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Zalewa 01-17-2016 05:48 PM

Doomseeker now supports SRB2
 
Doomseeker is a multi-platform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) server browser for Doom games. It supports Doom ports such as Zandronum, Odamex, Chocolate Doom and Vavoom.

And today SRB2 joins this list.

Doomseeker is a game front-end which includes a server browser, a game launcher, a demo manager and an IRC client. It's main purpose is to quickly list all available servers by contacting the master server and to allow players to join these servers by simply double-clicking. All servers created with Doomseeker should be visible on the official master server. It also has a web crawler designed to look for and automatically downloads mods hosted on servers - although in reality it will require some further support from SRB2 community to do this properly.

How to get Doomseeker with SRB2 support:

Download and extract this file:
http://devbuilds.drdteam.org/doomsee...60117-1720.zip

You will get support for all of the aforementioned games. To get them to run, additional configuration is needed. If this is the first time you run Doomseeker you will be prompted to configure and the configuration box will pop up automatically. If not, go to "Options -> Configure" or simply press F5. In this box navigate to "Engines -> Sonic Robo Blast 2" entry and specify path either to srb2win.exe or srb2dd.exe.

For Linux users the game should be detected automatically. If not, point to /usr/games/srb2.

http://i.imgur.com/yrvVQEU.png

Correcting auto-updates - this is important or your Doomseeker will downgrade.

Go to options and to "Auto Updates" entry. Select "Beta" auto-update channel.

http://i.imgur.com/Ap1vTzO.png

Enabling/disabling games

Plugins for games can be activated/deactivated by clicking on their icons in bottom right corner of the main window.

http://i.imgur.com/hxc6xMT.png

Creating games

Servers can be created by opening the "Create Game" box from File menu.

More info: http://doomseeker.drdteam.org
Bug tracker, report problems here: http://zandronum.com/tracker/search.php?project_id=2
Source-code: https://bitbucket.org/Doomseeker/doomseeker
Original request ticket to implement support: http://zandronum.com/tracker/view.php?id=2540

Yacker 01-17-2016 06:02 PM

That's cool and all, but it seems...a bit redundant, with our own master server and all. Not only that, but a divided community of deciding where to host seems like it'd make it more difficult to find netgames in the future.

Nekoishi 01-17-2016 06:05 PM

And it will come; Through the darkest day
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Yacker (Post 774617)
That's cool and all, but it seems...a bit redundant, with our own master server and all. Not only that, but a divided community of deciding where to host seems like it'd make it more difficult to find netgames in the future.

that's not the point; with this you can get wads needed for the server as long as there's an url provided by the server. we all know how terrible the ingame downloading is.

Zalewa 01-17-2016 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yacker (Post 774617)
That's cool and all, but it seems...a bit redundant, with our own master server and all. Not only that, but a divided community of deciding where to host seems like it'd make it more difficult to find netgames in the future.

That's not what Doomseeker does. It's neither a master server nor any kind of repository. It won't divide anything.

Doomseeker is a game front-end which includes a server browser, a game launcher, a demo manager and an IRC client. It's main purpose is to quickly list all available servers by contacting the master server and to allow players to join these servers by simply double-clicking. All servers created with Doomseeker should be visible on the official master server - if that's not the case then it's a bug and needs to be fixed.

It has also a web crawler designed to look for and automatically downloads mods hosted on servers - although in reality it will require some further support from SRB2 community to do this properly.

RomioTheBadass 01-17-2016 07:03 PM

What the hell, did you really respond to my suggestion :P .
Here : http://zandronum.com/tracker/view.php?id=2540
EDIT : Curious if we can actually get the wads the same way we do for other engines, i mean using the GetWAD (we have to upload our wads to wad hosting sites of course) .
EDIT 2 : This can happen if a guy hosts an SRB2 server using a different game version (reported in tracker ) ;
http://i63.tinypic.com/f5d2rt.png
Quote:

Originally Posted by Yacker (Post 774617)
That's cool and all, but it seems...a bit redundant, with our own master server and all. Not only that, but a divided community of deciding where to host seems like it'd make it more difficult to find netgames in the future.

