CFG issues: Won't load, not sure why.
I hope you all are doing well.
My friend on here is trying to exec my CFG (I named ionic for him) and it won't exec for some reason. I did all the necessary changes for him (different resolution, refresh rate, gamma, etc.) so it should load (unless I made a mistake).
Here is a photo of his baseq3 folder:
Here is the console text (condump):
Does anyone have any idea why my config can't load for him?
Thank you very much.
Last edited by IonicAftershock; 03-28-2013 at 05:47 PM.
I'm doing well, how are things on your end?
From what I can tell from the first screenshot, your friend's settings are saved as a "Text Document". QL can't work with this. You need to either
- manually change the extension from ".txt" to ".cfg"
- do all the setting-changes in-game and then type "/writeconfig mybuddy" (or whatever), hit enter and then, whenever your friend is going to play and needs his settings, type "/exec mybuddy" (or whatever you've named it) in the console. You might have to do a "/vid_restart" afterwords for the changes to become effective.
EDIT/PS: If your friend is trying to use your modified config on his own PC, have him rename the file from "mybuddy.cfg" to "autoexec.cfg". Or create a new text-document that says "exec mybuddy.cfg" and save it as "autoexec.cfg". Make sure that both files are stored in the correct baseq3 folder!
Last edited by mojon; 03-28-2013 at 07:36 PM.
QL actually assumes the .cfg extension if you omit it:
Will exec test.cfg
Will exec test.cfg
It won't do:
It doesn't say test.txt.cfg not found though, so it's probably a little smarter than that and just says no to the extension.
It's the same with writeconfig:
However condump is different:
Makes a file just called "test" with no extension. Any extension can be specified:
Although .txt and .cfg are arguably the most useful extensions for a condump (and it's extension can be changed in the OS if you want of course).
Most likely this is more than you ever needed or wanted to know on the subject :-P
Thank you. No, it is nice to learn about things.