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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:05 AM
Greetings All!!

Here`s how Dedicated Server @Hyperlobby setup For HOSTS will go. Please keep in mind that network configuration is different for everyone. Just to give you a heads-up..My dedicated server machine is behind the router and set as DMZ behind Norton Firewall. I did not try it otherwise, simply because i use it for many things and it was DMZ since day one.

Part I, Server installation instructions.

1) If you don`t have FB Installed, you don`t have to to have it.
The only thing you will need from FB is Users folder. Don`t ask me why, but Hyperlobby will give you a trouble with difficulty settings checkboxes. For whatever reason if you represented difficulty settings on your server and clicked SAVE, it revereses it back to rather arcade settings...go figure lol. You don`t have to do that, but alot of players look at the settings before they go in.

2) If you don`t have a server yet, download it here ftp://ftp.ubisoft.com/games/il2stur..._Server1.11.exe
That will take a while /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

3) It`s a sefextractor and knows where to go, so let it fly.

4) Download FBServer from here. http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/FBServer.zip

And Unzip it into your Dedicated server Folder.

5) Double click FBServer executable in your IL2 Forgotten Battles folder. FBServer console will pop up. Click on options and then select Preferences. Another Console will pop up.

At the top of that console where it says IL2-FB Server Path click "Locate" and select il2server.exe. Click OK.

5) Rename FBServer executable to il2fb

That`s it, server setup is complete.

6) Double click il2fb (FBServer) and let it load.

Make sure it comes up without any errors and loads default islands map. Try joining from your second PC via FBLauncher. You can find FBLauncher on wildhoney`s site.
There is a problem with joining your own dedicated server from client machine, because HL uses external (WAN) IP and joining that way will require reconfiguration of router for the client. FBLauncher could be found here

7) Fire up HL and let her rip...


This is it, no more, no less. Additional settings will be posted later. There are some tricks with maps, difficulty settings...etc. I will explain it all.

Keep this up top.

V!


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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:05 AM
Greetings All!!

Here`s how Dedicated Server @Hyperlobby setup For HOSTS will go. Please keep in mind that network configuration is different for everyone. Just to give you a heads-up..My dedicated server machine is behind the router and set as DMZ behind Norton Firewall. I did not try it otherwise, simply because i use it for many things and it was DMZ since day one.

Part I, Server installation instructions.

1) If you don`t have FB Installed, you don`t have to to have it.
The only thing you will need from FB is Users folder. Don`t ask me why, but Hyperlobby will give you a trouble with difficulty settings checkboxes. For whatever reason if you represented difficulty settings on your server and clicked SAVE, it revereses it back to rather arcade settings...go figure lol. You don`t have to do that, but alot of players look at the settings before they go in.

2) If you don`t have a server yet, download it here ftp://ftp.ubisoft.com/games/il2stur..._Server1.11.exe
That will take a while /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

3) It`s a sefextractor and knows where to go, so let it fly.

4) Download FBServer from here. http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/FBServer.zip

And Unzip it into your Dedicated server Folder.

5) Double click FBServer executable in your IL2 Forgotten Battles folder. FBServer console will pop up. Click on options and then select Preferences. Another Console will pop up.

At the top of that console where it says IL2-FB Server Path click "Locate" and select il2server.exe. Click OK.

5) Rename FBServer executable to il2fb

That`s it, server setup is complete.

6) Double click il2fb (FBServer) and let it load.

Make sure it comes up without any errors and loads default islands map. Try joining from your second PC via FBLauncher. You can find FBLauncher on wildhoney`s site.
There is a problem with joining your own dedicated server from client machine, because HL uses external (WAN) IP and joining that way will require reconfiguration of router for the client. FBLauncher could be found here

7) Fire up HL and let her rip...


This is it, no more, no less. Additional settings will be posted later. There are some tricks with maps, difficulty settings...etc. I will explain it all.

Keep this up top.

V!


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T_O_A_D
10-14-2003, 04:23 AM
TY Now I'll bump waiting further instructions on the rest.

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:42 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:48 AM
crazyivan1970, what's taking you sooo long?

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:55 AM
Has anyone figured out how to P/W protect the server yet?

TinMan

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:57 AM
I`m working on it...dang people LOL /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I didn`t look at server password protection yet, will do later

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 06:08 AM
Part2.

MAPS

1)In the Server directory locate missions/net/dogfight . Same layout as in FB, 1,2,3 and 4. Paste your gaming maps in there along with their properties.

2) In FB Server folder locate file called server.cmd (listed as server), right click it and select EDIT (Don`t double click it)
Those are the contents:

mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 3/1_islands.mis BEGIN
f gs.cmd

basically server.cmd tells il2server.exe which map to load, now THE TRICKY PART:

It`s hard to explain why...and honestly i do not know why i wasn`t able to HOST my maps without naming it 1_islands.mis or any other given maps. Let me explain what happens. Lets say i put down this:

mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 3/DF1VFC_Stile.mis BEGIN

Game loads, all good...Now i am trying to join it as a client from other computer...and bang...stuck at mission loading screen forever. What gives? I don`t know. Then i renamed my DF1VFC_Stile.mis to default 1_Islands.mis...and went right in. I will research it more later on... still alot of testing to do hehe. But for now, any of your maps simply place into folder 3 and name 1_Islands.mis untill i figure out what is going on with this.

That`s it for maps.


Part 3

Now, difficulty settings... There is a way to upload difficulty settings from the script file...but i haven`t tried it yet...instead i cheated a bit /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Start up IL2FB...

Select played as "John Doe" is it?

Go to QMB and set difficulty as something that you would host with...

Minimize IL2FB and go to IL2FB directory into Users/Doe folder. Open up settings.txt and find difficulty and take the number that is next to single...for example:

Single: 16777215
Net: 16777215

Go to your IL2 Server directory. Open confs file, find difficulty= and type the Doe`s number instead of whatever is in there so it will look like this:

difficulty=12344533

Here are few examples, those are the real codes for difficulty that i retreaved:

FR 16777215

FR with minimap 14680063

FR with speedbar and minimap 10485759

FR with speedbar, minimap, padlock 10420223

FR with icons, padlock, minimap, speedbar 10418175

And so on...


Once it`s done...you are really ready for HOSTING.


Part 4.

How many players i can handle??? According to Hunter HOST machine should have at least 512MB of RAM and then faster connection then better. CPU..Well.. i host 21 ppl on P-3 800 with 1GB of RAM. My connection is 10mb down, 1mb up. So you be the judge! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Now, important part!!!
Current IL2 Server can only HOST 16 ppl. If you are planning to HOST more then that... up to 32 (Not tested yet!)

1) In your IL2 server directory rename RTS.DLL to something else.

2) Copy RTS.DLL from IL2FB directory into IL2 SERVER directory.

3) In IL2 Seerver directory open confs file and change serverChannels=16 to whatever number you gonna host.

That`s that.


More to come /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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T_O_A_D
10-14-2003, 06:22 AM
crazyivan1970 wrote:


-
- It`s hard to explain why...and honestly i do not
- know why i wasn`t able to HOST my maps without
- naming it 1_islands.mis or any other given maps. Let
- me explain what happens. Lets say i put down this:
-
- mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 3/DF1VFC_Stile.mis
- BEGIN


Hmm I didn't have this problem I just had to take out the spaces.

mission LOAD net/dogfight/5/CFSrevisited.mis


Also the one I have running is scripted difficulties.in the cmd.exe


Keep it up I'm learning tons Ivan. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif





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Message Edited on 10/14/0305:25AM by T_O_A_D

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 06:42 AM
Part 5.

Custom icons.

Easiest way to do it

I`ll just give you an example of my icons settings:

1) Open up notepad

2) type or paste following:

mp_dotrange FRIENDLY COLOR 1 DOT 8 RANGE 0.005 TYPE 1.5 ID 0.005 NAME 0.005

What it means is... settings for friend: dot visibility 8km, range visibility 5m (almost none), type of his plane visible from 1.5km , his ID 5m, his name 5m... basically the only thing is visible is Plane type.. like Me-109, or Yak...


Then do the same for Foe:

mp_dotrange FOE COLOR 1 DOT 8 RANGE 0.005 TYPE 0.005 ID 0.005 NAME 0.005

which makes no icons for Foe.. only dot visible from 8km.



3) Now, save this file as seticons.cmd (cmd extention is important, server will not understand other filetype)


4) In you IL2 server directory right click, then select edit on server.cmd file (dont double-click it)

contents look like this:

mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 3/1_islands.mis BEGIN
f gs.cmd


simply add one line of script: f seticons.cmd (seticons is file that you just created for custom icons) and server.cmd will look like this:


mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 3/1_islands.mis BEGIN
f gs.cmd
f seticons.cmd

Save it and close it.


