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 Pueblo/UE Frequently Asked Questions

We haven't been asked very many questions about Pueblo/UE yet, so this is nice and empty :) When we get a chance, though, we'll post the parts of the original Pueblo 2.01 FAQ that are still relevant.

  1. Just how is Pueblo/UE 2.5x different from Pueblo 2.01?
    The short answer: as little as possible.

    We tried to keep the number of changes to this version (especially the number of new features) to a minimum, in order to make the transition nice and easy. And also because since we're using a new compiler there's already enough room for weird bugs to have crept in without the added complexity of new features.

    We have, however, included a few bugfixes (basically just correcting the things that annoyed us the most about the original Pueblo).

    You can see the entire changelog in the Pueblo/UE help files included in the installation. If you really can't live without this knowledge before you download and install Pueblo/UE, you can also read it as part of the online help file, or in its standalone form.

    As Pueblo/UE moves on (2.6x and above) we are slowly adding new features (and of course continuing to fix any bugs that crop up along the way). So eventually the distance between 2.01 and Pueblo/UE will widen. We hope you'll still find it just as intuitive and easy to use (or more so) than the original, however.
  2. What's up with this error message I keep getting: "WebTracker is disabled in this version of Pueblo"?
    WebTracker is the minimalist web browser that was included in Pueblo 2.01. It is now hopelessly out of date and so has been removed from Pueblo/UE. The result is that until you tell Pueblo/UE where to find your web browser, it displays the error message above.

    To stop this message from coming up (and to let Pueblo/UE open links that you click on in your normal web browser), you have to tell it where to look. You do this by selecting Preferences from the Edit menu, going to the Apps tab, and clicking on Web Browser. Now all you need to do is find where your browser program was installed to and double-click on it. If you're not sure where to look, the best bet is to go to C:\Program Files and look for a folder named after your browser or the company that makes your browser. It should be fairly straightforward from there :)
  3. Help! Pueblo 2.51 crashes when I close the window!
    Update: This problem should be fixed in Pueblo/UE 2.52 and later, now available.

    This is probably the result of a weird bug that occurs with multiple modules loaded. We thought we'd nailed that one (it stopped happening on all our test systems), but several reports have come in that seem to indicate it's still out there. Sigh. We're having another look at it, but in the meantime, the following workaround should hopefully solve the problem:

    1. Open up the folder where you installed Pueblo/UE. If you didn't choose a different location during installation, this will be C:\Program Files\PuebloUE.
    2. Open the modules subfolder.
    3. Locate the ChSound.dll file. This file must either be deleted or moved to a different folder. It cannot simply be renamed. If you'd rather not delete the file, one idea would be to create a new folder called 'Disabled' or similar and move the file into there.

    An unfortunate side-effect of this is that Pueblo/UE will lose the ability to play sounds. In addition, whenever you open a new Pueblo window a warning message will be displayed. This is fairly straightforward, except that when you first start up the program the message will be displayed behind the splash screen, and you probably won't be able to see the OK button. Simply press ENTER to close the message box, or move it out from behind the splash screen first.
  4. Pueblo/UE doesn't seem to start up, the first time it is run.
    We've had a report that sometimes virus-protection software (such as Norton Anti-Virus) can interfere with the license agreement dialog, which is displayed the first time you run a new version of Pueblo/UE. Definitely quite peculiar, but if this happens to you, try disabling the virus protection software before running Pueblo/UE. (It wouldn't hurt to still run a manual virus scan through it before you run it, just in case. With virii, it pays to be cautious.)

    This could also have been related to another bug, which causes Pueblo to sit endlessly (or sometimes just for quite a long time) showing the splash screen. This problem has been resolved in version 2.60.
  5. How do I copy my Pueblo/UE world list and settings from one computer to another?
    There isn't any automatic way to do this at present, nor one quite as simple as copying a file across. Hopefully we'll work out something along these lines when I get around to rewriting the Personal World List :-)

    In the meantime, follow these steps to copy over your settings and World List to your new computer: (NOTE: this will erase and overwrite any settings or worlds you've set up on your new computer!)

    1. On your old computer, go to Start->Run, type "regedit" and press ENTER. In this program, be very careful and make sure you follow these instructions exactly. If you accidentally change or modify the wrong thing you can seriously screw up your computer (and we disclaim all responsibility, yadda yadda yadda).
    2. From the File menu, choose Export.
    3. At the bottom of this dialog, click "Selected branch", and then paste the following text into the box underneath:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ultra Enterprises\Pueblo
      (make sure you haven't accidentally copied any spaces at the beginning or end -- the only space in the entire box should be the one in "Ultra Enterprises")
    4. In the File Name box, enter an appropriate name, such as "PuebloSettings". (The extension ".reg" will be automatically added for you, though depending on your Windows settings you may not see it)
    5. Save it into somewhere where you can easily find it, such as on the desktop, in My Documents, or on a floppy disk.
      (When you've navigated to the appropriate folder, click Save.)
    6. Close the Registry Editor by clicking on the X in the top-right corner, or by selecting Exit from the File menu.
    7. Locate the file you've just created ("PuebloSettings.reg") and copy it to your new computer somehow. Typically, either copy it to a floppy disk (if you hadn't already saved it there), or copy it through a shared network.
    8. On the new computer, insert the floppy disk or locate the PuebloSettings.reg file that you copied over in the previous step.
    9. Make sure Pueblo/UE is not running on your new computer. Close any Pueblo windows that are open.
    10. Double-click on the file. A prompt will come up asking if you want to import the settings; say yes. It should then tell you that the settings were successfully imported. Remember that this step will erase any settings or worlds you had previously configured on this computer!
    11. Run Pueblo/UE on your new computer. Your settings and Personal World List from your old computer should now be on this one.

    If you want to copy just the Personal World List without any other settings, the procedure is the same, but substitute the following for the text that you paste in in step 3 (and note that there are a few more spaces this time, but there still shouldn't be any at the very beginning or the end):
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ultra Enterprises\Pueblo\Personal World list

    Note: you can also use this procedure to back up your world list and settings, in case you somehow lose them (through a hard drive crash, for example).

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