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Postby Feud » Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:43 pm

So what do all the files labeled as "synclog (a date and other numbers/letters)" do? Are they neccesary for the game to run or can they be deleted safely?
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Postby sumpis » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:23 pm

I'm not 100% sure but I'm pretty sure you can remove them, just try moving them to another folder or something and see if it still works :P
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Postby Soldant » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:59 pm

They're just that: synclogs. Seems to show a whole lot of unit positions and actions. I've deleted them, no problems.
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Postby Wasgood » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:13 am

I deleted them. still works.
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Postby KingofSporks » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:42 am

My guess is that they're sync logs when joining a game in progress. They basically give your comp the state of the game when joining.
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Postby Feud » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:48 am

Makes sense, they all have dates after teh game was released, so tey must be on the fly files. I guess if the game worked before they were vreated, it should work witht hem gone.
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Postby GeneticFreak » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:07 am

Those are the logs the game creates when you create a server.

When a spectator or a dropped player joins a game in progress it downloads that file from you and "plays it out" to "catch up" (hence the Receiving part of joining)

Receiving is actually receiving logs its not just some pretty language :D


Anyways you can delete them if as long as its not about a game in progress.
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Postby Spacemonkey » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:14 am

synclogs are created while a game is in progress, and are usually deleted when you finished you game, however if you leave a game before it's finished, they do not get deleted.

They are quite useful as if you disconnect during the game, either my chose or of connection problems, you can still join again and play, (the cpu takes over while you are gone)

synclogs could be a way of viewing replays of games as well
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Postby Feud » Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:57 am

Thanks!
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Postby pirate0r » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:48 pm

Wouldn't the synclog files perfect to use for dynamically changing hosts if the host drops? Also using them for replays of games would be awesome.
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Postby creator » Thu May 31, 2007 10:34 pm

I have 100s of these things
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Postby xander » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:48 pm

creator wrote:I have 100s of these things

You do realize that this topic has been dead since October, right? And I don't really understand the importance of what you posted -- was it worth bringing back a dead topic?

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Postby creator » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:47 am

no i didnt relaise it was so old and I pressed the reply button to say something else then changed my mind and just wrote that...

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