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« on: August 05, 2006, 09:50:43 PM »
After a multitude of software upgrades by Taylor, an operating system switch and hardware upgrades by me, GW presents to you the new and improved FS2NetD. I know its been a long road to this event, much painful waiting and a great many IP games, but the wait is now over. Thank you for your patience. Now go play till your eyes fall out :P.

This is the OFFICIAL release/bug thread. Celebrate, or whatever here.
I cannot reiterate how important it is to report your bugs here when you see them. If you do not report your bugs, they will not be fixed!

I would also like to announce a contest: the long awaited GWBB multiplayer competition! The prizes are a secret for now, but you can be sure competing for it is well worth your time. There will be an official thread on it posted later that will further explain the contest.... For right now I can tell you that it will involve 3 different categories and it wont be points alone.

Hope you have fun.

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006, 09:59:50 PM »
oh yay! :biggrin1:

now time to get my friends into fs2 multiplayer.

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006, 11:43:36 PM »
kool dude thnx for the server and everything, time to play!

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006, 12:29:26 PM »
i don't know whether it's a server bug or something i did wrong :

i've registered a pilot : "Anamael" confirmed/activated the account , set up my game according to the FAQ, tried to connect, succeded ........  but : it doesn't find any games. i also accessed the online Active Games list and there were 3 active games at that time.

i read about the ports needed to be open. i have no firewall , just peerguardian2 which i tried disabling, but still no games were detected. i even tried to set the launcer up to forcefully use port 7808 and still nothing. does this server require me to have the IPX protocol installed on my win? i only have TCP/IP installed. i deleted a lot of things and the IPX was one of them (very little HDD space; i got the winxp folder to be about 500MB instead of 1.3GB)

i'm fresh out of ideas. pls help

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 02:17:02 PM »
Um I've registred a new pilot because I forgot the password and stuff of my old one, but I was not send the activation Email. Is this a problem with the server or does it has something to do with my email service provider?
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006, 02:39:17 PM »
Quote from: anamael
i've registered a pilot : "Anamael" confirmed/activated the account , set up my game according to the FAQ, tried to connect, succeded ........  but : it doesn't find any games. i also accessed the online Active Games list and there were 3 active games at that time.

There is/was a code bug which made active games look like they were available long after they were gone.  The timeout to filter these old games out has been fixed, but the updated code won't be active until later tonight or perhaps this afternoon.

Also, it depends on what build you are using.  The port in use is one thing but also FS2_Open had it's server version bumped at one point (for no good reason that I can find) so those people who use Tom's build may not show as available to FS2_Open builds, and vise versa.

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i read about the ports needed to be open. i have no firewall , just peerguardian2 which i tried disabling, but still no games were detected. i even tried to set the launcer up to forcefully use port 7808 and still nothing. does this server require me to have the IPX protocol installed on my win? i only have TCP/IP installed. i deleted a lot of things and the IPX was one of them (very little HDD space; i got the winxp folder to be about 500MB instead of 1.3GB)

There may just have been no truely active games at the time that you were logged on, or they were an incompatible build (as mentioned above).  I checked the server logs from your connect and everything appears to be working fine.  May just be bad luck, but we are looking into the issues of no available servers to try and reduce that, or at least detect that it isn't going to show up for you.


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Um I've registred a new pilot because I forgot the password and stuff of my old one, but I was not send the activation Email. Is this a problem with the server or does it has something to do with my email service provider?

Check your spam filters first off, although that's just generic advise.  In this case, secifically, the mail to you was bounced by your provider.  I'll PM you the activation link.

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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2006, 04:42:25 PM »
wow, just participated in an 11 player dogfight. Its good to play again. Its so much fun....

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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2006, 07:29:05 PM »
Yes that was fun :) great games!
BTW. I just mail u some missions to valid :)
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2006, 08:10:18 PM »
:yes:

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2006, 03:29:03 AM »
11 player? Wow havent seen that many people on at once sence PXO died. Nice guys nice.

Hmm, id like to get in on the contest. I hope its felxable with work\daily lives and R\L schedules.

This may be a bug, and it was reprodusable, but i have not tried now that FS2net is back up: The PXO light would not stay on, so it would not save stats. I had to several tiems before joinng game, in game, in mision, re click it on for it to save (if i was lucky).
Toms bulid btw.

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2006, 06:53:17 AM »
Well MP (MP=MatthewPapa :p ) didn't kicked like Chuck Norris, but he was good anyway. :) Fortunelly i had least deaths of all (Only 2!!!) with 11 kills. That will be 5.5 rate, which i think was highest of all. ;)
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2006, 09:50:38 PM »
This is good news :nod:

GJ MP & taylor :yes: . This is gonna make many people happy :)

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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2006, 11:40:43 PM »
Thus guys were a bit too tough for me ^^ ... but surprisingly I wasn't the worst player that participated this day :P.

11 guys in a dogfight is quite much for a ReN00b like me ^^.
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2006, 05:30:05 AM »
your freespacezone link needs to be updated, the link is http://www.freespacezone.com