Favourites let you move your favourite servers (ie. servers with preferred maps,
modes, etc.) above others in the serverbrowser, and, similarly, move disliked
servers, etc. below other servers.
Basic favourites category definitions are located in [AC_installation_folder]/config/favourites.cfg.
To add your own category, it's best to copy this file to your game home directory (where saved.cfg is located), and then edit that copy. Another way is to put additional categories into your autoexec.cfg.
You can edit later category definitions in a text editor or via the in-game menu - just press F1 in the serverbrowser to open the "serverbrowser help" menu, then "Edit favourites" (or press F4 in the serverbrowser to get there directly) and select the one you wish to edit.
You can easily toggle (add it to, or remove it from a category) the category of a selected server in the serverbrowser - just press the 0..9 keys on the keyboard. See in the serverbrowser help menu which key toggles what category.
Note: the category SEARCH is special, because it's used in the "Search for servers" feature, so please DON'T remove it and keep it always as the last category.
In the serverbrowser it's possible to toggle between viewing all servers and
viewing only servers which match chosen categories of favourites. Switching views
is possible by using Alt + Mouse wheel or Alt + Up/Down.
Firstly, in the "serverbrowser help" menu open "Edit alternative views in serverbrowser" and type the names of the categories (not tags!) which you want to be displayed on the alternative views. Category name is displayed in the settings of each category.
For example, type: LOVE MATCH
These category names will be saved in the serverbrowseraltpages alias.
Now you will able to toggle between a view of all servers and views of only servers matching your LOVE and MATCH categories.
Every category has the following attributes:
Positive weights list a server higher in the list; negative
weights list lower. To see weights in serverbrowser use:
showweights = 1.
|tag||A short category description, which shows in the serverbrowser. It can use escaped colour commands (for example: \f3). If undefined, it's the same as the category name.|
|desc||A detailed category description.|
|red, green, blue, alpha||The background colour for servers of this category. Use values from 0..100; use alpha = 0 to disable the background colour.|
Keywords to describe which servers are in this category.
Possible key types:
In the category:
|ignore||1: disable this category, 0: enable it|
|image||Path to the image which is displayed in serverbrowser instead of a tag (for example: packages/misc/heart.png)|
Below is an example definition of a category. More examples are contained in
You don't have to use all the attributes; you can use only those which you need to define.
addfavcategory LOVE sbfavourite_LOVE_desc = "Your real favourites" sbfavourite_LOVE_alpha = 20 sbfavourite_LOVE_red = 0 sbfavourite_LOVE_green = 100 sbfavourite_LOVE_blue = 0 sbfavourite_LOVE_weight = 255 sbfavourite_LOVE_image = packages/misc/heart.png