General Information

The "rvmm://" URI

RVGL Launcher supports the custom URI scheme rvmm://. When a link starting with this URI scheme is clicked, or typed manually in your browser, it will automatically start the launcher and perform a command.

Before you can use this functionality, the URI must be registered. This is automatically done the first time the launcher is run. If you want to register it again for any reason, use the Help -> Register URI menu option.

The following commands are currently supported:

  • rvmm:///: Run the launcher and do nothing else. If already running, switch the focus to the running launcher window.

  • rvmm://join/<ip-address>: Launch the game and directly connect to the specified IP address. For example, rvmm://join/vas.rv.gl attempts to join a game hosted at vas.rv.gl.

  • rvmm://<download-link>: Download content specified by the download link and install it to the local pack. Automatically downloading and installing content this way is limited to a few whitelisted domains:

    # Re-Volt World
    rvmm://www.revoltworld.net/dl/harvey/?ind=1624368413026&filename=harvey.zip&wpdmdl=28037&refresh=60d461eedf4181624531438
    
    # Re-Volt Zone
    rvmm://www.revoltzone.net/trackfiles/home_bat.zip
    rvmm://www.revoltzone.net/carfiles/fd_s30.zip
    
    # Re-Volt XTG
    rvmm://www.revoltxtg.co.uk/files/Xtr/R/P/pod_zed/pod_zed.zip
    
    # Re-Volt I/O
    rvmm://files.re-volt.io/packs/christmas/2020/grinch.7z
    
    # Duc's RV Site
    rvmm://hajduc.com/downloads/no_repo_tracks_200408.zip
    

Automatic Updates

The launcher updates itself automatically. Updates are checked at each start. When a new version of the launcher is available, it'll be downloaded automatically and installed when you quit the application.

Automatic updates are turned off if the launcher is run from a git repo. So a way to disable checking for updates is to create an empty .git folder in the launcher's folder.

Settings and Files

The launcher keeps everything in its data and config folders. In a standard install, both are tied to the current user account.

  • On Linux, these folders are usually: ~/.local/share/rvmm and ~/.config/rvmm.
  • On Windows, there is a single folder at: C:\Users\<user-name>\AppData\Local\rvmm.

The custom install type allows you to override the data folder location.

Data Folder

Can be opened with File -> Open Data Folder. This folder contains:

  • downloads: Downloaded packages.
  • packs: Installed packages.
  • save: Save games and replays.
  • update: Staging area for updates.

Config Folder

Can be opened with File -> Open Config Folder. This folder contains:

  • logs: Application logs.
  • recipes: Game presets.
  • repos: Downloaded repository files.
  • config.json: Configuration file.

Use File -> Clean to clear downloads and logs.

Show Console

Console messages can be viewed by enabling Help -> Show Console. This adds a Console tab to the UI, where log messages and errors are printed.

Console tab