Actually Doomseeker is way better than ingame server browser, designed specifically to make looking for servers and Wads easier with few clicks, all you have to do is to locate your game's exe file and location for wads and let it do the rest, not only that, you can even upload your wads to external wad uploading sites and let doomseeker look for it and automatically launch the game with the wads loaded .

Sapheros 01-17-2016 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RomioTheBadass (Post 774626)
EDIT 2 : This can happen if a guy hosts an SRB2 server using a different game version (reported in tracker ) ;
http://i63.tinypic.com/f5d2rt.png

That is SRB2 Kart. I don't know if the source code can be found to identify it...

K.S. 01-17-2016 10:19 PM

That's not doomseeker's fault. That's SRB2Kart's fault.

(If you'll notice, the MS page does the same thing. The EXE itself broke something.)

Sapheros 01-17-2016 10:37 PM

So now SRB2 Kart can be easily identified through its broken structure...? On a serious note, where will we put our large wads for doomseeker, we have to depend on Dropbox, 4shared, and Mediafire to upload our large files, and doomseeker's way of searching might not work with these sites...

RomioTheBadass 01-17-2016 11:15 PM

Doomseeker will look for wads on sites like doom.dogsoft.net , best-ever.org ... etc ( a list is available in doomseeker options menu ) you have to upload your wads there if you want others to find them using Doomseeker .
EDIT : Okay, looks like he fixed the duplicate servers error, everybody update your doomseekers ;) .

Nekoishi 01-17-2016 11:25 PM

Until the clouds are clear; until it finds my dreams have disappeared
 
No, you can provide an URL to where the wad is on your server.
Failing that, there'll most likely be a repository of everything in Releases for this exact purpose.

RomioTheBadass 01-17-2016 11:39 PM

Right i forgot, you can set a link for the page where your wads are, or Direct link for one wad if that's the case for your server .

TehRealSalt 01-17-2016 11:40 PM

Oh wow, this is certainly a sweet surprise~

It's awesome to see more and more support from other parts of the Doom community come in (like SLADE adding support for SRB2 Lua syntax highlighting a while back), even if SRB2's netcode is a bit bad.

RomioTheBadass 01-17-2016 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yacker (Post 774617)
but a divided community of deciding where to host seems like it'd make it more difficult to find netgames in the future.

No, it'll display the servers that are advertised on the official ms, it won't use an unofficial ms, even when You're about to start a server using it, it'll advertise it on the official MS (if you want to of course) .

Boinciel 01-18-2016 12:02 AM

Fantastic work! Thank you so much for doing this, and I hope we can look forward to supporting one another in the future.

Sapheros 01-18-2016 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nekoishi (Post 774638)
No, you can provide an URL to where the wad is on your server.
Failing that, there'll most likely be a repository of everything in Releases for this exact purpose.

Will this be public to everyone that has Doomseeker? I'm sorry, I'm not sure how this will work.

RomioTheBadass 01-18-2016 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duon the Adventurer (Post 774646)
Will this be public to everyone that has Doomseeker? I'm sorry, I'm not sure how this will work.

Yea it will, if doomseeker fails to find the wad(s) on the usual Wad uploading sites like best-ever.org and doom.dogsoft.net (means can't find the wad(s) on those sites), It'll ask for players to visit the url that the Host has specified (if he did) to get the required wad(s) .
EDIT: Turns out that this tab (Misc) isn't accessible for SRB2 in Server creation Window for some reason, although it works for other engins :( .

*icefox*avp* 01-18-2016 07:53 AM

There are things that im not sure I could do in DoomSeeker. How can I enable my opengl? I usually play Srb2 with opengl.

RomioTheBadass 01-18-2016 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by *icefox*avp* (Post 774655)
There are things that im not sure I could do in DoomSeeker. How can I enable my opengl? I usually play Srb2 with opengl.

http://i66.tinypic.com/wqtwgg.png

*icefox*avp* 01-18-2016 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RomioTheBadass (Post 774658)

Ohh. Now that's makes sense.

RomioTheBadass 01-18-2016 10:03 AM

Okay, i uploaded over 20 wads to best-ever wads archive if anyone wants to get them easier using Doomseeker do it this way :
http://i64.tinypic.com/ajx7r7.png


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