Why doesn't my standalone server come up on the server list? 9 replies

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#1 16 years ago

My stand alone server won't come up on the server list. help me.




Revan999

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#2 16 years ago

There are some Bugs in the game some thing still and will never work right.




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#3 16 years ago

So I can't start a stand alone server? That sucks. Any way I can fix it? Is there a special way to configure it? C'mon I need a better answer.




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#4 16 years ago

Also when I click on stand alone server on the opening menu it opens up the dedicated server thing. I'm running XP and have a DSL line.




Xenomorph Advanced Member

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#5 16 years ago

That's what a stand-alone server it: a dedicated server.




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#6 16 years ago

What about when I go in the game click on internet, click on host server, then set dedicated to no. that doesn't come up on the list. I have seen non-dedicated servers, so I know it's possible.




[mNo.55] halycon

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#7 16 years ago

is your DSL connection shared through a router? if so, then the router most likely has a built in firewall that's preventing people from seeing your server in the browser. i have a cable line at home which splits to 4 computers through a linksys router and in order to be able to see my server on the browser, i need to either A. set up port forwarding so that when a request comes in for the port i'm running my server, the request is router to my IP address or B. make my IP address the DMZ host. if you don't know what port your server would use, then open up AvP2 and set up your server, but don't start it. in one of the menus for setting up the server, you'll find the port number. setting port forwarding up on mine fixed my problem. making your computer a DMZ host will also fix the problem, but ALL PORTS on your computer will be open, which is not secure at all to outside intruders. if you do make your computer a DMZ host, make sure you at least have a software firewall running in the background to prevent unwanted guests from having their way with your computer :)




Mercury01

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#8 16 years ago

Another reson you might not be able to see you server is that there is no1 in it and you have "Players" at "<1 up" (or whatever it says)...i have the same problem but i think its the router thing.




Mercury01

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#9 16 years ago

first of all when i start a stand alone sever it apears on the server list...but i do not think other ppl can see it...second, how do you put auto messages on you server?




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#10 16 years ago

I believe the messages are part of the MOTD line, or are from some 3rd-party application. And how do you know people can't see your server? Perhaps you have too much lag and no-one wants to join? Try posting your server's name here and we can have people see if they can join.