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mastercomfig - fps/customization config
posted in Customization
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#1501
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#1502
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Owenhttps://pastebin.com/mWMar0Zp

Don't exec autoexec. That executes mastercomfig all over again. Make a separate binds.cfg or something if you'd like to have base settings.

As for AELai, I'm not sure why yours is not working. Perhaps there's an alias that's causing a loop? Could you show me all your alias definitions (like vmflip).

https://i.imgur.com/LMBR0e4.png

Today I am announcing mastercomfig community. A whole new way to create, experiment and share. Coming soon.

With mastercomfig community, you'll be able to share custom presets, scripts and settings (globally and per-class)!

With the framework from mastercomfig community, you'll also be able to sync your mastercomfig across devices, with profile options to make sure you sync the right settings to the right devices.

Finally, I'd like to announce mastercomfig+! It's in the early stages of development, but I'd like to hear from you about a premium, subscription-based version of mastercomfig!

Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/oG2nVpvNvZVQcwOf1

Once you've taken the mastercomfig+ survey, if you'd like to give more thoughts about it, feel free to share them here. I'm also available on Steam and Discord.

[quote=Owen]https://pastebin.com/mWMar0Zp[/quote]
Don't exec autoexec. That executes mastercomfig all over again. Make a separate binds.cfg or something if you'd like to have base settings.

As for AELai, I'm not sure why yours is not working. Perhaps there's an alias that's causing a loop? Could you show me all your alias definitions (like vmflip).

[code][/code]

[img]https://i.imgur.com/LMBR0e4.png[/img]

Today I am announcing mastercomfig community. A whole new way to create, experiment and share. Coming soon.

With mastercomfig community, you'll be able to share custom presets, scripts and settings (globally and per-class)!

With the framework from mastercomfig community, you'll also be able to sync your mastercomfig across devices, with profile options to make sure you sync the right settings to the right devices.

Finally, I'd like to announce mastercomfig[b]+[/b]! It's in the early stages of development, but I'd like to hear from you about a premium, subscription-based version of mastercomfig!

[b]Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/oG2nVpvNvZVQcwOf1[/b]

Once you've taken the mastercomfig[b]+[/b] survey, if you'd like to give more thoughts about it, feel free to share them here. I'm also available on Steam and Discord.
1503
#1503
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Fixed :)

Fixed :)
1504
#1504
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alias.cfg:

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////TESTING
////
////CONFIGURATION
//Default: Viewmodel FOV
alias vm_fov "viewmodel_fov 78"

//Default: Intel on Uber/Cloak
alias m2_drop "dropitem"

//Default: Drawvmset
alias drawvmset "r_drawviewmodel 0"

//Default: Item Preset
alias loadcurr "load_itempreset 3"

//Default: Projectile Handedness
alias vmflip "cl_flipviewmodels 1"
////

//RESET
//Class Switch
alias class_last "join_class random"
//Weapon Switching
alias qs_set1 "none"; alias qs_set2 "none"; alias qs_set3 "none"
//Pyro M1 set_fov
alias set_fov "viewmodel_fov 0.1"

//BIND ONCE
bind INS "demo_pan"
bind DEL "ds_mark"
bind w +mfwd
bind s +mback
bind a +mleft
bind d +mright

//UNBOUND
alias none "" //Empty Alias

//Screenshot
alias +screensht "hud_achievement_tracker 0"
alias -screensht "screenshot; hud_achievement_tracker 1"

//Toggle Quickswitch Loadout
alias qs_load1 "none; +quickswitch; alias qs_loadout qs_load0"
alias qs_load0 "-quickswitch; alias qs_loadout qs_load1"

//Toggle drawvmset
alias vmset_1 "alias vmset_tog vmset0; alias drawvmset r_drawviewmodel 1"
alias vmset_0 "alias vmset_tog vmset1; alias drawvmset r_drawviewmodel 0"
alias vmset_tog "vmset_1"

//WEAPON SWITCHING
alias wpn_slot1 "slot1; ws_1; qs_set1; qs_now1; qs_load0"
alias wpn_slot2 "slot2; ws_2; qs_set2; qs_now2; qs_load0"
alias wpn_slot3 "slot3; ws_3; qs_set3; qs_now3; qs_load0"
alias qs_lst1 "alias qs_slot wpn_slot1"
alias qs_lst2 "alias qs_slot wpn_slot2"
alias qs_lst3 "alias qs_slot wpn_slot3"

//Common M1
alias +m1 "+attack; drawvm; spec_next"
alias -m1 "-attack"

//Toggle Dropping Briefcase on Uber/Cloak
alias droptogon "alias drop_set dropitem; alias droptog droptogoff"
alias droptogoff "alias drop_set none; alias droptog droptogon"

//Demoman M2
alias +demo_m2 "+attack2; +reload; spec_prev"
alias -demo_m2 "-attack2; -reload"

//Engineer M12
alias +engie_m1 "+attack; drawvm; engie_vo; spec_next"
alias -engie_m1 "-attack; alias engie_vo none"
alias +engie_m2 "+attack2; alias engie_vo voicemenu 2 7; voicemenu 2 7; spec_prev"
alias -engie_m2 "-attack2"
//Engineer Eureka Effect
//alias +eureka_base "slot3"
//alias -eureka_base "eureka_teleport 0"
//alias +eureka_exit "slot3"
//alias -eureka_exit "eureka_teleport 1"

//Medic M12
alias +med_m1 "mannheal; drawvm; spec_next"
alias -med_m1 "autoheal"
alias +med_m2 "drop_set; voicemenu 2 5; slot2; +attack2; spec_prev"
alias -med_m2 "-attack2"
//Medic Autoheal
alias autoOFF "alias mannheal +attack; alias autoheal -attack"
alias autoMON "alias mannheal -attack; alias autoheal +attack"
//Medic Radar
alias +findteam "hud_medicautocallersthreshold 450"
alias -findteam "auto_thresh; auto_thresh"

//Pyro M1
alias +pyro_m1 "+attack; drawvm; set_fov; spec_next"
alias -pyro_m1 "-attack"

//Spy M12
alias +spy_m1 "+attack; chng_off1; drawvm; spec_next"
alias -spy_m1 "-attack"
alias +spy_m2 "drop_set; +attack2; r_drawviewmodel 1; spec_prev"
alias -spy_m2 "-attack2"
//Spy Disguise
alias chng_on0 "alias chng lastdisguise; alias chng_set chng_on1; alias chng_tog chng_off0"
alias chng_on1 "alias chng lastdisguise"
alias chng_off0 "alias chng none; alias chng_set none; alias chng_tog chng_on0"
alias chng_off1 "alias chng none"

//Record Demos
alias record_pan "ds_record; alias demo_pan finish_pan"
alias finish_pan "ds_stop; alias demo_pan record_pan"
alias demo_pan "record_pan"

//Viewmodel flipping
alias vmflip_tog "vmflip_r"
alias vmflip_l "cl_flipviewmodels 1; alias vmflip cl_flipviewmodels 1; alias vmflip_tog vmflip_r"
alias vmflip_r "cl_flipviewmodels 0; alias vmflip cl_flipviewmodels 0; alias vmflip_tog vmflip_l"

//Null Move
alias +mfwd "-back;+forward;alias checkfwd +forward; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias +mback "-forward;+back;alias checkback +back; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias +mleft "-moveright;+moveleft;alias checkleft +moveleft; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias +mright "-moveleft;+moveright;alias checkright +moveright; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias -mfwd "-forward;checkback;alias checkfwd none"
alias -mback "-back;checkfwd;alias checkback none"
alias -mleft "-moveleft;checkright;alias checkleft none"
alias -mright "-moveright;checkleft;alias checkright none"
alias checkfwd none
alias checkback none
alias checkleft none
alias checkright none
alias.cfg:
[spoiler]
////TESTING
////
////CONFIGURATION
//Default: Viewmodel FOV
alias vm_fov "viewmodel_fov 78"

//Default: Intel on Uber/Cloak
alias m2_drop "dropitem"

//Default: Drawvmset
alias drawvmset "r_drawviewmodel 0"

//Default: Item Preset
alias loadcurr "load_itempreset 3"

//Default: Projectile Handedness
alias vmflip "cl_flipviewmodels 1"
////

//RESET
//Class Switch
alias class_last "join_class random"
//Weapon Switching
alias qs_set1 "none"; alias qs_set2 "none"; alias qs_set3 "none"
//Pyro M1 set_fov
alias set_fov "viewmodel_fov 0.1"

//BIND ONCE
bind INS "demo_pan"
bind DEL "ds_mark"
bind w +mfwd
bind s +mback
bind a +mleft
bind d +mright

//UNBOUND
alias none "" //Empty Alias

//Screenshot
alias +screensht "hud_achievement_tracker 0"
alias -screensht "screenshot; hud_achievement_tracker 1"

//Toggle Quickswitch Loadout
alias qs_load1 "none; +quickswitch; alias qs_loadout qs_load0"
alias qs_load0 "-quickswitch; alias qs_loadout qs_load1"

//Toggle drawvmset
alias vmset_1 "alias vmset_tog vmset0; alias drawvmset r_drawviewmodel 1"
alias vmset_0 "alias vmset_tog vmset1; alias drawvmset r_drawviewmodel 0"
alias vmset_tog "vmset_1"

//WEAPON SWITCHING
alias wpn_slot1 "slot1; ws_1; qs_set1; qs_now1; qs_load0"
alias wpn_slot2 "slot2; ws_2; qs_set2; qs_now2; qs_load0"
alias wpn_slot3 "slot3; ws_3; qs_set3; qs_now3; qs_load0"
alias qs_lst1 "alias qs_slot wpn_slot1"
alias qs_lst2 "alias qs_slot wpn_slot2"
alias qs_lst3 "alias qs_slot wpn_slot3"

//Common M1
alias +m1 "+attack; drawvm; spec_next"
alias -m1 "-attack"

//Toggle Dropping Briefcase on Uber/Cloak
alias droptogon "alias drop_set dropitem; alias droptog droptogoff"
alias droptogoff "alias drop_set none; alias droptog droptogon"

//Demoman M2
alias +demo_m2 "+attack2; +reload; spec_prev"
alias -demo_m2 "-attack2; -reload"

//Engineer M12
alias +engie_m1 "+attack; drawvm; engie_vo; spec_next"
alias -engie_m1 "-attack; alias engie_vo none"
alias +engie_m2 "+attack2; alias engie_vo voicemenu 2 7; voicemenu 2 7; spec_prev"
alias -engie_m2 "-attack2"
//Engineer Eureka Effect
//alias +eureka_base "slot3"
//alias -eureka_base "eureka_teleport 0"
//alias +eureka_exit "slot3"
//alias -eureka_exit "eureka_teleport 1"

//Medic M12
alias +med_m1 "mannheal; drawvm; spec_next"
alias -med_m1 "autoheal"
alias +med_m2 "drop_set; voicemenu 2 5; slot2; +attack2; spec_prev"
alias -med_m2 "-attack2"
//Medic Autoheal
alias autoOFF "alias mannheal +attack; alias autoheal -attack"
alias autoMON "alias mannheal -attack; alias autoheal +attack"
//Medic Radar
alias +findteam "hud_medicautocallersthreshold 450"
alias -findteam "auto_thresh; auto_thresh"

//Pyro M1
alias +pyro_m1 "+attack; drawvm; set_fov; spec_next"
alias -pyro_m1 "-attack"

//Spy M12
alias +spy_m1 "+attack; chng_off1; drawvm; spec_next"
alias -spy_m1 "-attack"
alias +spy_m2 "drop_set; +attack2; r_drawviewmodel 1; spec_prev"
alias -spy_m2 "-attack2"
//Spy Disguise
alias chng_on0 "alias chng lastdisguise; alias chng_set chng_on1; alias chng_tog chng_off0"
alias chng_on1 "alias chng lastdisguise"
alias chng_off0 "alias chng none; alias chng_set none; alias chng_tog chng_on0"
alias chng_off1 "alias chng none"

//Record Demos
alias record_pan "ds_record; alias demo_pan finish_pan"
alias finish_pan "ds_stop; alias demo_pan record_pan"
alias demo_pan "record_pan"

//Viewmodel flipping
alias vmflip_tog "vmflip_r"
alias vmflip_l "cl_flipviewmodels 1; alias vmflip cl_flipviewmodels 1; alias vmflip_tog vmflip_r"
alias vmflip_r "cl_flipviewmodels 0; alias vmflip cl_flipviewmodels 0; alias vmflip_tog vmflip_l"

//Null Move
alias +mfwd "-back;+forward;alias checkfwd +forward; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias +mback "-forward;+back;alias checkback +back; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias +mleft "-moveright;+moveleft;alias checkleft +moveleft; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias +mright "-moveleft;+moveright;alias checkright +moveright; hud_medicautocallersthreshold 49"
alias -mfwd "-forward;checkback;alias checkfwd none"
alias -mback "-back;checkfwd;alias checkback none"
alias -mleft "-moveleft;checkright;alias checkleft none"
alias -mright "-moveright;checkleft;alias checkright none"
alias checkfwd none
alias checkback none
alias checkleft none
alias checkright none[/spoiler]
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#1505
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From testing, it seems "mat_texture_reload_frame_swap_workaround 0" fixes the problem. I'm running Arch Linux / amdgpu // Ryzen 1600 (3.8 Ghz) / 3200Mhz 2x8GB RAM / RX 580 4GB.

