What is a cvar?

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    What is a cvar?

    Just wondering, what's a "cvar"...?

    I keep seeing them mentioned in various game-
    programming articles, or .plan files...

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    russian abbreviation for caviar? iono... hehe i'm guessing like, a shorthand for a char, with perhaps a specific signedness... like eh, a byte? but that wouldn't really work out well eh? nonetheless i'm guessing it's a shorthand or substitution for some data type, if not completely another user defined type, possibly well known in gaming programming cyrcles...
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    I would guess a Compressed Vertex Array. Although i am only a beginner!

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    it's Compressed Vertex Array Reconstruction... gosh these damn newbies...
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    Actually, I think it's a console variable.

    http://www.planetquake.com/qdevels/q...25_12_97d.html

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    cvar
    I'd call it a typo

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    Originally posted by SilentStrike
    Actually, I think it's a console variable.
    I was right .
    Wow, thanks... Now, here's my next question...
    What's the difference between a console variable
    and a regular variable?

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    the console is the user interface given to, well, the user in a game. there are variables controlling game parameters, which can range from sound options, to frame rates, to the graphics display. if a variable can be changed through the console io, you'd call it a console variable. the console is just the pathway the user gets to the 'real' variables, which the programmer decides to give access to...
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    Gosh... what do people not know...

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    Originally posted by Xmevs
    Gosh... what do people not know...
    Yeah, well... Some of us weren't lucky enough to
    have been born with all this information already
    inside of our head. We have to come up with
    non-clever ways of learning things. You know,
    like asking questions... It sucks. Trust me...

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