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PATCH - Updating System

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by ManHunterITA, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. ManHunterITA

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    Well, yeah, it could work by working with different remote URLs, for example. You can select remote URLs based on the account's privileges, without even the need of inventing a custom protocol on top of PATCH versioning.
    For sure it will need some crafting (probably you will need to overwrite some paths to have independent versions of your content) and you will need to customize the sample that comes with the package, but you know: the sample aims for the general case. Special needs => special work needed!

    Let me know how it goes!
     
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  2. julianr

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    Thanks! You've just given me an idea. I will create multiple scenes that check for updates based on what the user has access to, this way it'll update the core app first, then will launch each scene to update the relevant directories by using different url paths. Each update will still be using the version increments. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    Hi, I was interested in buying this but was unsure about the IL2CPP support. Is it in the works? Kind Regards
     
  4. ManHunterITA

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    Yeah, it works on IL2CPP. We had two bugs on it but now they have been fixed. And if you eventually get some weird runtime behavior with IL2CPP, just drop me a message and describe what is happening: I'll fix it as soon as possible.
     
  5. kanik155

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    It doesn't work with il2cpp, it works with mono.
    I get the warning "Updating process failed!"
    Please help me.

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    OS:Windows10
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  6. ManHunterITA

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    Can you add more about this? Which problem you got with IL2CPP?

    You should add additional logs to help me. Take a look here: https://github.com/manhunterita/PATCH/wiki/Troubleshooting#how-to-ask-for-help
     
  7. kanik155

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    My build with il2cpp is not updated.
    Attached is a log and screenshot.

    Tested environment
    - macOS Catalina + Unity 2019.4.15f1
    - macOS Catalina + Unity 2018.4.29f1
    - Windows 10 + Unity 2019.4.15f1
    - Windows 10 + Unity 2018.4.29f1

    It's a good tool and I would love to build it in il2cpp as well.
     

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  8. ManHunterITA

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    From logs, seems you have an outdated version of Newtonsoft.Json.dll in your project. Try to update it to the latest version (PATCH uses >= 12.0.0.0).
     
  9. iSleepzZz

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    Hi there @ManHunterITA , I purchased your Patch updater/Launcher and now am trying to get it all setup.
    I finally got it connecting to the web server because I needed to add the MIME type of .json files being seen and downloadable.
    However, now when I open the launcher, it start to download the game freezes at 1% with the message of "Updating process failed!" and an elapsed time of 00:02.

    Am I missing something somewhere? Any information would help me, thanks!
     

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  10. ManHunterITA

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    Hey, how suggested before, check this page in the Wiki and include all needed log files: https://github.com/manhunterita/PATCH/wiki/Troubleshooting#how-to-ask-for-help

    Anyway, my guess is that a good amount of mime types cannot be served by your web server. By default extensions like .dll, .exe, .pdb and many more are forbidden. And Unity builds are full of those extensions. Check this out.
     
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  11. iSleepzZz

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    Awwh yes the Player.log had even more detail about what errrors were occuring.
    Got it all working properly now!
    Thanks so much :)


    EDIT: However, under more testing. The game builds work flawlessly, but the Launcher updates seem to not do anything. If I build a new launcher and use the admin tool to compress it and upload the latest launcher into my web server. It will not check the local launcher to the latest launcher and update itself.
    It only is checking game updates.
     
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  12. ManHunterITA

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    The PreGame scene in your game deals with the Launcher update. It's the reason why it exists! :)
     
  13. iSleepzZz

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    Awwhhh yes! That makes a lot of sense!
    I was wondering how it could update itself when it's own process is still running haha.
    Okay, thanks! Will definitely be looking through this and getting it to works.
    Thanks alot :)
     
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  14. iSleepzZz

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    Okay @ManHunterITA , I have everything up an running and it's perfect!
    However, I just have a question.
    While I continuously will be relapsing patches and updates for the game.
    Now my Builds and Patches folder is getting increasingly large now.
    Was wondering how and if I could delete/clean up the files?
    Can I simply delete all other build files unless it's the latest build for the "Builds" folder?
    And what to do with the "Patches" folder as well?
    Thanks so much!
     
