Installation via command line
The proxy settings can be made during install with a command line option if installing using msiexec like this:
$>msiexec /i MakersEmpire3D.msi PROXY_HOST=192.168.1.100:8080 PROXY_USERNAME=admin PROXY_PASSWORD=pass
You can specify the graphics quality to be used by default by adding
This will allow the user to change the quality if they wish and for this choice to be remembered on restart. You can force the quality to be reset each time by using
You can also specify extra command line parameters to supply to the app when starting. For example, some Windows machines work better with an older version of DirectX - this can be forced with:
Also, you can disable the integrated web view (which some older hardware has issues with) by specifying
Installation via group policy etc
If you use the group policy system to install remotely it may be easier for you to specify these settings in a transform. You can do this with Orca (download from here).
- Open the .msi with ORCA, and click Registry on the left section of the screen.
2) Start recording your transform with Transform->New Transform:
3) Set the values you need, e.g. Simple (or Fastest) in ForceGraphicsQuality and your proxy details in ProxyHost, ProxyUsername, and ProxyPassword
4) Specify any extra launch flags you need in both lines in Shortcut (-force-d3d9 or -no-webview)
5) Save your transform with Transform->Generate Transform:
6) Choose a location to save the .mst file and use it with your group policy deployment etc.
Configuration after installation
The proxy settings can be found in the Registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Makers Empire\Makers Empire 3D
Alternatively, proxy details can be specified in a text file located at:
(Note: ProgramData is a hidden folder so you need to type it into the top bar in the Windows File Explorer)
Command line options such as -no-webview and -force-d3d9 can be specified by creating a new shortcut:
- navigate to the installation location:
2. Right click and create a new shortcut:
3. Right click on the shortcut file and edit the target section to include the extra options (include the logfile one if you want to keep the standard log behaviour). E.g.
"C:\ProgramData\MakersEmpire3D\MakersEmpire3D.exe" -logfile C:\Users\Roland\AppData\Local\MakersEmpire.log -no-webview
4. Double click the shortcut file to launch the app. If it works as desired, replace the standard shortcut with your version in the start menu. You can find the location of your existing shortcut by searching for it in the start menu then right clicking and choosing Open file location: