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How To Watch Recordings

Postby Why? » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:20 pm

I'm tired of explaining this over and over again, and I'm too lazy to search for an old thread to bump. So here it is, for all those looking to learn the art of Defcon!



How to watch recordings:

1. Go to http://dedcon.net/ and download the latest version of the program.
2. Install Dedcon.
3. Download the recording(s).
4. Open(Double-Click) the recording file(*.drec), which should now have a file association with dedcon. A black text box will pop up with the names of the players, and the pre-game chat log.
5. Leave Dedcon running, and open Defcon. In the server list, you will find a green server called 'playback'. Enter it to watch the recording! Sometimes it doesn't open right away, so just hit refresh until it shows up.



*notes*

--Other people can watch the recording with you, so the spectators in the recording aren't always ghosts from the game!

--You can change the speed of the recording with the /speed command. '/speed 0' is pause. '/speed 5' is half speed. 10 is normal, and 20 is double speed. Anything higher than that will still work, but it won't go any faster than double speed.

--You can find recordings on the following server websites: http://dedcon.homelinux.net/serverlogs/ , http://highlatency.net , http://www.sharewood.us

--I recommend watching games with names from this forum, or from players that are high on the ranking pages. http://dedcon.homelinux.net/ratings/

You can thank bert_the_turtle for writing the Dedcon program, and providing all the 'Dedcon Test' servers. :D
Also big thanks to(MOR) who runs highlatency.net, and Zorotama/Ibizi/cumiro who run sharewood :D
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Postby xander » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:51 pm

I think that, perhaps, this should be stickied.

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Postby Phevnil » Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:59 pm

xander wrote:this should be stickied.


All in favor say aye (waits for the chorus of ayes soon to follow).
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Postby Forrest Krunk » Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:13 pm

Phevnil wrote:All in favor say aye (waits for the chorus of ayes soon to follow).


Agreed....erm, Aye!
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Postby Wasgood » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:41 pm

Aye.
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Postby trickser » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:19 am

I need to smart ass on the /speed setting.

Defcon calculates the game state 10 times per second during a game. The /speed setting can adjust this for playback.
/speed 10 is normal speed - you will see the recording with the same speed it was played. Including all the speed changes the players do.
/speed 5 is half normal speed
/speed 20 is double normal speed
You can issue any speed setting, even /speed 1000

However, your Defcon game will do only one calculation per frame at most. Check your FPS by hiting F1.
The maximum acceleration you can achieve is FPS/10.
So it makes no sense to enter a /speed setting higher then your FPS.

If more then one person is watching the recording, the one with the slowest computer will determine the maximum /speed setting.

EDIT: Tip: Turning off the chat window gives me a 20%-30% FPS boost on my aged PC, so it helps in watching recordings.
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Postby Why? » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:27 am

Ah, thanks for clearing that up! I thought I had it figured out, but now that you say this; I realize there's no way it could go that fast.

P.S. The sub pings at full speed are wild!
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Postby sfericz » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:31 am

Yes sticky!!
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help

Postby StifflerStyle » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:27 pm

I cant connect when I start a recording, it says login request from ... etc .... ignored already logged in
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:33 pm

Did you follow the instructions as given above? I can tell you they do work, so it must be operator error.

Also, sticky.
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Re: help

Postby Mrmot » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:35 pm

StifflerStyle wrote:I cant connect when I start a recording, it says login request from ... etc .... ignored already logged in


Check firewall.
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Postby StifflerStyle » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:38 pm

Well its not much: installed it, double clicked the recording, started defcon, I see the green playback, doubleclick that, then it attempts to connect to the server till infinity while the error
in the dedcon cmd window appears with each attempt to connect.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:41 pm

StifflerStyle wrote:Well its not much: installed it, double clicked the recording, started defcon, I see the green playback, doubleclick that, then it attempts to connect to the server till infinity while the error
in the dedcon cmd window appears with each attempt to connect.

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Postby Losty » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:56 pm

StifflerStyle wrote:Well its not much: installed it, double clicked the recording, started defcon, I see the green playback, doubleclick that, then it attempts to connect to the server till infinity while the error
in the dedcon cmd window appears with each attempt to connect.


That happened once to me, when I left a recording and restarted it with dedcon still working away with the same recording in the background. Closing both dedcon and defcon down and restarting the process fixed it just fine for me. Hope this helps.
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Postby StifflerStyle » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:58 pm

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