This flag is most likely a false positive, it is likely a result of the program being compiled in Visual Studio.
This might be a problem for some users, and is definitely something to fix. The following Stackoverflow post may offer a solution.
Arduboy does try to be open-source first, but enjoys seeing all releases.
A big benefit of open-source is the ability to audit a program. This is for both security and operation, to ensure a program will not behave in a way we don’t expect it to. Also, it’s easy for a user like me to go in and submit some code as a fix to a problem like a false positive on a virus scanner that you can merge into your product; it can really speed up production.
I’ll leave the download link in place for now, I doubt this is malicious.
So quick and easy to use!
It managed to launch a couple of games I couldn’t run before as well.
The way you can click on the games links and go to their websites is neat as well.
Fanboat and the Tiny games are missing pictures but the rest are good.
It would be nice with a scaled up picture and another useful feature would be if it auto uploaded any hex that you dragged and dropped on the window.
Yes!! It actually is like 99% complete. I have been rigorously testing pushing data to the Arduboy to make it as safe as possible. As soon as I’m confident that it’s safe, I’ll release it the same way as the PC version.
Yes, it is a false positive, but should be a quick fix. I think it’s because this version has debugging enabled. Turning that off should get rid of the false-positive.
I don’t want this to become an open-source project because I see it having a definite end whenever I put a little more work into it. It’s supposed to be simple and self-contained. With that being said, I’ll be glad to let you or another moderate audit the source code for anything suspicious. I’ve got nothing to hide. This software is ad-free, malware-free, and safe.
I’m working on getting pics for all the games as well as including more games. As for uploading a .hex file, dropping it into the window would be a great idea. For now, though, you can always use the File > Import feature to include it on the list, along with any metadata you want.
A virus scan suggests otherwise : P It’s an easy fix though. The conversation is more about a shared executable passing simple virus checks as a standard for release, and not open-source. That’s just one way to get the problem fixed, however you choose to do it is up to you.
The best thing that has happened to/for the Arduboy since it’s release. This program should be recommended by @Bateske as official companion software for the Arduboy. It’s that good! Works perfectly well and is incredibly simple to use. Can’t recommend it highly enough! Well done!
Would it be possible to host all the other games on your server/repo/whatever it’s called? You’d probably need permission from the developers I’d imagine, but if your application could be the go-to place for all of the Arduboy’s available software, the application will become absolutely essential!
Wow! That is one of the biggest complements I have ever received! I really appreciate the kind words!
A lot of people release their software on the forums under some kind of freeware license. Regardless if that license would allow me to upload their game to the repo, I always get permission before hosting any other programmer’s work. I have contacted many developers but only heard back from a few. The ones that I’ve heard back from, I’ve uploaded their games. With that being said, if you know of a game that you want uploaded to my repo, bug some developers to check their inbox! With that being said, there is also another person working on their own game loader for Android and decided to use my repo. Making this the go-to place for Arduboy games is my goal.
Ok, i got my arduboy today and it was totally worth the wait. I just down loaded the manager, but when i plug in my arduboy nothing happens. When i go tobopen up the arduboy manager, i get this error. Whatd i do wrong??
What version of Windows are you running? It looks like you’re running Vista or 7. You basically need to update Windows to use the application. The .NET Framework v4.0.3 came out around 2012, so it should be installed on most people’s computers, already. To manually install the required updates, download the .NET Framework v4.5 installer and run it. It shouldn’t take long at all to install. Let me know if this works out for you!
Awesome man!!! Star honor installed with no problem. Now off to play some new games. Thanks for your help. And good job with the manager. Im sure if my computer and i were both a bit more capable, id have been able to do this without help.
And cant wait to play your rpg/ adventure game. Still pumped about it
Hi there! Just got my Arduboy today and I have downloaded your software. I’ve got the Arduboy connected and turned on, but the Arduboy Manager is not detecting the system at all. Taking a look at your previous advice in this thread, I’ve made sure to look at my connected devices, and here’s what I’m seeing: