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The WDP archive includes a RTCW multiplayer demo for benchmarking issues.

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The WDP archive includes a RTCW multiplayer demo for benchmarking issues.

We have found that this timedemo is good mix between cpu and video limitation.

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Wolf Demo Player 1.03   12/19/2001  (c) Ralph Stoesser (ral@demoshowcreator.com)
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Files within the archive wdp103.exe
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WDP.exe               (WDP program file)
read1st.txt           (The file you are reading)
RTCW-checkpoint.zip   (this archive includes a demo for benchmarking issues)


Operating System
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Tested with 
-Windows 2000 Professional SP2
-Windows XP Professional
Should work with Win98/Me too.


Qickstart
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-Start wdp103.exe and install it.
-Set your RTCW directory and press the OK button.
-Now WDP is configured to play RTCW multiplayer demos. Look at the context menu of dm_57 files.^


Uninstall
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Set the option "Demoplay Disabled" from the WDP main window
and press the Cancel button. Now delete the WDP files.



What's it
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Double click a RTCW multiplayer demo to play it. 
Play multiple selected demos, play demo loops, do timedemos.


What's new in version 1.03
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added: The "Checkpoint" timedemo for benchmarking issues from Leonidas@3D-Center. You may use the "Timedemo" entry 
from the context menu of demo files to benchmark or stress your system.
added: Mouse hints on the main window of WDP.



Demo play control keys in RTCW
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fast forward: keypad enter
slow motion: keypad delete
increase speed: keypad plus
decrease speed: keypad minus
pause demo: pause key
next demo from playlist: keypad right arrow
previous demo from playlist: keypad left arrow
quit WolfMP.exe: keypad end

Note: To change the above mentioned demo playback keys, edit the file wdp.cfg. Only use
F-keys or keys from the numeric keypad, otherwise the demo play will be interrupted by pressing those keys.



How it works
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When you double click a demo the following happens

-wdp.exe saves the wolfconfig_mp.cfg in memory
-wdp.exe executes the program WolfMP.exe with the necessary command line paramters to execute demos and stays
 in memory consuming absolutely no cpu time.
-after WolfMP.exe has finished to play demos it will be terminated automatically.
 (you may terminate it yourself every time you wish to by pressing the "keypad end" key).
-wdp.exe restores the original wolfconfig_mp.cfg and terminates itself.



How to configure RTCW to play demos
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The "Additional command line parameters" edit field gives you the total control over RTCW's behaviour while playing demos.
You may create and execute a script file or you may write console commands directly into there.
A simple example would be

+set r_fullscreen 0

to play demos in windowed mode.

Remember that your original wolfconfig_mp.cfg will not be touched by these extra settings, since after
the demoplaying WolfMP session has terminated, WDP will restore your wolfconfig_mp.cfg to the state before 
playing the demo(s).

NOTE: Do not play online with the same WolfMP.exe session which has played demos. Rather restart WolfMP.exe
to do so.




How to record demos
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create a file RTCW_DIR\Main\record.cfg with the following lines

--snip--
bind "F8" vstr demo_button
set demo_button_1 "set demo_button vstr demo_button_0;set g_syncronousclients 1; wait ; record ;wait ;set g_syncronousclients 0 ;echo recording"
set demo_button_0 "set demo_button vstr demo_button_1;set g_syncronousclients 0; wait ; stoprecord ; echo stoprecording"
vstr demo_button_0
--snip--

Append to RTCW_DIR\Main\autoexec.cfg the following line

--snip--
exec record.cfg
--snip--

Now use the F8 key in RTCW to toggle demo recording.


thanks to
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Ronald Gasch (leonidas@3dcenter.de) for doing the Checkpoint timedemo. 
Kai Moosmann (kai.moosmann@t-online.de) for the design of the splashscreen.




Contact
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ral@3dcenter.de
ral@demoshowcreator.com
www.3dcenter.de/dsc/beta.php
www.demoshowcreator.com




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