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Offline Tomtysti

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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #225 on: June 25, 2017, 06:58 PM »
This has been my favorite snooper for years, sadly it doesn't work for me anymore. I started it for the first time in about a year and tried to hop in a game, but the game screen that pops up is just black. No sound, only the loading icon Windows cursor, game hangs. Tried starting the game normally without the snooper, no problems there. I also updated the snooper to the newest version, didn't fix it. Also tried reinstalling and rebooting, but nope. I'm using Windows 10 and I believe it worked without problems last summer and I'm pretty sure I was using this crappy Windows 10 already back then. I'm using the latest drivers for my GTX 660. No problems with other games either. Running the latest version of the game. Anyone have a clue how to fix this?

Edit: Changed graphics API to DirectDraw (32bit) and now the Snooper works normally, but I want to run it with Direct3d 9 (shader) instead since with it the game runs much more smoothly  :(
« Last Edit: June 25, 2017, 07:00 PM by Tomtysti »
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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #226 on: June 25, 2017, 07:25 PM »
by the way to be sure that this is a problem with great snooper you can test with another snooper. usually they use the same methods and parameters to do their job, so if both snoopers fail then it is most likely a bug of the game (a graphics bug maybe) and if the other snooper works, then gs spoils something.

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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #227 on: June 25, 2017, 07:43 PM »
by the way to be sure that this is a problem with great snooper you can test with another snooper. usually they use the same methods and parameters to do their job, so if both snoopers fail then it is most likely a bug of the game (a graphics bug maybe) and if the other snooper works, then gs spoils something.
Thanks! I should've tried that earlier... Same problem with Web Snooper so it's not a problem in your program. I will try an older Nvidia driver.

Edit: Older drivers didn't work but I tried running my Steam version of the game and it's working perfectly. I guess I'll start using it!
« Last Edit: June 25, 2017, 08:22 PM by Tomtysti »
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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #228 on: June 26, 2017, 12:01 AM »
Tomtysti, you're on the Creators update of Windows 10, right?  that might be the problem https://www.tus-wa.com/forums/tech-support/creators-update-messed-something-up-30981/
if you're able to revert it, I'd suggest you do it, idk how is it done though
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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #229 on: August 19, 2017, 10:51 AM »
Apparently, there is no notification sound when someone from your buddy's list hosts game on WormNET. I tried to check around settings, but couldn't find it too. It's a nice little add, so if you're planning to do more upgrades, Tomi - maybe put that one too!?

Thx.
He can add names to the notificator (in hoster names) and then it will notify him when somebody from the list hosts a game.

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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #230 on: August 19, 2017, 01:12 PM »
hey Tomi, would you consider implementing a right click option that performs /url? 'Copy game URL'


Honestly the last development version of the snooper is fucked up so badly that I need to find a very calmed state of my life to fix the problems and to be able to continue the development.

sorry to hear.

Why would you need this feature? I mean you want to generate a wa:// link similarly to the /url command in the game lobby or do you need the address of the game for direct ip connection maybe?

Also I can't use WormNAT2 via GS it shows my game on WormNet but only for a few seconds and disappears or not appears at all. I turned off 'Force IP' and looks like it's the same if I use or not 'Using WormNAT2?' in GS I just can't host whatever I do BUT if I try to host with WNAT2 just in-game without GS it works.  ???
I will try to add force ip feature, however I don't know if it is possible ;)

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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #231 on: September 06, 2017, 08:18 PM »
Is it possible to host W:A steam version via Great Snooper and if it is why I can't do it?

Also, any chance of reopening game that's been hosted via GS?
I know it couldn't be done before.


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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #232 on: September 06, 2017, 11:41 PM »
Is it possible to host W:A steam version via Great Snooper and if it is why I can't do it?
shouldn't have any problems

Also, any chance of reopening game that's been hosted via GS?
https://worms2d.info/WkRehost
doesn't support WormNAT2 though
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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #233 on: September 07, 2017, 01:17 PM »
Well, there is a problem. Otherwise I wouldn't post here :)

Thx for the module, I use direct IP for a few days now, so it should come in handy. Altough, need to find a fix for snooper hosting. Will try to get earlier version. I remember GS 1.49 worked like a charm.


EDIT: can't remember did 1.49 even had option for hosting? Anyway, if someone have older snooper versions, please send me files.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2017, 01:45 PM by Sensei »


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the only worthwhile installation               
was released in 1999. and the ones         
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are titles to stay away from."

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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #234 on: September 07, 2017, 05:31 PM »
what's the sympton? does the game start but the host doesn't appear? can you describe the problem a lil bit more detail?

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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #235 on: September 07, 2017, 05:35 PM »
what's the sympton? does the game start but the host doesn't appear? can you describe the problem a lil bit more detail?

Game starts only for me. It gets immediately removed from #ag.
I tried everything. Checking/unchecking Wnat2 while hosting. Forcing direct IP in W:A settings..
Xan sent me 1.5 version of GS, didn't work either (if it was even possible with that one).

Now I'm on Wheat Snooper. It's working here without problems.
Tho I would rather get back to GS. Can you please send me few older versions so I can check them through?


"Much like the Matrix series,                 
the only worthwhile installation               
was released in 1999. and the ones         
called Reloaded and Revolutions              
are titles to stay away from."

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Re: Great Snooper | 3rd chapter
« Reply #236 on: September 08, 2017, 05:30 AM »
GS checks if the game is already started by looking for the game window (which is different than the lobby window) and it also closes the game when the lobby window is closed. My first thought is that this logic is corrupted somehow which means that it can't find the lobby window, because it might have a different name.

Unfortunately (or fortunately) this logic can't be turned off right now. Turning off this logic would mean that all games hosted by the snooper would remain in the game list until they reach a timeout and not until it has been started.

I will think about this a little more, but i guess an older version of GS wouldn't solve this, because this logic is implemented from the very beginning.