The easiest way to start the VAServer is to use the provided batch scripts. For example,
run_VAServer.bat will start a local server using the default configuration file
bin/VACore.ini. It is highly recommended to start the
VAServer from the VA root folder, since this allows VA to get access to provided configuration and data files. This is the reason why the provided batch files are located within the root folder.
You can create your own batch files linking to user-defined INI files to configure VA to your needs. Similarly you can execute the respective commands using the command line directly.
Basic command line calls¶
Launching VA from the command line allows specifying a server address / port plus a config file (
Opening the command line in VA's main folder, this would be a valid example:
Note, that the VAServer will parse paths relative to the current working directory.
Advanced command line interface¶
VAServer (starting from version 2023a) provides a more powerful command line interface which has the typical features. For example, the VAServer version can be printed using:
Most importantly it allows printing a help message listing arguments and options. Calling
will print a help message similar to this:
VVV VVV A Virtual Acoustics (VA) | http://www.virtualacoustics.org
VVV VVV AAA
VVV VVV AAA
VVV VVV AAA Copyright 2015-2023
VVVVVV AAA Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics (IHTA)
VVVV AAA RWTH Aachen University
VAServer is a lightweight command line C++ server application for real-time auralization.
The configuration of the application is done in an '.ini' file which can be found under the 'conf' folder.
For more information, especially for all configuration options visit https://www.virtualacoustics.de/VA/documentation/ .
Usage: VAServer [OPTIONS] [server-address] [config_file]
Address of the server, in the from (address):(port)
Core configuration ini file
-h,--help Print this help message and exit
-v,--version Display program version information and exit
Again note, that the VAServer will parse paths relative to the current working directory.