Could this work as a standard Windows shortcut also where the name of the mpp file could be specified? I'm working with a theatre group that has multiple summer camps taking place...each doing a different show.
/production "C:\Users\David\Desktop\MultiPlay\My Production File.mpp" This would tell MultiPlay to load the specified production at startup. If the production file has no spaces you can omit the quotes.
I just tried using Companion with the generic OSC mode and can control MultiPlay via the test buttons in Companion or via the Stream Deck Mini.
In Companion, I added a connection of type OSC. Pressing the edit button lets you set the IP address (of the computer running MultiPlay) and the port number (set in Preferences > OSC Control > Incoming). If MultiPlay is on the same PC as the Stream Deck, you can use 127.0.0.1 as the IP address in Companion.
For the buttons, click Buttons in Companion and choose a button that corresponds to the one on your Stream Deck. On the Edit Button tab (to the right) click the down arrow of the green "Regular Button" and choose "Regular Button". In the "Button text" area enter in what you want to appear on the Stream Deck button.
To add the command, click the Browse button of the Press Actions and select OSC, then "Send message without arguments", then Done. Back in the button editor, edit the OSC path to what you want to send. For example, to trigger the GO button in MultiPlay, enter /go in there. There's lots of other options for alignment, add graphics, etc, but I haven't tried them yet.
You can find the OSC commands to use by hovering over the commands (left column) in Preferences > Shortcuts. See how you go with that to start with.
David, you are on it! I just gotta say WOW. Pretty much everything I have mentioned in the last week, you have either already been working on or are already trying to implement it.
I know multiplay supports OSC, and there is a generic OSC control already made for companion. I have not messed with OSC control before so I have no idea how to set that type of thing up. Would I be able to link the generic OSC control on companion to multiplay? If so, how would you set this up to play cues? Any ideas? If someone did figure this out could they export what they did on companion, and then add a copy of the show file they used with Multiplay to a reply?