Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy new year! And announcing the discontinuation of support for the old clients

Dear SIX Updater users,

It has been a while since our last blog entry here, since then, a lot has happened.

The new Play withSIX client has evolved from a basic but sturdy launcher into quite the advanced tool you have come to expect from us over the years.

We feel now is the time to say farewell to the good old SIX Updater, and take the jump to the much improved and streamlined Play withSIX client.

As of February 2014, we will no longer support the old clients.

We have created an Upgrade page with details, which is targeted to the old Play withSIX 1.3 client users, but it pretty much applies similarly to you, our loyal SIX Updater users.

We hope you will enjoy the improvements and benefits, and, as always,
we are happy to listen to your feedback, suggestions and bug reports.

We wish you all a wonderful 2014, another year full of exciting withSIX enhancements and new reveals!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Introducing codename 'Synq', our new distribution tech


TL-DR:
  • New distribution technology nearly ready for release
  • Multiple versions for mods now supported; e.g latest ACE stable, or dev, or e.g specific build 591
  • You choose which version or branch (stable/dev/etc) you wish to use, and how many you wish to keep
  • Saves diskspace and bandwidth, while still allowing quick switching between versions
  • Still uses delta patching; only download changed bits when updating, saving time and bandwidth

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Play withSIX news and info

As of recent, all information and news regarding Play withSIX,
the official replacement to the critically acclaimed SIX Updater and Launcher applications,
has moved to the official page: http://play.withsix.com  (news: http://play.withsix.com/posts).

No longer will blog posts about Play withSIX be posted on this (SIX Updater), page.
At some point the pages on this site will probably be redirected to the withSIX.com domain as well.

SIX Updater hotfixes released!

After more than 6 months, two new hotfixes have been released for SIX Updater, addressing game/mod version comparison issues and compatibility issues with Namalsk/Taviana, and their DayZ variants.

These should hopefully be the last updates to either SIX Updater or Launcher,
in anticipation of the Play withSIX replacement.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ARMA 2 OA Build 100.000+, and JayArma2Lib

This mostly affects SIX Updater users.

Due to a bug in SIX Updater, the following symptoms could be experienced:
  • @JayArma2Lib is activated instead of @JayArma2Lib_new
  • Current game version (left down) is shown in Red because SU thinks the game version is older than the latest available version
The former issue is no problem - @JayArma2Lib and @JayArma2Lib_new are now identical.
We will deprecate @JayArma2lib2_new, and remove it a while after OA 1.63 patch release.

The latter issue is caused by how Ruby compares string build numbers. It is only cosmetical and will fix itself after OA 1.63 patch release.