FPS gain/loss seems negligible with either option so I set it to 0 in custom.

From testing, it seems "mat_texture_reload_frame_swap_workaround 0" fixes the problem. I'm running Arch Linux / amdgpu // Ryzen 1600 (3.8 Ghz) / 3200Mhz 2x8GB RAM / RX 580 4GB.

FPS gain/loss seems negligible with either option so I set it to 0 in custom.
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#1506
8 Frags +

While the whole machine learning thing sounds pretty cool, I think it's clear from the survey that the majority of players aren't interested in paying for a config.

All I want in a config is to remove as much visual clutter as possible, and a nice performance boost, which I can already do thanks to the efforts yourself and others before you have put in. Paying a monthly fee just to "fine-tune specific values" just seems a little unnecessary and over the top in my opinion.

While the whole machine learning thing sounds pretty cool, I think it's clear from the survey that the majority of players aren't interested in paying for a config.

All I want in a config is to remove as much visual clutter as possible, and a nice performance boost, which I can already do thanks to the efforts yourself and others before you have put in. Paying a monthly fee just to "fine-tune specific values" just seems a little unnecessary and over the top in my opinion.
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#1507
6 Frags +
zfnWhile the whole machine learning thing sounds pretty cool, I think it's clear from the survey that the majority of players aren't interested in paying for a config.

All I want in a config is to remove as much visual clutter as possible, and a nice performance boost, which I can already do thanks to the efforts yourself and others before you have put in. Paying a monthly fee just to "fine-tune specific values" just seems a little unnecessary and over the top in my opinion.

Yeah that's why I had the survey. But keep in mind that it's not just fine tuning values for your specific system configuration but also giving you recommendations on what quality levels to choose based on your specified quality/performance preference and it gives you estimates for the performance impact of different quality levels.

Also, the only thing you subscribe to is the service, not the values you obtain from it. So you could totally subscribe for just a month to get the optimal values and adjust quality levels with the recommendation engine, but you wouldn't get future updates to those recommendations as the service learns more.

However, this is primarily just supposed to be a donation (which a lot of people expressed wanting to do), so I think it's good to consider that instead of just the raw benefit.

[quote=zfn]While the whole machine learning thing sounds pretty cool, I think it's clear from the survey that the majority of players aren't interested in paying for a config.

All I want in a config is to remove as much visual clutter as possible, and a nice performance boost, which I can already do thanks to the efforts yourself and others before you have put in. Paying a monthly fee just to "fine-tune specific values" just seems a little unnecessary and over the top in my opinion.[/quote]
Yeah that's why I had the survey. But keep in mind that it's not just fine tuning values for your specific system configuration but also giving you recommendations on what quality levels to choose based on your specified quality/performance preference and it gives you estimates for the performance impact of different quality levels.

Also, the only thing you subscribe to is the service, not the values you obtain from it. So you could totally subscribe for just a month to get the optimal values and adjust quality levels with the recommendation engine, but you wouldn't get future updates to those recommendations as the service learns more.

However, this is primarily just supposed to be a donation (which a lot of people expressed wanting to do), so I think it's good to consider that instead of just the raw benefit.
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#1508
1 Frags +

Besides what zfn said, if the idea to use premium is to fine-tune based on hardware and internet, I believe most people would require it the same way some use bp.tf's premium search. They subscribe for a month, get the info they need and just cancel the subscription. Unless they're a PC junkie that frequently upgrades stuff, a one-time check is all they need. Sure, there could be "future updates to those recommendations as the service learns more", but if people feel like they're missing out on something, they might cater to something else. Or just stick to whatever they can get for free.

I feel like a donation page would be more objective and not hinder whatever optimization the app can provide. Albeit I guess it'd raise less money.

Besides what zfn said, if the idea to use premium is to fine-tune based on hardware and internet, I believe most people would require it the same way some use bp.tf's premium search. They subscribe for a month, get the info they need and just cancel the subscription. Unless they're a PC junkie that frequently upgrades stuff, a one-time check is all they need. Sure, there could be "future updates to those recommendations as the service learns more", but if people feel like they're missing out on something, they might cater to something else. Or just stick to whatever they can get for free.

I feel like a donation page would be more objective and not hinder whatever optimization the app can provide. Albeit I guess it'd raise less money.
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#1509
2 Frags +
ZetosBesides what zfn said, if the idea to use premium is to fine-tune based on hardware and internet, I believe most people would require it the same way some use bp.tf's premium search. They subscribe for a month, get the info they need and just cancel the subscription. Unless they're a PC junkie that frequently upgrades stuff, a one-time check is all they need. Sure, there could be "future updates to those recommendations as the service learns more", but if people feel like they're missing out on something, they might cater to something else. Or just stick to whatever they can get for free.

I'm not concerned about people doing that since they're paying for a month of service, so they get a month of service. If they want to support the config and get the service for longer, then they will subscribe for longer. I don't think it's a big deal if people find themselves happy with one month or choose to only get it once in a while to update themselves when they need to.

ZetosI feel like a donation page would be more objective and not hinder whatever optimization the app can provide. Albeit I guess it'd raise less money.

It wouldn't be hindering anything the app could provide as it wouldn't be feasible to maintain this as a non-paid service.

[quote=Zetos]Besides what zfn said, if the idea to use premium is to fine-tune based on hardware and internet, I believe most people would require it the same way some use bp.tf's premium search. They subscribe for a month, get the info they need and just cancel the subscription. Unless they're a PC junkie that frequently upgrades stuff, a one-time check is all they need. Sure, there could be "future updates to those recommendations as the service learns more", but if people feel like they're missing out on something, they might cater to something else. Or just stick to whatever they can get for free.[/quote]
I'm not concerned about people doing that since they're paying for a month of service, so they get a month of service. If they want to support the config and get the service for longer, then they will subscribe for longer. I don't think it's a big deal if people find themselves happy with one month or choose to only get it once in a while to update themselves when they need to.

[quote=Zetos]I feel like a donation page would be more objective and not hinder whatever optimization the app can provide. Albeit I guess it'd raise less money.[/quote]
It wouldn't be hindering anything the app could provide as it wouldn't be feasible to maintain this as a non-paid service.
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#1510
0 Frags +
mastercomsHowever, this is primarily just supposed to be a donation (which a lot of people expressed wanting to do), so I think it's good to consider that instead of just the raw benefit.

I'd be more than happy to throw a donation your way or something like that if you had a donation link set up, but I'd rather that be a one-time payment rather than a monthly fee for exclusive benefits.

mastercomsIt wouldn't be hindering anything the app could provide as it wouldn't be feasible to maintain this as a non-paid service.

