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« on: October 18, 2010, 12:37:47 AM »

I got 2 problems on my dedicated Server:
1. I Downloaded some Models to the Server, but they are not downloaded to the clients. In my config I configured downloads on and configured the right basedir, but it still doesn´t work. I tried the download by deleting the pak03.pk3-file on the client and it startet to download it from my server, very slow, but it did. Whats wrong?

2. In my System I only have 128MB Ram, so I have to reduce the hunkmegs to 64 or 32, I have to modify the q3config for that. It doesn´t work if i just write it to my own config.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010, 03:02:23 AM »


1) I think I had a similar problem, models were randomly downloaded, or if there were bots on the server using these models, only these ones were downloaded. Been some time I didn't try.

2) ~.openarena/baseoa/q3config.cfg is your config file, right ? At least on my setup there is no other .cfg file (so which one do you modify ?). Most of the time I saw com_hunkmegs used it was as a command line parameter, maybe if it's in your config file it doesn't get read at startup, I can't affirm it's a normal behaviour but I'd expect it.

Sorry, no real answer to bring, only confirmation of your doubts hehe.

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010, 03:48:22 AM »

I don't know exactly how the engine chooses the files to autodownload. It downloads the pk3 of a certain map only when you have to play on that map... thus, I suppose that it downloads the pk3 of a model only when in the server there is someone (a human or a bot) that is effectively using that model. I repeat, I suppose. Maybe you may try to connect to that server (that you know holds that specific model) and use the /model comand to select it, even if you do not have it in your client: I have not idea if this will trigger the download process or not.

About the slow download speed, the speed is limited to the \rate (client-side) and \sv_maxrate (server-side) values. Since the maximum, AFAIK, is 25000, it means that the maximum download speed is about 20-25 KB/s. To get higher download speeds, one has to use "www downloading", copying the needed files into an HTTP or FTP public web space, that will accessed by the client at much higher speeds. Take a look to here.

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