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Unread 09-17-2010, 04:59 PM  
Chiran
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Ah okay, I should add that step to the installation instructions. It's good to read these instructions first http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.p...Lua-UI-scripts. So you need to unzip this package (may need this to do it) to your 'Documents\The Lord Of The Rings Online\' folder.

I'm just about to make a new release of Songbook.

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Unread 09-17-2010, 04:58 PM  
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I had the same issue and it was the turbine plugin classes were missing and needed to be there.

@Balgosa It's good to see someone else had the same issue Sorry for being a noob at this but I also found another friend of mine with the same problem who just emailed me *laughs* Do you have any idea where I can download these Turbine plugin classes from?

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Unread 09-17-2010, 04:53 PM  
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I had the same issue and it was the turbine plugin classes were missing and needed to be there.

some suggestions I would love to see are:
  • a stop play button
  • sync play (already mentioned)
  • group start (to go with sync play)
  • support for folders inside folders inside /music
  • sorting of songs in the list (maybe by name: example: filenames with -duet in the title would be under a duet category)
  • removal of .abc and _ replaced by spaces in display of song names

That would all be great! Great work so far! I'm trying to think of a way to solve the vb script issue, but I'm not sure how much can be run from in-game and i don't think default lua can actually do a directory search

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Unread 09-17-2010, 04:41 PM  
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Re: Plugins won't load (LOTROpad and Songbook)

Hm, I'm not exactly sure what the problem is. Do other plugins work, have you downloaded Turbine plugin classes? Is there an error message?

-Chiran

Thanks for the quick response, Chiran. I believe the fault is with me somehow... I get no error message at all in-game; it simply says 'Unable to load <plugin name>'. I just registered today (a friend told me of this site) so really I have not tried other plugins yet, to be honest. However I have not downloaded "Turbine plugin classes"; I have no idea in fact what they are; I simply followed the instructions of the FAQ on how to install plugins and your own instructions for your plugins.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 04:19 PM  
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Re: Plugins won't load (LOTROpad and Songbook)

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Would this cause problems with the plugins loading? The vba script worked successfully (it found all the abc files I have, the correct number) but when I go in-game the two plugins are recognised but won't load. Any suggestions?
Hm, I'm not exactly sure what the problem is. Do other plugins work, have you downloaded Turbine plugin classes? Is there an error message?

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Unread 09-17-2010, 03:51 PM  
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Plugins won't load (LOTROpad and Songbook)

Hi, this plugin sounds very good although I tried this and also Lotropad and they both are unable to be loaded.

They are both recognised in-game (/plugins refresh) but won't load.

So basically I use windows 7 64-bit and the path to the plugins is

C:/<username>/My Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/Plugins

However, the game itself (LOTRO) is installed on another partition (D at the path D:/Games/LOTRO

Would this cause problems with the plugins loading? The vba script worked successfully (it found all the abc files I have, the correct number) but when I go in-game the two plugins are recognised but won't load. Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Unread 09-17-2010, 12:35 PM  
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Technically Windows should leave in a link that forwards any requests for something like C:\Users\%username%\Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\Music, but who knows
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Unread 09-17-2010, 12:14 PM  
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I'll have to test the script when I get home. I'm currently running Windows 7 64bit.

Does it matter I've remapped my Documents folder to another drive? This is where all teh LOTRO stuff would live.
Oh yes, that could be a problem as I look for the documents folder under user's home directory. But obviously it's not there then. I'm not sure how to find it if it has been moved. I have to look into that. Or I just have to make it configurable then. A good find nevertheless, thanks!
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Unread 09-17-2010, 11:53 AM  
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I'll have to test the script when I get home. I'm currently running Windows 7 64bit.

Does it matter I've remapped my Documents folder to another drive? This is where all teh LOTRO stuff would live.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 11:38 AM  
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Each time I run the vbs file it says that I only have 1 abc file, and I actually have about 20. It also never updates the list on the plugin in game. What might I be doing wrong?
Does this script work better for you? I updated it to support Windows XP and to be more vocal if it can't find something. I haven't updated this yet to the released version as I plan to add something else as well.

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Unread 09-17-2010, 11:24 AM  
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Each time I run the vbs file it says that I only have 1 abc file, and I actually have about 20. It also never updates the list on the plugin in game. What might I be doing wrong?
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Unread 09-17-2010, 08:19 AM  
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The vbs script that generates the library database doesn't support Windows XP or 2000 at the moment. I will update it.
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Unread 09-17-2010, 01:22 AM  
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I'm getting the following error when attempting to load the plugin in game:

Wonderful idea for the addon, so if you have any hints as to what might be causing this would be great.
I think you need to copy some some additional files to your plugin directory from this package http://content.turbine.com/sites/lot..._LuaPlugins.7z

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Unread 09-17-2010, 01:16 AM  
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oooh my kinnies gonna love this I think.

A few ideas that you might want to look into (I am unable to try this yet as I'm european player):
- /sync option to play a song together in a fellowship
- to be able to use different instruments (as a single abc song can include different versions for various instruments)
- a button where you can easily do a readycheck (not very essential, but very useful for performing songs in a group)
- perhaps an option that would take a song name from the abc file and use that instead of the file name in the playlist (just fluff, not really important)
Thanks for the good suggestions! I was also planning to have /sync support but the other ones I have to add to my list .

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Unread 09-16-2010, 10:51 PM  
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This is what the music system has always needed. I can't wait to try this out, and look forward to other developments/improvements!
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