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Offline noahphense

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More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« on: March 03, 2019, 01:06:35 PM »
Performance Mode Settings:
For performance mode 'g' .. this wildcard works:  d:\games\* .. keeping in mind that there are many sub-directories under \games\ and zero exe's in the root of \games\ .. and it works wonderfully.  #recursion

ProBalance Settings:
For the 'X' setting, the wildcard d:\games\* does nothing.  Let me know what method to use here.  It would be nice if worked the same as Perf Mode wildcards, but that's my opinion, I'll go stick that back where it belongs.  ;)

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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 01:34:12 PM »
Assuming you have 'Also include process paths in matching' checked in the ProBalance Exclusions configuration dialog, it should behave the same.

The issue here is likely to be the GUI not reflecting path based matches properly in the Rules column. So it doesn't show an 'X', when these processes are actually excluded from ProBalance. Recently, I addressed this for a few other features, and will hit the ProBalance exclusions as well.

I do need to take a closer look to confirm this. In any event, I'll update this thread as necessary.

Thanks for the heads up!
« Last Edit: March 03, 2019, 01:35:49 PM by Jeremy Collake »
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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 01:44:37 PM »
Hi Jeremy, yeah the box is checked.  I should add that I am always rolling with the latest beta.

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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 02:04:56 PM »
Hi Jeremy, yeah the box is checked.  I should add that I am always rolling with the latest beta.

Cheers!

It seems to work ok, just no X rule showing, no restraint is happening just fine.
FYI, you don't need to do games as by default Probalance doesn't restraint on foreground processes.
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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 02:29:47 PM »
Hi edkiefer,

I can confirm that the pathing wild card is functional.  Game or not, foreground or not.

I just tried: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\*" -- minus the quotes
- Launched Thunderbird and it received no restraints.
- Removed that path above, reopened Thunderbird and it was then again restrained.

So the pathing wildcard is fine, the column is just missing the 'X'.

Thanks guys.

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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 08:12:28 AM »
See how the 599 beta treats you ;)
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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 11:29:35 AM »
Wow Jeremy!  It works great.  Much appreciated.

np

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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 04:21:48 PM »
I did find an issue with the pathing.  I will describe it best I can below.

This is the same for ProBalance and for Performance Mode.  It works, most of the time.  But never for an executable that calls another executable.  Which in the case of, let's call this game ABC.
d:\games\*

I launch the game, which launches a launcher or not even a launcher, it's just another executable calling the primary game, ABC.exe in this example.  The caller will get the 'Xg'.. but the called exe will not.  It will get nothing.

Even though, that called exe, falls under d:\games\* ..

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Re: More Wildcards? +mismatched functionality
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 05:48:29 PM »
It does seem to have an issue if multiple exe are in the folder and if one starts temporally while the game runs.

For now, I would just add the exe name for the ones you come across until we find workaround/fix.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:23:10 PM by edkiefer »
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