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Command line options
« on: July 09, 2015, 01:44:57 PM »
Paragon Chat doesn't have a lot of these, but here's the full list:

-basedir \Path\

Sets the base directory in which to look for the COH client. This allows ParagonChat.exe to live somewhere else if you want, with a shortcut to specify -basedir C:\Games\COH\I24 or whatever.

-pcdir \Path\

Overrides the data directory that Paragon Chat uses to save its settings and character database. The default is %APPDATA%\Paragon Chat, which in Windows 7/8 is usually "C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Paragon Chat"

-localhost

Causes Paragon Chat to use 127.0.0.1 for its listen address instead of 127.0.0.2. Required for it to work on macs which don't do loopback on other 127 addresses, and possibly useful if you have firewall software that blocks 127.0.0.2. Note that with some firewalls using this might actually make things worse, because there's a quirk in the COH client that causes connection attempts to 127.0.0.1 to be directed to the real IP of your first installed network card instead.

-jid jid@domain

Sets the default JID (username) that shows up in the xmpp login UI.

-shareddb

Opens the embedded SQLite database in shared mode rather than exclusive mode. This allows you to open the database in another program while Paragon Chat is running.

Technical explanation: Paragon Chat defaults to exclusive mode so that it can use write-ahead-logging without having to use shared memory segments, which in testing tripped up some "security" software.