the -dedicated command

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uthe54
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the -dedicated command

Post by uthe54 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:46 pm

When launching giants, if I add the -dedicated after giants.exe, it doesn't do what I'd expect it to do. I'd expect it to launch giants in dedicated mode, windowed, etc, just as if I ran it from dedicated.exe. Is there something special I have to do to have this accomplished? Do I need to include any other flags?

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Post by DarkFalcoZ » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:28 am

I'm not sure why you would want to run the dedicated command when you can just use dedicated.exe in the first place.

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Post by Tasiin » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:53 am

The -dedicated switch expects the name of the .gdf file containing the rotation/game settings information after it (i.e -dedicated gwd.gdf).

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Post by uthe54 » Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:31 am

DarkFalcoZ wrote:I'm not sure why you would want to run the dedicated command when you can just use dedicated.exe in the first place.
Because I don't want to use dedicated.exe
Tasiin wrote:The -dedicated switch expects the name of the .gdf file containing the rotation/game settings information after it (i.e -dedicated gwd.gdf).
Awesome! Thats what it is. Do you happen to know the formatting of the gdf files? It looks like some sort of binary file. If not, thats cool. I might get a hex editor and play around with making changes and comparing the changes to see if I can figure it out for the most part.

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Post by Tasiin » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:12 am

Not offhand, sorry. It should be fairly easy to figure out though, even through just trial and error like that. I don't think the format is particularly complex.

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