What sort of costs would be involved in setting something like this up?

[quote=mastercoms]However, this is primarily just supposed to be a donation (which a lot of people expressed wanting to do), so I think it's good to consider that instead of just the raw benefit.[/quote]
I'd be more than happy to throw a donation your way or something like that if you had a donation link set up, but I'd rather that be a one-time payment rather than a monthly fee for exclusive benefits.

[quote=mastercoms]It wouldn't be hindering anything the app could provide as it wouldn't be feasible to maintain this as a non-paid service.[/quote]
What sort of costs would be involved in setting something like this up?
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#1511
1 Frags +
zfnI'd be more than happy to throw a donation your way or something like that if you had a donation link set up, but I'd rather that be a one-time payment rather than a monthly fee for exclusive benefits.

Yeah, and that's fine. You'll be able to donate and get one month of the benefits.

zfnWhat sort of costs would be involved in setting something like this up?

Machine learning infrastructure.

[quote=zfn]I'd be more than happy to throw a donation your way or something like that if you had a donation link set up, but I'd rather that be a one-time payment rather than a monthly fee for exclusive benefits.[/quote]
Yeah, and that's fine. You'll be able to donate and get one month of the benefits.

[quote=zfn]What sort of costs would be involved in setting something like this up?[/quote]
Machine learning infrastructure.
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#1512
3 Frags +

mastercomfig 7.0.0-a.9

[url=https://mastercomfig.com/7]mastercomfig 7.0.0-a.9[/url]
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#1513
1 Frags +

How do you manage your addons with the .exe, or do you continue to DL them separately?

How do you manage your addons with the .exe, or do you continue to DL them separately?
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#1514
6 Frags +
HrblsHow do you manage your addons with the .exe, or do you continue to DL them separately?

Addons from 6.7.0 are generally not compatible with 7.0.0.

Here's the state of porting addons to 7.0.0:

* No Extra Models: Included with 7.0.0 currently. Will be made part of the world detail setting.
* No Footsteps: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is compatible. Will be a sound setting.
* No Pyroland: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is compatible. Will be a world detail setting.
* No Soundscapes: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is compatible. Will be a sound setting.
* No Tutorial: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Will be a HUD setting soon.
* Mouse Tweaks: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Settings from mouse tweaks will be available to be changed in the input category coming soon. The specific values will be shared by me as a config addon on mastercomfig community.
* Transparent Viewmodels: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Will be shared by me as a config addon on mastercomfig community.
* Bad GPU: Available through the app's hardware autodetect.
* Bad CPU: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Will be available through the app's hardware autodetect soon.

[quote=Hrbls]How do you manage your addons with the .exe, or do you continue to DL them separately?[/quote]
Addons from 6.7.0 are generally not compatible with 7.0.0.

Here's the state of porting addons to 7.0.0:

* No Extra Models: Included with 7.0.0 currently. Will be made part of the world detail setting.
* No Footsteps: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is compatible. Will be a sound setting.
* No Pyroland: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is compatible. Will be a world detail setting.
* No Soundscapes: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is compatible. Will be a sound setting.
* No Tutorial: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Will be a HUD setting soon.
* Mouse Tweaks: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Settings from mouse tweaks will be available to be changed in the input category coming soon. The specific values will be shared by me as a config addon on mastercomfig community.
* Transparent Viewmodels: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Will be shared by me as a config addon on mastercomfig community.
* Bad GPU: Available through the app's hardware autodetect.
* Bad CPU: Not available for 7.0.0. 6.7.0 VPK is not compatible. Will be available through the app's hardware autodetect soon.
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#1515
6 Frags +

mastercomfig 7.0.0-a.10

[url=https://mastercomfig.com/7]mastercomfig 7.0.0-a.10[/url]
1516
#1516
0 Frags +

The guys mentioned earlier r_renderoverlayfragment 0 and r_staticprop_lod 0 in order to keep the decals from popping in/out depending on the distance, but that removed them from showing altogether. Is there a way to lock them on (while using Medium preset, regardless of quality, just keep them existent)?

And everytime I open my TF2, the backpack doesn't have colored borders, regardless of cl_showbackpackrarities 1 on custom.cfg. I tried using that "bug fixing technique" of repeating the cvar with 0/1 on the cfg, but still starts off everytime.

Is there another cvar that relates to this, and the medium preset enforces it? So having cl_showbackpackrarities 1 is overruled?

The guys mentioned earlier r_renderoverlayfragment 0 and r_staticprop_lod 0 in order to keep the decals from popping in/out depending on the distance, but that removed them from showing altogether. Is there a way to lock them on (while using Medium preset, regardless of quality, just keep them existent)?

And everytime I open my TF2, the backpack doesn't have colored borders, regardless of cl_showbackpackrarities 1 on custom.cfg. I tried using that "bug fixing technique" of repeating the cvar with 0/1 on the cfg, but still starts off everytime.

Is there another cvar that relates to this, and the medium preset enforces it? So having cl_showbackpackrarities 1 is overruled?
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#1517
2 Frags +
ZetosThe guys mentioned earlier r_renderoverlayfragment 0 and r_staticprop_lod 0 in order to keep the decals from popping in/out depending on the distance, but that removed them from showing altogether. Is there a way to lock them on (while using Medium preset, regardless of quality, just keep them existent)?

And everytime I open my TF2, the backpack doesn't have colored borders, regardless of cl_showbackpackrarities 1 on custom.cfg. I tried using that "bug fixing technique" of repeating the cvar with 0/1 on the cfg, but still starts off everytime.

Is there another cvar that relates to this, and the medium preset enforces it? So having cl_showbackpackrarities 1 is overruled?

With the latest version, there is a custom setting called Art decal fade. You can turn it off to disable fading.

Not sure about backpack borders. Will look into it.

[quote=Zetos]The guys mentioned earlier r_renderoverlayfragment 0 and r_staticprop_lod 0 in order to keep the decals from popping in/out depending on the distance, but that removed them from showing altogether. Is there a way to lock them on (while using Medium preset, regardless of quality, just keep them existent)?

And everytime I open my TF2, the backpack doesn't have colored borders, regardless of cl_showbackpackrarities 1 on custom.cfg. I tried using that "bug fixing technique" of repeating the cvar with 0/1 on the cfg, but still starts off everytime.

Is there another cvar that relates to this, and the medium preset enforces it? So having cl_showbackpackrarities 1 is overruled?[/quote]
With the latest version, there is a custom setting called Art decal fade. You can turn it off to disable fading.

Not sure about backpack borders. Will look into it.
1518
#1518
0 Frags +

Got bad (no) file permissions for non-root when installing from mastercomfig-app-7.0.0-a.10.pacman, simply chmod my install. The .tar.xz is fine.

