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Loading Saved Games?
« on: October 07, 2016, 04:42:34 PM »
Not really sure where to put this, but is there some way to load saves on a dedicated server? I am listed as a superadmin in the server config and in ULX.
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2016, 07:02:42 PM »
Google found this.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/4000/discussions/1/558746089748738658/

And, since I really doubt Gmod would work that way,
there's always this, 100% designed to allow HL2 MP.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/17520/
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2016, 08:35:18 AM »
Thank you, but I already tried that before even posting and it put me in a singleplayer game without changing the server.
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2016, 10:33:20 AM »
I'm pretty sure Gmod wasn't meant to do what you're asking.
Not saying it's not possible - I just can't imagine that it is.
Extreme technical challenges.

I found a Workshop gamemode meant for HL2 MP, but, it was last updated 2-3 years ago, and even with its good intention, listed many known bugs.
I only imagine it may be even more out of date.

Every discussion I found of it made it seem as though no one kept servers going for it.
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2016, 11:23:25 AM »
Well, thanks anyways.
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2016, 05:41:30 PM »
The save files that are generated when you click "Save Game" in the "Saves" tab?

I attached an addon to my post with a function that can load these files on a dedicated server.

Instructions:
1. Add the addon to your server by extracting the archive in your server’s addons/ directory.
2. Upload saves (with .gms file extension) to the data/ directory of your dedicated server. (You can find save files in the saves/ directory of your local Garry's Mod installation.)
3. (Re)start your server.
4. Run the following command from your server console: lua_run LoadSaveFile("awesome_save.gms")



Technical information for developers

Save files are binary files with the following data structure:
1. File signature "GMS3" (0x47 0x4D 0x53 0x33).
2. Map name as a null-terminated string.
3. Duplication info in JSON, compressed with LZMA.

Entities can be restored by passing the duplication info to duplicator.Paste.

JavaScript-based web app that shows duplication data: https://timmy.ws/demos/gms-parser/index.html
Small save file for testing purposes: https://timmy.ws/demos/gms-parser/sample.gms



2016-10-15 Update: Added information about the Garry's Mod save file data structure.
2017-01-07 Update: Attached a refactored and optimized version of the addon.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2017, 04:21:53 PM by Timmy »
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2016, 08:57:37 PM »
:D Thanks so much! I'll try it when I have the time.
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2017, 09:34:32 AM »
I've actually had the chance to try it recently, and it works beautifully! Thanks again!

Edit: Apologies for that necro bump....
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2019, 09:48:52 PM »
@Timmy,

So I am trying to do your list to use the saves in my GMod server, but I cannot obtain the addon you have posted for some odd reason.

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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 01:48:58 AM »
Perhaps a mirror will help?

https://send.firefox.com/download/278f26b95d2ecb9a/#AwxKIUZc5IIvlUYVKv9dYQ (link valid for 1 week)
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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2019, 09:11:39 AM »
It works! Thank you very much!!

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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2019, 12:14:15 PM »
Can you update the url?

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Re: Loading Saved Games?
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2019, 12:26:41 PM »
Did you try to download it from his post. It is an attachment. The link he posted before was just for that person who was having trouble downloading the attachment.