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Downloads of v 0.0.2:


Last Update:

22 Jul 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Bethesda Softworks LLC


bethesda bethesdanetlauncher bethesda.net games gaming

Bethesda.Net Launcher

This is not the latest version of Bethesda.Net Launcher available.

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0.0.2 | Updated: 22 Jul 2020



Downloads of v 0.0.2:



Software Author(s):

  • Bethesda Softworks LLC

Bethesda.Net Launcher 0.0.2

This is not the latest version of Bethesda.Net Launcher available.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Bethesda.Net Launcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Bethesda.Net Launcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Bethesda.Net Launcher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade bethesdanet -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.0.2'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade bethesdanet -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.0.2'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install bethesdanet
    name: bethesdanet
    version: '0.0.2'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'bethesdanet' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.0.2'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller bethesdanet
    Name     = "bethesdanet"
    Version  = "0.0.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'bethesdanet':
  ensure   => '0.0.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.


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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 27 Aug 2020.


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## Summary
How do I create packages? See https://chocolatey.org/docs/create-packages

If you are submitting packages to the community feed (https://chocolatey.org)
always try to ensure you have read, understood and adhere to the create
packages wiki link above.

## Automatic Packaging Updates?
Consider making this package an automatic package, for the best
maintainability over time. Read up at https://chocolatey.org/docs/automatic-packages

## Shim Generation
Any executables you include in the package or download (but don't call
install against using the built-in functions) will be automatically shimmed.

This means those executables will automatically be included on the path.
Shim generation runs whether the package is self-contained or uses automation

By default, these are considered console applications.

If the application is a GUI, you should create an empty file next to the exe
named 'name.exe.gui' e.g. 'bob.exe' would need a file named 'bob.exe.gui'.
See https://chocolatey.org/docs/create-packages#how-do-i-set-up-shims-for-applications-that-have-a-gui

If you want to ignore the executable, create an empty file next to the exe
named 'name.exe.ignore' e.g. 'bob.exe' would need a file named
See https://chocolatey.org/docs/create-packages#how-do-i-exclude-executables-from-getting-shims

## Self-Contained?
If you have a self-contained package, you can remove the automation scripts
entirely and just include the executables, they will automatically get shimmed,
which puts them on the path. Ensure you have the legal right to distribute
the application though. See https://chocolatey.org/docs/legal.

You should read up on the Shim Generation section to familiarize yourself
on what to do with GUI applications and/or ignoring shims.

## Automation Scripts
You have a powerful use of Chocolatey, as you are using PowerShell. So you
can do just about anything you need. Choco has some very handy built-in
functions that you can use, these are sometimes called the helpers.

### Built-In Functions

A note about a couple:
* Get-BinRoot - this is a horribly named function that doesn't do what new folks think it does. It gets you the 'tools' root, which by default is set to 'c:\tools', not the chocolateyInstall bin folder - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-get-tools-location
* Install-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed... - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-install-bin-file
* Uninstall-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/helpers-uninstall-bin-file

### Getting package specific information
Use the package parameters pattern - see https://chocolatey.org/docs/how-to-parse-package-parameters-argument

### Need to mount an ISO?

### Environment Variables
Chocolatey makes a number of environment variables available (You can access any of these with $env:TheVariableNameBelow):

 * TEMP/TMP - Overridden to the CacheLocation, but may be the same as the original TEMP folder
 * ChocolateyInstall - Top level folder where Chocolatey is installed
 * ChocolateyPackageName - The name of the package, equivalent to the `<id />` field in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
 * ChocolateyPackageTitle - The title of the package, equivalent to the `<title />` field in the nuspec (0.10.1+)
 * ChocolateyPackageVersion - The version of the package, equivalent to the `<version />` field in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
 * ChocolateyPackageFolder - The top level location of the package folder  - the folder where Chocolatey has downloaded and extracted the NuGet package, typically `C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\packageName`.

#### Advanced Environment Variables
The following are more advanced settings:

 * ChocolateyPackageParameters - Parameters to use with packaging, not the same as install arguments (which are passed directly to the native installer). Based on `--package-parameters`. (
 * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION - The version of Choco you normally see. Use if you are 'lighting' things up based on choco version. (0.9.9+) - Otherwise take a dependency on the specific version you need.
 * ChocolateyForceX86 = If available and set to 'true', then user has requested 32bit version. (0.9.9+) - Automatically handled in built in Choco functions.
 * OS_PLATFORM - Like Windows, OSX, Linux. (0.9.9+)
 * OS_VERSION - The version of OS, like 6.1 something something for Windows. (0.9.9+)
 * OS_NAME - The reported name of the OS. (0.9.9+)
 * USER_NAME = The user name (0.10.6+)
 * USER_DOMAIN = The user domain name (could also be local computer name) (0.10.6+)
 * IS_PROCESSELEVATED = Is the process elevated? (0.9.9+)
 * IS_SYSTEM = Is the user the system account? (0.10.6+)
 * IS_REMOTEDESKTOP = Is the user in a terminal services session? (0.10.6+)
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#### Set By Options and Configuration
Some environment variables are set based on options that are passed, configuration and/or features that are turned on:

 * ChocolateyEnvironmentDebug - Was `--debug` passed? If using the built-in PowerShell host, this is always true (but only logs debug messages to console if `--debug` was passed) (0.9.10+)
 * ChocolateyEnvironmentVerbose - Was `--verbose` passed? If using the built-in PowerShell host, this is always true (but only logs verbose messages to console if `--verbose` was passed). (0.9.10+)
 * ChocolateyForce - Was `--force` passed? (0.9.10+)
 * ChocolateyForceX86 - Was `-x86` passed? (CHECK)
 * ChocolateyRequestTimeout - How long before a web request will time out. Set by config `webRequestTimeoutSeconds` (CHECK)
 * ChocolateyResponseTimeout - How long to wait for a download to complete? Set by config `commandExecutionTimeoutSeconds` (CHECK)
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#### Business Edition Variables

 * ChocolateyInstallArgumentsSensitive - Encrypted arguments passed from command line `--install-arguments-sensitive` that are not logged anywhere. (0.10.1+ and licensed editions 1.6.0+)
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 * USER_CONTEXT - The original user context - different when self-service is used (Licensed v1.10.0+)

#### Experimental Environment Variables
The following are experimental or use not recommended:

 * OS_IS64BIT = This may not return correctly - it may depend on the process the app is running under (0.9.9+)
 * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION_PRODUCT = the version of Choco that may match CHOCOLATEY_VERSION but may be different (0.9.9+) - based on git describe
 * IS_ADMIN = Is the user an administrator? But doesn't tell you if the process is elevated. (0.9.9+)
 * IS_REMOTE = Is the user in a remote session? (0.10.6+)

#### Not Useful Or Anti-Pattern If Used

 * ChocolateyInstallOverride = Not for use in package automation scripts. Based on `--override-arguments` being passed. (0.9.9+)
 * ChocolateyInstallArguments = The installer arguments meant for the native installer. You should use chocolateyPackageParameters instead. Based on `--install-arguments` being passed. (0.9.9+)
 * ChocolateyIgnoreChecksums - Was `--ignore-checksums` passed or the feature `checksumFiles` turned off? (
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 * ChocolateyChecksum32 - Was `--download-checksum` passed? (0.10.0+)
 * ChocolateyChecksumType32 - Was `--download-checksum-type` passed? (0.10.0+)
 * ChocolateyChecksum64 - Was `--download-checksum-x64` passed? (0.10.0)+
 * ChocolateyChecksumType64 - Was `--download-checksum-type-x64` passed? (0.10.0)+
 * ChocolateyPackageExitCode - The exit code of the script that just ran - usually set by `Set-PowerShellExitCode` (CHECK)
 * ChocolateyLastPathUpdate - Set by Chocolatey as part of install, but not used for anything in particular in packaging.
 * ChocolateyProxyLocation - The explicit proxy location as set in the configuration `proxy` (
 * ChocolateyDownloadCache - Use available download cache? Set by `--skip-download-cache`, `--use-download-cache`, or feature `downloadCache` (0.9.10+ and licensed editions 1.1.0+)
 * ChocolateyProxyBypassList - Explicitly set locations to ignore in configuration `proxyBypassList` (0.10.4+)
 * ChocolateyProxyBypassOnLocal - Should the proxy bypass on local connections? Set based on configuration `proxyBypassOnLocal` (0.10.4+)
 * http_proxy - Set by original `http_proxy` passthrough, or same as `ChocolateyProxyLocation` if explicitly set. (0.10.4+)
 * https_proxy - Set by original `https_proxy` passthrough, or same as `ChocolateyProxyLocation` if explicitly set. (0.10.4+)
 * no_proxy- Set by original `no_proxy` passthrough, or same as `ChocolateyProxyBypassList` if explicitly set. (0.10.4+)

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url        = 'https://download.cdp.bethesda.net/BethesdaNetLauncher_Setup.exe'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  softwareName  = 'Bethesda.net Launcher'
  validExitCodes= @(0)
  checksum      = '8B1CDA5FF35E38036C2BF3076E219CBF54DA7A3DB921564E2DBC092B5C36B718'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = '8B1CDA5FF35E38036C2BF3076E219CBF54DA7A3DB921564E2DBC092B5C36B718'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  softwareName  = 'Bethesda.net Launcher'
  validExitCodes= @(0)
Get-Process BethesdaNetLauncher -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Stop-Process
[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    } else {

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Bethesda.Net Launcher 0.0.5 172 Monday, April 12, 2021 Approved
Bethesda.Net Launcher 0.0.4 224 Monday, February 22, 2021 Approved
Bethesda.Net Launcher 0.0.3 831 Friday, October 9, 2020 Approved
Bethesda.Net Launcher 0.0.2 845 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Approved
Bethesda.Net Launcher 0.0.1 505 Sunday, May 17, 2020 Approved

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