Now your custom icons are preloaded
Next time you start the server custom icons will be there


That`s it for tonight, ask questions as you go, i will try to answer them!


V!


p.s. TOAD , thanks for this note, i will look more into it. Glad to know that someone got that part working /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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T_O_A_D
10-14-2003, 06:55 AM
NP

When I get home I'll post my cmd I have icons in it too unlike what your doing. seems too work? But Lik eI said before I have the slightest clue at what I'm doing I'm a copier LOL

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Message Edited on 10/14/0305:57AM by T_O_A_D

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 08:37 AM
Hmm, it worked ok for me, altho I didnt have any clients yet /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Maybe this software hasnt gotten around much enough.

The biggest Problem I saw up to now was the difficulty-thing, I just couldnt set things like Enigne Management and so on. Other worked fine. I think I should try your workaround /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Thanks for your efforts!

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 09:34 AM
I was a guest on Ivans, my ping was about 450 (Im in Australia on 56k) and there were only 5 of us but it was very smooth and my ping seemed to stay quite stable as well.
Hopefully more people will give this software a go it looks like it could improve online play quite a bit over non-dedicated but the only way to tell is to get a full server going for a period of time.

JG4_Tiger

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10-14-2003, 10:47 AM
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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 10:53 AM
Hi
Im testing a dedicated server running in hyperloby, ip starts with 81.174 can anyone see it and join it?

Let me know im running it behind a router so i can only join it by using the local ip not the internet IP

This is only as a test its only got 512k bandwidth until i move it to its rack.

Im running it with fbdaemon too if you want to try out the gunstat command or something. Ill leave it up for another 3 or so hours.

Please let me know how you get on with it. ta. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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T_O_A_D
10-14-2003, 10:55 AM
I'm at work so I can't try and join but I am able to join mine from home. with the outside IP. Its the 131st_dedicated one. I'm using a Linksys router,modem ,and switch setup.

Now about your FBD with it. Whats it take to add it to the mix?


BTZ_Bonehead wrote:
- Hi
- Im testing a dedicated server running in hyperloby,
- ip starts with 81.174 can anyone see it and join it?
-
- Let me know im running it behind a router so i can
- only join it by using the local ip not the internet
- IP
-
- This is only as a test its only got 512k bandwidth
- until i move it to its rack.
-
- Im running it with fbdaemon too if you want to try
- out the gunstat command or something. Ill leave it
- up for another 3 or so hours.
-
- Please let me know how you get on with it. ta. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
-
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-
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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:01 AM
I tried and timed out. I get a ping from the server though, so that isn't the problem...

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:34 AM
T_O_A_D wrote:
- I'm at work so I can't try and join but I am able to
- join mine from home. with the outside IP. Its the
- 131st_dedicated one. I'm using a Linksys
- router,modem ,and switch setup.
-
- Now about your FBD with it. Whats it take to add it
- to the mix?


Hi mate well it seems to be working but I can be sure until I can get someone to join from outside to be sure. It may even be that that isnt letting people join. I wonder if it is the router blocking some ports, I have 21000 open, at least i did http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I think its esential we have something like FBdaemon working with the dedicated serers to keep people interested in playing on them. Our other server (stats battle-fields.com) has been crashing fairly regular (its on ubi) although i upped it to 24 players the other day and it has been running for 72 hours solid now with no probs. That one is hosted remotely.

If you guys dont mind giving it a go again now, id appreciate it. Thanks

Bone

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:37 AM
It's not showing up in HL any more, I tried earlier and timed out.


BTZ_Bonehead wrote:
-
- Hi mate well it seems to be working but I can be
- sure until I can get someone to join from outside to
- be sure. It may even be that that isnt letting
- people join. I wonder if it is the router blocking
- some ports, I have 21000 open, at least i did /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif
-
- I think its esential we have something like FBdaemon
- working with the dedicated serers to keep people
- interested in playing on them. Our other server
- (stats battle-fields.com) has been crashing fairly
- regular (its on ubi) although i upped it to 24
- players the other day and it has been running for 72
- hours solid now with no probs. That one is hosted
- remotely.
-
- If you guys dont mind giving it a go again now, id
- appreciate it. Thanks


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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:41 AM
Ok, just joined when you relaunched it and got in fine /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 12:28 PM
Ivan,
Hats off to you and wildhoney! Your instructions received in MSN chat the other night were concise and very easy to follow (at least for me)... I got home last night and had a server up in Hyperlobby in a matter of minutes.... /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif When the OC3 comes back up officially....there is no doubt we will return to Hyperlobby.

(Duplicate post as your client instructions....just wanted to make sure you got our thanks!)



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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 12:51 PM
Is there anyway to clear the host path in the server. When I was running the client end only yesterday, I was able to host on HL the old way. I didn't realize I'd have to have a second computer to play on a server that I run, after I specify the path to the exe of the server. I've tried deleting it, erasing it, cleaning my computer of anything to do with FBServer so I could just set the client end back up so I could continue to host and play coops with my squad. After I get rid of FBServer, then reload it, when I open the preferences tab, both paths are already set in stone, so to speak. I can change the path of the server, but I can't delete it to be empty like it was when I first got it yesterday. I can't seem to join servers in HL that are running FBServer unless I connect using FBServer. I don't have a second computer to play on when I host and I'd like to have the best of both worlds as I did yesterday morning, d/l FBServer for the first time and just using the client side of the server. Can some help me resolve this dilema I find myself in. Thanks. S!

T_O_A_D
10-14-2003, 01:58 PM
Her ya go Ivan

My sever.cmd

================================================== =========

difficulty SeparateEStart 1
difficulty ComplexEManagement 1
difficulty NoMapIcons 1
difficulty NoMinimapPath 0
difficulty NoInstantSuccess 1
difficulty TakeoffLanding 1
difficulty WindTurulence 1
difficulty FlutterEffect 1
difficutly StallsSpins 1
difficulty BlackoutsRedouts 1
difficulty EngineOverheat 1
difficulty TorqueGyroEffects 1
difficulty RealisticLandings 1
difficulty CockpitAlwaysOn 1
difficulty NoOutsideViews 0
difficutly Headshake 1
difficulty NoIcons 0
difficulty RealisticGunnery 1
difficulty LimitedAmmo 1
difficulty LimitedFuel 1
difficulty Vunerablity 1
difficulty NoPadlock 0
difficulty Clouds 1
mp_dotrange DOT 15 TYPE 3 COLOR 3 RANGE 0.6 NAME 0.5 ID 0.3

mission LOAD net/dogfight/5/CFS Revisited.mis BEGIN
f gc.cmd

================================================== =========
Hope its of interest.

I tried adding this below to it instead of above but it errored on me.

md FRIENDLY COLOR 3 DOT 9.9 RANGE 3 TYPE 0.005 ID 0.005 NAME 5
md FOE COLOR 3 DOT 9.9 RANGE 0.005 TYPE 3 ID 0.005 NAME 0.005


Thanks Tiger for waxing my arse/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 02:01 PM
T_O_A_D wrote:
-
- I tried adding this below to it instead of above
- but it errored on me.
-
- md FRIENDLY COLOR 3 DOT 9.9 RANGE 3 TYPE 0.005 ID
- 0.005 NAME 5
- md FOE COLOR 3 DOT 9.9 RANGE 0.005 TYPE 3 ID 0.005
- NAME 0.005

Possibly because ivan has his aliased in his RCU file and you don't ...?

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T_O_A_D
10-14-2003, 02:03 PM
Raven4803 wrote:
-
- T_O_A_D wrote:
--
-- I tried adding this below to it instead of above
-- but it errored on me.
--
-- md FRIENDLY COLOR 3 DOT 9.9 RANGE 3 TYPE 0.005 ID
-- 0.005 NAME 5
-- md FOE COLOR 3 DOT 9.9 RANGE 0.005 TYPE 3 ID 0.005
-- NAME 0.005
-
-
- Possibly because ivan has his aliased in his RCU
- file and you don't ...?
-

Rgr I believe you are correct. I will fool with it his way later off to bed for now.

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 02:10 PM
Striker-PBNA wrote:
- Is there anyway to clear the host path in the
- server.

Yes: FBServer paths are stored in the Windows registry.

Run regedit, go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
- SOFTWARE
- - Wildhoney
- - - FBServer

Click "FBServer" and Doubleclick "ServerPath", then clear the path in the textbox, click "OK", close regedit.


schofei

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 03:08 PM
Thanks for the testing session Raven.

Can anyone tell me what ports I will need to open on a router to allow all this lot to run?

