FAQ

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Clan_Man.exe
this is the main executable

cbm_updater.exe
this is the live update tool

Clan_Man.ini
general stuff to save, DONT edit

players.ini
important file, all player names, points and medals are read and saved here

xxxxxxxx.rec
this file is used to save the players' times and is the basis for calculations

sources.ini
here are all user configurable settings

ver.dat
used to determine what version you are using to get the right update from the website

TimeExtractor.exe
used to extract and decode times from the TM & Sunrise replays

 

All further configuration is done by editing the sources.ini file.
This step is not neccesary...

This is how the sources.ini file looks like:


[bbcode]
comment=These lines are used as the pre-footer of (see var name)
bbcode_footer_meritas_playertimes=Player Times Meritas footer - change in sources.ini if you want to...
bbcode_footer_meritas_results=Meritas results footer - change in sources.ini if you want to...
bbcode_footer_cumulatives=Cumulatives footer - change in sources.ini if you want to...
comment_size= default: small 10 medium 14 big 20
bbcode_smallfont=10
bbcode_mediumfont=14
bbcode_bigfont=20

[Image_Paths]
comment=These images are used for the Cumulatives
gold=http://www.m-l-i.com/TM/meritas/tntdor.gif
silver=http://www.m-l-i.com/TM/meritas/tntdargent.gif
bronze=http://www.m-l-i.com/TM/meritas/tntdebronze.gif
platinum=http://www.m-l-i.com/TM/meritas/tntplatinum.gif

[Colors]
comment=Colors for the bbcode - use "Alternative Colors" to use them
alt_title=[color=red]
alt_mer_title=[color=black]
alt_clan=[color=blue]
alt_player=[color=darkgrey]

[Score]
comment=map_xxx is the position for each player on each environment
comment=map_slowchicken is a position slower than 8th
comment=bonus_xxx is position on bonus map
comment=bonus_slowchicken is a position slower than 10th
comment=match_platinum is the score you get for being at least 3rd on the main environments (without bonus)
comment=match_weekly is the score players get by playing the weekly team match / training
map_1st=10
map_2nd=8
map_3rd=6
map_4th=4
map_5th=3
map_6th=2
map_7th=1
map_8th=1
map_slowchicken=0
bonus_1st=5
bonus_2nd=4
bonus_3rd=3
bonus_4th=2
bonus_5th_till_10th=1
bonus_slowchicken=0
match_platinum=5
match_weekly=2

[Clantags]
comment=Clan tags =) The first (0) tag will be used as Clanname
0=[TnT]
1=[Tn2]



You cannot add more variables...this is no bug it's a feature.
EDIT: updated FAQ for CBM v1.065

1. Open Clan Man/CBM
- Info should say "CBM Loaded Successfully"

2. Click on "Meritas Template [Current + Finished]"
- main Meritas Current + Finished screen should open

3. Enter the date that the tournament ends in "Date (eg "Nov 20 2004)"
- make sure that the month is a short form e.g. Nov not November
- make sure that the date is a TWO digit number e.g. 04 not 4
- make sure that there are gaps between the month the day and the year e.g Nov 20 2004 not Nov/20/2004 or Nov202004

4. Download all participants "rec" files from the forum and save to Clan Man/CBM directory on your computer

5. Enter the names of all the tracks that you are playing that tournament.

6. Choose "Alternative Colors" if you are mad and crazy (heh!)

7. Click on EITHER "Current" OR "Finished"
- this depends on whether you are making "running" results as they happen throughout the tournament OR whether you are calculating the final positions

7. Click "Get Times"
- CBM scans the Clan Man folder and imports all the information from everyone's "rec" files
- Info screen should pop up and should say "Code generation succeeded! Everything worked fine!"

8. In your forum make a post
- copy Top right box in CBM to the "Title" box in the forum post (by pressing the copy button next to it you'll get the whole text into your clipboard)
- copy box with code to "post" section in the forum post (by pressing the copy button next to it you'll get the whole text into your clipboard)

You are done!!!

 

1. Open Clan Man/CBM
- Info should say "CBM Loaded Successfully"

2. Click on "Meritas Template [Current + Finished]"
- choose finished - this MUST be done first!!
- see "How to generate the "Current + Finished" times"

3. Close this section and click on "Cumulatives Template"
- main screen for Cumulatives should open

4. Type in the season you're playing e.g. 3

5. Use the drop down bars to choose the date for these Cumulative scores

6. IF you click reset players and/or score - all players will be reset to NO medals and NO score
- i.e. if you have been using this tool to keep track of scores for a long time, then doing this will lose all your work
- this is mainly used at the start of a tournament to reset everyone to 0 points
- when clicking it a 2 confirmation questions will appear - if you type Players ALL data will be resetted, if you type Points ALL points and medals will be cleared but names will be kept

7. Click Edit players to either add or edit players
- to add a player you MUST have this information
e.g.
name1=Ush
score1=
Medals_P1=0
Medals_G1=0
Medals_S1=0
Medals_B1=0

Just for information, do NOT edit these:
(P1 = Platinum Medal (where you have got 1st 2nd or 3rd for ALL the tracks - except bonus - played)
(G1= Gold Medal (where you have come 1st on a track)
(S1= Silver Medal (where you have come 2nd on a track)
(B1= Bronze Medal (where you have come 3rd on a track)

when you close the notepad file the info screen should pop up and say
"Editing is done. Importing values and converting"

8. Choose "Alternative Colors" if you are a wild person (heh!)!!

9. Main Screen says "Check player's that played weekly match and get +2 points)
- this is only necessary to add manually to "Edit Players" IF you have another way of gaining points
- this can be used in any way you wish but is not neccesary
- the people you mark get 2 extra points, i.e. for competing in the weekly clan match or something

10. Click "Get Points"
- >>WARNING<< should pop up saying
"Are you REALLY sure that current points are correct and you've checked the boxes of all the weekly match players?"
- continue

11. "If you are testing Code output please press Cancel now - results won't be saved, just outputted then!" should pop up
- choose "ok" if this is for real and you want to save the results (as it is a "cumulative" it will keep these scores so you can add to them after the next tournament)
- choose cancel if you are just testing and dont want the results to be saved

12. copy and paste info to the forum!

You are Done!!

BTW, backups of all generated results are saved in the app path + "saved" folder.
To get back to a backuped version, please rename the chosen backup to "players.ini" and copy it over the existing one in the app path.

 

First of all the most important part is to tell CBM all players:

First way:
Open CBM and goto Cumulatives and click onto "Edit players" to either add or edit players

- to add a player you MUST have this information
e.g.
name1=Ush
score1=
Medals_P1=0
Medals_G1=0
Medals_S1=0
Medals_B1=0

Just for information, do NOT edit these:
(P1 = Platinum Medal (where you have got 1st 2nd or 3rd for ALL the tracks - except bonus - played)
(G1= Gold Medal (where you have come 1st on a track)
(S1= Silver Medal (where you have come 2nd on a track)
(B1= Bronze Medal (where you have come 3rd on a track)

when you close the notepad file the info screen should pop up and say
"Editing is done. Importing values and converting"

Second way:
Edit the players.ini file directly with notepad