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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0004019DoomseekerUIpublic2022-07-30 11:082022-08-01 19:08
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Product Version1.3.3 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004019: When trying to join a server without a game executeable path specified, Doomseeker should try to find it automatically
DescriptionI can't believe that until after 5 years of using doomseeker I didn't know that there was a little magnifying glass by the game executable path that tries to find it for you (see attached image). Why not make Doomseeker use this function when joining a server in instances where the game executable can't be found?
Attached Filespng file icon THERE IS A FIND BUTTON.png [^] (32,700 bytes) 2022-07-30 11:08

png file icon 2022-07-30-132432_maim.png [^] (11,090 bytes) 2022-07-30 13:25

png file icon 2022-07-30-132721_maim.png [^] (13,725 bytes) 2022-07-30 13:27

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User avatar (0022296)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2022-07-30 13:21

I don't want the configuration and its executable paths to be changed automatically unprompted without approval from the user. Consider unmounted filesystems / disks and such.
User avatar (0022298)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2022-07-30 13:39

But the copy of the relevant error text could be improved, and direct the user directly to that plugin's Configuration with a "Configure" button. As a more graceful and friendly alternative, it could go through a proposed new configuration wizard for that game to set its executable before connecting (to reduce the amount of steps required to connect), instead of representing an error and refusing to solve it for you.
User avatar (0022299)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2022-07-30 13:55

There's also an extra consideration for UNIX-like operating systems: I don't think the current system searches in $PATH environment, but instead looks for the paths hard-configured in PathFinder::genericPathFinder function (src/core/pathfinder/pathfinder.cpp), so the game client search function is not always be precise. Ideally it should utilize $PATH to be more helpful.
User avatar (0022300)
WubTheCaptain (developer)
2022-07-30 13:58

Quote from WubTheCaptain
There's also an extra consideration for UNIX-like operating systems

Microsoft Windows too, but I expect hardly any user to deviate from the default Path environment value on that operating system, really. Except developers and server administrators, who may use command-line interface tools.
User avatar (0022301)
auratoostronk (reporter)
2022-07-31 20:35
edited on: 2022-07-31 20:40

I agree with prompting the user before changing their path for their exe. Anything that makes it easier for players to join is fine in my book.

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- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-07-30 11:08 auratoostronk New Issue
2022-07-30 11:08 auratoostronk File Added: THERE IS A FIND BUTTON.png
2022-07-30 13:21 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0022296
2022-07-30 13:25 WubTheCaptain File Added: 2022-07-30-132432_maim.png
2022-07-30 13:25 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0022297
2022-07-30 13:26 WubTheCaptain Note Edited: 0022297 View Revisions
2022-07-30 13:27 WubTheCaptain File Added: 2022-07-30-132721_maim.png
2022-07-30 13:29 WubTheCaptain Note Edited: 0022297 View Revisions
2022-07-30 13:32 WubTheCaptain Note Edited: 0022297 View Revisions
2022-07-30 13:36 WubTheCaptain Note Edited: 0022297 View Revisions
2022-07-30 13:38 WubTheCaptain Note Edited: 0022297 View Revisions
2022-07-30 13:39 WubTheCaptain Note Deleted: 0022297
2022-07-30 13:39 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0022298
2022-07-30 13:55 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0022299
2022-07-30 13:58 WubTheCaptain Note Added: 0022300
2022-07-30 17:42 WubTheCaptain Priority low => none
2022-07-31 20:35 auratoostronk Note Added: 0022301
2022-07-31 20:40 auratoostronk Note Edited: 0022301 View Revisions
2022-08-01 19:08 Zalewa Status new => acknowledged

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