Release 2012.11.05.00

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Change Release Notes

This release is another tiny one with a big impact for those of you who miss the drop-downs for selecting options. A few releases ago we updated the UI to a new control which requires holding the mouse and dragging the cursor in the appropiate direction. Although many of us like it, some of you miss the old style.

Well, now the Drop Down item list has been restored if one of these two conditions are met:

  1. Right Click on a control displays DropDownList


  1. When HTTP Server is ENABLED displays DropDownList always
  • Right click on parameters to show Down Down list
  • HTTP Server makes all parameter fields Drop Down lists
  • New ControlCommand() for HTTP Server [StartServer, StopServer]
  • HTTP Server Image Compression adjustment for high and low bandwidth connections

Enjoy :)

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Yep, he was right, DJ your a robot!

Thank you for the update!


Hey DJ, i had some time to work on my Wall-E again, installed the latest release and immediately got an error that the soundboard could not play any of the MP3s, everything was working perfectly in the older version before the new interface. What's up?

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Perhaps an uninstall, reboot, reinstall. Sometimes Windows does strange things - out of my control :)


Same problem DJ. Even cleared registry with ccleaner. Is there anything else I should be installing before installing this? Obviously already installed Microsoft's .NET 4 to be able to install this. Not saying your fault, just don't know what is going on and Wall-E is a bit upset :(.


DJ, i ran into this problem once before that it was only able to play .WAV file, then you fixed it to support MP3 files, and i think we're back to the same problem because i just loaded a .wav file and it played.


In tests, I can play mp3 and WAv. I cannot reproduce the error. The code of the soundboard has not changed in many months. Post your project and ill see what error I receive


That's too bad, i was hoping it was the same issue last time.

Even when i start a new project then just load the sound module, i get the same exact error with MP3. So i don't think its the project file error.

Update: I even just now clean up all Microsoft .NET Framework and reinstall version 4, uninstall ARC, restart, install it again and still the same format error, strange.


I get the same issue with sound files of my own... I don't use it as much yet so I never noticed till I saw this post and tested. .WAV play fine but the same error as @Louis_T when trying to play .MP3

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I cannot reproduce the error - very strange. I can play every audio file in your project with no errors. Great selection of Wall-e audio btw! Some real good ones in there :)

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm this is a toughy


Thanks DJ, some of those sound i custom made them using a Wav editing program, especially the starting/charging sequence, I couldn't find some of them on the net so I made it. Well I hope you can figure out what's happening here, @gunner...glad I'm not the only one :-)


I found it... I am able to reproduce the error on another computer. It works fine on my development machine, and not on another. I'll have it fixed for the next version as usual :)

It's amazing how big the differences can be between different processor manufacturers and windows versions. The low level interop calls seem to be unpredictable


Wow...glad it was not my system :)