Obviously 21000 for standard IL2FB port, but then there is hyper lobby, does that need one opening and how about FBdaemon?

I managed to get mine running by putting the server in a DMZ which isnt a good idea to do to anything running windows http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Even when teh server was in teh DMZ I had to join using the local network IP from another machine on the network.

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 03:10 PM
Not sure about ports, i have my computer in the DMZ but i have a software firewall running, so i get the best of both worlds /i/smilies/16x16_robot-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 03:41 PM
TOAD nice dogfight on your server today very smooth considering the distance and the fact Im on a pretty ordinary connection, sorry I bailed on you mid fight but my ISP decided it was time for the fun to end and disconnected me.
My only suggestion would be to ditch the island scenario in favour of something a bit more interesting, but your the host, I just prefer two teams. All in all only good experiences with the client end of this tool so hopefully we will see more servers and users out there soon.

JG4_Tiger

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:17 PM
Thanks for that info. You help so much. I hope you can elaborate a bit more after I explain what is happening after following your direction.

I did what you told me to do and sure enough, it clears the server path. I tried to connect to a server that is serving using FBServer. No probs. I tried to host like I wanted to, just using my computer as a server, and the FBServer program popped up with text inside its window that read: Server Starting, then under that it read, Server Exited. I checked to make sure the server path in FBServer was cleared and it was. I checked regedit to see if it was cleared there, and it was.

But I wanted to try something else before I ask for more help. This is what I did. I thought I should start from scratch, just like I did the first time. So I wiped FBServer program from the FB folder, renamed il2fb_start back to il2fb, and I deleted the registry settings for wildhoney in regedit, and cleared my recycle bin. I restarted my computer. I checked regedit to make sure wildhoney key wasn't in there, and it wasn't. I opened HL and tried to connect to a server that was using FBServer with no sucess, that's what I was expecting. I tried to join another server not using FBServer and had no probs. I tried to host and had no probs.

So I felt like I was back to square one, where I wanted to be. Then I went back to the forum and followed Ivans client side instructions, just like I did the first time. I had no probs doing that. I checked regedit to make sure wildhoney key was in there and server path was clear, and it was. I ran explorer to make sure the server path was clear inside the preferences tab in the program, and it was. I opened HL and tried to join a server serving with FBServer, and I connected with no probs. I tried to join a server not serving with FBServer, and had no probs. But when I tried to host, FBServer pops up with the text I told you about at the begining of this post. I checked the server path on the FBServer program again and it was clear. I checked regedit again just to be sure the server path was clear, and it was.

After explaining all of that to you, do you have any idea why FBServer tries to serve a game I try to host? I mean, I wouldn't mind it hosting if I had a second computer to play on it with. Like I said before, I like to host coops and dogfights for my squad so I can join in with them. If FBServer was capable of allowing me to play also, I'd have no probs.

I guess if worse comes to worse, I could wipe FBServer out of my FB folder and rename the exe back to the original each time so I could host for them. And I would go through the trouble to do that everytime because the FBServer program is just that much better to join other servers with. I mean I've had no sign of lag or a stutter in frame rates while flying on a server serving with FBServer or flying on a server that is not using FBServer.

I'm sorry to be so much trouble. Seems a lot of other people are getting along just fine. I hope this long drawn out explanation of my probs gives you some idea of what I can do to keep the program on my computer and still allow me to host without it. Thanks again and I S! you sir!


schofei wrote:
-
- Striker-PBNA wrote:
-- Is there anyway to clear the host path in the
-- server.
-
- Yes: FBServer paths are stored in the Windows
- registry.
-
- Run regedit, go to
-
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
- - SOFTWARE
-
- - - Wildhoney
-
- - - - FBServer
-
-
- Click "FBServer" and Doubleclick "ServerPath", then
- clear the path in the textbox, click "OK", close
- regedit.
-
-
- schofei
-

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:47 PM
Hey Striker! The reason FB server pops up is simple. You Hyperlobby is directed to il2db.exe, which is really renamed FBServer, if you followed my instructions. Fix is rather simple, but kind of unconfortable. As i said, Clients got it good, HOSTs a little more complicated.
All you have to do, if you are planning to host non-dedicated server is go to your IL2 FB directory and rename il2fb_game to il2fb and il2fb (renamed FBServer) to FBServer. It`s a matter of simple renaming. You don`t have to wipe anything out. And you don`t have to redirect HL every time either. I talk to Wildhoney, maybe he will be able to get around this problem...


V!

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 04:57 PM
Crazyivan, you are a star !!!!!!!!



many thanks !

PS. By the way, can I run it on a Windows NT40 ?
(too lazy to install Win2K just for this)

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:00 PM
xxx

Message Edited on 10/14/0304:03PM by schofei

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:04 PM
Thanks for heads up mate, i didn`t look there yet /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif and i should have. Keep em coming!

Folks, stop praising me /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif , I am just a small particle in this project, more of beta tester then a developer. Our big THANKS should really go to wildhoney, he is da man.

V!

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Message Edited on 10/14/0305:06PM by crazyivan1970

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:06 PM
crazyivan1970 wrote:
- Hey Striker! The reason FB server pops up is simple.
- You Hyperlobby is directed to il2db.exe, which is
- really renamed FBServer, if you followed my
- instructions. Fix is rather simple, but kind of
- unconfortable. As i said, Clients got it good, HOSTs
- a little more complicated.
- All you have to do, if you are planning to host
- non-dedicated server is go to your IL2 FB directory
- and rename il2fb_game to il2fb and il2fb (renamed
- FBServer) to FBServer. It`s a matter of simple
- renaming. You don`t have to wipe anything out. And
- you don`t have to redirect HL every time either. I
- talk to Wildhoney, maybe he will be able to get
- around this problem...
-


Wildhoney's updated website (wildhoney.nightmail.ru/il2fb/)
now includes a batchfile written by I/JG78_Willey that simplifies renaming game executables.

Readme of fb_server.bat

Features:
- switches between game and server .exe
- shows existing il2fb executables, so you can check if it works right and which one is inactive ATM.

Required:
- Windows + DOS file 'choice.com' (is in this package)
- Il-2 FB, Server, UBI.com gameservice and "FBServer" installed, check http://wildhoney.nightmail.ru/il2fb/ for instructions

Installation:
- If you are running Win2k/XP: Extract 'choice.com' to [Windows]\system32 (default: C:\Windows\system32). Win 98(SE) and ME should have this file out of the box. If not, extract it as if you had XP.
- Rename your FBServer.exe (the one of Wildhoney) to il2fbserver.exe and put it in your FB root directory where the il2fb.exe is. If your il2fb.exe is renamed already, rename it back into il2fb.exe.
- Extract 'fb_server.bat' into your FB folder.
- Now rightclick on 'fb_server.bat', Create shortcut. Copy the shortcut to where you like to have it (Desktop for example).

Now it's about time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. You'll see this whe running the batch:

Il-2 FB Executable Choice
--------------------------------
1) Game
2) Server

9) il2fb*.exe check

0) EXIT

Please select, whether you want to use the game or server .exe.

Here you can press the keys 1, 2, 9 and 0.
1 activates the game .exe, 2 activates the server .exe.
9 will show you both .exes. If the game .exe is active it should list 'il2fb.exe' and 'il2fbserver.exe' and if the server .exe is active there should be both 'il2fb.exe' and 'il2fbgame.exe'.
0 will end the batch.

"Hals und Bein" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif - no matter what you want to host or join http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

2003, I/JG78_Willey


schofei




Message Edited on 10/14/0304:13PM by schofei

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:10 PM
Man, i wondering why you edited previous post lol.. good info, i`ll test it out tonight.

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:17 PM
I would like to thank both of you for all your hard work. Setting up a server to run in HL is easy as it can get for now. Now we just have to hope that all the pilots will install the launcher so that they can join dedicated server sessions. Now to the nitty gritty.

I have at my fingertips two differnt connections for servers. One is on a full dedicated T1 line, and the other is on Dual OC3s. At the present time, i am running a server on the T1 line in HL and a server in UBI off the Dual OC3s. Both servers are running the exact same missions and running FBD. Both servers names start with |FAST| and have some info after them. If i see that the HL server starts to get alot of usage, i may move the OC3 server to HL and put the T1 on UBI. But like i said, i want to be sure that the Dual OC3 server will get used. Bandwidth costs money and empty servers are a waste of money IMHO. So, all you HL users, get the launcher and start using these dedicated servers. I will be more then happy to run the Dual OC3 server on HL if its going to get used. (i like to repeat myself sometimes).

