THAW Game Launcher

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THAW Game Launcher

Post by %.gone. » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:23 am

Game: Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Mod Type: Game Launcher / Patcher
Created by: %.gone.
Supplied Files: THAW Launcher.exe
THAW Launcher 1.0.0.3 mirror
THAW Launcher 1.0.0.4 mirror
THAW Launcher 1.0.0.5 mirror
Standard 1.01 pak/pab mirror
The Mod 1.01 pak/pab mirror
If you're using the German or polish exe rename both the pak and the pab to remove the '_e' from their names.

Place THAW Launcher.exe inside THAW\Game directory
create a shortcut to it on the desktop if you want.

Tested on Windows XP Pro, Windows 7.
Allows the user extra options before loading the game.

Features:
  • * Load any THAW.exe - simply type in a name of an exe located in the thaw/game/ directory currently works with Reloaded English or German version and both Aspyr 1.00 and 1.01 exes
    * Load any pak/pab pair by typing in the proper pak/pab prefix - example: THE Mod = tm, Graffiti MoD = gm, No Name mod = nn, default = qb
    * Online Server selector - select whether to use the default GameSpy server or CHC's server
    * Custom Screen Resolution - patches the 800 x 600 resolution value, sets the registry value accordingly if "use custom resolution" is selected, stores your current resolution value to be set back on restore.
    * NOP CAS/CAP checksums - allows the use of manually edited parks and skaters (not available for Aspyr exes)
    * Allow unlimited text
    * Unlock Collectors Edition - since the levels aren't in the PC version this only unlocks 2 skaters and the concept art viewer that can be found inside Main Menu/Options
    * Windowed Mode - writes a value to the registry to allow THAW to be played in windowed mode, removes it on restore
Version 1.0.0.4
  • * Removed support for Aspyr exes, still recognizes the exes just doesn't allow you to patch them.
    * Added support for the polish exe.
    * Checks exe compatibility as you type in the "Game .exe" edit box or you can use the new search feature.
    * The launcher can be run from any location, however, each time you run the app you'll need to search for the exe also the search location defaults to the launchers current directory so it's advised that you place the launcher in the game directory.
    * Added some original launcher features (see screen-shot)
    * Added keyboard binding - enter and kp enter can't be separated. In order to set "kp enter" to a control you'll need to press the "backspace" key. (backspace has a null value when using Aspyr's launcher)
    * Added custom control functions - you can set either the focus key or the camera key or both to do 1 of 3 functions
    1) default - performs the default action
    2) quick chat - can only be set to one control, allows you to call the on screen keyboard
    3) user defined - allows you to type a function name to be called on for example: create_pause_menu
    * Added process kill to the launcher - sometimes Alt + F4 doesn't act how you want it especially if the game crashes. The hotkey to kill THAW = Ctrl + x
Version 1.0.0.5
  • * Patches for OpenSpy.net support. Doesn't revert the changes on restore. Can be overridden if openspy ever goes down.
    * Reads some values from the exe such as game prefix and resolution width and height. Doesn't revert these settings on restore.
    * Added Keyboard shortcuts; Alt+F4 is now process kill and will always work even while loading or during a crash and Alt+F5 will minimize the game.
    * The keyboard shortcuts will only work if the game is open and focused.
    * I was going to have the launcher patch the pak/pabs for you, but Ive been busy doing other stuff, forgive me.
    * Instead I supply paks with modifications. If you want the script and details on how to add these modifications to another pak/pab just ask.
    • - Boned ollies on/off
      - Bertslides on/off
      - Quick chat in online server / camera toggle offline, has a value in the script to manually override. No need to patch the exe for quick chat.
      - Change camera angle added to game options menu
      - No intro movies, has a value in the script to manually override
      - Screen mode selection change between standard and wide screen added to game options menu
      - Toggle boneless trick, this changes your skaters boneless trick between: boneless, fastplant, beanplant, or MikeVPlant can be saved to your skater.
      - Added Mike V Boneless as a boneless trick, if you set your boneless trick to mikev boneless your boneless trick will only display properly when used with this mod.
      - You can see when others are riding a bike online with animations. Unfortunately I was unable to get the bike to display too so there isn't a bike model.
Stores all values via registry to make future uses faster.
This app will run in the background while you play the game, uses less than 1MB memory while minimized
when the app is closed the exe is restored to default.

THAW Launcher 1.0.0.3 mirror
THAW Launcher 1.0.0.4 mirror
THAW Launcher 1.0.0.5 mirror
Standard 1.01 pak/pab mirror
The Mod 1.01 pak/pab mirror
If you're using the German or polish exe rename both the pak and the pab to remove the '_e' from their names.

Thanks to KaMeR for uploading the polish exe, CHC for supplying his THPS Kill source which I used as a reference, Frost for the icon.
EDIT: updated application
EDIT: updated application again
Last edited by %.gone. on Sat Jul 26, 2014 3:13 pm, edited 8 times in total.

qwertysind
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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by qwertysind » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:57 am

I haven't qb_e.pak
I have qb.pak, bm.pak and other
what can i do?

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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by %.gone. » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:42 am

edited the first post with the new exe, prefix data was incorrect.

what exe are you currently using?
German version uses qb.pak/pab and this will work when using the Reloaded German version and those files.
(my mistake for not supplying text changing if German version is detected)
the only other exe that uses non "_e" pak/pabs is the Polish version and this program doesn't support the Polish THAW.exe

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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by haba » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:55 am

i have done it richt but i got this error
thaw problem1.jpg
thaw
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can it be becouse i use vista, and srry if you don't understand the pic its in dutch.

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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by %.gone. » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:48 am

@haba
your error message "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."
You get this error because your machine is missing the M$ C Runtime Libraries or your current libraries are damaged.

Here's an update to my program, THAW Launcher 1.0.0.3
if the new version doesn't work then you'll need to download and install the
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package

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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by qwertysind » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:58 am

I have Russian version
there is qb.pak/pab

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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by %.gone. » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:41 am

@qwertysind,
Russian Version isn't currently supported, however, if you link me to a download (of the exe only) I'll consider adding support for it.
same goes for anyone else that is using an exe that currently isn't supported.

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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by Unn » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:42 am

i have pl version,
error: Unknow .exe type!

EDIT: now work, just crack thaw

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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by %.gone. » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:56 am

Unn wrote:i have pl version
%.gone. wrote:this program doesn't support the Polish THAW.exe
%.gone. wrote:if you link me to a download (of the exe only) I'll consider adding support for it.

haba
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Re: THAW Game Launcher

Post by haba » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:09 am

tnx for the update it works now fine :)

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