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    Listening Server ?

    Just bought UT2004 for multiplayer, can anyone tell me what the listen option in server settings are, can I set my own game on the net with this option, Many thanks.

    #2
    A listen server runs only while you're playing. As soon as you quit, the server goes poof. There are other reasons and stuff... someone else will post em.

    A dedicated server quits UT and opens up the server console. This makes your computer into a UT server, not just the game... or something like that...

    But if there's an error in the dedicated server, it just quits and closes without telling you what went wrong. a listen server error will cause UT to quit, and then provide a (usually) helpful erorr message.

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      #3
      Many thanks for your help..................

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        #4
        Listen servers are marked with an ear symbol of in the serverbrowser. In general they aren't very popular (bad ping/lag etc) so if you don't host the game for your friends don't expect to many players to drop by. A dedicated server doesn't have the ear symbol, so people can't see if this is a home machine or a professional server but if your connection/hardware isn't good most people won't stay on your server.

        More infos about UT2004 (dedicated) server setup can be found here www.unrealadmin.org.

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          #5
          Also, if you run listen, you are playing it directly. If you run a normal server, then you have to connect to your machine from your machine if you want to play on it.

          I run a listen server for LAN play here at home. Just easier.

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            #6
            ok so if i go host game and then goto say ctf face andthen click listen a game will be created that others can join? i was woundering cause noones joined and i didnt know if i was doing something wrong. so i dont need anytthing special? like to hire a server.

            what about dedicated servers are they basically the same. do i have hire a server?

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              #7
              No, but noone would get a good ping if its a low-spec pc, a slowish broadband and stuff. Dont host servers unless you buy them, just join servers :up: .

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                #8
                Originally posted by IGotARailgun
                A listen server runs only while you're playing. As soon as you quit, the server goes poof. There are other reasons and stuff... someone else will post em.

                A dedicated server quits UT and opens up the server console. This makes your computer into a UT server, not just the game... or something like that...

                But if there's an error in the dedicated server, it just quits and closes without telling you what went wrong. a listen server error will cause UT to quit, and then provide a (usually) helpful erorr message.
                If a dedicated server crashes, u can sometimes find the reason why in the serverlog which is a wordpad file in the system folder in UT2004.
                And if u wanna run a server on ur pc, do it
                If server is fun and friendly u'll hear some peeps complaining: crappy server,awesome lag but they'll stay cuz they've fun.
                I know it: I run serious rented servers but I sometimes run one on my pc, its always full and that's here I enjoy the most playing.

                cause noones joined and i didnt know if i was doing something wrong
                If u run a listen server, u won't b able to know if its in the serverbrowser list, u should ask to a friend to check it for u.Meaby ur server is N/A in that list and noone can join.
                If its the case its most prolly cuz u use a router or a firewall and haven't opened the rite ports.

                Originally posted by Spaz007
                From the [Ultimate Faq Guide]
                The default ports are:

                7777 UDP/IP (Game Port)
                7778 UDP/IP (Query Port)
                7787 UDP/IP (GameSpy Query Port)
                28902 TCP/IP (Allows your Server to Connect to the UT2004 Master Server Browser)

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                  #9
                  how much does a server cost to hire? where from?

                  is there anyway to tell if a listen server is online?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Maccaaccam99
                    how much does a server cost to hire? where from?
                    This is cheap and provides many locations:
                    http://www.clanservers.com/
                    Btw they don't host demoservers.

                    I'm customer at NetGameServer.de and I'm a happy one

                    is there anyway to tell if a listen server is online?
                    Meaby using this:
                    http://www.slagslair.com/slagslair/gamecontrol.asp
                    In game hit ur windows key and check with it but I dunno if it works for listen servers.
                    Or post here name of ur server, IP and gametype and I could check sometimes.
                    U talk about Face Classic,ICTF meaby?

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