Now, as for the server content. I am calling it 90% full real settings. Dunno how else to lable it. Settings are set to full real with the exeception of the followin : icons (on), minimap path (on), speedbar (on). Icon settings are as follows: Friendly- dot (15k), and everything else to 2k ..... Foe Dot (15k) and everything else to 1k.
I am condidering dropping enemy icons all together, but i think i will leave this up to the general publics opinions. IF i get enuff feedback either way, that is what i will go with. But i do not intend on changing these setting from where they are now.
Missions and maps. We anyone that has made scripted missions/maps for FB and FBD knows it takes time. And i dont have much of that right now. Baby due in 3 weeks, work, life, and everything else in general. Hell just making sure the servers run takes alot of time. So if anyone is interested in making some scripted missions up for the servers, let me know, i will be more then apprecitive. I do have a few requests though. I would like to see the teams broken into Axis and Allied sides with all planes avaible respectivly. I just find that most people enjoy this better being able to fly their FAV plane. I would like to see Missions that are completable within 60 mins. Play more then an hour on one mission starts to get boring http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I would like each side to have some ground target that they need to eliminate to win the missions. There can be a couple of targets that they need to wipe out or whatever. I think if you get on my servers and try a few missions, you will get the general idea of what kind of missions i am using. There are plenty of Historical Battle servers out there, i would like to offer something a lil different.

Anyway, sorry for the winded post, you can contact me at sparx@fastclan.com with email or MSN if you got any questions or comments.

Ares

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:29 PM
Do you think the launcher program will get to a stage where people can just use HL to join any game? Or maybe even ASE or similar?

As a host of 2 servers one on Ubi and one now via IP adress I am wondering if anyone will ever use the join by IP one whilst the UBI.com one is full all the time.

Many casual players are not going to ever read these forums let alone work out how to join via IP, which is a pitty.

Just my thoughts. BTW if you need any of the files mirroring let me know and thanks for all the hard work you guys are putting into this!


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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:30 PM
Ares_22nd wrote:
- I have at my fingertips two differnt connections
- for servers. One is on a full dedicated T1 line,
- and the other is on Dual OC3s. At the present time,
- i am running a server on the T1 line in HL and a
- server in UBI off the Dual OC3s. Both servers are
- running the exact same missions and running FBD.
- Both servers names start with |FAST| and have some
- info after them. If i see that the HL server starts
- to get alot of usage, i may move the OC3 server to
- HL and put the T1 on UBI. But like i said, i want
- to be sure that the Dual OC3 server will get used.
- Bandwidth costs money and empty servers are a waste
- of money IMHO. So, all you HL users, get the
- launcher and start using these dedicated servers. I
- will be more then happy to run the Dual OC3 server
- on HL if its going to get used. (i like to repeat
- myself sometimes).

Nice fingerprints mate hehe. I absolutely agree with you, PEOPLE SHOULD get FBServer and enjoy lagless and stutterless enviroment of dedicated servers. I know many did, but it is still a small percentage of HL users. It`s kind of slow right now...but i am hoping that it will change soon. I think Hyperlobby will fill up your servers whole alot quicker then UBI, Right now it`s all depending on how soon everyone will get FBServer.

Come on folks, get the damn thing...VFC*HOST and other are waining for you!!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:34 PM
BTZ_Bonehead wrote:
- Do you think the launcher program will get to a
- stage where people can just use HL to join any game?
- Or maybe even ASE or similar?
-
- As a host of 2 servers one on Ubi and one now via IP
- adress I am wondering if anyone will ever use the
- join by IP one whilst the UBI.com one is full all
- the time.
-
- Many casual players are not going to ever read these
- forums let alone work out how to join via IP, which
- is a pitty.
-
- Just my thoughts. BTW if you need any of the files
- mirroring let me know and thanks for all the hard
- work you guys are putting into this!
-

BTZ_Bonehead, IF I UNDERSTOOD You correctly... is this what you looking for? http://forums.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=us_il2sturmovik_gd&id=yxkrw just follow this setup and it will do what you just requested. With this setup you can join any games in Hyperlobby either hosted by dedicated or non-dedicated server.

V!

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 05:55 PM
HI again Crazy or is it Ivan LOL

I can quite happily join games either by IP or just using a normal HL hosted game, I have got my set up sorted.

I am just worried that an average IL2FB player will not want to be messing about with files, renaming etc. In an ideal world UBI (or would it have been Oleg) would have given us a server that would have worked 'correctly' straight off, but they didn't, so we are trying to make it work. The problem as I see it will be people will not be bothered to mess about with their games, download extra files if they can just go click on a server that is already in HL and doesn't need any extra bits downloading and installing.

Which is why I said our Ubi.com server is full and the ip one is empty, both are good servers with low pings the only difference is one is easy to join and one is not.

I hope I'm wrong and folk will be happy to use your program, but I feel it might not be straight forward enough for and average computer user. Whatever we will continue to run a server in a hope that it will get used!


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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 06:02 PM
All of that writing trying to make sure I explained what I thought was much more of a prob than what it turned out to be. I've always been that way. The simplier the fix, the bigger the prob is to me. lol Where's the dunce cap? I need one to sit in the corner for a while. MAN! I can't believe I went through all of that just to find out all I had to do is rename a couple of files. I do appreciate you guys patience with my posts. If I would have just reversed your directions to start with as far as the renaming of files go, I wouldn't have wasted you guys time like I did. My apologies. But really, I can't say that it was a waste of my time because I've learned a little. Especially about the regedit.

And you are definetly right. Clients of FBServer have it real easy. I don't think I can hang with you, and a lot of others that are serving with the program. As you can see, I got tripped up on a simple fix. My server does have lag when running coops and DF's with AAA. If FBServer ever becomes more user friendly for users like me, I definetly want to use it. The client side of it is awsome. Thanks CrazyIvan! I mean it. Thanks! S!


crazyivan1970 wrote:
- Hey Striker! The reason FB server pops up is simple.
- You Hyperlobby is directed to il2db.exe, which is
- really renamed FBServer, if you followed my
- instructions. Fix is rather simple, but kind of
- unconfortable. As i said, Clients got it good, HOSTs
- a little more complicated.
- All you have to do, if you are planning to host
- non-dedicated server is go to your IL2 FB directory
- and rename il2fb_game to il2fb and il2fb (renamed
- FBServer) to FBServer. It`s a matter of simple
- renaming. You don`t have to wipe anything out. And
- you don`t have to redirect HL every time either. I
- talk to Wildhoney, maybe he will be able to get
- around this problem...
-
-
- V!
-
- Regards,
- VFC*Crazyivan
- http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/ivan-reaper.gif
-
- "No matter how good the violin may be, much depends
- on the violinist. I always felt respect for an enemy
- pilot whose plane I failed to down." Ivan Kozhedub
-

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 06:03 PM
I see your point and agree with you. Not everyone likes to mess with files, settings ...etc. But so far nothing came from Jiri but i am still hoping. I e-mailed him numerious times with outcome of my tests.

I guess it`s just a matter of time before major server like greatergreen, slammin and others will go dedicated. That will be a good push for everyone to get FBServer /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
TX Guys got it seup last night, which is a great news. It`s a matter of time before TX will be back to HL.

Regards,
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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 06:05 PM
Hang in there Striker! Ded server is deffinitely a way to go in hosting games. Got problems? All you have to do is share them with us.

V!

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 06:19 PM
Hosting games like they do at greatergreen is fine if you have your server sat next to you with a big fat net connection plugged in one end and a keyboard and mouse in the other!

The only way I can get a fast connection to our server is to have it hosted in a datacentre and as space is money keyboards and mice are not an option LOL.

We need a dedicated server, we at Battle-fields.com have been waiting for one since IL2 was first released, I even emailed Oleg about it but got no response.

What hacks me off is by providing dedicated server machines for folk to use we are helping UBI to sell more games, I cant understand why they are not prepared to help us and in turn help themselves!

Rant mode off http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Can you explain to me why we ned to use these files anyhow? I realise you cant join a dedicated server without them but how does it all work? Maybe we need to do some more thinking between us?

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 06:21 PM
Bonehead,
I believe that FBServer.exe by wildhoney is allowing remote control, also one of the consoles in IL2 Server directory allow remote control...But i never tested any of those, that`s why i haven`t mentioned yet.

I will post more on the console when i get home /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif ...if i get home.. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Regards,
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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 08:15 PM
BTZ_Bonehead wrote:

- Can you explain to me why we ned to use these files
- anyhow? I realise you cant join a dedicated server
- without them but how does it all work?

