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RedGuides Launcher

Utility RedGuides Launcher 1.0.43

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Other Authors
v1ndi
Server Type
Live, Emu, TLP, Test Server

What the heck is this thing?
A desktop app that manages software found on RedGuides, including: Very Vanilla MQ2, KissAssist, MQ2Nav, plugins, macros, and many other resources. It handles all EverQuest server-types: Live, Test, and Emu.

Guide for new users:
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Guide for existing users:


Instructions:
  1. Download and run the installer. (we recommend the default location)
  2. Login. Make sure your browser is open and logged in to RedGuides.com
  3. Click on the settings tab.
  4. Select a place to install Very Vanilla MQ2. If you already have it installed, select the location.
    1. Note: The location is the folder that MacroQuest2.exe will be in. For example if your MQ2.exe is in D:\RedGuides\Release, this is the folder you should choose.
  5. Once the folders are set, go to the Very Vanilla tab, select the appropriate server type in the dropdown (if you're not sure, choose Live) and click install.
  6. The launcher is now ready to manage your Very Vanilla folder(s)!

  • Plugins tab shows all plugins that are currently downloadable (you have appropriate access, and there is an actual file to be downloaded that is not an externally hosted file)
  • Macros require you to "Watch" the resource in the resource manager, like so:

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Known Issues:
  • Closing the browser window during auth, without first completing the auth process, will require the application to be restarted before authentication can complete succesfully
  • If there are EQ clients running that have not been issued an /unload command, then the app will not be able to update DLLs that are currently injected into those processes. Even if MQ2 is closed these DLLs will still remain locked. Either close out of all EQ clients, or issue a /unload in each client before attempting the update. There is currently no way to correct this as there is no way for the app to submit the unload command to the clients.
  • Still missing some progress indicators on some of the longer running processes.
  • Settings and user data, including last installed date for Very Vanilla and Resources, are currently preserved through an uninstall and reinstall of the application. A future version of the installer will allow this data to be removed.
Future Plans:
  • Add in support for managing 3rd party applications such as MySEQ
  • Add the ability to select and watch resources directly from within the app
  • Add the ability to rate or redcent resources from within the app
  • Embed an EQBCS module (if people actually want this)
Author
r1pt1de
Downloads
1,277
Views
5,984
First release
Last update
Rating
3.22 star(s) 9 ratings

Latest updates

  1. Some updates to hopefully clear up some confusion

    Added messages to the Plugins and Macros tabs to explain why it may be empty Added a note to the...
  2. Fixes from comments

    Updated the Install/Update button on the relevant tabs to be Install/Update/Reinstall based on...
  3. Fix settings saving and crashing on button push

    Settings the MQ2 install folder will once again save the setting properly Clicking on the "Open...

Latest reviews

! GREAT WORK !
Absolutely fantastic!
I think everything was fine with the other launcher. I can't figure this out. None of my group macros work anymore it just takes the fun out of the game when it takes me forever to figure the new out.
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Redbot
You have it pointed at the wrong folder in your settings tab. This is a 10 second fix. If you need help, just ask
I had an issue installing it but it turned out it was all my fault.lol. I had a web browser set as my default then had restricted everything to not be able to use it to eliminate the windows opening after I closed out of EQ with my ftp accounts. Once I switched to Firefox I realized what I had done and made Firefox my default and it immediately worked like a charm.
I've been a redguides user for a while. I, as well as a lot of others, wanted an easy to use way to download the updates for MQ2 and have the ability to update some macros/plugins without having to navigate to each of their individual resources. The redguide launcher achieves that. It has the added benefit of not requiring I input my login and password and instead uses the browser to log me in.

Setup is pretty straight forward, just tell the launcher where you want it installed or where it is already installed at, and then you can update it every time without changing any settings. This has the added bonus of being able to update Test, Live, or EMU from the same launcher.

If I need a plugin, after I update I simply click on the plugins button on the left side. Then a list of plugins populate is I've purchased them or watched them. Simply hit download/update next to the one I want and it does it for me.

If I need a macro, I can click on the macro button on the left and repeat the same steps as I did for the plugin.

If anyone needs help with setup, asking someone for assistance is pretty easy to accomplish by going to the discussion thread and asking for assistance. New things can be intimidating. But I promise once you get this setup that you'll be able to use it every time without any problems.
I cancelled my subscription... Don't get it why you needed to change everything. As I am not such a pro, it already took me days to get the old version working, not going to do that again...
R
Redbot
Alright, good luck. If you decide to come back, please contact someone for help as your issue can be fixed in under 30 seconds.
Why fix what wasn't broken. This is horrible and a waste of time!
R
Redbot
I'm sorry this change is taking time out of your weekend. If there's something specific we can do to make it better please let us know.
I dont't leave posts but wtf. This is just horrible.
R
Redbot
Sorry you're not enjoying the new launcher 😔 If there's something specific we can do to make it better, please reply to the discussion thread and let us know.
Far better than anything I imagined. As a player, I can now keep my macros, plugins, and everything else updated with a single click. As the maintainer of Very Vanilla, this launcher has automated all of the busy work that would ruin me on patch days. Thank you r1pt1de
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