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This thread is for the discussion of using FTE's enhanced features, and/or drawbacks, for Quake level design/modding and/or gaming in general.

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yes, but only via the xmpp plugin (the method requires a third-party server to relay messages through in order to establish a connection), and that requires accounts and passwords and urgh, so none bothers with it.

the web port can use an existing/3rdparty fte server as a broker for webrtc (but it needs that 3rdparty server to be configured with eg `sv_port_tcp 27500;net_enable_webrtcbroker 1`). You can then host with `sv_port_rtc rtc://brokerip:27500/mygamename` and connect to that server with the same uri.
I keep meaning to implement something equivelent with the desktop ports, but I can never get around to it. 
Found This On Twitter 
Splitscreen Sound 
By default, the game sound only plays for the left screen (first player). Is there a way to enable sounds for all other screens, too? 
Splitscreen Sound 
switch the audio device away from openal(the default) to any of the other audio drivers (like dsound/wasapi/alsa/sdl), typically via the menu.

openal does its own mixing and only supports a single 'listener', whereas fte's own mixer is smart enough to select the nearest player as the appropriate listener on a per-sound basis. 
 
That does the trick, thanks. 
Muzzle Flash *issue 
Is it a non-avoidable side effect that whenever I enable r_waterstyle > 1 that I basically lose the weapons muzzle flash?

I state it as "basically" because sometimes I do get the the muzzle flash effect but I can't determine exactly why. And it's sporadic.

Sorry that I don't know the name of the actual cvar, its just the flash when you fire the weapons, explosions etc. 
Broken Coop? 
Hi, I tried to get coop to work with the 5361 Afterquake package and it seems that the server is either not running or it actually starts in single player mode. Deathmatch works fine. Am I doing something wrong, or is there a trick to get it running with some cvars? It worked with a previous version (although I couldn't figure out back then which variable would have set no friendly fire - maybe it was just deathmatch which used my coop player starts?). 
 
works for me...

make sure you've not somehow messed up any cvars - these are the ones that come to mind:
deathmatch 0 //boo hiss
coop 1 //hurrah! friendly mode
maxclients 8 //quakeworld engines limit clients and spectators separately, which is a little messy.
sv_playerslots "" //auto - 32 when deathmatch||coop, otherwise 1. max of 255.
samelevel 0
sv_progs progs //force preference for NQ gamecode over QW gamecode - QW mods tend to have no coop, in case you have a qwprogs.dat from other sources.

really, the only difference between coop and deathmatch as far as the engine is concerned is that coop is set instead of the deathmatch cvar.

to disable friendly fire, not only do you need teamplay set, but you also need the players to use the same lower colour (in nq). 
Coop 
I set the values with the console and it worked; maybe the menu command didn't reset everything that was required correctly. 
 
Pants, he means same color pants so you don't hurt each other. 
 
FTEqw64 version 5361 isn't compatible with Arcane Dimensions?

I'm asking this because i can't load a savegame when i'm using this mod.

When i press F9 or even loading a savefile from the menu, the engine crashes to the desktop and show me this error message: "Bad Entity Lump: 'Particle' not recognised (last ent was 894)"

Even with "sv_savefmt 0" the engine crashes when i press F9.

I also tried the "savegame_legacy" command, but the console says "Error: hidden name (.sav) Unable to use legacy save format"

help :( 
 
Is there a way to change console sliding speed to be instant...curious if you can instantly hide the console on map start? 
@Qmaster 
scr_conspeed 2000(def) increase it until it's near instant. 
 
Anyone knows if FTE has god-rays auto-generated from the sky?

I remember, a while ago, testing this... i just wrote something in the console and BANG... god-rays from the sky...

but i can't remember the command or even if i was using FTE engine or something else :( 
@Tribla 
r_sun_colour ( R G B )

Load up start map and try .4 .4 .4 
@damage_inc 
Thank you very much =D 
 
Is there any way to make snow or rain in Hexen2 maps with FTE? 
 
I could be wrong on this but I'd imagine it's no different than for Quake. Since the particles/configs configuration is engine based and not game based.

So the discussion we had recently about Qmasters 2018_xmas map most likely would apply for Hexen2.

