LiveReplay server and replays

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Live Replay

All your games are sent to a liveReplay server, so other people can observe your game without taking your bandwidth.

How can I watch a live replay ?

When a game starts, a link is automatically posted by the host of the game into the main chat. All you have to do is click on it to launch the liveReplay.

The liveReplay of a game will be active as long as someone is watching it : Even after a game is done, there is still a chance that you can watch it !

Why am I sent to the FA main menu ?

You don't have the map. So you can't view the game. Download the map (the name is given before the link) from the vault, and click the liveReplay link again.

Is it easy to cheat with that !

Yes and no : There is a 60 seconds delay between the real game and the game you are watching.

The host left, the replay is ended, but not the game / How can I see a livereplay if I miss the link ?

Only the host is sending the link, but everybody in the game is sending the replay to the livereplay server.

Just double click in any Sword icon of any player still in game.

The (live)replay is desync !

That doesn't mean that the game is.

It is a bug with FA : when someone leaves the game, it can often desync the replay.

This is a bug in the engine and as result unable to be fixed.

Replays

LastGame doesn't work ! I can't save my replay ! WHERE ARE THEY !?

They are saved in your documents and settings\My Games\Gas Powered Games\Supreme Commander Forged Alliance\replays\your login name.

They usually were saved in a "My Games" folder depending of your FA language. It's in my Games for all versions now (with the maps and mods)

I can't open my replay !

FAF installs a seperate directory to C:\Program Data\Faforever\bin (or whatever your primary partition is)

Use this version of FA to open your replays.

However, if navigating to this proves too troublesome, simply open the correct exe through FAF by double clicking on the swords next to someone's name and then accessing the replays menu through that launched copy of FA. The replay menu is located under Extras > Replays. The correct replay will have a format akin 06 Mar 2012 21-13 lastGame. Find the corresponding replay to the time and date of your game.

Two reasons:

  1. You will to use need the current FAF executable. It's in COMMON_APP/FAForever/bin (COMMON_APP is c:\ProgramData\ on Windows 7). Double clicking a replay will open with standard FA (3599) unless you change the association. You can change the association in Windows 7 by right clicking on any FA replay, opening the properties dialog box and clicking the change box next to "Opens With" in the General tab. You can then select the correct FA executable at the path described above.
  1. The name of the replay is too long for FA. Try to shorten it.

Every time I load my own saved replays from the "extras - replay" option, it always loads the same replay vs an AI. anything I'm missing?

The FAF client will automatically save a local copy your replays for you. The correct replay will have a format akin 06 Mar 2012 21-13 lastGame. Find the corresponding replay to the time and date of your game.