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Linux --> mission load fails because of case-sensitivity
Under Linux file names are case-sensitive, so many missions I download ingame fail to start because the file the system is looking for doesn't exist.
I have to rename the file and rejoin the game, if possible. (In many cases, the briefing has begun and I'm locked out.)

Is here a solution to this problem I can utilize, or something planned for a another version?

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Black Jack

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Linux --> mission load fails because of case-sensitivity
Isn't there a way Linux can be told to disregard case for a certain program?  Or no?

 

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Re: Linux --> mission load fails because of case-sensitivity
Hmmmm. Have you got multidata turned on? Cause I remember that feature was causing a problem with xfered missions.

When you rename the missions are you also moving them from /multidata to /missions?

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Re: Linux --> mission load fails because of case-sensitivity
Its probably the same issue that was discussed here:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,44839.0.html

 
Re: Linux --> mission load fails because of case-sensitivity
multidata is turned off, so I strongly assume it is just case sensitivity. And I fear that is something that can't be simply turned off as it influences the whole file system.

As a side note, I think Freespace downloads all files in just lowercase, at least the few files I received were all this way.
Can you affirm that, and if, can that be changed in the code so at least the downloaded files have the correct filenamen?

(Next problem would be, as Windows doesn't care about case-sensitivity, many users don't care about it, either, and the *NIX users still get files with wrong names.)

 

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Re: Linux --> mission load fails because of case-sensitivity
My suggestion would be to simply download the multiplayer mission pack. You probably should have it anyway in order to avoid making everyone else wait for the missions to XFER to you anyway.

http://www.fszmirror.com/files/multi-mission-pack.vp and http://www.fszmirror.com/files/multi-voice-pack.vp


That's assuming that you're not playing custom built missions of course.
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