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  15. ManHunterITA

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    Hey! I proposed a good strategy to manage builds and patches here: https://github.com/manhunterita/PATCH/wiki/Updating-strategies
     
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  16. ManHunterITA

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    Release 2.4.0 has been submitted on Asset Store. Here is the changelog:


    • feat(Hashing): improved the hashing time by buffering the disk operations
    • fix(Admin): fixed the inverted args parsing for --patch command
    • fix(Repairer): fixed an edge case in the integrity checking
    • fix(IO): improved the Delete method logic and error management
    • fix(SmartDownloader): the downloader is correctly stopped when in Editor Mode
    • fix(Repairer): fixed wrong logic that triggered an InvalidLastWriting every time
    • feat(Launcher): added LaunchAnywayOnError flag to allow the Launcher to start the game anyway if an error occurred
    • fix(Repairer): optimized the GetFileIntegrity method, now it builds a map of LocalFileInfo instead of looping through all of them everytime
    • fix(Launcher): added an initial message when the process start
    • fix(SmartDownloader): limited the amount of downloader threads to a maximum of 8
    • fix(SmartDownloader): removed the useless WebClient instance
    • fix(Hashing): fixed an edge case that prevents empty files to be hashed correctly
    • fix(Launcher): added Working Directory setting before launching the Game
    • update(Downloaders): download speed is now tracker with a IDownloadSpeedMeter component
    • update(FileDownloader): added a retry-based strategy to mitigate the impact of occasional web errors
    • update(FileDownloader): included in the retry-based strategy the GetFileSize request
    • refactor(Downloaders): refactored code for downloaders
    • fix(Launcher): improved error reporting when the update process fails
    • update(Launcher): added TryStartGameAnyway behavior when the update fails
    • update(Launcher): logged the FolderNotWritable error
    • update(NetworkChecker): abstracted the NetworkChecker into INetworkChecker, so it can be used with various Downloaders
    • update(NetworkChecker): a new DropboxNetworkChecker is available
    • fix(Launcher): changed the way the RootPath is computed, to make it compatible with numerous deployment methods
    • feat(Repairer): moved to size-based progress, with the Downloader that can report downloaded chunks size
    • feat(PatcherUpdater): moved to size-based progress
    • feat(Updater): moved to size-based progress
    • fix(PatchBuilder): the TotalSize of PatchDefinition is now correctly populated
    • fix(UpdatingContext): handled an error case where the version file could be corrupted
    • feat(Launcher): shown the computed size and the total size
     
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  17. julianr

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    @ManHunterITA - nice update / fixes! This could be the patching solution that everyone uses - keep up the good work.
     
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  18. unity_k3Z_9pC_1lb5ew

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    I get "Updating process failed" with no clue...
     

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  19. ManHunterITA

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    Update to the latest 2.4.1, it contains an hotfix for this problem.
     
  20. vof-t

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    Is PATCH actually tested on Mac (particularly on macOs Mojave/10.14)? I'm getting this issue (see screenshot) when placing my app into Application folder. No logfiles generated, app will just close even on "Continue". I'm using latest (2.4.1) release. Please help.
     

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  21. ManHunterITA

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    It seems like your application has not enough privileges to write in that folder. So PATCH cannot write logs nor game files.
     
  22. ManHunterITA

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    The 2.4.2 version is out! It contains some fixes and improvements:
    • fix(Progress): workaround for ProgressReporter throwing NullReferenceException
    • fix(SmartDownloaderMetrics): fixed NullReferenceException while counting the workers amount
    • update(Downloaders): removed the deprecated ProgressChanged event
    • fix(Downloaders): fixed an old bug that prevented some files to be saved and introduced some performance improvements
     
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    The 2.5.2 release is out! Here is a changelog of what happened recently on PATCH!

