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09/16/14, 11:34 AM   #41
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Follow-up about the "RAETIA info hub" for all interested:
It takes hours now to set it up the way I like it - like the "RAETIA information bar" was (that took only a few minutes)! So I ditched it for the older version which still works great - "RAETIA information bar" v1.50. FYI.

And I wouldn't want Minion to check for updates anyway for that.
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09/16/14, 06:45 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by Burajon View Post
Isn't it redundant since you need to sign in to use Minion?
You don't need to sign in. You can use it as a Guest.
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09/16/14, 08:20 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Burajon View Post
Why was the network test there anyway? Isn't it redundant since you need to sign in to use Minion?
I'm not sure how either are related?

Minion checks it has an internet connection before it loads anything and gives a nice error. Before if there was no internet Minion would just hang on loading... for forever. Thats why one of the first things we do is check for an internet connection and present a nicer error so people have a better idea of what the issue is.

It does this by checking for a HTTP status of 200 for our API and CDN server. Some reason on really high latency connections this does not work.

Also Minion does not require you to login, never has. There is a [Guest] button on the login screen.

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09/17/14, 01:37 PM   #44
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New version pushed live 2.0.13-beta. Feel free to update to this version. However you will want to add the following to your minion.xml
  • Open minion.xml in notepad or your favorite editor.
  • Find the tag <client>
  • Insert a new line directly below
  • Copy the following tag to that new line: <skip-network-check />
  • Save minion.xml & restart Minion.

example:
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<client>
        <skip-network-check />
        <concurrent-updates>2</concurrent-updates>
        <game-scan-depth>4</game-scan-depth>
</client>
You'll only need to do this once, then all future updates "should" work too.

*We don't consider this a true fix but more of a bandaid until we find a better way. We don't want to require people to edit their minion.xml in the future.

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09/17/14, 03:50 PM   #45
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Well that worked - with the xml mod.
Again, no log file from the 1st run, but the 1st run I didn't modify the xml, and it once again couldn't "connect to the Internet."
So here are the files on the 2nd run, with the xml mod.

No need to butter me up with thnx, I always try to help programmers debug when possible.

[off-topic] Now, if I could just get someone to help me with my Civ5 mod attempt, posted in the Civ5 Steam forum. It is also xml code. It has been weeks now, looking like nobody knows the answer. I tried to post in the "Civilization fanatics" forum but had trouble with my acct there, and they dissed me and I refuse to deal with them (moderators) any more. [/off-topic]
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File Type: xml minion.xml (1.0 KB, 468 views)
File Type: log minion0.log (11.4 KB, 380 views)
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09/20/14, 03:21 AM   #46
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no xml file

Hi guys,


Minion cant connect to the internet. I've read about the .xml file (in the .minion folder) but it isnt there cuz i cant connect (or so i think)

can someone help me with a fix?

cheers,

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09/20/14, 08:09 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by Gaidin View Post
Hi guys,


Minion cant connect to the internet. I've read about the .xml file (in the .minion folder) but it isnt there cuz i cant connect (or so i think)

can someone help me with a fix?

cheers,

Gaidin
Yes it is there, it installs when you install Minion. Try the fix above (adding a single line, leading spaces are unnecessary). But there's a catch, I believe the directory ("folder") is hidden from you in Windows by default, I think you have to enable "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" in Windows: Control panel --> Folder options. As an easier alternative for the less-computer-literate I highly recommend installing the (local machine) search utility "Everything" - it doesn't search the Internet - it is a third-party free utility that I use often. You only need to search for "minion" in that (without the quotation marks) to find minion.xml instantly. Highly recommended FYI.
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04/08/16, 09:24 AM   #48
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out of the blue today i started being unable to connect. no changes on my pc (that im aware of). i added the change to the .xml as a test. minion shows in my task manager, but never actually opens.

Code:
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: os.name=Windows 7
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: os.version=6.1
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: os.arch=amd64
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: java.runtime.version=1.8.0_31-b13
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: java.class.path=C:\Users\baldylox\AppData\Local\Minion\app\Minion-jfx.jar;lib/httpclient-4.3.1.jar;lib/httpcore-4.3.jar;lib/commons-logging-1.1.3.jar;lib/commons-codec-1.6.jar;lib/commons-configuration-1.10.jar;lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar;lib/commons-jxpath-1.3.jar;lib/commons-collections-3.2.1.jar;lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.9.13.jar;lib/jackson-core-asl-1.9.13.jar;lib/junrar-0.7.jar;lib/commons-logging-api-1.1.jar;lib/commons-vfs2-2.0.jar;lib/maven-scm-api-1.4.jar;lib/plexus-utils-1.5.6.jar;lib/maven-scm-provider-svnexe-1.4.jar;lib/maven-scm-provider-svn-commons-1.4.jar;lib/regexp-1.3.jar;lib/kefirbb-1.1-SNAPSHOT.jar;lib/commons-io-2.4.jar;lib/guice-4.0-beta4.jar;lib/javax.inject-1.jar;lib/aopalliance-1.0.jar;lib/guava-16.0.1.jar;lib/guice-assistedinject-4.0-beta4.jar;lib/guice-multibindings-4.0-beta4.jar;lib/jsr305-2.0.3.jar;lib/junique-1.0.4.jar;lib/jregex-1.2_01.jar;
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: java.library.path=C:\Users\baldylox\AppData\Local\Minion\app\
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: user.language=en
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:55 AM com.zam.minion.Minion logSystemInformation
INFO: user.home=C:\Users\baldylox
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.controller.MinionController initWindowControls
FINE: Controls initialized.
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient checkNetworkConnections
FINE: Starting network check ...
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient getRoutePlanner
FINE: System Default Http Proxy.
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient$HeadThread run
WARNING: IOException: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: I/O exception (java.net.SocketException) caught when processing request: Permission denied: connect
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM org.apache.http.impl.execchain.RetryExec execute
INFO: Retrying request
Apr 08, 2016 10:18:56 AM com.zam.minion.util.FeedClient$HeadThread run
WARNING: IOException: Permission denied: connect
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04/08/16, 09:49 AM   #49
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seems comodo dragon updated over night and somehow stopped minion. set up a new exception and its working again.
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