Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

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Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

Post by Naveronasis_TM2 » 27 Dec 2013, 18:24

TM2 Stadium cant see my locators at all.

C:\Users\Elie\Documents\ManiaPlanet\Media\Musics

is where i put my locators.... ive been doing this since TMNF... and now the game refuses to see them, im using the same web server, and the same audio compression tools, and the same text edtior...

My entire process:
1: open song in audacity
2: save song as .ogg
3: rename to .mux
4: upload to server
5: open notepad
6: Enter url
7: save as ANSI with *.* as file extension using the proper .mux.loc ending
8: place .loc inside the "musics" folder

to be specific....
Inside the locator sais:
http://www.naveronasis.com/TMM/Return_A ... _ReMix.mux

And its named
Return_All_Robots_Quicksilver_OC_ReMix.mux.loc

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Re: Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

Post by steeffeen » 27 Dec 2013, 18:33

well custom content always likes to mess around but here are two small notes from my side:

1. i would rather save text files in UTF-8 encoding (but that probably doesn't matter that much)
2. the .loc file doesn't have to be in the "musics" folder but in the same folder as the media file

so far i've no specific idea why it stopped working suddenly
it's probably caused by a bad mood of ManiaPlanet
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    Re: Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

    Post by TMarc » 27 Dec 2013, 19:03

    or P2P and music was disabled (or not enabled) on the server.
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    Re: Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

    Post by Naveronasis_TM2 » 27 Dec 2013, 19:52

    Neither of those answers are even on topic.

    1: why would i have the media file in my folder at all, im trying to use a locator.

    2: im trying to use a locator, not trying to download music, im using the editor to select a locator, and my locators are not showing up in the editor.

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    Re: Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

    Post by steeffeen » 27 Dec 2013, 19:57

    just lul

    1. if you choose a media file and while having the locator prepared it will automatically use the locator
    2. if you don't give the proper description, how do you expect us to answer correctly? at least i thought you mean that other players don't download the media from your locator link
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      Re: Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

      Post by Naveronasis_TM2 » 27 Dec 2013, 20:00

      Also thats not true either, the only way to gurantee using a locator is to only use a locator, of course on the days it does feel like working i suppose you could use the media file, then delete the media file and see if it feels like downloading the mux.

      PS. or gbx dump... but that ultimately this shouldn't be necessary, it should just work. Nadeo needs to hire people who know how to code.

      PPS.
      Nadeo here is what should happen.
      It should show every .loc file period in editor that is currently in the musics folder.
      It should use an ordinary browser windows that can be refreshed like it does for adding music .ogg files.
      If you did something wrong when making your LOC it should give you an error.
      If your using a car .loc instead of a music, it should also give you an error.
      The error can be generic.
      You should have a button to verify that the loc is working by forcing it to re-download.

      Assuming you even use loc's why not just use the same system you do for billboards.

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      Re: Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

      Post by TMarc » 27 Dec 2013, 20:44

      If you are using a foreign media file in the editor, then you have to use both the original file and the locator in your folder afaik.
      While your local game will use the file on your disk, other players will be redirected to the locator, so their game downloads the content at the original location.
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      Re: Game refuses to use my Locators after 6 years.

      Post by Naveronasis_TM2 » 30 Apr 2016, 02:56

      http://��h"/>

      It writes that for all my web addresses no matter what the file sais, or what format the file is in.

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