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 Post subject: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:37 am 
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Well, as Joost said: The replay player recognises files that are newly added to the replay while playing. This can probably be abused to make a real-time spectator mode with a friend by mapping a folder on your hard disc to someone else’s replay folder on another computer. This is pretty technical but we think it should be possible.

So me and a friend tried to sync our replays folder using dropbox and see if the sync is fast enough to see like a spectator. AND WORKS!

Just wait 15s after the match starts and have fun with your spectator mode. Here's the tutorial.

1 - Make an account and download the dropbox app to your pc. (easy)

2 - Download and install the Dropbox Sync Addon here

3 - Click on the Replay folder on awesomenauts and do this:
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PS: On the preferences on dropbox app, you can set to sync only the replay folder if you have others folders on dropbox.

4 - Now go to dropbox site and click in "Sharing"
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5 - New Shared Folder
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6 - Share an existing folder
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7 - Select the replays folder

8 - Put the email of the friend who will share the replays with you and DONE!
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Now your friend have to do the same on his computer. After this you will see that as soon you start a match, a new folder will be created on replays sharing folder and 10s after you started your friend can start to watch your match.

Questions????


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 Post subject: Re: Spectator Mode HU3 tutorial
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 6:12 am 
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Oh, wow.
Polish the OP up a little (not that it's bad) and I think you've got a sticky-worthy thread here. :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Spectator Mode HU3 tutorial
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 6:36 am 
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Yey!

Just a few things..

1 - Only rename the folder of the current replay after the match ends.
2 - U can set the upload tax on dropbox to 15Kb and works great.
3 - I haven't tested the maximum amount of shared folders at the same time that may influence the ping somehow. But I believe that this is not a problem now.


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 Post subject: Re: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:52 am 
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I'm pretty sure I should be able to get an online cloud/harddrive thing that's around 1 TB.

Everyone could share their videos on this, so there are always videos to watch! :D

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 Post subject: Re: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:16 am 
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And my friends didn't believe me that this was surely possible. For casters (e.g. Team Composition Tournament), this is great. But for spectating current matches, I don't like it. I don't know how much information you gain from having full map vision with ~15-20s delay, but it surely matters...

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 Post subject: Re: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:55 am 
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Unless something has been changed since we tested in beta 2.4c a side effect is that it does not load the new files after starting watching.
So you have to close and reopen replays to refresh the new match data...

EDIT: Indeed they did, okay then...


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 Post subject: Re: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:31 am 
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Awesome, really cool that you figured out a way to make this work so quickly! I specifically worked on making the replays recognise new files while playing, hoping this would work. And it does! :ayla:

I have stickied this topic. I need to figure out a better place to move this in the future, but for now I'll leave it on the main page. :)

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And my friends didn't believe me that this was surely possible. For casters (e.g. Team Composition Tournament), this is great. But for spectating current matches, I don't like it. I don't know how much information you gain from having full map vision with ~15-20s delay, but it surely matters...

The final online spectator system will probably have a 30s delay, that should be enough to keep problems from happening. Maybe there is some way to force dropbox (or some other similar tool) to add a delay as well?


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 Post subject: Re: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:42 am 
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I doubt the stream with 20second delay will expose anything except maybe for sentry's teleport.

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 Post subject: Re: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
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Joost wrote:
The final online spectator system will probably have a 30s delay, that should be enough to keep problems from happening. Maybe there is some way to force dropbox (or some other similar tool) to add a delay as well?


This is not possible with Dropbox, sorry :tear:

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 Post subject: Re: TUTORIAL - Using replay as Spectator Mode
 Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 11:08 am 
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Wow this looks cool. Going to give it a shot tonight :D

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