It is no longer necessary to specify proxy authentication details when using the latest version of Makers Empire 3D (from version 188.8.131.52).
The app should now connect successfully on internet connections that go through a proxy server, without requiring any authentication details to be supplied.
If you are having trouble connecting on a Windows device, please make sure you have the latest version from https://dash.makersempire.com/win/MakersEmpire3D.msi and contact us if the problem continues.
Instructions for Older Versions of Makers Empire
There are a few different methods for configuring proxy details and other settings in Makers Empire 3D on Windows. These methods affect the behaviour of Makers Empire 3D regardless of which Windows user is logged in.
If you haven't already done so, we recommend first confirming the correct proxy details by following the steps in http://help.makersempire.com/installation-deployment-and-configuration-of-makers-empire-3d/help-i-cant-connect-and-my-internet-connection-goes-through-a-proxy-server
Option 1: Editing Configuration Files and Copying to Other Computers
The simplest method to set up proxy details on multiple computers is to enter the details into the proxycfg.txt file located at C:\ProgramData\MakersEmpire3D
To do this:
- Install Makers Empire 3D then open the windows file explorer and go to C:\ProgramData\MakersEmpire3D (Note: ProgramData is a hidden folder so you need to type it into the top bar in the file explorer)
- You should see a file called proxycfg.txt
- Edit this file and remove all the existing text then enter your details, similar to:
- Copy the file to a USB stick or network drive and put it in the same location on all computers
A similar process can be followed to specify the Region (e.g. China, UAE) and Teacher Pin (only relevant to UAE at the moment).
- Edit the config.txt file located at C:\ProgramData\MakersEmpire3D
- To enable one of the settings, edit the file and remove the '//' characters from the start of the relevant line.
(Options 2-4 may be useful depending on your IT environment and are best left to IT staff)
Option 2: Proxy Settings in the System Registry
The proxy settings can be found in the Registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Makers Empire\Makers Empire 3D
Option 3: Configuration During 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 region to be used by adding (for example)
You can also specify extra command line parameters to supply to the app when starting. For example, you can disable the integrated web view (which some older hardware has issues with) by specifying
Option 4: Configuration During 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.
Additional configuration: Command Line Options
Command line options such as -no-webview 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: