I have a Windows 10 laptop I am going to use as a dedicated server for Perforce. I have Windows 7 Desktop that I will be working from. I have no experience with setting up Perforce. I seem to be doing some fundamentally simple thing wrong and cant get it set up right. I am not even sure it I’m even installing the right applications in the right places for what I am trying to setup. Any advice on what to do will help immensely.
Hey there Seed 37!
Here is a tutorial series that should point you in the right direction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOaDZEG49Z4
Hi SE_JonF, Thanks for the speedy reply. I have watched and fallowed that tutorial and while I got a better understanding of perforce it seemed to be slightly outdated and I could not get it to work right. I have also read tutorials and watched the few videos I could find, spent some time over the last 2 weeks trying to get this set up right.
I am currently trying to fallow this Link
I guess a good question to start with is; What program do I need to install on the laptop first? p4v p4d p4s.
Made some progress this morning**.**
I installed p4d to the laptop then p4v (Said I can’t use DVCS hope I don’t need it) and I got it to connect with p4admin. But I cannot connect from the desktop. When I installed p4d I made it localhost:1666. When I try to connect I use ...*:1666 and get this error.
Connect to server failed; check $P4PORT.
TCP connect to ...:1666 failed.
connect: ...**:1666: WSAETIMEDOUT
It was a firewall problem on the laptop Solved Here.
Got most everything set up now for the project. I haven’t bin able to get the ignore list setup right yet.
my ignore list is
I copy and pasted this one and changed the project filepath then ran the command line but when i test it by reconcile offline work on the Saved folder it marks all of them for add.
Be sure to setup typemap on the server (your laptop) see https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-us/Engine/Basics/SourceControl/Perforce
As for p4ignore, did you run:
p4 set P4IGNORE=.p4ignore.txt on the client?
Just double checked the typemap and that is set up right as far as I know.
re ran p4 set P4IGNORE=.p4ignore.txt just to be sure
Also the folder structure is like this;
This is from my desktop PC the Depot is on the laptop.
the only files i actually added was everything in HowWorldsEnd except the saved folder
I did not add the UE_4.19 yet.
also do you have to run p4 set P4IGNORE=.p4ignore.txt every time you change the .p4ignore.txt file?
I did not have the full file path name in the ignore file. I also copy/pasted the typemap from https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-us/…ntrol/Perforce just in case.
Ill edit later as solved once I test a few things.
- Check all firewalls including your router for Initial connection problems.
- File Path Names Are Important.
- Watch or read the entire tutorial series first, including comments. Then start.
Tutorials and Information I used to set this up.
Hey [USER=“9437”]Seed 37[/USER] ,
It looks like you had some success setting up your Perforce server.
I wanted to ask if the ignore list you pasted above has behaved well for you? Did you edit it further after posting?