Got bad (no) file permissions for non-root when installing from mastercomfig-app-7.0.0-a.10.pacman, simply chmod my install. The .tar.xz is fine.
1519
#1519
1 Frags +
mastercomspancake_stacksHaven't downloaded in a while, but what happen to the heavily commented files? Anywhere to still see updated versions with commented lines?On GitHub, you can look in the config folder for everything.

That's from April though. You've stripped all the commenting from newer versions, sadly. The pre-made presets don't always fit a persons preferences. It was nice being able to quickly read what a cvar did and tweaking it without having to constantly google and cross reference what does what, e.g. - every other fps config. I'mma leave you with this:

mastercomsI'd like to point out that the whole point of the extensive commenting was so people could understand the values and choose the best value for their needs.
[quote=mastercoms][quote=pancake_stacks]Haven't downloaded in a while, but what happen to the heavily commented files? Anywhere to still see updated versions with commented lines?[/quote]
On GitHub, you can look in the config folder for everything.[/quote]

That's from April though. You've stripped all the commenting from newer versions, sadly. The pre-made presets don't always fit a persons preferences. It was nice being able to quickly read what a cvar did and tweaking it without having to constantly google and cross reference what does what, e.g. - every other fps config. I'mma leave you with this:

[quote=mastercoms]I'd like to point out that the whole point of the extensive commenting was so people could understand the values and choose the best value for their needs.[/quote]
1520
#1520
0 Frags +

sound feels delayed after a10 update.
tried to show it on video, but it sounds ok on it.
upd: reverting back to a9 helped, so issue is a10 update.

sound feels delayed after a10 update.
tried to show it on video, but it sounds ok on it.
upd: reverting back to a9 helped, so issue is a10 update.
1521
#1521
2 Frags +
rmsound feels delayed after a10 update.
tried to show it on video, but it sounds ok on it.
upd: reverting back to a9 helped, so issue is a10 update.

I have updated the dynamic hardware config data. Just use 7.0.0-a.10 and reapply to stream in the latest config.

pancake_stacksThat's from April though. You've stripped all the commenting from newer versions, sadly. The pre-made presets don't always fit a persons preferences. It was nice being able to quickly read what a cvar did and tweaking it without having to constantly google and cross reference what does what, e.g. - every other fps config. I'mma leave you with this:

7.0.0 is still in alpha. Descriptions for more individual settings will be coming soon. You can see that work here: https://github.com/mastercoms/mastercomfig/blob/beta/config/cvars.json. There's just thousands of things to comment, so I hope you can understand why it's not a thing right now. I'm sorry that you think this is sad, and I agree that this sort of info is very valuable for users. It's not a decision I made to them unavailable to users, I really want to add them before 7.0.0 goes into beta.

[quote=rm]sound feels delayed after a10 update.
tried to show it on video, but it sounds ok on it.
upd: reverting back to a9 helped, so issue is a10 update.[/quote]
I have updated the dynamic hardware config data. Just use 7.0.0-a.10 and reapply to stream in the latest config.

[quote=pancake_stacks]That's from April though. You've stripped all the commenting from newer versions, sadly. The pre-made presets don't always fit a persons preferences. It was nice being able to quickly read what a cvar did and tweaking it without having to constantly google and cross reference what does what, e.g. - every other fps config. I'mma leave you with this:[/quote]
7.0.0 is still in alpha. Descriptions for more individual settings will be coming soon. You can see that work here: https://github.com/mastercoms/mastercomfig/blob/beta/config/cvars.json. There's just thousands of things to comment, so I hope you can understand why it's not a thing right now. I'm sorry that you think this is sad, and I agree that this sort of info is very valuable for users. It's not a decision I made to them unavailable to users, I really want to add them before 7.0.0 goes into beta.
1522
#1522
1 Frags +

Hello everyone! After having a great discussion with the community about mastercomfig+, I am ready to announce pricing details for these premium mastercomfig features.

Pricing will be $2.70 per month, with discounts available for subscribing for longer:

$7.90 quarterly (3 months) (effective rate: $2.64/month) 2.5% off
$15.39 bianually (6 months) (effective rate: $2.57/month) 5% off
$29.16 yearly (12 months) (effective rate: $2.43/month) 10% off

Also, when you refer a friend to subscribe to mastercomfig+, you get a free month per referral (up to 5 referrals)!

To reiterate the benefits of mastercomfig+, it is a machine learning powered service that helps you make decisions about settings according to your specified preferences for performance and quality and optimizes the config for your specific system and hardware configuration.

Finally, to emphasize that mastercomfig+ is about supporting the config and creating value for the community, I'll be providing the community with aggregate performance data every month to help everyone determine trends in optimizations and quality levels. In addition to this free service, mastercomfig+ will be free for everyone to try out once a month if there are at least 100 paying mastercomfig+ subscribers for that month.

I hope the community finds this new information about mastercomfig+ encouraging and if not, I'll continue to listen and make adjustments as needed. Thank you for your time and interest, and I hope you're excited for the future of mastercomfig as much as I am.

Hello everyone! After having a great discussion with the community about mastercomfig+, I am ready to announce pricing details for these premium mastercomfig features.

Pricing will be $2.70 per month, with discounts available for subscribing for longer:

$7.90 quarterly (3 months) (effective rate: $2.64/month) 2.5% off
$15.39 bianually (6 months) (effective rate: $2.57/month) 5% off
$29.16 yearly (12 months) (effective rate: $2.43/month) 10% off

Also, when you refer a friend to subscribe to mastercomfig+, you get a free month per referral (up to 5 referrals)!

To reiterate the benefits of mastercomfig+, it is a machine learning powered service that helps you make decisions about settings according to your specified preferences for performance and quality and optimizes the config for your specific system and hardware configuration.

Finally, to emphasize that mastercomfig+ is about supporting the config and creating value for the community, I'll be providing the community with aggregate performance data every month to help everyone determine trends in optimizations and quality levels. In addition to this free service, mastercomfig+ will be free for everyone to try out once a month if there are at least 100 paying mastercomfig+ subscribers for that month.

I hope the community finds this new information about mastercomfig+ encouraging and if not, I'll continue to listen and make adjustments as needed. Thank you for your time and interest, and I hope you're excited for the future of mastercomfig as much as I am.
1523
#1523
12 Frags +

lol

lol
1524
#1524
11 Frags +

Again, I would appreciate any discussion about mastercomfig+ to make the service more appealing to everyone.

Keep in mind that this is a donation reward through a Patreon, and that it would be impossible for me to provide such a service without making it paid (due to the per-hour costs for machine learning infrastructure).

