Hoplist Player Positions

Started by n3306tx, May 12, 2007, 10:29:20 AM

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n3306tx

I currently have a large hoplist on the server.  For a special event, I will be uploading another hoplist, which will reset player positions.  After the event, I want to reload the original hoplist and the players positions that they were flying on the original hoplist.  Will players positions be reset on the original hoplist when I load it back up or can FSHost remember who was on that original hoplist and automatically place the pilots back on the correct hops that they were currently at?  Where does FSHost store these hoplist positions?  Thanks for your help.

N3306TX
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Russell Gilbert

Take a look at the Hop List section of the Help page and see if this answers your questions:

http://www.chocolatesoftware.com/fshost/?help.html#hop

Thanks,
Russell

Bob_8712E

Hi n3306tx
   The quick answer is that FSHost will build a seperate player file for each hop list. Your hop list is .fhl and the pilots list is .fhp
Just don't use the same name for more than one hoplist.

wesleyroyer

here is a copy of text from the link above:

Multiple Hop List files

    Use the Open, Save, and Save As buttons to manage multiple Hop List files. You can save files with names such as "hoplist_hawaii.fhl" to keep lists for different areas of the world, and then easily switch to a different file later.  Each Hop List uses a matching position file.  For example, if you load a Hop List file called "hoplist_test.fhl", then the program will look for a Hop List player position file called "hoplist_test.fhp" and load it automatically.  If you don't want to use these saved player positions, you can use the "Reset Player Hop List Positions" command under the Server menu to set all players back to the first hop.  If the program doesn't find a matching position file, it will automatically reset all players to the beginning of the Hop List and create a new position file with a matching filename prefix.
NP876D

There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.

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Bob_8712E

"There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't."

Ok, I don't get it?
Binary is 2, 4, 8, 16
10 is decimal. What am I missing?

wheelie

Not sure how Bob's question relates to the start of this thread

Binary numbers are represented by zeroes and ones with each position representing twice the value of the position to its right. An 8 bit binary number would be represented by a string of 8 zeroes and ones (as below). The binary representation of decimal 2 is 10 (the leading zeroes have been omitted). Therefore, in your quote "There are 10 kinds of people...." the secondary clause only mentions 2 types so the '10' in the first clause must be the binary representation of decimal 2.

BINARY     = DECIMAL
00000000 = 0
00000001 = 1
00000010 = 2
00000011 = 3
00000100 = 4
.
00001000 = 8
.
00010000 = 16
.
00100000 = 32
.
01000000 = 64
.
10000000 = 128
.
11111111 = 255


wheelie

 :-[ just noticed where the quote came from  :-[

Bob_8712E

That's great Wheelie but I still don't understand the quote.  ???

wheelie

Umm, how to explain this simply Bob?

Binary is either 'on' or 'off'. It is one state or the other - there is no halfway between 'on' or 'off'. So, people understand binary or they don't. The binary (joke?) part of the quote is using binary '10' instead of decimal 2 to say how many kinds of people understand binary and how many don't (ie. two kinds).

Bob_8712E

#9
 ;D ;D I think that's what I said. I just missed the point.

Binary is 2, 4, 8, 16
10 is decimal. What am I missing?

I missed that it was a one and a zero instead of ten.

Must be a bad pun when you have to explain it.  ::)

wesleyroyer

Binary is only 1 (on) or 0 (off), there aren't any 2s, 4,s or 8s, etc.  The number 10 in binary is a 1 and a 0 (in binary), which translates to the number 2 (in decimal), thus, the quote states that there are 2 kinds of people in this world, not 10.  Binary is a different numeral system, called base 2, as opposed to the base 10 decimal system we normally use.  The pattern 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, etc., is just doubling one number to get the next number in the sequence, (1 x 2 = 2, 2 x 2 = 4, 4 x 2 = 8, etc.), not binary.

Check out this link on binary numbers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_numeral_system

Anyways this is way off topic so if anyone has any further questions please do not hesitate to email or pm me.

Thanks,

Wesley Royer
NP876D

There are 10 kinds of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.

Global Aviation - www.flygafs.net - gafs.hopto.org
"Pilot's Use Pledge"