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Global hotkeys have not yet been implemented.

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I created a text file explaining how to edit a split file in a spreadsheet program as well as the split file format:

https://itch.io/t/369258/tst-video?before=3#post-645316

Also in the thread, Randomstuff created a video.

Here is an image that explains how to open a split file in a spreadsheet and save it back to a split file.  The third image shows how a split file looks when everything is lined up.  The first image is the file as it would be seen in a text file.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wgkivme4wsn431e/TST%20Spreadsheet%20Guide.png?dl=0

If a text editor has an option for a huge tab stop value, that would also make things line up.   Another way when creating a split file is to use small placeholder split names and split file title when making the columns, then put the names in afterwards.

The format of the file is explained in the manual, which can be found here: https://itch.io/t/329672/sample-files-and-manual-update


The first column is the title, and in the following lines, the name of the splits.  In the column names line, this is the display name for the split file.

The second column is the best splits.  This stores as an elapsed time, not run time, the fastest elapsed time for the split.  Displaying this column as run time will show the accumulated times and will show as the final split what the optimal run time should be.

The remainder of the columns except the last are for comparison splits, used to compare the current run against multiple sets of splits.

The last column is the best run.  This is the splits that will be replaced when saved.

The second line for each split has additional info for the split.  (Be sure to make two lines for each split)

The first column is the split's image.

The remainder of the columns are notes for that split for that column's run.  So the best splits can have a note, the best run can have a separate note, and any of the comparison run can have its own note as well.


The first line's first column is the attempt counter.

The second column is the timer offset.

The third column is the background image file.


Let me know if anything else needs to be explained or clarified.

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I created a file called "Sample 1 No Splits.txt" and put that in the zip file that has the manual and other sample spit files.  This new file is likely useful for others as well.  The zip file is in this thread: https://itch.io/t/329672/sample-files-and-manual-update

Have you loaded one of the split files?  There are sample files you can use.

Do you mean that you want to run the timer without any splits?  I can create a file for that if that is what you want.

Make a list of the splits you want and I will make a file for you.

Here is the splits file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/71appztjhazg6r0/Super%20Meat%20Boy.txt?dl=0

Is the split file you made not working?  While you can edit the split file as a spreadsheet, you need to export/save it as a tab delimited file.  If you can't figure it out and want to tell me what splits you want, I can make the file for you.

As for saving splits, yes you would have to switch over to Time Split Tracker to hit the space bar and then switch back, or use a separate computer.   Global hotkeys has not been implemented.

Isn't it the space key?  I don't have a mac, so I can't run that version, but it should have the same default key.  Also make sure that you have opened a split file first.

Here is the splits file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r9pg39iysow7wz6/Super%20Mario%20Odyssey.txt?dl=0

Creating and modifying a splits file has not yet been enabled within the Mac version.  You can either run the Windows version through WINE or create the files through a text or spreadsheet editor.   If you want to tell me what splits you want, I can create the file for you.

I also made an update the files and manual to help make this more clear.  Thread here:
https://itch.io/t/329672/sample-files-and-manual-update#post-591346

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I updated the sample files and the manual.  It should be a bit more clear what the columns mean, and how the files should be set up.  Here is a link to the files until these are added to the next update.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hs18mp3yoxoe41z/Sample%20Files%20and%20Manual%2019-01-05.zip?dl=0

This section in the manual for the file format was modified to explain the columns better:

The first column is the title, and in the following lines, the name of the splits.
The second column is the best splits.  This stores as an elapsed time, not run time, the fastest elapsed time for the split.  Displaying this column as run time will show the accumulated times and will show as the final split what the optimal run time should be.
The remainder of the columns except the last are for comparison splits, used to compare the current run against multiple sets of splits.
The last column is the best run.  This is the splits that will be replaced when saved.

You need to have a column between the split name and the Best Run (you can rename this columns), which is Best Splits, which is the time (stored as duration) for that split.  This column adds up each duration in the column and shows a guess for the optimal best run.

I see that the file that you based this on is incorrect for some reason.  I don't know how that slipped by for all this time.  I will update this for the Windows/WINE version, and have Time Split Tracker add the best splits column automatically if there is only one column, and pass them along to Eric whenever he comes back.

Here is the split file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qyp2x486i2damn0/SM64%2016%20star.txt?dl=0

Here is the split file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ml19k9kbcwfmsre/Chibi%20Knight.txt?dl=0

There are settings in the ini file that control the hotkeys, but I don't know if those settings have been integrated into the Mac version yet.

Here is the splits file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6d3r442wgprw38j/Portal%202_IAmSeaMonkey.txt?dl=0

Here is the splits file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6lr5yqegpxh0uh/BTD%205.txt?dl=0

The ini file does indeed controls the settings, provided that the settings have been implemented, which many have not been in the mac version.  The windows version has everything implemented, including the ability to edit split files.  I also actively maintain it.  It runs great in WINE; I use Linux so I run it in WINE, and have tested it.

When are you trying to save your best splits?  It should save them automatically if the option for auto-save best splits is set, if that exists in the mac port.  I don't have a mac, so I am unable to test.  Hotkey options don't exist yet, as well as a number of settings.

Here is the splits file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l25qfrsgja7f6e2/Hollow%20Knight.txt?dl=0

As far as I know, no work has been done on the Mac version for some time, and I haven't heard from Eric for some time.

You can put whatever splits you want in the file, there are no limits.  Send me a list of the splits that would would like and I will create a file for it.

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I posted the corrected file in the other thread.

For reference to anyone else with this happening, the first time column is reserved for the best splits, and is stored as the elapsed time for the individual split only.  The last column is the one used as the best run, which is stored as the run time.  

You can optionally insert columns in-between which are comparison splits used as information only, and is not modifed by a best run.  They are also stored as the run time.  An example for this is when you want to compare your best run against a world record.  You put the WR in the middle column and your best run in the last.  When you are running, you can see how the current run compares to both your best run and the WR.

Here is the split file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kk4qbphmhgixpoa/Stardew%20Valley.txt?dl=0

That part of the customization has not been implemented yet on the Mac version.


(If you want, you can run the Windows version through WINE to have all features, and use it until the features are available on the Mac version.)

After Time Split Tracker opens, you have to load a split file (otherwise you can use it as a simple timer).  There are example split files as a template, or you can post your splits here and I will make a file for you. 

There are settings to adjust the height and width that are set separately.  In the ini or preference file, there should be a section for window settings.  It should be the lines under the line that is

[Window]

There are bunch of settings, but these are relevant to what you need:
HeaderColumnWidth sets the width of the split name column.
DataColumnWidth sets the width of the remainder of the rows.  
HeaderColsHeight  sets the height of the column header line.
RowHeight sets the height of the rows for the splits.

I think these settings are enabled in the Mac version.  I am the programmer for the Windows/WINE version, so I am going on how it should work.

It appears that the format of the downloaded file from splits.io is incorrect.  I have emailed them about this issue.

For now you can fix this by adding a second column for the best run (just add a tab and type "best run" in the header row).  The first column is used to store the best individual splits.  You can also tell me what file you are downloading and I can fix it manually.

Here is the split file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x88v3itm7ysw26p/Undertale.txt?dl=0

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Here is the split file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mh7mxmbvce936ad/Portal%202.txt?dl=0

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Here is the split file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z49opwp9pou0bmw/TMNT%204.txt?dl=0

Can you upload the file so I can see what is going wrong?

You're welcome.

For future reference (for others searching the threads), it is not a formatting issue.  The times in the best splits column are stored as each split's duration, but the times in the best run column (and comparison run columns) are stored as the actual run time at each split.

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Ah, you need another column after best splits for the best overall run.  Time Split Tracker requires that because its primary feature is tracking the best run's splits.  Without that column, the best splits column is being treated as a best run.

Can you provide the splits file that you used with Time Split Tracker before you did your run (and also afterward, which might be helpful to have the save try to fix the format)?  It sounds like it may have been in an incorrect format.  Also, what did you use to export the file for use with Time Split Tracker?  I wonder if the export process is faulty.

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Here is the split file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m0ftyjdj37ri0n4/Warcraft%203.txt?dl=0

The link from before had an incorrect file. I have replaced the link with a correct version.