I know it's possible to create shortcuts for JA mutiplayer that will automatically load mods. I'm trying to speed up the testing process for testing my maps and I was wondering if there's a way to create a shortcut so the multiplayer version of the game loads and the map automatically opens.
I think it would be possible, since you can also edit the custom bat shortcut to connect to a certain server if you like.
Well that sounds encouraging. It's just a question of whether or not you can create a shortcut that will automatically execute a chosen console command. Then I can just use /map testmap and away I go.
Does anyone have any ideas how, though? I've searched around on the net and can only find out how to execute a certain mod automatically and I can't seem to adapt it to work to open a map. By the looks of it, it opens JA and then loads the mod file, which doesn't help me because all I have is a .pk3 containing the map file.
Well, if you were to just run a server, that would have it's starting map on the map you want. You could just add: +connect "IP to the server" in the bat. And it would automatically connect and launch your map.
That's not really an ideal solution. I'd have to start the game up, set up a server and leave it running while I'm editing and re-compiling my map all the time - taking up valuable RAM.
call jamp.exe +map mp/ffa1
O_o, thats a very simple bat. You can do shortcut too.. same idea. o.o
Thanks, Deathspike. It works like a charm. :)
I tried that, but it didn't work. Perhaps because I wrote +map "mp/ffa1". Good to know.