Mapster Anyone ?

03-13-2006, 04:48 PM
Do you remember that little little p2p proggie that allowed ppl to share CPU time to help compiling during the VIS and RAD process. It worked somehow a bit like Folding@home does and it was around on the HL1 mapping days.

Im wondering if anyone knows if such a program still exists or if someone has coding skills to write one.

My comp is running all day long while Im at work and I could share my CPU,and sometime I have to compile and it would help.

thx anyway

El Capitan
03-13-2006, 05:03 PM
Yeah, mapster - that was awesome!

Compiles don't take that long nowadays though. Mapster was awesome though, would love to see that making a comeback.

I know vrad and vvis have support for distributed computations via the -mpi switch but not sure how it works.

03-13-2006, 05:38 PM
well I can assure you vmpi works,but it works on lan.
I dont know if there could be some kind of trick to send packets over the intarnetsD: o/

Any D.A.R.Y.L kid around to enlighten us ?

03-14-2006, 07:01 AM
Ive been thinking of maybe creating a Hamachi ( ) virtual LAN to allow vmpi to run on multiple pcs.

Im gonna make some tests to see if that would work and if it does those who are interested in sharing CPU time for compiles would be welcome.

Just for curiosity,who would be interested in that kind of thing ?

03-14-2006, 08:40 AM
how could i get the mpi thing to work over my lan? i always compile at night and have my dads computer thats not being used.

03-14-2006, 09:18 AM
well I did some researches and its not available to the public :l

only on licensed versions of the Source engine...

well thats sad :/
maybe some tool maker like Nem could do something that would work the same way.

03-15-2006, 05:59 AM
i would love something like this
nems get your geek head on

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