But this time I didn't test it so... ymmv! 
@damage_inc 
But... to make rain or snow in quake i have to open the map with MarkV, use "tool_texturepointer" to find out the sky's texture name, use "copy ents" to make the ent file, and finally edit the ent file with the sky's name calling the weather effect...

How can i do all of that if MarkV doesn't open hexen2 maps? :/ 
@Tribal 
Are you trying this for stock H2 maps? 
@damage_inc 
Yep.

here is what i already tried:
i opened the bsp with quark to know the sky name from the first map and i opened the bsp with notepad++ and copied all the ents to make a ent file (i saw someone talking about this in QuakeOne forums) but even with an ent file calling the rain it doesn't work

but the good news is: the second map came with an ent file (i think it's from an update) i edited it and it worked! Now i have rain in there \o/

in other news... it seems the command line "r_sun_colour (R G B)" to make godrays doesn't change anything in hexen2 :/ 
@Tribal 
FYI: from he console in FTE "sv_saveentfile"

Will be located in "[.../YourGameDir]/fteh2/maps/"

I used TexMex to open the .BSP to find the sky's name. I didn't get the snow/rain to work on a map load though... I have to exec the .cfg from the console to get it to start! 
@damage_inc 
Thanks!

Your method will save me a lot of time =D 
DERP! 
Now I see whyyy I didn't have particles on map load, because I didn't have it ENABLED in the particles menu :faceplam: 
 
With your method i was capable of make rain in the first map. Thank you! =D

One thing i noticed... when you are at the courtyard (player-starting-point) and you look down, the rain stops... when you look straigh or higher (or right down to the floor), the rain starts again :P

This bug doesn't happen in Quake

anyway, i'm happy to see the fte_weather working in Hexen2 :) 
 
Hi, there!

I'm trying to play FTE with effectinfo (quakespasm-spiked custom particles)... all particles are working fine, except for the blood particles when you hit an enemy. I can see blood particles falling from gibs, but not when i hit an enemy...

anyone has any idea how can i fix this? 
 
r_particledesc "high effectinfo"
or something. or classic instead of high.
(there's some naming differences that prevents the blood particles from loading) 
@Spike 
Thanks!

"r_particledesc classic effectinfo" is perfect =D 
FTE QW Single Player Is Broken. 
I cannot start a single player game with this client. The paths are all correct in the menu. I have everything where it should be and when i go to play a single player game nothing happens when I try. It doesn't load Quake at all. Whats funny is if i download anything with the quake injector I can play the mods fine. Any help with this weird issue would be appreciated. 
 
QSS has the same problem. Trying to start a single player game from the main menu does nothing. 
 
maybe -nohome can help 
 
I was having issues with singleplayer in the latest build of FTE. Often freezing on level load/change, and sometimes nothing happening on selecting new singleplayer game.

On a suggestion from Spike in the discord I set sv_nqplayerphysics 1 before trying to load a singleplayer map. That fixed the map load freeze. I haven't tried the "new game" selection yet to see whether that is still flaky.

You might or might not already have sv_nqplayerphysics set to 1. I think it is by default, but in the setup you get from the AfterQuake package it appears to be 0. Anyway, if it's 0 for you currently, try setting it to 1. 
 
Thanks for the responses. Neither command fixed the issue with selecting single player. I added -nohome in a bat file and I also entered the sv_nqplayerphysics 1 in the console. Nothing. What's funny is that in 5399 everything worked fine. The last two updates broke the new game selection for single player. :/ Oh well hopefully the fte qw team is aware of the issue. 
It's A Single Executable 
Why not just go back to 5399? 
 
Because I deleted it. Can't find it anywhere and the fte qw site doesn't keep old versions on their page. 
 
 
BTW, sv_nqplayerphysics doesn't seem to be the panacea for me after all. Weird edge friction going on. If my player model is overhanging a ledge and I tap the walk button once in a direction pointing along the edge, often the player will "grind the rail" all the way along the edge. 
 
hopefully some of these things are fixed in revision 5424 
 
Single player fixed with 5424. :) Thanks. Tilding then tapping map e1m1 (or whatever start map) was a little annoying. 
 
Yah all issues I mentioned above are gone in 5424. :thumbsup: 
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