This software is meant to simplify the usage of local graphics packs. In particular it is no longer necessary to change your browsers configuration.
In addition this software offers the trouble-free use of graphics packs with Opera up to Version 9.27 and also the not really trouble-free use with Opera since Version 9.5.
Since Opera 9.5 the easy use of local graphics packs is no longer possible, but this software assists the user by changing the settings in Opera 9.5, so that it does work.
The software is "Open Source" and may be used by anyone in accordance with the terms of the German Free Software License (see below)
Please send Bugreports, suggestions, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright 2008, A. Buschmann
This Program may be used by anyone in accordance with the terms of the German Free Software License. The License may be obtained under http://www.d-fsl.de.
Additional, non-mandatory steps:
*) For Users of Opera with Version 9.5 or newer, there are separate installation instructions
Please take a look at the security information
Icon: / : The "GP" icon in the systray shows the status of the local webserver. If crossed out in red, the webserver is not running. The tooltip does contain more information about the path of the graphics pack and the used port number - or, if the server is not running, the reason for this.
A doublecklick on the icon opens the main form.
The changes in this form will only come into effect, when the form is closed by click on the OK-Button (10). To save the configuration for the next start, click the "Save"-Button in the Main-Form. Only the language-picker and the "Uninstall"-Button will come into effekt directly.
When using local graphics packs for more than one game, it's usually not reasonable to put the files of all the graphics packs in the same directory. Instead, create a parent directory (for instance "graphicspacks") and therein one subdirectory for every graphics pack. The software doesn't go drectly into the subdirectory of a graphics pack, but in the parent directory ("graphicspacks") (or, at least, select this directoy as path of the local graphics pack).
In the games use the following as address of the local graphics pack: "
http://localhost:portnr/subdirectory/", where "subdirectory" is the name of the subdirectory, where the graphics pack for the game is located. For example, a player of "World of Dungeons" and "Starmarines" could have the following:
Directory: C:\graphicspacks (contains the software)
Directory: C:\graphicspacks\wod (contains the graphics pack for Wod)
Directory: C:\graphicspacks\sm (contains the graphics pack for StarMarines)
Setting in the software: Path to the graphics pack: C:\graphicspacks
Setting in WoD:
Setting in StarMarines:
Since the software does not require to be installed and doesn't need to write anything into the registry (it can, but it doesn't have to), the software can also be used to take a local graphics pack on an USB stick from one computer to another. Howto:
To uninstall the software, perform the following steps:
While writing the software, I set great store by making sure, that the software really can be removed completely, therefor no files will be created outside the installation directory and all registry keys that the software could create, will completely be removed.
Thus, after the uninstall, the software should really be removed without a trace. Admittedly, it's always possible, that apparent "traces" will remain on the system, if, e.g. the software was started by "Start -> Run", if files of the software were searched or other things like that, because such actions are logged by windows in "Most Recently Used" lists, which I can't or won't change.
The security features of the software:
Though I have tried very hard to ensure that the software does not contain any security risks, I can and will under no circumstances guarantee that the software does not contain any security risk. The software utilize components that are the work of third partys and thus will be vulnerable if any of this components is vulnerable. Please do use a firewall to prohibit external access to your pc.