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TMUP : 1 click download & install for all TM games

Post by NazguL » 18 Sep 2005 14:48

TMUP WebSite

Go here : http://tmup.nazgulworld.com


Introduction

As you might know, I'm working for a long time on ways to simplify the installation on TM resources. As some might know, I designed the O'Matic series (packs for maps, skins and mod), and I'm very involved in the TM-Community Pilot software (TMCP).

TMCP has achieve the 1 click installation, but it's limited only to the files from TM-Community website. Further more, the concept of TMCP is too complexe to be extended to other websites.

I'm working on an open way to handle download and installing nearly any files for TrackMania Original and TrackMania Sunrise. The solution must be easy to use by players, and easy to integrate by webmasters.


TrackMania URL Protocol

The idea is to build an URL protocole : TMUP : TrackMania URL Protocol

How this will work ?

Very simple, instead of having a regular http URL to you file, you should use a tmup url (juste replacing the http by tmup) then adding some more paramters (file type and environnement)

This document describes indetails how ot works

TMUP Specs (300ko PDF in english)

TMUP handles nearly all file types in TM, for example
- Maps, replays, ghosts, map images and bik
- Campagn
- Match settings
- Painter layers, stencil, stickers
- Profile, scores, avatars
- Panel, signs , building, flat, shops, yacht and cargo
- Car skin including 3 models
- Mods
- Media tracker clips


For webmasters

If webmaster want to use TMUP URLs on their website, they juste have to replace the http url with tmup url. Everything is describred in the specs.

Here is a list of website which use TMUP url
- TM CarPark, 3D models for Sunrise
- TMX Sunrise, Maps for Sunrise
- TM Mods, all mods for TM Original & TM Sunrise

If you use TMUP urls on your website, write it down in this topic, I'll add you site in this list.

For TM players

TMUP is not a software, it's a protocol. Players have to find and install a secific client software which supports TMUP url. This software will intercept the tmup url, download the file and install it in the TM folders.

For developpers, who wants to create a TMUP client program, all the needed information is in the specs, with hints to gather data on TM architecture.

Here is a list of TMUP clients which will do th job for you.
- Easy TM Forever by NazguL
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Warning to users : only 1 TMUP client be used on a compueter at a time. but you can test one, and then another.

If you are creating a client software for TMUP, tell me in this topic, so I can add your program in the liste.
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Post by TTXDragon » 18 Sep 2005 15:56

would be cool if you insert the real url of your prog nazgul...
http://.../ is not really good to download -.-"
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Post by NazguL » 18 Sep 2005 16:08

It's not ready yet :wink:

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Post by eide » 18 Sep 2005 16:17

Does any of these programs sort the downloaded maps?

I.e. folder structure like this:

|- TMUP maps
| |- Race
| | |- Island
| | |- Bay
| | |- Coast
| |- Platform
| | | -Island

and so on...

I would really like if it did :)
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Post by NazguL » 18 Sep 2005 17:39

Here is the tmup banner

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Post by thoun » 18 Sep 2005 17:58

to eide :

it's not done yet, but it's easy to do this

In my program, it's all in for the moment all in GameData\Tracks\Challenges\Downloaded for the maps, but I will make an option for your idea

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Post by eide » 18 Sep 2005 20:09

thoun wrote:to eide :

it's not done yet, but it's easy to do this

In my program, it's all in for the moment all in GameData\Tracks\Challenges\Downloaded for the maps, but I will make an option for your idea
It would be great! :1
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Post by NazguL » 18 Sep 2005 21:35

Finaly a nicer website :1

http://tmup.nazgulworld.com

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Post by thoun » 18 Sep 2005 22:20

eide wrote:
thoun wrote:to eide :

it's not done yet, but it's easy to do this

In my program, it's all in for the moment all in GameData\Tracks\Challenges\Downloaded for the maps, but I will make an option for your idea
It would be great! :1
it's done !
but I can send my new version because I haven't access to FTP :evil:
I'll try to find a solution as soon as possible

I should learn php to upload here without FTP but it's not my favourite language :|

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Post by eide » 19 Sep 2005 07:21

thoun wrote: it's done !
but I can send my new version because I haven't access to FTP :evil:
I'll try to find a solution as soon as possible

I should learn php to upload here without FTP but it's not my favourite language :|
Weeeeeee :mrgreen:

I'm acctually writing an upload system in php, but it might take some time due to homeworks and tests :|

I do also have acess to a FTP server, it's a bit slow and I have the feeling the admin will go nuts if I upload a popular file to it :twisted: , but it works!

I'm going to school now, so I can't do much, but tell me if you are intrested in having the program temprarily hosted on a slow server in Norway :P
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Post by thoun » 19 Sep 2005 11:47

I have already done PHP page, and I have a server. It will work soon :wink:

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Post by NazguL » 19 Sep 2005 14:49

About the website, I've made some modifications with the advise of OgrO. Further more, I've filled the General Section and added some pictures to be used on your websites.

Now I've to create the test pages and finalize EasyTM


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Post by Moffia » 19 Sep 2005 15:54

this is totally awesome! :mrgreen:
maybe i can help with the dutch translation? :mrgreen:

EDIT: Well, i'll be off for 2 days, cuz i'm going on to camp :lol:
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Post by thoun » 19 Sep 2005 17:00

thoun wrote:to eide :

it's not done yet, but it's easy to do this

In my program, it's all in for the moment all in GameData\Tracks\Challenges\Downloaded for the maps, but I will make an option for your idea
Now it's done :3

http://guythoun.free.fr/multitmup/

Don't hesitate to post comments on the forum !

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ps: if someone got a MATCH file, can he send it to guythoun AT hotmail DOT com ?
I don't have one so it's difficult to make it work :)

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Post by NazguL » 19 Sep 2005 19:07

I've updated the client list

For the match file, it's easy.

Create a Internet or Lan server on TMO beta, set several maps, and click on "Save Settings" befoir "OK". The MATCH file is created in the Tracks/MatchSettings folder.
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