Because UbiSoft probably wanted us to play only on Ubi.com and nowhere else. IL-2 game simply refuses to connect to dedicated server if it is not launched from Ubi Game Service client. There are some differences in protocol... i tried to analyze their protocol in details, but it isn't easy at all (if Oleg ever wanted to hide his secrets from guys like me - he definitely succeeded). To make IL-2 think that it was launched from GS is much easier (although the way how IL-2 and GS communicate is strange and ugly), and this is what FBServer does when it launches IL-2.

- Maybe we need to do some more thinking between us?

Well, yes, who said we should use only joysticks and never use our brains? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 08:24 PM
Still no progress on a way to Password it yet?

I've tried all kinds of things, but I can't seem to figure out how the regular game does it. I think if I can figure that out, I can do the same with the server.

TinMan

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 09:18 PM
Ok. well i ran into a small snag today. Like i said before, i have two servers running, one in HL one in UBI. So i setup my client to workin HL. But later i wanted to play on my UBI server and low and behold.. dont work. Hmmm wonder why, oh yeah.. i renamed the il2fb.exe, so ubi has no clue where the orginal exe is. So i start thinking, how can i fix this. Well, if you dont mind crazyivan, i came up with a revised install method for clients. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif hope you like.


1. Download the FBserver.exe and copy it to a folder in your IL2 dir. i used this.... c:\program files\ubi soft\il2 sturmovik forgotten battles\launcher . After you have it in the folder, rename it to il2fb.exe .

2. Renamed your orginal il2fb.exe to anything, like i used il2fb_temp.exe.

3. Start your HL client. Hit connect and it will say the exe for il2 is missing. Point it to the il2fb.exe in your /launcher folder.

4. Renamed il2fb_temp.exe back to orignal il2fb.exe.

5. Now you can play on either Ubi or HL. without having to change the exe everytime. And also, you dont have to repoint your desktop icon to play single player.



Hope this is understandable http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GET ON HL SERVERS!!!!!!!!!!!


Ares

aka FAST_SPaRX

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 09:36 PM
Good call Ares. To be honest with you, i didn`t think UBI when i was working on all this setups hehe. Last time i was there...man it was like 2 years ago lol. I will add this to my initial client setup for those who plays and hosts both, HL and UBI.

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 10:04 PM
Ok, onto next issue. The console that the FBserver.exe opens. Is there anyway to disable this. i was watching its CPU usage, and OMG it spikes up to 30% every 10 seconds or so. Kinda pointless to run a ded server if its gonig to use that much of your CPU resources. So, wild my friend, is there a way to disable the console window and just let the server run?

ares

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 10:16 PM
Ares_22nd wrote:
- Ok, onto next issue. The console that the
- FBserver.exe opens. Is there anyway to disable
- this. i was watching its CPU usage, and OMG it
- spikes up to 30% every 10 seconds or so. Kinda
- pointless to run a ded server if its gonig to use
- that much of your CPU resources. So, wild my
- friend, is there a way to disable the console window
- and just let the server run?
-
- ares
-
-

This issue is not only with FBServer mate. Given il2console is doing the same thing. Whatever happens in the game...all goes in there...wild stuff hehe. I spoke to wind about this... He`s looking into it. Sometimes it`s near impossible to give server any commands because it`s spilling out messages on incredible speed /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Also i wrote an e-mail to Oleg asking him to give IL2 Server some attention, because it`s far away from being acceptable as is IMO.

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 10:23 PM
Well when i run the Dedicated server normally, i dont not let it launch the console window. If i need to input commands, i just start the console app that they provided with the package. So basically, we need the same thing. I found that if you minimize the window, it helps some. But i would still like it to be lower. So, if there is a way to just launch and then for the window to close, taht would be best.

Thanks

Ares

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 10:26 PM
That`s what i am talking about mate, given il2 serve console creates alot of I/O too and CPU shoots up to 20%+

But even then...30% is much better then 100% that utilized with original way of hosting LOL

V!

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 10:33 PM
If you host it on UBI in Console mode, the window disapears and it acts kind of like a service.

That is to say, it runs in the background and has to be controll via the Console program.

TinMan

T_O_A_D
10-14-2003, 10:54 PM
How about having Jiri let Hyper in its welcome message post the link to Wildhoney's Webpage and why its needed, for the next month or so.

I don't have any repore with him but one of you might be able to bring this up with him.

Just a thought.


Oh not a problem Tiger. I was needing to quit for Bed anyways. Like I said the mission will change once I get FBD added to it.


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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:11 PM
T O A D, could you please post some info on setting up FBD? I never used it yet, but heard good things about it. At least basic info would be much appriciated.

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XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:29 PM
Ares_22nd wrote:

- But i would still like it to be lower. So, if there is a way to
- just launch and then for the window to close, taht
- would be best.

It's not a good idea to close the window as this will cause problems with HL (it will think that you dropped the game... or maybe not, but it is really not a good idea). There's a better way... be patient, give me some time to fix this http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

By the way, there's something to discuss. FBServer can run itself as a service. In theory, it is useless with HL because HL cannot be run as a service. But it is possible to do something like that: FBServer running as a service, and HL running in GUI... then, when HL will need to launch FBServer, FBServer will understand that another instance of it is already running in background and simply do nothing (just open a window to inform HL that there's a server already running). In this way, one can make a server that is constantly running and allowing direct IP, and also advertise it on HL; if HL fails, games will continue and direct IP will be still possible. Maybe we need something like that?

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:35 PM
Ares_22nd wrote:
- Ok. well i ran into a small snag today. Like i
- said before, i have two servers running, one in HL
- one in UBI. So i setup my client to workin HL. But
- later i wanted to play on my UBI server and low and
- behold.. dont work. Hmmm wonder why, oh yeah.. i
- renamed the il2fb.exe, so ubi has no clue where the
- orginal exe is. So i start thinking, how can i fix
- this. Well, if you dont mind crazyivan, i came up
- with a revised install method for clients. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif hope
- you like.
-
-
- 1. Download the FBserver.exe and copy it to a folder
- in your IL2 dir. i used this.... c:\program
- files\ubi soft\il2 sturmovik forgotten
- battles\launcher . After you have it in the folder,
- rename it to il2fb.exe .
-
- 2. Renamed your orginal il2fb.exe to anything, like
- i used il2fb_temp.exe.
-
- 3. Start your HL client. Hit connect and it will
- say the exe for il2 is missing. Point it to the
- il2fb.exe in your /launcher folder.
-
- 4. Renamed il2fb_temp.exe back to orignal
- il2fb.exe.
-
- 5. Now you can play on either Ubi or HL. without
- having to change the exe everytime. And also, you
- dont have to repoint your desktop icon to play
- single player.
-
-


Good point!

Step 2,3,4 could be simplified by:

"Start your HL client. SHIFT-CTRL-click the connect button and edit the path to point it to the il2fb.exe in your /launcher folder. Click save."


schofei



Message Edited on 10/14/03 10:47PM by schofei

Message Edited on 10/14/0311:12PM by schofei

XyZspineZyX
10-14-2003, 11:37 PM
wh1978 wrote:

- By the way, there's something to discuss. FBServer
- can run itself as a service. In theory, it is
- useless with HL because HL cannot be run as a
- service. But it is possible to do something like
- that: FBServer running as a service, and HL running
- in GUI... then, when HL will need to launch
- FBServer, FBServer will understand that another
- instance of it is already running in background and
- simply do nothing (just open a window to inform HL
- that there's a server already running). In this way,
- one can make a server that is constantly running and
- allowing direct IP, and also advertise it on HL; if
- HL fails, games will continue and direct IP will be
- still possible. Maybe we need something like that?
-
-

Sounds good to me.. but i don`t get one thing...If HL dies...how Direct IP will be possible since server is not seeing @HL anymore, meaning how would user know which IP to use when connecting? Or i am missing something /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Can you explain that part please /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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T_O_A_D
10-15-2003, 04:18 AM
crazyivan1970 wrote:
- T O A D, could you please post some info on setting
- up FBD? I never used it yet, but heard good things
- about it. At least basic info would be much
- appriciated.
-
Edit++++++++++Read this for basics.

http://www.greatergreen.com/il2/bbz/#fbdstats

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I'll work on it in the morning @ work again /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

I've got a squadie that is more up on it than I and hopefully he will be back in a few from his Vacation.

But I will muddle with it, anyways and see where I get. I think getting it work won't be a problem. I just have trouble getting the missions to change.


I read a post of someone doing it already I'll try and find it and maybey we can get him to help, aswell.

