Autoloaded folder ignores non-wad files (pk3/pk7)

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Autoloaded folder ignores non-wad files (pk3/pk7)

Post by RicardoLuis0 »

Autoloading a pk3/pk7 directly (Path=[path to file]) works, but place any pk3/pk7 file inside an autoloaded folder (Path=[path to folder]), and it will be ignored by the engine.
Chaning the extension of a file from .pk3 to .wad (without changing its format), it will be properly loaded by the engine as a pk3 file, even if its extension is .wad.
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Re: Autoload folder ignores non-wad files (pk3/pk7)

Post by Delfino Furioso »

something similar happens when trying to load a .zip archive which contains one or more .pk3 files

using sparse files:
gzdoom.exe -iwad "DOOM2.WAD" -file "Mapset.pk3" "GameplayMod.pk3"
always works

bundling all pk3 in a .zip archive
gzdoom.exe -iwad "DOOM2.WAD" -file ""
works only if the bundled .pk3 files are renamed within the archive, adding .wad to the extension

this is using 4.7.0

if this is intended behaviour then sorry for false-flagging it
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Re: Autoload folder ignores non-wad files (pk3/pk7)

Post by Caligari87 »

@Delfino the behavior you're describing is probably not related to this bug report, in my estimate. Explanation in spoiler to avoid derailing, but TL;DR don't do that.
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Re: Autoloaded folder ignores non-wad files (pk3/pk7)

Post by Graf Zahl »

This is working as designed - the file system does not support embedding of non-WADs, and autoloading a folder is just that.

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