Okay, the time has finally come. Me, Ilegend and Kuky_nekoi are happy to announce the:
FuwanViewer 2.0 - beta release
(To run, just download .zip file, extract is somewhere and run .exe file in it)
(In case you get an error, make sure you have .NET Framework 4.5 installed, here is download link)
FuwanViewer still serves it's main purpose - i.e. give you a better overview and smooth up browsing Fuwanovel.org collection. In the current state, we haven't added any outstanding functionality, but in the current state you can:
browse all novels, in a handy DataGrid with some basic information and preview,
inspect a visual novel in detail, i.e. get simlar view as on fuwanovel website,
filter results by company name, tags and some other conditions.
Here are some screenshoots:
As for requirements:
.NET Framework 4.5
probably around 128MB RAM to run smoothly
Yup, no windows XP. That's because Windows XP can't run .NET Framework 4.5 (at least from what I know). However, if some of you guys really want it on XP, we might do the migration to .NET 4.0 later.
We're aware that it's not everything works as it should. Here are some issues we're aware of and will be fixed in next bigger release:
Your password is not safe, it's really easy to find since we didn't do any encrypting and such. So umm... if you have some viruses, beware Featured novels misses scroll bar, oh well...
images are popping up in some annoying fashion,(it's not an issue, we just wanted to annoy you),
Application size is stupid big, that's due to some development pieces (such as design time support) being compiled and never really used in the app itself. Sorry, bad design by me there.
Some of the features that we want in final version are:
storing user related informations (read/finished/ignored novels),
extending VisualNovel data with information from vndb.org,
theming/skinning feature, so that you may alter the app view in some minor ways.
If you guys manage to find some action that crushes the app and is not stated in known issues, feel free to respond in this topic. Also, if you happen to have some nice idea for another feature that we could implement, let us know and we'll certainly consider it.
We're all hoping that you guys will find this application useful and with it's aid you'll find some perfect novels for yourselves and avoid the creepy ones.