Here it is its in this thread LOL He has it FBD already the way I read it, and is only short on mission ideas.
Ares_22nd wrote:

- Missions and maps. We anyone that has made
- scripted missions/maps for FB and FBD knows it takes
- time. And i dont have much of that right now. Baby
- due in 3 weeks, work, life, and everything else in
- general. Hell just making sure the servers run
- takes alot of time. So if anyone is interested in
- making some scripted missions up for the servers,
- let me know, i will be more then apprecitive. I do
- have a few requests though. I would like to see the
- teams broken into Axis and Allied sides with all
- planes avaible respectivly. I just find that most
- people enjoy this better being able to fly their FAV
- plane. I would like to see Missions that are
- completable within 60 mins. Play more then an hour
- on one mission starts to get boring /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif . I would
- like each side to have some ground target that they
- need to eliminate to win the missions. There can be
- a couple of targets that they need to wipe out or
- whatever. I think if you get on my servers and try
- a few missions, you will get the general idea of
- what kind of missions i am using. There are plenty
- of Historical Battle servers out there, i would like
- to offer something a lil different.
-
-
- Anyway, sorry for the winded post, you can contact
- me at sparx@fastclan.com with email or MSN if you
- got any questions or comments.
-
-
- Ares
-
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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 06:16 AM
crazyivan1970 wrote:
- Bonehead,
- I believe that FBServer.exe by wildhoney is allowing
- remote control, also one of the consoles in IL2
- Server directory allow remote control...But i never
- tested any of those, that`s why i haven`t mentioned
- yet.
-

An interesting and especially for inexperienced dedi admins promissing tool is currently in early beta stage:

IL2FB Remoteserver by BZB_FlyingDoc.

An early beta version of IL2FB Remoteserver and some screens for your info can be found here:
http://forumsbb.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=de_il2sturmovik_gd&id=ztrya


schofei



Message Edited on 10/15/0305:37AM by schofei

XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 06:41 AM
S!

I can't add anything really useful as far as programming ideas and such, but I can add this: I'm watching this topic as it developes, and am keenly interested in seeing it succeed. You fellas are doing a great job with the tools you've been given. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 08:33 AM
crazyivan1970 wrote:

- wh1978 wrote:
-
-- that there's a server already running). In this way,
-- one can make a server that is constantly running and
-- allowing direct IP, and also advertise it on HL; if
-- HL fails, games will continue and direct IP will be
-- still possible. Maybe we need something like that?
--
--
-
- Sounds good to me.. but i don`t get one thing...If
- HL dies...how Direct IP will be possible since
- server is not seeing @HL anymore, meaning how would
- user know which IP to use when connecting?

Somehow http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif From the server website, maybe... but then we'll get wrong player counts in HL, that's not good.

XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 09:46 AM
I have some troubles ....


Starting server.
IL2 FB dedicated server v1.11
Sound: Native library (build 1, target - standard) loaded.
RTS Version 2.1
Core Version 2.0
1>mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 3/1_Islands.mis BEGIN
Loading mission net/dogfight/ 3/1_Islands.mis...
Load bridges
Load static objects
Mission: net/dogfight/ 3/1_Islands.mis is Playing
1>f gc.cmd
>GC
Memory: total(4849664) free(548384)
>GC
Memory: total(4849664) free(561928)
>GC
Memory: total(4849664) free(561368)
>timeout 3600000 f gc.cmd


..... it is my FBSERVER screen ... is it right ?
When I start server via lobby noone can connect http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

How can i resolve this problem ?


Thnx to all for answers.....

CSL_Kyza

T_O_A_D
10-15-2003, 10:14 AM
Hello kyzan

Tell me more like

Is it on a seperate machine from your gaming one?

Is there a router? and port 21000 open

Are you able to join the game yourself? Either though your LAN if your on one, or Hyper interface.

I'll be glad to help If I can.





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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 10:22 AM
Is it W2K Server with ISA server installed...
UDP port 21000 is opened.

I have dir c:\kyza
in this dir i have il2game and il2server dir

in both i have fbserver but in game renamed to il2fb.exe and original il2fb renamed to il2fb_start

In fbserver configuration i was set server to il2fb.exe in game dir and client is set to il2fb_start.exe


But ROUTING on Routing and remote access is enabled and primary interface have twi ips.....


It is possible to startup server on my mashine ?


thnx...

CSL_Kyza

T_O_A_D
10-15-2003, 11:25 AM
kyzan wrote:
- Is it W2K Server with ISA server installed...
- UDP port 21000 is opened.

I'm not familiar with ISA. I'd assume it would be correct.


- I have dir c:\kyza
- in this dir i have il2game and il2server dir
-
- in both i have fbserver but in game renamed to
- il2fb.exe and original il2fb renamed to il2fb_start
-
- In fbserver configuration i was set server to
- il2fb.exe in game dir and client is set to
- il2fb_start.exe

After reading this. I take it you have made changes in your original IL2FB folder? And the Dedicated server folder? Unless I'm missing something here there is no need to change anything in the original game folder to host a server.

Did you redirect hyper to your 1l2fb.exe?

Also you didn't answer me on the wether or not you could join the game. Can you join the game?

- But ROUTING on Routing and remote access is enabled
- and primary interface have twi ips.....
-
-
- It is possible to startup server on my mashine ?

I use Pc anywhere by Norton to mess with my server machine from my gamer. Its a remote administration software prog. It shows me the desktop of my server on my monitor. So in a way yes you can from your machine. There is a prog on the German forums that I believe is more to what your asking for but it is beta yet. schofei posted above. http://forumsbb.ubi.com/messages/message_view-topic.asp?name=de_il2sturmovik_gd&id=ztrya
-



Let me do this.

Myserver is out in the garage. It is a Win 2000 pro machine
It is hooked up to a 8 port Lynksys switch.
The switch is plugged into my Lyksys 4 port router in my computer room in the house. My gaming machine is Win XP pro

I have Pc Anywhere in both of them. I manipulate server with that from house on my desktop.

Oh crap I feel like I'm talking circles if I confuzed you tell me. I'll delete the jibberish.


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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 12:24 PM
T_O_A_D wrote:

-- I have dir c:\kyza
-- in this dir i have il2game and il2server dir
--
-- in both i have fbserver but in game renamed to
-- il2fb.exe and original il2fb renamed to il2fb_start
--
-- In fbserver configuration i was set server to
-- il2fb.exe in game dir and client is set to
-- il2fb_start.exe
-
- After reading this. I take it you have made changes
- in your original IL2FB folder? And the Dedicated
- server folder?
***** Yes I was rename in game dir original il2FB.exe to il2fb.exe to il2fb_start.exe.
In dedicated server directory i was no changes just copy fbserver into folder.

Unless I'm missing something here
- there is no need to change anything in the original
- game folder to host a server.
-
- Did you redirect hyper to your 1l2fb.exe?
***** HyperLobby have no changes... is still redirected to il2fb.exe

-
- Also you didn't answer me on the wether or not you
- could join the game. Can you join the game?
If you mean join to my server ... it is not possible via IP and Lobby http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif((


-
-- But ROUTING on Routing and remote access is enabled
-- and primary interface have twi ips.....
--
--
-- It is possible to startup server on my mashine ?
-
- I use Pc anywhere by Norton to mess with my server
- machine from my gamer. Its a remote administration
- software prog. It shows me the desktop of my server
- on my monitor. So in a way yes you can from your
- machine. There is a prog on the German forums that I
- believe is more to what your asking for but it is
- beta yet. schofei posted above. <a
- href="http://forumsbb.ubi.com/messages/message_vie
- w-topic.asp?name=de_il2sturmovik_gd&id=ztrya"
- target=_blank>http://forumsbb.ubi.com/messages/mes
- sage_view-topic.asp?name=de_il2sturmovik_gd&id=ztr
- ya</a>

***** For remote control is better RAdmin or Terminal services ... It is much better I think and faster.

XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 03:16 PM
kyzan, i`m in HL now. Network configuration is individual for each user, so some tweaking might be neccessary.

V!

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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 03:49 PM
T_O_A_D wrote:
- crazyivan1970 wrote:
-
-
--
-- It`s hard to explain why...and honestly i do not
-- know why i wasn`t able to HOST my maps without
-- naming it 1_islands.mis or any other given maps. Let
-- me explain what happens. Lets say i put down this:
--
-- mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 3/DF1VFC_Stile.mis
-- BEGIN
-
-
- Hmm I didn't have this problem I just had to take
- out the spaces.
-
- mission LOAD net/dogfight/5/CFSrevisited.mis
-
-


Just tested your theory T O A D, no go lol...But it was a good hint....actually it`s space sensative lol...go figure... 3 spaces before folder number is the must. I probably didn`t pay attention to it. Now it picks up any maps... me happy. Silly a little things. Man this thing is completely use un-friendly...but that`s ok, we`ll manage =D

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Message Edited on 10/15/0303:50PM by crazyivan1970

XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 05:41 PM
Great job guys. Thx a lot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And the mysterious spaces before the folder number is simply the folder name. By default the folders are named three spaces followed by a number. They can however have any name.

