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Channels going crazy in MM INF

Post by Gort-{DOG}- » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:22 am

Lately, on some maps the # of channels on stat net are going crazy. They're normally between 50 and 100. I'm now seeing them hit 550!!
I'd appreciate anyone verifying this so I can focus where to troubleshoot. When it happens, the maps turn into a stuttering mess.

p.s. Kami, did you get the PM I sent regarding brightness?

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Re: Channels going crazy in MM INF

Post by £éè£å-(DOG)- » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:22 am

ooopppsss I just saw it :oops:

Wow that really works, everything become brighter even without increasing brightness.
I started now with 0.3, will test which is the best setting.
Thx very much for this hint :D :D :D

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Post by OoiGooEE » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:05 am

Hey Ron throw that hint my way too. My eyes can't take the dark ;)
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Re: Channels going crazy in MM INF

Post by Master_Unreal » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:17 am

So far I've seen this twice, most of the time I see it in DmDeck16, the amount of grenades spawned causes the channels to go crazy. I think we also saw it on the test server on 13-Mutants2, that M16 also had the same problem

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Post by }TCP{Wolf » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:08 pm

The channels problem --may-- be related to another bug that was reported already.

It might possibly help me if you post -or email me- a readout of the actually replicated actors through the open channels. This is done the following way:

You play in window mode, and have your local console open - not the in-game console inside the 3D window, but the "Windows" console outside the game window - you open it by typing "showconsole" in game (err at least I think so, I am typing this out of my head, I'm not at home right now ;))

You then alt-tab out of Unreal, click into your local console and you can enter commands in there just like you can in game, however, you get plaintext results which are easy to copy and paste, so a lot easier to share instead of making in-game screenshots. Anyway, you enter the command "sockets" in there when you see you have tons of channels open and copy the result out ;-)
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Post by Gort-{DOG}- » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:28 am

Couldn't get the console open while windowed but I managed to get a screen shot of the channel issue. This is on Deck16 at the grenade cache.
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I was watching the grenades respawn...lol hundreds of them dropping into place.
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Post by £éè£å-(DOG)- » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:08 am

Hm, this looks familiar to me.
Were there any other actors in the same spot at that time?

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Post by Gort-{DOG}- » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:18 am

Didn't seem to be, Kami. Only odd thing I saw were the grenades falling exactly in the same spot. Reminded me a bit of when you summon a lot of DP powerups. They, too, all land in the same spot, and when you pick them up, the sound is deafening.

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Re: Channels going crazy in MM INF

Post by }TCP{Wolf » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:28 pm

Thank you.

I -BELIEVE- this is related to this:

http://www.oldunreal.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/ ... 1285952043

Can you verify the setting bEnforceWeaponExistence is false or true (on the server, admin question) when this occurs?
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Post by Oldsparky » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:38 pm

Thats a negative. I thought it would just create large logs and not interfere with game play. After we determine what is causing crashes I will return to 10H and enter that in the ini at that point.

I dont recall seeing that line in the ini file, and I believe I looked for it.

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Post by Oldsparky » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:49 pm

Here is what I decided to try. I added that remark to the ini file and returned to 10H. We will see what happens now.

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Post by }TCP{Wolf » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:41 pm

Oldsparky wrote:Thats a negative. I thought it would just create large logs and not interfere with game play. After we determine what is causing crashes I will return to 10H and enter that in the ini at that point.

I dont recall seeing that line in the ini file, and I believe I looked for it.

AAAH!

If the line is not there, then the setting is "true" because that is default. I added a feature to 10H which forcefully writes out ALL config lines, regardless if they are missing, default, or otherwise. If you login as admin and type "admin saveallconfigs", all ini entries the current game is considering are forcefully written into their appropriate inis.

The downside of this "feature" is, that you are from here on always responsible to change the setting. Whenever an entry is "not present" in an ini file, the game will take whatever is configured as "default". What the default is, is determined by the game itself, or the mod making use of the setting. If you update your game (or the mod), the default setting of the newer version may be different from your old one. If you had the entry removed of your ini, then the default value of whatever version you are currently running is used - in other words: defaults migrate with versions. If you force all entries to be written, then of course they do not migrate, since all entries are present.

Yes, you can restore the "default" behavior of your game by explicitly DELETING an ini line instead of setting it differently. You just have to know what the "default" is for your current setup ;)

This report currently hints that the two problems may indeed be related. If you can add the entry by hand (and disable the feature as proposed) and then find the channels to be all normal, that would confirm the correlation and take one serious problem off my chest.
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Re: Channels going crazy in MM INF

Post by Minus » Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:07 pm

That sounds like it could be the problem Wolf.I've noticed it with other weapons as well in some maps.Sometimes it looked as if it was raining rocket launchers or m-16's right above the weapon pick up.
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