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  • Developer and Runtime Version error

    Hi there, I am new to alpha anywhere, I have installed both the Developer and Runtime version in my Ms Server 2008 but every time I click on the Developer version, it will run the runtime version. I have tried uninstalling the runtime version, yet after I run the alpha5.eve, it still run in runtime mode. Did I miss out anything?

  • #2
    Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

    Hi,
    please check the installtion path.
    Runtime version is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12 Runtime
    The developer version in C:\Program Files (x86)\a5V12

    In both installations you will find alpha.exe file to start AlphaAnywhere. Create a link on the desktop for the different versions.


    Cornelius

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    • #3
      Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

      Thanks, Cornelius, I will try it out.

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      • #4
        Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

        Another: After you install Developer, rename the link adding dev at the end. Oly then install the runtime and again add RT to the name of the shortcut.
        alpha overwrites the shortcuts to be the latest install.
        Dave Mason
        dave@aldadesktop.com
        Skype is dave.mason46

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        • #5
          Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

          I have tried both Cornelius and Dave methods, still the same, I even uninstall the Runtime. The system still display only the Runtime version when I click on the Help\About Alpha Anywhere.
          Runtime Error.jpg

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          • #6
            Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

            Can you please show us the link in BOTH the developer and runtime shortcuts? When you installed both, did you assign a different path for each to be installed into?

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            • #7
              Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

              Have you tried including a startup file to use in a shortcut?

              this is my ccu.startup file:

              "h:\ccu\ccu.adb"
              -SPLASH="h:\ccu\fishfriendT.png"
              -ICON="h:\ccu\dogLogo128.ico"
              -MINIMIZE
              -COMMAND=script_play("AppTitle")

              shortcut command line:

              C:\a5V12\alpha5.exe -INCLUDE="H:\CCU\CCU.STARTUP"

              Note that the shortcut uses both the correct Alpha.exe and app path.

              Your windows explorer is probably set to open .adb files with the wrong alpha.exe file
              Last edited by MoGrace; 09-13-2019, 10:36 AM.
              Robin

              Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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              • #8
                Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

                If the RT has bern removed, it shouldn't fire, except if there is a RT app in the background somewhere.
                You might need to remove the RT from the Registry
                There are instructions on this Forum if you need to do that.
                At least you will know for sure that it's gone.
                You could have installed 2 versions of RT instead if one of each.
                Ted Giles
                Example Consulting - UK
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                sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                • #9
                  Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

                  As Ted said:
                  Remove alpha runtime, and I suggest removing all of alpha completely. Then run ccleaner or the like to clean the registry. Then do as I suggested in my prior answer.

                  If you install alpha dev, it will create a shortcut for you. If you then install Runtime after that, the shortcut will be overwritten by the runtime. This happens in reverse as well and why I suggested response #4 by renaming the first short cut. I have tested the sequence over and over. Alpha should have(in my opinion) addressed this years ago with their installer.

                  Starting alpha by using the adb file is NOT the correct way to start alpha. That can result in other problems.

                  Installing on a server is not what should normally happen either. They should be installed on a local machine. Some experienced developers may install runtime on the server, but in rare cases.
                  Data/application files would be located on a server and that is normal.
                  Last edited by DaveM; 09-14-2019, 03:03 PM.
                  Dave Mason
                  dave@aldadesktop.com
                  Skype is dave.mason46

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                  • #10
                    Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

                    Will try to clean the registry using ccleaner. thanks guys.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Developer and Runtime Version error

                      No good.
                      You have to manually change the registry.
                      Search this forum to find out what to do, and ALWAYS back up the registry.
                      Ted Giles
                      Example Consulting - UK
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                      sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                      See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                      • #12
                        Ok where do you find the links for similar posts - which is suggested above, for fixing which alpha.exe opens the adb file
                        Robin

                        Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MoGrace View Post
                          Ok where do you find the links for similar posts - which is suggested above, for fixing which alpha.exe opens the adb file
                          I know it is a pain, but if you go to the aa folder in program files and rename alph5.exe to something more appropriate like alphadev.exe and alpha5rt.exe, it could make life a lot easier for you.
                          Remember, I do not condone using adb files to start alpha. errors can occur


                          Dave Mason
                          dave@aldadesktop.com
                          Skype is dave.mason46

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                          • #14
                            I have been having fun with a reinstall of V11 and V11 RT.
                            The launch icon created at install gets overwritten, so you launch the wrong one.
                            Then I had issues where the Dev version would not run properly without an actual RT app present!
                            If the RT was there, Dev ran fine.

                            So what caused it?

                            It was testing the installation of a RT app with updates to the registry on the same machine just to prove it would load.
                            Learn summat every day.
                            Ted Giles
                            Example Consulting - UK
                            .

                            sigpichttp://ec12.example-software.com//
                            See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.

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                            • #15
                              Best to uninstall your installs of dev and rt, clean the registry, restart machine and then reinstall dev first and rename the shortcut and restart again. Then install RT.
                              Dave Mason
                              dave@aldadesktop.com
                              Skype is dave.mason46

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