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Title: R V House
Description: The place to be!


Manmountain - May 14, 2007 08:20 PM (GMT)
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RV House has been officially released. It is intended to give Re-Volt players an online meeting place where races can be easily hosted and joined.


RV House - Copyright © 2006 by Mr. Ajalkane. Design by ADX & Mr. Ajalkane.

Dave-o-rama - May 21, 2007 10:56 PM (GMT)
House ownz! :D

jaseaka - July 16, 2008 02:03 PM (GMT)
RvHouse!!!

i just posted an working address to use for rvhouse web site. since i saw on other message boards that rvhouse.net site isn't available.

ADX - September 7, 2008 09:39 PM (GMT)
As I see, no more rvhouse.net available.
:(

Regards,
ADX

Crone94 - September 8, 2008 01:09 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (ADX @ Sep 7 2008, 10:39 PM)
As I see, no more rvhouse.net available.
:(

Regards,
ADX


Yea, dunno why it suddenly disappeared..

urnemanden - September 9, 2008 07:35 AM (GMT)
Pretty weird though, because that was an easy way to remember what the link to
RV House is. :)




jaseaka - September 9, 2008 10:37 AM (GMT)
or just add the working link to ur bookmarks...

piN - September 29, 2008 07:57 PM (GMT)
OK my bad, I let it lapse :(

But.................... I have renewed it yaya!!! so let it get all interwebed and it should work again in a few days.

Pin

robenue - September 30, 2008 01:31 PM (GMT)
I've noticed that RV house doesnt do it's job normaly.. It seems to not like HP computers. What happens is I try and host, then launch.. it stalls on a black screen or doesnt launch the .exe it's self.. the second reason would have to be the joining issue, same reason.. just cannot connect to the game.. without the joining to lobby error message.

zagames - September 30, 2008 09:26 PM (GMT)
Sorry. But I believe the problem could be with the HP itself. I have never had any luck with a Hewlett Packard. Especially these days when HP's come with all that extra software that eats up your computer. The only thing you can really do is just keep trying.

arto - October 2, 2008 02:18 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (piN @ Sep 29 2008, 08:57 PM)
But.................... I have renewed it yaya!!! so let it get all interwebed and it should work again in a few days.

Thanks dawg!

UrbanR - May 1, 2011 08:06 PM (GMT)
Hello. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this (although I doubt it), but I preferred to write here instead of creating a new topic.

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Lately (for one day, actually), I've been getting the following error each time I tried to connect to RV House:

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I'm not sure if it's my PC, or something with the server - or just simply RV House's fault. I've reinstalled the program and nothing changed. May I ask what is wrong?

arto - May 2, 2011 04:09 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (UrbanR @ May 1 2011, 09:06 PM)
Hello. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this (although I doubt it), but I preferred to write here instead of creating a new topic.

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Lately (for one day, actually), I've been getting the following error each time I tried to connect to RV House:

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I'm not sure if it's my PC, or something with the server - or just simply RV House's fault. I've reinstalled the program and nothing changed. May I ask what is wrong?

There is a kadc.ini file in your C:\Program Files\RV House\conf directory. Try removing that one and restart RV House. Also try removing data\contact.dat and restart.


UrbanR - May 3, 2011 04:30 PM (GMT)
I deleted the "kadc.ini" and everything is fine now. Thank you.

hilaire9 - May 14, 2011 12:06 AM (GMT)
Osama bin Laden's last Re-volt race:

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r6turboextreme - May 14, 2011 08:43 AM (GMT)
XD

victorpsbg - May 17, 2011 10:36 AM (GMT)
This was good :D
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:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

kajeuter - May 24, 2011 05:46 PM (GMT)
Hey arto if u need a translation to Dutch for RVHouse I can help u.

hilaire9 - June 25, 2011 07:03 PM (GMT)
June 25....RVH Central Server down and dead!

arto - June 26, 2011 05:36 PM (GMT)
Behold,

booting the centralized server. Get up you old piece of junk!

arto - June 26, 2011 05:39 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (kajeuter @ May 24 2011, 06:46 PM)
Hey arto if u need a translation to Dutch for RVHouse I can help u.

I can't speak dutch, so I don't personally need it. But if you're willing to do one, I'll include it and am grateful for dutch RV House users! So thanks if you're willing to make the effort.