Nothing that isn't specific per user will be put behind a paywall. All mastercomfig+ is doing is adding specifically tailored values for your computer, based on machine learning analysis. And, I'll be using the data trends from the analysis to benefit everyone by releasing aggregate reports every month and applying what I learn from the analysis to mastercomfig, it's just the per user compute that is more intensive and is the main factor for the costs.

Many people have expressed wanting to donate, and I figured this would be a cool thing to do for them, that would also benefit the community. If you have any more concerns, please express them in the thread so I can address them, instead of just downfragging and moving on.

Again, I would appreciate any discussion about mastercomfig+ to make the service more appealing to everyone.

Keep in mind that this is a donation reward through a Patreon, and that it would be impossible for me to provide such a service without making it paid (due to the per-hour costs for machine learning infrastructure).

Nothing that isn't specific per user will be put behind a paywall. All mastercomfig+ is doing is adding specifically tailored values for your computer, based on machine learning analysis. And, I'll be using the data trends from the analysis to benefit everyone by releasing aggregate reports every month and applying what I learn from the analysis to mastercomfig, it's just the per user compute that is more intensive and is the main factor for the costs.

Many people have expressed wanting to donate, and I figured this would be a cool thing to do for them, that would also benefit the community. If you have any more concerns, [b][i]please[/i][/b] express them in the thread so I can address them, instead of just downfragging and moving on.
1525
#1525
5 Frags +

Again, while I think the whole machine-learning thing sounds really fucking cool, I'm still really doubtful about the whole thing, and I want to raise certain key areas which others may not feel like expressing due to the overwhelming number of survey participants, but lack of forum replies. And just to add this disclaimer: there is no hate or spite here from me, more just confusion over anything else and seeking answers.

mastercomsHello everyone! After having a great discussion with the community about mastercomfig+

Where has this discussion taken place, or was that sarcasm? Only myself and Zetos have replied to this thread, both expressing uncertainty in the idea, plus your survey of 106 responses at the time of this post are negative. 68.9% of people said they wouldn't be open to subscribing to mastercomfig+, not to mention the16% maybe and 2.8% don't know. That's 87.7% of 106 people who are against/uncertain to the idea.

Another issue I'd like to raise is that dummies like myself still don't really understand the whole idea, so along with the survey results, I don't think you've really sold the community on what you're trying to achieve here. What is machine learning? How does it work? How exactly will that be used here? What sort of performance impact will it have on my game, if it is gathering data specific to my system? What sort of performance boost would I be expecting to obtain from all of this? Would this all be included in the .exe file, or will that be a separate download? What sort of data is being collected? Have I misunderstood the idea completely? I still have many more questions, and I only have one or two very short sentences by yourself to go by. And as you're the salesperson, I can't say I'm sold yet.

What exactly will the difference be between the paid version and the free version? If we set aside cvars which are mostly personal preference (decals, props, gibs, ragdolls, ropes, effects, sound, lighting, shadows, post processing, character visuals etc etc), what exactly will mastercomfig+ be suggesting to improve performance that we don't already know thanks to your efforts so far?

If the number of people subscribing is lower than you originally thought, how long will you maintain the project for?

Finally I'll be blunt - I have no intention of using mastercomfig+, but I appreciate your efforts and enthusiasm for this 10 year old game. Nevertheless, will I be able to donate a single lump sum of money your way, instead of seeing -$2.70's on my bank statement each month?

Again, while I think the whole machine-learning thing sounds really fucking cool, I'm still really doubtful about the whole thing, and I want to raise certain key areas which others may not feel like expressing due to the overwhelming number of survey participants, but lack of forum replies. And just to add this disclaimer: there is no hate or spite here from me, more just confusion over anything else and seeking answers.

[quote=mastercoms]Hello everyone! After having a great discussion with the community about mastercomfig+[/quote]
Where has this discussion taken place, or was that sarcasm? Only myself and Zetos have replied to this thread, both expressing uncertainty in the idea, plus your survey of 106 responses at the time of this post are negative. 68.9% of people said they wouldn't be open to subscribing to mastercomfig+, not to mention the16% maybe and 2.8% don't know. That's 87.7% of 106 people who are against/uncertain to the idea.

Another issue I'd like to raise is that dummies like myself still don't really understand the whole idea, so along with the survey results, I don't think you've really sold the community on what you're trying to achieve here. What is machine learning? How does it work? How exactly will that be used here? What sort of performance impact will it have on my game, if it is gathering data specific to my system? What sort of performance boost would I be expecting to obtain from all of this? Would this all be included in the .exe file, or will that be a separate download? What sort of data is being collected? Have I misunderstood the idea completely? I still have many more questions, and I only have one or two very short sentences by yourself to go by. And as you're the salesperson, I can't say I'm sold yet.

What exactly will the difference be between the paid version and the free version? If we set aside cvars which are mostly personal preference (decals, props, gibs, ragdolls, ropes, effects, sound, lighting, shadows, post processing, character visuals etc etc), what exactly will mastercomfig+ be suggesting to improve performance that we don't already know thanks to your efforts so far?

If the number of people subscribing is lower than you originally thought, how long will you maintain the project for?

Finally I'll be blunt - I have no intention of using mastercomfig+, but I appreciate your efforts and enthusiasm for this 10 year old game. Nevertheless, will I be able to donate a single lump sum of money your way, instead of seeing -$2.70's on my bank statement each month?
1526
#1526
6 Frags +

just to throw an opionion into the mix:
i get that/why people would lol at the idea of paying for something as "trivial" as a config for some game, but that's really just because we've been spoiled by those capable and willing, like Chris in the past with the famous chris' config.

it's pretty rare for knowledgeable and clever people like chris, mastercoms and setsul to spend time helping a bunch of average gamers like us (yes), and they will be moving on at some point, and you never know if there'll be a replacement any time soon.

i wouldn't push or even recommend anyone to donate, but don't forget that a lot of time goes into stuff like this, and the majority of gamers are nowhere near capable of producing configs like this.
and let's be real, we've all spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours in tf2 using configs that people like mastercoms have made.

just don't take it for granted, peeps.

as for ways of payment, i've always preferred simple one-shot paypal donations so i can decide what i want to pay/can miss, and later i can always come back and put in extra. i realize that might not be ideal for someone putting in time consistently, but i think it's safe to assume that some might not bother with patreon at all, while they would consider something like paypal. (just a suggestion to have that as an option as well.)

just to throw an opionion into the mix:
i get that/why people would lol at the idea of paying for something as "trivial" as a config for some game, but that's really just because we've been spoiled by those capable and willing, like Chris in the past with the famous chris' config.

it's pretty rare for knowledgeable and clever people like chris, mastercoms and setsul to spend time helping a bunch of average gamers like us (yes), and they will be moving on at some point, and you never know if there'll be a replacement any time soon.

