MDX Auto Updater Version 4
Ok, there is a new updater. :D
This one is very much improved. The old one worked by downloading all updates and comparing file contents byte by byte to see if there was a difference. If there was, it updated with the downloaded file.
Well this worked fine when I just had a few files to update, but every update it would download the full update package and compare.
This new version however uses a much improved file version lookup. I have also created a program that modifies all Fusion Control Centre programs' assemblies with an updated version number. This along with the last write time is now in the XML update file. Meaning to update, the program only downloads the update file (~10kb) and then checks files based on that. Then if there are files to update, it downloads only what it needs. And if multiple install paths are found, it uses the same downloaded file for each path compared to the previous version that downloads the full thing for each install path.
Please report any problems. There is one I know of with the previous version and the incompatibility with the new format of the update file. it will error the old updater and will constantly spawn new windows. So I suggest you exit the old program, install the new one and be done with it. The new program will unregister the old one from the registry so it will not start up on startup along with the new version.
This new version does include an option to exit the updater. But again, I release things all the time, and unless you fancy downloading 300Mb full installer each time, use the updater people.
If there is no web connection, it is fine, it does not error. Also the new program uses multi-threading so when downloading a file, the installer will not be incapacitated like the old version.
It is very improved, and required for all future updates.
Just download the file (rar is only 100kb packed) and run it. That simple. You should put the file in the Fusion Folder before you run it because it will register itself in the registry from where you run it and try to run that each time. Also not that it matters much but it has 256x256 png icons embedded so in vista, you can get a huge png icon for it. :D
Found on the software page: http://www.fusioncontrolcentre.com/F...g/software.php
EDIT: XP Icon problem solved in Version 126.96.36.199