But please do not start it until I've released a new RVH version. There's some slight changes in the format.

Phantom - June 26, 2011 06:35 PM (GMT)
Maybe those changes are related with 16 connections support and other 1.2 optimizations, am I right?

Btw, I already finished the Spanish Update for RVH. :)
There have been a lot of changes since ADX made the first one in 2006. So I'll wait for the new release too, in order to send you the full translation.

Greetings.


PS: I'm glad that centralized server is working again. Thanks!

arto - June 26, 2011 09:05 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Phantom @ Jun 26 2011, 07:35 PM)
Maybe those changes are related with 16 connections support and other 1.2 optimizations, am I right?

No... Those will come after the next release.

kajeuter - June 27, 2011 07:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (arto @ Jun 26 2011, 06:39 PM)
QUOTE (kajeuter @ May 24 2011, 06:46 PM)
Hey arto if u need a translation to Dutch for RVHouse I can help u.

I can't speak dutch, so I don't personally need it. But if you're willing to do one, I'll include it and am grateful for dutch RV House users! So thanks if you're willing to make the effort.

But please do not start it until I've released a new RVH version. There's some slight changes in the format.

ah ok, let me know when I can start

arto - June 27, 2011 10:06 PM (GMT)
I uploaded a new version. This is quite a big change internally in RV House, although not much is visible to the user. The UI toolkit has been changed from FOX toolkit to Qt toolkit. This allows for more rapid development, and using more advanced UI. Unfortunately the end result is larger installer and executable.

I'm quite sure there are bugs that I did not notice. Please report when you see them. Also I stripped some functionality that I thought is not really necessary. Please let me know if something is missing that you'd like to be reimplemented.

Since there is very real possibility that this version messes something very badly, the old version is still available. If you have dire problems, install the older version from here:

rvhouse.zackattackgames.com/downloads/rv_house_setup_0.92.3.exe

But remember to tell me what the problem was.

arto - June 27, 2011 10:07 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (kajeuter @ Jun 27 2011, 08:29 AM)
QUOTE (arto @ Jun 26 2011, 06:39 PM)
QUOTE (kajeuter @ May 24 2011, 06:46 PM)
Hey arto if u need a translation to Dutch for RVHouse I can help u.

I can't speak dutch, so I don't personally need it. But if you're willing to do one, I'll include it and am grateful for dutch RV House users! So thanks if you're willing to make the effort.

But please do not start it until I've released a new RVH version. There's some slight changes in the format.

ah ok, let me know when I can start

You can indeed start now, after you download the newest version and use its english.lang as starting point.

Thanks!

kajeuter - June 27, 2011 10:34 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (arto @ Jun 27 2011, 11:07 PM)
QUOTE (kajeuter @ Jun 27 2011, 08:29 AM)
QUOTE (arto @ Jun 26 2011, 06:39 PM)
QUOTE (kajeuter @ May 24 2011, 06:46 PM)
Hey arto if u need a translation to Dutch for RVHouse I can help u.

I can't speak dutch, so I don't personally need it. But if you're willing to do one, I'll include it and am grateful for dutch RV House users! So thanks if you're willing to make the effort.

But please do not start it until I've released a new RVH version. There's some slight changes in the format.

ah ok, let me know when I can start

You can indeed start now, after you download the newest version and use its english.lang as starting point.

Thanks!

Ok, ill start. I pm u when im finished.

Phantom - June 28, 2011 02:36 AM (GMT)
Hi Arto, Thankyou for the new RV House update 0.93.0, it looks awesome!
It has a more modern style that fits perfectly the Windows Vista & 7 style.

Ok first reporter here, so I'll tell you my suggestions to keep improving:
A - I noticed that some characters like "ñ"; "ó"; etc.. are not properly shown in the menus (tested in Spanish but may happen in Magyar and others languages too).
I see "¿½" instead of these characters, for example conexi¿½n, while it should say conexión. What may be the reason for this? Can this be fixed?

B - In the Rooms Panel, the space for "Room Name" option is a bit small, allowing only small room names to show completely.
And I also noticed that there is a lot of free space at the right of Pickups option, which can be added at the left to increase the size of "Room Name" option.

