The SAO Utilities Project – Development Log<5th>

SAO Utils Develop Progress
Version Beta 1 Iteration 4 Download
Platform 32/64bit Windows(Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, , 10)
Size 30MB (Programs:10M + Fonts:9M + Images + Sounds)
SAO Utils Development Log
Prototype alpha beta v1.0
m1 m2 a1 a2 b1 b2
Beta 2 (Plan) 1.Status and activities with SAO Utils Community.
2015-10-01 1.NERvSDK 0.2.0 updated.
2015-09-04 1.New plug-in [Sensor Data Extension].
2015-09-01 1.NERvSDK released.
2015-08-20 1.Beta 1 released.
2.3D launcher menu.
3.Theme System(SAO/GGO).
4.GGO Widgets and new plug-ins.

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


  • Slide to Launch
  • Anywhere and whenever,
    holds both LMB and RMB,
    slide down to call the launcher.

  • Arrange as You like
  • Press and hold any items to edit,
    Drag the ‘Move’ button to arrange your items.
    You can also d’n’d files from the File Explorer.

  • Quick Launch
  • Guideline
  • Plans > Expand Plans V0.1.3 <2015-09-16>

    1. Add IRC chatting to Mail Box plug-in.
    2. Add Web View plug-in which allow users to browser web pages and videos inside 2D/3D launcher.

    Online Chat (IRC)

    It’s also coming for Mail Box plug-in soon! Chat in new window.

    Downloads > I want to make a donation!

    Full packages:
    Beta1 32bit Full
    Beta1 64bit Full
    Including programs for 32/64bit windows and icon packages, with EN/CHS/TW/JP language support.
    You can override old version using these packages without losing your settings.

    Available Plug-ins
    Name Version Downlaod
    Sensor Data Extension 1.0.0 sao_utils_beta1_sensor_data_extension.nvg
    Usage   Click Preference – Plug-ins – Install… to install NVG package.
    Language Packages
    Language Version File Name
    sostegno italiano 0.9.0
    Apoyo español 0.9.1
    Поддержка русского языка 0.9.0
    한국어 지원 ko N/A
    ภาษาไทย สนับสนุน th N/A
    Deutsch-Unterstützung de N/A
    soutien français fr N/A
    Suporte português pt N/A
    Usage   Unzip package to “Langs” folder of SAO Utils.
    New Translation Template v0.9
    Other Resources
    Description Link  
    SAO Official Character Set Widgets Downlaod Preview
    Accel World Sounds package Downlaod  
    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  

    Change Log



    • Program crashes after clicking the playback button of Bangumi under Windows 10 with Edge browser.

    Visit BUG Tracker about SAO Utils project.

    Development Platform

    NERvSDK(SAO Utils Plug-in Development Kit)

    Please clone the NERvSDK repository on GitHub to get the latest C++ SDK, more development materials:

    We might add supports for C or C# in the future. As soon as the SDK becoming stable, we may try to wrap it and release SDKs for other languages such as Java, JS, and Python.

    Notes > Expend All

    2015-08-20: Beta 1 released.

    Here’s the documents for the RangerCD’s plug-ins: PDH数据扩展-帮助文档 and 音乐播放器支持-帮助文档 .

    2015-08-18: Prepare to release Beta 1.

    FAQ 2015.09.01 Updated

    Here’s talking about common problems referred by users.

    1. Q: Settings or menu reset after restart?
      A: Firstly, DO NOT run SAO Utils.exe in the ZIP package directly, please extract the package before running. Secondly, please DO NOT extract the package to the system folder, or if you have to do so, please make sure that read and write permission is granted to the SAO Utils folder as well as its sub folders.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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}
    6. 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
    7. 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/Locales folder
      2.2 Rename it as the value(xx_YY) section 1.3 shown
      3.Restart SAO Utils
    8. 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.
    9. Q: Is it possible to call out the launcher only when I pull down 2 fingers with a multi-touch screen?
      A: I think the GestureSign is just what you’re looking for. Just create an action to run SAO Utils.exe binding with your favor gesture, then you will get the launcher called out.
    10. Q: How can I get SAO Utils to work with VR devices?
      A: Please refer to How To – Get SAO Utils to work with your VR device.

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