i wouldn't push or even recommend anyone to donate, but don't forget that [i]a lot[/i] of time goes into stuff like this, and the majority of gamers are nowhere near capable of producing configs like this.
and let's be real, we've all spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours in tf2 using configs that people like mastercoms have made.

just don't take it for granted, peeps.


as for ways of payment, i've always preferred simple one-shot paypal donations so i can decide what i want to pay/can miss, and later i can always come back and put in extra. i realize that might not be ideal for someone putting in time consistently, but i think it's safe to assume that some might not bother with patreon at all, while they [i]would[/i] consider something like paypal. (just a suggestion to have that as an option as well.)
1527
#1527
2 Frags +

throw in my 2 cents, i'd totally be willing to donate for all the effort you've put in but i'm also really really against subscription based services (perhaps scarred by forgetting to unsubscribe from esea premium....) one-shot donation would be greatly preferable, mastercomfig+ would be cool also but i dont really play the game anymore so that's not really the main appeal for me personally

throw in my 2 cents, i'd totally be willing to donate for all the effort you've put in but i'm also really really against subscription based services (perhaps scarred by forgetting to unsubscribe from esea premium....) one-shot donation would be greatly preferable, mastercomfig+ would be cool also but i dont really play the game anymore so that's not really the main appeal for me personally
1528
#1528
10 Frags +

From the posts above it seems the most ideal solution would be to make a payment system not terribly dissimilar to humblebundle. Put in X amount of dollars = X months of subscription + remainder being considered a straight donation. Without a recurring subscription, of course you can still have a subscription method as well, but I believe having the prior method would be preferable to the majority of people willing to donate/pay you.

Also to give some people an idea the kind of time and effort updating a config actually takes. I actually kept track for a few months of how much time I put into updating my config. In early 2017 I spent roughly ~30hrs updating my config, keep in mind that was just me doing the bare minimum of updating it, correcting errors, testing bugs and fixing broken download links. Between 2013 to the end of 2015 I spent easily 300+ hours updating and making my configs, and I didn't even do it that well. I didn't make an install client for it, I didn't specify every bug I fixed, I didn't make dozens of presets, I didn't make a linux/mac os version. I can only imagine the amount of time Mastercoms has put into this and it really makes me wonder how you could possibly have that much time.

From the posts above it seems the most ideal solution would be to make a payment system not terribly dissimilar to humblebundle. Put in X amount of dollars = X months of subscription + remainder being considered a straight donation. Without a recurring subscription, of course you can still have a subscription method as well, but I believe having the prior method would be preferable to the majority of people willing to donate/pay you.

Also to give some people an idea the kind of time and effort updating a config actually takes. I actually kept track for a few months of how much time I put into updating my config. In early 2017 I spent roughly ~30hrs updating my config, keep in mind that was just me doing the bare minimum of updating it, correcting errors, testing bugs and fixing broken download links. Between 2013 to the end of 2015 I spent easily 300+ hours updating and making my configs, and I didn't even do it that well. I didn't make an install client for it, I didn't specify every bug I fixed, I didn't make dozens of presets, I didn't make a linux/mac os version. I can only imagine the amount of time Mastercoms has put into this and it really makes me wonder how you could possibly have that much time.
1529
#1529
0 Frags +

I'd pay up, the linux support you provide is incredible

I'd pay up, the linux support you provide is incredible
1530
#1530
12 Frags +
zfnWhere has this discussion taken place, or was that sarcasm? Only myself and Zetos have replied to this thread, both expressing uncertainty in the idea, plus your survey of 106 responses at the time of this post are negative. 68.9% of people said they wouldn't be open to subscribing to mastercomfig+, not to mention the16% maybe and 2.8% don't know. That's 87.7% of 106 people who are against/uncertain to the idea.

There's been discussion here, on Discord and on the Steam Community. It doesn't really matter how many people won't subscribe, since mastercomfig+ isn't designed to negatively affect them (in fact, stuff will trickle down to the main config so it can only help them). The only thing that matters is how many people will subscribe, as that helps me determine how extensive the analysis can be and if I can sustain it at all.

zfnWhat is machine learning? How does it work? How exactly will that be used here? What sort of performance impact will it have on my game, if it is gathering data specific to my system? What sort of performance boost would I be expecting to obtain from all of this? Would this all be included in the .exe file, or will that be a separate download? What sort of data is being collected? Have I misunderstood the idea completely?

So the app will collect hardware and OS information, similar to Steam's hardware survey. It will also collect performance data while you run the game. I'm not entirely sure what the performance impact will be yet since mastercomfig+ isn't close to being actually implemented yet, but my goal is to make it close to zero since this is a performance config after all.

So all this data is submitted to a server which analyzes the data using machine learning, which makes associations between hardware details, performance data and settings. As more data comes in from a wide variety of systems, it will be able to analyze enough data to make predictions about optimal values and performance for different settings.

zfnWhat exactly will the difference be between the paid version and the free version? If we set aside cvars which are mostly personal preference (decals, props, gibs, ragdolls, ropes, effects, sound, lighting, shadows, post processing, character visuals etc etc), what exactly will mastercomfig+ be suggesting to improve performance that we don't already know thanks to your efforts so far?

You shouldn't set aside those values, as that's a big part of mastercomfig+. Here's a mockup of how it would look like:

https://i.imgur.com/VJmIyeL.png

This would replace the presets with a preference slider for performance/quality, along with a performance estimate based on your selections and hardware.

https://i.imgur.com/5wmTAVb.png

Individual settings would show relative performance estimates and highlight highest performance/quality options, so you can tell what the best tradeoff is going to be.

In addition to these recommendations/performance predictions, it will also tune hardware specific settings optimizations, like clipping, z reject, occlusion, etc.

zfnIf the number of people subscribing is lower than you originally thought, how long will you maintain the project for?

This service is extremely scalable. The quality and speed of the results being generated might suffer from less funding, but I don't see a likely scenario where I would have to shut down the service altogether.

zfn I have no intention of using mastercomfig+, but I appreciate your efforts and enthusiasm for this 10 year old game. Nevertheless, will I be able to donate a single lump sum of money your way, instead of seeing -$2.70's on my bank statement each month?

I think I've stated this before, but you are in no way required to do a recurring payment. You can do a single payment which pays towards your subscription, and you get to keep any values gotten from the service even after your subscription expires. So let's say you donate a one time payment of $18.09. That would be enough for the biannual payment + 1 month, so you would get the service for that long and once your subscription ends, you get to keep the values generated from it, but you won't get future values as the service does more analysis until you pay for the service again. And, if you pay any thing extra (like let's say $1.70), it will go towards paying for your service as it accumulates to the required payment.

