Elite Force Echelon

This is an update to the ever popular Elite Force Echelon server query program. I would like to point out that people who already have the p...

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This is an update to the ever popular Elite Force Echelon server query program. I would like to point out that people who already have the program can easily update via the built in updater. Several bugs have been fixed in this version and some new features have been included: v1.3.2 - Fixed the progress bar which I broke in the last version v1.3.1 - Added exit button - Fixed colours for characters with codes > 127 - Moved some text out of the levelshot box v1.3.0 - Fixed crash when favourites.dat existed but was empty - Fixed display of v0.28 Demo Servers - Fixed player/server names using lettered colours - Installer now registers ocx files v1.2.8 - Fixed favourites w/o a port being deleted/queryed incorrectly - Fixed server list corrupting servers when refreshed rapidly

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In the beginning there was darkness, the emptyness of ones life waiting for the light, then a single byte flares into excistance, then another, soon thousands more. Features emerge from the chaos and Elite Force Echelon is born.

Seriously though, Elite Force Echelon is a new breed of server query programs. It was born completely by chance and took several months to finish. While words alone may not be enough there are some screenshots below that might do. A lot of features are included to give Echelon just that little bit extra that Pathfinder is lacking. Echelon is an ongoing project which means potential updates are made available when necessary. The automatic update feature ensures the program is up to date with the best features around. Multi-language support is available (English US & UK, German, Dutch, and Portuguese) for those wishing to use the program in their native language. Colors can be changed with the theme option to give it a more personal look. After querying the Master for servers you will notice that each map displays a levelshot on the left. All levelshots are downloaded when necessary thus reducing original download size. This will help you to see what map is exactly being played before entering a server. If that isn't enough, you can even set custom names with which you want to enter the server and echelon will remember them for you. The same can be done with server passwords. Easily search for friends with the built-in search feature, enter a name, click on find and you will immediately find out whether your friends are roaming around in the servers. Add your favorite servers to the favorite list so you can easily query it and see who's online at that moment. Multiple Master server support has been implemented in case the Ravensoft master goes down so you will still be able to query the other masters for a server list. Both player and server name are displayed on the top with the colors they are using. Complex clan tags are no problem for Echelon. Quickly query 5 different versions of Star Trek Voyager Elite Force and 2 different versions of Star Trek Elite Force II. The version can be set in the options menu. The ability to set a path to a different executable for each version makes it easy to join a server without any hassle about a new path for a executable. Restore the original settings back by clicking a single button.

Be sure to report bugs at echelon.thewiZclan.com in order to make this an even better program!

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Created By Gez
Last Updated: 26th September 2005

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Description
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This is the latest in server quering technology.
This program has the support that other programs are lacking.
Automatic updates ensures your time with Echelon is a good one.

Visit us on the web, http://echelon.thewizclan.com

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Files
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The Setup Executable includes:
-Elite Force Echelon.exe
-Readme.txt

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Info
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To help keep the wiZ Master Server alive, add "master.thewizclan.com"
to sv_master3, sv_master4 or sv_master5 in the Elite Force Console or
your .cfg file. The wiZ Master Server will also work with the in game
server browser for all versions of EF1.

The wiZ Master Server supports all versions of Elite Force 1 and 2
(including the v0.15 demo!)

15kb (aprox.) levelshots are downloaded on demand (if the checkbox
is checked in options) from the Echelon website and saved to the
'levelshots' folder in your Echelon directory. Each levelshot need
be downloaded only once by Echelon.

To delete stored names, passwords and searches, highlight them with
your mouse and press delete or backspace.

Players with zero ping (bots or server hosts) will always appear
in the top right box on the server tab this is by design since
there is no good way of distinguishing server hosts from bots.

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History
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v1.3.2
	- Fixed the progress bar which I broke in the last version
v1.3.1
	- Added exit button
	- Fixed colours for characters with codes > 127
	- Moved some text out of the levelshot box
v1.3.0
	- Fixed crash when favourites.dat existed but was empty
	- Fixed display of v0.28 Demo Servers
	- Fixed player/server names using lettered colours
	- Installer now registers ocx files
v1.2.9
	- Find box returns to the correctly themed colour after use
v1.2.8
	- Fixed favourites w/o a port being deleted/queryed incorrectly
	- Fixed server list corrupting servers when refreshed rapidly
v1.2.7
	- Fixed local server not showing up after second query
	- Fixed non-themeable EF2 v1.10 executable path text box
	- Master servers are now individually saved for each version
v1.2.6
	- Fixed some buggy levelshot downloading code
	- Fixed colour picker marker (again)
v1.2.5
	- Favourites editable on double click
	- Fixed brightness slider not saving properly
	- Fixed colour picker marker to load in the correct position
	- Fixed executable path not loading when v0.15 is selected
	- Fixed theme colours not cancelling
v1.2.4
	- Added support for EF update mod 1.3 gametypes
	- Added themes - create themes in options, (saved to Themes.ini)
	- Moved version box to main window
	- wiZ Master Up and Running! - v0.15 will now query
v1.2.3
	- Colour Picker now translates instantly
	- Hex box in colour picker now accepts backspace
v1.2.2
	- Added missing Italian translation in options
	- Fixed some spacing problems in the Theme tab
v1.2.1
	- Fixed inverted progress bar colours on updater window
	- Fixed missing colours on options combo box
v1.2.0
	- Added Italian translation
	- Added options for progress bar back/bar colour
	- Added option for form back colour
	- Added option to refresh server on selection
	- Added alt click option on player tab to switch to server tab
	- Fixed favourites passwords (they work now :P)
	- Fixed potential crash on load
	- Players/Server Info Sections now cleared on query
v1.1.4
	- Added option to change levelshot brightness
	- Fixed width of Apply button for German
v1.1.3
	- Added option to change tab style
v1.1.2
	- Fixed partially downloaded levelshots crash
v1.1.1
	- Fixed crash when removing non-existent favourites
	- Fixed crash on loading from v1.1.0
v1.1.0
	- Proxy Option Added
	- Themes Added
v1.0.0
	- First Public Release

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Special Thanks
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Flix				- German Translation
Gez				- Beta Testing/Design/Levelshots/Programming/wiZ Master
MacGyver			- Beta Testing
Merlin				- Beta Testing
Peace				- Beta Testing/Dutch Translation/Levelshots
Sanderson Palmeira De Souza	- Portuguese Translation
True Captain			- Beta Testing/Italian Translation/Levelshots/Web Site
Worf				- Beta Testing

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Disclaimer
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The chickens did it!

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Registered 9th December 2003

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