posted February 16, 2001 02:14 AM
I have seen a few posts here about server settings, but none seem to help me out.
1st of all i'm trying to set up a server on (dont laugh) a 56K connection. This server is only intended for use for myself and 2 friends to use (plus a couple bots).
For the initial attempts (all 3) my friend got the same error when trying to connect, there was a map load failure. This was on The Moon, Pugmill and on The Ramp. So i know that he had the tracks.
He has a cable modem so i know that _he_ had the speed even if i didnt. i think the main questions i have are these:
1) what should the dedicatedFPS be set to? (is 10 now)
2) SendHeartbeats should be what? (is 18 now)
3) ServerRate = ?? (is 3,000 now)
4) What should his net rate be set at?
5) Also, what should my net rate be set to (in game) for myself to log in and play? not that i have actually gotten that far yet.
I'm sure that someone would suggest turning on the allow joins and having him link in by my IP so i will say ahead of time, I did... Same thing happened. The other obvious thing to do would be to have him host the game with his cable connection, but for reasons I wont bother with here that really isnt an option.
OK, now without brow-beating me too badly for being a fool w/ a 56K, is there anything to be done ASIDE from getting a faster connection? I hopefully will have a cable modem in a few months
OH! on a final note (assuming that i can get this to work!) can the config file be edited while the server is running and have the changes take effect or does the server have to be shut down to make any changes?
Thanks all for (almost) any input.
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