Bucakeas for ways of payment, i've always preferred simple one-shot paypal donations so i can decide what i want to pay/can miss, and later i can always come back and put in extra. i realize that might not be ideal for someone putting in time consistently, but i think it's safe to assume that some might not bother with patreon at all, while they would consider something like paypal. (just a suggestion to have that as an option as well.)

Patreon provides PayPal as a payment method. And, it's fine if you pay only one time, as explained above.

springrollsthrow in my 2 cents, i'd totally be willing to donate for all the effort you've put in but i'm also really really against subscription based services (perhaps scarred by forgetting to unsubscribe from esea premium....) one-shot donation would be greatly preferable, mastercomfig+ would be cool also but i dont really play the game anymore so that's not really the main appeal for me personally

As explained above, there's no requirement to do a recurring subscription. Also, think about it like this: you donate money one time, and you get something extra, even if it's just for like a month or so. I think that's better than just donating and getting nothing at all and there being no clear benefit to how the donation will improve the config's service to its users.

ComangliaFrom the posts above it seems the most ideal solution would be to make a payment system not terribly dissimilar to humblebundle. Put in X amount of dollars = X months of subscription + remainder being considered a straight donation. Without a recurring subscription, of course you can still have a subscription method as well, but I believe having the prior method would be preferable to the majority of people willing to donate/pay you.

I'm not sure if I understand the issue with a subscription, you can still do one time payments and you get the service for as much as you paid for. See above for more information.

ComangliaI can only imagine the amount of time Mastercoms has put into this and it really makes me wonder how you could possibly have that much time.

I spend on average 3 hours a day on mastercomfig.

[quote=zfn]Where has this discussion taken place, or was that sarcasm? Only myself and Zetos have replied to this thread, both expressing uncertainty in the idea, plus your survey of 106 responses at the time of this post are negative. 68.9% of people said they wouldn't be open to subscribing to mastercomfig+, not to mention the16% maybe and 2.8% don't know. That's 87.7% of 106 people who are against/uncertain to the idea.[/quote]
There's been discussion here, on Discord and on the Steam Community. It doesn't really matter how many people won't subscribe, since mastercomfig+ isn't designed to negatively affect them (in fact, stuff will trickle down to the main config so it can only help them). The only thing that matters is how many people will subscribe, as that helps me determine how extensive the analysis can be and if I can sustain it at all.

[quote=zfn]What is machine learning? How does it work? How exactly will that be used here? What sort of performance impact will it have on my game, if it is gathering data specific to my system? What sort of performance boost would I be expecting to obtain from all of this? Would this all be included in the .exe file, or will that be a separate download? What sort of data is being collected? Have I misunderstood the idea completely?[/quote]
So the app will collect hardware and OS information, similar to Steam's hardware survey. It will also collect performance data while you run the game. I'm not entirely sure what the performance impact will be yet since mastercomfig+ isn't close to being actually implemented yet, but my goal is to make it close to zero since this is a performance config after all.

So all this data is submitted to a server which analyzes the data using machine learning, which makes associations between hardware details, performance data and settings. As more data comes in from a wide variety of systems, it will be able to analyze enough data to make predictions about optimal values and performance for different settings.

[quote=zfn]What exactly will the difference be between the paid version and the free version? If we set aside cvars which are mostly personal preference (decals, props, gibs, ragdolls, ropes, effects, sound, lighting, shadows, post processing, character visuals etc etc), what exactly will mastercomfig+ be suggesting to improve performance that we don't already know thanks to your efforts so far?[/quote]
You shouldn't set aside those values, as that's a big part of mastercomfig+. Here's a mockup of how it would look like:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/VJmIyeL.png[/img]
This would replace the presets with a preference slider for performance/quality, along with a performance estimate based on your selections and hardware.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/5wmTAVb.png[/img]
Individual settings would show relative performance estimates and highlight highest performance/quality options, so you can tell what the best tradeoff is going to be.

In addition to these recommendations/performance predictions, it will also tune hardware specific settings optimizations, like clipping, z reject, occlusion, etc.

[quote=zfn]If the number of people subscribing is lower than you originally thought, how long will you maintain the project for?[/quote]
This service is extremely scalable. The quality and speed of the results being generated might suffer from less funding, but I don't see a likely scenario where I would have to shut down the service altogether.

[quote=zfn] I have no intention of using mastercomfig+, but I appreciate your efforts and enthusiasm for this 10 year old game. Nevertheless, will I be able to donate a single lump sum of money your way, instead of seeing -$2.70's on my bank statement each month?[/quote]
I think I've stated this before, but you are in no way required to do a recurring payment. You can do a single payment which pays towards your subscription, and you get to keep any values gotten from the service even after your subscription expires. So let's say you donate a one time payment of $18.09. That would be enough for the biannual payment + 1 month, so you would get the service for that long and once your subscription ends, you get to keep the values generated from it, but you won't get future values as the service does more analysis until you pay for the service again. And, if you pay any thing extra (like let's say $1.70), it will go towards paying for your service as it accumulates to the required payment.

[quote=Bucake]as for ways of payment, i've always preferred simple one-shot paypal donations so i can decide what i want to pay/can miss, and later i can always come back and put in extra. i realize that might not be ideal for someone putting in time consistently, but i think it's safe to assume that some might not bother with patreon at all, while they would consider something like paypal. (just a suggestion to have that as an option as well.)[/quote]
Patreon provides PayPal as a payment method. And, it's fine if you pay only one time, as explained above.

[quote=springrolls]throw in my 2 cents, i'd totally be willing to donate for all the effort you've put in but i'm also really really against subscription based services (perhaps scarred by forgetting to unsubscribe from esea premium....) one-shot donation would be greatly preferable, mastercomfig+ would be cool also but i dont really play the game anymore so that's not really the main appeal for me personally[/quote]
As explained above, there's no requirement to do a recurring subscription. Also, think about it like this: you donate money one time, and you get something extra, even if it's just for like a month or so. I think that's better than just donating and getting nothing at all and there being no clear benefit to how the donation will improve the config's service to its users.

[quote=Comanglia]From the posts above it seems the most ideal solution would be to make a payment system not terribly dissimilar to humblebundle. Put in X amount of dollars = X months of subscription + remainder being considered a straight donation. Without a recurring subscription, of course you can still have a subscription method as well, but I believe having the prior method would be preferable to the majority of people willing to donate/pay you.[/quote]
I'm not sure if I understand the issue with a subscription, you can still do one time payments and you get the service for as much as you paid for. See above for more information.

[quote=Comanglia]I can only imagine the amount of time Mastercoms has put into this and it really makes me wonder how you could possibly have that much time.[/quote]
I spend on average 3 hours a day on mastercomfig.
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