The SAO Utilities Project – development log

SAO Utils Develop Progress
Version Alpha 2 Iteration 3 Alpha Test
Platform Windows(Windows2000, XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win⑨)
Size 24M (Programs:9M + Fonts:9M + Images + Sounds)
SAO Utils Develop Log
model alpha beta v1.0
m1 m2 a1 a2 b1 b2
Beta 1 (Plan) 1.3D Menu.
2.Plug-in Platform.
Alpha 3 (Plan) 1.Rebuild UI.
2.Theme System(SAO/ALO/GGO).
3.Auto Update.
4.Out of Bounds Animate.
2014-10-01 1.Alpha 2 Hotfix 4 Release.
2014-07-28 1.SAO Utils User Community is online!
2014-07-09 1.Add ‘Mail Box’ email chat client plugin.
2.Add ‘Bangumi’ daily animation table plugin.
3.Alpha 2 Hotfix 3 Release.
2014-02-04 1.Happy Chinese New Year!
2.Alpha 2 Hotfix 2 Release.
2013-11-09 1.Celebrate for SAO Animation 2nd Season. ^_^
2013-11-09 1.Alpha 2 Hotfix 1 Release.
2013-10-05 1.Alpha 2 Release.
2.Add 3D startup animation.
3.Improve HP-Bar.
4.Looping menu.

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开发日志 in 中文 >

SAO Utils Alpha 2 is deprecated, new development logs will be updated to Alpha 3 Develop Page.


WANTED: The Navigation Pixie – YUI Character Set for SAO Utils


Performance about The new SAO Utils startup animation

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  • Slide to Launch

  • Anywhere and whenever,
    Holds both LMB and RMB and slide down to call the launcher.

  • Arrange as You like

  • Press and hold the items you want to edit,
    then press and hold the “Modify” to add/rearrange/delete current item.

  • Launch whenever & wherever

  • Add your applications, launch anytime and anywhere.

    Only “List Menu” could own items which can launch programs.
  • 3D Opening Animate

  • 3D Normal

    3D Stereo

    Change Log

    2014.10.01 – Alpha 2 Hotfix 4

    1. Fix a number of sound issues.
    2. Fix a number of startup animation issues.
    3. Fix translation missing for update notification.
    4. Fix widgets display and move issues on some devices.
    5. Fix message popup panel sometimes covered by other winodws. (Mail box)
    6. Fix 1 place of Chinese translation lost. (Mail Box)
    7. Fix dialog windows hang on Windows XP. (Mail Box) (500)
    8. Fix cannot use mouse scroll after switch pages in User List panel. (Mail Box)
    9. Fix ‘Error parsing XML’ when switching animate list. (Bangumi) (539)
    10. Fix ‘Invalid image format’ in animate information panel. (Bangumi)
    11. Add update notes to updater notice panel.
    12. Add process exclusion for mouse gesture function.
    13. Add page switching input to User List panel. (Mail Box)
    14. Add TLS support for POP3/SMTP service. (Mail Box)
    15. Add fuzzy locale matching to animation display name. (Bangumi)
    16. Improve YUI locale language matching. (Cardinal System)
    17. Improve startup animation effect and performance.
    18. Replace OpenGL with Direct 3D API for startup animation.
    19. Replace OpenAL with Windows Wave Out for wave playback system.
    20. French support by Nasus En Feu.
    21. Portuguese support by Johnny Wolinger.
    22. Translation sources update to v0.8.



    Visit BUG Tracker about SAO Utils project.


  • 3D Launcher Menu

  • Breathing Effect

    Scaling Effect

    Rotating Effect

    Downloads > I want to make a donation!

      Update SAO Utils from previous version

    1. Download 32bit/64bit latest patch packages.
    2. Exit running SAO Utils.
    3. Unzip package to SAO Utils original folder.
    4. Run SAO Utils.exe to LINK START!

    Full packages:
    Alpha2 32bit Full (featured)
    Alpha2 64bit Full (featured)
    Including programs for 32/64bit windows and icon packages, with EN/CHS/TW/JP language support.

    Alpha2 Hotfix4 32bit: 64bit:
    For updating from older version. Please see Change Log for more details.

    Language Packages
    Lanuage Version File Name
    한국어 지원 v0.6
    ภาษาไทย สนับสนุน v0.4
    русский поддерживать v0.6
    Deutsch-Unterstützung v0.4
    Apoyo español v0.4
    sostegno italiano v0.3
    soutien français v0.1
    Suporte português v0.1
    Usage   Unzip package to “Langs” folder of SAO Utils.
    New Translation Template v0.7
    Translation Files CHS
    Other Resources
    Description Link  
    SAO Utils Resources v0.3 Downlaod  
    SAO Icons by Stan van Houten Downlaod Preview
    SAO Utils Alpha 2 Usage Video(CHS) av498002  
    SAO Utils Alpha 1 DEMO Video(JP)  sm20349576  
    SAO Utils Alpha 1 DEMO Video(CHS) av391616  


    Here’s talking about common problems referred by users.

