13.gif

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Lol, I was right, there are idiots who will post in a thread at least three years old asking for help. I'm posting here because I'm pointing out that you guys shouldn't really bump topics this old.

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can't believe this happened. cryani.gif

 

why is it that when you uninstall SAMI when in another particular folder (e.g. GTA San andreas) the files inside that folder that doesn't associate that much w/ SAMI also gets uninstalled?

 

I mean, I've installed my SAMI (accidentaly) in my GTA San Andreas root folder, then when I uninstalled it, it also uninstalled my GTA San Andreas files! from GTA3 IMG to ENB Series.

 

if only SAMI would be fixed. so that when you install SAMI in a particular folder like GTA San Andreas, the files won't also be uninstalled.

 

*sigh* dozingoff.gif

 

now I've lost all the mods and including San Andreas itself.

 

I hope that someone would atleast fix this.

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Hi cpmusick85,

 

it looks like you don't develop the SAMI no more.

I have a couple ideas how to move it to a new level,

like multiple instalation etc. (with subfolders).

I even found the guy who can do this, but he needs the source code to begin.

Is there a chance, that you release the source code for free - for the GTA community?

You don't develop it anyway.

 

Best regards!

 

eblano

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Hi cpmusick85,

 

it looks like you don't develop the SAMI no more.

I have a couple ideas how to move it to a new level,

like multiple instalation etc. (with subfolders).

I even found the guy who can do this, but he needs the source code to begin.

Is there a chance, that you release the source code for free - for the GTA community?

You don't develop it anyway.

 

Best regards!

 

eblano

look at the date, buddy.

This topic is nearly more than 6 years old.

You cpuld have sended him a pm or email.

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yo, forgive me just wanted to say hello from the future smile.gif Sorry for bumping, not sorry. What does the vehicle.ide line have to be named for sami to see it?

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