C - If you look at the upper part of the program, in the name you can see: rv_house.
The same when you minimize the program and look in your taskbar. I think it should say "RV House", right?

D - Not very important for the moment but will definitely increase the RV House beauty in the future and match better the new GUI:
What do you think about updating the icons? Maybe some new Windows Vista/7 style icons like the new Re-Volt 1.2 icon.
Just a small suggestion for the future.

Ok, that's all I could find so far. Thankyou again and we'll keep feedback.

Best whishes.

Phantom

Huki - June 28, 2011 08:50 AM (GMT)
Nice arto.. with this UI upgrade I think you've taken care of most annoying bugs, (with scrolling, etc). I like how we can fully hide all the side panes and keep only the chat pane open.
Found one bug though: pressing the "Join Room" button without any room selected crashes rvhouse. Another minor problem is that the players who are connected to both the server and P2P have the same green color, like the players who are only connected to the server. And as Phantom said, some window and toolbar positions and orientations are.. well, "different". But I actually think it looks smarter now.

By the way, when you are going to support "16 players in room", you should also disable writing the number of cars value to registry. Because 1) a value above 12 in this reg key can crash re-volt, and 2) this value is never used by re-volt for lobby games.

arto - June 28, 2011 09:13 AM (GMT)
Thanks for the feedback Phantom & Huki.

I'll look into the language problem. It is of course fixable. The language files may be accidentally in wrong encoding.

Space for room name - you can resize the columns and RV House might even remember the sizes (don't remember off hand). But I'll look if I can put smarter default sizes.

About icons, I'm not an artist and can't make any better (I find them quite good :). The current ones were done by Piqasgue and ADX. Of course if someone creates updated ones that are more modern I can include them.

As of the rest of the bugs, I'll fix them soon and will remove the writing of number of cars to the registry. Huki, is there anything else than just increasing the room participant limit to 16 for this change?


Huki - June 28, 2011 09:22 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (arto @ Jun 28 2011, 02:43 PM)
Huki, is there anything else than just increasing the room participant limit to 16 for this change?

Nope, that's all there is to it. But the 16 players option only works in 1.2-only games. So maybe you should check whether the "1.2-Only" option is selected in the room settings.. and only then allow the "Players" slider to go above 12.

All the icons look quite good indeed, so the only icons I'd want to see upgraded is the main rvhouse icon. ;) But as I'm not an artist either, I'll leave now...

urnemanden - June 28, 2011 12:36 PM (GMT)
Last week I did have my own go on a RV House banner for a new website I am working on.

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It may however be a little bit too "modern" and out of style, I don't know.. :rolleyes:

Anyway, I might have a go on making an icon some time later though I can't promise anything right now. I am however glad to hear that you're ready to change the existing logo if anything better shows up. It always takes a bit time for me to get used to something new, but so far I'm liking the layout!

nero - June 28, 2011 09:03 PM (GMT)
I thought changes would harm RVH, but I was sooo wrong.
I like the new look, totally revamped, polished, looks kind of like the IRC channels, but better.
Fixing the above mentioned bugs would be the next objective.

arto - June 28, 2011 10:39 PM (GMT)
I uploaded a new version which I hope addresses the bugs:

- Non-english language files (Portuguese and Bulgarian, but others as well)
- Crash when trying to select a room when none selected.

I also addes support for 16 players if RV 1.2 is selected. However, I did not remove the writing to registry as RVH uses it as a "memory" so that when creating new rooms the setting is remembered. Huki, you said about crashing problem... is the problem that if RV 1.2 is used and 16 players have been written to registry, and then later user switches back to RV 1.1/1.0 then he crashes when starting the game? Or something else? I assume RV 1.2 is fine with 16 players in the registry. I'm trying to gauge if this is a problem that's likely to happen or an obscure one that's not worth doing extra work to get around.

The rest of the improvements I'll tackle later, probably next week.

Thanks for the comments on the improved looks - I've only tested so far in virtual machine running Windows 2000 and it looks pretty similar in there, so it's good to get confirmation that the looks have improved in XP/Vista/Windows 7.

