Beta 2.1 is Available

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10 Dec, 2009 01:48 AM

Version Beta 2.1 is Now Released


  • Added initial menu strip
  • Added About box
  • Added new logging class, DALog
  • Added huge amounts of function trace logs into main classes for debug purposes. Logged to "damodder.log" in the application directory.


  • DAMarkdown has been re-enabled and now is nearly identical to Markdown by John Gruber


  • Added check for directory existence before creating a new XML in DAXMLParser.CreateNewXML. This resolves ticket 77


  • when copying the readme or changlog files, the exact filenames should now be kept intact rather than renaming them.


  • If the user cancels on the Core Override Mod details screen, the entire install process will be properly canceled.
  • Cleaned up some code that could leave temporary files on the user's computer


  • When installing a core override mod that has a proper manifest.xml file, the manifest file will no longer be copied during install. This resolves ticket 81

B2.1 is attached to this post, but always scan the rest of the thread in case a newer version has been posted!

  1. 1 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 10 Dec, 2009 10:18 AM

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    Downloaded, i might run some install/uninstall tests with it later
    Will there be another Version today?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 10 Dec, 2009 04:20 PM

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    Beta 2.1.1


    • Fixed resize problem in main form that was cutting off backup/restore buttons
    • Put in a possible fix for the Install Mod dialog getting cut off. Needs testing, because I can't repro this
    • Cleaned up and restructured code in DASessionManager.PruneSessionFiles to address possible crashing in this function. Needs testing as I can't repro this.
  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 11 Dec, 2009 03:01 AM

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    Beta 2.1.2


    • added menu items to manually change language for localization instead of letting DAModder decided based on your Windows regional settings
    • added Sanitize XML tool to the tools menu. This is a temporary workaround for those users that have an XML file with invalid characters in it. This will however really destroy most unicode characters so only use it if DAModder tells you to and only if you are willing to lose most characters that use extended Unicode.
    • fixed sizing issue with backup/restore Form
    • Added check for .NET 3.5 installed, and a warning if it is not found
  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 11 Dec, 2009 03:31 AM

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    Important Note

    Please understand that the new Sanitize XML tool is only for those of you getting an error about your AddIns.xml file, and this is only a small amount of people. However be completely aware that using this tool will destroy most all unicode characters that are for for non-English characters with special marks and what not.

    If you don't mind using English, then this is not an issue. But if you desire to use a language like Russian -- Sanitizing will destroy nearly every single character so its not a good idea.

    I only put this tool in for now to help those people that have the issue, but if you can hold off and not use it, a better solution is in the works.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 11 Dec, 2009 05:41 PM

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    So in further work on the problem i've come to realize that there is nothing I can do to fix these screwed up files completely. The Sanitize tool I put in last night is really the only option, other than reinstalling the game. The data just isn't there anymore, so there isn't anything left to reconstruct :(

  6. 6 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 12 Dec, 2009 07:05 PM

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    If you leave the Sanitize Tool in the application you should maybe add a security question yes/no thing to it that explains better what it does. As of Beta 2.1.2 its doing its thing as soon as you click it in the menue.

  7. jwvanderbeck closed this discussion on 14 Dec, 2009 03:48 PM.

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