How to speed up single player testing

Discussion in 'Testing Discussion' started by wealthysoup, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Lead Tester

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    It was mentioned in another thread that it was a pain always having to wait/type in commands to start testing in single player, so I created a quick config file (and added it to SVN (rev #1556)) to help you guys out.

    This is already on your PC the ONLY thing you need to do to run this is typing the following command in console:

    It makes setup changes and also includes other commands which you may find useful.

    These are (note commands preceded by // are not activated when the script is run and are there for your reference):

    Whilst it should be ok to use this most of the time please remember it changes the default game and therefore it will need a bit of testing without running it (that can mostly be done in organised testing sessions)


    Also if you are having problems finding a command a useful command is: find <keyword> which will list all commands containing your keyword (and cvarlist emp_)
     
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  2. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Change commander vote time to 1. Sometimes it gets iffy when you set it to 0. Also, there's another underscore between instant and build in emp_sv_debug_instant_build.

    I'd add emp_sv_wait_phase_time 1 or something as well.
     
  3. wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Lead Tester

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    Is that the command for conquest maps? I tried it at 0 but it didnt work.

    Ill sort it all out now and update it
     
  4. Silk

    Silk Mapper

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    This is pure win
     
  5. Candles

    Candles CAPTAIN CANDLES, DUN DUN DUN, DUN DUN DUN DUN.

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    It doesn't update dynamically, you need to put it in before you join a team. Maybe even before you start the map.
     
  6. Silk

    Silk Mapper

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    Between starting the map and joining a team.
    It won't work if you do it before the map has loaded, and it won't affect the timer once it's started after joining a team.
     
  7. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    God bless you, wealthy.

    What's the one that turns off auto balance?
     
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  8. wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Lead Tester

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    mp_autoteambalance I think. I'll add it to the script at some point

    Edit: Nevermind. I've just done it. Update SVN (rev 1568) to get the new file.

    Edit 2: Thats also a good example of a time when using the "find <keyword>" command would come in useful

    PS. Silk, Even though I'm used to entering most of these by hand I wouldn't have thought of making a config if Lazybum hadn't of complained about the waiting time in another thread. It's definitely a lot easier though.

    If theres any more commands that need added then let me know
     
  9. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    If these commands were pasted into server.cfg, would they execute automatically?

    I'm having some trouble figuring whether server.cfg or listensever.txt control the starting settings of a server.
     
  10. Candles

    Candles CAPTAIN CANDLES, DUN DUN DUN, DUN DUN DUN DUN.

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    You're a tester, test it :P
     
  11. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    I'll test the android port that you're cooking up.

    Yeah, trying to keep that secret, eh? I'm onto you, candles.
     
  12. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    listenserver.cfg is your go-to place if you use the create server option from the main menu.
     
  13. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    You're right.

    I love you.

    DDD.

    I.

    Love.

    You.

    EDIT Candles, I'm still waiting on that Android port. I'll give you an entire week since you're also pretending to work on the SDK 2013 port.
     
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  14. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    Pfffft,

    Im still waiting for the savior of the franchise, HaskellPires.
     
  15. wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Lead Tester

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    Added sv_specspeed to increase spectator movement speed, will update automatically when you update SVN (if anyone is still using it)
     
  16. Silk

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    svn ... no
    exec testing ... yes
     
  17. wealthysoup

    wealthysoup Lead Tester

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    yeah its also on the live steam build but itll be RC5 before it does specspeed aswell if you are using it with that
     

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