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Server won't find config file

Post by Lieutenant » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:24 am

I am running Windows 7, and am using the CMD to open a server. When I navigate to the bzflag folder, use bzfs -conf (filename), it fails to find the conf. I tried putting it in the bzflag folder, the home folder. Is there any specific folder i should put it in, or am i doing anything else wrong?

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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by blast » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:57 am

Specify the full path or use the proper relative path to your current working directory. bzfs doesn't search for your config.
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by Lieutenant » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:37 am

Do I start from C:/ ??

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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by Bambino » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:03 am

I'd start with C:\ ;) Use the absolute path so you know it can't go wrong.
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by Lieutenant » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:43 am

I started in my home folder, it still isn't working. This is what I did:

cd ../../
(that took me to C:\)
cd "Program Files (x86)"
cd "BZFlag2.0.16"
(that took me to the BZFlag directory, where bzfs is installed so I could run it)
bzfs -conf "C:\Users\Tommy Bai\laserstike.conf"

And then I got an error saying it couldn't find the file. Thats where the file is, and it isn't working for some reason. Where am I going wrong? Thanks.

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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by blast » Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:57 am

If you open up notepad, go to the Open dialog, and put in "C:\Users\Tommy Bai\laserstike.conf", does it open your config?
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by TankAce » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:08 pm

I'm having the same problem I guess I could just type it all in in the console but I don't have the time to do that everytime I run a server :(. I should just be able to type

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bzfs -conf C:\Programs and Files \bzflag2.0.16\msg Config.conf
right?
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by TankAce » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:10 pm

I accidentally had too meny spaces and I forgot a \ but nevermind those errors ;).
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by blast » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:37 pm

also, you need double quotes around that path since it has spaces. (as in, bzfs -conf "C:\Program Files\BZFlag 2.0.16\msg Config.conf")
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by TankAce » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:29 pm

I was using my ipod to send the messages above so there were a lot of problems there but now that I think of it I really did forget the double quotes in the actual CMD :O. I tired it and it still didn't work :(
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by joevano » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:45 pm

Then you are doing it wrong... that will work providing the path is correct and valid. Post your ACTUAL error message and ACTUAL command and we will be able to tell you EXACTLY what you are doing wrong.
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by TankAce » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:36 pm

I typed in bzfs -conf "C:\Program Files\bzflag2.0.16\misc Config" and I get

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Error: could not find configuration file
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by Cobra_Fast » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:08 pm

TankAce wrote:I typed in bzfs -conf "C:\Program Files\bzflag2.0.16\misc Config"
Which is what you did wrong. You need to point -conf to a file. For example, the file is named config.cfg and is located in C:\configs\, then you would run bzfs -conf "C:\Configs\config.cfg". BZFS doesn't excuse any spelling mistakes, so double-check your file-paths if you got trouble with them.

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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by TankAce » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:46 pm

Now it keeps saying

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bad argument "and"
ill figure it out later thank you for helping me. And I also figured out I had config.conf instead of config.cfg xD.
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by blast » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:48 pm

Then your config.cfg itself is wrong. You probably forgot quotes around a value that has spaces, such as your public description.
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by TankAce » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:39 am

I'm trying to do a LAN party so I don't even have a public description right? I'll take another look at the cfg thanks.
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by blast » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:18 am

Well, you've got something with an "and" as the second word. And I said "such as", meaning "as an example". There's lots of other things that take a string that can contain spaces. The server message and advertisement message are two more common ones that contain spaces. Essentially, if something is supposed to take a single value, and that valid is a string of text that contains spaces, you need to put it in double quotes.
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Re: Server won't find config file

Post by TankAce » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:41 pm

Yes I know I was just a little curios if I really did need something like that... Anyway I think it was in msg: have fun AND play nice I can fix that easily though thanks for everyones help.
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