Merry Christmas, and MC 5.3 is here!


Merry Christmas guys! It’s my favorite time of the year even though I’m not Christian – I mean who can resist the Christmas trees, the carols, the reindeer! (Goofy, wacky grin right here). And it also signifies that the year’s ending, so we can leave behind all our worries and stride into the next year and start afresh! (Well, one can hope, right!)

Anyway, I won’t chatter much and give you guys the news: MC v5.3 is here!

I wish I didn’t have to number it so… I haven’t added any new features. It’s just MangaFox that works; I could spare only an hour so it was the most I could do… But I indeed have fixed the trailing .tokenxyz issue that was present, and hopefully you guys will find that the images are named in a more consistent fashion.

But I hope you can find the mangas you want on MangaFox for now, and I will incrementally work on the other sites and release in a couple of weeks or so (I’m all booked for the New Years’ weekend, sorry fellas!).

So Merry Christmas guys, and this Santa brings y’all MC v5.3 🙂

Download Link

Geekista

MangaCrazy Problems


I know. I know I promised that a new MangaCrazy version would be out for Christmas, and I know you guys have been facing a lot of problems recently. There have been a lot of changes going around (Java 8, Windows 10 problems, Internet problems, you name it). My inbox is flooded with mails, both appreciation ones and panicked ones (!!), and the list of pending comments here in WordPress is overwhelming.

So I’m sorry, I just can’t reply to you all individually. I just hope that you drop by my blog again and see this, my answers to your questions.

  1. If MC is not running, PLEASE CHECK FAQ. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but there is a reason I created that page. Because. It’s got to be the MOST Frequently Asked Question here 😛
  2. Batoto. My nemesis >_< With every released version I update the code for Batoto and then it works… till it doesn’t. Right now they have thrown me a curve-ball and I have to do a lot of figuring out. If you are interested to know, here’s the basics: I fetch Manga images from the html code, but now Batoto fetches content via ajax so a lot of stuff needs to be changed.
  3. If you cannot download chapters from Mangafox and it shows unrelated error, I suggest you go to the site and open the chapter that’s failing. I noticed that some Mangas are licensed and hence not available anymore in certain regions, and that is not something MC is able to overcome at this moment. If it’s not so, I suggest you try downloading after a while, one chapter a time. It might just be a network issue.
  4. Will I add (INSERT_SITE_NAME_HERE) to MC? Well now that you posed the question, I now am aware of the site and if possible, will try and add it in a future release 🙂
  5. Similarly, will I add (INSERT_FEATURE_SUGGESTION_HERE) to MC? I have to say this, thank you for your idea(s), I really appreciate your suggestions. I may add it to MC (as I have done previously too) if it fits 🙂
  6. The link to MC v5.1 does lead to MC v5.1 even though the title says v5.0. I had released that hurriedly and forgot to change the text!

Since my classes started again and my coursework pile is growing at an alarming rate, I’m not able to give MC much time, and so changes are taking place at tortoise-pace. But, honestly, I will try to release the next version as soon as possible 🙂

Thank you for using MC, folks; and btw Geekista has had over 114,000 hits. When did THAT happen?!

Cheers,

Geekista

Scheduling next version of MangaCrazy


It’s been a long time since I’ve last posted anything here; I won’t ramble and cut straight through.

A new version of MangaCrazy is now long overdue, and I plan to work on my code once my vacations start. This release I will be focusing on pressing issues like:

  1. Updating the code to work with changes made by Batoto and MangaReader
  2. Add proxy settings so that the network issues faced by some will be resolved
  3. Make MC compatible with Win 8.1 and Win 10 : especially compression issues

So look forward to a revamped MC this Christmas!

Cheers

Geekista

What to expect from MC5?


I asked you all to vote whether or not I release MC5 for alpha testing, and I must say, the votes were quite definitive!

And this poll was before I even told you what to expect from MC5. Thank you for believing in me anyway! So here goes a comparison of the current version (MC3.9) and MC5, and you can see what’s different and what to expect. 88% of you guys asked for MC5, while there are about 10% who are understandably worried about an unstable release. Hence, while I will be making MC5 available for download later today MC5 is now currently available for download, I will still keep MC3.9’s link on the main Download Page, and it’s up to you which one to download. I’m going to put up a sample video too I have put up a video here, to help you guys make the most of MC (thanks to Dohm for the idea!). So if you’re here to download MangaCrazy, do go ahead, but if you want, come back in a few hours because you’ll get to enjoy lots of extra features! There are now 2 versions to choose from!

Features MangaCrazy v5.0 MangaCrazy v3.9
Partial Search Supports partial manga-name search. Lets you choose the manga you wish to download Supports full manga-name search. Compares different manga names to get the exact match and then proceeds to download
Manga Description Has a dedicated area for description of mangas.  No such facility present.
Separate areas for manga-search and Downloads  Yes  No
Lists mangas in other languages Yes (Batoto only) Allows download if link is pasted
Button to download all chapters at once Yes No
Track manga chapters downloaded Yes Yes
Store Mangas systematically Yes Yes
Compress Mangas .cbz and .zip .cbz and .zip
Supported Manga Sites MangaFox, Batoto, MangaGo and MangaReader MangaFox, Batoto and MangaReader
Direct download of chapters from link MangaFox, Batoto and MangaReader MangaFox, Batoto and MangaReader

Todo: Resolve Batoto errors (and 15000+ hits!)


I’ve been hearing from a lot of people that download is not taking place successfully if Batoto is selected as the preferred location. And that Batoto has changed its images’ domain. Thank you, guys, for reporting this to me, and for using MangaCrazy in the first place! I’m sort of lost at the moment because of personal reasons, but I promise I’ll make time and fix this bug atleast, this weekend (too many stuff stacked, but I’ll do it!))

So till then, please have patience! And do keep an eye out for the next version that’ll come out next week! (I’ll do it! \m/ )

Cheers

Geekista

P.s. And I just noticed this, but Geekista’s had more than 15000 visitors at this point! I’m speechless! Thank you so much guys! *Feels more motivated than ever*

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Dude. 1570 downloads!


I don’t really notice my blog stats… It’s something I used to do when I started blogging, and it was really really frustrating keeping track of an unheard-of blog, and so I just stopped. And today while randomly exploring my blog, I stumbled across a couple of facts.

Site traffic: 8500+.

No of times MangaCrazy was downloaded: ~1600.

Holy Mother!

I’m shocked, speechless, and, well, dumb struck! I had no idea that my little program helped so many people out! And while it’s a realization that sets in every time someone leaves behind a compliment, review or suggestion, the numerics as a matter of fact have a wholly different kind of impact.

I keep finding bugs myself every time I use my own software (I’m a very strict evaluator, even when it comes to myself 😛 ), so I promise I will update and release a newer version as soon as I can (new job and all… life is a bit hectic at the moment!)

So till then, please put up with this slightly faulty but earnestly written program, and thank you all for your support!