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View-mode client 25/11/2018 at 15:48 #113542
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It might be quite cool to have a "read-only" client mode that allows people to watch in on a sim without being able to interact with it.

I'd anticipate it to have the usual client-mode features of chat, train list but you'd be unable to click anything in the viewport.

In this mode, people who have not (yet) bought the sim would still be able to watch, it might even encourage more sales.

This would also be useful for hosts or other people with two devices to be able to extend their view (under one license).

I guess a new loader button, some code around licensing, and a certain amount of work around WM handling would be needed, but I think it could be doable.

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Jamie

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View-mode client 25/11/2018 at 15:58 #113544
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Support this, would be a useful feature for multiplayer chains (like the one I'm planning this afternoon/evening).
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View-mode client 25/11/2018 at 16:10 #113545
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If the idea was extended so the host could set the parameter to define whether someone was allowed to join in "view only" or "full access" mode (and could change it in mid-session) it would also enable the host to have some control over those who join and then disrupt the session by interfering with other panels or posting inanities in the TD berths.
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View-mode client 25/11/2018 at 19:30 #113560
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postal in post 113545 said:
...it would also enable the host to have some control over those who join and then disrupt the session by interfering with other panels or posting inanities in the TD berths.
Like that would ever happen? LOL!

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