Hosting game - major problems, please help
I'm having problems trying to host my own server to allow me and a few friends to play together. Please note that I could do this before with no problems.
OK, I go to host multiplayer game in options, choose all my options for the server and so forth and then click the start button and all I get is a black screen. I can't understand cos it used to work before.
Also, this may have something to do with the problem, I've installed UTvote. However I can host a game if I check the dedicated server option and then connect to the server from there. However, I can't log in as admin when I choose this option. I have set up a pwd in the server options screen and was able to log in as admin when the server was non dedicated.
This is very frustrating as I can't change maps or gametypes or anything :cry:
Would it be worth deleting my UT2003.ini and trying again?
Can anyone help me here at all cos its driving me up the wall.
All I want to do is host the server on my machine (non dedicated) and play a few games with my mates and be able to log on as admin when on the server.
Any help/advice greatly appreciated.
Ok being a Non Dedicated server introduces a zillion problems but nothing you cannot get around.
First off rather than starting it from Host Mulitplayer which in itself causes problems, rather create a Shortcut on your Desktop, so that you can "bluff" UT2003 its a Dedicated Server.
So to turn that into English do as follows
Using Windows Explorer goto the UT2003.exe in the C:\UT2003\System folder and drag a shortcut onto your desktop.
Now right click on that Shortcut on your Desktop and select Properties and change the Target to read as follows:
C:\UT2003\System\UT2003.exe CTF-Maul?Game=XGame.xCTFGame?Mutator=UT2Vote17.UT2Vote ?Listen
Dont forget the ?Listen as that is the most important part for a Non Ded Server.
If you want to add more Mutators or commands, rather add them in UT2Vote's lines:
Also make sure that in UT2Votes DefaultGame= is the same as the Game in the Startup command above.
Also add an Admin password in:
Now in future when you want to start a Non Ded Server - just doubleclick on the Shortcut and you're instantly away.
If you do have a pile of Mutators in the ServerMuts= or more commands in the ServerLine= then the moment your sever starts bring up the Map Menu and click on restart.
You need to do this because on a Non Ded Server, UT2Vote actaully sees it as an Instant Action game and does not load its defaults.
Now once playing to become an Admin:
Mutate UT2VoteLogin password