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CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby metal03326 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:16 pm

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CoreDownloader is a program I wrote for making easier the process of manual core download. Many people have problems with downloading cores. This is the tool that provides an easy solution to the problem.

Features:
- Wide variety of cores supported - FahCore_11, 12, 13, 14, 78, 79, 7a, 7b, 7c, 80, 81, 82, a0, a1, a1 (Deino), a2 (Deino)
- Automatic installation of the downloaded core through the AutoInstall option.
- Artificial intelligence ( ;) ) which is finding current Folding@Home installations and work locations, so you can easily pick one for the AutoInstall option.
- Brief information about the selected core
- History of the actions executed by the program
- Hints for additional information
- Ability to download all cores (useful for some developers)
- only one exe, no external files needed (written in Delphi ;) )

There are some extra features for the beta team (they know what to do ;) ).

Link to project's page in Google Code.

Please report any bug or suggestion here. Thanks.

Changelog:
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0.1.6 (28 Apr 2009)
New:
  - Info about the Internet connection type used by CoreDownloader
  - AI is now scanning working locations for cores, thus easing core selection
  - Download All option
Updated:
  - Show/Hide history is now animated
  - minor changes
Fixed:
  - AutoInstall not installing libfftw3f-3.dll file for the stable version of the core
  - AI allowing 'No suggestions.' to be a working path
  - Form resize when DPI differs 96

0.1.5 (10 Mar 2009)
New:
  - Core_14 stable version
Updated:
  - Core_14 available in Advanced operating mode
  - Windows 7 compatibility
  - Minor changes
Fixed:
  - Extracting of FahCore_a0 not working for the stable version of the core

0.1.4 (19 Feb 2009)
New:
  - Support for Core_14
  - Support for Core_a1 (Deino)
  - New "Operating mode" - Advanced methods
  - New flag: -help or /help or /?
Updated:
  - minor changes
Fixed:
  - Application hung when invalid URL is set for a custom download

0.1.3 (05 Feb 2009)
New:
  - About box
  - Update option
  - Drag&Drop added (see ReadMe.txt for more info)
  - Form can now be dragged not only by the title bar
Updated:
  - Larger sizes added to the program's icon
Fixed:
  - Autostarting not working with console clents

0.1.2 (02 Feb 2009)
New:
  - This ReadMe file
  - AutoInstall AI
  - Action history
Updated:
  - Console clients support in AutoInstall
Fixed:
  - Downloaded file after validation failure is now deleted
  - Extracting of latest FahCore_a0 broken in 0.1.1
  - Hints added in 0.1.1 are now "Show hints" dependable
  - Action "Waiting Folding@Home to shutdown..." isn't executing if the client isn't running
  - Cores choosing is now disabled when a core is downloading
 - Now in AutoInstall, the chosen client won't be ran if it wasn't running before

0.1.1 (03 Jan 2009)
New:
  - AutoInstall option
  - .fah file validation
Fixed:
 - Message is now displayed on download error

0.1.0 (06 Dec 2008)
  - Initial release


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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby toTOW » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:12 am

That will be very useful to those getting HTTP get error 0, thanks ! 8-)
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby The_Namek » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:33 am

Nice app metal03326! Wish I'd had this yesterday when I had to reinstall the SMP client and it kept downloading FahCore_78 and 80. Image
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby toTOW » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:11 am

Did you forgot the -smp flag ? :roll:
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby pmasley » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:00 pm

Metal, thanks, I sure could have used this about a month ago when I was having all kinds of problems.
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby The_Namek » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:12 pm

toTOW wrote:Did you forgot the -smp flag ? :roll:


Yeah 'cause I didn't choose to change any of the advanced options while I was configuring the client. By the time that flag was pointed out it had already grabbed core a0. :eugeek:
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby metal03326 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:14 pm

0.1.3 is available. See the first post.
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby metal03326 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:18 pm

CoreDownloader updated to 0.1.4.
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby codysluder » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:38 am

What changed?
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby MstrBlstr » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:55 am

Read the change log in the first post.... ;)

0.1.4 (19 Feb 2009)
New:
- Support for Core_14
- Support for Core_a1 (Deino)
- New "Operating mode" - Advanced methods
- New flag: -help or /help or /?
Updated:
- minor changes
Fixed:
- Applicating hung when invalid URL is set for a custom download
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby metal03326 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:14 am

New version available - 0.1.5.
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby GmsCool » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:06 am

I'm running two 8800GTs on the standard clients, and my Q9450 on the SMP will this be able to download a full days worth of work so I don't have to be connected to the internet all day to fold? (I'm unable to stay online all day, and my GPU's tear through these smaller 511, 384, 768 point workloads pretty quickly ..... wish the 1680 point workloads stayed)

If not, there is a suggestion :D
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby 7im » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:09 am

GmsCool wrote:
If not, there is a suggestion :D


This tool is to download the fahcore manually, when the automatic download is broken for some unknown reason. This isn't a tool for downloading work units.

That kind of tool, to download work units, would not be supported by the project because of the time sensitive nature of the work units.
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby metal03326 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:06 am

7im wrote:
GmsCool wrote:
If not, there is a suggestion :D


This tool is to download the fahcore manually, when the automatic download is broken for some unknown reason. This isn't a tool for downloading work units.

That kind of tool, to download work units, would not be supported by the project because of the time sensitive nature of the work units.


Exactly.
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Re: CoreDownloader - utility for easy manual core download

Postby metal03326 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:07 pm

0.1.6 is here.
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