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nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide settings

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:18 am
by 3dfxer
nGlide Starter 1.04.0

Since nGlide version 1.04 this program is not needed anymore in most cases due to environment variables support in nGlide. It's just provided in case someone else besides me built a bunch of batch files using it, and - like me - is too lazy to change them all to use the new nGlide environment variables.

Overview

nGlide Starter is a little console app that can be used to start any game with customized nGlide settings. Previous nGlide settings are restored after the game exits. By creating shortcuts (or writing batch files) that use nGlide Starter to launch your Glide games you can have different settings for each game without having to use the configuration utility every time. Additionally the program can be used to change nGlide settings permanently.

View ReadMe.txt or type nglstart -h to display an overview of the programs parameters and how to use them.

Please don't use this program if you are completely unfamiliar with console applications.

Works only with nGlide 1.04

Due to its dependancy on nGlides registry settings there is a very high probability that this program does not work correctly with any other version of nGlide than 1.04. I might upgrade the program to future versions of nGlide.

Disclaimer / License

This program was mainly written for personal use. Consider it permanent BETA SOFTWARE. Use at own risk!
This program is freeware. Feel free to distribute it any way you like.

Changelog

1.04.0
- changed refresh rate list to be compatible with nGlide 1.04

1.02.0
- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 1.02

1.00.0
- changed gamma list to be compatible with nGlide 1.00

0.99.1
- fixed: the last four resolutions didn't work

0.99.0
- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 0.99

0.98.0
- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 0.98
- switched to VS2010

0.97.0
- added some additional invalid argument checks
- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 0.97
- changed refresh rate list to be compatible with nGlide 0.97

0.96.4
- added -noaero to fix an issue with nGlide on dual monitor machines

0.96.3
- changed versioning convention
- fixed a few typos

0.96.2 (0.96c)
- fixed a little inconsistency regarding the resolution switch

0.96.1 (0.96b)
- fixed a bug that prevented refresh rate setting from working
- fixed a bug that prevented gamma setting from working

0.96.0 (0.96a)
Initial version

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:15 am
by 3dfxer
Update 0.96.4

See original post to download the new version

The update adds a new parameter -noaero to the starter. -noaero disables Aero (desktop composition) while the program you start with nglstart is running. This is essentially the same as disabling Desktop Compostion in an applications compatibility settings.

Solves an issue with nGlide on dual monitor machines where the main screen goes black when nGlide kicks in. Might also improve 3D-performance in general a bit.

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:08 pm
by 3dfxer
Update 0.97.0

You need this for nGlide 0.97. Older versions won't work correctly under all circumstances!
See original post to download the new version.

- added some additional invalid argument checks
- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 0.97
- changed refresh rate list to be compatible with nGlide 0.97

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:22 am
by zorrobandito
Works perfectly, thanks so much!

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:57 pm
by 3dfxer
Update 0.98.0

You need this for nGlide 0.98. Older versions won't work correctly under all circumstances!
See original post to download the new version.

- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 0.98
- switched to VS2010

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:44 pm
by 3dfxer
Update 0.99.0

You need this for nGlide 0.99. Older versions won't work correctly under all circumstances!
See original post to download the new version.

- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 0.99

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:13 pm
by KajQrd
Hi. just a hopefully not too stupid question. If I don't set an option in the commandline, is the program then going to run with the setting I've set in the nGlide configurator or with the option you specify as the default in the readme?

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 6:07 pm
by 3dfxer
KajQrd wrote:Hi. just a hopefully not too stupid question. If I don't set an option in the commandline, is the program then going to run with the setting I've set in the nGlide configurator or with the option you specify as the default in the readme?


Exactly. Every parameter that is not set explicitely uses its default setting.

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:39 pm
by 3dfxer
Update 0.99.1

You need this for nGlide 0.99. Older versions won't work correctly under all circumstances!
See original post to download the new version.

0.99.1
- fixed: the last four resolutions didn't work

0.99.0
- changed resolution list to be compatible with nGlide 0.99

Re: nGlide Starter - Starting Games with custom nGlide setti

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:34 pm
by 3dfxer
Update 1.00.0

You need this for nGlide 1.00. Older versions won't work correctly under all circumstances!
See original post to download the new version.

- changed gamma list to be compatible with nGlide 1.00