[TOOL] Empyrion Playfield Designer v1.34.3

Discussion in 'Planets & Playfields' started by jmcburn, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Christianholmes

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    I am not OP, but the app is 100% clean. Heuristics in an AV program will often scan an executable to look for "dangerous" machine code. It could be any code that deletes, renames, or otherwise changes files. That's probably why it's getting the false positive.

    As an IT professional for over 25 years (I was a Microsoft MCSE instructor, and IT director for a large insurance company), I can't stand A/V programs and "heuristics". I don't use A/V and pretty much exclude Windows Defender from almost everything. False positives for heuristics are extremely annoying- why? Because to the end user, it looks like the A/V software is a hero! It just saved your ass! But in reality, an overreaching heuristics algorithm will flag 10,000x more false positives than actual viruses. Better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. This is annoying and absolutely unnecessary- what are the odds, Remog, that you are the first victim of this virus on the internet? They make people paranoid, and then fall for a phishing e-mail because the A/V software didn't tell them not to. And clearly a lot of people have downloaded and used this niche program, and nobody has had any problem with root kits or anything- Jusst buy a 2TB backup drive, run it every night, and go for it. Reinstalling your OS is usually pretty easy. I do it every six months regardless just because I hate garbage on my desktop. I keep all my important files on another drive. My C: drive fails? No big deal, swap it out.

    I don't have any way to prove it's harmless (you can't prove a negative), but I have a strong feeling it's nothing but great, and I think he did a fantastic job.
     
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  2. jmcburn

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    I couldn't have said it any better! Thx @Christianholmes.

    I can't prove to you that EPD contains no trojan or virus. Nor can you or anyone else prove that it contains one.
    There may be antivirus programs, that don't flag it, but a lot of them do, sadly.

    I have answered the same concerns as you have to others many times before already. I'm sorry, i can't do anything about it.

    I'm sorry i can't take away your concerns. It's up to you to trust and and use it or leave it. :)

    /jmc
     
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  3. Hummel-o-War

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    I ve already used this tool for some time, so trust me this is only a AV issue (i am having the same issue with Bitdefender)
     
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  4. jmcburn

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    UPDATE (v1.34.3) with full Alpha Experimental 6.6 Support

    CHANGES:

    • Allow 'Fixed' and 'Random' POIs to be used at the same time. Set 'Use Fixed POIs & Resources' option in the 'General Charcteristics' tab to use the feature.
    • Implemented 'SpawnPOINearDistance', 'SpawnPOIAvoidDistance' (removed deprecated 'POIDistance' option in playfields from Build 1189 on to avoid conflicts or misunderstandings, although it should work in the game, if both would be set)
    • Added 'SpawnResource' near 'Fixed POIs' as well (You would have to set a random Resource first to be able to set it in fixed POIs)

    FIXES:

    • NullReference Exception on 'Space' playfields save.
    DOWNLOAD LINK:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxUpWMGez5I0US1BX3NpVlViU28/view?usp=sharing

    /jmc
     
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  5. Triblade

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    For future reference, you could upload the file to virustotal.com. This is a industry wide recognized tool for re-checking for viruses.

    I've upload the whole .zip file first:
    https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/1...bcb91c63f03a6c7a30231483fba073b4c45/detection
    1 out of 59 scanning engines tells us it's most probably a false-positive.

    Then I've uploaded the .exe seperately:
    https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/1...d4c115946f26fdedc448e2c94e38cfbfe88/detection
    4/65 scanning engines find it bad. Probably safe/false-positive as well, but less sure.

    I'd run it.
     
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