    = 2.5.0 =
    • fix(Downloader): fixed an error triggered when the web server does not support partial downloading
    • feat(Downloader): exposed IWebProxy property in IDownloader and INetworkChecker
    • fix(LauncherUpdate): added the hash checking when the file size is the same
    • fix(LauncherUpdate): set the dirty flag after the file downloading
    = 2.5.1 =
    • update(Logger): improved the logging mechanism for the whole project
    • update(Files): improved the management of an edge case for IsFileLocked function
    • fix(PatcherUpdater): checking if the temporary file generated when the file is locked does not already exist
    • feat(Launcher): added a way to override needed settings without having to recompile the solution
    • update(LauncherUpdate): removed LastWriting check and added EnsureDefinition everytime to sync Attributes and LastWriting
    • update: added Debug Mode
    • update(Logging): now information on the caller (file, line, method) are only displayed in Debug Mode
    • update: added some additional generic logging through the project
    = 2.5.2 =
    • fix(LauncherUpdate): checking if the temporary file already exists before renaming it
    • fix(LauncherUpdate): removed the last renaming/copying operation before the end of the update process, it seems it is not needed anymore
    • update: removed "sealed" marker from all classes
    • fix(Repairer): fixed the path to delete when file has invalid size
    • update(LauncherUpdate): added Safe Mode with rollback
    • update(LauncherUpdate): added a way to restart a specific executable in Safe Mode
    • update(LauncherUpdate): cleaned up the Safe Mode, added auto-disabling after success, added a way to prevent Safe Mode looping
    • fix(AdminTool): fixed RootPath detection for CLI SingleFile building
     
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    The 2.5.3 release is out!

    = 2.5.3 =
    • fix: ensure the Temp directory creation
    • fix(FilesManager): fixed an issue in the SanitizePath method
     
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    Hi there. I use the integrated patcher which lives on a separate first launcher scene. But when I update that scene my players can successfully patch their game but it crashes first. When they restart after the game crashes the patch is applied.

    Has it to do with the multithreading? Anything I can do to fix it?
     
  27. ManHunterITA

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    I'm not sure I understand what is your settings. Let me check if I got what you have:

    - you run your Launcher (that is a separated executable, the only scene it contains is Launcher)
    - your Launcher updates your Game
    - when done, your Launcher runs your Game and closes itself
    - your Game (that is a separated executable) now starts with PreGame scene as first scene
    - if PreGame finds an update for the Launcher, it applies the update and restarts the Launcher
    - if no update is found, PreGame loads your game's scene

    In the end you should have two executables (Launcher and Game), right?

    If that's the case, check the logs from PATCH and from Unity Player to understand what is happening.
    If that's not the case, re-read the docs and set your PATCH properly!

    Best regards,
    Emanuele - MHLab
     
  28. rubenhee1

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    Hi Emanuele,

    Thanks a lot for your quick reply.

    No it's one executable. My game has two scenes in total, one for the launcher (where P.A.T.C.H. lives) and one for the actual game:



    When I update the 'Launcher' scene my players can successfully patch their game but it crashes first. When they restart after the game crashes the patch is applied. I don't think it happens if I only update the 'Main' scene but haven't tested that yet.

    Hope this clarifies it.

    Kind regards,
    Ruben H.
     
  29. ManHunterITA

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    Hi Ruben,

    as I said: that's wrong! That's not the proper way to set PATCH, take a look at the documentation: https://github.com/manhunterita/PATCH/wiki/Getting-Started#how-does-this-updater-work
     
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  31. rubenhee1

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    Ok so I tried to set it up following the User Manual but I'm stuck atm.

