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[Guide] How to code a launcher in vb.net

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This is how easy it is, this will require no prior knowledge of any coding language.
I made this because i saw the post about the quick batch file compiler thing w/e.
This will not make a pretty launcher but it will make one that functions. Making it pretty is your problem :]

What you need:
.Net framework 3.5
Download -

Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition
Download -

After you install both start up visual basic 2008.
Click file>New Project (ctrl+N)

Make sure "Windows Data Forms Application" is selected, name it w/e you want, and click ok.

Now you should have a blank windows form like this:
-DefaulT - [Guide] How to code a launcher in vb.net - RaGEZONE Forums


Click the button tool in the tool box and then click the form.

Button Tool:
-DefaulT - [Guide] How to code a launcher in vb.net - RaGEZONE Forums


Your form should now look something like this:
-DefaulT - [Guide] How to code a launcher in vb.net - RaGEZONE Forums


re size the button if you would like. then in the properties panel (located in the bottom rite corner) where it says "Text" change that to "Play"
-DefaulT - [Guide] How to code a launcher in vb.net - RaGEZONE Forums


now double click the button to get to the coding and paste the following:
For OSRose/OSIRose Based:
Code:
Shell ("TRose.exe @TRIGGER_SOFT@ _server SERVERIP")
replace the SERVERIP with your server ip.

For Arcturus Based:
Code:
Shell ("PROTECT.exe SERVERIP")
replace protect.exe with the name of your gameguard thing, and server ip with your server ip :p

click file>save all (ctrl+shift+S)

then click Build>Build "Your Applications Name"

you will find the file you just saved and built in

"\My Documents\Visual Studio 2008\Projects\WindowsApplication1\WindowsApplication1\bin\Release"

or something close to it.


one i made in 2 min:
-DefaulT - [Guide] How to code a launcher in vb.net - RaGEZONE Forums


Hope this helped.
questions? post em.
 
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ty, its simple, sure it might be weird to have a launcher with 1 button, but its a wai to have a launcher thats not a batch file lol

plus learn sum vb.net basics and make it even better :p

True much better then having a batch file lol

And as for having only 1 button simple but effective gets the job done.
 
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if they see it's easy like this, they always want more and more ;) prepare urself and thnx ^^ looks good
 

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Will this work to the sevenhearts client aswell?
 
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Default , i need ur help its to hard i tryed and tryed but dont work :( can i get u msn ? than i add u i hope u can help me than . i hope u see this
 
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Default , i need ur help its to hard i tryed and tryed but dont work :( can i get u msn ? than i add u i hope u can help me than . i hope u see this

Oh common man use your head its real simple...
 
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I found it easy to use but I am playing with it more to see how far I can go with it.
 

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Im trying to do this with arcturus, but sevenhearts dosent have any GameGaurd think...
 
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get a copy of ruffprotrct or tribalgrd, and use that with your ip
 
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