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Re: Tour Multiplayer Hook

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Post by Justagai » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:24 pm

Updated the hook to 2.1.1. Fixed MFD Wingmen issue.

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Post by jyanjyanjyan » Mon May 18, 2020 7:37 am

I'm using GameRanger to play multiplayer, but it seems to automatically go to mission selection and skip the part where you would choose the update rate (8, 29, or 59). I think the default update rate is 8. Does this mean that I can never choose a higher update if I use GameRanger? Can the default update rate be added to the .cfg file? Or, is there tutorial on how to get TCP/IP connection working without relying on third party software like GameRaanger?

Thanks so much for this hook. I tried your original patch years to try to play campaign but couldn't get it to work too well. This one works 98% of the time and is awesome!

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Post by Justagai » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:00 am

Apologies for the late reply. You can set the update rate in the .cfg file under "server_update_rate". If using Gameranger, the host can still press esc on the roster and set the update rate there.

You can use IPX as an alternative to TCP/IP. Use the IPX wrapper here: https://www.solemnwarning.net/ipxwrapper/

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Post by Ezwen » Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:44 pm

Hi! I've tried the hook with the XWAU 2020 Mega Patch, and it works great so far. Thank you so much, lots of fun replaying the solo missions with my brother!

However, I've tried the hook with the XWAU 2020 Update Version 3.0, and I've noticed two main problems:
- the radio messages logs (in the bottom left corner) is empty, only the timestamps are shown but without any text
- all ships are shown in the same color in the UI, eg. in my case all ships were "blue" (as in "neutral"), instead of purple for Azameen crafts and yellow for the Viraxo crafts as should be

Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Or is there something that should be fixed in the hook to make it compatible with 3.0?

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Post by Ace Antilles » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:54 pm

Ezwen wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 9:44 pm
Hi! I've tried the hook with the XWAU 2020 Mega Patch, and it works great so far. Thank you so much, lots of fun replaying the solo missions with my brother!

However, I've tried the hook with the XWAU 2020 Update Version 3.0, and I've noticed two main problems:
- the radio messages logs (in the bottom left corner) is empty, only the timestamps are shown but without any text
- all ships are shown in the same color in the UI, eg. in my case all ships were "blue" (as in "neutral"), instead of purple for Azameen crafts and yellow for the Viraxo crafts as should be

Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Or is there something that should be fixed in the hook to make it compatible with 3.0?
Hi. The original Tour Multiplayer Hook is outdated now and during the creation of the TFTC many combability issues have been found.
JeremyaFr has updated and rewritten it to try and make it work with the latest versions.
Below is the current version. It should work fine but it's still classed as a WIP version.
Hope it works for you.
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Post by Ezwen » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:03 am

Thank you for your answer! I'm thrilled to hear that the tour multiplayer hook will still receive updates :).

While I'm looking forward to try the next stable release, I will probably try out the WIP version − thanks for sharing it! If I find any problems with the WIP version, should I relay these problems here or elsewhere?

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Post by Ace Antilles » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:08 am

Ezwen wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:03 am
Thank you for your answer! I'm thrilled to hear that the tour multiplayer hook will still receive updates :).

While I'm looking forward to try the next stable release, I will probably try out the WIP version − thanks for sharing it! If I find any problems with the WIP version, should I relay these problems here or elsewhere?
Just to be clear the Hook is not being worked as such, only fixes for issues that appear.
We class this a WIP release until it's released online fully. It should be fully stable and is being tested all the time.
Yeah any issues please post it here. Thanks :)
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Post by Ezwen » Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:42 pm

So I've tried extracting "xwa_hook_tourmultiplayer_WIP_2105121428.zip" into a fresh XWA + XWAU 3.0 install, but unfortunately "Tour of Duty" remains disabled in multiplayer :(

Is there something else I should do to make it work?

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Post by Ace Antilles » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:00 pm

Ezwen wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:42 pm
So I've tried extracting "xwa_hook_tourmultiplayer_WIP_2105121428.zip" into a fresh XWA + XWAU 3.0 install, but unfortunately "Tour of Duty" remains disabled in multiplayer :(

Is there something else I should do to make it work?
I seem to be able to select it and play ok. Did you copy the CFG file over too?
Have you added, altered any other files?
It maybe worth updating all the Hooks as there maybe a change in 1 to work with this.
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Post by Ezwen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:27 pm

Ace Antilles wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:00 pm
Ezwen wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:42 pm
So I've tried extracting "xwa_hook_tourmultiplayer_WIP_2105121428.zip" into a fresh XWA + XWAU 3.0 install, but unfortunately "Tour of Duty" remains disabled in multiplayer :(

Is there something else I should do to make it work?
I seem to be able to select it and play ok. Did you copy the CFG file over too?
Have you added, altered any other files?
It maybe worth updating all the Hooks as there maybe a change in 1 to work with this.
Yes I did copy the CFG file over too. I haven't altered any other file, as far as I know.

I have tried updating the hooks (running XwaHooksSetup.exe and copying the content of the Setup folder and overwriting), but alas, it did not change anything either!

If I summarize everything I did so far:
- Fresh XWA install
- Installed XWAU
- Installed XWAU 3.0 patch
- Copy the content of xwa_hook_tourmultiplayer_WIP_2105121428 in the game folder
- Run XwaHooksSetup.exe, and copy the content of the Setup folder in the game folder

The "tour of duty" button remains disabled in the lobby, mysteriously...

Quick question: in the 2.1.1 release of the tour multiplayer hook, there were additional folders to copy in the game folder, namely COMBAT, MISSIONS, and WAVE, each containing various files. None of such folders are present in the xwa_hook_tourmultiplayer_WIP_2105121428 archive you provided in your previous message. Is that normal? Should I reuse the folders from the 2.1.1 version?

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Post by ual002 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:29 pm

I'm going to jump in here and go out a limb and say yes. Those folders are where all the content lives that the hook pulls from, and it might fail if the folders aren't there.
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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:40 pm

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Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:29 pm
I'm going to jump in here and go out a limb and say yes. Those folders are where all the content lives that the hook pulls from, and it might fail if the folders aren't there.
No! Do not install those folders!
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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:42 pm

From what I can see those are mission folders and will screw up the XWAU. They are not needed for the hook

I can't say why it's not working right arm as it is for me and some others. This is why we do no support it in the XWAU right now.

I'm afraid there's nothing I can do right now. You'll have to hang on until @JeremyaFr next returns. Sorry
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Post by Ezwen » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:54 pm

Ace Antilles wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:42 pm
From what I can see those are mission folders and will screw up the XWAU. They are not needed for the hook

I can't say why it's not working right arm as it is for me and some others. This is why we do no support it in the XWAU right now.

I'm afraid there's nothing I can do right now. You'll have to hang on until @JeremyaFr next returns. Sorry
No worries, thanks for the help, and good luck with everything else! :)

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Post by Bman » Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:06 pm

Actually should he install the WIP .dll last in the list of steps? It's newer than hooks setup package I think.
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