    Followed all the steps exactly and it works in my browser:
    https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/patch.stratchampions.com/patch/builds_index.json
    https://s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/patch.stratchampions.com/patch/Updater/updater_index.json

    Built and uploaded the initial build to my file host (Amazon S3 Bucket) without a patch.
    Then built and uploaded the launcher to my file host, extracted the .zip your application generates in a test folder on my desktop and I get the following error:


    My LauncherData.cs in the Launcher scene:


    My LauncherData.cs in the PreGame scene:


    :(
     
  32. rubenhee1

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    Fixed. For anyone else stuck on this: make sure you have exactly the same folder structure in your remote patch workspace folder as in your local patch workspace folder. So on your webserver create a folder for Builds, Patches and just upload the entire Updater folder.

    Best patching asset I could find, friendly Discord members also.
     
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  33. Mabu257

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    Hi,
    I have a problem where the Launcher and the Game are stuck inside a loop.

    1. The Launcher does something quickly, says "Updating process successfull" and starts the Game.
    2. The Game then adds some files, says "Restart needed" and starts the Launcher.
    3. Repeat...

    I don't know what caused this, maybe after I build a new Launcher inside the Updater folder and pushed it to the server.
    I also reimported "Patch"-Package and redid my Git-Repository (where I got my files hosted), but I still get the loop.

    Pls help
    Thank you
     
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  34. ManHunterITA

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    Hi, this seems to be a common issue while hosting files on GitHub: https://github.com/manhunterita/PATCH/wiki/Hosting#hosting-on-github

    The issue itself seems to be related to Git LFS.
    Consider moving your files on a different host.
     
  35. Mabu257

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    Ok thanks for the response.
    I try using another host for my files.

    But the process for updating the Launcher is correct? Just replace the old Launcher with the new one, generate a new archive, push the new Updater folder and the game updates the Launcher, right?
     
  36. ManHunterITA

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    Correct, as described here: https://github.com/manhunterita/PATCH/wiki/The-Launcher#first-launcher-update
     
  37. ibrahim000

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if I can implement a beta system where only patches which starts for instance with a certain prefix like maybe BETA_ or something get applied to only users who have access or registered to the beta program and volunteered as a test user .

    I believe the logic which fetch and gets the patches from the server side lies in update context so this is where should I modify but this unfortunately this is encrypted as a dll.

    If you have ideas or advices on how to approach that please let me know

    Best Regards,
    ibrahim

    P.S I am not sure that this is where I should post I am really bad at using forms so if it is the wrong place let me know I will remove it
     
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  38. ManHunterITA

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    Well, if you have no access to the Pro version (that includes the source code), you can simply change the Remote URL programmatically.
    If the user is in the beta program the Remote URL will be http://yourHost/patch/beta, if not the Remote URL will be http://yourHost/patch/live (or whatever you prefer, of course).
    At this point is just matter of uploading builds and patches to the beta or live folders.
     
  39. manuelgoellnitz

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    Hi,

    since this week when we start our app or start the playmode, a command-line window with "c:\Windows\System32\icacls .exe" opens and closes again.
    I managed to pinpoint the source:

    it is this call in the "PrivilegesSetter" class:

    Code (CSharp):
    1.  private static void EnsurePrivilegesWindows(string filePath)
    2.         {
    3.             var processChmod = new Process();
    4.             processChmod.StartInfo.FileName = "ICACLS";
    5.             processChmod.StartInfo.Arguments = "\"" + filePath + "\" /grant \"Users\":M";
    6.             processChmod.Start();
    7.         }
    It seams that system call opens that command line window because it is the only part in the whole app where such a call exists.
    Is there a way to prevent that that opens a window?

    Because it is really annoying since when that window opens, the app window loses the focus and you have to click on the task-bar icon to get it back in front again.
     
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  40. ManHunterITA

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    Try to add one of the following lines:
    Code (CSharp):
    1.  
    2. processChmod.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow  = true;
    3. processChmod.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = false;
    4. processChmod.StartInfo.WindowStyle     = ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden;
    5.  
     
  41. manuelgoellnitz

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    The last one did the trick, thx.
     
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