WeatherView32 Install Notes

  • Installing sanely and clean-up:
start /wait wvsetup.exe /v/qb
del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\Weather View 32.lnk"
del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\wv.bat"
del "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\wv64.bat"
move /y "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Weather View 32\Weather View 32.lnk" "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\"
rmdir "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Weather View 32"
  • Data files which it puts in the binaries folder:
    • vh.dat – disable vista/win7 instruction dialog
    • wview.dat – license key
    • Dialout.dat – created on first start (a bunch of NUL's)
    • WS2000_Offset_01.Dat – created on first start (0 bytes) – this seems to keep track of whether the other two databases have been created yet, but maybe does other stuff too… who knows
    • WS2000_Data_01.Dat – create database (one-minute resolution)
    • WS2000_Extremes_01.Dat – create database (extremes)
    • wv_error.log – an error log, readable ASCII text
    • text/ – (folder)
    • text/ftptext.dat – apparently manages where text files are uploaded
    • text/temp/ – (folder) apparently a temporary location for generating text files
    • weatherforyou/ (folder) – ?
    • wv_report/ (folder) – ?
    • active.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • autoboot.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • aw.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time, “Anything Weather (pro)”
    • cornell.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • cpu.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • CWOP.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time, “Citizens Weather Observer Program (pro)”
    • D_sum_wv.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • netwview.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • nexrad.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • nexrad_site.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • rasdial.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • reports.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • uw.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • w_metrics.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • w_metrics_log.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • weather_notes.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • wfu.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time, “Weather for You (pro)”
    • WS2000_Alarm_01.Dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • WS2000_Config_01.Dat – created upon entering main program for the first time, “Weather View Properties”, “Automatically Monitor Weather on Startup”
    • wu.dat – created upon entering main program for the first time
    • fm.dat – nag dialog that tells you how to switch screens
  • “Automatically Monitor Weather on Startup” makes the program start monitoring weather when started, but doesn't actually handle making the program start when the system boots
  • convert.exe (which converts the bmp's for uploaded and saved images) is idiotic. It saves its temporary work files in C:\WINDOWS. WTF? C:\WINDOWS\~gfx100.tmp and C:\WINDOWS\~alt100.tmp are the culprits. It GPF's if it can't write there… because we'd expect nothing less from a program of this caliber, right? – workaround is to give the weather user “create file” permissions for “this folder only” on C:\WINDOWS… the “CREATOR OWNER” ACL takes care of everything else… I only did this for the weather user (not adults) because there's some concern about files left littering behind and their ownership. Adults should manually close the internet uploader when modifying screens.
  • set up modify permission for WEATHER\Weather and MCP\Adults on C:\Program Files\Weather View 32 700 and D:\Weather Upload
computer/weatherview32_notes.txt · Last modified: 2010/05/02 02:17 by tdobes
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