Urne: that's a good looking banner, and indeed modern looking. As old-fashioned as I am, I have nothing against RVH looking more modern. But it all has to fit. With that I mean what you also said "out of style", if one part changes so must others so that RVH looks consistent. I might add here, that all the icons used by RVH are modifiable and can be found in the installation under "img/" folder. So everyone can try and do some modifications, and share them with others. If there's new icon sets created, we could even have a poll here if people would like a such a new icon set as default in RVH.

Again, let me know of any problems. I'll be concentrating my free time on RVH for the next week at least to fix any problems.

urnemanden - June 29, 2011 09:51 AM (GMT)
Sounds good arto, thank you for dedicating your free time to this. Hopefully I'm going to try out the new feature later today or tomorrow.

Thanks for the info related to the new icons, I might look into it and I hope others will as well. A poll competition could make everything more interesting too, that's for sure!

Huki - June 29, 2011 11:57 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (arto @ Jun 29 2011, 04:09 AM)
I also added support for 16 players if RV 1.2 is selected. However, I did not remove the writing to registry as RVH uses it as a "memory" so that when creating new rooms the setting is remembered. Huki, you said about crashing problem... is the problem that if RV 1.2 is used and 16 players have been written to registry, and then later user switches back to RV 1.1/1.0 then he crashes when starting the game? Or something else? I assume RV 1.2 is fine with 16 players in the registry. I'm trying to gauge if this is a problem that's likely to happen or an obscure one that's not worth doing extra work to get around.

RV 1.2 is also affected by the crashes, and there are also new problems with a NumCars value above 12. Actually, I haven't added support for "16 active racers" as I find even 12 players overwhelming. I have instead added support for upto 16 connections out of which a fixed number of players (between 2 and 12, decided by NumCars field) will be able to race while the others can spectate the race. I could maybe add a safety check on values after getting them from registry, but still, the NumCars field now has a special purpose in multiplayer (to set the maximum number of active racers), so rvhouse writing its "maximum overall connections" value here is a bad idea. Maybe you can save the rvhouse room settings in the ini?

Phantom - June 29, 2011 07:56 PM (GMT)
RV House now supports 16 connections! Cool! That's what I have been waiting for. ^_^

FIXED THINGS (Thankyou!):
Non-english characters like "ñ"; "ó"; etc. are now properly shown. Tested in Spanish, Portuguese and Magyar.
RV House now remembers if you maximized the window in the previous session! Great!
The private message window is now optimized for higher resolutions. It's big for 1024x768, but we can handle it.

NEW BUGS FOUND:
A - If I double click to any section in the Users Panel for example "Chatting", "Away", etc., RV House crashes.

B - I noticed that sometimes the order of these sections are sorted differently than it's supposed to be.
For example, I normally see "Waiting in Room" between Chatting and Playing (which is logical order).
But sometimes I see "Waiting in Room" and "Chatting" at the end, under "Do Not Disturb".

C - If you make a 16 players room and then choose to change to "All Versions", the 16 players number doesn't go back to 12. I don't want to imagine what can happen if somebody starts a race with 16 players in the room with "All versions" on.

D - In previous RVH, when you double click to a player's name to send a private message, the PM window is loaded and you can simply start writing. Now when the PM window appears, I need to make a click on the writing area first before I can start writing, which can be a bit annoying considering that we are used to the old method when the writing bar (|) is loaded automatically in the writing area.
This would be just an optimization, I know. Hope it can be improved too.

arto - June 30, 2011 04:46 AM (GMT)
Huki: ok, I'll fix it for next release to use some other place for remembering laps (probably RVH's registry).

I'll remove the Bulgarian translation for next release, unless someone wants to try fixing it by editing the language file. Good to know the other translations work.

Phantom: I'll fix the issues you've raised.



arto - July 1, 2011 05:04 AM (GMT)
A short reminder for myself also:

I've done the other changes reported here, except for the following:

- User categories sorting not done. Requires more time to do it correctly.
- Rooms panel column sizes have not been adjusted. If user resized them, the changes are not saved across RV House restarts either. Have to check if it'd be easy to save them.

I haven't uploaded a new version as my Windows compiling environment seems to have been broken somehow.

Huki - July 1, 2011 12:53 PM (GMT)
Allow me to add two more funny glitches to the list:

- Any number of rvhouse processes can be open at the same time. (not-so-funny example here).
- When main rvhouse window is closed, any open PMs are still left open, and you're still connected to others.




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