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Old 31/10/2019, 11:23 PM   #631
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I don't like the idea of auto-updates either. Look what it caused to Liberty Unleashed - the client is now stuck several seconds when you launch it, because the auto-updater source is offline and client still attempts to find the downloads. When SA-MP is eventually discontinued at some point in future, the client could cause troubles for players too.

The auto-update is also not needed, as it was announced, there most likely won't be no further updates after 0.3.9.

I'm operating my server since 0.2.2 and there never were any significant issues for players to update their clients. If anything, I would just suggest server can display a dialog to player, if they connect with different version than the server is running on - this could be used to inform players where to download the latest client. The hostname might be too short to put all the relevant info to. But this is just minor suggestion and is probably not needed either.
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Old 31/10/2019, 11:40 PM   #632
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I don't like the idea of auto-updates either. Look what it caused to Liberty Unleashed - the client is now stuck several seconds when you launch it, because the auto-updater source is offline and client still attempts to find the downloads. When SA-MP is eventually discontinued at some point in future, the client could cause troubles for players too.

The auto-update is also not needed, as it was announced, there most likely won't be no further updates after 0.3.9.

I'm operating my server since 0.2.2 and there never were any significant issues for players to update their clients. If anything, I would just suggest server can display a dialog to player, if they connect with different version than the server is running on - this could be used to inform players where to download the latest client. The hostname might be too short to put all the relevant info to. But this is just minor suggestion and is probably not needed either.
Man just not automatic, but optional.
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Old 01/11/2019, 12:10 AM   #633
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I drafted a launcher idea, using Discord's friendly colors, using the forum header design idea. The auto update option can be switched by the player.

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Old 01/11/2019, 12:13 AM   #634
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I drafted a launcher idea, using Discord's friendly colors, using the forum header design idea. The auto update option can be switched by the player.

That sounds very nice.

I just think I could take some things off and increase more.
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Old 01/11/2019, 12:20 AM   #635
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I don't think automatic updates are the way to go. Being able to download SA-MP updates through the browser itself would be nice, but they should never be forced upon the player. Lots of servers adopt newer SA-MP versions at different rates. If a player was forced to update their client version, there's a good chance they wouldn't be able to play on some of their favorite servers for a while.
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Old 01/11/2019, 12:22 AM   #636
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I don't think automatic updates are the way to go. Being able to download SA-MP updates through the browser itself would be nice, but they should never be forced upon the player. Lots of servers adopt newer SA-MP versions at different rates. If a player was forced to update their client version, there's a good chance they wouldn't be able to play on some of their favorite servers for a while.
That is why the idea of ​​being optional and not automatic.
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Old 01/11/2019, 12:25 AM   #637
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Please no. So many layout changes would confuse most of the players.
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Old 01/11/2019, 12:28 AM   #638
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Please no. So many layout changes would confuse most of the players.
Please do not think so.
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So, the client has automatic updating but servers don't, as well as plugins. Imagine the chaos it would cause.
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Old 01/11/2019, 12:32 AM   #640
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So, the client has automatic updating but servers don't, as well as plugins. Imagine the chaos it would cause.
This is no problem, let's just think, the player has his servers and manually he can activate the option for those servers only, if those servers he has selected in the favorites update, his client updates itself.

Or maybe version 0.3.9 is universal, it works on all versions.

And future updates are just corrections.
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