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--config option is ignored in built-in launcher

Postby amue » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:11 am

It seems that the --config option is ignored if specified in "additional options" in the built-in launcher. Is this a bug or is it on purpose? If it's the latter, is it documented somewhere and I missed it?

My system specs: Windows 7, FG 2017.3.1
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Re: --config option is ignored in built-in launcher

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:04 pm

it is on purpose but IIRC it is limited to certain --config options... some can be used from the launcher... others perform certain tasks that may conflict with the launcher... try adding your --config to your command line with the --launcher option and see how that works...

as for documentation, i don't know if any of this has had any documentation written for it yet... it is all still very much a WIP (work In Progress) right now...
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Re: --config option is ignored in built-in launcher

Postby amue » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:44 pm

Yes, --config=<path_to_config_file> from command line is working.

Recently, I upgraded from version 2016.2.1 to 2017.3.1 and I wondered why my trackir didn't work anymore (in my setup, I use a custom configuration file: --config=headtracker.xml)

I'm curious, what's the reason for not allowing the --config=<config file> option from within the built-in launcher?
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Re: --config option is ignored in built-in launcher

Postby wkitty42 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:35 pm

wkitty42 wrote in Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:04 pm:it is on purpose but IIRC it is limited to certain --config options... some can be used from the launcher... others perform certain tasks that may conflict with the launcher... [...]

if you need/want more specifics, ask on the developers' mailing list, please... there's a link at the top of this page to the mailing lists...
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