[bf1942] +overlayPath not working and other issues?

David Harrison trogspam at games.telstra.com
Mon Mar 15 02:34:49 EST 2004

Is there a way to get PunkBuster to pay attention to the +overlayPath?

Eg, I'd like to have each of my various overlayPaths with their own PB
directory in it (with its own PB settings/logs etc - similar to the way the
Quake 3 engine works).


-- david

---- Original Message ----
From: "Steven Hartland" <killing at multiplay.co.uk>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 1:24 AM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] +overlayPath not working and other issues?

> RE: [bf1942] +overlayPath not working and other issues?>> Doesn't
> seem like the overlayPath is working in the current version
>>> of the linux server ( bfv_linded-v1.0-20040312.2254 )
>>> Starting with +overlayPath ends in random settings.
>> possibly i don't understand what the overlay path is for, but i
>> thought
>> that the config information had to be there already. if there isn't
>> stuff
>> there it should fall back and use the settings from the mod path.
>> your
>> traces show the failure mode of lacking existing config info.
> +overlayPath <dir> changes the base dir where the configs should be
> located e.g.
> +overlayPath /usr/local/games/bfv/mods/bfvietnam/server1
> would read the configs from below this dir instead of from:
> /usr/local/games/bfv/mods/bfvietnam
>> is this not the case?
> The config does exists which seems be born out by:
> = 0 (0x0)
> i.e. no "ERR#2 'No such file or directory'"
> It just doesnt seem to continue and use it.
>> <sigh> another internal bit i meant to gank. it was useful when
>> testing
>> directly off of files i pulled off of the windows file sever. the
>> failed
>> accesses (and stats are fine)
> Yer looks fine here was just there for direct comparison.
>> Also noted that is using the old map format. Are we expecting
>> a version thats
>> synced with 1.6? I ask as this has vital fixes for the win32
>> servers to support
>> multiple servers and remove the GFX dependencies.
>> huh? i don't think that the two points are related. the windows
>> server
>> should look exactly the same as the linux server (i used andreas's
>> status monitor).
> So all the +overlayPath etc should work in win32 when it releases?
>> anyway, since i can't sleep ive done most of the 1.6 maplist
>> format stuff, but have a question about using it. are there new
>> commands?
>> someone on this list keeps saying mapcycle, but greps didn't show
>> anything interesting.
> Nope no new commands just change in maplist.con format
> removal of +game <mod> and updates to all the rcon commands that
> deal with maps.
>>> Finally whats BFVIETNAM.pid? There seems to be only one and
>> i don't know what this is for. the windows client does it so i just
>> do it
>> too. i guess sticking this in the overlay path is the right thing?
>> someone mentioned using scripts/tools for monitoring (it sure as
>> hell doesn't
>> check for multiple instances)
> Yes I can see the usefulnes off this for tools but it would indeed
> need
> to be put in the overlayPath.
>     Steve / K
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