Ok, so I just set up a local server for friends and me to play on. I downloaded a Shrubet mod earlier today, and it worked. When I Host Game, I choose Deticated Server - Internet, and I have Shrubbot enabled. But to use that, I also had to enable Punkbuster. And since I did that, I cannot even join my own server anymore. It gives me a message "You have been kicked and are temporarily banned from this server." Why is that? There was no admin on to kick me, etc. I'm the server host. What and more important WHY is it kicking me? Anyone can help me with this to fix my problem? Thanks in advance! Connecting to ...IP... You have been kicked and are temporarily banned from joining this server. You have been kicked and are temporarily banned from joining this server. You have been kicked and are temporarily banned from joining this server.
^^ That's what it says in the console. It's keeps saying that message every second, until I press ESCAPE to return to the main menu again.
To help you a little better: I first wanted to start a server without PunkBuster, but then I noticed that it wouldn't be able to run Shrubbot. Now I made myself a level 5 (the highest) admin on my server, but still it won't let me in. And the problem started after activating PunkBuster and Shrubbot.
a dedicated server means you can't join the game yourself. or at least i think so ;) try it and don't dedicate it this time
I have a feeling there's gonna be a LOT of lag :] (better leave it dedicated and... well, sorry no fraggin' for you ;) Make sure you've updated pb, 'cuz it can get very annoying. I think there was a option in the advanced server setting to disable the "kick 'n ban" for the game hoster.
Can you please be more specific? I'm a n00b in this kind of thing. Thanks to the help, though!:D
a dedicated server is better for the people that join because they produce less lag, but if you start a dedicated server you won't be able to play on it yourself. if you're going to use it for just 3 other people MAX it's okay if you have a broadband connection and a good computer, then you can play on it undedicated (i do this sometimes and it works).
No, that's not it. Cause I were able to play on my own server BEFORE I made it a shrubet server. After that, I keep getting kicked. When the server was an etmain server, everything was fine.
Please help. :)