Thx again for your work on this

GH_Segler

XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 07:08 PM
CrazyIvan - stupid question (I'm at work, can't test) - with this setup on the host, does the client need to do anything special now.

Basically, can we ignore the client post you had before since this is running in HL now?

Great job by the way!

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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 07:15 PM
Recon_609IAP wrote:
- CrazyIvan - stupid question (I'm at work, can't
- test) - with this setup on the host, does the client
- need to do anything special now.
-
- Basically, can we ignore the client post you had
- before since this is running in HL now?
-
- Great job by the way!
-
- S!
- 609IAP_Recon


Client needs clients portion of FBServer still. If you are hosting on the same machine You just have to complete game path and server path in FBServer. Bottom line, FBServer is needed for all who is either hosting or joining dedicated servers...If that is what you asking mate... I have hard time thinking today LOL...Another 4am night with this server stuff. Got like 15 people thru setup last night... Thank god i am off today hehe...just starring at the screen.

I wanna get FBDaemon going with this thing.. that`s my next step. I wish Hunter was here /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif , he already had it set on his dedicated server.

V!

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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 07:54 PM
crazyivan1970 wrote:
- Recon_609IAP wrote:
-- CrazyIvan - stupid question (I'm at work, can't
-- test) - with this setup on the host, does the client
-- need to do anything special now.
--
-- Basically, can we ignore the client post you had
-- before since this is running in HL now?
--
-- Great job by the way!
--
-- S!
-- 609IAP_Recon
-
-
- Client needs clients portion of FBServer still. If
- you are hosting on the same machine You just have to
- complete game path and server path in FBServer.
- Bottom line, FBServer is needed for all who is
- either hosting or joining dedicated servers...If
- that is what you asking mate... I have hard time
- thinking today LOL...Another 4am night with this
- server stuff.

http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Thanks again Ivan. I'll find a cure for the ubi disease eventually.

--AKD

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T_O_A_D
10-15-2003, 08:03 PM
Ivan that is so weird.

mine has no spaces I jus copy pasted it into here.

mission LOAD net/dogfight/5/CFS Revisited.mis BEGIN

and it works fine. I'll try some other maps and see.how they react.

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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 08:23 PM
if i do no spaces...it says that this is not mission file LOL...go figure.. well, to be honest with you.. as long as it loads i don`t really care how LOL /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 08:47 PM
Ivan

It is just thet the name of folders is three spaces followed by a number by default. You have use the excakt name in the path, ofcourse.

Segler

XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 08:50 PM
I tried that too mate... nothing works except those stupid spaces hehe

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XyZspineZyX
10-15-2003, 09:15 PM
Yes because the spaces are in the FOLDER NAME. I can but in another folder there and it works OK.

Segler

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 12:34 AM
GH_Segler wrote:
- Yes because the spaces are in the FOLDER NAME. I can
- but in another folder there and it works OK.
-
- Segler
-
-

Stupid idea to put these leadings spaces in the 1,2,3,4 folder names !?!?!?!?!

Just remove these spaces when you want to load missions from theses folders.

And also remove the spaces within the file "server.cmd":

change
mission LOAD net/dogfight/XXX3/1_Islands.mis BEGIN
(XXX = spaces, not visible here)

to
mission LOAD net/dogfight/3/1_Islands.mis BEGIN


schofei



Message Edited on 10/15/0311:38PM by schofei

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 02:18 AM
Crazyivan,

i have FBdeamon running with my server. I will help you get it going if you would like. I have setup 3/4 servers now and can usually get them running in under 20mins or so. I am kinda busy tonight, but msg me and we can work out something. sparx@fastclan.com is my email and MSN. Just wish ppl would get on my server in HL. Its been sitting there for two days empty now. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif Unfortunate.

Ares

aka FAST_SPaRX


server info

|FAST| Ded/FBD in HL
damn near full real.
FBdaemon running with 6 maps in rotation
custom icons

T_O_A_D
10-16-2003, 02:56 AM
Ah I see why its working for me Ivan I made a new folder 5 with no spaces. thats why I'm getting away with what I did. Then I placed my custom missions in there.

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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 03:23 AM
T_O_A_D wrote:
- Ah I see why its working for me Ivan I made a new
- folder 5 with no spaces. thats why I'm getting away
- with what I did. Then I placed my custom missions in
- there.
-

/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif makes perfect sense! You know, i think sometimes things are whole alot easier then the way i think about them /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif



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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 03:36 AM
Crazy, since i set this up last night, flew in your server today for long while. and it stands alone in performance as a server.............absolutely no stutter lag warp etc, smooth as can behttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif nice job bud!

MAD

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 03:49 AM
Thanks MAD, but all praises should go to wildhoney, i am just a humble servant LOL

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Sammie22
10-16-2003, 05:24 AM
BTZ_Bonehead wrote:
- Hosting games like they do at greatergreen is fine
- if you have your server sat next to you with a big
- fat net connection plugged in one end and a keyboard
- and mouse in the other!

fyi - greatergreen is hosted out of a data center.

Sammie

XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 04:36 PM
bump

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10-16-2003, 09:50 PM
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XyZspineZyX
10-16-2003, 11:47 PM
Any way to bind it to a particular IP address on a multiNic machine?

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XyZspineZyX
10-17-2003, 02:03 AM
Good news.

After several days of beating my dedicated server up the side of the
head with my wiffle ball bat it finally surrendered.It raised the
white flag and decided get straight and fly right.

I would like to thank Crazyivan for all his help and patience.I would
also like to thank those who contributed behind the scenes.Like
Wildhoney.For without him getting his foot in the door the other
pieces to the puzzle would not have fallen into place.

I realize that this workaround is a work in progress and I am sure
that refinements are sure to follow.

I am running 2 machines on a Lan behind a router and software firewall.
I have ADSl.(1.5 down,256k up)
One machine is the dedicated server(xp2200,512 ddr,13 gig hard drive,
windows 2000,no overclocking)
The second machine is my main game machine.(xp 2500,1 gig ddr,9500 pro,
Asus A7n8x deluxe motherboard)

I have gotten the client side to work fine without too much trouble.
I downloaded the Fbserver( http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/FBServer.zip ( <A HREF=)" target=_blank>http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/fbserver.zip</a>
or http://wildhoney.nightmail.ru/il2fb ) and followed the instructions.
From a previous post:

***************** Additional Instructions*****************

For those who`s using both, Hyperlobby and UBI, written
By Ares_22nd - Thanks mate.

1. Download the FBserver.exe and copy it to a folder in your IL2 dir.
i used this.... c:\program files\ubi soft\il2 sturmovik forgotten battles\launcher .
After you have it in the folder, rename it to il2fb.exe .

2. Renamed your orginal il2fb.exe to anything,
like i used il2fb_temp.exe.

3. Start your HL client. Hit connect and it will say the
exe for il2 is missing. Point it to the il2fb.exe in your /launcher folder.

4. Rename il2fb_temp.exe back to orignal il2fb.exe.

5. Now you can play on either Ubi or HL. without having to change
the exe everytime. And also, you dont have to repoint your desktop
icon to play single player.

************************************************** *********


However the server side was a little more difficult to deal with.
I installed the server on my server machine and followed the
instructions from a previuous post:

************************************************** *********************

Part I, Server installation instructions.

1) If you don`t have FB Installed, you don`t have
to to have it.
The only thing you will need from FB is Users folder.
Don`t ask me why, but Hyperlobby will give you a trouble
with difficulty settings checkboxes. For whatever reason
if you represented difficulty settings on your server and
clicked SAVE, it revereses it back to rather arcade
settings...go figure lol. You don`t have to do that, but
alot of players look at the settings before they go in.

2) If you don`t have a server yet, download it here
ftp://ftp.ubisoft.com/games/il2stur..._Server1.11.exe
That will take a while

3) It`s a selfextractor and knows where to go, so let it fly.

4) Download FBServer from here. http://www.rmutt.netfirms.com/FBServer.zip

And Unzip it into your Dedicated server Folder.

5) Double click FBServer executable in your IL2 Forgotten Battles folder.
FBServer console will pop up. Click on options and then select Preferences.
Another Console will pop up.

At the top of that console where it says IL2-FB Server Path click
"Locate" and select il2server.exe. Click OK.

5) Rename FBServer executable to il2fb

That`s it, server setup is complete.

6) Double click il2fb (FBServer) and let it load.

Make sure it comes up without any errors and loads default islands map.


