Re: PC SWOS online (++ beta)

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5 years 4 weeks ago - 5 years 4 weeks ago #130245 by Playaveli
1.9.1.6 - Release (see attachment)

Updates:
- fixed controller issue
- fixed tactics bug




Release notes:

Original SWOS command line switches:

/h - use EGA graphics mode (actually disabled by SWOS++)
/f - don't use EGA graphics mode
/n - allocate less memory (4mb version I believe)

Command line parsing is at cseg:1adbf


SWOS++ additional command line switches:

/s<game name> - go directly to multiplayer lobby, and host a game called
                <game name>
/c<game name> - search for a game name <game name>, and if found try to connect
                to it automatically
/t<number>    - set timeout for game search (/c paremeter), it is given in
                seconds, range is 5 to 60 seconds, if ommited default timeout
                of 30 seconds will be used
/i<file name> - name of info file that will be used by SWOS++ to write various
                events and informations and about the game
/p<nickname>  - set player nickname to what is given; it is only used for
                current session and does not interfere with normal options; if
                ommited saved nickname from multiplayer options will be used

Parameters follow directly after switches, no spaces, If a string parameter
contains spaces, place it in quotes.
If /s or /c with game name was given game will try to go directly into
multiplayer lobby as server or client.


Examples:

C:\SWOS>swos /s"DRAGONS LAIR"
C:\SWOS>swos /c"FINAL DESTINATION" /t15
C:\SWOS>swos /cARGMAGEDDON /t25 /p"LONE WOLF" /iout.txt





Thank you, Zlatko Karakas!
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5 years 4 weeks ago #130249 by olesio
Replied by olesio on topic Re: PC SWOS online (++ beta)
@djowger: I can try to code something like that in future. Right now I have less free days and many in work. And launcher do not need to execute batchs it can work itself with executing valid commands. And speaking about German server you mean de.swos.eu 27886?

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5 years 4 weeks ago #130254 by Playaveli
With the new parameters (command lines, starting the game) a launcher is much more useful.

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5 years 4 weeks ago #130256 by barnettgs
[quote author=Playavel

Updates:
- fixed controller issue
- fixed tactics bug


The controller is working finally with fire button!

Although in calibration, (same as before, as I didn't mention it in the first place) when holding down top/left, two values were 24 which is fine and then to bottom/right - the values are changing wildly constantly and the same goes for centering.  If I do it every time, they are always different.

However, when playing in the game, the controller seemed ok.  Will try it out on online match.

I suppose there's no way to increase the resolution in swos, no?  Just play in the full-screen mode?

Thanks

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5 years 4 weeks ago - 5 years 4 weeks ago #130257 by Playaveli

The controller is working finally with fire button!

Although in calibration, (same as before, as I didn't mention it in the first place) when holding down top/left, two values were 24 which is fine and then to bottom/right - the values are changing wildly constantly and the same goes for centering.  If I do it every time, they are always different.

However, when playing in the game, the controller seemed ok.  Will try it out on online match.

I suppose there's no way to increase the resolution in swos, no?  Just play in the full-screen mode?

Thanks


Good to hear that the controller works now.
About resolution: You mean the window size, yes?
You can set this. How? Edit the file "dosbox.conf" accordingly:
www.dosbox.com/wiki/Configuration:SDL

More info:
www.dosbox.com/wiki/Dosbox.conf  ; ( --> 2.1)

Where is "dosbox.conf"?

Windows XP
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\DOSBox\dosbox-{version}.conf
Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8.x
{system drive}:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DOSBox\dosbox-{version}.conf

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5 years 3 weeks ago #130260 by djowGer


The controller is working finally with fire button!

Although in calibration, (same as before, as I didn't mention it in the first place) when holding down top/left, two values were 24 which is fine and then to bottom/right - the values are changing wildly constantly and the same goes for centering.  If I do it every time, they are always different.

However, when playing in the game, the controller seemed ok.  Will try it out on online match.

I suppose there's no way to increase the resolution in swos, no?  Just play in the full-screen mode?

Thanks


I didn't have the same success. I get the same issue as you when calibrating the controller. 24/24 in top left, other numbers are crazy high, and not working for me afterwards on windows 7. I cant move in menus.

On my xp machine, calibration worked okay and afterwards in the menus. But ingame i can only run up and left, so it seems calibration was not a success after all. Tried 2 different amiga controllers for this. I also did a quick calibration in Control panel.

So to sum up, now controls is not working for me, but fire button is :)

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5 years 3 weeks ago #130264 by barnettgs
@Playaveli, thanks.  When I changed to normalx3 and disable fullscreen - the size is just right for me but the controller is somewhat flicky in matches, half the time it's not responding at all.  Calibrating the controller again didn't help.

Changing to smaller default normalx2 (without the fullscreen), there was still a bit of issue going on but switching back to the fullscreen has restored the controller back to full control (apart from calibration issue I mentioned).  A strange issue.

I'm using Windows XP.

@djowger, so I'm not the only one.

I guess a practical solution is to download a joytoplay program and convert the controller's input to keyboard's input.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #130266 by djowGer
My controller is a usb wingman precision gamepad modified to connect amiga controllers to it. So it should act as a gamepad. Everything works out of the box when playing the amiga version. So there is nothing wrong with the controller/adaptor.

I can still play on my normal keyboard, but that is not really the issue here.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #130267 by Playaveli
Please check if controller works with normal, plain SWOS 96/97 in dosbox, without SWOS++ extension.
Need to find the error reason.

You could also try some other dos game with your controllers.

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5 years 3 weeks ago #130269 by djowGer

Please check if controller works with normal, plain SWOS 96/97 in dosbox, without SWOS++ extension.
Need to find the error reason.

You could also try some other dos game with your controllers.


Not possible for me, as adaptor only allows 1 button, which is my problem in the first place. I dont have any other usb gamepads.

Please suggest other games to test, preferably a 1 button game.

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