    1. Q: What does the LV in the HP-Bar means? & why does it reset to LV1 every time I restart the program?
      A: The LV of HP-Bar indicate the up-time of SAO Utils, so you will lose your previous LV if you close it.
    2. Q: How can I add a Catalog Menu or List Menu in the main menu?
      A: To add sub-menus in the main menu:
      1.Long press the first icon(others are system icons & cannot be modified);
      2.Long press agin on the ‘Modify’ itrem;
      3.Click “+”(Add) on the editing tray.
    3. Q: How can I add short cuts in List Menu?
      A: For the restriction of file picking dialog, we can’t pick up short cuts(*.lnk) directly. If you pick up a short cut in a file dialog, you will actually pick up the target file of the short cut, so exttra infomation such as CMD & params in the short cut will be lost. To pick up a short cut (temporary):
      1Choose ‘Command’ in the ‘Action’ label, click ‘…’ button then input the short cut path like: C:\notepad.exe.lnk;
      2.Switch ‘Command’ to ‘File’ in ‘Action’ label, Save.
    4. Q: How can I add system folders such as Computer, Videos and Music folder?
      A: For the restriction of folder picking dialog, we can’t pick up a vitual folder directly. To pick up a virtual or system folder:
      1.Choose ‘url’ in the ‘Action’ label, click ‘…’ button then input on of the strings:
      Computer: file://::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
      Labraries: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
      Documents: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Documents.library-ms
      Music: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Music.library-ms
      Pictures: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Pictures.library-ms
      Videos: file://::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}\Videos.library-ms
      Recycle Bin: file://::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
    5. Q: Useful commands?
      A: From the internet:
      Shut Down: shutdown.exe -s -t 0
      Reboot: shutdown.exe -r -t 0
      Lock: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation
      Suspend: rundll32.exe powrProf.dll,SetSuspendState
      Command Line: cmd
      Notepad: notepad
      Calculator: calc
    6. Q: How can I change the display language?(Temporary)
      1. Find your system locale name:
      1.1 Open a CMD window
      1.2 Enter ‘systeminfo’
      1.3 Copy the ‘System Locale’ value
      2. Duplicate existed locale files:
      2.1 Make a copy of the locale folder you want in SAO Utils/Langs folder
      2.2 Rename it as the value(xx_YY) section 1.3 shown
      3.Restart SAO Utils
    7. Q: About icons?
      A: SAO Utils Full contains 200+ sets of icons in the Images folder of program, there are two types of icons in corresponding:
      Images/symbol: symbol icons for the first level menu.
      Images/icon: circle icons for both Catalog Menu & List Menu.
      • ZeroDX
      • 10/31. 2014 10:45pm


      • 冰块
      • 10/31. 2014 10:17pm

      WIN7 32位的如果要换成64位的 之前的设置怎么保存下来不会丢失

      • 备份Configs文件夹,以及Launcher.xml,覆盖64位版本之后再还原这两个文件和目录.

      • ZP
      • 10/30. 2014 5:33pm

      I absolutely love SAO Utils, in every way. However, the start-up animation would not show every time my laptop is run, but the sound “Link start” would. Other than that, loving the program!

      • 10/30. 2014 3:04pm

      Could this software run in the mac system in the future?

      • Bixu
      • 10/30. 2014 12:26am

      Bixu :


      • Bixu
      • 10/29. 2014 8:40pm


      • 璇玑
      • 10/28. 2014 8:45pm

      2.长按弹出的”Modify”选项; 这个长安没有反应是为什么呢

      • carl
      • 10/28. 2014 8:36pm


      • carl
      • 10/28. 2014 12:42am


      • remember鼬
      • 10/27. 2014 10:25pm


        • 常常文鸟
        • 10/28. 2014 7:12pm


      • LaNonnaGiovanna
      • 10/27. 2014 4:04pm

      Sapete come si fa ha mettere il 3D launcher? in non ci riesco! =C

      • Ezhi
      • 10/26. 2014 3:55am

      mail box 不太会用啊,怎么选SSL,TLS,无,都是用户名或者密码错误,求解

        • 常常文鸟
        • 10/27. 2014 10:19pm

        需要你在邮箱中开启了POP3服务(话说。。。一开就全开了。。。)开启这玩意的前提就是你要设置独立密码,而mail box需要的密码就是你的独立密码。设置在邮箱设置—-账号—————-里有POP3/IMAP/SMTP/Exchange/CardDAV/CalDAV服务 然后就见到开启服务,POP3/SMTP服务后面就会显示已关闭的状态,然后点击后面的开启,就会提示你的设置独立密码,然后设完了就能开启啦~~~~,然后就能愉快的玩♂耍啦~\(≧▽≦)/~啦啦啦。

      • Lonnbax
      • 10/24. 2014 1:44am

      Hello, I cannot update from older version due to “mssing libgcc.dll on my computer” if anyone knows how to solve this error and help me it would be much appreciated. Thanks and have a good day.

      • A update package can NOT run alone, you should unzip it and override the old version of SAO Utils.

      • Amine Bouftila
      • 10/23. 2014 9:44pm

      私は2つの問題を持っています: $ 1.私はフランス語での日本語を変えることを望みます、しかし私はどのようにか知りません。..
      2.3D発射装置メニューありがとう ! を始動させる方法

      • R
      • 10/23. 2014 7:28pm

      can anybody help me?i dunno how to download and insttall it :(

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