************************************************** **********************

It should look something like this;(default mission has been changed)

Starting server.
IL2 FB dedicated server v1.11
Sound: Native library (build 1, target - standard) loaded.
RTS Version 2.1
Core Version 2.0
1>mission LOAD net/dogfight/ 4/01_DF_Mount.mis BEGIN
Loading mission net/dogfight/ 4/01_DF_Mount.mis...
Load bridges
Load static objects
Mission: net/dogfight/ 4/01_DF_Mount.mis is Playing
1>f gc.cmd
>GC
Memory: total(5767168) free(675696)
>GC
Memory: total(5767168) free(687360)
>GC
Memory: total(5767168) free(686944)
>timeout 3600000 f gc.cmd

At first I was getting errors about network not intializing or game
failed to launch.

These were solved by checking to make sure the paths were pointing to the correct
files.If you are having problems reread the instructions and make sure everything
is pointing to where it should be.

Once I got this far I knew the server was running.On my client machine I was able
to connect.(using my internal ip address for the server)

To change the mission you must edit the server script file found in the
il2 server folder.(labeled "server')If you are using one of the stock missions from
a stock folder you must have the 3 spaces in front of the number of the
folder.(example:/ 4/.This is because the actual name of the folder is 4 not
plain 4)If you create your own mission and put it in a stock folder you need the
spaces.If you create a mission and put it in your own new folder just use its path.
You do not need the spaces.

You can edit the confs.ini(found in the il2 server directory) to change the server
name and description.

In order to run a server on a seperate machine you need to have HyperLobby
installed on the server and create a new account.Once you are logged on click
on the top space of one of the dog fight rooms and then click the blue button.
The standard window will open and you can change your settings and then click
save.The window will open again and click start.The server should now appear
in the left hand column.

If you want to join your server just click on fbserver(from your IL2fb folder
on your game machine) the fbserver window will pop up.Click on the "Game"tab at
the top.Then put in your local ip number and change the name from "guest" to your
screen name.Then click ok.One of the minor problems with this workaround is that
you can not join a server on HyperLobby using your WAN ip.As a result you will not
show in HyperLobby and your buddies will not know you are there.

When I first got the server listed on HyperLobby I could join via my own local
ip but noone in HyperLobby could join.They would just get a time out error.After
much nashing of teeth and pulling out of the remainder of my hair I solved my
problem.The solution may have been obvious to some but I am not a real network guy.
So when I tell you keep the laughing down to a dull roar.

Mark this down.You can not forward the same port(s) to 2 machines at the same time.
I had port 21000 forwarded to both my client and server machine.Since you only need
a port forwarded for hosting I removed the forward for the client machine and left
it forwarded for the server.(again a small problem.If you want to host on another
game service or a non dedicated ip to ip game or host a nondedicated game on
HyperLobby you must reforward port 21000 to your client.And remove the forward from
the server machine.)

Once this was done people could connect to the server from HyperLobby.And all was
well with the world.

I have working on this for a few days.Renamining files,changing paths,putting
things back to original.So I may have missed a step or two.I can not remember
what I had for breakfast today let alone what file name I changed 3 days ago.
I believe I have reposted some of the latest and simplest steps.

I have left out remote console and dogfight map building.Those are topics for
another day.

I hope this is of some help.

I also hope that more people will try to host a dedicated server as I believe it
results in smoother game play.

Sorry for the long post as I tend to ramble sometimes.

T_O_A_D
10-17-2003, 09:23 AM
Ok Ivan here it goes for FBD

Set up server as you and Wildhoney suggest at top of thread.

Then go download all the FBD stuff

http://www.greatergreen.com/il2/bbz/#fbdstats

Follow the steps there on setting it up. I made a new folder in UBI folder C:\Program Files\Ubi soft\FBD

In there I have the



FBDaemon_(sv1.5n).exe

banned.txt

fbdaemon.ini

locked.txt

ping.txt

superusers.txt

Once in ther make a new short cut to desktop for

FBDaemon_(sv1.5n).exe

Then the only thing you will need to do is make your path for FBD in the INI file look like this.


password=elvis
path=C:\Program Files\Ubi soft\IL2 FB Dedicated Server\il2fb.exe
ip=192.168.1.100

Of course thats the stock password from FBD and your Ip will mostlikely be different aswell.

Now In your IL2 FB Dedicated Server folder you will need to place your FBD scripted missions in aswell. I think you know where. I mad a new folder, to avoid the spaces thing.

C:\Program Files\Ubi soft\IL2 FB Dedicated Server\Missions\Net\dogfight\FBDaemions

Then once you have your mission installed you will need to change your Server.cmd to play that mission.

mission LOAD net/dogfight/FBDaemions/Bombing Dogfight Server.mis
f gc.cmd


Now when you decide to host you will need to activate Hyperlobby once its up double click your FBD icon on desktop first.

Then do the normal steps to host a server on hyper and stort it. Via Hyper.

It should run from that point.

The next step If you have your superusers.txt set up like this. It should locate you when mission is loading.


10.0.0.1 callsign
192.168.1.1 131st_Toad
333.178.76.521 131st_Impact
90.5.850.152 131st_BaLrOg

Once it locates you, you can then start sending if needed the FBD commands from either your chat box or the game console alt/tab The command list is.

<vote<nextmap If more than 50% of players vote for mapchange the side with "most nextmap votes" loose the mission and next map loads. Votes are reset after map change.
<vote<reset Withdraw you vote. All votes are reset after map change.
View info about pilot
<gunstat Displays gun hit %
<gunstat<name Displays someones gun hit %

<planestat Displays plane statistics
<planestat<name Displays someones plane statistics

<targstat Display killed targets
<targstat<name Display someones killed targets

<info<name Display info about player
<points
View info about current mission
<status Display remaining planes/pilots
<targets Display remaining objectives
View server kick settings
<pingkick Display pingkick settings
<scorekick Display scorekick settings
<teamkick Display teamkick settings
<vulchkick Display vulchkick settings
<deathkick Display deathkick settings
Misc server settings
<ver Displays version of FBD
<mute Display mute settings
<echo Just echo command




Admin Commands, for superusers


Login
<login<password
<superguest<name Make someone a temporary superuser, only during this session.
A superuser can never get kicked except for deathkick.
FB Server commands
<< Send all console commands to server from chat
FBD commands
<die FBD dies
<restart restart current mission
<nextmap<team loads next map. team=Blue|Red
Kick, ban and gag
<ban<name Kick and ban a player
<kick<name Kick a player
<gag<name Force a player to stop chat, will be kicked after 3 times.
<ungag<name ungag player
Server settings
<scorekick<-number kicks a player that get below limit, also saves scorkick.txt file with settings, superusers dont get kicked
<scorekick<del removes settings, also remove settings file

<pingkick<limit:times kicks a player with higher ping than number after detected x times, superusers dont get kicked
<pingkick<del removes settings, also remove settings file

<teamkick<times:reset kicks a player that team kills x times, resets after x minutes, superusers dont get kicked
<teamkick<del removes settings, also remove settings file

<vulchkick<times:reset kicks a player that vulch kills x times, resets after x minutes, superusers dont get kicked
<vulchkick<del removes settings, also remove settings file

<deathkick<times:rejoin after x deaths player get kicked and can rejoin after x minutes
<deathkick<del removes settings, also remove settings file

<mute<level remove fbd chat messages level=0|1|2
<mute<del

<chatlog creates a log file with all chat
<iplog creates a log file with all ip numbers


They are also located at the above website.

And the forum for them is located here.

http://209.209.44.31/scripts/ikonboard/ikonboard.pl?s=d1b741f73ee9c6331fff96773e476bc6;ac t=SC;c=12



Now all I need to do is figure out the details on building scripted missions.


I have a set built to run sort of like a campaign but have been banging my head trying to get them to change maps, depending on who won.


Hope this helps.

Oh the reason I had trouble the other day was a typo.

I had to ill2.exe in FBlauncher./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif





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XyZspineZyX
10-17-2003, 12:45 PM
S!
Wildhoney rocks!
I have a dedicated server up and running at hyperlobby using the fbd program by bad bernie. The server has a dozen scripted maps on it and is using fbd stats.
The url for the fbd stats is
http://209.112.171.103/stats/archivestats.html

The server name at hyperlobby is ChiliConCarnage.
If anyone has any questions about FBD and the stats program let me know.
Also, the remote superuser admin works great!


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Message Edited on 10/17/0303:47AM by Carnage.Asada

XyZspineZyX
10-17-2003, 05:17 PM
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XyZspineZyX
10-17-2003, 10:20 PM
^^ /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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10-18-2003, 10:23 PM
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